December 14, 2003

Harry C. Davis
   BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. -- Harry Clifton Davis, 85, of Johnson City, Tenn., formerly of Black Mountain, died Friday, December 12, 2003, at the VA Hospital at Mountain Home, TN.
   Mr. Davis was born September 27, 1918 at Mars Hill, N.C., to William Davis and Margaret Robinson Davis, the youngest of eight sisters and three brothers.
   Mr. Davis graduated from Mars Hill High School, where he lettered in three sports, and attended Mars Hill College, where he played football for one year. He moved to Swannanoa where he married Ila Virginia Plummer, September 9, 1940. He entered the U.S. Army January 19, 1944 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant on October 25, 1945. He was decorated for valor in the European theater of WWII with the Bronze Star and Oak Leaf Cluster.
   Mr. Davis was a meat cutter in Swannanoa for over 20 years and was a member of First Baptist Church, Swannanoa, where he taught Sunday School for many years. He retired in 1980, and had lived in Johnson City since 1993.
   He was preceded in death by all of his sisters and brothers and his wife, Ila Plummer Davis.
   Survivors include a son, Vance P. Davis, Johnson City, Tenn.; three grandsons, Jeffrey Davis, Minneapolis, Minn., Gregory Davis, Cookeville, Tenn., and Thadd Davis, Sevierville, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
   There will be a memorial service in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Johnson City, TN, at 4 p.m. Monday, December 15. Receiving of friends will be at the Miller Funeral Home in Black Mountain on Tuesday, December 16, at 1 p.m., followed by a service at 2:45 p.m. in the chapel. Graveside services will be at Piney Grove Cemetery, Swannanoa, N.C., following the service at Miller Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37917 or to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250. Miller Funeral Home, 208 West State Street, Black Mountain, N.C., (828) 669-2977, is in charge of arrangements.

Herbert H. Dugger
   Herbert H. Dugger, 75, 139 Schoolhouse Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 11, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Dugger was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the son of the late Monroe and Matilda Clawson Dugger. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Dugger, his second wife, Lillian Byrd Dugger, two sons, Richard Dugger and Gary Dugger, and by two sisters and two brothers.
   Mr. Dugger was of the Baptist faith. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and from the U.S. Navy, and was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II and Korea. He was a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166.
   Survivors include a son, Thomas Dugger, Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Steve Preciado, San Pedro, Calif.; three grandchildren, Abrahim Benavides, Jennifer Dugger and Elyse Doerflinger; a great-granddaughter; and a brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Phyllis Dugger, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, December 15, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Dallas Gregg officiating. Music will be under the direction of Brenda Williams. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Darrin Laws, Danny Williams, Robert Greer, Mike Hicks, Jody Blevins and John Bryant. Honorary pallbearers will be Craig Baird, Willie Gleeton, Chris Barb, Keith Allen, Phillip Suess, Jessie McMahan, Steve Preciado, Paul Lewis, Abram Benavides, Tyler Price, Tristan Cousby and Tanner Barb. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 139 Schoolhouse Road, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Dugger to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643 Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley J. Dugger
   Shirley Jean Dugger, 65, of Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Dugger was a native of Elk Park, N.C., and the daughter of the late Ernest Enoch and Emma Rose Oakes Potter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, L.J. "Bob" Dugger, November 10, 1999, a daughter, Cynthia Dugger, and two brothers, Jay Potter and Bill Potter.
   Mrs. Dugger was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jean and Sam Benfield, Newland, N.C., Sandy and Ray Blair and Lisa Dugger, all of Roan Mountain; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lester and Julie Dugger and Bobby and Terri Dugger, all of Roan Mountain; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers, Millard Potter, Elk Park, N.C., and Charles Potter, Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Frances Daniels, Hammond, Ind., Marcella Jones, Elk Park, N.C., and Louise Raffensberger, York, Pa. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service was conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 12, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Donald Gragg, the Rev. Jim Storie and the Rev. Jim Dugger officiating. Music was under the direction of C.J. and Jenny Blackwell and Tim and Joyce Wheeler. The graveside service and interment was conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 13, at Dugger Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Brian Blair, Michael Blair, Jeremy Blair, Jeremiah Dugger, David Clevenger and Randall Hughes. Honorary pallbearers were Derek Dugger, Bubba Dugger, Josh Dugger, Travis Booker, Luke Dugger and Chris Carpenter. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 12, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Sandy Blair, 136 Hubert Shell Road, 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, (423) 772-3928, was in charge of arrangements.

Blonnie T. Hicks
   Mrs. Blonnie T. Hicks, 92, 1725 Central Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, December 12, 2003, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Hicks was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Sammie Taylor and Lillie Belle Taylor Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Hicks, and by four sisters, two nieces and two nephews.
   Mrs. Hicks was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation, after 25 years of service. She was a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a sister, Frances Cunningham, Nashville, and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 14, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Eulogy given by Mr. Richard Dugger and a Prayer by Mr. Harry S. Douglas. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Richard Dugger, Kenneth Dugger, Jimmy McKinney, Scotty Wilcox, Timothy H. McKinney and Tommy McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Douglas, Harold Lingerfelt, Dr. E.E. Perry, Dr. Jack Holly, Kenneth Carter, Paul Wilson and Roby Greer. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Research Hospital. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Janet R. Wilson
   Janet Rita Younce Wilson, 71, 119 Brown Road, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, December 12, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Wilson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Ed and Cozette Troxell Younce.
   Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker and a member of the Gospel Light Tabernacle.
   Survivors include her husband, Claude "Mack" Wilson; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda K. and Thomas Whitehead, Elizabethton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Joe and Peggy Britt, Fall Branch, Fred and Sherry Britt and Billy Bentley, all of Elizabethton; a step-daughter, Claudia Taylor, and a step-son, Jeff Wilson, both of Elizabethton; two sisters, Phyllis Tester and Joyce Rumley, both of Elizabethton; seven brothers, Eddie, Joe, Bernard "Sonny", Jack, Kenneth, Lynual and Bill Younce, all of Elizabethton; eight grandchildren, Tina English, Michael Morrell, Chris Britt, Casey Britt, Lisa Pierce, Tara Britt, Jessica Britt and Audrey Britt; nine step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 14, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Nunley and the Rev. Bill Younce officiating. Music will be provided by Lynual Younce and the Family Singers. Entombment services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 15, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Michael Morrell, Chris Britt, Casey Britt, Tim Holt, Jason Younce, Joseph Younce, Bradley Younce, Joel Younce and Jimmy Tester. Honorary pallbearers will be her many friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Linda K. and Thomas Whitehead, 707 Fairway Drive, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Wilson to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 521, Johnson City, TN 37604. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Wilson family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth V. Thomas
   Elizabeth Virginia Garrett Thomas, Wellington Place, Johnson City, died Friday, December 12, 2003, at her residence.
   Mrs. Thomas was a native of Goodlettsville, Tenn., and had been a resident of Johnson City since 1945. She was a daughter of the late J.C. "Mr. Claude" Garrett and Catherine "Miss Catherine" Graves Garrett, and was also preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Thomas Jr., in 1971, and her brother, John Claude Garrett Jr.
   Mrs. Thomas graduated from Goodlettsville High School and was a member of Delta Gamma Beta High School Sorority in Nashville. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and was a member of the Gamma Beta Sorority. She attended Vanderbilt University where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.
   She was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School in the children's department. She helped with Hobby Lobby, was a member of the Women's Missionary Society, a member of the Solon Gentry Sunday School Class and a member of the Alter Guild.
   Mrs. Thomas
   was a member of the Monday Club of Johnson City, the Junior League of Johnson City, the Daughters of the American Revolution, a fifty-year member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, The Southern Dames Association and The House and Garden Club.
   Survivors include two sons, John B. "Tommy" Thomas III and Christopher Garrett "Buddy" Thomas, both of Johnson City; three daughters, Brownie Thomas Barksdale, Tennille, Ga., Catherine Thomas Mills, Elizabethton, and Elizabeth "Betsy" Thomas Street, Johnson City; 10 grandchildren, John B. "Jabe" Thomas IV, Caytie Mills Maupin, Marla Ann Mills, Margaret "Meg" Mills, Beverly "Bunni" Thomas Shepherd, Stacey Elizabeth Thomas, Jackson Hunter Thomas, Catherine Virginia "Jenna" Street, Tuttle Wright Barksdale III and Mary Elizabeth Barksdale; and one great-granddaughter, Ella Catherine Maupin.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 15, in the sanctuary of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church with Dr. Ronald F. Murray and the Rev. Brian Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, John B. Thomas IV, Jackson Hunter Thomas and Tuttle Wright Barksdale III; nephews, John Claude Garrett III, Tim Garrett, Will Garrett, John Fischbach and Phillip Alexander Thomas II; and Jack Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles and Evelyn Gordon, Hanes and Barbara Lancaster, Mrs. Jean Tucker, Mrs. Margaret Hyder, Mrs. Sarah Bolton, Mrs. Julia Baldall, Patti and Lanbuth Lester, Mrs. Anne Garrett, Margaret and Alvin Johnson and Ruth Miller Swartz. The family will receive friends from 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday, December 14, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Upper East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Blvd., Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37917 or to Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 E. Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences for the Thomas family may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Thomas family.

December 12, 2003

Shirley J. Dugger
   Shirley Jean Dugger, age 65, formerly of 122 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Elk Park, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Ernest Enoch and Emma Rose Oakes Potter.
   She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, L.J. "Bob" Dugger, November 10, 1999; one daughter, Cynthia Dugger, and two brothers, Jay Potter and Bill Potter.
   Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jean and Sam Benfield, Newland, N.C.; Sandy and Ray Blair, Roan Mountain; Lisa Dugger, Roan Mountain; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lester and Julie Dugger, Roan Mountain; Bobby and Terri Dugger, Roan Mountain; 11 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain with Rev. Donald Gragg, Rev. Jim Storie and Rev. Jim Dugger officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 2003 at Dugger Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Brian Blair, Michael Blair, Jeremy Blair, Jeremiah Dugger, David Clevenger and Randall Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Derek Dugger, Bubba Dugger, Josh Dugger, Travis Booker, Luke Dugger and Chris Carpenter. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, at 9:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain or friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Sandy Blair, 136 Hubert Shell Road, 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 423-772-3928 is in charge of arrangements.

Goldie C. Hall
  
Goldie Carver Hall, 83, 406 2nd Avenue, Hampton, died Thursday, December 11, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Lockie Byrd Carver.
   Mrs. Hall was a retired cook at Hampton High School.
   She was a member of the Hampton Christian Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Hall; four brothers and one sister.
   Survivors include a daughter, Roma Jean Mathes, Elizabethton; one granddaughter and her husband, Debbie and Jimmy Bunton, Elizabethton; three grandsons, John Paul and wife, Wendy Mathes, Hampton; Greg and wife, Teresa Mathes, and Brian Mathes, all of Elizabethton; three great grandsons, J.P. Mathes II, Cody Bunton and Jagger Mathes; three great granddaughters, April Bunton, Jeanna Mathes and Kristin Mathes, and one brother and sister-in-law, Reece and Carrie Carver, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. John Paul Mathes II and Dan Boner will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Sunday will be John Paul Mathes, Greg Mathes, Brian Mathes, J.P. Mathes II, Cody Bunton, Jimmy Bunton, Roger Carver, Kenneth Dykes and Paul Nave, Jr. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys Henegar
   Gladys Henegar, age 83, formerly of 300 Brown Road, Elizabethton went to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at Life Care Center Elizabethton following a brief illness.
   A native of Roan Mountain, she was the daughter of the late Steven and Lilly Adams Barnett.
   She was a member of Sims Hill Christian Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Earl Henegar and one brother John Barnett.
   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Norma Henegar, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Karen Henegar, Elizabethton, and Amy and spouse, Donnie West, Elizabethton; two great grandchildren, Cody Roberts, Elizabethton, and Maci West, Elizabethton; three sisters, Hazel Dyer, Roan Mountain; Marie Mayfield, Orlando, Fla., and Katheleen Hurt, Elizabethton Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, with Mr. Rocky Mains and Mr. Bret Jones, ministers, officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Cody Roberts, Buddy Henegar, Tony Berry, Stewart Dyer, Steve Dyer, Mike Dyer, Mack Henry and Dennis Guinn. Honorary pallbearers will be Sherill Dyer and Eddie Ford. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace or friends may call at the residence, 300 Brown Road, Elizabethton, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice T. Watson
   Beatrice T. Watson, of Bluff City, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at North Side Hospital in Johnson City.
   Mrs. Watson was born in Butler and was a daughter of the late Joe S. and Fronia Tester. She moved to Bluff City in 1952.
   Mrs. Watson was a member of Bethel View Baptist Church and was retired from Bemberg in Elizabethton. She was the widow of Roy Watson.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Clara Jane and Vernon Saylor, Bluff City; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Joyce Watson, Goose Creek, S.C.; a sister, Marie Dugger, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, James L. and Louise Tester, Johnson City; grandchildren, Veronica Cates and her husband Billy, and Edward V. Saylor and his wife Denise; and two great-grandchildren, Erin Saylor and Chris Cates. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The family will receive friends at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home from 6 until 7:45 p.m. Friday, December 12, with the service to follow at 8 p.m. Rev. John W. Rayburn will officiate. The committal service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 13, in the Heritage Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert C. Dugger, Carroll Tester, Doyce Cotton, Harvey Jessee, Charles Eads, Carl Durham, Ed Moody, Robert Leonard, David Lindamood, Ralph Cooper, Dr. Burgin Dossett and Dr. Donald Lovelace. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family by visiting www.oakley-cook.com. Mrs. Watson is in the care of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, 2223 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol.

Flossie M. Woodson
  
Flossie Mae Woodson, age 85, 219 Whittemore Road, Hampton, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at Lakebridge Health Care Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Asa L. and Judy Willis Cornett.
   She was a member of Fairview Free Will Baptist Church.
   Mrs. Woodson was a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence E. Cornett and a brother, Lawrence H. Cornett.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Penny and Patsy Woodson, Hampton; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Roger Whitehead, Roan Mountain.; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Cornett, Hampton, and a sister-in-law, Nettie Cornett, Hampton. Five grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Dexter Brummett and Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2003 at Cornett and Tolley Cemetery, Simerly Creek Community, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Billy Joe Carver, Bobby Bentley, Travis Harrel, Larry Whitehead, Gary Whittemore, Brian Davis, Kirt Davis, Larry Tolley and Jonathan Simerly. Honorary pallbearers will be Carol Tolley, Henry Berry and Pat Scalf. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. on Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel, or friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Phyllis Whitehead, 283 Whitehead Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232 is in charge of arrangements.

December 11, 2003

Frances S. Harvey
   Mrs. Frances S. Harvey, age 86, of 14863 Prestige Drive, Woodbridge, Va., formerly of Hillrise Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, December 5, 2003 at her residence following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Harvey was a native of Washington County and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She had lived the last eight years in Woodbridge, Va.
   Mrs. Harvey was the daughter of the late Warner and Katherine Heaton Shell.
   She was of the Presbyterian faith.
   Mrs. Harvey was the Executive Secretary for the local Selective Service Board and retired from the Administrative Board of the Selective Service of Tennessee.
   She is preceded in death by her husband, G.A. "Red" Harvey, 1975; one sister, Ruth Laurain, and one brother, Cecil Shell.
   Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Veasey, of Woodbridge, Va.; two sisters, Helen Martin, Johnson City; Phyllis Reed, Jonesborough; one brother, David Shell, Stanton, Va.; two grandchildren, David Veasey, Woodbridge, Va.; Beth Veasey, New Jersey; two great grandchildren, Iris Veasey and Tyler Veasey, both of Woodbridge, Va; several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Kurt Styron officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearer will be Leroy Brewer. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. on Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday prior to the service in the chapel. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Hospice of Northern Virginia, Prince William Clinical Office, 9540 Center Street, Suite 300, Manassas, VA, 20110. 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.

Mable E. Honeycutt
   Mrs. Mable Edwards Honeycutt, 86, 1208 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 9, 2003 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness. 
   A native of West Jefferson, N.C. she had lived in Dayton, Ohio for 20 years and returned to Elizabethton in 1982. 
   She was the daughter of the late William and Rosa Houck Edwards Sr. 
   She was a restaurant pastry maker and a member of Grace Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Honeycutt in 1956; two brothers, Howard Edwards and Robert Edwards; two step-mothers, Sally Hopkins Edwards and Winnie Drogan Edwards; three sisters, Alma Davis, Berniece Edwards and Gladys Edwards and a special sister-in-law, Pauline Edwards. 
   Survivors include a brother, William Edwards Jr., Elizabethton; two sisters, Sue Hart, Knoxville and Sylvia Hopkins, West Jefferson, N.C.. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services for Mrs. Mable Edwards Honeycutt will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Harol Smith, soloist and Pat Presnell, pianist. Interment will follow the service in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Deacons of Grace Baptist Church or other members of the church. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Grace Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday or at the residence, 1208 Broad Street, Elizabethton, at any time. To those who desire memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Janice McClanahan
  
BULLS GAP, Va. -- Janice Ruth Deloach McClanahan, 62, 899 Bulls Gap-Saint Clair Road, Bulls Gap, Va. died Tuesday, December 9, 2003 due to injuries she received in an automobile accident.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Bonnie Odom Deloach.
   She had lived in Hawkins for several years.
   She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School.
   In her earlier years, she was employed at E. Watts John's Insurance Agency.
   She was a member of the Church of Christ.
   Mrs. McClanahan was preceded in death by her husband, Frank McClanahan, March 11, 2002 and three brothers, Charles Franklin Deloach, Richard D. Deloach and an infant brother.
   Survivors include a son, Don Swanner, Morristown; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Jerry Sexton, Bulls Gap; a granddaughter, Bonnie Morgan; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth L. and Pat Deloach, 395 Garrison Road, Elizabethton; one aunt, Dot Odom Grindstaff, Elizabethton; two nieces, Lucy Webster, of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Mary Jane French, of Friendswood, Texas; one nephew, Kenneth A. Deloach, of Suffolk, Va.
   A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2003 at Mayes Mortuary, Morristown. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mayes Mortuary, Morristown. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Flossie M. Woodson
   Flossie Mae Woodson, age 85, 219 Whittemore Road, Hampton died Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at Lakebridge Health Care Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County she was the daughter of the late Asa L. And Judy Willis Cornett.
   She was a member of Fairview Free Will Baptist Church.
   Mrs. Woodson was a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by a son Lawrence E. Cornett and a brother, Lawrence H. Cornett.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Penny and Patsy Woodson, Hampton; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Roger Whitehead, Roan Mountain; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Cornett, Hampton; sister-in-law, Nettie Cornett, Hampton; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Dexter Brummett and Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2003 at Cornett and Tolley Cemetery, Simerly Creek Community, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Billy Joe Carver, Bobby Bentley, Travis Harrel, Larry Whitehead, Gary Whittemore, Brian Davis, Kirt Davis, Larry Tolley and Jonathan Simerly. Honorary pallbearers will be Carol Tolley, Henry Berry and Pat Scalf. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. on Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel or friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Phyllis Whitehead, 283 Whitehead Hollow Road, Roan Mountain any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton 423-542-2232 is in charge of arrangements.

December 10, 2003

Harry E. Arnett
   Mr. Harry Edwin Arnett, 85, 310 East C Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 8, 2003 at his residence following a lengthy illness. 
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Christopher and Mary Alice Walker Arnett. 
   He was retired from the American Bemberg Corporation after more than 30 years of service. 
   He was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a former member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166 and of the American Legion.
   He was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Arnett.  Survivors include his wife, Edna Johnson Arnett, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Sue Arnett, Elizabethton; a daughter, Jan Cox, Elizabethton; a sister, Georgia Arnett Williams, Johnson City; three grandsons, Alan Arnett, of Winchester, Va., James Arnett and his wife Denise, Bluff City; Neil Arnett, Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren; two foster grandchildren, James Ausburne and Misty Ausburne, both of Elizabethton; two sisters-in-law, Frances Bryant, of Baytown, Texas and Betty Jo Hinkle and her husband Charles, of Flint, Mich.. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Graveside service for Mr. Harry Edwin Arnett will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2003 in the Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Brent Nidiffer, minister officiating. Friends may call at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2003 or 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 12, 2003 or at the residence, 310 East C Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. on Friday. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644 or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

George R. Gobble
   George R. Gobble, age 95, 1641 U.S. Highway 19E, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 8, 2003, at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a brief illness.
   Mr. Gobble was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City, and a son of the late Michael Preston and Retta Jarrett Gobble.
   He was formerly employed by Gordon's furniture in the finishing department and later retired from the finishing department of Magnavox in 1971.
   Mr. Gobble was a member of the Berea Freewill Baptist Church, Johnson City.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Ann Hilton Gobble, in 2002; two sons, Charles and Leroy Gobble; one daughter, June Waycaster; one brother, Loyd Gobble; three sisters, Geneva Gobble Johnson, Verna Gobble Feathers, and Dove Gobble Taylor.
   Survivors include three sons, Onlie Gobble, and his wife, Mary, Johnson City; Smokey Gobble, and his wife, Sara, Kingsport, and Elmer Gobble, and his wife, Jean, Hampton; one daughter, Wanda Carr, Hampton; two step-daughters, Evelyn Fillers, Johnson City, and Barbara Sue Calvert, Hampton; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
   The graveside funeral service for Mr. Gobble will be conducted Thursday, December 11, 2003, at 2:30 p.m. in Roselawn Memory Gardens with the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the East Parlor of the Appalachian Funeral Home. Condolences may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E Watauga Ave., is serving the Gobble family.

Anna R. Hayes
   Anna Rose Hayes, age 77, 770 Miles Field Road, Elk Park, N.C. died Tuesday December 9, 2003 at Charles A. Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C..
   A native of Vilas, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Hassie J. Dugger Fulkerson.
   She was a member of Upper Shell Creek Christian Church.
   She was member of Order of Eastern Star, Newland, N.C..
   Mrs. Hayes was a retired employee of T.R.W and a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Buster Hayes and a sister.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda K. and Terry Blevins, Hampton; one grandson, Jonathan Blevins, Hampton; one sister, Lamonie Gardner, Roan Mountain; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Margaret and James Garland, Buck Mountain, N.C., and several nieces and nephews.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain with Mr. Donald Kirby and Mr. Bedford Motley, ministers, officiating. A memorial service will be conducted by Mistress of the Mountain Order of Eastern Star Chapter #241, following the funeral service. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 11, at Taylor's Chapel Cemetery, Elk Park, N.C.. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Richard Shell, Darrell Birchfield, Ricky Winters, Calvin Winters, Ricky Shell, Bobby Garland, Charles Clawson and Mike Hayes. Honorary pallbearers will be J.L. Winters, Timmy Winters, Eddie Garland, James Garland, Sam Clawson, Allen Clawson, Tom Laws, Ron Turbyfield and the Staff of Roan Highlands Nursing Home. Special thanks to Dr. David P. Kimmel and Dr. Alfred Earwood. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 10 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain or friends may call at the residence, 770 Miles Field Road, Elk Park, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel Roan Mountain 423-772-3928 is in charge of arrangements.
  

Viola C. LaFone
   GRANITE FALLS, N.C. -- Mrs. Viola Carnett LaFone, 69, of Turner Road, Granite Falls, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2003, at her residence.
   Mrs. LaFone was born in Carter County, Tenn., to the late Grant and Pearl Lyons Carnett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy LaFone; a son, Terry Mundy; a grandson, Dickie Williams; and a brother, Robert Carnett.
   Mrs. LaFone retired from Shuford Mills and was a member of Clover Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her companion, Frank Ball; two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Debbie LaFone, Granite Falls, and Eddie and Sandy Munday, Hickory; a daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Harold Wakefield, Granite Falls; four brothers, J.C. Carnett, Elizabethton, Tenn., Kin Carnett, Hampton, Tenn., Gene Carnett, Granite Falls, and Roger Carnett, Hampton Tenn.; four sisters, Mandy Potter, Roan Mountain, Tenn., Ruth Harmon, Granite Falls, and Mary Selles and Joan Coffey, both of Rhodhiss; two granddaughters, Jessica Herring, Granite Falls, and Mandie Gilbert, Hickory; and a great-grandson, Curtis Gilbert, Hickory.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 11, in the Carnett Family Cemetery in Roan Mountain, Tenn., with the Rev. Michael Brashears officiating. Active pallbearers will be Mike Hollar, Donnie Mason, Kevin Norman, Allen Reid, Dedrick Reid and Dwight Selles. Honorary pallbearers will be J.L. "Bun" Potter and Ralph Potter. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, at Granite Funeral Service and other times at the home. Condolences may also be made via e-mail to www.granitefuneralservice.com. Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, N.C. 28645. Granite Funeral Service, Granite Falls, N.C., (828) 396-1305, is in charge of arrangements.

Johnny L. Marshall
   Mr. Johnny Lee Marshall, 51, 402 W. Mill Street, Elizabethton, TN died Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an unexpected illness. 
   A native of Lebanon, Va. he had resided in Elizabethton most of his life. 
   He was the son of the late Clarence W. and Kathleen Johnson Marshall. 
   He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended Atlanta Christian College. 
   He was a member of First Christian Church and the Carter County Amateur Radio Association.
   Survivors include one son, Justin Lee Marshall, of the home; two sisters, Frances D. Drummer, Sevierville, Tenn. and Judith Ann Mottern, of Elgin, Texas, and one brother, Clarence W. Marshall Jr., of Hampton. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Lee Marshall will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Mottern and Mr. Brent Nidiffer, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene Estep, organist. Interment will follow the service in the George Mottern Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be members of the Carter County Amateur Radio Association, family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the following uncles, Charlie Johnson, Floyd Johnson, Robert Johnson, Smith Douglas Johnson and Earl Marshall. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2003 or at the residence, 402 W. Mill Street, Elizabethton at any time. To those who desire memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.  

Flossie R. Williams
   Flossie Rio Williams, 98, formerly of 215 Pierce Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 8, 2003, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Williams was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late A.B. and Loretta Frazier Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Williams Sr., a son, Clyde Williams Jr., and an infant son, Lloyd Edward Williams.
   Mrs. Williams was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton and was a retired school teacher after 44 years of service.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Katie Williams and Gary and Sylvia Williams, all of Elizabethton; a daughter, Nona Sue Williams, North Miami Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Violet Branch, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Orville Stokes officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 11, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Clyde Williams III, Jeffery Williams, Leonard Lewis, Norman Gouge, Willard Bowers and Vaughn Brockwell. Honorary pallbearers will be former teachers, friends and neighbors. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit at the home of a son, Kenneth Williams, 209 Pierce Street, 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.

December 9, 2003

Harold K. Jenkins
  
Harold Kenneth Jenkins, 73, 1236 Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 7, 2003 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center following a short illness.
   A native of Carter County and a lifelong resident of Elizabethton, he was a son of the late Marion and Mabel Hatmaker Jenkins.
   He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
   He was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church.
   Mr. Jenkins was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Bowers, and a brother, Owen Jenkins.
   Survivors include three brothers and sisters-in-law, Von and Charlotte Jenkins and Fred and Nancy Jenkins, all of Elizabethton, and Marvin and June Jenkins, of Virginia. Several nieces and nephews and two special friends, Henry and Audrey Mathes, also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2003 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. William J. "Bill" Greene will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday will be Henry Mathes, Leonard Morton, and the following nephews: Otto Jenkins, Timothy M. Jenkins, Chris Jenkins and Gerald Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers will be doctors of the Green Team and nurses of Ward C, VA Medical Center. Friends may call at the home of a brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Nancy Jenkins, 906 Abby Lane, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Jenkins family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Luster
   Mrs. Phyllis Jean "Hon" Luster, 76, 1220 Barkley Road, Telford, Tenn. died Monday, December 8, 2003 at Takoma Adventist Hospital after a lengthy illness.
   She was a native of Andover, Va. and a daughter of the late John H. and Sally Mae Treadway Henry. She was also preceded in death by two brothers Saunders Henry and Kitz Henry.
   Mrs. Luster was a homemaker and retired from ITT (North Electric). She was a member of Grace Brethren Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Jack W. Luster, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Shelley and Bob Winegar, of Chillicothe, Ohio; Jill and Mike Moody, Telford, and Beth and Jason Guilliams, of Hardy, Va.; three sisters, Maude Hyder, Ellizabethton; Iona Aiken, Chesapeake, Va. and Evelyn Edwards, Telford; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Tina Henry, of Cayce, S.C.; John and Ruth Henry, of Johnson City and Ray and Norma Henry, also of Cayce, S.C.; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Henry, Jonesborough and Myrtle Henry, Elizabethton; 7 grandchildren, Heather Honaker and husband Nathan Honaker, of Covington, Ky.; Kristal Winegar, of Hardy, Va.; Tyler Moody, Ben Moody and Eric Moody, Telford; Andy Guilliams and Brayden Guilliams, of Hardy, Va. and great granddaughter Molly Honaker, of Covington, Ky. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, is in charge of funeral arrangements for the Luster family.

Mary I. McQueen
  
Mrs. Mary Irene McQueen, 87, 121 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 7, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Tina Slemp Farthing.
   She had lived in Elizabethton since 1960. She was a retired employee of the former Carter County Memorial Hospital, having worked there as an LPN.
   Mrs. McQueen was a member of the Big Springs Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter E. McQueen, in 1961; and by a grandson, five brothers, and one sister.
   Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Hughes, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kit and Midge McQueen, Elizabethton, and Walter Porter and Linda McQueen, Greeneville, Tenn.; two sisters, Joyce Farthing, of Mountain City, and Ruth Crowe, Elizabethton; 10 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Hilton officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by her granddaughter, Bobbie Grapes. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Kit and Midge McQueen, 121 Big Springs Rd., Elizabethton, or the residence of the daughter, Margaret Hughes, 414 S. Lynn Avenue, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lois Potter
   Lois Fay Baumgardner Potter, age 57, 903 A Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton went to be with the Lord, Saturday, December 6, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Myrtle Carver Baumgardner.
   She was of the Free Will Baptist Faith and a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by an infant son, Timothy Shannon Potter; two brothers, Benny Baumgardner, and Jackie Joe Baumgardner.
   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Thomas Stewart, Elizabethton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert Gene and Glenda Potter, Louisville, Ky.; Micah Lynn and Apryl Potter, Hampton; Nathan Potter, Blountville; ten grandchildren; Dustin Potter, Tara Potter, Macey Stewart, Thomas "Joe" Stewart, Dakota Potter, Cheyenne Potter, Heidi Stewart, Tim Peerce, Scott Peerce, Tracey Peerce; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence "Bud" Baumgardner, Elizabethton; Terry Lee Baumgardner, Blountville; four sisters, Ida Mae Cole, Elizabethton; Kay Potter, Hampton; Lorretta Edmison, Johnson City; Kathy Oliver, Elizabethton; special friends, Tommy Peeks and James Casey, and former husband, Harley Gene Potter. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Bob Campbell officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Family Cemetery, Bishop Hollow, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Richard Carver, Calvin Sharp, James Casey, J.D. Smith, Jared Potter, and Thomas Stewart. Honorary pallbearer will be Tommy Peeks. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel or friends may call at the residence of a sister, Kathy Oliver, 151 Daniel Lane, 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.

Mike Ward
   BOONE, N.C. -- Mike Ward, 90, of Elk Park, died Sunday, December 7, 2003, at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville.
   Mr. Ward was born September 2, 1913, in Beech Mountain, Avery County, to the late James Monroe and Zona Mills Ward. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Eula Stines Ward, four sisters, Jane Greene, Grace Harmon, Ann Oaks and Eliza Stines, and five brothers, Dayton Ward, Ronda Ward, George Ward, Tom Ward and Raleigh Ward.
   Mr. Ward was a retired farmer and a member of Beech Mountain Regular Baptist Church.
   Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Lucille Ward, Dennis and Kate Ward, Elbert and Sally Ward and J.D. and Eileen Ward, all of Elk Park; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Velma and Cubie Gragg, Elk Park, Mrs. Reba Church and Shirley and Eddie Miller, all of Butler, Tenn.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mrs. Susie Trivette, Elk Park, and Cora and Elbert Harr, Elizabethton, Tenn.; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, from the Hampton Funeral Home Chapel in Boone. Graveside services and interment will follow at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, at Ward Cemetery in Elk Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. At other times, friends may call at the Ward residence, 523 Flat Springs Road, Elk Park, N.C. Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Service, 683 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100.

December 8, 2003

Crystal W. Johnson
   Crystal Whitehead Johnson, age 78, 197 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, and Life Care Center of Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 7, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Henry A. and Lucy Morton Whitehead. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Little Doe Freewill Baptist Church and was a retired nurse.
   She is preceded in death by her husband, James "Black" Johnson, and three brothers, Babe Whitehead, Lester Whitehead and Narvel Whitehead.
   Survivors include one step-daughter and spouse, Lucy Nell and George Sells, of Johnson City; two step sons and spouses, Lynn and Jeanie Johnson, Elizabethton; Pat and Maggie Johnson, Gray; two brothers and spouses, Ed and Shirley Whitehead, Johnson City; Louis and Vale Whitehead, Hampton, and one sister, Hazel Malone, Hampton.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Shane Waters and Rev. Gregory Whitehead officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at the Johnson-Roanview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Sam Malone, Wade Tolley, George Robinson, Eddie Orr, Lynn Johnson, Pat Johnson and Byrd Dedrick. Honorary pallbearers will be the relatives, friends and members of Little Doe Freewill Baptist Church. A special thank you to the staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service in the chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 197 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Little Doe Freewill Baptist Church, 118 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, TN, 37658. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary I. McQueen
  
Mrs. Mary Irene McQueen, 87, 121 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 7, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Louise M. Smith
   Louise Miller Smith, 87, of 5004 Bluff City Highway, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 5, 2003 from the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Smith was born January 3, 1916 to the late Grover Miller and Ethel Blaylock and was a native of Newland, North Carolina.
   She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County.
   Mrs. Smith was a housewife and a member of the First Christian Church in Bluff City, Tenn.. Mrs. Smith and her late husband James R. Smith were co-owners of Smith Brothers Furniture Company in Elizabethton.
   Survivors include a son, Charles E. Smith and his wife, Peggy, of Louisville, Ky.; a daughter, Linda K. Brewer and her husband, Carl, of Bluff City, Tenn.; a sister, Francis Nidiffer, of Johnson City; two brothers, Robert Miller, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Jack Miller, of Naples, Fla.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret White and Mildred Welch, both of Elizabethton.
   Funeral services for Louise Miller Smith will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday, December 8, 2003 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Richard Kirkland officiating. Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at the Shelby Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. prior to the service on Monday. Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin, Justin, and Christopher Joyner, and Matthew, Nicholas, and Kevin Brewer. Online condolences may be sent to www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clifford C. Swartz
   Clifford C, Swartz, 78, of Johnson City, died Friday, December 5, 2003 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   He was a native of Washington County and lifelong Johnson City resident, and a son of the late Gilbert T. and Abbie Sheets Swartz.
   He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Swartz and Louise Swartz France, and one brother, B.J. Swartz.
   Mr. Swartz was a World War II, U. S. Army veteran. He served in Rome-Arno, Southern France and the Rhineland campaigns. He received the European-African-Middle Eastern service medal.
   He was a member of Cherokee United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Patsy Curtis Swartz; one sister, Virginia Swartz McFarland, of Knoxville, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A very special neighbor, Eric Greene, also survives.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, 2003 from Monte Vista Memorial Park. Rev. Edward Clawson will officiate. Burial will follow the service. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Washington County Unit, First American Center, Suite 595A 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604, or The Parkinson's Disease Foundation or to the charity of your choice. Friends may call at the at the funeral home any time after noon Monday. Friends and family will meet at the cemetery for graveside services on Tuesday. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

December 7, 2003

Nannie L. Asbury
   Nannie Lee Asbury, 93, formerly of 108 West I Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 4, 2003, in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness. A native of Princeton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Rose Lee Underwood Asbury. She was retired as a salesperson from Tate's Clothing Store. She was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton for over 60 years.
   She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Asbury; one sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Pete Carriger; and one nephew, Gary Asbury. Survivors include one sister, Marie Asbury, Elizabethton; a niece and her husband, Marcheta and Liston Lane, Colonial Heights, Va; and a great-niece, Audra Lane, Colonial Heights, Va.
   Graveside service for Nannie Lee Asbury will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 2003, in the Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. John Smith and Mr. Joel Stauffer, ministers, officiating.
   Active pallbearers will be Jim Hughes, Jimmy Hughes, Bob McCullen, Jack Kyte, Carroll Boone and John Rominger. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Broyles, Mark Broyles, Tim Broyles, Curt Emmert, friends and neighbors and the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2003, or at the residence of a sister, Marie Asbury, 600 Marietta Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time.
   For those who desire, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to their favorite charity.
   Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 2 p.m. 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.

Horace A. Buckles
   Horace A. Buckles, age 77, 110 Laura Bowers Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, December 5, 2003, at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Lee and Callie Williams Buckles. Mr. Buckles was a member of Blue Springs Christian Church and retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 44 years of service.
   He was preceded in death by three sisters, Loretta Bowers, Wanda Bowers, and Lexie Lawson; two brothers, Lee Buckles and Cleveland Buckles; five half-sisters and three half-brothers.
   Survivors include his wife, Roxie L. Buckles, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Wanda Buckles, Elizabethton; two grandsons, Jason Buckles and Justin Buckles, both of Elizabethton; one brother, Floyd Buckles, Elizabethton; Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 7, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Richard Thomason, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Blue Springs Men's Quartet and Kathy Thomason, organist. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Pearl Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Wade Woods, Roger Brown, Churchill Winston Hill, Fane Bowers, Mark Garrison and Ray Heaton. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Rominger, U.G. Buckles, Floyd Buckles, David Sayars and Hoover Wilson. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, prior to the funeral service in the chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 110 Laura Bowers Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

James D. Brown
   James D. "Jim" Brown, 60, of 129 Bishop Road, Johnson City, has gone to be with his Lord on December 4, 2003, at the Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
   He was a retired locomotive engineer with 38 years of service for CSX Transportation. He was a member of the Buffalo Valley Christian Church where he served as a deacon for many years.
   Mr. Brown was a 1962 graduate of Science Hill High School and played centerfield on the 1962 State Championship baseball team. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
   Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, James Paul and Lona White Brown, also by two sisters, Pauline Tilson and Barbara Gomes.
   Survivors include his wife, Joanna,of the home, two sons, Jim Bob Brown and his wife, Dana, and Todd Brown, all of Johnson City; two grandsons, Logan and Landon Brown; two brothers, Bill Brown of Johnson City, and Lacy Hughes of Springhill, Fla.; three sisters, Margaret Tittle and Evelyn Constable of Johnson City and Martha Smith of Ormond Beach, Fla.; his father and mother-in-law, Bob and Lois Peoples of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Mr. Bill Brown and Mr. David Slayton will officiate.Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Roselawn Memorial Park, where family and friends are asked to meet for services. Pallbearers will be Martin Laws, Ronnie Leonard, Bob South, Eddie Tipton, Todd Foster, Raymond Bishop and Jake Peoples. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Ray, Allen Hughes, Jack Constable, Jeff Depriest, Darrell Crowe, Bob Watson, George Osborne, Bobby Peoples and Rick Rawlens. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City.

Manuel Crowe
   Manuel "Pappy" Crowe, 89, Douglasville, Ga., formerly of Johnson City, died Friday, December 5, 2003, at Wellstar Hospital, Douglasville, Ga., following a brief illness.
   Mr. Crowe was a Washington County native before moving to Georgia in 2000 to be with his daughter.
   He was a son of the late Brooks and Minnie Miles Crowe and was also preceded in death by his wife, Geraldean Crowe and one daughter, Mary Ward, and 11 brothers and sisters.
   Mr. Crowe was retired from Klopman Mills after 43 years of services.
   He was an active member of the Salvation Army Church and a regular visitor of area nursing home patients.
   Survivors include two sons, Darrell Crowe and his wife, Patsy, Johnson City, Terry Crowe and his wife, Glenda, Johnson City; two daughters, Betty Diehl and her husband Edward, Huntsville, Ala., and Billie Jean Street and her husband Jerry, Lithia Springs, Ga., and son-in-law, Ralph Ward, Kingsport; one sister, Ruth Higgins, Johnson City; eight granddaughters, three grandsons, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services for Mr. Crowe will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel. Mr. David Slayton will officiate. Committal services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Monte Vista Memorial Park with the Rev. Hagan McClellan officiating. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phillip Coleman, Jeff DePriest, Jason Hodges, John Stacey, Josh Cates, and Michael Whitson. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601, (423-282-1521) is serving the family.

Fred P. Davis
   Fred Pershing Davis, age 85, of 214 West K Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday evening in the Broadmore Assisted Living Center in Johnson City following a lengthy illness. Mr. Davis was a native of Virginia and the son of the late Grady and Blanche B. Davis. Mr. Davis had lived in Elizabethton since 1929. He was a member of the 1936 class of Elizabethton High School. Mr. Davis had attended Milligan College and East Tennessee State College. Mr. Davis was a member of the 117th Army Reserve Unit of Elizabethton that was called into active duty by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the start of World War II. At the time Mr. Davis was called into active duty, he was one quarter short of graduating from East Tennessee State College. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served as a member and chairman of the Board of Trustees for many years. He was a member of the Wesley Bible Sunday School Class. Mr. Davis and his wife were the owners and operators of Fred Davis Jewelers of Elizabethton for 50 years. He had retired in 2000. He was a veteran of World War II, a retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel, and had participated in combat duty in the Philippines. He graduated from the Officers Candidate School in Fort Benning, Ga., and the Command and General Staff School in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He was an active member of the Reserve Officers Association for 30 years during which time he had served as president of the association. Fred had served as a member of the Board of Directors of Carter County Bank from 1974 until 2002. He was a past president of the Elizabethton Jaycees and was voted as Outstanding Young Man of the Year. He was a member and past president of the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club, had served as member and chairman of the Economic Development Commission, and had served as a director of the Tennessee Retail Merchant's Council. He was a member of VFW Post 2166, the American Legion Post 49, the Elizabethton Elks Lodge, a member for many years of the Elizabethton Golf Club, a member of Dashiel Masonic Lodge, a York Rite Mason, a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Jericho Shrine Temple.
   He is survived by his wife, Marguerite Clark Davis of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mikki Davis Costner and Scott Costner of Gallatin, Beth Davis Blomberg and Ronnie Blomberg of Roswell, Ga.; four grandchildren, Kelli Parker, Scotty and Davis Costner, and Chesley Blomberg, and one sister, Leah (Teed) Baker of Charlottesville, Va.
   The funeral service for Mr. Davis will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Carter officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. Sunday until the service hour. Active pallbearers will be Scott Costner, Ronnie Blomberg, Davis Costner, Scott Costner, Jr., Dr. John Parker and Ronnie McCloud. In lieu of lowers, donations may be made in memory of Mr. Davis to the General Fund of the First United Methodist Church, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web-site at WWW.TetrickFuneralHome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Gay C. Fletcher
   Mrs. Gay Crumley Fletcher, 91, 1874 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Simpson and Bessie Lewis Crumley. Mrs. Fletcher, along with her late husband, Dewey Fletcher, who died Dec. 28, 1963, operated the A.D. Fletcher's Store on Stoney Creek for a number of years. She was a member of the Stoney Creek Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Clint Crumley, four sisters, Lena Nave, Mary Williams, Helen Marshall, and Maude Gallagher.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, A.D. "Sonny" and Betty Fletcher, Elizabethton; a grandson and his wife, John and Judy Fletcher, Elizabethton; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Lacee Fletcher and Cassidy Lauren Fletcher; and several nieces and nephews.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Happy Valley Memorial Park, with the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Burial will follow the service. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:25 p.m. Sunday. Condolences to the Fletcher family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lottie M. Fletcher
   Lottie Mae Fletcher, age 86, formerly of 4871 Sink Valley Road, Butler, died Friday, December 5, 2003, at Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, following an extended illness. A native of Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Lillie Ward Rainbolt. She was a member of Little Doe Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey R. Fletcher, April 22, 1974, five brothers and two sisters.
   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and David Silvers, Huntsville, Ala.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Pansy Fletcher, Carroll and Sue Fletcher, all of Butler; one brother, McKinley Rainbolt, Hampton; one sister, Betty June Stout, Morristown; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 6, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Harvey White officiating. Music will be under the direction of Wings of Faith Singers. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kodi Fletcher, Johnny Fletcher, Kenneth Rainbolt, Robert Banner, Jr., Bill Williams and Richard Cable. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Stephen May. A special thank you to all the staff at Pine Ridge Care Center for all the care, love and support shown to the Fletcher family. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. on Sunday. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, December 6, at the funeral home chapel, or friends may also call at the residence of a son, Edward Fletcher, 5067 Sink Valley Road, Butler, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Fletcher to Alzheimer Association - Northeast TN Chapter, 207 North Boone Street, Suite 1050, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances S. Harvey
   Mrs. Frances S. Harvey, age 86, of 14863 Prestige Drive, Woodbridge, VA, formerly of Hillrise Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, December 5, 2003, at her residence following a brief illness. Mrs. Harvey was a native of Washington County and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She had lived the last eight years in Woodbridge, Va.
   Mrs. Harvey was the daughter of the late Warner and Katherine Heaton Shell. She was of the Presbyterian faith. Mrs. Harvey was the Executive Secretary for the local Selective Service Board and retired from the Administrative Board of the Selective Service of Tennessee.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, G.A. "Red" Harvey, in 1975; one sister, Ruth Laurain and one brother, Cecil Shell.
   Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Veasey, Woodbridge, Va.; two sisters, Helen Martin, Johnson City, and Phyllis Reed, Jonesborough; one brother, David Shell, Stanton, Va.; two grandchildren, David Veasey, Woodbridge, Va., and Beth Veasey, N.J.; and two great-grandchildren, Iris Veasey and Tyler Veasey, both of Woodbridge, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, December 12, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearer will be Leroy Brewer. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. on Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Friday prior to the service in the chapel. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Hospice of Northern Virginia, Prince William Clinical Office, 9540 Center Street, Suite 300, Manassas, VA, 20110. 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.

Dan Oliver
   Dan Oliver, age 76, 171 Opossum Hollow Road, Elizabethton, a loving and wonderful husband, father and Papa, went to be with the Lord at his residence Friday, December 5, 2003, following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Eli and Lorhina Myers Oliver. He was a member of Willow Springs Baptist Church. Mr. Oliver retired from Summers-Taylor, Inc. after 43 years of service as a truck driver. He was a member of Elizabethton Senior Citizens. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Clara Bowers and Annie Williams; and four brothers, Fornie Oliver, Jess Oliver, Cecil Oliver and Eugene Oliver.
   Survivors include his wife, Juanita Oliver, of the home; three daughters and one son-in-law, Dale Shaffer, Morganton, N.C., Danetta Oliver, Loretta and Doug Rasnick, all of Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Kayla Rasnick and Eli Rasnick, both of Elizabethton; and one sister, Pearl Grindstaff, Valdese, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2003, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Doug Hardin and Doug Rasnick officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bobby Smith and Sandy Gass. Interment will follow the funeral service at Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Smith, Danny Hilbert, Kenneth Oliver, Jerry Buckles, Johnny Oliver and Tim Rasnick. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Todd Whitaker, Dr. Scott Caudle, Dr. Joe May, Fane Bowers, Joe Hardin, Edward "Pookie" Ensor, Reece Cole and Ray Williams. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, December 7, at the Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or friends may call at the residence, 171 Opossom Hollow Road, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Oliver to Willow Springs Baptist Church, 544 Willow Springs Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Grant Parlier, Jr.
   Grant Parlier, Jr., age 64, 117 Commodore Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, December 5, 2003, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Grant and Hazel Guy Parlier, Sr. Mr. Parlier was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church. He retired from the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center as a van driver. Mr. Parlier was a medic in the U.S. Army.
   He was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward Parlier, Robert Parlier and Eugene Parlier; and one sister, Yvone LaFleur.
   Survivors include his wife, Annie Parlier, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Tina Parlier, Tim S. and Kathy Parlier, and Rick and Reba Parlier, all of Elizabethton; eight grandchildren, Heather Parlier, Brandon Parlier, Dustin Parlier, Samuel Parlier, Brady Parlier, Sawyer Parlier, Nathaniel Parlier and Megan Parlier, all of Elizabethton; and a special friend, Roger Pierce, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 7, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Sherrill Dunn officiating. Music will be under direction of Kenny Lescoe. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Emmert Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Keith LaFleur, Brandon Parlier, Burl Cole, Ed Grindstaff, Mike Williams and Raymond Mann. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Pierce, Bruce Pierce, Charles Barnett, Bill Barnett, Jim Williams, Larry Blankenship and the Elizabethton Senior Citizens. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 1:15 p.m. on Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home or at the residence, 117 Commodore Ave., Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, C/O Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN, 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Clyde C. Phillips
   Clyde C. Phillips, age 86, Asbury Center, Johnson City, formerly of 413 West C. Street, Elizabethton, went home to be with Jesus, whom he loved and served for 60 years, on Friday, December 5, 2003, following an extended illness. A native of Yancey County, N.C., he was the son of the late William Luther and Hannah Honeycutt Phillips. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton, where he served as deacon and teacher for 50 years. He was a wonderful provider for his family. He was a retired mechanic from Inland Container. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served in World War II. He was preceded in death by one brother, Troy Phillips, two sisters, Mae Matheson and Marjorie Bailey.
   Survivors include his wife, Viola D. Phillips, Asbury Center, Johnson City; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Nancy Collins, Johnson City, Linda and Glen Wright, Memphis, and Janet and Norman Jamison, Indianapolis, Ind.; seven grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; one brother, Arville Phillips, Elizabethton; and two sisters, Carolyn Brace, Knoxville, and Shirley Batchelder, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2003, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the following grandchildren officiating, Tracy Moore, Philip Wright, Nancy Eastridge, Carol Horne, Roc Collins, Hannah Jamison and Jon Jamison. Music will be under the direction of Geralyn Collins. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military honors to be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Monday, December 8, at the funeral home chapel or friends may also call at the residence of a granddaughter, Nancy Eastridge, 4114 Glaze Road, Johnson City, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Phillips to Asbury Center, 400 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. 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.

J.R. Shell
   J.R. "R.J." Shell, age 58, 250 Honeycutt Road, Roan Mountain, died Friday, December 5, 2003, in Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, following an extended illness. A native of Banner Elk, N.C., he was the son of the late Ford and Flossie Twiggs Shell. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Gladys Shell.
   Mr. Shell was a member of Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church, and attended Sunset Free Will Baptist church. He was a machinist at the Alemite Company, Johnson City.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Carolyn Shell, of the home; two daughters and one son-in-law, Virginia Mae Shell, of the home and Sarah Elizabeth and Johnathan Simerly, Roan Mountain; two brothers, Leon Shell and Dillard Shell, both of Roan Mountain; and one sister, Cathy Stevens, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral service for Mr. Shell will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2003, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Danny Osborne and the Rev. Dexter Brummitt officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jason Gouge, soloist.
   The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service, or at the residence at any time.
   Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Stanley Family Cemetery.
   Active pallbearers will be Don Wilson, Clayton Wilson, Johnathan Simerly, Tracy Whitlock, Ronnie Townson and Larry Street. Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Carter, Dennis Osborne, Arthur Osborne, Jr., Stacy Shell, employees of Alemite Company, members of Blevins Chapel Baptist Church, Sunset Free Will Baptist Church and Oakdale Free Will Baptist Church.
   Special Thank you to the SICU staff at Vanderbilt Hospital and Dr. Wright Pinson.
   Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.
   In lieu of flowers those who prefer may make donations to The American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643, or The American Liver Foundation, 5583 Murray Road, Suite #205, Memphis, TN 38119.
   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.

Stanley M. Sims
   Stanley Mackey Sims, 82, 248 Coal Shute Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 4, 2003, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Pettiebone & Delia Morris Sims. He was a retired employee of the Bemberg Corporation after 33 years of service. Mr. Sims was a former deacon and Sunday school teacher of the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. Mr. Sims was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Henry Sims; and a sister, Janie Sims.
   Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Edna Suess Sims; a brother, Taylor A. Sims, Johnson City; a brother-in-law,: Phillip Suess, Elizabethton; four nieces, Scharee Hill and her husband, Dewey, of Johnson City, Margaret Blevins and her husband, Earl, Elizabethton, Judy Smith and her husband, Randy, Hickory, N.C., and Sandra Icenhour and her husband, Dallas, of Conover, N.C.; one nephew: Roger Sims and his wife, Gail, Gray, Tenn.; and several great nieces and nephews.
   Funeral Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Centerview Cemetery. Ben Johnson and Jay Walsh will provide the music. Active Pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, will be, Wade Sluder, Carl Roberson, Jay Walsh, Robert Ray, Jimmy Carr, Ricky Johnson, Sam Harrison and Joel Elijah. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Bible Class, Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. V.F.W. Post 2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise M. Smith
   Louise Miller Smith, 87, of 5004 Bluff City Highway, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 5, 2003, from the Johnson City Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Weaver Funeral Home.

December 5, 2003

Nannie L. Asbury
   Nannie L. Asbury, age 93, of 600 Marietta Avenue, Elizabethton, died in the Ivy Hall nursing home Thursday evening, December 4, 2003.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lester Barnett
   Lester "Les" Barnett, age 65, 299 Heaton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at Charles A. Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C., following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Zeb and Blanche Johnson Barnett.
   He was of the Christian faith.
   He was a retired truck driver and a member of Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Mr. Barnett was a U.S. Navy and U.S. Army veteran.
   Survivors include eight children, Chynna Barnett, Sari Barnett, Mark Barnett, all of the home; Allen Barnett, Johnson City; Shawnarei Chittum, Gray; Manarka Foster, Erwin; Ladonna Carnett, Blountville, and Todd Barnett, Johnson City. Four grandchildren also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 2003, at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Pastor Kurt Styron officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith, organist. Interment will follow the funeral service at Johnson Roanview Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Military honors to be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Darrell Johnson, Tim Johnson, Chris Barnett, Wayne Griffith, Floyd Hodges and Wade Cordell. Honorary pallbearers will be Perry Arnett, Kenny Johnson and Lonnie Shell. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain or friends may call at the residence, 299 Heaton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Barnett to American Cancer Society, 209 Riverside Dr. Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, 423-772-3928, is in charge of the arrangements.

James D. Brown
   James D. "Jim" Brown, 60, of 129 Bishop Road, Johnson City, went to be with his Lord on December 4, 2003, at the Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
   He was a retired locomotive engineer with 38 years of service for CSX Transportation. He was a member of the Buffalo Valley Christian Church where he served as a deacon for many years.
   Mr. Brown was a 1962 graduate of Science Hill High School and played centerfield on the 1962 State Championship baseball team. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
   Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, James Paul and Lona White Brown, also by two sisters, Pauline Tilson and Barbara Gomes.
   Survivors include his wife, Joanna,of the home; two sons, Jim Bob Brown and his wife, Dana, and Todd Brown all of Johnson City; two grandsons, Logan and Landon Brown; two brothers, Bill Brown of Johnson City and Lacy Hughes of Springhill, Fla.; three sisters, Margaret Tittle and Evelyn Constable of Johnson City and Martha Smith of Ormond Beach, Fla.; his father and mother-in-law, Bob and Lois Peoples of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 2003 from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Mr. Bill Brown and Mr. David Slayton will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 2003 from the Roselawn Memorial Park, where family and friends are asked to meet for services. Pallbearers will be Martin Laws, Ronnie Leonard, Bob South, Eddie Tipton, Todd Foster, Raymond Bishop and Jake Peoples. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Ray, Allen Hughes, Jack Constable, Jeff Depriest, Darrell Crowe, Bob Watson, George Osborne, Bobby Peoples, Phillip Coleman and Rick Rawlens. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City.

Alma R. Holden
   Mrs. Alma R. Holden, 83, 154 Earl Taylor Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 4, 2003, at her residence following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late David A. and Matilda Fields Johnson.
   She was retired from the Dietary Department of Hermitage Health Center and was a member of Zion Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Holden; three sisters and four brothers.
   Survivors include three daughters, Louise Holden, of the home; Margaret Ferrell and Ann Price, both of Elizabethton, and one son, Richard Holden, Elizabethton; two brothers, Leonard Johnson, Elizabethton, and Buster Johnson, Roan Mountain; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   A private graveside service for Mrs. Alma R. Holden will be conducted Saturday, December 6, 2003, with Mr. Brian Ferrell officiating. Friends may call at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home any time Saturday morning. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Charles Lewis
   Charles "Ray" Lewis, age 80, 334 Whaleytown Road, Butler, died Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late William and Mae Walsh Lewis.
   He was a member of Elizabethton Church of Christ and was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 40 years of service.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II and was a member of The Diehard Company, had served in five major battles and was awarded a purple heart.
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Lewis.
   Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mattie Lambert Lewis, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Devonia Lewis McKeehan and Bobby McKeehan, Elizabethton; one brother, Bill Lewis, Greeneville; three sisters, Frances Reece, Butler, Shirley Caruso, Johnson City, and Betty Stout, Akron, Ohio; two grandchildren, Sgt. 1st Class, Randy McKeehan, Sr., Newport, and Lisa McKeehan Young, Johnson City; four great-grandchildren, Curtis Bradley McKeehan, Elizabethton; Randy Ray McKeehan, Jr., Gray; Chase Alan Young, Johnson City, and Christopher Robert Young, Johnson City. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 2003, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Eddy Craft and Mr. Ed DeVault, ministers officiating. Music will be under the direction of Elizabethton Church of Christ Singers. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military honors to be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Johnny Campbell, Burl Campbell, Dean Lunceford, Bob Campbell, Donnie Harmon, Jeff Vines, Curtis Bradley McKeehan and Terry Reece. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Elizabethton Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, December 6, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or friends may call the residence 334 Whaleytown Road, Butler any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.
  

Anna V. Shell
   Mrs. Anna Casteel Verran Shell, of 3519 Greenwood Drive and 401 W. Walnut St., Johnson City, died Tuesday, December 2, 2003.
   She was a native of Unicoi, and was the daughter of the late Pete Casteel and Rosie Hill Casteel Clark.
   Mrs. Shell was retired from Bemberg Corporation and from North American Rayon Corporation. Later she did private duty as a CNA.  
   Mrs. Shell was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and Johnson City Baptist Temple.
   She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Roy Verran; her husband, James W. Shell; one sister, Ida Henson; two brothers, Sidnay A. Casteel and Monroe Casteel; and one grandson, Todd Palmer.
   Survivors include a daughter, Linda V. Palmer, and husband, Charles Palmer; one granddaughter, Charlene Palmer; one daughter-in-law, Shirley C. Verran; two grandsons, Tommy Verran and Rusty Verran, and wife, Debra Verran; a very special great-granddaughter, Ashley Verran; and two sons, Clark A. Verran, and wife Pam Verran, and Rowland E. Verran.
   Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Casteel Verran Shell will be conducted Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 8 p.m. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home with the Rev. D.C. Byrd, the Rev. Wilkie Brookshire and the Rev. Billy Allison officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:30 until 8 p.m. in the East Parlor of the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence at 3519 Greenwood Dr., Johnson City, TN. Special music will be provided by Debra Hyder. The graveside committal service and interment will be held Friday, December 5, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the Garden of Devotion of Roselawn Memory Gardens, Erwin Highway, Johnson City, TN.  Active pallbearers will be Rusty Verran, Tommy Verran, Greg Miller, Garnie Byrd and Richard Matherly. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Friday. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. David Freeman and all the doctors and employees of the Johnson City Internal Medicine office and the employees of Adventa Hospice. A very special thanks to her two caregivers, Bonnie Campbell and Elizabeth Vaughn. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, TN, 37604. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Shell family.
   God saw she was getting tired
   And a cure was not to be
   So he put his arms around her
   And whispered, come with Me.
   With tearful eyes
   We watched her suffer
   And saw her fade away
   Although we loved her dearly
   We could not make her stay.
   A golden heart stopped beating,
   Hard working hands to rest.
   God broke our heart to prove to us
   He only takes the best.
  

December 4, 2003

Beulah H. Campbell
   Beulah H. Campbell, age 85, 197 Campbell Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, December 1, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Ellen Arnett Hopson. She was a member of Buck Mountain Baptist Church and a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Leon Campbell, five sisters, two brothers, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Lucille and Claude Hamby, Louella Campbell, all of Roan Mountain; four sons and three daughters-in-law, T.C. and Veronica Campbell, Frankfort, Ill.; Jack and Linda Campbell, Statesville, N.C.; Spencer and Cathy Campbell, Roan Mountain; Ray Campbell, Cleveland, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Mona Campbell, Hammond, Ind.; 29 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; four sisters, Betty Jean Potter, Pearl Markland, and Martha Campbell, all of Roan Mountain, and Gertrude Morrell, Bluff City; one brother, Raymond "Bud" Hopson, Wichita, Kan.; and a special person, Dave Campbell; several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain with the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. The graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 4, 2003 at Isaacs Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, or friends may call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Spencer and Cathy Campbell any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, 423-772-3928, is in charge of the arrangements.

Marie Reece
   Marie Reece, age 64, 1700 W. Elk Ave., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Peach Bottom, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Walter Jones and Mary Caldwell Davis.
   She was a member of Church of God of Prophecy.
   She was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Blackwell and one brother, Gene Jones.
   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Jackie Reece, Elizabethton; one daughter, Lisa Reece, Elizabethton; life-long companion, Bobby Reece, Elizabethton; one step-son and spouse, Earl and Norma Johnson, Elizabethton; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Charlie Jones, Pa., David Jones, Pa., Johnny and Sue Jones, Texas; 12 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 2003, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Pastor Marvin Slagle officiating. Music will be under the direction of Pam Davis, soloist. Interment will follow the funeral service at Reece Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert E. Walter, Grant Sharpe, Mitchell Shupe and Floyd Presnell. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home chapel or friends may call at the residence of a son, Darrell Reece, 417 Sabine Street, Elizababethton, 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.

Anna V. Shell
   Mrs. Anna Casteel Verran Shell, of 3519 Greenwood Drive and 401 W. Walnut St., Johnson City, died Tuesday, December 2, 2003.
   She was a native of Unicoi, and was the daughter of the late Pete Casteel and Rosie Hill Casteel Clark.
   Mrs. Shell was retired from Bemberg Corporation and from North American Rayon Corporation. Later she did private duty as a CNA.
   Mrs. Shell was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and Johnson City Baptist Temple.
   She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Roy Verran; her husband, James W. Shell; one sister, Ida Henson; two brothers, Sidnay A. Casteel and Monroe Casteel; and one grandson, Todd Palmer.
   Survivors include a daughter, Linda V. Palmer, and husband, Charles Palmer; one granddaughter, Charlene Palmer; one daughter-in-law, Shirley C. Verran; two grandsons, Tommy Verran and Rusty Verran, and wife, Debra Verran; a very special great granddaughter, Ashley Verran; and two sons, Clark A. Verran, and wife Pam Verran, and Rowland E. Verran.
   Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Casteel Verran Shell will be conducted Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 8 p.m. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home with the Rev. D.C. Byrd, the Rev. Wilkie Brookshire and the Rev. Billy Allison officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. in the East Parlor of the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence at 3519 Greenwood Dr., Johnson City. Special music will be provided by Debra Hyder. The graveside committal service and interment will be held Friday, December 5, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the Garden of Devotion of Roselawn Memory Gardens, Erwin Highway, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be Rusty Verran, Tommy Verran, Greg Miller, Garnie Byrd and Richard Matherly. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 PM Friday.
   The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. David Freeman and all the doctors and employees of the Johnson City Internal Medicine office and the employees of Adventa Hospice. A very special thanks to her two caregivers, Bonnie Campbell and Elizabeth Vaughn.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, TN, 37604.
   Condolences for the family may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com.
   Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Shell family.
  
   God saw she was getting tired
   And a cure was not to be
   So he put his arms around her
  
   And whispered, come with Me.
   With tearful eyes
   We watched her suffer
   And saw her fade away
  
   Although we loved her dearly
   We could not make her stay.
   A golden heart stopped beating,
   Hard working hands to rest.
  
   God broke our heart to prove to us
   He only takes the best.
  

December 3, 2003

Beulah H. Campbell
   Beulah H. Campbell, age 85, 197 Campbell Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, December 1, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Ellen Arnett Hopson. She was a member of Buck Mountain Baptist Church and a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Leon Campbell, five sisters, two brothers, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Lucille and Claude Hamby, Louella Campbell, all of Roan Mountain; four sons and three daughters-in-law, T.C. and Veronica Campbell, Frankfort, Ill.; Jack and Linda Campbell, Statesville, N.C.; Spencer and Cathy Campbell, Roan Mountain; Ray Campbell, Cleveland, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Mona Campbell, Hammond, Ind.; 29 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; four sisters, Betty Jean Potter, Pearl Markland, and Martha Campbell, all of Roan Mountain, and Gertrude Morrell, Bluff City; one brother, Raymond "Bud" Hopson, Wichita, Kan.; and a special person, Dave Campbell; several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain with the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. The graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 4, 2003 at Isaacs Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, or friends may call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Spencer and Cathy Campbell any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, 423-772-3928, is in charge of the arrangements.

Anna Shell
     Mrs. Anna Casteel Verran Shell, of 3519 Greenwood Drive and 401 W. Walnut St., Johnson City, died Tuesday, December 2, 2003.
     She was a native of Unicoi, and was the daughter of the late Pete Casteel and Rosie Hill Casteel Clark.
     Mrs. Shell was retired from Bemberg Corporation and from North American Rayon Corporation. Later she did private duty as a CNA.  
     Mrs. Shell was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and Johnson City Baptist Temple.
     She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Roy Verran; her husband, James W. Shell; one sister, Ida Henson; two brothers, Sidnay A. Casteel and Monroe Casteel; and one grandson, Todd Palmer.
     Survivors include a daughter, Linda V. Palmer, and husband, Charles; one granddaughter, Charlene Palmer; one daughter-in-law, Shirley C. Verran; two grandsons, Tommy Verran and Rusty Verran, and wife, Debra; a very special great granddaughter, Ashley Verran; two sons, Clark A. Verran, and wife Pam, and Rowland E. Verran.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Casteel Verran Shell will be conducted Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 8 p.m. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home with the Rev. D.C. Byrd, the Rev. Wilkie Brookshire and the Rev. Billy Allison officiating. Special music will be provided by Debra Hyder. The graveside committal service will be held Friday, December 5, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the Garden of Devotion of Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Rusty Verran, Tommy Verran, Greg Miller, Garnie Byrd and Richard Matherly. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:30 until 8 p.m. in the East Parlor of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, TN, 37604. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. David Freeman and all the doctors and employees of the Johnson City Internal Medicine office, as well as the employees of Adventa Hospice. A very special thanks to her two caregivers, Bonnie Campbell and Elizabeth Vaughn. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Shell family.
   God saw she was getting tired
   And a cure was not to be
   So he put his arms around her
   And whispered, come with Me.
   With tearful eyes
   We watched her suffer
   And saw her fade away
   Although we loved her dearly
   We could not make her stay.
   A golden heart stopped beating,
   Hard working hands to rest.
   God broke our heart to prove to us
   He only takes the best.

December 2, 2003

Theresa C. Brumit
   Theresa C. Brumit, age 100, formerly of Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 30, 2003, in the Asbury Center, Johnson City following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Dollie McCain Clark.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter B. Brumit.
   Mrs. Brumit was a member of First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton, and a former member of the choir. She was a member of the Franklin Flower Club and a homemaker.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Kenneth and Bettye Brumit, Elizabethton and Horace and Sarah Mack Brumit, Banner Elk, N.C.; two sisters, Marguerite Davis, Elizabethton and Bernice Furches, Atlanta, Ga.; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Graveside services for Mrs. Brumit will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at Happy Valley Memorial Park, with Rev. Bill Carter officiating. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and grand-sons-in-law: Bill Brumit, John Brumit, Steve Brumit, Walter Brumit, Richard Mokler, Marcus Hoge and Bruce Earp. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Cole, special helpers: Peggy Garland, Linda Grills, Shanon Livingston, Jean Hensley and Catherine Smith, and the men of First United Methodist Church. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the 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.

Lucy E. Brumitt
  
Lucy Edith Brumitt, Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, formerly of Hampton, died at the center on Sunday, November 30, 2003.
   A native of Winchester, Ky., she was a daughter of the late John and Lucy Curry Booth.
   She had lived in Carter County for a number of years. She was a member of the Hampton Christian Church.
   Mrs. Brumitt was preceded in death by her husband, Manley Eugene Brumitt in 1962 and by a daughter, Betty Simmons.
   Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Hagy, Bluff City, and Billie Booth Rudisill, of Mooresville, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun officiating. Burial will follow the service. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Friends may call at the funeral home until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Beulah Campbell
   Beulah Campbell, age 85, 197 Campbell Hollow Rd., Roan Mountain, died Monday, December 1, 2003, at her residence.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Victoria M. Larimer
  
FRENCH LICK, Ind. -- Victoria Mae Larimer, the infant daughter of Patrick N. Larimer and Ashley E. Norton, of French Lick, Ind., died Saturday, November 29, 2003 at Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.
   She is survived by maternal grandparents, Glen and Debbie Norton, Jr., of French Lick, Ind.; paternal grandparents, Craig and Lisa Larimer, of Elizabethton, Tenn.; maternal great grandparents, Glen and Diane Norton, Sr., of French Lick, Ind.; paternal great grandparents, David and Carolyn Hooks, of Elizabethton, Tenn. and Chestine Larimer, of Erwin, Tenn. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   She was preceded in death by maternal great grandparents Herbert and Wavalette Lamper; paternal great grandfather, Lawrence Larimer.
   Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, French Lick, Ind. Rev. Terry L. Pinnick will officiate. Friends may call on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at T.L. Pinnick Mortuary, French Lick, Ind. from 6 to 8 p.m. T.L. Pinnick Mortuary, 785 South Bears Bend Rd., French Lick, Ind. 47432 is in charge of arrangements. (812) 936-7700

Betty J. Lyons
   Betty Jane Lyons, age 61, 173 Livingston Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 30, 2003, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Lockett G. and Maggie Mae Campbell Buckles.
   She was preceded in death by a son, Fred Arnold O'Quinn, Jr. and a sister, Ellean Pendley.
   Ms. Lyons was a homemaker and a sitter with the elderly. She was a member of Moore's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law: Julie D. and Mark Taylor, Johnson City and Margaret Kearns, Elizabethton; one son, Billy Jack Lyons, Elizabethton; one sister, Emma Christine Mann, Highland, Calif.; two brothers, F.D. Buckles, of Atwater, Calif. and Ralph Buckles, Elizabethton; one granddaughter, Dawn Mae Hunter, of Georgia, and a friend, Pauline McKinney, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 4, 2003, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Rev. Clarence Phillips officiating. Music will be under the direction of Moore's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Choir. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service, or friends may call at the home of a brother, Ralph Buckles, 134 Coney Island Rd., Elizabethton, at any time. The graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, December 5, 2003 in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mark Taylor, Bill Lowe, Stanley Carden, Leonard Bowers and Granville Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. Those planning to attend the graveside service will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

December 1, 2003

Joe S. Atwood
  
Joe S. Atwood, 67, 510 Whaley Town Rd., Butler, died Saturday, November 29, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late John Vernie and Eva Jane Strickland Atwood.
   He had lived in Illinois for 30 years before returning to Carter County in 1993.
   Mr. Atwood retired in 1992 as a molder with the Brass Foundry of Peoria, Illinois.
   He was a member of the Tabernacle of God Church, Johnson City.
   Survivors include his wife, Hattie Pearl Arnold Atwood; one daughter, Arizona Miller, of Johnson City; three sons, Cecil Ray Atwood, of Hampton; Denny Joe Atwood, of Trivoli, Ill., and Jeff Lane Atwood, of Elizabethton; one step-son, Loyd Dugger, Butler; two brothers, Earl Atwood, of Mountain City, and Bob Atwood, Hampton; seven sisters, Mamie Hodge, Elizabethton; Doris Nelson and Bernice Barnes, both of Johnson City; Dorothy Reece and Margaret Campbell, both of Butler; Jean Perkins, of DeKalb, Ill. and Lois Lathrop, of DeKalb, Ill.; and six grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Wagner, Rev. Glenn Sheets and Rev. Tim Carver officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2003 in the Washington County Memory Gardens. The Sheets family and By Way of the Cross Singers will provide the music. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lucy Brummitt
  
Mrs. Lucy Edith Booth Brummitt, 94, Hermitage Health Care, Elizabethton, formerly of Hampton, died there Sunday, November 30, 2003.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nell K. Foster
  
BOONE, N.C. -- Nell Kester Foster, 73, of Ransom Street, Blowing Rock, N.C., died Saturday, November 29, 2003 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
   Born August 29, 1930 in Butler, Tenn., she was a daughter of Joseph Alexander and Lillie Laws Keller.
   Surviving are one daughter, Kay Thomas, of Salisbury, N.C.; one son, Jeffrey Foster, of Blowing Rock, N.C.; three grandchildren; three sisters, Ann Vines and husband, Bob, and Arlene Townsend, of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Jean Greene of Campbellsville, Ky., and four brothers, Ray Keller, of Granite Falls, N.C.; Clarence Keller, of Butler, Tenn.; Commodore Keller, of Black Mountain, N.C., and Roy Keller, of Sugar Grove, N.C.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville 'Buddy' Foster; two sisters, Alma and Ruth Keller, and two brothers, Billy and Dale Keller.
   Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Blowing Rock. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 3409 D, West Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, N.C. 27407. The family will receive friends on Monday evening, December 1, 2003 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Austin and Barnes Funeral Home in Boone, N.C. Austin and Barnes Funeral Home, 194 Queen St., Boone, NC 28607, is in charge of funeral arrangements. 828-264-8888

Etta J. Honeycutt
  
Mrs. Etta J. Honeycutt, 72, 376 McQueen St., Butler, died Saturday, November 29, 2003 at her residence.
   A native of Hampton, she was a daughter of the late Bruce and Nell Peters Pierce.
   She was a 1949 graduate of Hampton High School and a graduate of Steed College of Business in Elizabethton.
   She had formerly worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. and Knoxville. She was also employed by Cooper's Office Supply in Johnson City for several years.
   Mrs. Honeycutt was a member of Hampton Christian Church but attended Butler Baptist Church for the last ten years.
   Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Albert "Bud" Honeycutt; one son, Bruce Alan Honeycutt, of Piney Flats; two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Edna and Lowell Stalcup, of Butler, and Linda Moore Honeycutt, of Piney Flats; two nieces, Angela Gail Rasnake, of Piney Flats, and Melanie Daun Atkins, of Bristol, Va.; two great nieces, Madison Rae and Alexa Grace Rasnake, of Piney Flats, and several cousins.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2003 in the Butler Baptist Church with the Rev. David Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Jean Ann Poore, soloist, and Betty Cunningham, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday will be Justin Bunting, Howard Courtner, Wayne Harris, Jack Peters, Bill Peters and Jeremy Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors and the Johnson City Medical Center Hospice Group. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Honeycutt family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Lyons
   Betty Lyons, age 61, of 173 Livingston Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 30, 2003 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Addie M. Stanley
   Mrs. Addie Mae Pembelton Stanley, 87, 305 Colorado Street, Johnson City, died on Sunday, November 30, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Franklin, Ky., Mrs. Stanley was born on September 21, 1916, to the late Earnest and Lou Ella Hite Pembelton.
   Mrs. Stanley married Walter P. Stanley on May 6, 1933. She was a homemaker and was of the Free Will Baptist faith.
   Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Fender, Johnson City, and Betty Ann Dempsey, Elizabethton; 3 sons, John Stanley, Billy Joe Stanley, and Charles L. Stanley, all of Johnson City; 13 grandchildren, including Terry Freeman, Elizabethton, and Rev. Gary Wayne Barnett, Chuckey; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
   In addition to her parents, Mrs. Stanley was preceded in death by her husband, Walter P. Stanley; a daughter, Gladys Mae Freeman; a sister; and three brothers.
   The funeral service for Mrs. Stanley will be held at 8 p.m., Tuesday, December 2, 2003, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, with Rev. Jesse Wooten officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The graveside and committal service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2003 in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:20 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to Monte Vista. Condolences may be sent to the Stanley family through our Web site, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, 423-610-7171.