June 30, 2004

Gilbert H. Stout
  Gilbert H. Stout, 82, 118 Ridgewood Lane, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his loving wife of 60 years, whom he missed so much, on the 29th day of June, 2004 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
  Now, they are together again forever, and they will never have to part again.
  Dad was a loving father and grandpa and great-grandpa. He loved his God, and his family so much.
  He was an active church member. He set a wonderful example for us to follow. We loved dad with all our heart, and we will miss him terribly, but he's with mom again, and happy now, for he missed her so much.
  A native of Butler, he was a son of the late Abraham and Linnie Pardue Stout.
  He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
  Mr. Stout was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in the Soloman Islands.
  He was a member of the Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church. He helped found the Valley Forge House of Prayer and served as a deacon there for many years.
  He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, and 15 half-brothers and sisters and his wife, Aness Imogene Stout, on April 2, 2004.
  Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Barbara Phyllis and Mac Grindstaff and Marion Jane Stout, all of Elizabethton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Gilbert and Pat Stout, Elizabethton; Gary Mason and Helen Stout, Watauga, and William Thomas and Vivian Stout, Kingsport; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Gary Perkins and Pastor Rick Price officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2004 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. The Montgomery family will provide the music. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. VFW Post #2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

June 29, 2004

Polly J. Grindstaff
 Mrs. Polly J. Grindstaff, 49, of 176 Rainbow Circle, Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 27, 2004 at her residence following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Grindstaff was a native of Washington County, TN and a daughter of the late Cloyd and Pauline Shelton Jenkins. She was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Jenkins.
  Mrs. Grindstaff was a past employee of Adventa Hospice as a CNA.
  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Shalena and Wendell Roper of Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael and Donna Bowers of Erwin and Anthony Grindstaff of Elizabethton; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Ray Clemons of Watauga; one brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Rhonda Jenkins of Johnson City; three grandchildren, Emily McCoury, Courtney McCoury and Brandon Roper all of Elizabethton; and a special friend, Billy Jack "Tob" Tolbert of Elizabethton. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
  Arrangements for the Grindstaff family are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

SSG Gregory V. Pennington
  KONNAROCK, Va. -- SSG Gregory V. Pennington, 36, of the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment of the 1st U.S. Cavalry Division, heroically entered into Heaven's Kingdom on Monday, June 21, 2004, after a mortar attack on his camp inside one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces in Baghdad, Iraq.
  Three additional soldiers in his unit also perished in the attack.
  Pennington was born in Smyth County, Virginia, and had lived in Konnarock, Va. most of his life.
  He is the son of Aulbin and Jewel Hall Pennington of Konnarock, Virginia.
  SSG Pennington was a 1986 graduate of Holston High School in Damascus, Va., and, upon graduation, enlisted into the United States Army. He was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was deployed to Iraq in March of this year. SSG Pennington was a highly decorated soldier, having received the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
  He was a member of the Azen Baptist Church in Konnarock, Virginia.
  In addition to his parents, he is also survived by his wife, Janet L. Pennington; two brothers, Hank Pennington, of Seven Mile Ford, Va. and Walter Pennington, of Marion, Va.; three sisters, Rotha Widener, of Chilhowie, Va.; Vicky Widener, of Marion, Va., and Teresa Parsons, of Grant, Va.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roy Thomas Jr., and Betty G. Thomas, of Chilhowie, Va. and several nieces and nephews.
  The funeral service for SSG Gregory V. Pennington will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Holston High School, 21308 Monroe Rd., Damascus, Va., with Bro. Tommy Tester, Rev. Greg Arnold, and Rev. Jim Lundy officiating. CPT Todd Cavalier will deliver a personal eulogy at the service. The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service until 9 p.m. Wednesday at Holston High School. The Highlands Fellowship Veterans Honor Guard from Abingdon, Va. will stand guard during the funeral and visitation. The committal service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Azen Cemetery in Konnarock, Virginia. The U.S. Army Honor Guard from Ft. Lee, Va. will present military rites and serve as pallbearers. The family, clergy, military honor guard, and friends will all meet at Holston High School at 10 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family through our Web page at www.garrettfuneralhome.com.
  Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus, Va. is serving the family of SSG Gregory V. Pennington.

Debbie A. Susong
  Debbie A. Susong was born May 12, 1955 in Johnson City, Tennessee to James and Virginia Susong. She departed this life Sunday, June 20, 2004.
  Debbie joined The Columbus Bible Way Church in December 1987 and was a current member and past co-chair of the Deacon Board. She was active in the Women's Fellowship and sang in the Gospel Choir. She taught Sunday School and Jets for Jesus. Deacon Susong had a zeal for life, and the Word of God. She loved children and enjoyed teaching and helping others. She was an employee of CIGNA HealthCare.
  Debbie was preceded in death by her father, James Susong, and granddaughter, Lunna Harrison.
  She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Virginia Jones; daughter, Tosha (Franklin) Susong-Harrison, Lawrenceville, Ga.; beloved grandchildren, Imani, Arianna and Aaron Harrison, Lawrenceville, Ga.; cousins, Helena (Sims) Gamble and Jackie Bridges; aunt, Anna-Ruth Taylor, Elizabethton, Tenn.; a host of other relatives, her church family and friends.
  The family received visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 25, at The Columbus Bible Way Church, 2660 Rhoads Avenue (off Watkins Road). Funeral services were held Saturday, June 26, at 10 a.m. at the church with Dr. William Talley III officiating. Interment was at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.
  Arrangements were entrusted to Cook & Son-Pallay Funeral Home, 1631 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207.

June 28, 2004

Polly J. Grindstaff
   Mrs. Polly J. Grindstaff, 49, 176 Rainbo Circle, Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 27, 2004 at her residence following a brief illness.
   She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Cloyd and Pauline Shelton Jenkins.
   She was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Jenkins.
   Mrs. Grindstaff was a past employee of Adventa Hospice as a CNA.
   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Shalena and Wayne Roper of Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael and Donna Bowers, of Erwin, and Anthony Grindstaff, of Elizabethton; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Ray Clemons, of Watauga; one brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Rhonda Jenkins of Johnson City; three grandchildren, Emily McCoury, Courtney McCoury and Brandon Roper, all of Elizabethton, and a special friend, Billy Jack (Tob) Tolbert, of Elizabethton. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services for Mrs. Polly J. Grindstaff will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2004 from the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel with the Rev. Douglas Randshaw officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Gail Campbell. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 2004 in the Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Butch Tolbert, Jimmy Stevens, Bud Ward, Dayton Buckles, Steve Slagle and Johnny Johnson. The family will receive friends in Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday or at the residence at any time. To those who desire, donations may be made to the Adventa Hospice at 106 Rogosin Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37644. Everyone will meet at the funeral home on Thursday at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the Grindstaff family through our Web site www.hathawaypercy.com.
   Arrangements for the Grindstaff family are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 101 East "F" St., Elizabethton, TN 37643.

Donnia R. Hicks
   Mrs. Donnia R. Hicks, 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 26, 2004, at her residence at Four Oaks Health Center in Jonesborough. 
   A native of Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Mary Tester Dunn.
   Living most of her life in Carter and Washington Counties, Mrs. Hicks was a Christian mother and a homemaker. 
   She was a former co-owner and operator of Hicks Texaco Station and Restaurant in the Pinecrest community. 
   Mrs. Hicks was a member of King Springs Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas R. and Dina K. Lyle of Jonesborough; two sisters, Addie Lee Bailey of Johnson City and Margaret Godsey of Elizabethton; four step-grandchildren, Kenneth, Eric, and Karen Thompson, and Kimberly Profitt; two step-great-grandchildren, Joshua Profitt and Jesse Thompson, and several nieces and nephews. 
   In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her husbands, Rev. L. W. "Red" Lyle and Landon T. Hicks; two sisters, Myrtle Bishop and Droma Davis; and a brother, Wiley Dunn.
   A Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Donnia R. Hicks will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 28, 2004, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services with Rev. Darrell Slagle, Jr., and Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Hicks' niece, Eula Mae Bailey. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Stephen Street, Ron Shelton, Jason Shelton, Kenneth Thompson, and Eric Thompson. The graveside and burial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2004, in Happy Valley Memorial Park.  Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 p.m. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family through our Web site, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to King Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 1708 Miami Dr., Johnson City, TN 37601.  Arrangements for the Hicks family are through Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, 610-7171.

Mary Lou Scott
   Mrs. Mary Lou Ritchie Scott, 75, 710 Scott Rd., Unicoi, died Saturday, June 26, 2004 at NHC Healthcare Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Scott was a native of Carter County and had lived in Unicoi County since 1948. She was a daughter of the late John K. and Hattie Love Ritchie.
   Mrs. Scott was a homemaker and a partner of establishing and operating Scott Farms, Unicoi.
   She was a member of the Unicoi United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.
   Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Littleton.
   Survivors include her husband, Wayne Scott; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Steve and Fran Scott, Unicoi; Micheal Scott, Erwin; David and Cindy Scott, Johnson City; two daughters and one son-in-law, Rebecca S. Cable, Erwin; Carole Scott and David Edwards, Unicoi; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, George and Nancy Ritchie, Unicoi; Billy L. Ritchie; Ernest "Gebe" and Lynice Ritchie, and Gene and Joann Ritchie, all of Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, Amy Jones, Alison Cable, Jon-David Scott, Cody Scott, Nathaniel Scott, Ryan Scott, Samuel Scott; several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services for Mrs. Scott will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, June 28, 2004 from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Steve Martin and Reverend Dennis Loy will officiate. Music will be provided by Teresa Parkey, Jimmie Street, Sam Leedy, Naomi McInturff and Inez Chandler. The burial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton. Grandsons, John Jones and Bart Ritchie will serve as pallbearers. Pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Monday. Family, ministers, pallbearers and friends may gather at the funeral home by 10 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 710 Scott Rd., Unicoi. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to Unicoi United Methodist Church, 702 Virginia St., Unicoi, TN 37692.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Dr., Unicoi, is in charge of the arrangements, 743-1381 or 928-4595.

June 25, 2004

Claude K. Goins
 Claude K. Goins, 89, 107 Sugar Hollow Rd., Roan Mtn., died Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at Brookhaven Manor after an extended illness.
  Born in Appalachia, Va., he resided in Kingsport most of his life and retired from Free Service Tire of Kingsport.
  Mr. Goins was a member of Roan Park Baptist Church in Roan Mountain.
  Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Myrtle Goins; a brother, R.C. Goins; his first wife, Lucille Goins, and his second wife, Evelyn C. Goins.
  Surviving are his wife, Frances Goins, Roan Mtn.; three sons, John Goins, of Clearwater, Fla.; Chris Goins and wife, Kristy, Kingsport; Tim Goins and wife, Kelley, Kingsport; grandchildren, Chad Goins, Anthony Goins, both of Florida; Jeremiah Goins and Kristin Goins, both of Kingsport, and Mason Goins, of North Carolina; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Hazel Farmer, of Tucson, Ariz.; Irene Kincaid and Erma Burton, both of Kingsport, and several nieces and nephews.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2004 at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be family members and friends. Memorials may be given to the Northeast Tennessee Alzheimer's Association, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604 or to the charity of one's choice.
  Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is serving the family of Claude Goins.

Biddie Johnson
  Biddie Johnson, 89, a resident of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 114 Carver Crabtree Rd., Hampton, went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 24, 2004 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late William and Jane Byrd Blevins.
  Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and attended Pearce's Chapel and Fork Mountain Freewill Baptist Churches.
  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Johnson, and three sons, Herman Johnson, Thurman Johnson and Nick Johnson.
  Survivors are a daughter, Callie Tolley, of Hampton; one daughter-in-law, Edna Johnson, of Hampton; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Several great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for Biddie Johnson will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2004 in the Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Clate Briggs and Rev. John Stevens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jennifer Crabtree and her granddaughter, April. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday prior to the service or at other times at the residence of her daughter-in-law, Edna Johnson 108 Carver Crabtree Rd., Hampton. Graveside service and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2004 at the Whitehead Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. for the service. Active pallbearers will be Terry Tolley, Josh Tolley, Jim Pitman, Joel Martin, Jack Smith and Gerald Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Life Care Center of Elizabethton and the doctors and staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements, 423-542-2232.

June 24, 2004

William D. Corley
   William D. "Billy C." Corley, 35, 102 Bowers Ave., Johnson City, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, in Gray, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
   Mr. Corley was born in Arlington, Va., and was a lifelong Carter County resident.
   He was a self-employed mechanic and also worked in construction.
   Mr. Corley attended Happy Valley High School.
  He was a former member of Johnson City Free Will Baptist Church.
   Mr. Corley was preceded in death by his father, Orlando William Campbell.
   Survivors include his mother, Helen Campbell, Johnson City; one son, Jack Corley, Johnson City; two sisters, Denise Lowe, of Jupiter, Fla., and Lori Lawson, Carter County; two nephews, William Lowe and Baby Jake Lones, both of Carter County; three nieces, Kamren Lawson, Talor Lowe and McKenzie Lowe, all of Carter County; maternal grandmother, Thelma Corley, of Valley Head, W. Va.; several aunts, uncles and cousins; two brothers, Mike Holtsclaw and William Killen.
  The funeral service for Billy Corley will be conducted Thursday, June 24, 2004, at 2 p.m. in the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the funeral home by 1:45 p.m. Thursday, will be William Lowe, Mike Holtsclaw, William Killen, Dave Ingram, John Lones and Jeff Anderson. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 23, 2004, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the East Parlor of the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be e-mailed to www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601, is serving the Corley family.

Claude J. Garland
  Claude James Garland, 76, 1253 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
  Mr. Garland was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Ira O. and Latha L. Grindstaff Garland. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Edward Garland, Willard Garland and Hershel Garland.
  Mr. Garland was a member of Charity Hill Free Will Baptist Church.
  Survivors include a daughter, Vearlean Lewis, Elizabethton; a son, Ronnie D. Garland, Elizabethton; a step-daughter, Juanita Turner, Elizabethton; a sister, Sylvia Turner, Ivey, Ga.; a brother Earl Garland, Johnson City; and a special person, Earlene Garland, Elizabethton.
  A special thanks to the doctors and nurses in the I.C.U. at Sycamore Shoals Hospital for their thoughtfulness and kindness to Mr. Garland and his family, and also to Pastor Jerry Emmert.
  It was Mr. Garland's wishes to donate his body to Science.
  Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171.

Claude K. Goins
  Claude K. Goins, 89, 107 Sugar Hollow Rd., Roan Mtn., died Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at Brookhaven Manor after an extended illness.
  Born in Appalachia, Va., he resided in Kingsport most of his life and retired from Free Service Tire of Kingsport.
  Mr. Goins was a member of Roan Park Baptist Church in Roan Mountain.
  Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Myrtle Goins; a brother, R.C. Goins; his first wife, Lucille Goins, and his second wife, Evelyn C. Goins.
  Surviving are his wife, Frances Goins, Roan Mtn.; three sons, John Goins, of Clearwater, Fla.; Chris Goins and wife, Kristy, Kingsport; Tim Goins and wife, Kelley, Kingsport; grandchildren, Chad Goins, Anthony Goins, both of Florida; Jeremiah Goins and Kristin Goins, both of Kingsport, and Mason Goins, of North Carolina; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Hazel Farmer, of Tucson, Ariz.; Irene Kincaid and Erma Burton, both of Kingsport, and several nieces and nephews.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2004 at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be family members and friends. Memorials may be given to the Northeast Tennessee Alzheimer's Association, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604 or to the charity of one's choice.
  Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is serving the family of Claude Goins.

Etta M. Ham
  Etta Moore Hamm, 88, formerly of 111 Allen Dr., Jonesborough, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday, June 22, 2004 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  She was born in Unicoi County and was a daughter of the late Jake and Mary Tolley Davis.
  She was a member of Westerly Heights Baptist Church in Johnson City.
  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter A. Moore, Sr.; a son, Walter A. Moore, Jr.; two brothers and one sister.
  Survivors include her husband, Fields H. Hamm, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clyde and Eva Moore, of Hampton; William and Edith Moore of Unicoi; two brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Helen Davis of Greeneville; Ray and Eva Davis, of Johnson City, and one sister, Rachel Jackson, of York, Penn.; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for Etta Moore Hamm will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2004 in the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Jerry Hall officiating. Music will be under the direction of Edna Waycaster. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of a son, Clyde Moore, 136 Morton Rd., Hampton. Graveside services and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2004 in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be John Henson, Hubert Coleman, Christopher Lovelace, Bobby Hash, Dana Brackins, Lowell Shell and Dwight Hartley. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Westerly Heights Baptist Church, the Carter County Sheriff's Department, and the City of Gold Drama Cast. Special thanks are extended to Margaret Bowers, Lou Campbell, and Tammy Hyder of Life Care Center of Elizabethton and to a very special nephew and niece, Dwight and Alene Hartley. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements, 423-542-2232.

Mable H. Parker
  Mable H. Parker, 89, 175 H. Heaton Rd., went to be with her Lord Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  A native of Avery County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Delbert and Sallie Furgeson Holtsclaw.
  Mrs. Parker was a member of Siam Baptist Church and had been an LPN at St. Elizabeth Hospital and retired from Carter County Memorial Hospital.
  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by one sister, Fannie Heaton; three brothers, Millard Holtsclaw, Rufus Holtsclaw and Dayton Holtsclaw.
  Survivors include three sisters, Lena J. Ward and Della Mae Maney, both of Elizabethton; Juanita Wortman of Boone, N.C.; 10 nieces and 8 nephews. Several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. The funeral service for Mable H. Parker will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2004 in the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Jack Roddy and Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday prior to the service and at other times at the home of a sister, Lena Ward, 302 H. Heaton Rd., Elizabethton. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2004 at the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. Active pallbearers will be Glen Maney, J. B. Hatley, Brandon McCloud, Alex Lewis, Terry Holtsclaw, Jerry Welch, Rusty Holtsclaw, Brandon Campbell, Robert Brettler, and Terry Lewis. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Arthritis Foundation, Tennessee Chapter, 1719 West End Ave #303, W. Nashville, TN 37228. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements, 423-542-2232.

Georgia F. Parlier
  Georgia Faye Parlier, 78, formerly of Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at her residence in Drexel, North Carolina.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Allen and Bernice Smith Bowers.
  She was a member of Elizabethton Bible Baptist Church and a homemaker.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Parlier; four sons, Randy, David, Arthur and Burl Parlier; three brothers, Elmer Bowers, Floyd Bowers, Ernest Bowers, and one sister, Dorothy Parlier.
  Survivors include eight sons, Roy Parlier, of New Market, Tenn.; Allen Parlier, Hampton; Steve Parlier, of Granite Falls, N.C.; Norman Parlier, Elizabethton; Timmy Parlier, Granite Falls, N.C.; Sonny Parlier, Elizabethton; Ricky Parlier, of Lenoir, N.C.; Bobby Parlier, Granite Falls, N.C.; two daughters, Vickie Harrell, of Drexel, N.C., and Tabatha Lackey Conley Springs, N.C.; 30 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert "Bob" Bowers and Clint Bowers, both of Elizabethton; one sister, Gay Pierce, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  A candle light funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Phillip Coffey and Rev. Larry Rowe officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the funeral service or friends may call at the residence of a son, 368 Rocky Branch Rd., Hampton, any time. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 2004 at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Friday 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.

Raymond E. Sutphin
  Raymond E. "Bluebird" Sutphin, 71, Johnson City, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Charles Raymond and Mamie Ellen Wilson Sutphin.
  He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the owner and operator of Sutphin's Auto Repair for over 20 years.
  Mr. Sutphin attended Keystone Free Will Baptist Church. He was a life member of the John Sevier VFW Post #2108, Johnson City.
  Survivors include his wife, Shirley C. Sutphin of Johnson City; a sister and her husband, Betty and Wayne Edwards of Johnson City; four brothers and their wives, Carl Bob and Joanne Sutphin of Johnson City; Jim Sutphin, of Gray; Richard and Brenda Sutphin, and Steve Sutphin, all of Johnson City; his mother and father-in-law, Edna and Roy Cooper, of Johnson City; a sister-in-law and her husband, Jane Ann and Terry Williams, and a brother-in-law and his wife, Jim and Donna Cooper, all of Johnson City; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Also, his special friends, Carolyn Bowman and Peggy Lowe and special pets, Sally and Blue also survive.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a special daughter, Robin; a sister, Helen Sutphin Guinn, and a brother, George "Bill" Sutphin.
  The funeral service for Raymond E. "Bluebird" Sutphin will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2004 in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, with Rev. Bill Greer and Rev. Mack Houston, and Rev. Roy Cooper officiating. Music will be provided by Brenda DeLoach and The Keystone Trio. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. prior tothe funeral service in the chapel. The committal service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2004 at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Ken Maxel, Randy Lyons, Herb Peterson, Dale Moore, Rocky Collins, Harold Edwards, Mark Smith, and Steve Fields. Honorary pallbearers will be Lloyd Wiseman, Doug White, Hugh Berry, Harold Merman, Jim Ward, Bud McKee, Harold Babb, Floyd Royston, Dana Reed, Jim Yelton, Jerry Toney, Ronnie Messimer, Rev. Kevin Laws, Dr. Frank Johnson, Dr. Randy Hoover, Dr. Ray Lamb, and the Nursing Staff of 5400, Johnson City Medical Center. Those who plan to attend the committal service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Arrangements for the Sutphin family are through Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, Tennessee, 423-610-7171.

June 23, 2004

Mack A. Bennett
   Mack A. Bennett, 60, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center with his wife by his side. 
   He fought a courageous three-year battle with cancer. 
   He had been a minister for 34 years, having served the Mt. View Church of Christ, Bluff City from September, 1993 to August, 2002.  He had touched many lives and was loved and admired by all who knew him. 
   He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam.  Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his parents, Arville and Lydia Bennett; three brothers and one sister. 
   Survivors are his wife of 40 years, Janice Bennett; two sisters, Grace Bennett and Carolyn Bennett, of Limestone; one sister and brother-in-law, Bessie and Terry Moffitt, of Bakersville, N.C.; one sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Mark Blevins, of Elizabethton; two brothers, Coy Bennett, of Limestone, and Russell Bennett, of Piney Flats; one uncle, Walter Wayne Bennett of Limestone; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hawk and Jean Thompson of Jonesborough; two nieces, Katie and Molly Blevins, and one nephew, Robbie Moffitt.
   The funeral service for Mack A. Bennett will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2004 in the Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Mr. Ed DeVault, Mr. Milton Mathers, and Mr. Eddy Craft, ministers, officiating. Congregational singing will be led by Chris Jordan. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service or at the residence, 425 Laurel Court, Piney Flats, at any time. The graveside service and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 2004 at the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Mr. Wesley Simons and Mr. Dan Bailey, ministers, officiating. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 9 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Dean Ray, Tim Bridges, Crawford Scott, Harold Manis, Golden Wise, Jim Wolfe, Kyle Webb, and Gene Oaks. Honorary pallbearers are all men and women of the Mountain View Church of Christ, all ministers, men and women of the Churches of Christ, Dr. Michael Kaplon, Dr. Anard Karnard and the Nursing Staff of the Oncology Department, all doctors and staff of CG Ward, Tim Bridges and Pharmacy staff, all of VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, and special friends Sam and Brenda Banner, Lester and Stephanie Lattany, Tim and Denise Bridges and Salena Cox. Thanks and appreciation is extended to all the wonderful nurses and caregivers at the VA Medical Center, CG floor. They are very special people whom Mack loved. They gave Mack excellent care and for this he was very grateful. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to one of the following: James H Quillen Medical Center, Voluntary Services (marked for family support and/or patient care), P. O. Box 4000, Mountain Home, TN  37684-4000; St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital (in honor of Zeth Norman), 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905; American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643; Mt. View Church of Christ, 584 Mountain View Rd., Bluff City, TN 37618, or the Elizabethton Church of Christ, 137 East C Street, Elizabethton, TN  37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. 
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements, 423-542-2232.

 Virginia Brown
   Virginia Dare Bowman Brown, 73, formerly of 701 Holston Ave., Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 20, 2004 at Memorial Hospital, Marysville, Ohio. 
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace with Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 7 to 8 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Huskins
  
Phyllis Carol Ledford Huskins, 64, 112 Rex Harrell Rd., Elizabethton, went to be with her Lord on June 21, 2004 at St. Mary's Residential Hospice, Knoxville.
   She was a native of Carter County and a member of the Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.
   Carol had a passion for music, serving as church pianist for 32 years and teaching piano as well as accordion for 34 years.
   She was a co-owner of City Floral Shop for approximately 20 years along with the late Kate Williams.
   She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Weaver, and her former husband, J.D. Ledford.
   Survivors include her husband, Willard Huskins; a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Lewis Frazer, Knoxville; her mother, Pereda Weaver, Elizabethton; a brother, Dean Weaver, of Pascagoula, Miss.; two grandchildren, Andrew and Aaron Frzer, both of Knoxville; two step-sons, David Ledford and Curtis Huskins, both of Elizabethton; two step-daughters, Kathy Carver and Dana Dykes, both of Elizabethton.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. William L. Duncan officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Michael Williams, soloist, and Robert Jeter, pianist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday will be Curtis Huskins, Terry Oliver, Jerry Weaver, Lynn England, Nathan Rector and John Weaver. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Sutphin
   Raymond Sutphin, 71, 2401 E. Lakeview Dr., Johnson City, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   He was the owner and operator of Sutphin's Auto Repair.
   Words of sympathy may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, 423-610-7171.

June 22, 2004

Phyllis Huskins
  
Phyllis Carol Ledford Huskins, 64, of Rex Harrell Rd., Elizabethton, died Monday morning, June 21, 2004 at St. Mary's Residential Hospice in Knoxville.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Anna H. Kinch
   Anna Hopson Kinch, 1666 Hillview Dr., Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at her residence, following a lengthy illness.
    Ms. Kinch was a Roan Mountain native and had been a resident of Johnson City for most of her life.
   She was a daughter of the late Caney and Lealia Scoggins Hopson.
    Ms. Kinch was retired from Elizabethton High School where she was an English teacher for 31 years.
    She was a graduate of East Tennessee State Teachers College.
    Ms. Kinch was a Baptist.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, William Louie Kinch, in 1975; one infant daughter; five brothers, Ed, Avery, Frank, Clyde and Henry Hopson.
    Ms. Kinch is survived by a sister-in-law, two nephews, two nieces and a very special friend, Melba Poteat.
     The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Carol Hutchins and the staff at Hillview Health Center.
    The graveside funeral service for Ms. Kinch will be held Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. The Rev. George P. Higgins and the Rev. James Linsay, will officiate. Pallbearers will be C.B. Kinch, Louie Ray Kinch, Brantley Kinch, Justin Kinch, David Whetzel, Andy Whetzel and Jerry Baker. Those planning to attend the service are to meet at the cemetery by 10:20 a.m. Wednesday. There will be no formal visitation; however, friends may register their presence Tuesday, June 22, 2004, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences for the family may be e-mailed to www.appalachianfuneralhome.com.
   Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601, is serving the Kinch family.

Bertha S. Lewis
   Bertha S. Lewis, 90, of Johnson City, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Lewis was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late John N. and Susan Elliott Osborne. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Johnny Stout, and her second husband, Edward Lewis, after 11 years of marriage, and by two brothers and three sisters.
   Mrs. Lewis was a member of Little Doe Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Harold McNabb and Rev. Douglas Ranshaw officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Harold McNabb. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Everette A. McCollum
  
Everette A. McCollum, 86, of Lenoir City, passed away Monday, June 21, 2004.
   He was a member of Kingston Pike Baptist Church.
   Everette was retired from Martin Marietta, K-25 Plant.
   He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
   He is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Alva McCollum; an infant son, Andy McCollum, and a sister, Cletus Bryant.
   He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Janie Crane McCollum; children, Jo Nell Young and husband, Dana, of Roan Mountain; Larry McCollum and wife, Lorraine, of Lenoir City; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers, J.D. McCollum and wife, Gladys, of Memphis; Eugene McCollum and wife, Jamie, of Jackson, Miss.; several nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at Click-Hawkins Chapel, 102 B St., Lenoir City, with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. Rev. Ronny Jones and Rev. Charles Earl will officiate. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2004 in the Loudon County Memorial Gardens for graveside services with military honors conferred by VFW Post #5150 and American Legion Post #120, #70 and #256.
   Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, is serving the family of Everette McCollum. www.clickfuneralhome.com.

David L. Reed
   David Lyn Reed, 48, 3037 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Reed was a native of Carter County and the son of Jerry Reed, Elizabethton, and Irene Parlier Reed, of the home.
   Mr. Reed was of the Baptist faith and was a retired construction worker. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Clinton Reed.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one daughter, Cody Reed, Hampton; three sons, Casey Reed, Hampton, Rob Murphy, Kingsport, and Dustin Ford, Johnson City; his paternal grandmother, Eva Lee Reed, Jonesborough; two brothers, Michael Reed and Eddie Reed, both of Elizabethton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Vickie and Larry Irick, Elizabethton, and Penny and Don Livingston, Jonesborough; three nieces, three nephews and one great-nephew; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a very special friend, Valerie Vines, Elizabethton.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Irene Reed. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Marvin Parlier, Kevin Templeton, Tommy Sherrill, Jeff Sherrill, Joe Deal, Fred Deal, Adam Pierson and Clinton Reed. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family wishes to send a special thank you to Dr. Sheryl Pack and Lois Goodine and Adventa Hospice Nurses for all the care and support shown to the Reed family. 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.

June 21, 2004

Anna H. Kinch
  Anna Hopson Kinch, 1666 Hillview Dr., Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at her residence, following a lengthy illness.
   Ms. Kinch was a Roan Mountain native and had been a resident of Johnson City for most of her life.
   She was a daughter of the late Caney and Lealia Scoggins Hopson.
   Ms. Kinch was retired from Elizabethton High School where she was an English teacher for 31 years.
   She was a graduate of East Tennessee State Teachers College.
   Ms. Kinch was a Baptist.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, William Louie Kinch, in 1975.
   Ms. Kinch is survived by a sister-in-law, two nephews, two nieces and a very special friend, Melba Poteat.
   The graveside funeral service for Ms. Kinch will be held Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. The Rev. George P. Higgins and the Rev. James Linsay will officiate. Those planning to attend the service are to meet at the cemetery by 10:20 a.m. Wednesday. There will be no formal visitation; however, friends may register their presence Tuesday, June 22, 2004, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences for the family may be e-mailed to www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601, is serving the Kinch family.

Bertha S. Lewis
  Mrs. Bertha S. Lewis, 90, formerly of 212 Hamilton St., Johnson City, died Sunday, June 20, 2004 in the Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements, 423-542-2232.

David L. Reed
  David Lyn Reed, 48, 3037 Siam Rd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 20, 2004 at his residence.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

June 20, 2004

David Cook
  David Cook, 80, 140 Parsonage Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at his residence.
  Mr. Cook was a native of Knott County, Ky., and a son of the late Dewey and Martha Fouts Cook. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Mae Castle Cook, September 1, 1993, three brothers, Daniel, Jerry and James Cook, and a step-granddaughter, Angela Stueve.
  Mr. Cook had lived in Elizabethton for the past five years. He was a 1947 graduate of the Kentucky School of Embalming, Louisville, Ky., and had worked in the funeral business for several years. He was retired as a steel worker from Ohio Seamless, Shelby, Ohio.
  Mr. Cook was a member of the Little Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church, Elkhorn City, Ky. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
  Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Phillip and Patty Jean Cook, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., David Douglas and Constance Jewell Cook, Shelby, Ohio, Carl Edward and Sherrian Cook, Amarillo, Texas, and Bobby Dean and Veda Kay Cook, Johnson City; five sisters, Edith Breeding, Topmost, Ky., Mary Little, Ivel, Ky., Leslie Cook and Lula Birchfield, both of Elizabethton, and Loretta Blanton, Galoplise, Ohio; and one brother, Henry Phillip Cook, Galoplise, Ohio. Eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bobby Stout officiating. The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The body will be taken to the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, Ky., where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 21, with interment to follow in the Martin Cemetery, Wayland, Ky. The family will receive friends there from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 20. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Alma T. Fields
  Mrs. Alma Taylor Fields, 94, 150 Skeans Drive, Hampton, formerly of 278 Rock House Road, Johnson City, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, following a lengthy illness.
  Mrs. Fields was a native of Carter County, where she had resided most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Winnie Taylor and Etta Arwood Taylor Harrell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, E.C. "Buck" Fields, in 1993; two sons, William Fields and Marvin Eddie Fields; two daughters, Gladys Eaton and Susie Laughren; a brother, Joe Taylor; and four sisters, Sudie Humphreys, Artie Hill, Hazel Jones and Ruth Garland.
  Mrs. Fields was a homemaker. She was a member of Apostolic Christian Church.
  Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ted and Shelby Fields, Johnson City, Kenneth Fields, Johnson City, and Ernest and Margaret Fields, Hampton; and three daughters and a son-in-law, Charlotte Taylor, Charlotte, N.C., Patsy and George Horton, Johnson City, and Linda Jenkins, Atlanta, Ga. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
  Private funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 21, from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Todd Fields and the Rev. Edward Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be selected from grandsons and grandsons-in-law. The family will have a private visitation from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel, however friends that would like to register their presence may do so from 1 until 5 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday. Condolences for the family may be e-mailed to www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Fields family.

Ilet Thompson
  Ilet Thompson, 81, formerly of 740 Georgia Street, Johnson City, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at Lakebridge Healthcare Center.
  Mrs. Thompson was a native of Buchanan County, Va., and had lived in Johnson City since 1969. She was a daughter of the late William Kiser and Bertha McGlothlin Kiser. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Milton Thompson, her second husband, Robert Curtis, two infant daughters, Sandra Kay Thompson and Betty Joe Thompson, and by six sisters and two brothers.
  Mrs. Thompson was a retired waitress and a former employee of UETHDA. She was a member of Walnut Christian Church and Airport Christian Church.
  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Betty Thompson, Johnson City, and Don and Nancy Thompson, Stoney Creek; and a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Richard Bier, Jonesborough. Four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, 12 step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 21, at Washington County Memory Gardens in the Mausoleum Chapel with Pastor David Ensminger officiating. Family and friends are asked to assemble at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home and travel in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is serving the family.

Dale G. Smith
  Dale G. Smith, 79, 412 Ferguson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
  Mr. Smith was a native of Blue Mountain, Miss., and the son of the late Jim and Carrie Belle Collins Smith.
  Mr. Smith was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and attended West Side Christian Church. He was a retired employee of Tri-State/Inland Container, with 32 years of service.
  Survivors include his wife, Joan Honeycutt Smith, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Danny and Kathy Smith and David and Joanie Smith, all of Elizabethton; one brother, Charles Smith, Blue Mountain, Ga.; two sisters, Becky Wilkenson and Pearlene Cobb, both of Southhaven, Miss.; and three grandchildren, Mrs. Lee (Jennifer) Owens, Piney Flats, Justin Smith, Nashville, and Tracey Smith, Elizabethton.
  Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Greg Key, minister, and the Rev. Don Honeycutt officiating. Music was under the direction of Elmer Sams Jr. Interment followed at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family received friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence, 412 Ferguson Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Active pallbearers were Justin Smith, Lee Owens, Richard Barker, Terry Chambers, Brian Taylor and Steve Dunlap. Those who prefer memorials may make donations in memory of Mr. Smith to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, or to West Side Christian Church, 1307 West G Street, 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.

Mary E. Stout
  Mary Emma Chappell Stout, 76, 548 Jobe Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at her residence after a brief illness.
  Mrs. Stout was a native of Franklin, Va., and a daughter of the late Tom and Delia Willis Chappell. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Albert Chappell.
  Mrs. Stout had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years. She was a self-employed seamstress and was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include her husband, Ossie L. Stout; a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Ron Whitehead, Johnson City; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Jill Stout, Elizabethton; a brother, Lloyd Chappell, Elizabethton; and a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Melanie Montgomery Fritts and Kevin Fritts, Elizabethton.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Cornett officiating. Music will be provided by Kristin Smith, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 21, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Loretta Bowers Newton will provide music at the graveside. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday, will be Ron Whitehead, Dale Ward, Kevin Fritts, Luther McKeehan, Ricky Chappell and Lynn Simerly. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Tester, Greg Tester, Tommy Chappell, Jeff Stout, Dale Stout, Kimmy Stout, Kevin Stout, Gregory Tester II, Ray Livingston, Larry Proffitt and her loving friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the 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.

Nora C. Wright
  Nora Christine Wright, 60, 409 East L Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Wright was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John B. and Winnie Cress Ornduff. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Parks, Elizabeth Coffee and Anna Jane Ornduff, and a brother, Johnny Ornduff.
  Mrs. Wright was employed as a sales person with R & M Radio for several years. She was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church and was a volunteer at East Tennessee Christian Home.
  Survivors include a daughter, Tina Renee Wright Ward, Marco Island, Fla.; a son, Carl Lewis Wright; six sisters, Reba Ross, Olga Rice, Cleta Younce and Erma Nidiffer, all of Elizabethton, Mariea Ward, Johnson City, and Sharon Holmes, Bowling Green, Ky.; three brothers, Elmer Ornduff, Bristol, Va., Rufus Delmore Ornduff, Columbia, S.C., and Gilbert Ornduff, Elizabethton; and a grandson, David Carl Ward. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Marvin Slagle and Pastor Jerry Honeycutt officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 3 p.m. Sunday, will be David Ward, Conley Fender, Craig Kimbrell, Larry Hughes, Charlie Bowers, Jack Ward, Harley Hill, Paul Zimmerman and Gene Younce. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Wright to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

June 18, 2004

Dale G. Smith
   Dale G. Smith, 79, 412 Ferguson Ave., Elizabethton, died Thursday evening, June 17, 2004, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. 
   He was a native of Blue Mountain, Ms. and was the son of the late Jim and Carrie Belle Collins Smith. 
   Mr. Smith was a retired employee of Tri-State/Inland Container with 32 years of service. 
   He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and attended the West Side Christian Church. 
   Mr. Smith is survived by his wife Joan Honeycutt Smith of the home, two sons, Dr. Danny Smith and David Smith both of Elizabethton; one brother, Charles Smith of Blue Mountain, Ms.; two sisters, Becky Wilkenson and Pearlene Cobb of Southhaven, Ms.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Lee (Jennifer) Owens of Piney Flats; Justin Smith of Nashville, and Tracey Smith of Elizabethton. 
   The visiting hours, funeral service and burial for Mr. Smith is tentatively scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Coy H. Williams
  
Coy H. Williams, 86, of Kingsport, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2004 at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center's Wilcox Hall following an extended illness.
   Mr. Williams was employed for 40 years as an estimator for J.E. Meyers Construction Company, then worked for Bradley Brothers Construction until retirement.
   He was a member of the Kingsport Moose Lodge.
   He was of the Baptist faith.
   Preceding Mr. Williams in death were his parents, C.B. and Lillie G. Williams, and two brothers, Glen Williams and Maynard Williams.
   He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Leota "Lea" Taylor Williams; two sons, Marvin Lee Williams and wife, Donna, and Craig Austin Williams and wife Jeanetta; six grandchildren, Tammy Bennett and husband, Rick; David Williams, Seth Bentley, Bryan Williams ans wife, Karen; Janet Rackley and husband, Gene, and Weston Williams and wife, Leanne, and 11 grandchildren, Kayla Bennett, Haley Bennett, Brett Williams, Seth Williams, Chelsea Williams, Brennan Williams, Kyndal Williams, Daniel Wilder, Matthew Dorsey, Joshua Dorsey, and Alexis Williams.
   The family will receive friends at the Oak Hill Funeral Home on Saturday, June 18, 2004 from 2 to 3 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor J.W. Depew officiating. Grandchildren will be honorary pallbearers. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Rd., Bristol, TN 37620.
   The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Williams family.

June 17, 2004

James K. Buck
  James Kyle Buck, 64, 122 Whitehead St., Johnson City, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Luther Kyle and Beulah Feathers Buck.
  Mr. Buck was a retired Postmaster. He began his career as a postal clerk at the Johnson City Post Office. He was later appointed as Interim Postmaster at the Johnson City and also at the Kingsport Post Office. He was appointed Postmaster of the Elizabethton Post Office and served there until his retirement.
  He served as president of the Elizabethton Band Boosters for several years, and was past president of the PTA.
  He was a life member of the Carter County Rescue Squad.
  He had served as a coach for several of the youth sports programs.
  Mr. Buck was a member of the Central Church of Christ.
  He was also a former member of the Elizabethton Choral Club.
  He was preceded in death by a son, Dr. James Kyle Buck.
  Survivors include his wife, Marie Webb Buck; two daughters and one son-in-law, Amy and James Motte, Jonesborough, and Misty Buck, Johnson City; one son, Devon Buck, Elizabethton; two daughters-in-law, Marsha Buck, Kingsport, and Jennifer Buck, Johnson City; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Dolores Hart, Elizabethton; Janet and Joe Maroney, of Loganville, Ga., and Becky and Sam Daniels, Johnson City; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gail and Marvin Watson, Johnson City, and Lola and Richard Church, Elizabethton; ten grandchildren, Kyle Buck, Cameron Buck, Sarah Arnett, Miranda Buck, Lexie Buck, Brianna Buck, Gage Buck, Haiden Motte, Ashton Motte and Olivia Vaughn. A special "daughter", Mary Beth Cates, and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2004 in the Central Church of Christ (Smalling Road) with Mr. Todd Wolfe and Mr. Jeff McNabb, ministers, officiating. Burial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2004 in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Mr. Wilton Hart McNeely, soloist, and Scott Reynolds, organist. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Thursday and also at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Friday, will be Sam Daniels, Mike McNeese, Bob Hendrix, Richard Hendrix, Bill Hughes, Bill Turbyfield, Bob Clark and Bill Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the church, and Dr. Donna Bashor, Fred Fritz, Jeff Thompson, David Purner and Z.P. Gamble. The family would like to express a special "thank you" to Homer Nave and Jerry Holt for all their love and devotion to Jim. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Central Church of Christ. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Buck family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel T. Edmison
   Daniel Tyler Edmison, 2-month-old son of James and Mary Strickland Edmison, 816 Mulberry St., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Larry Strickland; his paternal grandfather, Ralph Edmison; his paternal great-grandparents, Jim and Pearl Strickland and maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Ketchem.
  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Austin Edmison, of the home; maternal grandmother, Linda Strickland, of the home; paternal grandmother, Loretta Edmison, Johnson City; maternal great-grandfather and maternal step-great-grandmother, Ervin and Bea Ketchem, Watauga. Three uncles also survive.
  The funeral service for Daniel Tyler Edmison will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Rocky Maines, minister, officiating. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday or at the residence at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. on Friday. 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.

Frankie Sue Harvey
  Frankie Sue Harvey, 72, 2501 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, died Tuesday, June 16, 2004 at her residence following an illness. A native of Bristol, Va., daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Gertrude Booth Harper, who, having moved to Georgia for several years returned to Bristol and later moved to Johnson City in 1950.
  She was a retired medical technician from the Bristol Memorial Hospital for 35 years.
  A member of the Watagua Christian Church, she had attended Grace Fellowship for the last two years.
  Mrs. Harvey was the widow of Dexter King Harvey since 1984. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters.
  Survivors include a son and daughter in law, Jon and Karen Harvey and a daughter and son in law, Dawn and Clarence Parker all of Johnson City; three sisters, Mildred Dowell, Roanoke, Va.; Peggy Jo (& Billy) Denton, Bristol, Va. and Nema (& Richard) Schaffer of Blountville. There are six grandchildren, Amy (& Brian) Zaborny, Grant Parker, Emily Harvey, Allie Harvey, Kelly Harvey and Tatum Harvey. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, June 18, 2004 in the South Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home, under the direction of Mr. Tom Oyler and Mr. Tommy Joe Harvey. Singing will be provided by the Harvey Family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2004 at the funeral home. A committal service will follow the funeral in the Scott Cemetery, Watauga. Pallbearers will be: Grant Parker, Brian Zaborny, Mark Luchini, Aaron Luchini, Joe Street, Burton Harvey, Stephen Harvey and Joe Andrews. Online condolences are available at www.morrisbaker.com.
  Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 or (423) 282-1521 is in charge of arrangements.

Mary M. Henegar
 Mary M. Henegar, 75, 523 Dru Lane, Johnson City, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at her home following an illness of one month.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late George and Josie Braswell Henegar.
  Mrs. Henegar was of the Freewill Baptist faith and was a homemaker.
  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Henegar was preceded in death by her son, Roger Henegar; three brothers, Lee Henegar, George Henegar and Clarence Chambers and eight sisters, Dorothy Andes, Lois Austin, Pearl Babb, Gail Baroni, Ruth Roberts, Verge Henegar, Sally Austin, and Grace Vines.
  Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Sue and Chris Arnett of Elizabethton, and Kathy Muratore of Johnson City; one son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Vickie Henegar of Fall Branch; six grandchildren, James Arnett and Tracey Fox, both of Bluff City; Neil Arnett, Vickie Hilton and Wayne Berry, all of Elizabethton, and Jessica Henegar of Marion, North Carolina. Three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for Mary M. Henegar will be conducted at 8 p.m., Thursday, June 17, 2004 in the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Charlie Bennett officiating. Music will be under the direction of Vickie Henegar, vocalist. The graveside services and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2004 in the Centerview Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace or at other times at 1580 South Side Rd., Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Neil Arnett, James Arnett, Steve Townsend, Ronnie Harrell, Eddie Miller, Jr., and Chris Arnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Austin, Gary Tucker, Ron Babb, Don Babb and Wayne Berry. Online condolences may by sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements, 423-542-3326.

John Peoples
 John Robert "Bob" Peoples, 86, of the Okolona Community, Johnson City, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
  A native of the Okolona Community of Western Carter County, he was the oldest son of the late Mack H. and Ossie Young Peoples.
  Mr. Peoples was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence, Jack and Don Peoples and also a son-in-law, James Douglas Brown.
  He was a member of the Buffalo Valley Christian Church, a church established by a land and materials grant by his grandfather years ago.
  Mr. Peoples served his Lord for many years as an Elder and Deacon. He was very instrumental in many building and expansion projects while serving as a board member throughout the years.
  Mr. Peoples was a 1936 graduate of Happy Valley High School. He attended Milligan College, where he played football for the late Coach Steve Lacey on one of the last teams fielded by the college. His love for football continued throughout his life as he and his wife traveled the country following the University of Tennessee Volunteers.
  He had formerly served on the Board of Directors at Citizens Bank.
  Mr. Peoples was a retired locomotive engineer with the Clinchfield Railroad, now CSX, after 39 years of service.
  He was also a cattle farmer, having spent countless hours farming and caring for his family farm in the Okolona Community which had been in his family dating back prior to the Revolutionary War. The Peoples family is one of the oldest in Tennessee and has been recognized as such. He love and care for his homeplace will live on through his descendants that reside on the property today.
  Survivors include his beloved wife of 63 years, Laura Lois Humphrey Peoples; two daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia Jane Crowe and Darrell Crowe, Johnson City, and Joanna Lea Brown, Johnson City; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert Eugene and Mickey Peoples, of Durham, North Carolina; six grandchildren, Darlene Coleman, Jim Bob Brown, Todd Brown, Tammy Depriest, Jake Peoples and Katie Peoples; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many cousins.
  Bob Peoples was a good, generous, Christian man who loved life and everything about it. He can never be replaced and will be missed by all who knew him.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. David Slayton, minister, officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2004 in Roselawn Memory Gardens. Music will be by Elmer Sams, Jr., Diana Laws and David Arney, organist. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday, will be Jim Bob Brown, Todd Brown, Phillip Coleman, Jeff Depriest, Mathew Miller, Jake Peoples and Darrell Crowe. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family and Dr. Clarence Spannuth. The family would like to express a special "thank you" to the staff of East Tennessee Medical Associates and especially Dr. Clarence Spannuth. 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 graveside at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

June 16, 2004

Jessie P. Bare
  Jessie Paul Bare 76, 269 Lakeview Dr., Bluff City, went to be with the Lord, Monday, June 14, 2004 at his residence.
  A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Roby and Blanche VanDeventer Bare.
  Mr. Bare was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church and a World War II Navy veteran.
  He retired from Raytheon after 26 years of service and was also the owner of Pardner's Bar-B-Que for 21 years.
  He was preceded in death by four brothers, George D. Bare, Burl D. Bare, Jack Bare and William Bare; one sister, Virginia McCloud.
  Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Pansy Smith Bare of the home; one daughter, Tina Bare Gentry and her husband J.C, Bluff City; one grandson, Kevin S. Bare and his wife, Jamie, Piney Flats; two granddaughters, Carrie E. Bare, Bluff City, and Keyla M. Bare, both of Piney Flats; two great-grandsons, Kaleb S. Bare and Kaden S. Bare, both of Piney Flats; three step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson, all of Rutledge, Tenn.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Larnce and Reva Bare, Bluff City; Buster and Phyllis Bare, Johnson City; Bobby and Cathy Bare, Bluff City; five sisters and two brothers -in-law, Betty Thomas, Bluff City, Ruth and Gordon Humphrey, Bluff City, Lois Dishner, Bluff City, Sue Harkleroad, Elizabethton and Roxie and Johnny Williams, Blountville; three sisters-in-law, Wanda Bare, Ann Bare and Joyce Bare. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Special thanks to doctors of Johnson City Internal Medicine, Hospice and Home Health Care.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home- Bluff City Chapel with Mr.. Ernie DePew and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dean Palmer. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2004 at Sunrise Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews, a grandson and friends. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Bunker Hill Christian Church Building Fund, 490 Bunker Hill Rd., Bluff City, TN 37618, or the charity of their choice. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home - Bluff City Chapel prior to the service and at the residence any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel (423) 538-7131, is in charge of arrangements.

James K. Buck
  James Kyle Buck, 64, 122 Whitehead St., Johnson City, died Tuesday afternoon, June 15, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Patocka III
  Frank Patocka, III born in Russleville, Arkansas on February 9, 1917, passed away June 14, 2004 in Elizabethton.
  He is survived by his wife Emila Patocka; two sons, Vincent and James; one daughter, Jeanette; two step-sons, Jerry and Jack Costello; three granddaughters; four grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
  He was a Jehovah Witness for over 50 years and a member of Kingdom Hall in Elizabethton.
  He also served in the South Pacific as a navy enlisted man.
  Serving the family of Frank Patocka, III is Snyder's Funeral Home, Gray, 477-7911.

John R. Peoples
  John R. "Bob" Peoples, 86, 3165 S. Roan Street, Johnson City, died Tuesday morning, June 15, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lisa Ann Stanton
  Mrs. Lisa Ann Stanton, 34, 369 Dye Leaf Road, Butler, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
  Mrs. Stanton was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Celia Clawson.
  Mrs. Stanton was a Licensed Practical Nurse and a former employee of Mountain City Care Center. She attended Elk Mills Christian Church.
  Survivors include her husband, William "Darrell" Stanton, of the home; one brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Joyce Gentry, of the home; one special niece, Sarah Gentry, of the home; and her grandmother, Maude Clawson, Butler.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at Elk Mills Christian Church with Mr. Terry Dugger and Mr. Andy Lunceford, ministers, officiating. Music will be by Catrina and Steve Poole and Joe Clawson. Interment will follow in the Clawson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Johnny Clawson, Jerry Clawson, Paul Clawson, Homer Clawson, Deb Clawson, Kenny Clawson and Roscoe Clawson. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Hutchins, Richard Clawson, Michael Dellinger, Beryl Clawson, Bill Clawson and Luther Whaley. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence at any time, or at the residence of her grandmother, Maude Clawson, 140 McKinley Clawson Lane, Butler. Online condolences may be sent to the Stanton family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 101 East "F" Street, Elizabethton.

June 15, 2004

Joseph L. Sexton, Sr.
   Joseph Lewis Sexton, Sr., 71, 320 Eastridge Lane, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2004 at the Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport.
   A native of Bluefield, West Virginia, he was born August 24, 1932 to the late Famos Jack and Bessie Hendrix Sexton.
   Joseph was a truck driver and mechanic.
   He was a member of the First District Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.
   He was a big fan of Atlanta Braves Baseball and enjoyed taking nature walks.
   Joseph is survived by one daughter, Barbara Lynn Dunn and husband, Paul, of Mountain City; four sons, Joseph L. Sexton Jr. of Elizabethton; Jerry Dean Sexton of Mountain City; Michael Paul Sexton of Peachbottom, Penn., and Bobby Joe Winters of Mountain City; one sister, Betty Hawks of Shady Valley; one grandson, Joseph Paul "Joey" Sexton; four granddaughters, Alisha Sexton, Beth Pennington, Brittany Townsend and Bessie Dugger and husband, Tim; four great-grandchildren, Timothy, Jason and Kelly Dugger and Jason Teague and special nieces and nephew, Sharron Henry and James Hawks.
   Funeral Services for Joseph will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2004 from the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Graveside Services and burial will follow from the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Ralph Eastridge, Terry Reid, Dennis Rudy, Wayne Taylor, Glen Davis, Tommy Owens and Dale Owens. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the First District Volunteer Fire Department. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2004 from the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel. At other times, friends may call at the residence, 320 Eastridge Lane, Mountain City, Tennessee and/or at the residence of the sons', 1459 Bristol Hwy, Elizabethton, Tennessee. Condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hux-lipford.com.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is serving the Sexton Family.

Mary E. Smith
  
Mary E. Smith, 94, formerly of Cloudland Drive, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, June 13, 2004 at Roan Highland Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mattie Morgan Shell.
   She was of the Baptist faith and a retired employee of Cannon Memorial Hospital as a dietician.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Smith, in 1957.
   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Leon Odom, Roan Mountain; two sons, Billy Frank Smith, Roan Mountain; John K. Smith, Roan Mountain; two sisters, Edith Campbell, Elizabethton; Georgia Christoph, Johnson City; two God-grandchildren, Brittany Turbyfill, Roan Mountain; Crystal Dugger, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Dale Hunter and Rev. Richard Thompson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the funeral service, or friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Jo Ann Odom, 152 Smith Rd., Roan Mountain, any time. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at Johnson-Roanview Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Jackie Dugger, Jack Barnett, William McKinney, R.L. Miller, Henry Potter, Eddie Odom, Danny Odom, Eddie P. Odom, Henry Jones, Jr., Tommy Jones and David Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors, doctors and nursing staff of Roan Highland Nursing Center. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie M. Nave
   COCOA, Fla. -- Nellie Mae Greer Bowers Nave of Ocala passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the home of her nephew, Jerry Holly, in Micanopy.
   Nellie Mae was born July 9, 1911 in Laurel Bloomery, Tenn., located in Johnson County, to Muncie C. and Lula Ray Greer.
   Nellie Mae was a resident of Elizabethton, Tenn., for 76 years and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church on Holly Lane, Elizabethton.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, LaVern Greer, Claude Greer and Lawrence Greer, and two husbands, Bruce Bowers and Elonzo Nave.
   Survivors include two sisters, Ellen Holly, Alexandria, Va., and Grace Williams, Ocala; a sister-in-law, Ola Greer; nieces and nephews.
   Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Brevard Memorial Park. Brevard Memorial Funeral Home, Cocoa, Fla., (321) 636-3720, is in charge of arrangements.

 Dr. Tony J. Oliver
  
Dr. Tony J. Oliver, 62, 360 Wilbur Dam Road, Elizabethton, died at his residence Sunday, June 13, 2004 after a lengthy illness.
   Dr. Oliver was a native of Carter County and the son of Hazel Whitehead Oliver, Elizabethton, and the late Harley Oliver. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Dianne Malone Oliver, in 1993, and one sister, Charlotte Sue Oliver.
   Dr. Oliver was a member of the Open Door Baptist Church. He graduated from Unaka High School in 1959 and from ETSU in 1973 where he received a BS degree in Business Management. He was also a graduate of Faith Baptist Seminary where he received his Master's and PHD degrees in Theology.
   He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from Tennessee Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport. During his ministry, Dr. Oliver served several churches in the area including Faith Baptist Church of Blountville, Unaka Baptist Church of Elizabethton, Mt. Holston Baptist Church in Bluff City and most recently at Open Door Baptist Church in Jonesborough.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Janet Grindstaff Oliver, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Kelly and Betsy Oliver, Elizabethton; one daughter, Tara Young, Gray; one sister, Judy Smith, Jonesborough; three grandchildren Lacy Oliver, Morgan Oliver and Joe Wesley Oliver, all of Elizabethton; and one nephew, Adam Smith, Jonesborough.
   A Celebration of Life for Dr. Tony J. Oliver was conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, June 14, from the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music was under the direction of Mr. Steve Ferguson and Mr. Tom Howard. A private graveside service and interment will be Tuesday, June 15, at the Grindstaff Cemetery in the Siam Community with the Rev E.L. Lawson officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Troy Smith, Doyce Sheffield, Clay Hooks, Lawrence Hodge, Roger Lewis and Rodney Metcalf. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Bowers, Larry Grindstaff, Phillip Grindstaff, J.D. Grindstaff, Steve Grindstaff, Carl Smith, Rodney Smith, Wesley White, Dana Malone Sr. and the men of Open Door Baptist Church. The family received friends in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. To those who desire, donations may be made to the Child Evangelistic Fellowship, 4251 CRS, Johnson City, TN 37602 or to the Open Door Baptist Church Building Fund, 600 Boones Creek Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Online condolences may be sent to the Oliver family through our Web site www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 101 East "F" Street, Elizabethton.

Samuel A. Pierce
   Samuel Aiken Pierce, two month old son of Jamey Andrew and Anna Marie Jarrett Pierce, 200 Coal Chute Rd., Elizabethton, died Friday, June 11, 2004 at his residence. 
   He was a native of Carter County. 
   In addition to his parents he is survived by one sister and one brother, grandparents and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
   The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at Centerview Church of Christ Cemetery with Mr. Eddy Craft, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends at Tetrick Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or friends may call at the residence, 200 Coal Chute Rd., any time. Active pallbearers will be Jamey Pierce and Burt Jarrett.  Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Pierce and Tommy Tolley.   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.