November 14, 2004

     James E. Baker
  James Edward Baker, 54, of Hiddenite, N.C., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, November 11, 2004, at Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory, N.C., as a result of a farming accident.
  He was born January 8, 1950 to Glen Edward Baker and Margaret Kinch Baker in Carter County, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father.
  James was a member of Union Church of Christ in Jonesborough, and attended South River Methodist Church in Hiddenite. He was a truck driver for Watkins Motor Lines of Charlotte.
  Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Keever Baker, Hiddenite, N.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Kim Baker, Johnson City; two grandsons, Hunter and Dalton Baker, both of Johnson City; his mother, Margaret Baker, Jonesborough; his grandmother, Lorene Herman; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Kathy Baker, Jonesborough; four nieces, Hannah and Amber Baker, both of Jonesborough, Shannon Baker, Atlanta, Ga., and Whitley Keever, Hiddenite, N.C.; a nephew, Aaron Keever, Ellendale, N.C.; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Helen and Phillip Keever, Hiddenite, N.C.; and two brothers-in-law, Phil Keever and wife Tracy, Hiddenite, N.C., and Joe Keever and wife Melony, Ellendale, N.C.
  Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 14, at South River Methodist Church in Hiddenite. The funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. with Rev. Lynn Hawkins and Rev. Joyce Bunn officiating. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday, November 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton. Pallbearers will be Jerry Martin, Tommy Yoakum, David Ward, Mickey Mayberry, Link Keever and Christy Bebber. In addition to flowers, memorials may be given to South River Methodist Church, P.O. Box 546, Hiddenite, N.C. 28636 or EMS-Lamar Station, 507 E. Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37601.
  Funeral arrangements provided by Alexander Funeral Service, Taylorsville, N.C. Local arrangements provided by Dillow Taylor Funeral Home.

     Juanita Goad   
Mrs. Juanita Goad, 76, 1096 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, November 14, 2004 at her residence following a brief illness.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

     Montie Hill
  Montie "Mont" Hill, 90, 247 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, November 13, 2004, at his residence after a brief illness.
  Mr. Hill was a native of Hampton and the son of the late Garfield and Nettie Whitehead Hill. He was a loving father and grandfather and a friend to all. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
  Mr. Hill was retired from J.E. Green Construction Company and was of the Baptist faith.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Hill, Grace Hill Roberson and Christine Perkins, two brothers, Walt and Stuart Hill, and a nephew, Robert Hill.
  Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, June and Frank Oliver, Shirley and Charles Pearson and Barbara and Jim Kimbrel, all of Elizabethton; nine grandchildren, Frank Oliver Jr., Montie Lowe, Vickie McKinney, Charles Pearson Jr., Carol Bare, Brian Kimbrel, Heath Kimbrel, Eric Kimbrel and Kraig Kimbrel; 11 great-grandchildren; one niece, Janie Sams; one nephew, George Roberson; and many special friends.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, November 14, with Pastor Bobby Stout officiating. Entombment services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, November 15, in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday, will be Frank Oliver Jr., Charles Pearson Jr., Brian Kimbrel, Heath Kimbrel, Barney Bare, Brad McKinney, George Roberson and Mike Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be Clarence Perry, Cliff Tittle, Arlie Webb, Dayton Harrell, Jim Pauley, Bill Peterson, Larry Andes, Buster Whitehead, Roy, Thad, Rick, David and Bill Ingram, Lib Lyons, Robert Perkins, Arnold Clark, Teresa Holden, Dr. Joe May, Spud Hollified and Tony Pierce. The family would like to express a special "Thank You" to the Johnson City Hospice Staff, Dr. Joe May and his Staff, and all of his many wonderful friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Hill family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
     Mary N. Ketchem
  Mary Nidiffer Ketchem, 81, formerly of 155 Smith Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, November 12, 2004, at Hillview Health Center.
  Mrs. Ketchem was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Robert Charles and Rhoda Dyles Nidiffer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Nidiffer and Ruth Nidiffer Gross, and one brother and sister-in-law, James and Joann Stout Nidiffer.
  Mrs. Ketchem was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. She had retired from Levi Strauss.
  Survivors include her husband, Arvin C. "Toad" Ketchem, one daughter, Cathy Miller, one granddaughter, Cara Buchanan, and two great-grandchildren, Aston Bowers and Cameron Buchanan, all of Elizabethton, and five sisters, Alice Odom, Hillview Health Center, Evelyn Guinn, Westland, Mich., Helen Vannoy, Elizabethton, Phyllis Brewer, Johnson City, and Dorothy Sells, Piney Flats. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 14, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Jones and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dean Palmer and the Pleasant Beach Quartet. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Robert Holdren, Lee Foley, Gordon Lewis, James Berry, Malcom Johnson and Jeff Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Hillview Health Center. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

     Clarence E. King
  Clarence Edward King, 77, 2140 West G Street, Lot 17, Elizabethton, died Saturday, November 13, 2004, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
  Mr. King was a native of Gap Mills, W.Va., and a son of the late Clarence Howard and Virginia Kirby King.
  Mr. King had lived in Akron, Ohio for 48 years before moving to Elizabethton, January 27, 2001. He was a retired employee of Babcock & Wilcox of Barberton, Ohio, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include his wife, Wanda Lee Mathes King; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda and Edward Knotts and Elizabeth King, all of Tunnelton, W.Va.; a son, Bill King, Grafton, W.Va.; two stepdaughters, Barbara Clark and her husband Richard, Jensen Beach, Fla., and Nancy Zell and her husband Russell, Stewart, Fla.; a stepson, Robert Lee Norris Jr. and his wife Valerie, Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; and a sister, Janet Boore, Barrottsville, W.Va. Fourteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 15, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Tom Baez and Pastor Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by the VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, will be Robbie Norris, Bert Mathes, Gary Mathes, Joe Buckles, Dick Clark and Russell Zell. Honorary pallbearers will be his several friends in Akron, Ohio, and a very special friend, Joe Cole. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the King family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

     Dayton J. Phillips
  On November 13, 2004, Dayton James Phillips went home to be with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  Dayton began his life on December 9, 1916, in a small cabin on top of a mountain in Johnson County. He was the second of 10 children born to Cornelius and Hester Burton Phillips.
  He left home in 1935 to join the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a member of Company 3453, Campt NP-4. He worked in Tennessee and North Carolina cutting trails and helping to develop the Great Smoky Mountain National Parks.
  He was inducted in the U.S. Army on August 21, 1941. He served with Company F 121st Infantry. He served as a Light Mortar Crewman. He participated in battles and campaigns in Rhineland, Normandy, N. France, Ardennes, and central Europe. He was decorated with the "European, African, Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon", five Bronze Stars, and the American Defense Service Ribbon. He served on the front lines for nine months and 20 days. Out of 1,800 replacements, he was one of two men who were not wounded or killed in combat. He was honorably discharged on June 28, 1945.
  It was in a fox hole in Normandy, France that Dayton came to know his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. At that time, he promised the Lord that, if He allowed him to return to American soil, that he would live for him. He never went back on that promise.
  When he returned home, he began work at North American Rayon Corporation, where he retired in 1978. He worked in the finishing and dying department. While working at the plant, he met and married Amanda Mays in 1946. They spent 50 years together in their Christian home. They walked side by side in their work and love for the Lord until she went home to Heaven in 1996.
  In 1975, he and Amanda became charter members of Harbor Light Baptist Church. Dayton attributes his long life and abundant blessings to the fact that he was never ashamed to stand and praise his Lord. He served on the board of directors of Evangelist Toonie Cash until his health caused him to resign.
  He leaves behind one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Roy Spores, of Johnson City; two granddaughters, Anna Whaley, of North Carolina, and Amanda Whaley, of West Virginia, and one great granddaughter, Maya Barnes. Other family members include one sister, Maxine Landry, of Cape Coral, Fla.; and four brothers, Elmer Phillips, of Adah, Penn.; Ernest Phillips, of Boise, Ida.; C.C. Phillips, Jr., Butler, and Aubrey Phillips, Mountain City.
  In addition to his parents, Cornelius Phillips and Hester Burton Phillips, and his wife, Amanda Mays Phillips, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Morrell and Chestile Manfield, and two brothers, Charlie Phillips and Thomas Phillips.
  The family will receive friends on Monday, November 15, 2004 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harbor Lights Baptist Church, in the Central Community. The family will also be available to receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. before the funeral. The funeral will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Harbor Light Baptist Church with Pastor David Burrell officiating. Music will be provided by musicians Linda Turner and Lori Deloach; music directors, Charlie Palmer and Evelyn Kelly; soloists, Michelle Kelley, Janet Overbay, and Cathy Davis; the Harbor Light Quartet and the Harbor Light combined choir. Active pallbearers will be Larry Maupin, Larry Miller, Larry Chase, Steve Murray, Jeff Turner, and Gene Gouge. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Harbor Light Baptist Church and special friends, Cecil Stitt, Oscar Trivette, Turner Triplett and George Haney. If you prefer to make a memorial instead of flowers, these may be made to the Harbor Light Baptist Church Mission Fund, P.O. Box 1162, Johnson City, TN 37601. He leaves behind a lasting memory in the hearts of all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by his family, church and community. Directions to the church: Take old Elizabethton Highway to Holiday Market, turn left onto Smalling Road, proceed one mile, church is on the right. Burial will be held at Happy Valley Memorial Park.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

November 13, 2004

     Helen W. Bennett
  Mrs. Helen W. Bennett, 79, died Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, after several months' illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Fred W. and Gertrude C. Tolley Wilson.
  She was a life long member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church.
  She was a healthcare giver and retired employee of Bemberg Corporation.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie C. Bennett, 1980; a grandson, Brian Keith Estep, Sr., and two brothers, Ralph Wilson and Ed Wilson.
  Survivors include a daughter, Joan Claudia Estep, Greeneville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Johnnie Joe and Colleen Bennett, Charlottesville, Va.; Tony C. and Susie Bennett, Jonesborough; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Gail and Curtis Cannon, Watauga; two sisters and one brother-in-law, LouElla and LeRoy Stockton, Roan Mountain; Earlene Montgomery, Hampton; nine grandchildren, Holly Hess and spouse, Peter; Todd Estep, Melissa White, and spouse, Roger, Chris Cannon, Johnathan Bennett, Joshua DuVall and spouse, Misty, Johnnie DuVall, Jamie Newton and Jennifer Wallin; six great-grandchildren, Brian Keith Estep, Jr., Brianna Nicole Estep, Rylan Hunter White, Lucus McKinney White, Chase J. Newton and Madison Taylor Wallin. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A heartfelt special thanks to her nurses at Ivy Hall Nursing Home, James, Little Judy, Kathy, Faith, Marty. Joseph, Whitney and Amanda. Thanks to her special friend and care giver, Wanda Lunceford.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 14, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Mark Street and Rev. Richard Sheppard officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Cook Family. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the funeral service or friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Teresa Cannon, 174 Maple Tree Lane, Watauga, any time. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, November 15, 2004 at V.A. Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers will be Tony Bennett, Johnnie Bennett, Todd Estep, Johnathan Bennett, Joshua DuVall, Johnnie DuVall, Curtis Cannon, Freddie Montgomery, Chris Cannon, Randy Montgomery and Ricky Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be LeRoy Stockton, Robbie Tolley, David Tolley, Scotty Montgomery, Joey Montgomery, Jamie Norris, Jonathan Townsend, Darrell Ward, Glen Estep, Roger Wilson, Benny Stoots, Brian Keith Estep, Jr., and James Hughes, Dr. Robert Allen, Dr. Holland Morelock and Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 15 to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

     Dayton R. Greer
  Dayton Ray Greer, 81, 2947 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 11, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
  Mr. Greer was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Walter and Goldie Irick Greer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rosie Parlier Greer, three brothers, Dan Greer, Bob Greer and Ned Greer, and a sister, Dottie Greer.
  Mr. Greer was a member of Beck Mountain Baptist Church and a retired employee of East Tennessee Chair Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II.
  Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Evans, Hickory, N.C., and Joyce Wilson, Elizabethton; a son, Paul Greer, Winter Park, Fla.; and two sisters, Cordie Hyatt, Elizabethton, and Chloe Fleenor, Mountain City. Six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 13, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Potter and Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gail Campbell, soloist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the Men's Sunday School Class of Beck Mountain Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and granddaughters, Ray Evans, Richard Wilson, Joshua Greer, Leigh Ann Riddle, Lacy Moore and Lisa Wilson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 12, at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Greer to Tri-State Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 888, Bristol, TN 37621. 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.

     Harold B. Miller
  Harold "Hal" Buckwalter Miller died late Friday evening, November 5, 2004, at the Veterans Administration following an extended illness. He was 82. He was the son of the late William Miller Sr. and Maude Ellen (Buckwalter) Miller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, William Miller Jr., Henry Miller, LeRoy Miller and Mary Ellen Wainwright.
  Mr. Miller was born on April 27, 1922 in Abington, Pa. In 1942, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served during WWII in the Asiatic/Pacific arena and on Guadalcanal. Corporal Miller was honorably discharged in October 1945.
  In 1948, Mr. Miller graduated from State College in West Chester, Pa., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education with a minor in English. He then attended St. Joseph's College and majored in Psychology. He spent 15 years in television and commercial production. He had worked with Dick Clark, Ed McMahan and Johnny Carson, serving as Studio Production Crewman, Cameraman, as Director/Producer for WDSM-TV in Duluth, Minn., and as assistant network broadcast coordinator for NBC Television at Rockefeller Plaza. He also worked as a graphics designer with Smith, Edward & Dunlap in Philadelphia, Pa., and as a display advertising and freelance artist.
  Mr. Miller moved to Johnson City in 1981 and was very active with local music, theatre and entertainment organizations. In 1982, he played the Mayor in "Inherit the Wind," performed at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre. He also played in "Irene" and "1776." He sang in the Johnson City Civic Chorale, participated in the Scotch Historic and Research Society, and Mendelsohn Club of Philadelphia, and the Theosophy Lodge.
  All of these accomplishments are honorable. However, probably the most important was the care of his foster son, Ted, who became an important part of Hal's family. Hal had a positive impact on all his friends and associates here in the Johnson City area.
  Hal is survived by his foster son, Ted L. Tucker, Johnson City; two sisters-in-law, Jean Miller, Atlanta, and Mildred Miller, of Pennsylvania; a brother-in-law, Richard Wainwright, of Pennsylvania; six nieces; seven nephews; nine great-nieces; 10 great-nephews; and four great-great-nieces.
  A memorial service will be held at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 13, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Douglas Grove-DeJarnett officiating.
  Services provided by Mountain Empire Cremation, Elizabethton, (423) 547-0379.

     Dayton J. Phillips
  Dayton James Phillips, 88, 1960 Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, November 13, 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 arrangements.

November 12, 2004

     Helen W. Bennett
  Mrs. Helen W. Bennett, 79, died Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, after several months' illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Fred W. and Gertrude C. Tolley Wilson.
  She was a life long member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church.
  She was a healthcare giver and retired employee of Bemberg Corporation.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie C. Bennett, 1980; a grandson, Brian Keith Estep, Sr., and two brothers, Ralph Wilson and Ed Wilson.
  Survivors include a daughter, Joan Claudia Estep, Greeneville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Johnnie Joe and Colleen Bennett, Charlottesville, Va.; Tony C. and Susie Bennett, Jonesborough; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Gail and Curtis Cannon, Watauga; two sisters and one brother-in-law, LouElla and LeRoy Stockton, Roan Mountain; Earlene Montgomery, Hampton; nine grandchildren, Holly Hess and spouse, Peter; Todd Estep, Melissa White, and spouse, Roger, Chris Cannon, Johnathan Bennett, Joshua DuVall and spouse, Misty, Johnnie DuVall, Jamie Newton and Jennifer Wallin; six great-grandchildren, Brian Keith Estep, Jr., Brianna Nicole Estep, Rylan Hunter White, Lucus McKinney White, Chase J. Newton and Madison Taylor Wallin. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A heartfelt special thanks to her nurses at Ivy Hall Nursing Home, James, Little Judy, Kathy, Faith, Marty. Joseph, Whitney and Amanda. Thanks to her special friend and care giver, Wanda Lunceford.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 14, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Mark Street and Rev. Richard Sheppard officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Cook Family. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the funeral service or friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Teresa Cannon, 174 Maple Tree Lane, Watauga, any time. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, November 15, 2004 at V.A. Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers will be Tony Bennett, Johnnie Bennett, Todd Estep, Johnathan Bennett, Joshua DuVall, Johnnie DuVall, Curtis Cannon, Freddie Montgomery, Chris Cannon, Randy Montgomery and Ricky Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be LeRoy Stockton, Robbie Tolley, David Tolley, Scotty Montgomery, Joey Montgomery, Jamie Norris, Jonathan Townsend, Darrell Ward, Glen Estep, Roger Wilson, Benny Stoots, Brian Keith Estep, Jr., and James Hughes, Dr. Robert Allen, Dr. Holland Morelock and Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 15 to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

     Dayton R. Greer
  Dayton Ray Greer, 81, 2947 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 11, 2004, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
  Mr. Greer was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Walter and Goldie Irick Greer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rosie Parlier Greer, three brothers, Dan Greer, Bob Greer and Ned Greer, and a sister, Dottie Greer.
  Mr. Greer was a member of Beck Mountain Baptist Church and a retired employee of East Tennessee Chair Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II.
  Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Evans, Hickory, N.C., and Joyce Wilson, Elizabethton; a son, Paul Greer, Winter Park, Fla.; and two sisters, Cordie Hyatt, Elizabethton, and Chloe Fleenor, Mountain City. Six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 13, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Potter and Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gail Campbell, soloist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the Men's Sunday School Class of Beck Mountain Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and granddaughters, Ray Evans, Richard Wilson, Joshua Greer, Leigh Ann Riddle, Lacy Moore and Lisa Wilson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 12, at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Greer to Tri-State Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 888, Bristol, TN 37621. 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.

     Harold B. Miller
  Harold "Hal" Buckwalter Miller died late Friday evening, November 5, 2004, at the Veterans Administration following an extended illness. He was 82. He was the son of the late William Miller Sr. and Maude Ellen (Buckwalter) Miller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, William Miller Jr., Henry Miller, LeRoy Miller and Mary Ellen Wainwright.
  Mr. Miller was born on April 27, 1922 in Abington, Pa. In 1942, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served during WWII in the Asiatic/Pacific arena and on Guadalcanal. Corporal Miller was honorably discharged in October 1945.
  In 1948, Mr. Miller graduated from State College in West Chester, Pa., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education with a minor in English. He then attended St. Joseph's College and majored in Psychology. He spent 15 years in television and commercial production. He had worked with Dick Clark, Ed McMahan and Johnny Carson, serving as Studio Production Crewman, Cameraman, as Director/Producer for WDSM-TV in Duluth, Minn., and as assistant network broadcast coordinator for NBC Television at Rockefeller Plaza. He also worked as a graphics designer with Smith, Edward & Dunlap in Philadelphia, Pa., and as a display advertising and freelance artist.
  Mr. Miller moved to Johnson City in 1981 and was very active with local music, theatre and entertainment organizations. In 1982, he played the Mayor in "Inherit the Wind," performed at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre. He also played in "Irene" and "1776." He sang in the Johnson City Civic Chorale, participated in the Scotch Historic and Research Society, and Mendelsohn Club of Philadelphia, and the Theosophy Lodge.
  All of these accomplishments are honorable. However, probably the most important was the care of his foster son, Ted, who became an important part of Hal's family. Hal had a positive impact on all his friends and associates here in the Johnson City area.
  Hal is survived by his foster son, Ted L. Tucker, Johnson City; two sisters-in-law, Jean Miller, Atlanta, and Mildred Miller, of Pennsylvania; a brother-in-law, Richard Wainwright, of Pennsylvania; six nieces; seven nephews; nine great-nieces; 10 great-nephews; and four great-great-nieces.
  A memorial service will be held at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 13, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Douglas Grove-DeJarnett officiating.
  Services provided by Mountain Empire Cremation, Elizabethton, (423) 547-0379.

November 11, 2004

  Laura C. Collins
  Laura Campbell Collins, 187 Shenandoah Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, November 8, 2004, in the Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol.
  Mrs. Collins was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Robert and Ellen Stout Campbell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Stella Blevins and Jane Campbell, and three brothers, William Campbell, Homer Campbell and Clinton Campbell.
  Mrs. Collins was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. She was a member of Sycamore Chapter No. 163, Order of Eastern Star.
  Survivors include her husband, Selbert E. Collins; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Richard Sutphin, Johnson City; a son, Larry Collins, of the home; a sister, Betty Garland, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Kristia Townsend, Ricky Sutphin and Jason Kyte and wife Chrystie; five great-grandchildren, Bradley Townsend, Dylan Townsend, Nathan Kyte, Gavin Sutphin and Gwen Cox; and two very special friends, Becky Cox and Ronda Becker.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, November 12, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with Rev. Reece Harris officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral chapel at 9:15 a.m. Friday, will be Tim Walker, Jason Kyte, Bradley Townsend, Ricky Sutphin, Stephen Street, David Brown and Scott Renfro. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Randy Hoover, Dr. Jason Hatjioannou, L.D. Simerly, Clifford Street, Dr. D. Nelson Gwaltney and Joe Knisley. Family and friends are requested to assemble at the funeral chapel at 9:15 a.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, 137 Vanderbilt Drive, Johnson City, at any time. Condolences to the Collins family may be made to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Everette R. Greene
  BOONE, N.C. -- Everette Ralph Greene, 66, of Boone, died Tuesday, November 9, 2004, at Watauga Medical Center, Boone.
  Mr. Greene was born April 21, 1938 in Watauga County to Tressie James Greene and the late Ralph S. Greene.
  Mr. Greene was owner of Greene's Ministries and was an accomplished self-taught pianist. He was a former pianist for the Pine Ridge Boys and The Singing Greenes. He was co-owner of Banner Elk Lumber Company and Pioneer Lumber Company for a number of years. He was a faithful member of Westview Baptist Church in Boone.
  Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Townsend Greene, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Nancy Brookshire, Nashville, Tenn., Rev. Tim and Amy Greene and Tony and Taranda Greene, all of Boone; a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly Greene Hopper and Dean Hopper, Madison; three granddaughters, Brittany Greene and Isabella Greene, both of Boone, and Karlye Hopper, Madison; his mother, Mrs. Tressie Greene, Boone; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Lennis Greene and Mickey and Gayle Greene, all of Boone; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Snow Townsend, Boone. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, at Westview Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Townsend and Rev. Jack Lassiter officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Tim Greene Medical Fund, c/o Highlands Union Bank, P.O. Box 2992, Boone, N.C. 28607.
  Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Service, 683 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100.

  Margaret Honeycutt
  Margaret Louise Gray Berry Price Honeycutt, 92, 125 Beryl Blevins Rd., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at North Side Hospital, Johnson City following a lengthy illness.
  A native of Greene County, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Cordia Shephard Gray.
  She was a life time member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
  She was a restaurant owner of several restaurants in the Tri-Cities area.
  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Berry, Thomas Harold Price, John H. Honeycutt; four children, Carolyn Lou Honeycutt, Harold Dean Berry, Howard Thomas Berry, Jack Harmon Berry; two sisters, Ann Daniels Huprich, Ruby Burton; three brothers, Charlie, Pete and George Gray.
   She looked like Hedy Lamarr and sang like Ella Fitzgerald. She enjoyed John Wayne western movies, and was an expert rook player. She was an avid Atlanta Braves Fan and she was so loved by her many nieces and nephews that they all referred to her as "My other Mother" and a legend in "everybody's lifetime". Her beauty, gentleness, kindness and generosity of spirit touched the lives of everyone who knew her.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Charlotte Berry Warner, of the home; Tommy Jo Price Grant and Milton Grant, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Bob Berry, Virginia Beach, Va.; William and Charlotte Honeycutt, Kingsport; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; seven great- great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a special tribute to an enormous life-long bond with sister Virgie Cardwell and a devoted granddaughter, Cynthia Berry Smith.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Dean Presnell and Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. or friends may also call at the residence any time. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dana Berry, Terry Warner, Tony Berry, Jim Berry, Thomas Jeffery Grant and Mike Honeycutt. Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard, Keith and Teddy Berry, Paul, John, Ed and Michael Warner, Richard Milligan, Bill Berry, and Steven Honeycutt. A special thanks to the Johnson City Medical Center Association, P.C. Nursing Staff of Northside Center Hospital. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel on Saturday, at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Honeycutt to Church of the Living Christ, Watauga, TN 37694 or to Homeland Baptist Church, 2504 Hawaii St., Kingsport, TN, 37662. 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.

  Harold B. Miller
  Harold "Hal" Buckwalter Miller died late Friday evening, November 5, 2004, at the Veterans Administration following an extended illness. He was 82. He was the son of the late William Miller Sr. and Maude Ellen (Buckwalter) Miller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, William Miller Jr., Henry Miller, LeRoy Miller and Mary Ellen Wainwright.
  Mr. Miller was born on April 27, 1922 in Abington, Pa. In 1942, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served during WWII in the Asiatic/Pacific arena and on Guadalcanal. Corporal Miller was honorably discharged in October 1945.
  In 1948, Mr. Miller graduated from State College in West Chester, Pa., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education with a minor in English. He then attended St. Joseph's College and majored in Psychology. He spent 15 years in television and commercial production. He had worked with Dick Clark, Ed McMahan and Johnny Carson, serving as Studio Production Crewman, Cameraman, as Director/Producer for WDSM-TV in Duluth, Minn., and as assistant network broadcast coordinator for NBC Television at Rockefeller Plaza. He also worked as a graphics designer with Smith, Edward & Dunlap in Philadelphia, Pa., and as a display advertising and freelance artist.
  Mr. Miller moved to Johnson City in 1981 and was very active with local music, theatre and entertainment organizations. In 1982, he played the Mayor in "Inherit the Wind," performed at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre. He also played in "Irene" and "1776." He sang in the Johnson City Civic Chorale, participated in the Scotch Historic and Research Society, and Mendelsohn Club of Philadelphia, and the Theosophy Lodge.
  All of these accomplishments are honorable. However, probably the most important was the care of his foster son, Ted, who became an important part of Hal's family. Hal had a positive impact on all his friends and associates here in the Johnson City area.
  Hal is survived by his foster son, Ted L. Tucker, Johnson City; two sisters-in-law, Jean Miller, Atlanta, and Mildred Miller, of Pennsylvania; a brother-in-law, Richard Wainwright, of Pennsylvania; six nieces; seven nephews; nine great-nieces; 10 great-nephews; and four great-great-nieces.
  A memorial service will be held at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 13, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Douglas Grove-DeJarnett officiating.
  Services provided by Mountain Empire Cremation, Elizabethton, (423) 547-0379.

  Charles E. Stines
  Charles Edward "Ed" Stines, 62, Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 9, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
  Mr. Stines was a native of Big Stone Gap, Va., and a son of the late Emerson Eugene and Mary Elizabeth Hawkins Stines. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Daniel Frye.
  Mr. Stines was a member of Prayer Tabernacle.
  Survivors include four sons, Eddie Stines and Jeffery Stines, Roan Mountain, Charlie Stines, Johnson City, and Danny Edward Stines, Watauga; four daughters, Marilyn Gouge, Greeneville, Debbie Carver, Elizabethton, Betty Joe Stines, Johnson City, and Jerri Lecher, Elizabethton; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Shirley Stines, Louise Lusk, Kathy and Terry Estep, Effretta and Richard O'Quinn, all of Elizabethton, and Carolyn and Dwane Thompson, of Virginia; three brothers and three sisters-in-law, Jack and Lucille Stines, Elizabethton, Jake and Bobbie Stines and Robert and Annie Stines, all of North Carolina; a special niece, Kim Cross, and 20 grandchildren. Rosie Stines and Norma Stines, mothers of his children, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 11, 2004, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Stines officiating. Interment will follow in the O'Quinn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Friends may call at other times at the home of a sister, Kathy Estep, 123 Stines Road, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Bo Deloach, Allen Norwood, Clarence Frye, Johnny Stines, Glenn Stines, Paul Stines, Donald McKinney, Donald Lee McKinney and Richard O'Quinn. 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.

November 10, 2004

     Lloyd I. Carden, Sr.
  Lloyd I. Carden, Sr. 80, formerly of Rockey Branch Rd., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.
  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Charlie and Maggie Nave Carden.
  Mr. Carden was a member of Beck Mountain Baptist Church and retired from Great Lakes Research as security guard.
  He was a member of the Hampton Masonic Lodge #750 F&AM.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Estelee Crowe Carden, in 1998, and a granddaughter, Carrie Anne Campbell.
  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Charles Campbell, Watauga; Mary and Ronnie Pierce, Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Patti Carden and Lloyd Carden, Jr. and Norma Carden, all of Elizabethton; nine grandchildren, David, Daniel, and Douglas Campbell, Kelly Ensor, Ashley Carden, Aimee Carden, and Nancy Lee Carden, all of Elizabethton; Craig Pierce and Jody Towers, both of Florida and five great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Ronnie Campbell and Rev. Bill Watson officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 11, 2004 in the Caldwell Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service or at other times at the home of a son, Lloyd Carden, Jr., 716 Beech St., Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and selected friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. 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.
  
     Laura C. Collins
  Laura Campbell Collins, 187 Shenandoah Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, November 8, 2004, at Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol.
  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

     Charles E. Stines
  Charles Edward "Ed" Stines, 62, Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
  A native of Big Stone Gap, Va., he was a son of the late Emerson Eugene and Mary Elizabeth Hawkins Stines. He was a member of Prayer Tabernacle.
  In addition to his parents, Mr. Stines was preceded in death by a nephew, Daniel Frye.
  Survivors include four sons, Eddie Stines and Jeffery Stines of Roan Mountain; Charlie Stines, Johnson City; Danny Edward Stines, Watauga; four daughters, Marilyn Gouge, Greeneville; Debbie Carver, Elizabethton; Betty Joe Stines, Johnson City; Jerri Lecher, Elizabethton; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Shirley Stines, Louise Lusk, Kathy and Terry Estep, Effretta and Richard Quinn, all of Elizabethton; Carolyn and Dwane Thompson, Va.; three brothers and three sisters-in-law, Jack and Lucille Stines, Elizabethton; Jake and Bobbie Stines and Robert and Annie Stines, all of North Carolina; special niece, Kim Cross, and 20 grandchildren. Rosie Stines and Norma Stines, mothers of his children, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 11, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Burial will follow in the Watson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service Thursday or at other times at the home of a sister, Kathy Estep, 123 Stines Rd., Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Bo Deloach, Allen Norwood, Clarence Frye, Johnny Stines, Glenn Stines and Paul Stines. 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.

November 9, 2004

     Hattie P. Lewis
  Hattie Pauline Lewis, 84, 497 Dry Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 7, 2004 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar P. and Lorina Morton Smith.
  She retired from K&W Cafeteria in Winston Salem, N.C.
  She was a member of Union Baptist Church.
  She was preceded in death by an infant son, Billy Lewis; son Gerald S. Lewis; a daughter, Joy N. Lewis; four brothers and four sisters.
  Survivors include two sons, Rex Lewis, of Elizabethton, and Dorsett W. Lewis, of Lexington, N.C.; three grandchildren, Billy Lewis, Brian Lewis and Bradley Lewis, of Lexington, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Marcus Lewis and Derick Lewis of Elizabethton, and Austin Lewis, of Lexington, N.C.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 11, 2004 in Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, will be Lawrence Pierce, Dean Pierce, Gurney Pierce, Dallas Pierce, James Smith and Jack Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel. Condolences to the Lewis family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

     Ruby Pearson
  Mrs. Ruby Lee Watson Pearson, 84, 194 Greggs Branch Road, Butler, died Sunday, November 7, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
  A native of Avery County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Doxie Reece Watson.
  She was a devoted wife, mom, and homemaker.
  She was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church, Butler.
  She was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Susann and Sandy Pearson, and a sister, Marie Watson.
  Survivors include her husband of 64 years, William Lawrence Pearson, of the home; six children, Billy Pearson and his wife Lorean, Elizabethton; Jerry Pearson; Paulette and her husband Walter Norris; Anne and her husband Lyle Wolfe; Debra and her husband Jim Greenwell, all of Butler, and Reta and her husband Jay Presnell, Banner Elk, N.C.; three grandsons and their wives, Major Terrance and Becky Pearson; Joel and Denise Norris, and Alan and Mindy Pearson; one granddaughter and her husband, Miranda and Andy Lowe; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Hall, Butler; one half-brother and his wife, Harold and Judy Watson, Butler, and a special aunt, Hazel Cable, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Survivors include her husband of 64 years, William Lawrence Pearson, of the home; six children, Billy Pearson and his wife Lorean, Elizabethton; Jerry Pearson; Paulette and her husband Walter Norris; Anne and her husband Lyle Wolfe; Debra and her husband Jim Greenwell, all of Butler, and Reta and her husband Jay Presnell, Banner Elk, N.C.; three grandsons and their wives, Major Terrance and Becky Pearson; Joel and Denise Norris, and Alan and Mindy Pearson; one granddaughter and her husband, Miranda and Andy Lowe; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Hall, Butler; one half-brother and his wife, Harold and Judy Watson, Butler, and a special aunt, Hazel Cable, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Lee Watson Pearson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2004 in Sugar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Douglas Ranshaw, Rev. Ray Greene and Rev. Bill McGuire officiating. Music will be under the direction of Joel Norris, Ray Don Markland and The Sugar Grove Trio. Burial will follow the church service in Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Walter Norris, Lyle Wolfe, Jim Greenwell, Jay Presnell, Joel Norris, Alan Pearson, Major Terrance Pearson and Andy Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Johnson County Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends at the Sugar Grove Baptist Church from noon until 2 p.m. on Wednesday or at the residence, 194 Greggs Branch Road, Butler, at any time. In lieu of flowers, to those who desire memorials may be made to Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, TN 37683. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com.

November 8, 2004

     Ruth L. Morris
 Mrs. Ruth L. Morris, 86, of Johnson City, died Sunday, November 7, 2004 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Morris was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late George A. and Catheryn Headrich Livingston.
  She was a music teacher and for 13 years was employed by American Bemberg Corp.
  She was a member of Big Springs Christian Church, Elizabethton.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Morris, Sept. 24, 2004, and by three sisters and one brother.
  Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services for Ruth L. Morris will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. H. Clay Bailey, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Snell, Carl Tipton, Matthew Lunceford and Joel Bishop. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. 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.

November 7, 2004

     Edgar W. Calhoun
  CANTON, Ohio -- Edgar W. Calhoun, 82, of Canton, died Thursday, November 4, 2004, at his home.
  Edgar was born in Newland, N.C., to the late Roy and Oma Calhoun and was a Canton resident since 1953. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
  Edgar retired from the Timken Company in 1981 after 28 years of service. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and a WWII Navy veteran.
  Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Myrtle R. Calhoun; a daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and James T. Sanderson, Navarre; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Evelyn Calhoun, Massillon; four grandchildren, Jeffery Calhoun, Deerfield, Ill., Kristen Prough, Akron, Jennifer Schoen and James J. Sanderson, both of Canton; seven great-grandchildren, Michael Prough, Johnathan and Joshua Schoen and Kyle, Mariah, Luke and Isaac Sanderson; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Raymond and Pearl Calhoun, Hampton, Tenn., Russell and June Calhoun, Athens, Ga., Harvey Calhoun, Akron, and John Calhoun, Hampton, Tenn.; a sister, Shelby Jean Carroll, Hampton, Tenn.; and his stepmother, Ethel Calhoun, Hampton, Tenn. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, November 8, at Central Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Newcomer officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Hills Burial Park. Friends may call at Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home, South Cleveland Avenue, Canton, from 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call from 9 until 10 a.m. Monday, prior to the services at the church. Donations in Edgar's memory may be made to Central Baptist Church Missions Fund, 4736 Tuscarawas Street, W. Canton, OH 44708.
  Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home, 4041 Cleveland Avenue S, Canton, Ohio, (330) 484-2525, is in charge of arrangements.

     Adam K. Childress
  Let the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Adam Kane Childress, five- month-old son of Christopher Adam Childress and Laura Joe Campbell, 1615 Broad Street, Apt. 2, Elizabethton, died Wednesday in the Johnson City Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident on Highway 400, Elizabethton. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Terry Campbell.
  Other survivors include a half-sister, Bridgett Clawson, Elizabethton; two half-brothers, Hunter Childress and Blake Childress, both of Kingsport; the maternal grandparents, Janet and David Blevins, Elizabethton; the paternal grandmother, Rhonda Ragle, Bluff City; the maternal great-grandparents, J.M. and Shelby Campbell and Louie and Shelby Oliver, all of Elizabethton; the paternal great-grandfather, Lee Taylor, Church Hill; the paternal great-grandmother, Nell Taylor, Kingsport; the maternal great-great grandmother, Carrie Campbell, Elizabethton; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Richardson Cemetery (Stoney Creek) with Pastor Clarence Phillips officiating. Active pallbearers will be Donnie Campbell, Bobby Joe Campbell, Tommy Campbell and Terry Campbell. The family would like to express a special "Thank You" to Linda Bowers, Pastor Clarence Phillips and the congregation of the Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, members of the Carter County Rescue Squad, Wings, and Dr. Michael Allshouse and the staff of The Pediatric ICU, Johnson City Medical Center. Friends may call at the residence of the maternal great- grandparents, J.M. and Shelby Campbell, 110 Holly Springs Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

     Dovie S. Gouge
  Mrs. Dovie Gertrude Street Gouge, 97, Johnson City, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Grover and Bessie Holtsclaw Street. Mrs. Gouge was a long-time member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church and the Silver Bells Sunday School Class. She had served as custodian of the church for more than 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Gouge; a granddaughter, April Wood; and by three brothers and one sister.
  Survivors include seven daughters and six sons-in-law, Norma Jean Blaylock, Stella and Clarence Burleson, Mildred and Paul Wood, Shirley and William Swink and Sonya and Gary Rice, all of Johnson City, Edna and Robert Massey, Unicoi, and Geraldine and John Cansler, Winston-Salem, N.C.; one son and very special daughter-in-law, Donald and Patsy Gouge, Johnson City; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
  A celebration of the life of Mrs. Gouge will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. James Archer and the Rev. William McDaniel officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, in Roselawn Memorial Park. Gary Rice and Terry Paul Wood will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her sons-in-law and her church family. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Mildred and Paul Wood, 106 Ben Wood Road, Johnson City. For those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Gouge to the Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 353 Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City, TN 37601. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Gouge family may be emailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

    Hazel D. Pleasant
  Hazel D. Pleasant, 74, 106 Dugger Hollow Road, Butler, died Friday morning, Nov. 5, 2004, at Life Care Center in Elizabethton. A native of Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Stella Grindstaff Deloach. Mrs. Pleasant retired as a nursing assistant. She was a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle Pleasant; one sister, and five brothers.
  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Teresa Pleasant and David and Sandra Pleasant, of Butler; two step-sons and daughters-in-law, Truett and Sue Pleasant, of Butler, and Justin and Karen Pleasant, of Fullerton, Calif.; five grandchildren, Justin Pleasant, Barry Pleasant, Liza Brooks, Chris Pleasant and Scotty Pleasant; four sisters, Pauline Gentry, of Emily City, Mich., Mary Cassar, Concord, N.C., and Laura Deloach and Elmina Deloach, of Elizabethton; one brother, Floyd Deloach, of Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gary Phillips and the Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m., will be Jeff McCoury, Pooner Powell, Blaine Branch, Darrell Mullins, Dean Campbell and David Buchanan. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and employees of Life Care Center and House Call Home Health. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 106 Dugger Hollow Road, Butler. Condolences to the Pleasant family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

November 5, 2004

     Alice Bailey
  Mrs. Alice E. Dugger Bailey, 94, 1728 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 4, 2004 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late William David and Nancy Jane White Dugger.
  She was a homemaker and she was a charter member of Southside Christian Church.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, George P. Bailey, in 1984; a daughter, Elsie Kyker and five brothers.
  Survivors include three daughters, Cleo Kelly and her husband Lester, Johnson City; Mary Calhoun and Betty Ford, both of the home; two sons, Julian Bailey and his wife, Susie, Elizabethton, and Stan Bailey, Elizabethton; one sister, Seffie Dugger, Elizabethton; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and special friends, Carol Ann Jacobs, Regina Proffit and Kathy Wilcox also survive.
  The funeral service for Mrs. Alice E. Dugger Bailey will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 5, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Mike Koruschak, Mr. Keith Whitehead, Mr. Gene Deaton, ministers, and Mr. James Ding officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Larey Pippin and No Name But His. Graveside services and burial will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2004 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Gene Bowman, Bobby Bailey, Lynn Kyker, James Ding, Sam Hopson, Jimmy Kelly, Dave Dugger and Josh Arnold. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Bowman, Lester Kelly, Ronnie Dugger, Forrest Dugger, John Clark, Bruce Cakebread and Eddie Kyker. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday or at the residence, 1728 Southside Road, Elizabethton, at any time. In lieu of flowers to those who desire memorials may be made to Southside Christian Church, 1605 Southside Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com.
  Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

     Maude C. Hayhurst
  Maude Corine Hayhurst, 85, 126 Lyons Rd., Hampton, died Thursday, November 4, 2004 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mrs. Hayhurst was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Tom and Florence Woodby.
  She was a homemaker and a member of the Holiness Faith.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl G. Hayhurst.
  Survivors include a son, James Hayhurst, of Hampton; three sisters, Vina Lemmons, Bernice Powers and Dorothy Caudle, all of Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2004 in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Merritt officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends in Memorial Funeral Chapel from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. Condolences to the Hayhurst family may be made to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

     Leonard Hyder
  Leonard Hyder, 80, 5938 U.S. Highway 19E, Hampton, died Thursday, November 4, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Nat H. and Ethel Woodby Hyder.
  Mr. Hyder was retired from the Carter County School System.
  He was a member of the Sunset Free Will Baptist Church.
  He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
  Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lillian Whitehead Hyder; a daughter and son-in-law, Lenora and Buddy Wiseman, Hampton; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Carol Hyder, Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Regina Hyder, Melinda Hyder, Michelle Crumley, Michael Moody and Kimberly Carr; five great-grandchildren, Dustan Crumley and his wife, Amanda; Corey, Dakota and Colton Crumley and Mikayla Moody; two great grand-children, Gracie and Ryan Crumley; one sister, Eva Casey, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews and a great host of friends.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 5, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Terry Richardson and Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 2004 in the Whitehead Cemetery, Hampton. Melinda Hyder and the Sounds of Victory will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, will be Larry Townsend, Gene Honeycutt, Arnold Hughes, Clarence Garland, Kelly Crain, Danny Cox and Tom Reine. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Sunset Free Will Baptist Church, Herman Miller, Jerry Hawkins, Dr. Chris Shoals, Dr. Maria Becka, ICU Nurse Nikki, Rev. Troy Davis and Rev. Shane Waters. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Hyder family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

November 4, 2004

  Elizabeth C. Hagy
  Elizabeth Camper Hagy, 79, 211 Ninth St., Watauga, went to be with Jesus early Wednesday morning November 3, 2004.
  A native of Abingdon, Va., she had resided in Watauga since 1952.
  Mrs. Hagy was a member of The Church of the Living Saviour. She and her husband were the former owners and operators of Hagy's Grocery Store in Watauga.
  She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Mamie Camper; an infant daughter, Juanita Carol Hagy; two sisters, Bessie Musick and Ruth Campbell, and three brothers, Edgar Camper, Gene Camper, and Luther Camper.
  Mrs. Hagy is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Charles Hagy; two sons, Charles Edgar Hagy, Jr. and Christopher Lynn Hagy, both of Watauga; three grandsons, Nathan Hagy, Milligan; Christopher Daniel Hagy, Watauga, and Robert Hagy, Johnson City; two sisters, Margaret Saults, Abingdon, Va. and Evelyn Lowe, Damascus, Va.; one brother, Louis Camper, Abingdon, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services for Elizabeth Hagy will be held Thursday, November 4, 2004 at 8 p.m. in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The Reverend Melvin Ferrell will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held Friday, November 5, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to travel in procession to the cemetery. Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to The Church of the Living Saviour Building Fund, PO Box 3129, Johnson City, TN 37602. Online memories and condolences may be made at www.morrisbaker.com.
  Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601. (423) 282-1521.

  William O. Norris
  William Orlan Norris, 92, Johnson City, died Tuesday, November 2, 2004, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
  Mr. Norris was born August 9, 1912 to the late Walter and Mabel Myers Norris in Rush County, Indiana.
  He graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., with two degrees, A.B. and B.D.
  On June 15, 1939, he married Julia "Judy" Dowdy who survives. He is also survived by a son, Dr. Fred Norris and his wife,Carol, of Johnson City; two daughters, Rebecca Norris Brown of Johnson City and Nona Norris Lohr and her husband, Tom, of Albuquerque, N.M. Mr. Norris also leaves seven grandchildren: Lisa Norris of Johnson City, Mark Norris and his wife, Elizabeth, of Nantucket, Mass.; Theresa Garbe and her husband, Jim, of Johnson City; Tamra Langley and her husband, Mike, of Lexington, Ky.; Tonya Bier and her husband, Micheal, of Elizabethton; Ben Lohr and Will Lohr of Albuquerque, N.M. The Norrises also have 11 great-grandchildren: Amanda Norris, Chloe Garbe, Max Garbe, Mia Garbe, Rebecca Langley, Parker Langley, Brooke Gibson, Micheala Bier, Alexis Bier, Micheal Jacob Bier, and Cooper Norris.
  Mr. Norris was an ordained minister of the Christian Church, having served 62 years of full-time ministry. He baptized more than 2,000 people and led 52 young people into a ministerial calling.
  He was an Army chaplain in World War II and in the Korean Conflict, earning several battle stars as well as a Bronze Star. In World War II, he served as a hospital chaplain whose unit cared for patients from Dachau Concentration Camp, a very traumatic experience for him.
  Mr. Norris believed in community service. In each of his pastorates, he participated in special activities to advance the community. He was a member of Kiwanis International, serving as president of Wellsburg, West Va.; chaired the group forming a local branch of the American Heart Association and a blood bank in Lancaster, Ohio, and worked in the establishment of two Family YMCA's as well as the President's Commission on Children and Youth. During his ministry, he acted as a founder for Emmanuel School of Religion; served on the Board of Advisors at Milligan College, acting as Chairman of that group several times; served on the Christian Missionary Fellowship Board and the Board of the European Evangelistic Society, both outreach groups of the Christian Churches. He also was a member of the Continuation Committee of the North American Christian Convention for many years. In his retirement, he acted as researcher on three published books. He also served as a volunteer chaplain at the JCMC for 10 years as well as giving of his services for a year's ministry to a struggling congregation in Burnley, England.
  Mr. Norris was a beloved minister, adored husband, cherished father and grandfather, and a greatly respected man.
  A Celebration of Life Service for Mr. Norris will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 5, 2004 in Grandview Christian Church with Mr. Tom Lohr, Mr. Aaron Wymer, and Mr. Calvin Ross, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Gary Smith. Mr. Norris' body will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. Friday until the service hour. His family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 2004 in the Sunset Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City. The Committal Service will follow at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post #3382. Active pallbearers will be Ben Lohr, Will Lohr, Mark Norris, Michael Langley, Micheal Bier, Jim Garbe, and Allyn Guest. In lieu of flowers, his family requests memorials are given to the Bill & Judy Norris Scholarship at Emmanuel School of Religion, 1 Walker Dr., Johnson City, TN 37601, and Milligan College, P.O. Box 210, Milligan College, TN 37682. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Arrangements for the Norris family are through Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604, 423-610-7171.

  Rosa M. Peters
  Rosa Madora Peters, 81, 446 Doeville Road, Butler, died Tuesday, November 2, 2004, at Pine Ridge Care Center of Elizabethton.
  Ms. Peters was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Bruce and Iva Lee Reed Peters. She was also preceded in death by a son, Rex Peters, two sisters, Ada Chambers and Bonnie Reynolds, and a brother, Carl Peters.
  Ms. Peters was retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 43 years. She was a member of Little Doe Baptist Church.
  Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Jim Rainbolt, Butler; two brothers, Wayne Peters and Robert Peters, both of Johnson City; a sister, Dessie McCarty, Coeburn, Va.; three grandchildren, Angie Johnson and her husband Andy, Craig Peters and his wife Pam, and Brian Rainbolt; and three great-grandchildren, Tiffany Johnson, Ethan Johnson and Cole Peters. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Craig Smith officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, November 5, in the Rock Springs Cemetery in Butler. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family wishes to express special thanks to the staff of Pine Ridge Care Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, 446 Doeville Road, Butler. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Condolences to the Peters family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

November 3, 2004

     Dennis Blackburn
  Dennis "PeeWee" Blackburn, 82, 424 Field Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, October 31, 2004, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center.
  Mr. Blackburn was a native of Hunter, Ky., and son of the late Robert and Eddiy McLoud Blackburn. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carolyne Brewer Blackburn, in March 2004, and by three sisters and one brother.
  Mr. Blackburn retired from the TVA and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of V.F.W. Post #2166, the Disabled American Veterans Association and the Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge.
  Survivors include three daughters, Linda Rasnick, Shirley Ann Blackburn and Dolly Mae Blackburn, all of Elizabethton; one son, John Blackburn, Elizabethton; and one sister, Sue Blackburn Campbell, Butler. Four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 3, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral chapel at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, will be the Deacons of Grace Baptist Church. Military Honors will be provided by the V.F.W. Post #2166. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family wishes to express special thanks to the second floor staff of the V.A. Hospital. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Blackburn to the Building Fund, Grace Baptist Church, 1114 Broad Street Ext., Elizabethton. Condolences to the Blackburn family may be made to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

     Rosa M. Peters
  Rosa M. Peters, 81, 446 Doeville Rd., Butler, died Tuesday, November 2, 2004 in the Pine Ridge Care Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

     Jerry F. Thomas
  Today our beloved Jerry F. Thomas, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, went to be with our heavenly father. We are left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life. He leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, honour and compassion.
  He was the son of the late Earl J. and Beryl P. Thomas.
  He is survived by his wife, Jo; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Julie Thomas, Richard and Vikki Thomas; grandchildren, Jared, Jacob, Jillian, Chandler and Kyndal Thomas; God-son, Hunter Smith; brother and sister-in-law, Graham and Sylvia Thomas; very dear Aunt, Mildred Cope; cousins, Linda Bowlin and Phyllis Slusher; very dear friends, Mike and Brenda Fisher. Jerry was active in community service. He was named Young Man of the Year for the Maryville-Alcoa Jaycees and Father of the Year in Casselberry, Florida. He was a founding member and past President of the Watauga Athletic Association, Past Coach and President of the Elizabethton/Carter County Jr. Babe Ruth League; Past President of the Youth and Booster Clubs of Hunter Elementary School and Unaka High School. His interests included basketball, golf, trout fishing, and any activity his grandchildren were involved in. Jerry loved spending time at his Virginia cabin with family and his "DP" buddies. His extended family was all his good friends at C.K. Supply whom he cared deeply for.
  A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Jonas Revis officiating. Judy Veeneman and other friends will also be participating in the service. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service, or friends may also call at the residence any time. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 2004 at Van Huss Grove Cemetery, Rosehill, Va., with Rev. Gary Cope officiating and Jon Shell, bagpiper. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Arney-Mullins Funeral Home, Jonesville, Va. at 2:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Todd Hunsinger, Donnie Shipley, Tim Garn, David Gillin, Mike Gillen, Al Mullins and Chris Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Karen Huffine, Stan Estepp, Dean Baggett, Steve Ownby, Bill Crawford, Donald and Johnny Ensor. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Thomas to Elizabethton-Carter County Boys and Girls Club, 104 Hudson Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643, ATTN: John Malone, or to the charity of your choice. 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.

     Lawrence Whitehead  
 Lawrence Whitehead, 88, 3301 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, died Monday, November 1, 2004, at his residence.
  Mr. Whitehead was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Larkin and Nannie Largent Whitehead. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Peters Whitehead, and by a sister and four brothers.
  Mr. Whitehead was a retired mechanic with the Carter County Highway Department. He was a member of Union Baptist Church and a charter member of Hampton Masonic Lodge #750.
  Survivors include a brother, Charlie Whitehead, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and neighbors also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Peter C. Pollard and Rev. Burl Sluder officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, November 5, in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, will be Gary Smith, Herman Hill, Richard Tester, Bill Estep, Jack Ingram, Ron Pierce and Jerry Nave. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Adult Men's Class of Union Baptist Church, friends and neighbors. Masonic Honors following the service on Thursday night will be by Hampton Masonic Lodge #750. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences to the Whitehead family may be made to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

November 2, 2004

     AnnaMae Arnold
  AnnaMae Arnold, 80, 136 Arnold Ave., Elizabethton, died Monday, November 1, 2004 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
  A native of Johnson County, she had lived most of her life in Carter County.
  She was the daughter of the late Thomas B. and Esther Bunton Campbell.
  She was a homemaker and attended Siam Baptist Church.
  She was preceded in death by a sister, Elsie Whitehead, and a brother, Glen Campbell.
  Survivors include her husband of 64 years of marriage, Rhudy Arnold; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bill Ballard, Roan Mountain; Glenda and Lide Steadman, Aiken, S.C.; Diane and Dr. Jack Presnell, Bluff City; four sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Sue Arnold, Paulina, La.; James and Ann Arnold, New Ellenton, S.C.; John and Jane Arnold, Aiken, S.C.; Richard and Linda Arnold, Elizabethton; one brother and sister-in-law, J.C. and Jeanette Campbell, Roan Mountian; one sister, Wilma Lee, Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Betty Campbell, Scottsboro, Ala.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday prior to the funeral service, or friends may call at the residence 136 Arnold Ave., Elizabethton, any time. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. on Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jim Lovelace, Benny Lovelace, Jeff Arnold, Neal Arnold, Joey Ballard and Brett Arnold. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jack Presnell, Bill Ballard and Lide Steadman. 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.
  
     Dennis Blackburn
  Dennis "PeeWee" Blackburn, 82, 424 Field Rd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, October 31, 2004 at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center.
  A native of Hunter, Ky., he was the son of the late Robert and Eddiy McLoud Blackburn.
  He retired from the TVA and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
  He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyne Brewer Blackburn in March, 2004; three sisters and one brother.
  Mr. Blackburn was a veteran of World War II; a member of VFW Post #2166; the Disabled American Veterans Association and the Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge.
  Survivors include three daughters, Linda Rasnick, Shirley Ann Blackburn and Dolly Mae Blackburn; one son, John Blackburn, all of Elizabethton; one sister, Sue Blackburn Campbell, of Butler; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, 2004 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ron Owens, Rev. Jim Storie and Rev. Chris Hughes officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2004 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral chapel at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday will be deacons of Grace Baptist Church. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post #2166. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family wishes to express special thanks to the second floor staff of the VA Hospital. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Blackburn to the Building Fund, Grace Baptist Church, 1114 Broad St. Ext., Elizabethton. Condolences to the Blackburn family may be made to mfc@chartertn.net.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

     Carl W. Campbell
  Wayne Campbell, 63, 319 Mountain View Dr., Hampton, died Sunday, October 31, 2004 at his residence following an extended illness.
  A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Jessie and Lyuna Oliver Campbell.
  He was a carpenter.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Jack Campbell, and one sister, Betty Sneed.
  Survivors include one daughter, Danielle C. Cannon, of Supply, N.C.; one son, Johnny B. Campbell, High Point, N.C.; three grandchildren, Cody Ryan Campbell, Casey Renee Campbell, and Courtney Paige Cannon; one sister, Emma Honeycutt, Bristol, Tenn.; two brothers, Roy Campbell, Hampton; Bobby Campbell, Sherrills Ford, N.C., and one niece, Yvette Overstreet, of the home. Several nephews also survive.
  A private disposition will be conducted for Mr. Campbell at a later date. Friends may call at the residence of a brother Roy Campbell, 467 U.S. Highway 321, Hampton, 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.

     Riley E. Lacey
   Riley E. Lacey, 92, 219 Smalling Rd., Watauga, died Saturday, October 30, 2004 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the last surviving child of the late James A. and Nannie Feathers Lacey.
   Mr. Lacey was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister; his wife, Wanda Hughes Lacey, on November 24, 2003, and a son, Kenneth Lee Lacey, on January 26, 2004.
   He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, Watauga, where he had served as deacon, treasurer, Sunday school teacher, and on various committees.
   Mr. Lacey was a former employee of Rayon Mills, Elizabethton, and Smythe Electric.
   Survivors include a grandson, Greg Lacey, Watauga; a granddaughter, Tiffany Lacey, Elizabethton, and a daughter-in-law, Patricia Cloyd Lacey, Elizabethton.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Rex Ward and Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel. A special "thank you" is extended to the following honorary pallbearers for all the love, care, and support shown to the Lacey family: Mike Lingerfelt, Rev. Rex Ward, W.E. Hughes, Bob Hughes, Jennifer Steele, Nina Harrell, Debbie Stout, Renee Buckles, Gwynn Mathes, Sandra Perkins, and Janet Kennedy. To those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 585 Watauga Rd., Watauga TN 37694. Condolences may be sent to the Lacey family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

     Winnie P. Shoun
  Winnie Pearl Shoun, 70, 119 Fairview Avenue, Mountain City, passed away on Monday, November 1, 2004 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
  A native of Johnson County, she was born on January 25, 1934 to the late Viola Dugger.
  In addition to her mother, Winnie was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde "Hard Rock" Shoun; one brother, Doag Dugger and one sister, Loretta Dugger.
  Winnie was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
  She is survived by two daughters, Robin Lolas and Deborah Jean Shoun, both of Del Ray Beach, Fla.; six sons, Richard Dale Peters, George Juan Pagan Shoun, both of Elizabethton; Daney Andrew Peters, Marion Malcom Bradford, both of Mountain City; Monty Ray Peters of Jupiter, Fla., and Darrell Carmon Bradford, of Hohenwald, Tenn.; 26 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services for Winnie will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 2004 from the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to services at the Funeral Home Chapel. At other times, friends may call at the residence, 119 Fairview Avenue, Mountain City, TN 37683. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Caner Society or Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 U.S. Hwy. 421 N., Mountain City, TN 37683 or The Diabetes Foundation, 1807 West Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. Condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hux-lipford.com.
  Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is serving the Shoun Family.

     Lawrence Whitehead
  Lawrence Whitehead, 88, 3301 Gap Creek Rd., Hampton, died Monday, November 1, 2004 at his residence.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

November 1 , 2004

     Juanita Bridgeman
  Mrs. Juanita "Granny" Bridgeman, 90, formerly of 2697 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, October 29, 2004, at Hillview Health Care following a lengthy illness.
  Mrs. Bridgeman was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Landon and Martha Jones Buck. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Roy Davis and Lee Bridgeman, a son, Gerald Davis, who died in 1940, and by six brothers and three sisters.
  Mrs. Bridgeman was owner and operator of Lilly Market on North Main Street for several years. She was a member of Beck Mountain Baptist Church.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Jack Garrison, Elizabethton; two grandsons and their wives, Mark and Norma Garrison, Elizabethton, and Jeff and Leslie Garrison, Bristol; a granddaughter and her husband, Tina and Mark Miller, Hampton; three great-grandsons, Jacob Garrison, Elizabethton, and John and Dustin Miller, both of Hampton; and two great-granddaughters, Micah and Kalyn Garrison, both of Bristol. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 31, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Ronnie Campbell. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday, November 1, in the Keg Mottern Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons, Mark Garrison, Jeff Garrison, John Miller, Dustin Miller, Jody Combs and Jerry Bowers. Honorary pallbearers will be two special friends, Doyle and Faye Hendrix, a grandson-in-law, Mark Miller, members of Beck Mountain Baptist Church and the staff and residents of Hillview Health Care. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Kay Garrison, 2697 Siam Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Monday 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.

      Dianne Morriss Brogden
      Feb. 15, 1945 - Oct. 16, 2004
  Dianne Morriss Brogden died on October 16, 2004, surrounded by her children.
  She was born in Elizabethton, Tenn., to Helen Morriss Wildasin and Mack Morriss. She attended Elizabethton High School, Wake Forest University and East Tennessee State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She had lived in Tacoma, Wash., since 1990, working as a grant writer and development director for several governmental, educational and non-profit organizations. She was an artist, a lifelong champion of the underprivileged, and a lover of animals.
  She is survived by her daughters, Laura Brogden, Port Angeles, Wash., and Susan Coleman, Auburn, Wash.; her son, Reid Brogden, Apex, N.C.; her grandchildren, Ciara, Gabriel, Cydney, Grace, Caroline and Samuel; her twin sister, Vivian Johnson, Johnson City; her brother, David M. Morriss, Springfield, Va.; an aunt, Emogene Thompson, Elizabethton; and a cousin, Carol Hart, Chestertown, Mass. Three nieces and three nephews also survive.
  Her life will be celebrated Saturday, November 6, at 2 p.m. at the Unity Church of Tacoma. Donations may be made to the Carter County Humane Society, c/o Robert White, 159 Hickory Hollow Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

     John D. Elliott Jr.
  John D. "Tater" Elliott Jr., 36, 2671 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 30, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, following an extended battle with cancer.
  Mr. Elliott was a native of Carter County and the son of John D. Elliott Sr. and Barbara Estep Elliott, Elizabethton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Lynn Elliott, his paternal grandfather, John Elliott, and his maternal grandfather, Warren Estep.
  Mr. Elliott was a member of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church.
  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two daughters, Ashley Nicole Elliott and Carlene Page Elliott, both of Elizabethton; his paternal grandmother, Ruby Elliott, Elizabethton; his maternal grandmother, Esther Estep, Hampton; special friends, Carroll Ward, Donna and Robert Sluder, Roy Birchfield, Sue and Perry Bradford, all of Elizabethton, and Wayne Berry, Jonesborough. Several aunts and uncles also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 1, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Cecil "Nick" Bradshaw 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, 2671 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 2, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Wayne Berry, Johnny Estep, Carroll Ward, Darrell Oliver, Mark Woodby, Jerry Elliott, Richard Elliott and Warren Estep Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Proffitt, Bill Estep, Clarence Holden, Johnson City Medical Center Hospice and friends and neighbors. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Tetrick Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

     Rosa D. Keplinger
  Rosa Dean Keplinger, 81, 131 Keplinger Lane, Jonesborough, died Friday, October 29, 2004, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Keplinger was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Walter and Dora Keplinger. She was also preceded in death by a son, a daughter, a grandchild, a great-grandchild, three sisters and four brothers.
  Mrs. Keplinger was a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church, Jonesborough.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Wilma J. and Ken Adams, Watauga; four sons, Eddie Keplinger, Johnson City, Jerry Keplinger, Homosassa Springs, Fla., Sherrill Keplinger, Erwin, and William Keplinger, Jonesborough; two brothers, Walter Keplinger Jr., Erwin, and Curtis Keplinger, Daytona Beach, Fla.; a sister, Elsie Huskins, Erwin; and 10 grandchildren, Jessica Deloach and Christopher Smith, both of Telford, Benjamin Smith, Inverness, Fla., Rebecca Smith, Johnson City, Lahome Keplinger, Eddie Keplinger Jr., Lewis Keplinger and Gary Presnell, all of Jonesborough, Tina Gibson, Mooresburg, and Patsy Childress, Elizabethton. Fifteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church, Arnold Road, Lamar Community, with Rev. Eddie Childress and Rev. Dean Presnell officiating. Music will be by Patsy Childress, Tina Gibson and Sierra Presnell. Interment will follow in the Keplinger Cemetery, Cherry Grove Road, Jonesborough. Active pallbearers will be Gary Presnell, Christopher Smith, Eddie Childress and Silas Gibson. Honorary pallbearers will be her sons and Gene Lockner, Hazen Arnold and Jim McNeal. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 1, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Wilma J. Adams, 168 Maple Tree Lane, Watauga, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  
     Lucy F. Vines
  Lucy Freeman Vines, 78, died Friday, October 29, 2004, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Vines was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Fred and Delia Woods Freeman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Eddie Vines, and several brothers and sisters.
  Mrs. Vines was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church and was a homemaker.
  Survivors include four sons, Arthur Vines, Knoxville, John Vines and Bill Vines, both of Elizabethton, and Jesse Vines, Gillette, Wyo.; a daughter, Judy Barnett, Elizabethton; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Lettie Martin, Elizabethton; and two brothers, Herman Freeman, Roan Mountain, and Rufus Freeman, Charlotte, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 31, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Clay Bailey, minister, officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, November 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone is requested to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Judy Barnett, 141 Russell Hill Road, Elizabethton. 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.

     Dennis Blackburn
  Dennis "Pee Wee" Blackburn, 82, 424 Field Rd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, October 31, 2004 in the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Friends may call at his residence.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

     Riley E. Lacey
  Riley E. Lacey, 92, 219 Smalling Rd., Watauga, died Saturday, October 30, 2004 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  A native of Carter County, he was the last surviving child of the late James A. and Nannie Feathers Lacey.
  Mr. Lacey was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister; his wife, Wanda Hughes Lacey, on November 24, 2003, and a son, Kenneth Lee Lacey, on January 26, 2004.
  He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, Watauga, where he had served as deacon, treasurer, Sunday school teacher, and on various committees.
  Mr. Lacey was a former employee of Rayon Mills, Elizabethton, and Smythe Electric.
  Survivors include a grandson, Greg Lacey, Watauga; a granddaughter, Tiffany Lacey, Elizabethton, and a daughter-in-law, Patricia Cloyd Lacey, Elizabethton.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Rex Ward and Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel. A special "thank you" is extended to the following honorary pallbearers for all the love, care, and support shown to the Lacey family: Mike Lingerfelt, Rev. Rex Ward, W.E. Hughes, Bob Hughes, Jennifer Steele, Nina Harrell, Debbie Stout, Renee Buckles, Gwynn Mathes, Sandra Perkins, and Janet Kennedy. To those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 585 Watauga Rd., Watauga TN 37694. Condolences may be sent to the Lacey family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

     Jani S. Whisnant
  Jani Starr Whisnant, 55, 158 Spring St., Apt. 12, Hampton, went home after the Lord sent an angel for her on Saturday, October 30, 2004, following an extended illness, after a successful kidney transplant, from an apparent heart attack.
  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late William V. Whisnant, Sr., and the late Ruby Johnson Whisnant. She attended New Liberty Freewill Baptist Church and was employed in healthcare services.
  Survivors include a sister, Sue Calhoun, Hampton; brother, Bill Whisnant, Jr., Dennis Cove Community; two nieces, Hope Nichols, Elizabethton, and Destiny Whisnant, Roan Mountain; two nephews, Doug Calhoun and Chad Whisnant, both of Hampton; two great nephews, Jacob Calhoun and Jonah Calhoun, both of Hampton; and a very special dear friend, Leroy Johnson, Hampton.
  The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 1, 2004 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Steve Burleson and Rev. Marvin Slagle officiating. The graveside service and burial will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bill Whisnant, Jr., Doug Calhoun, Chad Whisnant, Wayne Johnson, J.D Calhoun, and others selected from friends and family. Honorary pallbearers will be Leroy Johnson, William Roberts, Harry Whisnant, Reno Whisenhunt, Carmen Whisnant, and Nova Whisenhunt.
  The family will receive friends Monday, November 1, 2004 from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel, or at the home of the sister, Sue Calhoun, 158 Spring Street, Apt 11, Hampton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Blvd., Ste 2, Knoxville, TN 37917. Condolences may be sent to the Whisnant family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

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