July 14, 2004

Joe Hagie
   Joe Hagie, 64, 181 Claude Isaac Road, Elk Park, N.C., died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at his residence. A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Herman and Catherine Bare Hagie. Mr. Hagie was a sheet rock hanger and finisher. He served in the United States Army. Mr. Hagie was preceded in death by his step-father, Stewart Hicks, and a brother, Leslie Hagie.
   Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Greene Hagie; a son, James Hagie, Fort Myers, Fla.; a daughter, Pamela Hagie, Greeneville, Tenn.; three brothers, Howell and H.L. Hagie and Larry Dale Hicks, all of Elk Park, N.C.; three sisters, Louise Sams, Elk Park, N.C., JoAnn Vance, Altamonte, N.C., and Yvonne Hicks, Charlotte, N.C.; a granddaughter, Allison Hagie, Fort Myers, Fla.; four step-sons, Todd Whitehead, Mark Arnett, B.J. Arnett and Brandon Arnett, all of Roan Mountain; three step-granddaughters and three step-grandsons.
   No services are planned. It was his wish to be cremated. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Avery County, P.O. Box 1357, Newland, N.C. 28657. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

July 13, 2004

Jean M. Ellis
   Jean Miller Ellis, 75, 1385 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Ellis was a native of North Carolina and had resided in Elizabethton most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Earl Lane and Lillie Holden Miller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam O. Ellis Sr., January 15, 1996.
   Mrs. Ellis was a member of First Christian Church and a member of the Ladies Winsome Sunday School Class there. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Lisha and Tim Vines, Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Sam Ellis Jr. and Donna Ellis, Elizabethton; her step-mother, Lovie Miller, Elizabethton; three grandsons, Evan Ellis, Holden Vines and Joseph Vines, all of Elizabethton; one granddaughter, Laura Ellis, Elizabethton; and special friends, Ida Edwards and Myra Henson, Elizabethton.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Dr. Don Marshall, Mr. Brent Nidiffer and Mr. Richard Thomason officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene Estep. The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1385 Broad Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Treadway, Jarvis Moody, Barry Pritchard, Gayle Oliver, William "Ernie" Potter, Richard Hardin and Terry Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of First Christian Church, Bill Potter, Dean Vines, Dr. Chris Sholes, Dr. Steven Kimbrough, Dr. Steve Hamel and Mr. Frank Hardy. Special thanks from the family are extended to Lois Hardin, her caregiver, for the loving care given to our Mom, to Mary and Frank Shepard for all the many delicious meals provided to the family, and to her many telephone buddies who kept her company. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Parkinson's Disease Center, 600 Henley Street, Suite 60, Knoxville, TN 37902 or to First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Nora I. Malone
   Nora I. Malone, 93, 3443 Hickerson Drive, San Jose, Calif., died Friday, July 2, 2004, at Mt. Pleasant Convalescent Hospital, San Jose, Calif., following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Malone was a native of North Carolina and had been a former resident of Elizabethton. She was the daughter of the late J.W. and Elminer Morrow Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Webb H. Malone, and a daughter, Clara Elizabeth Batten, in 1992. 
   Mrs. Malone was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Elizabethton. She was a retired employee of San Jose Hospital, San Jose, Calif., from the Housekeeping Department and was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation. She loved gardening, reading, sewing and watching soap operas.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Paul Reed, San Jose, Calif.; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Elizabeth and Thomas Reynolds, Elizabethton; and two great-grandsons, Wyatt Penrod and Logan Reynolds, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Dr. Joe Sorah officiating. Music will be under the direction of Elmer Sams Jr. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the funeral service. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Reed, Bob Hughes, Thomas Reynolds, Wyatt Penrod, Logan Reynolds and Julius Taylor. In lieu of flowers those who prefer may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program - F, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Daisy M. McDowell
   Mrs. Daisy Marie McDowell, 91, 301 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.
   Mrs. McDowell was a native of Kenmore, N.Y., and the daughter of the late Albert and Bessie Curry Martin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles McDowell, a brother, Ira Martin, and a sister, Dot Drysdale. 
   Mrs. McDowell was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church and served as a volunteer for the Elizabethton/Carter County Tourism Council and the Pink Ladies Auxiliary at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Survivors include two sons, Alan M. McDowell, Johnson City, and Donald H. McDowell, Pawleys Island, S.C.; a brother, Ray Allen Martin, Rochester, N.Y.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two special sisters-in-law, Margie Brough and Dorothy Herrington; and a very special friend, Ruth Connant.
   Interment and family services will be conducted in Pavillion, N.Y. The family will receive friends at the home of a son, Alan McDowell, 171 Heather Lane, Johnson City, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 14. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to the Nursing Home Ministries of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church, 108 Pleasant Beach Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 East F Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family would like to express their appreciation to Judy Deloach and the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home for their care of our mother, Daisy McDowell, and their dedicated efforts to serve the elderly. 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.

Donald W. Rosenbalm
   Donald Wayne Rosenbalm, 60, 210 Tallman Pvt. Drive, Bristol, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord Sunday, July 11, 2004, at the Holston Valley Medical Center after a short illness.
   Don was born in Sullivan County, July 22, 1943 to the late Earl and Cora Dell (Harr) Rosenbalm. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his sister, June Hosey, and brother, Raymond Rosenbalm.
   Don was a member of Roc Hill Baptist Church and was a self-employed businessman.
   Don is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Linda (Wheeler) Rosenbalm, of the home; two sons, Wayne Rosenbalm, Bristol, and Chris Rosenbalm, Elizabethton; three daughters, Donna Gail Rouse and Angel Leshinsky, both of Bristol, and Sherry Osborne, Blountville; seven grandchildren, Brittaney Rouse, Courtney Rouse, Susan Rush, C.J. Rosenbalm, Michael Rosenbalm, Danielle Osborne and Justin Osborne; three brothers, Dallas Rosenbalm and Stanley Rosenbalm, both of Bristol, and Doug Rosenbalm, Bluff City; five sisters, Mary Martin and Betty Philhower, both of Maryland, Leolia Hensley of North Carolina, Naomi Rush and Frances McClain, both of Bluff City; special nieces, Angela Barton, Pam Williams and boys, and Barbara Shaffer and kids; and two special friends, Billy Waddell and Caleb Hernandez.
   Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, at the East Lawn Funeral Home and any time at his residence. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the East Lawn Memorial Park with Preacher Eddie Crussenberry officiating. Pallbearers will be Chris Connally, Jimmy Miller, Dan Rush, Jim Rush, Donny Hatcher, Jamie Rosenbalm, Frank Leonard and Randy Wheeler. Please visit us online at www.mem.com to place a tribute to the family. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Rosenbalm family.

July 12, 2004

Nola B. Bowman
   Nola B. Brown Bowman, 74, 710 Second Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Life Care Center of Greeneville.
   Mrs. Bowman was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late James H. and Martha Roberts Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, William H. Brown, Jessee Brown and infant Robert Brown, and three sisters, Pauline Tolley, Christine Vance and Mae Vance.
   Mrs. Bowman was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Elmer Bowman, of Georgia, and three sisters and a brother-in-law, Geneva Vance, Chuckey, Judy Faye and Calvin Ward, Chuckey, and Lorane Janice Hurst, Sevierville.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, at Monte Vista Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Artie Erwin, Timmy Tolley, Steven Tolley, Adam Ward, Jeff Vanhoy and Joe Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Kent Ward, Chris Ward, Randy Tolley, Patrick Hurst, Ricky Hurst, Clifford Barnes, Bobby Vance, Danny Vance and Cecil Vance. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 12, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the Bowman family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

Jean M. Ellis
   Mrs. Jean Miller Ellis, 75, 1385 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Beverly J. Johnson
   WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Mrs. Beverly Jean Moore Johnson, of Winston-Salem, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital.
   Mrs. Johnson was born July 8, 1928 to David Walter and Mabel Galloway Moore of Elizabethton, Tenn. She attended Friedland Moravian Church. She graduated from Elizabethton High School, Elizabethton, Tenn., and received a B.A. from Milligan College, Tenn., as well as a M.A. and Ed.S. in counseling from UNC-G.
   Mrs. Johnson was employed at the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C., and retired from W-S Forsyth County School where she was a homebound teacher, a counselor at Northwest Elementary, East Forsyth High School and Director of Guidance at Carver High School.
   Survivors include her husband, Charles Eugene "John" Johnson, of the home; her children, Kim Johnson Reed, Jeanna Johnson Smith, John David Johnson, Pensacola, Fla., and Lisa Johnson Mason, Stoneville, N.C.; two sons-in-law, Phillip Reed and Ralph Mason, as well as grandchildren, Nicole Smith, Casey Reed, Chip Reed, Matthew Whitley, Ashley Whitley, Tucker Johnson, Kimberly Reed, Tina Reed Newsom and Ashton Gilmore. Special love goes to Kimberly Finney.
   A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, at Friedland Moravian Church with the Rev. Wally Yarbrough and the Rev. Carol Foltz presiding. The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 12, at Vogler's Main Street Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Friedland Moravian Church, Friedland Church Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27107 or to Hospice Carecenter, 100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. Vogler & Sons Funeral Home, 2951 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Janice M. Robbins
   Janice Marie Robbins, 64, 110 Stonebrook Loop, Elizabethton, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2004, at her residence surrounded by her family.
   A native of Johnson County, she was born on October 28, 1939 to the late John M. and Leah Crowder Moretz.
   Mrs. Robbins was a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church located in Orange Park, Fla., where she had served as Sunday school teacher.
   Janice is survived by her husband of 44 years, Bobby J. Robbins, of the home; her two daughters and a son-in-law, Robin and Robert Malinky, Middlesburg, Fla., and Renee Massey, Orange Park, Fla.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert and Pamela Robbins, Elizabethton, and Richard Robbins, Orange Park, Fla.; three sisters, Mary Miller and Lorraine McCloud, both of Mountain City, and Helen Arnold, Butler; and five grandchildren, Wyatt Eddy, Tyler and Matthew Robbins, Chase Massey and Jacob Robbins.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 12, from the chapel of Henson Funeral Home with Mr. Ernie Depew officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the services. Graveside services will follow funeral services at the Moretz Cemetery in Rainbow. Active pallbearers will be Greg Miller, Jeff Miller, Mike Miller, Larry McCloud, Gary McCloud, Larry Gardner and Chris Wilber. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Robbins, Richard Robbins, Wyatt Eddy, Robert Malinky, Chase Massey, Tyler Robb, Matthew Robbins, Jacob Robbins and the Staff of Elizabethton Hospice. For those who wish to send memorial contributions in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elizabethton Hospice at 684 Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through our Web site at www.hensonfuneralhome.com. Henson Funeral Home, 1141 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City (423) 727-7111, is serving the Robbins family.

Tommy R. Sluder
   Tommy Ray Sluder, 36, 2059 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 10, 2004, at the Johnson County Health Center.
   A native of Johnson County, he was born on August 16, 1967 to Kenneth and Barbara Stanton Sluder.
   Mr. Sluder was a graduate of Johnson County High School. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and attended Dyson Grove Baptist Church.
   Tommy is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Barbara Sluder, of the home; his grandmother, Nell Snyder, Mountain City, and five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Ivan and Lisa Sluder, Dale and Regina Sluder, Kenneth and Melissa Sluder, Lee and Angie Sluder, and Donald Jay Sluder, all of Mountain City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, July 12, from the chapel of Henson Funeral Home with the Rev. Leonard Fletcher and the Rev. Doug Stidham officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Laurel Creek Boys. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the services. At other times, friends may call at the home at 2059 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, in the Phillippi Cemetery in Mountain City. Active pallbearers will be friends. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Johnson County Rescue Squad. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through our Web site at www.hensonfuneralhome.com. Henson Funeral Home, 1141 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City (423) 727-7111, is serving the Sluder family.

Elaine C. VanHuss
   Elaine Carrier VanHuss, 69, of Pioneer Subdivision, Bluff City, went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 10, 2004, from her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
   Mrs. VanHuss was a daughter of the late William Cecil and Emma Dyche Carrier and was the widow of Haskiel "Hack" VanHuss.
   Mrs. VanHuss was a retired accountant with Unisys and a member of Bluff City Baptist Church.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Anna Carrier, and her brother, Cecil Carrier.
   Survivors include a niece, Cindi McBroom; three nephews, Mike Carrier and his wife Sue, David Carrier, and Mark Carrier and his wife Sherry; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Carrier; grand-nieces Angie Chase and her husband Justin, Leah Carrier, Marsha Carrier and Anna-Marie Carrier; and grand-nephews, Chase Carrier, Chad Carrier and Andrew Carrier.
   The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Joe Blankenship officiating. The committal service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, in the Morning View Cemetery. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to Bluff City Baptist Church Youth Group, 244 Main Street, Bluff City, TN 37618. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family by visiting www.oakley-cook.com. Mrs. VanHuss and her family are in the care of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, 2223 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, (423) 764-7123.

July 11, 2004

Rassie E. Fagan
   Mrs. Rassie E. Fagan, 87, 1753 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Fagan was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Butler and Bessie Carr Perry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Fagan, January 19, 2003, and three sisters, Irene Corvin, Imogene Winters and Revalee Henson.
   Mrs. Fagan was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Fagan and Barbara Carr, both of Bluff City; three grandchildren, Brian Grindstaff and Tracie Waters, both of Elizabethton, and Eric Fagan, Bluff City; a special nephew, Mike Winters, Elizabethton; and two brothers, Orville Harvey, Elizabethton, and Frank Perry, Bluff City. Several other nephews and nieces also survive.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 11, in the New Bethel Cemetery, Piney Flats, with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Friends may call at the residence of her daughters, Brenda Fagan and Barbara Carr, 910 Old Elizabethton Highway, Bluff City, at any time. Everyone will meet at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Roxie N. Forbes
   Roxie Nave Forbes, 80, 2588 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at NHC Health Care, Johnson City, following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Forbes was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Elijah and Arra Shell McKinney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Norman Stanley Nave Sr., her second husband, John Forbes, one son, Norman Stanley Nave Jr., her step-father, Wilson McKinney, and one step-brother, Jack McKinney.
   Mrs. Forbes was of the Presbyterian faith and retired from North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include two sisters, Lena Simerly and June McKinney, both of Hampton; one step-brother, Bruce McKinney of Ohio; and one step-sister, Luster Stevens, Hampton. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   The funeral service was conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Frederick Meredith officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Gospel Trio. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 11, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence, 2588 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Active pallbearers will be Rex Simerly, Max Simerly, Steve Simerly, Leslie McKinney, Bobby McKinney, J.L. McKinney, Kenny McKinney and Tennie Nidiffer. Honorary pallbearers are the Staff and Management of NHC Health Care of Johnson City, Dr. Burgin Dossett and Dr. Charley Ward. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site: www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby B. Williams
   ASHEBORO, N.C. -- Mrs. Ruby Elizabeth Burrow Williams, 50, 2935 Staley Farm Road, Asheboro, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
   Mrs. Williams was a native of Asheboro and had worked at Blue Bell and Asheboro Sock Manufacturing. She was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Billy Williams, of the home; a daughter, Tina Seal, Asheboro; a son, John Williams, Asheboro; three sisters, Bonnie Coltrane and Billie Coltrane, both of Asheboro, and Sherry Frye, Carolina Beach; four brothers, Charlie Burrow, Carolina Beach, Tommy Burrow, Randy Burrow and Paul Burrow, all of Elizabethton, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Scotty Seal and Kirsten Seal.
   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Asheboro, with the Rev. Joe Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro. The family received friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorials may be made to Hilltop Baptist Church, c/o Rev. Joseph Brown, 426 Ridge Street, Asheboro, N.C. 27205. Ridge Funeral Home, Asheboro, N.C., (336) 626-2115, is in charge of arrangements.

July 9, 2004

Roxie N. Forbes
   Roxie Nave Forbes, 80, 2588 Bob Little Rd., Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 8, 2004 in the NHC Healthcare Center in Johnson City following an extended illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Lowell E. Stalcup
  
Lowell Edwin Stalcup, 67, 203 Lowell Stalcup Rd., Butler, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at his residence.
   A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late James Ray and Ova Pleasant Stalcup.
   He was a graduate of Johnson County High School. He received a B.S. Degree in secondary education from Milligan College and a Master's Degree from Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.
   Mr. Stalcup spent most of his life as an educator in Johnson County.
   Beginning in 1968 as a teacher at Johnson County High School, he served as Superintendent of Johnson County Schools, as Principal of Doe Elementary School and returned to Johnson County High School where he taught American History and other social studies subjects. He served for 31 years in the school system.
   During his career, he belonged to several educational organizations, including the NEA and TEA and the Johnson County Teacher's Association.
   He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the VFW and the Elizabethton Elk Lodge.
   Mr. Stalcup was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church but had attended Butler Baptist Church with his wife.
   Survivors include his wife, Edna Honeycutt Stalcup; one brother, Jack Stalcup, Butler; one aunt, Ona Gentry Long, Butler; one uncle, Klan Pleasant, Butler.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, with the Rev. David Cunningham and Rev. Kreg Smith officiating. The eulogists will be Minnie Miller and Evelyn Cook. Burial will follow in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Saturday will be Wallace Stout, David Pleasant, Truett Pleasant, Dick Pleasant, Bob Miller, Ed Stalcup, Paul Jones and Gregory Slemp. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Johnson County School System, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Stalcup family at mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ed Whitehead
  
Ed Whitehead, 82, 122 Suncrest Dr., Roan Mtn., died Thursday, July 8, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Larkin and Nannie Largent Whitehead.
   Mr. Whitehead was a retired merchant having operated Ed Whitehead's Store on Whitehead Hill for several years.
   He was an active member of Little Mountain Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon, Treasurer for 58 years, and a former Sunday School teacher.
   He was a member and Past Master of Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge #566.
   He served in the United States Army during World War II.
   Mr. Whitehead was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucy Johnson Whitehead; three brothers, Joe, Robert and Grant Whitehead; one sister, Emma Whitehead, and several half brothers and sisters.
   Survivors include his wife, Sarah Hopson Whitehead; a step-son, Johnny McClain, of Claremont, N.C.; two brothers, Lawrence Whitehead, Hampton, and Charlie Whitehead, Roan Mountain; two step-grandchildren, Carrie Lynn McClain and Shaun McClain; several nieces and nephews and two special friends, CClarence Garland and Raymond Hill.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chris Hughes and Rev. Burl Sluder officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews and great nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Clarence Garland, Raymond Hill, Bill Sellers, David Costner, Ernie Stanley, Dale Blevins, Mike Blevins, Dewart Johnson, Jim McKinney, Jerry Cole and Richard Tester. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge #566 will conduct a memorial service following the funeral service. 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.

July 8, 2004

Charles Robinson
   Charles Robinson, 48, 2315 Eagle Dr., Elizabethton, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center. 
   He died as a result of an apparent heart attack while jogging with his co-workers shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2004.  Charles was born in Bristol, Tenn. and had lived most of his life in Elizabethton. 
   He was the publisher of the Elizabethton Star. 
   He was a 1973 graduate of Elizabethton High School and had attended East Tennessee State University. 
   Charles was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City. 
   Charles was a very active member of the Elizabethton community. He was a member of the Carter County Chamber of Commerce; the Executive Board of the United Way; the Elizabethton Rotary Club; had coached numerous T-ball, soccer, baseball, and basketball teams in the community, and was a former member of the Carter County Rescue Squad. 
   He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and uncle to his family. 
   He is survived by his wife, Angie Odom Robinson, of the home; a daughter, Jessica Robinson, of the home; two sons, Josh and Jeremy Robinson, both of the home; his parents, Frank and Ann Childress Robinson of 700 Fairway Dr., Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Fred Goodwin of 654 Woodland Dr., Elizabethton; two nieces, Angela Willocks of Quail Ridge Rd., Johnson City, and Amy Laney of 422 Bonnie Kate Dr., Elizabethton; one nephew, Nathan Goodwin of 654 Woodland Dr., Elizabethton; one great niece, Savannah Laney of Elizabethton; two great nephews, Christian Laney, of Elizabethton; William Willocks of Johnson City, and a very special family member, Harvey Pritchard.
   The funeral service for Charles Robinson will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2004 in the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton with Pastor David McAuley and the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charles and Fred Goodwin. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park.  Active pallbearers will be Tom Whitehead, Sid Davidson, Dan Cogan, Mike Hubbard, Robbie Edgar, Allen Frost and Don Treadway. Honorary pallbearers will be past and present employees of the Elizabethton Star and Coleman's Studio; the members of the Elizabethton Rotary Club; the members of the 1973 class of Elizabethton High School; Wesley Holly, Sr., Wesley Holly, Jr., Lynn Lewis, Jack Reynolds and Ralph Davis.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2004. The family will be at the residence of Frank and Ann Robinson, 700 Fairway Dr., Elizabethton, where friends may also call. Charles will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Friday to lie in state until the service hour. The family requests that those who wish to contribute memorials in memory of Mr. Robinson donate to the Doe River Gorge Christian Camp, 220 Doe River Gorge Rd., Hampton, TN 37658. Words of sympathy may be e-mailed to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, 211 North Riverside Dr. is in charge of the arrangements, (423 542 2232).

Richard J. Shanahan
   Richard James Shanahan, 69, Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, died Monday, July 5, 2004 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. 
   He was a native of East Syracuse, N.Y. and was the son of the late Maurice and Alice Fitzgerald Shanahan. 
   Mr. Shanahan was a graduate of Marshall High School in Rochester, New York. 
   He was of the Catholic faith and a retired machinist and retired bartender and a cook. 
   He was a member of the American Legion and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. 
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Shanahan.
   Survivors include five sons and four daughters-in-law, Mike and Mary Shanahan, Watertown, N.Y.; John and Melody Shanahan, Sackets Harbor, N.Y.; Danny and Roxanne Shanahan, Rolesville, N.C.; Timothy and Michelle Shanahan, Syracuse, N.Y.; Ricky Shanahan, Hickory, N.C.; three daughters and one son-in-law, Karen Bartholomew and finance', John Bowman, both of Elizabethton; Suzanne Hammond, Mexico, N.Y.; Mary Shanahan and Troy, Syracuse, N.Y.; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Eileen Casey, Rochester, N.Y.; Maureen and Ronald Schoeneberger, Rochester, N.Y.; Patricia and Harold Leader, Niverville, New York.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday prior to the funeral service. A private disposition will be held at a later date. Words of sympathy may be e-mailed to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com 
   Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, 211 North Riverside Drive, is in charge of the arrangements (423 542 2232).

Lowell E. Stalcup
  
Lowell E. Stalcup, 203 Lowell Stalcup Rd., Butler, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

July 7, 2004

Harry R. Hilton
   GRAY -- Harry Robert Hilton, 74, 801 Comfort Court, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital, at Mountain Home, following a lengthy illness. 
   Mr. Hilton was a native and former resident of Elizabethton and had lived in Gray for the past two years. 
   Mr. Hilton was a retired minister and was a member of Calvary Church in the Boones Creek Community. 
   He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Elizabethton VFW. 
   He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Nellie and William Byrd; his father, Joseph Robert Hilton; one brother, Joseph Hilton, II, and one sister Revonda McCoury.
   Survivors include his beloved wife of 50 years, Anna Lee Babb Hilton of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bishop Dr. Richard Lee Hilton and wife, Theresa; Dr. H. David Hilton and wife, Denise, all of Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patti Hilton Dugger and husband, Denver, Johnson City; Carol Hilton Adams and husband, Mike, Church Hill; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wayne Hilton, Elizabethton; and Claude Hilton, Canton, Ohio; one sister, RomaJean Campbell, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews.  Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2004 at Calvary Church (Boones Creek Community) and any time at the residence of his son, Dr. Richard Lee Hilton, 108 Wedgewood Circle, Elizabethton. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. at Calvary Church with the Rev. David Dugger, Bishop Dr. B. Courtney McBath and Dr. B. J. Pruitt officiating. Graveside services with military honors conducted by the Tennessee Military Department will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Monte-Vista Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Robbie Hilton, Jeremy Dugger, Ricky Hilton, Brandon Buchanan, Dustin Dugger, Justin Adams and Cory Hilton. The family requests those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Calvary Church Outreach Fund, c/o Calvary Church, 178 Pickens Bridge Rd., Johnson City, TN 37615. To leave an online message or sign the guest registry for the Hilton family, please visit us at www.johnsonfuneralhome.org. 
   Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Hilton family.

Utah O. Hyder
  
Utah Oliver Hyder, 71, 1121 Blue Springs Rd., went to be with her Lord Monday, July 5, 2004 at Select Specialty Hospital Tri-Cities in Bristol, Tenn. following an extended illness. 
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Dana and Anna Nidiffer Oliver. 
   She was a member of the Willow Springs Baptist Church and retired from Texas Industries.
   In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hyder was preceded in death by one grandson, Kerry Richardson and two brothers, Roby Oliver and Earl Oliver.
   Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Roger Richardson of Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Barbara Hyder, of Elizabethton; three grandsons and one spouse, Jason and Melissa Hyder, Justin Hyder, Jarrod Hyder, all of Elizabethton; four sisters, Jane Hoss, Pauline Garrison, Gladys Oliver and Edith Oliver, all of Elizabethton; one niece, Debbie Sneed of Kingsport; one nephew, Keith Oliver, of Elizabethton, and her faithful pet companion, Rusty Fox, of the home.
   The graveside service for Utah Oliver Hyder will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 2004 in the Bowers Cemetery on Joe Hardin Road with Rev. Doug Hardin officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday for the service. Friends may call at any time at the residence of her daughter, Judy Richardson, 151 Old Stoney Creed Rd., Elizabethton. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Hyder, Justin Hyder, Jarrod Hyder, Bosco Canter, Norman Peters, Doug Buckles and the Willow Springs Baptist Church family.
   Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, One Vantage Way, Suite C-250, 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.

Dorothy Vance
   Dorothy Elizabeth Crumley Vance, 86, 1493 Southside Rd., Elizabethton, died Monday, July 5, 2004 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. 
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Robert T. and Ida Bell Campbell Crumley. 
   She was a member of "C" Street Church of Christ and was a retired employee from the Dietary Department of James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Vance, 1974; three brothers, Gilbert, George and Joe Crumley; four sisters, Mary Collins, Edna Fair, Hildred Hodge and Lela Kirk. 
   Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Sidney and Jackie Crumley, William "Bill" Crumley, all of Elizabethton; one daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Darrell Foxx, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Crumley, Elizabethton; Pam and spouse, Allen Blevins, Elizabethton; one step-granddaughter and spouse, Mitzi and Mike Mottern, Elizabethton; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Joyce and Don Tiffany, Durham, N.C.; Virginia "Jean" and Ivan McQueen, Elizabethton; Frances "Bobby" Shouse, Elizabethton; one brother and sister-in-law, Paul "Cluck" and Jackie Crumley, Elizabethton; one very special niece, Linda Collins, Elizabethton; two very loving and caring friends, Nancy Crumley, Elizabethton and Billie Campbell, Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive. 
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Mr. Eddy Craft and Mr. David Irick, ministers, officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday or friends may call at the residence of the sons, Bill Crumley, 1493 Southside Rd., Elizabethton, or Sidney Crumley, 103 Hunters Ridge Lane, (Stoney Creek Community), Elizabethton, any time. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be George Ellis, William Holtsclaw, Bobby Blair, Glen McQueen, Bobby Fair and Jerry Carr. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, men of "C" Street Church of Christ, Dr. David Fenner, Dr. Ray Lamb, Mike Shouse, Harry Crowe, Jr., Raymond Harmon, Staff of Ivy Hall with special thanks to Dorothy Maupin, Patti Cordell, Lucinda Cordell, 3rd floor of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Christal Estep, Chandra Millsaps, Anna Lingerfelt and Randy Dykes. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers are asked to make donations to your favorite charity. 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.

July 6, 2004

Fred Carr
  
PEMBROKE, Va. -- Fred Carr, 59, of Cliffview St., Eggleston, Va., died Sunday evening, July 4, 2004 at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg, Va.
   Born in Elizabethton on May 21, 1945, he was a son of Lucille Sheets Taylor and the late Arvy Carr.
   He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
   He earned his living as a general contractor and most recently operated the campground on Cliffview in Eggleston.
   He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter and son-in-law, Renee and William Rankin, of Eggleston, Va.; his mother and step-father, Lucille and Eugene Taylor, of Elizabethton; a grandson, Brandon Carr; three brothers, Clarence Carr, of Grundy, Va.; Clyde Carr and Kenny Carr, both of Elizabethton; two sisters, Ann Hensley and Virginia Hicks, both of Elizabethton.
   Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday evening, July 6, 2004 at 8 p.m. in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke, Va. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to The American Heart Association.
   Kendall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 38, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke, VA 24136 is in charge of arrangements.

Jacob R. Jarrett
   Jacob Rhea Jarrett, 18, 171 Glass Rd., Gray, went home to be with his Father Saturday, July 3, 2004 suddenly following a lengthy battle with Niemann-Pick disease.
   Jacob was a Washington County native and the son of Sharon Abernathy Jarrett of the home and the late Pastor Dale Jarrett.
   He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church.
   He was a 2003 graduate of Daniel Boone High School.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his sister, Jessica Jarrett, of the home: maternal grandparents, Eddie and Jeanette Abernathy, Rogersville: paternal grandparents, Frank and Ina Jarrett, Johnson City: several aunts, uncles and cousins as well as special friends Joanna Torgerson, Ben Collins, Nanny Di, and Cathy Dunn.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at Boones Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Hitchew, Rev. Garland James, Rev. Cal Maas, and Rev. Hagan McClellan officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lance Abernathy, Brett Abernathy, Ryan Reynolds, Braxton Sluder, Ross Campbell, and B.J. Oakes. Friends attending the graveside service are requested to meet at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers the family appreciates donations to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, 3530 E. Campo Abierto, Suite 105, Tucson AZ 85718, or to the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 49, 415 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson WI 53538. Condolences may be sent online to the Jarrett family at www.dillow-taylor.com.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements, 423-753-3821.

Dennis Townsend
  
Dennis Townsend, 77, 1278 Rittertown Rd., Hampton, died Sunday, July 4, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late John and Hattie Miller Townsend.
   Mr. Townsend was a retired truck driver for Bolton Block Company, Johnson City.
   He was a member of the Fork Mountain Free Will Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
   Mr. Townsend was a lover of animals.
   Survivors include his wife, Dokie Ward Townsend; a step-daughter, Ruby Fay Smith, Hampton; a step-son, Allen Nelson, Hampton; three step-grandchildren; two sisters, Ira Hass, of Akard, S.C. and Betty Harley, of Roan Mountain; one brother, Jason (Bud) Honeycutt, Hampton; several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Stevens and Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2004 in the Hill Cemetery, Roan Mtn. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday will be Allen Nelson, Johnny Nelson, A.T. Honeycutt, Kelly Honeycutt, Leon Guy, Michael Guy, Darin Lacy, and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday 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. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Townsend family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Patty E. Maddox
    Patty E. Maddox, 77, Johnson City, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 3, 2004, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
   She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.
    Mrs. Maddox was born in West Palm Beach, Fla. and lived most of her life in Tallahassee, Fla. before moving to Johnson City in 1963.
   She was the daughter of the late Dr. Lawrence B. Evans, Sr. and Lura Bowen Evans.
   Mrs. Maddox received her B.A. Degree in English from Florida State University in 1948, where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
   She was formerly employed as a social worker for the State of Florida in Leon County. Mrs. Maddox retired from East Tennessee State University in 1986 where she was employed as an Admissions Office Counselor.
    During her lifetime, she enjoyed fishing for bluegill, camping, spending time at the beach, and reading. She was also an excellent seamstress and a member of the Adorable Ageless Angels, a group of ladies together from their grammar school years in Tallahassee.
    Mrs. Maddox was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Johnson City.
    She is survived by her husband, Guy M. Maddox, Sr., Johnson City; one daughter, Trish Maddox-Christie and her husband, Stephen Christie, Jr., Johnson City; one son, Guy M. "Mickey" Maddox, Jr. and his wife Terrie, Kingsport; one brother, Lawrence B. Evans, Jr. and his wife Kitty, Tallahassee, Fla.; one granddaughter, Kelly Maddox, Kingsport; one grandson, Marcus Maddox, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.
    The memorial service for Mrs. Maddox will be held Thursday, July 8, 2004, at 8 p.m. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home, with the Rev. Clarence Phillips, officiating. Special music will be provided by Melanie Hartley, vocalist. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the East Parlor of the funeral home. Graveside committal services and burial will be held in Tallahassee at a later date. Those who prefer to make memorial contributions may do so to the Washington County-Johnson City Animal Control Center 525 Sells Ave. Johnson City, TN 37604, the American Cancer Society 508 Princeton Rd. STE 102 Johnson City, TN 37601, or the American Heart Association P.O. Box 918 Johnson City, TN 37605. 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 Maddox family.

July 4, 2004

Paul D. Estep
   Paul D. Estep, 84, 425 Roaming Drive, Chuckey, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at his residence.
   Mr. Estep was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, a former resident of Indiana, N.C., and had lived in Chuckey since 1999. He was a son of the late John Estep and Alice Carey Estep and was also preceded in death by five brothers, Albert, Robert, William, Jack and Grover Franks Estep.
   Mr. Estep was a retired Draftsman and a member of Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was stationed at Pearl Harbor.
   Survivors include his wife, Rachel Gibson Estep; three sons, Larry Estep, Rocky Mount, N.C., Danny Estep of Texas and Robert Estep of Kentucky; three daughters, Kathy Sullivan of Kentucky, Ramona Griffin, Douglasville, Ga., and Joanna Heins of Kentucky; eight step-children, Jimmy, Connie, Donna, Becky, Linda, Michael, Joe and Brenda; and two brothers, Earl Estep, Bromley, Ky., and Jim Estep, Villa Highs, Ky. Sixteen grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, July 5, at Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ with Brother Donny Reagan officiating. Music will be under the direction of Harry Reagan and Larry Estep. A military honors graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and travel in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Keith Phillips, Dan Dyer, Ronnie Dailey, Jim Babb, Jerry Glenn, Chuck Seminski and Darrell Ward. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 p.m. Monday until the service time. 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 in charge of arrangements.

Nora I. Malone
  
Nora I. Malone, 93, 3443 Hickerson Drive, San Jose, Calif., died Friday, July 2, 2004, at Mt. Pleasant Convalescent Hospital in San Jose.
   Mrs. Malone is being returned to Elizabethton for services and interment.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Daisy C. McGee
   Mrs. Daisy Crumley McGee, 94, 146 Central Drive, Johnson City, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. McGee was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Charles W. and Effie Jane Good Crumley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, John "Johnnie" McGee, January 2, 2004; four brothers, Jack Crumley, John Crumley, Jim Crumley and Buford Crumley; a sister, Madeline Jones; and by two infant sisters.
   Mrs. McGee was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church and the Fidelis Sunday School Class.
   Survivors include one daughter, Shirley McGee, of the home; one sister, Ruby Leonard, of the home; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Crumley, Pensacola, Fla., and Aida Crumley, Elizabethton; a special nephew and his wife, Bob and Jeanette McGee, Stanley, N.C.; special nieces and their husbands, Dottie and Sam McAmis, Watauga, Carolyn and Jerry McNeil, Johnson City, and Annette and Chris Rosenbalm, Watauga; and special nephews and their wives, Tom and Edna Crumley and Larry and Johnnie Crumley, all of Johnson City. Several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, July 5, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Reece Harris officiating. The committal service and entombment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Tom Crumley, Jerry McNeil, Chris Rosenbalm, Sam McAmis, Johnny Crumley and Bill Sluder. A special Thank You to Jason Bragg, members of Sinking Creek Baptist Church, friends and neighbors of Central Community, Dr. Jim Hanson, Staff of Third and Fifth Floors of Johnson City Medical Center and especially Judy, nurse on the 5400 Wing. Thanks to Kathy Lethcoe. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Sinking Creek Baptist Church, Pavilion Fund, 2313 Elizabethton Hwy., Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the McGee family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

Verna E. McGuire
   Mrs. Verna Edna Norris McGuire, 87, of Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. McGuire was born May 22, 1917, in Watauga County, N.C., to the late John and Emma Jones Norris. She married Chester Clay "Roby" McGuire on April 28, 1934, in Heaton, N.C., and lived in Beech Mountain (Avery County) N.C., until 1972, when they moved to Elizabethton. She was a homemaker and continued to live in the home after the death of her husband in 1994.
   Mrs. McGuire was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church, where she was faithful as long as her health permitted. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters.
   Mrs. McGuire was a friend to many, and a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved growing flowers and vegetables.
   Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Harold and Carolyn McGuire, Huntersville, N.C., and John McGuire, Newland, N.C.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Bernice and Max McGuire, Otto, N.C., Joanne and Dale Phillips, Franklin, N.C., Mary and Allie Armstrong, Greeneville, and Betty and Richard Shomaker, Banner Elk, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Eula Norris, Glade Springs, Va., Lura Green, Elizabethton, Vena Jones, Cranberry, N.C., and Marlene Cook, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and many special friends, neighbors, nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dale Greenwell and Pastor Mark Grubb officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 5, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her Church Family, Dr. James Shipley and Staff of First Medical Group, Elizabethton, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the McGuire family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley J. Miller
   Mrs. Shirley Jean Miller, 61, 260 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 2, 2004, at her residence following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Miller was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late William Haskel and Lona Marie Andes Stout. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Stout, and a brother, Ray Stout.
   Mrs. Miller was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Burl Miller, of the home; one daughter, Tammy Foy, Greeneville; five sisters, Dorothy Stout and Margery Church, both of Butler, Janet Tucker, Woodbridge, Va., Joy Pennington, Louisville, Ky., and Sandy Miller, Greeneville; two brothers, Bill Stout, Butler, and Don Stout, Greeneville; three grandchildren, Joshua Arney, Jennifer Teague and Greta Arney, all of Elizabethton; and three great-grandchildren, Whitney Oliver, Madison Arney and Katelin Teague, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 4, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 5, in the Stout Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Earl Miller, Homer Miller, Joshua Arney, James Stout, Patrick Foy, Lee Pennington, Brian Whitehead and Mike Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Miller and Gernie Pearson Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. Online condolences may be sent to the Miller family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

William L. Osborne
   William Lillard Osborne, 83, 1110 East Main Street, Johnson City, went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 3, 2004, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Osborne was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Presley and Kate Able Osborne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Lee Moore Osborne; one son, Charles Howard Osborne; one daughter, Shirley Louise Campbell; three grandsons, Richard Eugene Collins, David Wayne Brown and Anthony Byron Campbell; and one great-grandson, Michah Wayne Campbell.
   Mr. Osborne was a member of Prayer Tabernacle and had been a member of the family of God for more than 60 years. He thanked God for his salvation every day.
   Mr. Osborne had been a dairy farmer and a licensed mechanic, and was retired from Sherwood Chevrolet. He enjoyed singing for Jesus as a member of the Osborne Quartet.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Loraine and Steve Cummings, Johnson City, and Millie Robinson, Elizabethton; two sons, Raymond Osborne and Oscar Osborne, both of Elizabethton; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Margaret Isenhour, Mountain City, Rosie Shores, Chilhowie, Va., and Alma Nichols of Virginia. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Pastor Dewey Ward officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers are Spencer Moore, Dr. David Moulton, James Taylor and James Waddell. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Loraine Cummings, where he had made his home, 1110 East Main Street, Johnson City. Those who prefer memorials 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 arrangements.

Doyle E. Treadway
   Doyle E. Treadway, 68, 221 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at the VA Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Treadway was a native of Marshall, N.C., and a son of the late Earlie and Flora Rogers Treadway. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Jack Treadway.
   Mr. Treadway attended Missionary Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and received nine purple hearts, retiring with a rank of Staff Sgt./E6.
   Survivors include his wife, Bettie S. Oliver Treadway, of the home; two daughters, Laverne Rush Treadway and Kathleen Treadway; one son, Earl Edward Treadway; two step-daughters, Mildred Rodriguez, Elizabethton, and Elizabeth Godsey, Hampton; one step-son, Robert Oliver, Hampton; six step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Joann Treadway Roberts and Jimmy Roberts, Asheville, N.C.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Paul Treadway, Hendersonville, N.C., and Lawrence and Rose Mary Treadway, Marshall, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Phyllis and Harry Williams and Sally Sparks.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Guy David Richardson Jr. and the Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Music will be under the direction of Victory In Jesus. Interment will follow in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post No. 2166. Active pallbearers will be Don Proffitt, Dennis Birchfield, Michael Birchfield, Jerry Ball, Jose Rodiguez, Guy Richardson and Roger Lyons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

July 2, 2004

James H. Campbell
  James Harold Campbell, 79, 162 Smalling Rd., Watauga, went to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 after a brief illness at his residence with his family by his side.
  He was a native of Amonate, Va., son of the late William D. "Dee" and Ida S. Sutherland Campbell.
  Mr. Campbell and his family moved to the Range Community when he was a young child and he had been a resident ever since.
  James was a veteran of WWII having served in the U. S. Army and was a brick mason who had retired due to disability.
  He was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church and had been an avid hunter in his youth and earlier adulthood.
  In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Campbell and a nephew, Bill J. Deaver.
  Survivors include his beloved wife of 53 years, Ida Berry Campbell of the home; two daughters, Jennifer Campbell and Patti Campbell, both of Watauga; a brother, John Campbell, Elizabethton; two sisters, Lotus Milam, Elizabethton, and Ilene Spaid, Gray; three grandchildren, Raymond James "Jamie" Saults, Anthony Harold Campbell and Jordan "Seth" Kiser; a special cousin, Jack Saylor; two special sisters-in-law, Letha Lyon and Georgia Berry; two special brothers-in-law, Kenneth Berry and wife, Beverly, of Carmichael, Calif., and Robert H. Berry, Watauga; a friend and helper, Michael Perrigan and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
  A celebration of life service is scheduled for Monday, July 5, 2004 in the South Chapel of the Morris Baker Funeral Home at 8 p.m. under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Jordan and Rev. Harold Mains. Solos will be performed by Anita Mains and Rick Sweeney. The family will be receiving friends from 6 p.m. until time of service at 8 p.m. A burial service will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 in the Monte Vista Memory Park at 2 p.m. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home to go in procession at 1:30 p.m. Active pallbearers will be: Raymond James "Jamie" Saults, Anthony Campbell, Raymond Saults, Tim Campbell, Randy Campbell, Johnny Campbell, Norman Peters and Dean Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be: Seth Kiser, Jack Saylor, Dennis Berry, Matthew Berry, Russell Curtis, III, Paul "Cluck" Crumley, R.H. Berry, Benny Colbaugh, Randy Colbaugh, Dr. Gay Battle and sitters: Patricia Hardin, Susan Carr, Joan VanHuss, Betty Whitten, Faye Holmes, Becky Dennis and Peggie Taylor. Special thanks to Housecall Hospice, Dr. Kenneth Jordan and members of the Fairview Baptist Church, the Lynn Valley Baptist Church, Mona Sweeney and Russell Curtis for their love and compassion. Memorials may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd., Johnson City, TN 37601 or (800)227-2345. 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.

Alma G. Davis
  Alma G. "Maw" Davis, 88, formerly of 612 Trudy St., Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 1, 2004 at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a brief illness.
  A native of Ashe County, N.C., Mrs. Davis had lived in Elizabethton since 1927.
  She was a daughter of the late Martin and Minnie Taylor Greer. Mrs. Davis was of the Baptist faith and was a housewife.
  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence R. Davis, Sr. in 1967; two infant grandchildren; one infant great-grandchild; one special grandson, Raymond Nidiffer, May 8, 2004; one special great-grandson, Jamie Lee Pate, Dec. 8, 2002, and one son-in-law, Gene Austin.
  Survivors are four daughters and two sons-in-law, Dee and Owen Grindstaff, Louise Odom, Mary Austin, Ruth and Jerry Williams, all of Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law Lawrence R. Davis, Jr., and Patsy Davis of Johnson City; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren, and one sister, Oneida Duncan, New Tazewell, Va.
  The funeral service for Alma G. "Maw" Davis will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2004 in the Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Music will be under the direction of Brenda Deloach. The graveside service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel and at other times at the home of a granddaughter, Carol Lyons, 412 Monument Place, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers are Scott Pate, Andrew Pate, Michael Nidiffer, Brandon Ashley, Larry Davis, Jason Davis, Richard Odom and Todd Davis. Honorary pallbearers are Nicholas Lyons, Chris Davis, Randy Lyons, Gary Nidiffer, Charlie Lampkins, Owen Grindstaff, Jerry Williams, Jimmy Nidiffer, Mark Pierce, Tommy Odom, and the doctors and staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. 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.

Mazie M. Davis
  Mazie Morton Davis, 75, 236 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Davis was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late J.D. and Sadie Hinkle Morton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Davis, a grandson, Tony Montgomery, and a sister, Lockie Oliver.
  Mrs. Davis was a member of Union Baptist Church and a former employee of Bemberg Corporation.
  Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Harold Montgomery, Elizabethton, and Carl and Sandra Montgomery, Hampton; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Todd and Tracy Montgomery, Hampton; a special great-granddaughter, Paige Montgomery, Hampton; a grandson, Chad Grindstaff, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Crystal Maness, Kingsport; a sister, Velma Lipford, Elizabethton; three brothers, Claude Morton, Elizabethton, Clark Morton, Canton, N.C., and Sanford Morton, Hampton; several special nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Stella Arnett, Hampton.
  The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at Union Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Active pallbearers will be Ray Heaton, Shannon Morton, Leonard Oliver, Allen Oliver, John Presnell and Chad Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be James Norris, Johnny Lewis, Richard Hicks, John Henson and Howard Presnell. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 2, or friends may call at the residence of a son, Carl Montgomery, 162 Hall Street, Hampton, any time. The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Wesley Hanson and the staff, Roan Mountain, for all the tender loving care shown during Mrs. Davis' illness. 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.

Barbara S. Gryder
  Barbara Sue Gryder, 61, 1303 C Spruce Lane, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mrs. Gryder was a native of Carter County. She was a homemaker. She attended the Bible Church on King Springs Road.
  Mrs. Gryder was preceded in death by her father, Claude Tester, and a sister, Georgia Hazelwood.
  Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Melissa and Chris Andes and Paula Gryder, all of Elizabethton; one son, Steve Williams, Elizabethton; her mother, Pauline Riddle Tester, Elizabethton; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Brenda and Richard Reece, Elizabethton, and Sherry Sheets, Johnson City; seven brothers and four sisters-in-law, Charles and Ginger Tester, Jimmy and Phyllis Tester, L.C. and Patty Tester, Roger Tester, Jack Tester and Mike Tester, all of Elizabethton, and Terry and Kathy Tester, Hampton; four grandchildren, Whitney Andes, Wesley Andes, Megan Reid and Steven Williams; several nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Ann Nave and Jeri Shell.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Michael D. Hoss
  Michael D. "Catmeat" Hoss, 55, 189 Hilton Hill Rd., went to be with the Lord Monday, June 28, 2004 at his residence.
  A native of Carter County, Mr. Hoss was a son of the late William D. and Pearl Guess Hoss.
  He graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1967.
  Mr. Hoss was of the Baptist faith.
  He was formerly employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and was a disabled veteran, having served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War.
   Mr. Hoss was a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2166, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 824 and Disabled American Veterans Association.
  He had a true compassion toward human life. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. He was a wonderful man, a wonderful husband and father, and a wonderful brother and stepfather.
  Survivors are his wife, Teresa Pinnex Hoss, of the home; one son, David Hoss, of Johnson City; one daughter, Michelle Diana Pearl Hoss of the home; one step-daughter, Randa E. Pinnex of the home; one step-son, Scott Perry, Elizabethton; one granddaughter, Allison Perry, Elizabethton; one brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Geneva Hoss, Elizabethton, and one sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Joe Shell, Elizabethton.
   The funeral service for Michael D. "Catmeat" Hoss will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2004 in the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Doug Henshaw officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jerry Barnett. The graveside service and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2004 at the Mountain Home National Cemetery with military honors provided by Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at noon Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the Tetrick Funeral Home or at other times at the residence, 189 Hilton Hill Rd., Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Billy Dykes, Larry Gray, Greg Sparks, James Whaley, Brad Bunten, Joe Shell, family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Tonie Hartley, Charles J. Whaley, Gene McMann and Mr. Hoss' co-workers at VA Medical Center Hospital. The family would like to request the presence of all who know Mr. Hoss by "Catmeat," all members of the Mathis, Range and Guess families, all of his co-workers throughout the years, and any of his high school classmates, relationships or friends past and present at the funeral service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Disabled American Veterans, 648 Nave Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, TN 37643-5610. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements, 423-542-2232.

Anna Belle Isaacs
  Anna Belle Clemons Isaacs, 93, 229 Sand Mine Rd., Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 01, 2004 at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late William and Carrie Hayes Clemons.
  She was a charter member of Harmony Baptist Church.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart Carroll Isaacs, 1977; one daughter, Margie Lowe; four grandsons, Carroll Bowling, Lynn Isaacs, Mark Sams, and Bill Isaacs, Jr.; one brother, Isaac Clemons; one half-brother, Ben Clemons, and one half-sister, Rebecca Clemons.
  Survivors include three daughters and four sons-in-law, Lillian and Elmer Bowling, Faye and Ed Younce, Tonie and Jim Sams, Harold Lowe, all of Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Mildred Isaacs, Ralph and Lucy Isaacs, all of Elizabethton; 16 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; 29 great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Younce Trio. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the funeral service, or friends may call at any time at any of the children's homes. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 2004 at Emmert Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mark Lowe, Rick Younce, Jimmy Sams, Keith Lowe, Dale Bowling, Freddie Bowling, Jackie Bowling and Tim Isaacs. Honorary pallbearers will be Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton and a special thank you to Jennifer Ensor. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie H. Stewart
  Mrs. Nellie Hamby Stewart, 85, 919 Medical Park Dr., Mountain City, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at the Mountain City Care Center.
  A Carter County native, she was a daughter of the late William Henderson and Minnie Franklin Hamby.
  Mrs. Stewart was a homemaker.
  She was a member of the Borderview Christian Church.
  Her husband, Joseph Daniel Stewart, Sr. preceded her in death on June 10, 1977.
  She leaves to mourn her loss a loving daughter and son-in-law, Kathie and Russell Love, Mountain City; a loving son, Joseph Stewart and his fiance, Debbie Day, Bristol, Va.; a beloved granddaughter and her husband, Denise and Joel Norris, Elizabethton, and a special young man, Isaac Daniel Stewart. Several brothers and sisters also survive.
  A Celebration of the life of Mrs. Stewart will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, with Mr. Bud Gentry, Mr. Kirk Langston, and Rev. Larry Barr, ministers, officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The Four in Faith and Scott Reynolds, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be Joel Norris, Ray Don Markland, Scott Reynolds, Russell Love, Joe Stewart and Walter Norris. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Love, Doug Hornsby, Dr. Buddy Clayton, Hensel Johnson, Everett Stout, Rob Stout, Jim Hutchinson, Elders and Deacons of Borderview Christian Church. The family would like to express a heartfelt appreciation to Janet Wolfe and her late husband, Dave Wolfe, Doug Hornsby and Staff of Mountain City Care Center, the Johnson County Rescue Squad and Dr. Buddy Clayton. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her granddaughter and her husband, Denise and Joel Norris, 236 Keenburg Rd., Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Stewart to the Resident's Fund of the Mountain City Care Center, 919 Medical Park Dr., Mountain City, TN 37683. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go the cemetery. Condolences to the Stewart family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Doyle E. Treadway
  Doyle E. Treadway, 68, 221 Swimming Pool Rd., Hampton, died Thursday, July 1, 2004 at the VA Medical Center Hospital.
  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

July 1, 2004

Barbara S. Gryder
  Barbara Sue Gryder, 61, 1303 C Spruce Lane, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  She was a Carter County native. She was a homemaker.
  Mrs. Gryder was preceded in death by her father, Claude Tester and a sister, Georgia Hazelwood.
  She attended the Bible Church on King Springs Road.
  Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Melissa and Chris Andes and Paula Gryder, all of Elizabethton; one son, Steve Williams, Elizabethton; her mother, Pauline Riddle Tester, Elizabethton; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Brenda and Richard Reece, Elizabethton, and Sherry Sheets, Johnson City; seven brothers and four sisters-in-law, Charles and Ginger Tester; Jimmy and Phyllis Tester; L.C. and Patty Tester; Robert Tester; Jack Tester and Mike Tester, all of Elizabethton, and Terry and Kathy Tester, Hampton; four grandchildren, Whitney Andes, Wesley Andes, Megan Reid and Steven Williams; one great grandchild; several nieces and nephews, and her special friends, Ann Nave and Jeri Shell.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with pastor Jeff Barnes, Mr. Richard Tester and Mr. L.C. Tester officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2004 in the Blevins Cemetery (Stoney Creek). Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Friday, will be Andrew Garland, Scott Sheets, Eric Sheets, Terry Tester, Jimmy Tester and Adam Reece. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Chris Andes, 105 Old Charity Hill Rd., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Michael D. Hoss
 Michael D. Hoss, 55, 189 Hilton Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at his residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge.

Charles R. "Buss" Johnson
 Charles R. "Buss" Johnson, 92, formerly of 122 Five Sisters Lane, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center following an extended illness.
  Mr. Johnson was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Alfred and Matilda Fields Johnson.
  Mr. Johnson was a member of Taylor's Chapel Church of Christ. He was a retired farmer and a substitute mail carrier. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Oda Oaks Johnson, August 28, 1992, a daughter, Roberta Johnson Woods, January 14, 2003, four sisters, Cora Caraway, Alma Holden, Maude Winters and Dorothy Laws, and five brothers, Clyde Johnson, Walt Johnson, Willard Johnson, Steve Johnson and Ed Johnson.
  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Sandra Johnson, Roan Mountain, and one brother, Leonard Johnson, Johnson City. Six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Steve Payne, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jim Palmer and singers of Centerview Church of Christ. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the funeral service. Friends may also call at the residence of a grandson, Scott Woods, 110 Five Sisters Lane, Roan Mountain, at any time. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at Taylor's Chapel Cemetery, Elk Park, N.C., with Military Honors to be accorded by the Tennessee Army National Guard. Active pallbearers will be J.S. Ashley, Alfred Caraway, David Davis, Roger Woods, Scott Woods and Arnold Woods. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at Roan Mountain at 10 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family would like to send a special thank you to Tony and Nona Cook and the doctors and nursing staff of Roan Highlands Nursing Center for all the love and care shown to the Johnson family. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie H. Stewart
  Mrs. Nellie Hamby Stewart, 85, 919 Medical Park Dr., Mountain City, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at the Mountain City Care Center.
  A Carter County native, she was a daughter of the late William Henderson and Minnie Franklin Hamby.
  Mrs. Stewart was a homemaker.
  She was a member of the Borderview Christian Church.
  Her husband, Joseph Daniel Stewart, Sr. preceded her in death on June 10, 1977.
  She leaves to mourn her loss a loving daughter and son-in-law, Kathie and Russell Love, Mountain City; a loving son, Joseph Stewart and his fiance, Debbie Day, Bristol, Va.; a beloved granddaughter and her husband, Denise and Joel Norris, Elizabethton, and a special young man, Isaac Deaniel Stewart. Several brothers and sisters also survive.
  A Celebration of the life of Mrs. Stewart will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, with Mr. Bud Gentry, Mr. Kirk Langston, and Rev. Barr, ministers, officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The Four in Faith and Scott Reynolds, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be Joel Norris, Ray Don Markland, Scott Reynolds, Russell Love, Joe Stewart and Walter Norris. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Love, Hensel Johnson, Everett Stout, Rob Stout, Jim Hutchinson, Elders and Deacons of Borderview Christian Church. The family would like to express a heartfelt appreciation to Janet Wolfe and her late husband, Dave Wolfe, Doug Hornsby and Staff of Mountain City Care Center, the Johnson County Rescue Squad and Dr. Buddy Clayton. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her granddaughter and her husband, Denise and Joel Norris, 236 Keenburg Rd., Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Stewart to the Resident's Fund of the Mountain City Care Center, 919 Medical Park Dr., Mountain City, TN 37683. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go the cemetery. Condolences to the Stewart family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.