September 15, 2004

     Melba H. Fleming
  Mrs. Melba Hensley Fleming, 64, 124 Massey Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Fleming was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Willie L. and Sarah Reins Hensley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, William Fleming, and a brother, Avery "Bud" Hensley.
  Mrs. Fleming had worked at T.P.I. for several years. She was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
  Survivors include her husband, Roy L. Fleming, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Randy Warren, Bristol; a brother, Ernest Paul Hensley, Winston-Salem, N.C.; a sister, Helen Cannon, Elizabethton; two step-daughters and their husbands, Prisilla and Jimmy Tate, Stanley, N.C., and Willima and Eugene Brackins, Erwin; four step-grandsons and two step-granddaughters; a special nephew and his wife, Allen and Vickie Clemons, Unicoi; a nephew, Paul "Buster" Hensley Jr., Mount Airy, N.C.; and three nieces, Missy Smithpeters and Linda Blevins, both of Elizabethton, and Fonda, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Daniel Blevins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Daniel Blevins. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 16, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ed Guinn, Travis Norris, Luther Norris, Brian Smithpeters, Herman Rains and Buster Hensley Jr. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence, 124 Massey Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

John Pann
  John Pann, 79, 337 Bulldog Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

  Billy W. Reed
  Billy Wayne Reed, 51, 109 Lynnwood Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 13, 2004, at his residence.
  Mr. Reed was a native of Nashville and the son of the late James A. and Maxine White Reed.
  Mr. Reed was a Quality Coach with Advanced Call Center Technologies, Johnson City.
  Survivors include a brother, Andy Reed, Memphis; a sister, Lynn Reed, Nashville; and a special friend, Jim Trimbach, Nashville.
  A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 16, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Hurt officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday. Private disposition will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

September 14, 2004

Tatiana P. Ritchie
  Tatiana Paulina Sapountzoff Ritchie, 71, 1434 Bonita Drive, Fountain, Colo., died Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at her residence.
  A native of Fruges, France, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Helena Ringer Sapountzoff. Tatiana attended nursing school in Mannheim, Germany, and worked as a nursing assistant at Evans Army Hospital, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Sunny Side Christian Church in Colorado Springs, but while living in Elizabethton she attended First Christian Church and Brick Christian Church.
  She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Donald Ritchie, in 2002, a brother, Alexander, and two special friends, Marie Head and Jay Riddle.
  Survivors include a son, Michael Claude Ritchie, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Patricia Ritchie, Norman, Okla.; and a brother, Ernest Sapountzoff, Tampa, Fla. Three grandchildren and four nieces also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Arthur Phillips and John H. Smith officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 16, in the Ritchie Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, will be Gebe Ritchie, Gene Ritchie, George Ritchie, Ronnie Ritchie, Jerry King, Gary Ingram, Shane Watson and Lawrence Ritchie. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Ritchie, Golman "Buck" Ritchie, Jeff Ensor, Sam Scalf, Allen Ensor, Brad Johnson, Rick Riddle and Frank Head. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy M. Webb
  PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Dorothy M. Clark Webb, 82, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away Friday, September 10, 2004.
  Born October 5, 1921 in Carter County, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late James F. and Maggie Treadway Clark. She moved to Arizona in 1953 where she was in retail sales and retired from Montgomery Ward. She was a beloved member and greeter of the Ladies' Oriental Shrine, Sphnix Chapter #65. She was a wrestling fan and loved to travel.
  In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Lewis, and two brothers, Ralph and Ray Clark.
  Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Melvin C. Webb; a stepdaughter, Margaret W. Hougland, Johnson City, Tenn.; two sisters, Alta Smith and Edith Forbes, both of Johnson City, Tenn.; and a brother, John R. Clark, Elizabethton, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Greenwood Memory Mausoleum Chapel, 719 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. in the Memory Mausoleum. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1028 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006. Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary, Phoenix, Ariz., (602) 272-1078, is in charge of arrangements.

Veda A. White
  Mrs. Veda Ann Hodge White, 91, 110 Estep Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 13, 2004, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
  Mrs. White was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Will and Catherine Taylor Hodge. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul White, in 1973, a son, Norman White, December 28, 1997, and by several brothers and sisters.
  Mrs. White was a homemaker. She was the oldest member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church where until recent years she was a Sunday School Teacher and a member of the church choir.
  Survivors include a son and two daughters-in-law, Wesley and Kathleen White and Christine White, all of Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Ladonnia White and Betsy Oliver and her husband, Kelly, all of Elizabethton; and two great-grandchildren, Lacey Ann Oliver and Joe Oliver. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Ferguson and Rev. Eric Wright officiating. Music will be provided by Edwin Taylor, organist, and Dale Williams, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Glenn Arnold, Jeff Taylor, Hampton Peters Jr., William Richardson, Lawrence Hodge and Gene Ritchie. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Arnold, Junior Taylor, Bill Shoun, John Garland, R.M. Tester and her church family. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Wesley and Kathleen White, 2398 Highway 91, Elizabethton, or at the residence of Christine White, 1026 Broad Street Ext., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

September 12, 2004

  William P. Carrier
  William P. Carrier, 83, St. Johns Nursing Home, Gray, died there Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004. A native of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Joseph L. and Sarah E. Jones Carrier. Mr. Carrier was a retired watch repairman. He was a member of University Parkway Baptist Church, Johnson City. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Carrier, and a grandson, Danny Carrier.
  Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Donna Carrier, Hampton, Marvin and Kay Carrier and James and Kathy Carrier, Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one niece, Kathy Amstutz; one nephew, Randy Carrier; one aunt, Lucille Carrier; and a sister-in-law, Ossie Carrier. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Cochran Cemetery, Hampton, with the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Burial will follow the service. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law: Tom and Donna Carrier, 211 Sunflower Lane, Hampton (Fairview Community). Condolences may be e-mailed to the Carrier Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

  Betty T. Ellis
  Betty Lou Thomason Ellis, 75, 1754 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Frank L. and Bertha Alice Smith Thomason. She had lived on Gap Creek since 1956. Mrs. Ellis was a homemaker. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church and was an active member of the church choir.
  Mrs. Ellis was actively involved in the sick and shut-in ministry and the nursing home ministry of the church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce A. Ellis, in 1985; by a son, Billy Joe Ellis, who was missing in action in 1968 and was declared dead in 1975; one brother, Lewis Thomason; and one sister, Ruth Gray.
  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Edith Ellis and Frank and Linnie Ellis, all of Elizabethton; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Lee Long, Elizabethton; four brothers, Dayton Thomason, Elizabethton, Ed Thomason, Virginia Beach, Va., Troy Thomason, Elizabethton, and David Thomason, Columbia, S.C.; two sisters, Alma South and Nell Harris, both of Johnson City; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services will be conducted a 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the C.W. Snodgrass and Dr. William Duncan officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by the Zion Baptist Church Choir. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday, will be Billy Ellis, Phillip Ellis, Tracy Harvey, Adam Taylor, Bob Carr and Andy Wilson. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. For those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Ellis to the POW's-Missing in Action, C/O PNC John Edwards, 889 Randall Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309-4815. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Ellis family may be emailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  Bill G. McCall
  Bill G. McCall, 69, Kingsport, died unexpectedly Thursday (Sept. 9, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center.
  Born in Abingdon, Va., he was raised in Elizabethton, and had lived in Kingsport for the past 38 years. He retired from the Kingsport Press-Hawkins County in 1993 after 30 years of service.
  Mr. McCall was a member of the Christian church.
  Preceding him in death were his parents, Robert McCall and Polly Buchanan, and a brother, Dan McCall.
  Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dottie McCall, Kingsport; three sons, Bill McCall and wife, Pam, Hickory, N.C., Bob McCall and wife, Shari, Newton, Kan., and Shane McCall, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Casey and Adam McCall, Hickory, N.C., Amanda, Seth, and Christen McCall, Newton, Kan.; two sisters, JoAnn Royston and husband, Bob, Butler, and Kay Hammock and husband, Don, Panama Beach, Fla.; half-sister, Martha Garrison and husband, Darrell, Elizabethton; two half-brothers, Ronnie McCall and wife, Susan, and Mike McCall and wife, Kathy, all of Elizabethton; sister-in-law, Jody McCall, Bristol; and step-mother, Mildred B. McCall, Hampton.
  The family will receive friends from 6- 8 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Services were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carl Johnson officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Family members and friends are requested to meet at the graveside at 1:45 p.m. Sunday. The Christian Men's Fellowship of Blackwater, Va., will serve as honorary pallbearers. For those who desire, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christian Men's Fellowship of Blackwater, Va. E-mail condolences may be sent to hamlettdobson@charter.net.

  Ray McKinney
  Ray McKinney, age 87, 644 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, in the Roan Highlands Nursing Center, following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late W.L. and Elvira Knight McKinney. He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Gary McKinney; a daughter, Doris McKinney; three brothers, Sanford McKinney, Marion McKinney and Bynum McKinney; two sisters, Belle Sluder and Ethel Mae Greene; and two grandsons, Stephen McKinney and Michael Boone.
  Mr. McKinney was the oldest member of Upper Shell Creek Christian Church. He was retired from the U.S. Forestry Service.
  Survivors include his wife, Beulah Shell McKinney, of the home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sylvia and Rack Elliott, Dunedin, Fla., Geraldine and Jack Humphreys, Johnson City, and Eva Wexler, Mooresville, N.C.; six grandchildren, Tom Boone, Susie Wexler, Deanna Anglin, Todd McKinney, Lynette Turbyfill and Keith McKinney; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Bedford Motley, Minister officiating. Music will be under the direction of Donna and Marsha.
  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday prior to the service, or at the residence, 644 Shell Creek Road at any time.
  Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Perry Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Upper Shell Creek Christian Church, nursing staff at Roan Highlands Nursing Center and friends and neighbors. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Emergency and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1951, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, 423-772-3928, is in charge of the arrangements.

September 10, 2004

  Eugene C. Galloway
  Eugene Charles Galloway, 80, 1406 Garden Road, Elizabethton, formerly of 1209 Ledford Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 9, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  A native of Wise County, Virginia, he was a son of the late John Franklin and Elsie Blevins Galloway.
  He had lived in Elizabethton for the past 62 years.
  Mr. Galloway retired due to disability in 1978 as a lead burner at North American Rayon Corporation after 25 years of service.
  Mr. Galloway was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
  He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Helen Galloway, September 12, 1984; by two brothers, Vernon L. and Harry Galloway, and two sisters, Jessie Patterson and Mabel Moore.
  Mr. Galloway was an avid Braves Baseball fan.
  Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Anne and Ed Johnson and Carolyn and Gerald "Joe" Norris, all of Elizabethton, and Linda Galloway, of Gardiner, Me.; two grandsons, Jeffrey Tolley, of Ferndale, Mich. and Michael Owens and his wife, Lora, of Elizabethton; one great-grandson, Heath Vin Owens, Elizabethton; a sister, Ruth Hilt, Johnson City; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece and her husband, Patsy and Ed Waligroski, of Beech Mountain, N.C.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2004 in the Mausoleum of Hope, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday will be Kevin Sheffield, Jason Smith, Don Johnson, Bill Davis, Steven Garland and Lonnie Garland. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Tolley, Dr. David Fenner, Ed Vaught, Romel Emiren and his former neighbors. Music will be provided by Randy Vaught, organist, and Christy Smith, soloist. The family would like to express a special "thank you" to the nursing staff of 3rd floor, Sycamore Shoals Hospital. VFW Post #2166 will conduct military graveside honors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Ed Johnson, 706 Cambridge Ave., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Galloway family at mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Paul C. Jenkins III
  Paul Cleveland Jenkins III, 35, of Guthrie, Oklahoma, died there Tuesday, September 7, 2004.
  He was a son of Trina Jenkins and Paul C. Jenkins, Jr. of Guthrie, Oklahoma.
  Paul Jr. was a former resident of Carter County.
  Local survivors include an aunt, Dorothy Hill, Elizabethton; two uncles, Jack Jenkins, Elizabethton, and Blaine Jenkins, Pensacola, Fla.
  Funeral services will be conducted Monday, September 13, 2004 in the Community Funeral Home, Guthrie, Okla.
  Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

  Maggie L. Pierce
  Mrs. Maggie L. Pierce, 88, 913 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, went to be with the Lord Sunday, September 5, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
  Mrs. Pierce was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William and Mary Hammitt Morris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Pierce, in 1957, a daughter, Virginia Beryl Martin, August 28, 2004, and by four brothers.
  Mrs. Pierce was a homemaker and a member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church.
  Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Judy Pierce, of the home, and Mary Ann and Burt Chanchaivit, Elizabethton; former son-in-law, William Martin, of Maryland; and five grandchildren, Chris Martin and his wife Diana, Michael Martin, Shannon Martin and Amanda Mandalou and her husband Dan, all of Maryland, and Sgt. Mitchell Martin and his wife Donna, of South Carolina. Twelve great-grandchildren also survive.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 11, in the Highland Cemetery with Rev. Elmer Carter officiating. Friends may call at the residence, 913 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 4:20 p.m. Saturday. 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.

  Tatiana S. Ritchie
  Mrs. Tatiana Sapountzoff Ritchie, 72, 1434 Bonita Drive, Fountain, Colorado, died at her residence on Wednesday, September 8, 2004.
  The body will be returned to Elizabethton for the funeral and burial. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

September 9, 2004

  Moses Coleman
  Moses Coleman, 70, 503 Florence Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 8, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  A native of Unicoi County, he was a son of the late John F. and Clarasa Tolley Coleman.
  He had lived in Hammond, Indiana for several years.
  He was a retired machine operator.
  He was a member of God's House Full Gospel Church.
  Mr. Coleman was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Ellen Coleman, January 26, 2000; three sisters and one brother.
  Survivors include his wife, Lucy Williams; a step-daughter, Margaret Anderson, Bluff City; a step-granddaughter, Amanda Scalf, of the home; three sisters, Anna Belle Coleman, of Dunnellon, Fla.; Betty Hall, of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Dora Guinn, of Cabot, Ark. Several nieces and nephews and four special friends, Kim Davis, Brenda Vines, Margaret Calderon and Rose Davis also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Davis and Rev. Ray Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. The Sounds of Glory will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, will be Bill Sparks, Lester Reece, Jose Salas, Josh Birchfield, Jason McKinney, Noble McNeil and Antonio Murillo. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and Family of God's House Full Gospel Church. The family would like to express a special "thank you" to the ICU Nursing Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 10, 2004 in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Nellie H. Holloway
  Nellie Hayes Holloway, 94, Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, formerly of 911 E. Myrtle Avenue, Johnson City, died Tuesday, September 7, 2004, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Newland, N.C.
  Mrs. Holloway was a native of Carter County and had lived in Johnson City since 1935. She was a daughter of the late Elza Harrison Hayes and Martitia Hatley Hayes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Blair Holloway.
  Mrs. Holloway was a member of Unaka Avenue Baptist Church. She was a retired textile industry employee.
  Survivors include one sister, Emily Hampton, Flint, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 10, from the Morris-Baker Funeral Home North Chapel with the Rev. Mike Tyson officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 11, at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Online condolences may be sent via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is serving the family.

September 8, 2004

  James W. Hoffman
  James William Hoffman, 84, 137 Little Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 6, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  A native of Washington County, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rose Guinn Hoffman.
  He had lived in Elizabethton for the past 30 years.
  He was a retired heavy equipment operator with the Washington County Highway Department.
  He was of the Baptist faith.
  He served in the United States Army during World War II.
  He was preceded in death by a son, James P. Hoffman; a step-son, Donnie Taylor; one brother and one sister.
  Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Melissa and Paul Linberg and Tisha and Eddie Turbyfill, all of Elizabethton; Kathy Hurt, Jonesborough, and Deborah Reece, Hampton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Stacey and Tammy Hoffman, Elizabethton, and Keith Taylor, Johnson City; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson, and one sister, Doria Taylor.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 9, 2004 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with the VA chaplain officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Post #2166. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Gladys G. Tatem
  Gladys G. Tatem, 97, longtime resident of 126 South Main Street, Elizabethton and Pine Oaks Assisted Living, Johnson City, died Monday, September 6, 2004 at Asbury Place, Kingsport.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Delia Lacy Bellamy and the late James Arthur Grindstaff, and the granddaughter of Lilly Elizabeth and Joseph Mark Lacy, early residents of Elizabethton.
  Mrs. Tatem was a homemaker.
  She was one of the oldest members of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton and the original Dorcas Sunday School Class. She had been a member of the Senior Choir for several years.
  Home, family and friends were her lifetime interests. She had been a member of the Widows Club.
  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tatem was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, Bemis C. Tatem, Sr. on December 31, 1985; six brothers, Carlton, Jr., Bert and Henry Bellamy, Jim, Charlie and Karl Grindstaff, and two sisters, Mildred Reece and Gloria Sheehan.
  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Bemis C. "Sonny" Tatem, Jr. and Caroline Tatem, Fountain Hills, Ariz.; one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth "Suzie" and Ed Waller, Kingsport; three granddaughters and their spouses, Connie and Jerry Niebling, and Pam and Kent Hainline, all of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; Judy and Warren Tanner, Milford, N.H.; two step-granddaughters, Alice Waller and Christie Waller Heuermann, both of Marshall, N.C. Great-grandchildren who survive are Coy and Melissa Tanner, Luke, Daniel, Kristen and Caitlin Tanner, all of New Hampshire, and Hanna and Ben Hainline of Arizona. Seven step-great-grandchildren who survive are Julianna Olup, Emily Lord, Jim Lord, Oliver Watts, Ben, Luke and Olivia Dannemiller. She is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick and Betty Grindstaff and Fred and Mary Grindstaff of Elizabethton; one sister, Nell Hendrix of Greeneville, and one brother-in-law, John P. Sheehan, Elizabethton. Numerous nieces and nephews and special friends Ann Brown and family and Patsy Pollard also survive.
  The funeral service for Gladys G. Tatem will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 9, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Polk officiating with burial following in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be under the direction of Roger Jenkins. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday prior to the service in the chapel. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Broome, Horace Broome, John Bunn, Johnnie Mills, Ramsey Pollard, Jr., and Don Blair. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the First Baptist Church, 212 East F Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the Carter County Emergency and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements, 423-542-2232.

September 7, 2004

James E. Dugger
  James E. Dugger, 64, 559 Mack Branch Rd., Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 4, 2004 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
  A native of Johnson County, he was born April 6, 1940 to the late James and Bebe Swift Dugger.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Jerald Dugger, Jonathan Dugger, Herbert Dugger, Eugene Dugger, and one son-in-law, Rusty Oliver.
  James worked many years on a mushroom farm. He loved hunting, fishing, and many other outdoor activities.
  Survivors include his wife, Janice Clark Dugger of the home; two daughters: Teresa McKinney, Mountain City, and Lisa Oliver, Mountain City; five sisters: Helen Dickens, Dawsonville, Ga.; Phyllis Nacarryer, Avondale, Penn.; Elsia Speackman, Chatman, Penn.; Marylee Gregg, Johnson City; Marylyn Owens, Fla.; two brothers: Dale Dugger, Stapon, Va.; David Dugger, Mountain City; one grandchild, Rusty J. McKinney, Mountain City; one great-grandchild, Savannah McKinney, Mountain City.
  Funeral Services for James E. Dugger will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 from the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Wilson to officiate. Music will be under the direction of Patty McKinney. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2004, from the Clark Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roy Clark, Jr., Tim Hodge, Bo Clark, Mack Proffitt, Mack Stout, Ed Gentry, and Chris Albery. Honorary pallbearers are Otis Marshall, Dayton Vanover, George McKinney, Bob Shoemaker, Roy Clark, and John Ethridge. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the funeral services. At other times, friends may call at the residence, 559 Mack Branch Rd., Mountain City, at any time. The family requests that friends attending the funeral services dress casually, as it was James' wish. Online Condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site, www.hux-lipford.com.
  Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas A. Gentry
  Thomas Alan Gentry, 69, of Christiansburg, Virginia, formerly of Elizabethton, died Friday, September 3, 2004 at his home surrounded by his family.
  Born in Whipple, West Virginia on October 7, 1934, he was the son of the late Harry Alan and Gladys Weatherford Gentry.
  He was preceded in death by an infant son, Gary Gentry.
  Tom was a lifelong educator and coach, most recently with the Giles County School System.
  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
  He is survived by hiw wife of 49 years, Anne Gentry, of Christiansburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Alan Jr. and Connie Gentry, of Johnson City; Charlie and Trish Gentry, of Christiansburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Missy and Dewey Rotenberry, of Christiansburg; Laura and Bob Johnson, of Elliston, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Sue Gentry, of Pembroke, Va., and six grandchildren, Jessica, Kinsey, Heather, David, Laci and Caitlin. During his long illness, Tom spent many days planning a beautiful flower garden, and the family plans to plant this garden in his honor. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate flower seeds or bulbs to be planted in his memory garden.
  Graveside memorial services will be conducted Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the Peterstown Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Mundy officiating.
  Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va. and Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, W.Va.

Jon Grubbs
  Jon Grubbs, 37, 1165 Powder Branch Rd., Elizabethton, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly Friday, September 3, 2004, at the Jellico Community Hospital, Jellico, Tennessee.
  He was born in Memphis but had lived in Carter Country for the past 15 years.
  He was the son of Ronald and Sandra Hess Grubbs, 112 Wonder Valley Rd., Bristol.
  He attended Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist church.
  Mr. Grubbs was a software design consultant. He graduated from East Tennessee State University.
  Survivors in addition to his parents include his wife, Dr. Gina Babb Grubbs, of the home; soon-to-arrive daughter, Emmaline Grubbs; very special father and mother-in-law, Roger and Joy Babb and their son Skip Campbell, 1533 Burgie St., Elizabethton, TN 37643; two brothers and their wives, Ronald Lee Grubbs, Jr., and Barbara Grubbs of Nashville; Dr. Gerald Edmund Grubbs and Lauren Grubbs of Sarasota, Fla.; three nieces, Kristen Price, Laura Price, and Sarah Hartmann Grubbs, all of Nashville; three nephews, Ronald Lee Grubbs, III, of Nashville; Tyler Nelson Grubbs and Andrew Gunnar Grubbs, both of Sarasota; two uncles, William E. Grubbs, Bayse, Va.; Louis W. Grubbs and wife Shirley of Hesperia, Calif.; one great uncle, Paul K. Nelson and wife Betty of Bluff City; very special friends Will and Sabrina Honeycutt and daughter Alex of Nashville. Several cousins also survive.
  A celebration-of-life service for Jon Grubbs will be conducted at 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 7, 2004, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Harris officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ted Puckett. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service or at the residence, 1165 Powder Branch Rd. at any time. The graveside service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2004, in the Wilson Cemetery with Craig McDonald, Piper. Active pallbearers will be Skip Campbell, Milton Seabolt, Mike Watson, Will Honeycutt, Chris Roberson, Tim Holmes, Brian Montford and Chuck Higgins. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church and Eddie Davidson. Everyone attending the graveside service is requested to meet at the funeral home, Wednesday, September 8 at 9 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the building fund of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church, 965 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN, 37643 or the Wilson Cemetery Association, c/o Leonard Lewis, 122 Bernie Lewis Rd., Elizabethton, TN, 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements, 423-542-2232.

Anne T. Hazen
  Anne Turrentine Hazen, 84, 1040 Todd Preis Dr., Nashville, formerly of Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 4, 2004.
  Mrs. Hazen was the daughter of the late Raymond and Alice Turrentine of Elizabethton and a sister of the late Raymond and Jimmie Turrentine.
  She is survived by her husband, John of the home; a daughter; three sons and several grandchildren.
  A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 18, 2004 at the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, Nashville.
  Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

James W. Hoffman
  James W. Hoffman, 84, 137 Little Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 6, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph E. Livingston
   Mr. Ralph E. Livingston, 80, 363 McKeehan Ridge Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 5, 2004 in the V.A. Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness.
  A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late David and Bertha McKeehan Livingston.
  He was a retired Nursing Assistant from the V.A. Medical Center with 35 years of service and was a member of Powder Branch Baptist Church.
  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.
  He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Wayne, Arnold, J.B., Delbert, Ira, Ray and Melvin and one sister, Mary Ruth McKnight.
  Survivors include his wife, Una Stone Livingston, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Jackie Livingston, Johnson City, and Bob and Kathy Livingston, Elizabethton; six grandchildren, Darin, of Telford, and his fiancé Michelle, Elizabethton; Chad, Johnson City; Karen and her husband Chris, Johnson City; David, Elizabethton; Michelle, Jonesborough and Jessica, Johnson City; five great-grandchildren, Courtney, Katie and Jacob, all of Johnson City; Lindsey and Dalton, both of Jonesborough; three sisters, Annie Livingston, Vivian Bowman and Helen Harington, all of Winston-Salem, N.C. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
  The funeral service for Mr. Ralph E. Livingston will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. John Perkins and Rev. James Archer officiating. Music will be under the direction of Michelle Williams and Darin Livingston. Graveside service and burial will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2004 in McKeehan Cemetery, Powder Branch community. Military honors will be accorded by the Tennessee Army National Guard. Active pallbearers will be Lee Hubbard, Ora Hyder, David Hyder, Harold Shepard, Chad Livingston, Teddy Reed, Toby Williams and Chris Surcey. Sincere thanks to Dr. Tony Katras, Dr. Daniel Rush, the surgical residents and nursing staff of Ward CG and the surgical Intensive Care Unit at the V.A. Medical Center Hospital for their compassion and professional care during our time of loss. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday or at the residence 363 McKeehan Ridge Road, Elizabethton at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund, Powder Branch Baptist Church, 1710 Powder Branch Rd., Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com.
  Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Maggie L. Pierce
  Mrs. Maggie L. Pierce, 88, 913 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 5, 2004 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Gladys G. Tatem
  Mrs. Gladys G. Tatem, 97, formerly of 126 South Main St., Elizabethton, died Monday, September 6, 2004 at Asbury Place in Kingsport.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Tetrick Funeral Home in Elizabethton.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

September 5, 2004

Jonathan P. Grubbs
  Jonathan Paul Grubbs, 37, 1165 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Friday, September 3, 2004, at Jellico Community Hospital, Jellico, Tenn.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, in the Wilson Cemetery. 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.

Nina B. Lyons
  Nina Belle Roten Lyons, 84, of 9241 Sawyer Brown Road, Nashville, died Saturday, September 4, 2004, at Green Hill Health Care, Nashville, following a lengthy illness.
  Mrs. Lyons was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Hiram Carl and Ina Effie Hyder Roten. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glen E. Lyons, in 1974.
  Mrs. Lyons was a retired secretary with the Escambia County Vocational Education, Pensacola, Fla., and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Glenda Jean Lyons Simpson and Wayne Simpson, Nashville; a brother and sister-in-law, William D. and Betty Roten, Elizabethton; two grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Mark Wayne and Melissa Simpson, Memphis, and Richard Burke and Sunnae Hiler, Benbrook, Texas; and three great-grandchildren, Michael Carter Simpson, Memphis, Richard Burke Hiler II and Mason Luke Hiler, both of Benbrook, Texas. Several nieces also survive.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, in the Masonic Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Wayne Simpson officiating. The family will receive friends in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 1 until 2 p.m. Tuesday. To those who desire, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 212 East F Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Tammy H. Moody
  Tammy Hughes Moody, 34, 2590 Vision Drive, Catawba, N.C., formerly of Roan Mountain, died Friday, September 3, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Hughes was a native of Carter County and a daughter of Blaine Hughes, Morganton, N.C., and Judy Johnson, Hampton. She was preceded in death by a brother, Nicky Blaine Hughes.
  Mrs. Hughes was a member of Rainbow Tabernacle, Lenoir, N.C., and was a homemaker.
  Survivors include her husband, Cheyenne Moody, Elk Park, N.C.; two daughters, Miranda Benefield, Elizabethton, and Gina Moody, Catawba, N.C.; one son, Joshua Sigmon, Hampton; her mother, Judy Johnson, Hampton; her father, Blaine Hughes, Morganton, N.C.; one brother, Gary Hughes, Roan Mountain; one sister, Amanda Oakes, of Korea, several half-brothers and half-sisters; her step-father-in-law and mother-in-law, Larry and Suzette Ward, Catawba, N.C.; her father-in-law and step-mother-in-law, Steve and Gina Moody, Elk Park, N.C.; and special friend, Jackie Oakes Thomas, Roan Mountain. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
  The graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, in the Isaacs Cemetery, Roan Mountain, with Pastor Betty Avery and Rev. Tony English officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, and at other times at the residence of her mother, Judy Johnson, 106 Carl Smith Road, Apt. 4, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be Michael Ward, Jimmy Hopson, Stacy Oliver, Robert Johnson, Todd McKinney, Lance Thompson and David "Bo" Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be William Thompson, Roby Hopson, Steven Moody, Kevin Ward, Perry Markland, Robert Campbell, David Campbell and Dick Campbell. 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.

September 3, 2004

  Michelle T. Carden
  Michelle Taylor Carden, 37, 121 Midnight Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 1, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
  A native of Norfolk, Va., she had lived in Elizabethton for several years.
  She was a 1967 graduate of Unaka High School.
  Michelle was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.
  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Landon Taylor.
  Survivors include two sons, Dustin Lynn Carden and Logan Taylor Carden, both of Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Shane and Kathy Taylor and Adam and Teresa Taylor, all of Elizabethton; her maternal grandparents, Carson and Louise Puckett, Elizabethton; her paternal grandmother, Georgia Glaser, Elizabethton; two nephews, Jacob Taylor, of Covington, Ky. and Austin Taylor, Elizabethton; her uncle and aunt, Bill and Marilyn Puckett, Elizabethton, and a special friend, Dallas Richardson.
  The graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. William Duncan officiating. Burial will follow the service. Pallbearers will be deacons of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. Friends may call at the funeral home or the residence of her parents, Roger and Glenda Taylor, 121 Midnight Dr., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Judith G. Ensor
  Judith "Judy" Garland Ensor, 57, 158 Carl Taylor Rd., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 1, 2004 at her residence.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Fornie and Pauline Mers Oliver.
  She was an employee of the VA Medical Center.
  She was a 1964 graduate of Unaka High School.
  Mrs. Ensor was a member of Willow Springs Baptist Church.
  She was a member of the American Federation of Government Employees.
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Ray Oliver.
  Survivors include her husband, Edward "Pookie" Ensor; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca "Becky" and Shannon Harmon, of the home; two grandchildren, Johnny Walker and Andrea Harmon; a brother, Jerry Phil Oliver, Elizabethton; a special friend, Mattie Hedspeth, and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Murray and Rev. Doug Hardin officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 5, 2004 in the Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday will be Allen Ensor, Jeff Ensor, David Ensor, Billy Espinoza, Ben Ensor, and Steve Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be John Bridges, Dick Grindstaff, Junior Taylor, Wayne Carriger, Joe Carter, Ed Perkins, Ronnie McKinney, Earl Harvey and Jack Shaffer. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Robert Hall
  Robert Douglas Hall, 73, 1314 Lowe Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 2, 2004 at his residence.
  A native of Cumberland County, Maryland, he was a son of the late Harold and Louise Estep Hall.
  He was a retired electroplater. He had worked in several areas of the United States.
  He was of the Baptist faith.
  Mr. Hall served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Cramer.
  Survivors include his wife, Robina Bowman Hall; a son and daughter-in-law, H.B. and Regina Hall, of Piney Flats; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Bob Simpson, Johnson City, and Regina and Jeff Livingston, Elizabethton, and three grandchildren.
  Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, September 6, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Hardin officiating. Burial will be held in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Hall to Doug Ranshaw, c/o Adventa Hospice, 684 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. It was his wish to be cremated. Friends may call at the residence. Condolences to the Hall family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Lowrein G. Lippard
  HICKORY, N.C. -- Lowrein Grindstaff Lippard, 55, of Creekside Lane, Hickory, died Thursday, September 2, 2004, at Frye Regional Medical Center after a 21-month battle with cancer.
  A native of Elizabethton, Tenn., she was the daughter of Ralph Grindstaff, Elizabethton, Tenn., and the late Virginia Williams Grindstaff Bowers. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Frances Deloach.
  Mrs. Lippard was an employee of Hancock & Moore and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church.
  Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Marvin H. Lippard, of the home; a son, Daniel Marvin Lippard, Taylorsville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Margaret Bobbitt, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Louise and Estill Sherrill, Morrison, Tenn.; and four brothers, Rev. Carl Grindstaff and Sammy Grindstaff, both of Elizabethton, Tenn., Rev. Paul Ray Grindstaff, Hickory, and Lester Grindstaff, Limestone, Tenn.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 4, from the Hickory Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Norman Hensley and Rev. Woody Stacy officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, September 3, at Hickory Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Dale Jarrett Foundation, P.O. Box 279, Conover, N.C., 28613 in memory of Lowrein G. Lippard or to the First Free Will Baptist Church. Hickory Funeral Home, Hickory, N.C., (704) 322-1947, is in charge of arrangements.

  Icle G. Nave
 
 Mrs. Icle Gentry Nave, 91, 151 Price Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 1, 2004 in the Pine Ridge Care Center.
  A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William and Cora Berry Gentry.
  She had lived most of her life in Carter County.
  She had lived in Florida from 1964 until 1972.
  Mrs. Nave was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church and was a former member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.
  She had been active in both churches serving as a Sunday school teacher for many years.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Nave, on September 27, 1977; by an infant son, one sister; Dorothy Hammons, and three brothers, Harry, Robert and Maynard Gentry.
  Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Wilma Shoun and Barbara and Leroy Blevins, all of Elizabethton; two grandsons, Wayne Shoun and Eddie Shoun, both of Elizabethton; several great and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Irene Crowe, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Pastor Jeff Nave and Dr. William Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in the Buckles Cemetery. Kenneth Miller, Michael Williams and Sue Bowers will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Saturday will be Wayne Shoun, Ryan Shoun, Jason Ward, Jim Ferguson, Carey Crowe and Roger Crowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Nave, Quinn Nave, Roger Nave, Maine Nave, Lawrence Hodge, James Carroll, Dr. Dennis Deese, Rev. Jamie Ferguson, Rev. Jerry Stout, Rev. Clate Briggs, Leonard Bowers, Donald Richardson, J.M. Buckles, the staff of Pine Ridge Care Center and Roan Highlands Nursing Center, the church families of Hunter First Baptist Church and Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Leroy Blevins, 1062 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Nave family at mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

     Bud Potter
  Bud Potter, 69, 1645 Bunton Town Rd., Butler, went to be with the Lord on September 1, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
  A native of Johnson County, he was born on March 17, 1935 to the late Phillip and Mary Campbell-Potter.
  In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Whaley Potter; a sister, Montine Clawson and a brother, Charles Potter.
  He was a retired, self-employed dozer operator.
  Bud was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church.
  Bud is survived by his stepmother, Doris Potter, of Mountain City; one son, Lester Potter of Marian, Virginia; brother and sister-in-law, Truman and Edith Potter of Mountain City; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Elouise and Paul Fletcher; Evelyn and Jesse Cable, all of Butler; Jeanette and Rev. Ray Green of Vilas, N.C., and Roetta and Ronald Harmon of Boone. A special sister-in-law, Retha Hatley, of Butler, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services for Bud will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 2004 from the Sugar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Greene and Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. Music will be provided by the Sugar Grove Church Choir. Burial will follow in the Sugar Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Larry Shoun, Taylor Farthing, Earl Dugger, Steve Gregg, Joe Clawson, Kevin Potter, Myron Harmon and Harold Hatley. Honorary pallbearers are Raymond Campbell, Jack Campbell, Delmas Bunton, Charles Fletcher, George Shoun, Thurston Gregg, Paul Fletcher, Mack Holloway, Dr. Cole, Dr. Kohn, all of Bud's cousins and the Nursing Staff of 2nd and 3rd Floors of the Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2004 at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel. At other times, family will receive friends at the residence of Bud's sister, Evelyn Cable, 818 Greggs Branch Rd., Butler. Condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hux-lipford.com.
  Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is serving the Potter Family.

September 2, 2004

Judith Ensor
  Judith "Judy" Garland Ensor, 158 Carl Taylor Rd., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 1, 2004 at her residence.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia B. Martin
  ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Virginia Beryl Pierce Martin passed away Saturday, August 28, 2004, with the family and friends by her side. Christopher, Michael, Mitchell, Amanda and Shannon; sister of Mary Anne and Judy; daughter of Maggie.
  Memorial services will be held at St. Elizabeth Church, 917 Montrose Road, Rockville, on Thursday, September 2, with viewing at 9 a.m., and Catholic Mass at 10 a.m. Friends will be received following the service at the Martin family home from 12 noon until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Communities Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 939, Stevensville, Md. Virginia will be missed and remembered by all.
  Arrangements by Simple Tribute, 1040 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md., (301) 545-0960.