February 29, 2004

Laney J. Carden
   Laney James Carden, 98, 1521 Hwy. 321, Hampton, fell asleep in the arms of Jesus, Friday, February 27, 2004, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. Carden was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Ancil Grant and Isabel Goodwin Carden. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alice Edith Teague Carden; two sons, James Carden and Charles Carden; three daughters, Laurie Carden, Parlene Carden and Melvina Lewis; and by several brothers and sisters.
   Mr. Carden was a member of Union Baptist Church. He was a self-employed businessman as owner of a service station and a sawmill.
   Survivors include four daughters and a son-in-law, Sherry Carden, of the home, Lula Belle Fair, Watauga, Susie and Marshall Combs, Elizabethton, and Ollie Whitehead, Hampton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Roosevelt and Ruth Carden, Raymond and Sue Carden and Landon Carden, all of Hampton; 29 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Jenkins, Gray; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Steven Huff, Johnson City; and a special nephew, Donnie Carden, Hampton.
   Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 28, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jennifer Crabtree. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, prior to the funeral service. Friends may also call at the residence, 1521 Hwy. 321, Hampton, any time. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 29, at Isabel Carden Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons and great-grandsons. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday. The family would like to send a special thank you to Adventa Hospice and Ginger Branch, L.P.N., for all the care and love shown toward Mr. Carden. 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.

Elva F. McGuire
   Elva Faye McGuire, 52, of Bluff City, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 27, 2004, at her residence.
   Mrs. McGuire was born a daughter to the late Wendell and Hazel Hodges Carr and had spent all of her life in Sullivan County. She was a housewife and a member of Oakdale Free Will Baptist Church.
   Mrs. McGuire was preceded in death by her brother, James D. "Jim" Carr.
   Survivors include her husband of 37 years, the Rev. Kenneth McGuire Sr.; her children, Kenneth McGuire Jr., Bluff City, Karen McGuire, Bluff City, Kevin McGuire and his wife Chelle, Bluff City; a grandchild, Maty McGuire; a sister, Janice Norris; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 29, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Osborne and the Rev. Richard Bawgus officiating. Interment will follow at New Bethel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Franklin Norris, Bobby Weaver, Wade Hicks, Wayne Jackson, Todd Malone and Thad Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Berry, Ernie Depew, Dayton Jones, Micky Bowman, Prega Gounden, Robert Crusenberry, Larry Barrett, Chris Hicks and Worley Crusenberry. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be registered at www.Weaverfuneralhome.net. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.

Beth Oaks
   Beth Oaks, 38, 1151 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 26, 2004, in Elizabethton.
   Ms. Oaks was a native of Carter County. She was a homemaker. She attended Hunter First Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, William Marley; a daughter, Amanda Oaks, of the home; a son, Brandon Honeycutt, of the home; her parents, Richard D. and Mary Margaret Sommers Oaks, Elizabethton; three brothers, Richard A. Oaks and William David Oaks, both of Elizabethton, and Daniel Robert Oaks, Cary, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Penny Ritchie and Chrissy Hartman.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, February 29, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday, will be Mike Marley, Richard H.A. Oaks, Robbie Sommers, Bill Latham, Andrew LenMountain and Joe Sommers. Honorary pallbearers will be Zachary Marley, Adam Marley, Cody Marley, Logan Oaks, Keaton Oaks, Jerry Oaks, Austin Oaks, Matthew Taylor and Bill Fraley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her parents, Richard and Mary Margaret Oaks, 118 Bob Taylor Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Roberta M. Woods
   Roberta M. Woods, 59, 127 Lynnwood Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, December 12, 2003, at Roan Mountain.
   Ms. Woods was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Charles R. Johnson, Roan Mountain, and the late Oda Oaks Johnson.
   Ms. Woods was an employee of Appalachian Christian Village. She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Ruby Johnson.
   Survivors include four sons and two daughters-in-law, Roger and Shelia Woods, Hampton, Scott and Dana Woods, Roan Mountain, Arnold Woods, Bloomington, Ill., and Chuckie Woods, Roan Mountain; five grandchildren; a brother, Tom Johnson, Roan Mountain; a niece and a nephew; and a special friend, Gene Simerly, Greeneville.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Jim Palmer, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Centerview Church of Christ Singers. Interment will follow at Taylor's Chapel Cemetery, Elk Park, N.C. Active pallbearers will be Chuckie Holdren, Doc Campbell, J.S. Ashley, Gene Simerly, David Davis and Alfred Caraway. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 5, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

February 27, 2004

Lula I. Marlow
   Lula Irene Marlow, 66, 803 Wilson Avenue, Johnson City, died Wednesday, February 25, 2004, at her residence.
   Mrs. Marlow was a native of Johnson City and the daughter of the late Ben and Lula Greer Sheets. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jody Marlow, and by a brother and two sisters.
   Mrs. Marlow was a member of Cherokee Freedom Baptist Church and a retired employee of American Water Heater (Morflow).
   Survivors include her husband, Willie E. Marlow, of the home; two daughters, Robin Lisa Davis and Joyce Hill, both of Elizabethton; two stepsons, Eddie Marlow and William Marlow, both of Roan Mountain; 11 grandchildren, Travis Zeoli, Megan Hill, Jody Hill, Tina Hale, Phillip Davis, Luther Warren, Michael Davis, Terry Collins, Cody Marlow, T.J. Marlow and Elizabeth Marlow; four sisters, Mary Murray, Gray, Dorothy Bowman, Johnson City, Brenda Pritchard, Gray, and Betty Cox, Johnson City; and five brothers, Charlie Sheets, Chuckey, George Sheets, Frank Sheets, Glen Sheets and Wayne Sheets, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, February 27, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. David Montgomery and the Rev. John David Montgomery officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Montgomery Quartet. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 28, at Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Eddie Marlow, William Marlow, Cody Marlow, T.J. Marlow, Travis Zeoli and Dustin Buchanan. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Blevins, James Bowling and Mike Davis Sr. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, prior to the funeral service. Friends may also visit at the residence, 803 Wilson Avenue, Johnson City, 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.

Arlena "Lena" Moore
   Arlena "Lena" Moore, 79, 121 Danner Road, Elizabethton, formerly of 115 Lincoln Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 25, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Moore was a native of Dickson County, Va., and the daughter of the late Pink Edward and Stella Maude Matherly McKinney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde "Cobb" William Moore; infant sisters, Mary McKinney and Dorothy Louise McKinney; two sisters, Audrey Duty and Anna Ruth Nelson; and a brother, Ollie McKinney.
   Mrs. Moore was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Karen Moore, Elizabethton, and Richard Moore and very special daughter-in-law, Tammy Moore, Elizabethton; a sister, Mildred Campbell, Elizabethton; two brothers, Bill McKinney, Elizabethton, and Charles McKinney, Daytona Beach, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Joe Nelson, Elizabethton; two granddaughters and a grandson-in-law, Christy and Adam Griffey, Elizabethton, and Dora "Beth" Moore, of Costa Rica; two great-grandchildren, Malana Griffey and McKinley Griffey, both of Elizabethton; nieces and nephews, Joan Klove, Joann Vaussas, Margo Nelson, Sandra Hyder, Carol Bowers, D.M. Duty, Scott Campbell, Linda Hardin, Michael Joe Nelson and Betty Ann Malone; special friends, Phyllis Oliver and Sharon and Maynard Peters; and a former daughter-in-law, Peggy Moore.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 27, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen Harris officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of either son, Richard and Tammy Moore, 125 Danner Road, Elizabethton, or Jerry and Karen Moore, 510 Paty Place, Elizabethton. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 28, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Scott Campbell, "Pink" Edward McKinney, Steve McKinney, Maynard Peters, Michael Joe Nelson, Eddie Lewis, Raymond "Bud" Bowers, Fred Hyder and Tony Hardin. Honorary pallbearers will be Kathy Campbell, Terry and Sue McKinney, Larry and Judy McKinney, Arville and Floss McKinney, Roy and Brenda McKinney, Glenn and Joan Wright, Howard and Marie Matherly, Marie Wright, Rhoda Wright, Ralph and Ruth Williams, Stella Barnett, James and Myotka Vines, Dr. David Fenner, Ruby Simerly, Jenny Perry, Jamie Oliver, Joyce Grimmett, Phyllis and Richard Oliver, Elizabeth Oaks, Judy Scalf and Alice Glass. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:45 p.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. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph T. Orton, Sr.
   Joseph Thomas "Tom" Orton, Sr., age 70, 126 Gilbert Wilson Rd., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Washington County, he was the son of the late Joseph M. and Rebecca Potter Orton.
   He was a deacon and Sunday school superintendent and member of Harbor Light Baptist Church.
   He was a retired employee of General Electric as a service technician.
   Mr. Orton was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marines.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Lily Jean Fender Orton, November 1, 2003; two sons, Teddy Lee Orton, February 5, 1984, and Jerry Wayne Orton, October 28, 1962, and two brothers, Toby Orton and Bill Orton.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Gary Cole, Elizabethton; Sandra and Jimmy James, Elizabethton; Crystal and Jeff Daugherty, Johnson City; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Joseph Orton, Jr. and Jill Orton, Elizabethton; Tim and Renee Orton, Elizabethton; James Orton, Elizabethton; 20 grandchildren, and one sister, Louise Ford, of Piney Flats. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2004 at Harbor Light Baptist Church, Johnson City with Rev. Danny Quinn and Rev. Gary Deloach officiating. Music will be under the direction of Harbor Light Baptist Church Choir, his granddaughter, Rachel Cole and son-in-law, Gary Cole. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service or friends may call at the residence, 126 Gilbert Wilson Rd., Elizabethton, any time. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 29, 2004 at Monte Visa Burial Park, Johnson City. Military honors to be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Josh James, Justin James, Joseph James, Teddy Lee Orton, J.T. Orton, Briac Daugherty, Timothy Orton and Jacob James. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Harbor Light Baptist Church and Jim Tipton. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. on Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Harbor Light Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1162, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Minnie Reece
  
Mrs. Minnie Jane Woods Reece, 87, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, formerly of the Siam Community, died at Ivy Hall Nursing Home on Thursday, February 26, 2004.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Agnes Bowers Woods.
   She was a homemaker.
   Mrs. Reece was a member of the Siam Baptist Church where she was active in the nursery department for several years.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, James Odis Reece, June 12, 1970, and by three brothers and three sisters.
   Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Lynn Treadway, Elizabethton; her granddaughter and her husband, Michelle and Andy Peiffer; a special great grandson, Justin Bowers; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews, including a special great nephew, Dwayne Fair. Several cousins also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Roddy and Rev. Cecil "Nick" Bradshaw officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2004 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Mr. Bill Anderson will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday, will be Andy Peiffer, Doug Fair, Dwayne Fair, Dwight Shaffer, Jess Mahone, Henry Allen, Wendell Treadway, Mike Smith, Andy Hood and Carl Estep. Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews and great nephews and Ivy Hall employees. The family would like to express a special "thank you" to Gail Lowe, Ivy Hall nurses and aides, the B Wing staff of Ivy Hall, 3rd floor nurses and aides of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, the 6200 hall of the Johnson City Medical Center, nurses, aides and doctors, and also her special friends at Ivy Hall, Angel and Lucinda. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Lynn Treadway, 199 Bowers Lane, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Reece family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 26, 2004

Joseph T. Orton, Sr.
   Joseph Tom Orton, Sr., age 70, 126 Gilbert Wilson Rd., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry E. Murray
  
   Harry E. "Sonny" Murray, 76, 1607 Southside Rd., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 24, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
      A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Hugh and Bonnie Bradley Murray.
      He was a 1946 graduate of Elizabethton High School.
      Mr. Murray was serving in the Tennessee National Guard and was called to active duty in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, serving in the First Cavalry Division. He was awarded the Silver Star for Valor. He was one of the most decorated soldiers from Carter County from the Korean Conflict.
      Mr. Murray joined the Elizabethton Police Department in 1952 and served for 21 years rising in rank to Assistant Chief. He was the first OSHA director for the city. Prior to his retirement in 1990, he was Chief Building Official.
      He was a member of the First Christian Church of Elizabethton, serving at various times as a deacon and remained an active member of the men's Sunday school class.
      He was a member of the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622.
      He was also a member of the First Cavalry Division Association.
      He was an avid golfer and fisherman.
      Survivors include his wife of 51 1/2 years, Sarah Robinson Murray; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Lanny Smith, of Kingsport; a step granddaughter and her husband, Michelle and Mike Phillips; two step great grandsons, Matthew and Malachi Phillips, all of St. Paul, Virginia.
      The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2004 in the First Christian Church of Elizabethton with Mr. Donald Marshall and Mr. Michael Koruschak, ministers, officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Charles Dugger, organist, and No Name But His. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 6:50 p.m. Friday and also at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be Charles Dugger, Mike Phillips, Matthew Phillips, Sonny Shoun, Richard Thomason, Mike Thomas, John Daniel Thomas and Jim Arnold. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Kent, Ken Calloway, Curt Emert, Don Marshall, Andy Lockman, Stewart Floyd, Dan Crowe, Phil Ellis, Fred Short, Bill Cole, Fred Bowers, Edward E. Wilson, Troy Thomason, James Pearson, Lynn Patillo, Lee White, Harry Watson, Pat (Red) Bowers, Jared Cakebread, Willie Williams, Robert Wisniewski, James Harris, Guy Robinson, Olis Robinson, Coy Davis, Carmon Dugger, Ray Dugger, Clyde Bowers, Dr. Robert Taylor, the men's Sunday school class at First Christian Church; the men's Sunday school class at Southside Christian Church, his buddies of the Krystal Coffee Club, members and former members of the Elizabethton Police Department, members and former members of the Carter County Sheriff's Department. Friends may call at the residence or the funeral home. An Honor Guard will be provided by the Elizabethton Police Department. Military graveside honors will be provided by the Tennessee Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team with Mike Phillips playing "Taps". To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Murray to the First Christian Church, Outreach Fund, the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society or to the Donors Charity of Choice. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Murray family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Parlier, Jr.
   Richard "Rick" Parlier, Jr., age 46, formerly of 512 South Cedar St., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at Life Care Center, Elizabethton, following an extended illness.
   A native of Marion, Va., he is the son of Richard Parlier, Sr. and the late Evelyn Hampton Parlier.
   He was of the Baptist Faith and a retired employee of Blue Flame Gas Company.
   He was an avid fan of NASCAR and Dale Earnhart, Jr.
   Mr. Parlier had served in the U.S. Army.
   Survivors include five brothers, Mike Townsend, Johnson City; Ron Townsend, Elizabethton; Tim Parlier, Johnson City; Billy Parlier, Johnson City; Greg Parlier, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Marvin Timpleton, Lakeland, Fla.; one daughter, Stacy Hatley, Elizabethton; two grandsons, Joseph Hatley, Dylan Harmon, both of Elizabethton; three sisters-in-law, Arlene Townsend, Elizabethton; Sandra Townsend, Johnson City; Joann Parlier, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2004 at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel. 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.

Thomas Q. Richardson
  
Thomas Quentin Richardson, 85, 1222 Thomas Blvd. and 174 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 24, 2004 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Robert Daniel and Irene Oaks Richardson.
   He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation, having worked there for 53 years.
   Mr. Richardson was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church and was the last active member of the John Morgan Sunday school class.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   He was a charter member of the Milligan Croquet Club.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Ledford Richardson who died July 22, 2001 and by a sister, Evelyn Richardson Donnelly and a brother, Frank R. Richardson.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann and Ralph Bowers, Elizabethton; a grandson and his wife, David and Brandy Bowers, Elizabethton; a great granddaughter, Megan; three brothers, Dennis Richardson, of Roanoke, Va.; Ray Richardson and Donald Richardson, both of Elizabethton; two sisters-in-law, Peggy Richardson and Margaret Hamm; a brother-in-law, Harlan Leford, and several nieces and nephews.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Phil Poston and Rev. Elmer Carter officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Brandy Bowers, Alecia Holder, Phil Poston and Scott Reynolds. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at noon Saturday will be Jack Miller, Floyd Nave, Jerry Hamm, Sam Bradshaw, Bill Fraley, Ray Davis, Jerry Russell and David Stines. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family, Pat "Red" Bowers, Elmer Bowling, Kyle Chambers, Marvin Carden, Jessie Birchfield, John R. Campbell, Dennis Isaacs, Ken Wickwire, Darrell Wagner, Forrest "Smokey" Boling, Ivan McQueen, Tom Oxendine, James "Bo" Campbell, David Pinkard, Don McKeehan, Richard Knode and Leo Masters. The family would like to express a special "thank you" to Victor and Judy Deloach and the loving staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann and Ralph Bowers, 174 Southgate Dr., Elizabethton. VFW Post #2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at noon Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Richardson family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 25, 2004

James Forney
   James "Chick" Reecy Forney, age 79, 711 South Lynn Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Washington County, he was the son of the late William and Mammie Davis Forney.
   He was an active member and deacon of Phillipi Baptist Church and was a former treasurer for 35 years. He was also an active member of the Phillipi Baptist Church Male Chorus.
   Mr. Forney was a member of the first semi-professional Blue Gray Baseball Team.
   He was a retired employee from TVA.
   He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
   Survivors include his wife, Doris Watson Forney, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Odessa and Willie Johnson, Elizabethton; one brother, Earl Forney, Michigan; one grandson and spouse, Desmond and Sandy Johnson, Elizabethton; one great granddaughter, Kaniah Johnson, Elizabethton; sister-in-law, Lelia Randall, Indianapolis, Ind.; favorite niece, Sandra Randall, Indianapolis, Ind.; two nephews, Michael Randall, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Randy Randall, of Indianapolis, Ind.; favorite cousin, Joan Avery, Elizabethton; adopted granddaughter, Susan Howell, Elizabethton; a host of nieces, nephews and friends, also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Joseph Hollifield, Rev. Timothy A. Waterson, Rev. C. Danny Johnson and Rev. Ernest Widby officiating. Music will be under the direction of Tracy Haynes, Sr., and the Phillipi Baptist Church Male Chorus. The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m. Friday prior to the service, or friends may also call at the residence at any time. Burial will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be James Anthony Avery, Danny Avery, Teddy Avery, Anthony Newton, Robert Davis and Greg Howell. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacon board and all the men of the Phillipi Baptist Church Male Chorus. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Phillipi Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 East "M" Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary I. Livingston
  
Mary Ingram Livingston, 88, 180 Lincoln Dr., Elizabethton, died Monday, February 23, 2004 at her residence.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Dayton and Mae Largent Ingram.
   She was a retired employee of the American Bemberg Corporation and North American Rayon Corporation after 40 years of service.
   She was of the Baptist faith.
   Mrs. Livingston was preceded in death by her husband, James Carl Livingston in 1985, and by four brothers, Bill Ingram, Sr., Charles Ingram, Madison Ingram and Franklin D. Ingram.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, J.D. and Verna Livingston, Elizabethton; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Kathryn Ball and Mollie Hart, both of Elizabethton, and Joan and Buster Whitehead, Roan Mountain; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Thad and Ethel Ingram, Hampton, and Roy and Jean Ingram, Elizabethton; six grandchildren, Denise J. Whitley, Mary June Williams, J.D. Williams II, Laurie Love Burleson, Trey A. Burleson, J.D. Livingston III, and William John Livingston. Several nieces and nephews also survive as well as her very loving special friends Mary Lowrance, June Houston, Ruby Hatley, Mary Reed, Kitty Livingston and Sandra Wilcox.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bobby Stout officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 26, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Gary Campbell, Steve Williams, Jim Kimbrell, Roy Livingston, Buster Whitehead, and Charlie Pearson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Schubert, Dr. David May, Dr. Floyd E. May, Kenneth Miller, Allen Goodwin, Bill Ingram, Jr., Randall Lewis, Ricky Ingram and all her special friends at Adventa Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Livingston to Adventa Hospice, U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Harry E. Murray
  
Harry E. "Sonny" Murray, 76, 1607 Southside Rd., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 24, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Hugh and Bonnie Bradley Murray.
   He was a 1946 graduate of Elizabethton High School.
   Mr. Murray was serving in the Tennessee National Guard and was called to active duty in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, serving in the First Cavalry Division. He was awarded the Silver Star for Valor. He was one of the most decorated soldiers from Carter County from the Korean Conflict.
   Mr. Murray joined the Elizabethton Police Department in 1952 and served for 21 years rising in rank to Assistant Chief. He was the first OSHA director for the city. Prior to his retirement in 1990, he was Chief Building Official.
   He was a member of the First Christian Church of Elizabethton, serving at various times as a deacon and remained an active member of the men's Sunday school class.
   He was a member of the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622.
   He was also a member of the First Cavalry Division Association.
   He was an avid golfer and fisherman.
   Survivors include his wife of 51 1/2 years, Sarah Robinson Murray; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Lanny Smith, of Kingsport; a step granddaughter and her son, Michelle and Mike Phillips; two step great grandsons, Matthew and Malachi Phillips, all of St. Paul, Virginia.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2004 in the First Christian Church of Elizabethton with Mr. Donald Marshall and Mr. Michael Koruschak, ministers, officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Charles Dugger, organist, and No Name But His. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 6:50 p.m. Friday and also at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be Charles Dugger, Mike Phillips, Matthew Phillips, Sonny Shoun, Richard Thomason, Mike Thomas, John Daniel Thomas and Jim Arnold. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Kent, Ken Calloway, Curt Emert, Don Marshall, Andy Lockman, Stewart Floyd, Dan Crowe, Phil Ellis, Fred Short, Bill Cole, Fred Bowers, Edward E. Wilson, Troy Thomason, James Pearson, Lynn Patillo, Lee White, Harry Watson, Pat (Red) Bowers, Jared Cakebread, Willie Williams, Robert Wisniewski, James Harris, Guy Robinson, Olis Robinson, Coy Davis, Carmon Dugger, Ray Dugger, Clyde Bowers, Dr. Robert Taylor, the men's Sunday school class at First Christian Church; the men's Sunday school class at Southside Christian Church, his buddies of the Krystal Coffee Club, members and former members of the Elizabethton Police Department, members and former members of the Carter County Sheriff's Department. Friends may call at the residence or the funeral home. An Honor Guard will be provided by the Elizabethton Police Department. Military graveside honors will be provided by the Tennessee Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team with Mike Phillips playing "Taps". To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Murray to the First Christian Church, Outreach Fund, the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society or to the Donors Charity of Choice. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Murray family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 24, 2004

Robert Briggs
  
Robert Taylor "Bob" Briggs, 84, 3280 Black Creek County Rd., Freeport, Fla., formerly of Roan Mountain, died Saturday, February 21, 2004 in the Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast Hospital, Destin, Fla. following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late David W. and Flossie Franklin Briggs.
   He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tammy Lynn Deno; a brother, Harold Briggs and a special aunt, Pauline Blackwell.
   Mr. Briggs was of the Baptist faith.
   He was a retired diesel mechanic and truck driver.
   Survivors include his wife, BeEtta "Jo" Patten Briggs, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Kelly Briggs, of Clearwater, Fla., and James and Sheila Briggs, Gray; three daughters and one son-in-law, Victoria Deno and fiancé Gary Keeling, of Tallahassee, Fla.; Barbara Higgins, of Freeport, Fla., and Terri and Bobby Dugger, of Roan Mountain; two brothers, Carl Briggs, of Plant City, Fla. and J.D. Briggs, of Virginia; one sister, Mary Hughes, of Virginia; 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2004 in the Rhodedendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Donald Gragg and Rev. Jim Storie officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. The graveside service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2004 in Isaacs Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Briggs, Steve Holtsclaw, Johnny Young, Tim Deno, Corey Deno, Randy McKinney and Robert George. Honorary pallbearers will be Bubba Dugger, Josh Dugger, Lester Dugger, Gary Keeling, Garrett George, Randy McKinney, Jr., Chance Briggs and John Moody. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. 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, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Elbert F. Harr
  
Elbert Fredrick Harr, 83, Charles Smith Road, Watauga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 23, 2004, following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late George F. and Suda Hart Harr.
   He was preceded in death by four sisters, Eva Turbyfill, Donnie Feathers, Grace Harr and Vesta Woods, and three brothers, Joe, Roy and Willie Harr.
   Mr. Harr was a member of Fairview Baptist Church for over 60 years where he served as a deacon, trustee, usher and on the building and grounds and baptismal committees.
   He held the rank of PFC with the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with Gen. Patton's 3rd Army, 94th Infantry, European Theatre in Germany and near the Ryne River. He received two purple hearts and the good conduct medal and was a BAR gunner and Expert Rifleman.
   He was a retired employee of Veterans Administration Mountain Home as a painter in the maintenance department. He was also a former employee of the Carter County Memorial Hospital as an assistant engineer.
   Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Cora Ellen Ward Harr, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Wayne Murray, Sr., Elizabethton, and Ruth Ann and Richard Ford, of Talbott, Tenn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, J.C. and Kathy Harr, Elizabethton, and Wayne and Rachel Harr, Watauga; nine grandchildren, Wayne Murray, Jr., Anthony Fredrick Murray, both of Elizabethton; Renee Keller, of Talbott, Tenn.; Rhonda Grooms, of Morristown; Rebecca Ellen Ford, of Duluth, Ga.; Tammy Markland and Shannon Clark, both of Elizabethton; Sherry Shephard, of Johnson City and Heather Cole, of Ocala, Fla.; six great-grandchildren; special nephew, Edward Haney, Watauga, and two special nieces, Mary Sue Pearson, Watauga and Reba Church, of Butler. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Dr. Kenneth Jordan and Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Gordon Kyte. The family will receive frieinds from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, or at the home of a daughter, Janice Murray, 1202 Huron Drive, at any time. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 26, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Anthony Fredrick Murray, Wayne Murray, Jr.; grandsons-in-law, Acyle Shepherd, Keith Cole, Travis Keller, Kevin Grooms, Kenny Markland and Bill Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Haskel Arney, Riley Lacy, Fred Campbell, Harry Stout, Earl Rasnick, Bill Roberts, Woodrow Smalling, Jim Parlier, Bill Carter, Bobby Dugger, Tony Mottern, Pete Slagle, Sonny Slagle, Mike Slagle, Dr. Jerry Gastineau, Dr. James Shipley, the nursing staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and the nursing staff of Hillview Health Care. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home Thursday at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary I. Livingston
  
Mrs. Mary Ingram Livingston, 88, 180 Lincoln Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 23, 2004 at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Andy Seminick
   MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Andy Seminick, 83, 110 Peekskill Place, Melbourne, died Sunday, February 22, 2004, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.
   Mr. Seminick was born in Pierce, W.Va., on September 12, 1920, to Wasil and Mary Dano Seminick. He moved to Melbourne in 1961 from Elizabethton, Tenn.
   Mr. Seminick was employed with the Philadelphia Phillies for 42 years, playing with the Phillies for 11-1/2 years and then as a scout, Minor League manager and coach for 27 more years. He also played with the Cincinnati Reds for 3-1/2 years for a total of 18 years in the Big Leagues. He was a member of St. Simeon Eastern Orthodox Church in Titusville.
   Survivors include a son, Andrew W. Seminick Jr., Melbourne; a granddaughter, Andi Kay Seminick, Melbourne; and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Moscheck, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Mary Torsky, Cedarville, Mich.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 26, at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Chapel in Melbourne. Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, at the funeral home. Anyone planning expressions of sympathy is asked to consider donations to St. Simeon Eastern Orthodox Church, 3175 Satterfield Road, Titusville, Fla.
   Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne, Fla., (321) 723-2345, is in charge of arrangements.

February 22, 2004

Robert T. Briggs
  
Robert T. Briggs, age 84, 3280 Black Creek County Road, Freeport, Fla., formerly of Roan Mountain, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast Hospital, Destin, Fla. Mr. Briggs' body will be returned to Roan Mountain for a funeral service and interment.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, 423-772-3928, is in charge of the arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Parilee L. Brown
   Parilee L. "Cricket" Brown, 83, 147 Greenlee Road, Johnson City, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   This Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend will be sorely missed by those who she always put before herself. Few people responded quicker to the needs of others.
   A native of Heaton, N.C., Mrs. Brown had lived in Tennessee most of her life.
   She was the daughter of the late James and Lilly Evans Lothery, and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ella Shook and Bonnie Edmison and two brothers, France and Claude Lothery.
   Mrs. Brown was a homemaker, and a former employee of Bemberg and North American Rayon Corp.
   She was the oldest living member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class and had been a choir member and Sunday school teacher throughout the years.
   Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Stanley J. "Red" Brown; two daughters, Linda Pierce and her husband, Randal, Maryville, and Kathy Jones and her husband, Kenny, Murfreesboro; six grandchildren, Brian, Anthony and Leslie Pierce and Nikolaus, Jordan and Lucas Jones; one great-grandson, Andrew Pierce; one brother, Glen Lothery, Johnson City; nieces and nephews, Jo Nelms, Jimmy Edmison, Pam Birchfield, and Glen Lothery, Jr.
   The funeral service for Mrs. Brown will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Sinking Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Reece Harris will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church from 6-8 p.m. Monday. The committal service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Friends are invited to meet the family at the cemetery for the service. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great nephews. Online condolences may be sent to the Brown family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City.

Dr. Orvel C. Crowder
   Dr. Orvel Calhoun Crowder, 86, 193 Old Milligan Highway, Bishop Farm, Johnson City, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at his residence.  He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late Orvel Wendell and Mary Etta Calhoun Crowder and had lived in the Milligan Community since 1957. Dr. Crowder was the grandson of the late Dr. Hall Laurie Calhoun of Nashville, who was an eminent scholar, educator and theologian. Dr. Crowder received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and Latin from Hiram College, his Master of Arts Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Cincinnati, his Doctor of Divinity from Atlanta Christian College and the Doctrate in Sacred Theology from Harvard Divinity School, at which time he was selected as an honor student of Dr. Paul Johannes Tillich, Theological Scholar. Dr. Crowder also completed two years of post-graduate work in clinical psychology at the University of Tennessee.
   Dr. Crowder served as the minister of First Christian Church in Columbus, Miss., prior to serving as a Signal Corps Chaplain (Captain) in the Southern Pacific Ocean areas during World War II. Following his service time, Dr. Crowder was appointed president of Atlanta Christian College, Atlanta, Ga.  During his tenure with Atlanta Christian College, Dr. Crowder was the youngest college president in the United States.
   In 1955, he served as the minister of Bethany Congregational Church in Quincy, Mass., and resident director of Packard Manse, an Ecumenical Study Center for students and faculty of New England colleges while he was a student at Harvard.
   Dr. Crowder taught at Milligan College from 1957-1982, serving as Professor of Psychology and Chairman of Social Sciences.  During his tenure at Milligan College, Dr. Crowder organized and coached a successful wrestling team for 10 years. No stranger to wrestling, his personal accolades included the following: Placed second in the Ohio WMCA Open Wrestling Championship in 1940, Hawaiian Territorial Champion in 1945, Southern Pacific Armed Forces Champion also in 1945 and while a student at Harvard, placed second in the New England AAU Open in 1957. 
   Dr. Crowder served as senior minister of Hopwood Memorial Christian Church, Milligan College, from 1957-1982, and was the chaplain at Phillips University, Enid, Okla., from 1982-1984. Dr. Crowder was a practicing clinical psychologist for over 50 years, specializing in both adult and child psychology.
   Dr. Crowder was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Spruce Pine, N.C., and attended Downtown Christian Church, Johnson City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna May McConnell Crowder, and a sister, Mary Margaret Berry. Survivors include his brother, Hall Calhoun Crowder, Waynesboro, Ga.; several nieces and nephews, a special friend, Anne Elizabeth Bishop, of the home; caring and loving neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Arthur Bageant, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ralph Botkin and family, Lexington, Ky., and his beloved Milligan College Wrestling Team members.
   Funeral service for Dr. Orvel Calhoun Crowder will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, in the Downtown Christian Church, Johnson City, with Dr. Robert Ralph Botkin, Dr. Jess W. Johnson and Dr. W. Edward Fine officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dr. David C. Runner.  Interment will follow the service in Milligan College Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Calvin Lester Wilson Jr., Carl Papa Jr., Dr. John Donald Boyd, Dr. Tom Kim, Hall Wendell Crowder and James Allen Bishop. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David W. Jones, Chester A. Bageant, Anthony Mario Farrace, Rex Wayne Jackson and Dr. William Hinton Cook. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, or at the residence, 193 Old Milligan Highway, Johnson City, at any time. Memorials for those who desire may be made to the Dr. Orvel Calhoun Crowder Scholarship Fund at Milligan College, P.O. Box 9, Milligan College, TN  37682. 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.

Rev. Alexis C. Deese
  
The Rev. Alexis Catherine Deese, 56, 416 Sabine Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Jersey City, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Alex and Helen Breita Modrakowski. The Rev. Deese was a Christian of the Methodist tradition. She received a nursing degree in Jersey City, N.J. She received a bachelor's degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, Tenn., and the Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. The Rev. Deese had been pastor of Watauga Point and St. Paul's United Methodist Churches since June of 2003. She began her ministry on Feb. 1, 1992, as pastor of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, and Ten Mile United Methodist Church. Other churches she has served include Candler United Methodist Church, Havrons Chapel United Methodist Church, Owens United Methodist Church, Flintstone United Methodist Church, The Smyth County Parish, Greenwood United Methodist Church, Laurel Springs United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Seven Mile Ford United Methodist Church and Zion Hill United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Raymond C. Deese, Jr.; a son, Philip Deese, a student at Emory & Henry College, Emory, Va.; one sister, Barbara Breita, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and five nieces and nephews, Beth, Thomas, Andrew, Frank and Sarah.
   A Service of Death and Resurrection for Alexis Catherine Deese will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, in the First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton, with Bishop Ray W. Chamberlain, the Rev. Dr. Mahan Archer, the Rev. Dr. William Balch, and the Rev. Joseph W. Manis officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. (Central Standard Time) Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, in the Havrons Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jasper, Tenn. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, will be Nathaniel Watson, Dillard Richmond, William Fain, John Young, Harold Carver, Larry Clark, Richard Ray, and Troy McInturff. Honorary pallbearers will be clergy of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Monday, and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the First United Methodist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. There is a request of no flowers, but donations are encouraged in Alexis Catherine Deese's name for Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, Tenn., for Scholarships and/or Saint Paul or Watauga Point Methodist Church's Memorial Fund. Condolences may be emailed to the Deese family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kristal G. Dubuque
   Kristal Gale Dubuque, age 22, 220 S. Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004. She was a native of Catawba County, N.C., and had lived in Elizabethton since 1999. She was the daughter of Gale Anderson Gentry, Elizabethton, and Kyle E. Dubuque, North Wilkesboro, N.C. She was a homemaker and attended Memorial Presbyterian Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one son, Skyler Lee Deloach, of the home; six brothers, Jamie Anderson, Elizabethton, Joshua Dubuque, Elizabethton, Nathan Gentry, Tucson Ariz., Forrest Gentry, Elizabethton, Nathan Wyatt, North Wilkesboro, N.C., and Will Wyatt, North Wilkesboro, N.C.; two sisters, Nicole Dubuque and Kayla Dubuque, both of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; her step-father, David Gentry, Elizabethton; her step-mother, Charlene Dubuque, North Wilkesboro, N.C.; her maternal grandparents, Jaye Ledbetter, Maiden, N.C. and Margaret Anderson Setzer, Elizabethton; her paternal grandfather, Ernest Dubuque, Granite Falls, N.C.; and her paternal grandmother and spouse, Patricia and Jack Williams, Coco, Fla.
   The service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Memorial Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Kurt Rabe officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dale Williams. Interment will follow in Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jamie Anderson, Kevin Dubuque, David Crosnow, Joshua Dubuque, Nathan Gentry and Forrest Gentry. Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Wyatt and Will Wyatt. The family will receive friends at the church from 1-2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service, or friends may call at the residence, 220 S. Sycamore Street, Elizabethton any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Luther J. Fair
   Luther J. Fair, age 85, formerly of 2300 Stateline Road, Elizabethton, and a resident of Ivy Hall for the past eight years, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at the Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol, following a lengthy illness. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Dave and Annie Hampton Fair. Mr. Fair was a minister of the Church of Christ, and has served the following churches: Mountain View Church of Christ, Cherokee Church of Christ, in Johnson City, Rock Springs Church of Christ, and Stout Hill Church of Christ. He was a charter member of Centerview Church of Christ, and was the last living trustee. Mr. Fair was a member of the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM, Elizabethton. He worked for 30 years at North American Rayon Corporation, and retired from the State of Tennessee, having worked at Herman Robinson Vocational Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Crete Stout Fair, in 1997; by two brothers, Jarvis Fair and Clarence "Feeder" Fair; and by one sister, Mrs. Edith Pierce. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Rick Barr, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Margaret Fair, Rainsville, Ala.; and Dick and Shelly Fair, Butler; five grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Greene of Johnson City, Eulee Carden of Tampa, Fla., and Helen James of Johnson City; four brothers, Hubert Fair of Elizabethton, Winfred Fair of Hampton, Va., and L.D. Fair, and Milt Fair, both of Elizabethton. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Mr. David Irick, Minister, and Mr. Jim Palmer, Minister, officiating. Music will be provided by Centerview Church of Christ. The graveside service and interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Dale Fair, Keith Fair, Sonny Pierce, Joel Pierce Layton Miller, and Orlan Humphrey. Honorary pallbearers will be the owners and management of Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   The family will receive friends Sunday from 1-3 p.m. in the chapel prior to the service, or friends may call at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Barr, 2300 Stateline Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in the memory of Mr. Fair to Centerview Church of Christ, 376 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences can be sent to the Fair family through our Web site at www.TetrickFuneralHome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Sidney V. Nave
   Sidney V. Nave, 71, #8 State Pl., Johnson City, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Nave was a native of Carter County and was a son of the late Orville and Dorcas Byers Nave.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 1950-1953.
   Mr. Nave retired as a press room supervisor from the Johnson City Press after 50 years of service. He was a member of the Carl A. Jones newspaper group.
   He was of the Baptist faith.
   Mr. Nave was a former member of the Johnson City Country Club.
   He was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Nave.
   Survivors include his ex-wife, Peggy Nave; four daughters, Susan Carr and husband, Gary, Donna Perry and husband, Troy, all of Bluff City, Patty Hensley and husband, Phil, and Brenda Holt, all of Johnson City; nine grandchildren, Tara Carr, Joshua, Chad, Angela and Malachi Perry, Erica and Megan Hensley, Corey Bare and Jonathan Holt; four sisters, Azlee Buckles and Ruble Campbell, both of Elizabethton, Arbee Johnson, Nashville, and Norma Miller, Kernersville, N.C.; three brothers, Kenneth Nave, Elizabethton, Thurman Nave, Cheltenham, Md., and David Nave, Olny, Md.
   The family would like to extend a special thank you to Chaplain Paul Blowers, as well as the doctors and nurses on the second and sixth floors of the Johnson City Medical Center.
   The funeral service for Mr. Nave will be conducted Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at 8 p.m. in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Webb officiating. The graveside service will be Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at 11 a.m. in Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Joshua Perry, Chad Perry, Malachi Perry, Corey Bare, Jonathan Holt, Bill Summers and Charlie Murray. Honorary pallbearers will be employees and former owners of the Johnson City Press. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. in the East Parlor of the funeral home and other times at the residence of a daughter, Patty Hensley, #5 Windsor Ct., Johnson City. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN, 37601, or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 918, Johnson City, TN, 37605. Condolences may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Nave family.

Toni A. Vess
   Toni Marie A. Vess, age 44, 377 Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at her residence following a brief illness. A native of Chicago, Ill., she had lived in Roan Mountain most of her life. She was the daughter of Clayton L. and Patricia D. Troutman Young, Minneapolis, N.C. She was a member of Roan Mountain United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Mark W. Vess, of the home; one son, Clayton Vess, of the home; one daughter, Mollie Vess, of the home; one sister, Delia Young, Minneapolis, N.C.; her maternal grandfather, Roy Troutman, Roan Mountain.
   A memorial service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Roan Mountain United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Stephen Morrison and Allen Hughes officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Roan Mountain United Methodist Church. Private disposition will follow at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home Roan Mountain, 423-772-3928, is in charge of the arrangements.

February 20, 2004

Rev. Alexis K. Deese
  
The Rev. Alexis Katherine Deese, 56, 416 Sabine St., Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 19, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Rev. Deese was pastor of the Watauga Point United Methodist Church and the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, both of Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Debbie M. Pearson
   Debbie M. Pearson, age 45, 243 Liberty Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 19, 2004 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she is the daughter of Charles H. and Roma Jean Hilton Campbell, Elizabethton.
   She was a homemaker and a member of Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by one brother, William Campbell and one sister, Frances Campbell.
   Survivors include her husband, Gary Wayne Pearson, of the home; one daughter, Melanie Jean Pearson, Elizabethton; one grandson, William Gowin, Elizabethton; three brothers, Tony Campbell, Elizabethton; Clinton Campbell and Ralph Campbell, both of Johnson City; and one sister, Judy Davis, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Tony Trott and Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Music will be under the direction of Union Hill Trio and Harold Lowe. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 22, 2004 at Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Johnny Karnes, Ralph Campbell, Tony Campbell, Clinton Campbell, Daniel Gowin and C.J. Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Lena and John Brewer, Harold and Ann Lowe. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2004 at the funeral home chapel prior to the service or friends may call at the home of her parents, 1003 Johnson Ave., Elizabethton, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Zora H. Slate
  
Mrs. Zora Honeycutt Slate, 73, 101 Franklin Place #9, Elizabethton, died at her residence Thursday, February 19, 2004 after an 18-month courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late John and Sally Miller Honeycutt.
   She was a homemaker.
   Mrs. Slate had lived in Greensboro, N.C. for 29 years, returning to Elizabethton in 1992.
   She was a member of the Florida Street Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C. and attended the Beck Mountain Baptist Church.
   Mrs. Slate was preceded in death by her first husband, Rex Caldwell, Sr. in 1971; by her second husband, Roy Slate, in 1994; by two sons, Glenn Morgan and Randel Caldwell, and by a brother, Jack Honeycutt.
   Survivors include a son, Larry Caldwell, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Danny Tolley, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Angie Jarrett and her husband, Robert Jarrett, Jr., Jonesborough, and Jennifer Tolley and her fiance, Alan Moore, Elizabethton; two great granddaughters, Kellie Ward and Kacie Jarrett; two great grandsons, Daniel Matheson and Nathan Moore; three step-daughters; one step-son; one brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Helen Honeycutt, Hampton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Gus Lohr, Hampton, and Ethel and John D. Snyder, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell and Rev. Jason Burchfield officiating. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Rev. Ronnie Campbell will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Also, her special friends, Gene and Joe Campbell, Moses and Henrietta Honeycutt, Ester Trivette, Ossie Carrier, neighbors at Franklin Place, and Mae Manfredi. The family would like to express a special thank you to the Johnson City Medical Center Hospice and Home Health, especially Jamie Davis for her kindness and the McCloud Cancer Center. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of the daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Danny Tolley, 142 Howard Lipford Dr., Elizabethton. Condolences to the Slate family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 18, 2004

Nell D. Campbell
   Nell D. Cambpell, age 78, 170 Flora Dugger Rd., Elizabethton, died Monday, February 16, 2004 at her residence following a brief illness. A native of Johnson County, she had lived in Carter County since 1948.
   She was the daughter of the late Roy B. and Mae Presnell Dugger. She was a homemaker and member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Campbell and three brothers, James Dugger, J.R. Dugger and Lester Dugger.
   Survivors include her husband, Ernest "E.C." Campbell, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard E. and Pam Campbell, Elizabethton; Lloyd E. and Julie Campbell, Elizabethton; Joe and Kim Campbell, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, William Campbell, Hampton; Melissa Whitehead, Elizabethton; Ann Brown, Elizabethton; Jaclyn Campbell, Elizabethton; Tony Taylor, Elizabethton; Brandon and Autumn Little, Elizabethton, and three great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 19, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Mike Taylor officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ed Campbell, Ernie Campbell, Tommy Campbell, Tony Taylor, David Grindstaff, Jim Brown and Troy Whitehead. Honorary pallbearers will be Wes Grindstaff, Mike Nidiffer, the nursing staff of the 6300 wing at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, Johnson City Medical Center Hospice, Ronnie Taylor, Carroll and Nancy Grindstaff, John Slemp, Dayton Harrell, Glen Campbell, Wayne Campbell, Gerald Buckles, Bo Ensor, Dennis Estep, Robbie Holly, Wes Holly, Walter and Joan Vest, friends and neighbors of Dry Hollow, friends and neighbors of Dry Hill Community, Johnson County. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 1:15 p.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel prior to the funeral service, or friends may call at the residence 170 Flora Dugger Rd., Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Campbell to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Dr., 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.

Terry L. Davis
   LEICESTER, N.C. -- Terry Lee Davis, 39, 17 Georgetown Drive, died Saturday, February 14, 2004, in Mission-St. Joseph's healthcare system.
   Terry was born June 8, 1964 in Carter County, Tenn. He served in the U.S. Army and at the time of his death was employed at Wilsonart International. Terry was the son of Robert J. Davis of Asheville and the late Wanda White Davis.
   Survivors, in addition to his father, include his daughters, Amber and Nicole, of the home; his stepmother, Joan Smith Davis of Asheville; a sister, Nancy Presley and husband Michael of Elizabethton, Tenn.; a brother Robert Davis Jr. and wife Debbie of Zavalla, Texas; stepbrothers, Michael Dean and wife Connie, and James David Smith and wife Tracie; his maternal grandmother, Virginia White of Elizabethton, Tenn.; his paternal grandmother, Lily Mae Davis of Weaverville; his stepgrandmother, Ethel Parham of Weaverville; and his fiancee, Selena Silver of Leicester. Several nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 19, in the chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Avenue, Weaverville, with the Rev. John Honeycutt officiating. Interment will be in Clark's Chapel Cemetery, Weaverville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, at the funeral home.
   West Funeral Home, P.O. Box 310, Weaverville, N.C., (828) 645-3011, is in charge of arrangements.

Virgil Scott
   Charles Virgil Scott, 72, Watauga, went to be with the Lord, Sunday evening, February 15, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
   He was born June 23, 1931 in Washington County to the late Anthon and Onis Willis Scott. He had lived most of his life in Carter County.
   He was a graduate of Mary Hughes High School, where he was an outstanding athlete. He was captain and point guard of the basketball team and captain and catcher of the baseball team. Virgil was offered a basketball and football scholarship at the University of North Carolina.
   He was a member and trustee of Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church.
   Virgil enjoyed visiting with his family and friends, and especially loved his grandsons. He loved music and being outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
   He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran.
   Virgil was a retired ironworker with Local Union #384. He worked all over the United States setting nuclear reactors.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Doris Blackburn, Virginia Peters, and infant sister, Patricia Scott and one brother, Wallace Scott.
   Virgil is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Nellie Ellison Scott; his daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Bill Bray, Elizabethton; his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Brenda Scott, Gallatin, Tenn.; four grandsons, Jordan, David, and Aaron Bray and Tyler Scott; a step grandson, Anthony Mullins, a Marine stationed in Japan; two brothers, Lester Scott, Unicoi, and Luke Scott, Jonesborough; two sisters, Maude Stamper, Johnson City, and Susie Calhoun, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Virgil had too many special friends to mention by name; he was always happy and smiling, and loved everyone.
   The funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, February 19, 2004 in Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the service. Rev. Paul Crowe will officiate. A committal service with military honors will follow in the Monte Vista Memorial Park.
   Serving as active pallbearers will be his son, Mike Scott; his son-in-law, Bill Bray, and grandsons, Jordan, David and Aaron Bray and Tyler Scott.
   Honorary pallbearers will be officials of the church.
   The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feburary 18, 2004. Online condolences may be sent to the Scott family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City.

February 17, 2004

William E. Gardner
   Mr. William Ernest Gardner, 77, 345 Greenlee Rd., Johnson City, died Monday, February 16, 2004 at his residence following an extended illness. 
   A native of Yancey County, N.C. he was the son of the late John and Minnie Woody Gardner. 
   He was retired from the Commercial Refrigeration Company and was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton. 
   He was a U.S. Army veteran.
   He was preceded in death by one son, William Kenneth Gardner and two infant daughters, Teresa and Patricia Gardner. 
   Survivors include his wife, Arvena McKinney Gardner, of the home; a daughter, Susan Gardner, of the home; one brother, G.B. Gardner, Elizabethton, and four sisters, Bonnie Wilson, Gora McKinney and Jewell Hicks, all of Elizabethton and Rettia Morgan, of Ridgeway, Virginia. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service for Mr. William Ernest Gardner will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Seals and Rev. Tim Perry officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Roger Jenkins.
   The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2004 in the Washington County Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Perry, Kent McKinney, David McKinney, Kris McKinney, Jim Wilson, Jerry Wilson, George Jones, H. J. Wilson, Johnny Gardner, Ray Wilson, Don Morgan and Lee McKinney. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 or at the residence 345 Greenlee Rd., Johnson City at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday. 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.

February 16, 2004

Robert W. Fortner
   Robert W. Fortner, age 57, 377 Nave Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 14, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Elbert M. and Ada Belle Smith Fortner.
   Mr. Fortner was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret June Hicks and one half-brother, Charles Edward Taylor.
   Survivors include three brothers: Bill Fortner, Jack Fortner and Dennis Fortner, all of Elizabethton; one sister, Jean Webb, Akron, Ohio; several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, February 16, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday prior to the funeral service in the chapel. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Rick Taylor, Keith Fortner, Travis Fortner, Bill Fortner, Jack Fortner and Dennis Fortner. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Colbaugh, David Long, Chris Long and Conley Smith. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Hayes, Sr.
   Jerry "Paw" Howard Hayes, Sr., age 61, 138 Crockett Lane, Elizabethton, was called home to be with his Lord on Friday, February 13, 2004, in the University Community Hospital, Tampa, Florida.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Johnny Howard and Una Evelyn Stoler Hayes. He was baptized at an early age in the Stoney Creek River near the place where he was born.
   Mr. Hayes was owner and operator of Hayes Contractors.
   He served in the U.S. Army National Guard.
   Mr. Hayes was an active member of Memorial Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon for many years and volunteered on various mission trips.
   He was treasurer and president of the Jr. Babe Ruth Baseball League and was very active in the Stoney Creek Youth Club where he coached on each of his sons' teams and the Pop Warner Football League. Mr. Hayes gave his all to serve the youth of Carter County, from tee-ball to the Jr. Babe Ruth League.
   He was an avid NASCAR fan and "driver". He enjoyed camping and running.
   Mr. Hayes was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He loved his family and loved life. He was always there for everyone who knew him by putting other people's needs before himself. He witnessed for the Lord through the way he served his family, friends and anyone that needed help. He served his Lord daily through living. No task, no problem, Jerry could always solve what needed to be done and lived by the belief that you do what you have to do and ask for God's help. He stood up for what he believed to be right.
   In addition to his parents, Mr. Hayes was preceded in death by his loving grandparents, J.O. and Cassie Hayes.
   Survivors include his loving wife of 39-and-a-half years, Molly Marie Clark Hayes, of the home; he was the devoted father of two sons: Jerry and Tracy Hayes, Jr.; Jimmy Hayes and Heather Smith; one daughter, Joey Marie "Puff" Hayes and special friend, Mickey Hunsinger; a brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Ann Hayes; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Carol Hayes and Sharon and Robert Blevins; two granddaughters: Savannah and Sydney Hayes; a special sister-in-law, Margie Gouge; sister-in-law, Frances Hixson, all of Elizabethton; a brother-in-law, B. Monta Clark, Jr., Lookout Mtn.; many special loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive.
   A celebration of his life on earth and his new life in heaven will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton, with Rev. Joe Rightmeyer and Rev. Curt Rabe officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Memorial Presbyterian Church Choir. The committal and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2004 in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be his many friends and family. Those who plan to attend the committal service will meet at Memorial Presbyterian Church at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program -- F, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1905 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH, 44720. 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 15, 2004

Lena Chambers
   Mrs. Lena Chambers, 83, 679 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Friday, February 13, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Chambers was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Frank and Lou Hicks McCellan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ward Harrison Chambers, and a son, Ray Harrison Chambers.
   Mrs. Chambers was a homemaker. She attended Sunrise Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include six sons, Floyd Chambers, Lon Chambers, Earl Chambers, James Chambers, Chuck Chambers and June Chambers, all of Roan Mountain; five daughters, Nannie Lou Miller and Delia Ann Stephens, both of Hampton, Rosa Mae Birchfield, Bonnie Sue Arnett and Betty Sue Chambers, all of Roan Mountain; 35 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, February 16, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Perry Markland, the Rev. Bill Shoupe and the Rev. Charlie Trivette officiating. Music will be by Ty Powell, Charlie Miller and Margaret Smith. Interment will follow in the Captain Nelson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Dean Smith, Tommy Roberson, Bill Highsmith, Roger Stevens, J.R. Arnett and Randy Chambers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Simerly, Bill Street, Alan Lewis, Jeff Powell, Gary Clark, Tim Chambers, Ford Julian Jr., Jimmy Lyons, Robbie Lyons and Jeff Hill. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call at the residence, 679 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. On line 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.

Elie N. Clemons
   Elie Nathaniel Clemons, infant son of Elizabeth Tolley Clemons and Berley Clemons, 921 and 925 Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, was born on Thursday, February 12, 2004, and spread his angel wings on Thursday, February 12, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Nadine Garland, Isaac Clemons and "Bud" Winters, and a great-great-aunt, Bonnie Street.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers, Clarence "Isaac" Clemons and Conley "Isaiah" Clemons; grandparents, Angie and Travis Garland, Wayne and Sherry Clemons and Ester Wilson; great-grandparents, Anna and Clarence Barnett, Bill and Donna Gouge, Goldie Clemons and Ethel Winters; great-great-grandparents, Mae and Dewey Garland; aunt and uncle, Becky and Bruce Parlier and Brad Tolley; great-aunts and uncles, Melinda and Mike Buchanan, W.A. Clemons, Gail and Walt Carrier and Penny and Bobby Winters; and cousins, Samantha, Casidy and Megan Buchanan and Ricky and Clinton Parlier.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, February 16, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Daniel Blevins officiating. Interment will follow in the Barnett Cemetery, Cove Creek Community. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry H. Hayes Sr.
   Jerry Howard Hayes Sr., 61, 138 Crockett Lane, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Friday, February 13, 2004, at the University Community Hospital, Tampa, Fla.
   Mr. Hayes was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Johnny Howard and Una Evelyn Stoler Hayes.
   Mr. Hayes was owner and operator of Hayes Construction and was a member and deacon of Memorial Presbyterian Church. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard.
   Survivors include his wife, Mollie Clark Hayes, of the home; two sons, Jerry Howard Hayes Jr., Elizabethton, and Jimmy Scott Hayes, of the home; a daughter, Joey Marie Hayes, of the home; a brother, Wayne Hayes, Elizabethton; two sisters, Carol Hayes and Sharon Blevins, both of Elizabethton; and two granddaughters, Savannah and Sydney Hayes, both of Elizabethton.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

J.C. Putman
   J.C. Putman, 69, 301 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, did Friday, February 13, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Putman was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and a son of the late Elmer and Mary Jarnigan Putman.
   Mr. Putman had lived in Carter County most of his life. He was a retired vinyl siding contractor and attended Sugar Hollow Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Bertie Roberts Putman; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Tammy Putman, Roan Mountain; a special granddaughter, Rachel Putman, Roan Mountain; two sisters, Hazel York and Velma Repurt, both of Johnson City; several nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Wanda Stockton.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, February 15, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Wagner and Mr. Gerald Holly officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, February 16, in the Hughes Cemetery, Bakersville, N.C. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:15 a.m. Monday, will be Jack Barnett, Ted Barnett, Ralph Troutman, Wayne Stockton, Roy Roberts, Wade Hughes, Douglas Roberts and Chris Barnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Dyer, Matthew Roberts, Gene Putman, C.M. Putman, Bradley Morgan, Mike Dyer and Shirl Dyer. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Putman family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest Robinette
   Ernest Robinette, 78, 228 Wilson Road, Erwin, died Friday, February 13, 2004 in the Center on Aging & Health.
   Mr. Robinette was a native of Wise County, Va., having lived in Adrian, Mich., before moving to Unicoi County 20 years ago. He was a son of the late Dewey and Minnie Derafield Robinette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Wolfe Robinette, in 1988, and a son-in-law, Joe Robison.
   Mr. Robinette was a World War II Army veteran, having received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal. He retired in 1975 from American Chain & Cable after 30 years of service. He attended Unicoi Church of God.
   Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Roger and Joni Robinette, Harrisburg, Pa., Rusty and Judy Robinette, Morenci, Mich., and Richard Robinette, Adrian, Mich.; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Mary Jane and Gary Tipton, Erwin, Mildred and Richard Spencley, Ernestine and Clyde Snyder and Robin Robison, all of Adrian, Mich.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dewey and Shirleen Robinette Jr. and Leonard and Mary Robinette, all of Unicoi; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Ethel Byrd, Irene Tolley, Mildred Morton and Emma Jean and Edison Wallin, all of Unicoi; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, February 15, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ronnie Holloway officiating. Music will be provided by LuAnne Powers and Inez Chandler. Graveside service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, February 16, at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Full military grave rites will be rendered by the Kingsport V.F.W. Post No. 3382. Family members will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Sunday and at the cemetery by 9:30 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Gary (Mary Jane) Tipton, 1439 Love Station Road, Erwin. In lieu of flowers, contributions to assist with funeral expenses may be sent to Unicoi Funeral Home, P.O. Box 900, Erwin TN 37650. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ledfordfuneralhome.com. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth R. Smith
   Kenneth R. Smith, 57, 104 Lee Street, Unicoi, died Friday, February 13, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Frank and Bell Whitson Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Manes Smith, and a nephew, Allan Smith.
   Mr. Smith was a farmer.
   Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Burl and Doris Smith, Unicoi; two sisters, June Gaddy, Erwin, and Jean Smith, Unicoi; four nephews, Jeff Smith, Richard Smith, David Smith and Jack Gaddy; and a niece, Darlene Gaddy.
   Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, February 16, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Todd McLaughlin officiating. Music will be provided by Tracy McLaughlin and Mary Smith. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, in the Jones Cemetery, Unicoi. Active pallbearers will be Phillip Hensley, Tommy Hensley, Neil Hensley, Ricky Hensley, Bud Honeycutt, Hardy Shelton and Cliff Shelton. Honorary pallbearer will be John Hensley. All pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Monday and at the cemetery by 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The family, minister and friends may gather at the cemetery by 12:50 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 104 Lee Street, Unicoi. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ledfordfuneralhome.com. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or 928-4595, is in charge of the arrangements.