October 29, 2004

       E. Glen Campbell
  E. Glen Campbell, 66, 262 Bulldog Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, experienced an end to his suffering when he went on to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 27, 2004.
  He was a native of Butler and was the son of the late Roy and Carma Campbell.
  He was a retired backhoe operator after 31 years of service from Summers Taylor Construction Company.
  He was a member of Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church and was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Vanessa Campbell.
   Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Campbell, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jewell and Kenneth Lowe, Leslie and Larry Bowers, all of Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Brandi Bowers, of Cookeville, Tenn.; Kenny Lowe and Michael Bowers, both of Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Shirley Campbell, Tommy and JoAnn Campbell, all of Elizabethton; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Shelby and J.M. Campbell, Thelma Pearce and Lynn and Kelly Bowers, all of Elizabethton, and a special friend and neighbor, Cleo Kress. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2004 at Garland Cemetery with Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Active pallbearers will be Ray Whitehead, Shirrell Bowers, Randy Bowers, Donnie Campbell, Joel Kress, Malcolm Kress, Willie Setzer, Johnny Chambers and Willard Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be the Johnson City Medical Center Hospice nurses, Dr. Robert Walter and staff of First Medical Group, Roger Davis, Rab Summers and employees of Summers Taylor Construction Company, Wayne Crisp, Joel Crisp, James Bowers, Kenneth Bowers, J.M. Campbell, Bo Ensor, Gertrude Cox, Willard Loveless, Dewey Bowers and Dairus Bowers. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. on Saturday. The family will receive friends at Tetrick Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2004, or friends may call at the residence of two sisters, Shelby Campbell and Thelma Pearce. 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.

      Robert B. Copeland
  Robert B. "Bob" Copeland, 45, 705 Lincoln Avenue, Johnson City, died Tuesday, October 26, 2004, in Jefferson County, Tenn.
  Robert was a native of Greenfield, Ind., and had lived in Johnson City since 1981. He was a son of Judy L. Shepard Copeland, of the home, and the late Robert F. Copeland. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Glenn and Beulah Shepard, and his paternal grandparents, Frank and Hugheller Copeland.
  Robert was a millwright and was of the Protestant faith.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Josh Ryan Copeland, Elizabethton; a sister, Debra Ann Reagan, Littleton, Colo.; a brother, Ronald Copeland, Beaver Falls, Pa.; and three aunts and two uncles, Betty and D.H. Byrd Jr., Jonesborough, Dorothy Bowman, Johnson City, and Jean and James Yates, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 30, at Monte Vista Memorial Park with Rev. Tommy Maines officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. The procession will form at the funeral home to go to the cemetery at 3 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the Copeland family at www.morrisbaker.com.
  These arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521.

      Billy Joe Gentry
  Billy Joe Gentry, 68, of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, October 26, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mr. Gentry was a native of Carter County and the son of the late James and Jennie Glover Gentry. He was also preceded in death by two daughters.
  Mr. Gentry retired as a truck driver for Orders Distributing Company in Johnson City. He was a member of Powder Branch Baptist Church.
  Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Shepherd Gentry; a daughter, Billie Jo Mullins, Blountville; a son, David Gentry, Kingsport; a sister, Phyllis Justice, Charlotte, N.C.; and two brothers, Ed Gentry and Gary Gentry, both of Elizabethton. Several grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, October 29, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Archer and Rev. Art Webb officiating. Music will be provided by Alecia Holder. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 30, in the Patton-Simmons Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, will be Lee Hubbard, Jim Greenwell, Charles Maricle, Teddy Reed, Bob Livingston, Ora Hyder, Terry McKeehan and Davis Hyder. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Robinette, Herman Shepherd, R.L. Gobble, Clint Perkins, Willie Mathes, Chris Mathes, Tim Mathes, James Gentry, Gary Gentry Jr., Steve Perry and Eddie Teachey. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Gentry to the Powder Branch Baptist Church, 1710 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton. Condolences to the Gentry family may be made to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

       Frances L. Grindstaff
  Mrs. Frances L. Grindstaff, 69, Port St. John, Fla., died in Florida on Tuesday, October 26, 2004.
  A native of Elizabethton, she moved to Brevard County, Fla. in 1962.
  She was a Bellsouth representative and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolutionary War (DAR).
  Survivors include two daughters, Donna Shipley Richardson and her husband, Connie Ray, Elizabethton, and Karen Shirley McHenry and her husband Jim; a brother, Larry Grindstaff and his wife, Betty, and three grandsons, Michael, Kyle and Ryan McHenry. A niece, Kimberly Grindstaff and several cousins also survive.
  The funeral service for Mrs. Frances L. Grindstaff will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2004 at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home, Cocoa, Fla. Burial will follow in Brevard Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from noon until 3 p.m.
  Brevard Memorial Funeral Home, 5475 North U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa, Fla., (321) 636-3720, is in charge of arrangements.
  Announcement courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

     Georgia M.  Simmons
  DOBSON, N.C. -- Mrs. Georgia Maxine Heaton Simmons, 69, of Elkin, passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, October 27, 2004, surrounded by her loving family.
  Mrs. Simmons was born in Carter County, Tenn., on June 2, 1935, to the late Gaston Vergil and Ida Cable Heaton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, David Allen Campbell, her second husband, J.T. Simmons, and a son, Larry Dean Campbell.
  Mrs. Simmons was a loving mother and grandmother and a member of Open Door Baptist Church.
  Survivors include two daughters, Trudy Myrik, Mt. Airy, and Ida Renee Beck, Mountain View; a stepdaughter, Janice Sandigo; and three sons, Verlin David "Porkey" Campbell, Mt. Airy, Earnest Allen Campbell, Trap Hill, and Christopher Campbell, Dobson. Sixteen grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 30, at Open Door Baptist Church with Rev. Clifford White and Rev. Jessie Miles officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Church of Christ Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moody-Davis Funeral Home of Dobson, where her body will remain until time to be taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the funeral service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Surry/Yadkin County, Inc., 1326 N. Main Street, Mt. Airy, N.C. 27030.
  Moody-Davis Funeral Service, Inc., P.O. Box 295, Dobson, N.C., (336) 386-8741, is in charge of arrangements.

October 28, 2004

  E. Glen Campbell
  E. Glen Campbell, 66, 262 Bulldog Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, October 27, 2004, at his residence.
  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

  Lucy M. Hicks
  NEWLAND, N.C. -- Lucy Mae Vines Hicks, born February 25, 1916 to Matilda and Wilbur Vines, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2004.
  Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Bare, and her second husband, Albert Hicks. She had eight children, the late Tommy Bare of Elk Park, Ruth Herbert of Elk Park, Helen Franklin of Inman, S.C., Shelia Dellinger and husband Harold, Bobby Hicks and wife Sharie, Billy Hicks and wife Angie, Freida Cooke and husband William "Corky," and Brenda Puckett and husband Lige, all of Elk Park; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
  Mrs. Hicks was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Elk Park.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 30, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with Rev. John McCoury officiating. Interment will follow in the Guinn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to any family members in memory of Mrs. Hicks.
  Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is serving the Hicks family.

  Shirley A. Malone
  Shirley Ann Manuel Malone, 58, 108 Spears Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, October 27, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Malone was a native of Bristol, Va., and a daughter of the late Oscar L. Manuel Sr. and Mildred Lee Frye Manuel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Malone, in 1992, and a brother, Ronald W. Manuel, in 2002.
  Mrs. Malone was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. She was retired from Wal-Mart.
  Survivors include her husband, Eugene Malone, of the home; one grandson, Fred Malone, of the home; two brothers, Oscar L. Manuel Jr., Powell, Tenn., and Samuel E. Manuel, Bristol, Tenn.; two sisters, Elizabeth Shortt and Donna Ballew, both of Bristol, Tenn.; and a brother-in-law, T.F. Malone, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, October 29, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dean Palmer. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 30, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone is requested to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the service, or at other times at the residence. Active pallbearers will be Raymond Tolley, J.C. Honeycutt, Luther Norris, Travis Norris, John Russell, Pat Smith and Gordon Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be T.F. Malone, Rodney Ballew, Keith Malone, Robby Malone, Steve Manuel, Max Puckett and Ronnie Sneed. 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.

  Larry D. Samples
  Larry Dean Samples, 52, 721 Watauga Road, Watauga, died Tuesday, October 26, 2004.
  Mr. Samples was a native of Washington County, Tenn., and the son of the late Lester and Ama Hodge Samples.
  Mr. Samples worked as a machine operator at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport.
  Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Buckles Samples; two daughters, Tracy Wilford, of Florida, and Stacy Darnell, Fall Branch; two stepsons, Steve Cox and Dewayne Cox, both of Elizabethton; and a stepdaughter, Robin Foltz, Elizabethton. Nine grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 29, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dick Brand officiating. Interment will follow in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Friday, will be Joshua Foltz, Allen Buckles Sr., Danny Buckles, Allen Buckles Jr., Joe Buckles and Rocky Buckles. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences to the Samples family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

October 27, 2004

     Richard Wayne Chambers
  Richard Wayne Chambers, 60, 262 Bill Nave Loop, Elizabethton, died Monday, October 25, 2004, at his residence.
  Mr. Chambers was a native of Carter County and the son of the late James Bell and Madge Miller Chambers. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Rosilee Blevins Chambers, and a brother, James Chambers.
  Mr. Chambers was a retired carpet layer and was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include two sisters, Saundra Chambers Foley, Marion, Ohio, and Jessie Chambers Tittle, Sparks, Nev.; two brothers, Don Chambers, Elizabethton, and Sam Chambers, Valdosta, Ga.; eight nieces and nephews; seven great-nieces and great-nephews; and a very special friend, Sandra Campbell.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 28, at Hall Cemetery in Tiger Creek with eulogies by family members. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral chapel at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, will be Camron Gross, Danny Chambers, Jerry Harmon, Benjamin Taylor, Scott Rogers and Mike White. Honorary pallbearers will be special friends, Richard Harmon and Brittany Taylor, Elizabeth Gobble, Dakota Gobble, Emilee Gross, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Sandra Campbell, 1240 Bluefield Avenue, Apt. J8, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral chapel at 9:20 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Chambers family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

     Hobert Guy
  Hobert "Junior" Clyde Guy, 36, 948 Pine Orchard, Butler, passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
  A native of Johnson City, he was born on September 13, 1968 to Lois Greenwell Guy and the late Hobert Clyde Guy.
  In addition to his father, Junior was preceded in death by one niece, Roxanne Guy.
  He enjoyed all sports, especially the Atlanta Braves and Tennessee Volunteers.
  In addition to his mother, Junior is survived by one sister, Frances Guy; two brothers, Dwight Greenwell and Leon Guy, all of the home; special friends, Beverly and Darrell Prichard, Billy Joe White and Harry White. Several uncles and aunts also survive.
  Graveside services for Junior will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2004 from the Sugar Grove Cemetery with Rev. Dwight Hobbs to officiating. Active pallbearers will be members of the Johnson County Rescue Squad. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Spanneth, Larry Garland, Randy Pierce, Harry White, Billy Joe White, Ted Pierce, Scotty Campbell, Mick Potter, Larry McCall and all of Junior's uncles. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2004 from the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel. At other times, friends may call at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla St., Mountain City, TN 37683. Condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hux-lipford.com.
  Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is serving the Guy family.

     Larry D. Samples
  Larry Dean Samples, 721 Watauga Rd., Watauga, died Tuesday, October 26, 2004.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

     Letta Walker
 Letta Ruth Smith Walker, 84, 103 Stevens Circle, Hampton, died Tuesday, October 26, 2004 in the Life Care Center in Elizabethton.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Frank and Sallie Main Smith.
  Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of East Side Freewill Baptist Church.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Dee Walker.
  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Thomas Tankersley, of Rainbow City, Ala.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Susan Walker, of Elizabethton, and Leon and Gloria Walker, of Gadson, Ala.; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Lillian Cutlip, of Hampton; Jean Morris, of Johnson City; Virginia and Frank Greene, of Elizabethton, and Doris and Guy Troutman, of Hampton.
  Funeral services will be conducted at noon Thursday, October 28, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tommy Haynes officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Burial will be held in the National Cemetery at Mountain Home. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday in the funeral home. Condolences to the Walker family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

October 26, 2004

  Eunice C. Kata
  Eunice Christine Kata, 92, 400 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, formerly of Butler, died Monday, October 25, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Kata was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late E.A. and Lucretia Forrester Dugger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Kata, and by a sister and two brothers.
  Mrs. Kata retired from the Ford Motor Company. She was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include a brother, Haynes Dugger, of Michigan; several nieces and nephews; a very special niece, Helen Hunt, Gray; and special friends, Debbie Eyster, Jane Clark and Shiloh Garcia.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Chris Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in the Dugger Cemetery in Butler. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences to the Kata family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  "Sonny" Arthur Asa Hale
  "Sonny" Arthur Asa Hale, 76, 527 Sabine Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, October 24, 2004, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home after a courageous struggle with Alzheimer's Disease.
  Mr. Hale was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Arthur and Sarah Lacy Hale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Elizabeth Smith, Frances Akers, Virginia Smithdeal, Dorothy Blair and Sarah Mae Hale, and a brother, Luke Hale.
  Mr. Hale retired as an internal auditor at Citizens Bank and was owner and operator, along with his wife, of Leta's Specialty Shop and Interiors and Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio. He was of the Presbyterian faith.
  A quote from his brother-in-law, Jesse Birchfield: "Sonny Hale was one of the greatest football players I have ever known. During his high school career he was named two times All Conference, two times All-State, and two times All-Southern. He was recruited by almost every college in the country. While in the Air Force they had a 'Sonny Hale' Day' for him at Carswell Air Force Base.
  "Moreover, as great a football player as he was, he was even a greater man. I have never known a more considerate, honest, or special person as Sonny Hale. He will be sorely missed by everyone."
  Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Leta Pope Hale; a son, Michael M. Hale, Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Katherine Crowe, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. C.C. "Bud" and Thelma Hale, Kinston, N.C.; a very special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce and Jesse Birchfield, Elizabethton; a beloved mother-in-law, Georgia Kate Pope; a very special niece, Dr. Katie Birchfield-Gladstone, and her husband, Bob Gladstone, Miami, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Jerry Pope, Elizabethton; and a god-child, Joey Nicole Taylor, Elizabethton.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Preston Sartelle officiating. Music will be provided by Dr. Katie Birchfield-Gladstone and Butch Edminson. Active pallbearers will be Bruce Presnell, George Dugger, Paul Pless, Bill Greene, Horace Brumit, Harold Lingerfelt, Jim Robinson, Beudell Little, Harry Crowe, Jeff Smith, Bill Broome and Howard Bowers. Honorary pallbearers will be Victor DeLoach, Joe F. Taylor, Rick Richard, Lynwood Barfield, Buford Goldstein, D.C. Walker, Bobby Glass, Jim Jones, Richard Tittle, Jack Crumley, Lester Ballard, Raymond Bautista, Dennis Barnette, his special friends, Michelle Taylor, Diane Barfield, Geri Richard, Betty Jo Barker, Patsy Glass, Judy DeLoach, Kay Jones, Brenda Lewis, Jane Dugger, Nancy Fleming, Mary Shephard, Janice Fair, Carolyn Jane Robinson, JoAnn Paty, Crystal Cordell, Barbara Ballard, Doe Davis, Whitney Taylor, Tiffany Jenkins, Andrea Edmondson, Staff and Residents of Pine Oaks Assisted Living Community and Ivy Hall Nursing Home and Employees of downtown Carter County Bank. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the funeral chapel at any time or at the home of Jesse and Joyce Birchfield, 723 Fairway Drive, Elizabethton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 East F Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences to the Hale family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Darlene Greene
 Darlene Greene, 214 Mayfield Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, October 25, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Greene was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Fred Clark Sr. and Bonnie Garland Clark. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Clark Jr. and Johnny Clark, and two sisters, Linda Harrison and Emmadean Nave.
  Mrs. Greene was of the Baptist faith. She was a retired LPN.
  Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Greene, of the home, a brother, Eddie Clark, and a sister, Frenda King, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, in the Greene Cemetery, Flat Springs, N.C. Everyone is requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday for the service. The family will receive friends in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the funeral service. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

October 25, 2004

  Carl H. Lilley
  Carl H. Lilley, 82, 911 Rittertown Rd., Hampton, died on Friday, October 22, 2004 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  A native of Washington County, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mattie Feathers Lilley.
  He retired from Burlington Mills and was a member of C. Street Church of Christ.
  Mr. Lilley was preceded in death by his first wife, Maggie Boles Lilley; one sister, Ruby Saylor, and four brothers, Carol, Claude, Glenn and Johnny Lilley.
  Survivors include his wife, Alberta M. Lilley, of Hampton; a daughter, Barbara Cooper, of Sanford, Fla.; two grandsons, Kevin and Steven Cooper, of Sanford, Fla.; three sisters, Marie Rutherford and Lou Bragg, Johnson City, and Florence Dolan, of Florida, and one brother, Joe Lilley, of Erwin.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Eddie Craft officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2004 in the Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, will be Kevin Cooper, Steven Cooper, George Lilley, Joe Lilley, Hoyt Bragg, Tommy Lilley and Randy Lilley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Lilly family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Mary E. Smith
  Mary Edna "Nanny" Smith, 85, 157 Smith Hollow Rd., Butler, died Thursday, October 21, 2004 at her residence following an extended illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late William and Rosie Howell Sheets.
  Mrs. Smith was a member of Little Milligan Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. James P. Smith; two daughters, Norma Davenport and Kay Hardin, and a son, Tom Smith; a grandson, Keith Smith; five sisters and three brothers.
  Survivors include a daughter, Sue Stout, Butler; a son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Barbara Smith, Butler; a very special son-in-law, Maynard Davenport, Butler; a special granddaughter, Connie Fenner, Butler; 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Nick Bradshaw and Rev. Terry Dugger officiating. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, October 25, 2004 at Smith Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Campbell, Fred Griffey and Ray Griffey. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. on Monday. The family will receive friends on Sunday at the funeral home chapel from 6 to 8 p.m., or friends may also call at the residence, 157 Smith Hollow Rd., Butler, 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. 423-542-2232

October 24, 2004

  William E. Carr
  William Earl "Grubb Carr, 51, 394 Holston Mountain Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, in the Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, as the result of a logging accident. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Jess and Elsie Sheets Carr. He was a 1971 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He was a self-employed logger. He was a member of the Keenburg Free Will Baptist church. Mr. Carr was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Howard Carr. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
  Survivors include his wife, Nancy Hardin Carr; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Danielle and Spencer Goodwin, Elizabethton; seven sisters, Mabel Hamilton, Rose Odom, Arzella Rasnick, Pearl Bradley, Louella Austin, Brenda Jensen and Ruby Moore, all of Elizabethton; three brothers, James and Joe Carr, both of Elizabethton, and Gary Carr, Memphis; and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday Oct. 25, 2004, in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ted Reynolds and the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, in the Hardin Cemetery (Beck Mountain). Chris Potter will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, will be Art Smithdeal, Joe Smithdeal, Tom Bowers, Ed Trinkle, Brian Mink, Brad Asher, Dayton Buckles and Eric O'Quinn. Honorary pallbearers will be the Carr Logging Softball Team and all of his hunting and fishing buddies. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Carr family may be emailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  Elsie C. Fritts
  Elsie Carolyn Fritts, age 81, 160 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, died Saturday. Oct. 23, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness. A native of Johnson county, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Martha Snyder Fritts. Mrs. Fritts retired from ET&WNC Johnson City office after 50 years of service and was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church. She was also active with the Watauga Baptist Association. Mrs. Fritts was preceded in death by a sister, Nell Fritts; and a brother, Wiley Fritts.
  Survivors include one sister, Violet Fritts of the home; cousin and spouse, Kenneth and Bobbie Fritts, where she made her home; several other cousins also survive and a great aunt, Eua Glick, of Wilmington, Del.
  Graveside services will be held on Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at 1 p.m. in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. 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.

  Raymond Isaacs
  Raymond Isaacs, age 75, 1120 Broad Street Ext., Elizabethton, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Joseph Frank and Addie Reece Isaacs. He was a member of East River Park Christian Church. Mr. Isaacs was a retired member of U.S. Postal Service after 44 years of service. He was a 32 degree Mason with Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&A.M. and was an active assistant Scout Master with Troop 129. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Isaacs was currently on the Board of Elizabethton Housing Authority, former member of the Elizabethton City School Board and he attended East Tennessee State University.
  He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Lorraine Martin Isaacs; one brother, Lowell Isaacs ; and one sister, Mary Kate May.
  Survivors include one daughter, Judi Isaacs, Chattanooga; two sons and daughters-in-law, Phil and Regina Isaacs, Elizabethton; Ray Isaacs and Judith Ruetsche, Milwaukee, Wis.; one sister and brother-in-law, Nell I. and Clyde Jenkins, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Miranda Isaacs, Chelsie Isaacs, both of Elizabethton; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Mary and Frank Shepherd and Peggy Meredith, all of Elizabethton; a friend, Betty Oliver, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at East River Park Christian Church, with Mr. Joel Stauffer and Mr. John Smith, Ministers officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Bill Shepherd Family and Lois Carrier, organist. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Herb Curde, Paul Pless, Leo Meredith, Martin Meredith, Jim Osborne, Bill Shepherd, Todd Isaacs, Thomas Isaacs, Riley May and Jim Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Fowler, Deacons and Elders of East River Park Christian Church, Pat "Red" Bowers, Wayne Williams, Jack Carrier, Mike Peters, Russell Arney, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Ronnie Kirby, Grayson Richardson, Glen Isaacs, Grady Fair, Carroll Broome, Bill Campbell, Kelly Geagley, Dr. Harold Alison, Ann Caldwell, Elaine Jenkins, Mary Nell Burchfield, Sherry Brewer, Vera Peters, Ann Osborne and Patti Parker. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or friends may also call at the residence, 1120 Broad Street ext., Elizabethton, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the East River Park Christian Church, 1207 Broad Street Ext., Elizabethton, TN 37643 or the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

  Carl H. Lilley
  Carl H. Lilley, 82, 911 Rittertown Road, Hampton, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  Darlene Phillips
  Darlene Phillips, age 45, 224 South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, in her home following a lengthy illness. A native of Elizabethton, she was the daughter of Alvin Hicks and Edith Medley, both of Elizabethton. Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker and a member of Solid Rock Pentecostal Church, Johnson City.
  Survivors in addition to her parents include her husband, Jerry Phillips of Elizabethton; two sons, Anthony Scism of Greeneville, and Jerry Phillips of the home; three daughters, Cynthia Aldrich and her husband Stephen, II, of Watauga, Angela Jones and her husband Damon, and Brittany Phillips, of Elizabethton; seven sisters, a brother, Edward Hicks; four grandchildren, Matoka Aldrich and Stephen Aldrich III of Watauga, Dalton Jones and Abbie Jones of the home; several aunts and uncles and several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Roy Phillips, Wilma Ingram, Helen Aldrich, and Charlene Vanhorn. She was preceded in death by a brother, Allen James Hicks.
  The funeral service for Darlene Phillips will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24 in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, with Pastor Terry Phillips, Sr. officiating. Music will be under the direction of Pastor Terry Phillips, Sr. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Sunrise Chapel. The graveside and committal services will immediately follow the funeral service in Cherry Grove-Keplinger Cemetery, Jonesborough. Active pallbearers will be Stephen Aldrich, Damon Jones, Anthony Scism, Phil Jones, Stephen Aldrich, II, and Keith Ward. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Phillips and Jerry Phillips. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, 423-610-7171, is in charge of arrangements for the Phillips family.

  Mary E. Smith
  Mary Edna "Nanny" Smith, age 85, 157 Smith Hollow Road, Butler, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late William and Rosie Howell Sheets. Mrs. Smith was a member of Little Milligan Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Norma Davenport and Kay Hardin; a son, Tom Smith; a grandson, Keith Smith; five sisters and three brothers.
  Survivors include a daughter, Sue Stout, Butler; a son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Barbara Smith, Butler; a very special son-in-law, Maynard Davenport, Butler; a special granddaughter, Connie Fenner, Butler; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren,and several nieces and nephews.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Nick Bradshaw and the Rev. Terry Dugger officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Smith Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be the grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Campbell, Fred Griffey and Ray Griffey. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. on Monday. The family received friends on Sunday, at the funeral home chapel from 6-8 p.m. or friends may also call at the residence, 157 Smith Hollow Road, Butler, any time. 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.

  Anna Speer
  Anna Elizabeth Davis Speer, 94, 380 Chestnut Drive, Boone, N.C., formerly of Stoney Creek, died Thursday evening in the Glenbridge Health Care Center in Boone, N.C. A native of Imboden, Va., She was the daughter of the late William David and Mary Carroll Davis. She had spent most other life in Carter County before going to Boone 12 years ago. She taught school in Carter County for several years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Speer, in 1992; and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include a son and daughter in law, Charlie and Daphene Martin Speer, of Boone, N.C.; a step-sister, Margaret Zematis, of Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Charles C. Speer, Laura Leigh Speer, Amy Wilson Deane and Andrew Martin Wilson; two great-grandchildren: McKenzie Deane and Aidon Deane; and several nieces and nephews.
  Graveside Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. The family will receive friends in Memorial Funeral Chapel from 1-2 p.m. Sunday. Pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday, will be Randy McDonough, Adam Petry, Rodney Critcher, David Alexander, Gene Vandirford, Gene Butts, Jim Jones and Dallas Carrier. Honorary pallbearers will be all of her former first-grade students from Midway School. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  Emma C. Taylor
  Emma C. Taylor, age 88, 135 Laurel Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Butler, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Sally White Campbell. She was a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe E. Taylor; one brother, Roy Campbell; three sisters, Marie Hatley, Arabel Potter, and Opha Green; and one son-in-law, Lloyd I. Grindstaff.
  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie B. and Loretta Taylor, Elizabethton; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Geraldine and Luther Woods, Elizabethton, Hazel and Bill Ellis, Elizabethton, and Arrie Jo Grindstaff, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, David Woods and spouse, Debbie Woods, Elizabethton, Amy Hill and spouse, Mike Hill, Johnson City, Dr. Alan Grindstaff, Knoxville, and Keena Jo Taylor, Elizabethton; one great-granddaughter, Amber Woods, Elizabethton; two brothers, E.C. Campbell, Elizabethton, and J.P. Campbell, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Mr. Gerald Holly, Minister and the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dennis Laws. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6- 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the funeral service or friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Hazel Ellis, 131 Laurel Road, Elizabethton, or at the other daughter's residence or at the residence of the son. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Taylor Cemetery, Rome Hollow. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be John B. Holsclaw, Paul Jones, David Woods, Dr. Alan Grindstaff, Wayne Campbell and Joe Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Mitchell Peters, Mike Hill, Martin and Margaret Geiger and family, Johnny Baker, Tommy Davenport, Richard Peters, Joe Sturm, Randall Sturm, Keith Green, Clarence Green, Glen Campbell, Tommy Campbell, Norman Peters, Roy Wilson, Ron Ellis, Ernest Campbell, Edward Campbell, Gerald Buckles, Mike Fletcher, Jeff Farmer, Richard Dugger, Sam Ellis, George Garland, Sonny Fletcher, friends and neighbors, Ron Kelly, Ken Woods, Property Assessor Office and Court House Employees, Norbert and Barbara Jenquin, a special neighbor, Dorothy Peters, a special friend, Pam Worth. A special thank you to Dr. Jason Hatjioannou, Pine Ridge Care Center and Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Taylor Family Cemetery, c/o Hazel Ellis, 131 Laurel Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to Ronald McDonald House, 418 North State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

October 22, 2004

  Kathleen S. Booker
  Kathleen Stout Booker, 86, Elizabethton, died Thursday, October 27, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late W.O. and Ada Colbaugh Garland.
  She was a retired Nurse's Aide.
  Mrs. Booker attended the First Assembly of God.
  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jessee Willard Stout, and her second husband, Jesse L. Booker; a grandson, Waylon Stout; four sisters, Theo Patrick, Carmelita Peters, Sibilia Hardin, and Jewel Garland, and three brothers, Charles Garland, T.N. Garland and Odell Garland.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Windle and LaNita Stout, Nashville; three grandchildren, Rachel Obptande and her husband, Brad; Faron Stout and Marty Stout and his wife, Tracy; five great-grandchildren, Austin, Tyler and Erin Stout, Jeffrey Waylon and Alaina Tess Obptande; one sister and brother-in-law, Yvonne and Ivan Morley, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, will be Faron Stout, Marty Stout, Brad Obptande, Jeffrey Waylon Obptande, Lin Hamrick and Michael Hamrick. Honorary pallbearers will be Vernon Hardin, Hartselle Garland, Dale Morley, Marvin Garland. The family would like to express a special "thank you" to the nursing staff in the Acute Stepdown Unit, Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service hour at 11 a.m. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  David L. Birchfield
  David Lee Birchfield, 73, Baltimore, Md., died Friday, October 15, 2004 in Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore.
  He was a native of Roan Mountain and the son of the late Jacob and Augusta Brown Birchfield.
  Mr. Birchfield was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde Birchfield, Baltimore, Md., and Arden Birchfield, Roan Mountain.
  Survivors include his wife, Betty; two sons; three brothers, Roy and Jimmy Dean Birchfield, of Elizabethton, and Arvil Birchfield, Baltimore, Md., and two sisters, Mary B. Guinn, Johnson City, and Beatrice Gouge, Elizabethton.
  Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 17, 2004 in Essex, Md.
  Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

Bernard "Papaw" Davis
  Bernard "Papaw" Davis, 70, 205 Davis Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at his residence following an extended illness. Born March 17, 1934, he was a son of the late Herman Moody and Pearl Pierce Davis.
  Mr. Davis had served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a computer programmer for Univac, Bristol.
  He was an electrician for PSG for many years.
  Mr. Davis was a very kind and wonderful man, father and grandfather who touched the hearts of everyone who knew him. He will live on in our hearts forever.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers.
  Survivors include his wife, Marleen Davis; one daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Mike Baird, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Gail Davis, Unicoi; Mark and Hayley Davis, Georgia; four grandchildren, Dwayne, Amanda, and Autumn Oliver and Josh Davis; one great-granddaughter, Sydney Oliver; two sisters-in-law, Helen Morris, Marie Moore, and one brother-in-law and his wife, Bob and Pat Morris. Several nieces and nephews and two special pets, Zeke and Minnie, also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2004 at the Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Clarence Phillips and Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Music will be under the direction of Norris and Lisa Shell. The graveside service and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2004 in the Davis Cemetery. Everyone is requested to meet at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. for the graveside service. Military honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday prior to the service or at other times at the residence. Active pallbearers will be Dwayne Oliver, Mike Baird, Wayne Pierce, Ronnie Campbell, Norris Shell, and Bob Morris. Honorary pallbearers will be Clark Davis, Eugene Davis, Randy Grindstaff, Bobby Joe Grindstaff, Max Grindstaff, Gary Hatley, Orville Roberts, Jeane Grindstaff, Aubrey Ensor and all of his other friends. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children-Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. 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.

  Margaret Honeycutt
  Margaret Ella Baumgardner Honeycutt, 59, 132 Rosewood Circle, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 20, 2004 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Woody and Juanita Davis Baumgardner.
  She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and was an employee of Food City in Elizabethton.
  She was of the Methodist faith.
  Survivors include her husband, David S. Honeycutt, of the home; her beloved boxer bulldog, Angel; two sisters, Marion Stanley and Dorothy Stevens, both of Elizabethton; a sister-in-law and her husband, Diane and Jim Edens, Elizabethton; two brothers-in-law, Rondle Honeycutt, Elizabethton, and Bobby Honeycutt, Hampton, and a special friend, Kathy Taylor, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Graveside services for Margaret Ella Baumgardner Honeycutt will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2004 in Old Slagle Church Cemetery with Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Range, Ricky Colbaugh, Jim Edens and Robbie Edens. A special thanks to the staff of the Carter County Rescue Squad and the staff of the Emergency Room of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. The family will receive friends at the residence, 132 Rosewood Circle, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. on 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.

  Jacob Johnson
  Jacob Eugene "Bill" Johnson, 73, 301 Hogum Hollow Rd., Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, October 20, 2004, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C., following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Jacob Alfred and Lizzie Bumgardner Johnson.
  Mr. Johnson was a member of the Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church and was a retired truck driver.
  In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Mildred Johnson; three infant sons; two daughters; eight sisters and four brothers.
  Survivors include four sons, Leonard Johnson and Danny Johnson, both of Roan Mountain; Michael Johnson, Hampton; Mark "Buster" Johnson, Banner Elk, N.C.; three daughters, Emma Bertha Johnson, Wanda Johnson, Teresa Cairnes, all of Roan Mountain; 18 grandchildren and one whom he raised, Joey Johnson, of the home; one great-granddaughter; three step-great-grandchildren; four sisters and one brother-in-law, Golda Acuff, Knoxville; Ethel Johnson, Annie Ruth Arnett, both of Roan Mountain, and Connie and Noble McNeal, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2004 in Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Billy Morgan and Rev. Perry Markland officiating. Burial will follow in the Johnson Cemetery, Crabtree Community. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Eugene Johnson, J. L. Johnson, B. J. Johnson, Kenny Cairnes, James Thomas, Jimmy Dyson, Roy Lee Johnson, and Jonathan Arnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Kirk Norris, Joey Johnson and Melvin Johnson. A special thanks is extended from the family to special friends Dallas and Judy Birchfield, Roan Mountain. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. 423-772-3928.

October 21, 2004

  George A. Metz
  George A. Metz, 58, 136 Fantasy Pvt. Dr., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
  A native of Beckley, W.Va., he was a son of the late John William and Frncis Agnes Ligocki Metz.
  He worked in the construction industry as a designer.
  Mr. Metz was of the Catholic faith.
  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and U.S.E.T. Mr. Metz served in the U.S. Army.
  Survivors are his wife Alice Metz; two sons, George Anthony Metz, Jr.; Timothy Aaron Metz, both of West Virginia; four brothers, John Metz, Hawaii; Stanley Metz, Michael Metz, both of West Virginia; Victor Metz, Bristol, Va.; one sister, Mary Chapman, West Virginia, and special friend, Gunga Lewis. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2004 in the Tetrick Funeral Home. Burial will be held in Tri-City Memory Gardens at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 2004. Everyone is requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2004 at the Tetrick Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. 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.

  Ethel C. Reece
  Ethel C. Reece, 94, 919 Medical Park Dr., formerly of 1561 Dry Stone Branch Rd., Mountain City, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at the Mountain City Care Center following an extended illness.
  A native of Trade, Tenn., she was born on June 17, 1910 to the late Arthur and Jane Reece.
  In addition to her parents, Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Hillary C. Reece, who passed away in 1981; three grandchildren and several sisters and brothers.
  Ethel was a homemaker, loved sewing, flowers and was an accomplished artist in drawing.
  She was a member of the Mountain City Church of Christ.
  Ethel is survived by three daughters, Beulah Allen (Harold) of Lenoir, N.C.; Lucille Jenkins (James) of Mountain City, and Barbara "Bobbie" Proffitt (Jack) of Elizabethton; four sons, Walter Reece (Ima Jean), Herbert Reece (Betty), all of Mountain City; Claude Reece (Margie) of Fairfield, Texas, and Clyde Reece of Pennsylvania; one sister, Ella Mae Combs; one brother, Dolphus Reece, both of Mountain City; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral Services for Ethel will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2004 from the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Herman Trivette and Mr. Jim Hutchinson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Lindsey Debord and the Mountain City Church of Christ Choir. Graveside Services and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 2004 from the Phillippi Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be James Lee Allen, Roger Reece, Ray Jenkins, Jimmy Jenkins, Roger Wayne Reece, David Lee Reece, Dallas Reece, Donald Reece, Eddie Reece, Michael Reece, Mark Reece and Joe Reece. Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2004 prior to services, at the funeral home chapel. At other times, friends may call at the residence of Lucille Jenkins, 1561 Dry Stone Branch Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mountain City Care Center, 919 Medical Park Dr., Mountain City, TN 37683. A special thanks from the family to Dr. Buddy Clayton and staff, Mountain City Care Center and staff, Johnson County Rescue Squad and Maxine Corum. Condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hux-lipford.com.
  Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is serving the Reece Family.

October 20, 2004

  Pete Cartozzo
  Pete Cartozzo, 72, 327 Happy Valley Rd., Johnson City, died Monday, October 18, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a seven-month illness.
  A native of Independence, La., he was the son of the late Anthony "Tony" Joseph and Jennie Couchie Cartozzo.
  He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Elizabethton.
  He was a foreman at Magnavox/Phillips.
  He was a U.S. Army veteran.
  Survivors include his wife, Gloria Cartozzo, of the home; two sons, Steve Cartozzo, Johnson City; Mike Cartozzo, Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Jennie Fletcher, Johnson City; Anna Williams, Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Elaine Fletcher, Joe Deel, Derek Cartozzo, Randi Williams, and Cassie Williams; one great-granddaughter, Justice Deese; four brothers, Henry Cartozzo, of Metairie, La.; Jimmy Cartozzo, of LaPlace, La.; Sam Cartozzo, of Norco, La.; Joseph "Sonny" Cartozzo, of Independence, La.; one sister, Rose Courtney, of Columbia, Miss. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The Mass of the Christian Burial for Pete Cartozzo will be conducted on Friday, October 22, 2004 at noon at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Elizabethton, with Father Dennis Kress, O.P. officiating. Burial will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military honors will be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Steve Cartozzo, Mike Cartozzo, Sam Cartozzo, Randy Cartozzo, Joe Deel, Derek Cartozzo and Mike Fletcher. Honorary pallbearer will be Jim Bass. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 21, 2004 from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Liver Foundation, 5583 Murray Rd., Memphis, TN 38119. 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.

  Mack A. Hyder
  Mack A. Hyder, 57, of Mt. Morris, Michigan, died at his residence on Monday, October 18, 2004.
  He was a native of Hampton and the son of the late Daunt and Lucycle McLaughlin Hyder.
  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Ben and Daunt Hyder, and two sisters, Cora Lee and Fern Pearce.
  Survivors include one daughter, Brandy; two sons, Matthew and Jason; five grandchildren; six brothers, Bill Hyder, of Elizabethton; Kyle and Perry Hyder, of Hampton; Dan Hyder, Johnson City; Dana Allen of Rogersville, N.C., and Keith Hyder, of Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Irene Morrell, of Virginia, and Jean Carroll of South Carolina. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The family will receive friends Thursday, October 21, 2004 at Miles Marten Funeral Home in Mt. Morris, Mich., with the funeral at 2 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2004.
  Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

  Larry D. Presnell
  Larry Denton Presnell, 73, 611 North East St., Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Monday, October 18, 2004 at his residence.
  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late George W. and Nannie Byrd Presnell.
  He was a member of the Church of Christ.
  Mr. Presnell had worked at Magnavox and retired from Snap-On Tools.
  He was well-loved by his brothers and sisters, and was also a very helpful neighbor and a dedicated husband and friend.
  In addition to his parents, Mr. Presnell was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Hurley Presnell; three nephews, Robert Richard Parlier, Jeffery Winters, Curtis Terry, and a special friend, Mamie Edens.
  Survivors include eight sisters and brothers-in-law, Loretta and Kenneth Rainbolt, June and Hansel Winters, Ruth and Archie Parlier, Violet and Jim Gibson, Norma and David Babb, Trena and Carl Gibson, all of Elizabethton; Patricia and Clay Montgomery, Roan Mountain; Diana and Ralph Marlowe, Erwin; two brothers and sisters-in-law, George Dean and Sandra Presnell, Rex and Janie Presnell, all of Elizabethton, and special friend, Emma Jean Harmon, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the Garland Cemetery with Wade Winters, nephew, officiating. Everyone will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2004 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or at the residences of the sisters and brothers at any time. Active pallbearers are Rex Presnell, Martin Montgomery, Clay Montgomery, Ken Rainbolt, Ralph Marlowe, David Babb, Hansel Winters, and Carl Gibson. Honorary pallbearers are Archie Parlier and 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 of arrangements, 423-542-2232.

  Annie R. Taylor
  ANDERSON, S.C. -- Annie Ruby Taylor, 83, 3503 Whitehall Rd. Ext., Anderson, S.C., died Monday, October 18, 2004 at the Hospice House.
  Born in Rabun County, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Dessie Thomas and James R. Gordon.
  She was a homemaker.
  She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.
  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jackie Gordon and Frank Gordon, and two sisters, Lou Ellen Prince and Bonnie Viola Hunter.
  Survivors include four sons, James Taylor, of Elizabethton; Joel Taylor, David Taylor and John Dale Taylor, all of Anderson, S.C.; four daughters, Jewel Owens, of Elizabethton; Dessie Marlene Pickett and Gloria McLane, Anderson, S.C.; Vickie Clark, of Honea Path, S.C.; five brothers, Joe Gordon and Bob Gordon, of Clayton, Ga.; Lee Gordon, Paris, Tenn.; John Gordon, Clarkesville, Ga., and Bill Gordon, Travelers Rest, S.C.; five sisters, Mary McGaha, of Franklin, N.C.; Estella Littleton, Toccoa, Ga.; Hazel Davidson, Clarkesville, Ga.; Ella Sue Trotman, Baldwin, Ga., and Irma Jean Cristy, Gainesville, Ga.; 24 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 21, 2004 in the McDougald Funeral Home Chapel, Anderson, S.C. at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Maxwell officiating. Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Mountain Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at the McDougald Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. and also at the cemetery on Thursday from 2 to 2:30 p.m. The family will be at the home of a daughter, Gloria McLane, 1504 Busby Rd., Anderson S.C.
  The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.

October 19, 2004

  Mary L. Buck
  Mary Lee Buck, 401 S. Main St., Elizabethton, died Sunday, October 17, 2004 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late John "Tiger" and Emma Fair Merritt.
  She was a homemaker.
  Mrs. Buck was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church and the Emma Williams Sunday school class.
  She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
  Survivors include her husband of 58 years, David Blaine Buck, Sr.; a son, David Blaine Buck, Jr., of Jefferson County, Tenn.; two sisters, Frances Hale, Elizabethton, and Daisy Cohen, of Fremont, Calif. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 19, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Elmer Carter officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Buck family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Larry D. Presnell
  Larry D. Presnell, 73, 611 North East Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, October 18, 2004 at his residence unexpectedly. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. 423-542-2232

  Maude A. Snodgrass
  Mrs. Maude Ann Snodgrass, 91, 317 East "D" Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, October 18, 2004 in Hillview Health Center following a lengthy illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Garrett and Naomi Garland Street.
  She was owner and operator of Maude's Antique Store for 32 years and she was a member of First Christian Church, Elizabethton.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred L. Snodgrass in 1987; three sisters, Lockie Brumitt, Laura Ryan and Elizabeth Kennedy; three brothers, Nathan Street, Lawrence Street and Arville Street, and one half-brother, Eugene Street.
  Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Sylvia and Jim Smith and Betty Jean Moore, all of Elizabethton; two half-brothers, Hazen Gary Street and Herbert Street, both of Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Scott Smith and his wife Deanne, Jonesborough; David Moore and Debbie Moore; three great-grandchildren, MacKenzie Moore-Adams, Noah Landon Smith and Alicia Nicole Smith.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Ann Snodgrass will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Brent Nidiffer, minister, officiating. Burial will follow the service in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Richard Ryan, Scott Smith, Millard Fitzsimmons, David Moore, Joel Clark and Robert Clark. Thank you to four special friends, Wanda Rose Bennett, Nadine Ward, Kathleen Thomas and Wanda Bowers. A special thanks to the staff of Hillview Health Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday or at the residence, 317 East "D" Street, Elizabethton any time Tuesday afternoon, October 19. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Reach Out Committee, First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com.
  Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

October 18, 2004

  Cleo M. Dalton
  Cleo Morris Dalton, 87, 309 Webb Road, Piney Flats, died Friday, October 15, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
  A daughter of the late William Henry and Fina Carr Morris, Mrs. Dalton was a native of Carter County and had lived in Piney Flats for 68 years.
  She was an active member of United Methodist Women and Piney Flats United Methodist Church.
  Mrs. Dalton was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, William T. Dalton; four brothers, Carl, Floyd, Earl and Bruce Morris; and four sisters, Bertha Price, Clara Wilson, Grace Tribble and Monta Perry.
  Surviving is one daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Herman Harkleroad; one granddaughter and her husband, Christa and Travis Justice; one great-grandson, Dalton Justice; one great-granddaughter, Callee Justice, all of Piney Flats; two sisters and their husbands, Florence and Albert Harrison of Watauga; Joyce and Clifford Vandeventer of Elizabethton; one brother and his wife, Ralph and Lucy Morris of Elizabethton and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Dalton will be held Monday, October 18, 2004 at 8 p.m. in the South Chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6 to 8 p.m. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to Happy Valley Memorial Park for an 11 a.m. graveside service and burial. Rev. Mack Houston and Rev. Laura Rasor will officiate. Pallbearers will be Beryl Lyon, Otho Anderson, Sam Baird, Clifford Hall, Mike Schmidt, Darrell Chambers, Clarence Perry and Keith Switzer. Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Wilhoit, Eugene Hancock, Dr. Allan Colyar, Dr. Ronald Chambers, and Tom Milhorn. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Piney Flats United Methodist Church, 355 Piney Flats Rd., Piney Flats, TN 37686. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.morrisbaker.com.
  Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Dalton family. (423) 282-1521.

Obituary Archives

October 17, 2004

  Betty A. Bailey
  BAKERSVILLE, N.C. -- Betty Ann Bailey, age 66, of Beans Creek Road, Bakersville, N.C., died Oct. 13, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late William and Mary Ellen Carver Butler, and a native of Mitchell County, N.C. She attended Beans Creek Church of Jesus Christ. She was a homemaker, and a loving grandmother. She was the wife of DeFord Bailey.
  Survivors include sons, Ronnie and Wayne Bailey, both of Bakersville, N.C.; sisters, Lavetta Street, of Belmont, N.C., and Virginia Garland, of Bakersville, N.C.; brothers, Joe Butler, of Elizabethton, and J.C. Butler, of Bakersville, N.C.; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Zonia Mae Butler, Ermine Butler, William Jr. Butler, Wilma Sue Clement and Norma Jean Hopson. The family received friends Saturday, Oct. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at Henline-Hughes Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, with Ronnie Gouge, G.B. Garland and Spivey Pendland officiating. Interment will be at Bailey Cemetery. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to National Emphysema Foundation, 15 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences: phone (828) 688-4813, fax (828) 688-3187, or e-mail info@henline-hughes.com.

  DeFord Bailey
  BAKERSVILLE, N.C. -- DeFord Bailey, age 72, of Beans Creek Road, Bakersville, N.C., died Oct. 14, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was the son of the late John and Pansy Canipe Bailey, and a native of Mitchell County, N.C. He was a veteran of the United States military. He was the husband of Betty Ann Bailey.
  Survivors include sons, Ronnie and Wayne Bailey, both of Bakersville, N.C.; sisters, Pearl Reed, of Marion, N.C.; Lillian Ledford, of Bakersville, and Linda Buchanan, of Hickory, N.C.; brothers, Roy Bailey, of Nashville; Robert Bailey, of Crossnore, N.C., Johnny Bailey, of Bakersville, N.C., and Rex Bailey, of Sacramento, Calif.; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters, Ruby Bartlett and Hettie Vance.
  The family received friends Saturday, Oct. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at Henline-Hughes Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, with Ronnie Gouge, G.B. Garland and Spivey Pendland officiating. Interment will be at Bailey Cemetery. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to National Emphysema Foundation, 15 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences: (828) 688-4813, fax (828) 688-3187, or e-mail info@henline-hughes.com.

  Roger S. Brown
  Roger S. Brown, age 57, 962 Hampton Creek, Roan Mountain, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness. A native of Banner Elk, N.C., he was the son of the late Scott W. and Anne Hughes Brown. He was a former employee of Empire Furniture Company.
  Survivors are his wife, Audrey Brown, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Ron Holden and Kim and Tim Banner, all of Roan Mountain; one sister, Laurette Brown, Roan Mountain; and four grandchildren, David and Andy Holden, and Heather and Ronald Banner, all of Roan Mountain.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain with the Rev. Martin Christian officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, in the Johnson-Roanview Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Sunday prior to the service or at other times at the residence. Honorary pallbearers are Keith Wilson, Henry Harris, Carroll Street, Jack Osborne, John Shortridge and Ford English. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Johnson City Medical Center Hospice, 101 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 100, Johnson City, TN 37604. 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.

  Mozella B. Calhoun
  Mozella Bice Calhoun, age 66, 231 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Julie Byers Bice. She was a homemaker.
  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Calhoun was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Calhoun, and one brother, Bobby Bice.
  Survivors are two daughters, Angela Harrald and Patricia Pearce, both of Hampton; two grandchildren, Michael Harrald, Hampton, and Melody Bice, Elizabethton; two great-grandchildren, Zachary Miller and Hayden Birchfield, both of Elizabethton; one sister, Louisa Whitehead, Elizabethton; and a special friend, Luther Coleman, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. for the service. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

  Cleo M. Dalton
  Cleo Morris Dalton, age 87, of 309 Webb Road in Piney Flats, died Friday, Oct. 15, at Johnson City Medical Center. A daughter of the late Fina Carr Morris and William Henry Morris, Mrs. Dalton was a native of Carter County and had lived in Piney Flats for 68 years. She was an active member of United Methodist Women and Piney Flats United Methodist Church. Mrs. Dalton was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters, Carl, Floyd, Earl and Bruce Morris, Bertha Price, Clara Wilson, Grace Tribble and Monta Perry. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Herman Harkleroad; one granddaughter and her husband, Christa and Travis Justice; one great- grandson, Dalton Justice; one great-granddaughter Callee Justice, all of Piney Flats; two sisters and their husbands, Florence and Albert Harrison of Watauga, Joyce and Clifford Vandeventer of Elizabethton; one brother and his wife, Ralph and Lucy Morris of Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Dalton will be held Monday, Oct.18 at 8 p.m. in the South Chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6-8 p.m. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to Happy Valley Memorial Park for an 11 a.m. graveside service and burial. The Rev. Mack Houston and the Rev. Laura Rasor will officiate. Pallbearers will be Beryl Lyon, Otho Anderson, Sam Baird, Clifford Hall, Mike Schmidt, Darrell Chambers, Clarence Perry and Keith Switzer. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and Darrell Wilhoit, Eugene Hancock, Dr. Allan Colyar and Dr. Ronald Chambers. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Piney Flats United Methodist Church, 355 Piney Flats Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 423-282-1521, 2001 Oakland Avenue Johnson City, TN.

   Michael L. Greer
  Michael L. Greer, age 41, 141 Centerview Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at his residence following a brief illness. A native of Carter County, he was a son of Betty Holdren Irick and the late Wilburn Lane Greer. He was a mechanic.
  Survivors in addition to his mother are his wife, Sheila Greer, one daughter, April Greer, one son, Codie Greer, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Rick Holdren, Johnson City and Greg Greer, Elizabethton; his paternal grandmother, Emma Gouge, Roan Mountain, and two nieces.
  The memorial service was held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, in the Fireside Room of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Private disposition will be held at a later date. 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.

  Clara N. Johnson
  Clara Almeda Nutter Johnson, 89, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy battle with Alzheimers. She was the daughter of the late John and Almeda Nutter. She was a native of Everett, Mass., and had lived in this area since 1954. She was a lifetime member of the #163 Sycamore Chapter of The Order of the Eastern Star in Elizabethton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Henry T. Johnson, Sr. and her son, Henry T. Johnson, Jr. She is survived by her nephew and caretaker, Wesley Adams and wife, Virginia, of Kingsport.
  Services are to be announced at a later date. The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Clara N. Johnson be made to The Order of the Easter Star #163, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Serving the family of Clara N. Johnson, is Snyder's Funeral Home, 239-5671, 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, TN.

  Sam H. Jones
  Sam Henry Jones, 46, 104 Creek Bank Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in the Sycamore Shaols Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Casey B. and Geraldine Harrison Jones. He was retired due to disability as a plumber.
  Survivors include his wife, Connie Garland Jones; a son and daughter-in-law, Travis Keith and Angelia Rose Garland, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Jonathan Tolley and Elizabeth Clemons; a great-grandchild, Isaiah Clemons; one sister, Connie Lawson, Elizabethton; three brothers, Timothy, Donald and Daniel C. Jones, all of Elizabethton; his aunts and uncles, Henry Jones, Jr., Millard Jones, JoAnn Guinn, Maxine Ellis, Christine Hamm, Farrell Harrison, and George Ronald Harrison; and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Lang and the Rev. Bob Pritchard officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Jones Cemetery, Roan Mountan. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Monday will be Travis Garland, Berley Clemons, Robert Cox, Kim Wise, Jonathan Grad Tolley, and Les Cendlin. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Garland, Keith Merritt, Tim Merritt, Kevin Glover, Craig Morris, Kevin Stover and Todd Bowling. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of the son and daughter-in-law, Travis Keith and Angelia Garland, 2484 Siam Road, Elizbethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangemements.

  Gene A. Taylor
  Gene Autry Taylor, 66, 115 Rowe Lane, Johnson City, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at the Johnson City Medical Center following an apparent heart attack.
  A native of Carter County, he had lived in Johnson City for the last 35 years and was a son of the late Evelyn Taylor. Mr. Taylor was manager of the Banner Elk Exxon Station and had been a salesman for 25 years for TPI. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Johnson City.
  Survivors include his wife, Faye M. Spears Taylor of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Teresa Taylor; a daughter and son-in- law, Beth and Shannon Bonsor; two brothers, Jerry E. (and Pauline) Taylor of Kingsport and Bobby Taylor of Johnson City; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane and Bill Bishop, Elizabethton, Nyoka and Jake Bentley, Johnson City, and Mary and Jack Ward of Elizabethton; three half-brothers, Jerry, R.J. and Tony Bowers all of Elizabethton; and two granddaughters, Kayla and Taylor Bonsor.
  A funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, in the South Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home at 8 p.m. under the direction of Mr. Tim Wallingford. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until time of service. A committal service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel at the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Entombment will follow. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be John Henry Bare, Jack Ward, Scott Rupe, Gary Taylor, Denny Bishop and Dewey Clyburn. Honorary bearers will be Bill McClellan, Carmen Landers, Dr. Lonnie Jackson, Joel Pierce, Jack Reeves, Jake Bentley, Bud Phillips, Jom Gouge, Don Jeanes, Terry Jones, and Jeff Gouge, also the employees of the Banner Elk Exxon Station and the Ingles Supermarket. Special thanks to Mary Andrews, Judy Rupard, Dr. Gillispie, Tim Wallingford, Dr. Chang, Dr. Reynolds, the JCMC Emergency Room Staff, the Cannon Memorial Hospital Staff and Wings Air Rescue. Online memories and condolences are available at www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, (423)282-1521, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN.

October 15, 2004

  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.

  Michael L. Greer
  Michael L. Greer, 41, of 141 Centerview Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, October 14, 2004 following a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

  Jessie P. White
  Jessie Pearman White, 90, 2451 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, died Wednesday, October 13, 2004 in the North Side Hospital after a brief illness.
  A native of Wythe County, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Robert Emmett and Laura Kemp Pearman.
  She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton.
  She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School where she was a member of the 1930-1931 Betsy Flashers Basketball Team.
  She also served as a cheerleader.
  Mrs. White was a retired employee of the Elizabethton Electric System where she was employed for 38 years.
  She was a member of the Watauga Point United Methodist Church.
  She was an active member of the Elizabethton Women's Club and a past member of the Elizabethton Business and Professional Women's Club.
  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe M. Brooks; her second husband, Noble R. White; one step-daughter, Loraine Katsis; four sisters; one brother and a half sister.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Gary A. Campbell, Elizabethton; a grandson, Jonathan Campbell, and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Margaret Owens-yates and Rev. Mack Houston officiating. Burial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 17, 2004 in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Rosemary Meredith, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, will be Jonathan Campbell, Gary Campbell, Ed Alexander III, Robert Strickland, Isaiah Broome, John Pilkton and Kenneth Nave. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family, Max Taylor, Shannon Long, Tim Street, John R. Campbell and Randy Campbell. The family would like to express a special "thank you" to the nurses of the 2400 Wing, Johnson City Medical Center and the 600 Wing of North Side Hospital and Dr. Denise Sibley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the White family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.