January 1999


Bonnie B. Barnett

01/15/99

   Bonnie Belle Hamilton Barnett, 90, 211 Stockton Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, January 13, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mrs. Barnett was a native of Clay County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Rev. James Robert and Rebecca Arlesia Lowe Hamilton. She was also preceded in death by a son, Leslie Barnett, two brothers and two sisters.

   Mrs. Barnett was a member of Cove Creek Presbyterian Church and had worked as a cook from 1946-1950 at Cloudland High School. She attended school at Lees-McRae in Banner Elk, N.C.

   Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Bert Barnett, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Wayne and June Dale Barnett, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Wynona and Joe Holland, Elizabethton; two sisters, Ethel Wilkie, Franklin, N.C., and Ellavee Jory, Murphy, N.C.; a special niece, Dorothy Shuffler, Roan Mountain; four grandsons; four granddaughters; three great-grandsons; and five great-granddaughters. Several nieces and nephews and special friends, Dana and Mildred Holtsclaw, Bristol, also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

   BARNETT -- Funeral services for Bonnie Belle Hamilton Barnett, 90, 211 Stockton Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Roger Stocton and Mr. Spence Stocton officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Stocton Trio. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Barnett Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gary Stocton, Barry Stocton, LeRoy Stocton, Lawrence Roberts, Clarence Barnett and Stuart Dyer. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Housecall Home Health, Dr. Wesley Hanson and employees of Roan Mountain Medical Clinic, Appalachian Neurosurgical Clinic, friends at Roan Highlands Nursing Center and friends of Meals on Wheels. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Ollie J. Ferguson

01/15/99

   Ollie J. Carver Ferguson, 85, of Kingsport, died Wednesday, January 13, 1999, in SunRise at Hillside after an extended illness.

   Mrs. Ferguson was a native of Carter County and had resided in Kingsport most of her life. She was a daughter of the late George and Mary Hyder Carver and was also preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Ferguson Sr.; three infant children; two grandsons; a granddaughter; two step-sons; a step-daughter; a sister, Liddie Morton; and two brothers, Dave and John Carver.

   Mrs. Ferguson was a homemaker and attended Pactolus Methodist Church.

   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Margie and Odell Robinson and Leota and Robert Laws, all of Kingsport, and Sue and Wayne Snider, Denton, N.C.; six sons and five daughters-in-law, Gene and Margaret Ferguson, Surgoinsville, Leonard and Bevelene Ferguson and Earl and Bettye Ferguson, all of Kingsport, Jackie and Carol Ferguson, Thomasville, N.C., Roy Ferguson, Fall Branch, and Kenneth and Linda Ferguson, Greensboro, N.C.; a step-daughter, Glendola Charlton, Fall Branch; 25 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Pearl Heaton, Roan Mountain; and several nieces and nephews.

   Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

   FERGUSON -- Funeral services for Ollie J. Carver Ferguson, 85, of Kingsport, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday from the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home with Pastor Johnny Gibson, Rev. Bob Fletcher and Rev. George Winegar officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, 125 Copas Road. Memorial contributions may be made to the Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2783 Rock Springs Road, Kingsport, TN 37664. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Eugene A. Jackson

01/15/99

   Eugene Alonzo Jackson, 1506 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, formerly of Elizabethton, died Monday, January 11, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital.

   He was the fourth of eleven children born to Robert Lee and Katie Watson Jackson of Elizabethton. He received his primary and secondary education from the Douglas School System. He graduated in 1942, the school's third High School Graduating Session.

   Eugene was a graduate of Norfolk Division of Virginia State College, now known as Hampton University. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He was employed in Administration of the Norfolk Port Authority Embarkation Center, Norfolk, Va.

   He was a disabled Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific Campaign. He was a member of the Browns Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.

   Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ola Mae Taylor, Elizabethton, and Mrs. Nevada Ford, Johnson City, and two brothers, Mr. William D. Jackson, Portsmouth, Va., and Gordon M. Jackson, Biloxi, Miss. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   JACKSON -- Funeral services for Eugene Alonzo Jackson, 1506 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Timothy Watterson, Rev. James Reddick, Rev. Ernest Widby, Mr. Leo Thompson and Rev. Jeanette Clark officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Kerroll Thompson. Interment will be in the Jackson Family Cemetery. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by the VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, will be Ronnie Haynes, Dennis McKesson, Robert Susong, Gary McKesson, Jeff Taylor and Benny Taylor. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon Saturday until the service hour at 1 p.m. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Mrs. Ola Mae Taylor, 731 S. Lynn Avenue, Elizabethton. The family will assemble at the residence of Mrs. Taylor to go to the funeral home. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Arie Russell

01/15/99

   Mrs. Arie Russell, 85, 789 Browns Branch Road, Hampton, died Thursday, January 14, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a short illness.

   Mrs. Russell was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Ellen Carver Clark. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, John Kirk Stevens, her second husband, Ephron Russell, and also a special niece, Elsie Whitehead.

   Mrs. Russell was a member of the Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include an adopted niece, Sylvia Tolley, Whitemore Road, Hampton; two special nieces, Jacqueline Street, Sally Cove Creek Road, Hampton, and Juanita Goad, Roan Mountain; several other nieces and nephews and several step-children and step-grandchildren.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   RUSSELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Arie Russell, 85, 789 Browns Branch Road, Hampton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. L.D. Berry and Rev. Tommy Mains officiating. The Carr Family will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Simerly Cemetery, Browns Branch Road, Hampton. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Roger Stevens, Darrell Hill, Dana Hill, Donnie Chambers, Harold Chambers and Ronald Street. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, Hensley Clark, Roy Goad, Bruce Stevens and Daunt Stevens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a special niece, Sylvia Tolley, 104 Whitemore Road, Hampton (Fairview Community). Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Etta Sharp

01/14/99

   Mrs. Etta Sharp, 93, Charlestown Retirement Center, Cantonsville, Md., formerly of 619 West G Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 15, 1998, at Charlestown Care Center, Cantonsville, following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Sharp was a native of Claiborne County, Tenn., and the daughter of the late Claiborne Campbell and Anne Ausmus Rogers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Luther Franklin Sharp Sr., April 11, 1974.

   Mrs. Sharp had lived in Cantonsville for the past nine years. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and a retired school teacher with Elizabethton City Schools. She was a member of the Elizabethton Book Club.

   Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Hale, Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Frank Sharp, Columbia, Md.; a granddaughter, Marcia Russell, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Stuart Russell and Virginia Russell, both of Winston-Salem, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   SHARP -- Memorial services for Mrs. Etta Sharp, 93, Charlestown Retirement Center, Cantonsville, Md., formerly of 619 West G Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, December 15, 1998, will be conducted at 12:00 noon Friday, January 15, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church with Rev. Harold W. Payne officiating. Inurnment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Orvil J. Arnold

01/13/99

   Orvil J. Arnold, 85, died Monday, January 11, 1999, at his home in Doe Valley.

   Mr. Arnold was the son of the late Wilburn Arnold and Elvie Arnold Stout. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Eva Ruth Arnold and Joyce Arnold Campbell.

   Mr. Arnold was a retired timberman and a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Edith O. Arnold, of the home; a son, James Dean Arnold, Elizabethton; and a daughter, Patsy Clark, Mountain City. Six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.


   ARNOLD -- Funeral services for Orvil J. Arnold, 85, 7418 Highway 67 West, Mountain City, who died Monday, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday from the chapel of Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Brown officiating. Music will be under the direction of Eddie Eldreth. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen Keith Lunceford, Earl Campbell Jr., Steve Stanley, Billy Hammons and Jim Whitehead. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Frederick L. Lick

01/13/99

   Frederick LeRoy Lick, 45, 104 Watson Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, January 9, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mr. Lick was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County. He was a son of James Frederick "Bud" Lick and Dorothy Elrod Lick, both of Johnson City.

   Mr. Lick was an employee of The City of Bristol, TN and a 1971 graduate of Science Hill High School. He was a member of Taylor Memorial Methodist Church.

   He was preceded in death by a sister, Robin Lick Edwards.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a son, Wesley Frederick Lick, Elizabethton; a brother, Randy Lick, Johnson City; two sisters, Sandy Harwood, Johnson City, and Karen Eller, Russellville, Ark.; his paternal grandmother, Mary Leta Lick, Johnson City; and his maternal grandmother, Effie Dean Elrod, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.


   LICK -- Funeral services for Frederick LeRoy Lick, 45, 104 Watson Road, Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday from the South Chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home with Rev. Mack Houston and Rev. Mack Turner officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens at 1 p.m. Thursday. Friends will meet at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Rose, Dale Bingham, Chris Cooper, Bob Probst, Mickey Collier and Gary Mitchell. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene A. Jackson

01/13/99

   Eugene Alonzo Jackson, 75, 1506 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, January 11, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. Jackson was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Robert Lee and Katie Lucinda Watson Jackson. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, a brother and a nephew, Ronnie Forney.

   Mr. Jackson was a graduate of Hampton University, Hampton, Va. He was a retired typist and clerk and was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Brown Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Elizabethton.

   Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ola Mae Taylor, Elizabethton, and Mrs. Nevada Ford, Johnson City, and two brothers, William Jackson, Portsmouth, Va., and Gordon M. Jackson, Biloxi, Miss. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews and cousins also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Fannie C. Crowe

01/13/99

   Mrs. Fannie C. Crowe, 92, formerly of Rt. 1, Elizabethton (Horseshoe Community), died Tuesday, January 12, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Crowe was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the daughter of the late Thomas I. and Sally Pierce Crowe. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.

   Mrs. Crowe was the first cook at Siam Elementary School and had also worked in several restaurants in the Elizabethton area. She was a member of Siam Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Wilma Crowe, Kingsport; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Judy and Dr. Gary Reedy, Clarks Summit, Pa.; and a great-granddaughter, Bailey Reedy, Clarks Summit, Pa. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   CROWE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie C. Crowe, 92, formerly of Rt. 1, Elizabethton (Horseshoe Community), who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Jack Roddy and Rev. Earl Golden officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bill Anderson and Cathy Wilson. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the VanHuss Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from the men and Deacons of Siam Baptist Church and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jerry Gastineau, Dr. David R. Hardin, Dr. Michael F. Shahbazi, Caregivers of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, the Nursing Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, her many live-in Caretakers over the years and the Horseshoe People. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those who prefer may make donations in memory of Mrs. Crowe to the Special Building Project at Siam Baptist Church, 2414 Siam Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the Cemetery Fund at the Horseshoe Cemetery or the VanHuss Cemetery. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Edith K. McClellan

01/12/99

   Mrs. Edith Keller McClellan, 81, Rt. 1, Hampton, died Monday, January 11, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. McClellan was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Lloyd and Leurian Fields Keller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ed McClellan, and a son.

   Mrs. McClellan had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a member of the Simerly Creek Church of God.

   Survivors include a daughter, Rose Tolley, Hampton; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


   McCLELLAN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Keller McClellan, 81, Rt. 1, Hampton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. and Mrs. Cecil Wilson officiating. Jennifer Crabtree, soloist, will be in charge of music. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Nelson Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Pallbearers will be selected from friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Edgar E. Smith

01/12/99

   Edgar Eugene Smith, 69, 579 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 11, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Smith was a native of Knox County and a son of the late Leonard and Alta Lee Smith. He was also preceded in death by a son, Hayden Smith, April 1, 1993.

   Mr. Smith had lived in Pomona, Calif., from 1966 until 1989 when he came to Elizabethton. He was retired from the General Dynamics Corporation of Pomona.

   He was an Army Veteran of World War II and also had served in the Marines. He was a member of the C Street Church of Christ, Elizabethton.

   Survivors include his wife, Hazel Vines Smith; three daughters, Dawn Ruby, Oshkosh, Wis., Deloris Reline and Twana Hively, both of Elizabethton; two sisters, Peggy Gaston of Indiana and Juanita Bray, Knoxville; three brothers, Johnny Webb of Ohio, Jerry Smith and Howard Smith, both of Knoxville; four granddaughters, Desiree Portillo, Christy Ruby, Deloris Hively and Cathy Hively; and three grandsons, Joshua Reline, Ernie Hively and David Ruby. Three great-grandchildren, two aunts and one uncle also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


   SMITH -- Funeral services for Edgar Eugene Smith, 69, 579 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Eddie Craft, minister, and Pastor Bobby Stout officiating. The church choir of C Street Church of Christ will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Isaac Portillo, Norman Vines, Bernie Ault, David Collins, Ernest Hively, Bob Vines, Johnny Vines and Raymond Ruby. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Grace E. Hodge

01/11/99

   Grace E. Hodge, 70, 2140 West G Street, Clark's Trailer Park #62, Elizabethton, died Friday, January 8, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Hodge was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William and Lillie Smith Humphreys.

   Mrs. Hodge was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church. She was retired from Carter County Memorial Hospital as a nurse.

   Survivors include her husband, Chester R. Hodge, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Buddy Milan, Elizabethton; a sister, Rose Patrick, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Karisha Larkins, Elizabethton, and Bridget Solomon, Johnson City; one great-granddaughter, Keturah Larkins, Elizabethton; and her mother-in-law, Josie Hodge, Rolla, Mo. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   HODGE -- Funeral services for Grace E. Hodge, 70, 2140 West G Street, Clark's Trailer Park #62, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Reece Harris officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Frank Johnson. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mina S. Newton

01/11/99

   Mina Stafford Newton, 89, of Snellville, died Friday, January 8, 1999.

   Mrs. Newton was a native of Avery County, N.C. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ, Snellville.

   Survivors include five daughters, Gladys Eller, Elizabethton, Grace Bogolin, Jonesborough, Ruby Sams, Piney Flats, Rheanna Stafford, Lenoir, N.C., and Nora Dooley, Grayson; four sons, Earl Stafford and Thomas Stafford, both of Elizabethton, Jerry Stafford, Hampton, and K.P. Stafford, Gray. Thirty grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren also survive.

   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Eternal Hills Funeral Chapel with Elder Richard Allen officiating. Interment will follow in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens.

   Eternal Hills Funeral Home, (770) 972-3155, is in charge of arrangements.

Ann W. Pierce

01/11/99

   Ann Wootton Pierce, 63, 161 Avon Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 9, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Pierce was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Pauline Chapman Wootton, Elizabethton, and the late Robert J. Wootton Sr., who died in 1968. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Gregory Earl Pierce, in 1959, and Anthony Scott Pierce, in 1969, and a brother, Dr. Robert J. Wootton Jr., in 1996.

   Mrs. Pierce was a member of the Centerview Church of Christ. She was a counselor for the Department of Human Services for 25 years, and was also a member and secretary of the B&PW Club and the TN State Employees Association.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Sonny Pierce, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Chris J. and Priscilla S. Pierce, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Keshia Ann Pierce, Elizabethton; a brother, Jerry B. Wootton, Elizabethton; and a special friend, Yvonne Matson, Baltimore, Md. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   PIERCE -- Funeral services for Ann Wootton Pierce, 63, 161 Avon Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. David Irick and Mr. Eddie Craft, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Centerview Church of Christ Singers. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be K.O. Gentry, Jack Hampton, Charlie Hartman, Eckert Street, Milt Fair, Harold Justice, Jack Hensley, Jim Andrews and L.D. Fair. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Jaynes, members of the TN State Employees Association, employees of the Department of Human Services of Carter County, B&PW members, the men of Centerview Church of Christ, the men of Elizabethton C Street Church of Christ, friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 161 Avon Street, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Centerview Church of Christ, Building Fund, 117 Coal Shute Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Albert E. Spaller Sr.

01/11/99

   Albert E. Spaller Sr., 89, 408 E. Grand Avenue Ext., Johnson City, died Sunday, January 10, 1999, at North Side Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Spaller was a native of Banner Elk, N.C., but had lived most of his life in Johnson City. He was a son of the late Fred A. and Martha Ramsey Spaller.

   Mr. Spaller worked as a Salesman/Estimator for Johnson City Foundry Machine Works. He was a founding member and Deacon of King Springs Baptist Church and served as Music Director at several local churches including King Springs Baptist. He was a published Poet and Song Writer.

   Survivors include his wife, Dora Mae Strickland Spaller; a daughter, Jennie Lee Hubbard, Johnson City; two sons, Albert E. Spaller Jr., Johnson City, and David E. Spaller, Carolina Beach, N.C.; and a sister, Eva Berry, Elizabethton. Ten grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren also survive.

   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.


   SPALLER -- Funeral services for Albert E. Spaller Sr., 89, 408 E. Grand Avenue Ext., Johnson City, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Wiley Rutledge, Rev. Jerry Cornett and Rev. Greg Hall officiating. Family and friends will meet at Roselawn Memory Gardens at 10 a.m. Tuesday for graveside services. Pallbearers will be Wendell Snapp, William Bible, Paul Adams, Billy Hubbard, Larry Hubbard, Alan Moore, David Spaller Jr., Benny Lawson and Brian Spaller. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of King Springs Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie S. Whitehead

01/11/99

   Elsie Street Whitehead, 77, 121 Cemetery Hill Lane (Whitehead Hill Section), Roan Mountain, died Saturday, January 9, 1999, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Banner Elk, N.C., following an extended illness.

   Ms. Whitehead was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late McKinney and Effie Clark Street. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Luther Whitehead, and a son.

   Ms. Whitehead was a member of Fork Mountain Free Will Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

   Survivors include nine sons, J.D. Whitehead, Arden Whitehead and Terry Whitehead, all of Roan Mountain, Randy Whitehead, Hampton, D.L. Whitehead, Jack Whitehead, Robert Whitehead, Kenneth Whitehead and Delaney Whitehead, all of Elizabethton; two daughters, Wanda (June) Lyons, Marion, N.C., and Susan Burdick, Scottsdale, Ariz.; 27 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; an aunt, Arie Russell, Hampton; and special friends, Trula Fortner and Mandy Potter, both of Roan Mountain.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.


   WHITEHEAD -- Funeral services for Elsie Street Whitehead, 77, 121 Cemetery Hill Lane (Whitehead Hill Section), Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Sunset Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Cornett Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Andes, Sonny Whitehead, Don Banner, Robbie Callaway, Mitch Tolley, David Townsend, Donnie Townsend, Danny Guinn, J.L. Potter, Ralph Potter and Willard Largent. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37604 or the American Diabetes Association, 4004 Hillsboro Road, Suite B-216, Nashville, TN 37215. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Timothy M. Williams

   Timothy Mark Williams, 34, 2060 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 6, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a brief illness.

   Mr. Williams was a native of Carter County. He attended Fountain of Life Church.

   Survivors include two sons, T.J. Williams, Greeneville, and Steven Lane, Elizabethton; a daughter, Michelle Nichole Williams, Johnson City; his mother, Wanda Heaton Hinkle, of the home; his father and step-mother, Ray and Billie Williams, Boones Creek; a sister, Lori Jennings, Elizabethton; a brother, Billy Heaton, Elizabethton; a step-sister, Della Crabtree, Elizabethton; and two special friends, Wendy Perry and Cheryl Sneed, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   WILLIAMS -- Candlelight funeral services for Timothy Mark Williams, 34, 2060 Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, were held at 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Fred Wade officiating. Graveside services and interment were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Cole Cemetery, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers were Steve Korchmar, Mike Andrews, Derek Sumner, Tim Blevins, Clifford Arnold, David Harrell and Sonny Elliott. Honorary pallbearers were Darrell Ferguson, Brian Fraley and Bill Fraley. The family received friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 2060 Siam Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

John G. Petrey II

01/08/99

   John G. Petrey II, 52, Meadowview Drive, Port Orange, Fla., died Wednesday, January 6, 1999, at his home.

   Mr. Petrey was a native of Elizabethton. He moved to Port Orange, Fla., in 1991 from Scotland. He was a buyer for local hospitals until his illness.

   Mr. Petrey was a member of the American Legion, Tennessee; the British Legion, Scotland; and Immanuel Baptist Church, Elizabethton. He attended George C. Wallace Community College in Selma, Ala. He coached all levels and ages of athletics as a volunteer for football, basketball and baseball.

   Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Elizabeth Petrey; a son, John G. Petrey III, Tallahassee, Fla.; a daughter, Peggy Winans, South Daytona, Fla.; his father, John G. Petrey Sr., Sandy, Utah; two sisters, Peggy Lingerfelt, Elizabethton, and Barbara Shields, Sandy, Utah; and a granddaughter, Megan E. Winans, South Daytona, Fla.

   A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hospice Care Center, Port Orange, with Rev. Leslie Avchin of the Hospice Care Center, Port Orange, and brother-in-law, Harold Lingerfelt, officiating.

   Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Fla. 32119.

   Announcement courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Timothy M. Williams

01/08/99

   Timothy Mark Williams, 34, 2060 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 6, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a brief illness.

   Mr. Williams was a native of Carter County. He attended Fountain of Life Church.

   Survivors include two sons, T.J. Williams, Greeneville, and Steven Lane, Elizabethton; a daughter, Michelle Nichole Williams, Johnson City; his mother, Wanda Heaton Hinkle, of the home; his father and step-mother, Ray and Billie Williams, Boones Creek; a brother, Billy Heaton, Elizabethton; a step-sister, Della Crabtree, Elizabethton; and two special friends, Wendy Perry and Cheryl Sneed, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Timothy Mark Williams, 34, 2060 Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Fred Wade officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Cole Cemetery, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Steve Korchmar, Mike Andrews, Derek Sumner, Tim Blevins, Clifford Arnold, David Harrell and Sonny Elliott. Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Ferguson, Brian Fraley and Bill Fraley. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 2060 Siam Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Jady A. Birchfield

01/07/99

   Jady Arnold Birchfield, 63, 344 Sims Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 5, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Birchfield was a native of Carter County and the son of the late George Thomas and Polly Jane Presnell Birchfield. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Sue; three brothers, Jessie, Walter and Henry Birchfield; and two sisters, Mary Lou Birchfield and Eula Birchfield Garland.

   Mr. Birchfield was a member of Long Hollow Mission Church and was a retired roofer.

   Survivors include his wife, Hattie Birchfield, of the home; four sons, Thomas Birchfield, Elizabethton, Cecil Tolley, Elizabethton, and Christopher and Jadie Birchfield, both of the home; three daughters, Teresa Birchfield, Elizabethton, and Angelia and Rita Birchfield, both of the home; four sisters, Irene Odom, Bobbie Anderson, Betty Waters and Regina Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton; and a brother, David Birchfield, Elizabethton. Nine grandchildren and a special friend, Wanda Birchfield, Elizabethton, also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   BIRCHFIELD -- Funeral services for Jady Arnold Birchfield, 63, 344 Sims Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Long Hollow Mission Church with Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Music will be under the direction of Martha Ward and Tony Vines. Interment will follow in the Stout Cemetery at Walnut Mountain. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Mr. Birchfield will be taken to Long Hollow Mission Church at 4 p.m. Friday where the family will receive friends any time Friday evening and Saturday morning prior to the service. Friends may also call at the home any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie S. Caraway

01/07/99

   Marjorie Snow Caraway, 62, Rt. 1, Newland, N.C. (Minneapolis Community), died Tuesday, January 5, 1999, at Sloop Memorial Hospital.

   Mrs. Caraway was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Eugene and Tempie Shook Eggers. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Cole and Alice Tester, and a brother, Dale Joe Eggers.

   Mrs. Caraway was a nurse.

   Survivors include her husband, Ben Hayden Caraway, of the home; a daughter, Karen Howell, Wilmington, N.C.; a son, Mickey Caraway, Newland, N.C.; three sisters, Etta Davis and Mary Lou Eggers, both of Valle Crucis, N.C., and Betty Faye Hughes, Roan Mountain; and four brothers, Jack Eggers and Buster Eggers, both of Lexington, N.C., Claude Eggers, Matney, N.C., and Fred Eggers, Boone, N.C. Three grandchildren also survive.

   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is in charge of arrangements.


   CARAWAY -- Funeral services for Marjorie Snow Caraway, 62, Rt. 1, Newland, N.C. (Minneapolis Community), who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Beers and Rev. Brown Howell officiating. Interment will follow at 10 a.m. Friday in the Caraway Cemetery, Elk Park, N.C. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service hour. Memorials may be made to the Burbank Free Will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, TN 37687.

Okla G. McHone

01/07/99

   Okla G. McHone, 92, formerly of Rt. 3, Roan Mountain, died Monday, January 4, 1999, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center.

   Mrs. McHone was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Hector N. and Eugenia Julian Boone. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Garland, in 1964, and her second husband, Troy F. McHone, in 1991.

   Survivors include two daughters, Imogene Bisbee, Leesburg, Fla., and Ardella Kalkes, Chaska, Minn.; three brothers, Blaine Boone, Ivan Boone and Forrest Boone, all of Roan Mountain; and two sisters, Mary Andrews, Roan Mountain, and Pauline Brown, Newport News, Va. Three step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.


   McHONE -- Funeral services for Okla G. McHone, 92, formerly of Rt. 3, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Mike Lusk officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Melody Trio. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Johnson-Roanview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday for the service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy M. Barnes

01/06/99

   Nancy M. Barnes, 61, 216 Ferguson Avenue, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 5, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.


Mrs. Barnes was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late James Thomas and Kathleen Vermillion Ornduff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edgar Barnes, August 22, 1983, an infant son, David Barnes, and a brother, Hershel Ornduff.


Mrs. Barnes was a member of West Side Christian Church.


Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Tammy Barnes, of the home, and SGT. Robert and Terri Barnes, U.S. Army, Fort Polk, La.; a brother, Tommy Ornduff, Jonesborough; and two sisters, Carolyn Gouge and Lorraine Treadway, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.


Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.



BARNES -- Funeral services for Nancy M. Barnes, 61, 216 Ferguson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Greg Keys, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Melissa Oaks. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the following Elders and Deacons of West Side Christian Church: Paul Buck, Don Dykes, Gregory Lyons, Jerry Hodges, John Hopson, Luther McKeehan, Earl Williams and Ted Hamilton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 216 Ferguson Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to West Side Christian Church Building Fund, 1307 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Florence L. Fitzsimmons

01/06/99

   Mrs. Florence L. Fitzsimmons, 91, 1106 Grove Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 5, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Fitzsimmons was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Jessie William and Lena Mottern Large. She was also preceded in death by her husband, M.A. Fitzsimmons Sr., in 1983, and a son, Charles H. Fitzsimmons.

   Mrs. Fitzsimmons was part owner and worker at Fitzsimmons Printing Company in Elizabethton for over 50 years. She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church.

   Survivors include a son, Millard A. Fitzsimmons Jr., of the home; a daughter-in-law and son-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Hugh Hatfield, Elizabethton; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Charles II and Dee Fitzsimmons, Charlotte, N.C.; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Emmalena and David Scott, Elizabethton; and five great-grandchildren, Nikki and Hannah Fitzsimmons, both of Charlotte, N.C., David Allen Scott, Tiffany Scott and Brittany Scott, all of Elizabethton.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   FITZSIMMONS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Florence L. Fitzsimmons, 91, 1106 Grove Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of First Christian Church with Mr. Don Marshall, Mr. Hugh Hatfield and Mr. Charles Fitzsimmons II, ministers, officiating. Music will be by Mr. John Smith, soloist, Mrs. Gene Estep, organist, and Mrs. Sharon Brown, music director. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Southview Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dean Vines, Bill Young, Leonard Febuary, Dr. John Green, Mike Carter, Orris Densford, Jerry Franklin, David Allen Scott, David Scott and James Rainey. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Christian Church, the men of First Christian Church, Dr. Stephen May, Dr. Robert Walter and Dr. Nicholas Burik. The family will receive friends at First Christian Church from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hatfield, 102 Hatfield Road, Elizabethton, any time. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at First Christian Church at 10 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Florence D. Guy

01/06/99

   Florence Dugger Guy, 78, 80 N. Hampton Lane, Jackson, formerly of Elizabethton, died Monday, January 4, 1999, at the residence of her daughter in Jackson following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Guy was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Lena Joann Glover Dugger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roby Lee Guy, June 30, 1997, and two brothers.

   Mrs. Guy was a member of West Side Christian Church of Elizabethton and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.

   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and David Herbage and Doris and Thomas Coffman, all of Jackson; a sister, Anna Frances Greenwell, Jackson; three grandchildren, Michael Taylor and Kevin Mayo, both of Jackson, and Lisa Bolton, Atlanta, Ga.; and three great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Bolton, Atlanta, Ga., Hayden Mayo and Michael Taylor II, both of Jackson; and a special niece, Carolyn Jean Greenwell, Jackson. Two other nieces also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   GUY -- Funeral services for Florence Dugger Guy, 78, 80 N. Hampton Lane, Jackson, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. James D. Curtis, minister, officiating. Committal services and entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Jones, Jack Glover, Norman Glover, Howard Matherly and Bobby Ford. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

William C. Bowers

01/05/99

   William Carl Bowers, 66, 337 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 2, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Bowers was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Horace and Kate Williams Bowers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Ann Campbell Bowers, in January 1993.

   Mr. Bowers was a member of Beck Mountain Baptist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from North American Rayon Corporation.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Harlan Hill, of the home; three brothers, Floyd and Charles Bowers, both of Elizabethton, and Philmore Bowers, Watauga; three sisters, Wanda Bise, Hampton, Effie Buckles, Elizabethton, and Grace Joseph, Rockwood; and a grandson, Cody Matthew Hill, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   BOWERS -- Funeral services for William Carl Bowers, 66, 337 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Beck Mountain Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Campbell and Rev. Garry Edwards officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Ronnie Campbell, soloist, and Mrs. Karen Timbs, organist. Interment will follow in the Heaton Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be John Pierce, Bill Carpenter, Denny Lyons, Glenn Hardin, Floyd Lyons, Houston Timbs, Ernest Perkins, Gail Loveless, R.J. Lewis and Clyde Frazier. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jonathan Bremer and the men of Beck Mountain Baptist Church. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the residence, 337 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Homer H. Farthing

01/05/99

   Homer H. Farthing, 87, 511 West "C" Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 2, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Farthing was a native of Carter County. He resided in Boone, N.C., for 20 years, resided in Old Butler, and returned to Elizabethton in 1949 to make his home on West "C" Street. He was a son of the late T. Hill and Sadie Lineback Farthing.

   Mr. Farthing was a retired teacher in the Johnson and Carter County School Systems. He had taught in the Watauga Academy in Old Butler and retired from teaching at the Elizabethton High School in 1973. He was of the Presbyterian faith.

   Survivors include his wife, Deane Matherly Farthing, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Harrison and Sue Farthing, Elizabethton, and John and Betty Farthing, Mountain City; three grandsons, Harrison Lee Farthing, Elizabethton, Jordan Farthing and Caleb Farthing, both of Mountain City; a granddaughter, April Holsclaw, Charlotte, N.C.; and four great-granddaughters, Keely Hamm and Sydney Farthing, both of Elizabethton, Hannah Holsclaw and Holly Holsclaw, both of Charlotte, N.C.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   FARTHING -- Funeral services for Homer H. Farthing, 87, 511 West "C" Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Dr. John Martin and Father Steve Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Christus Garden of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Harrison Lee Farthing, Don Holsclaw, Glen Gouge, Wayne Williams, Paul Williams Jr., John Fine, Leslie Pearson and Noah Gouge. Honorary pallbearers will be friends, neighbors, former students and fellow teachers of Mr. Farthing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence, 511 West "C" Street, Elizabethton, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Alvin W. Hicks

01/05/99

   Alvin W. Hicks, 92, 1725 Miles Field Road, Elk Park, N.C., died Sunday, January 3, 1999, at Sloop Memorial Hospital, Crossnore, N.C., following an extended illness.

   Mr. Hicks was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the son of the late Boyd and Etta Potter Hicks. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Dolan Hicks, February 23, 1983, two daughters, Bernice and Betty Jean Hicks, and two sons, Harold and Jack Hicks.

   Mr. Hicks was a member and deacon of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. He was a farmer and a former employee of Bemberg Corporation.

   Survivors include three sons, Millard Buster Hicks, Elk Park, N.C., Leonard Earl Hicks, Elizabethton, and Billy Burnette Hicks, Elk Park, N.C.; two sisters, Mina Hagie and Alberta Gwyn, both of Elizabethton; and a brother, Norman Hicks, Elk Park, N.C. Twenty-one grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.


   HICKS -- Funeral services for Alvin W. Hicks, 92, 1725 Miles Field Road, Elk Park, N.C., who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Raymond Turbyfill and Rev. Eric Lynn Pierce officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hicks Family Cemetery, Elk Park, N.C. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Millard Buster Hicks, 1322 Miles Field Road, Elk Park, N.C., any time. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence A. Lyons

01/05/99

   Clarence A. "Jack" Lyons, 83, 405 West H Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 4, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an illness of two years.

   Mr. Lyons was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Rev. Peter L. and Martha Nicholas Lyons. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

   Mr. Lyons was retired from the Holston Defense Corporation, Kingsport. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he was a former Sunday School Teacher, Training Union Director and former chairman of the House & Grounds Committee.

   Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Greer Lyons; two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn Lyons Dail and Bill Dail, Clinton, and Joan Lyons Bennett, Knoxville; a son and daughter-in-law, Mack R. and Patsy Lyons, Elizabethton; and two sisters, Mrs. Lenorah Clemons, Jonesborough, and Mrs. Beulah Copeland, of California. Six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


   LYONS -- Funeral services for Clarence A. "Jack" Lyons, 83, 405 West H Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joe Sorah officiating. The Calvary Baptist Church Choir will provide the music. Entombment services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Richard Lyons, David Lyons, Brady Williams, Mike Wilson, Kevin Sparks, Larry Snellings, Richard Gray and Dr. Haymond Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be former employees of Holston Defense Corporation's Explosives Maintenance Department, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Andersen, Dr. Eugene Galloway, Dr. Daniel Paul and members of Calvary Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Walter J. Baker, Jr.

01/04/99

   Walter Jay Baker, Jr., 70, 1424 Mount Holston Road, Bluff City, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

   He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, was retired from Sperry (Univac) and was a farmer. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Christopher White.

   He is survived by his wife, Evelyn "Netta" Cox Baker; four daughters: Mrs. Larry (Margie) Fleenor and Mrs. Gary (Donna) White, both of Bluff City; Mrs. Reggal (Susan) Edwards, Piney Flats; and Mrs. Vincent (Connie) Stidham, Centreville, Va.; two sons: David and Larry Baker, both of Bluff City; three sisters: Mary Watson and Marie Wilson, both of Bluff City; and Sarah Presnell, Birmingham, Ala.; nine grandchildren: Jeff, Denise, Angie, Jennifer, Rachel, Gary, Christy, Joey and Raymond; three great-grandchildren: Abigail, Jacob and Trevor; a daughter-in-law, Edna Baker; and several nieces and nephews.

   Oakley-Cook Funeral Home (764-7123), 2223 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, is in charge of arrangements.


   BAKER -- The funeral service for Walter Jay Baker, Jr. were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen Hensley, the Rev. Eric Godfrey and the Rev. Bruce Galyon officiating. Burial followed in Sunrise Cemetery. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home (764-7123), 2223 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, is in charge of arrangements.

Jesse L. Booker

01/04/99

   Jesse Lee Booker, 91, 130 Watauga Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   A native of Martinsville, Va., Mr. Booker has resided in Carter County since 1929. He was the son of the late James and Mattie Shelton Booker.

   He was a retired employee of General Shale Company and a member of the First Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Booker, in 1991, and a brother.

   Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Garland Booker, a stepson, Wendell W. Stout, Nashville; three step-grandchildren, four nieces and one nephew.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


   Funeral services for Jesse Lee Booker, 91, 130 Watauga Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ron Forrester and the Rev. Dan Garland officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Everette Sexton officiating. Pallbearers will be contacted. Music will be provided by the First Assembly of God Choir. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ina M. Bradshaw

01/04/99

   Ina Maude Bradshaw, 83, formerly of 308-B Magnolia Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in the Hermitage Nursing Home, following an extended illness.

   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Madge Deloach Bradshaw. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, three brothers and three sisters.

   Ms. Bradshaw was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Elizabethton School System.

   Survivors include a brother, Tom Bradshaw, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   BRADSHAW -- Funeral services for Ina Maude Bradshaw, 83, formerly of 308-B Magnolia Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in the Hermitage Nursing Home, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Music was under the direction of Bo and JoAnn Campbell. Interment followed at Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers were selected from nephews. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Vivian R. Brown

01/04/99

   Vivian Ruth Brown, age 70, of NHC Health Care, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in the Johnson City Medical Center.

   She was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and a daughter of the late William T. and Mae Queen Hart Brown.

   Ms. Brown was a member of Tacoma Church of God. She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

   Survivors include one sister, Patricia Brown, Johnson City; one nephew, Edwin Peters, Jonesborough; one great-nephew, Charlie Peters, Jonesborough; and one aunt, Anita Taylor, Elizabethton.

   Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.


   BROWN -- Funeral services for Vivian Ruth Brown, age 70, of NHC Health Care, who died Thursday, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel. The Rev. Dave Shorter officiated. Burial followed services in Monte Vista Burial Park. Pallbearers were selected from family and friends. The family received friends at the funeral home from 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Evadne N. Goodwin

01/04/99

   Mrs. Evadne N. Goodwin, 75, 1327 Broad Street Ext., (Lynn Valley community), Elizabethton, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Roby and Hannah Stout Grindstaff. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Austin Goodwin in 1971, and by one brother, William Dana Grindstaff, in 1998.

   She was a homemaker and had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. Mrs. Goodwin was a member of the Lynn Valley Baptist Church.

   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Jean Leonard and Alfred Hester, Kingsport; four sons and daughters-in-law: James Frank and Karen Goodwin, David Allen and Frances Goodwin and Robert Lee and Judy Goodwin, all of Elizabethton; and John and Lynn Goodwin, Chilhowie, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Jewel Burgan, Johnson City; and seven grandchildren.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


   GOODWIN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Evadne Nell Goodwin, 75, 1327 Broad Street Ext., (Lynn Valley community), Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Wade and the Rev. James Hawk officiating. Interment will be in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Mr. William J. Greene, soloist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, will be the following grandsons: Jimmy Goodwin, Alan Leonard, Spencer Leonard, John T. Goodwin, Austin Goodwin and Richard Hale. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Gentry, Joe Ledford, Bill Crawford, John Livingston, Carson Puckett, Crayton Williams, Frank Stout, Rondal Peters, Ray Wallace, Buster Arnold, Ken Barrickman, Eddie Buckles, Jimmy Street, Harold Ellis, Bill Trivette, William Duncan, Freddie Babb, Ralph Williams, Jim Cornett, Richard Moody, J. Harold Ray, Dr. Robert Walter, Herman Hodge, Louie Pate, Dr. Royce Hosley and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class of Lynn Valley Baptist Church. Also a special tribute to her devoted friends Lucille White and her late husband Jim White. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Peggy B. Maston

01/04/99

   Peggy Blevins Maston, 64, 2616 Mimosa Lane, Johnson City, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center.

   She was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and was a daughter of the late Coy Blevins and Pearl Shepard. She was preceded in death by one sister, one brother and two grandchildren.

   Mrs. Maston was retired from the FAA Airway facilities. She was a member of the Roan Street Church of God, Elizabethton.

   Survivors include two daughters: Susan Harold-Hutson, Franklin; and Katie Potter, Jacksonville, N.C.; two brothers: Gary Trond Shepard, Johnson City; and David Shepard, Jonesborough; three granddaughters: Sarah Potter, Rebecca Potter and Whitney Harold; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

   Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.


   MASTON -- Funeral services for Peggy Blevins Maston, 64, 2616 Mimosa Lane, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Bewley will officiate. Burial will follow in the Monte Vista Burial Park. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. For those who wish, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Johnson City Medical Center Foundation, Circle of Hope, Cancer Treatment Center, 400 State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. Monday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth M. McKinney

01/04/99

   Ruth McClure McKinney, 92, 934 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at her residence, following a brief illness.

   A native of Welch, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late William Bowers and Sallie Rutherford McClure. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Robert McKinney, a daughter, Mary Sally Warner, in 1984, six sisters and seven brothers.

   Ms. McKinney was a member of First United Methodist Church and a former clothing store manager. She was also a former member of the Eastern Star, Roan Mountain, where she served as worthy matron; The Woman's Club and Civic Club of Elizabethton. She worked in P.T.A., where she was presented a lifetime membership pin.

   Survivors include a daughter, Jane M. Chambers, Elizabethton; three grandchildren: Cecil Stanley Warner, Jr., Biloxi, Ms.; Patricia Warner Graham, Crossville; and Sally Warner Scarborough, Spring City; four great-grandchildren: Lee and Kenneth Warner, both of Biloxi, Ms.; Isaac Graham, Crossville; and Katharine Scarborough, Spring City.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   MCKINNEY -- Graveside services and inurnment for Ruth McClure McKinney, 92, 934 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Happy Valley Memorial Park, with Dr. Kenneth LaDuke officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 2:55 p.m. for the graveside services. Friends may call at the home of the daughter, Jane Chambers, 825 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, at anytime. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 550, Elizabethton, or a charity of your choice. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Frederick L. Nakarai

01/04/99

   Mr. Frederick L. Nakarai, 58, 8200 Boulevard East, Apt. 4C, North Bergen, N.J., died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

   Mr. Nakarai was a native of Indianapolis, Ind., and had lived in North Bergen, N.J., for 29 years. He was a son of the late Dr. Toyozo W. and Frances Yorn Nakarai.

   He was a legal editor of the C C H, Inc. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a member of the Judge Advocate General's staff. He was of the Christian faith.

   Survivors include one brother, Charles F.T. Nakarai, Durham, N.C.; and a special friend, Vikki Lyons, Elizabethton.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   NAKARAI -- Funeral services for Frederick L. Nakarai, 58, 8200 Boulevard East, Apt. 4C, North Bergen, N.J., were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. Dennis Helsabeck, Dr. Jess W. Johnson and Mr. Joseph Veeder officiating. Interment was in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers were Earl R. Stuckenbruck, Calvin Phillips, Delno Brown and C. Robert Wetzel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toyozo W. Nakarai Chair in Old Testament, Emmanuel School of Religion, 1 Walker Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family received friends in the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Theodore R. Potter

01/04/99

   Theodore Roosevelt Potter, 94, 137 Ted Potter Road, Butler, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in the Asbury Center, Johnson City, following a brief illness.

   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late William and Emma Stout Potter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dovie Irene Potter, Nov. 10, 1998, a daughter, Grace Cable, in 1996, two sons: Ray and Ralph Potter; a sister, Sarah Hollifield; five brothers: Bronlow, Harrison, Millard, Blaine and George Potter.

   He was a retired farmer and a member of the Stone Mountain Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War I.

   Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law: Larry Potter, of the home; Dennis and Wanda Potter, Elk Park, N.C.; and James "Red" and Betty Glover, Hampton; five daughters and three sons-in-law: Gayle Ashley, Mary and Howard Estep, all of Elizabethton; Linda Potter, Betty and Daniel Hill, all of Johnson City; Ruth and Wayne Harmon, Butler. Twenty grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   POTTER -- Funeral services for Theodore Roosevelt Potter, 94, 137 Ted Potter Road, Butler, who died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Buddy Street, the Rev. Howard Estep and the Rev. Danny Cooke officiating. Music was under the direction of Ms. Lynette Grainger and the Rev. Howard Estep. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, in the Stone Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons: Terry Cable, Mark Harmon, Tony Harmon, Randy Potter, Jackie Potter, Scon Ashley and Chris Estep. Honorary pallbearers will be Dwight Taylor, Theresa Marlow, Dr. Rick Rolen, Dr. Jerry LeRoy and the second floor nursing staff at Asbury Center. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 12:45 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home or at the residence, 137 Ted Potter Road, Butler, at anytime. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Cecil C. Rigsby

01/04/99

   Cecil Clyde Rigsby, age 86, 2204 East Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in Lakebridge Health Care Center after a lengthy illness.

   He was a Washington County native and had lived in Johnson City since 1950. Mr. Rigsby was a son of the late Alex and Lola Mae Shipley Rigsby.

   He was a retired water department employee of the City of Johnson City and a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

   Survivors include his wife, Mary Hardin Rigsby; six daughters: Linda English, Johnson City; Janie Chase, Johnson City; Judy Pippin, Smyrna; Joy McQueen, Newark, Del.; Lola Harmon; Mauldin, S.C.; and Rosie Turbyfield, Johnson City; one sister, Bonnie Mae Adams, Johnson City; several grandchildren, including Heather Rigsby, Johnson City; several great-grandchildren, including Haden Isaiah Oliver, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.

   Morris-Maker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.


   RIGSBY -- Funeral services for Cecil Clyde Rigsby, age 86, 2204 East Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, who died Thursday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The Rev. Paul Crowe officiated. Burial will follow graveside services at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Monte Vista Burial Park. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Janice S. Shell

01/04/99

   Mrs. Janice Harriett Stephens Shell, 51, Kearny, Ariz., died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at her residence following an extended illness.

   She was a member of Kearny Church of Christ.

   She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Shell, formerly of Elizabethton; two daughters: Kathryn Gonzales and Karla Ledke, all of Kearny, Ariz.; one brother, Charles Stephens, Kearny; five grandchildren; three sisters-in-law: Sharon Depew, Mrs. Gary (Ann) Hicks and Mrs. Arvel (Floss) McKinney, all of Elizabethton.

   It was her request to be cremated, and no services are planned.

   Griffith Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Steward Whitehead

01/04/99

   Steward Whitehead, 74, 203 Tower Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at his residence, following an extended illness.

   A native of Hampton, Dennis Cove area, he was the son of the late John H. and Bessie M. Townsend Whitehead. Mr. Whitehead was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Zachary Brooks; a sister, Christine Rainbolt; and a brother, Samuel Whitehead.

   He was a retired textile worker at Bemberg Corp. and a member of Hopson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran, serving in World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Georgia V. Townsend Whitehead, of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law: Jackie and Theresa Whitehead, Hampton; Ronnie and Roberta Whitehead, Jeffrey Whitehead and Rex Whitehead, all of the home; six daughters and sons-in-law: Judy and Ronnie Holtsclaw, Joyce and Eddie Largent, Debbie and Larry Townson, Sandra and Ralph Potter, Mary Betty and Gary Parker, all of Roan Mountain; and Crystal and the Rev. B.F. McKinney, Hampton; four brothers: Earnest, Bymon, Mack and Lee Whitehead, all of Elizabethton; two sisters: Cordia Jones and Ellen Stout, both of Hampton; two special nieces: Juanita Jarrett, Roan Mountain; and Bobbie Ingram, Hampton. Twenty-two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.


   WHITEHEAD -- Funeral services for Steward Whitehead, 74, 203 Tower Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell, the Rev. Charlie Trivett and the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Music was under the direction of the Sunset Youth Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, in the Whitehead Family Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be nephews: Jerry Whitehead, Larry Whitehead, Bynom Whitehead, Jr., James Whitehead, Michael Whitehead, Clifford Whitehead, Billy Pate, Larry Rainbolt, John Rainbolt, Lester Rainbolt, Roger Stout and Andy Stout. Honorary pallbearers will be Nick Hill, David Maples, Earl Lyons, Byrl Lyons, Carl Brown, Ralph Brown, Jake Townson, Sam Arnett, Bill Arnett, Stanley Largent, Willard Largent, Bill Street, Paul Smith, Malcom Smith, J.D. Smith, J.L. Potter, Freddy Largent, Herman Stout and Robert "Tub" Rainbolt, Sr., Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. for the graveside services. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at the Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, or at the residence, 203 Tower Road, at anytime. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen M. Wildasin

01/04/99

   Helen Davis Morriss Wildasin, 76, 201 Ridgecrest Drive, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   A native of Drill, Va., she was the daughter of the late B.H. and Alta VanDyke Davis. Mrs. Wildasin was preceded in death by her first husband, Marion McDonald "Mack" Morris, her second husband, Jamie J. Wildasin, an infant son, and a brother, Kenneth Davis.

   Mrs. Wildasin was a charter member of Oak Street Baptist Church and presently a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church and the former society editor for the Elizabethton STAR Newspaper and also employed in social services at Carter County and Sycamore Shoals Hospitals. She was also a former board member of the Elizabethton Library and former State Flowers Judge. She was named Outstanding Female Citizen of Carter County in 1974, and she organized the Community Services Council in November, 1973.

   Survivors include one son: CDR David M. Morriss, JAGC, USN, Springfield, Va.; two daughters: Dianne M. Brogden, Takoma, Wash.; and Vivian M. Johnson, Johnson City; nine grandchildren: John, William and Graham Morriss, Springfield, Va.; Laura Brogden, Port Angelus, Wash; Susan Coleman, Federal Way, Wash; Lt. Reid H. Brogden, DC, USNR, Coronado, Calif; Allison Stanford, Spokane, Wash; Emily Peters, Portland, Ore; Marion Peters, Takoma, Wash; and one niece, Carol Davis Hart, Bowie, Md. Five great-grandchildren also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


   WILDASIN -- Funeral services for Helen Davis Morriss Wildasin, 76, 201 Ridgecrest Drive, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at Memorial Prwesbyterian Church, with Dr. Steven Meyerhoff officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dr. Tom Stampli. Private interment services will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Presbyterian Church. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or Sycamore Shoals State Park, West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 East F Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

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