March 14, 2004

Florence D. Cardwell
   Florence D. Cardwell, 91, 503 C West "F" Street, Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at her home late Thursday afternoon, March 11, 2004.
   Mrs. Cardwell was a native of Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Cardwell, a daughter, Willa Florence Crowe, January 7, 2004, and a grandson, Michael Crowe.
   Mrs. Cardwell was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton. She and her late husband were owners of Cardwell's Market for more than 40 years.
   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Rosalie and Doug Smith, Kingsport; three grandchildren and spouses, Susan and Jim Turner, Knoxville, Pat and Nancy Crowe, Summerville, S.C., and Dr. John Alan and Wendy Smith, Kingsport; 11 great-grandchildren, Daniel and Patrick Crowe, Charleston, S.C., Barhyt, Laura and Tyler Henry, Knoxville, Alan and Susan Turner, Knoxville, Stacy Brown, Chattanooga, Emily and Rachel Smith, Kingsport, April Gaskins and great-great-grandson, Justin Gaskins, both of Summerville, S.C.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Carl "Monty" and June Davenport, Goodlettsville, Tenn., and J. Lee Davenport, Madison, Tenn., several nieces and nephews; and special family and friends, W.H. "Hank" and Joann Cardwell, Virgie Cardwell, Nettie Yates, Gladys Tatum, Barbara Simerly, Thelma Colbaugh and Margaret Kyte.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be family and friends. The family would like to thank her faithful and loving caregiver, Cindy Shull, and also the Carter County Rescue Squad. The family requests that no flowers be sent. Please give to your favorite charity, with the hope that some person's life will be made brighter by your gift. 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.

Marion C. Hodge
   Marion C. Hodge Sr., 79, 404 E. Chilhowie Avenue, Johnson City, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Hodge was a native of Johnson City and a son of the late Cecil and Clara Godsey Hodge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Hodge and Douglas Paul Hodge.
   Mr. Hodge was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired hydroplant operator at the T.V.A. and was the former owner of Hodge Alignment with his brother, Douglas Paul. He owned Hodge Development where he built and developed Green Acres and Tun Bridge subdivisions.
   He was a charter member of the Johnson City Homebuilders Association and had previously served on the Board of Directors for several years. He was a lifetime member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and loved to sing in the church choir. He was an avid golfer.
   Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Clara Carder Hodge; three sons, Marion C. "Butch" Hodge Jr. and wife, Betsy, High Point, N.C., William Hodge Sr. and companion, Georgia Page, Johnson City, and Randy Hodge and companion, Tasia Hampton; four granddaughters, Elecia Hodge Lonon, Erwin, Lara Hodge and Leah Hodge, both of High Point, N.C., and Erin Hodge, Johnson City; two grandsons, William Hodge Jr., Knoxville, and Nicholas Hodge, U.S.A.F.; one very special great-granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Lonon, Erwin; two brothers, Wayne Hodge, Carthage, and Harold Hodge, Johnson City; and one aunt, Alma Birchfield, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in the sanctuary of Otterbein United Methodist Church with Joe-d Dowlingsoka, minister, officiating. Graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 15, at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:45 a.m. Monday to proceed to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of Otterbein United Methodist Church. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to the Otterbein United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 120 E. Chilhowie Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601. Condolences may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Hodge family.

Carl R. Jenkins
   Carl Ray Jenkins, 71, 6415-1/2 West LaRua Street, Pensacola, Fla., died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Baptist Hospital of Pensacola.
   Mr. Jenkins was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Fred and Dora Bell Sims Jenkins. He was also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
   Mr. Jenkins had lived in Florida since 1981 and was self-employed in the heating and air conditioning business. He attended the Church of God.
   Survivors include his devoted wife, Lula Pingleton Jenkins; one son, Tommy Ray Jenkins, Ballground, Ga.; two daughters, Carolyn Mauldin and Brenda Boyd, both of Milton, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Diana Palmer, Durham, N.C., and Caroline Jenkins, Cantonment, Fla.; one sister, Dorothy Hill, Elizabethton; and two brothers, Jack Jenkins, Elizabethton, and Blaine W. Jenkins, Pensacola, Fla. Twelve grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, March 15, in the Jenkins Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Palmer officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Dorothy Hill, Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Jenkins Cemetery Fund. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ron Revis
   Ron Revis, 57, of Marion, N.C., went home to be with the Lord he had sung about for many years on Thursday, March 11, 2004, as the result of a work-related accident.
   Mr. Revis was employed with Superior Machine Shop for more than 19 years. He was a member of New Manna Baptist Church where he served as Director of Music.
   Ron was born in McDowell County on March 29, 1946 and was the son of the late N.A. Revis and Ada Randolph Revis. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Revis.
   Survivors include his former wife of many years, Sylvia Revis, Marion, N.C.; one daughter and son-in-law, Natalie Revis Lorenzo and Al Lorenzo, Marion, N.C.; five sisters, Gladys Shuford, Lois Pittman, Grace Stafford, Terrie Lewis and Esther Drayton, all of Marion, N.C.; nine brothers, Charles Revis, Rev. Bobby Revis, Lester Revis, Ray Lee Revis and Wylie Revis, all of Marion, N.C., Rev. Howard Revis and James Revis, both of Nebo, N.C., Ray Revis Old Fort, N.C., and Rev. Jonas Revis, Elizabethton. Local nieces and nephews include Rebecca Revis Taylor, Amanda Revis Colbaugh and Mark Revis, all of Elizabethton.
   Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 15, at New Manna Baptist Church with Brother Tony Shirley and Pastor Jody McGaha officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion, where Mr. Revis will remain until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 1786, Marion, N.C. 28752.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton.

Eula F. Richardson
   Eula Fay Richardson, 75, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., passed this life on January 22, 2004. She was born to Granville and Victoria White and was raised near Elizabethton. She attended Watauga High School and played basketball for their team.
   In 1948 she married Noah Richardson Jr. They had one daughter, Linda Kay. The family moved to Toledo, Ohio, in 1954 where they resided until Eula went to live with her daughter in Florida in 1972. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener who had a free spirit all her own. A spirit which her entire family will sorely miss.
   She is survived by her loving family which includes: daughter Linda Kay; six grandchildren, who lovingly called her "Nana": Scott (Laura) Cooley of Montpelier, Ohio, Jason (Kristie) Demartino of Naples, Fla., Jennifer (Sam) Shults of Fayetteville, Ark., Sam (Nicole) Iannaccone Jr. of Naples, Fla., Michael, who is presently serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq, (Michelle) Iannaccone of Naples, Fla., and David Frank Schaner II of Naples, Fla. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Ashley, Alyssa and Scott Cooley Jr., Jason Demartino II and Paolo Shults. One sister, Dorothy, and one brother, Lascoe, also survive along with several nieces and nephews.
   Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2004, in the Lakeview Cemetery, Butler, with the Rev. James Richardson officiating. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel H. Swift
  
Hazel Hodge Swift, 89, 1347 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Swift was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Abraham Lincoln and Molly Esther Cole Hodge. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Zeb L. Swift, two sisters, Josie Parks and Viola Bryant, two brothers, Claude Hodge and Eldridge Hodge, and four infant brothers.
   Mrs. Swift was a member of Riverview Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Patricia Swift, Elizabethton; one daughter, Brenda Campbell, Elizabethton; two grandsons, Jassen Campbell, Hilton Head, S.C., and Donald Chad Campbell, Charleston, S.C.; one great-grandson, Davis Edward Campbell, Hilton Head, S.C., and two sisters, Blonnie Hodge, Gray, and Nelle Hodge Treadway, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Hardin officiating. Music will be under the direction of Edwin Taylor. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence, 1347 Broad Street, Elizabethton, anytime. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, March 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Theron Johnson, Lee Goodwin, Allen Goodwin, Wayne Markland, Wendell Treadway and Buster Arnold. Honorary pallbearers will be the Nursing Staff of Johnson City Medical Center, Dr. Frank Johnson, Dr. Kevin Sweet and Dr. Charles Allen. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.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.

Joe W. Morrell
   Joe W. Morrell, 65, 611 Elm Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be annouced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

David R. Willey
   David Ralph Willey, 46, 7098 Dana Michelle Lane, Birchwood, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, in Chattanooga as the result of an automobile accident.
   Mr. Willey was a native of Carter County and a son of Edna Wilson Willey, Hampton, and the late John H. Willey. Mr. Willey's wife, Pamela Sue Willey, was also killed in the accident.
   Mr. Willey had lived in Chattanooga for 11 years and was a Chemical Analyst with Arcade, Inc. of Chattanooga. He attended Covenant Church of God.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Amber Denise Willey, Nashville; a son, Eric John Willey, Selma, Tenn.; three sisters, Janice Daniels, Pleasant Garden, N.C., Edna Nash, Aiken, S.C., and Joyce Hoyle, Elizabethton; and a brother, William Willey, Gray. Several aunts and uncles also survive.
   Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in the Bowers Cemetery, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Bobby Merritt officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Family and friends will assemble at Memorial Funeral Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Edna Willey, 314 Rittertown Road, Hampton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

March 12, 2004

Florence Cardwell
  
Florence Cardwell, age 91, of 503C W. F St., Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 11, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys S. Eller
   Gladys Stafford Hampton Eller, 77, 132 Sneed Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Eller was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Thomas and Mina Franklin Stafford. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard Hampton, in 1973; her second husband, Dennis Eller, in 1999; four brothers, Earl Stafford, Jerry Stafford, Bill Stafford and Larry Stafford; and four sisters, Nell Potter, Christine Laws, Shirley Stafford and Betty Stafford.
   Mrs. Eller was a member of Elizabethton Church of Christ. She was a former L.P.N at Carter County Memorial Hospital and retired from the medical department at North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Sandy Hampton, Knoxville; three grandsons, Bret Hampton and his wife, Sonya, Nashville, Derek Hampton, Murfreesboro, and Chad Hampton and his wife, Amber, Maryville; three stepsons, Roy Hampton and Earl Hampton, both of Johnson City, and Johnny Hampton, Unicoi; two stepdaughters, Ella Mae Miller and Orlia Harrison, both of Elizabethton; a great-granddaughter, Evelyn Marie Hampton, Nashville; two brothers, Tom Stafford Jr., Elizabethton, and K.P. Stafford, Gray; and four sisters, Grace Bogolin, Newnan, Ga., Ruby Sams, Piney Flats, Ann Stafford, Lenoir, N.C., and Nora Jean Dooley, Atlanta, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 12, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Eddy Craft and Mr. Ed DeVault, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Elizabethton Church of Christ Singers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the funeral service. Friends may call at the residence, 132 Sneed Hill Road, Elizabethton, anytime. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Bret Hampton, Chad Hampton, Derek Hampton, George Ellis, Paul Stafford, Willie Holtsclaw, Steve Roberts and Dennis Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be all men of the Elizabethton Church of Christ. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Elizabethton Church of Christ, 137 East "C" Street, Elizabethton, or to Services for the Blind, c/o Terry Smith, Division of Rehab Services, Citizens Plaza State Office Bldg., 11th Floor, 400 Deadrick Street, Nashville, TN 37248-6200. 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.

Carl R. Jenkins
  
Carl Ray Jenkins, 71, 6415 1/2 West LaRue St., Pensacola, Fla., died Wednesday, March 10, 2004 in the Baptist Hospital of Pensacola.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Fred and Dora Bell Sims Jenkins.
   He had lived in Florida since 1981.
   He was self-employed in the heating and air-conditioning business.
   He attended the Church of God.
   Mr. Jenkins was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
   Survivors include his devoted wife, Lula Pingleton Jenkins; one son, Tommy Ray Jenkins, of Ballground, Ga.; two daughters, Carolyn Mauldin and Brenda Boyd, both of Milton, Fla.; two step-daughters, Diana Palmer, of Durham, N.C., and Caroline Jenkins, of Cantonment, Fla.; one sister, Dorothy Hill, of Elizabethton; two brothers, Jack Jenkins, Elizabethton, and Blaine W. Jenkins, of Pensacola, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The body will be returned to Elizabethton for the funeral and burial.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William R. Shanks
  
William R. (Bill) Shanks, 77, 509 Bryant Ave., Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2004 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   A native of Johnson City, he was a son of the late Samuel and Susie Remine Shanks.
   He had lived a number of years in Elizabethton.
   He was a 1947 graduate of Science Hill High School.
   Mr. Shanks was a retired employee of Dogwood Oil Company, Johnson City.
   He was preceded in death by his son, David Shanks.
   He was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church.
   He was the head usher and member of the church choir.
   Bill was a well-loved and well-respected member of his church and his community, and he was greatly missed by his friends and family.
   Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Marie Ward Shanks; a step-son and his wife, Gary and Margie Swift, of Asheville, N.C.; a step-daughter, Gail Swift Trotter, of Pelzer, S.C.; a brother, Charles Shanks, of Chattanooga; a sister, Mary G. Powell, of Ben Wheeler, Texas; a brother-in-law and his wife, Robert and Helen Ward, of Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2003 in the Lynn Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Wilson, Rev. David Hinkle and Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Johnson City. Music will be provided by William J. Greene and Kelly Rapert. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, will be Richard Kyte, Chris Wilson, Robert Parks, Joe Buckles, Bob Wilson and David Shouse. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family. The family would like to express a special "thank you" to American Home Health for all their kindness and the 1st and 2nd wards of the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lynn Valley Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Lynn Valley Baptist Church, 1367 Broad St., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Shanks family at mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

March 11, 2004

Thelma E. Fletcher
   Thelma Elliott Fletcher, 91, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of Lynn Valley and Courtyard Apartments, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at the Center.
   Born July 17, 1912 in Carter County, she was the first child born to the late Jim and Mahalia Oliver Elliott.
   Mrs. Fletcher retired from J.C. Penney Company and had previously been employed by North American Rayon Corporation. She was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir, taught Bible School and participated in all church activities. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matson Fletcher, a sister, Venita Morley, and two brothers, Clinton and Granville Elliott.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mack and Florine Fletcher, Granite Falls, N.C.; four sisters, Maggie Williams, Charlotte Buckles, Wylmeta Buckles and Geraldine Brooks, all of Elizabethton; and a brother, Howard Elliott, Elizabethton. Four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Lynn Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Music will be provided by William J. Greene, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 13, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Fletcher family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dixie J. Livingston
   CLEVELAND -- Dixie J. Livingston, 79, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at her residence.
   Mrs. Livingston was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin Livingston Sr.; a son, Phillip Livingston; two grandsons, Alvin Litton Jr. and Timmy Miller; a brother, Blane "Lucky" Brown; and a sister, Helen Oliver.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Erwin Jr. and Carolyn Livingston, Toledo, Ohio; two daughters and a son-in-law, Patti and Darwin Henke and Barbara "Bobbie" Singleton, all of Cleveland; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert "Blue" and Gail Bowers, Elizabethton; and a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Chuck Gorrell, Toledo, Ohio. Eleven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, March 12, in the Wildwood Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Home with Rev. Beecher White and Rev. Eddie Brown officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at 3 p.m. Friday at Garland Cemetery in Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at the funeral home. Please express your condolences to the family and sign the register book at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com. Jim Rush Funeral Homes, Wildwood Chapel, 220 Wildwood Avenue, Cleveland, Tenn., (423) 472-4555, is in charge of arrangements.

Michael G. Mayse
   Michael G. Mayse, 27, 1416 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 7, 2004, at his residence.
   Mr. Mayse was a native of Carter County and the son of Brenda Mayse Garland, Hampton, and the late Charles Edward Mayse. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Gurney Markland, his paternal grandfather, Hubert Mayse, two uncles, Billy Markland and David Mayse, and a cousin, Robert Mayse.
   Mr. Mayse was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his stepfather, Kenneth Garland, Hampton; a special friend, David Smith, of the home; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Wilson Mayse and Charles Jr. and Lori Mayse, all of Hampton; three stepbrothers, Doug Garland and his wife, Tina, Johnson City, Timothy Garland and Tony Garland, both of Elizabethton; five nieces, Bridgette Mayse, Hampton, Brittany Garland and Shay Garland, both of Johnson City, Reona Garland and Leighanna Garland, both of Elizabethton; and three nephews, Austin Mayse, Hampton, Aaron Garland, Johnson City, and Jessie Garland, Elizabethton. Several aunts and uncles also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 12, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Wagner officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ethel Hill, soloist, and Rev. Evertt Garland, soloist. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, 532 Rittertown Road, Hampton, any time. The committal service and entombment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Lester Hill, Ricardo Mayse, Doug Garland, Billy Smith, Alan Mullins and Chad Garland. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 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.

Kenneth S. Miller
   Kenneth Steven Miller, 64, 224 Archdale Drive, Kingsport, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at his residence.
   Mr. Miller was a native of Carter County and a son of Emma Rash Miller Cook, Kingsport, and the late Jack Miller.
   Mr. Miller had lived a number of years in Johnson County before moving to Kingsport 25 years ago. He was a 1958 graduate of Johnson County High School, Mountain City, and was retired due to disability from AFG, Kingsport. He was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church and the American Legion, Hammond Post No. 3.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Charlotte Kyte Miller; a sister, Elsie Garrett, Porter, Texas; two nieces, Patricia Taylor and Sandy Linn; and a nephew, Phillip Mullins.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, with Rev. Ronald Hicks and Rev. Al South officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion, Hammond Post No. 3, Kingsport. Active pallbearers will be contacted. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Arnold, Howard Smith and members of the 1958 Graduating Class of Johnson County High School, Mountain City. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences to the Miller family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

March 10, 2004

Thelma E. Fletcher
   Mrs. Thelma Elliott Fletcher, 91, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at the Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Michael G. Mayse
   Michael G. Mayse, 27, 1416 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at his residence unexpectedly.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Friends may call at the residence of his mother, Brenda Mayse Garland, 532 Rittertown Road, Hampton, any time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com

Kenneth S. Miller
   Kenneth Steven Miller, 64, 224 Archdale Drive, Kingsport, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at his residence.
   Mr. Miller was a native of Carter County and a son of Emma Rash Miller Cook, Kingsport, and the late Jack Miller.
   Mr. Miller had lived a number of years in Johnson County before moving to Kingsport 25 years ago. He was a 1958 graduate of Johnson County High School, Mountain City, and was retired due to disability from AFG, Kingsport. He was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church and the American Legion, Hammond Post No. 3.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Charlotte Kyte Miller; a sister, Elsie Garrett, Porter, Texas; two nieces, Patricia Taylor and Sandy Linn; and a nephew, Phillip Mullins.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

March 9, 2004

Lucille R. Glover
  
Mrs. Lucille Roberson Glover, 91, 107 N. Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Glover was a native of Roan Mountain and a daughter of the late William and Eva Whitehead Roberson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. Glover, September 11, 1988, a son, William Robert "Bob" Glover, December 6, 2002, and by several brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Glover was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy G. and James L. Oliver, Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kathleen Glover, Elizabethton; a brother, Glenn Roberson, Roan Mountain; and four grandchildren, Robert W. Glover, Eric Glover, Stephanie Oliver and Mark Oliver. Eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 8, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ed Townsend officiating. Interment followed at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers were Robert W. Glover, Eric Glover, James Oliver, Gary Townsend, Carl Roberson and Clyde Jenkins. The family received friends at the funeral home from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Glover family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Danny G. Johnson
  
Danny Gene Johnson, age 42, Roan Mtn., died Sunday, March 7, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of Barbara Campbell, Roan Mtn., and the late Bobby Johnson.
   Mr. Johnson was a carpenter and was active in Teampenning.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Marsha Johnson, of the home; one son, Dustin Johnson, of the home; two daughters, Ashley Johnson, of the home and Crystal Johnson, of Mesa, Ariz.; one brother, Robert Johnson, of Roan Mtn.; one sister, Billie Oliver, Elizabethton, and three special friends, Kevin Bryant, Danny Hughes and Bobby Waddell.
   The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2004 in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mtn., with Rev. Rick Birchfield and Rev. Darrell Edwards officiating. Music will be under the direction of Stanley Honeycutt, soloist. Burial will follow in the Isaacs Cemetery, Buck Mountain. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service or at the homes of Denise McKinney, Bluegrass Road, or Barbara Johnson, Bear Branch Road, at any time. Active pallbearers will be Kevin Bryant, Bobby Waddell, Danny Hughes, Bill Johnson, Mike Ward and Eddie Stafford. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam McKinney, Sims Aldridge, Bob Cordell, Kenneth Crumley, Stacey Oliver and Robert Campbell. 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.

Patricia McQueen
  
Patricia Gale Russell McQueen, age 58, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 7, 2004 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Shoun and Florence Odom Stevens.
   She was a member of Sunset Free Will Baptist Church and a former employee of J&W Window Company.
   She was a 1963 graduate of Hampton High School.
   She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Russell; a brother, Gerald Stevens, and two grandsons, Daniel Cox and Seth Cox.
   Mrs. McQueen was a loving wife, caring mother, tender grandmother and a dear friend to all who knew her. God's wonderful love and mercy kept her from having any pain. The heavens are celebrating and rejoicing with this faithful servant. She was such a dedicated and loving person that there is not space to name each person who has been a part of her life. When you think of Gale, don't think of her being sick. Visualize her brand new body running, talking and holding babies, enjoying the golden streets of heaven. Her wishes and desires were to celebrate her life and for everyone to reunite with her in heaven. We all love and miss her dearly.
   Survivors include her husband, Kyle McQueen, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Jeff Odom and Lenora and Danny Cox, all of Hampton; three sisters, Joyce Snead, Elizabethton; Flo Hughes, Hampton, and Delores Taylor, Kingsport; two brothers, Les Stevens, Gray, and Verlin Stevens, Hampton, and two grandchildren, Scott Odom and Vanessa Cox, both of Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   A celebration of life service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service or at the residence, 3438 Gap Creek Rd., Hampton, any time. The graveside service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jason Gouge, Stacey Archer, Larry Townson, Luther Cox, Todd Stevens and Brad Whitson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Sunset Free Will Baptist Church, friends and neighbors. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663. 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.

Lillian Shell
  
Mrs. Lillian Margie Ledford Shell, 78, 259 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mtn., died Sunday, March 7, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Bakersville, N.C., she was a daughter of the late William H. and Bessie Hopson Ledford.
   She had lived most of her life in Roan Mountain.
   She was a member of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church.
   Mrs. Shell was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melanie Shell; two sisters; one brother, and a nephew, Joe Ledford.
   Survivors include her husband, John Frank Shell; a daughter, Yvonne Jacqueline Hoss, of Roan Mtn.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, John W. and Janie Shell and Jerald Shell, all of Roan Mtn.; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren, and one uncle, Cling Ledford, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2004 in the Lower Shell Creek Christian Church with Mr. Gerald Holly and Mr. Bedford Motley, ministers, officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2004 in the Perry Cemetery. The Street of Gold Singers will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday and also at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday will be Scott Bailey, Mike Gibbs, Landon Campbell, T.J. Shell, Shane Hoss and John Shell, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Shell, Charles Smith, Jim Strickland, Johnny Ledford, Jeff McKinney and A.D. McKinney. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Lower Shell Creek Christian Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Marie Walker
   Mrs. Marie Walker, 79, 203 Graham Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Walker was a native of Big Stone Gap, Va., and the daughter of the late Willie and Nellie May Merrell Stines. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward N. Walker, four daughters, Deborah Pearson, Gloria Williams, Shirley Accord and Rebecca Bowers, and three sons, Roger Caudill, Stanford Caudill and James Caudill.
   Mrs. Walker was retired from Carter County Hospital as a CNA. She was a member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Julia Huffman and Christine Harrell, both of Elizabethton; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Burleson, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Arney, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Mark Walker, Mike Walker, Josh Walker, Nathan Harrell, Travis Moreland and Jeff Caudill. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

March 8, 2004

Lucille R. Glover
  
Mrs. Lucille Roberson Glover, 91, 107 N. Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Roan Mountain, she was a daughter of the late William and Eva Whitehead Roberson. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Glover was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. Glover, Sept. 11, 1988; by a son, William Robert "Bob" Glover, Dec. 6, 2002; and by several brothers and sisters.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy G. and James L. Oliver, Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kathleen Glover, Elizabethton; one brother, Glenn Roberson, Roan Mountain; four grandchildren, Robert W. Glover, Eric Glover, Stephanie Oliver and Mark Oliver; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Ed Townsend officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:50 p.m. Monday, will be Robert W. Glover, Eric Glover, James Oliver, Gary Townsend, Carl Roberson and Clyde Jenkins. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until the service hour Monday. Condolences may be emailed to the Glover family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lilliam M. Shell
  
Mrs. Lillian M. Shell, 78, 259 Shell Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, died Sunday, March 7, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Marie Walker
   Mrs. Marie Walker, 79, 203 Graham Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 6, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. 
   A native of Big Stone Gap, Va.; she was the daughter of the late Willie and Nellie May Merrell Stines.
   She was retired from Carter County Hospital as a CNA.
   She was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward N. Walker; four daughters, Deborah Pearson, Gloria Williams, Shirley Accord and Rebecca Bowers; three sons, Roger Caudill, Stanford Caudill and James Caudill.
   Survivors include two daughters, Julia Huffman and Christine Harrell, both of Elizabethton; 24 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, and 23 great great grandchildren.
   The funeral service for Mrs. Marie Walker will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Burleson, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. David Arney, organist.
   The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2004 in the Happy Valley Memorial Park.  Active pallbearers will be Mark Walker, Mike Walker, Josh Walker, Nathan Harrell, Travis Moreland and Jeff Caudill.
   The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday or at the residence at any time.
   Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery.
   Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com.
   Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

March 7, 2004

Arthur D. Burleson, Jr.
   Arthur David "A. D." Burleson, Jr., age 81, 1203 Barton Street, Johnson City, passed away Friday, March 5, 2004, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Burleson was a Carter County native who had lived most of his life in Johnson City. He was the son of the late Jane and Arthur D. Burleson, Sr.
   Mr. Burleson served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
   He was retired from employment with Pet Dairy as a route salesman.
   Mr. Burleson was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
   He was a former member of the Johnson City C.B. Club.
   Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Blevins Burleson, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Elaine Burleson, Johnson City, and John David and Frances Burleson, Jonesborough; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and James Oakes, Johnson City; a sister, Beatrice Young, Gray; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three nieces.
   The family of A. D. Burleson will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Morris-Baker with the funeral service conducted at 8 p.m. in the South Chapel. The Rev. Elbert Charpie will officiate. Pallbearers will be selected from Mr. Burleson's grandsons and family friends. The deacons of Grace Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. Committal services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Roselawn Memorial Park. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, (423) 282-1521, Johnson City, is serving the family.

Dorris S. Moody
  
Dorris S. Moody, 92, 5936 Poetry Court, North Ft. Myers, Fla., died Thursday, March 4, 2004, in the Hospice House, Cape Coral, Fla., after a brief illness.
   Mr. Moody was a native of Johnson County and the son of the late James and Cora (Anderson) Moody. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Devonna, Dallas, and Dennis Moody, three sisters, Destamona Campbell, Delora Shaw, and Dezmonda Eggers.
   Mr. Moody was a longtime resident of Carter County. He was a member of East Side Baptist church before moving to Florida 25 years ago. He was an employee of North American Rayon Corp. and a member of Roan Creek Masonic Lodge #679, the American Legion Post #49.
   Mr. Moody is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Jean Moody, a son, Larry Jack Moody, both of the home, two brothers, Daigel Moody, Butler, and Delmas Moody, Venice, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
   A funeral service will be conducted in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Monday, March 8, 2004. Interment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Alma B. O'Dell
   Alma Buckles O'Dell, 80, of Bluff City, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at her residence. She was a daughter of the late Toy Buckles and Grace Bullock Buckles and the widow of Jennings Clyde O'Dell. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, and was a member of the First Christian Church of Bluff City. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Andrew O'Dell; a granddaughter, Jennings Caitlin Buchanan; five sisters, Beulah Buckles Morrell, Gladys Buckles Eades, Zelda Buckles Harkleroad, Mildred Buckles Campbell and Winnie Buckles Foster; and two brothers, Paul Buckles and George Buckles.
   She is survived by two daughters, Margaret O'Dell Buchanan and her husband, Danny, of Bristol, and Brenda O'Dell Sizemore and her husband, Todd, of Cumming, Ga.; a daughter-in-law, Della Smith O'Dell of Piney Flats; three sisters, Virginia Buckles Perry of Bluff City, Susie Buckles Raymond of Indiantown, Fla., and Sarah Jane Buckles of Bristol; and four grandchildren, Mollie Marie and Andrew Michael O'Dell, Morgan Danielle Buchanan and Colter Grey Sizemore; and several nieces and nephews.
   The family expresses their gratitude to special friends, Dave and Sue Sharp and family, Greg, Linda, and Boone Wallace, and Mrs. O'Dell's special care givers, Debby Beeler, Sandy Miller, Cheri Vaughn, Adventa Hospice of Elizabethton, and Dr. Rachel Monderer.
   The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2004, at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. Mr. Jason Mead will officiate. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Poplar Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Luster, Rodney O'Dell, Greg Wallace, Jerry Rhinehardt, Rick Buckles, and Eddie Campbell. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family by visiting www.oakley-cook.com. Mrs. O'Dell and her family are in the care of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, 2223 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol.

March 5, 2004

Goldie V. Lewis
   Goldie Vada Carden Lewis, 85, 815 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Pine Ridge Care Center, following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Lewis was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Lovie and Emma Teague Carden. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Grant Lewis Sr., February 27, 2003, and two sisters, Arlene Campbell and Ressie Lewis.
   Mrs. Lewis was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include four sons and two daughters-in-law, Melvin Jr. and Betty Lewis, Gary R. and Margie Lewis, D. Ted Lewis and Hubert Lewis, all of Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Annetta and Harold Hall, Elizabethton; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford Carden, Hampton, and Clyde Carden, Redding, Calif.; and six sisters, Lovie Belle Hefferman, Taylor, S.C., Emily Payne, Kingsport, Lois Estep, Johnson City, June Scott, Nashville, Evelyn Lewis and Sessie Carden Keller, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Teddy Lewis officiating. Music will be under the direction of James Miller Jr. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel prior to the funeral service. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Hubert Lewis, 152 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, any time. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Teddy Ray Lewis, Keith Lewis, Chris Estep, Gary Lewis, Larry Lewis and Jeffery "Bo" Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. 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. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

March 4, 2004

Frances M. Scalf
Mrs. Frances Mable Nave Scalf, 80, 409 McArthur Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Scalf was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Samuel Grant and Bessie McQueen Nave. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William E. "Gene" Scalf, three brothers, Coy Nave, Robert "Bob" Nave and James "Jim" Nave, and four sisters, Mary Hampton, Dessie Nave, Gladys Nave and Ruella McKinney.
   Mrs. Scalf was a 1942 graduate of Happy Valley High School. She was a retired welder with American Water Heaters and an Avon Sales Representative. She was a member of Big Spring Church of Christ.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Harry Farthing, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Keely Hamm and Sydney Farthing, both of Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Maetrue Nave, Bristol, Va.; special nieces, Patsy Hubbard, Elizabethton, and Linda Payne, Milligan College Community; and a special nephew, Larry Nave, Elizabethton. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Buford Hankins and Mr. Steve Payne, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jerry Barnett, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, March 5, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gary Nave, Larry Nave, Randy McKinney, Mike McKinney, Gene Hubbard and Steve Payne. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors, Administration and Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Dr. Robert Allen, Dr. Peter Tuberty, Holland Morelock, P.A., Staff of Castle Clinic, Charles Hollowell, Dr. David Hardin, Nurses and Staff of the 2500 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center, Harry and Sue Farthing and Deane Farthing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Melissa Farthing, 114 Wedgewood Circle, Elizabethton, at any time. To those who desire memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Pre-School Equipment Fund, First United Methodist Church, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Flossie "Grace" Street
  
Flossie "Grace" Street, 69, 385 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Street was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Bayes and Bertha Hill Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Street, in 1999, a son-in-law, Johnny Smith, two brothers, Roy and Ralph Smith, and a sister, Amy Morgan.
   Mrs. Street was a member of Cove Creek Presbyterian Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Smith, Newland, N.C., and Doris Gouge, Roan Mountain; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Katina Street, Roan Mountain; a sister, Ruby Chambers, Hampton; a brother, Wayne Smith, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, John and Eric Smith, both of Newland, N.C., Brandie Caraway and Logan Street, both of Roan Mountain; a great-grandchild, Levi Caraway, Roan Mountain; and special friends and cousins, Dana Jarrett, R.L. Head and Hannah Lee Carter. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Billy Morgan and the Rev. Tony Clark officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Southside Trio and Veronica Hughes. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, or at the residence, 385 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers will be Tommy Hughes, Chris Barnett, Barry Stockton, Brach Jarrett, John Smith and Eric Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Amy Watson, Dr. David Kimmell, the Nursing Staff of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, Lisa Moore with Amedisys and Deputy Bradley Johnson. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. 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.

John F. Strickland
   ELK PARK, N.C. -- John F. Strickland, 69, of Old Mill Road, Elk Park, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at a Linville hospital.
   Mr. Strickland was a native of Avery County and a son of the late Clarence and Lucille Winters Strickland.
   Mr. Strickland had worked in construction as a truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary "Poozie" Strickland, of the home; three sons, Sam Heaton and Steve Heaton, both of Roan Mountain, Tenn., and Andrew Strickland, Elk Park; two sisters, Hazel Buck, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Helen Warner, Anderson, Ind.; five brothers, Alvin Strickland, Pat Strickland and Earl Strickland, all of Roan Mountain, Tenn., Ed Strickland, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Aldon Strickland, Elk Park; and two grandchildren, Emily and Evan Heaton, Roan Mountain, Tenn.
   Services for Mr. Strickland will be conducted at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Avery County Rescue Squad, Elk Park, N.C. 28622. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.reinssturdivantfuneralhome.com.
   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is serving the Strickland family.

Roberta M. Woods
   Roberta M. Woods, 59, 127 Lynnwood Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 14, 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. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Ruby Johnson.
   Ms. Woods was an employee of Appalachian Christian Village.
   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, or at the residence of a son, Roger Woods, 109 D.O. Johnson Road, Hampton, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

March 3, 2004

Gladys Garland
  
Gladys Irene Grindstaff Garland, 78, 1405 Broad St. Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 29, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Myrtle Stout Grindstaff.
   She has lived most of her life in Elizabethton.
   She was a homemaker.
   Mrs. Garland was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by a son, William Burl Garland, Jr. in 1953; by a daughter, Wanda Kate "Penny" Williamson, April 5, 2001; by three brothers, Grant, Harry and John Cable, and a sister, Mary Jane Cable.
   Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Rev. Burl Garland; three sisters-in-law, Eleanor Cable, Patsy Cable, both of Elizabethton, and Alice Shupe, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Dennis Deece and Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. The burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 2004 in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Kenneth Miller will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday will be deacons of Hunter First Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday 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. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Garland family at mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Steve Millsaps
   Steve "Twinkles the Clown" Millsaps, age 56, 242 Slagle Rd., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at his residence following a brief illness.
   A native of Blount County, he was the son of the late Reuben and Noel Mae McGaha Millsaps.
   He was a member of Elizabethton Church of Christ. He was owner of Star's Big Top Amusements.
   Survivors include his wife, Kay Millsaps, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Leanna and David Poteat, Jonesborough; two grandchildren, Adam and Lindsay Poteat, both of Jonesborough, and two brothers, Derrell Millsaps and Michael Millsaps, both of Maryville, Tennessee. Several nieces also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Mr. Eddy Craft, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Elizabethton Church of Christ Singers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel prior to the funeral service.
   The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 2004 at Centerview Church of Christ Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Michael Millsaps, Derrell Millsaps, David Poteat, Adam Poteat, Bob Wright, Michael Keen, R.J. Wilson, Mike Russell, Tyler Malone and Carl Cole. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Elizabethton Church of Christ, 137 East "C" Street, 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.

Frances M. Scalf
   Mrs. Frances Mable Scalf, 80, 409 McArthur St., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center. 
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Flossie (Grace) Street
   Flossie (Grace) Street, age 69, 385 Cove Creek Rd., Roan Mtn., died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mtn., is in charge of arrangements.

Mary L. Whitton
  
Mary Lowe Whitton, 97, 222 Sunset Dr., Mountain City, died Monday, March 1, 2004 in the Mountain City Care Center.
   A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William Sherman (W.S.) and Martha Lucinda Lloyd Lowe.
   Mrs. Whitton was a graduate of Watauga Academy, Old Butler.
   She had lived in Alexandria, Va. for several years where she operated a beauty shop.
   Mrs. Whitton was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mountain City.
   She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel George V. Whitton, who died in 1957; by three brothers, Bert T. Lowe, Lee M. Lowe and John Robert Lowe, and two sisters, Maude Lowe Fenner and Myrtle Lowe Everson.
   Survivors include a sister, Nell Lowe Albert, of Moffatt, Colorado.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2004 in the First Baptist Church of Mountain City with the Rev. Norman Reece officiating. Burial will follow in the Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol. Charlotte Lefler, soloist, and Betty Cooke, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Thursday will be John Lowe, Charles Fenner, Bill Brookshire, John B. Shoun, Harry Wills and Ted Shores. Honorary pallbearers will be Lewis May, Jeff Carrier, Earnest Fritts, Jack Muse, Doran Shupe, Nell Brown and employees of the Mountain City Care Center. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church of Mountain City. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Clint Woodring
  
Clint Woodring, 84, 1288 Bristol Hwy., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Watauga County, N.C., he was a son of the late F.M. and Fannie Woodring.
   He had lived most of his life in Carter County.
   He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 35 years of service.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   Mr. Woodring was preceded in death by his wife, Nola Largent Woodring, June 24, 1997; by three brothers, Fred Miller, Don Woodring, and Frank Carl Woodring, and three sisters, Ruth Miller, Glenna Stanbery and Lena Cullers.
   He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include a daughter, Donna R. Woodring, of the home; a step-son and his wife, Cecil and Faye Largent, of Roan Mountain; several nieces and nephews, and three special sisters-in-law, Jaude Russell and Edith Woodring, both of Elizabethton, and Bertha Campbell, of Morganton, North Carolina.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jonas Revis officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at noon Thursday will be Howard Stanbery, Robert Woodring, J.M. Cullers, Dennis Woodring, Barry Woodring, Frank Campbell, David Russell, Earl Chambers and Keith Perkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Bowers, Hubert Stanley, Robert Burrow, Glen Reynolds, and the doctors and nursing staff of ICU/CCU, Sycamore Shoals Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at noon Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

March 2, 2004

Gladys Garland
  
Gladys Irene Grindstaff Garland, 78, 1405 Broad St., Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 29, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Myrtle Stout Grindstaff.
   She has lived most of her life in Elizabethton.
   She was a homemaker.
   Mrs. Garland was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by a son, William Burl Garland, Jr. in 1953; by a daughter, Wanda Kate "Penny" Williamson, April 5, 2001; by three brothers, Grant, Harry and John Cable, and a sister, Mary Jane Cable.
   Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Rev. Burl Garland; three sisters-in-law, Eleanor Cable, Patsy Cable, both of Elizabethton, and Alice Shupe, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Dennis Deece and Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. The burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 2004 in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Kenneth Miller will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday will be deacons of Hunter First Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday 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. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Garland family at mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Brown Lo Haun
   ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Brown Lo Haun, 69, of 25 Karen Place died Sunday, February 29, 2004 at his residence.
   A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Pete and Ada Ledford Haun.
   He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Harry, Gus, and Ralph Haun.
   Surviving are his wife, Bernadine Vigue Haun, of the home; children, William Haun and wife, Regina, of Candler, N.C.; Steve Haun and wife Rebecca of Greeneville; Ricky Haun, of Spruce Pine; Dean Haun and wife, Shannon, of Asheville; Robert Haun and wife, Leslie, of Asheville; Carl Graham and wife, Pam, of Leicester, N.C.; Mary Graham of Candler, N.C., and Scott Graham and wife, Cecilia, of Candler, N.C.; sisters, Mae Honeycutt, Bea Burbo, and Willa Mae Haun all of Tennessee; brothers, Paul and Jack Haun, both of Candler, N.C.; 28 grandchildren, 4 1/2 great grandchildren.
   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in the Anders-Rice Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Parker officiating. Burial will be held in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Enka, North Carolina. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at the funeral home. To sign Mr. Haun's guestbook online, go to the "Funeral Schedule" at www.andersrice.com.
   Anders-Rice Funeral Home, Asheville, N.C. is in charge of funeral arrangements.

James J. Jones
   MACON, Ga. -- James Jackson Jones, 92, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2004.
   Mr. Jones was born in Hillsboro, Ga., to the late Lucian and Odessa Jones, but had been a resident of Macon for most of his life. He was a member of North Macon Church of Christ and was retired from Robins Air Force Base.
   Survivors include his wife, Eugenia Ward Jones, Macon, and two daughters, Earlene Bray, Macon, and Jean Adams, Elizabethton, Tenn. Nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, in the Chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with George Israel III officiating. Interment will follow in Macon Memorial. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 1, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Middle Georgia Christian School, 5855 Thomaston Road, Macon, Ga., 31220.
   Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home, 3968 Mercer University Drive, Macon, Ga., (478) 477-5737, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary L. Whitton
  
Mrs. Mary Lowe Whitton, 97, 222 Sunset Dr., Mountain City, died Monday, March 1, 2004 in the Mountain City Care Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.