May 1999


Peggy A. Bowman

05/28/99

   Peggy A. Bowman, 36, Arrwood Hill Road, Hampton, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mrs. Bowman was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Lucy Nelson Sims, Elizabethton, and the late Robert D. Sims. She was also preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Henry Nelson.

   Mrs. Bowman was of the Baptist faith and was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, John Bowman, of the home; three sons, Anthony Grindstaff, Elizabethton, Randy Grindstaff and Jason Grindstaff, both of Hampton; four brothers, Robert Sims, James Sims and Michael Sims, all of Elizabethton, and Randy Sims, Hampton; a sister, Teresa Oaks, Elizabethton; and three grandchildren, Johnny Ray Rowland, Chelsey Nicole Williams and Freddie Lee Sims, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and special friends also survive.

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

   BOWMAN -- Funeral services for Peggy A. Bowman, 36, Arrwood Hill Road, Hampton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. John Vance and Rev. Evans Hopson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Wilhelmina Turner, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Keith Scalf, Allen Scalf, Chris Scalf, Timmy Garland, Cecil Nelson, David Nelson, Roger Bailey and Charles Mayse. Honorary pallbearers will be Harvey Charleton, Harold Dean Marley, Stevie Garland and Michael Nelson. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of her sister, Teresa Oaks, 1256 Lynnwood Apartments M-1, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Charlie Campbell

05/28/99

   Charlie Campbell, 79, 1436 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following an extended illness.

   Mr. Campbell was a native of Carter County (Roan Mountain Community) and the son of the late Jeffy and Jane Miller Campbell.

   Mr. Campbell was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Edith Shell Campbell, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jimmy Campbell, Elizabethton, and Gene and Vicky Campbell, Eatonton, Ga.; two grandsons, Brian and Charles Campbell, both of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Andy Campbell and J.C. Campbell, both of Mobile, Ala.; and two sisters, Bobbie Tatum, Mobile, Ala., and Idel Hensley, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Charlie Campbell, 79, 1436 Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Music will be under the direction of Larry Stout, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. The family, friends and minister will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Stella M. Church

05/28/99

   Mrs. Stella Mae Church, 75, 1210 Valley Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after an extended illness.

   Mrs. Church was a native of Beech Mountain, N.C., and a daughter of the late Linzy "Pop" and Sarah Hartley Trivett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Erwin L. Church, February 17, 1997, four brothers, Vance, Ray, Lem and Willie Trivett, and two sisters, Hazel and Fannie Trivett.

   Mrs. Church had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was a member of Beech Mountain Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter, Vanessa Johnson, Clearmont, Fla.; four sons, Bob R. Church, Nashville, Vance Church, Gary Church and Lester Church, all of Elizabethton; and a sister, Mrs. Edna Harmon, Elizabethton. Ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   CHURCH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Mae Church, 75, 1210 Valley Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Music will be provided by Lowell and Linda Trivett and Lester Church. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Beech Mountain Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, will be Mat Church, Steven Church, Keith Church, Lowell Trivett, Vance Trivett Jr., Kevin Estep, Jerry Harmon and Aaron Potter. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:45 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd M. Dugger

05/28/99

   Lloyd M. Dugger, 62, 168 Buntontown Road, Butler, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Dugger was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Arthur and Blanche Finney Dugger. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Earl, Ray, Lee and Ed Dugger.

   Mr. Dugger was a member of Stout Hill Church of Christ and a retired employee of Summers-Taylor, Inc.

   Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Irick Dugger, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Ricky Guy, Elk Park, N.C., and Lori and Kenneth Lowe, Mountain City; three grandchildren, Rebecca and Jonathan Guy, both of Elk Park, N.C., and Matthew Hicks, Mountain City; three sisters, Louella Jones, Adamsville, Betty Jo Montgomery, Hampton, and Peggy Brown, Kingsport; and two brothers, Clyde Dugger, Elizabethton, and Homer Dugger, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   DUGGER -- Funeral services for Lloyd M. Dugger, 62, 168 Buntontown Road, Butler, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. David Irick, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Whitehead Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be Raymond Campbell, Mike Duffield, Mike Potter, Mike Nave, Jim Andrews and Mike Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Stout Hill Church of Christ, fellow employees of Summers-Taylor, Inc., Leroy Morrison, Clay Swift, Jack Campbell, Harmon Harden, Bud Potter, Shelton Dugger and Bud Jones. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 168 Buntontown Road, Butler, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37604. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

James C. Hodge

05/28/99

   James C. Hodge, 80, 124 Shoun Street, Mountain City, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mr. Hodge was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late James Andrew and Elizabeth Courtner Hodge.

   Mr. Hodge was a member of the American Legion Post 14 in San Bernardino, Calif., and a member of the Arrow Head Baptist Church. He was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator Engineer for 30 years in Southern California and was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served during World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Ileana Shaw Hodge, Mountain City; a son, James Boyd Hodge, San Bernardino, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Arney, Mountain City. Two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.

   Henson Funeral Home, 1141 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, (423) 727-7111, is in charge of arrangements.

   HODGE -- Graveside services and interment for James C. Hodge, 80, 124 Shoun Street, Mountain City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, with Mr. Bill Funk officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence, 124 Shoun Street, Mountain City, any time. Henson Funeral Home, 1141 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul Hyder

05/28/99

   Paul Hyder, 82, 2144 West G. Street, Elizabethton, died early Friday morning, May 28, 1999, at his residence.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge.

Pauline Kelly

05/28/99

   Mrs. Pauline Kelly, 88, 903 Oak Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at Hillview Health Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Kelly was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late David and Ruby Cook Trivett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Coy Kelly, January 19, 1957, a daughter, Wanda Bass, a son, Paul Kelly, a brother, James Trivett, and two sisters, Louise Oliver and Loy Trivett.

   Mrs. Kelly had lived in Elizabethton since 1928. She was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church, where she had been a Sunday School Teacher for over 40 years and was active in the W.M.U. of the church.

   Survivors include a daughter, Maxine Cole, Elizabethton; a son, David Kelly, Jefferson City; two sisters, Margie Trivett, Elk Park, N.C., and Agnes Walsh, Dearborn, Mich.; two brothers, Omer Trivett and Bert Trivett, both of Elk Park N.C.; a son-in-law, James Bass; a daughter-in-law, Lucille Kelly; and a sister-in-law, Betsy Bare. Eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   KELLY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Kelly, 88, 903 Oak Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Street Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Polk and Mr. Pat Cole officiating. The church choir and Joyce Dean Garrison, pianist, will provide the music. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Mike Cole, Pat Cole, Tim Kelly, Mark Kelly, Doug Deloach, Mark Schaff, Brett Cole and Brent Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family, her close neighbors and members of her former Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Mrs. Kelly will be moved to the church one hour before services. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Fred P. Presnell

05/28/99

   Fred P. Presnell, 81, 3861 Darden Place, Augusta, Ga., died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at the V.A. Medical Center.

   Mr. Presnell was a native of Boone, N.C. He was a retired U.S. Army Captain, having served during World War II and the Korean War, and was a member of Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Eileen R. Presnell, Augusta, Ga.; a son, Roger Presnell, Buena Vista, Ga.; a sister, Wanda Hahn, Deland, Fla.; and two brothers, Bruce Presnell, Fort Worth, Texas, and Cot Presnell, Johnson City. Two grandchildren also survive.

   Funeral services and interment will be held Saturday in Augusta, Ga.

   Poteet Funeral Home, Augusta, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Jacob J. Buckles

05/27/99

   Jacob James Buckles, infant son of Jamie and Nioka Mermon Buckles, 850 Willow Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ray Mermon and Sandra Kay Scalf, and his paternal grandfather, Tommy Buckles.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include three brothers, Justin Buckles, Hampton, Jason Buckles and Jamin Buckles, both of Elizabethton; his paternal grandmother, Marsha Poston, Meadowview, Va.; his paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Maggie Odell, Elizabethton; three aunts, Hiwatha Baker, Elizabethton, Vicki Crowder, Johnson City, and Renee Roberts, Abingdon, Va.; several great-uncles and aunts; and a precious little cousin, Emily Baker.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Washington County Memory Gardens with Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Maude L. Kyte

05/27/99

   Mrs. Maude L. Kyte, 89, 141 Beryl Blevins Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Kyte was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Alexander and Loretta Shoun Stout. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Smith, two sons, Billy Joe Kyte and Eugene Kyte, and two brothers, Clyde Stout and Spencer Stout.

   Mrs. Kyte had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a member of the Lynn Valley Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Willard T. Kyte; three sons, Jack Kyte and Sherrell Kyte, both of Elizabethton, and Willard "Pete" Kyte, Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. Ona Peters, Gray; and a brother, Ed Stout, Taylorsville, S.C. Twenty-three grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   KYTE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Maude L. Kyte, 89, 141 Beryl Blevins Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Archer and Rev. David Wade officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Mickey Kyte, Randy Kyte, Keith Kyte, Ricky Smith, Mitchell Smith, Billy Smith, Jeff Kyte and Roger Galloway. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Laura M. Roark

05/27/99

   Mrs. Laura McGhee Roark, 87, 146 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at Pine Ridge Care Center after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Roark was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Dudley and Florence Holden Ward. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Hobart McGhee and Kelly Roark, five sisters, Sigal Glenn, Gertrude Love, Doxie Cornett, Effie Cooter and Nita Ward, and two brothers, Dewey Ward and Youth Ward.

   Mrs. Roark had lived in Carter County for a number of years. She was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church, Butler.

   Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   ROARK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Laura McGhee Roark, 87, 146 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Steve Cornett and Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Interment will be in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends attending the service. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn J. Sheppard

05/26/99

   Carolyn Jane Sheppard, 43, 136 Hope Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 24, 1999, at her residence.

   Ms. Sheppard was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Buster Frank and Leota Lambert Hatley. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Hatley.

   Ms. Sheppard attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son, Kris Sheppard, Elizabethton; a daughter, Victoria Coster, Black Eagle, Mont.; three grandchildren, Tiffany and Curtis Raney and Sierra Coster, all of Black Eagle, Mont.; four brothers, Lonnie Hatley of North Carolina, Donnie Hatley, Roan Mountain, Ronnie Hatley, Charlotte, N.C., and Randy Hatley; a sister, Helen Hatley Webb of Missouri; and a special friend, Joe Orr, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SHEPPARD -- Funeral services for Carolyn Jane Sheppard, 43, 136 Hope Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Whitehead Cemetery, Butler. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth M. Slagle

05/26/99

   Mrs. Elizabeth M. Slagle, 85, of Range Community, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Slagle was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late George and Bessie Persinger Little. She was also preceded in death by her husband, L.A. "Bud" Slagle, April 23, 1983, and two sisters.

   Mrs. Slagle was a former employee of American Bemberg Corporation. She was a member of Brick Christian Church and attended Slagle United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Sherry Slagle, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Archie Marie and Joe Lewis, Elizabethton; a half-sister, Georgia Mosler, Watauga; three grandchildren, Larry Lewis and Terrina Ensor, both of Elizabethton, and Bill Slagle, Watauga; two grandchildren, Kelsie Ensor and Davis Ensor, both of Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Lois Harr, Elizabethton.

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

   SLAGLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth M. Slagle, 85, of Range Community, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Dave Shorter, Rev. Benny Huguley and Rev. Jonas Revis officiating. Music will be by Betty Bradford and Jerry Barnett, soloists, and Sue Bowers, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Slagle United Methodist Church, friends and neighbors. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Tri-City Airport, Room 121, Blountville, TN 37617. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of her son, Mike Slagle, 120 S.C. Slagle Road, Elizabethton, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Martha Smith

05/26/99

   Mrs. Martha "Tiny" Smith, 53, 171 Imogene Street, Butler, died Monday, May 26, 1999, at her residence.

   Mrs. Smith was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Hilton and Mamie Harmon Powell.

   Mrs. Smith was a member of Sink Valley Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, William Smith, Butler; a son, Billy Smith, Butler; a daughter, Teresa Fox, Butler; five brothers, Terry Wayne Proffitt, Bristol, Ind., Ray Ward, of North Carolina, Bill Ward, Mountain City, Deck Ward, Bristol, Ind., and Sanford "Junior" Proffitt, Marcellus, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Heather Smith, Travis McCloud, Kristin McCloud, Nick McCloud, Brandon Smith, Mystery Smith and Joseph Smith. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, (423) 727-9221, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

   SMITH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Martha "Tiny" Smith, 53, 171 Imogene Street, Butler, who died Monday, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday from the chapel of Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Rev. Harvey White officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Pardue. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Butler Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Buster Fritts, George Roark, Raymond Perry, Johnny Fritts, Ronnie Stout and Joshua Proffitt. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home any time. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

L.C. Birchfield

05/25/99

   L.C. Birchfield, 73, Boulder, Colo., died May 23, 1999 in Boulder.

   A native of Roan Mountain, he was the son of Bob Burns and Ira Street Birchfield. He moved to Boulder in 1961 from Chicago.

   Mr. Birchfield was employed by the Public Service Commission when he first moved to Boulder and for many years was employed in the construction industry. He later worked as a handyman.

   He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a big fan of auto racing and a member of AA.

   Mr. Birchfield was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred F. Birchfield in Nov., 1989; two brothers, Kenny Birchfield and John Vaughn Birchfield; a sister, June Birchfield; and a stepson, David Miller.

   Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Schoep of Carlsbad, NM, and Cleta Birchfield Prillaman of Elizabethton; two stepsons, Paul Miller, Vallejo, CA, and Rodney Miller, Longmont, CO; two sisters, Jerri Collins of Raleigh, NC, and Betty Tolley, Johnson City; a brother, Don Birchfield, Marion, NC; grandchildren, Brandy Ledford, Elizabethton, Lauri Miller, Denver, CO, and David Miller, Longmont, CO; a great grandson, Jimmy Miller.

   Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 27, in Mountain View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to help defray the funeral expenses in care of Lisa Schoep, 2685 28th St., No. 19, Boulder, CO. 80301.

   Howe Mortuary of Boulder, CO. is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Mary E. Randazzo

05/25/99

   Mrs. Mary E. Randazzo, 80, of Tamarac, Fla., died Friday, May 21, 1999, in the North Broward Medical Center, Pompano Beach, Fla., following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Randazzo was a native of Elizabethton, and a former resident of Detroit, Mich. She had lived in Florida for the past 20 years. She was a daughter of the Charlie and Manila Banner McClain.

   Mrs. Randazzo was a retired assembly worker with the Chrysler Corp., and a member of the St. Helen Catholic Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

   Survivors include her husband, Sam Randazzo of the home; two brothers, Henry McClain of Greensboro, NC, and Paul McClain of Elizabethton; one sister, Dicie Hayes of Cleveland, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Mrs. Randazzo is being returned to Elizabethton for funeral and burial.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

   RANDAZZO - Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Randazzo, 80, of Tamarac, Fla., will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 1999, in the Southview Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Joseph McMahon officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the residence of a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Winnie McClain, 601 Stuart Dr., Elizabethton, at any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

Quentin B. Briggs

05/24/99

   Quentin Billy Briggs, 73, 806 E. Chilhowie Ave., Johnson City, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center.

   A native of Unicoi County, he had lived in Johnson City most of his life. He was a son of the late Walter and Effie Hensley Briggs.

   Mr. Briggs was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a retired machinist with Clinchfield Railroad.

   He was a member of Unicoi Methodist Church.

   He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Phillips Briggs in 1989 and two brothers.

   Survivors include a brother, Fred Briggs, Unicoi; two sisters, Louise Moore and Norma West, both of Unicoi; two sons, Glen Mettler and Richard Mettler, both of Johnson City; two grandchildren, Shannon L. Mettler and Angela S. Mettler, both of Johnson City; several nieces and nephews.

   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of the arrangements.

   BRIGGS - Funeral services for Quentin Billy Briggs, 73, 806 E. Chilhowie Ave., Johnson City, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Rev. John Yarbrough officiating. Burial will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Roselawn Memory Gardens. The family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to proceed to the cemetery. Mr. Briggs is survived by one brother, Fred Briggs, Unicoi; two sisters, Louise Moore and Norma West, both of Unicoi; two sons, Glen Mettler and Richard Mettler, both of Johnson City; two grandchildren, Shannon L. Mettler and Angela S. Mettler, both of Johnson City; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Shannon Mettler, Bob Leach, Gene Graybeal, Randy Correll, Larry Parkey, and David Bacon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday. Arrangements by Morris-Baker, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City.

Bill Birchfield

05/24/99

   Bill Birchfield, 77, of Morristown, died Friday, May 21, 1999, at Lakeway Regional Hospital.

   Mr. Birchfield was a member of House of the Lord Jesus Christ and was an electrician. He was preceded in death by a son, Frankie Lee Jolly.

   Survivors include three sons, Gary, of Huntsville, Ala., Robert, of Louisville, Ga., and Terry, of Morristown; five daughters, Linda Shell, Knoxville, Gail Manning, Judy Broyles, Leslie Coffey and Brenda Evans, all of Morristown; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Birchfield and Nell Ward, both of Elizabethton; and two brothers, Ray and Luke, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews and a close friend, Ethel Birchfield, also survive.

   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the House of Lord Jesus Christ on Shannon's Little Mt. Road in Morristown with Rev. Jamie Fox and Rev. Arthur Harris officiating. Mr. Birchfield will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Shannon's Cemetery with military honors accorded by the VFW Post #5266.

   Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, is in charge of arrangements.

Marie V. Broyles

05/24/99

   Marie V. Broyles, 80, 257 Piney Flats Road, died Saturday, May 22, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Broyles was a native of Washington County, where she lived until moving to Sullivan County in 1953. She was a daughter of the late Roy B. and Lula Rebecca Payne McKee and was also preceded in death by her husband, Clive A. Broyles Sr., in 1985, and two brothers.

   Mrs. Broyles was a homemaker and a member of Piney Flats United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include six daughters, Joyce Combs, Bluff City, Jane Cross, Betty Lou Musick and Rose Mary King, all of Piney Flats, Beulah Fenbert, Memphis, and Connie Hoss, Hampton; four sons, Charles "Chuck" Broyles, Johnson City, Bill Broyles, Roy Broyles and Clive A. "Brogie" Broyles Jr., all of Piney Flats; two sisters, Lorene Holtsclaw, Limestone, and Betty Jo Wiseman, Jonesborough; and a brother, Carl McKee, Jonesborough. Twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BROYLES -- Funeral services for Marie V. Broyles, 80, 257 Piney Flats Road, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Mack Houston and Rev. Carol Wilson officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Shell Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and proceed to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David F. Moulton, Dr. Paul Brown, the Nurses and Staff of Johnson City Internal Medicine, the Nursing Staff at Johnson City Medical Center, Phil Clark and Tom Clandros. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to Piney Flats United Methodist Church, 225 Methodist Church Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles G. Bryan

05/24/99

   Charles G. Bryan, 70, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore following a brief illness.

   Mr. Bryan was a native of Elizabethton and the son of the late Clarence and Ella Cannon Bryan.

   Mr. Bryan was a member of Central Baptist Church of Essex, Md., and was a retired milk truck driver after 36 years with the Cloverland Dairy in Baltimore. He was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Robinson Bryan, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and John Fink, Edgemere, Md.; a granddaughter, Tina Martin, Edgemere, Md.; a brother and sister-in-law, Gene L. and Ruthie Bryan, Providence, R.I.; a sister, Myrel Hilton, Richmond, Va.; a step-brother, R.L. Gobble, Elizabethton; two step-sisters, Elizabeth Tucker and Betty Chandler, both of Elizabethton; a brother-in-law, J.C. Robinson, Elizabethton; and a sister-in-law, Janet Sue Rosenbaum, Elizabethton.

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

   BRYAN -- Funeral services for Charles G. Bryan, 70, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. James Richardson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Heath Parlier, Jimmy Wilson, Pete Wilson, Leonard Lewis, Roger Lewis and Billy Joe Campbell. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Joe C. Holland

05/24/99

   Joe C. Holland, 66, 524 Jobe Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 21, 1999, at the V.A. Medical Center in Nashville following a brief illness.

   Mr. Holland was a native of Greene County and the son of the late Freddie Guy and Vivian Reynolds Holland.

   Mr. Holland had lived in Elizabethton for the last 42 years. He was an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the Honor Sunday School Class. He was a retired dealer of automobile and industrial tires and former owner and operator of Holland Tire Company. He was a member of the Elizabethton Toastmasters Club and past president of the Civitan Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

   Survivors include his wife, Wynona Barnett Holland; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Paul Shelton, Dallas, Texas; a son, Joel Holland, Elizabethton; a grandson, Adam Shelton, Knoxville; a granddaughter, Molly Shelton, Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Lenier Holland, Kingsport, and Wayne Holland, Talbott; three sisters, Helen Weems, Greeneville, Joyce Arnold, Gray, and Imogene Cox, Knoxville; several special nieces and nephews and extended family, Fred Chun, Ross and Stephanie Chun, all of Elizabethton.

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

   HOLLAND -- Funeral services for Joe C. Holland, 66, 524 Jobe Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Baptist Church of Elizabethton with Rev. Terry Crawford and Rev. John Perkins officiating. Music will be under the direction of John Bunn, Jerry Barnett and Brian Wilson. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with military honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Eberhart, Theil McCracken, Mack Lyons, Glen White, Jack Williams, Wayne Barnett, Harold Lingerfelt and Adam Shelton. Honorary pallbearers will be Arden Hill, Ralph Gardner, Earl Williams, Harry Smith, Ossie Stout, Steve Sochalski, Luther McKeehan, Keith Parker, Terry Norris, Ben Irwin, Dan Gould, Darrell Street, Donald Hughes, Jack Honeycutt, Jack McAmis, George Nilsen, Don Barnett, all men of Immanuel Baptist Church, friends at Elizabethton Plumbing, the Staff of James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center and the Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence, 524 Jobe Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Elizabeth Stanbery

05/24/99

   Mrs. Elizabeth B. Stanbery, 70, 1274 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 22, 1999 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Stanbery was a native of Carter County and a resident of Pontiac, Michigan for 48 years. She had lived in Elizabethton for the past four years. She was a daughter of the late Ellis and Ruby Burrow Hutchins.

   Mrs. Stanbery was a homemaker and attended Borderview Christian Church. She was a former employee of the Inter-Mountain Telephone Co., and the Adlers Market in Pontiac, Mich.

   Survivors include her husband, John R. Stanbery of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and Bob Berkley of Pulaski, Tn., and Kay and David Kent of Pontiac, Mich.; four grandchildren, Tereasa Callegja and John Kent, both of Davison, Mich., Steven Berkley of Romeo, Mich., and Richard Kent of Lake Orion, Mich.; four great grandchildren.

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

   STANBERY - Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Stanbery, 70, 1274 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, May 22, 1999, will be conducted Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at 8 p.m. in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Dave Wolfe, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Scott Reynolds and Ray Don Markland. Graveside services and interment will be conducted Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at 10 a.m. at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Phil Nave, Harold Dugger, Charlie Hunt, Bob Oliver, Donald Pleasant, Buddy Pleasant, and Tom Pleasant. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 25, 1999, from 7 until 8 p.m. in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet Wednesday morning at 9:15 at the funeral home chapel to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles G. Bryan

05/21/99

   Charles G. Bryan, 70, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore following an extended illness.

   Mr. Bryan was a native of Elizabethton and the son of the late Clarence and Ella Cannon Bryan.

   Mr. Bryan was a member of Central Baptist Church of Essex, Md., and was a retired milk truck driver after 36 years with the Cloverland Dairy in Baltimore. He was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Robinson Bryan, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and John Fink, Edgemere, Md.; a granddaughter, Tina Martin, Edgemere, Md.; a brother and sister-in-law, Gene L. and Ruthie Bryan, Providence, R.I.; a sister, Myrel Hilton, Richmond, Va.; a step-brother, R.L. Gobble, Elizabethton; two step-sisters, Elizabeth Tucker and Betty Chandler, both of Elizabethton; a brother-in-law, J.C. Robinson, Elizabethton; and a sister-in-law, Janet Sue Rosenbaum, Elizabethton.

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

   BRYAN -- Funeral services for Charles G. Bryan, 70, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. James Richardson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Joy Dean Babb. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Heath Parlier, Jimmy Wilson, Pete Wilson, Leonard Lewis, Roger Lewis and Billy Joe Campbell. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Rick S. Mathes

05/21/99

   Rick S. Mathes, 29, 150 Danny Mathes Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in Elizabethton.

   Mr. Mathes was a native of Washington County and the son of Bill L. and Iva Buckles Mathes, Elizabethton.

   Mr. Mathes attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. He was an employee of Park Avenue Fine Furniture and an artist.

   He was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Mathes.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Roger Garland, Elizabethton, and two nephews, Travis Mathes and Justin Lowe, both of Elizabethton.

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

   MATHES -- Funeral services for Rick S. Mathes, 29, 150 Danny Mathes Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the George Mottern Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Little, Travis Mathes, Roger Garland, Joe Buckles and Debbie Nunley. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Glenn A. Treadway Sr.

05/21/99

   KNOXVILLE -- Glenn Allen Treadway Sr., 85, formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital.

   Mr. Treadway was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest Hicks Treadway and Josephine Buckles Treadway, and a son, William E. "Gene" Treadway.

   Survivors include his wife, Lockie M. Treadway, and seven children, Glenn A. Treadway Jr. of Georgia, Tommy F. Treadway, Seymour, George K. Treadway, Maryville, Georgia J. Sellers and Rebecca C. Watkins, both of Knoxville, John D. Treadway, Nashville, and Margaret Carolyn Evans, Knoxville. Thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.

   Funeral services will be private.

   Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, (423) 577-6666, is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia L. Ward

05/21/99

   Virginia Lucille Ward, 60, of Newport News, Va., died Thursday, May 20, 1999. She was a native of Butler and had been a Newport News resident for 34 years.

   Mrs. Ward was retired from Columbia Rope Company after 25 years of service. She was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church in Butler.

   Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Thomas J. Ward, her mother, Anna Conway, and her sister, Barbra Beaver.

   Survivors include six children, Glen Ward and Sam Ward, both of Elizabethton, Tommy Ward, Ira Ward, Janice Hoover and Diana Waid, all of Newport News; two brothers and a sister, Tommy Conway, Arthur Irick and Thelma Eggers, all of Johnson City. Fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.

   W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Newport News, Va., (757) 596-6911, is in charge of arrangements.

   WARD -- Funeral services for Virginia Lucille Ward, 70, of Newport News, Va., who died Thursday, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Victory Baptist Church, Hampton, with Pastor S.E. Hyde officiating. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Newport News, Va. W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Newport News, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Michael L. Nidiffer

05/20/99

   Michael Lee Nidiffer, 39, 149 Hilton Hill Road, Elizabethton, died suddenly Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Nidiffer was a native of Carter County and the son of Mary Lee Hilton Ward and the late Walter Nidiffer.

   Mr. Nidiffer was a former employee of Pierce's Grocery and a member of Slagle's United Methodist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include an uncle, Tom Hilton, Elizabethton, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

   Honorary pallbearers will be his many friends in the neighborhood. Friends may call at the residence of his uncle, Tom Hilton, 199 Rosewood Circle, Elizabethton, from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 20.

   Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37601.

   Private disposition will be held at a later date.

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

Mary G. Greer

05/19/99

   Mary Grace Baird Greer, 92, 212 West Doe Avenue, formerly Colonial Arms Apt. No. 1, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at the residence of her daughter, Mary Jo Earp, 292 Roosevelt Avenue, Elizabethton.

   Mrs. Greer was a native of Custer City, Okla., and the daughter of the late Alexander and Doris Scott Baird. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hoza Greer, March 13, 1971, a son, Ollis Eller Greer, a step-mother, Bertha Hubbard Baird, three brothers, Lester and Lewis Baird and Jeff Cook, and three sisters, Otha Wilson, Clalie Sherwan and Gladys Coats.

   Mrs. Greer had lived in Carter County since 1951 and was a former resident of North Carolina. She was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church and a former seamstress with Elizabethton Steam Laundry and Biltmore Cleaners. She also made draperies.

   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jo and Raymond Earp, Elizabethton, and Ada and Ivy Moore, Vilas, N.C.; four sisters, Lucy Parlier, Elizabethton, Claty Hartley, Boone, N.C., Phoebe Smith, Valdese, N.C., and Lois Bolick, Hudson, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Corbett Earp, Nashville, Rodney Earp, Raleigh, N.C., Gwendolyn Smith, Elizabethton, Raymond Moore, Robert Moore, Dora Lee Story, Ruby McCloud, Marie Baumgardner and Floyd Moore, all of North Carolina; several great-grandchildren, four of whom are: Ashley, John Ross and Gareth Smith, all of Elizabethton, and Caleb Earp, Nashville. Several other great-grandchildren live in North Carolina. Several great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   GREER -- Funeral services for Mary Grace Baird Greer, 92, 212 West Doe Avenue, formerly Colonial Arms Apt. No. 1, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ron Owens and Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Abounding Grace Ensemble of Grace Baptist Church. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Liberty-Matney Cemetery in the Matney Community, Banner Elk, N.C. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews: Kenneth Parlier, Allen Parlier, Robert Baird, Steve Baird, Jeff Baird, Bryan Baird, Harold Hartley, Danny Hartley, Jack Bolick, Don Bolick, Robert Moore, Raymond Moore, Floyd Moore and a close friend, Louie Bonanno. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Mary Jo Earp, 292 Roosevelt Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations may be sent to Liberty-Matney Cemetery Fund, c/o Miss Lavola Carender, 7156 Highway 194 South, Banner Elk, N.C. 28604, or the building fund of Grace Baptist Church, 1114 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Claude Harrison

05/19/99

   Claude Harrison, 62, 151 Millie Harrison Lane, Roan Mountain, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at his residence after an extended illness.

   Mr. Harrison was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Ernest Harrison Sr. and Millie Potter Harrison. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

   Mr. Harrison was retired from the landscaping business. He was of the Christian faith.

   Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Ernest A. Harrison Jr. and Mamie Harrison, Roan Mountain; a sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Warren Tipton Jr., Roan Mountain; two nephews, Jeffrey John Harrison and his wife, Christina Harrison, and David Harrison; a great-niece, Nickola Harrison; a great-nephew, Caleb Harrison; and two special friends, Faye and Buck Brewer.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HARRISON -- Funeral services for Claude Harrison, 62, 151 Millie Harrison Lane, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Markland Cemetery (Buck Mountain). Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, will be Rick Ingram, David Harrison, Jeffrey Harrison, Claude Jones, Warren Tipton and Ernest Harrison Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Birkner, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Jim Williams and the Staff of Johnson City Medical Center, Home Health Care. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Cristin C. Shaffer

05/19/99

   Cristin Claire Shaffer, one-day-old daughter of Bill and Jennifer Shaffer of Maryville, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a sister, Cassidy Shaffer, Maryville; her grandparents, Arlene and Don Stinnett, Elizabethton, William Shinn, Mt. Laurel, N.J., and John and Faye Shaffer, Cookeville; her great-grandparents, Joseph Mozelewski, Elizabethton, Lindsey and Rachel Cruey, Bristol, and Ann Shaffer Anderson, Sun City Center, Fla. Several other relatives also survive.

   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at New Hope Baptist Church, Maryville, with interment to follow in the Grandview Cemetery, Maryville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the March of Dimes, 322 Nancy Lynn Lane, Ste. 11, Knoxville, TN 37919 (423) 694-6003. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Smith Mortuary.

   Smith Mortuary Co., Inc., 1402 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, (423) 983-1000, is in charge of arrangements.

David S. Thomas

05/19/99

   David S. Thomas, 77, 707 Maple Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at Pine Ridge Health Care Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. Thomas was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Billy L. and Polly C. McKinney Thomas. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lovie Lunceford and Viola Webb, and a half-brother, John Osborne.

   Mr. Thomas was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Carter County Highway Department.

   Survivors include a son, James Thomas, Roan Mountain; a granddaughter, Angel Nicole Thomas, Roan Mountain; and a special friend, Sue Maxwell, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   THOMAS -- A graveside funeral service for David S. Thomas, 77, 707 Maple Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Representative Ralph Cole and the Staff of Pine Ridge Health Care Center. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Claude Harrison

05/18/99

   Claude Harrison, 62, 151 Millie Harrison Lane, Roan Mountain, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at his residence.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Marion E. Lyons

05/18/99

   Marion Elbert Lyons, 73, 1 East 36th Place, Hobart, Ind., died Sunday, May 16, 1999, after an extended illness.

   Mr. Lyons was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James and Lydia Morton Lyons. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Lyons.

   Mr. Lyons had lived in Hobart for the last 30 years. He was a retired employee of Inland Steel Corporation of Chicago and was a U.S. Army Veteran.

   Survivors include two brothers, Howard Lyons and Norman Lyons, both of Carter County, and a sister, Helen Bowman of Texas. Nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Funeral and interment will be in Hobart, Ind.

   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Glen C. Williams

05/18/99

   Glen "Dopey" Coolidge Williams, 72, 1422 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly at his residence Monday, May 17, 1999.

   Mr. Williams was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Alfred and Betsy Oliver Williams. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nellie May Harvey, a grandson, Richard Williams Jr., and by 13 brothers and sisters.

   Mr. Williams was a retired employee of General Shale Corporation after 42 years of service and was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include his wife, Ida Baird Williams, of the home; a daughter, Betsy Carol Maney, Elizabethton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jackie Williams, of the home, Mike and Mary Ann Williams, Elizabethton, and Richard and Pat Williams, of the home; four granddaughters, Elizabeth Maney and Audrey Harvey, both of the home, Amanda Odom, Roan Mountain, and Jessica Brady of Maryland; and two grandsons, Phillip Williams and Adam Williams, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Glen "Dopey" Coolidge Williams, 72, 1422 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Homer Salyer and Rev. Shane Waters officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Patrick Bunting, John Perry, Dennis Perry, Sherrill Pickering, Raymond Mann and Johnny Huffman. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow employees of General Shale, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence, 1422 Broad Street, Elizabethton, any time. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul Willis

05/18/99

   Paul "Mack" Willis, 62, 147 Rowe Road, Jonesborough (Conklin Community), died Monday, May 17, 1999, at Takoma Adventist Hospital.

   Mr. Willis was a the son of the late Paul Willis and Gertrude Early and was also preceded in death by his wife, Mable Louise Willis, and a brother, Sammy Willis.

   Mr. Willis was a retired farmer and attended New Victory United Methodist Church as long as health permitted.

   Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Joan Dixon, Telford, Connie and Max Broyles, Chuckey, Teresa and Randall Mosley, Johnson City, and Sheila and Benton Slemons, Jonesborough; two sons and daughters-in-law, Timmy and Rena Willis, Jonesborough, and Nick and Flo Willis, Limestone; nine grandchildren, Angel Dixon, Bradley Slemons, Heather Slemons, Chase Broyles, Brittany Broyles, Melinda Willis, Nikki Willis, Alonzo Willis and Candy Willis; two great-grandchildren, Damian Dixon and Destiny Dixon; five brothers, Marshall Willis, Larry Willis, Joe Willis and Lanny Willis, all of Greeneville, and Danny Willis, Fall Branch; five sisters, Linda Boles, Louise Malone, Lois Nelson and Arzella Payne, all of Greeneville, and Kathy Denny, Chuckey; and a special friend, Derick Morris, Telford. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Kiser Funeral Home, 401 West Main Street, Greeneville, (423) 638-3121, is in charge of arrangements.

   WILLIS -- Funeral services for Paul "Mack" Willis, 62, 147 Rowe Road, Jonesborough (Conklin Community), who died Monday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Kiser Funeral Chapel with Rev. Garland James officiating. Interment will be in the Liberty Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jamie Westmoreland, Billy Jack Slemons, Stevie Willis, Terry Willis, Sammy Willis and Marion Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be David Willis, Guy Hance, Benton Slemons and Max Broyles. Mr. Willis will remain at Kiser Funeral Home throughout the services. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Kiser Funeral Home, 401 West Main Street, Greeneville, is in charge of arrangements.

Jack J. Buckles

05/17/99

   Jack Junior Buckles, 66, 111 Spring Street, Apt. #3, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

   Mr. Buckles was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Roy E. and Susie Elliott Buckles. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Buckles.

   Mr. Buckles was a U.S. Marine Veteran.

   Survivors include two brothers, Billy Joe Buckles and Larry Buckles, both of Elizabethton, and two sisters, Jean Mathes and Cora Smith, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BUCKLES -- Graveside services for Jack Junior Buckles, 66, 111 Spring Street, #3, Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at George Mottern Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Luther R. Crumley

05/17/99

   Luther Ray Crumley, 71, 192 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 14, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

   Mr. Crumley was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Frazier and Amanda Bowers Crumley. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Glenn F. Crumley.

   Mr. Crumley was a member of Unaka Baptist Church. He received his B.S. Degree in Education from East Tennessee State University and an M.A. Degree at the University of Mississippi. He also did post-graduate work at the University of Tennessee and Appalachian State. He was assistant supervisor for eight years with the Carter County School System and was presently serving on the Board of Education. He formerly served as a teacher with a total of 35 years with the Carter County Board of Education.

   Mr. Crumley was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity, the Elizabethton Elks Lodge #1847 and the Elizabethton Moose Lodge #360. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.

   Survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline and Bill Ensor, Wayne, Mich., and Wilma and Theodore Ginther, Peoria,. Ill., and a sister-in-law, Jean Crumley, Elkhorn City, Ky. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   CRUMLEY -- Funeral services for Luther Ray Crumley, 71, 192 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Earl Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dallas Williams, Steven McKinney, Jack Pearman, John Bell Lewis, Aaron Pierce, Bob Hughes, Bill Pierce and J.D. Anderson. Honroary pallbearers will be Stephen Payne, past and present members of the Carter County Board of Education, Fred Bailey, Jim Mann, Bill Roten, Ben Wallace, Paul Gouge, Gary Wallace, Jack Garrison and Harry Cox. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 192 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Sadie V. Grindstaff

05/17/99

   Mrs. Sadie V. Grindstaff, 96, of Hermitage Nursing Home, formerly of 119 Williams Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 14, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Grindstaff was native of Sullivan County and had lived in Carter County since 1950. She was a daughter of the late Joe and Mary Elizabeth Taylor Peeks and was also preceded in death by her husband, Hobart Grindstaff, in 1980, and a brother, Robert Peeks.

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

   Survivors include two brothers, Dana Peeks, Tavares, Fla., and Bill Peeks, Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   GRINDSTAFF -- Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Sadie V. Grindstaff, 96, of Hermitage Nursing Home, formerly of 119 Williams Avenue, Elizabethton, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sermon On The Mount at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Greg Key, minister, officiating. There is no scheduled visitation. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Rose E. Reynolds

05/17/99

   Rose Elaine Reynolds, 92, of Johnson City, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at her residence.

   Miss Reynolds was a native of Watauga and had lived in Johnson City for the past 30 years. She was a daughter of the late William B. and Ethel Reese Reynolds and was also preceded in death by three sisters, Anna Belle Hughes Watson, Marjorie Syms and Ethel Barlow Williams.

   Miss Reynolds was retired from the former Harris Manufacturing Company where she served as a private secretary to the late Mr. and Mrs. Allen Harris Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Harris Jr. for 52 years. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club; the Tipton-Haynes Historical Association; a charter member of the Sarah Hawkins Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution; Major Folsom Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy and Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia.

   She was a member of the old Watauga Methodist Church as well as a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a charter member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service. She was a direct descendant of the original Tennessee settlers, among them Col. John Tipton, the Revolutionary War hero, who settled in the Johnson City area.

   Survivors include a sister, Dorothy E. Reynolds, Johnson City; three nieces, Eileen Hughes Klebenow, Knoxville, Rose Barlow Holly, Middleburg, Fla., and Carolyn "Gay" Barlow Hooks, Slidell, La.; a nephew, William T. Hughes, Johnson City; and a great-niece, Anne Klebenow, Knoxville. Several great-nieces and nephews and her caregiver, Marie Gary, Jonesborough, also survive.

   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-15421, is in charge of arrangements.

   REYNOLDS -- Funeral services for Rose Elaine Reynolds, 92, of Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Dr. John Ripley officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Elizabethton. Pallbearers will be Don Klebenow, Ralph Reynolds, William T. Hughes, Tom Hughes, Bill Hughes, James Holly and Edward Hooks Sr. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

John Richardson

05/17/99

   John Richardson, 81, 710 North Hills Drive, Johnson City, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, from injuries received in a vehicle accident.

   Mr. Richardson was a native of Sullivan County, living in youth in Unicoi County. He was the son of the late Andrew and Nora Alfred Richards and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Bayless Richardson, in 1995, and a sister.

   Mr. Richardson was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army and active duty with the U.S. Army National Guard, having retired in 1973 after 32 years of service. He was a member of Roan Hill Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Helen Norris Richardson, of the home; a daughter, Janice Hall, Gray; a son, Merrill McCracken, Unicoi; two step-sons, Jeff Street, Gainesville, Ga., and Ed Street, Kingsport; two step-daughters, Becky Cooper and Nancy Decio, both of Johnson City; three grandsons, Jayson Hall and John Hall, both of Gray, and Charles McCracken, Elizabethton; a great-grandson, Chaz McCracken, Elizabethton; two sisters, Alice Baker, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Fannie Duggan, Greeneville; a brother, Worley Buckles, Bristol; and a half-sister, Della Shipley, Elizabethton.

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

   RICHARDSON -- Funeral services for John Richardson, 81, 710 North Hills Drive, Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ora Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and other times at the home of his daughter, Janice Hall, 726 Free Hill Road, Gray, telephone number: 477-7754. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

John D. Ridgeway Sr.

05/17/99

   John D. Ridgeway Sr., 76, 162 Holly Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center, Mountain Home, following an extended illness.

   Mr. Ridgeway was a native of Charleston, S.C., and the son of the late Herbert L. and Lilly Walters Ridgeway.

   Mr. Ridgeway moved to Carter County in 1994. He was a metallurgist and electrician. He was a member of Gideon's International and a former member of the Lions Club. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.

   Survivors include his wife, Carol Lynch Ridgeway, of the home; three daughters, Sandra Lou Miles, Summerville, S.C., Cynthia Jane Kelly Kinzle, North Augusta, S.C., and Darlene Mayle, Aiken, S.C.; two sons, John D. Ridgeway Jr. and Thomas C. Ridgeway, both of Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, Ted Ridgeway, Lexington, Ga., and David C. Ridgeway, Hibbing, Minn.; a sister, Amelia Hundley, Jacksonville, Fla.; and two stepsons, Randy E. Green, Kingsport, and Wayne A. Green, Orangeburg, S.C. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   RIDGEWAY -- Funeral services for John D. Ridgeway Sr., 76, 162 Holly Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home, Greenridge Road Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road, North Charleston, S.C. Interment will follow at Riverview Memorial Park, Charleston, S.C. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home, Greenridge Road Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be sent to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 1951, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Billie J. Roark

05/17/99

   Billie June Roark, 63, 1210 Claiborne Street, Johnson City, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Roark was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John Buckles and Beatrice Oliver.

   Mrs. Roark was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include her husband, Samuel C. Roark, of the home; six sons, Ronnie Roark, Elizabethton, Randy Roark, Bluff City, Johnny Roark, Ricky Roark, Timothy Roark and Bobby Roark, all of Johnson City; four daughters, Beatrice Honeycutt, Elizabethton, Shelby Greer, Vickie Merritt and Brenda Bennett, all of Johnson City; ten grandchildren; a sister, Shelby Williams, Elizabethton; and two brothers, Jackie Oliver and Ricky Oliver, both of Elizabethton.

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

   ROARK -- Funeral services for Billie June Roark, 63, 1210 Claiborne Street, Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Jackie Cole officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Willis Taylor, Gean Greer, Johnny Bennett, Danny Stewart, Ronnie Roark, Sam Oaks, Todd Anderson and Craig Kellner. 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 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie B. Smith

05/17/99

   Bessie B. Smith, 90, 200 North East Street, Village East Apartments #201, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Smith was a native of Johnson County but had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Sarah Reed Bunton and was also preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Smith, a daughter, a son, a granddaughter and two sisters.

   Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of Rittertown Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Ellison, Elizabethton, Audrey Newton and Martha Bare, both of Johnson City; three sons, Ray Smith, Elizabethton, Dale Smith, Johnson City, and Freddie Smith, Hampton; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Delcie Doss, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SMITH -- Funeral services for Bessie B. Smith, 90, 200 North East Street, Village East Apartments #201, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Tommy Haynes, Rev. Clifford Smith and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Ray Smith, 119 Rosewood Circle, Elizabethton, or at any of the other families' residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Blair Wilson

05/17/99

   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.
May 1-14


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