July 30, 2004

Emma J. Humphrey
  Mrs. Emma J. Humphrey, 96, 11125 Drake Road, North Royalton, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at Greenbrier Health Care Center, Parma Heights, Ohio, following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Humphrey was a native of Gate City, Va., and the daughter of the late R.B. and Geneva Cordell Rogers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Humphrey, in November 1994, two daughters, Frances Sperber and Selinda Humphrey, both in 2003, and by five sisters and four brothers.
  Mrs. Humphrey was a homemaker and a member of Piney Flats Free Will Baptist Church.
  Survivors include two daughters, Ruby Humphrey, North Royalton, Ohio, and Helen Dolen, Piney Flats; three grandchildren, Kristy Sperber of Ohio, Deborah Taylor, Nashville, and Cecilia Fralick, Deerlodge, Tenn. Three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Reece Harris officiating. Music will be under the direction of Salleys Chapel Quartet. Committal and entombment services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday, August 1, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Sunday. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Wanda Lyons
  Wanda Lyons, 75, 135 Log Cabin Rd., Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 29, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel R. Lowe
  Mr. Daniel R. Lowe, 85, 123 Okalona Rd., Johnson City, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 28, 2004.
  Mr. Lowe was a native of Carter County and had lived his entire life in the Johnson City and Milligan area.
  He was a son of the late George and Annie Blevins Lowe.
  Mr. Lowe will be forever remembered as a devout loving Christian man whose compassion, understanding, integrity and love for all he knew was a guiding beacon. His wisdom and guidance were beyond measure.
  His love of the outdoors and nature was always reflected in his speaking about his God.
  Mr. Lowe, in addition to his parents, was preceded in death by two sons, Lonnie K. Lowe and Stanley Wayne Lowe; two brothers and two sisters.
  He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 61 years, Stella T. Salts Lowe; his devoted sons and their wives, George and Judy Lowe of Jonesborough; Benny and Lynn Lowe of Elizabethton; Robert Hackler and Randi of North Tazewell, Va.; five grandchildren, Kelly Lowe Conley of Knoxville; Christopher Lowe of Greeneville, N.C.; Shannon Lowe, of Elizabethton; Melissa Elliott of Fayetteville, N.C.; Paige Hackler (his hunting buddy) of Tazewell, Va., and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers, Roby Lowe, Delmer Lowe, both of Johnson City; Thomas Lowe of Jonesborough; Eugene Lowe of Florida; three sisters, Bessie Peters, Georgia Morgan and Yvonne Arnett, all of Johnson City; one very special niece, Barbara Lowe; many nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of loving friends also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2004 in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Crowe officiating. Special music will be provided by The Booher's. Graveside committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004 at Monte Vista Burial Park where friends are asked to meet. Pallbearers will be Christopher Lowe, Roy Miller, Jim Randolph, John Gurley, Michael Conley, Alan Carden, Josh Largent and "Little Dan" Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be, Rick Largent, Danny Kinley, C.B. Kinch, Walter Martin, Jerry Adkins, Terry Adkins and Fred Miller. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the East Parlor of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Adventa Hospice, 684 U.S. Hwy. 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at appfh@aol.com. Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Avenue is in charge of arrangements.

Glen W. Nave
  Glen W. Nave, 89, 603 Allen Ave., Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 29, 2004 at the Pine Ridge Care Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Alvin Strickland
  Alvin Strickland, 83, 172 Winters Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, July 29, 2004 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
  Mr. Strickland was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Clarence and Lucy Winters Strickland.
  Mr. Strickland fought in World War II with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and a lifetime member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. He retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 42 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Strickland, of the home; two daughters, Betty Jo Freeman, Johnson City, and Iris Johnson, Roan Mountain; two sons, Robert A. Strickland, Elizabethton, and James Strickland, Roan Mountain; seven grandchildren, Darlene Church, Chuck Johnson, Julie Strickland, Jason Strickland, Brian Johnson, Lee Ann Strickland and Jenna Holloway; four great-grandchildren, Dustin Calhoun, Summer Church, Kaylee Strickland and Chian Strickland; two sisters, Helen and Hazel; and four brothers, Earl Strickland, Edward Strickland, Pat Strickland and Aldon Strickland. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, in the Aldophus Cordell Cemetery, Shell Creek Community, with Mr. Bedford Motley Jr. officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday for the service. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, July 30, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home or at the residence, 172 Winters Road, Roan Mountain, at other times. Active pallbearers are Chuck Johnson, Brian Johnson, Jason Strickland, Shane Heaton, Andrew Strickland, Dustin Calhoun, Dennis Church and Strickland Holloway. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Ledford, Johnny Shell, Ralph Winters, Dan Winters and the employees and the breakfast crew of Bob's Dairyland. Special thanks from the family are extended to Dr. Herman Mann and the nursing staff of Roan Highlands Nursing Center. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of the arrangements.

Grace Thomas
  Grace G. Baucom Thomas, 89, 257 Sunrise Dr., Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
  A native of Burnsville, N.C., she had lived in Carter County since 1935 with the exception of 15 years living in Newport News, Virginia.
  She was the daughter of the late John and Mamie Ingram Baucom.
  She was a 1933 graduate of Micaville High School.
  Mrs. Thomas was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother.
  She was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church, having taught Sunday School for over 30 years, including 10 years at Wythe Parkway Baptist Church in Hampton, Va.
  She was a member of Women's Missionary Union and served as President of Hunter Elementary School P.T.A.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Earl Thomas, 1990; a son-in-law, Donald Robert Marshall, 1981; a grandson, Rick K. Marshall, 2004; a step-grandson, Wayne Greene; a step-granddaughter, Debbie Kiker; five brothers, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
  Survivors include a daughter, Earlene Marshall, Elizabethton; a step-daughter and spouse, Marie and John Greene, Newton, N.C.; a grandson and spouse, Mick and Lori Marshall, Elizabethton; two granddaughters and spouses, Karen and Jeff Reed, Elizabethton; Kathy and Dale Wilkes, Kailua, Ha.; a step- granddaughter and spouse, Linda and Jim Smith, Newton, N.C.; a granddaughter-in-law, Kennetha Marshall, Elizabethton; "Special grandchildren", Troy and Linda Brown, Elizabethton; special family, Donna Whittemore and family, Elizabethton; great- grandchildren, Ericka Marshall, Lynzie, Lance and Lacey Reed, Brandi and Tanner Marshall, all of Elizabethton; Whitney Wilkes, Kailua, Ha.; Kyndall Wilkes, Spokane, Wash.; Angelia Helms, Lauren Kiker, Scotty Hines, Chris Smith, all of Newton, N.C.; three great-great-step-grandchildren, Donnie Spizzo, Mitchell Hines, Madison Helms, all of Newton, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Baucom, Erwin; a special niece, Pat Presnell and family, Elizabethton; several other nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Dr. Dennis Deese and Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Pat Presnell, Sue Bowers, Kenneth Miller and Rev. Gordon Kyte. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral service or friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Earlene Marshall, 259 Sunrise Dr., Elizabethton, any time. Burial will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Active pallbearers will be Troy Brown, Todd Hunsinger, Mickey Hunsinger, Charles "Dude" Laporte, Sr., Roger Lewis, Doug Baucom, Ronnie Taylor, Billy Joe Campbell, Stewart Thomas, John Davis, Billy Ray Davis, Louie Whittemore and Benji Whittemore. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Allen and Staff of Castle Clinic, Johnson City; David and Denise Hilton, close neighbors and special friends too numerous to name individually. The family wishes to send a special thank you to the members of Hunter First Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church for all their love and support shown during Mrs. Thomas's illness. In lieu of flowers those who prefer memorials may make donations to Hunter First Baptist Church, Building Fund, 693 U.S. Hwy. 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to Grace Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1114 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to American Cancer Society, 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.

William White
  William Tilden "Bill" White, 68, The Heritage Place, Statesville, N.C., died there Wednesday, July 28, 2004 after an extended illness.
  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Montie and Pauline Dempsey White.
  He had lived in North Carolina for several years.
  Mr. White had served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
  He attended the Free Will Baptist Church.
  Mr. White was preceded in death by his step-mother, Wilma Kate Estep White and a brother, James Edward White.
  Survivors include a brother, George E. White, Sr., Elizabethton; a sister, Irene Rominger, Elizabethton; three nieces; three nephews; a special aunt, Ruth Brown, Bristol, and an uncle, Howell Dempsey.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Kirk Langston, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from noon Friday until the service hour. Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

July 28, 2004

Walter R. Grindstaff
  Walter Ray Grindstaff, 87, 108 Lincoln Dr., Elizabethton, died Monday, July 26, 2004 at his residence following an extended illness.
  A native of Carter County, he is a son of the late John and Maggie White Grindstaff.
  He was a member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church.
  Mr. Grindstaff retired from North American Rayon Corporation, Elizabethton after 42 years of service.
  In addition to his parents, Mr. Grindstaff was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Ray Grindstaff and several brothers and sisters.
  Survivors are his wife of 63 years, Gertie Lipps Grindstaff, of the home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Phyllis and Pete Kezer, Lorain, Ohio; Karen and Jerry Moore and Rosella Pritchard, all of Elizabethton; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Harold and Virginia Grindstaff and Claude and Connie Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Katherine Hall, Elizabethton; one sister-in-law, Carrie Campbell, Elizabethton, and one brother-in-law, Ernest Lipps, Erwin. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for Walter Ray Grindstaff will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Becky Rideout, granddaughter. The graveside service and burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2004 in the Ensor Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:45 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service and at the residence, 108 Lincoln Dr., Elizabethton, at any time. Active pallbearers are Jerry Campbell, Argus Campbell, J. M. Campbell, Gary Arnold, Pete Kezer, Jerry Moore, Larry Stout, Jr., Shaun Pridemore, Colton Grindstaff, Steve Hardin, Ben Johnson, and Stevie Hardin. Honorary pallbearers are the security staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, fellow employees of North American Rayon Corporation, Dr. David Fenner, Carolyn Hamm and the staff of Adventa Hospice, special caregiver Connie Grindstaff, Douglas Hatley and Rev. H. Brooks Peters. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements, 423-542-2232.

Marcie C. Morrell
  Marcie Crowder Morrell, 76, 685 Riverside Road, Bluff City, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at NHC Healthcare, Johnson City, following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Morrell was a native of Washington County and the daughter of the late Henry G. and Fannie E. Crowder. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Morrell Sr., in 1995.
  Mrs. Morrell was a member of Bluff City Baptist Church and a former member of Thomas Memorial Presbyterian Church of Bluff City. She was a member of the Bluff City Chapter No. 414 Order of the Eastern Star and a Red Cross Volunteer.
  Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Chuck and Teresa Morrell, Bristol, David Lee and Renee Morrell, University Heights, Ohio, and Frank H. and Karen Morrell, Bluff City; four grandchildren, Albrey, Brook and Casey Morrell, all of Bluff City, and Morgan Morrell, Bristol; two great-grandchildren, David and Jessee Scott, both of Bluff City; two brothers, Jack and Samuel Crowder, both of Elizabethton; and seven sisters, Florence Ritchie, Elizabethton, Ella Malone, Watauga, Edith Shipley and Geneva Curd, both of Blountville, Mary Lyons, Bluff City, Ida Tkatah, Mission Viego, Calif., and Isabell Bowers, Gray. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, with Dr. Joe Blankenship officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, at Monte Vista Memorial Gardens, Johnson City. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Red Cross, 901 Commonwealth Avenue, Bristol, VA 24201. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel prior to the service. 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.

Rev. Bill Mullins
  Rev. Bill Mullins, 74, 1096 Dry Creek Rd., Elizabethton, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  A native of St. Charles, Va., he was a son of the late Annie Tyree Allen. He had lived most of his life in Carter County.
  He was a former self-employed logger.
  Rev. Mullins had pastored several Free Will Baptist Churches in the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina area. He was a member of the Toe River Free Will Baptist Church Association. Rev. Mullins was a member of the Dry Creek Free Will Baptist Church, Jonesborough.
  He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
  He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers and a great-grandson, Charlie Bailey.
  Survivors include his wife, Ruth Doris Britt Mullins; three sons and daughters-in-law, Billy (Rick) and Vickie Mullins, Johnson City; Ronnie James and Mary Mullins, Erwin, and Landon Thomas and Teresa Mullins, Elizabethton; five daughters and sons-in-law, Kylene and Roy Lunceford; Karen and Jimmy Shell; Mary and Jimmy Harrell, and Connie and Thomas Caldwell, all of Elizabethton, and June and Earl Beals, Erwin; one brother, Earnest Mullins, of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Ruth Esters, of Texas; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Arnold Hensley and Rev. Dexter Brummitt officiating. Graveside service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2004 in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Friday, will be the following grandsons: Robert Mullins, Brad Mullins, Billy Morton, David Brewer, Alex Hubbard, Matthew Hubbard, Les Beals and Dustin Harrell. Honorary pallbearers will be his sons-in-law and ministers of the Toe River Free Will Baptist Association. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. VFW Post #2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Friday. Condolences to the Mullins family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mattie Williams
  Mattie L. Hicks Williams, 83, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 26, 2004.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Hattie Hicks.
  She retired as manager from Harrison Shoe Store after having worked there for 42 years.
  Mrs. Williams was a member of the Borderview Christian Church where she served as church hostess and hospitality chairman for many years.
  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ted Hicks, in 1986, and Lewis Hicks in 2000.
  Survivors include her husband, Bill Williams, 169 Keenburg Rd., Elizabethton; one sister, Dora Marie Hodge, and two brothers, Wayne Hicks and Fred Hicks, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Garden of the Last Supper with Kirk Langston and Mark Garland, ministers, officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral chapel at 10:30 a.m. are Nat Proffitt, Ray Markland, Jim Counts, Doyle Turbyfill, Tom Warren and Lynn Holdren. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Fellowship Class at Borderview Christian Church and employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Friends may call at the residence at any time. Family and friends are requested to assemble at the funeral chapel at 10:30 a.m. Those wishing to make memorials are requested to send your gifts to East Tennessee Christian Home, 517 Allen Ave., Elizabethton, TN 37643.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

July 27, 2004

Anna Mae Cable
  Miss Anna Mae Cable, 85, 144 Lane Hill Rd., Elizabethton, formerly of 120 Jim Cable Rd., Elizabethton, died Monday, July 26, 2004 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Reta Grindstaff Cable.
  She was a member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church and a homemaker.
  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Cable.
  Survivors include three sisters and one brother-in-law, Annis Forbes, Elizabethton; Iona Peters, Elizabethton; Marie and Sanford Peters, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The graveside service for Miss Cable will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at Grindstaff Cemetery with Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m., or friends may call at the residence of a sister, Iona Peters, 271 Grindstaff Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Gene R. Hensley
  Gene R. Hensley, 68, 122 Orchard Meadow Lane, Roan Mountain, died Monday, July 26, 2004 at his residence following an extended illness.
  A native of Ohio, he had lived in Roan Mountain since October 2003 and was the son of the late Grant and Leona Fields Hensley.
  He was a member of Magill Presbyterian Church.
  Mr. Hensley was former director of the United Way, Johnson City.
  Survivors include three daughters, Lynn Potter, Johnson City; Tracey Hensley, Gray; Gena Hensley, Boones Creek; one grand-daughter, Ashleigh Edwards, Johnson City; one sister, Gerry Kohl, Atlanta, Ga.; one niece, Anne Fowler, Atlanta, Ga.; one nephew, Tom Kohl, Atlanta, Ga.; one great niece, Emily Fowler, Atlanta, Ga.
  The memorial service for Mr. Hensley will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Magill Presbyterian Church, Roan Mountain, with Pastor Tom Burleson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith. The family wishes to send a special thank you to Tom and Peggy Burleson, Cheryl Harrison of Adventa Hospice and Staff, friends and neighbors, for all the care, love and support shown during Mr. Hensley's illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Magill Presbyterian Church, 296 U.S. Hwy. 143, Roan Mountain, TN 37687, or to Adventa Hospice, 106 Rogosin Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643. A private disposition will be conducted at a later date. 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.

Walter R. Grindstaff
  Walter R. Grindstaff, 87, 108 Lincoln Dr., Elizabethton, died Monday, July 26, 2004 at his residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements, 423-542-2232.

Blanche B. Smalling
  Blanche Braswell Smalling, 81, 740 Smalling Rd, Johnson City, died late Saturday, July 24, 2004 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness.
  Mrs. Smalling was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Williams Braswell.
  She was a 1940 graduate of Happy Valley High School and a member of the Watauga Point United Methodist Church.
  Mrs. Smalling was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.
  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smalling was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Jerry Dodson in 2001; two sisters, Ruby Braswell Weaver and Doris Braswell Little; two brothers, Carl Braswell and an infant brother, Thomas William Braswell, Jr.
  Mrs. Smalling is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, James W. Smalling, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Betty and Troy McInturff, of Watauga, and Diane Smalling, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Teresa Smalling, of Johnson City; six grandchildren, Andrea Bradford, Erica Dodson, Nathan McInturff, April Harrell, Duane Smalling, and Scott Smalling; a sister, Germaine Greer, of Elizabethton, and a brother, Deeston Braswell of Elizabethton, and eight great- grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for Mrs. Blanche Braswell Smalling will be conducted Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 8 p.m. in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Maggie Owens Yates and Rev. Mack Houston will officiate. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 10 a.m. at Washington County Memory Gardens. Friends and family are asked to meet at the funeral home no later than 9:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gary Whidden, Rick Burchett, Ted Weaver, Jerry Weaver, Conley Williams, Brian Whidden, Trevor Weaver and Ryan Weaver. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Watauga Point United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be given to the Watauga Point United Methodist Church, 409 Gap Creek Rd., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Memories and condolences may be sent to the Smalling family at www.morrisbaker.com.
  These arrangements are by the Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, 282-1521.

July 26, 2004

Dennis Deloach
  Mr. Dennis "Bud" Deloach, 51, 196 Lovers Lane Apt. 2, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 25, 2004 at his residence following a brief illness.
  Mr. Deloach was a native of Carter County and a son of Mildred Peeks Deloach, of Elizabethton, and the late Spencer Deloach. He was a mechanic with Austin's Garage.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sons, Andy Deloach and Steve Deloach, both of Elizabethton; two daughters, Wendy Deloach and Renee Deloach, both of Elizabethton; two brothers, Larry Deloach, Elizabethton, and Johnny Deloach, Watauga; one sister, Doris Cates, Elizabethton; one half-sister, Melissa Hall, Johnson City; a special friend, Ronnie Mottern, of the home; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for Dennis "Bud" Deloach will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Vern Hall officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Melissa Hall. Burial will follow in the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Junior Guinn, David Davis, Frankie Davis, Brandon Mayse, Ronnie Mottern and Billy Mottern. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Ellison and Sammy Ellison. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of a brother, Larry Deloach, 115 Berrerley Place, Elizabethton, at any time. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made for the funeral expense for Mr. Deloach, c/o Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, P.O. Box 428, Elizabethton, TN 37644. 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.

July 25, 2004

Raymond Arnold
  JACKSON, Tenn. -- Raymond Arnold, of Jackson, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
  Mr. Arnold was a native of Mountain City. He was a son of William and Eliza Day Arnold.
  Survivors include his wife, Mattie Arnold, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ilene and Archie Clawson, Elizabethton, and Marcella and Lester Dent, Bonnie, Ill.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, William and Connie Arnold, El Paso, Texas, and Robert Arnold, Jackson. Ten grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted Monday, July 26, in Loudon, Tenn., with interment following the service.
  Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232.

Dorothy L. Dugger
  Dorothy L. Dugger, 65, 168 Buntontown Road, Butler, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Dugger was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Dallas C. and Anna Mae Hicks Irick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd M. Dugger, in 1999, and three brothers, Glasco, Haley and Charles Irick.
  Mrs. Dugger was a homemaker and a member of Stout Hill Church of Christ.
  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Ricky Guy, Elk Park, N.C., and Lori Ann and Kenneth Lowe, Mountain City; four grandchildren, Becki Hunter and her husband Ryan, North Wilkesboro, N.C., Jonathan Guy, Elk Park, N.C., Matthew Hicks and Adam Lowe, both of Mountain City; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Willa Mae Morrison, Pauline and Clay Swift and Lena and Jim Andrews, all of Elizabethton, Norma and Jack Campbell, Butler, and Maxine and Harmon Harden, Dallas, N.C.; five sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Martha Irick and Shirley Irick, both of Elizabethton, Louella and Alvin Jones, Adamsville, Tenn., Peggy Brown, Kingsport, and Betty Jo Montgomery, Hampton; two special brothers-in-law and their wives, Clyde and Ruth Dugger, Elizabethton, and Homer and Phyllis Dugger, Johnson City; and three aunts, Amy Baird, Elizabethton, Gussie Frazier, Florence, Ala., and Edith Oliver of Ohio.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 25, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. David Irick officiating. Music will be provided by nephews of Mrs. Dugger. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service in the chapel. Friends may call at the residence, 168 Buntontown Road, Butler, at any time. The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 26, in the Whitehead Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be Greg Andrews, Darrell Irick, Michael Andrews, Brian Irick, Larry Irick and Melvin Irick. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Campbell, Clay Swift, Jim Andrews, Harmon Harden, Homer Dugger, Wayne Ward, Clyde Dugger, the members of Stout Hill Church of Christ and the nursing staff of Johnson City Medical Center. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 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.

Margie A. Hartley
  Margie Alice Henson Hartley, 73, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of J.D. Guinn Lane, Butler, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 23, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Hartley was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Percy and Pearlie Ellen Mann Henson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William Hicks, her second husband, Carlie Hartley, a daughter, Diane Ingram McKinney, and a sister, Lexie Henson.
  Mrs. Hartley was a member of Stone Mountain Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
  Survivors include four daughters, Maxine Whaley and Julia Walsh of Butler, Cindy Phillips and Linda Vines of Elizabethton; three sons, Jerry Hicks, Butler, Wayne Hartley and Basil Hartley, both of Elizabethton; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Muriel Henson, Elizabethton, Texie Washburn of Connecticut and Frances Vanlandingham, Butler; two brothers, Percy Henson Jr., Butler, and Sheriff John Henson, Hampton; and special friend, Judy Vines, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, July 26, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Cecil "Nick" Bradshaw and the Rev. Howard Estep officiating. Music will be under the direction of Joel Crisp. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service in the chapel. The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, in the Stone Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, Butler. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur Smith, Michael Dellinger and the staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Special thanks are extended from the family to CNAs Sandra Lewis and Ann Rambo for the care given to Mrs. Hartley during her 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.

William R. Shell
  William Ross Shell, 95, 122 Hartley Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center at Mountain Home, TN.
  Mr. Shell was a Carter County native, born June 10, 1909, to the late Noah and Dora Shell as one of six children. In addition to his parents and siblings, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Zana Elizabeth Dobbs Shell, in 1967, and his second wife, Pauline Yates Shell, in 2001.
  Mr. Shell retired in 1971 as a Bemberg/North American Rayon shift supervisor. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army's Signal Corps in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of East River Park Christian Church.
  Survivors include a daughter, Helen Carol Shell, Elizabethton; a son, Jerry Shell, Bristol; two stepdaughters, Tonya Kay Woods, Elizabethton, and Rebekah Hunt, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Michelle Hershey, Elizabethton; a great-granddaughter, Savannah Hershey, Elizabethton; a step-granddaughter, Paula Flack, St. Cloud, Fla.; a step-grandson, Andy Woods, Noblesville, Ind.; and two step-great-grandchildren, Logan Woods, Pendleton, Ind., and Alyssa Woods, St. Cloud, Fla.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. John Smith, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Mary Smith. Entombment will follow the funeral service in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Michael Peters, Robert Pilk, Richard Pilk, Don Woods, Andy Woods, Brian Hershey, James Hunt and Tim Perkins. Honorary pallbearers will be the Wal-Mart Coffee Club and his church family. Friends may call at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home at anytime on Saturday or Sunday up to the service hour. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the East Tennessee Christian Children's Home, 517 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

Dora E. Stout
  CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Information has been received of the death of Dora E. Williams Stout in Ohio.
  Mrs. Stout was a native of Wise County, Va., but had lived most of her life in Carter County, Tenn. She was employed by the American Bemberg Corporation. She married a local barber, Lonzie D. Stout, in 1950. In 1966, she moved to Cleveland.
  Mrs. Stout worked as a PBX operator and retired from the American Veterans Hospital in Brecksville, Ohio.
  Survivors include two daughters, Ava Sharp and Lytha Hurskey; two sons, Joseph Stout and Eldridge Stout; three sisters, Thelma Stout, Beatrice Weeks and Corinne Ballard; and one brother, Hoover Williams.
  Memorial services are scheduled for 4 p.m., Saturday, July 31, at the home of her daughter, Ava Sharp, 41950 Samuel Street, Elyria, Ohio 44135.
  Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232.

July 23, 2004

W. Jerry Day
  W. Jerry Day, 66, 1131 Riverview Dr., Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at his residence following a brief illness. A native of Murphy, N.C., he was the son of the late Warner Pixley Day and Edith Barnes Day Kerns.
  Mr. Day had spent the winter months in Homosassa, Fla. He was retired from Kingsport Press.
  Mr. Day was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and the University of Tennessee, where he had been drum major for the bands. He was a former member of the Rotary Club of Elizabethton.
  In addition to his parents, Mr. Day was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Day and a sister, Jane Day Spiro.
  Survivors are his wife, Lois Jank Day of the home; one son, Dr. W. Brent Day, Maui, Ha.; one daughter, Sara "Shuggie" Day Alvord, Wilton, Conn.; twin grandchildren, Jackson Warner Alvord and Carter Wales Alvord.
  The Celebration of Life service for W. Jerry Day will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating, and eulogies given by Dr. David Mills, Mr. Jimmy D. Spiro, Mr. Al Asbury and Dawn Ostler. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home or at the residence after noon Saturday, July 24, 2004. A private disposition will be held at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Adventa Hospice, Al Asbury, Dr. David Mills, Bill Ford, Henry David, Glenn Seiler and Jim Brown. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Burn Unit, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, S.C. 29605 or the Adventa Hospice, 684 U.S. Hwy. 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements, 423-542-2232.

Gladys E. Willis
  Gladys E. Willis, 50, 3736 Kimrod Dr., Johnson City, died Wednesday, July 21, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
  She was a native of Detroit, Mich. and a former resident of Elizabethton and Newland, N.C. She was a daughter of Vernon and June Bumgarner Trivett, of Pensacola, Fla.
  Mrs. Willis was a 1972 graduate of Elizabethton High School and graduated from ETSU with an Associate's Degree in nursing.
  She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and had worked for the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital as an R.N.
  Survivors, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Gary W. Willis, of the home; one son, Josh Willis, of the home; one sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Gene Britton, of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Terri Trivett, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Scott and Engie Trivett, Johnson City; three nieces, Amanda Trivett, Tallahassee, Fla.; Jennifer Trivett, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Haley Trivett, Johnson City, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Wilma Willis, of Newland, N.C.
  The funeral service for Gladys E. Willis will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2004 at the Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton, with Bishop Matthew W. Barber and Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Gordon Kyte and the Grace Baptist Church choir. Burial will follow in the Fork Mountain Cemetery, Newland, N.C. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2004 at the Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton, or at the residence, 3736 Kimrod Dr., Johnson City, at any time. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the youth of Grace Baptist Church, members of the Johnson City Police Department and staff of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Building Fund or the Youth Department of Grace Baptist Church, 1114 Broad St. Ext., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements, 423-542-2232.

Louise A. Wood
  Mrs. Louise Anderson Wood, 86, 111 Williams Ave., Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 22, 2004 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
  A native of Buffalo Valley, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Henry P. and Mary Ann White Anderson.
  She had been employed with several banks in the area and retired from Carter County Bank.
  She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
  She was preceded in death by six sisters, Eura "Toogie" Anderson, Elise Anderson Mitchell, Anna B. Anderson Hendler, Eleanora Anderson, and twin sisters that died at birth; four brothers, William "Ernest" Anderson, Fred Ray Anderson, Henry "Pete" Anderson and Erskine T. Anderson. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth E. Wood, of the home; two sisters, Betty Faye Anderson, Elizabethton, and Ethel Anderson Duke, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Committal service for Mrs. Louise Anderson Wood will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park, Mausoleum of Peace, with Rev. James Lindsay officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Immanuel Baptist Church, great friend Harold Lingerfelt, all nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends at the residence, 111 Williams Ave., Elizabethton, at any time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Immanuel Baptist Church, 205 Hunter Ave., Elizabethton TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com.
  Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

July 22, 2004

Edith S. Campbell
  Edith S. Campbell, 84, 1436 Southside Rd., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Campbell was a native of Roan Mountain, and retired from Bemburg Corporation.
  She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie Campbell, May 27, 1999, and a son Jimmy Lee Campbell, September 20, 2001.
  Survivors include a son Gene Campbell and spouse Vicky, Eatonton, Ga.; two grandsons and spouses, Brian and Jill Campbell, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Charles and Kathy Campbell, West Palm Beach, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Logan Campbell, both of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one sister and brother-in-law, Georgia and Carl Christoff, Johnson City. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Larry Stout. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
  The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, or at the residence, 1436 Southside Rd., Elizabethton, after the graveside service on Saturday. The family would like to express a special thanks to Pat and Larry Stout for the assistance, support, and love that was given to Edith over the years. 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.

Gerald D. "J.C." Colbaugh
  Gerald D. "J.C." Colbaugh, 67, 619 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 16, 2004, with loved ones by his side in the VA West Palm Beach Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., following a brief illness.
  Mr. Colbaugh was a native of Carter County and the son of George Colbaugh of Idaho and the late Leola Peters Colbaugh Richardson.
  Mr. Colbaugh retired from Rick's Auto Wholesale. He was of the Baptist faith and attended St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
  Mr. Colbaugh was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the Riviera Beach, Florida V.F.W., a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166, the American Legion Post #49 and the Elizabethton Moose Lodge #360. He had been a member of the Moose for 47 years, joining Elizabethton Loyal Order of Moose #360 in 1957. He had been an active member, joining the Legion of the Moose in 1993, receiving his Fellowship Degree in 1996 and finally, the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, which is the highest honor within the fraternity, in 2002.
  In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one son, Richard D. Colbaugh, in 2000, and his stepfather, Raymond Richardson.
  Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Janice Dodge Colbaugh, Elizabethton; one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Matt Thornton, Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, John W. and Tina Colbaugh, Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Derrick Colbaugh, Kayla Colbaugh, Andrew Colbaugh, Justin Linebaugh and Kali Linebaugh, all of Elizabethton; one sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Jerry Paul Lyons, Elizabethton; one stepdaughter and her husband, Tanya and Terry Dykes, Jonesborough; and one stepson, Michael Cummings, Manchester, N.H. Three step-grandchildren and several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
  The funeral service for Gerald D. "J.C." Colbaugh will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, July 23, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Ray Colbaugh, Rev. Bill Greer and Father Harold Bahlow officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the funeral service in the chapel. Moose Pilgrim Honors will be provided by the Ritual Members of the local order of Moose. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Military Honors to be accorded by the Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Derrick Colbaugh, Matt Northrup, Troy Cook, Terry Dykes, Matt Thornton and Justin Linebaugh. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn "Frosty" Baumgardner, Harold Barnes, Bob Hobson, Butch Andes, Sonny Bowling, Arlin Hopson, Carl Elrod, Bobby Joe Fletcher, Howard Carden, John Hardin and Doug Buckles. Friends may call at the residence, 619 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, 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.

Charles M. Gouge
  Charles Meredith Gouge, 53, 1010 W. Jackson Blvd., Jonesborough, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
  He was a Carter County native and had lived a number of years in Jonesborough.
  He was a carpenter.
  Mr. Gouge was of the Baptist faith.
  He was preceded in death by his father, Frank E. Gouge, November 1988, and by two brothers, Jerry Gouge and Gary Lee Gouge.
  Survivors include his mother, Sarah Jane Cornett Gouge, of the home; a niece, Jerri Lynn Earp, Johnson City; three aunts, Celia Caudill, of Oxford, Pa.; Hazel Binkley, of Wilmington, Del., and Belle Yoggerst, Mountain City; one uncle, Bob Cornett, of Creston, N.C.; a special cousin, Patricia Ann Bowers, and a host of friends.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. A.N. Hollis and Rev. Joe Presnell officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2004 in the Gouge Family Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Pallbearers will be cousins. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Gouge family at mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Billy D. Osborne
  Mr. Billy D. Osborne, 59, 219 Big Springs Rd., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
  A native of Johnson County, he was the son of the late Hobart and Fannie Wilson Osborne.
  He was retired from the city of Johnson City as a heavy equipment operator.
  He was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church and attended Powder Branch Baptist Church. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Unaka Rod and Gun Club.
  He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Osborne. Survivors include his wife, Rada Rhea Osborne, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Mike Gillette, Bristol; one son, Clayton Osborne, Johnson City; two brothers, Rick Osborne, Johnson City, and J. C. Osborne, Elizabethton; five sisters, Maude Proffitt, Dean Barnette, Dolores Cooper and Linda Campbell, all of Johnson City, and Shirley Street, Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren, Connor Gillette and Carter Gillette, both of Bristol, and Taylor Osborne, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews and his faithful companion and buddy, Clinker, also survive.
  A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Billy D. Osborne will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Art Webb and Rev. James Archer officiating. Private disposition will be held at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors, staff and doctors of ICU of the Johnson City Medical Center and co-workers of the city of Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday or at the residence, 219 Big Springs Rd., Elizabethton, at any time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Powder Branch Baptist Church Building Fund, 1710 Powder Branch Rd., Johnson City, TN 37601. 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.

Infant Child Pierce
  An infant child of Amanda Bufkin and Jeremy Pierce, both of Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, in Johnson City.
  In addition to the parents, other family members consist of the paternal grandparents, Jerry and Jackie Pierce, Elizabethton, and aunts and uncles, Sheila Curtis, Penny Murr, David Hyder, Pheba Jamison and Justin Pierce.
  A graveside service will be conducted at 12 noon Friday, July 23, in the Hyder Cemetery, Gap Creek Community, with Rev. Gene Osborne officiating. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 11:50 a.m. Friday.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Maude P. Simerly
  Maude P. Simerly, 93, 144 Ford Lane, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lola Ellis Peeks.
  Mrs. Simerly was a member of Borderview Christian Church and was a homemaker.
  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert E. Simerly, August 17, 1998, and a son, Howard E. Simerly, January 3, 1993 and several brothers and sisters.
  Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Helen M. Simerly, Piney Flats; Florence Pearce, Elizabethton; Mary Lou and Ronald Kilby, Johnson City; two brothers, Tommy Peeks, Elizabethton, and Claude Peeks, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Jeff Pearce, Lisa McDowell and Terri Lynn Simerly, all of Elizabethton; Angela Bishop, Jonesborough, and Scotty Kilby, Johnson City; four great-grandchildren, Jordan Pearce and Justin Pearce, both of Elizabethton; Haley Bishop and Tyler Elizabeth Bishop, both of Jonesborough, and one daughter-in-law, Linda Simerly, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for Maude P. Simerly will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Jeff Pearce and Mr. Billy Manuel, Ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ray Don Markland, Ruth Ann Cullop, and Scott Reynolds. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2004 at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, in the chapel. Active pallbearers will be Raymond Morton, Ray Markland, Ray Don Markland, Doyle Turbyfill, Lawrence Ritchie, Dave Miller, Rick Richardson, and Randy Carrier. Honorary pallbearers are Ralph Simerly, R.L. Hambrick, Earl Williams, and Carl Borough. Special thanks are extended to the nurses of the intensive care unit of the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital and ETSU Physicians and Associates on behalf of the family of Mrs. Simerly. 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.

Gladys E. Willis
  Gladys E. Willis, 50, 3736 Kimrod Dr., Johnson City, died Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at the Johnson City 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 21, 2004

Kitty Gilmer
  Kitty Gilmer, 88, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Asbury Place in Johnson City.
  Born in Russell County, Va., Mrs. Gilmer came to Kingsport in 1936 and moved to Asbury Center in Johnson City in 1995.
  Mrs. Gilmer was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church. She was a real estate associate for a number of years.
  Her husband, Joe Gilmer, and a sister, Mrs. Roy (Grace) Hale, preceded her in death.
  Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Jeana Gilmer, Johnson City, Dr. Phillip and Rebecca Gilmer, Elizabethton, and Joe Jr. and Connie Gilmer, Troy, Mont.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Edythe Little, Portsmouth, Va.
  A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, with Rev. Chris Hughes officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury Place at Johnson City, 400 North Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37604.Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, 117 E. Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, (423) 378-3134, is in charge of arrangements.

Rachel P. Guinn
  Rachel P. Guinn, age 95, 111 Ford Lane, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 18, 2004 at her residence following an extended illness.
  A native of Lebanon, Va., she had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a daughter of the late David and Lola Hubble Puckett.
  Mrs. Guinn was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church and retired from the Bemberg Corporation after 30 years of service.
  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Guinn was preceded in death by two sons, Mack Guinn, in 1998, and Thomas Puckett, in 2004, and by three brothers and six sisters.
  Survivors include five daughters and three sons-in-law, Mrs. Lucille Ownby, Mrs. Pauline and Jack McKinney, Mrs. Erma Stevens, Mrs. Louise and Carmen Whitehead, Mrs. Rose and Gordon Lewis, all of Elizabethton; two sons and three daughters-in-law, Ed and Dean Guinn and L.D. and Ruby Guinn, all of Elizabethton, and Audrey Puckett of Kingsport. Eight grandsons who survive are Jackie Collins, Bobby Collins, Michael Whitehead, Terry Whitehead, Jeff Lewis, Steve Guinn and Randy Guinn, all of Elizabethton, and Max Guinn of Johnson City. Five granddaughters who survive are Debbie Lowe and Sandy Fair, both of Elizabethton, Sharon Fair and Michelle Guinn, both of Johnson City, and Julie Canter, Telford. Twenty-nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for Rachel P. Guinn will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Stout, Rev. Steve Burleson and Rev. Joe Manis officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Pleasant Beach Baptist Church Quartet and Dean Palmer. The committal service and entombment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2004 in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the chapel at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004 in the chapel prior to the service or at the residence, 111 Ford Lane, at any time. Active pallbearers will be Jackie Collins, Bobby Collins, Michael Whitehead, Terry Whitehead, Jeff Lewis, Steve Guinn, Max Guinn and Randy Guinn. Special thanks from the family are extended to Debbie Lowe and all the nurses of Housecall Home Health Care and Dr. E.E. Perry for all their love and care shown to Mrs. Guinn during her 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.

Virginia "Bun" Linebaugh
  Mrs. Virginia "Bun" Linebaugh, 89, 503A West F Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at her residence.
  Mrs. Linebaugh was a native of Cripple Creek, Va., and the daughter of the late Sidney and Creel Townsend Pearman. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Jack Pearman, Fred Pearman, Rounder Pearman and Paul Pearman, and one sister, Getis Brewer.
  Mrs. Linebaugh was a homemaker and had traveled overseas in Holland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Taiwan, Tokyo and most of the old towns in Germany. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
  She is survived by her husband, Lt. Col. George Linebaugh, U.S. Army Ret., of the home. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia "Bun" Linebaugh will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 22, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Phil Givens, Lewis Merryman, Bill Linebaugh, Jim Linebaugh, David Linebaugh, Billy Linebaugh, George Gwinn Sr., George Gwinn Jr., Jonathan Gwinn, Dan Jenkins, Al Hyder, Wayne Kelley, John Kelley, Paul Whitehead, Jerry Pearman and Jack Pearman. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday 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.

Billy D. Osborne
  Billy D. Osborne, 59, 219 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

July 20, 2004

Rachel P. Guinn
  Rachel P. Guinn, 95, 111 Ford Lane, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Guinn was a native of Lebanon, Va., and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a daughter of the late David and Lola Hubble Puckett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Mack Guinn, in 1998, and Thomas Puckett, in 2004, and by three brothers and six sisters.
  Mrs. Guinn was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. She retired from the Bemberg Corporation after 30 years of service.
  Survivors include five daughters and three sons-in-law, Mrs. Lucille Ownby, Mrs. Pauline and Jack McKinney, Mrs. Erma Stevens, Mrs. Louise and Carmen Whitehead, and Mrs. Rose and Gordon Lewis, all of Elizabethton; two sons and three daughters-in-law, Ed and Dean Guinn and L.D. and Ruby Guinn, all of Elizabethton, and Audrey Puckett, Kingsport. Eight grandsons who survive are Jackie Collins, Bobby Collins, Michael Whitehead, Terry Whitehead, Jeff Lewis, Steve Guinn and Randy Guinn, all of Elizabethton, and Max Guinn, Johnson City. Five granddaughters who survive are Debbie Lowe and Sandy Fair, both of Elizabethton, Sharon Fair and Michelle Guinn, both of Johnson City, and Julie Canter, Telford. Twenty-nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Stout, Rev. Steve Burleson and Rev. Joe Manis officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Pleasant Beach Baptist Church Quartet and Dean Palmer. The committal service and entombment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 22, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence, 111 Ford Lane, at any time. Active pallbearers will be Jackie Collins, Bobby Collins, Michael Whitehead, Terry Whitehead, Jeff Lewis, Steve Guinn, Max Guinn and Randy Guinn. Special thanks from the family are extended to Debbie Lowe of Housecall Home Health Care and Dr. E.E. Perry for all their love and care shown to Mrs. Guinn during her 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.

Dennis R. Hoff  
 A service to celebrate the life of Dennis Richard Hoff, 65, 113 Wedgewood Circle, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Preston Sartell and Dr. Eddie Fine officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Ed Wheeler, soloist, and Mrs. Terry Money, pianist. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. prior to the service on Thursday. The graveside service and inurnment will follow the celebration of life service at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 East F. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Linebaugh
  Mrs. Virginia "Bun" Linebaugh, 89, 503A West F St., Elizabethton, died Monday, July 19, 2004 at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Rachel S. Lunceford
  Rachel S. Lunceford, 87, formerly of 2043 Bristol Highway, Bullocks Hollow Community, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home from an extended illness.
  Mrs. Lunceford was a native of Watauga County, N.C., but spent most of her life in Carter County. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Carie Montgomery Greenwell and was also preceded in death by her first husband, Glen Malone.
  Mrs. Lunceford was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include her husband, Charlie C. Lunceford, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton; one step-daughter, Rose Perkins, Elizabethton; one step-son and spouse, Roger and Monica Lunceford, Elizabethton; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Katie Scalf, Elizabethton, and Dolly and Frank Malone, Bluff City. Seven step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2004, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Horace Bowers officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Sounds of Victory. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, prior to the funeral service in the chapel. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, in the Malone Cemetery, Bullocks Hollow Community. Active pallbearers will be Michael Perkins, Lonnie Turner, Frank Ellis and other selected family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Friends may call at the residence of a sister, Katie Scalf, 148 Old Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, 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.

Wilma B. Pope
  Wilma Buckles Pope, 63, 12519 Charles Cove Road, Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of the Siam Community, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 16, 2004, at her residence.
  Mrs. Pope was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Luther and Pearl Buckles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Randolph, and a brother, Bill Buckles.
  Mrs. Pope retired from Raytheon. She was a member of Siam Baptist Church.
  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Steven Schantz, Jacksonville, Fla.; one grandson, Evan Schantz, Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister and brother-in-law, Knova and William Vandeventer, Johnson City; one brother, Clint Buckles; one brother-in-law, Jack Randolph, Etowah, Tenn.; and two special friends, Ellen Smith, Bristol, Tenn., and Renee Orton, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Cindy Schantz, daughter, will deliver the eulogy. The committal service and entombment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 22, in the Mausoleum of Peace of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Siam Baptist Church Library Fund, 2414 Siam Road, 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.

Paul Whitaker
Paul Whitaker, Jr., 59, 627 U.S. Highway 91, Lot 6, Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 17, 2004 at his residence.
  A native of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Paul Whitaker, Sr. and Ida Mae Trent Smith Whitaker.
  He was a retired school bus driver with the Carter County School System.
  He was of the Baptist faith.
  He was preceded in death by a brother, Gale Whitaker.
  Survivors include his wife, Kitty Akers Whitaker; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Stacy and Deanna Whitaker, Elizabethton; Clarence Whitaker, of the home, and George Shipley, Johnson City; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Linda Whitaker and their daughter, Regina, of Blountville; two sisters, Betty June Miller, of Augusta, Ga., and Barbara Smith, Knoxville; five granddaughters; three grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004 in the Fairview Cemetery, Hampton, with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Burial will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday will be Clarence Whitaker, Stacy Whitaker, Burley Canter, Bobby Ward, Tony Carden, Lynn Akers, Teddy Jarrett and Dewey Akers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Carter County Constables, the Carter County Bus Drivers and Chester Brown. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may call at his residence or the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Stacy and Deanna Whitaker, 255 Nave Hollow Loop, Elizabethton. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

July 19, 2004

Delmer O. Irick
  Miss Delmer O. Irick, 94, formerly of Ruby Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 18, 2004 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late B. and Emma Birchfield Irick.
  Miss Irick was a member of Centerview Church of Christ and was the last living charter member of "C" Street Church of Christ.
  She retired from Bemberg Corporation after 28 years of service working in the cafeteria.
  Miss Irick is preceded in death by one sister, Bernice Williams and four brothers, Dallas Irick, Clark Irick, Tom Irick and Edward "Sport" Irick.
  Survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Amy and Darnel Baird, Elizabethton; Gussie and Bill Frazier, Florence, Ala.; several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. David Irick, nephew, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Centerview Church of Christ Singers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service in the chapel. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Centerview Church of Christ, Doctors and Nursing Staff of Lifecare Center of Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Friends may call at the home of a sister, Amy Baird, 603 Barker St., Elizabethton, at any time.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, 542-2232.

Rachel S. Lunceford
  Rachel S. Lunceford, 87, formerly of 2043 Bristol Highway, Watauga, died Sunday, July 18, 2004 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home from an extended illness.
  Mrs. Lunceford was a native of Watauga County, N.C., but spent most of her life in Carter County.
  She was the daughter of the late Henry and Carie Montgomery Greenwell.
  Mrs. Lunceford was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
  She is preceded in death by her first husband, Glen Malone.
  Survivors include her husband, Charlie C. Lunceford, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton; one step daughter, Rose Perkins, Elizabethton; one step son and spouse, Roger and Monica Lunceford, Elizabethton; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Katie Scalf, Elizabethton; Dolly and Frank Malone, Bluff City; seven step grandchildren and 13 step great-grandchildren also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Horace Bowers officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Sounds of Victory. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home, prior to the funeral service in the chapel. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004 in the Malone Cemetery, Watauga. Active pallbearers will be Michael Perkins, Lonnie Turner, Frank Ellis and other selected family and friends. Friends may call at the residence of a sister, Katie Scalf, 148 Old Stoney Creek Rd., Elizabethton, at any time. 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, 542-2232.

July 18, 2004

Gerald D. Colbaugh
 Mr. Gerald Dwayne Colbaugh, age 67, of Elizabethton, died Friday, July 16, 2004, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Mr. Colbaugh will be returned to Elizabethton for services which are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232.

Roby Greer
 Roby Greer, 97, Elizabethton, whose Graduation Day was Friday, July 16, 2004, when he went to be with his Lord and Saviour. He passed away at his residence. A native of the Burbank community of Carter County, he was a son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Frankie Melissa Jarrett Greer. Mr. Greer was a retired carpenter and merchant, having operated Greer's Grocery and Fabric Shop at 1401 Siam Road for several years. Mr. Greer was a charter member and one of the overseers of the construction of the original East Side Free Will Baptist Church. He had served as a deacon for many years. After his retirement, his hobby was clock-making. He was an avid fisherman. Mr. Greer was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Magalene Brewer Greer, Nov. 21, 2002; by a granddaughter, Patricia Ann Greer; eight brothers, Floyd Greer, Jim Greer, Dave Greer, John Greer, Reubin Greer, Jess Greer, Charlie Greer and Bob Greer; and three sisters, Becky Miller, Fennie Greer and Doshie Andrews.
  Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Rene Greer, Hickory, N.C., Norman L. and Lois (Peanut) Greer and George Frank and Nadine Greer, all of Elizabethton; one daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and John James, Elizabethton; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
  Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Rene Greer, Hickory, N.C., Norman L. and Lois (Peanut) Greer and George Frank and Nadine Greer, all of Elizabethton; one daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and John James, Elizabethton; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Dennis R. Hoff
 Dennis Richard Hoff, age 65, 113 Wedgewood Circle, Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. A native of Spokane, Wash., he was the son of the late Victor and Alice Bolen Hoff. Mr. Hoff was a United States Marine veteran. He was a retired electrical engineer for Rockwell International. He spent his life working on submarines and was contracted by the United States Navy to maintain navigational and missile firing systems on nuclear submarines. Mr. Hoff attended Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elizabethton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Victor Vaughn Hoff.
  Survivors include his wife, Jane Wooten Hoff, of the home; one daughter, Catherine Denise Hoff, Richmond, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, David and Diane Hoff, Seattle, Wash.; one sister, Val Hart, Boise, Idaho; four sisters-in-law, Joan Hoff, Seattle, Wash., Catherine Armstrong, Bobbie McLaney and Dorothy Wood, all of Elizabethton; a mother-in-law, Gwynn Wooten, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Wilma B. Pope
  Wilma Buckles Pope, age 63, formerly of the Siam community, died Friday, July 16, 2004, in Jacksonville, Fla., at the home of her daughter, Cindy Schantz. Mrs. Pope will be returned to Elizabethton for services which are incomplete at this time.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Ivalee M. Sheron
  Ivalee Mildred Moretz Sheron, 72, 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, in the Watauga Medical Center, Boone, N.C. A native of Watauga County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Denver and Victoria Hodge Moretz. She had lived a number of years in Carter County. She was an employee of Inland Container for a number of years and also the former Carter County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Siam Baptist Church, Elizabethton. Mrs. Sheron was preceded in death by two husbands, Carol Nave in 1966 and Fred Sheron in 1981, and six brothers and sisters.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Larry Mullins, Mountain City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Carroll and Mandy Nave, Elizabethton, and Wayne and Patti Nave, Butler; a sister, Nell Watson, Elizabethton; a brother, Charles Moretz, Evansville ,Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Carol Ann Johnson, Michael Houston Nave, Chris Mullins, Crystal Nave, Wayne Franklin Nave, Jr., Patricia Poons, Angelicia Daily, Ashley Nave and Gary Wayne Nave; and one great-grandson, Alexander Yates.
  Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, with Mr. Jim Hutchinson, minister, officiating. Mr. Billy Anderson will provide the music. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of the Mountain City Care Center. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Mike and Mandy Nave, 618 Golf Course Drive, Elizabethton, or the residence of Ann and Larry Mullins, 347 Oak Hill Lane, Mountain City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Sheron to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. It was her wish to be cremated. Condolences may be emailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Frank C. Tester
  Frank Carroll Tester, 56, 151 Rainbolt Street, Butler, died Friday, July 16, 2004, at his residence. A native of Carthage, N.Y., he had lived in Ohio for 53 years before coming to Butler in 2001. He was a retired maintenance hy-lo operator with General Motors. He was a member of the North Eaton Baptist Church, North Eaton, Ohio. Mr. Tester was preceded in death by his father, Grover Carroll Tester, Dec. 14, 2003.
  Survivors include his wife, Joyce Hackney Tester; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Todd and Melesa Tester, Columbia Station, Ohio, and Scott Tester, Kernersville, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Nick Tester, Grafton, Ohio; his mother, Rose Mary Smith Tester of Butler and Columbia Station, Ohio; two step-daughters, Tammy Kay Lowe, Butler, and Chanda Starr Morefield, Mountain City; a step-son, Michael Chad Lowe, of Texas; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Randolph and Su Tester and Stephen Tester, both of Columbia Station, Ohio, and Richard and Carol Tester, Olmstead Falls, Ohio; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Denise and Kevin Convery, Parma, Ohio, and Renee and Steven Morton, Grafton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Nico, Sophia, Alex and Mark; three step-grandchildren, Casey, Meagan and Clara; several nieces and nephews; a special uncle and aunt, Harvey and Stella Tester, Elizabethton.
  Private services were held. It was his wish to be cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Medical Center Hospice, 101 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 100, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be emailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

July 16, 2004

Ronnie D. Blackwell
  CONCORD, N.C. -- Ronnie Dean Blackwell, beloved husband and father, age 57, of 216 Lakeview Drive, Harrisburg, N.C., died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Harris Hospice Center, Presbyterian Hospital.
  Mr. Blackwell was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and a son of the late Claude Burns Blackwell and Lucy Lee Julian Blackwell.
  Mr. Blackwell was a truck driver and a member of Providence Baptist Church. He was a member of Derita Lodge #715 AF & AM, and a past Master of his lodge. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam war, and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. Ronnie loved Masonary and all his Masonic brothers. He was very active in Masonic charities. Masonic rites will be conducted by Derita Lodge #715 AF & AM.
  Survivors include his wife, Vickie Brewer Blackwell, of the home; a son, Michael Julian Blackwell, of the home; a daughter, Julia Marie Blackwell, of the home; two brothers, Dicky Blackwell and Gary Blackwell, both of Elizabethton, Tenn.; two sisters, Jeanie Johnson, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Barbara McKinney, Roan Mountain, Tenn.; two special friends, David Buck, Raleigh, and Christine Bartz; and numerous nephews and nieces.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 16, in the Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel, Concord, with the Rev. Hugh Cooper officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family meeting place will be the home, 216 Lakeview Drive, Harrisburg.
  Hartsell Funeral Home, Concord, N.C., (704) 786-1161, is in charge of arrangements.

Walter E. Lane
  Walter Earl Lane, of Wichita Falls, Texas, formerly of Elizabethton, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, July 13, 2004. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2004, in the chapel of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home, Wichita Falls, with Tom Rodgers of Grace Church and Isaac Butterworth of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home, Wichita Falls, Texas.
  The family will receive friends from 8 until 9 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. A graveside service will be held at Happy Valley Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Monday, July 19, with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. Arrangements are under the direction of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton.
  Earl was born on May 28, 1915 in McRoberts, Ky., to Bluford Murray Lane and Arda Jane Sampson Lane. His family originated in London, England many generations ago. A distant grandfather served as the sheriff of London at one time. His great-great-great-great-grandfather, Tidence Lane, was the first Baptist minister in the state of Tennessee.
  Earl was the third of five brothers. He spent his childhood in Middlesboro, Ky., and his family later moved to Elizabethton, Tenn. He married Lola Mae Dancy in August 1938. She died in 1972. He married Gertrude Banner in January 1975 and she died in 2003.
  Earl proudly served his country in the Marines during World War II. He was stationed in China, the Philippines, and the Aleutian Islands. Following the war, he was honorably discharged and returned to Tennessee. After returning from the war, he worked for many years as a knitting mechanic at Beaunit Fibers in Elizabethton and was an excellent mechanic on most any equipment. While still working, and after his retirement, he raised Tennessee Walking horses. He showed his horses in many horse shows throughout Tennessee.
  After suffering a heart attack, Mr. Lane moved to Wichita Falls, Texas to be near his family. He loved to walk and visit with the other residents at Lakeridge Place. He celebrated his 89th birthday on May 28, 2004 with a party there. He enjoyed his new home very much and his new cowboy hat showed he had become a genuine Texan. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life.
  Mr. Lane was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Authur Lane and Earnest Lane, one son, Bill Lane, and one granddaughter, Susan Lane. Survivors include one son, Ron Lane and his wife Annis, Wichita Falls, Texas; one daughter, Esther Herd and her husband Dennis, College Station, Texas; two granddaughters, Linda Pace, The Woodland, Texas, and Sharon Brock, College Station, Texas; four grandsons, Larry Herd, College Station, Texas, Steve Lane, Wasilla, Ark., John Lane, Wichita Falls, Texas, and David Lane, Streetman, Texas; and two brothers, Bill Lane of California and Paul Lane of Florida. He is also survived by four great-granddaughters, eight great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Foundation, 3601 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308 or Grace Church Building Fund, 4301 Cedar Elm, Wichita Falls, TX 76308. 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.

Ivalee M. Sheron
  Ivalee Mildred Moretz Sheron, 72, 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, in the Watauga Medical Center, Boone, N.C. A native of Watauga County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Denver and Victoria Hodge Moretz. She had lived a number of years in Carter County. She was an employee of Inland Container for a number of years and also the former Carter County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Siam Baptist Church, Elizabethton. Mrs. Sheron was preceded in death by two husbands, Carol Nave in 1966 and Fred Sheron in 1981, and six brothers and sisters.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Larry Mullins, Mountain City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Carroll and Mandy Nave, Elizabethton, and Wayne and Patti Nave, Butler; a sister, Nell Watson, Elizabethton; a brother, Charles Moretz, Evansville ,Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Carol Ann Johnson, Michael Houston Nave, Chris Mullins, Crystal Nave, Wayne Franklin Nave, Jr., Patricia Poons, Angelicia Daily, Ashley Nave and Gary Wayne Nave; and one great-grandson, Alexander Yates.
  Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, with Mr. Jim Hutchinson, minister, officiating. Mr. Billy Anderson will provide the music. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of the Mountain City Care Center. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Mike and Mandy Nave, 618 Golf Course Drive, Elizabethton, or the residence of Ann and Larry Mullins, 347 Oak Hill Lane, Mountain City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Sheron to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. It was her wish to be cremated. Condolences may be emailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

July 15, 2004

Phyllis L. Calloway
   Phyllis Lee Calloway, age 63, 324 Berry Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at her residence unexpectedly. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late John Levi and Dorothy Basil Ball Lee. She attended Stoney Creek Baptist Church and was a retired store clerk. Mrs. Calloway was a 1959 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family and friends very much. She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Harold S. Fair, and a niece, Vicki Lee Petty. 
   Survivors include her husband, Danny Lee Calloway, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Penny Pierce, Elizabethton, and Mark and Sherry Pierce, Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Brandon Ashley, Casey Ashley, Corey Pierce, Aaron Pierce and Justin Guess, all of Elizabethton; one brother, Norman E. Lee, Leigh High, Fla.; one sister, Johnnie Fair, Elizabethton; three aunts, Clara Blevins, Ruby Crowe, and Nell Hicks, all of Elizabethton; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry and Wanda Calloway, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Special camping friends Freeman and Evelyn Taylor, Roger and Sherry Hamm, Wayne and Nancy Markland, Richard and Linda Kyte, Jim and Johnnie Wilson, Kay and Chester Brown and Howard and Shirley Sheffield. 
   The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 15, in the Riverside Chapel at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Richard Estep and the Rev. Bobby Burrow officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ted Puckett, soloist. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday or friends may call at the residence of a son, Tim Pierce, 127 Unaka Subdivision Road, Elizabethton, any time. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 16, at Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Brandon Ashley, Robert Calloway, Jimmy Calloway, David Calloway, Justin Guess, Bobby Colbaugh and Greg Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Super Food Store, Unaka Elementary School staff and Stoney Creek Baptist Church Women's Class. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:30 a.m. on Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Stoney Creek Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 1843 Highway 91, 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.

Ray Henegar
   MORRISTOWN -- Ray Henegar, 78, of Whitesburg, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital in Knoxville.
   Mr. Henegar was a member of First Baptist Church of Morristown and was a Navy veteran. He taught Vocational Agriculture for 52 years, 45 of those years in Hamblen County. Ray was loved by his many students and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Silles Jackson and Litha Bowman Henegar, his step-mother, Clara Henegar, and two brothers, Clyde and Julius Henegar.
   Survivors include his wife of 56-1/2 years. Martha Petree Henegar; three sons, Keith Henegar and wife Sarah, Steve Henegar and wife Terrie, and Marvin Henegar and fiancee, Barbara James; a daughter, Beverly Calfee and husband Bill; grandchildren, Pamela, Peyton, Stephen II, Samuel, Travis, Traci, Kimberly, Barbara and Heather; a great-grandchild, Landon; and two sisters, Gladys Purkey of Oneida, and Arletta Leach, Beaver Dam, Ky. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at First Baptist Church of Morristown with the Rev. Jim Harmeling and the Rev. Danny Georges officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 16, at Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church, prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gideons. Mayes Mortuary, 444 West Main Street, Morristown, (423) 586-3211, is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth L. Loveless
   Elizabeth Gayle Little Loveless, 2-19-1943--7-14-2004. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith (II Timothy 4:7) The Lord tells us He will not put more upon us than we can bare. And with everything He will provide a way of escape. So on July 14, 2004, Gayle, of 2104 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, the Lord called upon his angels to come down and gently wrap their arms around her and bring her home, to suffer no more at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Praise be the name of the Lord. Gayle was a loving and devoted wife, momma and nanny to her husband of 44 years, Richard. A good and tender-hearted Christian woman who was always more concerned with others' hurt and pain than her own. She was a member of the Zion Baptist Church and was the daughter of the late Thomas George and Mildred Lewis Little, who was waiting on her to come home on this day, along with her sister, Shelby.
   She is survived by her loving husband, Richard Loveless; three sons and their wives, Mike and Nancy and Tommy and Amanda of Elizabethton, and Joey and Gina of Johnson City; one loving and caring daughter, Tabitha and her husband, Todd Arnett, of Elizabethton; four sisters, Janice Lambert, Shirley and Elmer Roache, Judy and Mike Bouton and Debbie and Randy Maddox, all of Elizabethton; one brother and his wife, Thomas and Wendy Little, Elizabethton; one special cousin, Jim Little; eight grandchildren, Thomas "Scoo ter" Loveless, Tonya Loveless Lowe and her husband, David Lowe, Elizabethton, Kiea Loveless, Johnson City, Daniel Loveless and Ramsey Loveless, Logan Arnett, Devin Arnett and Zaylor Arnett; three step-granddaughters, Autumn, of Elizabethton, Keri and Elizabeth, Johnson City; several nieces and nephews and a very special and caring friend, Betty Ellis of Elizabethton.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. C.W. Snodgrass and the Rev. James Harold Campbell officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Loveless-Woodby Cemetery. The church quartet, the church choir and Bill Manuel, soloist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Friday and also at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, will be Ray Loveless, Rickey Woodby, Tony Vanover, Gary Roache, Brenard Roache, Brandon Maddox, John Johnson and Steve Hyder. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Lane, Jim "Bo" Little, Steve Cole, Tim McCloud, Willie McVey, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Jeremy Maddox, Jason Loveless and the Rev. Paul Crowe. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Zion Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be emailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mack H. Stewart
 Mack H. Stewart, age 80, 140 Soap Stone Hollow Road, Butler, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at the James H. Quillen Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Thomas and Ina Shaw Stewart. Mr. Stewart was a retired construction worker and was of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had a love for music and played guitar.
   In addition to his parents, Mr. Stewart was preceded in death by one son, Tom Stewart, two sisters and one brother. 
   Survivors are his wife, Frances Whaley Stewart, of the home; one son, Terry Stewart, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen Maxine and Robert Woody of Newland, N.C.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three sisters, Sue Combs of Jonesborough, and Margaret Way and Pauline Stewart, both of Johnson City; two brothers, James Stewart of Johnson City and Franklin Stewart of Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews also survive. 
   The funeral service for Mack H. Stewart will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2004, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Nick Bradshaw and the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 16, 2004, in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2004, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home or at the residence, 140 Soap Stone Road, Butler, at any time. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers are the friends of Elk Mills Store. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.