August 13, 2004

Luther D. Bowers
  Luther D. Bowers, 78, 122 Darrell Bowers Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 11, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
  Mr. Bowers was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Luther A. and Flaura Buckles Bowers.
  Mr. Bowers was a member of Blue Springs Christian Church. He served with the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a retired painter and a member of the National Rifle Association and the Beuladean Citizens Club
  In addition to his parents, Mr. Bowers was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
  Survivors are his wife of 58 years, Gladys Asher Bowers, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Denny and Coralie Bowers, Elizabethton, and Jody and Lee Bowers, Richmond, Va.; five grandchildren, Teresa Freeman, Bastrop, Texas, Whitney Christiansen, Seattle, Wash., Jacob Bowers, Richmond, Va., Deana Bush, Memphis, and Sgt. Michael Bowers, U.S. Army, Fort Benning, Ga.; seven great-grandchildren, Michael K. Bowers, Fort Benning, Ga., Adam Bush, Memphis, Lucas Christiansen and Larson Christiansen, both of Seattle, Wash., Ethan Freeman, Laurin Freeman and Adleen Freeman, all of Bastrop, Texas; four sisters, Mary Evelyn Bennett, Margaret Campbell and Stella Mae Brewer, all of Elizabethton, and Novella Massengill, Bluff City; and one brother, Ola Bowers, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 14, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Richard Thomason officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, August 15, in the Bowers Cemetery, Roy Bowers Road. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:25 p.m. for the service. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 122 Darrell Bowers Road, Elizabethton, or at the home of a son, Denny Bowers, 212 Roy Bowers Road, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Gene Carrier, Tommy Campbell, Ronnie Campbell, Willard Loveless, Shirl Bowers and Dallas Carrier. Honorary pallbearers will be Ossie Lee Stout, Allen Thrump, R.M. Tester, John Garland, John Allen, Morris Miner and fellow members of the Beuladean Citizens Club. Special thanks are extended from the family to the doctors and nursing staff of VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, and Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Ina M. Deloach
  Ina Mae Deloach, 87, 225 West Doe Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 12, 2004 at the residence of a niece, Doris Cates, 273 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton.
  A native of Butler, she was a daughter of the late Nat and Pearl Whaley Deloach.
  She had lived a number of years in Elizabethton.
  Miss Deloach had formerly been employed at Ingles, Kress's and Big K.
  She was a member of the Happy Valley Baptist Church.
  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Manuel, Spencer and Robert Deloach.
  Survivors include two sisters, Pauline Poole, Elizabethton, and Effie Garland, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, August 13, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Lyons officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 14, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a niece and her husband, Doris and Lonnie Cates, 273 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joan E. Faulkner
  Joan E. Faulkner, 65, of Sardis, Georgia, entered into rest Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at Burke Medical Center, Waynesboro, Georgia.
  She was a former resident of Johnson City.
  Mrs. Faulkner was a retired accountant.
  She was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include her husband, Harry R. Faulkner; two sons, Mike and Rick Faulkner; five sisters, Virginia Coleman and Shirley Crigger, both of McDonough, Ga.; Ann Slemp and Sue Hill, both of Elizabethton, and Dianna Bowman, Johnson City; three brothers, Doug Hyder, of Charlotte, N.C., Rick Hyder, Kingsport, and Bob Hyder, Johnson City.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 13, 2004 at the Deloach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Ga. with burial in the Sardis Baptist Cemetery, Sardis, Ga.
  Deloach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Ga., is in charge of arrangements, 706-554-3531.
  Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Elliot A. Fields
  Elliot Alexandar Fields, infant son of Irwin H. and Melissa Fields, 130 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 12, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Irwin Fields.
  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Ethan Fields, of the home; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Sue Hamm, Elizabethton; and his paternal grandmother, Mary Fields, Elizabethton. Three aunts, one uncle and six cousins also survive.
  Private graveside services will be conducted Saturday, August 14, in the Baby Land of Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Eric Eggers and Dr. Dennis Deese officiating. 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.

Thelma L. Hyder
  Thelma Loraine Hyder, 88, 1018 Riverview Dr., Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 12, 2004 in the Crestwood Medical Center, Huntsville, Ala.
  A native of Wise County, Va., she was a daughter of the late James and Verta Horn Lytton.
  She had lived in Elizabethton most of her life.
  She had been in Alabama for a short time.
  Mrs. Hyder was a charter member of the East Side Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry (Tub) Hyder and a grandson, Steven Lynn Addington on March 28, 2003.
  Survivors include two daughters, Marian Addington, of Huntsville, Ala. and Sharon Goad, Elizabethton; two sons, Jack Hyder, Elizabethton, and James Hyder, of Titusville, Fla.; five grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 15, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jack Lyons officiating. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Aaron Taylor
  Aaron "Chig" Taylor, 68, 1542 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 12, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Jess and Maggie Kress Taylor.
  He was a retired construction worker.
  He was a member of the Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
  Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis Thomas Taylor; a son, Tony Taylor; a grandson, Chris Taylor; three brothers, Gilbert, Vernon and Dude Taylor and a sister, Edith Garland.
  Survivors include a son, James "Jim" Taylor, Elizabethton; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Barbara and Guy Sams; Judy and Eddie Peters and Patty Glover, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Annis Deal and Bessie Hardin, both of Elizabethton; two brothers, James "Jay" Taylor and Buford "Lemmie" Taylor, both of Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Tracie, Ginger, Ashley, Kim and Pepper; four great-grandchildren, Haley, Justin, Jesica and Austin, and special friends including his ex-wife, Pauline Taylor; also Odell Cable, Carla Lealy and Johnny Huffman.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 2004 in the Treadway Cemetery, (Siam Road) with the Rev. James L. Richardson officiating. Burial will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be Chris Tidwell, Odell Cable, Larry Absher, Tommy Absher, Johnny Huffman and Doug Coleman. Honorary pallbearers will be friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 13, 2004 in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Guy Sams, 134 White Rd., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Freeda M. Simcox
  Freeda McCroskey Simcox, 66, of Blountville, went to join the Lord in Heaven, Wednesday, August 11, 2004, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va.
  Survivors include her husband, William Mack Simcox, and two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dr. Mark W. and Connie Simcox, Abingdon, Va., and David Kent Simcox, Bristol.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 9 p.m. Saturday, August 14, in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Price officiating. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 15, at Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service at Akard Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to The Cancer Outreach Foundation, 104 Abingdon Place, Abingdon, VA 24211 or Fellowship Chapel, 201 Crockett Street, Bristol, VA 24201. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at HYPERLINK "mailto:akardfh@peercom.net". Akard Funeral Home, 1912 W. State Street, Bristol, TN (423) 989-4800, is serving the family of Mrs. Simcox.

August 12, 2004

Vearlean Lewis
  Vearlean Lewis, 53, 1010 Nave St., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Claude James and Eunice Flora Dugger Garland.
  She was a member of Valley Forge House of Prayer.
  She was a retired cook from Carter County Memorial Hospital and a homemaker.
  She was preceded in death by an infant sister.
  Survivors include her husband, James O. Lewis, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy D. and Rhonda Lewis, of Morganton, N.C.; one daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Gregory Church, of Unicoi; three sisters, Ina Trivette, Wanda Proffitt, Juanita Turner, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Ronnie Garland, Junior Garland, both of Elizabethton; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The celebration of life service for Vearlean Lewis will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 12, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Messer officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., or friends may call at the residence, 1010 Nave Street, Elizabethton, any time. The family would like to send a special thank you to doctors and nursing staff of the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, I.C.U. Unit 2100, and friends and neighbors. 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.

August 10, 2004

June C. Jacobs
  PRINCETON, W.Va. -- Mrs. June Catherine Litton Jacobs, 81, of Clairmont Hills Drive, Princeton, departed this life early Sunday morning, August 8, 2004, at the Princeton Community Hospital with her loving and devoted daughters by her side.
  Born June 12, 1923 at Abingdon, Va., she was the daughter of the late John Murray and Hettie Duncan Litton.
  Left to cherish her memory, her loving and caring family, her daughters: Patricia Ann Veneri and husband Dr. E. Lynn of Princeton, and Karen Sue Lewis and husband Bill of Elizabethton, Tenn.; two sisters: Naureen Woodyard of Suffolk, Va., and Margaret Wilmeth of Abingdon, Va.; and one brother, John Litton of Kerrville, Texas.
  Cryptside services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 11, from the Knollkreg & Sunset Memorial Park on Walden Road, Abingdon, Va., with Rev. Randy Adkins officiating. Those wishing to attend these services are requested to meet at the cemetery by 4 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial gifts of love can be made to the Gideon's International, Princeton Chapter, P.O. Box 5103, Princeton, WV 24740 or First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 304, Princeton, WV 24740. The family of Mrs. Jacobs is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton, (304) 425-8131.

August 9, 2004

Osa Belle Simmons
  Osa Belle Simmons, 84, Johnson City, entered into the presence of our Lord on Saturday, August 7, 2004 at her residence following an extended illness.
  A native of Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Landon and Lucy Brummitt Street. She had lived most of her life in Carter County.
  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, including her twin brother, Otis.
  Mrs. Simmons was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
  She was a charter member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church.
  She was a member of the "Mary Greer" Sunday school class and the church choir.
  Survivors include her husband, Cecil A. Simmons, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Teresa Simmons; Roy and Sandi Simmons, all of Elizabethton, and Ralph and Wanda Simmons, Johnson City; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Johnny Holder, Elizabethton; one sister, Lena Honeycutt, of Tuttle, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchilren; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Edith Christmas, of Columbia, S.C., and a special sister-in-law, Ethel Street, Johnson City.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, August 9, 2004 in the East Side Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Messer and Rev. Mark Simmons officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 10, 2004 in the Patton-Simmons Cemetery. Abbie Buckles, soloist; Kenny Lethoe, soloist, and Alice Bunton, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:55 p.m. Monday and also at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the men's Sunday school class, her church family, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the East Side Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. The family would like to extend a special "thank you" to the Adventa Hospice for their devoted care, with a special "thank you" to Abbie Buckles. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Simmons to the Family Life Center, East Side Free Will Baptist Church, 704 Siam Rd., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Simmons family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ransom Radford
  Ransom Radford, 84, 1103 Dry Creek Rd., Elizabethton, died suddenly, Sunday, August 8, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
  A native of Yancey County, N.C., he was a son the late Dan and Sallie Phillips Radford.
  Mr. Radford retired from Summers - Taylor were he was a truck driver.
  He was a World War II U.S Army/Air Force Veteran.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma "Lena" Radford, December 6, 1988, and three brothers.
  Survivors include his wife, Maye Radford, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Donnie Hamby, Elizabethton; Judy and Phil Adkins, Hickory, N.C.; Leona and Earl Morton, Hickory, N.C.; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 10, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Evangelist Phillip Adkins and Rev. Raymond Hooks officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel, or other times at the residence of a daughter, Kathy Hamby, 1101 Dry Creek Rd., Elizabethton, at any time. The graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be: Stephen Briggs, Bob Zarby, Raymond Hooks, Eddie Tipton, Earl Morton, and Michael Morton. Honorary pallbearers will be: Allen Morton and Brad Morton. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to travel in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Lois B. Fields
  Lois B. Fields, 80, 8410 U.S. Highway 19E, Elk Park, N.C., died Saturday, August 7, 2004, at her residence.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Neer and Ethel Greer Oaks.
  She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and was a homemaker.
  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Roland Fields; two sons, Jerry Fields and Charles Buchanan; six sisters Oda Johnson, Hazel Hayes, Elva Birchfield, Alice Beeler, Lola Church, and Mary Ruth Markland, and one brother Fred Oaks.
  Survivors include one sister, Nola Freeman, Jonesborough; two brothers, Tull Oaks, Sr., Roan Mountain, and Levi Oaks, Gary, Ind. Several nieces and nephews also survive
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, August 9, 2004, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Branch President Jeff Boone and Rev. Tull Oaks, Jr. officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service in the chapel. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 10, 2004, in Taylor's Chapel Cemetery, Elk Park, N.C. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Stephen Cook. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery Tuesday, at 9:55 a.m. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Taylors Chapel Cemetery, c/o J's Market, Elk Park, NC 28622.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain is in charge of arrangements, 423/542-2232.

August 8, 2004

Lois B. Fields
  Lois B. Fields, 80, 8410 Hwy. 19E, Elk Park, N.C., died Saturday, August 7, 2004, at her residence.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, August 9, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service in the chapel. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 10, at Taylors Chapel Cemetery, Elk Park, N.C. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

Coy E. Hipps
  Coy Eston Hipps, 89, of 1641 Hwy. 19E Bypass, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, died Friday, August 6, 2004, at the Life Care Center following a lengthy illness.
  Mr. Hipps was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Mack and Una Nave Hipps. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
  Mr. Hipps was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Siam Baptist Church.
  Survivors include one nephew and his wife, John and Sara Lewis, Johnson City, and one niece, Sonya Kelley, Galveston, Texas. Three great-nephews and one great-niece also survive.
  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 9, in the Nave Cemetery with Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Monday for the graveside service. 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.

James R. Smith
  James Roy Smith, 88, 115 Quail Drive, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, August 5, 2004, at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN following an extended illness.
  Mr. Smith was a native of Carter County and the son of the late James William and Sallie Simerly Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Milton "Sray" Smith and Sylas Smith, and two sisters, Sue Smith and Martha Laws.
  Mr. Smith was a farmer and of the Christian faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
  Survivors include his wife, Virgie Laws Smith, of the home; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Mike Smith, Paul Smith and James and Tammy Smith, all of Roan Mountain; one daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor and Chris Brewer, Newland, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Heather Sims and her husband Chris, Elizabethton, Lindsey Smith, Roan Mountain, Christopher Brewer Jr. and Jacob Brewer, both of Newland, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 8, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Wilson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Charlotte Smith. Private graveside services will be held in the Smith Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be David Brewer Jr., Christopher Brewer Jr., Lynn Ellis, Don Hill, Chris Sims, Topsy McMahan and William Birchfield. Honorary pallbearers will be David Brewer Sr., Bill Holden, Randy Stout and Rick Shell. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday or at the residence, 115 Quail Drive, Roan Mountain, at any time. 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, Rhododendron Chapel.

John K. Smith
  John K. Smith, 60, 643 Cloudland Drive, Roan Mountain, died unexpectedly Saturday, August 7, 2004, at his residence.
  Mr. Smith was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Thomas and Mary Eve Shell Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Smith Jr.
  Mr. Smith was an employee of Sugar Mountain Ski Resort. He was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Jo Ann and Leon Odom, Roan Mountain, and a brother, Billy Frank Smith, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 9, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Richard Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in the Johnson-Roanview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service in the chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Jo Ann Odom, 152 Smith Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Active pallbearers will be Charles Odom, Teddy Odom, Allen Odom, Leon Odom, Danny Odom, Eddie Odom and Jackie Dugger. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Hampton, Forrest Boone, Jimmy Ray, Tracy Holtsclaw, Frank Church, Ronnie Lee Potter, Jerry Shell, Blaine Boone and Stephen Singleton. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

Ida F. Whittemore
  Mrs. Ida Florence Hill Whittemore, 217 West "H" Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, August 6, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Whittemore was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late James and Texie Anna Stevens Hill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman P. "Pet" Whittemore, and by five brothers, four sisters and a grandson.
  Mrs. Whittemore was of the Church of God faith and attended the Elizabethton Alliance Church.
  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Marcia and John B. Seehorn, Rocky Face, Ga., and Phyllis and T.J. Hale, Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Louis and Donna Whittemore, Elizabethton, and Benny Whittemore, Johnson City; five grandchildren, Joni Seehorn Trobich, Charlotte, N.C., John Seehorn, Dalton, Ga., Holli Hale Fair, Louis Whittemore Jr. and Benji Whittemore, all of Elizabethton; six great-grandchildren, Alex, Brady, Carson, Jessica, Michael and Haley; four sisters-in-law, Bonnie Hill, Johnson City, Gretchen Whittemore, Elizabethton, Emma Hill, Taylorsville, N.C., and Jackie Hill, Elizabethton; and her friend and caregiver for the past two years, Judy Rowland.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, August 9, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Golden and Pastor Louie O'Bourke officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 10, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be John Seehorn, Louis Whittemore, Benji Whittemore, Sean Fair, Robert Trobich and Dewey Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Elizabeth James, Dr. Todd Whittaker and special neighbors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday or at the residence, 217 West "H" Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

August 6, 2004

Sonya S. Campbell
  Sonya Sheree Campbell, 47, 2675 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 4, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of Landon and Roberta Wallace Campbell, Elizabethton.
  She was a 1974 graduate of Unaka High School and a 1978 graduate of East Tennessee State University.
  Sonya was a loyal and dedicated 25-year career employee of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. She was an Employment Security Interviewer at the Northeast Tennessee Career Center in Johnson City. She began her career in the Elizabethton Employment Security Local Office in 1979. She also worked in the Johnson City Local Office prior to her appointment at the Career Center in 1999.
  Sonya had a kind and generous heart and her service to the public touched many lives.
  She was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church.
  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Eddie Wallace and Jack and Sarah Campbell.
  Survivors, in addition to her parents, include three aunts and several cousins. Other very special survivors include all present and past co-workers with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workplace Development.
  The funeral service for Sonya Sheree Campbell will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, August 6, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. James Hawk officiating.Music will be under the direction of Edwin Taylor. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Active pallbearers will be Shannon Scalf, Diana Tarlton, Ross Sams, Tyler Humphrey, Brendon Harris, Pat Anshutz, Hershall Scalf and John Garland. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Thomas Johnson, the nurses and staff of the 5200 Wing of the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital who went beyond the call of duty, Dr. Michael Kaplan and staff, Dr. Steven Smith, Dr. Angela May, J. M. Peters, Herman Crumley, Tank Morrell, Ronnie Carrier, Dillon Bowers and all fellow co-workers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday or at the residence of her parents, 123 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who desire memorials may be made to the Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905, the Shriner's Hospitals for Crippled Children, Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663 or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Her co-workers and friends from across the state are saddened by Sonya's untimely death, but rejoice in the fact that we call her our friend. She will forever be missed.
  Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Paul J. Guinn
  Paul Junior Guinn, 63, 116 J.D. Guinn Road, Butler, died Tuesday, August 3, 2004, at his residence.
  Mr. Guinn was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Samuel and Eula Vines Guinn. He was also preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.
  Mr. Guinn was a retired farmer and construction worker. He was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church.
  Survivors include two sisters and a brother-in-law, Novella Marlow, Hampton, and Anna Belle and J.B. Heaton, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 7, in the Dugger Cemetery, Butler, with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Interment will follow the service. Pallbearers will be selected from nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 6, at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister and brother-in-law, Anna Belle and J.B. Heaton, 125 Nannie Goat Hill Road, Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

August 5, 2004

Sonya S. Campbell
  Sonya Sheree Campbell, 47, 2675 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 4, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Ralph R. Eden
  Mr. Ralph R. Edens, 81, Pinecrest Community, died Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at his residence.
  A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Harrison and Annie Simms Edens.
  He was retired from Pet Dairy in Johnson City and was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
  He was a member of Pine Crest Baptist Church and was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.
  He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Aline Martin Edens in 1990, and one brother, Harold Edens in 1991.
  Survivors include five sisters, Hazel Holden and Jean White, both of Johnson City; Nancy Alsup, Elizabethton; Wilma Montgomery and Ann Valentine, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; three brothers, Donald Edens, Washington, D.C.; Tom Edens, Greenville, N.C. and Jack Edens, Tallahassee, Fla. Several nieces and nephews and a special friend, LaVerne Cochran, Kingsport, also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Ralph R. Edens will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 6, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. John Perkins and Rev. Gary Thacker officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Elmer Sams Jr., soloist. Burial will follow the funeral service in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Mark Edens, Tommy Burleson, Jim Randolph, Luther McKeehan, Donald McKeehan and Richard Edens. Honorary pallbearers will be his many friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday or at the residence of a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Phil White at any time. In lieu of flowers, to those who desire memorials may be made to Pine Crest Baptist Church, 2129 Old Lewis Rd., Johnson City, TN 37601; to Shepherd Inn, c/o Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank, (Attn: Violet Trivett), 112 N. Sycamore St., Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the charity of your choice. 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.

Paul J. Guinn
  Paul Junior Guinn, 63, 116 J.D. Guinn Rd., Butler, died Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at his residence.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Hund
  Ralph Hund, 82, 509 Sycamore Gardens St., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
  A native of Lackawanna, N.Y., he was the son of the late Herbert J. and Ella M. Ackley Hund.
  He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Elizabethton.
  He was a research engineer and a retired employee of Great Lakes Research Corporation.
  He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
  He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia E. Hund; one brother and three sisters.
  He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Martin and Barbara Hund, Harrogate, Tenn.; Herbert and Kathy Hund, Kingston; two daughters and a son-in-law, Frances Hund, of the home; Judith and Scott Mathewson, Fairfax Station, Va.; one grandson, Joseph Mathewson, Fairfax Station, Va.; three sisters and one brother; several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 6, 2004 at Washington County Memory Gardens with Father Dennis Kress officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. on Friday. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Hund to The American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Dr., Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Modina C. Whitehurst
  Modina C. Whitehurst, 86, 1946 Siam Road, Elizabethton, formerly of 508 Orange Street, Auburndale, Fla., died Wednesday, August 4, 2004, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Whitehurst was a native of Cobb Town, Ga., and a daughter of Remer and Alice Dancey Rewis Conner.
  Mrs. Whitehurst was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.
  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Whitehurst was preceded in death by her husband, James Albert Whitehurst, a son, Curtis A. McCranie, two grandsons, Steven Wayne Wilson and Douglas Wayne McCranie, and a great-grandson, Matthew Roy Stines.
  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Willene and Don Wilson and Barbara and Norbert Jenquin, all of Elizabethton; one son, William "Bill" McCranie, of Wyoming; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lenore Price, Greenwood, S.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, August 6, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Friday prior to the service in the Riverside Chapel. Active pallbearers will be Don Wilson, David Wilson, Donald G. Wilson, Jeff Carr, Tim McCranie and Kevin Myers. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

August 4, 2004

Daniel R. Frye
  Daniel Ray Frye, 29, 767 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Monday, August 2, 2004.
  Mr. Frye was a native of Elizabethton and a son of Barbara Frye Blevins, Spruce Pine, N.C.
  He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Emerson and Mary Stines.
  Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Douglas Blevins, Spruce Pine, N.C,; his stepfather, Donald McKinney I, Elizabethton; a son, Daniel Ray Frye II, Elizabethton; two brothers, Johnny Stines, Hickory, N.C., and Donald McKinney II, Bethlehem, N.C.; his maternal grandmother, Shirley Hamby, Elizabethton; one uncle, Clarence Frye, Elizabethton; and one aunt, Wanda Frye, Elizabethton. Several other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, August 6, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Interment will follow in the Watson Cemetery, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Friends may call at other times at the residence, 767 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, and at the home of an aunt, Kathy Estep, 123 Stines Road, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle B. Galloway
  Myrtle Byers Crowe Galloway, 82, 723 Highland Avenue, Hickory, N.C., S.E., died Monday, August 2, 2004, at Valdese Hospital following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Galloway was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Arvil D. and Betty Lunceford Byers. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L. Crowe, in 1968, her second husband, Curtis Galloway, in 1995, and a son, Darrell Crowe.
  Mrs. Galloway was a homemaker and a member of Gloryland Baptist Church, Hildebran, N.C.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Wilma Crowe, Lincolnton, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Jim Frizsell, Rutherford College, N.C.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Herman Byers, Elizabethton. Several cousins also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, August 5, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Stockton and Rev. Ray Stockton officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

August 3, 2004

Pauline G. Church
  Pauline Grindstaff Church, 67, 225 Sunrise Dr., died Monday, August 2, 2004 at her residence following an extended illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Dallas R. and Carrie Combs Howard.
  She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
  Mrs. Church was a homemaker.
  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Church was preceded in death by her first husband, Earnest Lowell Grindstaff.
  Survivors include her husband, Floyd Church, Heritage Nursing Home; one daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Keith Range, Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Melissa Grindstaff, Elizabethton; two step-daughters and their spouses, Vickie and Tim Brumitt and Debbie and Bill Childress, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Frances Howard and Helen Egli, both of Elizabethton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Herman and Ruth Howard, of Poquoson, Va.; Lynn and Ruby Howard, of Hernando, Miss.; Rev. Robert and Carol Howard, of Kannapolis, N.C.; several step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
  The funeral service for Pauline Grindstaff Church will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 5, 2004 at Grace Baptist Church, 1114 Broad St. Extension, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Robert Howard and Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Grace Baptist Church Choir. The graveside service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 6, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at Grace Baptist Church at 9:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Grace Baptist Church and at other times at the residence, 225 Sunrise Dr., Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Harold Smith, David Ferguson, Ricky Wilson, Kenneth Mann, Samuel Marlowe, and Mike Merritt. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Elizabethton Police Department, Paul Elliott, Jimmy Mann and John Browder. 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.

William M. Grindstaff
  William Michael Grindstaff, 44, 115 Wildwood Dr., Johnson City, died Sunday, August 1, 2004 at his residence.
  Mr. Grindstaff was a native of Washington County and a lifelong resident of the area. He was a son of David T. Grindstaff, Sr., Johnson City, and the late Shirley Edmondson Grindstaff.
  He was the Senior Coordinator of Inventory Control with Snap-On Tools, with 25 years of service to the company.
  Mr. Grindstaff was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.
  In addition to his mother, one brother, David T. Grindstaff, Jr. preceded Mr. Grindstaff in death.
  Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Sharon Hopson Grindstaff, of the home; a daughter, Brooke Grindstaff, of the home; two brothers, Danny and Arthur C. Grindstaff, both of Johnson City; two sisters, Evelyn Davis and Brenda Hopson, both of Johnson City, and several nieces and nephews.
  The family of Mr. Grindstaff will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, with a memorial service following at 8 p.m. in the South Chapel with the Rev. Mike Redd officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Ledford, Dustin Jackson, Terry Bustler, and Josh Webster. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com.
  Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is serving the family, (423) 282-1521.

August 2, 2004

Lucy C. Harrison
  Lucy C. Harrison, 67, 225B South Hills Estate, Elizabethton, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004 in the Northside Hospital following an extended illness.
  A native of Avery County, N.C., Mrs. Harrison lived in Elizabethton since 1956. She was the daughter of late John and Cassie February Dooley.
  Mrs. Harrison was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Harrison, 1996; one son, Rickey Charles Harrison and one grandson, Richard Steven Kyker II.
  Survivors include one son, Eddie Harrison, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Ronnie Blevins, Elizabethton; Sarah and Butch Johnson, Hampton; one sister, Patsy Morgan, Elizabethton; one brother, John Dooley, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Bobbie Sheets, Daniel Johnson, Cassie Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Kelley Brook Humphrey and Richard Steven Kyker III; special friends, Jim Rymer and Jeff Hardin, both of Church Hill; Mark Wright, Asheville, N.C.; Montey Decker and Herman Fitzgerald, both of Johnson City; Bonnell Estep, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 3, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Rev. Mark Potter officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Loretta Bowers, soloist. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service in the chapel. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2004 in the Fox-February Cemetery in Avery County, N.C. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Hardin, Jim Rymer, Bob Bowling, Randall Babb, Junior Cole and Montey Decker. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. on Wednesday for the graveside service. Friends may call at the residence of the son, Eddie Harrison, 225B South Hills Estate, 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.

August 1, 2004

Charles A. Franklin
  HICKORY, N.C. -- Charles Alvin Franklin, 58, of Hickory, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
  Mr. Franklin was a native of Kansas City, Mo., and a son of Edna Waycaster Franklin and the late Floyd Alvin Franklin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Ann Stout.
  Mr. Franklin worked in the restaurant business and served in the National Guard.
  Survivors include his mother, Edna W. Franklin, Johnson City, Tenn., and a son, Chase Franklin, Hickory.
  Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31, from the Christ United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Kyker and the Rev. John McGill officiating. The family received friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Bass-Smith Funeral Home, Hickory. A Sunday Chapel Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, Va. Pallbearers will be Scotty Barrett, Ed Dance, Sam Gibson, Eddie Roberts and Chip Young. Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 10124, Hickory, N.C. 28603. Bass-Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1869, Hickory, N.C., (828) 322-3015, is in charge of arrangements.

Earl E. Garland
  Mr. Earl Erwin Garland, 69, of 116 Townsend Circle, Johnson City, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
  Mr. Garland was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Ira O. and Letha Grindstaff Garland. Earl was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was very proud of his time spent. He was a member of the American Legion Post #49, Elizabethton, until his decline in health. Earl was a volunteer for the local nursing homes, as well as the V.A. Hospital at Mountain Home, entertaining with his music and songs. Mr. Garland retired from American Bemberg and North American Rayon after 44 years of service. In childhood, Earl had a very special family, the Smith's from Stoney Creek, now residing in College Corner, Ohio, whom he always loved and cherished. He was preceded in death by four brothers.
  Survivors include his wife, Barbara Holdren Garland, of the home; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Patsy Garland, of Murfreesboro, Deborah and Billy Barnett, Mosheim, Donna and Ray Hill, Unicoi, and Tammy and Darrell Riddle, Johnson City; one son, Earl Erwin Garland, II and companion, Annette Matherly, of Butler; one half-sister, Linda Gourly and one half-brother, Sammy Garland, both of Johnson City; five grandsons, Johnathan Simerly, Michael Adams, Stephen Hill, Samuel and Joshua Shuffler; one special great-great-granddaughter, Makaela Adams; and several nieces and nephews.
  Celebration of life with music for Earl Erwin Garland will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, with the eulogy provided by Mr. Tim Holdren.
  Music will be provided by his friends and family.
  Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at the Mountain Home National Cemetery, with military honors accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Michael Adams, Johnathan Simerly, Samuel and Joshua Shuffler, and friends, Junior Holtsclaw, Cooter Williams, Wade Ledford, Jim Akard, Charles Holdren and Guy Middleton. A special thanks to the staff at the V.A. Hospital and also Cares Health Care. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. 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.

Lydia P. Hampton
  Lydia Parker Hampton, 94, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Wexford House in Kingsport.
  Born in Taylors Valley, Va., she resided in Elizabethton, and had lived in Kingsport since 1976.
  She was active in the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Elizabethton and graduated from the first class of Sunday School Workers in the Watauga Baptist Association. She was also the Sunday school superintendent.
  Preceding her in death was her husband, John J. Hampton, one brother and five sisters.
  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, John E. and Carol Hampton, Kingsport, and James A. and Lois Hampton, Mauldin, S.C.; four granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Amelia Collins, Taylors Valley, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
  Calling hours are from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mike Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Wanda N. Lyons
  Wanda N. Lyons, 75, 135 Log Cabin Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Lyons was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Harrison and Eliza Hollaway Hardin. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.
  Mrs. Lyons was a charter member of Beck Mountain Baptist Church and was a longtime Sunday school teacher and Sunday school secretary.
  Survivors include her husband, Floyd Lyons, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd "Buster" and Carolyn Lyons and Dennis and Vickie Lyons, all of Elizabethton; one daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Kenneth Carden, Elizabethton; six grandchildren, Darrell Lyons, Tara Irvin, Shane Lyons, Heather Olvera, Ashley Carden and Aimee Carden; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Glen Hardin, Elizabethton; and two sisters, Desiree Maupin, Elizabethton, and Arcy Triebe, Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service was conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home in Elizabethton with Rev. Gary Edwards and Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Music was under the direction of Rev. Ronnie Campbell. The family received friends in the funeral home chapel from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, prior to the funeral service. Friends may also call at the residence, 135 Log Cabin Road, Elizabethton, any time. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 1, at Hardin Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be the deacons of Beck Mountain Baptist Church: Jerry Bowers, Houston Timbs, Mark Garrison, John Pierce, Eddie Sams, Ken Thomas, Johnny Hobbs and Glen Hardin. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Beck Mountain Baptist Church. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Lyons to Beck Mountain Baptist Church, Building Fund, 2797 Siam Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Glen W. Nave
  Glen W. Nave, 89, 603 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
  Mr. Nave was a native of Stonega, Va., and had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was a son of the late Vern and Nellie Frazier Nave. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Violet Hall, and two brothers, Denver and Dale Nave.
  Mr. Nave was of the Church of God faith. He was a retired auto mechanic.
  Survivors are his wife of 57 years, Frances Moody Nave, of the home; one daughter, Linda G. Nave, Duck, N.C.; one son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Tammy Nave, Elizabethton; and one sister, Juanita Warren, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service was conducted at noon Saturday, July 31, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. John Perkins officiating. Music was under the direction of Southside Baptist Church Trio. Interment followed the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family received friends from 11 a.m. until noon Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home and at other times at the residence, 603 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers were Jim Gouge, Robert Allen, Robert Todd, C.J. Brown, Zaphen Allown, Chuck Porch, Scott Johnson and Jimmy Wilcox. Honorary pallbearers were Elmer Carden, Alfred Campbell, H.G. Billheimer and cousins of Mr. Nave. Special thanks are extended from the family to the staff of Pine Ridge Care Center for the love, care and kindness shown to the Nave family. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Southside Baptist Church, 1928 Wheeler Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Finley C. Trivette
  NEWLAND, N.C. -- Finley Clayton Trivette, 82, of Beech Mountain Road, Elk Park, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at his residence.
  A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Dudley and Winnie Norwood Trivette. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Loy Margaret Trivette. He was a member of Beech Mountain Baptist Church.
  Finley was a master stone mason and farmer. He loved the outdoors and his family. He was especially proud to have served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He loved to tell his "war tales" to everyone. He could still tie each knot he had learned in the Navy with his grandson Josh, who is in the Coast Guard. His best times were in his garden with his grandson Mark, in whom he instilled the love of farming. He will be missed by each member of his family and anyone who knew him.
  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and John Hughes, Newland; son, Johnny Trivette, Newland; two brothers, Allen Trivette, Elk Park, and Carson Trivette, Neva, Tenn.; grandchildren, Melony Hughes, Newland, Joshua Hughes, Newport, Gabriel Hughes, Newland, Mark Trivette, Elk Park, and Elizabeth Trivette, Elk Park; and great-grandchildren, Nolan Hughes, Newport, Holden Hughes, Newport, and Reagan Hughes, Newland.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 1, from the Beech Mountain Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Church and the Rev. David Burnop officiating. Interment will follow in the Trivette Cemetery with military rites provided by the Pat Ray Post of the VFW. Serving as pallbearers will be William Gray, Michael Hagie, Bruce Guy, Rick Hamby, Eddie Storie, Jerry Perkins, Ted Harmon, Pat Estep and Bill Cook. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials should be made to the Trivette Cemetery and Avery County Hospice, c/o Katie Trivette, 7850 Beech Mountain Road, Elk Park, N.C. 28622. Condolences may be sent to www.reinssturdivantfuneralhome.com. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is serving the Trivette family.