October 14, 2004

  Ada P. Bays
  Mrs. Ada P. Bays, 611 Mountcastle Drive, Apt. # 1, Johnson City, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 12, 2004, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Bays was a native of Old Butler and had lived in Johnson City for the past 67 years. She was a daughter of the late Alvin and Crettie Whaley Holloway. She was also preceded in death by her husband, N.M. Bays Sr. in 1990, and by two sisters and three brothers.
  Mrs. Bays was a graduate of Science Hill High School. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church and the Ladies Sunday school class.
  Mrs. Bays was a homemaker and businesswoman. She and her late husband organized Bays Electronics and were involved with real estate.
  Survivors include a son, N.M. "Bill" Bays Jr., and wife Pam, of Johnson City; one sister, Goldia Gregg, of Gray; two grandchildren, Nathan Bays and Mary Bays; and several nieces and nephews.
  The funeral service for Mrs. Ada P. Bays will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2004 in the Mountain View Baptist Church with Rev. James Cambron and Rev. Lanny Street officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dewayne Hayes, Claude Luttrell, Don Lloyd, Jim Berry, Mike Berry, Jim Hankal and Dave Pollock. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence. Mrs. Bays will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Friday to lie in state until the service hour. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Mountain View Baptist Church, 4005 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601. Memories and condolences may be sent to the Bays family at www.morrisbaker.com.
  These arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City (423) 282-1521.

  Wayne H. Blevins
  Wayne Houston Blevins, 71, Ridgecrest Manor, Duffield, Va., died Monday, October 11, 2004, in Duffield, Va., following an extended illness.
  Mr. Blevins was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Rev. Houston and Ruth Greene Blevins.
  Mr. Blevins was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and the University of Tennessee. He was a field director with the American Red Cross and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was attached to the U.S. Army in Vietnam with the American Red Cross.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Wayne and Deanna Blevins, Fairfax, Va.; a daughter, Vivian May Blevins, Silver Springs, Md.; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Audrey Blevins Welch, Columbia, S.C., Mildred Blevins Rash, Winston-Salem, N.C., Joan Blevins Campbell, Elizabethton, and Joyce Blevins Campbell and N.T. Campbell, Chattanooga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 15, in the Highland Cemetery with Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence of the late Rev. Houston and Ruth Blevins, 210 South Main Street, Elizabethton, any time on Thursday or Friday. 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.

  Boyce Bullock
  Boyce Bullock, 67, 221 Piney Avenue, Piney Flats, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
  Mr. Bullock was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late John and Lola Hodges Bullock.
  Mr. Bullock was a member and deacon of Bunker Hill Christian Church.
  The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, October 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be deacons and elders of Bunker Hill Christian Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Elliott, Dr. Guy Robins, Daniel Perry, Kenny Perry, Jerry Elliott and Leon Perry. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

  Donald J. Edgar
  Donald J. Edgar, 89, 100 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, following a lengthy illness.
  Mr. Edgar was a native of Sterling, Kan., and the son of the late Robert M. and Sara I. Daugherty Edgar. He was also preceded in death by a son, Ralph Edgar, January 22, 2003, and by two brothers and two sisters.
  Mr. Edgar graduated with a Master's Degree in Chemistry from Kansas State University and retired from North American Rayon Corporation as a Chemist after 33 years of service. He was instrumental in the development of a continuous spinning process used by Beaunit in the production of viscose rayon yarn.
  Mr. Edgar was a Charter Member and Elder of Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was a Little League manager and managed the 1960 Little League team that won the state championship. He was also a PeeWee football coach.
  Survivors include his wife, Mozelle McFarland Edgar, of the home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Bobbie Edgar, Athens, Ga., Robbie and Karen Edgar, Johnson City, and Danny Edgar, Talladega, Ala.; a daughter-in-law, Jenny Edgar, Knoxville; two sisters, Mary McKinley of Iowa and Carol Hindman of Kansas; a brother, Howard Edgar of Kansas; and six grandchildren, Kimberly Edgar of Florida, Sarah McClurg of West Virginia, Mark McClurg and Jeremy Edgar, both of Georgia, Rebekah Edgar and Mary Katherine Edgar, both of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 15, at Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jim Thornton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Josh and Kristen Smith. Private graveside services will be held at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders of Memorial Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 East F Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com.
  Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

  Howard Morrell
  Howard Morrell, Sr., 80, 2043 Bristol Highway, Watauga, died October 13, 2004 at Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.
  A native of Bristol, Tenn., he was the son of the late Walter and Ada Nelson Morrell.
  He was preceded in death by a brother.
  Survivors include three sons, Robert Howard Morrell, Jr., Johnson City; Donnie Ray White, Bristol, and Edward Aaron Morrell-Archer, Jonesborough; five daughters, Carol Sue Hale, Johnson City; Barbara Kay Widener and Deborah Gail Morrell, both of Elizabethton; Rebecca Ann Chambers, Telford, and Sonja Christine Barker, Limestone; one step daughter, Brandy Michelle Hale, Johnson City; four brothers; six sisters; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; previous wife, Nancy Annette Hale. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The eulogy service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home - Bluff City Chapel. The graveside service and burial will follow the service at Morning View Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Larry Widener, Michael Perkins, Adam Jones, Tim Barker, James Hale and Bobby White. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Jones and Eddie Morrell-Archer. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service and other times at the home of a son, Howard Morrell, Jr., 206 Big Valley Dr., Johnson City. Condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

  Ellen O. Ruehl
  Ellen O. Ruehl, 69, 134 Avon Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
  A native of Hammond, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Norbert Jesus and Dorothy Mae Underwood Estrada.
  She attended Hampton Christian Church and was a homemaker.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Arnold Ruehl; two brothers, John Estrada and Bob Estrada, and one sister, Norma Jean Estrada.
  Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, William "Bill" Arnold Ruehl; John Orson and Tammy Ruehl, all of Elizabethton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Marcella E. Ruehl and Dennis Owen, of Lake Station, Ind.; Dorothy M. Ruehl and Mike Shotkosky, Roan Mtn.; Norma J. and Paul Stafford, Roan Mtn.; foster children, Marvin and Pam Vanderwater; Bob and Nancy Vanderwater, all of Indiana, and many other foster children; one sister, Marcela Flores, Ind.; three brothers, Norbert "Butch" Estrada, Al Estrada, Dave Estrada, all of Indiana; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
  The family will receive friends at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, on Thursday, October 14, 2004 from 6 to 8 p.m., or friends may call at the residence at any time. Mrs. Ruehl will be returned to Highland, Ind. for burial. 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.

October 13, 2004

  Mary J. Baker
  VERSAILLES, Ohio -- Mrs. Mary Jane Taylor Bernholt Baker, 82, of Versailles, went to be with our Lord, Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at the residence of her daughter.
  Mrs. Baker was born November 28, 1921 in Elizabethton, Tenn. She was the daughter of the late William N. and Flora T. Smith Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Christ J. Bernholt Sr., her second husband, John D. Baker, a daughter, Phyllis Bernholt, a granddaughter, Annette Bernholt, two sisters, Helen Taylor and Pauline Edwards; and a brother, William Taylor Jr.
  Mrs. Baker had worked at Coblentz in Sidney for 10 years.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Crist and Brenda Bernholt, Versailles; a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Marshall Gard, Versailles; grandchildren, Jane and Chris Obringer, Mike Bernholt, Ginger Bernholt and fiancé Tony Gehret, Chris and Margie Stewart, Mike Gard, and Kate and Jeff Sopczak; great-grandchildren, Brianna Obringer, Braden Obringer, Gracie Obringer and Marlaina Sopczak; five sisters, Edna Archer, Evelyn Taylor, Betty Roten, Margaret Carver and Mildred Carriger, all of Tennessee; and a sister-in-law, Virgie Taylor of Tennessee.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 15, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles. Interment will follow in the Brock Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 14, at the funeral home. The family wishes to express their thanks and gratitude to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice for the loving care and support of their staff. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
  Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio (937) 526-4440, is in charge of arrangements.

  Mrs. Ada P. Bays
  Mrs. Ada P. Bays, 611 Mountcastle Drive, Apt. # 1, Johnson City, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 12, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Bays was a native of Old Butler and had lived in Johnson City for the past 67 years. She was a daughter of the late Alvin and Crettie Whaley Holloway.
  She was preceded in death by: her husband, N.M. Bays, Sr. in 1990; two sisters and three brothers.
  Mrs. Bays was a graduate of Science Hill High School. She was a member of the Mountain View Baptist Church and the Ladies Sunday school class.
  Mrs. Bays was a homemaker and businesswoman. She and her late husband organized Bays Electronics and were involved with real estate.
  Survivors include a son, N.M. "Bill" Bays, Jr., and wife Pam, of Johnson City; one sister, Goldia Gregg, of Gray; two grandchildren, Nathan Bays and Mary Bays, and several nieces and nephews.
  The funeral service for Mrs. Ada P. Bays will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2004 in the Mountain View Baptist Church with Rev. James Cambron and Rev. Lanny Street officiating. Burial will follow in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dewayne Hayes, Claude Luttrell, Don Lloyd, Jim Berry, Mike Berry, Jim Hankal and Dave Pollock. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence. Mrs. Bays will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Friday to lie in state until the service hour. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Mountain View Baptist Church, 4005 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601. Memories and condolences may be sent to the Bays family at www.morrisbaker.com.
  These arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City. (423) 282-1521

  Boyce Bullock
  Boyce Bullock, 67, 221 Piney Ave., Piney Flats, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at his residence following an extended illness.
  A native of Sullivan County, he was the son of the late John and Lola Hodges Bullock.
  He was a member and deacon of Bunker Hill Christian Church.
  He was an employee of North American Rayon Corporation. Mr. Bullock was a member of Zolicoffer Masonic Lodge #444 F & A.M.
  He was a loving husband, father, papaw and an avid sports fan and loved to fish and loved to watch his grandchildren play.
  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil, Oscar, and Joseph Bullock and one sister, Irene Carter.
  Survivors include his wife, Helen Tester Bullock, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Tim Belisle, of Johnson City; one son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Karla Bullock, Mt. Carmel, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Victoria, Nathan, and Caroline Belisle, of Johnson City; Seth and Noah Bullock, both of Mt. Carmel, Tenn.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Carrie Carr, Mary and Ed Perry, Patsy and Don Scalf, all of Bluff City; one brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Trula Bullock, Bluff City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the funeral service. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, October 15, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be deacons and elders of Bunker Hill Christian Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Elliott, Dr. Guy Robins, Daniel Perry, Kenny Perry, Jerry Elliott and Leon Perry. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. on Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Medical Center Hospice, 1807 West Market St., Johnson City, TN 37601 or to Bunker Hill Christian Church, Building Fund, Bluff City, TN 37618. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

  G.V. "Cap" Collins
  G.V. "Cap" Collins, Minister, 82, 578 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, October 11, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  Mr. Collins was a native of Washington County and a son of the late George V. and Fannie Webb Collins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
  Mr. Collins was a member of South Side Christian Church and was retired from Smithdeal's Market after 28 years of service.
  Survivors include his wife, Patsy Mann Collins; a son, Brian A. Collins, Marshall, N.C.; a daughter, Virginia Gayle Collins, Lakeside, Calif.; three grandchildren, Travis Brian Collins, Dustin Ruppard and Megan Ruppard, Karen and Jay Ruppard, mother and stepfather of the grandchildren, Banner Elk, N.C.; a special niece, Charlis Lyle, Johnson City; and a special nephew, Roland Henderson of Florida. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 14, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mike Koruschak, minister, officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, October 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone is requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, or at any time at the residence, 578 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Fair, Ron Fair, Danny Simerly, Gordon White, Ken Nidiffer and Pat Hicks. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Sunday School Class at South Side Christian Church. 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.

October 12, 2004

  Wayne Blevins
  Wayne Blevins, 71, formerly of Elizabethton, died in the Ridgecrest Manor nursing home in Duffield Virginia on Monday, October 11, 2004.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  Mary P. Morgan
  Mary P. Morgan, 96, formerly of 150 W.B. Mitchell Road, Roan Mountain, went to be with the Lord Sunday, October 10, 2004, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Morgan was a native of Falls Mills, Va., and had lived in Roan Mountain most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Matthew Henry and Willie Swecker Alley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Morgan, in 1973, twin brothers, Claude and Clyde Alley, and two sisters, Nellie and May Alley.
  Mrs. Morgan was a member of St. John Free Will Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, June and Charles Hicks, Elizabethton; and six sons and three daughters-in-law, W.L. and LaVon Morgan, David E. Morgan and Richard Wayne Morgan, all of Bradenton, Fla., Harry and Mary Morgan, Elizabethton, Jack and Pat Morgan, Johnson City, and Roger Morgan, Roan Mountain. Nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Richard Sheppard officiating. Music will be under the direction of the J.D. Cook Family. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 13, in the Johnson Cemetery, Crabtree Community. Everyone is requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service, or at other times at the home of a son, Roger Morgan, 150 W.B. Mitchell Road, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Mark Morgan, Chris Hicks, Todd Morgan, Jonathan Morgan, Jeff Morgan and Dana Young. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of St. John Free Will Baptist Church and friends. A special thank you is extended from the family to the staff and management of Roan Highlands Nursing Center for the loving care extended to our mother. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

October 11, 2004

  Maynard W. Casey
  Maynard Walter "Monk" Casey, 69, 309 Melrose St., Hampton, died Saturday, October 9, 2004 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Fred and Glady Bailey Casey.
  He was employed for several years at the former Magnavox Corporation of Johnson City.
  Mr. Casey had served in the service during the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Era and had served in the Tennessee National Guard.
  He was a member of the Union Baptist Church.
  He was preceded in death by his wife, Shelby Casey, October 5, 2004 and by a brother, James Casey.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Buffy Casey, Hampton; a sister, Helen Casey Baskin, Hampton, and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dallas Gregg and Pastor Charles Pearce officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2004 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday will be E.C. Vines, Dennis Horton, Casey Cox, Jamie Williams, Daniel Arnett and Randy Gosnell. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Washington County-Johnson City EMS and employees of the Carter County Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Buffy Casey, 165 Spring St., #2, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Winona R. Little
  Mrs. Winona Rader Little, 518 Jobe Rd., Elizabethton, died Saturday, October 9, 2004 at her residence following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Little was a native of Bristol, Tenn. and a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Anna Belle Campbell Rader.
  She was a retired employee of J.C. Penney Co. with 23 years of service as manager trainee and a buyer.
  Mrs. Little was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester T. Little, Sr.; by a son, Chester T. Little, Jr.; by a brother, Ken Rader and by a grandson, Jeff McClain.
  Survivors include one daughter, Chris McClain, Elizabethton; a daughter-in-law, Vickie Little, Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Rose Welch, Elizabethton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Dot Little, Elizabethton; four grandchildren Kim Christenberry, Stacey Fleenor and Karen Tipton, all of Elizabethton; Kevin Little, Nashville; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; special friends, Jennifer Green, Jenny Fitzgerald, Veryl Hopson, Ida Crumley, Muriel Elliott, Wyona Holland, Macel and Ralph Gardner, Dora Williams, Linda Tucker, Mrs. Rhonda Riddle, Ruby Moffitt, Ivey Hall, Charlotte Hodge and Jane Smith.
  The funeral service for Winona Rader Little will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Hinshaw and Mr. Greg Key, minister, officiating. Music will be by Mr. Jerry Barnett, soloist and Mr. David Arney, organist. Graveside services and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jeffrey Grindstaff, Kevin Little, Brandon Little, Robbie Stennett, Berdell Little, Mike Rader, Luther McKeehan and Dexter Christenberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Rader, Gordon K. Welch, John McClain, retired employees of J.C. Penney Co., members of Immanuel Baptist Church, and Herbert Billheimer, John Clark, Earl Williams, Dr. David Fenner, Dr. Ahmed Khan and Dr. Charles Allen. The family will receive friends in the Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of the daughter, Chris McClain, 520 Jobe Rd., Elizabethton, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church, 205 Hunter Ave., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com.
  Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

  Arthur F. Osborne
  Arthur Franklin Osborne, Sr., 72, 359 Cherokee Mountain Road, Jonesborough, died Friday, October 8, 2004 at his residence.
  Mr. Osborne was a Russell County, Va. native and had lived most of his life in Washington County.
  He was a son of the late George Washington Osborne and Clemie Tine Casey Osborne and was also preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Virginia Osborne and a favorite son-in-law, J.R. Shell.
  Mr. Osborne was retired from Harris Tarkett.
  He was a Baptist.
  Mr. Osborne is survived by three sons, Arthur Franklin Osborne, Jr., Jonesborough; Danny Wayne Osborne, Hampton and Dennis Allen Osborne, Jonesborough; one daughter, Mary Carolyn Osborne Shell, Roan Mtn.; one brother, Claude Osborne, Jonesborough; three sisters, Clara Mae Hamm, Jonesborough; Betty Ann Williamson and Frances Lyons both of Johnson City; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
  A funeral service for Mr. Osborne will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2004 from the Morris-Baker Funeral Home South Chapel. Pastor Dexter Brummitt and Danny Osborne, ministers, will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. and travel in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Johnathan Simerly, Dennis Hicks, Jeff Osborne, Greg Osborne, Greg Riddle, Wayne Lyons and Tony Stewart. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Osborne, Derek Osborne, Cecil Davenport, Robert Davenport, Hobart Stanley and Michael Reedy. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and at other times at the home of a son, 1106 Heritage Lane East, Jonesborough. Online condolences may be made via www.morrisbaker.com. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, TN Affiliate, Inc., 4205 Hillsboro Rd., Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215; the American Heart Association, Washington County Unit, First American Center, 208 Sunset Dr., Suite 595A, Johnson City, TN 37604 or the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd., Johnson City, TN 37601. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601 (423-282-1521) is serving the family.

October 10, 2004

  Linda K. Brewer
  Mrs. Linda Kay Smith Brewer, 62, 5008 Bluff City Highway, Bluff City, died Thursday, October 7, 2004, at Bristol Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Brewer was a native of Bluff City and a daughter of the late James R. and Louise Miller Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Patricia Ann Smith.
  Mrs. Brewer was a member of Bluff City First Christian Church.
  Survivors include her husband, Carl Brewer, of the home; a son, Steve Brewer, Knoxville; a daughter, Sharon Joyner, Shawsville, Va.; seven grandchildren, Dustin Joyner, Justin Joyner, Christopher Joyner, Katie Joyner, Matthew Brewer, Nicholas Brewer and Kevin Brewer; and a brother, Charles Smith, Louisville, Ky.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with Mr. Jason Mead, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 11, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of Bluff City First Christian Church. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Monday to travel in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call at the residence any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, (423) 538-7131, is in charge of the arrangements.

  Melvin W. Buckles
  Melvin W. Buckles, 73, 843 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Friday, October 8, 2004, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
  Mr. Buckles was a native of Carter County and a son of the late David Carter and Nannie Florence VanHuss Buckles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Worley Buckles.
  Mr. Buckles was a retired employee of the Raytheon Corporation, having worked there for 35 years. He was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church and the Senior Adult Men's Sunday School Class. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
  Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Rogers Buckles; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen Scott and Heather Buckles, Elizabethton; and a granddaughter, Celeste Buckles. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, October 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Dennis Deese, Rev. Eric Eggers and Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Music will be provided by Chris and Crystal Headley. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. V.F.W. Post No. 2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, will be Mike Ensor, Greg Pierce, Jeff Pierce, Keith Glover, Daniel Holder, Nick Holder, Fornie VanHuss, Sherrill VanHuss and Ron Buckles. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family, Dr. Daniel Paul, Lynn Williams, Rev. Jamie Ferguson, Jason Wells, Howard Carlton, David Sexton, Bill Williams and Shortline Officers and all of the Northeast Correctional Center employees. Also surviving are his special friends, Val Deaton, Judy Couch, Wanda Townsend, Eulalee Pierce and Rosemary Pierce. The family would like to express a special "Thank You" to the doctors, staff and nurses at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Building 162, 2nd Floor. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Buckles to the Hunter First Baptist Church Building Fund, 693 Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Buckles family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

  Maynard W. Casey
  Maynard Walter Casey, 69, 309 Melrose Street, Hampton, died Saturday, October 9, 2004, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

  Winona R. Little
  Winona Rader Little, 87, 518 Jobe Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, October 9, 2004, at her residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
  Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

  Jessica A. McCool
  Jessica Ann McCool, 26, 707 West H Street, Elizabethton, passed away suddenly Wednesday, October 6, 2004.
  Mrs. McCool was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Steve Phillip Presnell, Johnson City, and Edna Jean McGee Campbell, Elizabethton.
  Mrs. McCool was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Michael McCool, Elizabethton; five children, Michael Billy McCool, Lucus Chase Campbell, Summer Hope Campbell, Anna Marie Campbell and Jessica Chloe McCool; her stepfather, Ralph Campbell, Elizabethton; her stepmother, Collen Presnell, Johnson City; a brother, James Presnell; her grandmother, Katie M. Hicks, Elizabethton; two special uncles, Herbie and Junior Hampton; and two special friends, Barbara Clemons and Elmer Sams Jr. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, October 11, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Presnell and Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Music will be under the direction of Elmer Sams Jr. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the home, 707 West H Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Hobie Hampton, Junior Hampton, Steve Phillips Sr., Steve Phillips Jr., Robert Phillips and Johnny Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and church members of Rittertown Baptist Church. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Jessica will always be thought of, loved and missed. Condolences and memorials may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

  Arthur F.  Osborne Sr.
  Arthur Franklin Osborne Sr., 72, 359 Cherokee Mountain Road, Jonesborough, died Friday, October 8, 2004, at his residence.
  Mr. Osborne was a native of Russell County, Va., and had lived most of his life in Washington County, Tenn. He was a son of the late George Washington Osborne and Clemie Tine Casey Osborne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Virginia Osborne, and a favorite son-in-law, J.R. Shell.
  Mr. Osborne was retired from Harris Tarkett. He was a Baptist.
  Survivors include three sons, Arthur Franklin Osborne Jr., Jonesborough, Danny Wayne Osborne, Hampton, and Dennis Allen Osborne, Jonesborough; a daughter, Mary Carolyn Osborne Shell, Roan Mountain; a brother, Claude Osborne, Jonesborough; and three sisters, Clara Mae Hamm, Jonesborough, Betty Ann Williamson and Frances Lyons, both of Johnson City. Nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Survivors include three sons, Arthur Franklin Osborne Jr., Jonesborough, Danny Wayne Osborne, Hampton, and Dennis Allen Osborne, Jonesborough; a daughter, Mary Carolyn Osborne Shell, Roan Mountain; a brother, Claude Osborne, Jonesborough; and three sisters, Clara Mae Hamm, Jonesborough, Betty Ann Williamson and Frances Lyons, both of Johnson City. Nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, October 11, from the Morris-Baker Funeral Home South Chapel with Pastor Dexter Brummitt and Danny Osborne, minister, officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and travel in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Johnathan Simerly, Dennis Hicks, Jeff Osborne, Greg Osborne, Greg Riddle and Tony Stewart. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Osborne, Derek Osborne, Michael Reedy, Cecil Davenport, Robert Davenport and Hobart Stanley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made via www.morrisbaker.com. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, TN Affiliate, Inc., 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215, the American Heart Association, Washington County Unit, First American Center, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 595A, Johnson City, TN 37604 or the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Johnson City, TN 37601. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423-282-1521), is serving the family.

  Fuller Oxendine
  Fuller "Chief" Oxendine, 62, of Gold Hill, N.C., died Thursday, October 7, 2004, at his residence.
  Mr. Oxendine was the son of the late Worth and Mazie Lee Johnson Oxendine and a native of Robeson County, N.C.
  Mr. Oxendine was a self-employed painting contractor and attended Parkers Memorial Baptist Church.
  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elsie Guy Oxendine, of the home; a son, Fuller Dean Oxendine Jr., Gold Hill, N.C.; three daughters, Sheila Jane Morrisette, Chesapeake, Va., Sheila Mae Whitemire, Sophia, N.C., and Edie Melissa Oxendine, Gold Hill, N.C.; five brothers, Rayford Oxendine, Charlotte, N.C., Anthony Oxendine, Charlotte, N.C., Bobby Oxendine, Huntersville, N.C., Harold Oxendine, Charlotte, N.C., Edward Oxendine, Lumberton, N.C.; six sisters, Sarah Cummings, Lumberton, N.C., Louise Leach, Gold Hill, N.C., Elsie Jacobs, Charlotte, N.C., Tina Hunt, Waxsaw, N.C., Rita Jacobs, Charlotte, N.C., and Cat Oxendine, Charlotte, N.C. Twelve grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 9, at Parkers Memorial Baptist Church, Richfield, N.C., with Rev. Todd Tucker officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Powles Funeral Home, Rockwell, N.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkers Memorial Baptist Church, 49419 Parker Memorial Road, Richfield, N.C. 28137. Powles Funeral Home, Inc., Rockwell, N.C., (704) 279-7241, was in charge of the arrangements. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232.

  Ollie L. Perry
  Ollie L. Perry, 81, 231 Troy Road, Bluff City, died Saturday, October 9, 2004, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Perry was a native of Sullivan County and the daughter of the late Adam and Mamie Woods Shipley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Perry, two sisters, Fairy Shipley and Carolyn Shipley, and a brother, Frank Shipley.
  Mrs. Perry was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church and a retired inspector of H.P.H. Apparel.
  Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenny and Phyllis Perry, Troy and Donna Perry, Mike and Darlene Perry and Steve and Thea Perry, all of Bluff City; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Freddie Osborne, Piney Flats; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Adam L. Shipley, Bluff City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, October 11, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Kenny Perry, 205 Troy Road, Bluff City, at any time. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, in the Morrell Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Bunker Hill Christian Church Building Fund, 490 Bunker Hill Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. 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.

  Douglas L. Tilson
  Douglas Lloyd Tilson, 56, 189 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, October 8, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mr. Tilson was a native of Johnson City and a son of the late Dudley Wayne and Mabel Pauline Hughes Tilson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Jean Tilson, and three brothers, Larry, Paul and Alan Doyle Tilson.
  Mr. Tilson was a truck driver and was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Eric O'Quinn, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Tiffany O'Quinn; two sisters, Betty Potter, Butler, and Linda Tilson, Jonesborough; and two brothers, Wayne Tilson of Florida and Lacy Tilson of Georgia.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, October 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Douglas Hardin officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, in the Garland Cemetery with Mr. Paul Holder officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, will be Richard Arnett, Mike Green, Jeromey Carver, Chris Carver, Danny Carver, Denny Carver, Tim Carver, Randall Holder, David Holder, Johnny Holder and Mark Hamby. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Miller and the staff and nurses of the 2nd floor of Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Tilson family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

  Lou C. VanHuss
  Mrs. Lou Collins VanHuss, 101, 1641 Highway 19E, Elizabethton, formerly of H. Heaton Road, died Friday, October 8, 2004, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a lengthy illness.
  Mrs. VanHuss was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late G.C. and Sallie Williams Collins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph VanHuss, and by one son, three brothers and five sisters.
  Mrs. VanHuss was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a member of Siam Baptist Church.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William and Jean Carpenter, Elizabethton; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a brother-in-law, Ed Strickland, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 10, in the Nave Cemetery, Siam Community, with Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Active pallbearers will be R.J. Lewis, Eddie Sams, Rick Barrie, Buck Gentry, Glen Hardin and Salvatore Sala. Those who wish to attend the graveside service will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday 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.

  Harry Wilcox
  Harry "Bud" Wilcox, 69, 608 Locust Street, Lot 1, Elizabethton, died Friday, October 8, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mr. Wilcox was a native of Elizabethton and the son of the late John and Eula Edens Wilcox.
  Mr. Wilcox was self-employed in sales along with being a professional comedian. He served in the U.S. Army.
  Survivors include his daughter, Crystal Wilcox, 1010 Newton Street #511, Bristol, VA 24201; a sister, Ann Hodge, Elizabethton; and a brother, Jimmy Wilcox, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 10, at Freedom Fellowship Church, Merry Drive, Elizabethton. Following the memorial service the family will receive friends at the residence of his sister, Ann Hodge, 501 Race Street, Elizabethton. It was the desire of Mr. Wilcox that his body be donated to James H. Quillen College of Medicine for scientific research. Compliments of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171.

  Edna S. Young
  Edna S. Young, 87, 146 Carter Street, Roan Mountain, died Friday, October 8, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mrs. Young was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of Charles and Rose Turbyfield Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dana Harmon Young, and five sisters, Alma Smith, Carrie Bailiff, Flora Shomaker, Madge Peake and Clara Sue Smith.
  Mrs. Young was a member of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church and a retired school teacher from Cloudland Elementary School.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dana Dean and JoNell Young, Roan Mountain; a twin sister, Ila Potter, of the home, and another sister, Ruby Julian, Elk Park, N.C.; three grandchildren and their spouses, Karen and Kerry Buchanan, Sandra and Mark Guinn and Clark and Joy Young, all of Roan Mountain; six great-grandchildren, Sydnie and Elijah Buchanan, Andrea and Timothy Guinn and Hannah and Canaan Young; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Mary Lou Boone and Ruth Phillips, both of Roan Mountain.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 10, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Gerald Holly, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gerald and Gloria Holly. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence, 146 Carter Street, Roan Mountain, at anytime. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 11, at Johnson-Roanview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Roger Morgan, Mark Guinn, Kerry Buchanan, Clark Young, Jack Shomaker, Myron Phillips, W.O. Hampton and Adrian Julian. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Morgan, members of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church and friends and neighbors of the community. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is in charge of the arrangements.

October 8, 2004

  Kenneth W. Campbell
  Kenneth Wayne Campbell, 61, 181 Campbell Road, Jonesborough, died Thursday, October 7, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  A native of Washington County, he was the son of the late Walter and Virginia McQueen Campbell.
  Mr. Campbell was a member of Heritage Baptist Church.
  He was a self-employed contractor.
  Mr. Campbell was a U.S. Army veteran.
  Survivors include his wife, Sharon Edens Campbell, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff & Ceilya Campbell, of Gray; a brother, Jerry Campbell, of Jonesborough, and his best friend, Baby Maylee.
  The funeral service for Kenneth Wayne Campbell will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2004, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, with Dr. Reggie Weems and Rev. Lester Lattany officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel or at the residence at any time. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be David Salts, Les Hedrick, John Glover, John Hames, Carlos Carver, and Patrick Feltner. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Crumley and Cecil Wilcox. A special thank-you is given to the doctors and staff at Johnson City Medical Center. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery Saturday at 10:55 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Heritage Baptist Church Building Fund, 1512 John Exum Parkway, Johnson City, TN 37604, or to the American Diabetes Association, 4004 Hillsboro Avenue-Suite B216, Nashville, TN 37215. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Arrangements for the Campbell family are through Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604, 423-610-7171.

  James L. "Jim" Cottingham
  James L. "Jim" Cottingham, 77, 190 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, October 6, 2004, at James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, Tennessee, following an extended illness.
  Mr. Cottingham was a native of Crystal Springs, Miss., and had lived in Roan Mountain for the past 15 years. He was the son of the late W.J. and Lucy Cottingham and was also preceded in death by his wife, Doris Tigert Cottingham, August 19, 2001.
  Mr. Cottingham was a member of Roan Park Baptist Church. He was a retired Civil Engineer and a former instructor with the National Rifle Association. He was a 32 degree Mason and a Shriner. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict and also served in the U.S. Navy and held the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps.
  Survivors include a son, David Cottingham, Laurel, Miss.
  The funeral service for Mr. Cottingham will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, October 8, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Dr. Dwight Hobbs officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, from 9:30 a.m. until the service hour at 10 a.m. The graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors to be accorded by the Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Friday. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors of Roan Mountain. 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 arrangements.

  Viola G. Hardin
  Viola Gudger Hardin, 91, of Hampton, Tenn., and a former resident of Niota, died Wednesday morning, October 6, 2004, at Sweetwater Hospital, Sweetwater, Tenn.
  Mrs. Hardin was a native of Monroe County, Tenn., and a daughter of the late Will and Harriett Pesterfield Gudger. She will be remembered for her concern for the elderly and for her care of animals. She was a member of Niota United Methodist Church.
  Mrs. Hardin was preceded in death by her husband, Chocy Hardin, and a special niece, Irene Clark.
  Survivors include a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Glenn and Beulah Hardin, Hampton, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:45 p.m. Friday, October 8, in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Ogle Wattenbarger and Rev. Charles Ensminger officiating. Interment will follow in the Niota Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jack Clark, Michael Conar, Stephen Conar, Tec Conar, Lee Mason and Robert Sherwood. The family will receive friends at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn., from 2 until 2:45 p.m. Friday.
  Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, 521 Jackson N.E. Athens, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements.

October 7, 2004

  Shelby N. Casey
  Graveside services for Shelby Novella Casey, 61, who died Tuesday, October 5, 2004, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 8, at the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with Pastor Charles Pearce and Rev. Dallas Gregg officiating. Pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral chapel at 1:45 p.m. Friday, will be Ronnie Hyder, Chad Whisnant, Randy Gosnell, Jamie Williams, Daniel Arnett and E.C. Vines. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral chapel and will assemble at 1:45 p.m. Friday 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.

  Betty Hyder
  Mrs. Betty M. Holt Hyder, 82, Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, formerly of Jonesborough, died Tuesday, October 5, 2004 at the center.
  A native of Sciota, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Herschel P. "Steve" and Pearl Shepherd Holt.
  She was a 1941 graduate of Happy Valley High School.
  Mrs. Hyder had lived in East Tennessee most of her life.
  She was a member of the Bethel Church of Christ, Jonesborough.
  Mrs. Hyder was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Hyder, and two brothers, John Holt and Richard Holt.
  Survivors include a sister, Peggy McKinney, Milligan College, and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Terry Lyons and Mr. Tim Ross, ministers, officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Christian Church Cemetery. Mr. Roy Hampton will provide the music. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence of her sister, Peggy McKinney, 140 Bradley Rd., Milligan College, or the residence of a nephew, Jeff Holt, 226 McKeehan Ridge Rd., Elizabethton. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Hyder family at mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Ethel Smith
  Ethel Katheryn Dodson Smith, 63, 1113 Kings Springs Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, October 2, 2004 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
  A native of Kingsport, she was a daughter of the late Jessie Adam and Dorothy Hopkins Dodson.
  Survivors include her extended families: the staff and residents of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, and the staff and residents of the Spring House, Johnson City.
  Funeral services wlil be conducted at noon Friday, October 8, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Shipley Cemetery, Bluff City.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Wanda F. Wise
  Wanda Fair Wise, 75, 171 Cedar Point Road, Johnson City, died Thursday, October 7, 2004, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
  She was a Redlands, Calif. native who had lived in Johnson City since 1947.
  She was the daughter of the late Homer H. and Luna Hardin Fair.
  Mrs. Wise was a member of the 1947 graduating class of Elizabethton High School.
  Mrs. Wise was a retired employee of Sprint/United Telephone.
  She was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include her husband, James E. "Jim" Wise, Sr., of the home; two sons, James E. "Jay" Wise, Jr., and his wife, Libby, of Johnson City, and Malcom Leslie Wise, of Johnson City; one brother, Gordon Fair, of Lakeland, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Wise will be conducted 8 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2004 from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Don R. Merryman will officiate. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends Sunday at Morris-Baker from 6 p.m. until the service hour. Committal services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, October 11, 2004 from the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at Morris-Baker by 9:30 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery for those services. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Nashville, TN 37215, or the National Kidney Foundation, PO Box 1135, Blountville, TN 37617. Memories and 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 Wise family. (423) 282-1521

October 6, 2004

  Shelby N. Casey
  Shelby Novella Casey, 61, 309 Melrose Street, Hampton, died unexpectedly in Sycamore Shoals Hospital on Tuesday, October 5, 2004.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late James Claude and Eula Beatrice Carden Williams.
  She was a homemaker.
  She was preceded in death by two sisters.
  Survivors include her husband, Maynard W. Casey; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Buffy Casey, Hampton; a brother, Rod Williams, Butler; a sister, Margaret Crowe, Hampton, and several nieces and nephews.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Rufus J. Holsclaw Jr.
  Rufus J. Holsclaw Jr., 65, 709 Galloway Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, October 4, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
  Mr. Holsclaw was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Rufus J. Holsclaw Sr. and the late Dora Bowers.
  Mr. Holsclaw was a member of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, Gray. He had retired from Averitt Express as dispatcher.
  Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Angela and Larry Webb and Genine Holsclaw, all of Johnson City; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jay Holsclaw, Johnson City, and Don and April Holsclaw, Mathews, N.C.; one sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Bob Hamm, Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Bradley J. Holsclaw and Andrew Blake Holsclaw, both of Elizabethton, Hannah Elizabeth Holsclaw and Holly Christine Holsclaw, both of Mathews, N.C., and Kelsey R. Webb, Big Stone Gap, Va.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 7, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Dr. Gene Lasley and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kathy Lethcoe. The graveside service and interment will be at 9 a.m. Friday, October 8, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone is asked to meet at 8:55 a.m. Friday at the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Averitt Express and friends and family. 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 M. Hyder
  Mrs. Betty M. Hyder, 82, Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, formerly of Jonesborough, died at the center Tuesday, October 5, 2004.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  James E. Pennington
  James Edward Pennington, Sr., 81, 517 Crowe Bottom Circle, Elizabethton, died Monday, October 4, 2004 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
  A native of Elliott County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Matthew L. and Amanda Belle Waddell Pennington.
  He had lived in Elizabethton for the past three years.
  Mr. Pennington was a retired Chief Petty Officer with the United States Navy.
  He retired after 20 years of service.
  Mr. Pennington served in World War II and the Korean Conflict.
  He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
  Survivors include his wife, Lois Calhoun Pennington; two sons, Douglas Pennington, of Florida, and James E. Pennington, Jr., of Utah, and a daughter, Janet, of Chicago; his grandchildren, Aaron, Christine, Parker, Preston, Shelby, Shannon, Lindsay, Natalie and Spencer; his great-grandchildren, Jessica and Kaitlyn; two brothers, Clifford, of California, and Alfred, of Michigan; two sisters, June and Ethel, both of Kentucky, and several nieces and nephews.
  A memorial service will be held at a later date in Wheelersburg, Ohio.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

October 5, 2004

  Verna H. Stevens
  Verna Hyder Stevens, 92, 182 Walter Stevens Road, Hampton, died after a lengthy illness on Monday, October 4, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mrs. Stevens was the daughter of the late Nat and Ethel Woodby Hyder; was a life-long resident of Carter County, and attended the Simerly Creek Church of God.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Stevens, in 1988 and by two sons, Wesley and Virgil Stevens, and one daughter, Beulah King.
  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Eula and Roy Ellison, of Hampton, and Sandra and Terry Livingston of Gray; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Douglas and Betty Stevens; David and Sharon Stevens; Hershell Stevens, and Clay Stevens, of Hampton; a special daughter-in-law, Connie Stevens; one sister, Eva Casey, of Elizabethton; one brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Lillian Hyder, of Hampton; 35 grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Elgin "L.D." Berry officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2004 in the Stevens Family Cemetery. Pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral chapel at 10:20 a.m., will be David Stevens Jr., William Stevens, Bradley Ellison, Herman King Jr., Brent Morgan, and Gary Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral chapel. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral chapel at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

October 4, 2004

  Wiley H. Blevins
  Mr. Wiley H. "Jake" Blevins, 77, of 615 Golf Course Dr., Elizabethton, died Sunday, October 3, 2004 at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a brief illness.
  Mr. Blevins was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Wiley H. Blevins, Sr. and Winnie Smalling Blevins.
  He was a World War II Army veteran.
  He was a former employee of Tennessee Valley Authority and the Raytheon Company, and retired from Happy Valley Memorial Park.
  He was of the Methodist faith.
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Dale.
  Survivors include his wife, Carol Feathers Blevins, of the home; one daughter, Becky Blevins, Fall Branch; one nephew, Ralph Dale, Landover Hills, Md.; a special cousin, Charles Haynes, of Elizabethton; special friends, Rhonda Becker and Wayne Painter and his beloved Collie dog, Pat.
  A graveside service for Wiley H. "Jake" Blevins will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2004 in Happpy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Stephen Payne, minister, officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Painter, Joe Haynes, Ed Bailey, Earl Grindstaff, James Carroll, Dr. Robert Walter, Danny King, Bill Chamberlin, Clyde Broyles and Jim Jones. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644 or the Carter County Humane Society, 159 Hickory Hollow Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2004 in the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. 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.

  Donna M. Morris
  Donna Maria Morris, 48, 2490 Mint Hill Rd., died unexpectedly Friday at her residence.
  Ms. Morris was a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and had lived most of her life in Johnson City.
  She was a daughter of the late Frank and June LaScola.
  She was of the Baptist faith.
  She had previously worked for many years as a nurse's aide at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
  In addition to her parents, Ms. Morris was preceded in death by a grandson, Peyton W. Morris in 2001.
  Survivors include three children, Shanna Marie Morris, Hampton; Frank Anthony LaScola and Mike Lee LaScola, both of Johnson City; three grandchildren, Destiny Carol Fair and Jade Elizabeth Fair, both of Johnson City, and Dylan LaScola, Jonesborough; a sister, Nina Kyker, Elizabethton; a brother, Gary Kendall, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews, and her best friend, Frances Bennett, Johnson City.
  Services for Donna Maria Morris will be held at Morris-Baker Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 at 8 p.m. Evangelist Bill Garland will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. or anytime at the residence, 2490 Mint Hill Rd. Committal services for Ms. Morris will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. for those who would like to follow. Online memories or condolences may be sent to the Morris family at www.morrisbaker.com.
  Arrangements by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601. (423) 282-1521.

October 3, 2004

  Minnie B. Burleson
  Minnie Beatrice "Bea" Burleson, 82, 1203 N. Barton Street, Johnson City, died Friday, October 1, 2004, at home with her loving family members by her side.
  Mrs. Burleson was a native of Carter County and had lived in Johnson City for more than 60 years. She was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Mary Jane Goodman Blevins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur D. "A.D." Burleson, and by two brothers, three sisters and one grandson.
  Mrs. Burleson was a homemaker and a member of the Grace Baptist Church serving in the WMU and singing in the choir. She was a former volunteer at Johnson City Medical Center and a member of the American Business Women's Association.
  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and James Oakes, Johnson City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Elaine Burleson, Johnson City, and John David and Frances Burleson, Jonesborough; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Richard and Sharon Burleson, David Nichols, Troy Burleson, Lisa and David Nelson, Regina and Quentin Hilton, Penny Burleson, Cathy and William, and Heather Burleson; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews; and one of many special friends, Mabel Blankenship.
  The funeral service for Mrs. Burleson will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 3, 2004, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Elbert Sharpie officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Jean Jackson and Rev. Elbert Sharpie, soloists. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 4, at Roselawn Memorial Park. A procession will form at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Linda and James Oakes, 1210 N. Barton Street, Johnson City. Condolences may be sent to the Burleson family at www.morrisbaker.com. These arrangements are by the Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521.

  Edith E. Carden
  Edith E. Carden, 80, of Elizabethton, died Friday, October 1, 2004, at her residence.
  Mrs. Carden was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John T. and Julia Price White. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James L. Carden, October 4, 1980, three brothers, Spencer White, R.L. White and Paul White, and six sisters, Rose Baxley, Tean Pierce, Fannie Smith, Irene White, Mae McNeil and Roxie Wolfe.
  Mrs. Carden had been a Stanley Products Dealer for more than 40 years. She was a member of Doe River Baptist Church and a member of Hampton #470 Order of Eastern Star. Her favorite hobbies were crocheting and quilting.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Mary Carden, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Jack VanDyke, Elizabethton; three sisters, Joyce Odom, Roan Mountain, Peggy Lewis, Hampton, and Dorothy Jacobs, Elizabethton; a brother, Joe White, Hampton; seven grandchildren, Jamie Carden, Morristown, Amy Bowers, Fred VanDyke, Carrie VanDyke, Christi Pope and Cheri VanDyke, all of Elizabethton, and Jason Carden, Okinawa, Japan; three great-grandchildren, Chase Carden, Morristown, Caleb Bowers and Chloe VanDyke, both of Elizabethton; and one step-great-grandson, Bryceon Sheffler, Bristol.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Carden will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Willie Lunsford and Pastor Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 4, at Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday, will be Jack Whitehead, John G. Lewis, Buddy Street, Roosevelt Carden, M.C. Campbell, Otis McNeil and Johnny Lovelace. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family and Bill Odom. Also included are her special friends, Patsy Mullis, Irene Campbell, Marie Smith, Ethel Hinkle, Ireland Johnson, Ruth Glover and all of her special nieces and nephews. 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 10 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Carden Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Sam B. Johnson
  Sam B. Johnson, 83, 176 Aviation Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, October 1, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mr. Johnson was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Henry and Jane Hill Johnson. He was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
  Mr. Johnson was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He attended Fork Mountain Free Will Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
  Survivors include several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
  Graveside services for Mr. Johnson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 3, in the Whitehead Cemetery (Hampton) with Rev. Roy Cooper officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday. Condolences to the Johnson Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Christine G. Lewis
  Mrs. Christine Gouge Lewis, 91, 822 Smalling Road, Johnson City, died Thursday, September 30, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Lewis was the daughter of the late Arthur and Nora Buchanan Gouge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Lewis, in 1990, a sister, Zemma Cates, and two brothers, Waitsel Gouge and Hildred Gouge.
  Mrs. Lewis was formerly employed by the Carter County School System. She was a member of Central Church of Christ.
  Survivors include three children, B.J. and his wife, Anne Lewis; Dr. Shirley Morgan and her husband, Dr. Monroe T. Morgan, and Stanley Thomas and his wife, Brenda Lewis, all of Johnson City; six grandchildren, Monte Morgan, Johnson City, Gwynneth and her husband, Larry Peck, Kingsport, Michael and his wife, Kelly Lewis, Elizabethton, Marcus and his wife, Katrien Morgan, League City, Texas, Shane and his wife, Becky Lewis, Johnson City, and Dr. Catherine Theobald and her husband, Dr. Douglas Theobald, Boulder, Colo.; and seven great-grandchildren, Natasha Morgan, Megan Peck, Ethan Peck, Karlye Fuller, Gabriella Lewis, Japheth Theobald and Brooke Morgan. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Lewis will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, October 4, 2004, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Jaynes and Dr. Edwin Lewis officiating. Music will be under the direction of Barbara Forbes Zeidan and June Forbes Johnson. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law: Monte Morgan, Michael Lewis, Marcus Morgan, Shane Lewis, Larry Peck and Douglas Theobald. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Relatives and friends may call at the residences of her daughter, Dr. Shirley Morgan, or her sons, B.J. Lewis or Tommy Lewis, all of Smalling Road, Johnson City. In lieu of flowers to those who desire, memorials may be made to Central Church of Christ, 137 Hopson Road, 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.

  Bynum McCoury
  Bynum McCoury, 86, formerly of 8005 U.S. Hwy. 19E, Roan Mountain, died Friday, October 1, 2004, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN.
  Mr. McCoury was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Montie and Savannah Callahan McCoury. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mabel Louise McCoury, nine brothers, Bernie, Walter, Ira, Ernest, Homer, Ray, George, Warren and William, and three sisters, Rosie, Vernie and Lucy.
  Mr. McCoury was a member of Roan Mountain First Baptist Church and a member of the Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge. He was retired from the Carter County Sheriff's Department and Roan Mountain State Park. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Harold Dean and Kathy McCoury, Marianna, Fla., and Bynum Jerry and Sherry McCoury, Roan Mountain; two daughters and one son-in-law, Shirley Dickason, Virginia Beach, Va., and Lavana and Mike Smith, Memphis; two half sisters, Bernice Stanley, Cranberry, N.C., and Kathleen Cook, Ackworth, Ga.; one half brother, J.K. McCoury, Atlanta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service for Mr. McCoury will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, October 4, 2004 at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Pastor Richard Stout and Pastor Tull Oaks Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home or other times at the residence of his son, Jerry McCoury, 120 Old Rock Quarry Road, Roan Mountain. The graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, at Freeman Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Military Honors will be accorded by the Tennessee Army National Guard. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Storie, Jim Storie, Bobby McCurry, Rudy Johnson, Wayne Hagie, Dana Dean Young, Rudy Campbell, Dillard Shell, Clifton Shell, Bill Kerley, Delaney Barnett and Bob Burleson. A special thank you is extended from the family to the staff of the James H. Quillen Medical Center Nursing Home for their care and support. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

  Mary S. Oliver
  Mary Smith Oliver, 83, died Monday, August 30, 2004, in the town of March, Cambridgeshire County in the United Kingdom.
  Mrs. Oliver was a native of Johnson County, Tenn., and the daughter of the late James Blaine and Lottie Shoun Gentry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, James Franklin Smith and James L. Oliver, and three brothers, Paul, Alton and Braxton Gentry.
  Mrs. Oliver attended Watauga Academy for two years, was a 1937 graduate of Johnson County High School, and graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1962. She taught at the Andrew Johnson Elementary School in Kingsport for three years and at Harold McCormick School in Elizabethton for 17 years, retiring in 1983. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Elizabethton and recently, a member of First Baptist Church in Leesburg, Fla.
  Survivors include a daughter, Linda Smith Prior, in the United Kingdom, and two grandsons, Marc Kinza Johnson, Fort Campbell, Ky., and Alex Wayne Johnson, a junior at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.
  A memorial service for Mrs. Oliver will be held at the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton on Friday, November 26, 2004. Condolences may be sent to 125 Upwell Road, March, Cambs., PE 15 ODE, UK or online at pedal-dancer@hotmail.com.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Terry W. Radford
  Terry Wayne Radford, 54, 140 Max Jett Road, Johnson City, died unexpectedly Saturday, October 2, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mr. Radford was a native of Carter County. He was employed as a foreman of the Grounds Crew of ETSU. He was a 1970 graduate of Happy Valley High School and a member and deacon of Sims Hill Christian Church.
  Survivors include his wife, Barbara Tipton Radford; a daughter, Charity Norton, Johnson City; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry Paul and Jennifer Radford, Johnson City; his parents, Paul and Mildred Radford, Elizabethton; two brothers, Larry and Jerry Radford, both of Johnson City; five sisters, Jeanette Wilson, Liz Chesser and Patty Loveless, all of Elizabethton, JoAnn Smith, Hampton, and Melinda Sipe, of North Carolina; and three grandchildren, Kari, Roger Wayne and Joshua. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services for Mr. Radford will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, October 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Bret Jones, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, in the Sims Hill Christian Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Ronnie Radford, Marvin Lyons, Randy Radford, Heath Tipton, Jackie Tipton, Teddy Tipton, Larry Tipton and Nick Loveless. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family and the Grounds Crew of ETSU. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Radford Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Ethel Smith
  Ethel Smith, 63, 1113 King Springs Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, October 2, 2004, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

October 1, 2004

  Jim Gage
  Jim Gage, 50, 1404 Whitetail Court, Hermitage, Tenn., formerly of the Boones Creek Community, ,Johnson City, died Monday, September 27, 2004, in Poplarville, Miss., the result of an automobile accident.
  He was a native of Washington County, a resident of Nashville and a son of Mary Daugherty Gage Martin, of Johnson City, and the late Howard "Worm" Gage.
  Mr. Gage was a musician, truck driver and an employee of a trade show company.
  He earned a B.A. degree in music from East Tennessee State University.
  Mr. Gage was a past member of the National Federation of Musicians, Knoxville, and worked with the Salvation Army, Johnson City.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one brother, William "Bill" Gage, Johnson City; one sister, Nancey Lipford, Elizabethton; one niece, Jaime Leigh Lipford, Elizabethton; one nephew, Chris Lipford, Kingsport, and special aunt and uncle, Harold and Tooty Mathis, Virginia Beach, Va., and his significant other, Wanda Roh and her children, Toney Roh, Tonya Roh and Michael Newman, of Nashville. Jim will be greatly missed by his extended family and friends.
  A funeral service for Mr. Gage will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday ,October 2, 2004 from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Dr. Vic Young, Mrs. Mary B. Ledford and Mr. Dick Morris will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 3, 2004 at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. to travel in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Donnie Gage, Phil Dennison, Sherrill Gage, Richard Dennison, Gordon Gage, Jeff Lyons, Sean Uren, Steve Lyons, Bobby Lyons, Freddie Congdon, Charlie Erwin, Don Feathers, Kent Thompson and Jonathon Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Bowman, Phil Minor, Blaine Kilby and Tom Ledford. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Jim Gage Music Scholarship Fund, in care of Washington County Bank, 4309 N. Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37615. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date in Nashville. Online condolences may be sent via www.morrisbaker.com.
  These arrangements are by the Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601 (423-282-1521).

  Patsy Holden
  Mrs. Patsy Ann Allmon Holden, 56, of 482 Whaley Town Rd., Butler, went to be with the Lord on September 29, 2004 at her residence following a battle with cancer.
  She was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Tom and Ellen Ruth Allmon.
  Mrs. Holden was a homemaker and attended Valley Forge House of Prayer.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Holden; two brothers and one sister.
  Survivors include her fiancé, Earl Preslor; a daughter, Angie Holden, of Roan Mountain; a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Guy and Cynthia Holden, King's Mountain, N.C.; a special grandbaby, Joshua Garland; three brothers, Gene, John and Bo Allmon; a sister, Tigger Allmon; special friends, Tim and Debbie Garland; Brownie Preslor, Lawrence Preslor, Frank Presnell, Vivian and Kenny Foster, Glenn and Patricia Vines; the Rex Davis family; Cathy, and many friends and neighbors.
  A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 3, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Sounds of Victory. Graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 4, 2004 in the Whaley Town Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m.. will be Tim Garland, Kenny Foster, Rex Davis, William Davis, Jay Sourry, Virgil Ledford and Keith Rainbolt. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Medical Center Hospice, many friends and neighbors. The family would like to express their appreciation to everyone who helped take care of Patsy and to the staff of Medical Center Hospice.
  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral chapel. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the residence, 408 Whaley Town Rd., at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.