November 14, 2003

Frazer Hanson
   Frazer "F.D." Hanson, 503 Ontario Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 13, 2003 at his residence.
   Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Betty Jo Hughes
  
Betty Jo Treadway Hughes, 74, 5 East 14th Street, New York, New York, died Sunday, November 9, 2003 at the St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center, New York City.
   A native of Elkhorn, West Va., she was a daughter of the late Buell B. and Anna Mae Goodson Treadway.
   She had lived several years in Elizabethton. She was a 1946 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She had lived in New York for the past 40 years.
   She retired in 1994 as Senior Vice President of the Real Estate Division of the Woolworth Company.
   In her earlier years, she attended the Doe River Baptist Church. Ms. Hughes was a lover of cats.
   Survivors include several cousins.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Lindsay officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Ms. Hughes to the American Cancer Society c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ossie R. Meredith
  
Mrs. Ossie Range Meredith, 95, 135 Jim Elliott Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 13, 2003 in the Hermitage Health Care Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. James K. Umholtz, Jr.
   Dr. James K. Umholtz, Jr. age 81, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2003.
   A native of Bristol, Tenn., he was raised in Elizabethton. He was the son of the late J.Karl and Esther Gibson Umholtz.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II. During his career he worked as an administrator in Overseas Dependent Schools.
   He was a professor at the University of Tampa and retired from the Florida Department of Education. Dr. Umholtz was a member of Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church in Tallahassee, and was a member of Cookeville Masonic Lodge #266 F & A.M. Egypt Temple and Scottish Rite Bodies.
   Survivors include his wife, Betsey Gibson-Umholtz; a daughter, Margaret Susan Deprez, of Sanford, Fla.; a granddaughter, Samantha Deprez, and a cousin, Edith F. Smith, of Charlotte, N.C..
   The graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2003 at Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn. with Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Military honors to be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folson, V.F.W. Post #2166. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 9 a.m. on Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  

November 13, 2003

Lois Cannon
   Lois Cannon, age 66, 1017 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel William and Berta Mae Tapp Edwards.
   She was a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church.
   Mrs. Cannon was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Howard Cannon, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Laura Cannon, of Byron, Ga.; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Mark Street, Johnson City; two granddaughters and spouses, Laurie and Michael Bradshaw, and Kellie and Michael Sumner, all of Ga.; one grandson, Charlie Cannon, of Ga.; one sister, Joann Pierce, of Johnson City; three brothers, Leonard Edwards and Leon Edwards, both of Johnson City, and Glenn Edwards, of North Carolina. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Howard Messer officiating. Music will be under the direction of Alecia Holder. The graveside service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 14, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Charlie Cannon, Michael Bradshaw, Michael Sumner, Curtis Cannon, Tony Edwards, Brandon Pierce and Josh Hamm. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday 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.

Jim Goodine
   Jim Goodine, 1980 Bristol Hwy., Watauga, died Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at his residence unexpectedly.
   He was a native of Caribou, Maine and the son of the late Frank and Millie Campbell Goodine.
   He was a member of Fellowship Community Church.
   He was a maintenance supervisor for J.M. Huber Corporation in Spring City, Tenn. and Easton, Maine.
   He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Alton Bragg.
   Survivors include his wife, Lois Goodine, of the home; one daughter, Jodi Lynn Umphrey, Elizabethton; one son, James Goodine II, of Presque Isle, Maine; one granddaughter, Madisyn Paige "Sweet Pea" Umphrey, Elizabethton; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Gloria and Leigh Thompson, of Caribou, Maine; Nancy Thompson, of Washburn, Maine, and Dawn and David King, Cove Coral, Fla; three brothers and three sisters-in-law, Steven and Pam Goodine, of Bangor, Maine; Frank "Rocky" and Gail Goodine, of Victor, New York, and Bobby and Ann Goodine, of Mars Hill, Maine, and his mother-in-law, Gwen Bragg, of Washburn, Maine. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2003 at Fellowship Community Church, Watauga, with Rev. Ken Houser officiating. Music will be under the direction of the church choir, Rick Sweeney and Mary and Carl Kearney. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2003 at Scalf Cemetery, Watauga. Active pallbearers will be Don Gouge, Doyle Puckett, Bobby Mottern, Eddie Humphrey, Tracy Humphrey, Richard Ward, Jerry Reece and Raymond Perkinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Sheryl Pack and Dr. James Shipley. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Fellowship Community Church at 9:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 14 at Fellowship Community Church. 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.

Dana B. Stout
  
Dana B. Stout, age 81, of 898 R.D. Campbell Road, Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at the Johnson County Health Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Johnson County, he was born on November 11, 1922 to the late John M. "Sunny Man" and Minnie Bowman Stout.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Virgia Walsh Stout; three sisters, Bessie Potter, Martha Coffey and Carrie Stout, and two brothers, Bob Stout and Will Stout.
   Dana was retired from Maymead and a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church.
   Dana is survived by one daughter, Brenda Guinn, and husband, James, of Mountain City; three sons, Blaine Stout and wife, Judy; Wayne Stout and wife, Brenda, and Carroll Stout, all of Butler; four grandchildren, Sue Stout and husband, Gary; and Robert Stout, all of Butler; Jimmy Stout and wife, Rebecca, of Newton, N.C., and Rebecca Stout, of Creston, N.C.; three great grandchildren, Hayley Smith, of Creston, N.C.; Jordan Stout and Miranda Stout, both of Butler, and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services for Dana B. Stout will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2003 from the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Wilson, Rev. Brooks Peters and Brother Mike Swift officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rock Springs Baptist Church Choir. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to services. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 14, 2003 from the Rock Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gary Stout, Jim Fritts, Doug Arney, Jimmy Stout, Blaine Branch, Jim Gentry and Robert Stout. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Arnold, Bob Cable, Walt Courtner, Lloyd Courtner, R.D. Campbell, Oliver Netherly and the Johnson County Rescue Squad. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, Tennessee. Friends may also call at the residence of Wayne Stout, 900 R.D. Campbell Road, Butler, Tennessee. Pallbearers, ministers, friends and family are asked to meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday at the Rock Springs Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hux-lipford.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Iona Torline
  
Iona Blanche Wisenbaugh Badour Torline, 63, 1354 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Vernon Riddle.
   A native of Flint, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Bernice Owens Condon.
   She had lived most of her life in Flint, Mich. before moving to Elizabethton in 1997.
   She was a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Torline.
   Survivors include three other daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Ann and Barry Laurent, of Gainesville, Ga.; Vicki and Craig Yambrick, of Flint, Mich., and Candace and Stewart Whitaker, of Elizabethton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, E. Robert and Jennifer Wisenbaugh, of Stockbridge, Ga. and D. David Wisenbaugh, of Flint, Mich.; two brothers, Virgil Condon and Robert Condon, both of Flint, Mich.; a half brother, Milford; 18 grandchildren, Mark Dean, Kristopher Dean, Heather Riddle, Daniel Grant, Michael, Crystal, Mark, Jeremy, Amanda and Daniel Wisenbaugh; Patrick, Eric, Alec, Michelle and Christopher Yambrick; Curtis, Ericka and Nathaniel Whitaker; one great grandchild, Meiah A. Dean, and several nieces and nephews. A special friend, Dorothy Whitaker, also survives.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2003 in the Grindstaff Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday will be Rob Wisenbaugh, Dave Wisenbaugh, Vernon Riddle, Stewart Whitaker, Mark Dean, Kris Dean, Curtis Whitaker, Daniel Wisenbaugh, Michael Wisenbaugh, Barry Laurent, Mark Wisenbaugh, Jeremy Wisenbaugh and Craig Yambrick. 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 and son-in-law, Martha and Vernon Riddle, 1354 Broad Street, Elizabethton. 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 the Torline Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

November 12, 2003

Roger "Keith" Adcock
   Roger "Keith" Adcock, 78, 620 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 10, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Adcock was a native of McAdenville (Gaston County), N.C., and had lived in Elizabethton for the last 15 years. He was the son of the late James Boyd Adcock Sr. and Pearl Johnston Adcock, and was also preceded in death by a brother, James Boyd Adcock Jr., and a stepson, Rick Colbaugh.
   Mr. Adcock was a member of Keystone Free Will Baptist Church. He was a former employee of Dillard Paper Company for 10 years and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, having retired after 20 years of service. He served in World War II and Vietnam.
   Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Williams Adcock, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger M. and Susie Adcock, Gastonia, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald E. and Edith Adcock, Belmont, N.C.; a sister and brother-in-law, Gloria Dean and Kenneth Metz, Cramerton, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Viola Adcock, Charlotte, N.C.; a granddaughter and spouse, Shelia and Tony Swaney, Pendleton, S.C.; a stepson, John Colbaugh, Elizabethton; and a stepdaughter and spouse, Julie and Matt Thornton, Elizabethton. Five stepgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The committal and entombment service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 13, at the Mausoleum Chapel of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ethel Davidson. Full Military Honors will be accorded by The Honor Guard from Shaw Air Force Base, Charleston, S.C. Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Murray, Bill Young, Earl Dykes, Bud Gobble, the men of Keystone Free Will Baptist Church and Mary Alice and Jack Ketron. Those who plan to attend the committal and entombment service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call at Tetrick Funeral Home at their convenience between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call at the residence, 620 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Adcock to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Laura T. Culbert
   Laura Tolley Culbert, 65, 101 Franklin Place, Unit #3, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 10, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Culbert was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Denny and Letta Canter Wagner. She was also preceded in death by a brother, a sister and two grandchildren, Polly Patterson and Johnny Constant Patterson.
   Mrs. Culbert was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal Faith.
   Survivors include her husband, Charles Culbert, Elizabethton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Cecil Huff, Wanda and Jimmy Clawson and Elizabeth and Rick Smith, all of Elizabethton; a son, David Tolley, Elizabethton; three sisters, Loeva Booth, Elizabethton, Alice Johnson, Johnson City, and Louise Johnson, Bristol; a brother, Dennis Wagner, Nashville; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and loved one, Marvin Clawson Jr., Elizabethton.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 13, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon Wagner and the Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ben Johnson, Johnny Patterson and Howard Edwards Waters. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 14, at Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Paul Tolley, Cecil Huff, Jimmy Clawson, Ronnie Kent, Marvin Clawson and Tim Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be George Booth, John Williams, Charlie Phillips, Edward Waters, Moose Mann, Gregg Mann, Danny Williams II, Jonathan Williams, Rick Smith and Tim Cole. Special thanks to a special person, Paul Tolley. Special gratitude to the ICU Unit at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Steve, Dana, Dr. Brian Donovan and Dr. Vince Shaw. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Wanda Clawson, 175 Jade Drive, 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.

James Doughty
  
PARKSLEY, Va. -- James Spence "Twigg" Doughty, age 35, of 24149 Adelaide St., Parksley, Va. died Sunday, November 9, 2003 at his residence.
   A native of Shreveport, La., he was the son of William Lloyd Doughty, of Parksley, Va. and Susan Corry Hodge, of Elizabethton.
   He was a carpenter with West Construction and owner of Adelaide Street Construction Company. He attended Louisiana Technical College.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran who was stationed in Germany.
   Survivors include his wife, Laurie Kuhn Doughty; his parents, William Lloyd Doughty, of Parksley, Va. and Susan Corry Hodge, of Elizabethton; one daughter, Alice Corry Doughty; maternal grandparents, Glenn D. and Jimmie Jean Corry; paternal grandfather, Buford Earl Doughty; maternal great grandmother, Onie White Oaks, and an aunt, Donna Corry Abrahm.
   Funeral and graveside services will be conducted on Friday, November 14, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Liberty Cemetery, Parksley, Va. with pastor Bob Boyce officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 13, 2003 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thornton Funeral Home, Parksley, Va. Thornton Funeral Home, 24183 Chadbourne St., Parksley, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret S. Given
   Margaret S. Given, age 89, 200 West F. Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 9, 2003 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   She was a native of Bennettsville, S.C.
   She was the daughter of the late Ruric N. and Marian Orrell Sampson.
   She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
   She was a medical assistant to the late Dr. E.T. Pearson.
   She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wayne Ritts; two brothers, David Sampson, Rurrick N. Sampson, Jr.; four sisters, Doris Wheeler, Maude M. Sampson, Bette S. Monroe and Louise Byron.
   Survivors include her husband, Samuel Phil Given, of the home; one brother, John R. Sampson, Hampton, Va.; two stepsons, David A. Given, of Akron, Ohio, and Kenneth E. Given, of Lakeland, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Phyllis Given Haines, of Lakeland, Fla; five step grandchildren; one step great grandchild; one local nephew, Geddie Monroe, of Elizabethton, and a niece, Mary Byron, of Wheeling, W.Va.. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Becky Hale, organist. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Hal Cook, Lewis Merryman, George Linebaugh, Don Tetrick, Jim Ritts, Dick Raley, Dick Grindstaff and Carroll Broome. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home chapel. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to General Fund, First United Methodist Church, 325 East E. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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.

Katherine F. Price
   Katherine F. Price, 92, died Saturday, November 8, 2003, at the Woodstock Nursing Home, Woodstock, Ga., where she currently resided.
   Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her husband, James Daniel Price, and a son, William Wendall Price.
   Survivors include her children, Lois Santos, Ormond Beach, Fla., James Daniel Price Jr., Boulder City, Nev., Samuel D. Price, Lebanon, Mo., Timothy W. Price, Apopka, Fla., Janet Katherine Hardin, Dayton, Tenn., Richard A. Price, Elizabethton, and Susan P. Bamberg, Acworth, Ga.; a sister, Treva Yohe, Rehoboth, Del.; 27 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
   The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 14, at Siam Baptist Church in Elizabethton with the Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Music will be under the direction of the family. Interment will follow at VanHuss Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Estep, Chipper Montgomery, Doug Bailey, Eddie Hardin, J.D. Anderson and Alphas Anderson. The family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Doris J. Walsh
  
Doris Jane Walsh, 65, 386 Pine St., Butler, died Tuesday, November 11, 2003 in the Life Care Center, Elizabethton, following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of Christine Pierce Oliver, Butler, and the late Will Oliver.
   She, along with her husband, operated the Lakecrest Service Station and later owned and operated Jake's Service Station of Butler.
   She was a member of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband of 49 years, J.L. "Jake" Walsh; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and David Baines, of Johnson City; a son, James Walsh, of the home; three grandchildren, Matthew Baines, Joshua Baines and Skyler Dugger; seven brothers, Bobby Joe Oliver, of Elizabethton; Sam Pierce and H.D. Pierce, both of Butler; Lloyd Oliver, of W.Va.; Gerald Oliver, of Elhart, Ind.; Richard Oliver, of Sun City Center, Fla., and Ralph Pierce, of Hampton, and one sister, Elizabeth Wotherspoon, of Brandon, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Alan Koch and Rev. Bruce Simcox officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2003 in Butler Memorial Cemetery. The Cobbs Creek Baptist Church Choir will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday will be Bob Ward, Junior McQueen, Dairl Ward, David Griffey, Larry Shoun, and Harry White. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

November 11, 2003

Margaret S. Given
   Margaret S. Given, age 89, 200 West F. St., Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 9, 2003 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   She was a native of Bennettsville, S.C. She was the daughter of the late Rurick N. and Marian Orrell Sampson.
   She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
   She was a medical assistant to the late Dr. E.T. Pearson.
   She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wayne Ritts; two brothers, David Sampson, Rurrick N. Sampson, Jr., and three sisters, Doris Wheeler, Maude M. Sampson and Bette S. Monroe.
   Survivors include her husband, Samuel Phil Given, of the home; one sister, Mary Byron, Wheeling, W.Va.; one brother, John R. Sampson, Hampton, Va.; two stepsons, David A. Given, Akron, Ohio; Kenneth E. Given, Lakeland, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Phyllis Given Haines, Lakeland, Fla.; five step grandchildren; one step great grandchild, and one local nephew, Geddie Monroe, Elizabethton. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Becky Hale, organist. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Hal Cook, Lewis Merryman, George Linebaugh, Don Tetrick, Jim Ritts, Dick Raley, Dick Grindstaff and Carroll Broome. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home chapel. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to General Fund, First United Methodist Church, 325 East E. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

George E. Hazelwood
   George E. Hazelwood, age 71, 119 Oscar Johnson Rd., Hampton, died Sunday, November 9, 2003 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Rose Ellen Hazelwood.
   He was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   Mr. Hazelwood was a retired employee of the Tennessee Highway Department as a supervisor in the surveying department. He was also a professional musician and had preformed at the Grand Ole Opry with Carl Story and the Rambling Mountaineers and with Raymond Fairchild and The Maggie Valley Boys.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy M. Hazelwood, September 2002, and two sisters, Ressie Lewis and Mary Potter.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Jerry Keys, Jonesborough; a son and daughter-in-law, Bud and Sandy Hazelwood, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Jeramie Keys, Esq., and spouse Christy Keys, Atlanta, Ga.; Ashley Keys, Jonesborough; Megan Hazelwood, Brody Hazelwood, both of Elizabethton, and one sister, Mildred Montgomery, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, Elizabethton with Rev. Bobby Stout, and Rev. Keith Williams officiating. Music will be under the direction of Paul Williams and The Victory Trio, Pleasant Beach Baptist Church Quartet, Trey Hensley and Hunter Berry and G.C. Matlock. The graveside service and interment will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 2 p.m. at John Miller Cemtery, Butler, with Rev. Glenn Keller officiating. Active pallbearers will be Jeramie Keys, Esq., Brody Hazelwood, L.J. Heaton, Dale Potter, Dean Reece, Ray Evan, Jerry Lynn Montgomery and Clark Austin. Honorary pallbearers will be Clarence Berry, Charlie Booher, Dale Buckles, Dr. Robert Allen, Donnie Carden, E.C. Vines, Carl Estep, nephews, men of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church, employees of the State Highway Department, employees of the Carter County Highway Department, and all people who love bluegrass music. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Leukemia Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  

J.T. Hughes
   J.T. Hughes, age 63, 1218 U.S. Highway143, Roan Mountain died Sunday November 9, 2003 at his residence unexpectedly.
   He was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Tom and Bessie Garland Hughes.
   He attended Cove Creek Presbyterian Church and was an auxiliary Deputy for the Carter County Sheriff's Department. He was a former employee of Summers-Taylor. He was a volunteer for Adventist Community Services, Roan Mountain.
   Mr. Hughes was a U.S. Navy veteran.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois White Hughes, February 22, 2001; one son, Cody Jay Hughes, 1995; two sisters and two brothers.
   Survivors include three daughters, Deanna Wilkerson, Elizabethton; Carla Stines, Elizabethton; Kim Hughes, Elizabethton; one sister, Ruby "Sis" Crabtree, Hampton; five grandchildren, Tommy Wilkerson, Danny Stines, Jr., Kristina Stines, Hannah Mathes, Kate Hughes, all of Elizabethton; special friends, Judy Miller, Erwin; Donna Huchaba, Roan Mountain; Harold Barnett, Roan Mountain, and Sheriff John Henson, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain with Rev. Dan Blevins and Pastor Kurt Styron officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith. The graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at Hughes Cemetery, Duck Branch, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Crabtree, Tim Mottern, Chuck Crabtree, Jack Barnett, Jack Barlow and Sheriff John Henson. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Barnett, Clarence Barnett and members of the Carter County Sheriff's Department. 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 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, or friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Kim Hughes, 928A Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton 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 arrangements.
  

Vana M. Trivett
   Vana McGuire Trivett, age 101, Dark Ridge Rd., Elk Park, N.C., went to be with the Lord, Sunday, November 9, 2003 at Appalachian Christian Village following a brief illness.
   A native of Beech Mountain, N.C., she was the daughter of the late George W. McGuire, Jr. and Alice Trivett McGuire.
   She was of the Baptist faith.
   She was a homemaker. She taught quilting, sewing, macrame and cake decorating classes at Mayland Community College.
   Mrs. Trivett enjoyed music such as folk ballads and hymns. Some of her recordings are on file at Duke University.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Trivett; two sons, Clarence Trivett, Perry Allen Trivett; a daughter, Wilma T. Walsh; a grandson, Gary Triplett, and several brothers and sisters.
   Survivors include four daughters, Lenos Trivett, Johnson City; Georgia E. Marston, of Peoria, Ill.; Jewel T. Nunley, Elizabethton; Judy T. Lynn, Newton, N.C.; two sons, Vernon Trivett, of Pensacola, Fla.; Clark Trivett, of Seven Lakes, N.C.; 26 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren; and three sisters, Fern Buchanan, Erwin; Erleen Church, Beech Mountain, N.C., and Blanche Harmon, of Valdese, N.C.. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at Beech Mountain Baptist Church, Beech Mountain, N.C., with Rev. James Hagaman, Rev. Richard Jones, and Rev. Dennis Church officiating. Music will be under the direction of Beech Mountain Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Beech Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home, or friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Lenos Trivett, 214 Brown Ave., Johnson City, any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations to Beech Mountain Baptist Church. 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.
  

James C. Waycaster
   James Coy Waycaster, 82, formerly of South Second Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 9, 2003, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   Mr. Waycaster was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Allen Kelly and Stella Mae West Waycaster.
   Mr. Waycaster was retired from North American Rayon Corporation and was a member of Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church, where he was a former Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   He was preceded in death by his first wife, Georgia Byrd Waycaster, in 1972; his second wife, Helen Medearis Bunton Waycaster, in 2002; a son, James Allen Waycaster, in 1966; a stepson, Ray Bunton, in 2002; a stepdaughter, Sue Greene, in 2003; three brothers, Roy Waycaster, Bill Waycaster and Jack Waycaster; and two sisters, Nina Helton and Pearl Collins. 
   Survivors include a son, Phillip Ray Waycaster, Kingsport; two stepsons, Jack Bunton, Johnson City, and William Bunton, Elizabethton; and two sisters, Gloria McWilliams, Garden City, Mich., and Gay Greenlee, Redford, Mich. Two grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Messer officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Hampton. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Waycaster, Mark Waycaster, Bert Waycaster, Ben McKinney, Albert Humphreys, Bobby Oliver, Kyle Lovelace, Calvin Hyder, Tom Pleasant, David Bunton, Jason Bunton, Charlie Blevins, William E. Bunton, Billy Bunton and Jim Hawk. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. 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.

November 10, 2003

George E. Hazelwood
  
Mr. George E. Hazelwood, age 71, of 119 Oscar Johnson Road, Hampton, died Sunday, November 9, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, of Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Jack D. Heaton
  
Jack D. Heaton, 63, 129 Winchester Court, Johnson City, died Saturday, November 8, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of Grace Shell Heaton, Elizabethton, and the late Lewis Heaton who died October 30, 1952.
   He was a 1959 graduate of Elizabethton High School.
   He was a retired insurance agent. For a period of time, he was co-owner of Maupin Exxon. He worked as a millwright welder and was a former agent for Gulf Life Insurance Company and retired due to disability from United Family Life Insurance Company of Atlanta.
   Mr. Heaton was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton, where he was a past chairman of the deacons and a Sunday school director.
   He served in the United States Army.
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Don Heaton.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Judy Rowland Heaton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Danny Heaton, of Erwin; Scott and Diane Heaton, Elizabethton, and John and Tracy Heaton, of Unicoi; two sisters, Janice Maupin, of Elizabethton, and Freda Carver, of Gray; a brother, Jimmy Heaton, of Enterprise, Alabama; four granddaughters, Lauren Heaton, Audrey Heaton, Emily Heaton and Sarah Heaton, and two grandsons, Hadden Heaton and Ethan Lewis. Twelve nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Monday, November 10, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Roger Jenkins will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday will be Danny Heaton, Scott Heaton, John Heaton, Lowell Shell, Jerry Taylor, Mike Wiggins, Tony Heaton, Christopher Heaton, Bill Mosley, Mike Blair and Greg Maupin. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Russo, Dr. John Reichle, Pat Slay, Lewis Heaton, Danny Carver, Mark Heaton, Bob Hughes, Joe Fair, deacons and former deacons of First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Diane Heaton, 1000 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Heaton family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Millie F. Smith
  
Mrs. Millie Frances Smith, 85, 1438 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 9, 2003 at her residence.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late William and Ida Buckles Peters.
   Mrs. Smith was retired from the Carter County School System, having worked in the cafeteria at Unaka Elementary and Unaka High School.
   She was a member of Unaka Baptist Church and the senior adult Sunday school class.
   Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by two sons, Eugene and Wayne Smith, and three sisters, Elizabeth Rash, May Peters and Catherine Berry.
   Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Fred W. Smith; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and A.D. "Sonny" Fletcher, of Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Mary Smith, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; a brother, Hobert Peters, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Walker Roberson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Wednesday will be Kurt Smith, Steve Smith, Ed Smith, Gary Smith, Tim Smith and John Fletcher. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Ornduff, Don Hardin, Gary Arnold and Brian Smith. 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 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Smith family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

November 9, 2003

Ailene C. Bailey
   Ailene Clark Bailey, 84, 105 Cates Corner, Hampton, died Friday, November 7, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Bailey was a native of Williamson, W.Va., and a daughter of the late Robert R. "Johnny" and Myrtle Carden Clark. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Maynard Bailey, September 1, 1975, two infant daughters, an infant son, and two sisters, Hazel Shull and Wanda Markland.
   Mrs. Bailey had lived in Elizabethton for the past 71 years. She was a retired LPN from the former Carter County Memorial Hospital, having retired in 1984.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Kenneth Perry, Unicoi; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert Paul and Myra "June" Bailey, Hampton, and Richard Arlen Bailey, of the home; three sisters, Blondeen Parr, Johnson City, Betty Lou Chambers and Anna Sue Clark, both of Elizabethton; two granddaughters; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, November 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Mike Taylor and Mr. Dwayne Calhoun officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, November 10, in the Hall Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday, will be Mark Carr, Matt Jaynes, Phillip Shull, Ralph Parr, Ricky Markland, Mark Markland and Randy Markland. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence Sunday afternoon. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Bailey Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Velma B. Honeycutt
Velma Blevins Honeycutt, 85, Herman Honeycutt Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, November 8, 2003, in the Roan Highlands Nursing Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Honeycutt was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Nat and Polly Odom Blevins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman Honeycutt Jr., a son, Dewey Hilmon, and two brothers, Jack Blevins and Sterlin Blevins.
   Mrs. Honeycutt was a homemaker. She was a member of Fork Mountain Free Will Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Linda Hilmon, Hampton; three daughters and a son-in-law, JoAnn Norris, Hampton, Debbie Stevens, Roan Mountain, and Sue and Carey Goodwin, Bessemer, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Billie Spooner, Bessemer, Ala.; a brother, Dale Blevins, Roan Mountain; special nephews, Mike and Terry Blevins, Roan Mountain; and other nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, November 10, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Don Gregg officiating. Interment will follow in the Captain Nelson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 9, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain. Those who wish to make memorials in memory of Mrs. Honeycutt may make donations to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37601. On line 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.

Johnny W. Livingston
   Johnny Wayne Livingston, 61, 229 Echo Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, November 7, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Livingston was a native of Shelbyville, Tenn., and the son of the late Clyde and Katie Davenport Livingston.
   Mr. Livingston was a retired brick mason and a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church, where he served as van ministry director. He was also a member of the Carter County Cattleman's Association.
   Survivors include his wife, Sally Livingston, of the home; his mother-in-law, Etta Odom, of the home; a sister-in-law and her husband, Helen and Michael Keller, Elizabethton; special friends, the children of Lynn Valley Baptist Church; and several special nieces and nephews.
   The Memorial-Celebration service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday, November 9, at Lynn Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Wilson and the Rev. David Hankal officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bill Greene and Jim Timbs, soloists; the Lynn Valley Baptist Church Choir, led by Kelly Rapert; and Cathy Wilson, pianist. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, November 10, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Darrell Bowers, Rick Hubbard, Lee Goodwin, Allen Goodwin, Larry Buck, Sonny Gouge, Audrey Taylor, David Crockett, Silas Tester and Bill Crawford. Honorary pallbearers will be Floyd Storie, Frank Kendall, Alf Campbell, Bob Markland, William Price, John R. Campbell, Ken Potter, Dr. Michael Cookson, Dr. Christopher Hemphill and The Praying Mountain Men. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 12:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Lynn Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, 1367 Broad Street, 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.

Wade E. Norris
   Wade E. Norris, 70, 169 Morton Road, Hampton, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, November 6, 2003, at his home.
   A native of Johnson County, Wade was born January 8, 1933 to Betty Norris and the late Clarence Norris. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Corrine Forrester Norris. Wade was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his granddaughter, Tracy Isaacs, with whom he made his home; his mother, Betty Norris, Mountain City; two daughters, Vanessa Roberts, Hampton, and Pamela Norris, Elizabethton; four sons, Joseph Norris and Marty Norris, both of Elizabethton, Johnny Norris, Mountain City, and Michael Norris, Kingsport; two sisters, Elsie Holden and Margaret Lipford, both of Mountain City; two brothers, Willard Norris and Millard Norris, both of Mountain City; several grandchildren; a great-grandson, Cody Isaacs, Hampton; and several nieces and nephews.
   Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 8, in the Green Cemetery in Mountain City with the Rev. Harvey White and the Rev. Gary Gambill officiating. Active pallbearers were family. The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hux-Lipford Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of his granddaughter, Tracy Isaacs, 169 Morton Road, Hampton, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hux-lipford.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, was in charge of arrangements.

Grace E. Schnelle
   Grace Elizabeth Schnelle, daughter of Heath and Tonja Schnelle, died at birth Monday, November 3, 2003, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Bel Air, Md.
   She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, S.K. and Mattie H. Brooks, Kermit C. Hilton and C. Willis Schnelle.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her maternal grandparents, Roger A. Brooks, Gate City, Va., and Joyce Brooks, Blountville; her paternal grandparents, Ron and Kay Schnelle, Johnson City; and her great-grandparents, Ruby Hilton, Blountville, Eva Schnelle, Johnson City, and Bill and Faye Gragg, Abilene, Kansas.
   Services and interment were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 8, in Joppa, Md.
   Courtesy of Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough.

November 7, 2003

June P. Harrill
   Mrs. June Porter Harrill, 1873 Field Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday evening, November 5, 2003, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Harrill was a native of Castlewood, Va., and the daughter of the late C.D. Porter and Rowena Dye Porter Whitehead.
   Mrs. Harrill had lived in Elizabethton for most of her adult life. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton and was a graduate of Milligan College. She taught in the Elizabethton City Schools, primarily in the Science Department of T.A. Dugger Junior High School.
   She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Frank Harrill, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Greg Bowers, Elizabethton; two grandsons, Alan and Daniel Bowers, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert L. and Wilma Porter, Castlewood, Va.; and a half sister, D. Jane Hepp, Fairfax, Va.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 9, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Becky Hale, organist. Active pallbearers will be Arden Hill, Don McKeehan, Terry Jones, Charles Green, Dr. Eugene Galloway, Frank Robinson, Charlie Robinson, Joe Alexander, Richard Barker and Richard Tetrick. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Andrew Berchuck, Dr. Sheryl Pack, Dr. David Hecht, Robert Whalen, J.C. Cooper III, Alvah Ferguson Jr., fellow teachers Mrs. Harrill taught with and former students Mrs. Harrill taught during her teaching career. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, November 8, at the funeral home and other times at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Greg (Julie) Bowers, 427 West E. Street, Elizabethton. The family requests those who wish to make donations in memory of Mrs. Harrill may donate to First United Methodist Church-General Fund, American Cancer Society, 209 South Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Donnie R. Humphreys
  
GREENEVILLE -- Donnie Ray "Biggin'" Humphreys, age 48, died Sunday, November 2, 2003 in Dallas, Texas.
   He was the son of the late John and Elsie Sweeten Humphreys, of Watauga, Tenn. He was a track hoe operator.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Vickie Humphreys, of Dallas, Texas.
   Survivors include two brothers and one sister-in-law, Billy Lee and Laura Humphreys, of Greeneville, and Jeff Humphreys, of Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews, and a great niece and great nephew.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2003 at Kiser Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Paul Peer officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 9, 2003 at Bill and Laura Humphreys' Farm. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. The body will remain at Kiser Funeral Home throughout the services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday preceding the funeral service. Family and friends are asked to meet at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday at the Bill and Laura Humphreys' Farm Cemetery for the committal service. Kiser Funeral Home, 401 W. Main St., Greeneville, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Daniel R. Potter
  
The Celebration of Life Service for Daniel R. Potter, 50, 616 Maple Street, Johnson City, who died Saturday, November 1, 2003, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 9, at Millennium Convention Center, Johnson City. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, WETS Radio Station, or the Boy Scouts of America. Serving the family of Daniel R. Potter is Snyder's Funeral Home of Gray.

Jay L. Roberts
   Jay Lanney Roberts, age 60, 252 Buck Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at his residence.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Jaye T. and Blanche Birchfield Roberts.
   Mr. Roberts was a member of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church.
   In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a step-son, Timmy Potter.
   Survivors include his wife, Beulah Potter Roberts, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Tammy Layne Roberts and Scott Hicks, Roan Mountain; one granddaughter, Candice Dawn Roberts, Roan Mountain; one sister, Johnnye Jenkins, Valley Forge; one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Margie Roberts, of Granite Falls, North Carolina; a very special aunt, Maude Holden, Roan Mountain; a special niece, Roemisa Ward, Elizabethton; two step-grandchildren, Cory and Bret Hicks, Roan Mountain; several other nieces and nephews. He was lovingly referred to as "Grampsy" by several great-nieces and great-nephews who also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain with Mr. Chucky Holden and Mr. Gerald Holly, ministers, officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at the Cordell Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Joe Gleason, Bobby Dugger, Tom Ward, Jearamy Ward, William Birchfield and Del Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Morgan, Landon Campbell, Gerald Birchfield, Brownlow Harrison and Billy Joe Potter. The family will receive friends from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, or friends may call at the residence 252 Buck Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, 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 arrangements.

November 6, 2003

Harold E. Meadow
  
Mr. Harold Eugene Meadows, 63, 607 Sunnyside-Shady Rest Road, Kings Mountain, North Carolina died Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at his residence following a brief illness with cancer. 
   A native of Gaston County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Joseph Samuel and Velma Brown Meadows. 
   He was a licensed funeral director in Tennessee and North Carolina and retired with Heritage Family Funeral Services in 1995 due to ill health. He served families from 1983-1995 at Hathaway-Percy and Tetrick Funeral Homes in Elizabethton; as manager of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel in Bluff City and at Ashelawn Funeral Home in Jefferson, North Carolina. 
   He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #444 F.& A.M. and the Lion's Club in Gaston County, NC.
   Survivors include his wife, Betty Spencer Meadows, of the home; one son, Marty E. Meadows, Kings Mountain, North Carolina; one daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and James Sturgill, Kings Mountain, Tennessee; two brothers, James Meadows, of Wrens, Ga. and Bobby Meadows, of Mount Holly, North Carolina; two sisters, JoAnn Grigg, of Bessemer City, North Carolina and Linda Tilley, of Blairs, Va., and four grandchildren, Eric Grindstaff, Christopher Smith, Jimmy Sturgill and Carrie Sturgill, all of Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
   The family will receive friends at the residence, 607 Sunnyside-Shady Rest in Kings Mountain, North Carolina from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2003. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Green Funeral Service (South Chapel) 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia, NC 28052 (800) 270-9183. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl B. Perkins
   Mrs. Pearl B. Perkins, 93, formerly of 1919 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, November 4, 2003, at Asbury Place.
   Mrs. Perkins was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and had lived most of her life in Tennessee. She was a daughter of the late Vernie A. and Judy Bowman Atwood and was also preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Perkins Sr., in 1982, and by three brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. Perkins was the 1928 Valedictorian at the Watauga Academy and was a retired elementary school teacher. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Clint and Colleen Perkins and John and Gail Perkins, all of Johnson City; a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Kenneth Emmert, Johnson City; two sisters, Doris Nelson and Beatrice Barnes, both of Johnson City; several half brothers and half sisters; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   The funeral service for Mrs. Perkins will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 6, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Art Webb and the Rev. James Archer officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist, and Brian Wilson, trumpeter. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Troy Perkins, Steven Perkins, Johnny Darrell Perkins, Michael Johnson, Alex Perkins, Nathan Webb, Dillon Hoyle and Clint Webb. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Steve Webb, Larry "Kebo" Scalf, Jeff Lewis, Dr. David Moulton, Robert Perkins, Howard Jewett, members of Powder Branch Baptist Church and the third floor nursing staff at Asbury Place. A special thank you is extended to Nancy Maupin and Linda Crouch. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Online condolences may be sent to the Perkins family at www.morrisbaker.com. These arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521.

Jay L. Roberts
   Jay Lanney Roberts, 60, 252 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, November 5, 2003, at his residence.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

November 5, 2003

James N. "Dump" Ellis
   James N. "Dump" Ellis, 64, of Lake Park, Ga., died Monday, November 3, 2003 at his residence.
   Mr. Ellis was born December 17, 1938 in Elizabethton to Hallie Egli Ellis, of Elizabethton, and the late Paul Ellis. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Ellis Ward.
   Mr. Ellis retired from Roadway and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church. He was a Mason and Shriner and a graduate of Unaka High School.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Judy C. Ellis, Lake Park, Ga.; a daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Phil Isaacs, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Sherry Ellis, Unicoi; three grandchildren, Boone Ellis, Unicoi, Miranda Isaacs and Chelsie Isaacs, both of Elizabethton; three step-sons and spouses, Michael A. and Paula White, San Diego, Calif., Daniel A. White, Atlanta, Ga., and Paul A. and Tammy White, Little Rock, Ark.; four step-granddaughters, Ashley White and Sophie White both of San Diego, Calif., Whitley Jo White and Kiley Kay White, both of Little Rock, Ark.; and a brother, Robert Ellis, Elizabethton.
   The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 7, at Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Mr. Joel Stauffer, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be Tim Ward, W.G. "Dub" Ward, Mike Peters, Steve Peters, Gene Ritchie, Ernest "Gebe" Ritchie, George Ritchie, Ronald Ellis, Bill Ellis, and Joe Butler. Honorary pallbearers will be John Berry, Wayne Little, Ernie Peters, Todd Scott, David Walsh and Danny Davis. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 6, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Phil Isaacs, 109 Baird Lane, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Ellis to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site: www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Launa B. Range
   Mrs. Launa B. Range, 95, 200 North East Street, Elizabethton, went to be with the Lord Monday, November 3, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Range was a native of Damascus, Va., and the daughter of the late Elbert W. and Lula Belle Webb Bullock. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Andrew Range, in 1970, and a daughter, Mary Sue Range.
   Mrs. Range was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a son, Gary Range, Lexington, N.C.; a daughter, Georgia Pierce, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; several special cousins; numerous friends; and a special friend, Gladys Sheets.
   According to Mrs. Range's wishes, her body was donated to the James H. Quillen College of Medicine. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
   Notice courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Arnold Simerly
  
Mr. Arnold Simerly, 82, 130 Cedar Grove Rd., Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at the North Side Hospital after an extended illness.
   A life-long resident of Carter County, he was a son of the late Rossie S. and Cecila Whitehead Simerly.
   Mr. Simerly was retired from Pharmaseal, Johnson City, and was a farmer. He was a member of the Pearce Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
   Mr. Simerly was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Garland Simerly. He was active in the Democratic Party of Carter County.
   Survivors include one aunt, Mrs. Arizona Whitehead Hopson, Hampton; several cousins, and a special friend and caregiver, Maxine Hopson of Johnson City.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 7, 2003 in the Whitehead Cemetery, Hampton. Music will be provided by Jennifer Crabtree and Josh Stanley, Pipler. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday will be Kenneth Nelson, Dan Brandt, Jim Brandt, Tony Smith, Gary Hopson and Dennis Rhinehart. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Hopson, Ray Chesser, Dr. Wesley Hanson, David Runner, and the nurses and staff of the 700 wing, North Side Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 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.

November 4, 2003

Mrs. Willie Calhoun
   Mrs. Willie Calhoun, age 77, 1266 U.S. Highway 143, Roan Mountain, died Monday, November 3, 2003 at the Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, North Carolina, following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Bessie Honeycutt Hughes.
   Mrs. Calhoun was a member of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Reynard Calhoun, of the home; one sister, Mable Troutman, Roan Mountain; one great niece and spouse, Kathy and Johnny Ledford, Roan Mountain; two great great nieces and spouse, Melinda and Dean Fields; Jessica Ledford, all of Roan Mountain; two great great great nieces, Kaylen Fields and Karah Fields, both of Roan Mountain; one nephew, Bill Hughes, of Deland, Florida; four special friends, Nickie Strickland and Joanna Miller, both of Roan Mountain; Clara Heaton, Elizabethton, and Helen Guinn, of Elk Park, North Carolina. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2003 in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Richard Blevins and Mr. Bedford Motley, Jr., minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Burbank Free Will Baptist Church Quartet. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Calhoun, Jack Barnett, Carroll Hill, Harold Jarrett, J.L. Troutman, Warren Ledford, Danny Miller and Walter Heaton. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Troutman, Jim Strickland, J.B. Ellis, Horace Calhoun, Scotty Johnson, Neal Johnson, Tom Jarrett, C.W. McMahan, Steve Barnett, Ted Barnett, Herm Freeman, Russ Johnson, Fred Martin, Mike Street, Guy Street, members of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church, friends and neighbors. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Cannon Memorial Hospital for their love and care shown to our family. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain or friends may call at the residence of a great niece, Kathy Ledford, 375 Shell 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 arrangements.

William Culler
  
William Oliver "Bill" Culler, 82, Hampton, died Sunday, November 2, 2003 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Born on December 8, 1920 to the late Floyd and Pearl Usary Culler in the Sinking Creek Community of Johnson City, he worked at Bemberg and North American Rayon Corporation for many years.
   He retired from ITT in 1982 where he worked as a millwright. He was also a mechanic working out of a garage at his home during most of his adult life.
   Mr. Culler was a veteran, serving with the 3rd U.S. Marine Division of the South Pacific in the Bougainville Campaign and on Guam during World War II.
   He married Georgia Taylor Lacy in 1945, and they have continued to live in the Hampton area since 1949.
   He was a member of Rittertown Baptist Church. He was a member of Hampton Masonic Lodge #566.
   Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Georgia Culler; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Geri Lacy, of Roan Mountain, and Chuck and Sharon Culler, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Jerry Mashburn, of Southern Pines, North Carolina; a brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Estelle Culler, Elizabethton; two sisters, Ruth Morton and Annalee White, both of Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, Kelly Lacy Bresnahan, Richard Lacy, Jr., Nicholas Culler, Kala Culler, Kelli Culler, Mark Mashburn and Marianne Mashburn.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Haynes and Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2003 in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Ben Johnson and Pat Ray will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday will be Larry Emmert, Gordan Emmert, Frank Culler, Joel Deloach, Joe Hensley and Elden White. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Ward, Bobby Frasier, Jack Smith, Tip Smith, Wayne Smith, Byrd Deadrick, Bill Davis, Buddy Wiseman, Michael Ingram, Ken Carnett, Gene Smith, Buddy Wiseman, Avon friends, his church family, doctors and staff of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Johnson City. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. VFW Post #2166 will conduct military graveside honors. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Culler to the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Culler family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby R. Greene
   Bobby R. Greene, age 73, 414 East K Street, Elizabethton, left to be with his Lord and Savior suddenly on Sunday, November 2, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Rufus Thomas and Mary Celica Lewis Greene.
   Mr. Greene was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and retired from Nuclear Fuels Services. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served in Vietnam. Mr. Greene completed college through the U.S. Air Force.
   He is preceded in death by one son, Rick Thomas Greene.
   Survivors include his wife, Janet Marie Greene, of the home; one daughter, Susan Marie Symore, of Minnesota; one son, Stephen Ray Greene, of Wisconsin; three step daughters, Judith Rexrode, of the home; Wanda Hunter and Frances Miller, both of Elizabethton; two step sons, Russell Rexrode, of Virginia; Daniel Rexrode, Elizabethton; one sister, Betty Ann Bell, of Pennsylvania; one brother, Carl Thomas Greene, Elizabethton; three grandchildren; eight step grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Rev. Joe Sorah and Rev. Bob Bell officiating.
   Music will be under the direction of Tyler Hyder.
   The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Allen Hicks, Daniel Rexrode, Jonathan Rexrode, Larry Mink, Daniel Waggy and Jerald Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be Teddy Miller and Howell Wiseman. Military honors to be accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home, or friends may call at the residence at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Larry P. Nidiffer
  
Larry Paul Nidiffer, 64, 167 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 3, 2003 at his residence.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of Pauline Stout Nidiffer, Elizabethton, and the late Joseph Paul Nidiffer, who died February 25, 1993.
   He was a mechanic and a truck driver. He attended the Nazarene Church.
   Mr. Nidiffer was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Elizabeth Crowe.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Monte L. Nidiffer, of the home; a sister, Marcella Nidiffer, of Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Monte O. Nidiffer, Dana Wilson and Tara Nidiffer; two great grandchildren; three uncles, Robert Nidiffer, Smith Nidiffer and Harlan Stout, and one aunt, Wilma Norman.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, November 6, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Elmer Carter officiating. Burial will follow the service. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Nidiffer family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel R. Potter
  
Daniel R. Potter, 50, 616 Maple St., Johnson City, died Saturday, November 1, 2003.
   Born in Knoxville, Tenn., Danny obtained his master's degree at ETSU.
   He worked at Greene Valley Development Center for 28 years. He was the founder and coordinator of the Jonesborough Celtic Festival and the Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival.
   He was a member of the Scottish American Military Society, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Society for Creative Anachronism, MENSA, Clan Colquhoun, Tennessee State Educators Association, American Civil Liberties Union, National Arbor Day Foundation, National Eagle Scout Association, St. John's Episcopal Church, 78th Frasier's Highlanders, St. Andrews Society, Clanna-n-Alba, Kingdom Raknar, Bird Clan of the Free Cherokee of Eastern Alabama, Celtic American Association of Northeast Tennessee.
   He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim and Josie Potter and Gordon and Ethel Pack.
   He is survived by his parents, Ray and Mary Potter, of Powell, Tenn.; brothers, Tim and wife Mona of Elizabethton; Scott and wife Jozelle, of Powell; sisters Gerry Williams and husband, Ray, of Corryton; Cathy Price and husband, Bob, of Powell; nephews Jesse Potter, Jonathan Potter and nieces Nikki Potter, Lyndsay and Raysha Williams, and many very devoted and special friends. Memorial services are to be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, 2003 at Millennium Convention Center, Johnson City. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, followed by the Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, WETS Radio Station, or the Boy Scouts of America. Snyder's Funeral Home, 5923 Kingsport Highway, Gray, TN is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara M. Whitman
  
Barbara Moretz Whitman, age 60, died October 31, 2003 in Lexington, North Carolina where she had made her home for the past 40 years.
   She was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Denver and Victoria Hodges Moretz.
   Ms. Whitman was preceded in death by three sisters, Dena Guinn, Shirley Moretz, and Frieda Buckles, and a brother, Willie Moretz.
   Survivors include her husband, James Whitman, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Monica Whitman, of Lexington, N.C.; three sisters, Shelby Wilson, of Elizabethton; Nell Watson, of Hampton, and Ivalee Sheron, of Mountain City; one brother, Charles Moretz, of Evensville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted by Davidson Funeral Home, of Lexington, N.C. Compliments of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

November 3, 2003

Dana A. Clark, Sr.
  
Dana Allen Clark, Sr., 69, Roan Highlands Nursing Home, Roan Mountain, formerly of Hampton, died Sunday, November 2, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Jess B. and Gladys Garland Clark.
   Mr. Clark was a retired supervisor with North American Rayon Corporation.
   He attended the Free Will Baptist Church.
   He had served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge #566.
   Survivors include his wife, Melissa Clark; one daughter, Debbie Clark Gragg, of Linville, North Carolina; one son, Dana Allen Clark, Jr., of Hampton; one step-daughter, Heather Holly Clark, of Elizabethton; one granddaughter, Kristi Michelle Clark, Hampton; one grandson, Jeffery Glenn Clark, of Hampton; four sisters, Alice Birchfield, of Unicoi; Geraldean Lacy, of Roan Mountain; Rebecca Street and Judy Perdue, both of Hampton; two brothers, Newton "Bud" Clark, of Hampton; Sammy Clark, of Shreveport, Louisiana, and one special nephew, Michael Ingram, of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Street and Rev. Daniel Whetstine officiating. Sid Gragg will provide the music. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Rebecca Street, 1230 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Clark family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lilly J. Orton
   Lilly Jean Orton, age 66, of 126 Gilbert Wilson Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, November 1, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, following an extended illness.
   She was a native of Madison County, Mars Hill, North Carolina, former resident of Johnson City, and had resided in Elizabethton for the past seven years.
   She was a daughter of the late Harry Banner and Sally Mae Capps Fender.
   Mrs. Orton was a member of the Harbor Light Baptist Church, where she was a member of the church choir.
   She was a homemaker.
   Mrs. Orton is preceded in death by two sons Teddy Lee Orton, February 5, 1984 and Jerry Wayne Orton, October 28, 1962.
   Survivors include her husband, Joseph Tom Orton, Sr., of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Gary Cole, Elizabethton; Sandra and Jimmy James, Elizabethton; Crystal and Jeff Daugherty, Johnson City; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Joseph Orton, Jr. and Jill Orton, Elizabethton; Tim and Renee Orton, Elizabethton, and James Orton, Elizabethton; one brother, James Fender, North Carolina, and one sister, Zetta Taylor, of Sandusky, Ohio. Twenty grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at Harbor Light Baptist Church, with Rev. Danny Quinn and Rev. Gary Deloach officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Charlie Palmer. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Harbor Light Baptist Church, Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Josh James, Teddy Orton, J.T. Orton, Justin James, Joseph James, Briac Daugherty, Jacob James, and Timothy Orton. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Harbor Light Baptist Church, and Dr. Ray Lamb. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 4, 2003 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harbor Light Baptist Church or other times at the residence, 126 Gilbert Wilson Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences to the family may be sent through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is in charge of the arrangements.

Howard F. West
  
Howard Franklin West, age 80, of the Ottway Community in Greene County, died Sunday morning, November 2, 2003 at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
   He was well known for his involvement in the carnival business in East Tennessee and was widely known as the "carnival man".
   Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Harmon West; daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Floyd Bradford, of Elizabethton; two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Howard and Genia Bradford, of Greene County, and Perry Bradford, of Elizabethton; two great grandsons, Sylas Bradford and Tyler Coe; several nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Kelsey Guy.
   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2003 and Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at Rose Hill Funeral Home, Greeneville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2003 from Ottway United Methodist Church with interment in Mountain Valley Cemetery. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton.

November 2, 2003

Ruby Frost
   Mrs. Ruby Frost, age 87, 222 Price Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, October 30, 2003, at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness. A native of Campbell County, Tenn., Mrs. Frost was the daughter of the late Jacob and Betty Chitwood Cordell. She was a former employee of the dry cleaning industry. She was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.
   Mrs. Frost was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Frost, in 1991, by a son, William Frost, by a daughter, Sandra Gail Frost and by four brothers.
   Survivors include one sister, Ruth Abdallah, Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Arnold Cordell, Johnson City, and Bill Cordell, Boise, Id.; three grandsons; three great- grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Teresa Frost, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Betty Carden and Sonny Sorrells, both of Elizabethton.
   The Funeral service for Mrs. Ruby Frost will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 1,2003, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. William L. Duncan officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 2003, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Robert Frost, William Frost, Darrin Frost, Robert Blevins, Charles Ward and Jimmy Lipford. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Lipford, Kevin Lipford, Lawrence Marlow, Darrell Marlow and Richard Forrester. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence, 222 Price Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 PM on Sunday 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.

John L. Hathaway
   John Lusk Hathaway, age 90, 301 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, died Friday afternoon while on his daily walk. He was a native of Elizabethton, and was the son of the late Major C.R. and Josie Lusk Hathaway. Mr. Hathaway was a 1931 graduate of Elizabethton High School and received his B.S. degree in the first Chemical Engineering Class of The University of Tennessee in 1935. After graduation from college, he began working in the Chemical Laboratory of Bemberg Fibers. He spent his entire working career with Bemberg and Beaunit Fibers. He was the Chemical Division Superintendent from 1942 to 1954, the Production Manager and Plant Manager from 1954 till 1961, the Vice President of the Cupramonium Division of Beaunit Fibers from 1961 until 1966. He then became the Research Manager for Beaunit Fibers at Triangle Park, N.C., from 1966 until his retirement in 1972. Following his retirement, he taught mathematics at the Herman Robinson Vocational School from 1973 until 1977. Mr. Hathaway was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton and was a member and president of the Wesley Sunday School Class. He was also a past president of the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club and was mentioned in the World Who's Who in Finance and Industry. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Helen Chambers Hathaway, May 5, 1996. He and Helen made sure their family stayed close by gathering everyone on holidays and by providing a cabin on Holden Beach every July for 25 years.
   He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn Hathaway Brown and Ed Brown of Columbia, S.C., and Frances Hathaway Sams and Elmer Sams, Jr., of Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, John L. Hathaway D.D.S, and Nancy Luther Hathaway, of Johnson City; one sister, Florence Hathaway Williams, Bowmantown, Tenn.; one special niece, Ann Williams Large, Bowmantown, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Tom Brown, Tampa, Fla., Jody Farris, Nashville, Tenn., Sean Brown, Columbia, S.C., Brad Sams, Rachelle Williams, and Chad Sams, all of Elizabethton, John Hathaway, III, Johnson City, and Travis Hathaway, Charleston, S.C. Nine great-grandchildren also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2003, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Buford Hankins and the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be under the direction of Elmer Sams, Jr. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 4, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons, Tom Brown, Sean Brown, Brad Sams, Chad Sams, John Hathaway, III and Travis Hathaway. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Williams, Kevin Farris, members of the Wesley Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church, breakfast friends, friends and neighbors. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 3, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, or friends may call at the residence, 301 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations in memory of Mr. Hathaway to General Fund of the First United Methodist Church, 325 East E. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Lilly J. Orton
   Lilly Jean Orton, age 66, 126 Gilbert Wilson Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, November 1, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie Rash
   Bonnie Rash, 80, 2382 Carolina Avenue, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Friday, October 31, 2003 in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
   Mrs. Rash was born in Butler, but moved to the Bristol area in December of 1948. She was the daughter of the late Emerald G. and Winnie Wilson Robinson. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jack and Johnny Rash; a grandson, Brian Ketron; two sisters, Grace Pierce and Fern Stalcup; and five brothers, Salmer Robinson, Bud Robinson, John Robinson, Glen Robinson and Ray Robinson.
   Mrs. Rash was a charter member of Valley Pike Presbyterian Church. She was a retired employee of Barkers Super Market.
   Survivors include her husband, Joseph E. "Joe" Rash; two daughters, Margaret Wallace, Limestone, and Nancy Ketron, Bristol; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Elmer Robinson, Pulaski, Va.; three sisters, Shirley Norris and Edna Kyte, both of Butler, and Faye Fritts, Elizabethton; and special friends, Micky and Donna Smith and Debbie Haynes.
   Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 2, in the Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Booher officiating. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Weaver Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary R. Rooke
   Mary Lois Rice Rooke, 67, 108 E. 5th Avenue, Watauga, died Friday, October 31, 2003, amongst family and friends.
   She was born September 17, 1936, in Sunflower County, Mississippi, a daughter of the late Madison J. and Mary Jolliffee Rice. She and her immediate family moved to East Tennessee in 1973, where she has graced the lives of everyone who came to know her.
   Mary worked at the Johnson City Eye Clinic for more than 30 years. Her dedication, strength and determination will be greatly missed, yet live on through those she touched.
   She was a member of First Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret R. Freeman, and a brother, Luther S. Rice.
   Survivors include her husband, Jim; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jennifer Lois Rooke, Washington, D.C. and Mary Courtney Stark, her husband, John Stark, and granddaughter, Mary Delaney, all of Clemmons, N.C.; her oldest sister, Eunice Hayles and her nephew, John Winston Hayles, III, both of Mississippi.
   Family members and friends are requested to pay their respects Sunday, November 2, from 2-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
   Her funeral service will follow at 4 p.m., officiated by the Rev. Brent Seals. For those who wish, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Johnson City Eye Clinic Foundation, 222 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 or The Circle of Hope Foundation, Regional Cancer Center, c/o Sarah Orsbon, 400 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. Honorary pallbearers will be Phil V. Walters, MD, Robert L. Clark, MD, John C. Johnson, MD, Alan McCartt, MD, Douglas Crockett, MD, Charles O. Parker, Jr., MD, Michael Shahbazi, MD, Amy Young, MD, Randall Rabon, MD, Mr. Howard Parker, Mr. Herby Pierce, William Kincaid, MD, Thomas Borthwick, MD, Philip Hinton, MD, Frank Johnson, MD, Mr. Carlton A. Jones and Mr. John Winston Hayles, III. Online condolences may be sent to the Rooke family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker is serving the family of Mary Rooke.

Bobby K. Russell
   Mr. Bobby Keith Russell, age 37, Jonesborough, died Thursday, October 30, 2003, at his residence.
   He was a native of Washington County and the son of Leroy and Rosa Lee Hurd Russell, Jonesborough.
   Mr. Russell was a 1984 graduate of David Crockett High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
   He was employed by Lowes in Johnson City.
   Mr. Russell was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Laws.
   In addition to his parents, survivors include three sons, Dustin Russell, Kevin Russell, and Cory Russell, all of Jonesborough; two sisters, Angie Kyte, Elizabethton, and Tina Grindstaff, Jonesborough; and several other family members.
   Funeral services for Bobby Keith Russell will be conducted Monday, November 3, 2003, at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dennis Deese and the Rev. Darrell Slagle officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Interment services will be on Tuesday, November 4, 2003, at 10 a.m. at Maple Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Russell, Josh Russell, Jeff Grindstaff, Kenneth Lawson, Ernie Hines, Steve Bettis, Dennis Kyte and Randall Dykes. Condolences may be sent to the Russell family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-0514, is in charge of the arrangements.

Edith C. Stout
   Edith C. Stout, age 68, 253 Bulldog Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, October 31, 2003, at her home unexpectedly. She was a native of Carter County and was the daughter of the late Robert P. and Goldie Phipps Estep. She was of the Baptist faith. She was a retired employee of the hosiery and furniture industry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe R. Stout.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Margaret and Ray Story and Geneva Lerma-Avila, all of Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Sara Lerma-Avila and Edie Lerma-Avila, both of Elizabethton; four sisters, Finia Richardson, Elizabethton, Georgia Thomas, Cleveland, Tenn., and Roxie Saylers and Leslie Celeska, both of Toledo, Ohio; and two brothers, Gary Estep, Toledo, Ohio and R.P. Estep, Cleveland, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 4, at Garland Cemetery with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Active pallbearers will be Jesse Richardson, Jerry Richardson, Etzel Richardson, Jr., William Berry, Wayne Oliver, Gary Morrell and Glenn Morrell. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 3, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, from 6-7 p.m., or friends may call at the residence, 253 Bulldog Hollow 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 the arrangements.

Mildred C. Welch
   Mrs. Mildred C. Welch, age 82, of 429 East H Street, Elizabethton, left to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 30, 2003, at her residence.
   Mrs. Welch was a native of Linville, N.C., and had lived in Elizabethton for the past 50 years. She was the daughter of the late Grover and Ethel Blalock Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Welch; by one brother, G. C. Miller and by one sister, Margaret White. She was a lifetime member of the First Church Of The Nazarene.
   Survivors include three sons and three daughters-in-law, Richard and Claudia Welch, of Hendersonville, Tenn., David and Karyn Welch, of Elizabethton, and Ronnie and Beth Welch, of Hendersonville, Tenn.; one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Edward Mottern, of Kodak, Tenn.; two sisters, Frances Nidiffer, Johnson City, and Louise Smith, Bluff City; two brothers, Bobby Miller, of Ohio, and Jackie Miller, of Florida; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral service for Mrs. Mildred C. Welch, age 82, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 2003, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Pierce and the Rev. Dr. Charles Knight officiating. Music will be under the direction of Claudia Welch. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2003, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Richard Welch, Ronnie Welch, David Welch, Elliott Welch, Chris Welch, Gary White, Jackie Miller, Jackie Miller, Jr. and Jordan Welch. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Daniel Paul, Dr. Scott Caudle and employees of Adventa Hospice. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Welch to The First Church Of The Nazarene, Building Fund, 200 West I Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call at the residence, 429 East H Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m. 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.