August 31, 2004

Juanita Hampton
  Miss Juanita Hampton, 87, formerly of Roan Mountain, died Monday, August 30, 2004 in Morristown, Tenn. following an extended illness.
  A native of Roan Mountain, she was the daughter of the late W. O. and Annie Hughes Hampton.
  She had worked as a sales clerk at Rhododendron Gift and Antiques.
  She attended Roan Mountain Holiness Church, Roan Mountain, and was a member of the Roan Mountain Garden Club and the Roan Mountain Citizens Club.
  She was preceded in death by one brother, E. E. Hampton and one sister, Willie Hampton Cates.
  Survivors include one sister-in-law, Mary Alice Hampton, Roan Mountain and two nephews and their wives, Robert Lee and Gwen Cates, Morristown, and Bill and Jackie Hampton, Roan Mountain.
  The funeral service for Miss Juanita Hampton will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Honeycutt officiating. Burial will follow the service in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Sam Hyder, Joe Shell, Christopher Cates, Robb Cates, Brock Henry and Bill Hampton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, to those who desire, memorials may be made to Roan Mountain Holiness Church, c/o Church Treasurer, P. O. Box 156, Roan Mountain, TN 37687. 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.

George W. Messer
  George W. Messer, 59, 454 Brown's Branch Rd., Hampton, died Sunday, August 29, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  A native of High Splint, Ky., he was a son of the late Perry and Elizabeth Gatliff Messer.
  Mr. Messer was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church and attended Limestone Cove Christian Church.
  He was a welder and pipefitter.
  In addition to his parents, Mr. Messer was preceded in death by a half sister, Eunice Randall.
  Survivors are his wife, June Messer of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Bryant Byrd, Hampton; two grandchildren, Jordan Byrd and Jillian Byrd, Hampton; four brothers, Sam Messer, Bluff City; Carlis Messer, San Antonio, Texas; Lee Messer, Mountain City; Phillip Messer, Hampton; three sisters, Tona Barkelew, Austin, Texas; Joan Bishop, Snyder, Texas; Jeannie Funk, Hampton, and special friend, Wesley Murray, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for George W. Messer will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Ted Masters, minister, and Rev. Terry Jones officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 2, 2004 in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday. Military honors will be provided by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post 2166. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service or at other times at the residence, 454 Brown's Branch Rd., Hampton. Active pallbearers will be Phil Messer, Sam Messer, John Gouge, Charles Sells, Jim Murray, Herschel Scalf, Kinnie McKinney, and George Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Gouge, Joe Gouge, Lee Messer, "Yankee" Sexton, Bill Sexton, Buddy Street, Ross Woodby, Clark Ellis, Harry Ford and his many other friends and neighbors. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Diabetes Association, 4004 Hillsboro Ave., Suite 216-B, Nashville, TN 37215 or to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, P.O. Box 1135, Blountville, TN 37617. 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, 423-524-2232.

Myrtle S. Thornton
  ELLIJAY, Ga. -- Mrs. Myrtle S. Thornton, 86, Elizabethton, formerly of Benton, Tenn., died Sunday, August 29, 2004.
  Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur and Opal Thornton, Benton, Tenn.; Wesley and Mary Thornton, Elizabethton; John W. and Diane Thornton, of W. Columbia, S.C.; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Charles King, of Benton, Tenn.; two daughters-in-law, Reba Thornton, of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; Christine Thornton, of Franklin, Ky.; three sisters, Veda Miller, of Chatsworth, Tenn.; Carrie Wingard, of Ellijay, Ga., and Eula Burns, of Lenore City, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 1, 2004 from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Isaac Walker officiating. Burial will be held in the Sunlight Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 after 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
  Bernhardt Funeral Home, 163 River St., P.O. Box 466, Ellijay, Ga. 30540, is in charge of arrangements.

August 30, 2004

Alyse R. Jenkins

  BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Mrs. Alyse Ross Jenkins, 74, 3745 Wade Coble Drive (207-C), Burlington, died Sunday, August 29, 2004 at the Alamance Regional Medical Center.
  She was the daughter of the late Robert Hayes Ross and Mary Lucille Moore Ross. She was born in Alamance County, North Carolina.
  She was a retired cosmetologist.
  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elon.
  She was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Sara Ross Saunders, and her husband, the late James Ellis "Jack" Jenkins.
  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Lou and Chris Clodfelter, of Julian, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Betsy Ross McFarling, of Providence, N.C., and two brothers, Mr. Robert H. "Bobby" Ross, Jr., of Elon, N.C., and Mr. William Henry "Bill" Ross, of Burlington, N.C.
  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2004 at the First United Methodist Church of Elon with the Rev. Terry L. Huffines officiating. The family will receive friends in the narthex of the church after the memorial service, other times at the residence. Memorials may be made to Duke University Medical Center Office of Gift Records, 614 Chapel Drive Annex, Box 90581, Durham, NC 27708-0581, Attn: Bryan Multiple Sclerosis Research. Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com.
  Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 658, Burlington, NC 27216, is in charge of arrangements.

August 29, 2004

  Joe A. Shell
  Following a lengthy battle with cancer, Joe A. Shell, loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, went to heaven on Aug. 27, 2004, to spend eternity with the Lord. Mr. Shell was 72 years old, a native of Carter County and lived at 511 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton. He was the son of the late Roy and Lucy Ray Shell.
  He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and Steed College and served four years in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was an employee of Sperry/Uniysis, where he retired in 1987. In 1996, he became employed with Big G Market, where he remained until 2004.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Shell. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Ray Shell; four daughters and sons-in-law and one son and daughter-in-law, Kathy and R.C. Amidon, Becky and Bobby Vines, Debbie and Steve Peters, Tim and Jennifer Hanselman Shell and Jennifer and Tony Lawson; 11 grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, Amanda Shell, Brittany Shell, Caitlin Shell, Joshua Shell, Ashley Swafford, Lauren Swafford, Derrick Vines, Hunter Peters, Natasha Peters, Kristen Shell, Tysor Lawson, Aaron Lawson and Austin Smith, as well as six sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law, Libby Shell, Judy and Brad AuMiller, Pat and Bill Bryant, Chris and Roger Mosley, Peggy Ray, Sue and David Cox and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services for Joe A. Shell will be held at Memorial Funeral Home in Elizabethton on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at 8 p.m. The family will be receiving friends prior to the service, from 6-8 p.m. The Rev. Bruce Hendrich will be officiating, and the Rev. Bob Polk will also speak. Soloists will include Norris Shell, Mike Fleenor and Jamie Schaff. Pallbearers are as follows: Kyle Gouge, Jack Shook, Jack Nave, Jerry Stout, Lowell Shell and Kevin Nordby. Graveside services will be held on Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at 2 p.m. Those attending should meet at Memorial Funeral Home at 1 p.m. and proceed to the Mountain Home V.A. Center in Johnson City. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  Nelson St. John
  Nelson St. John, age 86, Pine Oaks Nursing Center, formerly of 1565 Tiger Creek, Roan Mountain, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. A native of Bristol, he was the son of the late Nathan "Papa John" and Georgia Pearl Nelson "Mama" St. John. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbie Ryan, a granddaughter, Sherri Ellen Ryan, and two sisters, Virginia Holloman and Ellen Farina.
  Mr. St. John was a graduate of Appalachia High School, Appalachia Va. He attended Milligan College for two years and received a bachelor's degree in accounting at the University of Virginia and a masters degree in accounting from Columbia University, New York City. He served on the board of the Carter County Conservation Farmers until 1986. Mr. St. John was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church and a former CPA, retiring in 1980. He became a cattle and Christmas tree farmer, beekeeper and maple syrup producer and enjoyed wood carving, gardening and reading. He loved God, his family, his country and his farm. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during World War II.
  Survivors include his wife, Ruth Barrett St. John; two sons and one daughter-in-law: Don St. John, Huntsville, Ala., and Jim and Marja St. John, Oakland, Calif.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and James Smith, Forth Worth, Texas and Ruth Ann and Doug Lindauer, Roan Mountain; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Frances Getsi, Oak Ridge; and several nieces and nephews.
  Graveside service and inurnment will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 5, in the Captain Nelson Cemetery, Ripshin Mountain.
  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, September 4, in the Garden Room of Tetrick Funeral Home and also following the service at the cemetery.
  Those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, may make memorial donations to Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 East F Street, Elizabethton, or Milligan College, Milligan College, TN 37682. 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.

  Donald E. Strong
  Donald Edward Strong "Don Juan," age 63, 167 Pierce Street, Elizabethton, died at his residence. A native of Wise County, Va., he was the son of the late Rev. Ed Strong and the late Mary Strong. He was an A class tool and die maker. He was a medic in the U.S. Army and a member of the Elizabethton Moose Club, Elk's Club and V.F.W., also the Hampton Masonic Lodge. Mr. Strong was an avid CB radio operator with many CB friends. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Doe River Baptist Church.
  Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Donna and Allen Buchanan and Sheila Ferguson all of Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Kathryn Strong, Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Zack Ensor, Nickie Ferguson, Heather Strong, and Josh and Daniel Kilian, all of Elizabethton; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Russell Allen and Gava Strong, Norton, Va., and David Strong, Kingsport; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and David Duncan, Nashville; former wife and friend Alvina and special friend Nellie Trivett; special friends, Dan Conner, Harold Monteith, Richard Forrester and all his CB friends; and several nieces and nephews.
  Memorial service will be conducted at 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. A private disposition will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home or at the residence of a son, Mark Strong, 128 Lynnwood Avenue, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Captain Lynn H. Folsom, V.F.W. Post No. 2166, P.O. Box 218, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

August 27, 2004

Paul E. Potter
  COCOA, Fla. -- Paul E. Potter, 80, of Cocoa, passed away Monday, August 23, 2004.
  Mr. Potter was born in Elizabethton, Tenn. He was a World War II veteran, serving six years in the U.S. Navy. He came to Cocoa in 1958, working for Pan Am, and later, opening Potter Upholstering and Clearlake Gym.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Geneva Potter, and two brothers, John Harold and Glenn "Bill" Potter.
  Paul is survived by one daughter, Gwendolyn Motti, Boiling Springs, S.C.; two sons, Larry Potter, Melbourne Beach, and Gary Potter, Romance, Ark.; one sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Gene Webster; and one brother, William E. Potter, Melbourne. Seven grandchildren also survive.
  Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, August 27, with services following at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Florida Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Florida Memorial Gardens.
  Florida Memorial Funeral Home, Rockledge, Fla., (321) 636-8943, is in charge of arrangements.

August 26, 2004

Annette R. Bowers
  Annette R. Bowers, 60, 308 West I Street, Elizabethton, lost her battle with leukemia Tuesday, August 24, 2004.
  Mrs. Bowers was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Grayton Blevins Riggs, Elizabethton, and the late Harry Riggs.
  Mrs. Bowers was a former assistant vice-president of Leader Federal Bank in Johnson City, and a past president of the Elizabethton Junior Women's Club. She was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
  Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son and daughter-in-law, Scott Donovan Bowers and Monica Bowers, Kissimmee, Fla.; a sister, Elaine Martin, Johnson City; a brother, Warren Riggs, Kingsport; and two grandchildren, Taylor Bowers and Scott Donovan Bowers II. Several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Bradley Teague, also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, August 27, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 28, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Curtis Booher, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be Charlie Martin, Warren Riggs, Jerry Pelphrey, Warren Udelson, Jerry Udelson and Dana Riggs. Honorary pallbearers will be Bradley Teague and Dean Martin. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Saturday 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.

Thomas E. Jenkins
  Thomas Edward "Tommy" Jenkins, 56, 377 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 25, 2004 in the james H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
  A native of Carter County, he was a son of Edna Earle Wilson Jenkins, of the home, and the late Kenneth P. Jenkins.
  He was a 1966 graduate of Elizabethton High School where he was active in the football program of the school.
  He was a graduate of East Tennessee State University.
  He had served as a football coach for 27 years - one year as football coach at Chilhowie, Va. and 22 years at Elizabethton High School as an Assistant Coach.
  He served the last four years as Head Football Coach at Elizabethton. He is to be inducted into the Elizabethton High School Sports Hall of Fame next month.
  He had served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era.
  Mr. Jenkins was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church but attended First Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
  He enjoyed fishing and camping.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Juliana Nicole Jenkins, of the home; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny "Pert" and Gina Jenkins, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Wayne and Millie Jenkins, of St. Augustine, Fla.; one aunt, Iris Ellis, Elizabethton; one uncle, Phil Given, Elizabethton, and three nieces, Alice Jenkins, Elizabeth Jenkins and Caroline Jenkins.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 28, 2004 in the A.L. "John" Treadway Gymnasium of Elizabethton High School with Mr. Eddie Pless officiating. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Roger Jenkins, soloist; Debbie Gouge, soloist, and Scott Reynolds, pianist. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the gymnasium at 2:50 p.m. Saturday will be Bill Swanay, Rus Swanay, Randall Rogers, Jim Presnell, Willie Church, Larry Alderson, Sam Greenwell and Richard Culver. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Smith, Mike Koruschak, Jerry Jenkins, Eddie Carver, Dan Pratt, Frank Quintero, Chris Hambrick, Tony Hardin, Dave Ryder, Jim Perkins, Doug Hinshaw, Brent Seals and the teachers and coaches of Elizabethton High School and his neighbors. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Elizabethton High School. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Jenkins to the Athletic Department of Elizabethton High School, c/o Larry Alderson, 901 W. E. St., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences to the Jenkins family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dessie L. Peters
  Dessie Lee Peters, 61, 112 Burnette Rd., Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
  A native of Spruce Pine, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Emmitt and Carrie Sparks Dungan of Spruce Pine and the adopted daughter of Rev. Ed and Jo Burnett of Elizabethton.
  She had lived most of her life in Carter County.
  She was a 1960 graduate of Unaka High School and also a graduate of the Banner Elk School of Practical Nursing. She had been a nurse for 42 years.
  Mrs. Peters was a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church but attended Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church.
  She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
  She was a loving mother and granny.
  Survivors include her husband, Clifford Peters; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Mike Sturgill, Elizabethton, and Christy and Scott Petit, of Clover, S.C.; a sister, Faye Caudle, of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, Mathew Poole, Tristen Petit, Ethan Sturgill and Chase Strugill; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Phillip Buchanan, of Charlotte, N.C.; Buford and Sherry Peters; Norman and Patsy Peters, and Lucy and Kenneth Shankles, all of Elizabethton, and Marsha Peters, of LeClaire, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; a special caregiver, Paula Potter, and special friends, Missy Nichols and Bud Roberts.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tony Trott and Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2004 in the Blevins Cemetery with the Rev. Jonas Revis and Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Music will be provided by the Union Hill Trio. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday will be Floyd Todd Lowe, Gale Colbaugh, Buford Peters, Norman Peters, Kenneth Shankles, David Nichols, Mark Sturgill and Charles Petit. Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Roberts, Freeman Taylor, Phillip Buchanan, James Arnold, Waymon Carrier, Earl Rock, Richard Lewis, A.D. "Sonny" Fletcher, members of the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department and members of the Carter County Rescue Squad. A special thank you to the Pinnacle Family Medical Group, Dr. Shoba, Dr. Stanley Vermillion, and the nursing staff of the 2500 wing, Johnson City Medical Center. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Peters to the Blevins Cemetery Fund, c/o Sophia Wilson, 237 Peters Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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 10:15 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.

Vesta A. Peters
  Vesta Ann Peters, 63, 223 Peters Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, August 24, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Hannibal Oliver and Ada Pearl Oliver Grindstaff.
  Mrs. Peters was a member of Bethel Faith Church and was a former employee of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, having worked as an RN.
  She was a graduate of Regents College, New York.
  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Rondal Oliver.
   Survivors are her husband, Jerry R. Peters, of the home; two daughters and one son-in-law, Judith Durall, Gray; Olivia "Libby" and Ron Fowler, Atlanta, Ga.; one son and daughter-in-law, Steven M. and Sheri Hall, of Greensboro, N.C.; one step-daughter and son-in-law, Starr and Darrell Honeycutt, of Erwin; two step-sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffery Lynn and Kitty Peters, of Shady Valley; Anthony and Tammy Peters, Johnson City; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; her step-father, Robert Grindstaff, Elizabethton, and special friends, Donna Nolin, of Florida, and Irene Carrier, Elizabethton; Janie Walker, Johnson City, and Debbie Pearce, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for Vesta Ann Peters will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of the Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev Charles Pearce and Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating. Music will be under the direction of Debbie Pearce. The graveside service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2004 in the Blevins Cemetery. Everyone will meet at 9:55 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. in the chapel prior to the service on Friday or at the residence, 223 Peters Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, at other times. Active pallbearers are Ron Fowler, Jeff Peters, Matthew Peters, Chris Richardson, Darrell Honeycutt, Mark Yontz, and Brian Oliver. Honorary pallbearers are the members of Bethel Faith Church. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644, the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Dept., Elizabethton, TN 37643, or the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, P. O. Box 1135, Blountville, TN 37617. 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.

August 25, 2004

Joyce E. Benfield
  Joyce E. Benfield, 49, of Roan Highlands Nursing Center, formerly of Chase Drive, Roan Mtn., died Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Sumter County, Fla., she was the daughter of the late James B. and Rebie Ballard Ennis.
  Mrs. Benfield attended Burbank F.W.B. Church.
  She was a former LPN and retired due to disability.
  Survivors include one daughter, Reba Diane Benfield, Roan Mtn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Herman Lee, Jr. and Lisa Benfield, Roan Mtn., and James Edward and Miranda Gill, Nashville; two sisters, Darlene Hart of South Carolina and Carrie Bailey of Florida; four brothers, Cecil Mann, Elizabethton; Patrick Atkinson, Florida; James Ennis, Minneapolis, Minn., and Randy Ennis, of Florida; nine grandchildren, Caleb Harrison, Jesika Harrison, Mandy Nava, Zachary Benfield, Preston Benfield, Malachi Benfield, all of Roan Mtn.; Savanah Gill, Haley Reano, Taylor Reano, all of Nashville; special friends, Herman Benfield, of Elk Park, N.C.; David Harrison, Roan Mtn.; Libby Greene, Jean Benfield and Angi Jones. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 26, 2004 at Burbank F.W.B. Church with Rev. Richard Blevins and Rev. Bryan Hart officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Burbank FWB Church quartet. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 27, 2004 at the Johnson-Roanview Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery Friday at 10:55 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Burbank FWB Church or other times at the home of a son, Herman Lee Benfield, Jr.,127 Herm Barnett Road, Roan Mtn. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be doctors and nursing staff of Roan Highland Nursing Center and Dr. Clifford Wiegand. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, (423)542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Vesta A. Peters
  Vesta Ann Peters, 63, 223 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, August 24, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd E. Treadway
  Lloyd Eugene Treadway, 62, 290 Slimp Branch Rd., Mountain City, died Tuesday, August 24, 2004 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
  Born on July 30, 1942 in Carter County, he was a son of the late Lesley Clyde and Maude Smith Treadway.
  Following the death of his parents at a very early age, he became a part of the family of his aunt and uncle, the late Ena and Luther Hyder.
  He attended Valley Forge Elementary School and Hampton High School.
  Mr. Treadway served in the United States Navy from November 21, 1961 to March 18, 1966.
  He had lived in Johnson County for several years.
  He was employed in the home improvement business. He, along with his wife, operated Mountain Empire Vinyls.
  He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was a former member of Doe River Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
  He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
  He was the son-in-law of Mrs. Gaile Madron, of Mountain City, and the late Richard Earl Madron.
  Survivors include his wife, Alice Helen Madron Treadway; two aunts, Beulah Keesecker, of Erwin, and Vadith Hilton, Johnson City; two uncles, Lee Fowler, of Erwin and Paris Barker, Unicoi, and several cousins.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 26, 2004 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with Chaplain Gerald Eller officiating. Burial will follow the service. Military honors and pallbearers will be provided by the 730th unit of the Tennessee National Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2004 in the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Treadway to the American Cancer Society c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Treadway family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

August 24, 2004

Helen M. McCarroll
  Mrs. Helen Marie McCarroll went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 22, 2004. She was 81 years old.
  She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a blessing to everyone she met.
  She attended Bethtel Faith Church in Elizabethton. We will miss her until our reunion in heaven.
  She is survived by her husband, Paul McCarroll, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Norma McCarroll, of Church Hill; a son and his fiance, Paul McCarroll and Delores Galyon, of Philadelphia, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jeff and Sharon McCarroll, of Loudon, Tenn.; Greg and Tammy Ward, of Church Hill; Jason and Missy McCarroll, of Lake Butler, Fla.; Brad McCarroll, of Sevierville, Tenn.; Barry and Lori McCarroll, of Jonesborough, and Mark McCarroll, of Church Hill; great-grandchildren, Billy and Aaron McCarroll, of Lake Butler, Fla.; Levi and Alisha Ward, of Church Hill, and Kayla and Amy McCarroll, of Loudon, Tenn., and very special friends, Sharlie, Linda, Virginia, Melanie, Leona and Lisa.
  Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at the Johnson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Pearce and Dr. Larry K. Nelson officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 26, 2004 at the Elm Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff McCarroll, Greg Ward, Jason McCarroll, Brad McCarroll, Barry McCarroll and Mark McCarroll. Honorary pallbearer will be great-grandson, Levi Ward. To leave an online message or to sign the guest registry for the McCarroll family, please contact us at johnsonfuneralhome.org.
  Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the McCarroll family.

August 23, 2004

Mr. Arthur Perry
  Mr. Arthur Perry, 72, of 421 West "G" Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 22, 2004 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Nursing Home, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.
  Mr. Perry was a native of Bluff City and was the son of the late Emmett A. and Bessie Nichols Perry.
  He was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church.
  He was a former employee of the Exxon Service Station on the Volunteer Parkway in Bristol. He was retired due to disability.
  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
  He was preceded in death by a brother, Emmett R. Perry.
  Survivors include two sisters and one brother-in-law, Elizabeth Campbell of Bristol, Va. and Margaret and Doug Lipps of Gray; a special caregiver, Iva Malone, of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for Mr. Arthur Perry will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, August 23, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Kelly Rapert. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at the Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 23, 2004 prior to the service in the chapel. 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 in memory of Mr. Perry to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 South 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, is in charge of arrangements, 542-2232.

August 22, 2004

Madeline L. Mills
  Madeline Lockhart Mills, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, August 20, 2004.
  Mrs. Mills was a native of Honaker, Va., and the daughter of the late Walter and Ada Johnson Lockhart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
  Madeline was a loving, caring and compassionate woman who loved the Lord and her children. She bravely fought the battle of cancer and a stroke. She was lovingly cared for by her youngest daughter, Deborah White, until Madeline went to rest in Jesus' Arms. Now she is with her "Mommie and Poppie" in heaven forever.
  Mrs. Mills attended the First Assembly of God Church in Elizabethton and was the Administrative Secretary at Crossroads. She was the 1945 Valedictorian in her class at Honaker High School.
  Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia E. Mills, Johnson City, Rhoda L. Mills, Bowling Green, Ky., and Deborah D. and Albert White, Gray; one sister, Ella Duty, of Virginia; one brother, Jim Lockhart, of West Virginia; a "Grand-pup," Rambo White; several nieces and nephews and special friends, employees of Medicine Shoppe, Dr. Wes Hanson and Staff, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Laverne and Lynnanne Banner, Bob and Debbie Williams, Johnny and Debbie Range, Jackie and Cindy Livingston, Mary Bowers, Helen Estep, Tim and Jan Gouge, a special niece, Bonnie Maxfield, employees of Elizabethton Federal Savings and Loan and Adventa Hospice.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 22, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Barry Mayson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jean Ann Poore, soloist, and Rev. Charles Pearce, pianist. Interment will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Al White, Tim Gouge, Jackie Livingston, Laverne Banner, Mack Henry and Kelvin Pearce. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Floyd H. Perry
  Floyd Haven "Pappy" Perry, 74, 158 Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, August 21, 2004, at his residence.
  Mr. Perry was a native of Banner Elk, N.C., and the son of the late Carl and Maude Bailiff Perry.
  Mr. Perry was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church and was a retired drywall contractor. He was a member of the McDonald's breakfast group and a member of the Elk River Fishing Club. He was a member of Cranberry Lodge, N.C., where he was a master Mason of 50 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II.
  Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Dickie and Karen Perry, Newland, N.C., Carl and Sherry Perry, Bristol, Stacy and Melissa Perry and Pete and Wendy Perry, all of Johnson City; four daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Steve Lovelace, Morganton, N.C., Carolyn and C.J. Laws, Elk Park, N.C., Debra and Tim Carter, Jonesborough, and Melanie and Keith Malcuit, Brandon, Fla.; one step-son and his wife, Mike and Teresa McCrary, Elizabethton; two brothers, Joe Perry and James Perry, both of Banner Elk, N.C.; one sister, Charlotte Tucker, Banner Elk, N.C.; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one uncle, Joe Bailiff, Linville, N.C.; and a special friend, Lorena Graham, Bristol. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, August 23, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Reece Harris officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Royal Heirs and granddaughter, Casey Perry. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence, 158 Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City, any time. Interment will be at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will Steve Lovelace, C.J. Laws, Tim Carter, Keith Malcuit, Cody Laws, Trey Laws, Caleb Edwards, Zach Perry, Adam Hodgson and Joe Barnett. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to Sinking Creek Baptist Church, 2313 Elizabethton Hwy., 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.

August 20, 2004

  Christine H. Cardwell
  Christine Hampton Cardwell, 88, 1370 Lenora Street, Merritt Island, Fla., formerly of Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 19, 2004 at Courtenay Springs Nursing Home, Merritt Island, Fla.
  A native of Elizabethton, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Ethel Mottern Hampton.
  She was a member of Merritt Island First Baptist Church.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin R. Cardwell; a daughter, Priscilla Thompson, and brother, Parkis Hampton.
  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Ray Simerly, Elizabethton; Sylvia and Calvin Ecklar, Lexington, Ky.; two grandchildren, Robin Thompson, of Pompano Beach, Fla.; William R. Ecklar, Lexington, Ky.; four great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Luther and Judy Hampton, Mansfield, Ohio; one sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Rev. Glenn Shoemaker, Raymore, Mo.; special friends, Mr. and Mrs. William Fowler, Merritt Island, Fla.; several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2004 at Merritt Island First Baptist with Rev. Bob Rowell officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday, prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow the funeral service at Florida Memorial Cemetery, Rockledge, Fla. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232.

   William J. Higgins V
  William Jackson Higgins V, infant son of William Jackson and Angel Louise Carver Higgins IV, 195 Cash Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at his residence.
  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William Jackson Higgins III; his paternal great-grandfather, William Jackson Higgins II and paternal great-grandparents, Howard and Rebecca Bowers.
  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his paternal grandmother, Donna Higgins, Elizabethton; his maternal grandmother, Lahoma Cook, Sulphur Springs; his maternal great-grandparents, Leroy and Mary Gregg, Sulphur Springs; his paternal great-grandmother, Lula Mae Higgins, of Orange, Texas; three uncles, Cody Higgins, Elizabethton, and Joshua Cook and John Michael Cook, both of Kingsport. Several aunts and cousins also survive.
  The funeral service for William Jackson Higgins V will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 22, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be William Jackson Higgins IV and Eddie Keplinger. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday or at the residence, 195 Cash Hollow Road, Elizabethton, 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.

August 19, 2004

     Maudene N. Baird
  Maudene N. Baird, 89, former resident of Central Community of Carter County, died Wednesday, August 18, 2004, at NHC Heath Care, Johnson City.
  A native of Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late W.L. and Elva Allen Nave.
  Mrs. Baird was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church where she and her husband were long-time treasurers of the church.
  She was a homemaker and dedicated wife and mother.
  Mrs. Baird was an avid rose gardener and a member of the Watauga Valley Rose Society.
  Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy B. Carpenter, Johnson City, and Virginia B. Hayes, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Cheryl L Hayes, Kingsport; Bobbie H. Phillips and her husband, Dennis, and James "Jay" P. Hayes III, Kingsport; two great-grandchildren James W. Phillips and Evan P. Hayes, both of Kingsport; a nephew, Randal Nave, Johnson City; and special friend, Betty Bowers Risk, of Tampa, Fla
  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph J. Baird and one brother, Carson R. Nave.
  The funeral service for Maudene N. Baird will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2004, in the Sunrise Chapel, Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, with Rev. Reece Harris officiating. The family will receive friends in the chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. The committal and burial service will be held at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Friday, August 20, 2004 at 10 a.m. Those who plan to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Active pallbearers will be James "Jay" P. Hayes III, Dennis R. Phillips, James W. Phillips, Randal Nave, Tony Young and Stephen LaHair. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. William P. Bailey, Jr. and William Greenlee. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sinking Creek Baptist Church, 2313 Elizabethton Hwy., Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for the Baird family are through Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN (4230610-7171).

August 18, 2004

  William J. Snyder
  William John Snyder, Jr. "B.J.", 22, 815 Sink Valley Rd., Butler, went to be at peace with the Lord on Sunday, August 15, 2004 at his home.
  A native of Johnson County, he was born September 25, 1981 to the late William John "Bill" Snyder and to Kathy McQueen Perkins, of the home.
  He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Bernice and Madie Snyder; his grandmother, Lillie McQueen and two uncles: Tom Snyder and Jimmy Garland.
  He was a graduate of Johnson County High School and attended the Sugar Grove Baptist Church.
  He loved tennis, dirt bikes and being with his family and friends.
  Survivors include his parents, Kathy and Ronnie Perkins of the home; two sisters: Heather Johnson and husband Jason of Elizabethton; Christy Reece and husband Bruce of Butler; a step-sister, Sara Perkins, of Oceanside, Calif. and a step-brother, Ryan Perkins of Oceanside, Calif.; grandfather, Bradford McQueen of Butler; his special person, Stephanie Matheson of Neva; two aunts: Carolyn Dugger and husband, Richard; June Bagi and husband John; four uncles: Kenneth McQueen and wife, Cathy; Lynn Snyder and wife, Sandy; Gene Garland and wife, Carol, and Ricky Garland; one nephew, Bruce Reece Jr., and one niece, Ally Reece; cousins: Rick, Tom, Rich, Cindy, DeDe, Beth, Johnny, Michael, Debbie, Trish, David, Christopher, Amy, Christine, Janie and Tracy. His special friends, Ian and Derek Boxhorn, Jessie Rhudy, Tyler Slimp and a number of other friends also survive.
  Funeral services for B. J. Snyder will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 20, 2004 at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Ranshaw, Rev. Bill Worley and Rev. Allen Koch officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Sugar Grove Quartet. Burial will follow in the Snyder Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tom Snyder, Jason Johnson, Bruce Reece, Ricky Snyder, Kenny McQueen, Ian Boxhorn, Derek Boxhorn, Ronnie Perkins, Lynn Snyder and Lloyd Dugger. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2004 from the Sugar Grove Baptist Church and other times friends may call at the residence of Ronnie and Kathy Perkins, 815 Sink Valley Rd., Butler, at any time. Those who desire may make donations to the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla St., Mountain City 37683.
  Henson Funeral Home is serving the Snyder family. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through our Web site at www.hensonfuneralhome.com.
August 17, 2004

  Lorene A. Bare
  Mrs. Lorene A. Bare, 82, Hermitage Health Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of Monte Clark Mobile Home Park, died Sunday, August 15, 2004 at the center.
  A native of Habersham County, Ga., she was a daughter of the late E.B. and Mary Stamey Hubbard.
  She had lived a number of years in Elizabethton.
  Mrs. Bare was a retired LPN at Carter County Memorial Hospital and Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mrs. Bare was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church but attended Butler Baptist Church.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth P. Bare; an infant son, Jerry Kenneth Bare, and a brother, Paul Hubbard.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Tony Capute, Knoxville; a son and daughter-in-law, Ervin and Ann Bare, Butler; four grandsons, Kenneth Bare and Daniel Bare, both of Elizabethton; Darren Coe, Knoxville, and Brad Coe, of Denver, Colo.; one great-granddaughter, Kendall Bare; two sisters, Mildred Greene, Johnson City, and Martha VanHuss, Elizabethton; one brother, Harold Hubbard, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating. Burial will follow the service. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Bare family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Faye J. Potter
  Faye Johnson Potter, 75, 131 Suess Rd., Elizabethton (Valley Forge Community) passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness with cancer.
  She was a daughter of the late George W. and Libby Benfield Johnson.
  She had lived her entire life in the Valley Forge Community.
  Mrs. Potter loved working in her garden and sharing her yield with friends and neighbors. She also enjoyed making quilt tops.
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Johnson, in July,1992.
  Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Ross Ray Potter; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Mitchell Vestal and Kimberly and Darren Denton, all of Elizabethton; two sons, Kevin Potter and Keith Potter, both of Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Ashley Hill, Patti English, Dalton Vestal, Brian and Jacob Potter; two great-grandchildren, Katy and K.C. English; two sisters, Joyce James, of Hampton, and Nancy Sluder, Elizabethton; four brothers, Bill Johnson, of Plover, Wisc.; Charles Johnson, of Custer, Wisc.; Robert Johnson, of Plainfield, Wisc., and Walter Johnson, of David Buck Rd; a number of nieces and nephews and cousins; also her special friends: Ronnie and Dallas Cates; Hugh and Mary Elizabeth Hatfield; Sheriff John Henson and Glen Hyder.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Edwards and Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2004 in the Potter Family Cemetery. Joel Crisp and Ronnie Campbell will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday will be Glen Hyder, Johnny Hyder, Eric Hyder, Tom Smith, Bobby James and Sheriff John Henson. Honorary pallbearers will be Carter County Constables, members of the Carter County Sheriff's Department and friends of the family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Potter family at mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

August 16, 2004

  Pauline Hughes
  Mrs. Pauline Ensor Hughes, 80, 200 N. East Street, Elizabethton (Village East Apartments), died Saturday, August 14, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  A native of Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Roy A. and Mollie Stanley Ensor.
  She was a 1940 graduate of Science Hill High School and a graduate of Steed College.
  Mrs. Hughes was retired from Texas Instruments.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence W. Hughes, February 22, 1972; by one brother and three sisters.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Cliff Hardin, of Tampa, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Charline Hughes, Elizabethton, and Kevin W. and Trudy Hughes, of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Charles Ensor, of St. Cloud, Fla.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, 2004 in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Landon Markland

  Landon J. (L.J.) Markland, 89, 1206 Broad St., Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 14, 2004 in the Hillview Health Care Center.
  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Landon James Markland, Sr. and Arminta Rainbolt Markland.
  He was a graduate of the Watauga Academy.
  Mr. Markland was a supervisor at North American Rayon Corporation for several years. He was a retired agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
  He was a member and former deacon of Memorial Presbyterian Church.
  He was a charter member of the Betsy Squares.
  He was preceded in death by his wife, Amy Markland, May 17, 2004.
  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Lee Murray, Elizabethton, and Sarah and Bob Simerly, Murfreesboro; four grandchildren, Lisa Simerly Lowe and husband, Bill; Susan Simerly, Angelee Murray-Lee and husband, John, and Mandy Murray Lewis and husband, Matt; four great-granddaughters; two sisters, Edith Nave, Hampton, and Florence Presson, Elizabethton; one brother, Edward Markland, Crossville; several nieces and nephews and a special friend and caregiver, Janie Bowers.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, 2004 (his birthday) in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery with Mr. Josh Smith, Mr. Ed Wheeler and Rev. Preston Sartelle officiating. Burial will follow the service. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday will be Ken Howerton, Bill Lowe, Matt Lewis, John Lee, Bill Holden, Larry Proffitt, Jim Presson, Kenneth Carden and L.B. Shatley. Honorary pallbearers will be Phil White, Jim Bishop, Carroll Broome, Fornie Peters and deacons and elders of Memorial Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 16, 2004 in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Lee Murray, 701 Fairway Dr., Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Markland to the Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 East F. St., Elizabethton, TN 37643, or the Special Kids, Inc., 202 Arnett St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday. Condolences to the Markland family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Viola Potter
  Mrs. Viola Faye Johnson Potter, 75, 131 Suess Rd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 15, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Lena B. Scalf
  Lena B. Scalf, 63, 233 B. South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, August 14, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Mabel Campbell Bowers. She was a member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Scalf; two sisters, Nyoka Johnson and Vada Brock; and a special friend, Paul Russell.
  Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Robin and Vance Johnson, Drema Tressler and boyfriend, Vester Delph, all of Elizabethton, Sharon and David Thomas, Clarksville, and Annie and Rocky Stines, Hickory, N.C.; six sons and four daughters-in-law, Delaney and Pam Scalf, Scotty and Stephanie Scalf, Bobby and Kathy Scalf, Paul Scalf, James Scalf, and Bill and Barbara Fraley, all of Elizabethton; 34 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, three brothers and sisters-in-law, Sidney and Mary Bowers, Mobile, Ala., Charles and Sandra Stophel, Elizabethton, and Millard and Betty Bowers, Elizabethton; her twin sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Jesse Guerra, Robstown, Texas; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Barbara "B.J." Marrs, Elizabethton, Bud and Norma Baumgardner, Elizabethton, Edith Medley, Elizabethton, "Bertie," Elizabethton, Angie Vaughn, Elizabethton, Missy Gallacher, Clarksville, Charlotte Williams, Elizabethton, Christine Hamm, Elizabethton and her loyal pet, Sissy.
  The funeral service for Lena B. Scalf will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Bud Baumgardner, the Rev. E.Y. Bailey and the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Monday from 6-8 p.m. or friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Robin Johnson, 614 Garrison Hollow Road, Lot #11, Elizabethton, any time. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Billy Joe Steward, Jerry James, Jamie Thomas, Sid Bowers, Jr., Robert Reed, Vance Johnson, Terry Vanhuss and Lee Scalf. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren and Lee Wilkerson, Dr. Robert Walter, doctors, nurses and staff of the fifth floor cancer wing at Johnson City Medical Center and friends at the Elizabethton Star. A special thank you to granddaughter, Jessica Grindstaff, for assisting in the care of her grandmother at home. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

  Mary L. Stout
  Mary L. Stout, 79, 1913 Preston Rd., Johnson City, died Sunday, August 15, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
  A native of Johnson City, she was a daughter of the late Matt and Nannie Paul Bowman.
  She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
  Mrs. Stout was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters.
  Survivors include her husband, John C. Stout, of the home; two daughters, Novella Stout Grady, Johnson City and Velma Stout Johnson, of Erwin; two sons, Gene Stout and J.C. Stout, both of Johnson City; six grandchildren, Patrick and Kelly Stout, Jennifer Grady, Stacie Nave, Tracie Williams and Kristie Johnson; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
  A funeral service is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, 2004 from the South Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home, with Rev. Paul Crowe and Rev. D.C. Byrd presiding. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of service at 8p.m. A committal service will be held on Wednesday, August 18, at 1 p.m. at the Monte Vista Memory Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be the Trustees of the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Online condolences are available at www.morrisbaker.com.
  In charge of arrangements, Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 or (423)282-1521.

August 15, 2004

  D.C. Campbell
  D.C. Campbell, 80, 114 Midway Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Dayton C. and Bessie Grindstaff Campbell. He was a retired employee of the Bemberg Corporation and from the Carter County School System as a janitor. He was also a farmer. Mr. Campbell was a member of the Stoney Creek Primitive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Maggie Buckles, Myrtle Carden, Luella Berry and Mollie Bowers; and four brothers, Fuller Campbell, Hughie Campbell, Sherrill Campbell and Thedford (T) Campbell; and a grandson, Glen Campbell.
  Survivors include his wife, Margaret Bowers Campbell; one son, Harvy Dale Campbell, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Tammy Campbell, King George, Va., and Harvey Dale Campbell, Jr., Elizabethton; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Catherine Smith, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jeanette Bowers.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Elder Keith Bowers and Elder Willard Owens officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, in the Bowers Cemetery (Roy Bowers Road). Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Monday, will be Joseph Campbell, Ralph Bailey, Dewey Bowers, Denny Bowers, John Barbee and Johnny Berry. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Simmons, Eddie Presnell, Chris Bowers and Roy Richardson. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Monday. Condolences may be emailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  Pauline Hughes
  Mrs. Pauline Hughes, 81, 200 N. East Street, Elizabethton (Village East Apartments), died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  Thelma Hyder
   Thelma Loraine Hyder, 88, 1018 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Aug. 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, March 28, 2003.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Marian and Jim Addington, Huntsville, Ala., and Sharon and Dwight Goad, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law: Jack and Jo Hyder, Elizabethton, and James and Connie Hyder, Titusville, Fla.; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.
  Funeral Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jack Lyons and the Rev. Dale Holcomb officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Steven Hyder, Scott Hyder, Dwight Goad, Stan Evans, Wayne Arnold and Steve Cornett. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Cole, Tilly Bandarra, Manuel Bandarra, Thelma Hughes, Ruth Franklin, Virginia Pinkard, Ada Nave, Mae Keller and the East Side Baptist Church family. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence, 1018 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  Landon J. Markland
  Landon James (L.J.) Markland, 89, 1206 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in the Hillview Health Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  John D. Rainbolt, Sr.
  John D. Rainbolt, Sr., 70, of Tallmadge, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 13, 2004 at Akron City Hospital. John was born Dec. 18, 1933 in Butler. John retired from Ford Motor Co. after 30 years of service and belonged to the First Baptist Church of Tallmadge. He was an avid golfer and gardner. Preceded in death by his father and mother, David and Ethel Rainbolt; brother, Charles "Bud" Rainbolt; brothers-in-law, Mark Shaw, L.B. Ward and Jim White. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Louise; son, John David Jr. (Joani); daughter, Carmen (J.R.) Campbell; his grandchildren whom he loved, Stacie, Tyler and Alyssa; sisters, Mary Alice Shaw, Ruth (Ralph) Williams, Fran Ward, Nancy (Fred) Jenkins, Jane (Ronnie) Miller, Brenda Matherly, Sue (Bart) Smith; in-laws, Gene and Mary Riddle; many loving nieces and nephews; good neighbor, Jess Taylor; many friends. "May the Lord bless and keep you, John." Friends may call Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Road. Funeral services will be held Monday at the First Baptist Church of Tallmadge, 848 Southeast Avenue. Interment will follow at Tallmadge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elizabeth Jean Riddle Scholarship Fund, c/o First Baptist Church of Tallmadge, 848 Southeast Avenue, Tallmadge OH 44278. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Newcomer-Farley, 330-784-3334. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

  Stanley A. Treadway

  Stanley A. Treadway, 83, NHC Healthcare, Johnson City, formerly of Dave Buck Road, died at the center Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, following an extended illness.
  A native of Jonesborough, he was the son of the late David C. and Effie Hodge Treadway. He was a 1940 graduate of Jonesborough High School and attended the Johnson City Business College. In his early years, he worked for Mullins Hardware. He retired as an accountant with Mayes Brothers Tool Company, Johnson City. His hobbies were fishing, gardening and listening to classical music. Mr. Treadway was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ethel Bennett Treadway. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Elizabethton. He did volunteer work with Contact Ministries.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Scott Greer, Jonesborough; a granddaughter, Alyssa Rose Greer; a grandson, Clayton John Greer; two nieces, Vickie Lynn Griffin of North Carolina and Becky West of Johnson City; and several cousins.
  A Celebration of Life of Stanley A. Treadway will be held at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Kenny and Kathy Lethcoe and Jena Collins will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, will be Herman Treadway, Steve Treadway, Harold Smith, Dwight Treadway, the Rev. James Cambron, David Harrison Carroll Montgomery and Terry Whitehead. Honorary pallbearers will be Wade and Sara Paquette, Roy and Sue Haglund, Jim and Ruth Snyder, Tim Williamson, Matt and Kristie Near, George and Ruth Goff, Paul and Maxine Estep, Dennis Blackburn, Ray Lyons, Johnny Griffin, Seth Griffin and Stephen Griffin. Also surviving are his special friends, Duane and Sandy Cregor, Dave Oliver, John Marx, Dennis and Kathy Walters, Tim Harvey, Tom and Mary Beeckman, Bob Wariner, Mike Fisk, Jim and Deb Cartwright, Leland and Linda Calhoun, Tom and Collette Harry and his church family. The family would like to express a special "Thank You" to the nurses on Station 4, NHC Healthcare. For those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Treadway to Providence Academy, Capital Campaign Fund, 2788 Carroll Creek Road, Johnson City, TN 37615. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday 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.