May 1999


J. Kyle Heaton

05/14/99

   J. Kyle Heaton, 88, 421 Covington Avenue, Thomasville, Ga., died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital, Thomasville, after a brief illness.

   Mr. Heaton was a native of Bristol, Va., and a son of the late Joseph and Mae Ellis Heaton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Hardin Heaton, November 26, 1996, a son, Richard Heaton, a brother, Ray Heaton, and a sister, Mrs. Kay Franklin.

   Mr. Heaton had lived most of his life in Carter County and moved to Thomasville ten years ago. He then began his career as a Fireman with the Southern Railroad and transferred to the Clinchfield Railroad where he retired after 47 years of service.

   He was a member of the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 and the following Bodies: The R.D. Keller Chapter No. 214, the B.E. Wooten Council No. 119, Carter Commandery No. 37, The Knoxville Scottish Rite, The Kingsport Jesters and a Charter Member of the Jericho Shrine Temple, Kingsport. He was also a member of the Sycamore Chapter No. 163, Order of Eastern Star. He was honored by the Grand Masonic Bodies of both Tennessee and Georgia for 50 years of service. He was a duel member of the Thomasville Masonic Lodge #368.

   Mr. Heaton was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville and a former member of the Siam Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William K. and Susan Hunnicutt Heaton, Madisonville, Ky.; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Anne and Warren Bicknell III, Thomasville, Ga.; a daughter-in-law, Mary Williams Heaton, Elizabethton; six grandchildren, Sallie A. Heaton, Elizabethton, Richard E. Heaton, Raleigh, N.C., Sarah E. Bicknell, New York, N.Y., Constance H. Bicknell, Savannah, Ga., W. Joseph Heaton, Tallahassee, Fla., and Michael W. Heaton, Madisonville, Ky.; and two sisters-in-law, Beulah Hardin Bowers and Hildred Hardin, both of Elizabethton. Twelve nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HEATON -- Funeral services for J. Kyle Heaton, 88, 421 Covington Avenue, Thomasville, Ga., who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Siam Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Interment will be in the Nave Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from members of the Jericho Shrine Temple. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard B. Heaton, W. Joseph Heaton, Michael W. Heaton, Dr. Steven Bowers, Ray Hardin, Wayne Franklin, Sherrill Heaton, Eddie Hardin and members of the Masonic Bodies. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 with Howard Ensor and Charles Hodge, Past Potentates, presiding. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital, c/o Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663. 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 sister-in-law, Mrs. Beulah Bowers, 301 Paty Place, Elizabethton. Mr. Heaton will be moved to the church one hour before services. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Donna H. Shell

05/14/99

   Donna Hood Shell, 46, of Erwin, died Thursday, May 13, 1999.

   Mrs. Shell was a native of Sullivan County (Kingsport) and had moved to Erwin at an early age. She was a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University. She was a pastor's wife and help mate in his ministry and was also active in the Children's Ministry. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Elizabethton.

   Survivors include her husband, Rev. Gene Shell, of the home; her parents, Cecil C. and Beatrice Arnold Hood, Kingsport; a sister, Ms. Reva Hood, Norcross, Ga.; five brothers, "Cecil" Von Hood, Sherrill Ford, N.C., Rev. Dwayne A. Hood, Atoka, Tenn., Dr. John W. "Bill" Hood, Gate City, Baxter Hood, Kingsport (Colonial Heights), and Ronald Hood, Athens. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport, (423) 245-4101, is in charge of arrangements.

   SHELL-- Funeral services for Donna Hood Shell, 46, of Erwin, who took Flight 415 Thursday morning (May 13, 1999) to Heaven to be with her Lord, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Church of the Nazarene of Elizabethton (corner of Range and West I Streets) with Pastor Rick Shelton and Rev. David Reynolds officiating. Mrs. Shell will lie in state one hour before the service. Interment will follow at Tri-City Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be her brothers. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport, (423) 245-4101, is in charge of arrangements.

Blair Wilson

05/14/99

   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.

   Mr. Wilson retired from East Tennessee Undergarment due to disability. He was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include an aunt, Helen Barry, and an uncle, Ed Perry, both of Elizabethton; a special cousin, Donna Cook, Johnson City; and two special friends, Kenneth and Jeanette Nave, Elizabethton.

   WILSON -- A memorial service for Blair Wilson, 44, 1700 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, January 28, 1999, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Speakers will be Kevin Kay, Brooke Meade, Church of Christ, Gregory Wash and Patricia Norwood. Music will be under the direction of Gregory Wash. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.

Charles E. Campbell

05/13/99

   Charles Edward "Johnny" Campbell, 59, 624 South Roan Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Campbell was a native of Carter County and the son of Selma Scalf Campbell, Elizabethton, and the late Woodrow Wilson Campbell. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Anna Faye Reece, Nettie Ruth Bates and Sarah Buckles.

   Mr. Campbell was a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church and a diesel mechanic with TSI Trucking Company of Johnson City.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Wayne Cole, Elizabethton; a brother, Stewart Campbell, Elizabethton; a sister, Penny Campbell, Elizabethton; and three grandsons, Eric, Josh and Brandon Cole, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Charles Edward "Johnny" Campbell, 59, 624 South Roan Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mary Grindstaff. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lakeview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Danny Bates, Johnny Bates, Jimmy Bates, Kenny Bates, Jimmy Clawson and Chris Hyder. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Ornduff, Joe Nelson, Clyde Bowers, Ernest Woodby, Gary Shepard and Dee Elliott. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Selma Campbell, 624 S. Roan Street, Elizabethton, or at the home of his daughter, Sherri Cole, 184 Chambers Hollow Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Dewey A. Chesser

05/13/99

   Dewey Allen Chesser, 59, 124 Butterfly Lane, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Chesser was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County. He was a son of Ethel Lowe Chesser, Elizabethton, and the late Fred Chesser, and was also preceded in death by a sister.

   Mr. Chesser was a pipefitter and an employee of Daniels Construction Company. He had worked for the past few years at the Eastman Chemical Corporation site in Kingsport.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Evelyn Phipps Chesser; three sons, Travis Chesser, Central Community, Mark Allen Chesser, Elizabethton, and Aaron Chesser, of the home; a daughter, Anita Ann Fenner, Elizabethton; three brothers, Ray Chesser, Johnson City, Norman Chesser and Harrison Chesser, both of Elizabethton; and a sister, Hazel Johnson, Banner Elk, N.C. Five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   CHESSER -- Funeral services for Dewey Allen Chesser, 59, 124 Butterfly Lane, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Estil Tipton officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lyons Cemetery, Elizabethton. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Sally A. Parker

05/13/99

   Sally Ann Bell Parker, 64, of Newport, died Sunday, May 9, 1999.

   Mrs. Parker was a resident at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. She was the widow of the Reverend Jackson Calvin Parker.

   Mrs. Parker received a BS Degree in Education and Psychology from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City; a Master's Degree in Social Work at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and a Post Graduate Degree in Special Ed from East Tennessee State University. Her career included service as a teacher in Carter County, social worker in Blountville, resource teacher and counselor (Title III) in Bristol and teacher of the Educable Mentally Retarded in Telford. She was a gifted musician, and during her active years she led in many music programs in the school systems and churches she attended.

   Mrs. Parker is survived by her son, Johnny Nathaniel Rasar, Kingsport.

   Manes Funeral Home, 363 East Main Street, Newport, (423) 623-6952, is in charge of arrangements.

   PARKER -- Funeral services for Sally Ann Bell Parker, 64, of Newport, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Witty and Rev. James Dampier officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Forest Hill Baptist Church. Manes Funeral Home, 363 East Main Street, Newport, is in charge of arrangements.

Woodrow W. Rhea

05/12/99

   Woodrow W. Rhea, 82, 267 McKeehan Ridge Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center following an illness of one year.

   Mr. Rhea was a native of Carter County and a son of the late B.S. Rhea Sr. and Lyda Taylor Rhea.

   Mr. Rhea was retired from North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member and deacon of Powder Branch Baptist Church and had served as chairman of the deacon board for over 40 years. He served in the 872nd Airborne Engineering Battalion during World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Mildred McKeehan Rhea; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Norma Rhea, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Julie Rhea and Geoffrey Rhea, both of Winston-Salem, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   RHEA -- Funeral services for Woodrow W. Rhea, 82, 267 McKeehan Ridge Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Art Webb and Rev. Dennis Peterson officiating. Mrs. Carol Greenwell, soloist, will provide the music. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166 will provide military honors at the graveside. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, will be Steve Rhea, Herman Sheppard, Clint Perkins, Bob Livingston, Teddy Reed, Charles Holliwell, Jim Livingston and Lee Hubbard. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Rhea to the Hale Community Ministries Building Fund, c/o Watauga Baptist Association, 3871 Highway 19E, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bill J. Rutherford

05/12/99

   Bill J. Rutherford, 62, 2304 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at North Side Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Rutherford was a native of Roan Mountain, having lived in Johnson City for the past 34 years. He was the son of the late Charles and Tina Julian Rutherford and was also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

   Mr. Rutherford was of the Baptist Faith and was a retired employee of Sprint Telephone Company after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Communications Workers of America.

   Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Rutherford, of the home; two sons, Mark Rutherford, Johnson City, and Doug Rutherford, Unicoi; a daughter, Sheila Miller, Johnson City; three brothers, W.C. Rutherford, Portsmouth, Va., Dale Rutherford and John Rutherford, both of Johnson City; four grandsons, Dakota Rutherford, Johnson City, Heath Rutherford, Unicoi, Jacob Miller and Zachary Miller, both of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   RUTHERFORD -- Funeral services for Bill J. Rutherford, 62, 2304 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Burl Sluder and Rev. John Perkins officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Marty Rutherford, Joe Toth, Rick Pope, Brian Street, Jeff Gouge, Richard Dugger, Dale Moore, Joe Rutherford and Vernus Garland. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Sprint Telephone Company. The family received friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Pinecrest Baptist Church, 2129 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, TN 37601. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Hyder

05/11/99

   Elizabeth "Betty" Hyder, 77, formerly of Rt. 2, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at Johnson County Health Center, Mountain City, following an extended illness.

   Ms. Hyder was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Benjamin and Gertrude Hicks Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Burnette Ray Hyder, March 24, 1990.

   Ms. Hyder was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include two sisters, Edith Barrand, Norcross, Ga., and Louise Williamson, Southill, Mich.; a step-son, Charles Mack Hyder, Elizabethton; a step-daughter, Marlene Gibson, Gurnsey, Ind.; and a special friend, Ray Barry, Mountain City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HYDER -- Funeral services for Elizabeth "Betty" Hyder, 77, formerly of Rt. 2, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Fireside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. H. Brooks Peters Sr. officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Fireside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Diabetes Association, 4004 Hillsboro Road, Suite B-216, Nashville, TN 37215. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mavis R. Murray

05/11/99

   Mavis R. "Bobbie" Murray, 77, 218 Bowers Lane, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 10, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mrs. Murray was a native of Graham, Texas, and moved to Elizabethton in June 1997. She was the daughter of the late Ben W. and Mary Reynolds Hoover and was also preceded in death by a brother, Howard Hoover.

   Mrs. Murray was of the Baptist Faith and was a homemaker.

   Survivors include her husband, James P. Murray, of the home, and a sister-in-law, Edna Grace. Cousins also survive.

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

   MURRAY -- Graveside services and interment for Mavis R. "Bobbie" Murray, 77, 218 Bowers Lane, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Bill J. Rutherford

05/11/99

   Bill J. Rutherford, 62, 2304 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at North Side Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Rutherford was a native of Roan Mountain, having lived in Johnson City for the past 34 years. He was the son of the late Charles and Tina Julian Rutherford and was also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

   Mr. Rutherford was of the Baptist Faith and was a retired employee of Sprint Telephone Company after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Communications Workers of America.

   Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Rutherford, of the home; two sons, Mark Rutherford, Johnson City, and Doug Rutherford, Unicoi; a daughter, Sheila Miller, Johnson City; three brothers, W.C. Rutherford, Port Smith, Va., Dale Rutherford and John Rutherford, both of Johnson City; four grandsons, Dakota Rutherford, Johnson City, Heath Rutherford, Unicoi, Jacob Miller and Zachary Miller, both of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   RUTHERFORD -- Funeral services for Bill J. Rutherford, 62, 2304 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Burl Sluder and Rev. John Perkins officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Marty Rutherford, Joe Toth, Rick Pope, Brian Street, Jeff Gouge, Richard Dugger, Dale Moore and Joe Rutherford. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Sprint Telephone Company and Vernus Garland. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Pinecrest Baptist Church, 2129 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, TN 37601. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Vergie C. Smith

05/11/99

   Vergie C. Smith, 98, 353 Ingram Branch Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, May 10, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Smith was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late James and Susie Campbell Smith. She was also preceded in death by five brothers.

   Mrs. Smith was a member of the Sunrise Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a sister, Nola Hood, Portland, Ore. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   SMITH -- Graveside services and interment for Vergie C. Smith, 98, 353 Ingram Branch Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Johnson Cemetery (Crabtree) with Rev. Jerry Honeycutt officiating. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Eurise B. Ball

05/10/99

   Mr. Eurise Bill Ball, 78, 195 River Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center from injuries received in a car accident.

   Mr. Ball was a native of North Carolina. He was an Army World War II veteran. He was a member of the Valley Forge Church of God.

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

   BALL -- Graveside service for Eurise Bill Ball, 78, 195 River Road, Elizabethton, will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, May 10, 1999, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Rev. Kenny L. Price officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 8:55 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call at the residence anytime. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Ada L. Chambers

05/10/99

   Mrs. Ada Laura Chambers, 84, 899 Willow Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Chambers was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Bruce and Iva Lee Reed Peters. She was also preceded in death by a son, John Shook.

   Mrs. Chambers had lived in Carter County for a number of years. She was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church, Butler.

   Survivors include her husband, Paul Chambers; three daughters, Dottie McKinney of North Carolina, Marie Brown, Kingsport, and Barbara Forrester, Bristol; two brothers, Wayne Peters, Knoxville, and Bob Peters, Johnson City; and three sisters, Rosa Peters, Butler, Dessie McCarty, Coeburn, Va., and Bonnie Reynolds, Wilmington, N.C. Nine grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   CHAMBERS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Laura Chambers, 84, 899 Willow Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Hall Cemetery, Tiger Creek Community, Roan Mountain. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Velsie L. Crumley

05/10/99

   Mrs. Velsie Leah Crumley, 82, 289 Smalling Road, Watauga, died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Crumley was a native of Clyde, N.C., and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a daughter of the late Samuel and Oma Levina Estepp Connor and was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. '"'Jack'"' Crumley, in 1975, and by two brothers and four sisters.

   Mrs. Crumley was a homemaker and a member of the Fairview Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three daughter and two sons-in-law, Doris and Sammy McAmis, Watauga, Carolyn and Jerry McNeil, Johnson City, and Annette Crumley, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Edna Crumley and Larry and Johnnie Crumley, all of Johnson City; one special nephew, Ronald Fannon, Johnson City; a special friend and physician, Dr. Paul Brown, Johnson City; three granddaughters, Tami Crumley, of New Jersey, Teri Crumley, of Georgia, and Tomi Crumley, Johnson City; and two grandsons, Marc McAmis, Watauga, and Jackie Crumley, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   CRUMLEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Velsie Leah Crumley, 82, 289 Smalling Road, Watauga, who died Saturday, will be held at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Kenneth Jordan, Rev. Dave Shorter and Dr. Paul Brown officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Alan Shepherd, Steve Roberts, R.J. Gardner, Douglas Smalling, Bob Townsend, Ken Potter, Douglas '"'Skip'"' Taylor and Tom Bowers. Honorary pallbearers will be Woodrow Smalling, Bill Sluder, Dave Mascoli, Larry Verran, Dana Verran, special friends Buford and Virginia McAmis, Fred and Betty McNeil and John and Blanche Little, friends and neighbors of the Range Community, the Staff of Johnson City Internal Medicine Associates, Superior Home Health, Dr. Keith Devos, the Carter County Rescue Squad, the Staff of Skilled Nursing Northside, Mountain Neurology, Medical Center Home Health, Jill Peeks, Liz Dykes and the Medical Center Nursing Staff. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

William E. Combs

05/10/99

   Mr. William Edward "Ike" Combs, 62, 184 Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 7, 1999 at his residence.

   Mr. Combs was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Cracker and Sarah Green Combs. He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

   He was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include two daughters: Diane S. McNeal, Elizabethton; and Marilyn Combs, Sumter, S.C.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law: Parrot and Violet Combs, Billy and Susie Combs, all of Elizabethton; Clyde Combs, New York; one granddaughter, April Dawn Scott, Texas; and one grandson, Eric Ray McNeal, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   COMBS -- Funeral services for William Edward "Ike" Combs, 62, 184 Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, were held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Homer Salyer officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Highland Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Suynday. The family received friends in the funeral home from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Howard O. Dugger

05/10/99

   Howard O. Dugger, 76, 121 Alvin Dugger Road, Butler, died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late R.M. and Janie Dugger.

   Mr. Dugger was of the Church of Christ faith and a farmer and former constable. He was a U.S. Army - Air Force veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by one son, Allen Howard Dugger.

   Survivors include his wife, Celia Church Dugger, of the home; six sons: Harold Dugger, Jerry Dugger, Danny Dugger, Kevin Dugger, all of Butler; Steve Dugger and Charles Dugger, both of Elizabethton; two daughters: Joann Dugger and Irene Dugger, both of the home; two half-brothers: Ted Dugger, Johnson City; and Jay Shell, Indiana. Twelve grandchildren, one great grandson and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   DUGGER -- Funeral services for Howard O. Dugger, 76, 121 Alvin Dugger Road, Butler, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at Piney Grove Church of Christ, with Mr. Dean Estep, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Piney Grove Church of Christ Choir. Interment will follow at Piney Grove Church of Christ Cemetery with military honors provided by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom, V.F.W. Post No. 2166. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Cecil B. Hyder

05/10/99

   Cecil B. Hyder, 69, 5535 Highway 19E, Hampton, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Hyder was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Willie and Lockie Smith Hyder. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Edward Hyder and Thurman Hyder.

   Mr. Hyder was of the Christian Faith and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a retired employee of East Tennessee State University, having worked in the Physical Plant. He was a Breeder of Miniature Donkeys and a member of the American Miniature Donkey Association.

   Survivors include his wife, Remega '"'Becky'"' Glover Hyder, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Ronnie Simerly, White Pine, Jacqueline and William Berry and Cindy and Todd Tipton, all of Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Franklin and Pat Hyder, Johnson City, and Sam and Cathy Hyder, Roan Mountain; a brother, Ernest Hyder, Memphis; and a sister, Grace Cannon, Hampton. Eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces also survive.

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

   HYDER -- Funeral services for Cecil B. Hyder, 69, 5535 Highway 19E, Hampton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. James Lindsay officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Mary Lindsay, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends and neighbors. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Larry Wagner and Butch Dykes. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 5535 Highway 19E, Hampton, any time. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Burl Jenkins

05/10/99

   Burl Jenkins, 74, Jenkins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.

   Mr. Jenkins was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Harve and Ethel Simerly Jenkins.

   Mr. Jenkins was of the Christian Faith and was a retired construction worker. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a former member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166.

   Survivors include two brothers, Finley Jenkins and Marshall Jenkins, both of Elizabethton, and a sister, Maxine Franklin, Pensacola, Fla. Three nephews also survive.

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

   JENKINS -- Graveside services for Burl Jenkins, 74, Jenkins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Mr. Hugh Hatfield, minister, officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the Doctors and Nursing Staff of the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. The family, friends and minister will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside services. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Austin J. Little

05/10/99

   Austin J. Little, 75, 16 Sims Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   A native of Jonesborough, he was a son of the late Roy Porter and Mary Elizabeth Treadway Little. He had lived most of his life in Elizabethton. He was preceded in death by a brother.

   He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. Mr. Little was a member of the Valley Forge United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Arnold Little; one son, Russell Little, Elizabethton; five sisters: Kathryn Greene, Ruth Greene and Margaret Arney, all of Elizabethton; Shirley Cox, Newport; and Geraldine Lowe, Butler; one brother, Jack Little, Fort Worth, Texas; two grandchildren: Cathy Crow and Roy Little, both of Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren: Amber Crow, Joshua Crow and Drew Little; and several nieces and nephews.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   LITTLE -- Funeral services for Austin J. Little, 75, 16 Sims Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lon Tobin officiating. Interment will follow in the Little Cemetery. Mrs. Trilla Little, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, will be R.V. Arnold, Kenneth Arney, Jack Little, Darrell Guinn, J.L. Lowe and Clint Perkins. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Anne C. Peters

05/10/99

   Anne Catherine Peters, 59, 2484 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Peters was a native of The Bronx, N.Y., and had lived in Carter County for three and a half years. Prior to that, she had lived in Florida for 22 years.

   Mrs. Peters retired from Pepper Pines, Florida Police Department as Payroll Clerk. She had served as a foster mother, having cared for several children. She was a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Jack R. Peters; three daughters, Debra Filchak, Norwood, N.J., Barbara Rosseter, Burnsville, N.C., and Michele Peters, Elizabethton; a son, Robert M. Peters, Elizabethton; and three sisters, Teresa Baccarella, Kings Park, N.Y., Marie Cannata, Valley Stream, N.Y., and Beatrice Salamone, Elmond, N.Y. Seven grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   PETERS -- Funeral services for Anne Catherine Peters, 59, 2484 Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Father Steve Smith officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Morton-Cave Hill Cemetery, Hampton. Pallbearers will be nephews. 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.

Lillian L. McCloud

05/10/99

   Mrs. Lillian L. McCloud, 86, 2030 King Springs Road, Johnson City, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   A native of Butler, she was a daughter of the late Walker and Cora Bowers Pierce. She had lived in Johnson City since 1955. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

   Mrs. McCloud was a member of the Happy Valley Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Robert McCloud; two daughters and sons-in-law: Norma Jean and Lee Smith, Gray; and Pat and John Couch, Johnson City; two sisters: Frances McCloud, Elizabethton; and Belle Starnes, Colonial Heights; one brother, Bill Pierce, Mercer, Pa.; and five grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MCCLOUD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian L. McCloud, 86, 2030 King Springs Road, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Lyons officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Roselawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 11:20 a.m. Monday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

John D. Rogers

05/10/99

   John David Rogers, 25, 108 Little Maple Tree Lane, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, as the result of an automobile accident in Johnson City.

   Mr. Rogers was a native of Morganton, N.C., and a son of Judy Hensley Rogers, of the home, and the late Jack Rogers, who died in September 1998. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Wayne and Lilly Rogers.

   Mr. Rogers was a self-employed Tree Surgeon. He had lived most of his life in Tennessee.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, David Lee Rogers, Rockwood; three sisters, Lisa Pittman, Gaeta, Italy, Francis Hicks, Harriman, and April Rogers, Kingsport; and his maternal grandparents, Foy and Ruth Hensley, Elizabethton.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   ROGERS -- Funeral services for John David Rogers, 25, 108 Little Maple Tree Lane, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Guinn and Rev. Gene Wilson officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from cousins. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara S. Estep

05/07/99

   Barbara Lee Stout Estep, 63, 186 Ruby Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, following an extended illness.

   A native of Bluff City, she was the daughter of the late LaFayette and Blanche Ollie Lewis Stout. She was an employee of TPI for 30 years, and was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Stout.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Robert Calahan, Elizabethtton; one brother, Paul Stout, Camino, CA.; one granddaugther, Brittany Shoun, Elizabethton; three special friends, Shirley Lyons, Charlotte Cannon, and Tammy Blevins, all of Elizabethton; several aunts, nieces and nephews.

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

   ESTEP - A memorial service for Barbara Lee Stout Estep, 63, 186 Ruby Ave., who died Thursday will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Charles Pearce officiating. Visitation will follow the memorial service, or friends may call at the residence, 186 Ruby Ave., at anytime. Those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to The American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, Tn. 37643 or the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, P.O. Box 1135, Blountville, Tn. 37617. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Richards

05/07/99

   Mary Edith Richards, 80, 568 Circle Drive, Bluff City, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.

   Mrs. Richards was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Cannie and Rena Shipley Carr. She was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Richards, two brothers and two sisters.

   She was a member of the Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Orville Richards, Bluff City; three sons: Earl L. Richards, Dayton E. Richards, and Dwight O. Richards, all of Bluff City; one brother, J.C. Carr, Bluff City; eight sisters: Gladys Ward, Zula Carter, Beulah Buckles, Wanda Minton, Olla Mae Bradley, Louicella Brooks, Evelyn McDuffie, and Ann Duly, all of Elizabethton.

   Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   RICHARDS --Funeral service for Mary Edith Richards, 80, 568 Circle Drive, Bluff City, who died Thursday, will be conducted Saturday, May 8, 1999, at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Stephen Hensley officiating. Graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 1999, from the Sunrise Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. for the service. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7-8 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Billy Collins

05/06/99

   Billy Collins, 69, 690 Old Railroad Grade, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospital, Asheville, N.C., after a brief illness.

   Mr. Collins was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Luther and Irene Miller Collins.

   Mr. Collins was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 42 years of service and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW Post #2166 and was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include his wife, Iva Lee Clark Collins; two step-daughters, Donna Hill, Roan Mountain, and Tresa Martinez, of the home; two step-sons, Kenneth Hill of Maryland and Roger Hill, Elizabethton; two sisters, June Collins, Hampton, and Mrs. Tyler (Jane) Welch, Elizabethton; a niece, Carolyn Pilkton, Elizabethton; two nephews, Steven Collins, Hampton, and Todd Welch, Elizabethton; and an uncle, Carmon Miller, Hampton.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   COLLINS -- Funeral services for Billy Collins, 69, 690 Old Railroad Grade, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ronda Street officiating. The Fairview Quartet will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. VFW Post #2166 will provide military graveside services. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday, will be Steven Collins, Todd Welch, Timothy Miller, Floyd Miller, Carl Miller Jr. and Bill Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be cousins. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence or at the residence of a sister, June Collins, 173 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Martha M. Hampton

05/06/99

   Martha Marie Hampton, 56, 219 Hicks Hill Rd., Bluff City, died May 4, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Hampton was a native of Sullivan County and a daughter of Van Hicks and the late Charity Presnell Hicks. She attended the Way of the Cross Baptist Church in Elizabethton.

   She was ppreceded in death a sister, Dorothy Hicks.

   Survivors inaddition to her father include one daughter, Susie Miller of Blountville; three sons, Johnathan Hampton, Bristol, Tn., James Hampton, Indian Springs, and Joseph Hampton, Kingsport; six grandchildren, Amber Roache, Savannah Miller, Gage Hampton, Kendal Hampton, Ireland Hampton, and Michael Hampton; four sisters, Betty Godsey, Watauga; Lucille Godsey, Milligan, Evon Walker, Elizabethton, and Reva Fagans, Johnson City; one brother, Ralph Hicks, Piney Flats. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

   HAMPTON - Funeral services for Martha Marie Hampton, 56, who died Tuesday, May 4, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 7, in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City City Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Pruitt officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. at the Goodman Cemetery in Piney Flats Saturday, May 8. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home Saturday at 10 a.m. to travel in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, May 7, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home and other times at the home of Johnathan Hampton, a son, at 205 Blueridge Drive, Bristol, Tn. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward T. Riddle

05/06/99

   Edward Thomas Riddle, 45, 1454 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mr. Riddle was a native of Jefferson City, Ind., and had lived a number of years in Carter County. He was retired due to disability as a construction worker. He attended the East Fairview Free Will Baptist Church.

   Mr. Riddle was preceded in death by a daughter, Deanna Jo Riddle, and a brother, Charles Wayne Riddle.

   Survivors include a son, Thomas James Riddle, Elizabethton; his parents, James T. and Louise South Riddle, Elizabethton; and a brother and sister-in-law, Richard Lee and Teresa Riddle, Elizabethton.

   Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Randy Johnson officiating.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Billy G. Whitehead

05/06/99

   SFC Billy Gene Whitehead, 66, 314 Ivanhoe Drive, Johnson City, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at the V.A. Medical Center.

   Mr. Whitehead was a native of the Whitehead Hill area of Roan Mountain and had lived most of his life in the East Tennessee area. He was a son of the late Dayton and Mollie Ingram Whitehead and was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

   Mr. Whitehead retired from the U.S. Army in 1971, after serving in the Korean War and two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was an Airborne Ranger in the 101st Airborn, 82nd Airborne and 162nd Airborne Special Forces to Vietnam. He was a member of Red Hats and Special Forces of Vietnam and a member of the VFW Post #2166. He received numerous awards and medals.

   He was an ROTC Instructor at the University of Tennessee for two years and retired from the U.S. Post Office in 1992 after 20 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain.

   Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Blair Whitehead, of the home; three sons, Billy Whitehead, Kissimmee, Fla., Robert Whitehead, Palm Bay, Fla., and Nicky Whitehead, Sanford, Fla.; two step-sons, Todd Blair, Piney Flats, and Tim Blair, Erwin; three brothers, Byrl Whitehead, Roan Mountain, B.L. Whitehead, Hampton, Va., and Vern Whitehead, Hampton; and four sisters, Ruth Hill and Geraldine Avery, both of Elizabethton, Lola Butler and Peggy Whitehead, both of Hampton. Eight grandchildren also survive.

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

   WHITEHEAD -- Funeral services for SFC Billy Gene Whitehead, 66, 314 Ivanhoe Drive, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Rev. Curtis Hurt and Rev. Steve Coonse officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 2 p.m. Friday in the U.S. National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Military Honors and pallbearers will be provided by a Color Guard from Fort Campbell, Ky. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Friday and proceed to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 Fountain Place, Suite 15, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Garfield W. Brewer

05/05/99

   Garfield William Brewer, 73, 146 Nanny Goat Hill, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.

   Mr. Brewer was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Dow and Maude Stewart Brewer. He was also preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.

   Mr. Brewer was retired from the U.S. Army, having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He also retired from North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Mary Hampton Brewer, Life Care Center of Elizabethton; a son, Anthony Brewer, Elizabethton; and a brother, Carl Brewer, Bluff City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   BREWER -- Graveside services and interment for Garfield William Brewer, 73, 146 Nanny Goat Hill, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Chaplain Michael Belue and Mr. H. Clay Bailey officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home. Pallbearers and the Honor Guard will be provided by the Military Detail from Fort Campbell, Ky. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Anthony G. Haire

05/05/99

   Anthony Glenn Haire, 25, 3707 Newland Highway, Linville, N.C., died Monday, May 3, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

   Mr. Haire was a native of Wake County, N.C., and had lived in Carter County a number of years. He was a 1992 graduate of Hampton High School and attended Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, N.C.

   Mr. Haire was employed as Grocery Manager for Lowes Food of Banner Elk. He was also a substitute teacher and had served as an assistant football coach at Hampton High School for a number of years. He was a member of the Vale Free Will Baptist Church, Newland, N.C.

   Survivors include his wife, Kathie Burleson Haire; his mother, Connie Haire Scott, Elizabethton; his father, Glenn Paul Scott, Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Melanie and Jason Russell, Elizabethton; two brothers, Daniel Scott and Matthew Scott, both of the home; his maternal grandparents, Mrs. Laura Scott, Elizabethton, and Mrs. Jean Haire, Dunn, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Jennifer Burleson, Asheville, N.C.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Larry and Joyce Burleson, Newland, N.C.; and two special little friends, Beth and Suzanne Thomas.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HAIRE -- Funeral services for Anthony Glenn Haire, 25, 3707 Newland Highway, Linville, N.C., who died Monday, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Willie Lunsford officiating. Bill Anderson, Ken Thomas and J.B. Mathes will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chambers Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Danny McClain, Andy Miller, Gordon Mitchell, Edward Mitchell, Michael Haire, Mark Watson, Michael Morris and Matt Hubbard. Honorary pallbearers will be present and former members of the Hampton High School Football Teams, members of the Birds Nest and Larry Burleson. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Connie Scott, 118 Treadway Street, Elizabethton. 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.

Dwain J. Hampton

05/04/99

   Dwain J. Hampton, 84, 904 John Sevier Center, Johnson City, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Asbury Center after a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Hampton was a native of Ovid, Idaho, and had been a resident of Northeast Tennessee most of his life. He was a son of the late J.D. and Anna Christina Sorenson Hampton and was also preceded in death by his stepmother, a sister and two half-brothers.

   Mr. Hampton was a retired textile worker with North American Rayon Corporation and a member of Central Baptist Church, Johnson City. He was a volunteer with the American Red Cross and had been the leader of the John Sevier Center prayer group for 18 years. He was a member of the National Railway Historical Society and a member of the Masonic Order.

   Survivors include a half-sister, Ruth Ollis, Johnson City, five nieces and three nephews.

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

   HAMPTON -- Dwain J. Hampton, 84, 904 John Sevier Center, Johnson City, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Asbury Center after a lengthy illness. Following Mr. Hampton's wishes, his body has been donated to the ETSU James H. Quillen College of Medicine. It was also his request that there be no funeral service. A graveside service for the family will be held at a later date in New Bethel Cemetery, Piney Flats. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross, 69 Wilson Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 or Good Samaritan Ministries, P.O. Box 2441, Johnson City, TN 37605. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Glenn W. Shell

05/04/99

   Glenn W. Shell, 62, 136 William Brewer Road, Roan Mountain, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Banner Elk, N.C.

   Mr. Shell was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Arthur and Hattie Winters Shell. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Hall Shell, and a sister, Hazel Davis.

   Mr. Shell was a drill operator for Eggers Construction Company, Banner Elk, N.C.

   Survivors include his wife, Jean Hill Shell, of the home; two daughters, Angela Haun, Newland, N.C., and Glenda Dawn Shell Barrier, Roan Mountain; a son, Jeffery Shell, Piney Flats; four grandchildren, Clinton Williams and Amanda Haun, both of Newland, N.C., Jeffery and Jonathan Shell, both of Piney Flats; and six sisters, Edith Matherly, Pulaski, Va., Anna Lee Shell, Johnson City, Kathleen Anderson, Martha Alvis and Iris Ludwig, all of Richmond, Va., and Margene Miller, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SHELL -- Entombment and committal services for Glenn W. Shell, 62, 136 William Brewer Road, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Michael Lusk officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Audie G. Barrier, Clinton Williams and Scottie Miller. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday for the committal service. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Carden

05/03/99

   Mary A. Carden, 80, 503 Florence Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Carden was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Godfrey and Liza Jane '"'Sissy'"' Oliver Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Delmer Carden, December 8, 1994, and two sisters, Alice Nidiffer and Lizzie Bowers.

   Mrs. Carden was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include two sisters, Lucy Williams and Lula Myers, both of Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Mary E. Arnold, Elizabethton; and two special nieces, Amanda Scalf, Elizabethton, and Margaret Hall, Johnson City. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   CARDEN -- Funeral services for Mary A. Carden, 80, 503 Florence Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Robert Davis and Rev. Ed Davis officiating. Music will also be under the direction of Rev. Robert Davis and Rev. Ed Davis. Interment will follow in the Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Wesley Myers, Don Myers, Gerald Oliver, Stanley Carden, Wayne Nidiffer, David Hill, Mike Montgomery and David Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Walter, John Montgomery, Alan Parlier, the 2nd & 3rd Floor Nursing Staffs of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and Art Barber. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of a sister, Lucy Williams, 503 Florence Street, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Lillie B. Clawson

05/03/99

   Lillie Belle Clawson, 63, 14 Pine Cluster Lane, Pineola, N.C., died Friday, April 30, 1999, at her residence.

   Mrs. Clawson was a native of Shell Creek and a daughter of the late John Hardin and Stella Mae Potter Clawson. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Cassie Bruton.

   Mrs. Clawson was a member of Taylor's Chapel Church of Christ and was a secretary.

   Survivors include her husband, Algie Clawson, Cedar Lake, Ind.; two sons, Dale Clawson, Harmony, N.C., and Doyle Clawson, Hickory, N.C.; four sisters, Lucille Holtsclaw, Pineola, N.C., Ruth Henson, Posen, Ill., Hazel Carpenter and Choy Davis, both of Elk Park, N.C.; and three brothers, Jay Potter, Elk Mills, Plez Potter and Jerry Potter, both of Elk Park, N.C. Three grandchildren also survive.

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

   CLAWSON -- Funeral services for Lillie Belle Clawson, 63, 14 Pine Cluster Lane, Pineola, N.C., who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Taylors Chapel with Rev. Skip Davis and Rev. Cranford Potter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Ollie L. Duncan

05/03/99

   Ollie Lueberta Scarbrough Duncan, 93, 310 Lee Avenue, Erwin, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.

   Mrs. Duncan was a native of Knox County but had lived in Erwin most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Clem and Minnie Jones Scarbrough and was also preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Nathanial '"'Nat'"' Duncan, in 1969; an infant son; an infant daughter, Charlotte Ann; two brothers, Earl Scarbrough and Howard Scarbrough; two sisters, Ostie Scarbrough and Mabel Scarbrough; a granddaughter, Pamela Effler; and a great-grandson, Josh Duncan.

   Mrs. Duncan was a homemaker and a member of the Ninth Street Baptist Church, where she was the oldest living church member and a member of the Dorcus Sunday School Class.

   Survivors include four sons, Charles Duncan, Gene Duncan, Ernest Duncan and Earl Duncan, all of Erwin, and five daughters, Dorothy Brunner, Erwin, Evelyn Mize, Bluff City, Mabell Morris, June Duncan and Louise Griffith, all of Erwin. Twenty-two grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-1390, is in charge of arrangements.

   DUNCAN -- Funeral services for Ollie Lueberta Scarbrough Duncan, 93, 310 Lee Avenue, Erwin, who died Saturday, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Ninth Street Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Duncan, Dr. Chris Ward and Mr. Roger Mize, minister, officiating. Music will be provided by the Ninth Street Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Evergreen Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Ninth Street Baptist Church and Central Baptist Church. All pallbearers will be notified and are requested to assemble at the church by 7:30 p.m. Sunday and at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m. Monday. Mrs. Duncan will be placed at the church by 5 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church and other times at the residence, 310 Lee Avenue, Erwin. Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Dallas R. Greene

05/03/99

   Dallas Ray Greene, 55, 136 Crockett Court, Gray, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at his residence following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Greene was a native of Baltimore, Md., but had lived most of his life in Johnson City. He was the son of Florence Street Greene, Johnson City, and the late Frank B. Greene.

   Mr. Greene retired from Eastman Chemical Company after 25 years of service. He was a member of Boones Creek Baptist Church of Gray.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mary Fenner Greene; a son, Jeffrey Scott Greene, Jonesborough; two daughters, Angela Shea Buckingham, Gray, and Susan Rae Ketron, Blountville; two brothers, Shelby B. Greene, Gray, and E. Roger Greene, Johnson City; three grandchildren, Whitney Renae Buckingham, Scott Neyland Greene and Lauren Drew Ketron; a niece; three nephews; and a special mother-in-law, Anna Lee Greene, Hampton.

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

   GREENE -- Funeral services for Dallas Ray Greene, 55, 136 Crockett Court, Gray, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Arnold '"'Bud'"' Pate officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 2 p.m. Monday at Washington County Memory Gardens. The family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Charlie Buckingham, Brian Ketron, Harold Matherly, Jimmy Matherly, Richard Street and James Paul Greene. Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Greene, Jason Greene, Josh Greene, Dr. Daniel Earl, Dr. Michael Kaplon, Dr. Anand Karnad and Dr. Ramesh Rao. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Edward T. Riddle

05/03/99

   Edward Thomas Riddle, 45, 1454 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Riddle was a native of Jefferson City, Ind., and had lived a number of years in Carter County.

   Mr. Riddle was retired due to disability as a construction worker. He attended the East Fairview Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son, Thomas James Riddle, Elizabethton; his parents, James T. and Louise South Riddle, Elizabethton; and a brother and sister-in-law, Richard Lee and Teresa Riddle, Elizabethton.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia A. Scott

05/03/99

   Patricia Ann Scott, 30, 1545 Kingsport Highway, Greeneville, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Ms. Scott was a native of Morristown and the daughter of Carrie Richardson Dugger, Elizabethton, and the late Dallas Dugger.

   Ms. Scott was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her former husband, Larry Scott, Greeneville; two sons, Larry Scott Jr. and W. Matthew Scott, both of Greeneville; five brothers, Dennis Birchfield, Elizabethton, Ronnie Dugger, Darrell Dugger, Eugene Dugger and Charles Dugger, all of Morristown; one aunt, Betty Sue Oliver, Hampton; and three uncles, Byrle Richardson and Isaac Richardson, Johnson City, and Guy D. Richardson, Morristown. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SCOTT -- Funeral services for Patricia Ann Scott, 30, 1545 Kingsport Highway, Greeneville, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Joseph Sorah and Rev. Norman Loveless officiating. Interment will follow at Combs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of her aunt, Betty Sue Oliver, Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Etta R. Simerly

05/03/99

   Mrs. Etta Rose Sims Simerly, 94, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Ivy Hall following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Simerly was a lifelong resident of Carter County. She was preceded in death by two sons, Billy Jack Sims and Roy James Sims, and a grandson, Walter Steven Guerry Jr.

   Mrs. Simerly was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include a son, Bobby Gene Sims, Johnson City; two daughters, Mary Louise Shull, Asheville, N.C., and Patsy Kuykendall, McMinnville; and 11 grandchildren, Wayne Sims, Mary Sims, Sandra Church, Ronnie Sims, Bobby Sims, Debbi Bacon, Mark Kuykendall, Susie Hinez, Steve Sims, Todd Shull and Anna Lisa Collins. Twelve great-grandchildren also survive.

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

   SIMERLY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Rose Sims Simerly, 94, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie M. Street

05/03/99

   Mrs. Bonnie M. Street, 86, 231 Highway 81 N., Jonesborough, died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mrs. Street was a native of Rhoda, Va., and had lived in Johnson City since 1924. She was a daughter of the late Jessee James and Eliza Cox Oxendine and was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred L. Street, a son and two grandsons.

   Mrs. Street was a homemaker. She was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church and attended Antioch Baptist Church.

   Survivors include six daughters, Shirley Ford, Jonesborough, JoAnn Knight, Rheatown, Vivian Cummings, Baltimore, Md., Brenda Barnett and Janice Reedy, both of Johnson City, and Kathy Jordan, Erwin, and a son, Lanny Street, Johnson City. Fourteen grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   STREET -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie M. Street, 86, 231 Highway 81 N., Jonesborough, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dwayne Calhoun officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the V.A. National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the funeral service. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew S. Thompson

05/03/99

   Andrew Shawn Thompson, infant son of Kenneth Thompson and Kathryn "Nicki" Parlier, both of Elizabethton, died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his paternal grandparents, Paul and Nina Thompson, Elizabethton; his maternal grandparents, Bobby Parlier and Cindy and Charles Loveless, Elizabethton; his paternal great-grandmother, Lois Townsend, Elizabethton; and his maternal great-grandmother, Ala Mae Parlier of South Carolina.

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

   THOMPSON -- Graveside services and interment for Andrew Shawn Thompson, infant son of Kenneth Thompson and Kathryn "Nicki" Parlier, both of Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Combs Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Townsend officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Emergency Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
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