January 1999 Obituaries


R.J. Clemons

01/29/99

   R.J. Clemons, 71, 119 Headrick Lane, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 28, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Clemons was a native of Carter County and the son of the late John Clemons and Rosie Richardson Clemons Hyatt Montgomery.

   Mr. Clemons was a member of Charity Hill Free Will Baptist Church, having served faithfully as a Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, Deacon and Song Leader. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a former employee of Bemberg Industries.

   Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Velma Greene Clemons, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Vernon Ray and Juanita Clemons, Johnson City, and Wayne Edgar and Pearl Clemons, Elizabethton; two grandsons and their wives, A.J. and Sue Clemons, Johnson City, and Wayne and Jessica Clemons, Berea, Ky.; a granddaughter, Kathy Ann Clemons, Elizabethton; a great-grandson, T.J. Clemons, Johnson City; three sisters, Venia Carr, Elizabethton, Helen Gass, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Frank (Lena) Hayes, Johnson City; two brothers, Jack Clemons and Thomas Clemons, both of Elizabethton; a number of nieces and nephews; special friends, Tommie and Nell Reed, Murfreesboro; a special sister-in-law, Mary Isabell Greene, Elizabethton, and two other sisters-in-law, Ruth Greene and Peggy Greene.

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

   CLEMONS -- Funeral services for R.J. Clemons, 71, 119 Headrick Lane, Elizabethton, who went home to be with his heavenly Father, Thursday, January 28, 1999, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Jerry Emert and Rev. Tommy Maines officiating. Music will be under the direction of Blossom Coleman, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Larry Moreland, David Stonecypher, Tim Potter, William Bill Cole, Rick Largent and Larry Emmert. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Reed, Roger Tunnell, Clarence Perry, Eric Creasey, Ronnie White, Johnny Slagle, Students of the Millwright & Electrical Class of TN Technology Center, Friends and Neighbors, Members and Little Friends of Charity Hill Free Will Baptist Church, Former Pastors of Charity Hill Free Will Baptist Church, Fellow Employees of North American Rayon Corporation and Bemberg Industries, Wal-Mart Friends, Dr. Jack Wells, Dr. Shobha Hiremagalur, Dr. David Wiles, Dr. Ahmed Khan, Dr. Robert Blacky, Dr. Daniel Paul, Dr. Mark Chang, Dr. Brannon Thomas, Manuel Campbell and Johnny Campbell. 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 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of a sister-in-law, Mary Isabell Greene, 115 Headrick Lane, Elizabethton, or at the home of a son, Wayne Clemons, 308 S. Main Street, Elizabethton. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Charity Hill Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 1352 Old Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Hetty W. Klapp

01/29/99

   Mrs. Hetty Waechter Klapp, 84, 2166 Beacon Drive, Port Charlotte, Fla., died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

   Mrs. Klapp was a native of Germany who came to Elizabethton with her family when the Bemberg Corporation was established. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Maria Waechter and was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Klapp, and a sister, Margaret Broome.

   Mrs. Klapp was a homemaker.

   Survivors include a daughter, Mary Lee Klapp, Carson, Calif.; a sister, Lilo Duncan, Elizabethton; and a brother-in-law, Bill Broome, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   A funeral mass will be held Saturday at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. Interment will follow at Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte.

   Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte, Fla., (941) 625-4113, is in charge of arrangements.

   Announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home.

Nellie Ray

01/29/99

   MILLINGTON -- Mrs. Nellie Ray, 77, of Millington, died Wednesday, January 27, 1999, at her residence.

   Mrs. Ray was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie G. Ray.

   Survivors include two daughters, Billie Sanders, Millington, and Celia Ceffalo, Elizabethton. Eleven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren also survive.

   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Munford Funeral Home, Millington Chapel, Millington. It was Mrs. Ray's request to be cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Hospice, 6400 Shelbyview Drive, Suite 101, Memphis, TN 38134.

   Munford Funeral Home, Millington, is in charge of arrangements.


Ruth H. Troutman

01/29/99

   Ruth Hughes Troutman, 8041 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, January 28, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Troutman was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late G.W. and Maggie Hughes. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kandy Kay Troutman; four brothers, Burley, Roby, Clyde and Lawrence Hughes; and six sisters, Julia Burkett, Pearl Hughes, Frances Gardner, Mildred Heaton, Nora Odom and Blanche Arwood.

   Mrs. Troutman was a member of Roan Mountain First Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Roy Lee Troutman, of the home; a son, Roy Lee "Tim" Troutman Jr., Roan Mountain; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Dot Hughes, Roan Mountain, Patsy and C.L. Young, Newland, N.C., Billie and LeRoy Gray, Greeneville, and Ruth Ann and Terry Tipton, Johnson City; a sister, Mae Brown, Eustis, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Brady Lee Hughes and Toni Young Vess, both of Roan Mountain, Roy Allen Hughes and Delia Young, both of Newland, N.C., Jonathan Lee Gray, Greeneville, Maggie Ruth Tipton, Johnson City, and Heather Nicole Hampton, Elizabethton; and four great-grandchildren, Mollie and Clayton Vess, Roan Mountain, Tessari and Chazz Hughes, Johnson City.

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

   TROUTMAN -- Funeral services for Ruth Hughes Troutman, 8041 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Jim Lindsay, Rev. Robert Beers and Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Interment will follow in the Troutman Family Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.


Blair Wilson

01/29/99

   Blair Wilson, 44, 1700 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 28, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Wilson was a native of Ohio and the son of Louise Wilson, Elizabethton, and the late Walter Wilson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Puckett.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include an aunt, Helen Barry, Elizabethton, and an uncle, Ed Perry, Elizabethton.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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


Henry C. Woodby

01/29/99

   Henry C. Woodby, 75, Rt. 4, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 27, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Woodby was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Jerry and Mae Rowe Woodby. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Woodby, in 1987.

   Mr. Woodby was a retired employee of the T.P.I. Corporation, Johnson City. He attended the Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Louise Webb, Gettysburg, Pa.; a niece, Teresa Honeycutt, Elizabethton; and a nephew, Carmon Woodby, Roanoke, Va.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   WOODBY -- Graveside services and interment for Henry C. Woodby, 75, Rt. 4, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery with Rev. C.A. Howell officiating. Active pallbearers will be Robert Gouge, Robert Honeycutt, Dustin Honeycutt, Cleven Honeycutt, Carmon Woodby and Larry Hodge. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Mary A. Radovac Tout

01/28/99

   Mary A. Tout, 85, died Sunday, January 24, 1999, at N.H.C. Colonial Hills, Johnson City, after a brief illness.

   Mary was born in Oakland, Calif., to Stane and Anthony Radovac. She lived, raised her family, and worked most of her adult life in Reno, Nev. She and her husband moved to Elizabethton, prior to her recent move to Pine Oaks in Johnson City.

   Mary was a member of First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Eva Luther Jones, and her brother, Nicholas Radovac.

   Survivors include her husband, Thomas Tout, of AVC at Pine Oaks, Johnson City, and a daughter, Ida Shaffer, 506 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton. Seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.

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

   TOUT -- Memorial services for Mary A. Tout, 85, who passed away Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 1999, at First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church parlor prior to the memorial service. The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643; St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, 510 West C Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643; or St. Mary's Hospital Guild, Reno, Nev. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd I. Grindstaff

01/27/99

   Lloyd Isaac Grindstaff, 65, 128 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Grindstaff was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Stanley and Nettie Grindstaff Sturm.

   Mr. Grindstaff was of the Baptist Faith. He was a graduate of Unaka High School and East Tennessee State University with a master's degree in chemistry. He taught at Unaka High School for three years and retired from Great Lakes Research Corporation after 33 years of service. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

   Survivors include his wife, Arrie Jo Taylor Grindstaff, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Amy G. and Michael Hill, Johnson City; a son, Dr. Alan D. Grindstaff, Knoxville; and two brothers, Joseph and Randal Sturm, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Lloyd Isaac Grindstaff, 65, 128 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Gene Church. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grindstaff Cemetery with Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Raymond Townsend, David Woods, Jim Ferguson, Louis Joo, Carrell Grindstaff, Leonard Richardson, David Grindstaff and Timothy Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be Landon Campbell, Bill Cole, Foy Garland, Terry Dalton Sr., Terry Dalton Jr., Mark Dalton, Dr. William Kincaid, Dr. Paul Thur De Koos, Dr. Frank Johnson, Earl Richardson, Rev. Jack Hill, former employees of Great Lakes Research Corporation and Mitchell Peters. Everyone will meet at the funeral home 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 at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 128 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Nathan F. Watson

01/27/99

   Nathan Fredrick "Fred" Watson, 40, 160 Nanny Goat Hill Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Monday, January 25, 1999, at Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, Ga.

   Mr. Watson was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Horace and Billie Faye Howell Watson.

   Mr. Watson was of the Pentecostal Faith. He was a refractory mason and a member of Brick Layer & Allied Craft Workers Union Local #5.

   Survivors include his wife, Tina Russell Watson, of the home; two daughters, Ashley and Leanna Watson, both of the home; three brothers, Eddie Watson, Elizabethton, Jonathan "Ted" Watson, Fort Mill, S.C., and Patrick Watson, Elizabethton; two sisters, Carmen Watson Tinker, Elizabethton, and Lydia Watson Hensley, Greeneville; a great-aunt, Bonnie Street, Elizabethton; and two special friends, Henry Lingerfelt, Erwin, and Kyle Lewis, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.

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

   WATSON -- Funeral services for Nathan Fredrick "Fred" Watson, 40, 160 Nanny Goat Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mrs. Theresa Hilton, minister, officiating, and Ms. Sonya Broyles, eulogist. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Theresa Hilton, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kyle Lewis, Henry Lingerfelt, Johnny Miller, Tony Russell, Steve Russell, Jason Russell, Mark Potter, Lester Rainbolt and Gene Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Cona Ray Richardson, Steve Lyle, Ray Lewis Sr., Herman Carr, Ray Lewis Jr., Randy Lewis and fellow workers and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Eddie Watson, 152 Nanny Goat Hill Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel L. Bare

01/26/99

   Ethel Lyons Bare, 74, of Climax, N.C., died Thursday, January 21, 1999, at Guilford Health Care Center.

   Mrs. Bare was a native of Virginia. She was a charter member of Summer Baptist Church and retired as a nursing assistant.

   Survivors include her children, Pell "Butch" Bare Jr. and wife, Beverly, of Linwood, Ky., and Kathy Staley and husband, Neal, of Pleasant Garden; grandchildren, Tonya Kelsey and husband, Michael, Clint Staley and wife, Pamela, Michael Daniels, Paula Pierce and husband, Tracy, and Cindy Saintsing and husband, Lewis; great-grandchildren, Joshua Kelsey, Holly Getz, Brian Saintsing and Andrew Davidson; brothers, Ralph, Jerry, Alan, Albert and Anthony Lyons, all of Elizabethton; sisters, Charlie Burrow, Geraldine Ritchie, Betty Humphries and Rose Marie Miller, all of Elizabethton, and Elizabeth Blair, Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Funeral services and interment were held Sunday in Climax, N.C.

   Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home (1-336-292-1081) was in charge of arrangements.

   Announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.

Conley G. Edens

01/26/99

   Conley G. Edens, 73, 732 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 25, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Edens was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Oscar and Ada Love Edens. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Hilton, and a brother, Thomas Edens.

   Mr. Edens was of the Baptist Faith. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran, serving in World War II, and a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union #538 of Johnson City.

   Survivors include his wife, Opal Stout Edens, Elizabethton, and a sister, Hattie Price, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   EDENS -- Funeral services for Conley G. Edens, 73, 732 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Joe Blythe officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Greg Price, Jim Price, Larry Wayne Price, Mike Price, Todd Dean Price, Scott Price and Tim Potter. To those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 247, Elizabethton, TN 37644. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service in the funeral chapel. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis W. Eller

01/26/99

   Dennis W. Eller, 67, 132 Sneed Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 25, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Eller was a native of Science Hill, Ky., and the son of the late Lonnie and Hazel Harmon Eller. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Okie Phillips and Nina Mae Eller, and a half-brother, James Cordell.

   Mr. Eller had lived in Carter County most of his life. He was a member of Roan Mountain Church of Christ and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.

   Survivors include his wife, Gladys Stafford Eller, of the home; two step-sons, Jerry Hampton, Knoxville, and Kenneth Hull, Sweetwater; two sisters, Loy Bare, Elk Park, N.C., and Janice Stafford, Hampton; two step-sisters, Edith Davis, Roan Mountain, and Flisty Cordell, Greeneville; and eight step-brothers, Glen Cordell and Loren Cordell, both of Hampton, Granville Cordell, Butler, Oliver Cordell, Elk Park, N.C., Wayne Cordell, Elizabethton, Zane Cordell, Perrysburg, Ohio, Gene Cordell, Lexington, Ala., and Darrell Cordell, Opelika, Ala. Seven step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Wayne Miller, Hampton, also survive.

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

   ELLER -- Funeral services for Dennis W. Eller, 67, 132 Sneed Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Ed DeVault and Mr. Eddy Craft, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Roan Mountain Church of Christ and Elizabethton Church of Christ Singers. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be George Ellis, L.D. Fair, Wayne Miller, Ed Miller, Dempsey Jordan, Dale Cable and Steve Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Elizabethton Church of Christ, the men of Roan Mountain Church of Christ, Ron Good, Odell Rhinehart, Rick Barr, Randy Morton and Jimmy Bates. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence, 132 Sneed Hill Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mike G. Peters

01/26/99

   Mike G. Peters, 97, 139 Peters Lane, Hampton, died Sunday, January 24, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Peters was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Frank and Joann Archer Peters. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Texie Calhoun Peters, seven brothers, five sisters, two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

   Mr. Peters formerly was employed at the Bemberg Corporation for 24 years. He retired from the Uniroyal Corporation, Mishawaka, Ind., after working there for 15 years. He was a member of Hampton Christian Church.

   Survivors include three daughters, Louise Hazelwood, Plymouth, Ind., Gail White, Hampton, and Carolyn Magnuson, Mishawaka, Ind., and four sons, Jack Peters, Siam Community, Bill Peters, Elizabethton, George "Buster" Peters, Deer Park, N.Y., and Steve Peters, Lawrenceville, Ga. Twenty-five grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   PETERS -- Funeral services for Mike G. Peters, 97, 139 Peters Lane, Hampton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun and Rev. Mickey Beal officiating. Music will be provided by Joey Lynn White and Ralph Moore. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence or at the residences of his sons, Bill Peters, 101 Runion Street, Elizabethton, or Jack Peters, 2484 Siam Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nathan Watson

01/26/99

   Nathan "Freddy" Watson, 40, of Elizabethton, died Monday, January 25, 1999, at Southern Regional Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga.

   Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

   Friends may call at the home of a brother, Eddie Watson, Elizabethton, any time.

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

Delia B. Guinn

01/25/99

   Mrs. Delia Bell Simerly Guinn, 70, 109 Raymond Chambers Lane, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, January 23, 1999, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Guinn was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John Landon and Susie Chambers Simerly. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Warren Gentry, in 1993, her second husband, George Guinn, in 1996, six brothers, Dayton, Jim, Rob, Jake, Dave and Lawrence Simerly, and an infant sister.

   Mrs. Guinn had lived in Kingsport for 41 years and in Carter County since 1993. She was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include two step-sons, Martin Guinn, Marion, N.C., and George Guinn Jr., Cleveland, Ohio; a step-daughter, Juanita Ollis, Boone, N.C.; a brother, Lydie Simerly, Roan Mountain; and two sisters, Katie Marzano, Roan Mountain, and Mary Ruth Tolley, Kingsport. Several step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, several sisters-in-law, and a special friend, Ford Julian, also survive.

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

   GUINN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Delia Bell Simerly Guinn, 70, 109 Raymond Chambers Lane, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. A. Scott Greene and Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. Music will be by Margaret Smith, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Hall Cemetery, Tiger Creek. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hall Cemetery Fund, Tiger Creek, c/o John Henry Simerly, 111 Raymond Chambers Road, Roan Mountain, TN 37687. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie Kyker

01/25/99

   Mrs. Elsie Kyker, 72, 825 N. Walnut Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 21, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Kyker was a lifelong resident of Elizabethton and a daughter of Alice D. Bailey, Elizabethton, and the late George Bailey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sherrill Kyker, in 1992.

   Mrs. Kyker was a homemaker. She was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three sons, Robert Lynn Kyker, Eddie Kyker and Richard Kyker, all of Elizabethton; a daughter, Karen Sue Proffitt, Elizabethton; two brothers, Stanley and Julian Bailey, both of Elizabethton; three sisters, Betty Ford, Elizabethton, Mary Calhoun, Cleveland, Ohio, and Cleo Kelly, Johnson City; four grandchildren, Amy Perry, Eddie Kyker Jr., Robert Alan Kyker and Richard Steven Kyker, all of Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Seffie Dugger, Elizabeth Canny, Rosalee Stevens, Carolyn White, Pat Church, Linda Hughes, Hilda Winans and the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home.

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

   KYKER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Kyker, 72, 825 N. Walnut Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, were held at 8 p.m. Saturday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Steve Burleson and Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Sam Hopson, Gene Bowman, Albert Oliver, Bobby Bailey, Jonathan Wilcox, Jimmy Kelly, Josh Arnold and Billy Lockner. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Treadway, Howard Kyker, Charlie Rains, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Lester Kelly and Danny Fillers. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday evening. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Lionel H. Lyons

01/25/99

   Lionel Howard Lyons, 45, of Reynolds Hollow Road, Greeneville, died unexpectedly Friday, January 22, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Lyons was a native of Carter County. He was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Lyons.

   Survivors include his wife, Suann Lyons, a daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Kevin King, a son, Obie Lyons, and a grandson, Nigel "Opossum" King, all of Greene County; his mother, Helen Saylor, Greeneville; his father, Darrel Lyons, Carter County; a grandparent, Willie Lyons, Carter County; two sisters, Pamela McKinney, Manchester, Tenn., and Cynthia Murdock, Tampa, Fla.; three brothers, Tony Lyons, Atlanta, Ga., Greg Lyons, Greeneville, and Phil Lyons, Las Vegas, Nev.; a half-sister, Casey Lyons, Carter County; a half-brother, Tommy Lyons, Carter County; a step-sister, Candee Saylor, Johnson City; three step-brothers, Dennis and Doug Saylor, both of Georgia, and Larry Saylor, of Ohio; and a special mother-in-law, Laurene Malone, Greene County. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.

   At the request of Mr. Lyons, a special gathering will be held in his honor for family and friends.

   Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Woodrow W. Perkins

01/25/99

   Woodrow W. Perkins, 80, 912 W. Hillcrest Drive, Johnson City, died Sunday, January 24, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Perkins was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City. He was a son of the late John Eli and Birdie Gobble Perkins and was also preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Kelsey Perkins, two brothers and four sisters.

   Mr. Perkins was a retired employee of Leon-Ferenbach. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include three daughters, Mary Austin and Joni Cannon, both of Johnson City, and Jeannie P. Hartnagel, White, Ga.; and a sister, Mildred Petitt, Johnson City. Six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   PERKINS -- Funeral services for Woodrow W. Perkins, 80, 912 W. Hillcrest Drive, Johnson City, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Frank Cooper officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Michael A. Swink Jr., Thomas A. Swink, Kyle H. Cannon, Tara C. Thomas, Amy M. Austin, Keri L. Austin, Michael A. Swink Sr. and Sandy Hull. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Morris and Earl Bower. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the home of a daughter, Mary Austin, 316 Sinking Creek Road, Johnson City. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Nelda L. Runion

01/25/99

   Mrs. Nelda Leota Runion, 77, 4518 Cherokee Road, Jonesborough, died Saturday, January 23, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Runion was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late George and Trula Milhorn Mohlar. She was also preceded in death by a sister.

   Mrs. Runion retired from Leon-Ferenbach following 35 years of employment as an inspector. She was a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Woodrow Runion Sr., of the home; two sons, O.W. Runion Jr., Jonesborough, and Russell Runion, Johnson City; two daughters, Nola Jean Parker, Pollock Pines, Calif., and Gloria Whitehead, Hampton; a sister, Willie Mae Armentrout, Johnson City; and a brother, Johnny Mohlar, Johnson City. Eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-3821, is in charge of arrangements.

   RUNION -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nelda Leota Runion, 77, 4518 Cherokee Road, Jonesborough, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmie Rogers, Rev. Jon Rogers and Rev. Jim McNeil officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Washington County Memory Garden. Pallbearers will be Bill Thompson, Floyd Graham, Dewayne Graham, Tommy Lee, Mac McLaughlin and Michael Anglin. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

Harold L. Benfield Sr.

01/21/99

   Harold Lloyd Benfield Sr.. 73, of Mendota, Va., died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

   Mr. Benfield was a native of Ingalls, N.C., and had lived in Mendota most of his life. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended King College.

   Mr. Benfield was a retired construction millwright and a member of Local Union 1544 of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Jointers of America. He was a member of the Washington County Democratic Committee and was active in Mendota community affairs. He was a member of Mendota Masonic Lodge #174, a member of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Virginia, Lodge 78, and a member of Johnson Commandery No. 14. He was a charter member of the Mendota Community Association and a member of Mendota United Methodist Church for 45 years.

   He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy B. Benson.

   Survivors include his wife, Edith Millard Benfield; two daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Linda K.) Benfield Harris, Mendota, Va., and Mrs. Ronald (Lisa) Benfield Edwards, Gate City, Va.; a son, Harold L. "Benny" Benfield Jr., Kingsport; three sisters, Pauline Greer and Frankie Cornett, both of Elizabethton, and Lee VanderSteel, Alpine, N.J.; two brothers, Samuel Benfield, Mohton, Pa., and Berlin Benfield, Marietta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, Dawn Mumpower, Jonathan Bailey, James "Bo" Bailey, Julia Bryan, Hannah Benfield, Elisabeth Benfield, Jacob Benfield, Philip Benfield, Seth Edwards and Tyler Edwards; and four great-grandchildren, David Bailey, Ali Bailey, Lillie Bailey and Trinity Mumpower. Several nieces and nephews and special family members, Lester and Sharon Bailey, Nickelsville, Va., also survive.

   Blevins Funeral Home, 417 Lee Street, Bristol, Va., (540) 669-6141, is in charge of arrangements.

   BENFIELD -- Funeral services for Harold Lloyd Benfield Sr.. 73, of Mendota, Va., who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Mendota United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Porter and Rev. Sam Neeley officiating. Interment will be in the Mendota Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Mendota United Methodist Church or the Mendota Community Association. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and Lester Bailey and Howard Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Michael Fletcher, Dr. John Byers, Dr. Roger McSharry, Tiny Eldreth, Emory Dean, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Blevins Funeral Home, where a Masonic Service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday by the Mendota Masonic Lodge #174. Mr. Benfield will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour before the service. Blevins Funeral Home, 417 Lee Street, Bristol, Va., (540) 669-6141, is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie J. Guy

01/21/99

   Mrs. Elsie J. "Jackie" Guy, 79, 137 Schoolhouse Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at her residence following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Guy was a native of Tom's Creek, Va., and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a daughter of the late Manuel and Bertha Gourley Jenkins and was also preceded in death by her husband, Dayton Guy, in 1968.

   Mrs. Guy was a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Leroy and Wilma Guy, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Harry Woods and Judy and Steve Simerly, all of Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Job Woods, Sonny Guy, Debra Mallery and Melinda Simerly, all of Elizabethton, and David Guy, Mt. Clemons, Mich.; two great-grandchildren, Joshua Mallery and Jonathan Mallery, both of Elizabethton; and special friends, Ruby Harmon, Mildred Vaughn and Herbert Dugger.

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

   GUY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie J. "Jackie" Guy, 79, 137 Schoolhouse Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Music will be by the Choir of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church with Mrs. Pat Ray, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ricky Johnson, Carl Robinson, J.D. Walsh, Sam Harrison, Ben Johnson, Bob Ray and Carroll Wiseman. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Bobbie J. Hood

01/21/99

   Mrs. Bobbie Jo Hood, 64, 147 Carden Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after an extended illness.

   Mrs. Hood was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of Tina Campbell Holden, of the home, and the late Walter B. Holden.

   Mrs. Hood had lived a number of years in Carter County. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Johnson City.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Robert "Sonny" Hood; a son, Terry Wayne Hood, Abingdon, Va.; and two daughters, Sherry D. Carson, Newport News, Va., and Tomara R. Rice, Woodbridge, Va. Sixteen grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HOOD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie Jo Hood, 64, 147 Carden Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 211 Mayflower Road, Johnson City, with President David Golden presiding. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 6:50 p.m. Friday and also at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday, will be Terry Henderson, David Carver, Z. Cannon, Paul Periconi, Charles Porter, Jonathan Smith, Ted Mullins and Gene Bailey. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Hoover McKinney

01/21/99

   Master Sgt. (Ret.) Hoover McKinney, 69, 712 Beech Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

   Mr. McKinney was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Merritt and Cinda Hyder McKinney. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Virginia Berry, and a brother, Ethan McKinney.

   Mr. McKinney retired from the United States Air Force after 24 years of service. He served during the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. He was the owner and operator of the Antique & Curio Corner on Elk Avenue and prior to that he had operated a restaurant on East E Street.

   He was a member of the VFW Post #2166, Elizabethton; the Harlandale Masonic Lodge #1213, San Antonio, Texas; and the Enlisted Men's Association. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include his wife, Marlene Cochran McKinney; two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy H. and Vanissi McKinney, Johnson City, and Jerry Thomas and Susan McKinney, Fort Bragg, N.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Sutton, Newport News, Va., Mrs. Pauline Hoilman, Johnson City, and Mrs. Ruth McKinney, Elizabethton; and a brother, Ben McKinney, Elizabethton. Five grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Master Sgt. (Ret.) Hoover McKinney, 69, 712 Beech Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. The Chaplain, Pallbearers and Honor Guard will be provided by Shaw Air Force Base, Sumpter, S.C. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Marlene McKinney, 906 Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline H. Haynes

01/20/99

   Pauline H. Haynes, 89, 1115 Glenview Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Haynes was a native of Washington County and the daughter of the late James and Jamima Tate Hodges. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. "Bush" Haynes, May 25, 1997, and by four sisters and a brother.

   Mrs. Haynes lived most of her life in Elizabethton and was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton, where she participated in many activities including Class Officer and Circle Chairwoman. She was also a volunteer at the former Carter County Memorial Hospital and a former employee in the textile laboratory at North American Rayon Corporation.

   Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte H. Brumit, Johnson City; a son, Charles W. Haynes, of the home; four grandchildren and their spouses, John and Terri Brumit, Elizabethton, Steve and Cindy Brumit, Kingsport, Bill Brumit, Knoxville, and Betsy and Rich Moakler, Tucson, Ariz.; and a brother, R.C. Hodges, Morganton, N.C. Eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HAYNES -- Funeral services for Pauline H. Haynes, 89, 1115 Glenview Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Carolyn Estep. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the men of First Christian Church and friends. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 noon until 5 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence, 1115 Glenview Drive, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to a favorite charity. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Wallace C. Hensley

01/20/99

   Wallace Clarence Hensley, 95, Rt. 9, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at Hermitage Health Center following a brief illness.

   Mr. Hensley was a native of Washington County, Va., and a son of the late Samuel and Mary Tilson Hensley. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

   Mr. Hensley was a retired employee of East Tennessee Line and Twine and was a World War I Army Veteran. He was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

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

   HENSLEY -- A graveside funeral service for Wallace Clarence Hensley, 95, Rt. 9, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Colbaugh Cemetery with Rev. Cecil Fleming officiating. A special thank you to Dr. Robert E. Walter and the Staff of Hermitage Health Center. There is no visitation scheduled. Everyone wishing to attend the graveside service will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys T. Lund

01/20/99

   Gladys Trivett Lund, 66, of Falls Church, Va., died Saturday, January 16, 1999, at her residence after a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Lund was a native of Carter County and had lived most of her life in Falls Church. She was a daughter of the late T.L. and Oda Guy Trivett and was also preceded in death by a son, Greg Price, and a brother, Roy Trivett.

   Survivors include her husband, Don Lund, of the home; two daughters, Lela Lambert, Annandale, Va., and Karen Pramis, Reston, Va.; three brothers, Preston Trivett, Punta Gordon, Fla., Oscar Trivett, Elizabethton, and Lloyd Trivett, West Warwick, R.I.; and seven sisters, Margie Bice, Elizabethton, Mildred Treadway, Streamwood, Ill., Elva Hoke and Pauline Gliesman, both of Orlando, Fla., Christine Hill, Fayetteville, N.C., Daisy Shingleton and Ruby Trivett, both of Hampton. Seven grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.

   Funeral services and interment were held Monday, January 18, in Falls Church, Va.

Hoover McKinney

01/20/99

   Master Sgt. (Ret.) Hoover McKinney, 69, 712 Beech Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

   Mr. McKinney was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Merritt and Cinda Hyder McKinney. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Virginia Berry, and a brother, Ethan McKinney.

   Mr. McKinney retired from the United States Air Force after 24 years of service. He served during the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. He was the owner and operator of the Antique & Curio Corner on Elk Avenue and prior to that he had operated a restaurant on East E Street.

   He was a member of the VFW Post #2166, Elizabethton; the Harlandale Masonic Lodge #1213, San Antonio, Texas; and the Enlisted Men's Association. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include his wife, Marlene Cochran McKinney; two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy H. and Vanissi McKinney, Johnson City, and Jerry Thomas and Susan McKinney, Fort Bragg, N.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Sutton, Newport News, Va., Mrs. Pauline Hoilman, Johnson City, and Mrs. Ruth McKinney, Elizabethton; and a brother, Ben McKinney, Elizabethton. Five grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest D. Boone

01/18/99

   Ernest Daniel Boone, 92, 305 Stratton Street, Roan Mountain, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late James and Retta Tipton Boone. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Herman, John and Dave Boone; four sisters: Bertha, Hughes, Maxie Street, Hazel Street and Florence Posey.

   Mr. Boone attended First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain and was self-employed as a mechanic.

   Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Potter Boone, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Reece and Wilma Boone; a daughter and son-in-law, Tonyia and Steve Stanley, all of Roan Mountain; two granddaughters: Lisa Boone Gwyn and her husband, Mark; Dakota Danielle Boone Stanley, all of Roan Mountain, one grandson, Blake Boone Stanley, Roan Mountain, and one sister, Lydia Powell, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BOONE -- Funeral Services for Ernest Daniel Boone, 92, 305 Stratton Street, Roan Mountain, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Jim Storie and the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Lower Shell Creek Christian Church Choir. Interment will follow at Johnson-Roan View Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mark Gwyn, Gary Hicks, Robert Reed, Raymond Thomas, Bud McClain, Bob Ray, Mike Potter, Gene Brewer, and Shane Usuary. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Brown, Jay Denton, Sr., Leroy Stockton, Jim Carr, Al LeBranch, Bradley Thasenburg, Dennis Storie, the senior men's class of First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Lewis Rathburn Wellness Center, 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, N.C. 28803. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby L. Frisco

01/18/99

   Mrs. Ruby Loudy Frisco, 90, 703 E. Unaka Avenue, Apt. 4, Johnson City, died Friday, January 15, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Frisco was a native of Johnson City and had lived most of her life in this area. She was a daughter of the late Tom and Eliza Sams Loudy and was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

   Mrs. Frisco was a retired employee of Art Craft Glove Company and a member of East Unaka Christian Church.

   Survivors include a daughter, Virgie Irene Frisco, Johnson City, and a sister, Irene Hyder, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   FRISCO -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Loudy Frisco, 90, 703 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Dr. Wayne Emery officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Monday at Monte Vista Burial Park, where the family and friends will meet for the graveside services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Coy D. Gentry

01/18/99

   Coy D. Gentry, age 78, 975 Harbin Hill Road, Mountain City, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in the Watauga Medical Center, Boone, N.C.

   Mr. Gentry was a native of Johnson County and was a son of the late John and Ethel Fenner Gentry Davidson and stepfather, Cain Davidson. Mr. Gentry was preceded in death by one son, Donald Gentry, who died March 23, 1997, by two sisters: Hazel Mullins and Elsie Adkins, and a brother, Ross Gentry.

   He was retired from Ryder Trucking Company of Charlotte, N.C. as the truck tire manager. He was a member and elder of the Dewey Christian Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Hazel H. Gentry, of the home; one son, C.D. "Bud" Gentry, Jr., Mountain City; two daughters: Pat Grindstaff, Mountain City; and Linda Hyder, Charlotte, N.C.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

   Percy-Hux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

   GENTRY -- Funeral services for Coy D. Gentry, age 78, 975 Harbin Hill Road, Mountain City, who died Friday, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Dewey Christian Church with Mr. James Hutchinson, Elders Larry Wallace, Russell Love, Vincin Riddle and Mr. Fred Ramsey officiating Music will be under the direction of Fred Ramsey, Kathy Love and Margaret Wallace. Pallbearers will be Charlie Grindstaff, Brian McMurray, Travis Long, Larry Hoyle, David Tadlock, Donnie Mefford, Ronnie Henson, Donnie Henson, and Bo Henson Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Dewey Christian Church. Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Wilson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dewey Christian Church Building Fund. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Dewey Christian Church. Friends may call at the church or the residence, 975 Harbin Hill Road, Mountain City, at anytime. Percy-Hux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Louise S. Grindstaff

01/18/99

   Louise Standifer Grindstaff, 70, 164 Grindstaff Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Pine Ridge Health Care Center following an extended illness.

   A native of Letcher County, Ky., she was the daughter of Anna Pierce Collins, Elizabethton, and the late Clyde Standifer.

   Mrs. Grindstaff was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Crawford Grindstaff, in 1982; two sisters: Pauline Odom and Helen Phillips; seven half-sisters, one half-brother, and her stepfather, George Collins.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one son and daughter-in-law: Joey and Judy Grindstaff; one half-sister, Edra Mays, Indiana; one step-brother and sister-in-law, J.L. and Edna Collins, Elizabethton; one step-sister, Cora Glover, Ohio; two special grandchildren: Shanda and Stephanie Grindstaff, Elizabethotn; one nephew, Wayne Odom, of the home; one nephew and his wife, Rodney and Betty Odom, Jonesborough; one great-niece and her husband, Misty and Nathan Whitburn; one special cousin and her husband, Pauletta and Lawrence Pierce, Elizabethton; and two nieces: Sondra Foutch and Yvonda McInturff, Elizabethton.

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

   GRINDSTAFF -- Graveside services for Louise Standifer Grindstaff, 70, 164 Grindstaff Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery with the Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jennifer Greene. Active pallbearers will be Wade Watson, Carroll Grindstaff, Allen Laws, Lawrence Pierce, Delmas Taylor, Tommy Campbell, Fred Ray, Gary Shelton, Greg Glover and Terry Glover. Honorary pallbearers will be the staffs of Ivy Hall Nursing Home and Pine Ridge Health Care Center. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home at 1:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or anytime at the residence of her mother, Anna Collins, or her son, Joey Grindstaff, Grindstaff Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Holtsclaw

01/18/99

   Mary A. Holtsclaw, age 59, 1002 Berry Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in Pine Ridge Health Care Center, following a lengthy illness.

   Ms. Holtsclaw was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Gernie and Sarah Berry English. She was preceded in death by a sister, Maggie B. Berry.

   She was a homemaker. Ms. Holtsclaw was a member of The Bible Church Acts 20:28 in Johnson City.

   Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Joe Owens, Linville, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Lorraine English, Elizabethton; a brother, Ronnie Dean English, Roan Mountain; one nephew, Joe Owens, Jr., Linville, N.C.; and a niece, Felicia Jane English, Elizabethton.

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

   HOLTSCLAW -- Funeral services for Mary A. Holtsclaw, age 59, 1002 Berry Road, who died Friday will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, in The Bible Church Acts 20:28, Johnson City, with Mr. Gary Hyder and Mr. L.C. Tester officiating. Interment will follow in the Colbaugh Cemetery. Music will be provided by the church. Active pallbearers will be Scott Marshall, Anthony Whitlock, Roy Messer, Bo Barnes, Patrick Hyder and Billy Ray Whitlock. Honorary pallbearers will be Bro. Dayton Babb, John Morton, Bro. Ronnie Tabor, Joe Owens, Tony Smith, Glenn Smith, the staff of Pine Ridge Health Care Center and Housecall Hospice. To those who desire, memorials may be made to Housecall Hospice, 100 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or the American Cancer Society, C/O Mrs. Julian Caudill, P.O. Box 247, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Luther Honeycutt

01/18/99

   Luther Honeycutt, 83, formerly of 273 Browns Branch Road, Hampton, died Sunday, January 17, 1999, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Priscilla Rouse, 107 Longwood Road, Bristol, following a long illness.

   Mr. Honeycutt was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was a son of the late Burt and Martha Wright Honeycutt and was also preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Coleman Honeycutt, in 1969.

   Mr. Honeycutt was retired from North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert and Judy Honeycutt, Hampton; a daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla and Robert Rouse, Bristol; a brother, Earl Honeycutt, Richmond, Va.; and two grandchildren, Nancy Honeycutt, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mark Honeycutt, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HONEYCUTT -- Funeral services for Luther Honeycutt, 83, formerly of 273 Browns Branch Road, Hampton, who died Sunday, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Jerry Honeycutt, Rev. Marlin Jaynes Jr. and Mr. Gilbert Honeycutt officiating. Music will be by Karen Jaynes, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Crown Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Victory Baptist Church, Bible Ministry, P.O. Box 100, Roan Mountain, TN 37687. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Roy T. Johnson

01/18/99

   Roy T. Johnson, 81, 678 Lutie Johnson Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 17, 1999, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Johnson was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a son of the late Jim and Wedy Campbell Johnson. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter and four great-grandchildren.

   Mr. Johnson was a retired molder from the Johnson City Foundry with 32 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166.

   Survivors include his wife, Lutie Bowman Johnson, of the home; three daughters, Mildred Johnson, of the home, Arleeta Presnell and Comalettia Presnell, both of Johnson City; and a brother, Walter Johnson, Johnson City. Eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Roy T. Johnson, 81, 678 Lutie Johnson Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Veterans Garden of Roselawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


Billie W. Moore

01/18/99

   Billie W. Moore, 65, 1295 Comanche Circle, Lincolnton, Ga., died Saturday at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

   Ms. Moore was a native of Elizabethton. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother. She would put others needs before her own.

   Ms. Moore was retired from Bell South Corp. She was a Baptist.

   Survivors include two sons: William S. Moore, Appling, Ga.; and Michael J. Moore, Augusta, Ga.; one daughter, Jennifer L. Barden, Seneca, S.C.; four sisters: Betty Kimbrel, Elizabethton; Jo Johnson, Benzonia, Mich; Carolyn Peterson, Suttons Bay, Mich.; and Penny Minton, Elizabethton; and two grandchildren.

   Poteet Funeral Home West, 3686 Wheeler Road, Augusta, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

   MOORE -- Funeral services for Billie W. Moore, 65, 1295 Comanche Circle, Lincolnton, Ga., who died Saturday, will be held at Poteet West Chapel, Augusta, Ga. on Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Don Morris officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home after the memorial service. Poteet Funeral Home West, 3686 Wheeler Road, Augusta, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.


Don P. O'Day

01/18/99

   Don P. O'Day, 64, 189-8 Old Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 16, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mr. O'Day was a native of Chicago, Ill., and the son of the late Fredrick and Minnie Geisler O'Day.

   Mr. O'Day was a retired limousine driver.

   Survivors include his wife, Sandra Duchane O'Day, of the home; two daughters, Doreen Neukirch, Crystal Lake, Ill., and Debbie Dietze, Bourbonnais, Ill.; a son, Michael O'Day, Wauconda, Ill.; two step-daughters, Laura Incaprero, Westmont, Ill., and Kelly Pantelas, Chicago, Ill.; three step-sons, Frank Incaprero, Oakbrook, Ill., Timothy Zigulis and Robert Zigulis Jr., both of Inkster, Mich.; and a sister, Beverly Sortino, Gurnee, Ill. Ten grandchildren also survive.

   Mr. O'Day will be returned to the DeNicolo Funeral Home, 5734 West Diversey Avenue, Chicago, Ill., 60639 for funeral services and interment in the Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Ill.

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

Florence B. Posey

01/18/99

   Mrs. Florence June Boone Posey, age 85, 205 Sawdust Trail, Roan Mountain, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in the Memorial Medical Center-Baptist Mercy Hospital, New Orleans, La., following a short illness.

   Mrs. Posey was a native of Roan Mountain, had resided in central Florida for 15 years, and returned to east Tennessee upon retirement. She was a daughter of the late James Boone (a direct descendant of Daniel Boone) and Loretta Tipton Boone. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ennis Howard Posey, three brothers: John, Herman and Ernest Boone, and by three sisters: Bertha Hughes, Maxie Street and Hazel Street.

   Mrs. Posey was a retired teacher, teaching in the Carter County School System for 24 years and in a Florida school system for 15 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain.

   Survivors are two daughters and sons-in-law: Ramona J. and Brad Tashenberg, of Houston, Texas; and Judy K. and Al LaBlanc, of New Orleans, La; one sister, Lydia Powell, of Roan Mountain; three grandchildren, Greg Creekmore, of Houston, Texas, Jimmy Davis and Angela Davis Kelleher, both of New Orleans, La; and two great-grandchildren: Alex and Dylan Davis, of New Orleans, La. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

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

   POSEY -- Florence June Boone Posey, age 85, retired school teacher, beloved mother and friend, passed away Jan. 15, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center-Baptist Mercy Hospital, in New Orleans, La. Mrs. Posey was the widow of Ennis Howard Posey, and daughter of James Boone, direct descendant of Daniel Boone, and Loretta Tipton Boone of Roan Mountain. Mrs. Posey was educated at East Tennessee State University. She was an educator, teaching in the Carter County school system for 24 years. In 1958, the Posey family relocated to central Florida, where Mrs. Posey taught school for another 15 years before retiring. Upon retirement, she returned to the East Tennessee mountains, family and friends she loved so much. Mrs. Posey is survived by her two daughters: Ramona J. Tashenberg, son-in-law, Brad, Houston, Texas; and Judy K. LeBlanc, son-in-law Al, of New Orleans, La.; three grandchildren: Greg Creekmore, Houston Texas; Jimmy Davis and Angela Davis Kelleher, of New Orleans, La; and two great-grandchildren: Alex and Dylan Davis, of New Orleans, La. Mrs. Posey has one surviving sister, Mrs. Lydia Powell, Roan Mountain, many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Our wonderful mother was one of eight children: three brothers: John, Herman and Ernest Boone; four sisters: Bertha Hughes, Lydia Powell, Maxie Street and Hazel Street. The Boone family was very close with one another. Sister Bertha passed away in the early 1990s; sisters Hazel and Maxie passed away within four days of one another in April, 1998. Brother Ernest died on the same day as our mother, Jan. 15, 1999. We will miss them all and especially miss their wonderful sense of humor which was always present. We will miss their smiling faces and laughter they provided us over the years. Special friends our mother requested to be mentioned are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Carr, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin LeBlanc, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Roger Tipton, Mr. and Mrs. Carliss Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Buck, Mrs. Mae Ellis, Mrs. Flo Birchfield, Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Honeycutt, Mrs. Grace Daniels, Mr. Rudy Robinson, Mr. Ed Roark, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Naille, Mrs. Mae Tipton, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby McCurry, Mrs. Trish Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Usary and Shane, Mr. Bobby Burleson, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith, Mr. Bobby Jack Tipton, Mrs. Irabelle Boone and her six sons and their wives, Mrs. Mary Lou Boone, Tanya and Danielle, and the Rev. Ron Lackey. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, in the Sunset Chapel of the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Stout and the Rev. Zeb Honeycutt, ministers, officiating. Interment will follow in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Davis, Greg Creekmore, Al LaBlanc, Jr., Bobby McCurry, Donald Naille and Brad Tashenberg. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe and Shane Usary. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Ethel H. Stout

01/18/99

   Ethel Harmon Stout, 99, 112 Moncier Circle, Bristol, died Thursday, January 14, 1999, at The Cambridge House.

   Mrs. Stout was a native of Avery County, N.C., and moved to Bristol in 1965. She was a homemaker and a member of West Hills Christian Church.

   Mrs. Stout was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Stout.

   Survivors include three daughters, Mildred O'Dell, Bristol, Leone Lush, Cross Timbers, Mo., and Betty Corvin, Ferrum, Va., and two brothers, Raymond Harmon, Elizabethton, and Ephraim Harmon of Ohio. Three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, 2223 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, (423) 764-7123, is in charge of arrangements.

   STOUT -- Funeral services for Ethel Harmon Stout, 99, 112 Moncier Circle, Bristol, who died Thursday, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at West Hills Christian Church with Minister Jerry O'Dell and Minister Gary Knapp officiating. The committal service and interment followed at Taylor Chapel Cemetery, Avery County, N.C. Pallbearers were Jack Corvin Jr., Jim Blevins, Luther Large, Johnny Hensley, Paul Young, Joe Shipley and Johnny Hutchinson. Honorary pallbearers were the Elders and Deacons of West Hills Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to West Hills Christian Church, 116 Elm Street, Bristol, Tenn. 37620. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, 2223 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, was in charge of arrangements.

James E. White Jr.

01/18/99

   James Edward White Jr., 31, 161 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 14, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after a 15-month battle with acute myelogenous leukemia.

   Mr. White was a native of Carter County and the son of James and Joyce White, of the home. He was of the Baptist faith and was a graduate of ETSU with a degree in Environmental Health.

   Mr. White was preceded in death by two brothers, Lynn and Peter White, and his paternal grandparents, Montie and Kate White.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his brother, Monty C. White, Jonesborough; two sisters, Rhonda Cable, Hampton, and Robyn Lynn White, of the home; a foster sister, Angela Greer, Elizabethton; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Grenier, Spartanburg, S.C.; two uncles, George and William White, Elizabethton; an aunt, Irene Rominger, Greeneville; a great-aunt, Elizabeth Traylor, Spartanburg, S.C.; and a sister-in-law, Jolene White, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

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

   WHITE -- Funeral services for James Edward White Jr., 31, 161 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Mark Street officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will Grady Hill, Anthony Brown, Rick Morgan, Allen Jones, Mark Markland, Wayne Ritchie, Sam Stout and Dave Black. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Hyatt, Matthew Carrier, Scotty Miller, Trevor Cable and Joe Black. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 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. Friends may also call at the residence, 161 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Leukemia Society of America, 442 Metroplex Drive, Suite D-118, Nashville, TN 37211-3112. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

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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