February 13, 2004

Rev. Lester R. Crawford
The Rev. Lester R. Crawford, 59, of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
The Rev. Crawford was a native of Hawkins County and the son of the late John Enoch and Ora Belle Helton Crawford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Gene Crawford.
The Rev. Crawford was Pastor of Soul's Life Center in Elizabethton.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Crawford, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rena and The Rev. Daniel Baker, Rutherford College, N.C., and Regina and Michael Lambert, Kingsport; a sister, Elmira Marshall, Church Hill; three brothers, Delmar Crawford and The Rev. Ellis Crawford, both of Kingsport, and John Crawford, Hiltons, Va.; five grandchildren, Michael and Morgan Baker, both of Rutherford College, N.C., Colton, Corrin and Cayden Lambert, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 13, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services with the Rev. Edward Davis and the Rev. Billy McCool officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m., prior to the service. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 14, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Larry Holly, Jim Brogdon, Terry Bolling, the Rev. Tim Waterson, Richard Tester, Harry Miller, Don Turner and Larry Littrell. Honorary pallbearers will be ALJC Tri-State Ministers, Dr. Keith Cook, Dr. William Kincaid, Oncology Team at Duke University Hospital, Doug White, Hugh Berry, Robert Weaver, Chip Herndon, and present and past food salesmen of the Tri-Cities. Those who plan to attend the graveside service and interment are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for the Crawford family are with Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171).

Junior Kelly
Junior Carroll "Catfish" Kelly, age 64, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Johnson City, he was the son of the late James and Edith West Kelly.
Mr. Kelly attended Cherokee Community Free Will Baptist Church and Riverview Baptist Church.
Mr. Kelly was a member of the Johnson City CB Club for over 20 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and cooking.
He was the founder and owner of Kelly's Body Shop before retiring in November of 2002.
Survivors include two daughters, Robin Kelly Turbyfill of Elizabethton and Melissa "Missy" Gray of Kingsport; two sons, Richard A. Kelly of Bakersville, N.C. and Jeff Kelly of Elizabethton; his first wife, Sue Kelly of Elizabethton; a sister, Wanda "Susie" Kelly Arwood of Johnson City and a brother, Ray Kelly of Johnson City; seven grandchildren, Tammy Williams, Becky Kelly, Jessa Kelly, Charles Geisler, Amber Kelly, Chris Geisler, Jessie Honeycutt, and Clarissa Gray; four great-grandchildren, Desi Renea, Isaac, Lee, and Leah; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Kelly and a sister, Janie Kelly.
The funeral service for Junior Carroll "Catfish" Kelly will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2004 in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services with Mr. David Montgomery and Rev. Larry Shorter officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Montgomery Family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel or at the residence of Robin Kelly Turbyfill, 201 West L Street, Elizabethton at any time. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 15, 2004 at Washington County Memory Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Charles and Chris Geisler, Jeff McCloud, Charlie Holdren, Bob Statzer, and Larry Hopkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnson City CB Club members. Those who plan to attend the graveside 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. Arrangements for the Kelly family are with Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171).

Alta Tester
N. RIDGEVILLE, Ohio -- Alta Tester (nee Bunton), 81, a long-time resident of Eaton Township, Ohio, died Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at the Aristocrat Nursing Home in Berea, Ohio, following a short illness.
She was born in Jonesborough, Tenn. and had resided in Eaton Township for 40 years.
She had previously lived in Cleveland.
She was employed for over 10 years at Grief Brothers in Cleveland where she did factory work.
She retired in 1985.
Mrs. Tester was an avid collector, and she had a collection of over 1,200 salt and pepper shakers. She also enjoyed embroidery, being involved in activities at the Aristocrat Nursing Home ans spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by three daughters, Jean Roch of North Olmsted, Ohio; Mary Fitts, of San Antonio, Texas, and Kathy Runyon of Grafton, Ohio; four sons, David M. of Parma, Ohio; Charles Robert of Litchfield, Ohio; Ronald of LaGrange, Ohio, and Kenneth, of Gafton; 20 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, in 1999; one daughter, Barbara, in 1994, and by one sister, Edna Cook.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2004 until the time of funeral services at 2:30 p.m. at the Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, Ohio. The Rev. Bill Shomo will officiate. Burial will be held at Butternut Ridge Cemetery in Eaton Township. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

February 12, 2004

Patrick L. Baird
   Patrick Lee Baird, 54, 194 Old Charity Hill Rd., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he is the son of Ronda and Ruby Baird, Elizabethton.
   He was of the Baptist faith.
   He was a retired employee of American Water Heater.
   He was preceded in death by his only child, Patrick Lee Baird, Jr.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Henrietta Drakeford Baird, of the home; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Wanda Baird, Elizabethton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia Gail and Rick Kyte, Elizabethton; Sue Ann and Roger Whitson, Elizabethton; and two grandchildren, Jessica Baird and Patrick Lee Barnett III, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Pastor Ken Hauser officiating. Burial will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, are in charge of arrangements.

Whitney S. Broome
   Whitney Shea Broome, 17, 4302 Summerfield Dr., Piney Flats, died Tuesday, February 10, 2004, at the Johnson City Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
   A native of Johnson City, she was the daughter of Ron and Debbie Rhymer Cook of Piney Flats and Bubba Broome of Elizabethton.
   She was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church and was active at Cherokee United Methodist Church Youth Group.
   Miss Broome was a junior at Science Hill High School where she was a member of the SHHS Marching Band, having played the trumpet since 6th grade. She worked in the high school attendance office; was a member of the French Club and formerly played on the girls's basketball team. She enjoyed snow boarding.
   In addition to her parents, survivors include her sister, MacKenzie Danielle Broome, of the home; her paternal grandparents, Grace and Horace Broome, Jr., Elizabethton; maternal grandfather, Bill Rhymer, Damascus, Va.; maternal great-grandmother, Lillie Sweet, Damascus, Va.; three step-brothers, Jacob, Jonathan, and Jay Cook, Elizabethton; two uncles and aunts, Billy and Sandy Rhymer, Glade Springs, Va. and Rick and Teresa Broome, Elizabethton; aunt and uncle, Tana and Mike Johnson, Abingdon, Va.; several cousins; and special friend, Jody Pasqua, Johnson City.
   She was preceded in death by her maternalgrandmother, Louise Rhymer.
   The Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 13, 2004, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services with Rev. Randy Pasqua, Rev. David Woody, and Pastor Reece Harris officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Jacob Cook. The committal service and burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 12, 2004 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Sunset Chapel of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be SHHS Marching Band & Staff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to SHHS Marching Band, c/o Tom Stites, Science Hill High School, 1509 John Exum Parkway, Johnson City, TN 37604 or to The Gideons International North Camp, P.O. Box 3695, Johnson City, TN 37602-3695. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171) is in charge of arrangements for the family of Whitney Shea Broome.

Marian C. McGuire
   Marian "Sis" Clark McGuire, 75, formerly of Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 29, 2004, at Carrollwood Care Center in Tampa, Fla., following a long illness.
   Mrs. McGuire was the daughter of the late Benic Monta and Bessie Warren Clark of Elizabethton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John Warren Turrentine.
   Mrs. McGuire was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and East Tennessee State University. She retired from her career as a special education teacher with the Marion County, Florida school system in 1994. She was a member of the Episcopal faith.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Norwood Smith, Odessa, Fla., Millie Turrentine-Jenkins and Wayne Jenkins, St. Augustine, Fla., and Jamie and John Butterworth, Burbank, Calif.; a son, Michael McGuire, Germantown, Tenn.; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Margie Gouge, Frances Hixson and Molly and Jerry Hayes, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Monta and Joan Clark, Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; grandchildren, Alice Jenkins, Gainesville, Fla., Dan and Ben Smith, Odessa, Fla., and Sarah and Rebecca Butterworth, Burbank, Calif.; an uncle and aunt, Shelburne and Helen Warren, Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 14, in Tampa. Her body has been donated to the University of Florida Medical School. Donations in her memory may be made to Lifepath Hospice, 3010 West Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33609; or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
   Gonzalez Funeral Home, 7209 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, Fla., (813) 931-1833, is in charge of arrangements.

Bernice D. Prendergast
   Bernice Davis Prendergast, 95, 2003 Waters Edge Dr., Johnson City, died Saturday, January 10, 2004, in Wellington Place, Johnson City.
   A native of Niagara Falls, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Harry Benjamin and Bertha Pace Davis.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Prendergast and a son, William D. Prendergast.
   Mrs. Prendergast was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and an educator, having taught at T.A. Dugger Jr. High School. She was also a member of DAR and Elizabethton Garden Club.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Doris Prendergast, Hilton Head Island, S.C.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry J. Davis, Oswego, N.Y., and a daughter-in-law, Nancy Prendergast, Elizabethton.
   A memorial service for Mrs. Prendergast will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2004 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, with Rev. Harold Bahlow officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at the church. The committal and burial service will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Thomas Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 815 E. Second St., 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.

Hazel I. Tester
   Hazel I. Tester, age 87, formerly of 130 Miller Ave., Johnson City, died Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   A native of Watauga County, N.C., she had lived in Carter County for the last 50 years.
   She was the daughter of the late William Arthur and Sarah Marilla South Cannon.
   She was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church.
   She coordinated the shut-in visitation and was a former Sunday school teacher.
   She was a graduate of East Tennessee State Teachers College and was a former school teacher in Johnson County.
   She received her A.D. degree at Lees-Mcrae College and was a retired L.P.N. Surgical Nurse from Johnson City Memorial Hospital.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Davis Tester, July 23, 2001; three brothers and four sisters.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Elizabeth "Liz" Tester Davis and Rev. Vance Davis, Johnson City; Frankie Anne Tester, Naples, Fla.; three grandsons and spouses, Jeffrey and Billie Davis, Minneapolis, Minn.; Gregory and Eleni Davis, Cookeville; Thadd and Kelley Davis, Sevierville; four great grandchildren, Caitlin Rueff, Knoxville; William Davis, Minneapolis; Darius Davis, Cookeville; Hiristina Davis, Cookeville; two brothers, Lewis Cannon, Elizabethton and J.D. Cannon, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2004 at Pinecrest Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Thacker and Rev. Ron Owens officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2004 at Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with bagpiper Jon Shell. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. on Saturday. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Baptist Church on Friday, or friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Elizabeth "Liz" Tester Davis, 2256 Dave Buck Rd., Johnson City, any time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hazel Tester Memorial Fund at Pinecrest Baptist Church, 2129 Old Lewis Rd., Johnson City, TN 37601. 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.

February 11, 2004

Virginia R. Honeycutt
  
Virginia Ruth Honeycutt, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
   She was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Willard and Nola Little Cates.
   She was a faithful member of Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, for 40 years.
   She was a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Arland Mitchell Honeycutt, Sr., 1980; by one brother, Lonnie Cates, and two sisters, Pauline Gouge and Lorene Lacey.
   Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Mitchell and Nola Honeycutt, Hampton; Stanley and Carolyn Honeycutt, Elizabethton; James and Kathy Honeycutt, Elizabethton; two daughters and one son-in-law, Linda Lewis, Hampton; Shirley and Mike Carver, Johnson City; four sisters, Florence Johnson, Elizabethton; Edna Williams, Elizabethton; Ruby Whitehead, Hampton; Nevada Shipley, of Fortville, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren, and a special friend, Cendi Smith, Hampton. Numerous nieces, nephews, special friends and brothers and sisters in Christ also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Darrell Edwards and Rev. Ronnie Peterson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Margaret Richardson, soloist. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 12, 2004 at Holly Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mike Collins, Michael Carver, James R. Honeycutt, Travis Honeycutt, Bradley Honeycutt, Arland Cody Honeycutt and Mike Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel, or friends may also call at the home of a son, Mitchell Honeycutt, Hampton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Honeycutt to Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church, c/o Ruby Whitehead, 142 Tilson Ave., Hampton, TN 37658. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette F. Medlin
   Jeanette F. Medlin, 4107 Glaze Rd., Johnson City, went home to be with her Lord, Monday, February 9, 2004, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
   She was the daughter of the late W.L. and Callie Durham Fields.
   Mrs. Medlin had resided with her devoted husband for 47 years in the Happy Valley Community and later at her current address.
   She was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church and a graduate of Steed Business College.
   She was employed by McKee-Wilson Eye Clinc and the Johnson City Eye Clinic and was the office manager for Wilson Eye Clinic until her retirement.
   She was also a worthy Matron of the Eastern Star.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, James Medlin; a brother, Denny Fields, and a sister, Goldie Ollis.
   Survivors include a special niece, Bobbie Massengill and her husband, Bailey Massengill; a great nephew, Tommy Massengill, and a nephew, Omar Ollis. Her loving nieces and nephews of her husband also survive.
   The funeral service for Mrs. Medlin will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Dr. Joe Sorah officiating. Music will be under the direction of Elmer Sams, Jr. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, or at the residence 4107 Glaze Rd., Johnson City, any time. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 13, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dr. David Wilson, Rufus Tipton, J.W. Medlin, LeRoy Medlin, Bill Propst and Mike Eddy. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Angela May and her nurse, Fay, Ruth Jessee; Linda Waddle and her daughter, Julie, James Dugger and all of the loving neighbors from Steeplechase Subdivision. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel Friday at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery, or you may meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 225 N. Holly Lane, 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.

Wayne G. Whitehead
   Wayne G. Whitehead, 69, 316 University Parkway, Johnson City, died Monday, February 9, 2004, at Veterans Administration Nursing Center, Mountain Home, TN, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Whitehead was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Robert Milburn Whitehead and Mayme Miller Whitehead Julian. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Warren Julian, and infant twins, Harold and Nancy Whitehead.
   Mr. Whitehead was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired employee of Nuclear Fuel Services, Erwin, and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict.
   Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Tina Whitehead, Watauga, Allen and Paula Whitehead, Johnson City, and Grady and Genia Whitehead, Elizabethton; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Margaret Shaw, Roan Mountain; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Elizabeth Reeves, Johnson City.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 12, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. James Arwood and the Rev. Craig Shelton officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 13, at Captain Nelson Cemetery (Ripshin Community). Active pallbearers will be John Shaw, David Holland, Bill Elliott, Richard Miller, Pete Julian, Jerry Metcalf, Jim Shaw and Wayne Gordon Whitehead III. Honorary pallbearers will be Junior Metcalf, Morris Reeves, James Cox, Lester Cannon, Larry Cobble, Claude Timbs, Stewart Hagi, Wade Woods, J.D. Grindstaff, Bob Whitehead, Roger Winters and Dale Hensley. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program - F, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

February 10, 2004

Dean A. Green
Dean Allen Green, 70, 974 Smalling Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, February 7, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Green was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a son of the late Claude and Mabel McGuire Green.
Mr. Green was a graduate of Cranberry High School. Elk Park, N.C. He had lived in Detroit for 25 years before returning to Carter County in 1988. He was a retired safety technician with the Chrysler Corporation of Detroit and had been an employee of the AmeriSource Corporation for a number of years.
Mr. Green was of the Baptist faith. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda Cook Green; a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Green, of the home; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernice and Dee Mitchell, Elk Park, N.C., and Gail and Wade Phillips, Charlotte, N.C.; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Louise Green, Atlanta, Ga., and Wayne and Carline Green, Elk Park, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Benny Hagie and Mr. Kenneth Jones officiating. Music was provided by the Chariott Trio. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 10, in the Flat Springs Cemetery, Elk Park, N.C. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the AmeriSource Corporation. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Green Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 9, 2004

Lenora E. Brummett
    Lenora Evelyn Brummett, 83, of 1827 Powder Branch Rd., Johnson City, died Saturday, February 7, 2004 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   She was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late William L. and Dora M. McKeehan Brummett. 
   She was a homemaker. 
   She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Johnson City.
   She was preceded in death by a sister, Cleo B. Lyons.
   Survivors include one sister, Leota Brummett, of the home; several cousins and friends also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Dixion officiating. Music will be by Gerald Burnette. Burial will follow in the Patton-Simmons Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Terry McKeehan, Herman Shepherd, David Holt, Steve Payne, Alex Payne, Roy Tester, Dayton Pate and Lee Hubbard. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the 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.

John R. Eldreth
  
John Robert Eldreth, age 57, of 300 A. Davis Lane, Mountain City, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2004 following a brief illness.
   A native of Johnson County, he was born April 28, 1946 to the late Lettie Eldreth.
   John was employed by Northeast Correctional Center and enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling and laughing.
   He was of the Baptist faith.
   John was preceded in death by his mother; one sister, Bonnie Hutton, of Meadowview, Va., and one brother, Elmer Eldreth, of Mountain City.
   He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Proffitt Eldreth, of the home; two step-sons, Kevin T. Potter and Tim Osborne, both of Mountain City; four sisters, Irene Eldreth Cox, of Mountain City; Earlene Eldreth Farmer and Shirley Eldreth Cornett, both of Jefferson, N.C. and Nina Mae Eldreth Farmer, of Creston, N.C.; one brother, Fred Eldreth, of Mountain City; two step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Special friends, the inmates of the Northeast Correctional Center Warehouse, and many other special friends also survive.
   The funeral service for John Robert Eldreth will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 9, 2004 from the Chapel of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with the Rev. James Greer officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Fletcher Family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service. The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2004 from the Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City. Active pallbearers will be Jason Shell, Elonza Perkins, Thomas Farmer, Dwayne Farmer, Wayne Lunceford and Dean Rhymer. Honorary pallbearers are Allen Hopkins, Jack Stout, Earl Davis, Rev. Frank Woods, Ronnie Nichols, Darrel Colson, Shane Reece, Dr. Donald Tarr, Homer Shell, Teddy Hardin, Gary Hodge and Robert Jones. Friends may also call at the residence any time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John Eldreth Fund, c/o Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 W. Main St., Mountain City, TN 37683. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hux-lipford.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is serving the Eldreth family.

Mamie Elliott
   Mrs. Mamie Ruth Ham Elliott, 81, formerly of Siam Community, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Februay 7, 2004 in the Takoma Adventist Hospital, Greeneville, following a brief illness. 
   She was a native of Lansing, N.C. and had lived in the Siam Community since 1943.
   She was a daughter of the late David V. and Dema Calhoun Ham. She retired from Tennessee Plastics, Inc., in 1982.
   She was a member of Siam Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Elliott in 1982, and by three sisters and four brothers. 
   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jackie and Althea Elliott, of Onalaska, Texas; two grandchildren, Kim Street and her husband Brad, of Coldspring, Texas; Edward Elliott and his wife, Brenda, of Katy Texas; four great-grandchildren, Casey and Savannah Street, Coldspring, Texas; Sarah Elliott and Emma Elliott, both of Katy, Texas; two foster children, Marvin Elliott, Elizabethton and Ruby Nave, of Port Orange, Fla., and special Friends, Roy and Melba Fleming, Elizabethton, and Dan and Wilma Crowe, Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service for Mamie Ruth Elliott will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 12, 2004 in the Nave Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday. 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.

Dean A. Green
  
Dean Allen Green, 70, 974 Smalling Rd., Johnson City, died Saturday, February 7, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Avery County, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Claude and Mabel McGuire Green.
   He was a graduate of the Cranberry High School, Elk Park, North Carolina.
   Mr. Green had lived in Detroit for 25 years before returning to Carter County in 1988. He was a retired safety technician with the Chrysler Corporation of Detroit. He had been an employee of the AmeriSource Corporation for a number of years.
   He was of the Baptist faith.
   Mr. Green served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
   Survivors include his wife, Glenda Cook Green; one daughter, Glenda Cook Green, of the home; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernice and Dee Mitchell, of Elk Park, N.C., and Gail and Wade Phillips, of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Louise Green, of Atlanta, Ga., and Wayne and Carline Green, of Elk Park, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 9, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Benny Hagie and Mr. Kenneth Jones officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2004 in the Flat Springs Cemetery, Elk Park, North Carolina. Music will be provided by the Chariott Trio. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the AmeriSource Corporation. 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 cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Green family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Terry A. Gryder
   Mr. Terry Allen Gryder, age 49, of 1013 Union Street, Aspen Apt. #5, Kingsport, and formerly of Butler, died Saturday, February 7, 2004 in the Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, following an extended illness.
   He was a native of Carter County and was the son of the late Dan Leroy and Anna Faye Marlow Gryder.
   He was a member of the Elk River Baptist Church and retired from A.F.G. Industries of Kingsport.
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Gryder.
   Survivors include one daughter, Jennifer Gryder, of Blountville; one brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Wanda Marlow, of Hampton; two sisters, Judy Gryder and Pam Gryder, both of Butler; a very special aunt, Maude Gryder, of Butler, and a special cousin, Michael Gryder of Youngsville, North Carolina. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and his care-giving family, Mark Ragle, and Becky Ragle, Tony Ragle and Christopher Ragle, all of Mt. Carmel, also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 9, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Mike Taylor officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Sounds of Victory. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at the Whitehead Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be Harry Marlow, Michael Gryder, Gary Campbell, Randy Dugger, Randy Montgomery, T. J. Gryder and Wayne Gryder. Honorary pallbearers will be Melvin Campbell, Paul Gryder, John Gryder, Howard Campbell, Rev. Ronald Lunceford, Willie Marlow, Rufus Marlow and Orville Marlow. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace prior to the service, or you may call at the home of his brother, Larry Marlow 643 Crook St., Hampton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Gryder to the Elk River Baptist Church, 5114 U.S. Highway 321, Butler, TN 37640. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the Whitehead Cemetery by 10:55 a.m. Tuesday. 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.

February 8, 2004

Dean A. Green
  
Dean A. Green, 69, 974 Smalling Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James D. Grissom
   Mr. James Douglas "Doug" Grissom, age 61, 107 Meadowbrook Drive, Erwin, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at his residence. Mr. Grissom was a Washington, D.C. native, having lived in Frederick, Md., before moving to Erwin eight years ago. He was a son of Clara B. Vinson Grissom, Erwin, and the late James Chandler Grissom. Mr. Grissom was a U.S. Marine veteran. He retired from Murrys Steaks Inc. in 1990 after 27 years of service. Mr. Grissom was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 107, the Elks and the American Legion. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Grissom, in 1993, and a sister, Betty Jane Grissom. He was co-founder of Frederick Baseball Association. Mr. Grissom enjoyed golf, football and baseball.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Becky Grissom, two sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Angie Grissom, Jr., Elizabethton, and Michael and Tina Grissom, Thurmont, Md.; three grandchildren, Jesse Grissom, Christian Grissom, and Katie Grissom; one great-grandson, Jordan Grissom; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
   Funeral service for Mr. Grissom was held at 8 p.m. Saturday from the Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. David Snyder officiated. The family received friends from 6-8 p. m. Saturday from the Ledford Funeral Home Chapel and other times at the residence, 107 Meadowbrook Drive, Erwin. Burial will be Wednesday in Frederick, Md. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to Johnson City Medical Center Hospice, 100 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 100, Johnson City, TN 37602. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ledfordfuneralhome.com. Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, 743-1380 or 928-4595, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Terry Gryder
   Terry Gryder, age 49, Kingsport, formerly of Butler, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Tetrick Funeral Home, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

James Harrison
   James "Brownie" Harrison, age 61, 148 Dolan Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Loyd and Lura Bell Jones Harrison. He attended Highpoint Baptist Church. He was a retired butcher. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis Harold Harrison and Ronnie Dean Harrison.
   Survivors include his wife, Connie Shipley Harrison, of the home; three daughters and one son-in-law, Marie and Steve Turbyfill, Roan Mountain, Jennifer Harrison, Roan Mountain, and Nicole Harrison, of the home; one son, Lloyd Harrison, of the home; three grandchildren, Travis Turbyfill, Cody Turbyfill, and Lacey Turbyfill, all of Roan Mountain; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Louella and John Holtsclaw, Roan Mountain, Thelma Puckett, Newland, N.C., and Ilene and Conley Shipley, Johnson City; and his mother-in-law, Cornelia Carter, of the home.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Music will be under the direction of John Holtsclaw. Interment will follow at Jones Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2 p.m. prior to the service, or friends may also call at the residence, 148 Dolan Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Highpoint Baptist Church, c/o Beryl Norris, 342 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, TN 37687. 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.

Virgie V. Matherly
   Mrs. Virgie V. Matherly, 91, of 104 Briemer Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Matherly was a native of Vale, N.C., and a daughter of the late Isaac B. and Nancy J. Hartley Waycaster. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Roan Street Church of God. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James L. Smith, in 1938; by her second husband, Bate Matherly in 1982; by two brothers, Ted Waycaster and Dan Waycaster; by six sisters, Mattie Waycaster, Mamie Simerly, Irene Stewart, Florence Garland, Ella Deloach and Gertrude Rodgers.
   Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Carol Ann James, Gray; Phyllis Mottern and Debby and Johnny Range, all of Elizabethton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Carole Smith, Elizabethton, Buddy and Nancy Smith, Wilson, N.C., James and Christine Smith, Elizabethton; two sisters, Juanita Timberlake, Maryland, and Betty Payne, Hampton; four grandsons, Dr. Gary James, Gray, Todd Smith, Hampton, Jonathan Range and Jason Range, both of Elizabethton; six granddaughters, Ramona Houston, Gray, Jamie Wilson, Johnson City, Robin Mottern, Blowing Rock, N.C., Sharon Eggers, Kim Oliver and Kristy Vines, all of Elizabethton; five great-grandsons, seven great-granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie V. Matherly will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at the Roan Street Church of God with Rev. Ken Bewley and Rev. Todd Smith officiating. Music will be by family members. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jonathan Range, Jason Range, Jearld Oliver, Jody Vines and David Houston. The family will receive friends in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004. Friends may call at the residence of a son, James Smith, 132 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Roan Street Church of God, 105 West E. Street, 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.

Norman E. Julian
   Norman E. Julian, age 86, Roan Highlands Nursing Center, formerly of 228 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Rev. Caine and Delia McKinney Julian. He was a retired employee of Bemberg Corporation after 30 years of service and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Evelyn Garland Julian and one brother, Nath Julian. He was a U.S. Army-Air Corp veteran, having served in World War II. He loved to fish and garden.
   Survivors include two sons, Jim Julian, Elizabethton, and Dan Julian, Unicoi; one sister, Geneva Blevins, Roan Highlands Nursing Center; one nephew, two nieces and one brother-in-law, James Hughes, Roan Mountain.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Don Julian officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 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.

February 6, 2004

Ruth E. Dumic
   Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Dumic, 86, 111 Palms Lane, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004 in the Hillview Health Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Jenny Rasor Grindstaff.
   Mrs. Dumic was a homemaker.
   She was a member of the Unaka Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Dumic, April 8, 1970; by a granddaughter, Sherry Dee Long; a son-in-law, Mack David; a sister, Roberta Egli; three brothers, Robert, Buster and Hubert Grindstaff; a brother-in-law, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Joe Dumic and a God daughter, Carol Scott.
   Survivors include a son, Joe Dumic, Elizabethton; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Ed Gentry and Katy Davis, all of Elizabethton, and Leona and Wiley Blevins, of Shady Valley; one grandson; seven granddaughters; six great grandchildren; two step granddaughters; seven step great grandchildren, and one step great great granddaughter; two sisters, Frances Griendstaff and Nell Bowers, both of Elizabethton; one God daughter, Florence Scott Keller, of Detroit, Mich.; one special friend and sister-in-law, Barbara Dumic. Her extended family, Michael Dumic, John Dumic, Barbara Proffitt and Julie Proffitt also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Walker Roberson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 2004 in the Wilson Cemetery. The music will be provided by Kathy Norris and Edwin Taylor. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be Steve Perry, Ronnie Colbaugh, Bobby Grindstaff, Tony Grindstaff, Randy Grindstaff, Mike Taylor, Clifford Peters, A.D. "Sonny" Fletcher and Charles Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family and Richard Dugger. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lola Ensor
Mrs. Lola Beatrice Davis Ensor, 91, 209 Perry St., Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 5, 2004 in the Hillview Health Center.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Rubin and Cora Alice Conley Davis.
She was a graduate of Unaka High School.
Mrs. Ensor was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Biltmore Baptist Church and a former member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Ensor, August 21, 1982; by three brothers, Lonnie, Chalres and Bill Davis and three sisters, Mamie Davis, Maggie Davis and Leida Nidiffer.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cora Sue and Bill Pike, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Cathy Ensor, Bristol, and Jimmy and Janet Ensor, Elizabethton; one brother, Ralph Davis, Johnson City; five sisters, Lucille Bales, Bernice Davis, Hildred Davis, Jean Carpenter and Ruby Hughes, all of Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Jimmy Ensor, Amy Miller, Brandon Pike, Amanda Pike and Emily Ensor; five great grandchildren, Danielle Miller, Carolyne Miller, Zeke Miller, Kelsie Ensor and Davis Ensor. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Jordan and Rev. Rocky Maines officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 2004 in the Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday will be Brandon Pike, Jimmy Ensor, Jason Miller, Willie Church, Paul Bales, David Hughes, Larry Hughes and Steve Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews as well as Johnny MIlls, Glen Davis, Frank Gentry and Danny Akers. 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 son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Janet Ensor, 451 Sycamore Shoals Dr. or the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Cora Sue and Bill Pike, 809 Quail Ridge Court, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 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.

Raymond C. Glover
Raymond C. Glover, 85, 121 Honeycutt Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 5, 2004, at James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
Mr. Glover was a native of Carter County and the son of the late William A. and Mary Chambers Glover. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Maier Glover.
Mr. Glover was a member of Church of God of Prophecy. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
Survivors include five sons, John Glover, Johnson City, Paul Glover, Kingsport, Danny Glover, Johnson City, Steve Glover, Thomasville, N.C., and Leroy Johnson, Elizabethton; nine grandchildren, Andy Glover, Elizabethton, Sherry Collins, Hampton, Kurt Glover, Johnson City, Fred Johnson, Elizabethton, Stephanie Johnson, Elizabethton, Deanna Johnson, Elizabethton, Sandy Glover of North Carolina, Aaron Glover, Kingsport, and Amy Penix, Gray; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude Canter, Elizabethton; and a brother, Conley Glover, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, February 6, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Pastor Marvin Slagle officiating. Music will be under the direction of Wayne Lyons, soloist. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 7, at Sims Hill Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. 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 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 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.

Jewell Hughes
Jewell Hughes, 55, 124 Indian Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness.
Mrs. Hughes was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Meredith and Mary Johnson Morton. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Roger Hughes.
Mrs. Hughes was a retired bookkeeper from Edens Carpet. She was a member of Slagles United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Tony Hughes, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Jack and Kelsie Hughes and Michael and Amanda Hughes, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Jane Hyder, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert Jack and Kathy Morton, Elizabethton; a sister-in-law and her husband, Aricillis and Ronnie Neil, Elizabethton; a brother-in-law, Jimmy Hughes, Elizabethton; and a granddaughter, Jasmine Hughes, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 7, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Manis officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 8, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Matt Springer, Kelly Smith, Richard Oaks, Shawn Shephard, Tony Heaton and Tai Nidiffer. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Mapes Piano String Company and The Honeys Camping Club of Elizabethton. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence anytime. 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.

Sue M. Watson
Sue M. Watson, 75, 1832 Chinquapin Grove Rd., Bluff City, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, February 5, 2004 at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tennessee.
She was a native of Sullivan County where she lived all her life, and the daughter of the late David and Jennie Buchanan.
She was a long time member of Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church.
Mrs. Watson was retired from Chinquapin Grove Utility District where she worked for 27 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley C. Watson; four sisters, Edna Cox, Lila Jenkins, Ruby Hardin and Celia Cawood; one half-sister, Virgie Glover, and five brothers, Bill , Harrison, Bass, Arlie and John Henry Buchanan.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Judy Watson, Bluff City; a daughter, Sonja K. Eads, Bluff City; two granddaughters, Brandy Icenhour and fiancé, Larry Weber, Bristol, Tenn.; Kelly Pierson and husband Dave, Bluff City; three great grandchildren, Tyler and Rikki Icenhour, Bristol, Tenn. and Ashtin Brynn Pierson, Bluff City; special friends, Ruby Carrier, Debra Beeler, Netta Baker, Clyde Nelson and Mike Hughes. A special thank you to a brother and sister-in-law, Marie and Herbert Glover and their daughter, Laura White, for all their help.
The funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home- Bluff City Chapel with Rev. Ray Hardin and Mr. Monty Buchanan officiating. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 2004 at McKinney Cemetery, Bluff City. Active pallbearers will be selected from family. Honorary pallbearers will be all nephews of the Buchanan and Watson families. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends following the funeral service Saturday, or other times at the residence, 1832 Chinquapin Grove Rd., Bluff City. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home- Bluff City Chapel (423)538-7131 is in charge of arrangements.

February 5, 2004

Harold I. Born
  
Harold I. Born, 82, Life Care Center, Elizabethton, died there Monday, February 2, 2004.
   A native of Chicago, he was a son of the late Arnold and Viola Koch Born.
   He had lived in the East Tennessee area for a number of years.
   Mr. Born was a retired construction worker.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   He was a Catholic.
   Survivors include a niece and nephew.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 5, 2004 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

L.D. Campbell
   L.D. Campbell, 73, 467 Bunker Hill Road, Bluff City, died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Campbell was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Jerry Emmitt and Mary Lillie Campbell. He was also preceded in death by two step-sons, a brother and a sister.
   Mr. Campbell was a member of Elizabethton Assembly of God and was a retired carpenter.
   Survivors include his wife, Daisy Sheets Campbell, of the home; two step-daughters, Wanda Hyder, Elizabethton, and Janet English, Morganton, N.C.; a step-son and his wife, Junior and Gloria Sheets, Limestone; and five step-grandchildren, Tony Parker, Morristown, Pamela Gasdia, Greenville, N.C., Jeffery Sheets, Baltimore, Md., Josh English, Morganton, N.C., and Sonja Nebow, Spruce Pine, N.C. Several step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, February 6, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Pastor Ricky Jones officiating. Music will be under the direction of Sandra Tipton. Interment will follow the funeral service at Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

James Carr
  
James Delane "Jimmy" Carr, 56, 493 Mountain View Dr., Piney Flats, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Wendell and Hazel Hodge Carr.
   He operated Carr Excavation Service.
   Mr. Carr was a charter member and on the pastor's council of the Tri-Cities Church of God.
   He was a lover of horses.
   Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Barbara Carol Lilley Carr; a son, Joshua James Carr, of the home; two daughters, Missy Carr, of Piney Flats, and Sarah Carr, Gray, and two sisters, Janice Norris and Faye McGuire, both of Bluff City. Several aunts, nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at the Tri-Cities Church of God, Piney Flats, at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2004 with the Rev. Richard Bawgus officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 6, 2004 in the Atkinson-Lilley Cemetery. Jamie Baker will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be his many friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Tri-Cities Church of God. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Carr to the Building Fund, Tri-Cities Church of God, c/o Linda Honeycutt, 111 Mountain View Circle, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth E. Dumic
  
Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Dumic, 86, 111 Palms Lane, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004 in the Hillview Health Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Jenny Rasor Grindstaff.
   Mrs. Dumic was a homemaker.
   She was a member of the Unaka Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Dumic, April 8, 1970; by a granddaughter, Sherry Dee Long; a son-in-law, Mack David; a sister, Roberta Egli; three brothers, Robert, Buster and Hubert Grindstaff; a brother-in-law, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Joe Dumic and a God daughter, Carol Scott.
   Survivors include a son, Joe Dumic, Elizabethton; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Ed Gentry and Katy Davis, all of Elizabethton, and Leona and Wiley Blevins, of Shady Valley; one grandson; seven granddaughters; six great grandchildren; two step granddaughters; seven step great grandchildren, and one step great great granddaughter; two sisters, Frances Griendstaff and Nell Bowers, both of Elizabethton; one God daughter, Florence Scott Keller, of Detroit, Mich.; one special friend and sister-in-law, Barbara Dumic. Her extended family, Michael Dumic, John Dumic, Barbara Proffitt and Julie Proffitt also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Walker Roberson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 2004 in the Wilson Cemetery. The music will be provided by Kathy Norris and Edwin Taylor. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be Steve Perry, Ronnie Colbaugh, Bobby Grindstaff, Tony Grindstaff, Randy Grindstaff, Mike Taylor, Clifford Peters, A.D. "Sonny" Fletcher and Charles Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family and Richard Dugger. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Hughes
   Phyllis Hughes, 55, 124 Indian Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 4, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Bill R. Mosley, Sr.
  
Bill R. Mosley, Sr., 76, 108 Treadway St., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Dan and Ellen Dugger Mosley.
   He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 30 years of service.
   Mr. Mosley served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II.
   He was preceeded in death by his first wife, Beulah Blevins Mosley in 1985, and by two brothers, Dan Mosley, Jr. and R.B. Mosley.
   Mr. Mosley was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton and the Steadfast Sunday school class.
   He was an avid fisherman.
   Survivors include his wife, Mildred Crabtree Mosley; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Pat Mosley, Elizabethton; two step-daughters, Brenda Hagendorfer, of Pensacola, Fla. and Theresa Phelps, of Unicoi; three step-sons, Allen McKeehan, of West Va.; David McKeehan, of Holt, Fla. and Gregory McKeehan, of Elizabethton; several step grand and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. His special friends, Roger and Claudia Ledford also survive.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Brent Seals and Mr. Lowell Shell officiating. Burial will follow the service. Mr. Bob Woodruff will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday will be Mark Markland, Bob Ross, Keith Harris, Lowell Shell and Harry Givan. A special thank you to the staff and employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Also a special thank you to Dr. Robert Grindstaff. Friends may call at the funeral home or the residence, or the residence of a son, Bill Mosley, 505 West F St., Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Mosley to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Mosley family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Herbert K. Nidiffer
  
Herbert Kyle Nidiffer, 61, 109 Ensor Nidiffer Rd., Elizabethton, died Monday, February 2, 2004 at his residence.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Roy and Amelia Ensor Nidiffer.
   He was a retired engineer with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
   He was a 1960 graduate of Unaka High School.
   Mr. Nidiffer was a former football coach with the Stoney Creek Youth Club and also the Little League and the Babe Ruth League in Elizabethton.
   He was a member of the Dungan Chapel Baptist Church.
   He had served in the United States Army.
   He was preceded in death by two sisters, Veulah Stout and Normalene Nidiffer and one brother, Howard Nidiffer.
   Survivors include his wife, Marsa Rowe Nidiffer; a daughter, Jennifer Nidiffer, of Elizabethton; a son, Daniel Nidiffer, Elizabethton; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Velda and Harry Gregg, of Bluff City, and Margaret Lyons, Elizabethton; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Nidiffer and Ernest (Red) and Virginia Nidiffer, all of Elizabethton; R.C. and Shirley Nidiffer, Jonesborough, and Chalmer and Norma Nidiffer, of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2004 in the Dungan Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Heaton and Mr. Brent Nidiffer officiating. Interment will follow in the Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Thursday will be Dwight Proffitt, David Proffitt, Jason Buckles, Travis Nidiffer, Gary Lyons, Mickey Nidiffer, Edward "Pookey" Ensor and Aubrey Ensor. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry "Blackeye" McKinney, Butch Blevins, Kenny Blevins, Rick Ensor, Henry Wayne Ensor, Dean Parlier, Durward Peters, Robert Fuller, Roger Rowe, Owen Grindstaff, Loyd Grindstaff and Kenny Stout. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2004 in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Nidiffer, 117 Ensor Nidiffer Rd., Elizabethton. VFW Post #2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

David L. Whittington
  
David Lee Whittington, 42, 139 Rasnick Hollow Rd., Watauga, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at his residence.
   He was a Carter County native.
   Mr. Whittington was a 1979 graduate of Elizabethton High School.
   He was a pipe fitter.
   He was a member of the Sinking Creek Baptist Church.
   He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
   Survivors include his wife, Angela Ann Smith Whittington; his parents, Charles H. and Frances Estep Whittington, of Watauga; a sister, Roxanna Whittington, of Black Mountain, N.C.; a brother, Rob L. Whittington, Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   A memorial service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Reece Harris officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence or the residence of his parents, Charles and Frances Whittington, 2014 Forsythe Dr., Elizabethton. It was his wish to be cremated. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Whittington family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 4, 2004

Harold I. Born
Harold I. Born, 82, Life Care Center, Elizabethton, died there Monday, February 2, 2004.
A native of Chicago, he was a son of the late Arnold and Viola Koch Born.
He had lived in the East Tennessee area for a number of years.
Mr. Born was a retired construction worker.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a Catholic.
Survivors include a niece and nephew.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 5, 2004 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bill R. Mosley, Sr.
Bill R. Mosley, Sr., 76, 108 Treadway St., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Dan and Ellen Dugger Mosley.
He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 30 years of service.
Mr. Mosley served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II.
He was preceeded in death by his first wife, Beulah Blevins Mosley in 1985, and by two brothers, Dan Mosley, Jr. and R.B. Mosley.
Mr. Mosley was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton and the Steadfast Sunday school class.
He was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Crabtree Mosley; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Pat Mosley, Elizabethton; two step-daughters, Brenda Hagendorfer, of Pensacola, Fla. and Theresa Phelps, of Unicoi; three step-sons, Allen McKeehan, of West Va.; David McKeehan, of Holt, Fla. and Gregory McKeehan, of Elizabethton; several step grand and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. His special friends, Roger and Claudia Ledford also survive.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Brent Seals and Mr. Lowell Shell officiating. Burial will follow the service. Mr. Bob Woodruff will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday will be Mark Markland, Bob Ross, Keith Harris, Lowell Shell and Harry Givan. A special thank you to the staff and employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Also a special thank you to Dr. Robert Grindstaff. Friends may call at the funeral home or the residence, or the residence of a son, Bill Mosley, 505 West F St., Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Mosley to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Mosley family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Herbert K. Nidiffer
Herbert Kyle Nidiffer, 61, 109 Ensor Nidiffer Rd., Elizabethton, died Monday, February 2, 2004 at his residence.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Roy and Amelia Ensor Nidiffer.
He was a retired engineer with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
He was a 1960 graduate of Unaka High School.
Mr. Nidiffer was a former football coach with the Stoney Creek Youth Club and also the Little League and the Babe Ruth League in Elizabethton.
He was a member of the Dungan Chapel Baptist Church.
He had served in the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Veulah Stout and Normalene Nidiffer and one brother, Howard Nidiffer.
Survivors include his wife, Marsa Rowe Nidiffer; a daughter, Jennifer Nidiffer, of Elizabethton; a son, Daniel Nidiffer, Elizabethton; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Velda and Harry Gregg, of Bluff City, and Margaret Lyons, Elizabethton; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Nidiffer and Ernest (Red) and Virginia Nidiffer, all of Elizabethton; R.C. and Shirley Nidiffer, Jonesborough, and Chalmer and Norma Nidiffer, of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2004 in the Dungan Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Heaton and Mr. Brent Nidiffer officiating. Interment will follow in the Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Thursday will be Dwight Proffitt, David Proffitt, Jason Buckles, Travis Nidiffer, Gary Lyons, Mickey Nidiffer, Edward "Pookey" Ensor and Aubrey Ensor. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry "Blackeye" McKinney, Butch Blevins, Kenny Blevins, Rick Ensor, Henry Wayne Ensor, Dean Parlier, Durward Peters, Robert Fuller, Roger Rowe, Owen Grindstaff, Loyd Grindstaff and Kenny Stout. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2004 in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Nidiffer, 117 Ensor Nidiffer Rd., Elizabethton. VFW Post #2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred G. Potter
Mildred G. Potter, 88, 220 Enoch Potter Lane, Elk Park, N.C., died Monday, February 2, 2004 at Charles A. Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C., following an extended illness.
A native of Gardners, Pa., Mrs. Potter had lived in Avery County, N.C. for the last 10 years.
She was a member of Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, Bradenton, Florida.
She was a retired nurses aid and, for the last 14 years, she was in private nursing.
Mrs. Potter was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Jack, and two sisters, Nellie Walters and Virginia Guise.
Survivors include her husband, Millard W. Potter, of the home; one sister, Mabel Myers, of Goodyear, Pa.; son-in-law, John Jack, Bradenton, Fla.; two granddaughters, Renee Toomire, Brandenton, Fla.; Vanessa Mathis, Brandenton, Fla.; two grandsons, Bobby Jack, Victor Jack, both of Brandenton, Fla.; three sisters-in-law, Marcella Jones, Elk Park, N.C.; Frances Daniels, Hammond, Ind.; Louise Raffensberger, Youk, Pa.; one brother-in-law, Charles Potter, North Port, Florida.
Private disposition will be conducted at a later date. 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 Whittington
David Whittington, 139 Rasnick Hollow Rd., Watauga, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 3, 2004

Mamie Edens
   Mamie Nell Watson Edens, 80, 1036 Gap Creek Rd., Elizabethton, died Monday, February 2, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. 
   A native of Sullivan County, she was the daughter of the late Nathan Loyd and Jenny Sigman Watson. 
   Mrs. Edens was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church and was a homemaker. 
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Edens; four brothers, Hubert Watson, Sherman Watson, Lloyd Watson and Pat Watson and two sisters, Lena Hodge and Amanda Berry.
   Survivors include two sisters, Lily Belle Meeks, of Chicago and Evelyn Whitehead, Elizabethton; one brother, Jim Watson, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and a special niece who made her home with Mrs. Edens, Darlene Watson Perry, Bluff City. Several other special nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Nell Watson Edens will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Presnell officiating. Graveside services and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 5, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearer will be Larry Presnell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. on Thursday. 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.

Herbert K. Nidiffer
  
Herbert Kyle Nidiffer, 61, 109 Ensor Nidiffer Rd., Elizabethton, died Monday, February 2, 2004 at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 2, 2004

Harrison S. Bowers
   Harrison Samuel Bowers, 72, 864 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 29, 2004, at his daughter's residence, 868 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Bowers was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Nick and Eliza Jane Williams Bowers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Buckles Bowers, May 2, 1983, and a brother, Lloyd Bowers.
   Mr. Bowers became a member of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church in 1967, where he became an ordained deacon in August 1977. He was a former employee of East Tennessee Chair Company, a former employee of the Carter County Highway Department and a retired employee of the Carter County School System. He was a former member of the Carter County Rescue Squad and a lifetime member of Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Bobby Joe Hall, Elizabethton; two step-grandchildren, Toni Gilbert, Del Rio, and Joseph Hall, Greeneville; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Florence Campbell, Betty June and Millard Bowers and Hazel and Lawrence Stevens, all of Elizabethton; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert and Jeanette Bowers, Shirley and Brenda Bowers and Harold Bowers, all of Elizabethton; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and two very special friends, Bobby Hall and Robin Loveless, both of Elizabethton.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 2, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen Harris and the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church Choir. The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Robin Loveless, Bobby Joe Hall, Jack Perkins, Douglas "Slim" Miller, Sherrell Perry and Ricky E. Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Ivan Buckles, Ralph Gouge, members of the Carter County Fire Department, members of the Carter County School Board and members of the Carter County Highway Department. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. 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 brother, Harold Bowers, 103 Gilbert Wilson 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, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Juanita Montgomery
   Juanita Montgomery, 74, 714 West G. Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, January 30, 2004, at Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol, Tenn. following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Montgomery was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Frank and Hildra Heaton Ward. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, William "Bill" Monroe Ward and Roy Lee Ward, and a half brother, Frank Hayes.
   Mrs. Montgomery was the restaurant manager at Biltmore Grill. She attended Lynn Avenue Church of God.
   Survivors include her husband, Thomas Montgomery, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Tom Helton, Rogersville; a son and daughter-in-law, William Thomas "Billy" and Angela Montgomery, Johnson City; a step-grandson, Christopher Glass, Johnson City; five sisters, Louise Potter, Johnson City, Martha C. "Teen" Walsh, Newberry, S.C., Mildred Winters, Helen Huffman and Martha Lee Davis, all of Elizabethton; and special friends, Vickie Carr, Bluff City, Tammy Fillers and Grace Simmons, both of Elizabethton, and Debbie Ricker, Bakersville, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, February 1, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Stout and the Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Montgomery Family. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence, 714 West G. Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday, February 2, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Tom Helton, Ronnie Carr, Stanley Green, Mike Huffman, David Montgomery, Butch Andes, Randy Montgomery and Freddie Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be Elbert Montgomery, Dale Greenwell, Lee Walsh and Bobby Fillers. Those planning 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. 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.

February 1, 2004

Dewey Bowman Jr.
   Dewey Bowman Jr., 54, 1209 Sycamore Creek Drive, Jonesborough, died Friday, January 30, 2004, at the V.A. Medical Center, Asheville, N.C., following an extended illness.
   Mr. Bowman was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Dewey and Mary Elizabeth Glover Bowman. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Henry Bowman and Jimmy Wilson Bowman.
   Mr. Bowman was a retired heavy equipment mechanic. He was a Corporal with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.
   Survivors include his wife, Debbie Cagle Bowman, of the home; four daughters, Bobbie Powell, Hampton, Mary Bowman Foister, Jonesborough, Jennifer Cagle and Kela Miller, both of Johnson City; a son, Mickey Bowman, Johnson City; five grandchildren, Sammy and Kaila Stoneman, both of Hampton, Dustin and Jessica Foister, both of Jonesborough, and William Henry R. Bowman, Johnson City; two sisters, Charlotte Surcey and Jewel Harris, both of Johnson City; and five brothers, Troy Bowman, Abilene, Texas, Lawrence Bowman, Clarksville, Robert Bowman, Lexington, Tenn., Stephen Bowman, Cedar Keys, Fla., and Roy Bowman, Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews and his beloved pet, Sammy, also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 2, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Hollis Ford and Major Robert Bowman officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 3, at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers will be Jesse Bowman, Troy Bowman Jr., Charles Harris, David Surcey, Carrol Surcey, Stephen Bowman Jr. and Bryan Bowman. Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Harris Jr., Billy Bowman, Scott Bowman and Brad Bowman. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the residence, 1209 Sycamore Creek Drive, Jonesborough, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, General Offices, 208 Ashe Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site: www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Kenneth J. Cooper
   Kenneth Jack Cooper, 55, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died Sunday, January 25, 2004, at North Broward Medical Center.
   Mr. Cooper was a native of Nashville, a former resident of Johnson City, and had lived in Florida for the past 20 years. He was a son of Lucille Berry Cooper, Johnson City, and the late Jack Cooper.
   Mr. Cooper was an employee of Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boya, Fla. He was a U.S. Marine Vietnam War veteran.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother, Charlie Cooper, and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
   Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, February 2, at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN, with the Rev. Mark Street officiating. Military graveside honors will be accorded by the VFW Post No. 3382, Kingsport. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is serving the family.

Roger W. Henegar
   MARION, N.C. -- Roger Wayne Henegar, 57, of Marion, died Friday, January 30, 2004, at his residence.
   Born June 2, 1946 in Washington County, Tenn., he was a son of Mary Magdalene Henegar, Elizabethton, Tenn., and the late G.C. Austin.
   Mr. Henegar worked with G.E.M. Construction Company in Marion. He enjoyed fishing and was a professional horse trainer.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Lee Henegar, of the home; a daughter, Jessica Henegar, of the home; two brothers, Charles Austin, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Carl Henegar, Kingsport, Tenn.; and four sisters, Pat Mullis, Mildred Harrell, Sue Arnett and Kathy Muratore, all of Elizabethton, Tenn. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 2, in the McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion, with the Rev. Steve Hillman officiating. Interment will follow at McDowell Memorial Park in Marion. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Henegar to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park Building 1, Asheville, N.C. 28801. Kirksey Funeral Home, 69 N. Main Street, Marion, N.C., (828) 652-2120, is in charge of arrangements.

Ida R. Orren
  
Mrs. Ida Ruth Orren, 87, 109 Fletcher Drive, Johnson City, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 29, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Orren was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Charles and Nora Bishop Little. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Wallace Orren, January 22, 1991, two sons, Larry Orren and an infant son, Bobby Orren, four great-grandchildren, three brothers, three sisters and a half sister.
   Mrs. Orren was a homemaker and a member of Central Church of Christ.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Roy Neil Range, Strongsville, Ohio, and Nancy and Luther Cox, Elizabethton; a half sister, Sue Ward, Elizabethton; and eight grandchildren, Robert Range of Kentucky, Kathy Range Garner and Scott Range, both of Ohio, Danny Cox, Hampton, Susan Cox Carter, Elizabethton, Linda Orren, Johnson City, Mark Orren and Karen Tester, both of Knoxville. Fourteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services were conducted at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 31, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Todd Wolfe, minister, and Mr. Danny Cox officiating. Music was under the direction of Todd and Susie Wolfe. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family and neighbors. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Sunday. 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, 75, formerly of 2308 Edgewood Avenue, Golf Course Acres, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 29, 2004, at the residence of his daughter, Terri Sue Nave, 733 Harbor Point Drive, Lake Harbor Estates, Johnson City, following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was born July 14, 1928, to the late John L. and Gladys Arnold Nave. He was of the Methodist faith.
   Mr. Nave, who joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 15, served in both World War II and the Korean War. Because of his military background, he worked for the rights of veterans. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Medal, the American Theater Medal and the Victory Medal. He attended Milligan College, and after being discharged from the Navy, he received a Bachelor's Degree in accounting from Steed Business College, Johnson City. He served as an accountant with Tennessee Eastman Company in Kingsport for several years.
   Mr. Nave was a well-known businessman and former State Senator who was active in local politics and the Carter County Republican Party. He also served as a Magistrate and Chairman of the Carter County Quarterly Court from 1960 to 1966. He began his political career in the General Assembly by defeating the late Sen. Herman Robinson in the 1965 Republican primary for a seat representing Carter, Johnson and Washington counties in the 84th General Assembly. Afterward, the district was reorganized to include only sections of Washington County as well as parts of Sullivan County.
   During his tenure in Nashville, Mr. Nave served on various committees, which were Conservation, Vice-Chairman of Education, Vice-Chairman of Finance, Ways and Means, Labor, Co-Chairman of Military and Veterans Affairs, State Employees, Buildings and Public Works, Introduction of Bills, Chairman of Business, Highways and Safety, Welfare and Employment Security, Vice-Chairman of General Welfare and Environmental, Highway Planning, Development and Safety, Committee on Calendar and Rules, Chairman of General Welfare/Human Resources. Also during his tenure, he worked for improved education and better roads and was credited with helping to pass legislation that established the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. He also worked for funds for the expansion of the Elizabethton Vocational School and the Nave Paramedical School, which was named for him. Today, East Tennessee State University Nave Center, located across from Elizabethton High School, houses medical offices and a research clinic.
   Mr. Nave's tenure in Nashville ended in 1978. He returned home to Elizabethton, where he engaged in real estate development and rental properties management. His list of civic activities was varied and long. Among his memberships were Elizabethton PTA, National Boy Scouts of America, the Tennessee Hospital Association, the Carter County Rescue Squad, the Sportsmen Club, the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce, the Loyal Order of Moose, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He was also a member of the American Legion and was Past State Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Past Commander of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166.
   He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beryl Wolfe Nave; his second wife of 33 years, Nettie Lee (Slemp) Nave, January 8, 1996; and a brother, Jack Nave.
   Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Fletcher Nave, Elizabethton; three daughters, Terri Sue Nave, Johnson City, Shanda Nave and Tia Nave, both of Elizabethton; an adopted son, Hunter "Bo" Nave, Elizabethton; an adopted daughter, Betty Jean Robledo, San Antonio, Tex.; two grandsons, Kasey Lee King and Karson Trey King, both of Johnson City; several adopted grandchildren; and special aunts, Mae Hodge and Hazel Nave, both of Elizabethton.
   The funeral service was conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 31, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Maughon officiating. Eulogies were given by Richard Sammons and Jay Nidiffer. Music was under the direction of Loretta Bowers Newton and Rhonda and Doug Hubler. The committal service and entombment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 1, at the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Jay Nidiffer, Wayne Shoun, Robert Hamby, Clarence Reed, Deacon Bowers, Dan Holder, John Curtis, Billy Chappell, Isaac Nidiffer, Jack Perkins, Jim Cowan and Paul Waters. Honorary pallbearers will be David Crockett, Perry Perkins, Jerry Oliver, employees of Lynnridge Apartments, employees of Lynnwood Apartments, employees of Hermitage Nursing Home, Robert Van de Vuurst, Dr. Robert Walter, Walter L. Davis, Charlie Middleton, John Byrd, Dr. R.S. Martin Jr., Dr. Jerry Gastineau, Jim Holmes, Bill Green, Betty Coleman, Dr. Walt Harbor, Lt. Governor John Wilder, Richard Sammons, Judge Robert Cupp, Congressman Bill Jenkins, Senator Rusty Crowe, Ralph Cole, Bill Rogers, Bob Lewis, WJHL TV, Earl Collins, former legislative members and long-time friends and business associates. Special thanks to Kathy Oliver and caregivers Jeanne Hardesty, Norma Earhart, Marti Brummitt, Stephanie Worthington, Nikki Hardesty and Alba Hunter for all the care and love shown to Marshall and our gratitude to all of the wonderful staff of Adventa Hospice. Those who plan to attend the committal and entombment service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his daughter, Terri Sue Nave, 733 Harbor Point Drive, Lake Harbor Estates, Johnson City, or at the residence of his wife, Phyllis Fletcher Nave, 121 Sunrise Drive, 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.