September 30, 2004

  Jim Gage
  Jim Gage, 50, 1404 White Tail Court, Hermitage, Tenn., formerly of the Boones Creek Community, died Monday, September 27, 2004, in Poplarville, Miss., the result of an automobile accident.
  He was a native of Boones Creek and a son of Mary Daugherty Gage Martin, of Johnson City, and the late Howard "Worm" Gage.
  Arrangements are currently incomplete and will be pubished at a later date.
  Condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com.
  Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the family, (423) 282-1521.

September 28, 2004

   Patsy L. Peters
  Patsy L. Peters, 60, 347 Peters Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, suddenly went to be with the Lord Sunday, September 26, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Lyda L. and Iva Elizabeth Berry Garland.
  She was a member of the Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church and was homemaker. Mrs. Peters was not only a wife, mother and grandmother, she was a friend to all.
  Survivors include her husband, Norman B. Peters, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Randy Kirbo, Hendersonville, N.C.; one son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Robin Peters, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Joshua Kirbo, Mia Kirbo, both of Hendersonville, N.C., and James Carson Peters, Elizabethton; two sisters, Peggy Garland, Elizabethton; Judy Grindstaff, Kingsport; one brother, Jerry Garland, Vinton, Va.; several brothers and sisters-in-law, Lucy and Kenneth Shankles, Elizabethton; Buford and Sherry Peters, Elizabethton; Clifford Peters, Elizabethton, and Marsha Peters, Iowa.
  The funeral service for Patsy L. Peters will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Trott, Rev. Ron Pierce and Rev. Ken Hauser officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dennis Laws and Drew Shankles. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 29, 2004 in the Blevins Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home and at other times at the residence, 347 Peters Hollow Rd, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers are Lemmie Taylor, Doyce Sheffield, Eddie Archer, Ted Morton, Chris Schuettler, Terry Buckles, Butch Snead and Bill Ellis. Honorary pallbearers are Drew and Cindi Cave, Jay and Carrie Roundtree, Emery Cordell, Gerald Turbyfill, Woody and Janie Neece, Jeff and Sandy Neece, J.M. Peters and the community of Peters Hollow and Stoney Creek. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Blevins Cemetery, in care of Sophie Wilson, 237 Peters Hollow 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.

  James E. Williams
  James E. Williams, 81, 127 Rosetta Dr., Elizabethton, died Monday, September 27, 2004 at his residence following a brief illness.
  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Ulysses S. Grant and Lula Casey Williams.
  He was of the Christian faith.
  In addition to his parents, Mr. Williams was preceded in death by one sister, Laura Scott, and two brothers, R.G. and Kenneth Williams.
  Survivors are his wife, Ora Belle Williams, Elizabethton; one daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Jim Pemberton, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Terrence Williams, Chris Pemberton, both of Elizabethton; Vanessa Castle, Johnson City; four great-grandchildren, Patrick and Konstance Williams, Elizabethton; Seth and Shelby Castle, Johnson City; two sisters, Callie DeLoach, Elizabethton, and Judy Vines, Carey,N.C. In addition, special friends Tammy Loveless, Deloris Lunceford, Dorothy Wilson, Wilene White and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The graveside service for James E. Williams will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 30, 2004 in the Lakeview Cemetery, Butler with Mr. Jason Burchfield and Rev. Willie Lunceford officiating. Music will be under the direction of Joel Crisp. Military honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom Post #2166. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:45 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home or at other times at the residence. Active pallbearers will be Carl Harrison, Kale Ward, Jack Harrison, David Ellis, Glen Scott and Tim McInturff. Honorary pallbearers are Mark White and other friends and neighbors. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge or arrangements, 423-542-2232.

September 27, 2004

  Geneva L. Hyder
  Geneva L. Hyder, 93, formerly of 1118 Broad Street, Elizabethton, where she made her home with her daughter for the past 15 years, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, in the Hillview Health Center, following a brief illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late James and Rhoda Humphreys Livingston. Mrs. Hyder was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church and was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Estal Hyder, April 19, 1989, and three brothers, Jack Livingston, Clyde Livingston and Robert Livingston.
  Survivors include a son, Bill Hyder, Elizabethton; a daughter and a special son-in-law, Ardith H. and Herbert Curde, Elizabethton; six grandchildren and spouses, Charles Hyder, Elizabethton; Gary and Christie Hyder, Erwin; Marlous and Charlie Black, Columbia, S.C.; Lacie Hyder, Elizabethton; Patti and Keith Buck, Johnson City; Mikki and Ned Morrell, Kingsport; 11 great-grandchildren, Shannon Buck, Cody Buck, Brookney Morrell, Brandi Morrell, Jennifer Hyder, Carla Hyder, Justin Hyder, Josh Black, Chris Black, Garrett Hyder, and Jordan Hyder; special friends, Mariann White and Connie Hyder, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for Geneva L. Hyder will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 27, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Karen Sams and Ned Morrell. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home or any time at the residence. Active pallbearers will be Charles Hyder, Gary Hyder, Robert Arnold Livingston, Paul Livingston, Wallace Livingston, Ned Morrell, Keith Buck, and Charlie Black. A special thank you to the third floor doctors and nurses at Sycamore Shoals Hospital and Hillview Health Center. 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, 423-772-3928.

September 26, 2004

  Loyd D. McQueen
  Loyd Dean McQueen, age 50, 476 Whaley Town Road, Butler, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. He was a native of Carter County and had worked as a carpenter.
  Mr. McQueen was preceded in death by his mother, Bessie McQueen, and an infant sister, Mae McQueen.
  Survivors are his wife, Barbara McQueen, Butler; two daughters and one son-in-law, Linda McQueen, Hampton, and Tracy and Robert Presnell, Hampton; two brothers, Billy R. McQueen and Zandel McQueen, both of Butler; and one sister, Jolene Estep, Elizabethton. Other brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for Loyd Dean McQueen will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in the McQueen Cemetery, Whaley Town Road. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Sunday in the Riverside Chapel prior to the service. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Whaley, Robert Presnell, L.J. Whaley and Pete Holtsclaw.
  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.

  Robert Morris
  Mr. Robert "Bob" Morris, 89, of 112 Arlington Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mr. Morris was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Virg Alfred and Lucy Glover Morris. He was a farmer until 1943, and retired from General Mills in 1977 with 28 years of service. He was a member of the Pinecrest Christian Church. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
  Survivors include his wife, Ruth L. Morris, of the home; two sisters, Annis McCracken, Crossville, and Mamie Erwin, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral service for Robert "Bob" Morris will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. H. Clay Bailey and Mr. Henry Reynolds, ministers officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Snell, Carl Tipton, Matthew Lunceford, Joel Bishop, Henry Lowrance and Johnny Tunnell. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence, 112 Arlington Drive, Johnson City, 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.

September 24, 2004

Betty L. Arnold
  Betty Lou Bishop Arnold, 73, 107 Grindstaff Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 22, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Arnold was a native of Appalachia, Va., and the daughter of the late Gaither and Elizabeth Clark Bishop. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Arnold, a son, Raymond Lynn Arnold, and three brothers, Eddie, Tom and Bob Bishop.
  Mrs. Arnold had lived in Carter County for a number of years. She attended Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Julie Arnold, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Joe Grindstaff and Tina and Wayne Dunn, Elizabethton; two sisters, Sue Markland, Elizabethton, and Jane Baer, Butler; one granddaughter, Penny Grindstaff, and a very special granddaughter, Maggie Arnold; six grandsons, Danny Arnold, Tommy Arnold, Scott Estep, Jason Estep, Jeremy Sams and Jonathan Sams; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Loretta and Billy Jack.
  Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, September 24, in the Hurley Cemetery with Rev. Mark Birchfield officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Friends and family will assemble at the cemetery at 2:55 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at the funeral chapel at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Dyer
  Hazel Dyer, 92, 283 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, September 23, 2004, at her residence following an extended battle with colon cancer.
  Mrs. Dyer was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Stephen and Lillie Gouge Barnett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Frank Dyer, a grandson, Keith Gray, a sister, Gladys Henegar, and a brother, John Barnett.
  Mrs. Dyer was a member of Cove Creek Presbyterian Church and was a homemaker.
  Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Stuart and Norma Jean Dyer, Elizabethton, Steve and Vicky Dyer, Shirl and Wilma Dyer and Mike and Janet Dyer, all of Roan Mountain; two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Gene Hinson, Elizabethton, and Pam and Jerry Love, Johnson City; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Kathleen Hurt, Elizabethton, and Marie Mayfield, Orlando, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 24, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Richard Blevins and Rev. Tull Oaks officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Burbank Quartet. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 25, in the Dyer Cemetery, Cove Creek Road. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 3 p.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, or at other times at the residence. Active pallbearers will be the grandsons of Mrs. Dyer. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Dean McLaughlin, Judge Robert Cupp, Jay Roberts and Kevin Gray. Special thanks are extended to Adventa Hospice and Nurse Carolyn, and special friends, June Henson, Ellen Hughes, Bertie Putman, Virgie Hughes, LouElla Stocton and Diane Tolley. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rian Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

Sherman Grindstaff
  Sherman Grindstaff, 73, 1722 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at the Pine Ridge Care and Rehab Center where he had been compassionately cared for for the past 27 days. He had fought an extremely courageous battle with cancer for the past three years.
  Mr. Grindstaff was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Elbert C. and Golda Hardin Grindstaff.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Kathleen Spalding Grindstaff, June 28, 2001; by three infant sisters and by a dear niece, Gwen Carrier Widmyer.
  Mr. Grindstaff was a 1948 graduate of Unaka High School and a graduate of the Elizabethton Business College.
  He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service which included the Korean and Vietnam War eras. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Air Force Sergeants Association.
  Mr. Grindstaff accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and was baptized January 7, 2003 by the Rev. Ed Wheeler. For Sherman, the worst of times are over and the best of times will never end.
  He is survived by one daughter, Teresa Jo Baumann of Greeneville; three grandsons, Nick Baumann, Mike Baumann and Bill Baumann, all of Greeneville; one brother, Anthony Grindstaff and his wife, Betty, of Bristol, Tenn.; four sisters, Rena Vaught, Blacksburg, Va.; Wanda Peters, Elizabethton; Norma Carrier and her husband, Gray, of Elizabethton; Rita "Mattie" Payne and her husband, Nat, Elizabethton, who were his caregivers; one aunt, Leila McGuire, Johnson City; one sister-in-law, Normah Spalding Spowart and her husband, Jimmy, of Scotland, and a very special niece, Tracy Spowart and her sister, Caroline Smith, both of Scotland. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and many very special friends also survive.
  In compliance with his prearranged directive, his body was cremated and there will be no memorial services. Memorial contributions may be made 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.

Ruby S. Manning
  Ruby S. Manning, 87, Pine Ridge Health Care, died there Wednesday, September 22, 2004 following a brief illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Thurman Wilborn and Bessie Mae Stepp Scott.
  Mrs. Manning had been a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton for 50 years. She was teacher and director of the beginner's class. She was honored as Woman of the Year at First Christian for her service in Sunday school. She was also named as Woman of Faith.
  She was a homemaker.
  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George David Manning and a son, Gerald Pierce.
  Mrs. Manning is survived by a daughter, Susie Manning, Elizabethton; two granddaughters and their spouses, Deanna and Scott Hood; Sherri and Rick Baker, all of Elizabethton; two great-grandchildren, Chase Baker and Hayley Hood, both of Elizabethton; one brother, Wayne Scott, Unicoi; one sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Johnny Holder, Elizabethton, and one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Colbaugh, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and special friends Kay Van Dyke, Patricia Guinn, Edna Donnelly and her family and family dog, "Bubba" also survive.
  The funeral service for Ruby S. Manning will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Don Marshall and Rev. Brent Nidiffer officiating. Music will be under the direction of John and Mary Smith and Gene Estep. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home and at other times at the home of a granddaughter, Deanna Hood, 273 Hart Rd., Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers are friends at First Christian Church, the beginner's class, the Winsome class and the Volunteer Circle of First Christian Church. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Youth Department of First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Ave., 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.

September 23, 2004

  Edward Arbogast Jr.
  Edward Arbogast Jr., 69, 113 Vista Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 18, 2004, at his residence following a brief illness.
  Mr. Arbogast was a son of the late Mary Emma Zerbe Arbogast and Edward Francis Arbogast Sr., Ocala, Fla. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Levi Arbogast.
  Mr. Arbogast attended Range Community Christian Church. He was a former warden of the Carter County Work Camp and retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  Mr. Arbogast was a member of the Dashiell Masonic Lodge No. 238 F&AM. He served seven years in the United States Marine Corps and fought in the Korean War. He had also been a dog trainer and operated Arbohaus Kennels.
  Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Frances Short Arbogast, of the home; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Fred and Tanya Arbogast, Maynard, Mass., William Levi Arbogast, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Stephen Arbogast, New York, N.Y.; one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Jeff Lahr, Sunbury, Pa.; one grandson, Derek Lahr, Sunbury, Pa.; one granddaughter, Elli Arbogast, Maynard, Mass.; one brother, John Arbogast, Phoenix, Ariz.; and two sisters, Bonnie Ekberg, Beverly Hills, Fla., and Dianna Leighey, Ft. Hood, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Jim Curtis, minister, officiating. A Masonic service will follow, accorded by the Dashiell Masonic Lodge No. 238 F&AM. Inurnment will follow at a later date in the Winchester Cemetery, Winchester, Conn. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. The family would like to extend special thanks to the Adventa Hospice for the care given to Mr. Arbogast. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, One Vantage Way, Suite C-250, Nashville, TN 37228. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

  Betty L. Arnold
  Betty L. Arnold, 73, 200 North East Street, Elizabethton, (Village East Apartments), died Wednesday, September 22, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Elizabeth Hughes
   Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Fletcher Hughes, 707 Antioch Road, died Tuesday, September 21, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Hughes was born in Carter County and was the daughter of the late Mark and Cally Fletcher.
   She was a devoted mother, grandmother and homemaker.
   Mrs. Hughes was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
   She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Marie Hughes.
   Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Jack Hughes; two sons, Jack H. Hughes and wife, Valerie, of Jonesborough; Charlie John Hughes and wife, Sandra, of Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Jack R. Hughes, of Jonesborough; Matthew Joel Hughes, of Elizabethton; one great-grandson, Jack Hunter Hughes, of Jonesborough.
   The graveside service will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Kenneth Kyker and Rev. Brent Nidiffer officiating. Active pallbearers will be Jack R. Hughes; Mike Mitchell, Mark Miller, Billy Steadman, and Scotty Ernert. Jack H. Hughes will be an honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, September 24, 2004 from 6 to 8 p.m., and may also visit with the family other times at the residence. Those attending the graveside service are requested to meet in the cemetery by service time.
   Arrangements by Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, Johnson City, 928-2245.

  David M. Hill
  David M. Hill, 55, 607 Florence Street, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord Monday, September 20, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a battle with cancer.
  Mr. Hill was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Andy and Irene Townsend Hill.
  Mr. Hill was a member of Prayer Tabernacle and was a retired ground maintenance employee of ETSU Physical Plant.
  In addition to his parents, Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Guy and Elizabeth Holt; a nephew, Michael Marshall; a brother, Ronald Hill; and three sisters, Sharon Ann Hudson, Johnie Mae Hill and Norma Jean Hale.
  Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Linda Holt Hill; one daughter and son-in-law, Lana and Robert Montgomery, Elizabethton; one son, Keegan Hill; three grandchildren, Brandon and Mindy Montgomery, Elizabethton, and Amy Montgomery, Idaho Falls, Idaho; one sister-in-law and her husband, Karen and Clarence Marshall, Hampton; six sisters, Wilma Jean Stout, Greeneville, Debra Rene Carroll, Unicoi, Christine Wilas of Florida, Mary Frances Stout and Judy Kay Mayse, both of Elizabethton, and Barbara Kay Hill, Hampton; and two brothers, Freddie Hill, Johnson City, and Jimmy Hill, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 24, at the Prayer Tabernacle, 811 South Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, with Rev. Johnny Hilton and Rev. Israel Ochoa officiating. Music will be under the direction of Barbara and Bill Trent and Brandy Bowers. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 25, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the church at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Prayer Tabernacle and other times at the residence, 607 Florence Street, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be James Smith, Gary Bond, Lance Dugger, James Taylor, Roger Lowe, Chris Hodges, Ronald Ritchie and Ralph Hyder. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Prayer Tabernacle and employees of ETSU Ground Maintenance. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Robert Allen, Dr. Holland Morelock, the staff at The Castle Clinic, Dr. Steven Smith, Dr. James Blom, the staff at Medical Center Cancer Center and the staff of fifth floor of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. 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.

  Johnnye Jenkins
   Johnnye Ann Roberts Jenkins, 63, 110 Rosetta Drive, died Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Jay T. and Blanche Birchfield Roberts.
  She was a member of Valley Forge Freewill Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jenkins was preceded in death by her husband, J.N. Jenkins, and a brother, Jay Lanney Roberts.
  Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Jaylisa and E.A. Bowers, Elizabethton; Roemisa and Tom Ward, Elizabethton; Sharon and Thomas Woodard, Unicoi; Teresa and Frankie Davis, Raleigh, N.C.; nine grandchildren and their spouses; Jennifer and Rob Byrd, Clayton, N.C.; Myra Taylor, Johnson City; John Rogers, Orlando, Fla.; Freeman Denton, Asheville, N.C.; Amanda Roberts, Elizabethton; Amber Ward, Elizabethton; Justin Roberts, Taylorsville, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, Jhordan Rogers, Everett Lydick, Kennedy Byrd, Daylee Lydick, Gracie Roberts, and one brother, Jimmy Roberts, of Granite Falls, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for Johnnye Ann Roberts Jenkins will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Johnson and Mr. Chuckey Holden officiating. The commital and entombment service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2004 in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home and at other times at the home or at the residence of Jaylisa Bowers, 144 Atkins Dr., Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers are John Paul Mathes, John Wilson, Bo Colbaugh and Steve Chambers. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations 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.

  IDA OLA MAE MACHEN
  Ida Ola Mae (Green) Machen, 78, entered into rest on Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tennessee.
  She was a native of Hendersonville, North Carolina. The daughter of the late Ida Beatrice Green and the wife of the late Rev. M. David Machen, Sr., Ola Mae was a member and former first lady of Phillippi Baptist Church, Elizabethton; a member of the Anna Breedlove Missionary Circle; a volunteer and member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center.
  Two of her 16 children, Samuel and Lydia, preceded her in death.
  She leaves to cherish her memory her remaining children: David Jr. (Marzetta), Carrollton, Texas; Daniel (Irmgard), Regensburg, Germany; Mary Johnson (Ron), Gray; Joel (Amelia), Houston, Texas; James (Mallie), Eden Prairie, Minn., Atlanta, Ga.; Jonathan (Jean), Lakeville, Minn.; Matthew (Jackie), Knoxville; Ann Pritchard, Hopkins, Minn.; Pearl Davis (Greg), Barboursville, Va.; Dorcas Michaelson (Ron), Maplewood, Minn.; Mark (Michelle), Daleville, Va.; Nathaniel (Sonia), Miami Lakes, Fla.; Ida Turner, Kingsport; and Denise Anthony (Arthur), Gaithersburg, Maryland. Her surviving children and their families, which include 29 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, will miss her abundant love and the smile that would warm one's heart.
  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2004 at Phillippi Baptist Church, Elizabethton, with Pastor Earnest Widby officiating. Burial to follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church and at other times at the home of a daughter, Ida Turner, 512 B Fleetwood Court, Kingsport. Words of comfort to the family can be e-mailed from our Web site, www.birchettemortuary.com.
  Professional services by Birchette Mortuary, Inc.

  John C. Ward Sr.
  John C. "Neal" Ward Sr., 89, 241 Riggs Road, Watauga, died Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at Life Care Center.
  Mr. Ward was a native of Buck Mountain, N.C., and a son of the late Alex and Callie Laws Ward. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Carr Ward, in April 2004, an infant daughter, Loretta, a toddler son, Alex, and a sister, Pearlie Fields.
  Mr. Ward was a retired employee of Beaunit Fibers with more than 40 years of service and was a retired farmer. He was an avid fisherman, sportsman and camper, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Bernice and Phil Hyder; two sons, John C. "Pete" Ward Jr. and his wife, Pat, and Gary "Dob" Ward and his wife, Judy; three grandsons and spouses, Phillip and Sharon Hyder, James and Leigh Ann Ward and Cory and Cherre Ward; two granddaughters, Kim Hall and Anisa Hill; along with seven great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, including a special cousin, D.C. Laws of Alabama, also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 23, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. The eulogy will be given by a grandson, James Ward. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Graveside services and interment will be at 12 noon Friday in the George Mottern Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral chapel. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

September 22, 2004

  Edward Arbogast Jr.
  Edward Arbogast Jr., 69, 113 Vista Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 18, 2004, at his residence following a brief illness.
  Mr. Arbogast was a son of the late Mary Emma Zerbe Arbogast and Edward Francis Arbogast Sr., Ocala, Fla. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Levi Arbogast.
  Mr. Arbogast attended Range Community Christian Church. He was a former warden of the Carter County Work Camp and retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  Mr. Arbogast was a member of the Dashiell Masonic Lodge No. 238 F&AM. He served seven years in the United States Marine Corps and fought in the Korean War. He had also been a dog trainer and operated Arbohaus Kennels.
  Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Frances Short Arbogast, of the home; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Fred and Tanya Arbogast, Maynard, Mass., William Levi Arbogast, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Stephen Arbogast, New York, N.Y.; one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Jeff Lahr, Sunbury, Pa.; one grandson, Derek Lahr, Sunbury, Pa.; one granddaughter, Elli Arbogast, Maynard, Mass.; one brother, John Arbogast, Phoenix, Ariz.; and two sisters, Bonnie Ekberg, Beverly Hills, Fla., and Dianna Leighey, Ft. Hood, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 26, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Jim Curtis, minister, officiating. A Masonic service will follow, accorded by the Dashiell Masonic Lodge No. 238 F&AM. Inurnment will follow at a later date in the Winchester Cemetery, Winchester, Conn. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday, September 26, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. The family would like to extend special thanks to the Adventa Hospice for the care given to Mr. Arbogast. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, One Vantage Way, Suite C-250, Nashville, TN 37228. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

  Terry Guinn
  GUINN -- Funeral services for Terry Guinn, 50, who died Sunday, September 19, 2004, in Huntsville, Texas, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 23, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Shane Waters officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Holly Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday, will be Joe Whitehead, Roger Gillespie, D.L. Whitehead, Randy Whitehead, Jack Whitehead, Arden Whitehead, Robert Whitehead, Ralph Potter, Mike Richmond, Bob Whitehead, Ray Whitehead, Travis Carr and Kenneth Whitehead. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call at the residence of his sister, Katie Banner, 121 Tilson Avenue, Hampton, at any time. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  David M. Hill
  David M. Hill, 55, 607 Florence Street, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord Monday, September 20, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a battle with cancer.
  Mr. Hill was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Andy and Irene Townsend Hill.
  Mr. Hill was a member of Prayer Tabernacle and was a retired ground maintenance employee of ETSU Physical Plant.
  In addition to his parents, Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Guy and Elizabeth Holt; a nephew, Michael Marshall; a brother, Ronald Hill; and three sisters, Sharon Ann Hudson, Johnie Mae Hill and Norma Jean Hale.
  Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Linda Holt Hill; one daughter and son-in-law, Lana and Robert Montgomery, Elizabethton; one son, Keegan Hill; three grandchildren, Brandon and Mindy Montgomery, Elizabethton, and Amy Montgomery, Idaho Falls, Idaho; one sister-in-law and her husband, Karen and Clarence Marshall, Hampton; six sisters, Wilma Jean Stout, Greeneville, Debra Rene Carroll, Unicoi, Christine Wilas of Florida, Mary Frances Stout and Judy Kay Mayse, both of Elizabethton, and Barbara Kay Hill, Hampton; and two brothers, Freddie Hill, Johnson City, and Jimmy Hill, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 24, at the Prayer Tabernacle, 811 South Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, with Rev. Johnny Hilton and Rev. Israel Ochoa officiating. Music will be under the direction of Barbara and Bill Trent and Brandy Bowers. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 25, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the church at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Prayer Tabernacle and other times at the residence, 607 Florence Street, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be James Smith, Gary Bond, Lance Dugger, James Taylor, Roger Lowe, Chris Hodges, Ronald Ritchie and Ralph Hyder. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Prayer Tabernacle and employees of ETSU Ground Maintenance. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Robert Allen, Dr. Holland Morelock, the staff at The Castle Clinic, Dr. Steven Smith, Dr. James Blom, the staff at Medical Center Cancer Center and the staff of fifth floor of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. 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.

  William R. Isenberg
  HICKORY, N.C. -- William Reed Isenberg, 81, 31st Ave. NW Hickory, died Monday, September 20, 2004, at Catawba Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.
  Mr. Isenberg was a native of Mooresburg, Tenn., and a son of the late William David and Scottie Louie Payne Isenberg.
  Mr. Isenberg was a member of Viewmont Baptist Church and was retired from Piedmont Airlines, where he was employed as Station Manager from 1948-1984. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having received two Bronze Stars, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and 5 Oak Leaf Clusters.
  Survivors include his wife, Betty Martin Isenberg, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael Reed and Carol Isenberg, Southport; two granddaughters, Stacy Dawn Isenberg, Southport, and Alicia Nicole Isenberg, Candler; one great-grandson, Jonathan Gage Terry, Southport; one brother and sister-in-law, Walter G. and Doris Isenberg, Lilburn, Ga.; and two nephews, Tim Isenberg, Lilburn, Ga., and James Reed Isenberg, Stone Mountain, Ga.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 23, at Viewmont Baptist Church with Dr. Layne Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the American Legion Post #48. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be sent to Viewmont Baptist Church, 1246 2nd St. NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, N.C. 28210. Hickory Funeral Home, Hickory, N.C., (828) 322-3010, is in charge of arrangements.

  John C. Ward
  John C. "Neal" Ward, 89, 241 Riggs Road, Watauga, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, in the Life Care Center. A native of Buck Mountain, N.C., he was a son of the late Alex and Callie Laws Ward. Mr. Ward was a retired employee of Beaunit Fibers with more than 40 years of service. He was a retired farmer. He was an avid fisherman, sportsman and camper, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Carr Ward, in April 2004, by an infant daughter, Loretta, a toddler son, Alex, and by a sister, Pearlie Fields.
  Survivors include a daughter, Bernice (Phil) Hyder; two sons, John C. (Pete) Ward and his wife, Pat, and Gary (Dob) Ward and wife, Judy; three grandsons and spouses, Phillip and Sharon Hyder, James and Leighanne Ward and Cory and Sherri Ward; two granddaughters, Kim Hall and Anisa Hill, along with seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, including a special cousin, D.C. Laws of Alabama.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. The eulogy will be given by a grandson, James Ward. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Graveside services and interment will be at 12 noon Friday in the George Mottern Cemetery. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be emailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

September 21, 2004

  Nannie P. Helmbolt
  Nannie Pressley Helmboldt, 91, 127 John Hall Road, Watauga, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2004 at the Center for Aging and Health in Erwin.
  She was the daughter of the late Oliver and Alcie Pressley.
  She was a native and longtime resident of Knoxville and had lived in Watauga for the past 14 years.
  She was a charter member of Range Community Christian Church in Watauga.
  She was a member of the Senior Citizens Club in Elizabethton and the Navy Wives Club in Knoxville.
  She had attended Karns and Knoxville High School.
  She was a loving homemaker and had also been employed as a seamstress.
  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Helmboldt; seven brothers, and two sisters.
  She is survived by a daughter, Doris A. Cope and husband, Dwight, of Watauga; one sister, Cordelia Miller, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; one brother, Dillard Pressley, of Kalleen, Texas; two granddaughters, Dawn Cope McDaniel and husband, Dave, and Danya Cope; two great-grandsons, David and Caleb McDaniel, and several nieces and nephews.
  A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Nannie P. Helmboldt be made to Good Samaritan Ministries, P.O. Box 2441, Johnson City, TN 37605, or Interfaith Hospitality Network, P.O. Box 205, Johnson City, TN 37605.
  Serving the family of Nannie Pressley Helmboldt is Snyder's Funeral Home, 5913 Kingsport Hwy., Gray.

  Gracie D. Largent
  Gracie Dawn Largent, infant daughter of Gregory and Lisa O'Quinn Largent, 925 Dejarnette Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 17, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
  Survivors, in addition to her parents, are a sister, Amanda Brooke Largent, of the home; her maternal grandparents, Richard and Effretta O'Quinn, Elizabethton; her paternal grandfather and spouse, Stanley and Sharon Largent, Hampton; her paternal grandmother and spouse, Elizabeth Ann and Henry "Bud" Glover, Hampton, and a great-grandmother, Rosie Largent, Hampton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the O'Quinn Cemetery, Cripple Creek Road, Watauga. Friends may call at the residence, 925 Dejarnette Street, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

  Ray McNeal
  Ray McNeal, 80, 517 West Bravo Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 20, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
  A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late John and Josie Campbell McNeal.
  He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
  Mr. McNeal was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of Carter County Memorial Hospital in the maintenance department and a former employee of Jarl.
  Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Mary J. Whitehead McNeal, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Jerry King, Unicoi; Loretta and J.C. Woods, Elizabethton and Beverly and Joe Buckles, Knoxville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Roy E. and Shirley McNeal, Austin, Texas; Roy Vaughn and Teresa Montgomery, Johnson City and Charles D. McNeal, Norfolk, Va.; two sisters, Nell Campbell, Michigan and Jennie McNeal, Elizabethton; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 23, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Elmer Carter and Rev. Phil Poston officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service or at the residence 517 West Bravo Street at any time. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jerry King, Ralph Whitehead, Joe Buckles, Charles Turner, J.C. Woods, Michael McNeal and David Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Darrell White Sunday school class of First Free Will Baptist Church, Dr. David Fenner, Dr. Harold Allison, E.R. doctors of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Darnel Baird, Ricky Whisenhunt, and fellow employees of Carter County Memorial Hospital. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers you may make donations to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

  Maudy Harrald
  Maudy Harrald, 73, 103 Thunder Road, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, September 19, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following an extended illness.
  A native of Washington County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Isom and Daisy Gobble Hall.
  She was preceded in death by a son, Herbert Lynnwood Harrald and a brother, Henry Hall.
  Mrs. Harrald was a homemaker and of the Free Will Baptist faith.
  Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Albert Dean Harrald, of the home; six sons and five daughters-in-law, Tom and Joyce Harrald, Watauga; Albert and Connie Harrald; Harvey and Gwen Harrald and Dallas and Lana Harrald, all of Elizabethton; Jerry Harrald; Roger and Candy Harrald, all of Roan Mountain; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Tester, Elizabethton; Rebecca Harrald, and Diane and Rickie Potter, all of Hampton; Violet and Rufus Hurt, Bluff City; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Bott, Frances Blevins and Nellie Taylor, all of Bristol, Va.; three brothers, Frank Hall, Dewey Hall and Joe Hall, all of Bristol, Va.; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2004, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Rufus Hurt and Rev. Arvil Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service or at the residence 103 Thunder Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2004 in Pine Hill Cemetery, Bristol, Va. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. Active pallbearers will be selected from sons and grandsons. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

  Terry Guinn
  Terry Guinn, 50, of Huntsville, Texas, died Sunday, September 19, 2004.
  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Harrison and Judy Ingram Guinn.
  Mr. Guinn worked in construction and was of the Baptist faith.
  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Danny Guinn.
  Survivors include one son, Jonathan Guinn, of Ohio, and two grandchildren; seven sisters and three brothers-in-law, Katie and Don Banner; Rose and Bobby Arnett; Louise Townsend, of Hampton; Gary and Patsy Carr, of Memphis; Wanda Lunceford and Peggy Lambert, Elizabethton, and JoAnn Gillespie, of Beckley, West Virginia; two brothers, David Harold Townsend, of Roan Mountain, and Donald Lane Townsend, of Hampton; several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Friends may call at the residence of his sister, Katie Banner, 121 Tilson Avenue, Hampton, at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

September 20, 2004

  Edith G. Perry
  Edith "Edie" G. Perry, 56, 183 Aviation Dr., Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 19, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
  She was a native of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and made her home in Elizabethton the past 34 years.
  Mrs. Perry was a daughter of the late Clay and Wava DeVore Farquhar and a member of Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall.
  She was retired from Headstart of Kingsport and had worked in the Carter County School system.
  Mrs. Perry was a graduate of Newark Ohio School System, where she played in the school band.
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald M. Farquhar. Survivors include her husband, Gary Perry, of the home; one son, Travis C. Perry, also of the home, and his fiancé, Natalie Grindstaff, Elizabethton; one sister, Maxine Peck, Perry County, Ohio; one brother, Jack Farquhar, Newark, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The funeral service for Mrs. Perry will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Bro. John Rist officiating. The graveside service will follow the funeral in the Buckles Cemetery, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, or other times at the residence, 183 Aviation Dr., Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the Perry family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

  Fornia D. Peters
  Fornia D. Peters, 75, 1115 Broad Street, Elizabethton, former Tennessee State Representative, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late William "Bill" and Rosa Colbaugh Peters.
  Mr. Peters was a 1947 graduate of Unaka High School, earning his master's degree from the University of Virginia.
  He retired due to disability from Carter County Bank in 1979 after serving 30 years as cashier and executive vice president.
  He served as state representative from the First Judicial District from 1968 to 1970.
  Mr. Peters was on the board of the Elizabethton Housing Authority, and was a former member of the board of the Elizabethton Electric System and the board of the Carter County Rescue Squad where he assisted in obtaining their charter. He was a member and former president of the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club and was also a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238.
  He was a charter member of Unaka Baptist Church and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, nine brothers, Webb, Roy, Clarence, Henry, Thomas, Herman, Walter, Arlie and Clyde, and one sister, Ella Range.
  Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Peggy Elliott Peters; two daughters and one son-in-law, Lisa Peters and Gregory Swift, of Cleveland, Tenn., and Rebecca Peters Bowers, of Elizabethton; three granddaughters, Whitney Bowers Christiansen, and husband, Alan, of Clinton, Wash.; Rebecca Swift and Rachael Swift, of Cleveland, Tenn.; two great-grandsons, Lucas and Larsen Christiansen, of Clinton, Wash., and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Lindsay officiating. Music will be provided by Mr. Gary Rice. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday will be Gerald Peters, Leonard Peters, Ed Peters, Lynn Peters, Mike Peters and Wayne Turbyfill. Honorary pallbearers will be class members of the 1947 graduating class of Unaka High School, employees and former employees of Carter County Bank, state representatives and United States representatives and senators, officials of the city and county governments, staff and employees of the Elizabethton Housing Authority, members of the Carter County Rescue Squad, his former and present neighbors and his many friends. The family wishes to express a special "thank you" to the staff and employees of the Johnson City Medical Center, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Dr. Harold Alison and staff, Dr. Stephen Fahrig and associates, Dr. James Davenport, Dr. Michelle Davenport and ther staff, and nurses of the Medical Center Home Care Service. The family will receive friends following the funeral service. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Peters to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Peters family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

September 19, 2004

  William H. DeLoach
  William Howard "Kilroy" or "Bud" DeLoach, 76, 1119 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 17, 2004, at his residence.
  Mr. DeLoach was a native of Carter County and a son of the late John Frank and Ina Fair DeLoach. He was also preceded in death by a son, Henry Walter DeLoach, September 29, 1973, and by a brother and a sister.
  Mr. DeLoach was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 47 years of service. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church and the Darold White Sunday School Class. He was an avid sportsman.
  Survivors include his wife, Marie Holden DeLoach; two daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and Roger Odom and Teresa and R.L. Hambrick, all of Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, William Howard Jr. and Kathy DeLoach, Ridgeville, S.C.; nine grandchildren, Dale Odom, Chris Hambrick, Remetha Loving, Keith Hambrick, Bonnie Peters, Rebecca Malone, Kelly Chapman, Eddie DeLoach and Heath Honeycutt; 15 great-grandchildren; an aunt, Edna Pope, Atlanta, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; and a special hunting buddy, Michael Miller.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, September 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Elmer Carter and Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Monday, will be Dale Odom, Chris Hambrick, Keith Hambrick, Michael Miller, Eddie DeLoach, Freddie Bradshaw, Van Fair and Johnny Fair. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Todd Whitaker and the Darold White Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at 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.

  Minnie Holder
  Minnie "Bertie" Holder, of Johnson City, went to be with her Lord Saturday, September 18, 2004.
  "Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn's rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there; I did not die."
  Ms. Holder, known to her family and friends as "Bertie", was a Johnson City native and a daughter of the late Lemuel Webster and Mary Ellen Moreland Holder.
  "Bertie" was a faithful employee of American Bemberg Corporation in Elizabethton until its closure, and then at Levi's of Johnson City until her retirement in 1986.
  Waiting for her are her parents; two sisters, Sally Gnann and Cynthia Lilly; eight brothers, Clarence, Lawrence, Marion, L.W. Jr., Bill, Millard, and George E. Holder.
  Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
  A private graveside funeral service will be held Monday, September 20, 2004 in the Union Cemetery. Rev. Steve Hilman will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd., Suite 108, Johnson City, TN 37601; the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Dr., Suite 521, Johnson City, TN 37601 or the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, Blountville, TN 37617.
  These arrangements are by the Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, 423-282-1521.

  Robert C. Johnson Sr.
  Robert Charles "Butch" Johnson Sr., 60, formerly of Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 14, 2004, in San Jose, Calif.
  Mr. Johnson was the son of Edith Johnson, Knoxville, and the late Clyde Johnson.
  Mr. Johnson was of the Christian faith and was a self-employed electrician.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three sons, Jeffrey Johnson, Marc Johnson and Robert Johnson, all of Johnson City; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Carolyn Morelock, Columbus, Ohio, and Geraldine Patty, Knoxville. Three nieces and one nephew also survive.
  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 26, at West Side Christian Church, Elizabethton, with Mr. Greg Key, minister, officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232.

  Linsey F. Parlier
  Due to bad weather conditions, the funeral service for Linsey Fred "Tootie" Parlier has been postponed from Friday, September 17, until Sunday, September 19, at 8 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, September 20, in the Highland Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

  Eudine F. Tucker
  Eudine Franklin Harmon Tucker, 92, 503 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, passed away Friday, September 17, 2004, at Rosemont Nursing Facilities of Stone Mountain, Ga. She had been in Georgia for two months.
  Mrs. Tucker was a native of Bluff City and the daughter of the late John Franklin and Claudia Harmon. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Tucker, a brother, Eugene Harmon, and five sisters, Vivian Jenkins, Doris Mundy, Dee Arney, Georgia Hart and Anna B. Harmon.
  Mrs. Tucker was a homemaker and a member of Unaka Avenue Baptist Church of Johnson City.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Charles Shirley, Lilburn, Ga., and four grandchildren, Mark Shirley, Seattle, Wash., Luana McCamy, Wake Forest, N.C., Susan Shirley and Beth Peterson, both of Atlanta, Ga. Five great-grandchildren, two great--great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Mike Tyson officiating. Music will be provided by Alecia Holder, soloist, and David Arney, organist. Nephews will be serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Ruby J. Williams
  Mrs. Ruby Jewell Rock Williams, 82, 1117 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 17, 2004, at her residence.
  Mrs. Williams was a native of Benhams, Va., and a daughter of the late Clarence and Blanche Smith Rock. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Williams, in 1999, a daughter, Doris Ann Cole, June 4, 2004, and a brother, Howard Rock.
  Mrs. Williams had lived in Elizabethton for the past 68 years. She was an employee of Watson's for several years and retired from Peebles Department Store. She was a member of Riverview Baptist Church.
  Survivors include a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Patrick and Dana Cole, Stockbridge, Ga.; two great-granddaughters, Baylee Cole and Madeline Cole; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Alma Oller, Jacksonville, Fla., and Linda and Richard Elliott, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Velmer and Mary Rock and Earl and Ann Rock, all of Elizabethton; and four nephews, David Rock, Johnson City, Richard Elliott Jr., Gray, Thomas Cody and Michael Cody, both of Jacksonville, Fla.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert English and Rev. Larry Shorter officiating. Music will be provided by Robert and Sandra English. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday, September 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday, will be David Rock, Richard Elliott Jr., Richard Lewis, Brad Holly, Barry Holly and Theron Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Todd Whitaker and her church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday 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 17, 2004

  Azilee Buckles
  Azilee Buckles, 79, formerly of 820 Willow Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 16, 2004, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Buckles was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late James Orville and Dorcas Byers Nave. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Seymore Buckles, a son, Coy Buckles, a grandson, Tearle Buckles, and a sister, Shirley Nave.
  Mrs. Buckles was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church. She had worked for Texas Instruments as an assembly worker.
  Survivors include one son, Philip Buckles, one granddaughter, Lamonica Pierce, and one grandson, Vincent Buckles, all of Elizabethton; three sisters, Arbee Johnson, Nashville, Ruble Campbell, Elizabethton, and Norma Miller, Kernersville, N.C.; three brothers, Thurman Nave and David Nave, both of Maryland, and Kenneth Nave, Elizabethton; two great-grandchildren, Tiffany Pierce and Cody Pierce, both of Elizabethton; and special friends, Lisa, Josh and Daniel Russell and Ethan Sparks Russell. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 17, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Burl Garland and Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kenneth Miller. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 18, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home or at other times at the residence of a nephew, Terry Buckles, 810 Willow Springs Road, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Curtis Buckles, Kent Buckles, Chris Lewis, Lyndon Nave, Billy Campbell, Bryan Nave, Scottie Miller, David Fletcher and Daniel Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Hunter First Baptist Church, Dr. Daniel Paul and the staffs of Life Care Center of Elizabethton and Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Hunter First Baptist Church Building Fund, 693 Hwy. 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

September 16, 2004

  Linsey F. Parlier
  Linsey Fred "Tootie" Parlier, 65, 158 Betterley Place, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
  Mr. Parlier was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was a son of the late Fred and Ira Trivette Parlier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Parlier.
  Mr. Parlier was a member of Prayer Tabernacle. He was a former service station operator and a carpenter.
  Survivors include his wife, Beverly Whitehead Parlier, of the home; two daughters and one son-in-law, Diane Marie and Keith Scalf and Trish "P.J." Buck, all of Elizabethton; two step-daughters, Elizabeth Crumley, Elizabethton, and Wendy Parks, Johnson City; five grandchildren, Logan Buck, Seth Buck, Deana Jenkins, Travis Scalf and Colt Scalf, all of Elizabethton; four great-grandchildren, Katie Scalf, Koty Scalf, Kendel Scalf and Brook Jenkins, all of Elizabethton; one half-sister, Kathy Ramsey, Johnson City; his step-mother, Betty Parlier, Elizabethton; and two brothers, Hubert Parlier, Elizabethton, and Rev. Thomas D. Parlier, Orlando, Fla. In addition to several nieces and nephews, he is survived by special friends from Elizabethton, John B. Smith, Roy Hyatt, Mike Sturgill, Dean Ward, Mark Lipford, Tom Carter, David Heaton and George Elliott, and a very, very special friend, Freddie Colbaugh. Two former wives, Shirley Parlier and Ina Marie Parlier, both of Elizabethton, also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 17, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Charlie Trivett and Rev. Russell Potter officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 18, in the Highland Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the chapel, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence, 158 Betterley Place, Elizabethton, or at the home of a brother, Hubert Parlier, 704 Well Street, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Mike Sturgill, Eric Buck, John B. Smith, David Parlier, Aaron Potter, George Lambert, John Blevins, Roy Hyatt and David Heaton. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Lipford, Tom Carter, George Elliott, Dean Ward and Dr. Todd Whitaker. 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.

  John Pann
  John Pann, 79, 337 Bulldog Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
  A native of Old Forge, Penn., he was a son of the late Anthony R. and Rose Pann.
  Mr. Pann was of the Catholic faith and was a retired chemical engineer.
  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Pann and George Pann.
  Survivors include his wife Bessie Blevins Pann; two daughters, Denise Pann, of Florida, Tina Pann, of Scranton, Penn.; two sons, Jack Pann, Scranton, Penn.; Tony Pann, of North Carolina; three step-children and their spouses, Steve and Connie Tester, Elizabethton; Dickie and Wanda Tester, Hampton; Claudia and Jim May, Elizabethton, and three grand-children, Whitney Bartlett and her husband, John, Roanoke, Va.; Larry Tester, Elizabethton, and Penny Campbell, Nashville; one brother, Tony Pann of Old Forge, Penn., and three sisters, Vickie Bow, Kitty Shaffer, and Ellen Cesare, all of Pennsylvania.
   The graveside service for John Pann will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2004 at the VA Mountain Home Cemetery with Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Friday in the Fireside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home and at other times at the residence, 337 Bulldog Hollow Rd., Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Dr., 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.