February 1999


Samuel M. Benfield

02/28/99

   Samuel M. "Pete" Benfield, 81, died Saturday, February 6, 1999, at his home in Haneyville, Pa.

   Mr. Benfield was born in Ingalls, N.C., the first son of Floyd P. and Elda Ollis Benfield. He had lived much of his life in Elizabethton.

   Mr. Benfield was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde Benfield, Leonard Benfield and Harold Benfield.

   Survivors include three sons, Robert S. Benfield, Haneyville, Pa., Samuel A. Benfield and Thomas M. Benfield, both of Reading, Pa.; a brother, Berlin Benfield, Atlanta, Ga.; and three sisters, Pauline Greer and Frankie Cornett, both of Elizabethton, and Lee Vandersteel, Alpine, N.J. Seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

   BENFIELD -- A special memorial service for Samuel M. "Pete" Benfield, 81, of Haneyvilla, Pa., who died Saturday, February 6, 1999, will be held Saturday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Elizabethton for family and friends. A celebration of Sam's life and a sharing of "Pete Stories" will be held in the church fellowship hall after the services and you are invited. So bring your stories, memories and love and share with the family and other friends. Memorial gifts may be made to the Community Nursing Service Hospice, P.O. Box 904, Lockhaven, Pa. 17745.

Edith T. Garland

02/28/99

   Mrs. Edith Taylor Garland, 71, 139 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 27, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Garland was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Jess and Maggie Kress Taylor. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Vernon Taylor, Gilbert Taylor and Ethan "Dude" Taylor.

   Mrs. Garland was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation, having worked there for 52 years. She was a member of the Dungan Chapel Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Foy Garland; two sisters, Mrs. Calvin (Bessie) Hardin and Mrs. Annis Taylor Deal, both of Elizabethton; three brothers, James "Jay" Taylor, Aaron "Chig" Taylor and Bufford "Lemmie" Taylor, all of Elizabethton; two special cousins, Anna Lou Walker and Hazel Hall; and four special friends, Phyllis Grindstaff, Sammatha Heaton, Arrie Jo Grindstaff and Geraldine Woods.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   GARLAND -- Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Taylor Garland, 71, 139 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. J.D. Neeley and Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 12 noon Monday in the Kress Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11:20 a.m. Monday, will be C.B. Hardin, Matthew Hardin, Dwayne Taylor, Mickey Taylor, Rickey Taylor and Jimmie Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be John Garland, Clyde Blevins, Grant Hall, Rothie Fox, Luther Wood, Burnie Taylor, Christopher Hoss, Chris Hardin and Barney Taylor. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:20 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lonnie C. McKinney

02/28/99

   Lonnie Carroll "Kenny" McKinney, 52, 106 Hendrix Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, February 26, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. McKinney was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James and Lora Hyder McKinney. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

   Mr. McKinney had lived in Ohio for 15 years and was employed by the Pittsburgh Paint and Glass Company, Cleveland, Ohio. He was retired due to disability. He attended the Church of God.

   Survivors include his wife, Letha McKinney; two daughters, Lora Snyder and Donna Criss, both of Cleveland, Ohio; a step-daughter, Angie Peterson, Erwin; three step-sons, Jimmy Foster and Doug White, both of Johnson City, and Willie White, Elizabethton; four sisters, Gustava Johnson, Shelby Oliver and Phyllis Wright, all of Elizabethton, and Gladys Winters, Hampton; two brothers, J.D. McKinney, Johnson City, and Alvin McKinney, Elizabethton; and three step-grandchildren, John Peterson, Ronnie Peterson and Joy Kate Peterson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Lonnie Carroll "Kenny" McKinney, 52, 106 Hendrix Drive, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. B.F. McKinney Jr., Rev. Ronda Street and Rev. Bill Calkins officiating. Ann Hazelwood Stepp will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the McKinney Cemetery, Oak Hill Road, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be his close friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Billy J. Parlier

02/28/99

   Billy Jack Parlier, 48, S. Park Avenue, Sanford, Fla., died Thursday, February 25, 1999.

   Mr. Parlier was a native of Avery County, N.C. He moved to Central Florida in 1964 from Tennessee.

   Mr. Parlier was a truck driver and a member of the Church of God of Sanford.

   Survivors include his wife, Janie Parlier, Sanford, Fla.; four daughters, Tammy Parlier, Sandra Parlier, Billie Jo Parlier and Tonya Parlier, all of Sanford, Fla.; his mother, Violet Parlier, Sanford, Fla.; and three brothers, Feddy Parlier, Michael Parlier and Ricky Parlier, all of Sanford, Fla. One grandchild also survives.

   Funeral services and interment will be held Tuesday in Lake Mary, Fla.

   Baldwin-Fairchild-Oaklawn Park Funeral Home, Lake Mary, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

Eulala M. Potter

02/28/99

   Eulala Mae Potter, 65, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at the Hospice Care Center in Fairlawn, Ohio.

   Mrs. Potter was born October 24, 1933, in Butler, Tennessee to Vallia Brown and David Dugger. She had been a resident of Barberton, Ohio, for 44 years.

   Mrs. Potter was employed by Yoder Brothers for 16 years and was a member of the Meadowview Baptist Church in Butler.

   Survivors include her husband, John H. Potter, Barberton, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jane Potter, Greenville, S.C.; two grandchildren, Tracy and Carolyn; a sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and James Kimberlin, Jarrat, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Betty Dugger, Butler; a sister-in-law, Mary Lewis; three nieces, Wilma Weir, Jackie Vincent and Donna Scudder; and three nephews, Larry Lewis, Keith Kimberlin and Brian Dugger.

   Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Buntontown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

   Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Avenue, Barberton, Ohio, (330/745-3161), is in charge of arrangements.

Gay C. Taylor

02/28/99

   Mrs. Gay Clark Taylor, 83, of Pensacola, Fla., died there Thursday, February 25, 1999.

   Mrs. Taylor was a native of Saltville, Va., and had lived in Elizabethton most of her life before moving to Florida in 1977. During World War II, she worked at the North American Rayon Corporation, and after that was employed in the cafeteria at Westside Elementary School for 20 years. She was an active member of the Immanuel Baptist Church until she moved to Florida and then was an active member of the Myrtle Grove Baptist Church of Pensacola.

   Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, J.M. Taylor, and a grandson, Bill Keltner.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Joe Keltner, Springfield, Mo., and two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Mildred Taylor, Kingsport, and Joe and Helen Taylor, Pensacola, Fla. Nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   TAYLOR -- Graveside services for Mrs. Gay Clark Taylor, 83, of Pensacola, Fla., who died Thursday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. James Lindsay officiating. Rev. Mark Slayton will provide the music. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday, will be William Yontz, Mack Bowman, Bob Maupin, Ray Garrison, Jesse Birchfield and Harold Lingerfelt. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Leroy "Johnny" Carver

02/26/99

   Leroy "Johnny" Carver, 56, 113 Herman Peters Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Carver was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Joseph and Hazel Simpson Carver. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Sams.

   Mr. Carver was a member of Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church and was employed by the U.S. Forestry Service. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, having served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

   Survivors include his wife, Barbara "Dolly" Carver, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Joe and Judy Carver, Roan Mountain, Terry and Wendy Sams and Donnie and Linda Sams, all of Elizabethton; three brothers, Robert Carver, Kenneth Carver and William Carver, all of Elizabethton; four sisters, Corine Mackey, Port Orange, Fla., Carolyn Sparks, Jonesborough, Betty Markland and Delores Markland, both of Wilmington, Del.; two grandsons, Jonathan and Jeremy Sams, both of Elizabethton; and a granddaughter, Myrissa Pierce, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   CARVER -- Funeral services for Leroy "Johnny" Carver, 56, 113 Herman Peters Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. James Richardson, Rev. Danny Simerly and Rev. Jonas Revis officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Union Hill Trio. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Blevins Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Lynn Peters, Phillip Webb, Steve Kyviakidis, Roby Phillipi, Richard Houghton, Estel Taylor, Danny Garland and Jeff Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur Colbaugh, Gordon Lewis, Dickie Tester, Ronnie Blevins, employees of the Watauga Ranger District, men of the Adult Class of Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church and his many friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may also call at the residence, 113 Herman Peters Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Jack W. Huskin

02/26/99

   Jack W. Huskin, 87, formerly of 1901 Northwood Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at Asbury Center.

   Mr. Huskin was a native of Burnsville, N.C., and had lived most of his life in Erwin and Johnson City. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jessie A. Huskin.

   Mr. Huskin had been employed as a salesman. He was a member of the Church of God.

   Survivors include his wife, Sarah McArthur Huskin.

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

   HUSKIN -- Funeral services for Jack W. Huskin, 87, formerly of 1901 Northwood Drive, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Wayne Hunter officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Lee L. Moore

02/26/99

   Lee Lonnie Moore, 81, Rt. 1, White Cove Road, Unicoi, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.

   Mr. Moore was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late William Henry and Hassie Elizabeth Harvel Moore. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Bell Moore, April 1996, two brothers, one half-brother, four sisters and one grandchild.

   Mr. Moore was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and was presented Honorary Title of Colonel by Senator Marshall Nave. He was a self-employed carpenter and brick mason. He was of the Protestant faith and attended the Laurels Church of God, Elizabethton.

   Survivors include two sons, Edward Moore and Paul Moore, both of Unicoi; three daughters, Schelby Hensley, Pauline Hensley and Judy Banks, all of Unicoi; and a sister, Martha Blackburn, Erwin. Five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 928-4595 or (423) 743-1380, is in charge of arrangements.

   MOORE-- Funeral services for Lee Lonnie Moore, 81, Rt. 1, White Cove Road, Unicoi, who died Wednesday, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eugene Penland and Rev. David Jackson officiating. Music will be provided by Melody Hensley and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Jones Cemetery, Unicoi, with full military rites rendered by the VFW Post #3382, Kingsport. Honorary pallbearers will be James Hensley, Harold Hensley, Junior Banks, Ricky Hensley, Alan Moore, Charles Talley, Clarence Tolley, Gordon Tittle and Howard Gouge. Pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 6:30 p.m. Friday and at the cemetery by 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Eulala M. Potter

02/26/99

   Eulala Mae Potter, 65, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at the Hospice Care Center in Fairlawn, Ohio.

   Mrs. Potter was born October 24, 1933, in Butler, Tennessee to Vallia Brown and David Dugger. She has been a resident of Barberton, Ohio, for 44 years.

   Mrs. Potter was employed by Yoder Brothers for 16 years and was a member of the Meadowview Baptist Church in Butler.

   Survivors include her husband, John H. Potter, Barberton, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jane Potter, Greenville, S.C.; two grandchildren, Tracy and Carolyn; a sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and James Kimberlin, Jarrat, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Betty Dugger, Butler; a sister-in-law, Mary Lewis; three nieces, Wilma Weir, Jackie Vincent and Donna Scudder; and three nephews, Larry Lewis, Keith Kimberlin and Brian Dugger.

   Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Buntontown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

   Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Avenue, Barberton, Ohio, (330/745-3161), is in charge of arrangements.

Jackie L. Shipley

02/26/99

   Jackie Lynn Shipley, 46, 111 Tall Pines Lane, Johnson City, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Shipley was a lifelong resident of Johnson City and a son of Peggy Rumbley Shipley, Watauga, and the late John H. Shipley. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shanda Shipley, and a sister.

   Mr. Shipley was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and was employed as a construction superintendent with the J.E. Green Company. He was a member and deacon of Zion Baptist Church, Elizabethton.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Pam Huckaba Shipley; a son, Casey Brent Shipley, of the home; four brothers, Rick Shipley, Elizabethton, Tony Shipley, Watauga, Roger Shipley, Charlotte, and Ken Shipley, Colonial Heights; and two sisters, Donna Treadway, Watauga, and Renee Campbell, Morristown. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SHIPLEY -- Funeral services for Jackie Lynn Shipley, 46, 111 Tall Pines Lane, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. C.W. Snodgrass officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. Pallbearers will be Ray Loveless, Dale Ball, Teddy Greenwell, Dwayne Sexton, Rick Bowling and Lester Bowling. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas C. Tout

02/26/99

   Thomas Carlyle Tout, 95, ACV Pine Oaks, Johnson City, died Thursday, February 25, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Franklin Transitional Care following a brief illness.

   A native of Centralia, Wash., he was the son of the late John Fremont and Ida Bell Tout. He was a student of Dean School in Montecito, Calif., and worked in construction in his earlier years. He and his wife, Mary, raised their family in Reno, Nev., before moving to Elizabethton in 1989. The couple had resided at ACV Pine Oaks, Johnson City, for the last few months.

   Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, January 24, 1999, four brothers, three sisters and one daughter.

   Survivors include a daughter, Ida Shaffer, 506 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, TN 37658, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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

   TOUT -- Memorial services for Thomas Carlyle Tout, 95, ACV Pine Oaks, Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton with Dr. Kenneth LaDuke officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Arney, organist. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday in the First United Methodist Church parlor. The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers be made to First United Methodist Church, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or Gideons International, P.O. Box 1951, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Clyde Baird

02/25/99

   Clyde Baird, 64, 159 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 23, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Baird was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James and Nellie Tester Baird. He was also preceded in death by a son, Roger Baird.

   Mr. Baird was of the Baptist Faith and was a retired employee of the American Limestone Company.

   Survivors include his wife, Marie Sneed Baird, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and James Parlier, Watauga; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny Lynn and Katie Baird, Watauga, and Gregory Baird, Elizabethton; two step-sons, David Livingston, Elizabethton, and Scott Livingston of Texas; six brothers, Walter Baird and Ronda Baird, both of Elizabethton, Charlie Baird, Johnson City, William Baird of South Carolina, Manuel Baird of Michigan and Leonard Baird, Watauga; two sisters, Lena Humphreys, Watauga, and Ida Williams, Elizabethton; nine grandchildren; a very special friend, Fred Oaks, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

   BAIRD -- A candlelight funeral service for Clyde Baird, 64, 159 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ken Hauser officiating. Music will be under the direction of Peggy Street. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family members. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Fenner, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Cecil Honeycutt, Jack Saylor, Kyle Stout, Carl Potter and Terry Lovelace. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence, 159 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

David M. Tester

02/25/99

   David McCoy Tester, 99, formerly of Highway 321, Hampton, died Tuesday, February 23, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.

   Mr. Tester was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and the son of the late Eli Finley and Cameline Presnell Tester. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

   Mr. Tester was a member of Harbor Light Baptist Church and a retired electrician. He was also an Army Veteran, serving in World War II, where he was a ship builder, an airplane mechanic and a cook in the CC Camps. He entered the service August 5, 1942 and arrived in the SWPA in May 1944, and served in New Guinea, the Netherlands and East Indies before coming to the Philippines during the first week of the invasion. He is authorized to wear the Asiatic Pacific and Philippine liberation ribbons and battle stars for the New Guinea and Philippine Campaign. Mr. Tester was the oldest known veteran in Carter County.

   Survivors include three brothers, Nelson Tester, Greeneville, Louis Tester, Grafton, Ohio, and William Howard Tester, Morristown; three sisters, Rilda Campbell, Newport, Ida Finney, Butler, and Ruth Jones, Johnson City; 29 nephews; 18 nieces; three special nieces, Shelby Davenport, Hampton, Peggy Davenport and Rosemary Tester, both of Butler; and special friends, Buddy, Elizabeth and Johnny Street and Oleta Street, all of Hampton.

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

   TESTER -- Funeral services for David McCoy Tester, 99, formerly of Highway 321, Hampton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Clarence Stanfield, Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Buddy Street officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Donnie and Peggy Davenport. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends, Dr. Robert Grindstaff, Dr. Scott Caudle, the Staff and Nurses of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, John Lewis, Steve Murray, Larry Chase, Tommy Orton, Byrd Deadrick, Bob James, J.D. Smith, Darrell Greer, Herman Stout, Rev. Jerry Honeycutt, Rev. Raymond Caudill, Larry Maupin, Truman Clark, Johnny Holder, the Ladies Class of Harbor Light Baptist Church and the Men's Class of Harbor Light Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Friday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Harbor Light Baptist Church OR to a missionary brother, John Gunther, c/o Harbor Light Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1162, Johnson City, TN 37605. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Floyd Bowers

02/24/99

   Floyd Bowers, 82, 162 Creek Bank Rd., Elizabethton, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.

   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mary Nidiffer Bowers and Sally Williams Bowers. Mr. Bowers was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation, and a member of the Stoney Creek Baptist Church.

   He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Bowers, and two sisters, Mae Smith and Josie Hyder.

   Survivors include his wife, Nell Robinson Bowers; one daughter, Patricia Bowers, Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Phyllis Bowers, Elizabethton; three sisters, Juanita Bowers, Ceola Bowers, and Hildred Bowers, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Luther Bowers and Grover Bowers, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Trampas Bowers and Angie and her husband, Steven Maupin; one great grandson, Gabriel Maupin.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   BOWERS - Funeral services for Floyd Bowers, 82, 162 Creek Bank Rd., Elizabethton, who died Monday will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Stoney Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Estep, Dr. Kenneth Jordan, and Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. The church quartet will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday and also at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday will be A.D. "Sonny" Fletcher, John Fletcher, Bob Hyder, Raymond Lowe, Jerry Greene, Desler Salyer, Earnest "Gebe" Ritchie, George Gregory, Cobb Riddle, and Dean Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Senior Adult Men's Sunday School Class at Stoney Creek Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The body will be taken to the church at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Friends may also all at the residence. 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 the arrangements.

James W. Reed, Jr.

02/24/99

   James W. Reed, Jr., 53, Rt. 11, Unicoi, died Sunday, February 21, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Reed was a native of Rockwood, Tn., and had lived most of his life in Unicoi County. He was the son of Mayme McLaughlin Carmichael, Unicoi, and the late James W. Reed, Sr.

   Mr. Reed retired from Gordon's Fine Furniture after five years of service due to ill health. He was of the Free Will Baptist faith.

   Survivors inaddition to his mother include two sons, Steve W. Reed, Chesapeake, Va., and Mark D. Reed, Kingsport; two brothers, Robert Reed and Gary Reed, both of Jonesborough; six grandchildren and several nephews.

   Unicoi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   REED - Funeral services for James W. Reed, Jr., 53, Rt. 1, Unicoi, who died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold McNabb, Rev. Dallas Gregg, and Rev. Thurman Sullivan officiating. Music will be provided by Rev. Harold McNabb and James and Luanne Powers. Interment will follow in Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Todd McLaughlin, Brad McLaughlin, Tracy McLaughlin, Kelvin McLaughlin, Joel McLaughlin, Brad McLaughlin, Jim Britt and Kenneth Smith. Pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Dr., Unicoi, is in charge of the arrangements.

Conley I. Holtsclaw

02/23/99

   Conley I. Holtsclaw, 84, 107 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, February 22, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Holtsclaw was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Weaver and Ethel Johnson Holtsclaw. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, a half-sister and a very special friend, Marshall Stockton.

   Mr. Holtsclaw was a member of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 42 years.

   Survivors include his wife, Blanche Heaton Holtsclaw, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Bob Roberts, Johnson City, and Sue and Jack Barnette, Roan Mountain; a son, John Holtsclaw, Johnson City; three sisters, Onza Johnson, Beulah Hughes and Bernie Hughes, all of Roan Mountain; a half-sister, Renalee Whitehead, Hampton; and two brothers, Dana Holtsclaw, Bristol, and Carmon Holtsclaw, Roan Mountain. Four grandchildren, a great-grandson and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HOLTSCLAW -- Funeral services for Conley I. Holtsclaw, 84, 107 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with Rev. Richard Blevins and Rev. Leonard Shehan officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Heaton Family Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be J.T. Hughes, Jack Barnette, Tommy Jarrett, Harold Jarrett, Jack Troutman, Shirl Dyer, Don Hughes and Ed Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Ned McWherter, Jess Jarrett, members of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church, Haskel Pierce, fellow employees of North American Rayon Corporation Textile Department, Willard Dial, Spence Stockton, Robert Greer, Ted Barnette, Reynard Calhoun, Carl Keys, Clayton Lester, Herm Barnette and Willis Murray. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence, 107 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, any time. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret L. Hood

02/23/99

   Margaret Louise Wright Hood, 91, 611 West C Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 20, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Hood was a native of Big Stone Gap, Va., having moved to Elizabethton in 1942. She was the daughter of the late Charles Emory and Edna Sturgill Wright and was also preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Hood Sr., July 15, 1995, and two brothers.

   Mrs. Hood was a homemaker. She was a very active member of First United Methodist Church and was a pioneer of the church nursery school. She was a member of other church organizations including: a charter member of the Hattie Kane Sunday School Class, the Carter County Cluster of the church and Circle #1 of the church. She was also a member of the PTA Council and the Girl Scouts.

   Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. June Hood Taylor and Mrs. Anna Sue Jones, both of Elizabethton, and Mrs. Kay Humphries, Summerville, S.C., and three sons, A.J. Hood Jr. and Gayle Hood, both of Elizabethton, and Leon Hood, Johnson City. Eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HOOD -- Funeral services for Margaret Louise Wright Hood, 91, 611 West C Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken LaDuke, Mr. Terry Lyons, minister, and Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Music was under the direction of Mrs. Becky Hale, organist, Tom Tull, soloist, and Glen Gouge, harmonicaist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons: Lynn Taylor, David Taylor, Andrew Smith, Scott Hood, Sidney Hood, Wesley Humphries and Oliver Humphries. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Taylor, Joe Taylor, Dillard Sholes Jr., Dr. C.L. Wright, Marcella Wright Hopkins, Dr. Peter Caravello, Glen and JoAnn Gouge, Herman and Dessie Parker, Bob and Evelyn Lipford, Clarence "Stretch" and Linda Bowman, Ken and Wanda Lyons, Jeanette Banner, Maude Luther, Rev. Jack and Jeanie Roddy, Rev. Joe Sorah, John Wagner Jr., Sam Shipley, Deacon Bowers, John Curtis, Jim Buck, Jack Montgomery, Carroll Curtis, Alphas Anderson, Doug Bailey, the Wesley Bible Sunday School Class and the Hattie Kane Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church and nurses on the 4200 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Everyone will meet at the Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Cecile Bennett Kindergarten Memorial Fund of First United Methodist Church, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Gary L. Lyons

02/23/99

   Gary Lee Lyons, 38, 141 Coleman Road, Hampton, died Monday, February 22, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Lyons was a native of Carter County and a son of Alfred and Zelma Walker Lyons, Elizabethton.

   Mr. Lyons was retired due to disability.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Belinda Lyons; two daughters, Cassandra Carcia and Wendy Lyons, both of Hampton; a son, Jamie Lyons, Hampton; a brother and sister-in-law, Billy Joe and Kimberly Lyons, Jonesborough; a sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Paul Birchfield, Roan Mountain; five nephews, Jonathan Birchfield, Brandon Birchfield, Greg Lyons, Ryan Lyons and Richard Lyons; and two nieces, Sonja Lyons and Tara Lyons.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   LYONS -- Funeral services for Gary Lee Lyons, 38, 141 Coleman Road, Hampton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun and Rev. Bob Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Lyons Cemetery (Keenburg). Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Kenny Andrews, Ricky Lyons, Paul Birchfield, Tommy Blevins, Steve Blevins, Rusty Elliott and Rick Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends, Brian Reece, Kenny Walker, Allen Walker and Randy Sizemore. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his parents, Alfred and Zelma Lyons, 144 Starlight Drive, Lynn Valley, Elizabethton. Gary was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. 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.

Courtney L. Powell

02/23/99

   Courtney Leeann Powell, infant daughter of Jerald and Melissa Ford Powell, 604-1/2 S. Pine Street, Apt. #2, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 22, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, David Ogilvie, of the home; a half-brother, Christopher Powell, Elk Park, N.C.; a half-sister, Tiffany Powell, Elk Park, N.C.; her maternal grandmother, Joyce Brown, Elizabethton; her maternal grandfather, Charles Hyatt, Elizabethton; her paternal grandmother, Clairece Powell, Roan Mountain; and her paternal great-grandparents, Bruce and Virginia Palmer, Elizabethton.

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

   POWELL -- Funeral services for Courtney Leeann Powell, infant daughter of Jerald and Melissa Ford Powell, 604-1/2 S. Pine Street, Apt. #2, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Dale Greenwell, Rev. Brian Shell and Mr. Curtis Morton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Sue Bowers, organist. Final disposition will be held at a later date. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Garth Bailey

02/22/99

   Garth Bailey, 89, Rt. 9, Johnson City, died Friday, February 19, 1999, at Tampa Memorial Hospital, Tampa, Fla.

   Mr. Bailey was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and a son of the late John Wesley and Nancy Jane Letterman Bailey.

   Mr. Bailey was a retired employee of Bemberg Industries.

   Survivors include his wife, Polly Bailey, of the home; three sons, Bill Bailey, Spokane, Wash., Carl Bailey, Johnson City, and Gene Bailey, Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara Bryant, Nashville; and a sister, Kate Key, Knoxville. Thirteen grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

   BAILEY -- Funeral services for Garth Bailey, 89, Rt. 2, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Bailey, Carl Lynn Bailey and Bruce Bailey officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

James C. Buck

02/22/99

   HARRISBURG, N.C. -- James Chester "Jim" Buck, 67, 412 Hudson Drive, Harrisburg, died Sunday, February 21, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

   Mr. Buck was a native of Carter County, Tenn., and the son of the late Chester Arthur and Mary Ann Oaks Buck.

   Mr. Buck was a retired truck driver with A R F Freight Lines and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a very active member and usher of the Northside Baptist Church of Charlotte.

   Survivors include his wife, Jacquelyn Troutman Buck, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, James David and Lydia Phillips Buck, Harrisburg; a sister, Beatrice Roberts, Newland; and three grandchildren, James Jeremiah Buck, David Isaac Buck and Rebekah Elizabeth Buck, all of Harrisburg.

   Hartsell Funeral Home, 460 Branchview Drive, NE, Concord, N.C., (704) 786-1161, is in charge of arrangements.

   BUCK -- Funeral services for James Chester "Jim" Buck, 67, 412 Hudson Drive, Harrisburg, N.C., who died Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Northside Baptist Church Chapel, Charlotte, N.C., with Rev. Barry Shearer officiating. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Harrisburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hartsell Funeral Home, Concord. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Hartsell Funeral Home, 460 Branchview Drive, NE, Concord, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Jon D. Gentry

02/22/99

   Jon David Gentry, 28, 13381 Highway 67 West, Butler, died Friday, February 19, 1999, in Rutherfordton, N.C., as a result of injuries sustained in a truck accident.

   Mr. Gentry was a native of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., but had lived in Johnson County most of his life. He was a son of Bernice and Linda Gentry, Mountain City.

   Mr. Gentry was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. He was an employee of Billy Joe Burrow Trucking Company.

   He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clyde W. Slemp, and his great-grandmother, Ella Forrester.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Kathy B. Gentry, of the home; a son, Andrew Gentry, of the home; a daughter, Kelsey Gentry, of the home; two sisters, Connie Gentry and Tammy Gentry, both of Mountain City; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George Burrell, Butler; his maternal grandmother, Frances Slemp, Mountain City; and his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Gentry, Mountain City. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.

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

   GENTRY -- Funeral services for Jon David Gentry, 28, 13381 Highway 67 West, Butler, who died Friday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Percy-Hux Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Ronnie Manuel and Rev. R.L. Poole officiating. Military graveside services and interment will follow in the Rock Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be James Parker, David Ray Burrell, Joe Vargha, Travis Good, Danny McGuire, Larry Slemp and Ricky Good. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Billy Joe Burrow Trucking Company, Bob Garland, Ronnie Laws, Roger Gentry, Paul Gentry, Bob Gentry and Clayton Brown. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence or at the residence of his parents, Bernice and Linda Gentry, any time. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 West Main Street, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Hensley

02/22/99

   Ralph Hensley, 55, 1205 Rittertown Road, Hampton, died Friday, February 19, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after an extended illness.

   Mr. Hensley was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Dock and Essie Ingram Hensley.

   Mr. Hensley was retired due to disability as a Heating and Air Conditioning Installer. He was a member of East View Free Will Baptist Church of Erwin and was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy.

   Survivors include his wife, Marie Hale Hensley; three daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Jason Alburn and Amy and Joe Holsclaw, all of Elizabethton, and Lynn and Allen Scalf, Hampton; a son, Greg Owens, Elizabethton; four brothers, Dock Hensley Jr., Johnson City, Roy Hensley and Jessie Hensley, both of Erwin, and Clyde Hensley; a sister, Katie Mulkey of South Carolina; and five grandchildren, Chelsea Scalf, Joshua Scalf, Amber Young, Chandra Young and Joseph Holsclaw.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HENSLEY -- Funeral services for Ralph Hensley, 55, 1205 Rittertown Road, Hampton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary Hodges and Rev. Harry Richardson officiating. The Hammer Family will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews and Jason Alburn, Bill Hammer and Earl Hammer. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret L. Hood

02/22/99

   Margaret Louise Wright Hood, 91, 611 West C Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 20, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Hood was a native of Big Stone Gap, Va., having moved to Elizabethton in 1942. She was the daughter of the late Charles Emory and Edna Sturgill Wright and was also preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Hood Sr., July 15, 1995, and two brothers.

   Mrs. Hood was a homemaker. She was a very active member of First United Methodist Church and was a pioneer of the church nursery school. She was a member of other church organizations including: a charter member of the Hattie Kane Sunday School Class, the Carter County Cluster of the church and Circle #1 of the church. She was also a member of the PTA Council and the Girl Scouts.

   Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. June Hood Taylor and Mrs. Anna Sue Jones, both of Elizabethton, and Mrs. Kay Humphries, Summerville, S.C., and three sons, A.J. Hood Jr. and Gayle Hood, both of Elizabethton, and Leon Hood, Johnson City. Eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HOOD -- Funeral services for Margaret Louise Wright Hood, 91, 611 West C Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken LaDuke, Mr. Terry Lyons, minister, and Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Becky Hale, organist, Tom Tull, soloist, and Glen Gouge, harmonicaist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons: Lynn Taylor, David Taylor, Andrew Smith, Scott Hood, Wesley Humphries and Oliver Humphries. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Taylor, Joe Taylor, Dillard Sholes Jr., Dr. C.L. Wright, Marcella Wright Hopkins, Dr. Peter Caravello, Glen and JoAnn Gouge, Herman and Dessie Parker, Bob and Evelyn Lipford, Clarence "Stretch" and Linda Bowman, Ken and Wanda Lyons, Jeanette Banner, Maude Luther, Rev. Jack and Jeanie Roddy, Rev. Joe Sorah, John Wagner Jr., Sam Shipley, Deacon Bowers, John Curtis, Jim Buck, Jack Montgomery, Carroll Curtis, Alphas Anderson, Doug Bailey, the Wesley Bible Sunday School Class and the Hattie Kane Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church and nurses on the 4200 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Everyone will meet at the Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Cecile Bennett Kindergarten Memorial Fund of First United Methodist Church, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Vance T. Jones

02/22/99

   Rev. Vance T. Jones, 72, of Hampton, Va., died there Saturday, February 20, 1999, following an extended illness.

   Rev. Jones was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a son of the late Clyde and Jane Jones.

   Rev. Jones had lived in Virginia since 1952. He formerly had been employed by the Newport News Ship Yard and also had been a Baptist Minister for a number of years, serving in several churches in the Hampton, Virginia area. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Charlcie Hardin Jones; four sons, Norman and Kenneth Jones, both of the home, Bobby and Terry Jones, both of Hampton, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Shook, Banner Elk, N.C., Mrs. Myrtle Gobble and Mrs. Faye Bradshaw, both of Hampton, Tenn.; a brother, Ford Jones, Elk Park, N.C.; and a granddaughter, Roxeann Jones.

   The family will receive friends Monday evening at the Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home, 4304 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, Va., (757) 722-7251.

   Funeral and interment will be Tuesday in Hampton, Va.

   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton.

Dorothy E. Morley

02/22/99

   Dorothy Estep Morley, 84, 210 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, February 19, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Ms. Morley was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Crit T. and Eliza Ellis Estep. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W. Morley, November 15, 1996; four sisters, Gladys Morrell, Nell Greenlee, Kathyleen Roberts and Tulva Estep; and two brothers, Robert Leslie Estep and Glenn Jobe Estep.

   Ms. Morley was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church, where she was active in the circles of the church. She was also a member of the Sycamore Chapter No. 163 Order of the Eastern Star and the Elizabethton Women's Club.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Keith Sr. and Becky Morley, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Keith Morley II, Kingsport, Rachel Morley, Murfreesboro, and Michelle Morley, Knoxville; a great-granddaughter, Lexis Kay Morley, Kingsport; a great-grandson, Keith Morley III, Kingsport; a sister, Maggie Howard, Elizabethton; a brother, Tipton Estep, Cocoa, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Myrtle Simerly and Margaret Morley Dye, both of Elizabethton; and two brothers-in-law, Strauss Morley, Johnson City, and Kay Morley, Jonesborough.

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

   MORLEY -- Funeral services for Dorothy Estep Morley, 84, 210 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ms. Sharen Brown, soloist, and David Arney, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Keith Morley II, Hensel Johnson, Graham Conner, Knova Potter, Harold Stout, Robert Buck, Don Bradley, Jack Morrell, Alfred Runnion, Ted Simerly, Glenn Estep, Hubert Estep, Grady Fair and Jim Cook. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Kammer Sr., Dan Kammer Jr., Billy Kammer, Michael Kammer, Steve Roberts, Tony Roberts, Harry Colbaugh, Vaughn Brumit, Ronnie Jones, Louis Runnion, Dr. Willie Malone, Jerry Hart, Guy Sherril, Wayne Fair, Danna Fair, Harry Ray Brendel, Paul Woodby, John Davis, Dr. Eugene Galloway, Strauss Morley and Kay Morley. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at the residence of her son, Dr. Keith Morley Sr., 318 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Allen G. Pierce

02/22/99

   Allen Grant Pierce, 87, Largo Vista Blvd., Casselberry, Fla., died Wednesday, February 10, 1999.

   Mr. Pierce was a retired owner and operator of Orlando Sewing Center. Born in Tennessee, he moved to Central Florida in 1946. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Winter Park and was a member of Christian Business Men's Committee International.

   Survivors include his wife, Gustava Pierce; a son, Frank Pierce, Fayetteville, N.C.; a daughter, Mary Ann Gilliam, Wheaton, Ill.; and three brothers, Roy Pierce, Dayton Pierce and Ted Pierce, all of Johnson City, Tenn. Four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.

   Baldwin-Fairchild-Goldenrod Funeral Home, Winter Park Chapel, Winter Park, Fla.

Bart S. Smith

02/22/99

   Bart T. Smith, 91, 120 Bart Smith Road, Hampton, died Saturday, February 20, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Smith was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Art and Callie Smith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Clara Tolbert Smith; three daughters, Marie Miller, Mary Ann Cullers and Betty Lou Morton; and several brothers and sisters.

   Mr. Smith was a member of Pearce's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.

   Survivors include four daughters and a son-in-law, Mable Hitechew, Roan Mountain, Pauline Ramsey and Nancy and Donald Roberts, all of Hampton, and Sandra Range, Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bart Jr. and Sue Smith, Butler, and Steve Smith, Hampton; and a special friend, Maxine Whaley, Butler. Thirty-two grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SMITH -- Funeral services for Bart T. Smith, 91, 120 Bart Smith Road, Hampton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Cates and Rev. Gary Perkins officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Men's Class of Pearce's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Steve Smith, 125 Bart Smith Road, Hampton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Tommy J. Tolley

02/22/99

   Tommy Joe Tolley, 33, Rt. 2, Marbleton Road, Unicoi, died unexpectedly Friday, February 19, 1999, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.

   Mr. Tolley was a native of Carter County but had lived his entire life in Unicoi County.

   Mr. Tolley was self-employed in landscaping. He was a member of the Buffalo Valley Free Will Baptist. He was a coach for Jerry's Market Little League Baseball Team.

   Survivors include his wife, Mellissa Cantrell Tolley, of the home; a son, Holden Blake Tolley, Unicoi; three daughters, Chandera Shea Tolley and Cassidy Leigh Tolley, both of Unicoi, and Chelsea Lenee Adkins, Erwin; his father, Mike Hunter, Erwin; his mother and step-father, Phyllis Tolley and John Yarber, Unicoi; two sisters, Stacy Michelle Yarber and Lutoria Christine Tolley, both of Unicoi; his maternal grandparents, Blake and Elsie Tolley, Unicoi; and his step-grandparents, Harry and Inis Yarber, Unicoi. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

   TOLLEY -- Funeral services for Tommy Joe Tolley, 33, Rt. 2, Marbleton Road, Unicoi, who died Friday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Buffalo Valley Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Bennett, Rev. Steve Cochran and Rev. Dallas Gregg officiating. Music will be provided by the Buffalo Valley Trio. Interment will follow in the Guinn Family Cemetery in Carter County. Active pallbearers will be Joe Ramsey, Dwight Gregg, Christopher Rhodes, Mike Collins, Kermit Collins, Rev. Tracy Bennett, B.J. Tolley and Kevin Bryant. Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Travis Garland, Rev. Steve Miller, Rev. Kyle Vance, Rev. Paul Ault, Dwayne Ledford, James Ayers, John Yarber, Buddy Osborne, Frank Laughren, Michael Garland, Steven Nelson, Danny Hopson, Ricky Cantrell, Rodney Cantrell, Glenn Nielson and Kevin Yarber. Pallbearers are requested to assemble at the church by 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Tolley will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Unicoi Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence or at the residence of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Blake Tolley, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Belle Troutman

02/22/99

   Mrs. Belle Troutman, 94, of National Health Care Nursing Home, Johnson City, died Saturday, February 20, 1999.

   Mrs. Troutman was a native of Unicoi County and the daughter of the late Henry and Emma Baker Laws. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Laws and Allison Laws.

   Mrs. Troutman had previously been employed by the Unicoi County Post Office, had been employed as a clerical worker at the Unicoi County Courthouse and was a former writer for the Erwin Record. She was a member of the Buffalo Valley Christian Church.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Elnora and Robert Whitson, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 928-4595 or (423) 743-1380, is in charge of arrangements.

   TROUTMAN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Troutman, 94, of National Health Care Nursing Home, Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Unicoi Funeral Home with Rev. David Slayton and Dr. Jack Snider officiating. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Roselawn Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Charlie E. Whitehead

02/22/99

   Charlie E. Whitehead, 84, Rt. 2, Dennis Cove Road, Hampton, died Friday, February 19, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a short illness.

   Mr. Whitehead was a native of Hampton and a son of the late Cleve and Annie Holly Whitehead. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Martine Whitehead.

   Mr. Whitehead returned to Carter County following his military career. He was a retired Sergeant with the U.S. Army, serving in World War II, with more than 20 years of service. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include three brothers, Dave Whitehead, San Diego, Calif., Joe Whitehead, Roan Mountain, and Martin Whitehead, Whitesburg, Ga., and five sisters, Orpha Norris, Watauga, Hazel Oliver and Mary Hollaway, both of Elizabethton, Ethel Childers, Hampton, and Geneva Smalling, Watauga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WHITEHEAD -- Funeral services for Charlie E. Whitehead, 84, Rt. 2, Dennis Cove Road, Hampton, who died Friday, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Tony Oliver officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Whitehead Cemetery with Military Honors by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Norris, Doug Smalling, Tony Oliver, Michael Whitehead, Danny Joe Whitehead, Jessie Whitehead, Robert Whitehead, Adam Smith, Jeff Whitehead and Cleve Ingle. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel I. Williams

02/22/99

   Hazel Isaacs Williams, 79, 237 Lick Skillet Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 18, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Williams was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late David E. and Maggie E. Green Isaacs. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Grover Williams, September 3, 1998, a daughter, Geraldine Rehart, May 16, 1993, a sister and four brothers.

   Mrs. Williams was a member of Nidiffer Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She was a former employee of Bemberg Industries.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Bill Hamilton, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Melissa Williams, Hampton; a son-in-law, Elmer Rehart, Elizabethton; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary and Earl Hart, Cottonwood, Ariz., and Florence Pierce, Oak Ridge; a brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Charlotte Isaacs, Elizabethton; and five grandchildren, Susan Bledsoe, Ginger Bailey, Danielle Williams and Jeff Hamilton, all of Elizabethton, and Mike Rehart, Kingsport. Three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Hazel Isaacs Williams, 79, 237 Lick Skillet Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bill Watson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Cathy Wilson. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Earnest Garland officiating at the graveside service. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Hamilton, Mike Rehart, Matt Bailey, Jeff Bledsoe, Bob Collins, Teddy Collins, Charlie Hamilton and Willard Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Burrough, Eddie Nidiffer, Rev. Jack Roddy, June Perry, Ted Smith, Luther Collins, Earl Collins, Arthur Collins, Martin Graybeal, Martin Pierce Jr., Thomas Markland, Dale Hamilton, Ken Perry, Sherrill Perry, Steve Heaton, Ken Gilliam, Bill Nelson, members of Nidiffer Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and family and friends. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Evelyn Hamilton, 134 S.J. Oliver Loop (Siam), Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Nidiffer's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, c/o Lola Bowers, 842 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Edith Young

02/22/99

   WEAVERVILLE, N.C. -- Edith "Sally" Hyder Young, 85, 23 Hamburg Mountain Road, died Friday, February 19, 1999.

   Mrs. Young was a native of Carter County, Tenn., and had been a resident of Buncombe County for most of her life. Sally was the daughter of the late Ora and Phobe Hyder and wife of the late William D. "Bill" Young, who died in 1993.

   Sally was a retired photographer and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Weaverville.

   Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Vera "Kit" Riley and Charles Riley, Weaverville; her grandchildren, Bill Riley, Sallye Fox and Kathryn Crawford; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Howard Hyder, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Sexton Hyder.

   Funeral services and interment will be held Monday in Weaverville.

   West Funeral Home, Weaverville, N.C., (828) 645-3011, is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Williams

02/19/99

   Mrs. Hazel Williams, 79, 237 Lick Skillet Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 18, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge.

Lloyd S. Diggs Jr.

02/19/99

   Lloyd S. Diggs Jr., 54, 1399 Holly Vista Drive, Colonial Beach, Va., died suddenly Tuesday, February 16, 1999.

   Mr. Diggs was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd S. Diggs; his mother, Maude Andrews Cummins; his stepfather, Wilfred "Hop" Cummins; an uncle, Paul H. Diggs; an aunt, Anna Lorraine Thompson; and his grandparents, Amanda Lou Cable Boyd and Joseph Cable, and Elizabeth and Wheeler Andrews.

   Survivors include his wife, Rubie D. McKenney Diggs; his children, Lloyd S. Diggs III, Woodbridge, Va., Christina M. Diggs and Wesley R. Diggs, both of Colonial Beach, Va.; a grandson, Travis Ryan Diggs, Colonial Beach, Va.; a sister, Anna Marie Gulbrandsen, Waldorf, Md.; and four uncles, Walter, Pete and Jim Andrews, all of Elizabethton, and Kenneth Andrews, Richmond, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Colonial Beach. Mr. Diggs' remains will be taken to Sugar Hollow, Tenn., for a final memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Heart Association or charity of your choice be made.

Richard L. Cole Sr.

02/19/99

   HILLSVILLE, Va. -- Richard Lynn Cole Sr., 52, of Hillsville, died Wednesday, February 17, 1999, at his home.

   Survivors include three daughters, Misty Simone, Brandi Cole and Christy Cole, all of Hillsville; two sons, Richard Cole Jr. and Stephen Cole, both of Hillsville; two brothers, Carson Wayne Cole and Larry Dean Cole, both of Elizabethton, Tenn.; and five sisters, Shirley Jean Davis, Richmond, Gail Quesenberry and Peggy Phillips, both of Hillsville, Marie Cole, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Vivian Cates, Hampton, Tenn. Three grandchildren also survive.

   Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Blevins Cemetery in Elizabethton, Tenn.

   Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Tommy L. Luttrell

02/19/99

   Tommy Louis Luttrell, 55, 1250 Woodcrest Drive, Daytona Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, January 20, 1999, at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

   Mr. Luttrell was a native of Bristol, Va., and a son of the late Pearly L. and Dixie Smithson Luttrell. He was also preceded in death by two brothers.

   Mr. Luttrell had lived in Daytona Beach since 1982. He was a graduate of Tennessee High School and East Tennessee State University. He was employed by the National Distributing Company of Daytona Beach and was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.

   Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Bill Crow, Elizabethton.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol, with Rev. Ron Owens officiating.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy D. Humphrey

02/18/99

   Jimmy Dwayne "Chick" Humphrey, 38, 235 H. Heaton Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 15, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Humphrey was a native of Carter County and had lived in this area all of his life. He was a son of Lena Baird Humphrey, Watauga, and the late James Edward Humphrey. He was also preceded in death by a sister.

   Mr. Humphrey had worked in construction with Davis Electrical and more recently was employed by Alcoa. He had served as a fireman with the Watauga Fire Department where he also was Chief for two years. He was a member of Watauga Christian Church and also attended Fellowship Community Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Angela Church Humphrey; two sons, Andrew Charles Humphrey, of the home, and Israel James Colby Humphrey, Jonesborough; two daughters, Megan Rachelle Humphrey, of the home, and Felicia Renee Humphrey, Carter County; two brothers, Stephen Humphrey, Jackson, Ohio, and Tracy Humphrey, Watauga; and a sister, Delisa LaFleur, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HUMPHREY -- Funeral services for Jimmy Dwayne "Chick" Humphrey, 38, 235 H. Heaton Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Houser and Mr. Paul Peer officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Washington County Memory Gardens. Those attending will meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Constable, Jonathan Harvey, Mark McGill, Jamie Baird, Walter Scott and Sam Moffitt. Honorary pallbearers will be Stephen Humphrey, Tracy Humphrey, Kevin Kelly, Tommy Hall, Keith LaFleur and Dwayne's other friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the home of Joe and Freda Church, 1903 Omaha Lane, Johnson City, or at his mother's home, 110 W. 5th Avenue, Watauga. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah B. Matherly

02/18/99

   KING, N.C. -- Mrs. Sarah Bell Austin Matherly, 78, formerly of 1055 Crumley Place Drive, Pinnacle, died Wednesday, February 17, 1999, at Village Care of King.

   Mrs. Matherly was a native of Greene County, Tenn., and the daughter of the late Samuel Henry and Sally Louvenia Townsend Austin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Matherly.

   Mrs. Matherly was a retired employee of the Woolworth's store in Elizabethton, Tenn., after 40 years of service. She was a member of the First Christian Church of King.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Bobby Crumley, Pinnacle, N.C.; five grandchildren, Angela Sale, Bobby J. Crumley, Lance Crumley, Mitch Crumley and Jon Crumley; 11 great-grandchildren, Heather Badgett, Joshua Badgett, Susan Badgett, Brandi Crumley, Jamie Crumley, Abigail Crumley, Gabriel Crumley, Austin Crumley, Jacob Crumley, Cory Martin Crumley and Lakin Celeste Crumley; and a sister, Ada Jane Hensley, Limestone, Tenn.

   Cox-Needham Funeral Home, 822 West Main Street, Pilot Mountain, N.C., (336) 368-2233, is in charge of arrangements.

   MATHERLY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Bell Austin Matherly, 78, of King, N.C., who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church of King with Mr. Gene Thompson and Mr. Bill Truitt, ministers, officiating. Interment will be in the First Christian Church of King Cemetery. Mrs. Matherly is at the Cox-Needham Funeral Home and Chapel in Pilot Mountain, N.C. She will be taken to the First Christian Church of King to lie in state one hour before the funeral services. The family will receive friends at the church from 7 until 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Bob Crumley, Old Winston Road, Pinnacle, N.C. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of King Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 504, King, N.C. 27021, or to the Stokes County Hospice, P.O. Box 10, Danbury, N.C. 27016. Cox-Needham Funeral Home, 822 West Main Street, Pilot Mountain, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Mack C. Tolley

02/18/99

   Mack C. Tolley, 71, 214 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, February 16, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness.

   Mr. Tolley was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Charlie M. and Lockie Hilmon Tolley. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Julius Tolley.

   Mr. Tolley was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He attended the Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include six sisters and three brothers-in-law, Geneva and Howard Roberts, Leafie Payne and Sherlene Davis, all of Hampton, Mahala and M.B. Hampton, Melvery, Ga., Alpha and Bill Tipton, Roan Mountain, and Darlie Hyder, Johnson City; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Jack and Sammie Tolley, Herman and Shonette Tolley and Wade Tolley, all of Hampton; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins; a special cousin, Thelma Hite, Elizabethton; and his special friends, Patricia Collins and Jack and Arnold Street.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   TOLLEY -- Funeral services for Mack C. Tolley, 71, 214 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ronda Street officiating. Bob and Pat Ray will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Street, Arnold Street, Albert Simerly, Leonard Hyder, Bill Ingram, Keith Ingram and Byrd Deadrick. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Wade Tolley, Simerly Creek Road, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Charles H. Higgins

02/17/99

   Charles Houston Higgins, 66, Hillview Nursing Home, formerly of 671 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, February 15, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Higgins was a native of Unicoi County and had lived in Carter County most of his life. He was the son of Edith Mattingly Higgins, Erwin, and the late Charlie Higgins. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Roger Higgins.

   Mr. Higgins was of the Free Will Baptist Faith. He was retired from TVA as a carpenter and also worked as an auto mechanic. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Arlys Shell Higgins, Roan Mountain; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Connie and Albert Harrald, Elizabethton, Kathie and John Marshall, Johnson City, Donna Roberson, Albemarle, N.C., and Janet and Jim Adams, Rockwell, N.C.; twin sons and two daughters-in-law, Darrell and Irma Higgins and Douglas and Stephanie Higgins, all of Lenoir, N.C.; three brothers, Doyle Higgins, Erwin, Carroll Higgins, Jonesborough, and Richard Higgins, Austin, Texas; and five sisters, Lucille Price, Ada Sanders and Judy Sparks, all of Erwin, Saundra Starnes and Linda Waddle, both of Jonesborough. Eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HIGGINS -- Funeral services for Charles Houston Higgins, 66, Hillview Nursing Home, formerly of 671 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Keith Gwyn and Rev. Gary Perkins officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. Danny Cooke Family. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Richardson Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Jeremy Frost, Michael Harrald, Andrew Roberson, Roy Humphrey, Walter McKinney, Lynn Laws, Dale Shell and Albert Harrald. Honorary pallbearers will be the Nursing Staff of Hillview Nursing Home, Dr. Robert Walter and the 3rd Floor Nursing Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Everyone will meet at Richardson Cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 671 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia T. McKinney

02/16/99

   Virginia Turbyfill McKinney, 72, 113 McKinney Lane, Roan Mountain, died Monday, February 15, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. McKinney was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Dave and Daisy Moody Turbyfill. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dulaney McKinney, in 1981, and by three sisters and a brother.

   Mrs. McKinney was a homemaker and a member of Roan Mountain First Baptist Church, where she taught the Married Ladies Class.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Roselyn and Tom Ashley, Roan Mountain; a granddaughter, Tonya Ashley, Roan Mountain; and a grandson, Michael Ashley, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   McKINNEY -- Graveside services for Virginia Turbyfill McKinney, 72, 113 McKinney Lane, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Calhoun Cemetery, Heaton Creek, with Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Active pallbearers will be Johnny Ledford, Ed Birchfield Jr., Marty Church, Jim Cornett and Tim Benfield. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, great-nephews, Elmer Haynes, Dr. Wes Hanson, Dr. Chris Downs, Dr. Ahmed Kahn, Jan Tillman, FNP, employees of Roan Mountain Medical Clinic, Housecall, Carter County Emergency & Rescue Squad, Roan Highlands Nursing Center, University Physicians, Department of Internal Medicine and Harry Heaton. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Roselyn Ashley, 113 McKinney Lane, Roan Mountain, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Joan T. Nidiffer

02/16/99

   Mrs. Joan Taylor Nidiffer, 57, 613 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, died Sunday, February 14, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Nidiffer was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Harrison and Edith Potter Taylor.

   Mrs. Nidiffer was the owner and operator of J and R Photography. She was of the Free Will Baptist faith.

   Survivors include her husband, Roy J. Nidiffer, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Robert Stills Sr., Hampton; two granddaughters, Michelle Nelson and Julie Nelson, both of Hampton; a great-grandson, Dylan Nelson, Hampton; two brothers, C.E. Taylor, Elizabethton, and Terry Taylor, Hampton; a half-brother, Brice Cable, Hampton; two sisters, Wilma Anderson and Joyce Whitehead, both of Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Sam and Betsy Humphreys, Lucille Harless, Linda Guinn, Thomas Stills and Irene Brockwell.

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

   NIDIFFER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Joan Taylor Nidiffer, 57, 613 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, who died Sunday, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. Music will be by Ronnie Campbell, soloist. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Garden of Freedom at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Townsend, Chris Townsend, James Whitehead, Ben Barker, Terry Carr, Danny Cole and Jimmy Cole. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Dr. Robert Walter and Dr. David Fenner. 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.

Edith L. Scott

02/16/99

   Edith Lovelace Scott, 609 North Main Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 15, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Scott was a Virginia native, whose immediate family moved to Elizabethton soon after the turn of the century. Except for a brief period when she resided in Nashville, she was a lifelong resident of Elizabethton.

   Mrs. Scott had been a volunteer employee of the Emergency Relief, as well as having served and assisted in most all facets of the First Baptist Church. She was a member of the John Carter Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution, a member of the National Society of Southern Dames and a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy. As long as she was physically able, she was an active member of the Johnson City Country Club.

   Mrs. Scott was the daughter of Mr. William and Mrs. Nora Lovelace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, her sister, Grace, and her two brothers, Roy and Ray.

   Survivors include several cousins.

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

   SCOTT -- Graveside funeral services for Edith Lovelace Scott, 609 North Main Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Crown Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Interment will follow the service. Music will be by Sarah Baker, soloist. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday morning. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 212 East "F" Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Mrs. Scott is fondly remembered by all her friends and loved ones on Main Street. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Velma A. Fortner

02/15/99

   Mrs. Velma A. Estep Fortner, 79, Hermitage Health Center, formerly of 202 West Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 14, 1999, at the Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Fortner was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Bruce and Eliza Carden Estep. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dan Fortner, March 6, 1987, two brothers and a sister.

   Mrs. Fortner was a member of the First Church of God.

   Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ken (Hazel) Rader, Mrs. Robert (Georgia) Moore and Mrs. Dennie (Ruby) Ensor, all of Elizabethton, and Mrs. Conrad (Charlotte) Ward, Morristown; a son and daughter-in-law, George and Lucy Fortner, Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Iva Lee and Vester Grindstaff, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Patsy Estep, Elizabethton; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Conley (Hattie) Estep of Florida. Ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   FORTNER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Velma A. Estep Fortner, 79, Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, formerly of 202 West Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, who passed away Sunday, February 14, 1999, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Conrad Ward and Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Robert Moore Jr. will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons: Donald Ensor, Johnny Ensor, Robert Moore Jr., Jonathan Fortner, Kelly Buckles, Danny Ward, Josh Arnold and Mike Rader. Honorary pallbearers will be sons-in-law: Dennie Ensor, the late Robert Moore Sr., Conrad Ward and Ken Rader, her very special daughter-in-law, Lucy Fortner, also Bill and Mae Honeycutt, her roommate Mamie Dugger Seaton, her extended family and caregivers and the staff of Hermitage Health Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Hazel and Ken Rader, 163 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Mrs. Fortner was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Iva M. Hinkle

02/15/99

   Mrs. Iva M. Hinkle, 83, of Life Care Center, formerly of 211 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, in Life Care Center following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Hinkle was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Sabin Lafayette and Julia Berry Mottern. She was preceded in death by her husband, John William Hinkle, Jr. in 1970.

   Mrs. Hinkle was a homemaker. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two sons: John W. Hinkle, III, Atlanta, Ga.; and Barry P. Hinkle, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Shannon Hinkle Woodby, Jonesborough; and Beth Hiles, Elizabethton; three great-great grandchildren: Mikalena Jade Woodby, Jonesborough; Hannah Alexis Hiles, Elizabethton; and Johnny Ray "Gunner" Woodby, III, Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HINKLE -- Funeral services for Iva M. Hinkle, 83, of Life Care Center, formerly of 211 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. James Lindsay officiating. Music will be by Mr. Jerry Barnett, soloist, and Mrs. Mary Lindsay, organist. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Life Care Center. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia V. Holtsclaw

02/15/99

   Virginia Lee Vance Holtsclaw, 68, 3706 Lake Victoria Drive, North Las Vegas, Nev., died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Odyssey Health Care, Inc., in Las Vegas.

   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of Bessie Vance, Roan Mountain, and the late William Henry Vance. Mrs. Holtsclaw resided in Shreveport, La., most of her life.

   She was a teacher of Sunday school classes and women's devotional classes.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters and sons-in-law: Sherry Elaine Holtsclaw and J.D. Lowe, Shreveport, La.; and Jill Holtsclaw and Tom Hesterman, Las Vegas, Nev.; two granddaughters: Christy Laine Lowe, Shreveport, La.; and Hailey Lynn Hesterman, Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters: Elwanda Nave, Elizabethton; and Yvonne Birchfield, Roseville, Calif.; four brothers: Bob by Vance, Baltimore, Md.; Jimmy Vance, Citrus Heights, Calif.; Kelly Vance, Roan Mountain; and Roger Vance, Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HOLTSCLAW -- Funeral services for Virginia Lee Vance Holtsclaw, 68, 3706 Lake Victoria Drive, North Las Vegas, Nev., who died Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. J.D. Lowe officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mary Ann Berry, Mary Lindsay and Charlotte Smith. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Chasie S. McKinney

02/15/99

   Mrs. Chasie E. Snyder McKinney, 71, 1221 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, Fe. 13, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a sudden illness.

   Mrs. McKinney was a native of Johnson County and had lived in Carter County since 1941. She was a daughter of the late Milton and Pearl Loveless Snyder. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Dale Snyder and Jake Snyder.

   Mrs. McKinney was a retired supervisor of North American Rayon Corp. with 52 years of service. She was a member of the Auxiliary of Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post No. 2166. She was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include her husband, Ralph McKinney, of the home; one son, Malcolm L. McKinney, Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Jim Snyder, Kennewick, Wash.; four sisters: Mary Hamilton, Johnson City; Sue Rowe, Delaware; Nancy Eliston and Debbie Buchterkirchen, both of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren: Rick McKinney, Elizabethton; and Tessa Kirk, Chattanooga; and one great-granddaughter, Madison McKinney, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   MCKINNEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Chasie E. Snyder McKinney, 71, 1221 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Hauser officiating. Music will be by Rick McKinney, soloist. Entombment services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the mausoleum at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Rick McKinney, Johnny Snyder, Mark Kirk, Darrell Willocks, Eric Willocks, Billy Willocks, Stanley Willocks, Robert Kempner, Steve Hamilton, and Andy Rowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Armstrong, Ralph Willocks, Jack Chambers, Haynes McKeehan, Jerry Harper, and the inspection and packing department of North American Rayon Corp. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence anytime. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Allen H. Peeks

02/15/99

   Allen Hamby Peeks, 48, 905-E Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at 29144 Lake Ridge Lane, Highland, Calif., following an extended illness.

   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Overton and Elizabeth Pierce Peeks. Mr. Peeks was preceded in death by one brother.

   He was a member of East River Park Christian Church and a former employee of Fawn Grove Manufacturing Co.

   Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Victoria and Robert Anderson, Highland, Calif.; two uncles: Claude Peeks, Rogersville; Tommy Peeks, Elizabethton; three aunts: Maude Simerly and Ollie Wilson, both of Elizabethton; and Martha Pearl Walsh, Ariz.; one nephew, Trey Anderson, Highland, Calif. Several cousins also survive.

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

   PEEKS -- Funeral services for Allen Hamby Peeks, 48, 905-E Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Jeff Pearce and Joel Stauffer, ministers, officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Ensor Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Reece, Brad Reece, Jerry Lee Reece, Earl Williams, Ralph Simerly, Billy Ray Peeks, and Bobby Jack Peeks. Everyone will meet at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday at Ensor Cemetery for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Monday evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the home of a cousin, Florence Pearce, 120 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
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