September 30, 2003

Mollie C. Bowers
Mollie Campbell Bowers, 81, 770 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 28, 2003 at her residence.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Dayton C. and Bessie Grindstaff Campbell. She formerly worked as a cook at Hunter Elementary School and retired from Levi-Strauss, of Johnson City.
Mrs. Bowers was a member of the Stoney Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E.J. Bowers, in 1960; by three sisters, Maggie Buckles, Myrtle Carden and Luella Berry, and four brothers, Fuller, Hughie, Sherrell and Thedford (T) Campbell.
Survivors include five daughters and four sons-in-law, Sandra and David Cederborg, of Baltimore, Md.; Cathy and Estel Pillion, of Tazewell, Tenn.; Tina and David Perkins, of Elizabethton; Selma Conley and Joyce and Menyard Moore, all of Dallas, Texas; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Keith and Linda Bowers and Johnny Berry, all of Elizabethton, and James Paul and Shirley Bowers, of Hallsville, Texas; one sister, Catherine Smith, of Elizabethton; one brother, D.C. Campbell, of Elizabethton; 22 grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Diana Bowers; several great grandchildren, and her special caregivers, Carol Hardin and Virginia Ashworth. A special friend, Roxie Nave, also survives.
Funeral services for Mollie Bowers will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Elder Willard Owens, Elder Carl Campbell, and Elder Chad Crawford officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2003 in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Music will be provided by the congregation and special music by Wayne Little. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday will be Keith Bowers, Jr., Jay Bowers, Ronnie Blevins, Larry Stout, Estel Pillion, David Perkins, Harvey Campbell and Landon Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Wilson, Ronnie Dean Blevins, Chris Noe, Perry Hodge, David Cederborg, Crawford Garland, Ralph Grindstaff, Joey Campbell, Dayton Pillion and Wayne Pillion. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2003 in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Bowers family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Audrey W. Clarke
ANDERSON, S.C. -- Mrs. Minnie Audrey Wilson Clarke, 87, 104 Cameron Way, Anderson, wife of the late Edward P. Clarke, died Sunday, September 28, 2003, at Hospice House in Anderson.
Born in Spartanburg County, S.C., on November 5, 1915, Mrs. Clarke was the daughter of the late Ben W. Wilson and Annie Johnson Wilson. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharron C. Wilson; a grandson, Lewis LaThair Wilson; four brothers, Avery, Golden, Enoch and Fred Wilson; and a sister, Marie Bridges.
Mrs. Clarke was retired from textiles and was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia C. and Nardin M. Heard, Anderson, and Betty C. and James R. Taylor, Elizabethton, Tenn.; a brother, Wallace Wilson, Greer; three sisters, Maggie Sue Broome, Frances Edens and Margaret Johnson, all of Greer; eight grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, in the chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in New Silverbrook Cemetery in Anderson. The body is at The McDougald Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 30. The family will be at the home of her daughter, Patricia Heard, 104 Cameron Way, Anderson. Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621. The McDougald Funeral Home, 2211 N. Main Street, Anderson, is in charge of arrangements.

Jackie Dugger
Jackie Dugger, 38, 105 Joe Dugger Lane, Butler, died unexpectedly Monday, September 29, 2003.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com

Bruce R. Harrell
Bruce R. Harrell died Saturday, September 27, 2003, at his home in Essex, Md.
Mr. Harrell was preceded in death by his wife, Olive M. Harrell.
Survivors include three children, Sandi Harrell, Tammy Scarff and Tim Andrews; two grandchildren, Kaitlin and Emily Andrews; and his fiancee, Jane Morton Hyder, Elizabethton.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, at Victory Villa Fundamental Baptist Church with interment at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens in Essex.
Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton.

Vertie A. Little
Vertie Alice Little, 101, Hermitage Health Care Center, Elizabethton, died there Sunday, September 28, 2003.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Jimie and Mollie Holly Little.
She was a homemaker. In June, 1988, while a resident of the Hermitage Health Care Center, she was named to the Tennessee Health Care Association's "Who's Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes".
Blind since childhood, Ms. Little spent a lot of time doing hand crafts making rag dolls and braided rugs. She can also do needlework.
She was a member of Little Mountain Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by 20 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include a daughter, Edna Sorrell Williams and her husband, Jack Williams, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Jeanette Tyree, and her husband, Thomas Tyree, Elizabethton; a great grandson, James Tyree and his wife, Christy, Elizabethton; four great great grandchildren, Taylor, Bailey, Hunter and Remington Tyree, and one brother, Thomas Little and his wife, Ruby, of Bartlett, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Laura A. Scalf
Laura Ann Scalf, age 86, 157 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga, died Sunday, September 28, 2003 at her residence.
A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Hannah Presnell Waters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Scalf, and a son, Joseph Charlie "J.C." Scalf.
Mrs. Scalf attended Eastside Free Will Baptist Church and was a retired employee from Sears where she worked as a seamstress.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Scalf Godsey, Watauga, with whom she made her home; five grandchildren and one spouse, Michael Godsey, of Johnson City; Rebecca Mann and Tony Godsey, both of Watauga; Barbara Cook, Elizabethton, and Jeffrey and Shawn Scalf, of Panama City, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Scalf, of Panama City, Fla., and ten great grandchildren.
The funeral service for Laura Ann Scalf will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Rev. Howard Messer and Rev. Jeffrey Scalf officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Randall Lowe and Eugene Miller. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2003 in the funeral home chapel or at the residence of her daughter, Mary Godsey, 157 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to The American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty L. Shouse
Betty Lou Shouse, 79, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Shouse was the daughter of the late Hugh and Mattie Nidiffer Maupin and was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Mrs. Shouse was a member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ.
Survivors include a brother, Jim Maupin; two sisters, Hazel Campbell and Dorothy Brady; two daughters and sons-in-law, B.J. and Ed Zeagler and Diane and Steve Roberts; and a son, Ovie Ivan Shouse.
The memorial service will conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, at the Elizabethton Church of Christ with Mr. Eddie Kraft, minister, officiating. At her request, Mrs. Shouse's body was donated to the James H. Quillen College of Medicine.
Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171.

September 29, 2003

Jack M. Vines
Jack Monroe Vines, 68, 1400-F Arney Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 27, 2003 at his residence following a brief illness.
A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Lee Monroe and Grace Henegar Vines.
Mr. Vines was a retired mechanic and a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by three sisters, Yvonne Crumley, Blanche Mosler and Louise Austin.
Survivors include five sons, Steve Vines, Daniel Vines, and Ricky Vines, all of Elizabethton; Keith Lewis and Jack Lewis, both of Penn.; five daughters, Jackie Vines, Susan Glover and Lisa Moffitt, all of Elizabethton; Thelma Blanke and Elizabeth Lewis, both of Penn.; five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Paul Vines, of N.C.; Porter and Pat Vines, of Johnson City; Wayne and Janice Vines, Jerry and Reba Vines, Robert and Lois Vines, all of Elizabethton; one sister, Elizabeth Buck, Elizabethton; a special niece, Linda Lyons, Elizabethton, and several grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The graveside service and interment for Jack Vines will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2003 in the Taylor Cemetery with Mr. Will Andrews and Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Hardin, Clay Hardin and Ralph Lyons. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home or at the residence of a sister, Elizabeth Buck, 184 Dan Cole Road, 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.

September 28, 2003

Bessie B. McQueen
Bessie B. McQueen, 79, 714 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, formerly of Whaleytown Road, Butler, died Friday, September 26, 2003, at the residence of her daughter following an extended illness. She was a native of Carter County, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of Little Milligan Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include one daughter, Joylene Estep, Elizabethton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Dean and Barbara McQueen, Billy Ronda and Phyllis McQueen and Zandel McQueen, all of Butler, Tenn. Ten grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral service for Bessie B. McQueen will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2003, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Joel Crisp.
Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, September 29, 2003, in the McQueen Family Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be Rick Montgomery, Pete Holtsclaw, David Griffey, Johnny Campbell, Bearl Campbell, J. R. Campbell and Robert Presnell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. on Monday. 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

Belinda L. Monroe
Belinda Loveless Monroe, age 43, of 448 Beechwood Circle Bristol, Tenn., passed away Thursday, September 24, 2003, at her residence.
She was born in Elizabethton, Tenn., but had lived the past 25 years in the Bristol area. She is the daughter of Brady Loveless and Elaine Arnold Powers. She worked the past 10 years at Settlers Life Ins. Company, and was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son, John Mark Monroe, and her step-father, Jerry Powers.
Funeral Services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2003, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Ball officiating. The burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Happy Valley Memory Gardens. Honorary Pallbearers will be Eugene Walton and Dr. Bernard Gunstra. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dora Rose
On September 26, 2003, God was watching over all his children when his eyes fell upon Sister Dora Rose in her home near Unicoi, Tennessee. God's merciful and loving heart was touched as he looked upon his faithful servant crippled with arthritis and suffering in pain. Therefore, God dispatched an angel to wipe away her tears and bring Dora to her heavenly home.
Dora was born in Buladean, N.C., February 24, 1927. Her parents, the late Charlie and Martha Birchfield, raised 10 children: Leonard, Vergie Clark, Dora, F.D., G.W., Margie Wilson, Bobby, Charles, Hazel Watson and Doris Boone.
As a young lady, Dora worked at the pottery in Erwin and the telephone company in Johnson City, but she dedicated most of her life to helping others and raising her family. Dora worked alongside her husband, the late Rev. Roy Rose as he was pastor of several local Free Will Baptist churches. Dora was a loving and faithful wife for over 33 years. Roy went on to glory in 1985.
Dora truly loved her three sons, Kenneth and Alan Rose, Unicoi, Tennessee, and Bill Rose, Neptune, New Jersey. For many, many years, she was not able to go on vacations, cook Sunday dinner for the family or even go on a picnic with her sons. However, she taught them by example to appreciate every day, to be thankful for God's daily blessings, to love God, to love your family and to trust Jesus as your personal savior. God blessed her with five wonderful grandchildren, whom she dearly loved: Daniel, Mitchell, Cameron, Brooke and Hunter Rose, who will miss her until that great family reunion in Heaven.
Dora will not be remembered in history books. She will never be recognized as a great leader or businesswoman. Dora will soon be forgotten by many. However, she will be missed by her family, her church family at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist and her special friends Josephine Blevins, Alice Miller, Michelle Hill and Bettina LaVoie, who have for many years lovingly cared for Dora.
Today she is no longer suffering. She is not bedridden. She needs no more medication, and she has made her last visit to the hospital.
So when you think of Dora, do not think of her as a cripple. Just visualize her with a brand new body walking, maybe running, down the golden street of Heaven. Think of her waiting for us in glory and resting at peace in the arms of Jesus and think of the reunion we will have. When you reach heaven, look for Dora praising God in the everlasting joys of Heaven. We love you, Mom.
Funeral services for Dora Rose, 76, 150 Rose Drive, Unicoi, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Garland Cemetery, Buladean Community, North Carolina. Music will be in charge of Joy Scalf. Active pallbearers will be Gary Rose, Wayne Birchfield, Brandon Birchfield, Daniel Rose, Mitchell Rose and Cameron Rose. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son Kenneth Rose, 200 Rose Drive, Unicoi. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Rose family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack M. Vines
Jack Monroe Vines, age 68, of 1400F Arney Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 27, 2003, at his residence following a brief illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Samuel C. Crowe
Samuel Charles Crowe, age 66, 111 Bishop Circle, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 26, 2003, at his residence following a brief illness.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of Ruby Ball Crowe, Elizabethton and the late Walter Crowe. He was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church and was a retired diesel mechanic. He was also an avid race car enthusiast.
Survivors include his wife, June Perry Crowe, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Butch Russum, Jonesborough; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Paul Stout, Elizabethton, Shirley and Jim Kyte, Elizabethton, Nancy and Conley Williams, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis and Linda Crowe, Elizabethton, Fred and Sue Crowe, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2003, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Mr. Jason Burchfield, Minister, officiating. The committal and entombment service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 30, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Stout, Sam Stout, Carl Dickerson, Carl Dickerson, Jr., Phil White, Zachary White, Tony Bowers, Earl Lacey, Bill Hyder, Charles Hyder, Gary Hyder, Marcie Nidiffer, nephews, Brian Kyte, Tommy Williams, Tom Hankle, Mark Crowe, Keith Love, Jerry Hayes, Jr., Rick Burleson, Jackie Metcalf, Ryker Young, Tod Holt, Cody Love, Hunter Metcalf and Nicholas Harrison. Those who plan to attend the committal and entombment service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. for the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, September 29, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at the residence, 111 Bishop Circle, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Crowe to Valley Forge Christian Church, 114 Valley Forge Christian Church Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

September 26, 2003

Anna McCoury
Anna Mae Deloach McCoury, 85, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of 183 Rosewood Circle, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 25, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Roscoe and Stella Grindstaff Deloach. She had lived a number of years in Elizabethton.
She was a housewife, mom, and nannie.
Mrs. McCoury was a charter member of Harvest Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry McCoury, and five brothers, Clyde, Junior, Billy, Has and J.G. Deloach.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Dee McCoury, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Neci and Pooner Powell, Elizabethton; a step-daughter, Dora McCoury, of Georgia; a step-son, Sonny McCoury, of Jacksonville, Fla.; five sisters, Pauline Gentry, of Emily City, Mich.; Hazel Pleasant, of Butler; Mary Cassar, of Concord, N.C.; Laura Deloach and Elmina Deloach, both of Elizabethton; a brother, Floyd Deloach, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Breanna McCoury and Kristin Powell, both of Elizabethton; Tammy McCoury and Timmy McCoury, both of Jacksonville, Fla., and two great granddaughters, of Jacksonville, Fla. A host of nieces, nephews, and friends also survive.
Funeral services for Anna Mae Deloach McCoury will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Burl Garland and Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 27, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be Carl Canter, Pooner Powell, Stacy Whitson, Charles Simmons, Joseph Taylor, J.B. Shepherd, Johnny Stines and John Fisher. A special "thank you" to Victor and Judy Deloach and the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Also, a special friend, Dorothy Buckles. 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 son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Dee McCoury, 216 West F Street, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Theddy M. Rasnick
Mrs. Theddy Mae Turbyfill Rasnick, 75, 236 Rasnick Hollow Road, Watauga, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness. 
A native of McClure, Va., she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lillie Stansbury Turbyfill Sr.   She was a homemaker and a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church where she was a member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruah Eggers. 
Survivors include her husband, Earl Rasnick, of the home; seven daughters and six sons-in-law, Connie and Kenneth Oliver, Elizabethton; Judy and Bill Clawson, Johnson City; Gail and Lee Hoilman, Elizabethton; Cathy and Harold Massengill, Watauga; Debbie and Rev. Albert Jarnagin Jr., Elizabethton; Gena and Bobby Minton, Watauga, and Martha Humphery, Johnson City; four sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Kathy Rasnick, Watuaga; Jeff and Arzella Rasnick, Watuaga; Tim and Debbie Rasnick, Elizabethton, and Doug and Loretta Rasnick, Elizabethton; two sisters, Thelma Ward and Berlyn Ward, both of North Carolina, and one brother, Arthur Turbyfill Jr., Elizabethton. Twenty-two grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Theddy Mae Turbyfill Rasnick will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Jordan and Rev. Dave Shorter officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Minton Family and Sandy Gass. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 27, 2003 in the Rasnick Family Cemetery with Doug Rasnick, Rev. David Ward and Rev. Albert Jarnagin Jr. officiating. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Fairview Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday or at the residence, 236 Rasnick Hollow Road, Watauga, at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fairview Baptist Church Building Fund, 585 Watauga Road, Watauga, TN 37694. 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 25, 2003

Kate M. Smith
Kate M. Smith, 86, formerly of 146 Jim Elliott Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 24, 2003, at Hermitage Health Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. Smith was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Ernest E. and Nannie Peters Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wayne William Smith, two sisters, three brothers, and a son-in-law, Roger Clark.
Mrs. Smith was a member of Zion Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Nancy Loretta Clark, Elizabethton, Doris and Bill Clark, Johnson City, Janet and Robert Harkey, Statesville, N.C., and Dixie and Roy Snyder, Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry and Judy Smith and Roger Smith, all of Elizabethton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ginger and R.J. Lewis, Elizabethton, and Wanda and Lee Griggs, Rossville, Ga.; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Charlotte Smith, Elizabethton, and Ted and Peggy Smith, Hampton. Fifteen grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 25, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. E. Lee Griggs and Mr. Tommy Smith officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, September 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Hermitage Health Center and Dr. Robert Walter. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 12:15 p.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 146 Jim Elliott Road, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Smith to the Building Fund of Zion Baptist Church, 1982 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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.

Theddy M. Rasnick
Mrs. Theddy Mae Rasnick, 75, 236 Rasnick Hollow Road, Watauga, died Wednesday, September 24, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

September 24, 2003

Hubert Bailey
Hubert Bailey, 63, 1824 6th Street Ext., Bristol, Tenn., died unexpectedly Monday, September 22, 2003, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Bailey was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Columbus and Bessie Tipton Bailey. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Gracie Mae Hampton Bailey; two brothers, Bruce Bailey and Buford Bailey; a stepson, Jeffrey Fillers, and a sister, Monnie Hartley.
Mr. Bailey was of the Free Will Baptist faith. He was employed by Permatile Concrete Products, Bristol, Va., as an overhead crane operator.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Bailey, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Jerry Hardin, Elizabethton; a stepson and spouse, Bobby and Tammy Fillers, Elizabethton; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; a great-grandchild; and four sisters, Irene Gregory, Alice Tolley, Pearl Honeycutt and Elvie Suominen. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 25, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Honeycutt and the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 26, at Blevins Cemetery, Stoney Creek Community. Active pallbearers will be Aaron Pierce, George Gregory, Vernon Riddle, Bobby Fillers, Daniel Dupkoski and James Whaley. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Permatile Concrete Products. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Teresa Hardin, 163 Betterley Place (Biltmore Community), 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.

Anna Nelson
Anna Ruth McKinney Nelson, 76, 621 South Roan Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 23, 2003 in the Pine Ridge Care Center.
A native of Dickenson County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Pink and Maude Matherly McKinney. She had lived in Carter County for the past 64 years.
Mrs. Nelson was a member of the VFW Post #2166 Ladies' Auxiliary, having served as president for 12 years.
She was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Joey Burrow; a granddaughter, Carla Bowers; a grandson-in-law, Chris King, and a sister, Audrey Duty.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Joe C. Nelson; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Carol and Raymond Bowers; Sandra and Fred Hyder, and Karen Margo Nelson, all of Elizabethton; one son, Michael Joe Nelson, Elizabethton; two sisters, Lena Moore and Mildred Campbell, both of Elizabethton; two brothers, Charles McKinney, of Port Orange, Fla. and Bill McKinney, Elizabethton; four granddaughters: Elizabeth Richardson and her husband, Danny; Tina Reece and her husband, Tim, and Angela King, all of Elizabethton; Penny Hyder, Johnson City; one grandson and his wife, Chris and Leia Hyder, of Dandridge, Tenn., and three great granddaughters, Randi Richardson, Chrissie King and Laura King. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Anna Nelson will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 26, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday will be Scott Campbell, Jerry Moore, Rick Moore, Danny Richardson, Tim Reece, Mitch Stansberry, Fred Hyder, Raymond (Bud) Bowers and Pat Smith. The family would like to express a special "thank you" to the staff and employees of Pine Ridge Care Center. 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 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Nelson family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

September 23, 2003

Barbara D. Digna
ASHLAND, Wisconsin -- Barbara D. Digna, age 66, of Route 2, Ashland, Wisconsin, passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland.
Barbara was born on October 15, 1936 in River Rouge, Michigan the daughter of Clayton and Gertrude (Reiman) Digna. Later she moved to the Marquette, Mich. area where she lived for over 30 years.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing cards, weaving and spending time with her family.
She moved to the Ashland area six years ago to be closer to her daughters and was a volunteer at the Ashland Historical Museum.
Survivors include six children, Ray (Denise) Clark, of Westerville, Ohio; Linda Clark, of Elizabethton; Kathy (Tim) Retaskie, of Ashland; Carol (Bill) Hamlin, of Montreal, Wis.; Janice (Keith) Gleason and Laurie Clark, of Elizabethton; nine grandchildren: Victor and Trisha Clark; Hayley and Chelsea Retaskie; Erika, Matthew and Andrew Hamlin; Caitlyn and Brandon Gleason, and one sister, Judy (Pat) Duff, of Orlando, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Glen, Bill and Rick Digna, and one sister, Rita Benyo.
A memorial service for Barbara D. Digna will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2003 at the Mountain Funeral Home in Ashland. Interment will be private. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday and continue until the hour of service at the funeral home in Ashland. The Mountain Funeral Home, Ashland and Mellon, Wisconsin, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Irene P. Harvell
  Irene P. Harvell, age 78, formerly of 700 E. Locust St., Johnson City, died Thursday, September 18, 2003, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following several years of illness.
  Ms. Harvell was a native of Burnsville, N.C. and was a daughter of the late Mallie and Dora Bell Tolley Parker.
  She retired as a dietician for the Johnson City Eye Hospital and also had worked HCA.
  Ms. Harvell was a member of The Bible Church.
  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Norman Parker; one sister, Clara Robinson, and one grandson, Mark Hardin.
  Survivors include one son, Harold "Gene" Harvell, and his wife Dianne, Hickory, N.C.; two daughters, Brenda Hardin and husband Roby, Conover, N.C., and Faye Sullivan and her husband, Hugh, Johnson City; one half-brother, Joe Denton, Johnson City; three grandchildren, Matthew Stewart, Conover, N.C.; Regina Stewart and Tamara Owens, both of Johnson City; and four great-grandchildren, Ansley Owens, Leah Owens, Codi Stewart and Wesley Stewart. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The graveside funeral service for Ms. Harvell will be held Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 2:30 p.m. in Roselawn Memory Gardens with Rev. James Cambron officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Appalachian Funeral Home. Condolences may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Harvell family.

Auda R. Peters
Auda Ralph Peters, age 76, 200 Liberty Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 21, 2003 at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
He was a native of Carter County and was the son of the late John Wesley and Venia Elizabeth Colbaugh Peters.
He was of the Baptist Faith and was a retired painter and janitor for the Carter County School System. He was a member of Painter Local Union #437.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in World War II as a medic in Germany.
He was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters, and a niece, Hildred Artino.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jane Peters, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles Edward and Judy Peters, of N.C.; three daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Becky and John Lay, Clinton, Tenn.; Genia and Steve Pierce, Elizabethton; Alice Elizabeth Peters, of the home; eight granddaughters; one grandson; 3 great grandsons; one great granddaughter, and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Emma Hurley, of Baltimore, Md., and Reba and Jerry Vines, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The graveside service for Auda R. Peters will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at Blevins Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom, V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Harold Lowe, Warren Deyton, Mack Brown, Norman Taylor, Maynard Peters, Steve Pierce and John Lay. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. on Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home, or friends may call at the residence, 200 Liberty Hollow Road, Elizabethton any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Peters to Stoney Creek Fire Department, c/o Packy Fair, 114 Herbert Taylor Lane, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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.

Frank R. Richardson
Frank R. Richardson, age 77, 1503 Squibb Dr., Johnson City, died Monday, September 22, 2003 at North Side Hospital following a brief illness.
A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late R.D. and Irene Oaks Richardson.
He was a member and former Deacon of First Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
Mr. Richardson was a former Carter County Deputy Sheriff in the 1950's and went to work with the Tennessee Highway Patrol in the 1960's, from where he retired as Lieutenant after serving 26 years. He was a Deputy Court Bailiff with the Washington County Sheriff's Department; he was also a current Washington County Commissioner having served for over 10 years. Mr. Richardson was a foreman of the Washington County Grand Jury. He was a member of the Johnson City Masonic Lodge #486 F. & A.M. 32 Degree Mason and Scottish Rite.
He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Donnelly.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Sue Campbell Richardson, of the home; one son, Kelly Richardson, Johnson City; four brothers, Dennis Richardson, Roanoke, Va.; Ray Richardson, Donald Richardson, and Thomas Quinton Richardson, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Frank Richardson will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Elmer Carter and Rev. D.C. Bryd officiating. Music will be under the direction of Carol Bowers, organist. The committal and entombment service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 25, 2003 at the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Bo Campbell, Paul Campbell, Harold Bill Campbell, Bobby Campbell, Floyd Nave and David Stines. Honorary pallbearers will be The Darold White Sunday School Class of First Free Will Baptist Church, current and former employees of the Tennessee Highway Patrol; Sheriff Ed Graybeal and Chief Deputy Patrick Littleton and other current and former employees of the Washington County Sheriff's Department; Mayor George Jaynes and current and former Washington County Commissioners. Those who plan to attend the committal and entombment service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel or friends may call at the residence, 1503 Squibb Dr., Johnson City, 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.

James A. Thomas
James Austin Thomas, 67, 325 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, died Monday, September 22, 2003 at his residence.
A native of Avery County, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Earnest and Fannie McCoury Thomas.
He had lived in Carter County since 1976.
Mr. Thomas was a retired over-the-road truck driver with Aldridge Trucking Company.
He had served in the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Turbyfill Thomas; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Richard Livingston, of Elizabethton; a son, William richard Thomas, of Hampton; a sister, Fredia English, of Newland, N.C., and two grandchildren, Brittany Thomas and Whitney Thomas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for James Thomas will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Archer and Rev. Mike Hyder officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2003 in the Thomas Family Cemetery, Minneapolis, N.C. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday will be Charles Jamison, David Heaton, Ray Simerly, Randy Townsend, Lambert Thomas, Gerald Thomas, Joe Thomas, and A.C. Burgess. Honorary pallbearers will be Junior Honeycutt, Howard Julian, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

September 22, 2003

Vera Vance
Vera Lee Julian Vance, age 73, of 690 Heaton Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, died Saturday, September 20, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Earnest and Mollie Street Julian.
She was a member of the Upper Heaton Creek Holiness Church and was retired from the Carter County School System, Cloudland Elementary School, where she was a teacher's aide in special education.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy A. Vance, on August 14, 1996.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Kappie Lee and Donald Vance, of Newland, N.C.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and Rosemary Vance, of Elizabethton; Ron and Carolyn Vance, of Roan Mountain, and Danny Ray Vance, also of Roan Mountain; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Marie and Walter Wise, of Marion, N.C.; Rada and J.B. Jones, of Tarpon Springs, Fla; one brother and sister-in-law, Maynard and Shirley Julian, of Roan Mountain; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A special caregiver, Kerry Clark, of Roan Mountain, also survives.
The funeral service for Vera Vance will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain with Rev. Jim McMahan and Mr. J.L. Holtsclaw officiating. Music will be under the direction of John Charles Tolley and Sherry Jack Clawson. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at Earnest Julian Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Michael Vance, Roy Dale Vance, Zachary Vance, Jim McKinney, Garfield "Ook" Freeman, and Floyd Hodge. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Daniel Frayne, Howard Metcalf, Bedford Transon, Nick Hodge, Roy Troutman, Sid Smithdeal, Bill Elliott, Warren Macbeth, Albert Lounds, and Harold Bethany. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, or other times at the residence, 690 Heaton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. 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 the arrangements.

September 21, 2003

Margie L. Dumas
Margie L. Bowers Dumas, 75, 811 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 18, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
Mrs. Dumas was a native of Elizabethton and the daughter of the late George and Gertha McRath Bowers. She was also preceded in death by a brother, George H. Bowers.
Mrs. Dumas was a member of Brown's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church and a past member of The Missionary Department of Brown's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. She was a past employee of Hammond Organ.
Survivors include her husband, Al Dumas, of the home; a daughter, Connie Baker, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Georgetta Robinson, Baltimore, Md.; cousins, Charles and Addie McRath, Cleveland, Ohio; and four sisters-in-law, Elvena Bowers, Elizabethton, Maggie Dumas, Chicago, Ill., Jimmie Dumas and Willie B. McLane, both of Paris, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday September 21, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. T. Horton, the Rev. Joseph Holifield, the Rev. Jeanette Clark and the Rev. C.D Johnson officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Albert Myrick, Dillard Richmond, Nathaniel Watson, Johnny Vines, Bobby Bradley and Arnold Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Mac Trammel, Russell Smith and James Forney. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 811 Watauga Avenue, 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.

Charles E. Edens
Charles Edward "Eddie" Edens, 49, 147 Betterly Place, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 19, 2003, following an extended illness.
Mr. Edens was a native of Carter County and the son of Louise Lovelace Edens, of the home, and the late John Burley Edens. He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, John A. Ramsey III.
Mr. Edens was a 1971 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended East State University. He was of the Baptist faith and a former construction worker.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a stepdaughter, Lori Tedder, Meadowview, Va.; a stepson, Chad Richardson, Johnson City; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Brenda and Jimmy Morrell, Nashville, and Kathy Edens Ramsey, Elizabethton; a half-brother and spouse, John B. "Buddy" and Helen Edens, Gilbert, S.C.; two nephews, Michael Morrell, Nashville, and John Edens, Atlanta, Ga.; a niece, Betsy Edens, Salt Lake City, Utah; and special friends, Jackie Davis, Johnson City, and Paula Eakins, Elizabethton.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, September 22, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. David Tydings officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Chad Richardson, Steve Wandell, Steve Cornett, Joe Coffman, Jonathan Hawk and Jimmy Doeer. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Roberts, Charles Coffman and Dean Letterman. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. 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.

William C. Hartsook
William C. "Tommy" Hartsook, 72, 340 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Friday, September 19, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Mr. Hartsook was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late John C. and Rowena Hyatt Hartsook.
Mr. Hartsook was of the Holiness faith and a former employee of Elizabethton Herb and Metal.
Survivors include his wife, Roberta Gentry Hartsook, of the home; a son, William C. Hartsook Jr., Elizabethton; a sister, Ollie King, Kingsport; and a brother, Frank Hartsook, Bluff City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 25, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Wagner officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. 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, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

J. Hugh Kyker
J. Hugh Kyker, 91, of Harrisburg, N.C., formerly of 1206 Happy Valley Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 18, 2003, at the Heritage at Town Center, Harrisburg, following an extended illness.
Mr. Kyker was a native of Morrison, Tenn., and had lived in Washington County and Carter County most of his life. He was the son of the late Albert and Belva Ford Kyker and was also preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Blanche Kyker, October 26, 1996, and a sister, Alice Bush.
Mr. Kyker was a retired Iron Worker and a member of the Iron Workers Local Union #384. He had served in the Civil Service Department in the shipyards of Norfolk, Va. He attended Immanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Leigh and Riley May, Charlotte, N.C., and two grandchildren, Amber May and Aaron May, both of Charlotte, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 21, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. James Lindsay officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Mary Lindsay. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family received friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the charity of their choice. 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.

Bill Richardson
Bill Richardson, 60, 345 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 20, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Richardson was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a 1962 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He had operated Richardson's Gulf and 66 Service Station for several years and also built and operated "The Well" Car Wash on West G. Street for several years. He had previously served as a Commissioner of Carter County for 11 years, where he had served on several committees. He was active in Little League Baseball and had served on the Board of Directors. He had served in the Tennessee National Guard for 3-1/2 years and was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.
Mr. Richardson was preceded in death by his father, Quinton A. Richardson.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Counts Richardson; a daughter and son-in-law, Scottie and Tim Hoogkamp, Gray; a son, William Brent Richardson, of Louisiana; his mother, Darlene Hyder Smith, Elizabethton; a brother, Ricky Quinton Richardson, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Sage Richardson, Katie Richardson, Karter Richardson and Quinton Hoogkamp; a niece, Keely Richardson; and a nephew, Cory Richardson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hendrich and the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Junior Stanley, Will Andrews, Roy Arney, Wes Frazier, Wesley Hoogkamp, Cot Presnell, John Holsclaw, Bill Armstrong, Tony Bowers and Bob Hyder. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Bowers, R.J. Bowers, Mike McKinney, Wayne Shoun, Kirk Campbell, Mike Hyder and Brett Hyder. A special friend: Glenda Estep. A special "Thank You" to Bob Hyder, the staff of Johnson City Medical Center Hospice, The Home Health Care for their loving care and for all the Prayers that have been offered up for Bill. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Richardson to the Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County, 104 Hudson Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Richardson Family at mfc@chartertn.net.Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Earl R. South
Earl R. South, 70, 117 Earl South Road, Johnson City, died Friday, September 19, 2003, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Mr. South was a native of Washington County and a son of the late John Earl and Dicie Roark South. He was also preceded in death by a half-brother, Vaughn Osborne.
Mr. South was a retired self-employed carpenter. He attended Pinecrest Baptist Church and was a member of the Bass Masters Association.
Survivors include his wife, Alma Thomason South; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Larry Warren, Knoxville, and Kathy Lee and Houston Greene, Johnson City; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald E. and Sharon South, Johnson City; two sisters, Lorraine Whitson, Unicoi, and Linda Dejarnette, Kansas City, Mo.; two half-sisters, Elleen Goodnight, Mooresville, N.C., and Virginia Bailey, Kingsport; three brothers, Bob South, Jonesborough, Charles South, Johnson City, and Jack South, Unicoi; and a half-brother, Bill Osborne, Abingdon, Va. Eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 21, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Street and the Rev. Gary Thacker officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Mike Babb, Charles Bailey, Buddy Greene, Houston Greene, Kyle Osborne and Larry Warren. Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce Banks, Bud Roberts, Hoyt Sprinkle and Lonnie Townsend. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to Pinecrest Baptist Church, 2129 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, TN 37601, or to the Ladies Auxiliary of Milligan Free Will Baptist Church, 1471 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601. Condolences may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the South family.

Vera L. Vance
Mrs. Vera Lee Vance, 73, 690 Heaton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, September 20, 2003, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

September 19, 2003

Rita Austin
Rita Ann Roberts Austin, age 58, 156 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, died Thursday, September 18, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Timothy and Missouri McKinney Roberts.
She attended a Baptist church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. Austin, Jr., and one brother, Wesley Roberts.
Survivors include two sons, Robert David Grabinsky, of Johnson City; Dino Eugene Austin, of Johnson City; three grandchildren, Lea Madrey Austin, Noah Austin, and Jordan Eddy; two sisters, Wanda Ostrander, of Arroyo Grand, Calif., and Loretta Smith, of Johnson City; two brothers, Anthony Tony Roberts, of Hampton, and Elmer Ray Roberts, of Unicoi. Several nieces and nephews, and good friends Donna Reed, Cody Smith, Travis Brandon, and Ray Brandon also survive.
The funeral service for Rita Austin will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, with pastor Phil Reed officiating. Interment will follow in Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tim Ricker, Cody Smith, Steve Humphrey, Adrian Hopson, Sam Roberts, Brian Roberts, Justin Roberts, Scotty Roberts, and Steve Humphrey Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Crowe, Bill Crowe, J.T. Austin, Sr., and Roy Humphrey. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel, or friends may call at the residence any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Harlyn B. Chambers
Harlyn Bird Chambers, 48, 139 Rowe Lane #5, Johnson City, died Monday, September 15, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Chambers was a native of Carter County and the son of Mable Smith Chambers Hitechew, Roan Mountain, and the late Don Chambers.
Mr. Chambers was a machinist.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah J. Chambers, of the home; a son, Jason Chambers, Elizabethton; a grandson, Dylan Jason Chambers, Elizabethton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Don Jr. and Becky Chambers, Johnson City, Danny and Donna Chambers and Bill and Catherine Chambers, all of Elizabethton; and five sisters and three brothers-in-law, JoAnn and Pete Johnson, Wilma and Mearl Townsend and Linda Chambers, all of Roan Mountain, Pat Orren, Johnson City, and Camie and Wayne McClain, Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 20, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Jerry McCoury officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Darius Chambers, Jon Chambers, Jeremy Chambers, David Orren, Jamie Gray and Tracy Buchanan. A special thank you to Danny and Donna Chambers, Robert E. "Nub" Taylor, clerk of Superior Court in Avery County, N.C. Dad and Husband we are under pressure but we'll make it against all odds. A private disposition will be held at a later date. 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.

Lavada Ford
Lavada Kathryn Alice Lewis Ford, Johnson City, died Wednesday, September 17, 2003, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a brief illness.
Mrs. Ford was a native of the Elk Community of Carter County and was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a daughter of the late James Walter and Ida Sheffield Lewis and was also preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Glenn Ford, and a brother, Orville Lewis.
Mrs. Ford was a member of Clifton View Baptist Church. She was a former employee of the Johnson City Hosiery Mills and had worked as a nursing assistant.
Survivors include three sisters, Lona Lewis Duncan, Cleveland, Tenn., Elsie Holbrook, Elizabethton, and Myrtle Lewis Campbell, Watauga; nieces and nephews, Candace Bryant and Sandra Moody, both of Johnson City, Brenda Abel, Eddie, Rick and Janice Duncan, all of Cleveland; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews and cousins.
The funeral service will be conducted 8 p.m. Friday, September 19, in the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the home of a sister, Myrtle Lewis Campbell, Watauga. Interment will follow the committal service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 20, at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Friends are asked to meet the family at the cemetery for this service. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Honaker, Chris, Steve and Sean Moody, Jeremiah and Adam Bryant and the nursing staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521.

Patrick P. Kildoyle
Patrick P. Kildoyle, 63, 610 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, August 12, 2003, in Quezon City, near Manila, in the Philippines.
Mr. Kildoyle was a native of New York City and the son of the late Josey Beth Ellis Gregorie, Charleston, S.C., and the late Patrick A. Kildoyle, New York City, N.Y.
Mr. Kildoyle spent his high school years in Madisonville, Ky., and graduated from Madisonville High School after which he served in the United States Army. He earned degrees from City College of New York and New York University. He worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City as an economist for 15 years. Following this he managed several highly successful mutual funds on Wall Street. In more recent years, he had business interests in the Philippines where he was a frequent visitor. He traveled extensively in Asia.
Mr. Kildoyle is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Trieste Kildoyle, of the home; two sisters, Bette Baldwin, Johnson City, and Kathleen Kildoyle, Miami, Fla.; two brothers, George Kildoyle, New York City, N.Y., and Edward Kildoyle, Burke, Va.; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Lee Stinnett, Asheville, N.C.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 22, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Foshie officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, prior to the memorial service. Friends may also call at the residence, 610 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Adventa Hospice, 684 Highway 91, Suite #1, Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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.

John R. Poarch
John Ruben Poarch, age 79, 130 North Wayne Street, Arlington, Va., formerly of Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, Va.
A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Charles and Claudia Hawkins Poarch.
He was of the Baptist faith and was a brick mason.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in World War II.
He was preceded in death by brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Georgia Beale Poarch, of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Karen Poarch, Elizabethton; Ronnie and Kathy Poarch, of Gainesville, Va.; Charles (Buddy) and Ruth Poarch, of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; Alfred (Donny) and Sherry Poarch, of Wellsburg, West Va.; one sister, Pearl Poarch, of Elizabethton; one step-son, Maurice Brogen, of Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great grandchildren, and four step great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for John Poarch will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Mark Street officiating. Interment will follow in Colbaugh Cemetery. Military honors to be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2003 at the funeral home chapel or friends may call at the residence of a son, Johnny Poarch, 137 Little Stoney Creek 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 18, 2003

Victoria K. Webb
Victoria Kay "Vickie" Webb, 51, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, died there Tuesday, September 16, 2003.
A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Juanita Vance who died August 5, 1995.
She attended Immanuel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Creed and Sadie Vance.
Survivors include an aunt, Joyce Vance, Elizabethton; an uncle, Albert Pete Vance, Elizabethton; three first cousins, Kathy Benfield, Tim Pierce and Tony Vance; eight other cousins and her very special friends, S.J. Meyers and Mary Pierce.
Funeral services for Victoria Webb will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 18, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Witt officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 19, 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 Ray Tipton, Tony Bowers, R.J. Bowers, Jerry Bowers, John Thomas and Rick Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Benfield, Bob Hyder, Bill Richardson, Paul Burrow, Dr. James Myers, Dr. Bill Boswell and Associates, The Global Group, Victor and Judy Deloach and all the "special people" at Ivy Hall Nursing Home who loved and cared for Vickie from 1996 to 2003, and the nurses and staff of the 2200 Hall, Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her aunt, Joyce Vance, Mark Apt. 2, Airport Apts., Highway 91, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

John R. Poarch
John R. Poarch, age 79, 130 North Wayne St., Arlington, Virginia, formerly of Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, Va.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

September 17, 2003

Vivian M. Cummings
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Vivian Marie Street Cummings, of Baltimore, died Friday, September 12, 2003, at her home after a brief battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred L. and Bonnie Street, and a brother, Stanley Street.
Mrs. Cummings was the beloved wife of Walter Cummings. She is survived by two sons, Walter Cummings and Michael Cummings and daughter-in-law, Karen Cummings; a grandson, Michael Cummings; a daughter, Barbara Biggerstaff, and son-in-law, Steve Biggerstaff; a brother and sister-in-law, Lanny and Peggy Street, Johnson City, Tenn.; and four sisters and three brothers-in-law, JoAnn and William Knight, Greeneville, Tenn., Kathy and Kenneth Phillips, Jonesborough, Tenn., Brenda and Lamont Barnett, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Shirley Ford, Jonesborough, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 16, at Bradley-Ashton-Matthews Funeral Home, Baltimore, with the Rev. Theodore Marsh and the Rev. Lanny Street officiating. Graveside services were at Oaklawn Cemetery in Baltimore.
Bradley-Ashton-Matthews Funeral Home, 2134 Willow Spring Road, Baltimore, Md., (410) 284-2600, was in charge of arrangements.

Norma Davenport
Norma Jean Smith Davenport, 64, 170 Smith Hollow Rd., Butler, died Sunday, September 14, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
She was the daughter of Mary Edna Sheets Smith and the late James Paco Smith. She was married to her husband, Charles Maynard Davenport, for 42 years.
Mrs. Davenport was a homemaker and a member of Little Milligan Baptist Church.
Mrs. Davenport was preceded in death by a son, a sister and a brother.
Survivors, in addition to her husband and mother, include one son and daughter-in-law, George and Missy Davenport, of Butler; four daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Clint Dunn, Phyllis and Keith Campbell, Connie Fenner and Chris Guy, all of Butler, and Judy and David Tolley, of Hampton; one brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Barbara Smith, of Butler; one sister, Carolyn "Sue" Stout, of Butler, seven grandchildren, Charles Campbell and his wife, Jennifer; Mason Campbell; Marcus and Jessie Davenport, Josh and Britney Guy, Kourtney Tolley, and an expected new grandbaby in December.
Funeral services for Norma Davenport will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2003 in the Chapel of Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Terry Dugger and Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Rev. Terry Dugger will provide the music. Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law and Steve Poole. Honorary pallbearers are friends and neighbors, Paul Campbell, Bill Finney, Fred Griffey and Maurice Widner. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at the Lakeview Cemetery with family and friends meeting at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Donna Dugger
Donna Lynn Kelsey Dugger, 44, 216 Fitzsimmons Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Mrs. Dugger was a native of Johnson City and had lived in Elizabethton for the past 13 years.
She was a daughter of Ida Lee Walker Kelsey, Johnson City, and the late Stanford H. Kelsey.
Mrs. Dugger was a respiratory therapist and had been employed by several area hospitals.
She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Gary Lynn Dugger, Elizabethton; one daughter, Jordan Dugger, Elizabethton; one son, Gavin Dugger, Elizabethton; her step-father, Lawrence Leach, Johnson City; three sisters, Rosa Ellen Lightfoot and her husband, Tommy, of Missouri; Karen Sue Kelsey, of Johnson City and Connie Kelsey Smith and her husband, Larry; three brothers, David Larry Kelsey and his wife, Vada, of Johnson City; Stanford E. Kelsey and his wife, Brenda, of Calif., and James Clinton Kelsey, of Johnson City, and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Dorothy Dugger, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews and her special friend, Cindy Shields, also survive.
The funeral service for Mrs. Dugger will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Johnson City. Reverend Jim Nipper and Reverend Lennie Smith will officiate. Committal services will follow at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Tim Simcox, Alan Cash, John Dugger, Van Dugger, Michael Shields and Michael Shields Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Hal Sherrod, Tim Matheson, Leon Smith and James Bowman and Roger Killen. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601 (423-282-1521) is serving the family.

Gene Mathes
Gene Mathes, 68, 123 Gene Mathes Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 15, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Mathes was the son of the late Rev. John and Callie Lyons Mathes. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Howard Mathes.
Mr. Mathes retired from Inland Container of Elizabethton. He was a member of Hampton Christian Church and the Hampton Masonic Lodge #750.
Survivors include his wife, Roma Jean Tolley Mathes; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jimmy Bunton, Elizabethton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, John Paul and Wendy Mathes, Hampton, Greg and Teresa Mathes, Elizabethton, and Brian Mathes, of the home; three grandsons, J.P. Mathes II, Cody Bunton and Jagger Mathes; three granddaughters, April Bunton, Jeanna Mathes and Kristin Mathes; and his mother-in-law, Goldie Hall, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, in the chapel of Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Perkins officiating. Music will be provided by J.P. Mathes II and Dan Boner. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 18, at Miller Cemetery with family and friends meeting at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Active pallbearers will be Roger Carver, Kenneth Dykes, Cody Bunton, J.P. Mathes II, Aubrey Brown and Shona Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Inland Container and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of his son, Greg, 124 Gene Mathes Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Victoria Webb
Victoria Kay "Vickie" Webb, 51, formerly of 1318 Garden Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 16, 2003 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

September 16, 2003

Thomas Clemons
Thomas "Tom" Clemons, 64, 124 Wilson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 14, 2003 at his residence.
Mr. Clemons was the son of the late John and Rosie Richardson Clemons.
He was formerly employed by the U.S. Forestry Service. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three sisters, Lena Hayes, Johnson City; Helen Gass, of Louisville, Ky., and Vinnie Carr, of Elizabethton, and one brother, Jack Clemons, of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services for Thomas Clemons will be conducted at noon on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 in the Crowe Cemetery with the Rev. Glynn Hylman officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Norma Davenport
Norma Jean Smith Davenport, 64, 170 Smith Hollow Rd., Butler, died Sunday, September 14, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
She was the daughter of Edna Sheets Smith and the late James Paco Smith. She was married to her husband, Charles Maynard Davenport, for 42 years.
Mrs. Davenport was a homemaker and a member of Little Milligan Baptist Church.
Survivors, in addition to her husband and mother, include one son and daughter-in-law, George and Missy Davenport, of Butler; four daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Clint Dunn, Phyllis and Keith Campbell, Connie Fenner and Chris Guy, all of Butler, and Judy and David Tolley, of Hampton; one brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Barbara Smith, of Butler; one sister, Carolyn "Sue" Stout, of Butler, seven grandchildren, Charles Campbell and his wife, Jennifer; Mason Campbell; Marcus and Jessie Davenport, Josh and Britney Guy, Kourtney Tolley, and an expected new grandbaby in December.
Funeral services for Norma Davenport will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2003 in the Chapel of Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Terry Dugger and Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Rev. Terry Dugger will provide the music. Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law and Steve Poole. Honorary pallbearers are friends and neighbors, Paul Campbell, Bill Finney, Fred Griffey and Maurice Widner. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at the Lakeview Cemetery with family and friends meeting at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gene Mathes
Gene Mathes, 68, 123 Gene Mathes Rd., Elizabethton, died Monday, September 15, 2003 at his residence.
He was the son of the late Rev. John and Callie Lyons Mathes.
Mr. Mathes retired from Inland Container of Elizabethton and was a member of Hampton Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Roma Jean Tolley Mathes; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jimmy Bunton, of Elizabethton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, John Paul and Wendy Mathes, Hampton; Greg and Teresa Mathes, of Elizabethton, and Brian Mathes, of the home; three grandsons, J.P. Mathes II, Cody Bunton, and Jagger Mathes; three granddaughters, April Bunton, Jeanna Mathes and Kristin Mathes, and his mother-in-law, Goldie Hall, of Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Gene Mathes will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2003 in the Chapel of Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Perkins officiating. Music will be provided by J.P. Mathes II and Dan Boner. Active pallbearers will be Roger Carver, Kenneth Dykes, Cody Bunton, J.P. Mathes II, Aubrey Brown and Shona Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Inland Container and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of his son, Greg, 124 Gene Mathes Rd., any time. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at Miller Cemetery with family and friends meeting at the chapel at 9:30 a.m. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Viola J. Roark
Viola J. Roark, age 87, 667 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, September 15, 2003 at Charles A. Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C. following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late John and Daisy Birchfield Johnson.
She was a member of Grays Chapel Presbyterian Church.
She was a homemaker and a member of Order of Eastern Star Hampton Chapter #470.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Walter D. Roark, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Mary and Bernard Brengard, Asheville, N.C.; Mrs. Margaret and George Hegler, Lancaster, S.C.; three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Gail Roark, Lincolnton, N.C.; Johnie and Burma Roark, Claremont, N.C.; Lonnie and Judy Roark, Mooresville, N.C.; two sisters, Ora Toney, Richmond, Va.; Creola Gentry, of Richmond, Va.; one brother, Paul Johnson, Roan Mountain; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Viola Roark will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain with Mr. Thom Burleson officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 18, 2003 at Johnson Roan View Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Joey McKinney, Frank Presnell, Roger Palmer, Donnie Holdren, friends and neighbors. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain or friends may call the residence, 669 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Roark to Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, 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.

September 15, 2003

Gary K. Collins
Gary Kyle Collins, age 73, of 114 Abe Lincoln Court, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 14, 2003 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was a native of Carter County and was the son of the late Eston C. and Maxie Carrier Collins.
Mr. Collins was retired from the Elizabethton Electric System after 42 years of service, was a lifetime member of the Carter County Rescue Squad, and presently served as the Carter County Coroner.
He was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church and a former Deacon and Treasurer.
Mr. Collins was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Collins.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Stout Collins, of the home; a daughter Kay Collins, Johnson City; a son and daughter-in-law Rick and Vicki Collins, Johnson City; one granddaughter Seidena Nidiffer, Johnson City; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Thelma Taylor, Lyndal and Charlie Lowe, and Phyllis Davis, all of Elizabethton; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Don and Omega Collins, Mack and June Collins, and Helen Collins also all of Elizabethton, and a special uncle, Gray Carrier, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Gary Kyle Collins will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Dr. James Richardson and Dr. Dennis Deese officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Stephen Harris and Sue Bowers. The committal and entombment service for Mr. Collins will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Active pallbearers will be Mike Merritt, Darrell Nave, Shawn Horton, Archie Clawson, Bill Lyons, Don Ratcliff, Lowell Garrison, Sam Geiser, and J.D. Phillips. Honorary pallbearers are lifetime and active members of the Carter County Rescue Squad, employees and retirees of the Elizabethton Electric System, employees of the Carter County Sheriff's Department and the Elizabethton Police Department, and men of Hunter First Baptist Church. Those who plan to attend the committal service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Collins to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends in the chapel of the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at Mr. Collins' residence at any time. Online e-mail condolences may be sent through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, 211 North Riverside Drive, 423-542-2232 is in charge of arrangements.

Edward D. Perry
Edward Dale Perry, age 76, 177 Bart Green Drive, Gray, formerly of Roan Mountain, died Sunday September 14, 2003 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was a native of Carter County, and a son of the late Arthur Mac and Myrtle Lenna Jestes Perry.
Mr. Perry was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a retired Vocational Principal and teacher at Happy Valley High School. Mr. Perry taught in the Carter County School System for 42 years.
He was a member for 30 years and a former Sunday School teacher at Grays Chapel Presbyterian Church.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army/Air Force having served in World War II.
Mr. Perry was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Ruth Perry, and four brothers, Roger Perry, Hyder Perry, Linville Perry, and Lane Perry.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Tom Buchanan, Johnson City, and Judy and Drew Hardin, Knoxville; one granddaughter, Celesta Buchanan, Ann Arbor, Mich.; one grandson, Garth Fine, Johnson City, and one brother, Astor Perry, of Raleigh, N.C.. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Edward Dale Perry will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2003, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. The committal and entombment service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers are Garth Fine, Wayne Decker, F.D. Singleton, Tom Burleson, Ron Anderson, Bob Burleson, Edwin Decker, Bill Watson, Durward Julian, and Ray Greer. Those who plan to attend the committal service are requested to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends in the chapel of the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Linda Buchanan, at any time. Online e-mail condolences may be sent through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.