January 30, 2004

Katherine M. Bowers
Mrs. Katherine M. Bowers, 2743 Rollingwood Road, Petersburg, Va., died Tuesday, January 27, 2004, in the MCV Medical Center, Richmond, Va., following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Bowers was a native of Minford, Ohio, and the daughter of the late Gennora and Fannie Traylor Minzelli. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Regina McLain; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bob and Yzettia Bowers; and a nephew, Brian Burchett.
   Mrs. Bowers was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. She was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve.
   Survivors include her husband, Roy F. Bowers, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cindi and Wayne McLean, Roseville, Ohio, and Yvonne Baker, Junction City, Ohio; a son, Ray Grandon, Miami Beach, Fla.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Tony and Luther Burchett, North Bloomfield, Ohio, and Anne Bobanich, Minford, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Wanda Minzelli, Minford, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Bowers, and a brother-in-law, Tyrone Bowers, both of Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Heather Grandon and Hilary Doughty, both of Corning, Ohio, Ashlee Baker, Junction City, Ohio, and Jamie Chapman, Essex, England; and four great-grandchildren, Austin Doughty, Andrew Doughty, Colin Lykins and Chloe Lykins, all of Corning, Ohio. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, February 2, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with the Rev. Roy Jenkins officiating. Active pallbearers will be family. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, February 1. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister-in-law, Yvonne Bowers, 1120 Cedar Street, Elizabethton, after 12 noon on Sunday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Marshall T. Nave
  
Marshall T. Nave, age 75, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 29, 2004, at the residence of his daughter, Terri Nave, 733 Harbor Point Dr., Lake Harbor Estates, Johnson City.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2004, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, prior to the service. The committal and burial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feburary 1, 2004 in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsom, V.F.W. Post No. 2166. Those planning to attend the committal service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Frankie V. Odom
   Frankie V. Odom, 86, formerly of 135 Spring Street, Hampton, died Thursday, January 29, 2004, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Odom was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Rod and Mollie Matherly Jenkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Selmer J. Odom Sr., May 14, 1996; a great-grandson, Austin James Frazier; two brothers, Tom Jenkins and R.J. Jenkins; and a sister, Ethel Hyder.
   Mrs. Odom was a member of Hampton Christian Church and was a homemaker. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Hampton Chapter #470.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Kay Odom, Hampton, and a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Jama and Jim Frazier, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 30, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, minister, and Chaplain Frederick Meredith officiating. Following the funeral service a memorial service will be accorded by Order of the Eastern Star, Hampton Chapter #470. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 31, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Carmen Ray Hyder, Tony Jack Hyder, Norman "Buddy" Hyder, Irby Jones, Clyde Fuller, Craig Higgins and Jack Eaton. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 135 Spring Street, Hampton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Odom to Hampton Christian Church, 810 Deerfield Lane, Hampton, TN 37658. 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.

Ida Ruth Orren
  
Mrs. Ida Ruth Orren, 87, 109 Fletcher Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, January 29, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

January 29, 2004

Walter I. Grubb
Walter Ivan Grubb, 93, 951 Simerly Creek Rd., Hampton, died Wednesday, January 28, 2004 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
A native of Perry County, Ohio, he was a son of the late George and Mary Ida Davis Grubb.
He had lived in Elizabethton since 1982. Prior to that, he had lived in Florida for 40 years.
He was a retired auto mechanic.
Mr. Grubb was a member of the Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Jones Grubb in 1992.
Survivors include a son, Walter C. Grubb, of Heath, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Eunice Fern Franks, of Lancaster, Ohio; four step-sons, Allen Whitehead, Hampton; Wayne Whitehead, and Timothy Whitehead, both of Mooresville, N.C. and Jerome Whitehead, of Raymond, Miss. Sixteen grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dallas Gregg officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the Nelson Cemetery, Roan Mountain. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

John H. Lewis Jr.
John H. Lewis Jr., 87, 905 Smalling Road, Johnson City, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2004, in the Christian Ministries Hospice, Riverdale, Ga.
Mr. Lewis was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a son of the late John H. Lewis Sr. and Nora Presley Lewis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters.
Mr. Lewis was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation, Elizabethton, and a member of King Springs Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred "Patsy" Hughes Lewis; a son and daughter-in-law, Ross and Freddie Lewis, Griffin, Ga.; two granddaughters, Carla Walsh and Tracey Baker, both of Griffin. Ga.; two great-granddaughters; three brothers and three sisters, Herbert Lewis, G.W. Lewis, Bruce Lewis, Ruth Netherly, Alma Brown and Virginia Booth, all of the Johnson City area; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted 8 p.m. Friday, January 30, in the Morris-Baker North Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday. Ministers from King Springs Church of Christ will officiate. The committal service and interment will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Friends are invited to meet the family at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences may be sent to the Lewis family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City (423) 282-1521.

Roy H. Peeks
Roy H. "Lucky" Peeks, age 37, 103 Cedar Point Rd., Gray, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at his residence.
The Lord opened and gathered him into his arms and whispered, "It's time to go home with me. May you always smile, never cry again or ever hear harsh words."
A native of Homestead, Fla., he is the son of Darrell and Geraldine "Dean" Peters Peeks, Gray. He attended Cedar Creek Independent Missionary Baptist Church, Gray.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include five sisters, Denise Yontz, of the home; Evelyn Keller, Elizabethton; Charisee Peeks, Patrice Osborne, both of Johnson City; Tina Vaughn, Elizabethton; one brother, Lanny Peeks, of the home; paternal grandmother, Maude Peeks, Elizabethton; two nieces, Amy and Katie; four nephews, Dustin, Kaleb, David, and Tristan and special friends, Faith, Mark, Sherrie, Melissa Mel, Doug, M&M, Fay and Roy.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2004 at Cedar Creek Independent Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Amos Lockhart officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Emmert Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2004 at the Sunset Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, or friends may call at the residence or at any of his sibling's residences at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Harlan N. Stout
Harlan Nat Stout, 80, 610 Race Street, No. 6, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at Hillview Health Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Stout was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Nat and Lena Lewis Stout. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
Mr. Stout was a retired employee of Daimler Chrysler in Fenton, Mo. He moved back to Elizabethton in May 1999, and for the past five years had made his home with a niece, Mrs. Peggy Davis, 610 Race Street, No. 6. He was a Christian and was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the American Legion in Potosi, Mo.
Mr. Stout was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Juanita Stout; a brother, John Stout; and three sisters, Vada Street, Virgie Smith and Lonnie Harvey.
Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Davis, include two sisters, Pauline Nidiffer, Elizabethton, and Ruth Davis, Panama City, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Melissa, Greg and Tara Moreland of Elizabethton, Mike and Lois Davis of Unicoi, Ron and Becky Davis of Hartsville, Marcella Nidiffer of Elizabethton, Larry and Angie Wade of Panama City, Fla., Roger Davis of Panama City, Fla., and Bill and Doris Cook of Gatlinburg; a sister-in-law, Freida Stout of Elizabethton; and a brother-in-law, Orville Harvey of Elizabethton.
Graveside services for Mr. Stout will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 30, at the V.A. Cemetery at Mountain Home. Eulogies will be given. Friends may call at the funeral home or at the home at 610 Race Street, Condo No. 6, Elizabethton, at any time. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the V.A. Cemetery at 2 p.m. Friday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles E. Verran

Charles E. Verran, 91, 119 Kilby Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at Lakebridge Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Verran was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and the son of the late Thomas and Martha Fender Verran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sue Hill Verran, November 1, 1980; two daughters, JoAnn Hambrick and Brenda Bishop; a granddaughter, Kimberly Jenkins; three brothers, his twin, Harley Verran, Thomas Verran and Frank Verran; and a sister, Ethel Gaskill.
Mr. Verran retired from North American Rayon Corporation and worked at Food City for several years following his retirement. He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and was a lifetime member of Watauga Masonic Lodge #622 F.&A.M.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Leon and Janis Verran and Don and Nancy Verran, all of Johnson City; two daughters and a son-in-law, Charlotte and Larry Kilby, Johnson City, and Kathleen Jenkins, Knoxville; a brother, Hugh Verran, Johnson City; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 29, at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 120 East Chilhowie Street, Johnson City, with the Rev. Joe D. Dowlingsoka officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 30, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends at Otterbein United Methodist Church from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Charlotte Kilby, 109 Kilby Road, Johnson City, at any time. Everyone will meet at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home at 1:15 p.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

January 28, 2004

Marvin Fletcher
   Mr. Marvin "Dokas" Earl Fletcher, 71, went home to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, where his family also greeted him on Monday, January 26, 2004, in the VA Nursing Home after a lengthy illness with Parkinson's disease.
   A native of Washington County, he was the son of the late Hazel Birchfield Fletcher Treadway and Herman Fletcher.
   Mr. Fletcher was a graduate of Lamar High School.
   He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
   Mr. Fletcher worked for Holston Defense in Kingsport for 10 years before going to work in the automotive industry. He was a salesman with Sherwood Chevrolet for nine years. In 1984, he moved to Savannah, Ga. and worked with Fairway Nissan. During his nine years of employment with Fairway Nissan, Mr. Fletcher was Salesman of the Year for two years. He returned to Johnson City in 1993.
   An excellent athlete, Mr. Fletcher was known for his wicked slider in baseball. His competitive nature carried over into his playing for the WJCW softball team. Because of his love of sports, Mr. Fletcher found a way to become a mentor and to give something back by working as a TSSAA basketball and baseball official for 21 years. He was also a Southern Conference basketball and baseball official. While working as an official, Mr. Fletcher umpired both the Johnson City Yankees and the Johnson City Cardinals baseball games. He was a former coach of the Johnson City Greenies semi-pro baseball team and was a lifetime member of the Big Ten Conference.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Forrest Boreing, Sheila Fletcher, and Sandra and Don Reimer, all of Jonesborough; a son, Marvin "Dokey" Earl Fletcher, Jr., Jonesborough; Mary Juanita Guinn Fletcher, to whom he was previously married, Jonesborough; five grandchildren, Heather Boreing Hillman, Johnson City; Richard Arwood, Jonesborough; Ben Arwood, Johnson City, and Cody Street and Austin Street, both of Jonesborough; a special niece, Betty Hope Palmer, Atlanta, and niece, Jill Fletcher, Knoxville.
   In addition to his parents, Mr. Fletcher was preceded in death by his grandparents, Pap and Betty Birchfield; by his second wife, Linda Hull Swartz Fletcher; a daughter, Susan Fletcher; a sister, Betty Jean Fletcher; a brother, Bob "Daylight" Fletcher, and a niece, Kim Fletcher.
   The Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 2004, in Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. Ira Cunningham officiating. Music will be provided by Mrs. Hannah Clark. Everyone is asked to meet at the funeral home to go in procession to Mountain Home by 10:20 a.m. Thursday. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, Johnson City, and at the family's home, 634 Charlie Hicks Rd., Jonesborough, at any time. Pallbearers will be Ben Arwood, Richard Arwood, Aaron Hillman, Forrest Boreing, Matt Reimer, Don Reimer, Anthony Watson, Wayne Birchfield, Ray Birchfield, and Gary Birchfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Lefty Bowers, Dr. Ivan Merkel, Karen Gunn, and the nursing staff at the VA Nursing Home. The Fletcher family would like to extend a very special thank-you to the nursing home staff for their loving care and to our former state representative, Ralph Cole.
   Condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for the Fletcher family are through Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, 610-7171.

Jaden K. Haynes
   Jaden Keyonne Haynes, 2-1/2 months, 617 West E Street, Elizabethton, returned to heaven on Friday, January 23, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Jaden was the son of Tracy Haynes Jr. and Ginnefer Osborne, Elizabethton.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Jordan "Kayin" Haynes, Elizabethton; his maternal grandparents, Sharon and Jim Stalcup, Elizabethton, and Glenn "Frank" and Stella Osborne, Mountain City; his paternal grandparents, Tracy Sr. and Linda Haynes, Elizabethton; his maternal great-grandmother, Mary Osborne, Mountain City; his paternal great-grandparents, Ralph S. Sr. and Charlotte Haynes, Arlington, Tenn.; three aunts, Samantha Osborne and Ebony Haynes, both of Elizabethton, Shamika and Francisco Makens, Nashville; one uncle, Christopher Stalcup, Elizabethton; special cousins, Haniyyah, Essence and Semira; and a host of other relatives and friends.
   Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 29, at Phillippi Baptist Church, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Earnest Widby and the Rev. Joseph Hollifield officiating. Graveside services will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park (Babyland). The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Thursday at the church, prior to the services. Friends may also call at the home of Tracy and Linda Haynes, 616 South Lynn Avenue, Elizabethton. Words of comfort can be e-mailed to the family at haynes@birchettemortuary.biz. Professional services by Birchette Mortuary, Inc., 219 East Millard Street, Johnson City, (423) 926-6013.

Kenneth L. Lacey
Kenneth Lee Lacey, 62, 106 Towneview Estates Drive, Elizabethton, departed this world on January 26, 2004, after living with pancreatic cancer for nine months. He died at his childhood home in Watauga, where he had been caring for his parents for the past seven years.
   Ken was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended ETSU and Steed College. A journeyman of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 934, he later worked as an electrical contractor, home builder and real estate developer. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, Watauga.
   He was preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Hughes Lacey, January 24, 2003.
   Survivors include his wife, Patricia Cloyd Lacey; his father, Riley E. Lacey; a son, Greg Lacey; and a daughter, Tiffany Lacey.
   A memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 29, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Cooper IV, the Rev. Margaret Zeller and Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Music will be provided by Melodye Sparks and Sally Harris, dear friends of the family. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, or at the residence, 106 Towneview Estates Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Private disposition will be held at a later date. A special thank you to Adventa Hospice, close friends and family for their prayers and support. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Haven of Mercy Rescue Mission, 123 W. Millard Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. 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.

Emma J. Richardson
Mrs. Emma Jean Collins Richardson, 72, 24 Jessie Lane, Charles Town, W. Va., died Monday, January 26, 2004, in Charles Town, following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Richardson was a native of Washington County, Tenn., and the daughter of the late Thomas Dayton and Grace Mae Sims Collins.
   Mrs. Richardson was a middle school teacher for many years in Prince George's County, Md., and was a member of Mt. Rainier Christian Church in Mt. Rainier, Md.
   Survivors include her husband, Foy Richardson, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and John Spuria, Charles Town, W. Va.; a granddaughter, Jill Spuria, Charles Town, W. Va.; and a grandson, Michael Spuria, Charles Town, W. Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 29, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. John Perkins, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 30, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. To 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.

Charles E. Verran
  
Charles E. Verran, 91, 109 Kilby Rd., Johnson City, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004 in the Lake Bridge Nursing Home, Jonesborough.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

January 27, 2004

Mose J. Fox, Jr.
Mose James Fox, Jr., 66, 124 Victory Lane, Lot 2, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 25, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Mose James Fox, Sr. and Lillie Fox.
He was a retired construction worker.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Lynn Fox; a son, Robert Lee Fox; a sister, Verna Barba and a brother, James M. Fox.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Barbara Sue Jones Fox; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lori Ann and Richard Smithdeal and Sandra Marie and Tony Wilson, all of Elizabethton; one son, Thomas James Fox, Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Rethia and Darrell Walsh, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, April McPeak, James Smithdeal, Kacie Wilson and Kenzie Wilson, and a great grandson, Tristan Smithdeal. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2004 in the Fellowship Community Church followed by a covered dish dinner in the fellowship hall of the church. Pastor Ken Hauser will be officiating. Music will be provided by the congregation. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Fox to the Bus Fund of Fellowship Community Church. It was his wish to be cremated. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Fox family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Howard T. Greene
Howard Thomas Greene, 53, 213 Cedar Avenue, Condo #3, Elizabethton, formerly of Limestone, died Sunday, January 25, 2004 in the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center.
He was a Carter County native.
He was a 1968 graduate of Elizabethton High School and received an Associate degree from Walters State Community College, Morristown.
He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and a farmer.
He was a Christian.
Mr. Greene served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Thomas Greene in 1978.
Survivors include a son, Daniel Edward Greene, of Limestone; his mother, Ruth Little Greene, Elizabethton; a sister, Brenda Greene Brewer, Elizabethton, and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2004 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Pallbearers will be contacted. Friends may call at the residence of his mother, Ruth Little Greene, 213 Cedar Avenue, Condo #2, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jane F. Pollard
Jane Frances Knuppenburg Pollard, 72, 127 Raven Rock Cove Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 25, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Pollard was a native of Waterloo, N.Y., and the daughter of the late Lelond Knuppenburg and Hazel Smith Knuppenburg Sexton.
Mrs. Pollard was a member of Martindale Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Orval Leroy Pollard, of the home; two sons, Lelond Pollard, Summerville, S.C., and Richard Pollard, Powell, Tenn.; a daughter, Tammy Paxton, Geneva, Fla.; four grand-children; her twin sister, June Price, Elizabethton; five half sisters; two half brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, at Martindale Baptist Church with the Rev. Delbert Storie officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Martindale Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. A private disposition will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Charlotte D. White
Mrs. Charlotte Deane Birchfiel White, 87, 304 West E. Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 25, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Mrs. White was a native of Madison County, Tenn., and a daughter of the late B.W. "Bart" and Bertie Moser Birchfiel. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Birchfiel.
Mrs. White had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was a graduate of Vonore High School, Vonore, Tenn., and a graduate of Milligan College. She taught in the Carter County School System for a while and retired as an assistant to the Dean of Admissions at East Tennessee State University. She was an amateur radio operator, and was also involved in geology research. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Clovis D. White; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe Wallace and Margaret White, Austin, Texas; a sister, Asenath Mock, Elizabethton; and two granddaughters, Marie Elizabeth White, Stanford, Calif., and Amelia Ann White, Austin, Texas.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park, with Dr. B. Harrison Taylor officiating. Entombment will follow the service. Family and friends will assemble at the mausoleum at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences to the White Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

January 26, 2004

Vincent G. Helbert, Sr.
   Vincent Gene Helbert, Sr., 43, 246 Holston Mountain Rd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 25, 2004, unexpectedly at his residence.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of Gene Helbert, Elizabethton, and Georgie Croy Bemis, Elizabethton.
   He was a member of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church., and was a block mason.
   Mr. Helbert was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clyde and Fredia Croy, and paternal grandparents, Warren and Rylitta Helbert.
   Survivors include his wife, Sharon Harmon Helbert, of the home; mother and step-father, Georgie and Richard Bemis, Elizabethton; father and step-mother, Gene and Deana Helbert, Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Vince Helbert, Jr. and Anna Helbert, Elizabethton; one granddaughter, Grace Ellen Helbert, Elizabethton; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Sherri and Sean Lundy, Knoxville, and Debra Bishop, Elizabethton; and a step-brother, Ted Morton, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Rev. Mark Street officiating. Music will be under the direction of Marion Mottern. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at George Mottern Cemetery, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Rocky Croy, Mike Taylor, Jamie Carr, Ronnie Carr, Tony Harmon, and Keith Younce. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Taylor, James Carr, Clyde Croy, Sean Lundy, and Counce Guy. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 27, 2004 from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the services in the chapel, or other times at the residence, 246 Holston Mountain Rd., Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Ave., Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215. 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.

Richard L. Minton
   Richard L. Minton, 72, 513 Bunker Hill Rd., Bluff City, died Saturday January 24, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Roscoe and Minnie Blevins Minton.
   Mr. Minton was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Bluff City and retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 21 years of service.
   He was a 21-year U.S Air Force veteran serving in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Conflict.
   Mr. Minton was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
   Survivors include his wife Frances Harrison Minton, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Renee Minton, Bluff City; four grandchildren, Cory Minton, Courtney Minton, Nick Minton, and Cody Minton, all of Bluff City; one brother, Kenneth Ray Minton, Bluff City; one sister and brother-in-law, Faye and Tom Lovelace, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 26, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, and Mr. Rocky Maines, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Danny Minton and family. The graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with military honors provided by Shaw Air Force Base Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be selected from Mr. Minton's nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and nursing staff of the second floor of the Johnson City Medical Center, and the doctors and nursing staff of the James H. and Cecile C. Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. prior to the services in the chapel or other times at the residence, 513 Bunker Hill Rd., Bluff City, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Judes Children Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38108, in honor of Courtney Minton. Online condolences may be sent to the Minton family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth R. Murphy
   Elizabeth R. Murphy, 84, of Elizabethton, formerly of West Park, Penn., died Saturday, January 24, 2004.
   She was the wife of the late Leo T. Murphy. She is the mother of Maggie Murphy Green, also of Elizabethton, and Michael D. Murphy, Sr., and the sister of William F. and the late Stephen, Andrew, and Joseph Fabian. Also surviving are four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
   Funeral arrangements by Joseph M. Somma Funeral Home, Robinson Township, Pennsylvania.

Jane F. Pollard
   Jane Frances Pollard, 72, 127 Raven Rock Cove Rd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 25, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
   The arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

January 25, 2004

Kenneth W. Bailey
   Kenneth Wayne Bailey, 26, 145 D. Elliott Road, Hampton, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, as the results of an automobile accident on Highway 19E, Roan Mountain. He was a self-employed logger. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Virl Ingram and Ruth Bailey and an uncle, Howard Bailey. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a lover of horses.
   Survivors include his father, Jesse D. Bailey, Hampton; his mother, Clara Sable, Unicoi; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Stuart and Bobbie Ingram and Sam and Janie Bailey, all of Hampton; his maternal grandmother, Etta Mae Ingram, Elizabethton; his step-father, Charles Sable, Unicoi; a step-brother, Marc Sable; his special family, Lisa Heath, Kristine Heath and Betty Simpson; a very special nephew, Logan Ingram; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. J.D. Smith officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Whitehead Cemetery, Dennis Cove. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Tuesday, will be Timmy Guinn, Joey Guinn, Rick Guinn, Jared Potter, Jerry Guy, Jamie Guy, Roy Isley, Terry Cox, Roger Stout and Ed Soliday. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Duffield, Bart Irick, David Campbell, Rick Campbell, Mike Gilbert, Mac Blevins, Jerry Blevins and Brian Atkins. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also all at the residence of his father, Jesse D. Bailey, 344 Stout Hollow Road, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be emailed to the Bailey family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Edens
   Miss Doris Edens, age 77, 181 Campbell Road, Jonesborough, formerly of 2144 West G Street, Elizabethton died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City, following a brief illness. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rhoda Sims Edens. She was a member of Hopwood Christian Church. Miss Edens was a sales clerk at the Charles Store, Johnson City. She was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Edens, and one sister, Frances Hyder.
   Survivors include a special niece and spouse, Sharon and Kenneth Campbell, Jonesborough; one great-nephew and spouse, Jeff and Ceilya Campbell, Gray; and several special cousins.
   The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Kenn Hecht officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m., Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Miss Edens to, Heritage Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1512 John Exum Parkway, Johnson City, TN 37601. Friends may call at the residence of a niece, Sharon Campbell, 181 Campbell Road, Jonesborough, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred T. Holtsclaw
   Mildred Trent Holtsclaw, age 71, of 980 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at her home. She was born April 2, 1932 in Sneedville, was a daughter of the late Clay and Dollie Trent, and had lived most of her life in Bristol. She was a member of the War Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Dana Ray Holtsclaw, her brothers, Ernest Trent and Carl Trent and a sister, Pearl Beckler.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Judy Holtsclaw, Morristown, and Eddie Holtsclaw, Bristol; two daughters, Wilma Cox, Bluff City, and Brenda Holtsclaw, Bristol; two grandsons, Jeremy Holtsclaw, Knoxville, and Lance Holtsclaw, Camp Lejune, N.C.; two granddaughters, Amber Cox and Andrea Cox, Bristol; one great- granddaughter, Madison Shropshire Holtsclaw, Morristown.
   Funeral Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Emmert officiating. The committal will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Eastern Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George DeVault, Doug Vance, Jackie Vance, Gary Holtsclaw, Lonnie Preis and Alvin Rice. Online condolences may be registered at www.Weaverfuneralhome.net. The family wishes to extend a very special thanks to Dr. Michael Rowell. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Sunday at the Weaver Funeral Home.

Harry T. Nave
  
Harry Thurman Nave, 79, 1009 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Nave was a retired Elizabethton Chief of Police. Prior to his employment at the police department, he was employed at Pet Dairy. Mr. Nave was hired by the police department in December 1962 and was appointed chief of police in 1976. He retired from the police department in 1984. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #622. Mr. Nave was a member, deacon and choir member of the Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Dreama Nave. He was an avid fisherman.
   Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Proffitt Nave; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Brenda Nave, Jasper, Ga.; three grandchildren, Tajai Kuhn, Nicki Nave and Natalie Ricci; three great-grandchildren, Stephen, Megan and Kaitlyn; and a sister, Reba Peters, Elizabethton.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Sorah officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park, with the Rev. Gale Hartley officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Monday, will be Dan Kuhn, Chris Ricci, Melvin Nave, Wes Frazier, Jim McKinney, Ronnie Nave, C.J. Peters and Darrell Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be Chief Roger Deal, members and former members of the Elizabethton Police Department, Sheriff John Henson, and members and former members of the Carter County Sheriff's Department. An honor guard and graveside honors will be conducted by the Elizabethton Police Department. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Nave family may be emailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard L. Minton
   Richard L. Minton, age 72, 513 Bunker Hill Road, Bluff City, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Norma B. West
   Mrs. Norma Frances Briggs West, age 84, 201 Monk Street, Unicoi, died suddenly Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, in the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. West was a lifelong Unicoi County resident and a daughter of the late Walter and Effie Hensley Briggs.
   She was a homemaker. Mrs. West was a lifelong member of Unicoi United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school for more than 30 years and was a member of the church choir for many years. She was a loving wife, mother and a devoted grandmother. Mrs. West and her family made many lifelong friends as members of East Tennessee Camping Club. She was enthusiastically involved with Unicoi County Schools most of her life. Mrs. West was also Unicoi County Girl's and Boy's basketball teams biggest and oldest fan, even traveling as far as Florida to see them play. She attended her last game on the Friday before her death. Mrs. West loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her grand-dogs. She will be missed dearly by all of her family, friends, church family and the many UCHS students who called her "Nannie." Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Paul West, in 1996, three brothers, Ray Briggs, Earl Briggs and Quentin Briggs and one sister, Louise Moore.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Sheila Jones, Unicoi, and Paula and Larry Katcham, Knoxville; one brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Beulah Briggs, Unicoi; granddaughters and spouses, Teresa and Larry Parkey, Kellie and Shawn Hicks, Karen Katcham, and Nena Katcham; great-granddaughters, Keeli Parkey, Kari Parkey, Hanna Hicks, and Haley Hicks; and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral service for Mrs. West will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dennis Loy and the Rev. Robert Tripp will officiate. Music will be provided by Pat Vanover, Elsie Anderson, Bo Shadden, Sam Leedy and Jimmie Street. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Tim Lewis, Randy Correll, Wade Sluder, Michael Smith, Bo Shadden and Jordan Simmons will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 2 p. m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 201 Monk Street, Unicoi. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ledfordfuneralhome.com. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, 743-1381 or 928-4595, is in charge of the arrangements.

January 23, 2004

Leona Blevins
  
Mrs. Leona Beatrice Pennington Blevins, 84, 567 Division Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 21, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.
   A native of Johnson County (Laurel Bloomery Community) she was a daughter of the late Joe C. and Anne Greer Pennington.
   She was a 1939 graduate of Johnson County High School, received her LPN Degree in 1958 and her RN Degree in 1969.
   Mrs. Blevins was formerly employed at the Johnson City Memorial Hospital and the former Carter County Memorial Hospital, and she retired in 1982 from North American Rayon Corporation from the Medical Department.
   She was a member of Southside Christian Church for 64 years and the Ladies' Sunday school class.
   Mrs. Blevins was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Blackburn; four brothers, Dean, Clarence, Dayton and Charlie Pennington and by a grandson, Ricky Blevins.
   Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Tom Blevins; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Ruth Blevins, and Bob and Judy Blevins, all of Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ken Nidiffer, Elizabethton; one sister, Margaret Fritz, of Damascus, Va.; six grandchildren, Lisa Blevins, Steve Blevins, Danny Blevins, Jason Blevins, Brent Nidiffer and Travis Nidiffer; eight great grandchildren, Wendy Lyons, Nikki Blevins, Tracie Blevins, Matthew Blevins, Amos Nidiffer, Emilee Nidiffer, Audrey Nidiffer and Heather Blevins, and one great grandson, Daniel Lyons.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Mike Koruschak officiating and the eulogy given by Mr. Amos Nidiffer. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The music will be provided by Charles Dugger and "no name but his". Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be Brent Nidiffer, Travis Nidiffer, Danny Blevins, Jason Blevins, Tony Fritz, Ken Fritz, Chuck Milam, Mike Blackburn and Greg Pennington. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Blevins, Dr. Justin Digby, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Fred Milam and her church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Blevins to the Carter Christian Church Building Fund, 1764 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Mrs. Blevins was loved by her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Madison L. Blevins
  
Madison Laura Blevins, the 2 1/2-year-old daughter of Jeremy "Rock" and Misty Pierce Blevins, 214 Rome Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 21, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   She attended Sunday school and church at Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her paternal grandparents, Lance and Glenda "Sissy" Buckles, Elizabethton; her maternal grandparents, Raymond Lowell and Cynthia Pierce, Elizabethton; her paternal great grandparents, Loretta Estep and Ed and Shirley Buckles, all of Elizabethton; a special uncle, Christopher Buckles (her Bubba); three special aunts, Melanie "MiMi" Estep, Macey Estep and Malarei Estep and several other uncles and aunts.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Birchfield and Rev. Daniel Blevins officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held in the Garland Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2004. Rev. Daniel Blevins will provide the music. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her paternal grandparents, Lance and Glenda "Sissy" Buckles, 162 Muddy Branch Rd., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Madison to the Ronald McDonald House, 418 N. State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie A. Bradley
  
Elsie A. Bradley, 85, Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, died there Wednesday, January 21, 2004.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Robert T. and Caroline Emert Williams.
   She was a member of the First Assembly of God.
   Mrs. Bradley was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Bradley; two brothers, George Williams and Eugene Williams; two sisters, Edna Poff and Dorothy Perry; two grandsons; one great grandson and one great granddaughter.
   Survivors include two sons, Harold Crowe, of El Paso, Texas, and Darrell Crowe, of Hawthorne, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Esther Estep and Sylvia Street, both of Elizabethton; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dallas Gregg officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 2004 in the Bradley Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday will be Doug Estep, Lynn Estep, Jerry Williams, Glen Williams, Shelby Williams and Eric O'Quinn. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and employees of Pine Ridge Care Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Sylvia Street, 101 Franklin Place, Apt. 5, State Line Rd., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Bradley family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lillie Lyons
  
Lillie "Till" McKinney Lyons, 84, 112 Lyons Rd., Hampton, died Thursday, January 22, 2004 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   A native of Roan Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Will and Stella Shell McKinney.
   She was a homemaker.
   Mrs. Lyons was also a foster parent for several years.
   Mrs. Lyons was a member of Pearce's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Lyons; six sisters, Gladys McKinney, Edith Stringer, Lois Beam, Lorene Hajicek, Maxine Matherly and Creola Stanley; two brothers, Ernest and Roy McKinney, and an infant son, Robert.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John Durl and Helen Hyatt, Hampton; a daughter, Joan Bravo, Hampton; a special foster daughter and her husband, Pearl and Wayne Clemons, Elizabethton; three sisters, Missouri Brown, Agnes Walker and Willie Baughman, all of Elizabethton; grandsons, John Hyatt, Jr., Mark Hyatt, Matthew Hyatt and Wayne Clemons, Jr.; granddaughters, Marlo Carden and Kathy Clemons; great grandchildren, Kara, Morgan, Logan, Blake, Josh, Whitney, Megan, Lauren, Bethany, Josh and Sarah, and her special friends, Betty Andrews and Terry Lyons. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Waycaster and Rev. Bob Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Lyons Family Cemetery. Jennifer Crabtree will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be John Hyatt, Jr., Mark Hyatt, Matthew Hyatt, Junior Stanley, Sammy Matherly, Rick Baughman, Danny Walker, Tommy Walker and Larry Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Ray Beam, Glen Beam, Don Brown, Bill Brown, Wayne Clemons, Wayne Clemons, Jr., Richard Baughman and T.J. Walker. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Joan Bravo, 113 Lyons Rd., Hampton. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Lyons family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ray H. Pierce
  
Ray Hugh Pierce, 87, 856 Piercetown Rd., Butler, died Thursday, January 22, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Crumley and Cora Presnell Pierce.
   He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   He was a member of Piercetown Baptist Church.
   He served in the United States Army during World War II.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Glover Pierce, October 23, 2002; by six sisters, Virginia White, Maude Broyles, Essie Pierce, Stella Grindstaff, Dorothy Oliver and Lola Broyles, and two brothers, W.C. Pierce, Jr. and Gaston Pierce.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Stony and Bud Miller and Robin Potter, all of Butler; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Hazel Pierce, of Fresno, Ohio; Montie and Brenda Pierce and Johnny and Kathy Pierce, all of Butler; a sister, Jean Perry; 10 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 23, 2004 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with the Rev. Harvey White and Rev. Oddis Dugger, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow the service. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. VFW Post #2166 will provide military graveside honors. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary J. Taylor
   Mrs. Mary Juanita Taylor, 84, 714 S. Lynn Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. 
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Lillian Wilburn Duffield.  She was a homemaker and a member of Phillippi Baptist Church. 
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Taylor, April 11, 1991 and four brothers, Ross Duffield, Herman Duffield, Nathaniel Duffield and Donald Duffield. 
   Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Freda T. Wilson, Johnson City; Regina T. and Paul Goins, and Barbara T. and William Odem, all of Bristol, Va.; four sons and two daughters-in-law, James and Dora Taylor, Layton, Utah; John and Theressa Taylor, Bristol, Tenn.; Sidney Taylor and Earl Taylor, both of Ogden, Utah; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a special friend, Maria Regalado, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Juanita Taylor will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. C. Danny Johnson, Elder James Reddick and Rev. Jeanette Clark officiating. Music will be under the direction of Loretta Bowers Newton, soloist. Graveside services and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2004 in Mountain Home National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. on Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, to those who desire memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast 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. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

January 22, 2004

Leona Blevins
  
Mrs. Leona Beatrice Pennington Blevins, 84, 567 Division Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 21, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.
   A native of Johnson County (Laurel Bloomery Community) she was a daughter of the late Joe C. and Anne Greer Pennington.
   She was a 1939 graduate of Johnson County High School, received her LPN degree in 1958 and her RN degree in 1969.
   Mrs. Blevins was formerly employed at the Johnson City Memorial Hospital, the former Carter County Memorial Hospital and retired in 1982 from North American Rayon Corporation from the medical department.
   She was a member of the Southside Christian Church for 64 years and the Ladies' Sunday school class.
   Mrs. Blevins was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Blackburn; four brothers, Dean, Clarence, Dayton and Charlie Pennington, and by a grandson, Ricky Blevins.
   Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Tom Blevins; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Ruth Blevins, and Bob and Judy Blevins, all of Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ken Nidiffer, Elizabethton; one sister, Margaret Fritz, of Damascus, Va.; six grandchildren, Lisa Blevins, Steve Blevins, Danny Blevins, Jason Blevins, Brent Nidiffer and Travis Nidiffer; eight great grandchildren, Wendy Lyons, Nicke Blevins, Tracie Blevins, Matthew Blevins, Amos Nidiffer, Emilee Nidiffer, Audrey Nidiffer and Heather Blevins, and one great great grandson, Daniel Lyons.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Mike Koruschak officiating and the eulogy given by Mr. Amos Nidiffer. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The music will be given by Charles Dugger and "No Name But His". Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be Brent Nidiffer, Travis Nidiffer, Danny Blevins, Jason Blevins, Tony Fritz, Ken Fritz, Chuck Milam, Mike Blackburn and Greg Pennington. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Blevins, Dr. Justin Digby, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Fred Milam and her church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Blevins to the Carter Christian Church Building Fund, 1761 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Mrs. Blevins was loved by her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Madison Blevins
  
Madison Blevins, the 2 1/2-year-old daughter of Jeremy "Rock" and Misty Pierce Blevins, 214 Rome Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 21, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

January 21, 2004

Laura G. Baker
Laura G. Baker, 86, formerly of 143 Crabtree Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, January 20, 2004, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Baker was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late J.B. and Lucy Hopson Lyons. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George M. Baker, a daughter, Martha Cron, and a son, James Potter.
Mrs. Baker was of the missionary Baptist faith and was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Ethel Carmack, Roan Mountain, and Louise and George Day, Waxhaw, N.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Judy Potter, Crossnore, N.C.; and two sisters, Anona Knaack, Roan Mountain, and Hattie Marie Harper, Wilmington, Del. Seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Mike Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Lacey Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel M. Richards
Hazel M. Richards, 1609 Burgie Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 19, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
Mrs. Richards was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late S.J. and Virgie Copley Myers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Richards, in 1967, three brothers, Haskel Myers, Hunter Myers and Chester Myers, and two sisters, Elsie Meadows and Flossie Tester.
Mrs. Richards was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Hermitage Nursing Home.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Pat Richards, Jonesborough; two grandchildren, David Richards, Poctatello, Idaho, and Deborah Richards Bailey, Jonesborough; six great-grandchildren, Daniel Richards, Kaitlyn Richards, Jordan Richards and Bryon Richards, all of Poctatello, Idaho, Kelsey Bailey and T.J. Bailey, both of Jonesborough; four nieces, Martina Barnes, Gray, Helen Hipp and Hazel Long, both of Orlando, Fla., and Eula Mae Younce, Elizabethton; and two nephews, Kenneth Myers, Jonesborough, and S.J. Myers, Elizabethton. Several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 22, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Witt officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jerry Barnett. The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Richards to Immanuel Baptist Church, 205 Hunter 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.

Onnie Richardson
Onnie Mae Estep Richardson, age 81, Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of Dry Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Liza Richardson Estep.
She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Richardson; two sisters, Iva Dean Rutter, Veda Crosswhite and three brothers, Earl Estep, Albert Estep, and Authur Estep.
Survivors include one daughter, Tammy Richardson Hughes, Elizabethton; one granddaughter, Nikki Hughes, Elizabethton; one great grandson, Dominque Story-Hughes, Elizabethton; one sister, Leone Grindstaff, Lenoir City; and one brother, Carson Estep, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Richard Estep and Rev. James Richardson officiating. Interment will follow at Richardson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from nephews and close friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, Elizabethton. 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.

January 20, 2004

Raymond B. Tanner
   Raymond Brooks Tanner, 59, 110 Clark Drive, Johnson City, died Sunday, January 18, 2004, in the Fort Sanders Hospital, Sevierville.
   Mr. Tanner was a native of Sanford, N.C. and had lived in Tennessee most of his life.
   He was a son of the late Lonston and Mary Dowdy Tanner, and a brother of Leroy Tanner.
   He was a member of the Roan Hill Baptist Church, Johnson City, and was retired from Nuclear Fuels, Erwin after 27 years of service.
   Mr. Tanner was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. He had been very actively involved during his life with motorcycles and classic cars.
   Survivors include his wife, Donna Edwards Tanner of the home; one daughter, Tracy Harris of Johnson City; one son and daughter-in-law, Lenny and Wendie Tanner of Jonesborough; one sister, Kay Stallings of Norlina, N.C.; four grandchildren, Christopher Tanner, Chase Potter, Aspen Harris, and Lensey Tanner; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Anita and Rick Holdren, Sarah and Garry Edwards; several nieces, nephews and special longtime friends, Kenneth and Brenda Lovelace, Clyde and Shirley Hartley, Kim Hyder, Karen and Terry Conners, David Harris and Wayne Buckles also survive.
   The funeral service for Mr. Tanner will be conducted 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2004 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Garry Edwards, Rev. Earl Campbell and Rev. John Perkins officiating. The graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2004 in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Everyone is asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Lovelace, Terry Conner, Clyde Hurley, Rick Holdren, Tony Tuminello, and Jeff Hartley. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Fowler, Robert Carver, Steve Egoff, Wayne Buckles, and Dennis Woodring. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be sent to the Tanner family at www.morrisbaker.com. These arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City.

January 19, 2004

Nikita Brasel
Nikita Renae Ward Brasel, 45, 311 3rd Avenue, Hampton, died Saturday, January 17, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Avery County, North Carolina, she was a graduate of Avery County High School. She had formerly lived in Knoxville for 14 years, returning to Hampton 24 years ago.
She was a cosmotologist and electrologist.
She formerly had modeled for Barbrazon of New York.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Ms. Brasel was preceded in death by her father, Gus Ward; a sister, Kimberly Ward; her paternal grandparents, Troy and Georgia Ward and her maternal grandfather, Earl Dugger.
Survivors include her mother, Margaret Dugger Ward; a brother and sister-in-law, Gregory and Penny Ward, Hampton; one nephew, Dylan Ward; one niece, Ciara Ward; her maternal grandmother, Rosie Joyner, Hampton; five special aunts; one great aunt, Rana Trivette, Butler, and several cousins.
Memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Burl Sluder officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be her friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her mother, Margaret Ward, 311 3rd Avenue, Hampton. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Agnes D. Trivett
Agnes D. Trivett, 89, 2597 Stateline Rd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 18, 2004 at Life Care Nursing Home, Elizabethton.
She was born in McClure, Va. and had lived most of her life in Carter County.
She was the daughter of the late Morgan and Nannie Fleming Sutherland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Carl Trivett in 1987; three brothers, George, Elmer and Delmer Sutherland; one grandson, Gregory Campbell; two great grandsons, Kelly Barker and A.J. McNeal, and one great granddaughter, Shania McNeal.
Survivors include five children, daughter Naydene Campbell, of Elizabethton; daughter Gaynell Ilar and husband, Paul, of Kingston; son Johnnie Trivett and wife, Lois, of Kingston; son Gary Trivett and wife, Freada, of Hampton, and daughter Marlene Tolley and husband, Keith, of Elizabethton; she has 11 grandchildren, Jeffrey Campbell, Elizabethton; Renee McNeal and husband, Jerry, of Elizabethton; Angie Sewell and husband, Randy, of Knoxville; Vernoica Stinett and husband, Travis, of Harriman, Va.; Tracie Percell and husband, Troy, of Jonesborough; Brittney Campbell and husband, Alex, of Hampton; Karen Bolen and husband, David; Ronald Campbell and wife, Veronica, and Debra Parker, all of Michigan; Ronnie Michael Bailey and wife, Terrie, of Arizona, and David Bailey and wife, Barbara, of Louisiana; 21 great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren also survive her, as well as three brothers, Dewey Sutherland, of Ohio; Mack Sutherland, of Ohio; Billy Sutherland, Florida, and a sister, Irene Sutherland, Michigan.
She retired as an LPN from Carter County Memorial Hospital.
She was an active member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center. She gained many close friends over the years while attending activities sponsored by the Senior Center. She enjoyed volunteering and helping others.
She was a member of Gap Creek Christian Church, Elizabethton.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Bobby McGee and Pastor Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at noon Tuesday, January 20, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by the Pleasant Beach Quartet and Bobby McGee. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday will be Jerry McNeal, Randy Sewell, Troy Percell, Alex Campbell, Keith Tolley and Granville Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens and the staff and employees of the Life Care Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 2597 Stateline Rd., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Trivett family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

January 18, 2004

Nikita Brasel
Nikita Brasel, 45, 311 3rd Avenue, Hampton, died Saturday, January 17, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Ida B. Heaton
Ida Banner Heaton, 87, Hillview Health Center, Elizabethton, died there Saturday, January 17, 2004.
Mrs. Heaton was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Daniel and Della Cable Banner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roma L. Heaton Sr., March 1, 1974, two sons, Roma L. Heaton Jr. and Clyde Floyd Heaton, and by several brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Heaton was a member of Centerview Church of Christ. She was a former secretary for the Walnut Mountain Cemetery Association.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, L.J. and Betty Heaton, Hampton, and Charles and Dorothy Heaton, Elizabethton; three daughters and a son-in-law, Ruby Banner and Shirley Irick, both of Elizabethton, and Hazel and Gary Pierce, Fresno, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Heaton, Hattiesburg, Miss.; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. David Irick, minister, officiating. Music will be provided by the Centerview Singers. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 20, in the Walnut Mountain Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Hillview Health Center and her church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-in-law, L.J. and Betty Heaton, 208 Melrose Street, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Heaton Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jack M. Hill
Jack M. Hill, 67, 503 Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, who has gone to be with his daddy, died Saturday, January 17, 2004, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.
Mr. Hill was a native of Carter County and the son of Alpha Hilmon Tipton, Roan Mountain, and the late Thomas Hill. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Hill, and a sister, Carmie Johnson.
Mr. Hill was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Tom Hill, Johnson City, and a granddaughter, Tiffani Hill, Gray. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, January 19, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Hilmon Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Phil Shull. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Mabel
Richardson Jones

Mrs. Virginia Mabel Richardson Jones, 83, 261 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 17, 2004, at Hermitage Health Center following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Jones was a native of Cabell County, W.Va., and a daughter of the late Alf and Mary L. Ward Richardson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred D. Jones, and brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Jones was a homemaker.
Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, James H. and Wanda Jones, Kingsport, Robert Jones, Elizabethton, Fred and Judy Jones, Johnson City, and Danny C. and Joan Jones, Elizabethton; two daughters and a son-in-law, Geraldine and Howard Smith, Morganton, N.C., and Paula M. Grindstaff, Elizabethton. Twelve grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, January 19, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence, 261 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. 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.

Ruby N. Ollis
Mrs. Ruby Nell Franklin Ollis, 84, 104 House of Prayer Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, January 16, 2004, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a brief illness.
Mrs. Ollis was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Roby and Iva Pierce Franklin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman Ollis, and two brothers, Millard Franklin and Joe Franklin.
Mrs. Ollis was owner of the Valley Forge Remnant Shop and was a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.
She leaves to cherish her memory a son and daughter-in-law, Nelson and Francis Ollis, Vero Beach, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda Sue and Mark Smith, Knoxville; a daughter, Martha Ann Roberts, Johnson City; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Grady and Pat Franklin, Indianapolis, Ind., William and June Franklin, Melbourne, Fla., and Ray and Annie Franklin, Elizabethton; grandchildren, N. Scott Ollis and his wife, Martha, Irving, Texas, Robin Elizabeth Hahn and her husband, Jeff, Dallas, Texas, Kailena Ollis, Elizabethton, Marka Leann Smith Kuykendall and her husband, Ryan, Knoxville, Jordan Max Smith, Knoxville, and Amy Rebecca Kelley, Johnson City; and great-grandchildren, Christopher Watkins, Dallas, Texas, Ruby Lynn Ollis, Irving, Texas, and T.J. Ollis, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and cousins and many, many friends also survive.
It was Mrs. Ollis' wish that her body be donated to the Quillen Medical School for scientific research. A Celebration of Life Service will be observed at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 1, at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ben Johnson. The family will receive friends at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 1. A special thanks to the staff and employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that donations be made to the Building Fund of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church, 1503 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Bridget D. Singleton
Bridget Denise Singleton, 16, 410 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Friday, January 16, 2004, following an automobile accident on Highway 19E, Roan Mountain.
Bridget was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was an 11th grade student at Hampton High School and was manager of the Hampton High School Football Team. She also played on the Softball Team. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but attended Morgan Branch Free Will Baptist Church.
Bridget was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Jay and Brenda Banks.
Survivors include her parents, Donald R. "Rick" and Jennifer Denise Banks Singleton; a brother, Donald R. Singleton Jr., of the home; her paternal grandparents, Arland and Wanda Singleton, Roan Mountain; her paternal grandparents, Onnis Irick, Roan Mountain, and Claude Irick, Johnson City; her maternal great-grandmother, Cleo Oaks, Roan Mountain; her uncles and aunts, Tony Irick, Steve Singleton, Shayne and Sherry Dillinger, Jessica Street, Tony Banks and Melissa Ellis, Several cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, January 19, at Morgan Branch Free Will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Keith Gwyn and Pastor Gary Perkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Brewer Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 10:15 a.m. Monday, will be members of the Hampton Football Team. Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Campbell, Tim Andrews, Scotty Bunton and the faculty and student body of Hampton High School. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hampton High School. Condolences to the Singleton Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew W. Smith
Andrew William Smith, infant son of Jacquelin D. Reece and Harold Daniel Smith, both of Elizabethton, died Friday, January 16, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was preceded in death by an aunt, Barbara Blackwell, and his maternal great-grandmother, Marie Reece.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his paternal grandparents, Mary J. Smith, Bluff City, and Junior Smith, Elizabethton; his maternal grandparents, Lisa Anne and Eddie Tripp, Elizabethton; his maternal great-grandfather, Bobby Gene Reece, Elizabethton; his paternal great-grandmother, Jean Smith, Bluff City; three uncles, Nathan Gene Holtsclaw and Harold Smith, both of Elizabethton, and Bobby Alan Smith, Bluff City; and a special friend, Sara Vanhoy, Bristol. Several cousins, great-aunts and great-uncles also survive.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 18, in the Reece Cemetery with the Rev. Marvin Slagle officiating. Active pallbearers will be Ivan Sycamore and Eddie Tripp. Those planning to attended the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

January 16, 2004

Charles A. Baker
   PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Charles A. Baker, CMSGT, (Retired), 75, of Panama City, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at a local hospital.
   Mr. Baker had been a resident of the area since 1972, coming here from Homestead. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 30 years of dedicated service as a Chief Master Sergeant. His last assignment was the 4756th Air Defense Squadron of Tyndall Air Force Base.
   Mr. Baker was an Elder at Eastside Christian Church, a Master Mason of ALPHA Lodge No. 172 in Ft. Walton Beach, and a life member of the VFW Post No. 2166 in Elizabethton, Tenn.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Charles and Belle Baker, and a brother, Albert Charles Baker Jr.
   Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ruth Baker, Panama City; a daughter and son-in-law, Bobby Lynn and Bobby Glenn Matherly, Elizabethton, Tenn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, John A. and Reena Baker, Panama City, and Mark W. and Summer Baker, Naples; a sister, Bettye Baker, Ashland, Ky.; a brother and sister-in-law, Dickie and Christine Baker, Jonesborough, Tenn.; five grandchildren: Roger Matherly and his wife Nancy and Billy Matherly and his wife Brandi, all of Elizabethton, Tenn., Gary Baker and Lauren Baker, both of Panama City, and Hunter Baker, Naples; three great-grandchildren, Brittny Matherly, Corey Matherly and Deven Matherly, all of Elizabethton, Tenn.; and a sister-in-law, Vivian Baker, Denison, Texas.
   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 17, from the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Asked to serve as active pallbearers are Tom Stauffer, Tom Schroyer, Jesse Doyle, Robert Doyle, Bobby Gilpin and Jim Gardner. Honorary pallbearers will include the men of Eastside Christian Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 16, at the funeral home. Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 2403 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Fla., (850) 763-4694, is in charge of arrangements.

Nannie E. Richardson
   Nannie Elizabeth Richardson, 86, Pine Ridge Health Care Center, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Richardson was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wiley McFadden. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Delaney Richardson, a son, Roy Roger Richardson, and an infant son, Lewis Gary Richardson.
   Mrs. Richardson was a member of Eastside Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three sons, Wiley Frank Richardson, Sammy Richardson and Loyd Bruce Richardson, all of Elizabethton, and five daughters and a son-in-law, Anna Lee and Stevie Phillips, Catherine Richardson, Barbara Sue Richardson and Susan Richardson, all of Elizabethton, and Patsy Charlotte Madrey, Roan Mountain. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 17, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Ricky Jones, the Rev. Howard Messer and Mr. Robert Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Stevie Phillips, Steve Phillips, Chad Matherly, Johnny Richardson, Jerry Phillips and Roy Phillips. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Anna Lee Phillips, 807 Cambridge Avenue, Elizabethton, or at the residence of a son, Frank Richardson, (residence behind 161 Avon Street), Elizabethton, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

January 15, 2004

John L. Jones
John L. Jones, age 84, 502 Field Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
A native of Dandridge, Tenn., he had lived in Carter County most of his life.
He was the son of the late Earl L. and Pauline Nichols Jones and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
He was a retired employee from Mid-Mountain Foods, Abingdon, Va. and a former employee of Bemberg Corporation for 38 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Stair Jones, on December 16, 2000 and two brothers.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ferriel McClain, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Carolyn Jones, Knoxville; Johnie and Dianne Jones, of Leesburg, Fla.; one sister, Julia Milhorn, of Kingston, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Tony Jones, Jr., Christopher Jones, both of Knoxville; Matthew Jones, Jacksonville, Fla.; Renee Burleson, Robin Burleson, Michael Burleson, all of Elizabethton; six great grandchildren, Abigail Jones, Julie Jones, Trey Jones, all of Knoxville; Logan Heinz, of Knoxville; Scott Burleson, Jessi Burleson, both of Elizabethton; a special niece, Glenda Oatman, Elizabethton, and a nephew, Doug Stair, Elizabethton. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
A celebration of life service for John L. Jones will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Steve Witt officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jerry Barnett, soloist and Mary Lou O'Quinn, organist. A private disposition will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 16 at the funeral home chapel or friends may call at the residence 502 Field Road, Elizabethton, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfunearlhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton 423-542-2232 is in charge of arrangements.

Rebecca Mynatt
Kindberg

At 7:00 p.m. (God's perfect time) at Hermitage Health Center on January 12, 2004, the King of Kings stepped on the portals of heaven and declared, "Rebecca, my love, arise and come to me, for your winter is past, the rain is over and gone. Your new springtime is here." Her reply was, "My Beloved is Mine and I am His." She had lived on Burgie Street for several years.
A native of Knoxville, she was a daughter of the late Ira Moody and Mary Effie Pifer Deaver. She was a graduate of Knoxville High School and the Knoxville Business College.
Mrs. Kindberg was preceded in death by her first husband, Theodore S. Mynatt, and her second husband, Bertel Kindberg, and by two brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Kindberg was a member of Grace Baptist Church, serving her Lord many years as church organist and Sunday school teacher. She also performed mission work throughout the world, including the U.S., Australia, South America, the Philippines, Albania and Bosnia.
She taught piano and organ lessons for more than 50 years, touching many lives with her music. She was a member of Sycamore Chapter #163, Order of Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron and other offices.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Sam Smith and Sandra and Les Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton, and Jackie and Bill Parsons, Iron Station, N.C.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ted and Shirley Mynatt, Elizabethton, and Jim and Darlene Mynatt, Waxhaw, N.C.; one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Rusty Phillips, Knoxville; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two step-daughters and their husbands, Shirley and Dale Coln, Dallas, Texas, and Lee and Ken Watters, Tucson, Ariz.; a step-son and his wife, Will and Diane Kindberg, Huntington Beach, Calif.; and very special friends, David, Diane and Nathan Montague, Anaheim, Calif.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 15, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be provided by David and Sha Parsons. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 16, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Gerald Smith, Steve Smith, David Parsons, Daniel Parsons, Bill Parsons III and Jimmy Mynatt, II. Honorary pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren and their spouses. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Les Grindstaff, 100 Donna Avenue, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Kindberg to the Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862-8200. Sycamore Chapter #163, Order of Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service following the funeral service Thursday night. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Kindberg family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nannie E. Richardson
Nannie Elizabeth Richardson, 86, of Elizabethton died Wednesday, January 14, 2004.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton is in charge of arrangements.