April 30, 2004

Rometta Barnett
  
Mrs. Rometta McKinney Barnett, 78, 103 Scalf Rd., Hampton, died Thursday, April 29, 2004 in the Erwin Health Care Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Rose Hyder McKinney.
   She was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   She was a member of the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church but attended the Simerly Creek True Holiness Church.
   Mrs. Barnett was preceded in death by a sister, Alzora Morton and a brother, Roland McKinney.
   Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Barnett; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Wanda and Hensley Stevens, Roan Mtn.; Zelda and Lindburg Estep, Elizabethton, and Phyllis Houser, Newland, N.C.; a brother-in-law, Mack Morton, Hampton; a sister-in-law, Velma McKinney, Hampton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronda and JoAnn McKinney; Ronnie and Judy McKinney and Barney and Betty McKinney, all of Hampton; seven nieces, Carolyn Byrd, Yvonne McMahan, Grace Ann Estep, Ginger Guy, Lisa Salvage, Sherry Shoals and Lena Peters; three nephews, Eddie Morton, Lindy Phillip Estep and Phillip Stewart; several great nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. McKinney, Jr., and Rev. Randy Gobble officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2004 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. The Heavenly Echoes will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday, will be Eddie Morton, Harlen Guinn, Chris Collins, Michael Scalf, Mitchell Morton and Curtis Hyder. Honorary pallbearers will be Sheriff John Henson, friends and neighbors. The family would like to express a special "thank you" to the Unicoi County Hospital staff and the Erwin Health Care staff and Dr. Collinger. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Geneva J. Blevins
   Geneva J. Blevins, 80, formerly of 638 Old Hwy. 143, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Cain and Delia McKinney Julian.
   She was a member of Roan Mountain Holiness Church and a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Blevins, Sr. and two brothers, Nathan Julian and Norman Julian.
   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, John S. Blevins, Jr. and Sharon Blevins, Kingsport; one daughter and son-in-law, Evangeline and Gene Ashley, Roan Mountain; seven grandchildren, John S. Blevins, III, Knoxville; Amanda Blevins, Kingsport; Amelia Blevins, Lexington, Ky.; Kim Hughes, Michelle Perkins, Cindy Hamby, all of Roan Mountain; Sandra Pritchard, Frank, N.C., and eight great- grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2004, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain with Rev. Don Julian officiating. Music will be under the direction of Pat Julian, Jean Honeycutt and Charlotte Smith. Burial will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Gene Ashley, Mark Hamby, Channing Perkins, Donnie Perkins, Randy Pritchard and B.J. Morgan. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Julian, Jim Julian, Don Hill and Lonnie Clark. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel on Friday, or friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Evangeline Ashley, 7925 U.S. Hwy. 19-E, Roan Mountain, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, 423-772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth E. Parks
  
Kenneth Earl Parks, 49, 1485 Milligan Hwy., Johnson City, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at his residence.
   A native of Marion, Va., he had lived in Carter County for a number of years.
   He was a graduate of the Marion Senior High School, Marion, Virginia.
   He was retired due to disability from Snap-On-Tools, Johnson City.
   Survivors include his father, Leo Parks, of Chilhowie, Va.; his mother, Naomia Buchanan Parks Hutton, Marion, Va.; a sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Joe Berry, Kingsport; a nephew, Justin Hurt, Kingsport; his maternal grandmother, Margaret Buchanan, of Marion, Va.; two aunts, Lorraine Mash, of Glad Springs, Va., and Dorothy Blevins, Kingsport; an uncle, Ted Buchanan, Marion, Va., and several cousins.
   Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joseph W. Manis officiating. It was his request to be cremated. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lynda Miller
  
Lynda R. Sturgill Miller, 62, 160 Central Dr., Johnson City, entered her heavenly home to join her husband and son on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at her residence.
   Lynda was a native of Bristol, Va. and attended school there. Then she met her husband, and they made their home in places such as Paris, Tenn., Elizabethton, and Johnson City. Together they raised two sons with a lot of love and pride.
   She was a member of the Prayer Tabernacle in Elizabethton.
   Lynda was the manager of Super Oil for many years and until her illness she was a dedicated employee of Goody's Clothing.
   Lynda was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Larry Gene Miller in 1995; a son, John Paul in 2001 whom she unselfishly cared for until his death; her parents, Joe Robert and Judy Enola Sturgill and several brothers and sisters.
   She is survived by a son, Jeffrey Miller and his wife, Sherry; one granddaughter, Danielle, and two step granddaughters, Cassandra and Corine, and step-grandson, Carlos; she has two sisters, Norma Foust and her husband, Jim, of Paris, Tenn. and Jean Button, of Bristol, Va.; a special brother-in-law, Claude Malone, and several nieces and nephews. If Lynda knew you, you were a friend for life, and her surviving special friends include Gail, Ruby, Sylvia, Sophia, her "WaWa" Sisters, and her many friends at Goody's. Her pets were her pride and joy. She loved them as if they were her children. She leaves behind her two dogs, Taz and Sassy, and her two cats, Tiger and Kelly.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Mike Sturgill, Jim Foust, Joey Sturgill, Steve Davenport, Bobby Campbell and Keith Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Pilk, Claude Malone, Fred Miller, Dr. Scott Caudle and Mark Garrison. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ova Stalcup
  
Ova C. Pleasant Stalcup, 85, 141 Lowell Stalcup Rd., Butler, died Thursday, April 29, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Roderick Butler (Judge) and Vena Pierce Pleasant.
   She was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church, Butler.
   During the early 1930's, Ova gained National recognition as a daughter of the "O.K. Family". She established a career as a full-time housewife. She graciously devoted her time providing a warm home atmosphere for her family.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ray Stalcup; one sister and five brothers.
   Survivors include two sons, Jack Stalcup and Lowell Stalcup and wife, Edna Honeycutt Stalcup, all of Butler; one sister, Ona Pleasant Long, Butler, and one brother, Klan Pleasant, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004 in the Little Doe Baptist Church with the Rev. Alan Koch and Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Burial will follow in Butler Memorial Cemetery. The church choir will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Saturday will be Howard Stout, Wallace Stout, David Pleasant, William Lowe, Albert Honeycutt and Truett Pleasant. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Helen V. Willen
   Helen V. Willen, 66, of Blountville, passed away and went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at the Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
   She was a native of Bristol, Va., born March 4, 1938 to the late Maggie Malone and lifelong resident of Sullivan County.
   She was a homemaker and was a member of the Borderview Christian Church.
   She was the widow of Herbert Lee Willen and was preceded in death by a sister, Lou Malone.
   Survivors include three daughters, Mary Sue Cross and husband, Randy, of Blountville; Sandy Carrier and husband, Randy, of Elizabethton; one sister-in-law, Lola Mae Willen, of Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Charles Lee Willen, Blountville; four grandchildren, Travis Emmert, Melissa Evans, C.J. Willen, and Tiffany Willen; two great- grandchildren, Tyler and Emily Evans.
   Funeral services will be held Friday, April 30, 2004, at 6 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Minister. Kirk Langston, officiating. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 4 p.m. in the Hines Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.weaverfuneralhome.net. The family will receive friends Friday evening following the funeral service at Weaver Funeral Home.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust St., Bristol, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.

April 29, 2004

Margaret Garland
  
Margaret Christine Arnold Garland, 68, 119 Lincoln Dr., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Ohlan D. and Onnie Estep Arnold.
   She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School.
   Mrs. Garland was employed as a cook at the Carter County Jail, having worked there since 1966.
   She was a member of the Lynn Valley Baptist Church.
   Mrs. Garland was preceded in death by her husband, Vaught Garland, April 8, 1993, and by a brother, Kenneth Arnold.
   Survivors include a son, Keith Garland, Elizabethton; a sister, Wilma Jean Nave, Elizabethton; a brother, Buster Arnold, Elizabethton; a grandson, Kasey Garland, and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Burl Garland officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 30, 2004 in the Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday will be Sheriff John Henson, Wayne Markland, Mark Hill, Terry Arnold, Darrell Nave, Steve Kyviakidis, John Paul Mathes, and Phil Burchfield. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Carter County Sheriff's Department, employees of the Carter County Courthouse Annex, employees of the Elizabethton Police Department, employees of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Carter County Constables, doctors and staff of ICU, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday 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.

Wanda I. Guy
   Wanda Irene Guy, age 59, 4485 U.S. Hwy. 19E, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at her residence following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late William Troy and Susie Pruitt Guy.
   She was a member of the Sunday school of Union Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Joe Guy, and grandparents, Joe and Matilda Guy, James and Maude Pruitt.
   Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Linda Guy, Hampton; two nieces and spouses, Jaclyn and Terry Lewis, Elizabethton; Jana and Brian Chambers, Hampton; a nephew and spouse, Jeffery and Tracy Guy, Hampton; several aunts, uncles and cousins; five special loved ones, Adam and Emilee Townsend, Hampton; Kayla Birchfield, Hampton; Lane and Timber Shaw, Butler.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Mickey Beal and Rev. Tommy Haynes officiating. Music will be under the direction of Union Baptist Church Choir. The family will receive friends on Thursday at the funeral home chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 30, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Terry Banner, Tony Payne, Traye Townsend, Hunter "Bo" Nave, Del Oaks, Adam Townsend, Smith Davenport and Homer Allen Nelson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Todd Whitaker, Pat Lewis, L. J. Birchfield, Senior Adult Ladies Class of Union Baptist Church, Adventa Hospice. A special thanks to Ginger Branch, Sheila Ruston, Susan White, and Doug Ranshaw. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. on Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers those who prefer may make donations to Union Baptist Church, (designated for playground equipment) 306 Melrose St., Hampton, TN 37658. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie L. Leach
   Bessie Lee Leach, 81, 1300 Dry Creek Rd., Elizabethton, died Monday, April 26, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Leach was a native of Avery County, N.C. and was a daughter of the late John and Tina West Heilman.
   She was a homemaker.
   Mrs. Leach was a member of Zion Baptist Church and had attended Lyon's Chapel.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay Leach, in 2002 and four sisters.
   Survivors include two daughters, Patti Burleson, Johnson City, and Linda Roberts and husband, Carl, Elizabethton; two sons, Johnny Leach and wife, Sharon, and Larry Leach and wife, Sally, both of Johnson City; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
   The funeral service for Mrs. Bessie Leach will be conducted Friday, April 30, 2004, at 1 p.m. in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Arnold Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Home National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Roberts, Todd Leach, Shannon Leach, C.J. Roberts, Kendall Goines, Jamie Hughes, Cody Roberts and Brian Tournmire. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Roberts, Tim Snell and Jerry Street. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 29, 2004 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the East Parlor of the funeral home and at other times at their residence. Condolences may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com.
   Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E Watauga Ave., is serving the Leach family.

Helen Martin
   Mrs. Helen Martin, age 90, formerly of 1107 E. Chilhowie Avenue, Johnson City, died Wednesday April 28, 2004 at the Asbury Center in Johnson City.
   Mrs. Martin was a daughter of the late Warner and Katherine Heaton Shell of Siam.
   She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Thomas S. Martin, Sr. in 1995. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Ruth Laurain and Frances Harvey, and two brothers, Warner Jr. and Cecil Shell.
   She was a long time active member of East Unaka Christian Church.
   Survivors include two sons, Thomas S. Martin, Jr. of the home and Fred L. Martin and his wife, Diane of Knoxville; one daughter, Ruth Lundy, of the home; one brother, David Shell and his wife, Joyce, of Staunton, Va.; one sister, Phyllis Reed and her husband, Lester of Jonesborough; three special grandchildren, Penny Lundy Kindle of Kingsport, Alison Martin of Chuckey and Lanny Martin of Knoxville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2004 from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Minister Wayne Emery will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004 at the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for those services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.morrisbaker.com.
   Arrangements by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City.

Kenneth E. Parks
  
Kenneth Earl Parks, 49, 1485 Milligan Hwy., Johnson City, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Carla Scott
  
Carla Scott, 26, 103 Carl Smith Rd., Hampton, died Monday, April 12, 2004 in Elizabethton.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Sandra Scott.
   She was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Caldwell.
   She was an employee of Wendy's.
   Survivors include two daughters, Lee Ann Scott and Julia Jones, both of Elizabethton; a brother, William Scott; foster mother, Betty Bailey, of Gulf Port, Fla.
   A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Kyker and Mr. Joel Stauffer officiating. The burial will be held in Happy Valley Memorial Park. It was her wish to be cremated.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen K. Sheffield
   Kathleen Keller Sheffield, 84, formerly of 734 Holston Hills Lane, Marion, Va., died on Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Asbury Place, Johnson City.
   A native of Shell Creek, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late George and Grace Hoss Keller.
   Mrs. Sheffield was a member of First Christian Church of Marion, Va. Also, in Marion, she was the owner of a dental laboratory.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter C. Sheffield; a daughter, Cathy Neprud and a brother, Sidney Keller.
   Survivors include a son-in-law, Scott Neprud, and two grandchildren, Scott and Nikki Neprud, all of Suffolk, Va.; four sisters, Christine Sprinkle of Johnson City; Hellen Johnston, of Pinecrest, Tenn.; Fredia Proffitt of Greeneville, and Sue White of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Furd Keller of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. and Don Keller of Peru, Ind. and several nieces and nephews.
   The graveside service for Kathleen Keller Sheffield will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2004, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Mr. Tim Carlson officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 to 12 p.m. in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. The family requests no flowers. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Christian Church, 140 Laurel Springs Rd., Marion, VA 24354. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
   Arrangements for the Sheffield family are through Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423)610-7171.

Phyllis Tingle
  
Phyllis Gayle Feathers Tingle, 65, 1903 Dawn Dr., Melbourne, Fla., died at her residence Wednesday, April 28, 2004.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel. The graveside service and burial will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 2, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Other arrangements will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys R. Ward
  
Gladys R. Ward, 88, 241 Higgs Rd., Watauga, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Cannie and Rena Shipley Carr.
   She was a faithful housewife and one who loved her family.
   She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church, Watauga.
   She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Loretta, and a young son, Alec, along with four sisters and two brothers.
   Survivors include her husband of 67 years, John C. Ward, Sr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Bernice and Phil Hyder, Watauga; two sons and daughters-in-law, John "Pete" and Pat Ward and Gary "DOB" and Judy Ward, all of Watauga; six sisters, Zula Carter, Wanda Minton, Ollie Bradley, Evelyn McDuffie, and Ann Dula, all of Elizabethton, and Lucille Brooks, Bristol, Tenn.; a brother, J.C. Carr, Bluff City; a brother-in-law, Orville Richardson; grandchildren, John P. Hyder and wife, Sharon; Kimberly Ward, James Ward and wife, Leigh Ann; Anisa Hill, and Cory Ward and wife Cherie; great-grandchildren, Brandon Ward, Morgan Ward, Amber Ward, Summer Ward, Chelsea and Allie Hill and Alexis Buhro. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. The eulogy will be given by James Ward. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Hartless Woodby
   Hartless Woodby, 78, 386 Fiddlers Branch Rd., Hampton, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at his residence following an extended illness with rheumatoid arthritis.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Lee and Lottie Clark Woodby.
   Mr. Woodby worked as a timber cutter and farmer before retiring from Harris-Tarkett Inc.
   He was of the Baptist faith.
   Mr. Woodby is preceded in death by four sisters and one brother. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Volena Woodby, of the home; one daughter and special son-in-law, Penny and Greg Davis, Hampton; two special friends, Earl Yelton and Ronnie White, both of Unicoi. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Rev. Dallas Gregg and Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Fork Mountain Trio. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 30, 2004 at Gouge-Davis Cemetery, Limestone Cove, Unicoi. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Davis, Warren Davis, Omar Carver, Albert Ellison, Ricky Blackmon, and Ray Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie White and Earl Yelton. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 29, 2004 from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel, or other times at his residence or the residence of the daughter, Penny Davis, 388 Fiddlers Branch Rd., Hampton. Condolences can 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.

April 28, 2004

Wanda Guy
   Wanda Guy, 58, 4485 Highway 19-E, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at her residence.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Beulah F. Mosley
  
Beulah F. Mosley, 77, 725 Georgia St., Johnson City, died Sunday, April 25, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   She was a native of Mount Airy, N.C. and had lived in Johnson City for 43 years.
   Mrs. Mosley was a daughter of the late Pierce and Mattie Cook Ramey.
   She and her late husband, Wilfred Mosley, who died in 1982, owned and operated Mosley Speed Wash in Johnson City for 43 years.
   Mrs. Mosley was a member and former adult ladies Sunday school teacher of Sinking Creek Baptist Church.
   In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Claude Ramey.
   Survivors include two sons, Dennis W. Mosley and Clark W. Mosley, both of Johnson City; a daughter, Linda Hughes, with whom she made her home; a sister, Stella Carrico, of Albermarle, N.C.; and seven grandchildren, Joey Hughes, Patrick Hughes, Misty Shelton, Josh Mosley, Amber Mosley, Tracie Mosley and Christopher Mosley. Six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service for Mrs. Mosley will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Reece Harris will officiate. The music will be by the Ladies' Ensemble of Sinking Creek Baptist Church. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Active pallbearers will be Dennis Mosley, Clark Mosley, Joey Hughes, Patrick Hughes, Josh Mosley and Christopher Mosley. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Sinking Creek Baptist Church. The committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 29, in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Friends are asked to meet the family at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery. It was Mrs. Mosley's request that memorials be made to The Pavilion Fund of Sinking Creek Baptist Church, 2313 Elizabethton Hwy., Johnson City, TN 37601. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Barbara Mitchell and Penny Jones, her guardian angels, to Kim Hughes for her loving care, and Dr. Clifford Wiegand for his care beyond the call of duty; also to the Sinking Creek Baptist Church for their love through the years. Online condolences may be sent to the Mosley family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, 282-1521.

Ardene Taylor
Ardene "Dick" Taylor, 63, 910 Old Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at his residence.
   A native of Bluff City, he was the son of the late Cecil Wayne and Sally Grace Cross Taylor.
   Mr. Taylor attended Good News Gospel Fellowship Church and served in the Army National Guard.
   He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Wayne Taylor and two sisters, Norma Vaini and Nancy Turner.
   Survivors include his wife, Sherry Taylor, of the home; three daughters, Carla Selfe, Gracey Bunn and Charlena Taylor, Bluff City; two special sons-in-law, Travis Selfe, Watauga, and Danny Bunn, Bluff City; one brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Jane Taylor, Piney Flats; four grandchildren, Elijah, Alyssa, Kelsea, and Joceline Selfe, Watauga; one nephew, Roger Utsman, Piney Flats; one great nephew, Duncan McKinlay: one great niece, Tonya Utsman; one aunt, Lennie Cross, Piney Flats, and his mother-in-law, Louise Scott, Watauga. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   The funeral service for Ardene "Dick" Taylor will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2004 in the Tetrick Funeral Home - Bluff City Chapel with Bishop Jeff Millsaps and minister, Michael Reece officiating. The burial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2004 at Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:15 p.m. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Frazier, Bill Eastridge, David McKinlay, Roy Brewer, Joe Trivette, and Alf "Cotton" Taylor. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home - Bluff City Chapel or other times at the residence. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

April 27, 2004

Wanda I. Austin
  
Wanda I. Austin, 87, 156 Wilson Ave., Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 25, 2004 at her residence following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Charles R. and Bessie L. Minton Scoggins.
   She was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker and a mother.
   Mrs. Austin was an avid Braves fan.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, David H. Austin; two infant sons, Christopher Austin and Charles Austin; one brother, Clarence P. Scoggins; an infant sister, and a son-in-law, Charles E. Eggers.
   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry and Surry Austin, of Las Cruces, N.M.; Gary Austin, Elizabethton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patty Eggers, Elizabethton; Brenda and Jerry Blevins, Elizabethton; Cindy and Darryll Larkin, Watauga; eight grandchildren, David J. Austin and Lisa Crume, Johnson City; Len Austin, of Calif.; Jason and Wendy Eggers, Watauga; Brandon Blevins, Elizabethton; Tara and Mary Canty, Kingsport; Leah Austin, of Turner Falls, Mass.; Chad and Emily Larkin, Elizabethton; Stacy and Jared McKinney, Johnson City; six great-grandchildren, Christina Austin, Johnson City; Erik Larkin, Elizabethton; Madison McKinney and Jonah McKinney, Johnson City; Ryan Eggers, Watauga; Sara Wirth and Ian Wirth, both of Johnson City; two very special sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Scoggins, Elizabethton, and Jean Roudisikis, of Ronceverte, West Virginia. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Jim Murray, Rev. David Montgomery and Rev. Gary Montgomery officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. David Montgomery, Rev. Gary Montgomery and Kay Arnold. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home chapel prior to the funeral service, or friends may call at the residence any time. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons David Austin, Brandon Blevins, Jason Eggers, Chad Larkin, Jarod McKinney and Mark Canty. Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Blevins, Jerry Blevins, Darryll Larkin and R.D. Snead. Special friends are Dr. Joe May and staff; Heath Arnold, Cathy Nave, Mary Jo Julian, Betty Jo "Muz" Montgomery, Freddie Malone, Dot Oaks, Edna Taylor, Violet Lyons, Chelsey Weddle, and Savana Weddle. The family would like to offer their appreciation to the Medical Center Hospice Team. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 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.

Cathryn F. Carriger
   Mrs. Cathryn Frost Carriger, 79, 400 West G St., Elizabethton, died Monday, April 26, 2004 at her residence following a lengthy illness.  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. William G. and Elsie Tipton Frost. 
   She graduated from East Tennessee State University with a teaching degree and was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. "Mac" Carriger in 1989 and two sisters, Elizabeth Regas and Margaret Neas. 
   Survivors include one son, Tom Carriger, Johnson City; two daughters and one son-in-law, Diane and Gary Miller, Jonesborough, and Marilyn Carriger, of the home, and a sister-in-law, Peggy Carriger, of Cary, North Carolina. Two nieces and two nephews also survive.
   The funeral service for Mrs. Cathryn Frost Carriger will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Seals officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Appreciation to all caregivers with special thanks to Dr. Todd Whitaker, Robbin Gibson and April Syker. To those who desire, memorials may be made to their favorite charity. 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.

Beulah F. Mosley
  
Beulah F. Mosley, 77, 725 Georgia St., Johnson City, died Sunday, April 25, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   She was a native of Mount Airy, N.C. and had lived in Johnson City for 43 years.
   Mrs. Mosley was a daughter of the late Pierce and Mattie Cook Ramey.
   She and her late husband, Wilfred Mosley, who died in 1982, owned and operated Mosley Speed Wash in Johnson City for 43 years.
   Mrs. Mosley was a member and former adult ladies Sunday school teacher of Sinking Creek Baptist Church.
   In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Claude Ramey.
   Survivors include two sons, Dennis W. Mosley and Clark W. Mosley, both of Johnson City; a daughter, Linda Hughes, with whom she made her home; one sister, Stella Carrico, of Albermarle, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Joey Hughes, Patrick Hughes, Misty Shelton, Josh Mosley, Amber Mosley, Tracie Mosley and Christopher Mosley. Six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service for Mrs. Mosley will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Reece Harris will officiate. The music will be by the Ladies' Ensemble of Sinking Creek Baptist Church. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Active pallbearers will be Dennis Mosley, Clark Mosley, Joey Hughes, Patrick Hughes, Josh Mosley and Christopher Mosley. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Sinking Creek Baptist Church. The committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 29, 2004 in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Friends are asked to meet the family at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery. It was Mrs. Mosley's request that memorials be made to The Pavilion Fund of Sinking Creek Baptist Church, 2313 Elizabethton Hwy., Johnson City, TN 37601. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Barbara Mitchell and Penny Jones, her guardian angels, to Kim Hughes for her loving care and Dr. Clifford Wiegand for his care beyond the call of duty; also to the Sinking Creek Baptist Church for their love through the years. Online condolences may be sent to the Mosley family via www.morrisbaker.com.
   Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, 282-1521.

April 26, 2004

Wanda I. Austin
   Wanda I. Austin, 87, 156 Wilson Ave., Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 25, 2004 at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

April 25, 2004

Howard Gouge, Sr.
Howard S. Gouge Sr., 88, 2012 Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Roan Mountain, he was a son of the late Dosser and Minnie Winters Gouge. Mr. Gouge was a retired produce salesman and carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith. He had served in the U.S. Army and Coast Guard and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Davis, in 1989; by a son, Howard S. Gouge Jr., in 1995; and by seven brothers and sisters.
   Survivors include a daughter, Rosalind Nave, Johnson City; a son and daughter-in-Law, Carroll and Ramona Gouge, Jonesborough; eight grandchildren, Buddy Lee Davis, Danny Davis, Patrick Gouge, Mary Carol Ledford, Sidney Gouge, Cristi Weiss, Nathan Gouge and Joshua Gouge; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. D.C. Byrd and the Rev. John Vance officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Gouge Family Cemetery (Heaton Ridge Road), Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday, will be Buddy Davis, Danny Davis, Nathan Gouge, Patrick Gouge, Joshua Gouge and Eugene Gouge. Honorary pallbearers will be his nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his daughter, Rosalind Nave, 2012 Dave Buck Road, Johnson City. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Neva M. Elliott
   Neva Marie Elliott, age 71, 114 Muddy Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, April 23, 2004, in the Johnson City Medical Center. After a long illness, she has gone to be with her Lord in heaven. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Ike and Lillian Barnette Love. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of Borderview Christian Church.
   Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Robert G. Elliott, of the home; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael L. Elliott, and Dennis and Marie Elliott, all of Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Tim Sutherland, Haysi, Va.; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Kenneth Calloway, Elizabethton; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Graveside service and Interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Mr. Kirk J. Langston, Minister, officiating.
   Active pallbearers will be Rick Love, Jack Love, Gene Ritchie, Tony Barnette, Chad Brockwell and Lawrence Ritchie. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Ritchie, George Ritchie, Ernest Ritchie, Russell Love, Bob Keene, Sonny Fletcher, Lowell Pierce, staff and employees of Scott's Farm, doctors and staff of McLeod Cancer and Blood Center, doctors and staff of Johnson City Medical Center.
   The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m., Monday, April 26, at Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Clate Briggs having the concluding prayer, or you may call at the residence at any time. Those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

James I. Shank
  
James Irvin Shank, 74, 109 Pinnacle Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, in the St. John's Health Care, Gray. A native of Philipsburg, Pa., he was a son of the late Paul and Dorothy Lloyd Shank. He had lived in Carter County for a number of years. He was a retired construction worker. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Johnson City Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Ann Shank, Jan. 28, 1983, and by a step-son, David Kyle Tate, Oct. 6, 1996.
   Survivors include his wife, Lois Faye Wilson Shank; four sons, James M. Shank and Robert P. Shank, both of Elizabethton, Steven W. Shank, of the home, and Terry J. Shank and his fiance, Loretta, and her two daughters, Priscilla and Deidre Blackburn, Butler; a grandson, B.J. Shank, Elizabethton; a step-granddaughter, Candice M. Tate, Fort Lawn, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Mercedes Neil, Modesty Mullins, Haley Mullins, Kayla Hicks and Kendra Hicks; and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Paul Dixon officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, will be Travis Scalf, Colt Scalf and employees of Asplundh. Friends may call at the residence. Military honors will be conducted by the Tennessee Army National Guard. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be emailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby J. Summers
   Bobby Joe Summers, 70, 192 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was a son of Edith Hall Hambrick, Johnson City, and the late Al Summers. He was a retired steel worker. Mr. Summers had served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three sons, Bobby Joe Summers, St. Petersburg, Fla., Jeff Summers, of Florida, and Gregory Summers, of Pennsylvania; a daughter, Heidi Summers, of Florida; a brother, Gary Hambrick, of Florida; and a sister, Helen Rasnick, of Florida.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with the Rev. Dan Hyder officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Monday. Condolences may be emailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Bob G. Surber
   Bob Gelain Surber, 71, of Lawrence, Kan., died April 24, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, Kan.
   He was born on June 18, 1932, in Glen Lyn, Va., the son of Paul and Mary Jane Brown Surber.
   He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict from December 1950-December 1954.
   Mr. Surber graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1959. He entered the radio business with WMEV in Marion, Va., that same year. His career in radio took him to seven radio stations in Virginia, Tennessee, Texas and Kansas where he worked as staff announcer and news director. He joined KTVC-TV in Dodge City in 1961 where he was anchor and news director. In 1964, he was named general manager of KUPK-TV in Garden City, Kan., where he remained until his retirement in 1990.
   During his tenure at KUPK-TV, he also served as vice president at the parent organization of KAKE-TV/Radio in Wichita, Kan. In addition, he was general manager of the Western Kansas Division of the KAKELAND stations which also included KLBY-TV of Colby, Kan.
   Mr. Surber worked as a freelance television and radio announcer in his own agency, Surber Broadcasting, until his death. He was best known locally for his role as the "Checker's Judge." In the Kansas City market, he was known for his role as the narrator of the Fort Osage Historical Video for Fort Osage.
   He has been a resident of Lawrence for the past 13 years.
   Mr. Surber is survived by two daughters, Cindy Sue Surber and Becky Gelaine Gonzales, two granddaughters and a brother, O.F. "Chip" Surber.
   He will lie in state at the Lawrence Funeral Chapel on Monday after 8 a.m. where the family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the service hour. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 26, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in the veterans section with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post #14.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Zoie Foundation, and sent in care of Lawrence Funeral Chapel, 3821 West Sixth Street, Lawrence, KS 66049.

April 23, 2004

John A. Elrod, II
   John A. Elrod, II, Ret. Major, U.S. Air Force, 54, 807 Quail Ridge Ct., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at his residence unexpectedly.
   A native of Greeneville, Tenn., he had lived in the Elizabethton and Johnson City area for the last 12 years.
   He was the son of the late John A. Elrod, Sr., and Alice Jean Mauk Elrod.
   He attended Grace Fellowship Church.
   He currently served as R.O.T.C. instructor at Unicoi County High School. He also taught (Special Education) for 10 years at Daniel Boone High School, and he had his Tennessee Certification to teach Special Education, Geography, and History.
   Mr. Elrod was a retired Major from the U.S. Air Force, having served 20 years. During this time, he attended Officer Training School, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College. He was a U.S. Air Force Helicopter Pilot/Training, U.S. Air Force Fighter Pilot A-10/F-4, Instructor Pilot, Test Pilot, Standardization Officer, Chief Air Crew Training, Air Liaison Officer (Germany/U.S. Army), and Fighter Duty Officer, (Korea/U.S. Army).
   He had a B.S. degree and an M.A. degree in Special Education from East Tennessee State University, and an M.S. degree in Management from the University of Arkansas.
   He also was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
   Survivors include his wife, Deborrah Curtis Elrod, of the home; two sons, Lt. J.G. Johnathon W. Elrod, U.S. Navy, Oak Harbor, Washington; Jason Elrod, Johnson City; one brother and sister-in-law, David and Laura Elrod, Jonesboro, Ark.; two nephews, George and John Elrod; one sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Charles Geiger, Orange, Calif.; one step-son and spouse, Curtis and Stephanie Armstrong, Elizabethton; one step grand-daughter, Reagan Armstrong, Elizabethton.
   The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Art Webb officiating. Full military honors to be accorded by Shaw Air Force Base Honor Guard, Sumter, South Carolina. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 3 p.m. on Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. or at the residence 807 Quail Ridge Ct., 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.

Charles F. Harrison
   Charles Floyd Harrison, 81, 415 West F St., Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   He was born in Lake City, Fla. and grew up in the Abingdon, Va. area.
   Mr. Harrison was the son of the late Robert Payton and Sidney West Harrison.
   He was preceded in death by four brothers, Louis, Bob, Nathan and Bruce Harrison and a sister, Carolyne Smith.
   Mr. Harrison was a member of First United Methodist Church for over 50 years, where he had served as usher for many years. He had also served as the treasurer of the Wesley Bible Sunday School Class.
   He was a retired sales representative and merchant.
   He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 49 and the Disabled Veterans of America.
   Mr. Harrison was appointed as a Tennessee Colonel Aide De Camp to Gov. Ned McWherter.
   His hobbies were woodworking, crossword puzzles and the computer.
   Charles will be remembered for his big laugh, cheerful spirit and his delight in children. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
   Survivors include his wife, Eula White Harrison, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela H. Bashor and Dr. David Bashor, Charlotte, N.C.; one grand-daughter and her husband, Melissa W. and Rick Marshall, Arlington, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Sidney A. "Nick" and Jean Harrison, Cullman, Ala.; an honorary daughter, Dr. Tina Ram, Biloxi, Miss.; an honorary grand-daughter, Jennifer Morris, Georgetown, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews and a very special friend, John Fields, of Elizabethton.
   A funeral service for Mr. Harrison will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Brenda Pelham. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Wesley Bible Class of First United Methodist Church, members of the McDonald's Coffee Club, and employee's of McDonald's, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends in the chapel of the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2004. Those wishing to make donations in memory of Mr. Harrison may donate to the First United Methodist Church, 325 East E St., Elizabethton. Words of sympathy may be e-mailed to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
   The funeral arrangements for Mr. Harrison are entrusted to Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, 423 542 2232.

Charles McKinney
   PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Charles "Dee" Rod McKinney, 84, formerly of Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at Port Orange, Florida.
   He was the son of the late Pink Edward and Maude Matherly McKinney.
   The funeral service will be conducted at noon on Saturday, April 24, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Harry Moore officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Bert Roberts, Jr.
   MIDDLETOWN, Del. -- Bert "Ed" Roberts Jr., 71, of Middletown, Del., passed away at Calvert Manor in Rising Sun, Md. on Thursday. Born in Roan Mountain on November 26, 1932 to the late Bert and Corda Roberts, Ed was a carpenter.
   He was also the owner of Bea's and Ed's country kitchen and sub shop of Middletown.
   Ed enjoyed camping, fishing, bluegrass music and spending time with his beloved dog Joe.
   Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife of 43 years Beatrice Brummitt Roberts; two sisters Gladys Ostrowski and Nan Brummitt, of Elizabethton, and many nieces and nephews.
   A visitation will be held for Ed on Sunday, April 25, 2004 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, Delaware. The funeral service will be held Monday, April 26, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The burial will follow at Townsend Cemetery, Townsend, Delaware.
   Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, Del. is in charge of arrangements.

James I. Shank
  
James Irvin Shank, 74, 109 Pinnacle Dr., Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 22, 2004 in the St. John's Health Care Center, Gray.
   A native of Philipsburg, Penn., he was a son of the late Paul and Dorothy Lloyd Shank.
   He had lived in Carter County for a number of years.
   He was a retired construction worker.
   He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
   He was a member of the Johnson City 7th Day Adventist Church.
   He was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Ann Shank, January 28, 1983, and by a step-son, David Kyle Tate, October 6, 1996.
   Survivors include his wife, Lois Wilson Shank; four sons, James M. Shank and Robert P. Shank, both of Elizabethton; Steven W. Shank, of the home, and Terry J. Shank and his fiancé, Loretta and her two daughters, Priscilla and Deidre Blackburn, of Butler; a grandson, B.J. Shank, Butler, and a step-grand-daughter, Candice M. Tate, of Fort Lawn, South Carolina. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Paul Dixon officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2004 in the Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, will be Travis Scalf, Colt Scalf and employees of Asplundh. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Military honors will be conducted by the Tennessee Army National Guard. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby J. Summers
  
Bobby Joe Summers, 70, 192 Big Springs Rd., Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 22, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of Edith Hall Hambrick, Johnson City, and the late Al Summers.
   He was a retired steel worker.
   Mr. Summers had served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
   He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three sons, Bobby Joe Summers, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Jeff Summers, Florida, and Gregory Summers, of Pennsylvania; a daughter, Heidi Summers, Florida; a brother, Gary Hambrick, Florida, and a sister, Helen Rasnick, Florida.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2004 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with the Rev. Dan Hyder officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 22, 2004

John Carriger Jr.
   John Carriger Jr., 79, 101 Byrd Street, Johnson City, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Nursing Home.
   Mr. Carriger was a native of Carter County and the son of the late John Carriger Sr. and Nola Nave Carriger.
   Mr. Carriger was of the Free Will Baptist faith. He was a retired supervisor from Thomas Products after 22 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Dovie Ward Carriger, of the home; a son, John B. Carriger, Johnson City; a grandchild, Kourtney Carriger, Johnson City; a sister, Frances Jones, Elizabethton; a special niece, Nancy Thomas, Johnson City; several other nieces and nephews; and special friends, Sam and Helen Harrison, Elizabethton.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. D.C. Byrd and the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Music will be under the direction of Sunset Free Will Baptist Church Youth Choir. 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, 101 Byrd Street, Johnson City, any time. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at Roselawn Memory Gardens with full military honors to be accorded. Active pallbearers will be John Henson, Clyde Moore, Sam Harrison, Carl Harrison, Conley Williams, Glen Bowers, Charles Bowers and James Keen. Honorary pallbearers will be Phill White, John Durst and Carroll Billheimer. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. A special thank you to Dr. Ivan Merkelj and all the nursing staff of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Nursing Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary H. Tittle
   Mary Hughes Tittle, 68, 5148 Sink Valley Road, Butler, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Tittle was a native of Longwood, N.C., and the daughter of the late Walter Isaac and Lula Mae Bellamy Hughes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene J. Tittle, two sisters, Eva Hughes Davis and Carrie Hughes McLamb, two brothers, Thomas Allen Hughes and Dexter Woodring Hughes, and a grandson, Kenneth "Cephy" Davis.
   Mrs. Tittle was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Ashe, N.C., but attended Pleasant View Christian Church, Neva, Tenn. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Patti and Roger Cordell and Pamela Davis, all of Butler; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Beverly Davis, Cherry Grove, S.C.; a brother, Robert Hughes, Ashe, N.C.; four granddaughters, Mary Lucinda Cordell, Butler, Shenna Davis, Norfolk, Va., Mary Daylaine Cordell, Butler, and Jessica Davis, Cherry Grove, S.C.; and five grandsons, Ike Hewett, Holden Beach, N.C., Patrick Nienast, Jonesborough, Lucas Cordell, Sun City, Ariz., Chasen Davis and T.J. Davis, both of Cherry Grove, S.C. Eleven great-grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service was conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Bowman officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the funeral service. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Cherry Grove Cemetery, Jonesborough. Active pallbearers will be Ike Hewett, Patrick Nienast, Roger Cordell, Danny Furches, Mike Austin and Joseph Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Buddy Clayton, Dr. Marcus Williams and Shot Dickens. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12 noon Thursday 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.

Horace M. Whitson
  
Horace Maynard Whitson, 87, 360 Big Springs Rd., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004 in the Hermitage Care Center.
   A native of Greene County, Tenn., he was a son of the late Guy and Pearl Sluder Whitson. He had lived most of his life in Carter County.
   He was employed at the Bemberg Corporation for 40 years.
   In 1972, he started Whitson and Sons Builders which he operated until his retirement.
   Mr. Whitson was the last living charter member of Big Springs Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon, choir director and Sunday school teacher.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   Mr. Whitson was an avid supporter of all sports that involved his church and family members.
   He was also a farmer and cattleman.
   He was preceded in death by two daughters, Nancy Whitson, in 1997 and Patricia Karsnak in 2003, and by a son, Gary Whitson, in 2000, and three sisters.
   Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Morley Whitson; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Mike Sproles, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Debbie Whitson, Elizabethton; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Pierce Whitson, Elizabethton; a son-in-law, Joseph G. Karsnak, Elizabethton; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, and a sister and her husband, Helen and Harry Shell, Oak Ridge. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   A Celebration of the Life of Horace Whitson will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004 in the Big Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The church choir, Sherry Hutchins, pianist, and JoAnn Marley, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 12:50 p.m. Saturday will be Tim Carr, Dawson Grindstaff, Dan Stewart, George Good, Kevin Burchfield, Freddie Gouge, Farrell Hutchins and Jack Keene. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2004 in the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Whitson to the Building Fund, Big Springs Baptist Church, c/o Elaine Emmert, 198 Big Springs Rd., Elizabethton, TN 37643. The body will be moved to the church one hour prior to services. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 21, 2004

J.V. Beall
  
J.V. "Red" Beall died April 11, 2004, after a long illness.
   Mr. Beall was born in Philadelphia, Miss., where he lived until serving in the U.S. Army. After his military service he joined the Nashville office of Associates Finance.
   Surviving are his wife, Pat Beall; his children, Sandy Clarke, Helen Wilson and Bob Kane; grandchildren, Samuel Clarke, Joshua Clarke, Courtney Pewitt, Paige Rike, Todd Kane, Sharon Stafford, Cindy Stafford, Amy Pinkerman and Scott Stafford; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Charles R. Beall; sister, Margaret Tice; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
   The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton with the Rev. Buford Hankins and the Rev. Bill Carter officiating. Receiving friends will be from 1 to 2 p.m. in the church prior to the service or at the home any time. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club, Dr. Ricardo and Norma Martin, Tish Campbell, Catherine LaPorte, Altajane Caudill, Jane Schaff, Lena Gerace, Dr. John and Lanelle Crockett, Dr. Ed Perry, Sam and Marlowe LaPorte, Joe and Hope LaPorte, Frank and Amelia Bennett, Robert "Skip" Greene, Chris and Quinita LaPorte, Steve and Liz LaPorte, Charles and Darlene LaPorte, Kazel LaPorte, Dr. David Carbone, Lewis and Peggy Merryman, LeRoi and Mary Jo Hutchings, Peter and Margaret Hampton, Thelma Bowman, Don Tetrick, Richard and Norma Tetrick, Lynnwood and Diane Barfield, Frank and Pat Constantine, Bob Schaff, Maryetta Elliott, Bill and Lois Schaff, Frank and Merrilee Schaff, Dick and Jan Reagan, Elaine Gerace, Sheila Birchfied, Charlotte Caudill, Carolyn Caudill, John L. and Yvonne Bowers and Tom Caudill. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, 325 East E. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to the charity of your choice. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral home, Elizabethton (423) 542-2232.

David V. Melton
  
David Vance Melton, 76, 1002 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Mr. Melton was a native of Asheville, N.C., and a son of the late Lewis and Grace McKinney Melton. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Melton.
   Mr. Melton had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. He owned and operated the Elizabethton Dental Laboratory since 1950 and was a member of Roan Street Church of God.
   Mr. Melton served as a Carter County Commissioner for six years. In 1996, he served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He was a chief judge for the Upper East Tennessee Golden Glove Boxing Association and was founder and president of the Elizabethton Optimist Club. He was a member of the Elizabethton Elks Lodge and the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166.
   Mr. Melton was a Tennessee Colonel. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Stephen Keene, Elizabethton, and Lisa Kay and William E. Stanbery, Dandridge; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steve Melton and Mike and Barbara Melton, all of Elizabethton; four sisters, Lucy Anders, High Point, N.C., Jurelle Smith, Elizabethton, Ella Mae Sluder, Weaverville, N.C., and LaVerne Todd, Claxton, Ga.; two brothers, Powell Melton, Elizabethton, and the Rev. Carroll Melton, Black Mountain, N.C.; four grandsons, Marcus W. Keene, Christopher E. Stanbery, Vance Melton and Dan Melton; and a great-granddaughter, Haley Morgan Keene. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Earl Golden and the Rev. C. Lewis Melton officiating. Music will be provided by Butch Edmondson and Jerry Barnett. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be all his many friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at his 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 Melton family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary H. Tittle
   Mary Hughes Tittle, 68, 5148 Sink Valley Road, Butler, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Tittle was a native of Longwood, N.C., and the daughter of the late Walter Isaac and Lula Mae Bellamy Hughes. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Hughes Davis and Carrie Hughes McLamb, two brothers, Thomas Allen Hughes and Dexter Woodring Hughes, and a grandson, Kenneth "Cephy" Davis.
   Mrs. Tittle was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Ash, N.C., but attended Pleasant View Christian Church, Neva, Tenn. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Patti and Roger Cordell and Pamela Davis, all of Butler; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Beverly Davis, Cherry Grove, S.C.; one brother, Robert Hughes, Ash, N.C.; four granddaughters, Mary Lucinda Cordell, Butler, Sheena Davis, Norfolk, Va., Mary Daylaine Cordell, Butler, and Jessica Davis, Cherry Grove, S.C.; and five grandsons, Ike Hewett, Holden Beach, N.C., Patrick Nienast, Jonesborough, Lucas Cordell, Sun City, Ariz., Chasen Davis and T.J. Davis, both of Cherry Grove, S.C. Eleven great-grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Bowman officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the funeral service. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Cherry Grove Cemetery, Jonesborough. Active pallbearers will be Ike Hewett, Patrick Nienast, Roger Cordell, Danny Furches, Mike Austin and Joseph Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Buddy Clayton, Dr. Marcus Williams and Shot Dickens. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at noon Thursday 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.

Dallas R. Walker
   Dallas Ray Walker, 76, 1009 Winters Private Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday April 19, 2004, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, TN, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Walker was native of Exeter, Va., and had lived in Carter County most of his life. He was the son of the late Earl and Lillie Peters Walker. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Edith Evelyn Guy Walker, June 26, 1995, a sister, Betty Williams, in 1996, and a brother, Eugene Walker, in 1944.
   Mr. Walker was a member of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Carter County Highway Department. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Barbara Townsend Walker, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Kaye and Malcolm Weathers, Tampa, Fla.; five step-children; several step-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Nyoka and Sherrell Perry, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Sharon Walker, Elizabethton; and a brother-in-law, Lucian Williams, Mt. Laguna, Calif. Four nieces and two nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Elmer Carter and the Rev. Stephen Harris officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. Stephen Harris. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the funeral service. Friends may also call at the residence, 1009 Winters Private Drive, Elizabethton, or at the residence of a sister and brother-in-law, Nyoka and Sherrell Perry, 143 Bernie Lewis Road, Elizabethton, any time. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors to be accorded by the Tennessee Army National Guard Troop F 2nd/278 ACR Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be Mac Merritt, Grayson Winters, Don Hardin, Olan Hardin, Joe Lewis, Lester Lewis, Dick Peters and Leonard Lewis. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. 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.

April 20, 2004

Bessie J. Deloach
   Mrs. Bessie J. Cole Deloach, 98, 1020 Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Lenoir Health Care Center, Lenoir, N.C., following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Deloach was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Cameron and Ada Markland Cole. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Egbert Deloach, in 1960; four brothers, Hugh Cole, Frank Cole, Parrott Cole and Charlie Cole; two sisters, Lou Weaver and Elva Morrell; and two stepdaughters, Nellie McConnell and Ethel Messerschmidt.
   Mrs. Deloach was retired from the Tennessee Line and Twine Company. She was a charter member of East Side Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Pauline Bradshaw, of the home; a sister, Mary Cole, Elizabethton; a brother, Willie Cole, Elizabethton; a stepdaughter, Ruth Davis, Crystal River, Fla.; and a grandson and his wife, Lee and Linda Bradshaw, Lenoir, N.C. Two great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwight Hobbs officiating. Music will be under the direction of John Brookshire. Interment will follow the service in the family cemetery. Active pallbearers will be the men of East Side Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Bowers, Gordan Brookshire and John Cornett. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, or at the residence at any time. To those who desire, memorials in memory of Mrs. Deloach may be made to East Side Baptist Church, 1509 Siam Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

David V. Melton
  
David Vance Melton, 76, 1002 DeJarnette St., Elizabethton, died Monday, April 19, 2004 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   A native of Asheville, N.C., he was a son of the late Lewis and Grace McKinney Melton.
   He had lived a number of years in Elizabethton.
   Mr. Melton owned and operated the Elizabethton Dental Laboratory since 1950.
   He was a member of the Roan Street Church of God.
   Mr. Melton served as a Carter County Commissioner for six years.
   In 1996, he served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
   He was a chief judge for the Upper East Tennessee Golden Glove Boxing Association.
   He was founder and president of the Elizabethton Optimist Club.
   He was a member of the Elizabethton Elk's Lodge and the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166.
   Mr. Melton was a Tennessee colonel.
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Melton.
   He served in the United States Army during World War II.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Stephen Keene, Elizabethton, and Lisa Kay and William E. Stanbery, Dandridge; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Steve Melton, Elizabethton, and Mike and Barbara Melton, Elizabethton; four sisters, Lucy Anders, of High Point, N.C.; Jurelle Smith, Elizabethton; Ella Mae Sluder, of Weaverville, N.C., and LaVerne Todd, of Claxton, Ga.; two brothers, Powell Melton, Elizabethton, and Rev. Carroll Melton, Black Mountain, N.C.; four grandsons, Marcus W. Keene, Christopher E. Stanbery, Vance Melton and Don Melton; one great-granddaughter, Haley Morgan Keene; several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Earl Golden and Rev. C. Lewis Melton officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Butch Edmondson and Jerry Barnett will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be all his many friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at his 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 Melton family at mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary H. Tittle
  
Mary Hughes Tittle, 68, 5148 Sink Valley Road, Butler, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Dallas R. Walker
   Dallas Ray Walker, 76, 1009 Winters Private Dr., Elizabethton, died Monday, April 19, 2004 at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

April 19, 2004

Bessie Deloach
   Mrs. Bessie J. Cole Deloach, 98, of 1020 Charity Hill Rd., Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 17, 2004 in the Lenoir Health Care Center, Lenoir, N.C. following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Cameron and Ada Markland Cole. 
   Mrs. Deloach was retired from the Tennessee Line and Twine Company. She was a charter member of East Side Baptist Church.
   Mrs. Deloach was preceded in death by her husband Egbert Deloach in 1960; four brothers, Hugh Cole, Frank Cole, Parrott Cole and Charlie Cole; two sisters, Lou Weaver and Elva Morrell; two step daughters, Nellie McConnell and Ethel Messerschmidt.
   Survivors include one daughter, Pauline Bradshaw, of the home; one sister, Mary Cole of Elizabethton; one brother, Willie Cole, of Elizabethton; one step daughter, Ruth Davis of Crystal River, Fla., and one grandson and his wife, Lee and Linda Bradshaw of Lenoir, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie J. Cole Deloach will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwight Hobbs officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. John Brookshire. The burial will follow the service in the family cemetery. Active pallbearers will be the men of East Side Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Bowers, Gordan Brookshire and John Cornett. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2004 or at the residence at any time. To those who desire, memorials in memory of Mrs. Deloach may be made to the East Side Baptist Church, 1509 Siam Rd., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hahtawaypercy.com.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

April 18, 2004

Jerry K. Herman
   Jerry K. Herman, age 69, of Watauga, died Friday, April 16, 2004, at Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he was the son of Alice Rasnick Largent of Elizabethton and the late Tracy Herman. He was of the Free Will Baptist faith. He was a retired employee of Mapes. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
   Survivors include his wife, Nancy Herman, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Lisa Herman, Watauga; one daughter and son-in-law, Lois Ann and Eddie Holly, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Brian Herman, Williamsburg, Va., Heath Herman, Elizabethton, Chad Herman, Watauga, and Hannah Simerly, Watauga; one sister, Louvey Sypes, Lenoir, N.C.; three brothers, Tracy Herman, Elizabethton, Thomas Herman, Staunton, Va., and Roy Herman, Valdese, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Mark Street officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, prior to the funeral service. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be staff of Adventa Hospice, employees of Mapes and Pine Ridge Nursing Center. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 2:25 p.m. on Monday. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Milligan Free Will Baptist Church Mission Fund, 1471 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Pauline H. Ramsey
   Pauline H. Ramsey, age 72, 267 Dogwood Acres Circle, Hampton, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, April 14, 2004, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Bart T. and Clarie Tolbert Smith, Sr. Mrs. Ramsey was a member of Union Baptist Church and a retired employee of Inland Container. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Ramsey in 1989. Survivors include three sons, Jerry Ramsey, Kannapolis, N.C., Richard H. Ramsey, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville, Fla. and Maj. Jeffrey D. Ramsey, U.S. Army, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mable Hitechew, Roan Mountain, and Sandra Range, Elizabethton; two brothers, Bart Smith, Jr., Butler, and Steve Smith, Hampton. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2004, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. James Strickland and the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating.
   The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to the service or at the residence, 267 Dogwood Acres Circle, Hampton, at any time. Interment will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Hampton.
   Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who prefer, in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Emergency and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. 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.

Fatha B. Sams
   HICKORY, N.C. -- Fatha Bobette Persinger Sams, 66, of Hickory, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at her residence.
   Mrs. Sams was born March 25, 1938 in Carter County, Tenn. She was the daughter of the late Ross and Pernecy Phipps Persinger of Watauga, Tenn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Edwin Sams, two sons, Paul Dean Sams and Jeffery Sams; four sisters, Helen Hinkle, Elizabeth Persinger, Laura Mary Watson and Bernice Stanley, and two brothers, James Persinger and Wallace Persinger.
   Mrs. Sams was a former employee of Kaysor-Roth in Hickory and had retired from Southern Hosiery in Hickory. She was a member of Freedom Assembly in Hickory.
   Survivors include a daughter, Betsy Ross Sams Miller, Hickory; a son, Bobby Sams, Hickory; a sister, Emmajean Noble, New Port Richey, Fla.; and two brothers, Lewis Persinger, Falmouth, Va., and Lyle Persinger, New Port Richey, Fla. Five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
   Private family services will be held. Condolences may be sent to the Sams family at www.drumfuneralhome.com.
   The Sams family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, N.C.

Rev. Elbert L. Scrantom
   KINGSPORT -- The Reverend Elbert L. Scrantom, better known as "Curley," 87, died at 2 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2004, at Netherland Health Care. Born in Rochester, N.Y., he attended Columbia, Kalbfus and Allendale Schools in Rochester and New York Military Academy. He received a degree in chemistry from the University of Rochester and later received a Law Degree from the American Extension School of Law. The Rev. Scrantom started work at a summer job at Eastman Kodak during his junior year. In 1941, he left Eastman Kodak for five years service with the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of captain and received the Bronze Star Medal and five battle stars on his European Theater Campaign Medal.
   He married Margaretta Steele in 1942 and returned to Eastman Kodak from the Army in 1946. In 1949, he transferred to Tennessee Eastman in Kingsport as a chemical engineer in the Cellulose Esters Division and retired as a senior chemical engineer in 1976 with 40 years of service.
   The Rev. Scrantom served as Chairman of the Sullivan County Republican Organization and two terms as a Justice of the Peace on the old Sullivan County Quarterly Court. He was active in the American Legion, serving as post chaplain and post commander, as district chaplain, and Department of Tennessee Chaplain and Vice Commander.
   He was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1973 and has served in most of the Episcopal churches in Northeast Tennessee. In 1993, he was professed in the Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis.
   During his years in Kingsport, he was active in many religious, civic, professional, military and social organizations. In his later years, he was active in the care and feeding of his wife, Margaretta "Peggy," who has had Alzheimer's disease for over 25 years. Preceding him in death were his parents, Isaac Elbert Scrantom and Mattie Mae Archer Scrantom; his brother, William G. Scrantom; his sister, Barbara Scrantom Lewis; brother-in-law, Robert D. Lewis; son-in-law, William Albert Resch III; and stepgrandson, Ernest Clenin. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Margaretta "Peggy" Scrantom; his daughters, Deborah S. Resch, Rochester, N.Y., and Julie S. (William) Kesterson, Fairfax, Va.; his son, Elbert Steele (Dorothy) Scrantom, Canutillo, Texas; grandchildren, Katherine E. Resch, New York, N.Y., and William A. Resch, IV, Rochester, N.Y.; step-grandchildren, Tera Lumley, Margaret Clenin and Susan Clenin, all of Canutillo, Texas; one step-great-grandson; brother, John G. (Lynn) Scrantom, Richardson, Texas; nephew, William G. (Polly) Scrantom, Jr., Columbus, Ga.; niece, Cynthia Lewis, Rochester, N.Y.; and many other nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with The Rt. Rev. Charles E. vonRosenberg celebrating and The Rev. Carleton S. Cunningham officiating. The family will receive friends in Berndt Hall at the church immediately following the memorial service. The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 161 Ravine Road, Kingsport, TN 37660. E-mail condolences may be sent to hamlettdobson@charter.net. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Scrantom family.

Mack Whitehead
   Mack Whitehead, 77, Hampton, died Friday, April 16, 2004, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late John H. and Bessie Townsend Whitehead. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. Mr. Whitehead served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a Free Will Baptist.
   Survivors include his wife, Wilma Woodby Whitehead; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Barbara and Sidney Smith, Elizabethton, Angela and Jeffery Hathaway, Milton, Fla., and Kathy and Jimmy Collins, Tolbert; and Donna Whitehead, Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Maxine Whitehead, Elizabethton; grandchildren, Nikki Larae Smith, James Matthew Collins, Michael Jonathan Whitehead, Michael Dale Whitehead, Jr., and David Daniel Hathaway; great-grandchildren, Carl Michael Stevens and Nina Whitehead; three brothers, Earnest, Bynum and Lee Whitehead, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Cordia Jones and Ellen Stout, both of Hampton; and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Graveside Service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. James Matthew Collins will provide the music. Pallbearers will be sons-in-law and grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at 189 Clay Little Road, Elizabethton. Military Honors by the Tennessee Army National Guard Burial Detail. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

April 16, 2004

Ford Baker
   Ford Baker, 82, 200 Crabtree Road, Roan Mountain, was called home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospital.
   Mr. Baker was the son of the late John and Eva Harris Baker. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Fred Baker; a sister, Daisy Townsend; several brothers and sisters at an early age; a granddaughter; and a daughter-in-law, Melissa Baker.
   Mr. Baker was of the Baptist faith and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II.
   Mr. Baker was a devoted husband to Louise Markland Baker, of the home; loving father of four sons, Michael C. Baker and wife Cassie, Elizabethton, Johnny R. Baker, Karmet Baker and Ford J. Baker and wife Sabrina, all of Roan Mountain; two daughters, Nancy Lowe and husband Rondall, Elizabethton, and Deborah Jones and husband Terry, Roan Mountain; and respected and cherished grandfather of Sharon Melton, Evie Baker, Richard Largent, Angelique Lowe, Scotty Baker, Kody Baker, Joshua Largent, Misty Baker, Katlin Baker; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Annie Leonard, Roan Mountain, and Lorene Wright, Hickory, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Juanita Baker, Roan Mountain; and a brother, Georg Baker, Roan Mountain.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Jerry Shelton and Kenneth Baker officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, prior to the funeral service. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Harrison Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Ikis Nave, Kermit Richard Largent, Larry Sisk, Joshua Largent, Scottie Baker, Kenneth Baker, Jason Birchfield and Rick Largent. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary L. Lewis
   Mary L. Lewis, 83, formerly of 140 Central Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at Life Care Center of Elizabethton, following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late, David and Minnie Hamby Jones.
   She was a homemaker and member of King Springs Church of Christ.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Lewis, in 1991; a daughter, Patsy Adams-Hollifield; four sisters and two brothers.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynda and Max Irick, Charleston, S.C.; Karen and Tim Robey, Johnson City; three sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence R. and Phyllis Lewis, Johnson City; John D. and Claudette Lewis, Millington, Tenn.; Eddie and Alethia Lewis, Hampton; one sister and brother-in-law, Ola and Carl Hicks, Elizabethton; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren, and two great- great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Mr. Tim Ross, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home chapel prior to the funeral service or friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Karen Robey, 130 Von Cannon Drive, Elizabethton, any time. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Genie Buck, Randy Maddox, Jim Little, Dr. Jerry Gastineau and the staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. on Saturday. 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.

Theodore R. Maples
   Theodore R. "Ted" Maples, 81, 580 Jobe Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Maples was a native of Knox County and the son of the late Frank H. Sr. and Grace Mayes Maples. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, George Maples, Paul Maples, Cecil Maples and an infant brother.
   Mr. Maples was a retired accountant with Eastman Kodak and a member of East Side Baptist Church, the Brownlow Scalf Sunday School Class and served as Chairman of the Deacons, Chairman of the Stewardship Committee and served on other committees of the church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served three and one-half years in the European Theater.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Rains Maples, of the home; a brother, Frank H. Maples Jr., Elizabethton; and two sisters, Geneva Wiberg, Roy, Utah, and Wanda Bristol, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   A private funeral service will be held in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family and two very special friends, John and Kathy Brookshire. In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Mr. Maples may be made to East Side Baptist Church, 1509 Siam Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Michael L. Shell
   Michael Lee Shell, 46, of Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he is the son of William Dempsey and Norma Shell, also of Cleveland.
   Survivors include his wife, Michelle V. Shell, of the home; six children, Sherri Shell, Cleveland, Ohio; Stacy Shell, Detroit, Mich.; Taylor Shell, Cleveland, Ohio; Aislinn Krause, Cleveland, Ohio; Michael Shell, Johnson City; Faith Shell, Johnson City; two brothers, William Dean Shell, Cleveland, Ohio; Troy Christopher Shell, Cleveland, Ohio, and grandparents, David and Bettie Yergin, of Lodi, Ohio. Several aunts and uncles also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, April 15, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Tull Oaks and Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Burial will follow the service at McClain Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Shell, Joe Shell, David Yergin, Richard Kimmell, Mike May and David May. Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Shell, Angalee Shell, Antoinet Shell, Richard Shell and Caleb Raliegh. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

April 15, 2004

John V. Beall
   John Vernon "Red" Beall, of Nashville, died Sunday, April 11, 2004, after a long illness.
   A memorial service is planned in Nashville on Saturday, April 17, at 3 p.m. at Belle Meade First United Methodist Church and in Elizabethton on Saturday, April 24, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. A private disposition will be conducted at a later date.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232.

Nellie G. Grant
   Nellie Grace Pierce Grant, 56, 127 Grace Street, Bristol, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
   Mrs. Grant was a native of Carter County and a daughter of Viola Sluder Pierce, Elizabethton, and the late Rev. John Pierce. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Grant, March 25, 2004.
   Mrs. Grant was a 1965 graduate of Unaka High School and received an Associate Degree from Draughns Business College. She was a former employee of Bristol Lingerie and was a beloved member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Wanda and Gus Johnson, Bristol, Naomi and Bill Jones, Elizabethton, Margie and Neil Burgner, Milligan College, and Johnnie Estep, Johnson City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, J.B. and Tracy Pierce, Orland, Calif., and Rev. Edgar and Joyce Pierce, Pine Bluff, Ark.; 12 nephews, Daniel Pierce, Madrid, Spain, Cody Pierce, Pine Bluff, Ark., Benjamin Jones, Elizabethton, Roger and Doug Estep, both of Johnson City, Larry Estep and Larry Buckles, both of Elizabethton, Hobert Estep, Easley, S.C., Gene, Harold and Paul O'Neal, all of Bristol, and Bud O'Neal of Pennsylvania; and four nieces, Sarah and Danielle Jones, both of Elizabethton, Joyce Markland, Johnson City, and Nina Jones, Blountville.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church, Bristol, with Rev. Joe Hudson and Rev. Corkey Bates officiating. Music will be provided by the Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, in the Bethel Cemetery, Abingdon, Va. Active pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Elizabethton and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the home of her mother, Viola Pierce, 112 Big Sandy Road, Elizabethton, or at the home of a sister, Wanda Johnson, 303 Old Thomas Bridge Road, Bristol. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline H. Ramsey
   Pauline Hazel Ramsey, age 72, 267 Dogwood Acres, Hampton, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. 423-542-2232.