December 31, 2003

Mildred M. Carr
  
Mildred Marie Carr, 67, 710 East 2nd St., Elizabethton, Courtyard Apartments, died Monday, December 29, 2003 at her residence.
   A native of Mitchell County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Wesley Freland and Christian Hicks Ward.
   She had lived a number of years in Carter County.
   She was retired from the Environmental Services Department of the Johnson City Medical Center after 19 years of service.
   She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Carr.
   Mrs. Carr was of the Holiness faith.
   Survivors include her husband, A.B. Carr; one daughter, Deborah Wagner, Elizabethton; five sons, Teddy, Wesley, Stevie and Michael Carr, all of Elizabethton, and Calvin Carr, of Piney Flats; three sisters, Annie Davis, Lula Ward and Maxine Young, all of Elizabethton; three brothers, Leonard Ward, of Pennsylvania; Dexter Ward, of Johnson City, and Lee Ward, Elizabethton, and 11 grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Wesley Simons officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 1, 2004 in the Morrell Cemetery, Bluff City. Members of the Stoney Creek Church of Christ will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday will be Lisa Whitfield, Tommy Shell, Kelvin Whitfield, Terry Carr, Ambers "Squirt" Wagner and Ron Carr. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Kincaid and employees; Dr. Lee, and Dr. Robert Reeves and employees of the Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Deborah Wagner, 107 Old Stoney Loop, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lisa D. Davis
  
"LISA - from the Hebrew root Elizabeth. Oath of God -- a lady who is honest, happy and sincere; she is sensitive and caring; she believes in being all-American; her tenderness is given freely to all; she cultivates everything that is good; a lady who loves a smile from her man; a person who admires intellectual pursuits; is determined to reach her goal."
   Lisa Darlene Davis, 29, 2011 Sunflower Lane, Watauga, died Sunday, December 28, 2003, at Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, following a brief illness.
   A native of Johnson City, she was the daughter of Ireta Brunk Gurley, Bulls Gap, and the late Claude Davis.
   She was a member of the Church of Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
   In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, Danny Smith, Elizabethton; her step-father, Charles Gurley, Bulls Gap; a son, Charles Richard Davis, Bulls Gap; a daughter, Brittany Davis, Johnson City; four brothers, Kenneth Ray Davis, Claude Lewis Davis Jr. and Michael Shane Davis, all of Watauga, and Timothy Lee Davis, Johnson City; five sisters, Angela Williams, Jayne Hopson and Naomi Runyon, all of Watauga, Linda Marie Scalf, Piney Flats, and Debra Dawn Davis, Johnson City; and a half-brother, Norman Davis, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A special thank you to a special friend and his wife, Mack and Nancy Cooke, and a special thanks to Dena Shoals.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2004, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Guinn and the Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating. Music will be by Mr. Phil Reed, Mr. Bud Reed and Mr. Wayne Lyons. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 2, at Tri-City Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Adrian Hopson Jr., Gerald Dean Gurley, Steve Brunk, Scott Havens, Jessie Ambrose, Mack Cooke Jr., Eddie Garland, Eric Williams and Dr. Scott Fegley. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who desire, memorials may be made to a Trust Fund for Lisa Davis, c/o Susan Finley, Carter County Bank, 601 East Elk 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.

Brenda H. Taylor
   GREENEVILLE -- Brenda Hope Taylor, 58, of Greeneville, died Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at her residence.
   Mrs. Taylor was a devoted and loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She was very courageous during her illness and others drew their strength from her.
   Mrs. Taylor graduated from Greeneville High School in 1963 and was involved in the Little Theater. She was on the election committee at Highland School. She was employed by Phillips Consumer and was a member of Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her father, William Hope, and an infant brother, William Gary Hope.
   Survivors include her husband, Hensel Taylor; a daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Gary Tesnear, Greeneville; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Michelle Barefield, Greeneville; two very special grandchildren, Christopher Andrew Ealey and Julia Briley Barefield; a brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Lynne Hope, Mosheim; her mother, Vada Carroll, Greeneville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Stewart and Teresa Taylor, Snellville, Ga., Coy L. Taylor Jr. and Kathy Tipton Taylor, both of Hampton, Austin and Jana Taylor, both of Birmingham, Ala. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2004, at Jeffers Mortuary Chapel, Greeneville, with the Rev. Ronnie Duncan officiating. Interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 2, at Oak Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Brad Peters, Wesley Hope, Gary Tesnear, Austin Taylor, Stewart Taylor, Roger Smith and Jimmy Harrison. The family will receive friends at Jeffers Mortuary from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Jeffers Mortuary, 206 North College Street, Greeneville, (423) 639-2141, is in charge of arrangements.

Curtis H. Trent
   Curtis H. Trent, age 73, 120 Bishop Circle, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor, Fla.
   Mr. Trent will be returned to Elizabethton for a funeral service and interment which are incomplete and will be announced later. Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton is in charge of arrangements. 423-542-2232

Donald R. Whitehead
   Donald Ray Whitehead, 31, 244 Bulldog Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 28, 2003, on Creek Bank Road, Elizabethton, as the result of an automobile accident.
   Mr. Whitehead was a native of Carter County. He was preceded in death by his mother, Opal Gail Stanley Whitehead.
   Mr. Whitehead was a welder for PSG of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include his father, Ray Whitehead, Elizabethton; a sister, Jennifer Whitehead, of the home; and a number of aunts and uncles.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Birchfield officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2004 in the Garland Cemetery. Peggy Oliver will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday will be David Morrell, Russell Harrison, Jeremy Blevins, Dale Campbell, Numan Buckles, Gary Morrell, Glen Morrell and Ben Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Arnold Whitehead, Robert Whitehead, Evans Whitehead, Sam Whitehead, Norman Vines, Michael Vines, Randy Bowers, Mike and Beckie, Michael and Missy Chase, Kenneth and Jewell Lowe, Dale and Rachel Campbell, Larry and Leslie Bowers, Glen and Jeanette Campbell, Craig Thomas, Max Grindstaff, Randy Grindstaff, David Grindstaff, Shane Lowe, Paul Taylor, Timmy Taylor, Darrell and Glenda Holt and family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. Condolences to the Whitehead family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

December 30, 2003

Leslie Farquhar
   Leslie A. "Lee" Farquhar, age 76, formerly of 1400 Arney Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 29, 2003, in Pine Ridge Care Center, following an extended illness.
   She was a native of Carter County. She was a retired cook.
   Survivors include a daughter, Pat Showalter, of Maurertown, Va.; a niece, Loraine Dillion, of Galax, Va. and friends at Pine Ridge Care Center.
   Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30, 2003, in Johnson-Roanview Cemetery, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 1 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends attending the service. 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.

Kenneth E. Garland
   Mr. Kenneth Elwood Garland, 65, died on Monday, December 29, 2003, at his residence, 2234 Hillrise Avenue, Elizabethton, after a lengthy illness.
   Born on January 8, 1938, in Carter County, he was the son of the late Edgar Lonzo and Anna Lee Garland.
   Mr. Garland was the founder and Pastor Emeritus of Hampton Church of God and volunteered his time doing missionary work in Haiti. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
   He is survived by his wife, Patsy Ann Garland, Elizabethton; four daughters, Ruth Causby and Sharon Little, both of Hickory, N.C., and Jackie Greer and Deborah Oler, both of Johnson City; a sister, Norma Ashworth, Johnson City; two brothers, Frank Garland and David Garland, both of Tucker, Ga.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   In addition to his parents, Mr. Garland was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Sue Garland.
   A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2004, in the Hampton Church of God with Pastor Hobart Bradshaw officiating. The graveside and committal service with military honors will follow in Garland Cemetery. His family will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Little, Gary Greer, and Wayne Oler. Visitation for Mr. Garland will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, December 31, 2003, in the Sunset Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, and at the family's residence at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site, www.tetrickfuneralservices.com. Arrangements for the Garland family have been made through Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City.

Claude D. Hatcher
  
PLEASANT HILLS, Va. -- Claude D. Hatcher, 87, of Pleasant Hills, Va. passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at his home.
   Mr. Hatcher was the son of the late Vinson C. and Ludie A. Wills Hatcher.
   He was retired from the Beckley Water Company after 41 years of employment.
   He was a member of the Oak Grove Christian Church for 40 years and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
   Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Margie Virginia Stump Hatcher; three daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and James D. Curtis, of Elizabethton; Rosalie and Charles Kuhn, of Fairdale, and Virginia and Jim "Pete" Willard of Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Marsha Hatcher, of Pleasant Hills; three brothers; one sister; 11 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 27, 2003 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Beckley, West, Va. with entombment in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Oscar K. Shell
   Oscar Ketron Shell, Jr., age 75, of Carter County, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2003 at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Johnson City, following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Shell retired in 1991 from his private business of 43 years, due to Parkinson's Disease.
   From 1974 to 1991, he served on the Carter County Election Commission.
   Early in 1944, he worked for Roane-Anderson Company at Oak Ridge.
   On September 9, 1944, he enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps and served in the U.S. Air Force in the Philippines during World War II, and Korean War. He was a life member of VFW post #2166, American Legion and the Elks Lodge. He served as Staff Commander of the AMVETS in 1954-55.
   Mr. Shell was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar K. Shell, Sr., and Maruja Perry Shell, and his wife, Minnie Ellen Bunton Shell. Survivors include his sons, Michael K., of Knoxville, Mark Anthony of Elizabethton, Jeffrey Lee of Alexandria, Va.; Jon Kevin, Sr., of Elizabethton; one daughter, Lisa Kay (Mrs. Fred) Frost of Miami, Fla.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Joan Moore of Knoxville; Gwen Read of Kodak; Carmelita Pursell, of Jefferson City; Barbara Woods of Springfield, Va.; and one brother, Dr. Jon E. Shell of Sevierville.
   Interment services were held at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton. Memorials may be make to Unicoi County Hospital, 100 Greenway Circle, Erwin, TN 37650; or Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032; or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to 1305 Broad St. Elizabethton, TN 37643 or emailed to: piper@preferred.com. Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin was in charge of the arrangements.

Lisa Smith
   "LISA-from the Hebrew root Elizabeth. Oath of God - a lady who is honest, happy and sincere; she is sensitive and caring; she believes in being all-American; her tenderness is given freely to all; she cultivates everything that is good; a lady who loves a smile from her man; a person who admires intellectual pursuits; is determined to reach her goal."
   Mrs. Lisa Darlene Davis Smith, 29, 2011 Sunflower Lane, Watauga, died Sunday, December 28, 2003 at the Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, following a brief illness. 
   A native of Johnson City, she was the daughter of Ireta Brunk Gurley, Bulls Gap, and the late Claude Davis. 
   She was a member of the Church of Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
   In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, Danny Smith, Elizabethton; her step-father, Charles Gurley, Bulls Gap; a son, Charles Richard Davis, Bulls Gap; a daughter, Brittany Davis, Johnson City; four brothers, Kenneth Ray Davis, Claude Lewis Davis Jr. and Michael Shane Davis, all of Watauga, and Timothy Lee Davis, Johnson City; five sisters, Angela Williams, Jayne Hopson and Naomi Runyon, all of Watauga; Linda Marie Scalf, Piney Flats and Debra Dawn Davis, Johnson City; and a half-brother, Norman Davis, Johnson City.   Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services for Mrs. Lisa Darlene Davis Smith will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Guinn officiating. Music will be by Mr. Phil Reed, Mr. Bud Reed and Mr. Wayne Lyons. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2004 in the Tri-City Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Adrian Hopson Jr., Gerald Dean Gurley, Steve Brunk, Joey Runyon, Scott Havens, Michael Davis, Kenneth Davis, Claude Davis Jr., Jessie Ambrose and Dr. Scott Fegley. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. on Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who desire memorials may be made to a Trust Fund for Lisa Davis Smith, c/o Susan Finley, Carter County Bank, 601 East Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com.

December 29, 2003

Lynda K. Blevins
   Lynda Kaye Blevins, 60, 121 Skyline Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 27, 2003, in Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, following an auto accident.
   A Washington County native, she had lived most of her life in Carter County. Mrs. Blevins was a daughter of the late Henry R. Crowder and Ruth Williams Crowder, and was also preceded in death by her husband, David F. Blevins, Sr., in 1999 and a brother, Barney Williams, in 1987.
   She was employed as Human Resource Manager with K-Mart, Kingsport. Mrs. Blevins was a member of Rich Acres Free Will Baptist Church.
   Mrs. Blevins was a very special mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family.
   Survivors include a son, David F. Blevins, Jr., Elizabethton; a daughter, Shannon K. Doles, Gray; a grandson and a granddaughter, Cory David and Courtney Amber Blevins, Elizabethton; two brothers, Bobby and Ronald Crowder, both of Johnson City; a sister, Gloria Crowder, Louisiana; several nieces and nephews, including Lori Cole Royston and Lisa M. Cole, both of Elizabethton; Shannon K. Doles, Gray; and Cathy Williams, Florida.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2003 from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Harold Mains officiating. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Mullins, Mike Cole, David Nanney, Mike Crumley, Bill Foster, Kurt Carty, Johnny Crowder, and Ron Crowder. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City.

Patricia K. Hopkins
   Patricia K. Hopkins, 58, 310 Magnolia Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 24, 2003 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   She was a member of the Lynnwood Christian Church.
   Survivors include her caregiver and special friend, Albert Fleenor, Elizabethton.
   Graveside services were conducted Sunday at Happy Valley Memorial Park.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Nyoka Johnson
   Nyoka Bowers Reed Johnson, age 56, of 409 Old Highway 143, Roan Mountain, Tenn., died unexpectedly Saturday, December 27, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Bruce and Mable Lewis Bowers.
   She was a member of Watauga Valley Freewill Baptist Church, and attended Sugar Hollow Freewill Baptist Church.
   She was employed by Life Care Center of Banner Elk, N.C. Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband Carrick Johnson, and sister Vada Overman. Survivors include three sons and one daughter-in-law, Tracy Reed, Casey Reed, and Robert and Esther Reed, all of Roan Mountain; seven grandchildren, Daniel Reed, Elizabethton, Caleb Reed, Elizabethton, Ella Reed, Roan Mountain, Kelsey Reed, Roan Mountain, Zachary Hughes, Elizabethton, Johnny Guy, Roan Mountain, and Leon Guy, Roan Mountain; two sisters, Lena Scalf, Elizabethton, and Frances Guerry, Robstown, Texas; three brothers, Millard Bowers, Elizabethton, Charles Stophel, Elizabethton, and Sidney Bowers, Mobile, Ala.; a special friend, Roger Morgan, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Birchfield officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 31 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be: Lee Wilkerson, David Clevenger, Willis Brock, Eugene Campbell, Gregg Williams, Joe Presnell, Jody Presnell, and Darrell Honeycutt. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Life Care Center of Banner Elk, N.C. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home-Elizabethton Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. to travel in procession to the cemetery.
   The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m., Monday, December 29, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Roan Mountain, and also Tuesday, December 30 from 6-7 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home-Elizabethton, prior to the service, or other times at the residence of a son, Robert Reed, 197 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, or a sister, Lena Scalf, 233B South Hills Estates, Elizabethton, at anytime. Online condolences can be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest Henry Wilson
   Ernest Henry Wilson, 72, 128 Melody Lane, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on December 28, 2003 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   He was a member of the Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church.
   Mr. Wilson was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   He was preceded in death by his mother Sarah Hayes Wilson, his father Sol Wilson and three brothers, Vernon, Lonnie and Kay Wilson.
   Survivors include his wife, Hazel Campbell Wilson; one son, Roy Ernest Wilson, Elizabethton; grandson, Richard and his wife Elizabeth Wilson and great-grandson, Michael Wilson; granddaughter, Lisa Wilson; three sisters, Carolyn Milam, Johnson City, Ina Ward, and Liz and her husband Robert Mercer, all of Houston, Texas; six brothers, Mike Wilson, Arlie "Skip" Wilson, Grady Wilson, Edward Wilson, Ralph Wilson and Conway Wilson, all of Elizabethton; two special children, Tabitha and Caitlin Campbell. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Roy Wilson and Jonas Revis officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2003 in the Blevins Cemetery. Music will be provided by Gail Campbell. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday will be Doyce Sheffield, DeJuane Sheffield, Deaon Sheffield, Keith Blevins, Bobby Wilson, Dayton Buckles, and David Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Wayne Ensor, Curtis Grindstaff, Rob Ensor, Rob Greer, Charlie Osborne, and Jamie Osborne. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday 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.

December 28, 2003

Edna D. Blevins
   Edna Derleene Blevins, 59, 320 Lewis Cole Loop, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 24, 2003, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late David and Viola Campbell Vest. She was a retired employee of Alemite Corporation. Mrs. Blevins was a member of the Watauga Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar Roy "Buddy" Blevins; and a brother: Harold Jenier Vest.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-Law, Kathy and Carl Pierce, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Alicia Blevins, Elizabethton; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Helen and Sonny Slagle, Dorothy and George Skeans and Myoka Ward, all of Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Billy Ray Blevins, Cassidy Blevins, Christopher Lane Pierce and Michael Shelby Pierce. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Paul Peer, Minister, officiating. Interment followed in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who were requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, were Billy Ray Blevins, Carl Pierce, Chris Slagle, Tony Slagle, Rusty Slagle and Lawrence Berry. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Berry, Tim Skeans, Dr. David Fenner, Dr. Robert Walter, Lawrence Berry, Sonny Slagle, George Skeans and Gary Campbell. Memorial Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Lynda K. Blevins
   Lynda Kaye Blevins, 60, 121 Skyline Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 27, 2003, in Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, following an auto accident.
   A Washington County native, she had lived most of her life in Carter County. Mrs. Blevins was a daughter of the late Henry R. Crowder and Ruth Williams Crowder, and was also preceded in death by her husband, David F. Blevins, Sr., in 1999 and a brother, Barney Williams, in 1987.
   She was employed as Human Resource Manager with K-Mart, Kingsport.
   Mrs. Blevins was a member of Rich Acres Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son, David F. Blevins, Jr., Elizabethton; a daughter, Shannon K. Doles, Gray; a grandson and a granddaughter, Cory David and Courtney Amber Blevins, Elizabethton; two brothers, Bobby and Ronald Crowder, both of Johnson City; a sister, Gloria Crowder, Louisiana; several nieces and nephews, including Lori Cole Royston and Lisa M. Cole, both of Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements will be announced.
   Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City.

Elmer L. Bowers
   Elmer Lester Bowers, age 63, 139 South Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Charles Allen and Bernie Smith Bowers. He was a member of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church. Mr. Bowers was a retired carpenter. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Bowers and Ernest Bowers, one sister, Dorothy Bowers Parlier, and two infant brothers and two infant sisters.
   Survivors include his wife of the home, Dorothy Depew Bowers; two daughters and sons-in-law, Trena and Mike Green and Canda and David Ellis, all of Elizabethton; one son, Richard Bowers and fiancee, Teresa Canter, Elizabethton; two grandsons, Jordan Ellis and Daniel Ellis, both of Elizabethton; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Gay and Lawrence Pierce, Elizabethton, and Faye Parlier, North Carolina; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Clearsie Bowers and Clint and Charlotte Bowers, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Jim Blevins, also survive.
   The funeral service was conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 27, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. James Hawk and the Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church Quartet. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Zaney Pierce, Keith Pierce, Mitchell Bowers, Scott Bowers, Glen Bowers, and Bobby Bowers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jay Metha, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Dr. Charlie Ward, Dr. Phillip Hinton, and Dr. Steven Smith. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. on Sunday. The family received friends from 7-8 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the residence any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Cable
   Robert "Bob" Cable, age 81, 223 Main Street, Butler, died Saturday, December 27, 2003, at his residence following a brief illness. A native of Johnson County, he was the son of the late Will and Matilda Fritts Cable. He was a member of Dyson Grove Baptist Church. He formerly worked at a sawmill, retired from Blue Ridge Shoe Company and after his retirement he worked on lawn mowers and weed eaters for friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by four half-brothers and two half-sisters.
   Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Stout Cable, of the home, and two daughters, Ora E. Cable, Lenoir, N.C., and Charlene Cable, Morganton, N.C.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 28, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Alan Koch officiating. Music will be under the direction of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church Choir. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Larry Shoun, R.E. Brown, David Griffey, Darrell Campbell, Kevin Howard and Earl Burchett. Honorary pallbearers will be Percy Matherly, J.L. Walsh, Jess Dillard, Haynes Dugger, George Shoun, Ed Fritts, Millard Fletcher, Wayne Harmon, Bob Ward and Bud Honeycutt. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. on Monday. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home chapel or friends may call at the residence, 223 Main Street, Butler, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton 423-524-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary L. Holtsclaw
   Mary Lou Holtsclaw, age 61, 1300 D Arney Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 27, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of Georgia Mae Waycaster Edwards, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, and the late Hubert Edwards. She was a member of Hopson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She was a former employee of the Carter County School System. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ragsdale.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Lassie Holtsclaw, Roan Mountain, and Cletis and Joy Holtsclaw, Elizabethton; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Desta Poole, Vivian Hatcher, and Wanda and Dennis Barnette, all of Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leon and Barbara Edwards, Elizabethton, and Robert and Fredia Edwards, Unicoi; and three grandchildren, Darrell Holtsclaw, Daniel Holtsclaw, and Sarah Holtsclaw, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Frances Estep, Elizabethton, also survive.
   A visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 29, from 6-7 p.m. at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with a closing prayer by the Rev. Billy Morgan. A private disposition will be conducted at a later date at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Special thank you to Dr. Albertine Dewitt, Dr. Stephen Dale and Dr. Todd Whitaker. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Ms. Holtsclaw to Arthritis Foundation, Tennessee Chapter, 1719 West End Avenue, #303W, Nashville, TN 37203. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Woody H. Huddleston
   Woody Henry Huddleston, 66, 461 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   A native of LaFollette, Tenn., he was a son of the late William Henry and Maude Ayers Huddleston. He was a graduate of Habersham High School and attended the Florida Junior College, Jacksonville, Fla. He retired due to disability from the Burlington Northern Railroad. He had lived in Butler since 1983. He was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Bacon.
   Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou Estep Huddleston; one daughter, Jill Schisler, Crawfordville, Fla.; one son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Evelyn Huddleston, Butler; a sister, Norma Jean Harmon, Columbus, Ga.; one brother, Eugene Huddleston, Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren, Tiffany, Rachel, Jeffrey, Bradley and Stephen.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Little Doe Baptist Church with the Rev. Kreg Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Nave Cemetery, Elizabethton. The church choir will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 2:20 p.m. Sunday, will be Mack Matherly, Paul Lowe, Terry Potter, Bud Arnold, Stan Estep, Ross Arnold, Randy Pardue and Richard Cable. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family and Melvin Milton. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Little Doe Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Huddleston family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Della J. Jaynes
   KINGSPORT -- Della Jane Roberts Jaynes, 51, of Blountville, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 25, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Jaynes was born in Harlan, Ky. She was employed as a textile worker and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Blountville.
   Mrs. Jaynes was preceded in death by her parents, William Roberts Jr. and Ruth Lewis Roberts, and a sister, Catherine Roberts.
   Survivors include her husband, Brad A. Jaynes, of the home; two sons, D.J. Dugger and Justin Jaynes, both of Johnson City; a granddaughter, Norah Mabe; a brother, David Roberts, Elizabethton; and nine sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Louis Martinez, Detroit, Mich., Betty and Ray Pritt and Judy and Bobby Babb, all of Elizabethton, Joan and Charles Church, Connelly Springs, N.C., Loretta Roberts and friend Robert Miller, Bluff City, Robin and Dennis Begley, Knoxville, Barbara Williams, Hampton, Va., Brenda and Jeff Webb, Kingsport, and Lois and Darrell Molsberry of Maryland. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Services will be conducted at Bethel Baptist Church in Blountville on Sunday, December 28, at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Gordon Hughes officiating. Music will be provided by Roger and Gail McConnell. Visiting will follow the service. Memorials may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church, Building Fund, 431 Hilton Hill Road, Kingsport, TN 37663. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@earthlink.net. Carter-Trent Funeral Home downtown is serving the Jaynes family.

Nyoka Johnson
   Nyoka Johnson, age 56, 409 Old Highway 143, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, Dec. 27, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, 423-772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl B. McLain
   Pearl B. McLain, 90, formerly of Johnson City and Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, December 24, 2003, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C., after a brief illness.
   Mrs. McLain was a native of and grew up in Mitchell County, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lilly Peterson Butler; her husband, Garnatt McLain; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie and Norman Baumgardner and Edna and Ed Boulay; and by a brother and two sisters.
   Mrs. McLain had worked for North American Rayon Corporation and in jewelry sales. She had attended Westerly Heights Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a grandson, Butch Baumgardner, Roan Mountain, and several nieces and nephews.
   A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 29, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Friends may call at the home of Mary Odom and Butch Baumgardner, 166 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain. The family expresses their appreciation to the staff of Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Dr. Steven Cook and Dr. Thomas Hazlip. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521.

Ethan L. Smalling
   Ethan Lucas "Luke" Smalling, three-month-old son of Scott and Sherrie Estep Smalling, 408 Colorado Street, Johnson City went to be with the Lord Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a half-brother, Jacob Smalling, Johnson City; maternal grandparents, Michael and Deborah Estep, Elizabethton; paternal grandparents, Tom and Teresa Smalling, Johnson City; maternal great- grandparents, Maxie Shipley, Elizabethton, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Miller, Johnson City; paternal great-grandparents, James and Blanche Smalling, Delmer and Roberta Lowe, and Vorita Bower, all of Johnson City; paternal great-great- grandmother, Myrtle Crowe, Johnson City; one uncle, Duane Smalling, Johnson City, and many extended family members and friends.
   The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Friends are asked to meet the family at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Online condolences may be sent to the Smalling family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, 282-1521.

Coy L. Taylor Sr.
   Coy L. Taylor Sr., 76, 636 S. Roan Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 24, 2003, at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.
   Mr. Taylor was a native of Carter County and the son of the late G. Jay and Goldie Taylor. He was also preceded in death by four sisters, Lillie McQueen, Chelsea White, Ruth Estep and Lena Gregory Taylor, and six brothers, Brooks Taylor, Cephas Taylor, Sterling Taylor, Anderson Taylor, John Taylor and Roy Taylor.
   Mr. Taylor attended Moore's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church. He was owner/operator of 7 Hour Laundry and Elizabethton Steam Laundry. He was a past member of the Kiwanis Club, Elizabethton Elks Club, Pony League - Youth Baseball, and Chairperson for United Way and the Boy's Club. He received his Associate Degree in Business at Steed College. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II.
   Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Stewart and Teresa Taylor, Snellville, Ga., Hensel and Brenda Taylor, Greeneville, Coy Taylor Jr. and Kathy Tipton Taylor, Hampton, and Austin and Jana Taylor, Birmingham, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Derik Taylor and his wife Amy, Swanee, Ga., Brad Taylor, Snellville, Ga., Brandi Taylor, Hampton, Josh Taylor, Kingsport, Alec Taylor, Sean Taylor and Austin Taylor, all of Birmingham, Ala.; one great-grandson, Davis Taylor, Swanee, Ga.; two brothers, Freeman Taylor and Jack Taylor, both of Elizabethton; and two sisters, Loretta Norris and Lois Jean McClure, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 28, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Phillips officiating. Music will be under the direction of Brenda Taylor, soloist. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 29, at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers will be Derik Taylor, Brad Taylor, Kenny Webb, Eddie Garland, Kenneth Taylor and Mickey Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be former employees, Kirby Taylor and Philip Taylor. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at noon on Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to United Way of Carter County, 527 E. Elk Avenue, 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.

Camilla Taylor
   Camilla "Nell" Taylor, age 74, of 712 Blevins Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late George and Mary Johnson Taylor. She was a former employee of Levi-Strauss. She was a member of Brown's Chapel AME Zion Church. She was preceded in death by two brothers, George Taylor, Jr. and Albert Taylor; by two sisters, Helen Stover and Amelia McKesson.
   Survivors include one son, Dana Taylor, of Garrett, Ind.; two daughters, Ellen Diane White, of Warren, Ohio, and Sherry Denise Fleming, of Salisbury, N.C.; two brothers, Earl Taylor and Charles R. Taylor, both of Elizabethton; one sister, Geraldine Taylor, of Elizabethton; and six grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   The graveside service for Camilla "Nell" Taylor will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. James Reddick, the Rev. Anthony Horton, the Rev. Ernest Widby, Mr. Joseph Thompson and the Rev. Fredrick Meredith officiating. The family will receive friends at the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Monday, December 29, 2003. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. For those who desire, memorials may be made 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.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

December 26, 2003

William K. Blevins
  
William Korff Blevins, 75, Erwin Health Care Center, Erwin, formerly of Crowe Bottom, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 25, 2003 at the center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late John W. and Martha Jane Johnson Blevins.
   Mr. Blevins was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
   He was a retired supervisor for the shipping and receiving department for the Ford Motor Company, Saline, Mich. He lived in Michigan from 1966 until 1984 when he returned to Elizabethton.
   He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.
   Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Marie Blevins, of Bethlehem, Ga. and Ginger Kay Nidiffer, of Greeneville, Tenn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Max Korff and Anna Blevins, of Rossville, Ga. and Mark Keith and Tammy Blevins, of Hampton; two sisters, Mary Alice Ward and Louise Hammitt, both of Elizabethton; one granddaughter, Lean Paratto, and one grandson, Michael Nidiffer. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 26, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family would like to express a special "thank you" to the staff and employees of the Erwin Health Care Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Mark Keith and Tammy Blevins, 104 Michael Drive, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Edna Charlton
  
Edna Ruth Nickles Charlton, 64, 706 N. Pine St., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 24, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital from complications due to ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
   A native of Washington County, she was a daughter of Elsie White Nickles McLaughlin, Erwin, and the late James W. Nickles, Sr.
   Mrs. Charlton was employed in the Environmental Services Department of the Johnson City Medical Center for 25 years.
   She was of the Baptist faith.
   Mrs. Charlton was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Charlton, and a sister, Margaret Elizabeth "Libby" Whitehead.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a daughter and son-in-law, Tonda and Mark Little, Elizabethton; two sons, Freddie Charlton, Elizabethton, and Jimmy Ray Charlton, of the home; one sister, Nancy Shelton, Erwin; five brothers, James W. Nickles, Jr., Erwin; Sam Nickles, of Clarksville, Tenn.; Ken Nickles, Johnson City; Larry Nickles, of Idaho, and Warren Nickles, of Asheville, N.C.; six grandchildren, Gary Scalf, Shaun Little, Vince Little, Jamie Charlton, Cody Charlton and Caitlyn Charlton, and one great grandson, Ethan Holsclaw. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Sam Nickles and Mr. Michael Koruschak officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Sunday will be Gary Scalf II, Ken Nickles, David "Nick" Nickles, Michael Adams, Dennis Mattaliano, Michael Mattaliano, Jr., Matt Gochenour and Patrick Little. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Kenneth Olive, Dr. Gamal Boutuoes, Dr. Richard Bowie, the Staff of Pine Ridge Care Center and the Carter County Rescue Squad for the care and support of our mother. 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 1 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.

Fred Ellison
  
Fred Ellison, age 86, 312 Conway St., Roan Mountain died Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Sam and Betty Odom Ellison.
   He attended Little Doe Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Carter County Highway Department.
   He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Marzetta Ellison, of the home; one daughter, Vickie Ellison Stout, Lenior, N.C.; one step-daughter, Patsy Perkins, Hickory, N.C.; two sisters, Nellie Ellison Scott, Watauga; Grace Ellison Smith, Watauga; two brothers, Wess Ellison, Elizabethton, and Reece Ellison, Johnson City; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain with Rev. Charlie Trivett officiating. Music will be under the direction of New Creations and The Melody Trio. Interment will follow the funeral service at Johnson - Roanview Cemetery. Military honors to be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel or friends may call at the residence 312 Conway St., Roan Mountain any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

O.R. McPhetridge
   O.R. "Mack" McPhetridge, 72, 512 Hidden Valley, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2003, at Indian Path Medical Center with his wife at his side. He fought a courageous battle of cardiac disease and diabetes.
   Mr. McPhetridge was born in Maynardville, Tenn., to the late E.R. and Ola McPhetridge. He had lived in Kingsport most of his life and was a member of Glenn Alpine Methodist Church.
   Mr. McPhetridge received a B.A. Degree from East Tennessee State University, a Master's Degree from Peabody College, and further graduate study at various institutions. He served his country in the U.S. Army.
   Mack retired from the Sullivan County Board of Education. He retired with 30 years of service holding positions of teacher, principal and supervisor. He was a lifetime member of both the Tennessee Education Association and the National Education Association. He was also a member of the Sullivan County Retired Teachers Association.
   He was past president of the Sullivan County Principals and past president of the First Tennessee Regional Mustang Club, where he was awarded "Mustang Member of the Year" for eight consecutive years. He was a member of the following clubs: First Tennessee Restorers Club, Dan'l Boone Regional (AACA) Club, Smoky Mountain Car Club of Knoxville, National Mustang Club of America, the Antique Automobile Club of America, the National Model A Restorers Club of America, and a charter member of the "FOA" Fords of America. He had been a member of the Elk Lodge and a member of the Moose Lodge since 1969.
   He loved his life, family, his horses and his vintage cars.
   Surviving are his caring and loving with of 37 years (December 22, 1966), Christine Wassom McPhetridge; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Nick Parsons, of California; granddaughter, Natalie Sage Parsons, of California; father-in-law and mother-in-law, I.A. and Ruthie Wassom, Bluff City; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary and Lynn Wassom, Bluff City; several cousins and a host of friends.
   Calling hours will be Saturday, December 27, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home downtown Kingsport. Friends may call anytime at the residence, 512 Hidden Valley. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the eulogy given by Don Cox. Entombment will follow in Oak Hill Mausoleum. The vintage cars will precede the hearse. Active pallbearers will be Don Cox, Jack Davis, Don Robinette, Leonard Chase, Dr. Elmer Greene, Herman Carrick, Clarence Blackburn, Dennis Hite, Charles Tallaman, Ray Willis and Harold Horton. Honorary pallbearers will be Kent Tallaman, Brandon Hite, Dr. George Booze, members of First Tennessee Mustang Club, members of First Tennessee Restorers Club, members of Smoky Mountain Club, friends, buddies at the auto shop and members of Dan'l Boone Club (AACA). Online condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@earthlink.net. Carter-Trent Funeral Home downtown Kingsport is serving the family of Mack McPhetridge.

Georgia Irene Miller
  
Georgia Irene Miller, 93, 100 Conway Street, Roan Mountain, died Monday, December 22, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   She was a homemaker and a member of Roan Park Baptist Church.
   She was a daughter of the late George and Adeline Campbell Miller.
   Survivors include a daugher, Clara June Pender, of Roan Mountain; two grandsons and one granddaughter-in-law: William R. and Lorrie J. German, of Smiths, Ala., and Alex Wesley Pender, of Elizabeth City, N.C.; two great-granddaughters: Melanie Ann German and Jennifer Lynn Royals; special friends, Melba Smithdeal, Marie Street, Buster and JoAnn Whitehead. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services for Georgia Miller will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 26, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Aaron Grey officiating. Interment will follow in the Hampton-Orr Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
   The family will receive friends from 12 noon on Friday until the service hour at 2 p.m. Friends may also call the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Miller family at mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Coy L. Taylor, Sr.
    Coy L. Taylor, Sr., age 76, 636 S. Roan Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 24, 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 G. Jay and Goldie Taylor.
    He attended Moore's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church.
    Mr. Taylor was owner/operator of 7 Hour Laundry and Elizabethton Steam Laundry.
    He was a past member of Kiwanis Club, Elizabethton Elk's Club, Pony League - Youth Baseball and Chairperson for United Way and The Boy's Club.
    Mr. Taylor received his Associate Degree in Business at Steed College.
    He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in World War II.
    He was preceded in death by four sisters, Lillie McQueen, Chelsea White, Ruth Estep, and Lena Gregory Taylor, and six brothers, Brooks Taylor, Cephas Taylor, Sterling Taylor, Anderson Taylor, John Taylor, and Roy Taylor.
    Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Stewart and Teresa Taylor, Snellville, Ga.; Hensel and Brenda Taylor, Greeneville, Tenn.; Coy Taylor Jr., and Kathy Tipton Taylor, Hampton; Austin and Jana Taylor, Brimingham, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Derik and spouse, Amy Taylor, Swanee, Ga.; Brad Taylor, Snellville, Ga.; Brandi Taylor, Hampton; Josh Taylor, Kingsport; Alec Taylor, Sean Taylor and Austin Taylor, all of Birmingham, Ala.; one great grandson, Davis Taylor, Swanee, Ga.; two brothers, Freeman Taylor, Elizabethton, and Jack Taylor, Elizabethton; two sisters, Loretta Norris, Elizabethton, and Lois Jean McClure, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Clarence Phillips officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 29, 2003 at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be former employees. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at noon on Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to United Way of Carter County, 527 E. Elk Ave., 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 24, 2003

Charlene Bremer
   Charlene Bremer, 701 Quail Hollow Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday. December 23, 2003, at her residence following a brief illness.
   She was a native of Metropolis, Illinois, and was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Cummins Barfield.
   Mrs. Bremer had moved to Elizabethton from Metropolis, Ill. in 2002.
   She was a member of the First Bapitst Church of Metropolis, and was a retired first and second grade teacher from the Metropolis City School System.
   She received a B.S Degree in Education from the University of Illinois.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James Bremer in 1981; by one brother Jack Barfield, and one sister Virginia Cox.
   She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jonathan and Jill Bremer of 707 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton; two daughters, Jamie West of Metropolis, Ill., and Rachel Cooper of Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, Charles Barfield, Jr. and Dwight Barfield both of Metropolis, Ill., and one sister, Ruth Comer of Metropolis, Ill.; four grandchildren, Abby Bremer, Chloe Bremer, and Sophie Bremer, all of Elizabethton, and Conner Cooper of Las Vegas, Nev.
   A graveside service for Mrs. Bremer will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2003, in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens, Metropolis, Ill.. Those who wish to make donations in memory of Mrs. Bremer may donate to the Carter County Humane Society P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN. 37643 or the Project Hope Humane Society, 1810 West 10th Street, Metropolis, IL 62960. Online condolences may be made through our Web site at www.TetrickFuneralHome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, 423-542-2232 is in charge of the arrangements.

James D. Dugger
   Mr. James D. Dugger, 81, formerly of 889 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 22, 2003 in the Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, Ky. 
   He was a native of Butler, but had resided most of his adult life in Pottstown, Penn. 
   He was the son of the late Roy B. and Okie Mae Presnell Dugger. 
   He was a sprinkler fitter and was a member of the Local Union 669, the NRA and the American Legion. 
   He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Ruth Thomas Dugger, in 1999; two sons, James D. Dugger Jr. and Walter Burton Dugger; two brothers, J. R. Dugger and Lester Dugger and one sister, Nanny Dugger. 
   Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Lynn Dugger, Lexington, Ky; a sister, Nell Campbell, Elizabethton, and one grandson, Noah James Dugger, Lexington, Ky. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services for Mr. James D. Dugger will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 26, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. William Kincaid officiating.
   Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Red Haney and Noah James Dugger. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 26, 2003 or at the former residence, 889 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who desire, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, North East Tennessee Chapter, 207 North Boone Street, Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy.

O.R. McPhetridge
   O.R. "Mack" McPhetridge, 72, 512 Hidden Valley, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2003, at Indian Path Medical Center with his wife at his side. He fought a courageous battle of cardiac disease and diabetes.
   Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@earthlink.net.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Georgia Irene Miller
  
Georgia Irene Miller, 93, 100 Conway Street, Roan Mountain, died Monday, December 22, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   She was a homemaker and a member of Roan Park Baptist Church.
   She was a daughter of the late George and Adeline Campbell Miller.
   Survivors include a daugher, Clara June Pender, of Roan Mountain; two grandsons and one granddaughter-in-law: William R. and Lorrie J. German, of Smiths, Ala., and Alex Wesley Pender, of Elizabeth City, N.C.; two great-granddaughters: Melanie Ann German and Jennifer Lynn Royals; special friends, Melba Smithdeal, Marie Street, Buster and JoAnn Whitehead. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services for Georgia Miller will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 26, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Aaron Grey officiating. Interment will follow in the Hampton-Orr Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
   The family will receive friends from 12 noon on Friday until the service hour at 2 p.m. Friends may also call the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Miller family at mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald J. Moe
  
Mr. Ronald J. Moe, 75, 194 McKeehan Ridge Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 23, 2003 in the Pine Ridge Care Center.
   A native of Eltingville, Staten Island, New York, he was a son of the late Peter Julius and Kirsten Johnson Moe.
   He was a former Charter Bus Driver and was also a truck driver. He had resided in Carter County for the past six years.
   He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. While living in Pennsylvania, he was very active in the V.F.W. and the Cooties, having served one year as State Commander of the Cooties. He was also a member of the American Legion.
   Survivors include his wife, Dona Jane Wallace Moe; a son, Peter W. Moe of Scranton, Penn.; and a sister, Pauline Floren, of Smithtown, N.Y. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Graveside services for Ronald J. Moe will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 26, 2003, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home with a Protestant chaplain officiating.
   V.F.W. Post 2166 will conduct Military Graveside Honors. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. Condolences to the Moe family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Martha Sewell
  
SHELBY, N.C. -- Mrs. Martha Lee Smith Sewell, age 73, 1527 Metcalf Rd., Shelby, N.C., died Monday, December 22, 2003 at her home.
   She was a homemaker and was retired from Magnavox in Johnson City.
   She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness.
   She was preceded in death by her father, John Anderson Smith; her mother, Millie Jones Smith, and her son, Marvin Sewell.
   Survivors include her husband, Aaron Joshua Sewell, of the home; four daughters, Annas Sayers, of Memphis; Marchelle Allen, of Gastonia, N.C.; Tina Bardliving, of Lawndale, N.C., and Stacey Sewell, of Gastonia, N.C.; two sons, Eddie Sewell, of Kings Mountain, N.C. and Eric Sewell, of Johnson City; a sister, Phyllis Simpson, of New York; a special niece, Shirley Leggett, of Glen Birney, Md.; 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
   Funeral services for Martha Sewell will be conducted at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness on Saturday, December 27, 2003 following the receiving of friends at 2 p.m. Mr. Ron Brooks will officiate. Cleveland Funeral Services, Inc., 2518 W. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, N.C., 704-487-5811, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred C. Stout
   CANTON, Ohio -- Mildred C. Freeman Stout, 84, of Canton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 19, 2003, at Mercy Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Stout was born on August 16, 1919 in Roan Mountain, Tenn., to the late Wilson and Elizabeth Caldwell Freeman. She was a founding member of Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church and a faithful and present member of Central Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Golden Sunshiners at Central Baptist Church in Canton. She will be remembered as a woman with endless faith in the Lord, and unconditional love for her family and friends. Everyone who came in contact with her loved her from the time they met her.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert A. Stout; a sister, Maxie Arwood; a brother, Blaine Freeman; a first cousin, Mable McCroury; and a brother-in-law, Bill Lyons.
   Survivors include her children, Linda (Darwin) Miller, Larry D. (Lori) Stout and Wanda J. (John) Overcasher; two sisters, Mary Belle Lyons and Marie Hagie; grandchildren, Brian Miller, Christy Bordenkircher, Carri L. Overcasher and Amy, Erica and Lexie Stout; and a great-granddaughter, Brianna Marie Andreotti. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
   A very special thanks goes out to Dr. David Kimbell and the dedicated staff at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Newcomer officiating. Interment was in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Calling hours were held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 22, at Reed Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service, from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the church.
   Reed Funeral Home, 705 Rafford, S.W., Canton, Ohio, (330) 477-6721, was in charge of arrangements.

December 23, 2003

David R. Chambers
  
David R. "T" Chambers, 86, 336 Sally Cove Creek Road, Hampton, died Sunday, December 21, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late John Donald and Julie Ann Carver Chambers.
   He was a retired carpenter.
   He had served in the United States Navy.
   He was a member of the American Legion.
   Mr. Chambers was preceded in death by four brothers.
   He attended the Simerly Creek Church of God.
   Survivors include his wife, Beulah Dean Phillips Chambers; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Harold Chambers, Hampton, and Donnie and Teresa Chambers, Hampton; three daughters and one son-in-law, Helen Jenkins, Elizabethton; Teresia and John Bailey, of Erwin, and Evelyn Chambers, of the home; four grandchildren, Donna Ranshaw and her husband, Travis; Heather Anderson and her husband, Andy; Jason Chambers and Daniel Chambers; one brother, Raymond Chambers, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dexter Brummitt officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, 2003 in the Chambers Family Cemetery. The Sally Cove Creek Church Duo will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday will be Ed Simerly, Johnny Mack Chambers, Eddie Stockton, Robert Chambers, Ed Chambers, Carroll Phillips and Bobby Glen Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Carmon Dugger, Richard Street, Ronald Street, Harold Street, Conley Carver, Omer Carver, Albert Simerly, Willie Church, Albert Ellison and Phil Jenkins. 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 the Chambers Family at mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jayne C. Coleman
  
Jayne Canter Coleman, 58, of Memphis, died Monday, December 15, 2003, at her residence.
   Mrs. Coleman was the daughter of the late Jesse and Cordelia Canter.
   Mrs. Coleman was of the Baptist Faith.
   Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Jack W. Coleman; four sisters, Beryl Street, Ann Woods and Leona Gentry, all of Elizabethton, and Jeanette Elliott, Thomasville, N.C.; and two brothers, Herful Canter, Gate City, Va., and Edward Canter, Elizabethton.
   Services were conducted Friday, December 19, at Memphis Funeral Home with interment in Memphis Memory Gardens. The family requests that any memorials be sent to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or to a charity of the donor's choice. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232.

Dave G. Hughes
   Dave G. Hughes, 93, Roan Highlands Nursing Center, formerly of 125 Dave Hughes Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, December 22, 2003, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C., following a brief illness.
   Mr. Hughes was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Henry and Mary Ellen Hopson Hughes. He was also preceded in death by a son, Warfield Hughes, two sisters, Birdie Hughes and Florence Bateman, and two brothers, Pierce Hughes and Jim Hughes.
   Mr. Hughes was a retired employee of the Carter County Highway Department and a member of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Osma Honeycutt Hughes, Roan Highlands Nursing Center; three daughters and sons-in-law, Eloise and Bill Birchfield, Roan Mountain, Wanda and Rev. Richard Blevins, Johnson City, and Brenda and Ed Cook, Elk Park, N.C.; and eight grandchildren, Randy Birchfield, Roan Mountain, Matt Birchfield, Elizabethton, Michelle Holly, Elizabethton, Nicole Hughes, Roan Mountain, Kim Johnson, Crossnore, N.C., David Cook, Cranberry, N.C., Marci Bailey, Hampton, and Mark Blevins, Gray. Eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Gerald Holly and Mr. Donald Kirby, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gloria and Gerald Holly. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, at Dave Hughes Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Randy Birchfield, Matt Birchfield, David Cook, Michael Johnson, Jeremy Holly, Mark Blevins and Gary Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be the Nursing Staff of Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Dr. David Kimmel, Dr. Alfred Earwood and Rev. Tull Oaks. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the home of the daughters. 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.

O.R. McPhetridge
   O.R. "Mack" McPhetridge, 72, 512 Hidden Valley, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2003, at Indian Path Medical Center with his wife at his side. He fought a courageous battle of cardiac disease and diabetes.
   Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@earthlink.net.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

December 22, 2003

Shirley J. Bates
   Shirley Jean Bates, age 68, 126 Peters Lane, Hampton, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 20, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Seattle, Washington, she was the daughter of the late Edsel "Bill" and Myrtle Louise Haufle Brumbaugh.
   Mrs. Bates was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
   She is preceded in death by her husband, John Harold Bates; two sisters, Myrna Butler and Nancy Brumbaugh.
   Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Glenda and Larry Chase, Hampton; LaDonna Bates, of the home; Vickie Lynne and Bryan Townsend, Bradenton, Fla.; Debbie and Lance Boling, Elizabethton; one step daughter and step son-in-law, Mary Ann and Jim Clark, Elizabethton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Rodney and Julie Barrett, Elizabethton; John Bates, Jr., Elizabethton; two step sons and step daughters-in-law, Bobby Joe and Louise Bates, Johnson City; Freddie and Susan Bates, Elizabethton; twenty-six grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three brothers, Jimmie Haufle, Steve Counsellor and Ronnie Haufle, all of Washington; four sisters, Donna Moore, Eve Sapp, Marilynn Knapp and Marie Ask, all of Washington; several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Holcomb and Rev. Marvin Slagle, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Larry Chase. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at the Lakeview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday prior to the funeral service in the Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Glenda and Larry Chase, 1183 Rittertown Road, Hampton at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

David R. Chambers
  
David R. "T" Chambers, 86, 336 Sally Cove Creek Road, Hampton, died Sunday, December 21, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Sallie Elliott
   Mrs. Sallie Elliott, age 85, of 427 Bluegrass Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, December 20, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Elliott was a native of Avery County, North Carolina and a daughter of the late Charlie and Belle Dishman Hopson.
   She was a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by four sons, Wayne Elliott, Claude Elliott, Jim Elliott and Paul Elliott; by one daughter, Frankie Lee Elliott, and by several brothers and sisters.
   Survivors include one daughter, Edith Greene, of Roan Mountain; one son, Ernest Elliott, of Roan Mountain; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Callie Eller, of Elk Park, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Elliott will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2003 at the Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain with Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Music will be by the St. John's Free Will Baptist Church Youth Group. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at the Blackwell Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Brian Elliott, John Harrison, Josh Harrison, Josh Brown, Eddie Shook and Tony Stevens. Honorary pallbearers will be Plez Potter, Crawford Potter and Al Bono. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence, 427 Bluegrass Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. 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.

Martha Honeycutt
   Martha Jean Guy Honeycutt age 71, 108 D Elliott Road, Hampton, died Sunday, December 21, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Lillie Trivette Guy.
   Mrs. Honeycutt was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Honeycutt and a brother, Chester Guy.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Mike Smith, Hampton; a son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and June Honeycutt, Hampton; four grandchildren: Caleb Smith, James Honeycutt, Joshua Honeycutt, and Jennifer Barr, all of Hampton; and one sister, Blanche Perkins, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Haynes officiating. The graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. on Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the funeral service in the chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 108 D Elliott Road, Hampton, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul R. Shatley
   Paul R. Shatley, 87, 3217 Porter Avenue, Kingsport, died Friday, December 19, 2003, at Pine Oaks Assisted Living Center, Johnson City.
   Mr. Shatley was a native of Saltville, Va., a former resident of Elizabethton and Oak Ridge, and had lived in Washington County since 1981. He was a son of the late Jessie B. Shatley and Hattie H. Barborow and was also preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Shatley, and two sisters, Helen West and Margaret Lucas.
   Mr. Shatley was a former employee of Bemberg Corporation, Elizabethton, and a retired General Foreman with Union Carbide. He was a member of Boones Creek Christian Church, a KYCH Mason, and a 30-year member and Past Master of the Dashiell Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons.
   Survivors include his wife, Agnes B. Shatley, Kingsport; three daughters, Jessie L. Milhorn, Gray, Nancy Bealle, Hopkinsville, Ky., and Paula Williams, Moore, S.C.; and a brother, Estelle Shatley. Seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, December 22, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Mr. David Clark officiating. Music will be under the direction of Scott Reynolds and Angie Slaughter. Committal services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday and travel in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jim Milhorn, Allen Williams, Chris Slaughter, Darryle Milhorn, Al Williams and Al Smith. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Boones Creek Christian Church Capital Stewardship Fund, 305 Christian Church Road, Gray, TN 37615. Online condolences may be sent via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is serving the family.

Eula P. White
   Eula P. White age 78, 710 Second Street, Apt. 117, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 21, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
   A native of Fairfax, Md., she is the daughter of the late Marvin and Dorothy Cheesman Dunkle.
   Mrs. White lived in Elizabethton since 1967.
   She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
   Mrs. White was retired from the Business Office at the Carter County Memorial Hospital.
   Mrs. White was a member of the Ladies Auxillary.
   She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert "Tip" White, 1985; one daughter, Linda Robinson, 1952 and one brother, Bill Dunkle.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. John (Billie Sue) Bare, Elizabethton; Mrs. Randy (Sandra) Guinn, Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Drew and Libby White, Nashville; four grandchildren, Stacey Guinn, Austin Guinn, Logan Guinn, all of Elizabethton; Nick White, Nashville; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Alice and Bob Thomas, of St. Joseph, Md.; Eva Clark, St. Joseph, Md.; Ruth Oliver, of Sima Valley, Calif.; one brother, Marvin Dunkle, Jr., of Loveland, Colo..
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Carter and Rev. Bo Hankins officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday prior to the funeral service in the chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Sandra Guinn, 287 H. Heaton Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
   TETRICK FUNERAL HOME, ELIZABETHTON, IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

December 21, 2003

Carl Garrison
Carl J. Garrison, 91, 107 Garrison Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, December 18, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Garrison was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Samuel Alexander and Sarah Etta Jennings Garrison.
   Mr. Garrison was the retired owner of Garrison Landscaping. He attended the Church of God and was a U.S. Navy veteran.
   Survivors include his wife, Ida Mae Evans Garrison, of the home; a son, Carl J. Garrison Jr., Hickory, N.C.; a daughter, Ellen Jane Garrison Weaver, Ft. Washington, Md.; a brother, Leonard R. Garrison, Roan Mountain; a sister, Gertrude Garrison Storr, St. Louis, Mo.; and a grandson, James W. Garrison, San Diego, Calif.
   A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 20, at The Church of God of Roan Mountain.
   Services provided by Mountain Empire Cremation, Elizabethton, (423) 547-0379.

Gilbert L. Grotti
   Gilbert Lee Grotti, 59, 1544 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, December 19, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Grotti was a native of Richview, Ill., and had lived in Elizabethton for the past 14 years.
   Mr. Grotti was a welder. He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict and was a member of the VFW Post No. 2166.
   Survivors include a son, Stephen W. Garrett, Alma, Ill.; two daughters, Tina and LeAnne; a brother, John W. Grotti, Arnold, Mo.; and a sister, Wanda Sims, Leoma, Tenn.
   A graveside service will be conducted at a later date at the National Cemetery, Mountain Home.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lois E. Guy
   Lois E. Guy, 83, 2886 Draft Road, Butler, died Thursday, December 18, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Guy was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Jacob and Delia Cable. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Pink Watson, her second husband, Spencer Guy, her third husband, Dolphus Combs, a son, Charles Watson, two granddaughters, a brother and five sisters.
   Mrs. Guy was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church and a retired employee of Blue Ridge Shoe Plant. She was a member of the New Voice Club, Bristol.
   Survivors include four daughters, Phyllis Watson Dugger, Elizabethton, Sandra Guy Blevins, Butler, Linda Guy, Mountain City, and Rose Mary Potter, Butler; two sisters, Eliza Simerly, of Virginia, and Lillian Payne, of West Virginia; six grandsons, Nathan Dugger, Michael Dugger, Johnny Blevins, David Guy, Alan Reece and Adam Potter, all of Butler; three step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a special nephew, James W. Cable Sr., Elizabethton; and several other nephews and nieces.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 22, at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Greene officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Sugar Grove Baptist Church Quartet. Interment will follow the funeral service at Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Arthur Harris, Dr. Donald Walters, Dr. Marie Becca, Housecall Home Health and the Johnson County Rescue Squad. Mrs. Guy will be returned to her residence where friends may call after 12 noon on Sunday. 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.

Blanche W. Phipps
   Mrs. Blanche Whitehead Phipps, 85, 138 Neth Drive, Milligan College, died Saturday, December 20, 2003, at the James H. and Cecile C. Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital, Johnson City, following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Phipps was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Herbert and Sarah Townsend Whitehead. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Phipps, two sisters, Sophia Whitehead and Pat Mynatt, and a brother, Charles Whitehead.
   Mrs. Phipps was a retired seamstress with King's Department Store. She was a member of Watauga Point United Methodist Church with a perfect Sunday School attendance for 34 years and two months.
   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles and Teresa Phipps, Milligan College, and Roger Phipps and a very special friend, Frances Anderson, both of Johnson City; three granddaughters, Donna Phipps Johnson, Lisa Phipps Carter and April Phipps Grindstaff, all of Johnson City; five great-grandchildren, Zachary and Bryce Carter, Jake and Claire Johnson and Allie Grindstaff, all of Johnson City; and a sister, Madge Benfield, Kingston. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 22, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Benfield and the Rev. Catherine Deese officiating. Interment will follow the service at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Teresa Phipps, 136 Neth Drive, Milligan College, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Library Fund at Watauga Point United Methodist Church, 409 Gap Creek Road, 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.

Shannon "June" Richmond Jr.
   Shannon "June" Richmond Jr., 62, 127 Myrick Private Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Richmond was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Shannon James Richmond Sr. and Helen Phillips Richmond. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Gillespie, and a brother, Hearl "Sonny" Richmond.
   Mr. Richmond was a member of New Zion True Gospel Tabernacle, Johnson City. He was a former employee of Carter County Memorial Hospital.
   Survivors include a daughter, Mardell Richmond, Saginaw, Mich.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dillard Richmond, Elizabethton, and Shannon James "Jim" and Julie Richmond, Knoxville; six sisters, Bernice Myrick, Pauline Neeley and Margaret Hagler, all of Elizabethton, Hildred Davis, New Platz, N.Y., and Betty Jean McFarland and Joan Avery, both of Elizabethton; and two brothers, Richard Richmond and George Richmond, both of Elizabethton. Two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 21, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Ernest Widby Sr., Rev. Steve Burleson, Rev. Lawrence Myrick Jr., Rev. Joseph Hollifield and Rev. Ricky Nobleton officiating. Music will be under the direction of New Zion True Gospel Tabernacle Choir. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Chris Collie, Robbie Bowers, Arnold Thomas, James Wash, Jay Scurry and Trusdale Draford. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Pauline Neeley, 127 Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Richmond 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.

Paul R. Shatley
   Paul R. Shatley, 87, 3217 Porter Avenue, Kingsport, died Friday, December 19, 2003, at Pine Oaks Assisted Living Center, Johnson City.
   Mr. Shatley was a native of Saltville, Va., a former resident of Elizabethton and Oak Ridge, and had lived in Washington County since 1981. He was a son of the late Jessie B. Shatley and Hattie H. Barborow and was also preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Shatley, and two sisters, Helen West and Margaret Lucas.
   Mr. Shatley was a former employee of Bemberg Corporation, Elizabethton, and a retired General Foreman with Union Carbide. He was a member of Boones Creek Christian Church, a KYCH Mason, and a 30-year member and Past Master of the Dashiell Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons.
   Survivors include his wife, Agnes B. Shatley, Kingsport; three daughters, Jessie L. Milhorn, Gray, Nancy Bealle, Hopkinsville, Ky., and Paula Williams, Moore, S.C.; and a brother, Estelle Shatley. Seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, December 22, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Mr. David Clark officiating. Music will be under the direction of Scott Reynolds and Angie Slaughter. Committal services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday and travel in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jim Milhorn, Allen Williams, Chris Slaughter, Darryle Milhorn, Al Williams and Al Smith. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Boones Creek Christian Church Capital Stewardship Fund, 305 Christian Church Road, Gray, TN 37615. Online condolences may be sent via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is serving the family.

Ruby E. Smith
   Ruby E. Smith, 79, Hillview Health Care, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 18, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Smith was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Richard Cleveland and Mary C. Riggons Norris. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Buddy McKinley Smith, in 1984, and a granddaughter, Tenia Holly.
   Mrs. Smith had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a member of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Betty Jo Oliver and Dorothy Mae Stevens, both of Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, James D. and Frances Holly and Terry and Gaye Holly, all of Elizabethton; a stepson, Gene Smith, Elk Park, N.C.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Vera Morris, Thomasville, N.C., Pearl and John Hansford, Newport News, Va., and Odina and Bill DeBoard, Pottstown, Pa.; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Shirley Ashley.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Letho and the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. 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 Charlie Phillips, Gary Roberson, Richard Oliver Jr., Everett Smith, Neil Smith, Ralph Holly, Buster Honeycutt, Michael Sliger, Jack Kyte, Jason Shell, Timothy Holly and James D. Holly Jr. The family would like to express a special "Thank You" to the staff and employees of Hillview Health Care and also to a special granddaughter, Stephanie Sliger. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence of any family member. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Smith family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

C. Reece Teague
   C. Reece Teague, 76, Asbury Center, 400 N. Boone Street, Apt. 403, Johnson City, died Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Teague was a native of Newport and had been a resident of Johnson City since 1946. He was a son of the late Benjamin Harrison and Eutha Naomi Reece Teague. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Cordelia Proffitt, and two brothers, B.H. Teague Jr. and John Abe Teague.
   Mr. Teague was formerly employed with First Federal Savings and Loan Association, where he served as Senior Vice President, Senior Loan Officer and Branch Manager. He was also employed with Leader Federal Savings and Loan Association, Valley Federal Savings and Loan Association and later retired from Home Federal Savings and Loan Association in 1991.
   He was a 1950 graduate of East Tennessee State College, where he received his B.S. degree, and was past president of the Alumni Association. He was a World War II Army veteran.
   Mr. Teague was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church since 1951 and a member of the Administrative Board for over 25 years, a member of the Finance Committee, where he formerly served as treasurer, a former member and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and a member since 1951 and past president of the Solon Gentry Couples Class.
   He was a member of the Johnson City Masonic Lodge #486 F&AM, Past Master; member of all York Rite Bodies: Chapter #131 P.H.P., Council #101 P.I.M., Commandry #25 P.C.; member of the Order of Eastern Star #194, and York Rite College. He was a former member of the Johnson City Civitan Club and Johnson City Rotary Club, and served on both boards.
   Mr. Teague is survived by his wife, Helen Marie Tolliver Teague, of the home; two daughters, Susan T. Wiley, Atlanta, Ga., and Deborah T. Barclay, Spring Hill, Kan.; four grandchildren, Aubry, Ashley and Scott Barclay, all of Spring Hill, Kan., and Melissa Jordan, Acworth, Ga.; a great-granddaughter, Marissa DuBose, Acworth, Ga.; three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Anna Kate Teague, Doris N. Teague and Bill and Juanita Tolliver; and several nieces and nephews.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 22, from the sanctuary of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brian Taylor officiating and the Rev. Bob Edmonds delivering the eulogy. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jonathan Teague, Jason Teague, Joe Tolliver, Tim Tolliver, Billy Tolliver and Milan Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Tolliver, James B. Runnion, the Friday Men's Prayer Group and the Solon Gentry Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, December 21, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with a Masonic Service at 4 p.m., accorded by the Johnson City Masonic Lodge #486 F&AM. The family will also receive friends prior to the service from 1 until 2 p.m. Monday in the sanctuary of the church. For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, 201 E. Market Street, Johnson City, TN, 37604. Condolences may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is serving the Teague family.

Warren I. Tucker
   Memorial services for Warren I. Tucker, 88, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at Southpoint Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla., with Pastor Terry Collins officiating.
   Mr. Tucker, a native of "Old Butler", Tenn., was born April 28, 1915.
   Mr. Tucker retired from the Electric Department of the City of Colton, Calif. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Cavalry Division and receiving three Bronze Stars and one Silver Star.
   Survivors include his wife, Genevieve Bradshaw Sutek Tucker; a special "grandson", Scott (Erica) Sutek and their two sons, Jackson and Griffin Tucker Sutek. He also leaves two of eight siblings, Louise T. Pleasant, Butler, and Florence E. Tucker, Johnson City; two step-sons, Ronald D. Sutek and his family, and Gerald L. Sutek and his family; and several nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Butler Museum, P.O. Box 261, Butler, TN 37640 or the American Cancer Society.
   Arlington Park Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Fla., (904) 724-6383, was in charge of arrangements.

December 19, 2003

Robert Collins
Robert "Bob" Collins, age 94, 330 Wilbur Dam Rd., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Roscoe and Ethel Collins.
Mr. Collins was of the Baptist Faith.
He was a retired mechanic from North American Rayon Corporation and Bemberg Corporation.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in World War II.
Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie Florence Morrell Collins, and three brothers, Clifton Collins, Jack Collins and Chester Collins.
Survivors include two nephews, Richard Collins, of Nashville; Bobby Collins, of Maryland; two nieces, Carolyn Sue Dowlen, of Nashville, and Terri Gillespie, of Nashville; and a nephew and niece by marriage, Arthur Sparks, of Elizabethton, and Dean Combs, Elizabethton. Special friends Mary Stevens and J.D. Anderson, of Elizabethton, also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 20, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. on Saturday. Special thanks to Sycamore Shoals Hospital and VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace. 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.

Alta E. King
Mrs. Alta E. King, age 78, 2308 Marbleton Rd., Unicoi, died Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport.
Mrs. King was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Mary L. Hughes.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. King was a member of Marbleton Freewill Baptist Church and attended Spring Creek Baptist Church, Buladean, N.C.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. King, in 1991, and a sister, Pauline "Polly" King.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald "Jerry" and Mary E. King; Larry and Nora King, and Gary and Amy King, all of Unicoi; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Rev. Bob McCurry, of Buladean, N.C.; Karen and Andre McGrady, of Bland, Va., and Sandra and Philip Morris, of Johnson City; one sister and brother-in-law, Etta and Herman Radford, Unicoi; three grandsons; six granddaughters; three great grandsons, and two great granddaughters. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. King will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2003 from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Arnold Bud Pate and Reverend Alan King will officiate. Music will be selected. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2003 in Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Dustin Morris, Bryan McCurry, Israel McCurry, Kevin Wyatt, Howie Coleman, Chris Stephenson, Frank King and Joe Radford will serve as pallbearers. Mike Radford, Rodney Stephenson, Jeff King, Greg King, Dr. Stanley Hodges and the ICU staff of Indian Path Medical Center will serve as honorary pallbearers. All pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at the cemetery by 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Family, minister and friends may gather at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 2308 Marbleton Rd., Unicoi, or at the residence of the children. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.ledfordfuneralhome.com. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Frances E. Moore
Frances E. Moore, 90, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 112 Edgewater Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 18, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Moore was a native of Eustis, Fla., and the daughter of the late James H. and Edna Hazel Marrow Elder. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack F. Moore, May 8, 1991, and a daughter and son-in-law, Hazel and Ben Ingle.
Mrs. Moore was a member of Valley Forge United Methodist Church and former church organist at First United Methodist Church, Roan Mountain, and First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton. She was a retired school teacher. She graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College and received her Masters from Duke University. She taught chemistry to former Astronaut Ken Matherly. She loved people and people loved her.
Survivors include a sister, Elma Rose, Elizabethton; and caregivers, Charles and Susan Campbell, Timmy and Donnie Campbell, all of Elizabethton.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, December 19, at Valley Forge United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lon Tobin officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Friends may visit at Valley Forge United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. until the service hour on Friday. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Moore to the Alzheimers Association, Northeast TN Chapter, 207 North Boone Street, Suite 1050, Johnson City, TN 37604, or to Valley Forge United Methodist Church, Choir Fund, 3874 Hwy. 19E, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site: www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Shannon Richmond
Shannon "June" Richmond, Jr., age 62, 127 Myrick Private Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Shannon James Richmond, Sr., and Helen Phillips Richmond.
He was a member of New Zion True Gospel Tabernacle, Johnson City.
Mr. Richmond was a former employee of Carter County Memorial Hospital.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Gillespie and one brother, Hearl "Sonny" Richmond.
Survivors include one daughter, Mardell Richmond, of Sagniw, Mich.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Dillard Richmond, of Elizabethton, and Shannon James "Jim" and Julie Richmond, of Knoxville; six sisters, Bernice Myrick, Pauline Neeley, Margaret Hagler, all of Elizabethton; Mildred Davis, of New Platz, N.Y.; and Betty Jean McFarland and Joan Avery, both of Elizabethton; two brothers, Richard Richmond and George Richmond, both of Elizabethton, and two grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Ernest Widby, Rev. Steve Burleson, Rev. Lawrence Myrick, Jr., and Rev. Joseph Hollifield and Rev. Ricky Nobleton officiating. Music will be under the direction of New Zion True Gospel Tabernacle Choir. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Deacons of Phillipi Baptist Church and New Zion True Gospel Tabernacle. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel or friends may call at the residence of a sister, Pauline Neeley, 127 Jackson Ave., Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Richmond 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.

Ruby E. Smith
Mrs. Ruby E. Smith, 79, formerly of Village East Apartments, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 18, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Alicia A. Townsend
Alicia Ann Townsend, age 18, 284 Spice Hollow Rd., Johnson City, died Tuesday, December 17, 2003 in Telford, Tenn.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

December 18, 2003

Nina M. Bright
   STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- Nina M. Bright, 58, of Stephenville, died Monday, December 15, 2003, at a residence in Elizabethton, Tenn.
   Mrs. Bright was born January 8, 1945 in Stephenville to Charley W. and Sylvia Walden Bright. She married Le Roy McCoy on June 23, 1997 in Joshua, Texas.
   Mrs. Bright was a member of Harvey Baptist Church and a member of the Women's Bowling Association at Brunswick Ridglea Bowl. She was employed as a meat wrapper for 25 years.
   Survivors include one son, Darrell L. Livingston of Ft. Worth; one daughter, Cheryl Livingston Bowling of Elizabethton, Tenn.; one stepson, David Livingston of Hampton, Tenn.; three brothers, Stacy Bright of Weatherford, Hulon Bright of Clarendon, and Wesley Bright of Weatherford; four grandchildren, Randy Waltrip II of Ft. Worth, Scott Bull of Victoria, Tiffany Shaw and William Shaw, both of Elizabethton, Tenn.; and two stepgrandchildren, Austin and Tyler Livingston, both of Hampton, Tenn.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 18, in the Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Herb Price officiating. Interment will be in the Huckabay Cemetery. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, at Lacy Funeral Home. A memorial service will held be at a later date in Elizabethton, Tenn. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.lacyfuneral.com. Lacy Funeral Home, P.O. Box 863, Stephenville, Texas, (254) 968-2102, is in charge of arrangements.

Billie J. Dolan
   MIAMISBURG, Ohio -- Billie J. Dolan went home to heaven Friday, December 12, 2003 after a long illness. God bless the wonderful staff at Hospice of Dayton for their care of her and her family.
   Mrs. Dolan was preceded in death by her parents, William and Margaret Large, and a sister, Evelyn Snavely.
   Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Doran R. Dolan; her two daughters and son-in-law, Kimberly Goings and Diane and Bob McGreevy; three grandchildren, Michele Roberts, David McGreevy and Amber Goings; four great-grandchildren, Janell McGreevy, Preston McGreevy, Rachel Roberts and Braden Goings; and two sisters, Ruth Elmore and Ann Eller of Tennessee.
   Services were held Tuesday, December 16, at 11 a.m. from the Miamisburg Church of Christ, 1146 E. Central Avenue, Miamisburg, where she was a faithful member. Minister Mike Tuttle officiated. Interment was in David's Cemetery. Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg, Ohio (937) 866-3373, was in charge of arrangements.

Shannon Richmond
   Shannon "June" Richmond, age 62, of 127 Myrick Private Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

December 17, 2003

Norma Culbert
  
Norma Edith Bradley Culbert, 94, 229 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 15, 2003 in the Heritage Care Center.
   She was born June 10, 1909 in Cole, Tenn. (the Buladean Community of Carter County) to the late John and Jessie Nidiffer Bradley.
   Mrs. Culbert loved the Lord and her family. She also loved traveling, having visited all of the United States except four. She also traveled to the Holy Land.
   Mrs. Culbert was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Culbert, in 1967; by two brothers and two sisters.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Fred Campbell, Elizabethton; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Conley Culbert, of Athens, Tenn.; Bobby Gene and Orpha Culbert, of Twinsburg, Ohio, and Kenneth Culbert, of Elizabethton; eight grandchildren, Dennis Culbert, of Mogadore, Ohio; Cindy Culbert Wilson and her husband, John, of Decatur, Tenn.; Terry Campbell and wife, Mary, of Watauga; Robyn Campbell Greene and her husband, Bill, of Lexington, Tenn.; Rhonda Culbert Little and her husband, John, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Sherie Culbert Bartik and her husband, Dan, of Stow, Ohio; ginger Culbert Holdren and her husband, Tim, of Johnson City, and Brian Culbert and wife, Leslye, of Elizabethton. Eighteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Hawk and Rev. Bill Greene officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Robyn Greene, soloist and Pat Presnell, pianist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and employees of the Hermitage Care Center, Dr. Jeff Hopland, Dr. Robert Walter, members of the Hunter First Baptist Church, members of the Carter County Rescue Squad and those who serve on "Meals on Wheels". The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 1951, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Culbert Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Chauncey B. Trivett
  
Chauncey B. (C.B.) Trivett, 90, 400 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, formerly of 500 Ontario Drive, Elizabethton, died at the Asbury Center on Monday, December 15, 2003.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Eli and Bertha Brumit Trivett.
   Mr. Trivett was retired from the military as a Chief Master Sargeant with the U.S. Air Force after 24 years of service. He served during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star.
   Mr. Trivett was a member, former deacon and choir member of the Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238.
   Mr. Trivett was preceded in death by two wives, Orlia Trivett and Ilene Campbell Trivett; one brother, Elbert Trivett and four sisters, Nell Melenson, Ethel Trivett, Maude Trivett and Ella Mae Gee.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Joe Mitchell, of Berlin, Md.; one brother, Eli Trivett, of Thompson, Ga.; three sisters, Frances Shelton, of Elizabethton; Margaret Smith, of Tampa, Fla., and Patsy Jo Yates, of Alexandria, Va. Three grandsons, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2003 in the Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 19, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The church choir will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Thursday and also at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday will be Jim Childers, Harold Smith, Bobby Shelton, Timothy Messer, Scott Messer, Toby Messer, Dave Burleson and Joe Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Grace Baptist Church. Military graveside honors will be provided by the Burial Detail from Shaw Air Force Base, Sumpter, S.C. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Trivett family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Trivett to the Arise and Build Program, Grace Baptist Church, 1114 Broad Street, Elizabethton TN 37643. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

December 16, 2003

Emily M. Goodson
  
Mrs. Emily M. Goodson, 91, of 256 Deer Trail Lane, Midway, Georgia, died Saturday, December 13, 2003 in the Liberty Regional Medical Center, Hinesville, Ga.
   She was a native of Postelle, Tenn. and was a former resident of Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton.
   She and her late husband, Evangelist Truman O. Goodson, who died August 15, 1991, were full-time evangelists and traveled all over the country as missionaries and preaching the gospel.
   Mrs. Goodson had lived in Liberty County, Ga. since 2000, moving there from Savannah, Ga.
   She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy M. (Tim) and Sandra Goodson, of Nashville, Tenn. and Roger T. and Norma Goodson, of Clarence, Iowa; one daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Lewis Griner, of Midway, Ga., and one brother, John Deaver, Knoxville. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Gary Bradham officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Goodson family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William D. Teague
  
KNOXVILLE -- William "Bill" Dane Teague, 74, of Knoxville, died Saturday, December 13, 2003, at his home.
   Bill was born in Carter County on March 31, 1929 to Chasie and Hattie Teague.
   Bill was a faithful member of Karns Church of Christ for the past 41 years, having served as a deacon for the past 39 years. He retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority with 32 years of service as a civil engineer, having worked on all the major dam projects in the area, and in the Singleton Testing Lab for the past 15 years. He also retired from the S&ME Testing Lab.
   Bill was preceded in death by his son, William E. Teague, his son-in-law, Wayne Williams, and two sisters, Corinne Morton and Shelby Jean Hardin.
   He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.
   He is survived by his loving wife and caregiver, Thelma Holsclaw Teague; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary Chase and Rebecca Allen Teague, Knoxville; one daughter, Sharon Teague Williams, Aiken, S.C.; three granddaughters, Heatherly Dawn Williams, Knoxville, Deborah Ann Ard and her husband, Tim, Aiken, S.C., and Amanda Teague Howard and her husband, Daniel, New York, N.Y.; one grandson, Michael Chase Teague and his wife, Bashty Redwine Teague, Nashville; a special great-granddaughter, Brittany Ard; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Houston Timbs, Elizabethton, Lillie Mae Stevens, Hampton, Martha Lou Forbes, Elizabethton, and Thelma and Luther Rouse, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ann and Jerry Deakins, Greensboro, N.C.; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry E. and Jenny Holsclaw, Greensboro, N.C.
   Thank you to the 4th Floor Oncology Staff of Fort Sanders ParkWest and Dr. Martin Mitchell and Adventa Hospice, and a very special thank you to the Karns Church of Christ and to all of his friends. Funeral services were conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 14, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Mr. Edwin Jones officiating. Graveside services and interment were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Karns Church of Christ, 6612 Beaver Ridge Road, Knoxville, TN 37931 or to the East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions in care of Karns Church of Christ. The family received friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, Knoxville, was in charge of arrangements.

Grover C. Tester
  
Grover Carroll Tester, 78, Butler, died Sunday, December 14, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Rev. Earl and Mattie Andrews Tester.
   Mr. Tester moved to Ohio in 1954. He retired in 1989 after 36 years of service as a gauge technician with Ford Motor Company of Cleveland, Ohio.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the European theater. He was a member of the VFW.
   Mr. Tester was a member of Elk River Baptist Church, Butler.
   He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Mattie Bunton Luther Tester; a daughter, Sandra A. Tester, and a sister, Mary Edith.
   Survivors include his wife, Rose Mary Smith Tester; two daughters and sons-in-law, Denise L. and Kevin Convery, of Parma, Ohio, and Renee G. and Steven Morton, of Grafton, Ohio; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Frank C. and Joyce Tester, of Butler; Randolph E. and Su Tester, and Stephen N. Tester, all of Columbia Station, Ohio, and Richard M. and Carolyn Tester, of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and one brother, Harvey Tester, Elizabethton. Eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The body will be taken to the Baker Funeral Home, Berea, Ohio, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2003 with the burial in the Columbia Station Cemetery, Columbia Station, Ohio. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Chauncey B. Trivett
  
Chauncey Butler (C.B.) Trivett, 90, 400 N. Boone St., Johnson City, formerly of 500 Ontario Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 15, 2003 in the Asbury Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

December 15, 2003

Luther W. Birchfield
   Luther W. Birchfield, age 78, of 124 Birchfield Lane, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 14, 2003 at his residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Charlie A. and Dora E. Hayes Birchfield.
   He was a member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ.
   Mr. Birchfield is preceded in death by three sisters, Delia Clawson, Lethia Cable, and Evenell Ward; three brothers, Tom Birchfield, William "Pete" Birchfield, and Bill Birchfield.
   Survivors include one sister, Locky Gladys Birchfield, Elizabethton; and one brother, Charlie Ray Birchfield, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews who are very special also survive, as well as a special friend, Howard Waters, Elizabethton.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, December 15, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Mr. David Irick, minister, officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2003 in Walnut Mountain Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Howard Waters, Ben Waters, L.J. Heaton, Danny Carriger, and Chris Teal. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Richard Lee Birchfield, and Wayne Ward. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, December 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel, or other times at the residence of his sister, Locky Gladys Birchfield, 124 Birchfield Lane, Elizabethton at any time. Online condolences can 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.

Roy K. Estep
  
Roy K. Estep, 77, 127 Earl Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 14, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late S.M. Estep, Sr. and Nannie Carden Estep.
   Mr. Estep was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   He was a member of Roan Street Church of God and attended Doe River Baptist Church.
   Mr. Estep was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   He was preceded in death by a nephew, Bobby Estep.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Kate Reece Estep; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Stephanie Estep, Morristown, and Glen and Barbara Estep, Johnson City; one sister and brother-in-law, Novella and Charles Treadway, Elizabethton; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Carl and Eunice Estep, Floyd and Frances Estep and S.M. Estep, Jr., all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, December 15, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Earl Golden and Rev. Kenneth Bewley officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Sue Estep and Gene Estep will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday will be Larry Kennedy, Richard Culver, Dwight Reece, Vernon Crain, Freddie Julian, Mike Whitehead, Dean Estep and Kelly Crain. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Whitehead and the church families of Roan Street Church of God and Doe River Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Estep family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William Teague
  
KNOXVILLE -- William (Bill) Dane Teague, age 74, of Knoxville, Tenn. died Saturday, December 13, 2003 at his home.
   Bill was born in Carter County on March 31, 1929 to Chasie and Hattie Teague.
   He was a faithful member of Karns Church of Christ for the past 41 years, having served as a deacon for the past 39 years.
   Bill retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority with 32 years of service as a civil engineer and having worked on all the major dam projects in the area. He had also worked in the Singleton Testing Lab for the past 15 years. Bill also retired from the S&ME Testing Lab.
   He was preceded in death by a son, William E. Teague and a son-in-law, Wayne Williams, and two sisters, Corinne Morton and Shelly Jean Hardin.
   He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.
   He is survived by his loving wife and caregiver, Thelma Holsclaw Teague; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary Chase and Rebecca Allen Teague, of Knoxville; three daughters, Sharon Teague Williams, of Aiken, S.C.; Deborah Ann Ard and her husband, Tim Ard, of Aiken, S.C.; Amanda Teague Howard and her husband, Daniel, of New York, N.Y.; a grandson, Michael Chase Teague and his wife, Bashty Redwine Teague, of Nashville; a special great granddaughter, Brittany Ard; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Houston Timbs, of Elizabethton; Lillie Mae Stevens, of Hampton; Martha Lou Forbes, of Elizabethton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ann and Jerry Deakins, of Greensboro, N.C.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry E. and Jenny Holsclaw, of Greensboro, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Thank you to the 4th floor Oncology staff of Fort Sanders ParkWest and Dr. Martin Mitchell and Adventa Hospice, and a very special thank you to the Karns Church of Christ and to all of his friends. Funeral services were conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2003 at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Mr. Edwin Jones officiating. The family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Monday, December 15, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, for a 2 p.m. graveside and interment service. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Karns Church of Christ, 6612 Beaver Ridge Rd., Knoxville, TN 37931 or to the East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions in care of Karns Church of Christ. The family received friends Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, Knoxville, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Grover C. Tester
  
Grover Carroll Tester, 78, 812 Sugar Hollow Road, Butler, died Sunday, December 14, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.