June 1999


Jacob X. Grayer

06/30/99

   Jacob Xavier Grayer, infant son of Donnie and Erin Rice Grayer, 1410 Colony Park Drive, Johnson City, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandparents, Al and Vicki Rice, Elizabethton; his paternal grandparents, Roger and Fran Dunbar, Chuckey; three aunts, Terah Grayer, Johnson City, Kami Rice, Grantham, Pa., and Whitney Rice, Elizabethton; an uncle, Ryan Rice, Elizabethton; his maternal great-grandparents, Carl and Alice Rice, Greenville, Ill., and Phillip and Phyllis Ward, Fenton, Mich.; and his paternal great-grandparents, Dorothy and Gene Oliver, Elizabethton, and Wanda and Don Grayer, Adrian, Mich.

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

   GRAYER -- Graveside services for Jacob Xavier Grayer, infant son of Donnie and Erin Rice Grayer, 1410 Colony Park Drive, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Davenport Cemetery with Rev. Tom Oyler and Rev. Dave McAuley officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Grace Fellowship Church, 2314 S. Greenwood Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Fanny S. Suggs

06/30/99

   Mrs. Fanny Sharp Suggs, of Florence, S.C., died Monday, June 28, 1999, at Elizabeth House, the hospice residence in Hendersonville, N.C., after a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Suggs was born in Elizabethton in 1931. She was a daughter of the late James Kelly and Amanda Kate Fleming Sharp and was also preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Earl Suggs.

   Mrs. Suggs began her teaching career as a high school band director in Tennessee, and went on to teach public school music and private music lessons in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. She directed and sang with many church choirs. She was most recently a member of Central United Methodist Church, Florence, S.C., where she once directed the children's choirs and was a member of the Chancel Choir. She was active in the United Methodist Women as a circle leader and past president, and served as a delegate to the SC United Methodist Church Annual Conference. She served on the board of and performed with the Masterworks Choir.

   Mrs. Suggs enjoyed gardening, birding, boating and crafting. A skilled seamstress, she designed and created a series of liturgical banners for Central United Methodist Church. She also served on the Board of Directors of Hospice of the Pee Dee.

   Survivors include two daughters, Amanda Suggs Libbey, Seattle, Wash., and Rebecca Suggs Williams, Hendersonville, N.C.; two grandchildren, Greer Katherine Libbey and Bennett Morgan Williams; and three sisters, Mary, Alice and Corrine Sharp, all of Elizabethton.

   Courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel.

   SUGGS -- A memorial service for Mrs. Fanny Sharp Suggs, of Florence, S.C., who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Central United Methodist Church, Florence, S.C., and will be followed by a reception and celebration of her life in the church fellowship hall. The family will receive friends at her home this evening, June 30. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, Florence, S.C. (Building or Music Funds), Hospice of the Pee Dee, Florence, S.C., or Four Seasons Hospice, Hendersonville, N.C. Courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Loyd Dugger Jr.

06/29/99

   Loyd Dugger Jr., 69, 136 Green Hollow Road, Butler, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Dugger was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Carter and Bessie Richardson Dugger. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

   Mr. Dugger was a farmer and a member of the Elk River Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Marlene Dugger, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   DUGGER -- Funeral services for Loyd Dugger Jr., 69, 136 Green Hollow Road, Butler, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ray Greene officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Whitehead Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his brother, Earl Dugger, 234 Dewey Payne Road, Butler, any time. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Nicholas R. Baker

06/28/99

   Nicholas R. Baker, 14, 108 Highway 43 South, Lot #9, Tuscumbia, Ala., died unexpectedly Thursday, June 24, 1999, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

   Nicholas was a native of Carter County and the son of Jeff and Tina Stonecipher Baker. He had lived in Alabama for the last three years.

   Nicholas was a member of Parkway Community Church of Florence, Ala. He attended Covenant Christian School and was a member of the Scholars Bowl.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sisters, Christiana and Rena Baker, of the home; a brother, Heath Baker, of the home; his maternal grandparents, Curtis and Bobbie Stonecipher, Elizabethton; and his paternal grandparents, Fred and Betty Baker, Clarksville. Several aunts and uncles also survive.

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

   BAKER -- A memorial service for Nicholas R. Baker, 14, 108 Highway 43 South, Lot #9, Tuscumbia, Ala., who died Thursday, was conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Final disposition will be held at a later date. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Lonnie F. Moore

06/28/99

   Lonnie Frank Moore, 81, 111 Mountain View Circle, Piney Flats, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mr. Moore was a native of Huffman, Ark., and a son of the late Lonnie Frank and Mary Frank Green Moore. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Charlene Harrison Moore, December 25, 1989, and a brother, Charles Moore.

   Mr. Moore had made his home with a daughter, Linda Honeycutt, for the past nine years. He was a retired security guard and cotton farmer and a member of the Tri-Cities Church of God.

   Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Honeycutt, include three other daughters, Deborah Harper, Mountain View, Ark., Vivian Ledford, Cleveland, Tenn., and JoAnn Cassidy, Huffman, Ark. Fifteen grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MOORE -- Funeral services for Lonnie Frank Moore, 81, 111 Mountain View Circle, Piney Flats, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tri-Cities Church of God with Rev. Richard Bawgus officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Edgefield United Methodist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:55 p.m. Monday and also at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, will be Bill Blevins, Jimmy Carr, Fred Osborne, Ike Mohler, Mike Thacker and Mike Baker. The family will receive friends at Tri-Cities Church of God from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the residence of his daughter, Linda Honeycutt, 111 Mountain View Circle, Piney Flats. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Kermit Randolph

06/28/99

   Kermit Randolph, 90, 142 Woodland Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Randolph was a native of Sparta and had lived in Johnson City since 1926. He was a son of the late Walter and Clevia Hudson Randolph and was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen Buckles Randolph, in 1986, and by three brothers and two sisters.

   Mr. Randolph was the owner and operator of Randolph's Garage and Parts on the Milligan Highway from 1942 until 1996. He had served as Chairman of the Deacon Board and Chairman of the Building Committee at Pinecrest Baptist Church. He was a Deacon and Deacon Emeritus of Cedar Grove Baptist Church where he was a member. He had been an active member of the East Tennessee Corvair Association.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Jack and Ruby Maxey, Maryville; three sons and daughters-in-law, John Donald and Lucille Randolph, Johnson City, James "Jim" and Linda Randolph, Piney Flats, and Meldon and Margaret Randolph, Kingsport; and a sister, Mattie Pearl Ball Cole, Johnson City. Seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   RANDOLPH -- Funeral services for Kermit Randolph, 90, 142 Woodland Drive, Johnson City, who died Thursday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Dr. W.D. Helsabeck and Dr. William Gwaltney officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Monte Vista Burial Park where family and friends will meet for the services. Active pallbearers will be John Randolph Jr., Clifton Gibson, Jack Street, James Vaughn II, Robert Ball, Walter Ball, Larry Hendrix and Phil White. For those who prefer, the family suggests contributions to The Gideons International-North Camp, P.O. Box 3695 CRS, Johnson City, TN 37602-3695. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Deola Shell

06/28/99

   Mrs. Deola "Dee" Shell, 76, 232 Bear Branch Road, Roan Mountain, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Boone, N.C., following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Shell was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Hubert and Faithie Shell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Shell, June 9, 1995.

   Mrs. Shell was a homemaker and a member of Morgan Branch Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three sons, Wayne Shell, of the home, Kenneth Shell and Richard Shell, both of Roan Mountain; three daughters, Sandra Johnson, Janice Oliver and Carol Oaks, all of Roan Mountain; three brothers, Conley Shell and Dale Shell, both of Roan Mountain, and Kell Shell, Shawnee Mission, Kan.; four sisters, Shirley Perkins, Neil Roark, Arlys Higgins and Ruth Ponds, all of Roan Mountain; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a special nephew, Danny Cooke, Roan Mountain. Several other nephews and several nieces also survive.

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

   SHELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Deola "Dee" Shell, 76, 232 Bear Branch Road, Roan Mountain, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Morgan Branch Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Gwyn and Rev. Tull Oaks officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Danny Cooke Family. Interment will follow at Richardson Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons: Brian Shell, Todd Johnson, Brent Shell, Chad Oliver, Michael Oliver, David Davis, James Clark, Allen Markland, David Arnett, Danny Puckett and Aaron Baird. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Janice Oliver, Teaberry Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Nora G. Taylor

06/28/99

   Nora G. Taylor, 79, formerly of Rt. 5, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.

   Mrs. Taylor was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Roy C. and Jettie Elliott Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert T. Taylor, August 11, 1978, and three brothers, Howard, Elwood and Glenn Grindstaff.

   Mrs. Taylor was a member of Moore's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and a member of the Sycamore Chapter #163 Order of Eastern Star. She was a former member of the Carter County Equalization Board.

   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy H. and Brenda Taylor, Elizabethton, and Howard S. and Brenda K. Taylor, Greensboro, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Cheri Cox, Joy Woods and Jennifer Greene, all of Elizabethton, David Taylor, Clinton Taylor and Katrina Brown, Greensboro, N.C., and Denise Hamm, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and a sister-in-law, Zella Grindstaff, Elizabethton. Nine great-grandchildren also survive.

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

   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Nora G. Taylor, 79, formerly of Rt. 5, Elizabethton, who went home to be with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. O.P. Stokes and Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff officiating. Music will be under the direction of granddaughters, Cheri Cox and Jennifer Greene. Interment will follow at Grindstaff-Taylor Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will Staff, Management and Caregivers of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, friends and neighbors. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Roy H. Taylor, 188 Panhandle Road, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast TN Chapter, 207 N. Boone Street, Suite 1050, Johnson City, TN 37604. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Lennis E. Lyons

06/25/99

   Mrs. Lennis Estep Lyons, 73, 2012 Forsythe Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Lyons was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Henry and Bertie Frances Scalf. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George F. Lyons.

   Mrs. Lyons attended the Holiness Church.

   Survivors include two daughters, Frances Whittington, Elizabethton, and Jean Burleson, Hartsville, S.C.; four brothers, Hasferd Estep, Hampton, Warren G. Estep, Elizabethton, Isaac Earl Estep and William M. Estep, both of Johnson City; and two sisters, Edith Estep, Elizabethton, and Hildred Estep. Five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   ESTEP -- Memorial services for Mrs. Lennis Estep Lyons, 73, 2012 Forsythe Drive, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Music will be provided by Betty Bradford, soloist, Charles Burleson, soloist, and Carlos Lee Bradford, trumpeter. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Lyons to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Frances Whittington, 2014 Forsythe Drive, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. It was Mrs. Lyons' request to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Brenda A. Bays

06/24/99

   Brenda Ann Dunlap Bays, 51, 2495 Dimmette Road, Lenoir, N.C., died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Lenoir, after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Bays was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Robert Steven and Mabel Hall Dunlap.

   Mrs. Bays had lived in North Carolina for the past 30 years. She was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include her husband, Erbie Bays; a daughter and son-in-law, Candy and Arthur Walker, Catawba, N.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Darlene Bays, Newton, N.C.; a sister, Barbara Ray, Watauga; three grandchildren; and two aunts, Edith Hambrick and Lillian McKinney, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   BAYS -- Funeral services for Brenda Ann Dunlap Bays, 51, 2495 Dimmette Road, Lenoir, N.C., who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Paul Peer, minister, officiating. Mrs. Peggy Harvey Street will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Laura D. Horton

06/23/99

   Mrs. Laura D. Horton, 91, 710 S. Lynn Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Horton was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late William and Lizzie Gibbs Stover. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Horton, October 7, 1984, three sons, Clarence T. Horton, in 1985, Marshall Horton Jr. and James Horton, and two daughters, Mary Louise Williams and Jo Ann Horton.

   Mrs. Horton was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include a son, Charles Robert Horton, Johnson City, and a daughter, Betty Magee, Elizabethton. Four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HORTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Laura D. Horton, 91, 710 S. Lynn Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Tim Watterson and Rev. E.E. Widby officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Loretta Bowers Newton, soloist, and Mrs. Odessa Johnson, pianist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be James Forney, Paul Hodge, Weston Hagler and Cecil Crawford. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert F. Nave

06/23/99

   Robert F. "Rob" Nave, 76, Potterack Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield, Va., following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Nave was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a son of the late Charlie and Delia Simerly Nave. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Earnest, George and J.C. Nave.

   Mr. Nave was a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II with seven years of active duty.

   Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Buddy Joe and Brenda Nave, Elizabethton, and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Geneva and J.B. Turbyfill, Farmville, Va., and Lorraine McGrath, Stockport, Ohio. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

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

   NAVE -- Graveside funeral services for Robert F. "Rob" Nave, 76, Potterack Road, Hampton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Mr. Dave Wolfe, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday before going to the cemetery for the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Harold Boyd

06/22/99

   Harold Boyd, 59, 5001 Ryan Acres, Pearland, Texas, formerly of Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at Southeast Memorial Hospital, Houston, Texas.

   Mr. Boyd was the son of Sylvia Clark and the late Lon Boyd.

   Mr. Boyd received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Milligan College. He worked at Beaunit while in Elizabethton, and was self-employed in the oil and gas industry in Houston, Texas.

   Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean Boyd; four daughters, Leanna Poteat, Jonesborough, Rhonda Jones, Magnolia, Texas, Sharon Beasley, Willis, Texas, and Stephanie Stephens, Spring, Texas; and a sister, Carol Ann Stephens, Woodstock, Ga. Seven grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews also survive.

   Southpark Funeral Home, Pearland, Texas, (281) 485-2711, is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie L. Hauser

06/22/99

   Mrs. Elsie Lucille Hauser, 86, 124 Victory Lane, Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at her residence after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Hauser was a native of Claremore, Okla., and a daughter of the late Thomas and Ada Lunsford Dennis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Marshall Hauser, in 1960.

   Mrs. Hauser had lived a number of years in Howell, Mich., before coming to Elizabethton in 1993. She had operated a private convalescence home in Howell for a number of years. She was a member of the Howell Church of the Nazarene and attended Fellowship Community Church, Watauga, where her son, Ken, is Pastor.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Robert Pollock, Prescott, Ariz.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Pastor Tom and Charlene Hauser, Rochester, N.Y., and Pastor Ken and Del Hauser, Elizabethton; two sisters, Myrtle Naylor, Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Ruby Hagman, Howell, Mich.; a brother, Glenn Dennis, Howell, Mich.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two very special friends, J.R. and Barbara Fox.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HAUSER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Lucille Hauser, 86, 124 Victory Lane, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fellowship Community Church with her two sons, Pastor Ken Hauser and Pastor Tom Hauser, officiating. Rick Sweeney, soloist, David Hughes, soloist, and the church choir will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be Ken Hauser, Tom Hauser, Phil Hauser, Rob Hauser, Bob Pollock and Brett Weigel. Honorary pallbearers will be "her church family." The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fellowship Community Church. Mrs. Hauser will be moved to Howell, Mich., for services. Interment will be in the Lakeside Cemetery in Howell. The McDonald Funeral Home (517-546-2800) will be in charge. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy E. Stout

06/22/99

   Mrs. Nancy E. Stout, 59, formerly of 932A Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Stout was a native of Johnson County and had made her home in Carter County for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late George Walker and Ola Lee Lunceford Slusher and was also preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Stout, February 26, 1996.

   Mrs. Stout was a homemaker, a former employee of Life Care Center of Elizabethton and former custodian at Valley Forge Elementary School. She was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son, James Edward Stout, Martinsville, Va.; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Plumb, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Valter E. "Bud" Slusher, Kingsport; a granddaughter, Samantha Plumb, Oklahoma City, Okla.; an aunt, Frances Johnson, Elizabethton; and an uncle, Earl Lunceford, Cosmopolis, Va. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

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

   STOUT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy E. Stout, 59, formerly of 932A Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Trilla Little, organist. Interment will follow in the Stout Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. In lieu of flowers those who prefer may make donations in memory of Mrs. Stout to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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.

Howard L. McKeehan, Jr.

06/21/99

   Mr. Howard Lee "Cricket" McKeehan, Jr., 26, 2226 West G Street, Apt. 9, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, in Laughlin Hospital, Greeneville, Tenn., from injuries received in an automobile accident.

   Mr. McKeehan was a native of Carter County. He was a son of Christine Melvin KcKeehan, Elizabethton, and Howard Lee McKeehan, Sr., and wife, Patty McKeehan, Spruce Pine, N.C. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Henry Taylor, and his maternal grandmother, Phyllis Rafferty.

   He was a 1990 graduate of University High, Johnson City. He was an employee of Tennessee Eastman, Kingsport. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1991 until 1995 as a Presidential Guard. He was presently serving in the Johnson City National Guard. He attended Hunter First Baptist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one very special son, Corey Alan McKeehan, Greeneville; one sister, Taylor McKeehan, Spruce Pine, N.C.; two brothers and sister-in-law: Brandon Dellinger, Spruce Pine, N.C.; and Jeff and Maggie McKeehan Herrmann, Elizabethton; his paternal grandmother, Minnie McKeehan, Elizabethton; his maternal grandfather, Harry Melvin, Webster, Fla.; his maternal great-grandmother, Magdalena Plowman, Streater, Ill.; his fiance, Leslie Ann Price, Elizabethton; and one niece, Macy Lee Herrmann, Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

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

   MCKEEHAN -- Funeral services for Howard Lee "Cricket" McKeehan, Jr., 26, 2226 West G Street, Apt. 9, Elizabethton, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 1999, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. David Rose and the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Lynn Avenue First Church of God Choir. Graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military honors will be provided by the Marines, Lima Co. 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines. Active pallbearers will be Stevie Lewis, Shane Ragussia, Jon McKeehan and Jeff Boggs. Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Lewis, Don Averett, Bobby Price, Ted McKeehan and Bruce Leverette. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of the paternal grandmother, Minnie McKeehan, 284 Tester Hollow, Elizabethton. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Miller

06/21/99

   Fred Miller, 67, 902 Embreeville Road, Johnson City, died Friday, June 18, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center.

   He was a native of Carter County and had lived most of his life in Johnson City. He was a son of the late Jim and Rhoda Hardin Miller. Mr. Miller was preceded in death by one son and several brothers and sisters.

   Mr. Miller was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired self-employed house painter.

   Survivors include his wife, Virginia Keen Miller; three sons: Fred Miller, Jr., Johnson City; Larry Miller and Darrell Miller, both of Telford; one daughter, Helen Human, Johnson City; two brothers: Carl Miller and Ray Miller, both of Johnson City; three sisters: Mary Ayers, Johnson City; Ruby Worthley, Elizabethton; and Betty Drewery, Springfield, Tenn.; and six grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

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

   MILLER -- Funeral services for Fred Miller, 67, 902 Embreeville Road, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The Rev. Bill Greer will officiate. Burial will follow services in Snyder Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends, Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Virginia Keen Miller; three sons: Fred Miller, Jr., and his wife, Leslie; Larry Miller and his wife, Lawana, and Darrell Miller, all of Telford; one daughter, Helen Human and her husband, Leroy, Johnson City; two brothers: Carl Miller and Ray Miller, both of Johnson City; three sisters: Mary Ayers, Johnson City; Ruby Worthley, Elizabethton; and Betty Drewery, Springfield, Tenn; two sisters-in-law: Ruby Miller, Elizabethton; and Joyce Miller, Michigan; six grandsons and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and other times at the home of a son at 127 Slate Hill Road, Telford. Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Rosia L. Hardin

06/18/99

   Miss Rosia Lee Hardin, 29, Spring House, 1113 King Springs Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

   Miss Hardin was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Eugene and Rosia Weatherly Hardin. She was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

   Miss Hardin was a member of the Mountain City First Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two sisters, Kathleen Ollinger, Dryden, Va., and Debra Kiser, Watauga, and four brothers, Edward Ollinger, Kingsport, Richard Ollinger, Mountain City, Alvin Hardin, Nashville, and Paul Ollinger Jr., Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HARDIN -- Funeral services for Miss Rosia Lee Hardin, 29, Spring House, 1113 King Springs Road, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Pastor Dale Reynolds officiating. Music will be by Dale and Lily Reynolds. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the O'Quinn Cemetery. Active pallbearers will Richard Ollinger, Jonathan Wright, Ronnie Kiser Jr., Larry Ray Berry, Beecher O'Quinn Jr. and Nathan Rhew. Honorary pallbearers will be the residents of Spring House. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of a sister, Debra Kiser, 369 Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Willard T. Kyte

06/18/99

   Willard T. Kyte, 89, 141 Beryl Blevins Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.

   Mr. Kyte was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late H.W. "Chris" and Bertie Ellen Trivett Kyte. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Maude Stout Kyte, May 26, 1999, a daughter, Marie Smith, two sons, Billy Joe Kyte and Gene Kyte, 10 brothers and five sisters.

   Mr. Kyte had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was a retired employee of St. Johns Milling Company, Watauga, and a member of the Lynn Valley Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three sons, Jack Kyte and Sherrell Kyte, both of Elizabethton, and Willard "Pete" Kyte Jr., Atlanta, Ga. Twenty-three grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   KYTE -- Funeral services for Willard T. Kyte, 89, 141 Beryl Blevins Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Archer and Rev. David Wade officiating. Music will be provided by Herman and Charlotte Crumley, Ina Mae Stansbery, Gloria Winters and William J. Greene. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Dave Shorter officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 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 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at Mr. Kyte's residence or at the residence of a son, Jack Kyte, 109 West I Street, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Stella Percy, well-known in local circles, dies

06/16/99

   Mrs. Stella Elizabeth Lawing Percy, of Asbury Center, Johnson City, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Percy was a native of Unicoi County and had lived in Greene County and Carter County before moving to Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Pete and Josephine Gillis Lawing and the widow of the late State Representative Frank Bob Percy, who died February 12, 1985. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.

   Mrs. Percy was a member of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, and was a Master Flower Show Judge and belonged to several area Garden Clubs and Judges Council. She was a member of the Elizabethton Woman's Club, the Monday Club of Johnson City and the Order of Eastern Star, Sycamore Chapter #163.

   She did extensive charity work as a memorial to her late husband and some of these included the University of Tennessee, Tusculum College, Asbury Center and many others. She was the last surviving member of her family and was preceded in death by four sisters and six brothers.

   Survivors include a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

   PERCY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Elizabeth Lawing Percy, of Asbury Center, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Dr. Charles Hobbs officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist, and David Arney, organist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kyle Chambers, Bill Greene, Dick Beeson, Harold Mills, Terry Greer, Richard Barker, Bob Turbyfill, Roger Hamm, Ed Alexander and Ted Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Burleson, Ted Tipton and Bobby Jack Tipton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Garfield Sneyd

06/16/99

   Garfield Sneyd, 85, Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Sneyd was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Dave and Mary Campbell Sneyd. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ollie May Foster Lequieu Sneyd, in 1998, and a brother.

   Mr. Sneyd was retired from Burlington Mills and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. He was a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was of the Protestant Faith.

   Survivors include two step-children, Jean Barnes, Elizabethton, and Richard Lequieu, Kingsport; five brothers, Pleasey Sneyd, Unicoi, Jessie Sneyd, Mooreville, N.C., Vernon Sneyd, Unicoi, Walter Sneyd, Detroit, Mich., and Carl Sneyd, Johnson City; five sisters, Minnie Coppock, Collinsville, Ill., Bessie Cornett, Unicoi, Myrtle Roberts, Elizabethton, Caroline Stevens, Johnson City, and Gladys Baxley, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.

   SNEYD -- Funeral services for Garfield Sneyd, 85, Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday from the East Chapel of Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home with Rev. Estel Williams officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Military Honors will be accorded by Kingsport VFW Post #3382. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by the service hour. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Oliver Williams

06/16/99

   Oliver "Shorty" Williams, 81, 1117 Broad Street Extension, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Williams was a native of Meadowview, Va., and the son of the late Albert and Bessie Burke Williams. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Vonnia Blevins, a brother, Curtis Williams, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rock.

   Mr. Williams was a member of Riverview Baptist Church where he served as a trustee and was also a member of the Wal-Mart Coffee Club. He was a former employee of Bemberg Industries and the ETSU Maintenance Department. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife of 59 years. Ruby Rock Williams, of the home; a daughter, Dars Ann Cole, Elizabethton; a brother, Hyler Williams, Abingdon, Va.; two sisters, Glypher Belisle and Juanita Berry, both of Abingdon, Va.; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Patrick and Dana Cole, Stockbridge, Ga.; a great-granddaughter, Baylee Cole, Stockbridge, Ga.; an aunt, Jessie Osborn, Cullpepper, Va., (formerly of Bristol); a sister-in-law, Virginia Williams, Abingdon, Va.; and a brother-in-law, Harry Blevins, Austell, Ga.

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

   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Oliver "Shorty" Williams, 81, 1117 Broad Street Extension, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Homer Salyer and Rev. Roy Wilson officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Chariot Trio. Graveside services and interment will be at 12 noon Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Herb Curde, Kenneth Mann, Tommy Crain, Danny McGunnis, Jerry Proffitt, Therm Johnson, Patrick McGunnis and Riley Cobb. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Lewis, Dennis Blackburn, Fornie Peters, Raymond Isaacs, Charles Haynes, James Williams, Jay Buckles, Ray Lewis, Jimmy Mann, Jerry Mann, the men of Riverview Baptist Church, Pat "Red" Bowers and the ETSU Maintenance Department Employees. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce M. Church

06/15/99

   Joyce Maxine Church, 61, Saw Dust Trail, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mrs. Church was a native of Washington County and the daughter of Clara Roe Greer, Jonesborough, and the late David Greer. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Aileen Cooke.

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

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Walter Frank "Jug" Church, of the home; a daughter, Denise Church, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Joyce Church, Elizabethton, and Frank and Marty Church, Roan Mountain; three sisters, Lucille Goodman and Phyllis Whitehead, both of Johnson City, and Linda Malone, Jonesborough; four brothers, David Greer, Chucky, Bill Greer and Roger Greer, both of Johnson City, and Freddie Greer, Jonesborough; and four grandchildren, Tyler Church and Derek Stanley, both of Elizabethton, and Bailee and Mallory Church, both of Roan Mountain.

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

   CHURCH -- Funeral services for Joyce Maxine Church, 61, Saw Dust Trail, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday from the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Stout and Rev. Vickie Neese officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson-Roanview Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, will be W.O. Hampton, Clarence "Buckeye" Garland, Gene Mosley, Jack Johnson, Lawrence Roberts and Tim "Big T" McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and loved ones. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel Tuesday evening from 5:30 p.m. to the service hour. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Clyde Edney,Roan Mountain businessman, dies

06/15/99

   Clyde Edney, 85, 8491 Highway 19-E, Roan Mountain, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Roan Highlands Care Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. Edney was a lifelong resident of Roan Mountain and a son of the late John and Bertie Johnson Edney. He was also preceded in death by three children, Maynard, Billy Glen and Evelyn Edney, a brother and six sisters.

   Mr. Edney was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 37 years of service, and was also the founder of Shell Creek Fabric and Shell Creek Carpet. He was a member of Upper Shell Creek Christian Church and the Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge #566. He was also a magistrate of Carter County.

   Survivors include his wife, Ruby Shell Edney, of the home; a daughter, Pat Edney Miller, Roan Mountain; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Eugene Edney, Elizabethton, C.J. and Robin Edney, Spartanburg, S.C., and John and Audrey Edney, Elizabethton; and two sisters, Juanita Julian, Elizabethton, and Iva Lee McKinney, Hampton. Seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Judy Presnell, also survive.

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

   EDNEY -- Funeral services for Clyde Edney, 85, 8491 Highway 19-E, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gail Miller and Terry Dugger. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Richardson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Chris Miller, Chad Miller, Robin Honeycutt, Bob Shields, Todd Campbell and Jim Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be William Murrell Grindstaff, Walter Church, Warren Ledford, Richard Winters, Wayne Holtsclaw, Dan Winters, John Tom Williams, R.L. Miller, Roy Roberts, Herb Buck, Lawrence Roberts and Clifton Shell. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Claude J. Campbell

06/14/99

   Claude J. Campbell, 88, 711 Beech Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Campbell was a native of Washington County, Va., and a son of the late James G. and Ethel Pierce Campbell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sofia Stout Campbell, three sons, Kenneth, James and Kyle Campbell, six brothers and sisters and a granddaughter.

   Mr. Campbell had lived a number of years in Carter County. He worked at North American Rayon Corporation for 24 years and operated the Kayo Gas Stations for 19 years. He was a member of Hampton Christian Church.

   He had been a member of the Hampton Masonic Lodge #750 for 61 years and was also a member of the Hampton Chapter #470, Order of Eastern Star.

   Survivors include a son and three daughters-in-law, Harley and Ethel Campbell, Elizabethton, Dorothy Campbell of Pennsylvania, and Judy Campbell, Hampton; a brother, Martin Campbell, Abingdon, Va.; and two sisters, Mrs. Faye Anderson and Mrs. Mattie Sullivan, both of Abingdon, Va. Seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   CAMPBELL -- Graveside services for Claude J. Campbell, 88, 711 Beech Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Roy Canter officiating. Interment will follow the service. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Hampton Masonic Lodge #750. Masonic Graveside Honors will be conducted by Hampton Lodge #750. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Travis P. Eggers

06/14/99

   Travis Paul Eggers, 27, 472 Dry Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Thursday night, June 10, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mr. Eggers was a native of Sumpter County, S.C., and a son of Gary Paul and Barbara Jean Stout Eggers, Elizabethton. He was also preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charles Eggers and Dana Stout.

   Travis had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was a 1989 graduate of Unaka High School and also graduated from the Marshall T. Nave Para Medical Center. He was employed as a Surgical Technologist at Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport. He was a member of the Watauga Lodge #622 and the following Masonic Orders: R.D. Keller Chapter No. 214, The B.E. Wooten Council No. 119 and the Jericho Shrine Temple. Travis was a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Kimberly Carrier Eggers; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Eunice Stout, Elizabethton; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruah Eggers, Elizabethton; four uncles, Jimmy, Danny, Jerry and Eddie Joe Eggers; seven cousins, Jackson, Jeff, Stephanie, Mindy, Chris, Caitlynn and Cole Eggers; his father and mother-in-law, Ronnie and Brenda Carrier, Elizabethton; and his special friends, Andi and Dylan.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   EGGERS -- Funeral services for Travis Paul Eggers, 27, 472 Dry Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Jordan and Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Amy Moore, The Union Hill Trio and Dennis Laws will provide the music. Interment will be in the Grindstaff Cemetery with Rev. Danny Simerly officiating. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Eggers, Brandon Woods, Brian Moore, Jeff Farmer, Charlie Jones, Lee Gay, Wayco Campbell, Chris Eggers, Jackson Eggers and Dale Colbaugh. Honorary pallbearers will be His Uncles: Jimmy, Danny, Jerry and Eddie Joe Eggers, members of the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622 and all Masonic Bodies of Carter County, members of the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Deparment, friends and neighbors of Dry Hollow, and also Scott Dugger, Kelly Oliver, Jack Mann, Dean Grindstaff, Allen Ballard, Steve Lewis and Tommy Chappell. The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Watauga Masonic Lodge #622 will conduct a memorial service following the funeral service. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Eggers to the Shriners Hospital c/o Mike Sellers, 270 Taylorstown Road, Johnson City, TN 37601. Friends may also call at the residence of his father and mother-in-law, Ronnie and Brenda Carrier, 269 Dry Branch Road (Buladeen Community) or the residence of his parents, Gary and Barbara Eggers, 472 Dry Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Goldia T. Grindstaff

06/14/99

   Goldia T. Grindstaff, 98, formerly of 170 Creek Bank Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.

   Mrs. Grindstaff was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William and Eliza Taylor Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Noah Grindstaff, in 1976, a son, Billy Grindstaff, and a daughter, Grace Grindstaff.

   Mrs. Grindstaff was a homemaker and a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Roy Luther and Virginia Grindstaff, Old Hickory, Tenn.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Hazel and Robert Carlisle, Elizabethton, and Shirley and Pete Prikals, Oak Hill, Va.; and a sister, Anna Speers, Boone, N.C. Six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Goldia T. Grindstaff, 98, formerly of 170 Creek Bank Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Estep and Rev. Brooks Peters officiating. Music will be under the direction of Don McAllister. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Grindstaff Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Joe Carlisle, Larry Woods, Clay Kirkendall, Pete Prikals Jr., Jack Mann, Earl Rock, Randall Roy Grindstaff and Matt Shoemaker. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Stoney Creek Baptist Church, the Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton and Dr. Eugene Galloway. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Hazel Carlisle, 170 Creek Bank Road, Elizabethton, or at the residence of a granddaughter, Debra Woods, 205 Aviation Drive, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mickey Grindstaff

06/14/99

   Mickey Grindstaff, 42, 112 Keg Mottern Road, Watauga, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Grindstaff was a native of Johnson City and the son of the late Oda Grindstaff.

   Mr. Grindstaff was an active member of Fountain of Life Bible Church.

   Survivors include a daughter, Dee Dee Scalf, Mars Hill, N.C.; four sisters, Beatrice Boswell, Scottsburg, Mary Campbell, Des Moines, Wash., Katy Wallis, Albuquerque, N.M., and Linda Chandler, Denver, Colo.; and two brothers, Charles Grindstaff and Larry Grindstaff, both of Johnson City.

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

   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Mickey Grindstaff, 42, 112 Keg Mottern Road, Watauga, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday from the Fountain Of Life Bible Church, Carroll Creek Road, Johnson City, with Pastor Vic Young officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery, Elizabethton. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daryl Guy, Andy Tunnell, Jim Church, Mike Grindstaff, Jim Grindstaff, Ron Saults and Bobby Joe Baker. Flowers should be delivered to the church on Tuesday. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Nora S. Johnson

06/14/99

   Nora S. Holdren Johnson, 81, 707 Maple Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Johnson was a native of Morristown and the daughter of the late Jonas and Lillie Mae Cupp Vaughn. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Archie C. Holdren, her second husband, Dewey Johnson, a brother and two grandchildren.

   Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and a member of the Watauga First Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son, Charles C. Holdren, Elizabethton; five daughters, Barbara Garland, Johnson City, Louise Lyons and Alberta Sims, both of Elizabethton, Anna Miller, Wilmington, N.C., and Ethel Akard, Bluff City; a sister, Ethel Collins, Knoxville; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a special friend, Vicie Birchfield, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Nora S. Holdren Johnson, 81, 707 Maple Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ira Berry and Rev. Ken Bewley officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the George Mottern Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons: Ricky Holdren, Tim Holdren, Chris Sims, Earl Garland II, Justin Miller, Jeff Miller and J.B. Simerly. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Barbara Garland, Central Community, or at the residence of her son, Charles C. Holdren, 149 Old Mill Ridge Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Floyd W. Radford

06/14/99

   Floyd Wesley Radford, 77, 203 Melrose Street, Hampton, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Radford was a native of Murphy, N.C., living most of his life in Carter County. He was the son of the late Hammond and Mary Morrow Radford and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Montgomery, and a brother, Winford Radford.

   Mr. Radford was a member of Union Baptist Church where he was a former Sunday School teacher. He was a retired construction worker and a member of the Hampton Masonic Lodge #750 F&AM.

   Survivors include his wife, Opal Radford, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Richard Tester, Hampton; five sisters, Jean Webb, Madisonville, Dolly Myers, Etowah, Seville Hawkins, Cleveland, Frances Murray, Etowah, and Linda Martin, Tellico Plains; three granddaughters, Marcye Montgomery, Amy Lowe and Amanda Tester, all of Hampton; a grandson, Jerry Lynn Montgomery, Hampton; a great-grandson, Garrett Lowe, Hampton; and two special friends, Mildred and Paul Radford, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   RADFORD -- Funeral services for Floyd Wesley Radford, 77, 203 Melrose Street, Hampton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Mickey Beal and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Masonic services will follow by the Hampton Masonic Lodge #750 F&AM. Music will be under the direction of the Union Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Bill Webb officiating. Active pallbearers will be Jim Murray, Jerry Montgomery, Chris Lowe, A.C. Burgess, Wayne Allen, Vearl Julian and Ray Lewis Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Radford, Mike May, E.C. Vines, Ron Jones, employees of Hampton 7-Eleven Restaurant, a very special thank you to the Carter County Emergency & Rescue Squad, the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department and the Renal Care of Upper East Tennessee Dialysis Center in Johnson City. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:15 a.m. Monday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Richard Tester, 366 Mountain View Drive, Hampton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, P.O. Box 1135, Blountville, TN 37616. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

H. John Overholt

06/14/99

   H. John Overholt, 51, 512 West E Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.

   Mr. Overholt was a native of Newport, grew up and lived in Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to Elizabethton 13 years ago. He was a son of the late H. Jack and Wilma Smith Overholt and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. He was a recipient of a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

   Mr. Overholt had been an employee for the Department of Veterans Affairs at Mountain Home for 10 years and participated in a program for combat veterans at the Johnson City Veterans Center. He was a Baptist.

   Survivors include a son, John Matthew Overholt, Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Marjorie Campbell, Hampton, and Jean Sexton Grindstaff, Jonesborough; three grandchildren, Jonathan, Andrew and Kelsey; and a very special friend, Debbie Ramsey. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   OVERHOLT -- Graveside funeral services for H. John Overholt, 51, 512 West E Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the U.S. National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with the V.A. Chaplain officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. Monday to proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Vets or the American Cancer Society, 101 Fountain Place, Suite 15, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday evening. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Janina Kossakoski

06/11/99

   Janina "Babcia" Kossakoski, 94, 618 S. Roan Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Kossakoski was a native of Russia, and of Polish descent. She was a daughter of the late Stanley and Julia Konichewski Rezler and was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Kontorowicz, four brothers and a sister.

   Mrs. Kossakoski had lived in Carter County for 16 years and formerly lived in Trenton, N.J., for 16 years. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church of Elizabethton and a retired employee of St. Francis Hospital, Trenton, N.J. housekeeping department.

   Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Zorawski, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Diane Kontorowicz and Robert and Helena Kontorowicz, all of Trenton, N.J.; a sister, Antonina Jakowicki; and 10 grandchildren, Dr. George Zorawski, Johnson City, Richard Zorawski, Elizabethton, Harry Kontorowicz, Seattle, Wash., Sylvia Coleman, Diane Kontorowicz, Wanda Korolenko, Mark Kontorowicz, Mike Kontorowicz, Krystyna Matlack and Alicia Edwardson, all of Trenton, N.J. Eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   KOSSAKOSKI -- The Mass of the Resurrection for Janina "Babcia" Kossakoski, 94, 618 S. Roan Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Father Steven Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dr. George Zorawski, Richard Zorawski, Richard Zorawski Jr. and Mike Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Nelson, Greg Ruston, Wilson Ornduff and Todd Edwardson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, followed by a prayer service at 8 p.m. Friends may also call at the residence, 618 S. Roan Street, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Howard "Burl" Bowers

06/10/99

   Howard "Burl" Bowers, 55, 300 Chambers Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at his residence following a short illness.

   Mr. Bowers was a native of Elizabethton and a son of Blonnie Crowe Bowers, Elizabethton, and the late Woodrow Wilson Bowers. He was also preceded in death by a brother, William "Bill" Bowers and a sister, Charlotte Renfrow.

   Mr. Bowers was a retired carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include his wife, Rebecca "Betty" Ann Caudill Bowers, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, William Burl and Linda Bowers, Elizabethton, and Timothy Lee and Mary Bowers, Johnson City; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Nyoka Allison, Teresa and David Emmons and Donna and Jack Higgins, all of Elizabethton; four brothers, Terry Bowers, Johnson City, Tony Bowers and Woodrow Bowers Jr., both of Michigan, and Harmon Bowers of Indiana; seven sisters, Patsy Presnell and Beulah Lunceford, both of Hampton, Betty Bell and Lois Hughes, both of Elizabethton, June Saultz, Johnson City, Carolyn Bishop of Michigan, and Ruth Bowers of Indiana; a special step-mother, Margarette Bowers of Indiana; three step-brothers, Kenny Warren and Tom Rodgers, both of Michigan, and Mike Warren of Louisiana; and a step-sister, Mary Rodgers of Michigan. Fourteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BOWERS -- Funeral services for Howard "Burl" Bowers, 55, 300 Chambers Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Sherrill Pickering, Jack Higgins, David Emmons, Harvey Dugger, Jerry Lunceford and Lester Lunceford. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Wexler and Aurthur Perry. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Rosemary Edens

06/10/99

   Dr. Rosemary Edens, 74, 216 West "I" Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a sudden heart attack.

   Dr. Edens, Professor Emeritus of Carson-Newman College, was a daughter of the late Felix Raymond and Bessie Johnson Edens. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Wilbur Hayden Edens.

   Dr. Edens received degrees from Carson-Newman College, B.A.; University of Tennessee, M.A.; and the Inter American University, Saltillo, Mexico, Ph.D. She taught Spanish for 45 years. She taught at Elizabethton High School; Elizabethton Elementary Schools; Wingate College, Wingate, N.C.; Milligan College; Carson-Newman College (1966-1990); Walters State Community College; and retired from Carson-Newman College in 1990. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a niece and her husband, Lisa and Rick Mixon, Knoxville; a great-nephew, Andrew Mixon, and a great-niece, Ashley Mixon, both of Knoxville; and a sister-in-law, Betty Edens, Hampton. Several cousins also survive.

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

   EDENS -- A Celebration of Life for Dr. Rosemary Edens, 74, 216 West "I" Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Brent Seals officiating. There will be a time of reflection and sharing by family and friends. Interment will follow in the Christus Garden of Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Active pallbearers will be selected. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to DEMS Foreign Language Hall of Fame. (A scholarship will be given in honor of Dr. Edens to a deserving foreign language student.) Mail memorials to Advancement Services, Box 72017, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Hubert Malone

06/10/99

   Hubert "Babo" Malone, 59, 344 Tennessee Avenue, Bluff City, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mr. Malone was a native of Bluff City and a son of the late Robert and Mary Liza Armaroad Malone. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Hardin, and a brother, James E. Malone Sr.

   Mr. Malone attended Gateway Independent Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter, Sophia Malone, Kingsport; four sons, Kenneth Malone, Bluff City, Robert Malone, Johnson City, Authur Malone, Elizabethton, and T.J. Malone, Bluff City; a sister, Betty Hite, Piney Flats; and two brothers, John Henry Malone, Bluff City, and Bobby Malone, Piney Flats. Fifteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   MALONE -- Funeral services for Hubert "Babo" Malone, 59, 344 Tennessee Avenue, Bluff City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with Rev. John Sloan officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Sunrise Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside services are requested to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret K. Zindel

06/10/99

   Margaret Kathryn (Wood) Zindel, 86, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

   Mrs. Zindel was a native of Greeneville, Tenn., and a daughter of the late Rev. Charles T. and Lillie Wood. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Mark G. Zindel; a daughter, Dorothy J. Fraley; a brother, John A. Wood; two sisters, Ruth Gettle and Etta Binkowski; a grandson, Michael C. White; and a son-in-law, William P. Sigman.

   Mrs. Zindel was previously employed by St. Anthony's and Riverside Hospitals in Columbus, Ohio, and Plaza Properties of Reynoldsburg. She was a member of the Reynoldsburg Senior Citizens Club and a volunteer at Mt. Carmel East Hospital.

   Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Peggy and Jim Ray, Manning, S.C., Julia and Laurence White, Toledo, Ohio, and Mary K. Sigman, Shaverton, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Wood, Elizabethton; and a sister, Charlotte Blythe, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and special friends also survive.

   Schoedinger East Chapel, Columbus, Ohio, (614) 861-6268, is in charge of arrangements.

Maude E. Carden

06/09/99

   Mrs. Maude E. Carden, 90, 507 Rose Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, June 7, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Carden was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Benny F. and Martha McKinney Hyder. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Carden, August 21, 1995, and by three brothers and a sister.

   Mrs. Carden had lived in Johnson City for a number of years. She attended the Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Pearl and Clyde "Buck" Estep, Johnson City, Nila June Reece, Knoxville, and Lona Nell Malone, Elizabethton; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Estep, Leesburg, Fla.; a brother, Roy Hyder, Erwin; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Charlie Templeton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   CARDEN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Maude E. Carden, 90, 507 Rose Avenue, Johnson City, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lon Tobin and Rev. Dave Shorter officiating. Mrs. Trilla Little, organist, will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Buck Estep, Jim Ludolf, Lee White, Mike Malone, Terry Malone, Robert Barnett Jr., Cecil Hyder, Charlie Templeton, Jim Reece and Rocky Ryan. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughters, Pearl Estep, 2103 Kipling Street, Johnson City, or Lona Malone, 400 Hendrick Avenue, Elizabethton. A special thank you to Dr. Steven Brown and his nurse Judith and Hospice Health Care Workers. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

A.B. Davenport

06/09/99

   A.B. Davenport, 86, 621 Race Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home after a brief illness.

   Mr. Davenport was a native of Birmingham, Ala., and a son of the late Arthur B. Davenport Sr. and Winefred Mae Duggon Davenport. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen Hardin Davenport, May 27, 1998, and a son, Jack Davenport, January 14, 1995.

   Mr. Davenport had lived in Elizabethton since 1959. He was a retired business man and a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church, Knoxville.

   Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Abrahamson, Hollywood, Fla., Patsy Benton Glass and June Donnelly, both of Elizabethton; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Taylor, Durham, N.C.; four grandchildren, William Hans Seher, Orlando, Fla., Robert Hans Seher, Melbourne, Fla., Mike Donnelly and Lisa Broome, both of Elizabethton; a great-granddaughter, Lucy Myers; and a special friend, David Vance Melton.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   DAVENPORT -- Memorial services for A.B. Davenport, 86, 621 Race Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ed Wheeler officiating. Mrs. Carol Bowers, organist, will provide the music. Interment will be in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Davenport to the Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 East F Street, Elizabethton, or the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton. It was Mr. Davenport's request to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Rosemary Edens

06/09/99

   Dr. Rosemary Edens, 216 West I Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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

James R. Greenwell

06/09/99

   James Robert Greenwell, 27, Stoney Fork Road, Deep Gap, N.C., died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Greenwell was a native of Carter County but had made his home in Johnson County for several years. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eliza and Manley Cowan.

   Mr. Greenwell was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include his parents, Robert Greenwell, Butler, and Glenna Greenwell, Mountain City; two sisters, Pam Hicks, Butler, and Lisa Murphy, Deep Gap, N.C.; his paternal grandmother, Margaret Cardens, Chicago, Ill.; a nephew, Jamie McElyea, Trade; and a niece, Tonya Hicks, Butler.

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

   GREENWELL -- Funeral services for James Robert Greenwell, 27, Stoney Fork Road, Deep Gap, N.C., who died Sunday, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday from the Chapel of Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Brown and Rev. Rick Thomason officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Sugar Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Larry McCall, Steve Lunceford, Joe Lunceford, Tracy Hicks, Carl Trivette, Jamie McElyea, Gregg Adams and Ronnie Hicks. Honorary pallbearers will be Lon Greenwell, Jayson Greenwell, Terry Payne and Johnny Townsend. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home or at the home of his mother, Glenna Greenwell, 2120 Crossroads Drive, Mountain City, or at the home of his sister, Tracy and Pam Hicks, 3652 Sink Valley Road, Butler. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Bob R. Potter

06/08/99

   LENOIR, N.C. -- Bob Raymond Potter, 66, Clearview Circle, N.E. Lenoir, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

   Mr. Potter was a native of Carter County and the son of Rose Farris Potter of Elizabethton, Tenn., and the late Lloyd R. Potter.

   Mr. Potter was a retired school teacher with the Caldwell County School System and a graduate of East Tennessee State. He was a member of the Edelweiss Club and was a U.S. Army veteran.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Marjories Anderson Potter, of the home; a son, Mark Anderson Potter, Spruce Pine; two sisters, Mrs. Dennis (Carolyn) Huskins, Kingsport, Tenn., and Ms. Shirley Butler, Elizabethton, Tenn.; two nephews, Steven Huskins of New Hampshire and Adam Huskins, Nashville, Tenn.; and a niece, Linda Willis, Knoxville, Tenn.

   Greer-McElveen Funeral Home, 725 Wilkesboro Blvd., N.E. Lenoir, N.C., (828) 754-4521, is in charge of arrangements.

   POTTER -- Funeral services for Bob Raymond Potter, 66, Clearview Circle, N.E. Lenoir, N.C., who died Saturday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Hall and Rev. Hal Vannoy officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Benevolent Fund, c/o Tabernacle Advent Christian Church, 1522 Wildwood Road, Lenoir, NC 28645. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home, 725 Wilkesboro Blvd., N.E. Lenoir, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Glenn S. Boatright Sr.

06/07/99

   Glenn S. Boatright Sr., 88, 608 Willow Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

   Mr. Boatright was a native of Gate City, Va., and had lived most of his life in Elizabethton. He was a son of the late Charles C. and Ida Robinette Boatright and was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Edens Boatright, in 1986, a son, Dr. Glenn S. Boatright Jr., and several brothers and sisters.

   Mr. Boatright was retired from the Elizabethton Steam Laundry and was an Army Veteran of World War II, serving as a medic. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

   Survivors include three granddaughters, Pam Harris and Patricia Towler, both of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Lisa Reynolds, Elizabethton; a sister, Betty O. Smith, Jacksonville, Fla.; six great-grandchildren, Christopher Harris, Clifford Harris, Jason Towler and Nickolas Towler, all of Oklahoma City, Okla., Josh Reynolds and Rachael Reynolds, both of Elizabethton; and a great-great-grandson, Christopher Chase Harris, Oklahoma City, Okla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BOATRIGHT -- Funeral services for Glenn S. Boatright Sr., 88, 608 Willow Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with John L. Martin, minister, officiating. Music will be by David Arney, organist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe White, Bill Carter, Mark Harris, Tim Reynolds, Michael Boatright, men of the First Presbyterian Church, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of a granddaughter, Mrs. Lisa Reynolds, 513 Race Street, Elizabethton, any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604 or the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Jack T. Glover

06/07/99

   Jack Thurman Glover, 72, 97 Hilltop Drive, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center, Mountain Home, after an extended illness.

   Mr. Glover was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William Thurmand and Glenn Smith Glover. He was also preceded in death by two brothers.

   Mr. Glover had lived a number of years in Bristol. He was retired from the Russell Manufacturing Company, Lebanon, Va., and was a member of the Midway Baptist Church, Bristol. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Ruby Chambers Glover; two sons, Ed Glover, of the home, and Larry D. Glover, Johnson City; a sister, Mrs. Golda Pierce, Butler; a brother, Buster Glover, Aberdeen, Md.; a granddaughter, Brandi Glover, Meadow View, Va.; and two step-grandchildren, Derik Green and Todd Green, both of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   GLOVER -- Funeral services for Jack Thurman Glover, 72, 97 Hilltop Drive, Bristol, Va., who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dexter Terry and Rev. Eric Godfrey officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, will provide Military Graveside Honors. Pallbearers will be selected from his Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends from 7 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 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Polly V. Gregg

06/07/99

   SANFORD, Fla. -- Polly V. Gregg, 94, 950 South Mellonville, Sanford, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at Central Florida Regional Hospital.

   Mrs. Gregg was a native of Butler, Tenn., and moved to Central Florida in 1960. She was a homemaker.

   Survivors include a sister, Marie Lewis, Daytona Beach, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

   Gramkow Funeral Home, Sanford, Fla., (407) 322-3213, is in charge of arrangements.

Missouria C. Hampton

06/07/99

   Mrs. Missouria C. Hampton, 89, 170 Carter Street, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, in the Roan Highlands Nursing Center.

   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Dora Harrison Starnes. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.O. Hampton, Sr., three brothers and three sisters.

   Mrs. Hampton was a retired cook at the Cloudland Elementary School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain.

   Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law: W.O. Hampton, Jr., and Helen Hampton and James J. Hampton, all of Roan Mountain; two daughters and sons-in-law: Evelyn and Lawrence Roberts and Jean Lea and Roy Roberts, all of Roan Mountain; two sisters: Mrs. Effie Wallace, Elizabethton; and Mrs. Geneva Scott, Corvallis, Ore.; four grandchildren: Roy Lynn Roberts, Larry Roberts, Karma Morgan and Brittney Roberts; two great-grandchildren: Bennett Roberts and Chloe Roberts; also several nieces and nephews.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HAMPTON -- Graveside service for Mrs. Missouria C. Hampton, 89, 170 Carter Street, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Hampton & Orr Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Stout and the Rev. Jack Hill officiating. Burial will follow the service. Active pallbearers will be active and inactive deacons of the First Baptist Church, Roan Mountain. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Hampton to the Building Fund, First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 148, Roan Mountain, TN 37687. Friends may call at the funeral home or the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 2:20 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Harvey A. Helton

06/07/99

   Harvey A. Helton, 81, 289 Holston Mountain Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   A native of Scott County, Va., he was the son of the late Richard and Carrie Miller Helton. Mr. Helton was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Ernest Helton.

   He was a member of Borderview Christian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.

   Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Timbs Helton, of the home; three daughters: Debbie Clark, Johnson City; and Shirley Singleton and Sylvia Guinn, both of Abingdon, Va.; one son, Ralph Helton, High Point, N.C.; one step-son, Robert Timbs, Elizabethton; and one sister, Mary Henderson, Bristol, Va. Eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HELTON -- Funeral services for Harvey A. Helton, 81, 289 Holston Mountain Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Dave Wolfe, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Scott Reynolds. Graveside service and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 7, 1999, at V.A. Mountain Home National Cemetery with military honors to be accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post No. 2166. Active pallbearers will be Tim Timbs, Gerald Pittman, Mike Bare, Mike Spencer, David Timbs, Ray Byers, Kenny Williams, and Nathan Timbs. Honorary pallbearers will be brothers-in-law, men of Borderview Christian Church, ladies Sunday school class, doctors and nurses of V.A. Hospital, especially SICU nurses, Penny and April; Lon Nave, Eston Treadway and Harold Ellis. Everyone will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, or at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Maxie F. Stout

06/07/99

   STOUT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Maxie F. Stout, 75, 119 Williams Street, Hampton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Kelly Malone and the Rev. Mickey Beal officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Mr. Willie Malone and Mr. Will Andrews officiating. The church choir and the Rev. Bruce Hendrich will provide the music. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the church at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Keith Malone, Kelly Malone, Kent "Tut" Malone, Bryan Yeargin, Rick Kyte and Jeremy Stout. A special "thank you" to Mr. Harold Rainbolt and the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class, and her church family of Union Baptist Church, her friends and neighbors and her health care providers for their many expressions of love and support. Friends may call at her residence. The body will be moved to the church one hour before services to lie in state. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Guy Treadway

06/07/99

   Guy Treadway, 75, 502 Bradley Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 4, 1999, at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late John and Ina Nidiffer Treadway. Mr. Treadway was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

   He was a member of Happy Valley Missionary Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Helen Treadway, of the home; five daughters: Brenda Adams, of the home; Doris Treadway, Teresa Ballard, and Penny Sams, all of Elizabethton; and Cathy Sams Kent, Telford; two sons: Larry Joe Treadway, Johnson City; and Tom Treadway, Milligan; five sisters: Alta Treadway, Virginia Shipley, and Louise Treadway, Johnson City; Helen Thomas, Ivy Hall, Elizabethton; and Faye Norris, Elizabethton. Twelve grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   TREADWAY -- Funeral services for Guy Treadway, 75, 502 Bradley Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Russell and the Rev. Carl Grindstaff and the Rev. Jerry Emert officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 7, 1999, at V.A. Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be doctors and nurses, MICU and staff of V.A. Hospital, S & S Ambulance Service, Bill Kinchlowe, Gary Thomas, Edward Thomas, Stewart Thomas, Jimmy Taylor, Johnny Sams, Ronald Kent, Ray Ballard, Mickey Campbell, Jimmy Reece, Roy Schimmel, and Brandon Taylor. Everyone will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie R. Grindstaff

06/02/99

   Mrs. Elsie R. Meredith Grindstaff, 73, 510 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, died Monday, May 31, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Grindstaff was a native of Elizabethton and a daughter of the late William Robert and Minnie Cordella Garrison Meredith. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Gretchen White, Mary Kate Williams and Lizzie Belle Reed, and four brothers, Carl, Dorsey C., Ernest and Walter Meredith.

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

   Survivors include her husband, Crawford D. Grindstaff, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy G. and Kenneth B. Carter, Elizabethton; two sisters, Hattie B. Hathaway, Elizabethton, and Ruby Donnelly, Merritt Island, Fla.; a brother, Robert C. Meredith, Elizabethton; and special cousins, Marie Matherly and Hazel Marion, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie R. Meredith Grindstaff, 73, 510 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Hugh Hatfield and Mr. Greg Key, ministers, officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Janet Stuart, organist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Joe Alexander, Leonard Febuary, Randy Jones, David Shields, Andy Grindstaff, Karl Grindstaff, Tim Broyles and Mark Bindon. Honorary pallbearers will be Bounce Carter, Howard Matherly, Jim Marion, Blaine Merritt, Dorsey Reed, Ray Williams, Donnie Hathaway, Harry Hathaway, Richard Butner, Roger White, Howard White Jr. and C.L. Grindstaff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jericho Shrine Temple Building Fund, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Lesia W. McMurray

06/02/99

   Lesia Williams McMurray, 41, died Sunday, May 30, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. McMurray was preceded in death by her father, Shirley Williams, and her mother, Swannie Williams.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Elisabeth Huston McMurray and James W. McMurray Jr.

   Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Masters Common of Calvary United Methodist Church followed by a memorial service in the sanctuary, 3701 Hillsboro Road, Nashville.

   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lesia and Elisabeth McMurray Irrevocable Trust, c/o Carolyn Hutsell, 151 North Berwick Lane, Franklin, Tenn. 37069.

Louise P. Pierce

06/02/99

   Louise Perry Pierce, 71, 117 Nave Street, Hampton, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Pierce was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Huey Alford and Luemma Caldwell Perry. She was also preceded in death by a son, Steve William Humphrey, and by four brothers and two sisters.

   Mrs. Pierce was of the Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include her husband, Robert Glen Pierce; a son, Glen Ray Graham, Hampton; a sister, Dorothy Oakes, Hampton; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Sandra Roberts and Jeanette Blevins.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   PIERCE -- Funeral services for Louise Perry Pierce, 71, 117 Nave Street, Hampton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dexter Brummitt officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, will be Alfred Humphrey, Roy Humphrey, Dwayne Humphrey, Jeffrey Graham, Gary Graham and Tony Roberts. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday 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. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas L. Ralph

06/02/99

   Thomas Lee Ralph, 65, 171 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mr. Ralph was a native of Laurel, Del., and the son of Tom Ralph, Tarpon Springs, Fla., and the late Anita Short Ralph.

   Mr. Ralph had retired from the United States Marine Corps after 24 years of service. He had served three tours in Vietnam. He also retired from the Elizabethton Police Department after 16 years of service. He was a member of Slagle's United Methodist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his father and step-mother, Marie Ralph, include his wife, Edith Betty Ralph, of the home; three sons, Kevin Lee Ralph, Johnson City, Thomas Daniel Ralph, Salisbury, N.C., and John Christopher Ralph, Elizabethton; a daughter, Anita Ralph Nail, Sevierville; a brother, John David Ralph, of California; three granddaughters, Jennifer Ralph, Boston, Mass., Brittany Ralph and Jessica Ralph, both of Johnson City; and two grandsons, Jonathan Nail and Gary Nail, both of Sevierville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   RALPH -- Memorial services for Thomas Lee Ralph, 65, 171 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Hugley and Rev. Richard Gregory officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Jacqui Kelly. Private disposition will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles T. White

06/02/99

   Charles T. White, 71, 2620 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 31, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. White was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William and Flora Rains White. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Terry White, James White and Dewey Hardin.

   Mr. White had lived most of his life in Austin, Texas. He was retired from U.S. Steel and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bess and Guy Meyers and Ann and Tom Price, all of Elizabethton, and a brother and sister-in-law, T.A. and Gryce White, Bristol, R.I. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   WHITE -- Graveside services and interment for Charles T. White, 71, 2620 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Brian Wilson officiating. VFW Post #2166 will provide Military Graveside Honors. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Thursday, will be Bill Pack, Brian Mock, Willie Church, Dennis Ornduff and Bill Rollinson. A special "Thank You" to the Hospice employees of Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth A. Ashbaugh

06/01/99

   Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Cecil Ashbaugh, 75, 304 S. Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 30, 1999, following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Ashbaugh was a native of Washington County, Tenn., and spent most of her adult life in Washington, D.C. She moved to Palm Coast, Fla., where she lived for 10 years, and moved to Elizabethton in 1997. She was a daughter of the late Ballard P. and Cora Johnson Cecil and was also preceded in death by four brothers, Preston Cecil, Harold Cecil, Jim Cecil and Pat Cecil, and a sister, Hazel Mitchell.

   Mrs. Ashbaugh was a member of the Christian Church, a member of the Business Professional Women's Club and the Republican Women's Club. She had retired from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

   Survivors include a sister, Hannah Hartung, Austin, Texas; a step-daughter, Cheryl White, of Louisiana; a step-granddaughter, Eva Windsor, of California; and two great-nephews, Mark Broyles (with whom she made her home), Elizabethton, and Tim Broyles, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

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

   ASHBAUGH -- Memorial services for Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Cecil Ashbaugh, 75, 304 S. Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Don Marshall officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene Estep. Private disposition will be held at a later date. Friends may call at the residence of a nephew, Mark Broyles, 304 S. Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, Wednesday or Thursday at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Shepherd's Inn, P.O. Box 2144, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644 or to the parlor fund of First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

George W. Blankenship

06/01/99

   George W. "Pete" Blankenship, 59, 144 Unaka View Road, Johnson City, died Friday, May 28, 1999, while playing golf with friends.

   Mr. Blankenship was a native of Carter County and a son of the late John R. and Mabel Blankenship.

   Mr. Blankenship was a life-long attendee of Watauga Point United Methodist Church, Elizabethton. He was an alumni of East Tennessee State University, where he obtained a B.A. and M.S. degree.

   Mr. Blankenship taught at Happy Valley Elementary, Middle and Vocational Schools. He was the principal at Happy Valley Middle School prior to going to the Superintendent's Office where he served as the Supervisor for Attendance and Adult Education. He was a member of the Tennessee County Commission Association and was serving his third term as county commissioner, representing the fifth district of Carter County. He was currently serving on the steering committee of the Tennessee Association for School Supervision and Administration.

   He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238, York Rite Mason, Scottish Rite 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Jericho Shrine Temple.

   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. JoAnn Blankenship, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. George W. and Jennifer H. Blankenship, Cleveland, Tenn.; a grandson, Jacob H. Blankenship, Cleveland, Tenn.; a brother and sister-in-law, John R. and Marie Blankenship, Elizabethton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Kyle Humphreys, Limestone, and Nancy Gale and Charles Broyles, Johnson City; and a niece, Angela H. Hamilton, J.D., Nashville.

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

   BLANKENSHIP -- Funeral services for George W. "Pete" Blankenship, 59, 144 Unaka View Road, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Mack Houston and Rev. Mack Turner officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Nelta Eller, organist, and Howard Ensor, bagpiper. Graveside services and interment will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Masonic graveside services will be accorded by Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM. Active pallbearers will be Bob White, Max White, Dickie Renfro, Phil Nave, Greg Goulds, Alex Payne, Olin Pate and Ronnie Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers-in-law and Charlie Bayless, Truman Clark, David Bautista, Raymond Hill, John Neece, Keith Davenport, neighbors, past and present members of the Carter County Commission and past and present staff of the Carter County Superintendent's Office. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 3:30 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 144 Unaka View Road, Johnson City, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Watauga Point United Methodist Church, 409 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Mr. Blankenship enjoyed golf and attending the University of Tennessee Football games, but his greatest joy of all was his grandson Jacob. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Tommy L. Bishop

06/01/99

   Tommy Lynn Bishop, 54, 321 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 29, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Bishop was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Worley Thomas and Mary Jordan Bishop. He was also preceded in death by sister, Frances Sams.

   Mr. Bishop was of the Free Will Baptist faith and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.

   Survivors include three sisters, Juanita Cooley, Arlington, Va., JoAnn Carver, Johnson City, and Gossie Ison, Cumberland, Ky.; five brothers, Jimmy Bishop and Ishamel Bishop, both of Elizabethton, Kenneth Bishop, Nahunta, Ga., Harold Bishop, High Point, N.C., and Bob Bishop, Williamsburg, Ky.; a special friend, Charles "Chuck" Roberson, Temple, Texas; and three daughters, Elizabeth JoAnn Bishop, Seattle, Wash., Winter LeAnn Bishop, Pensacola, Fla., and Casey Lynn Bishop, Roach, Mo. Three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BISHOP -- Graveside services for Tommy Lynn Bishop, 54, 321 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery with Rev. Phil Poston and Rev. Mack Turner officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Cornette, Dr. Robert Taylor & Pulmonary Associates, Dr. Calvin Morgan, Dr. David K. Fenner, all Nurses and Staff of MICU at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital and William Nidiffer. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 9:30 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. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Mrs. JoAnn Carver, 139 Sunnyview Court, Johnson City, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Paul A. Clark

06/01/99

   Dr. Paul A. Clark, 70, 1812 Sundale Road, Johnson City, died Friday, May 28, 1999, at his residence.

   Dr. Clark was a native of Sullivan, Ind., and had been a resident of Johnson City for the past 33 years. He was a son of the late Julius and Mildred Hoar Clark and was also preceded in death by his son, Philip Gentry Clark.

   Dr. Clark was a retired educator and minister. He received his A.B. degree in English from Harding College, Searcy, Ark., his M.A. degree in Educational Administration from East Tennessee State University and his Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Tennessee. He also had completed post doctoral studies at ETSU and UT.

   He retired after 33 years of service at Milligan College. His career included serving as Director of Teacher Education, Acting Academic Dean, Dean of Students, Director of the Children's Learning Center, and Director of the Summer Enrichment Program for the Gifted. He was a member of the East Tennessee Education Association, the Tennessee Education Association and the National Education Association. Dr. Clark was also a member of the Milligan College Faculty Club and the American Association of University Professors, Milligan College Chapter. He was a member of the Governor's Advisory Committee for the Johnson City Schools.

   Dr. Clark was a member of Tennessee Special Education Comprehensive Manpower Planning Consortium. He was the chairman and member of several Southern Association Visiting Teams for the evaluation of elementary, middle and high schools in the Tri-Cities area; member of Blue Ribbon Committee, Tennessee Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and a member of Research and Issues Committee of the Tennessee Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

   His civic and community involvement include district commissioner of the Daniel Boone Council, Boy Scouts of America, member and past president of the Johnson City Kiwanis Club, founding chairman of the Johnson City Symphony Board, chairman of the Johnson City Preaching Mission and board member and committee chairman of the Johnson City United Way. He had also served as president of the Washington County Chapter of the American Cancer Society and Crusade Chairman of the American Cancer Society.

   Dr. Clark was also the retired minister of Mountain View Church of Christ.

   Survivors include his wife, Barbara Leonard Clark, and two sisters, Patty Clark Schreiner, Louisville, Ky., and Martha Clark Embree, Shelbyville, Ky. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   CLARK -- Funeral services for Dr. Paul A. Clark, 70, 1812 Sundale Road, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Mr. Richard Lewis and Dr. Don Jeanes officiating. Interment will follow services at Monte Vista Burial Park. Friends and neighbors will serve as pallbearers. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Paul A. Clark Educational Scholarship Fund, attn. Rich Aubrey, Milligan College, Milligan College, Tenn. 37682. The family received friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul X. Hyder

06/01/99

   Paul X. Hyder, 82, 2144 West "G" Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 28, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Hyder was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Harrison and Myrtle Woodby Hyder. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Celia Hyder; two sisters, Geneva Barnett and Eula Scalf; and a brother, Marvin Hyder.

   Mr. Hyder attended Prayer Tabernacle. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with over 40 years of service.

   Survivors include his wife, Frances Edens Hyder, of the home; a son, Haskiel "Hack" Hyder, Elizabethton; a daughter, Sharon Campbell, Jonesborough; three grandchildren, Steve Hyder and Greg Hyder, both of Elizabethton, and Jeff Campbell, Gray; two sisters, Joyce Cole, Hampton, and Colleen Hicks, Johnson City; three brothers, Cecil Hyder and Gaylord Hyder, both of Hampton, and Arlie Hyder, Elizabethton. Two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HYDER -- Funeral services for Paul X. Hyder, 82, 2144 West "G" Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Gordon Wagner officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Steve Hyder, Greg Hyder, Jeff Campbell, Herschel Scalf, Myron Hyder, Phil White and Scottie Hyder. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Holden, Kenneth Holden, Greg Wagner and Paul Grindstaff. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at the residence, 2144 West "G" Street, Elizabethton, any time. To those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Fellowship Hall Fund of the Prayer Tabernacle, 811 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Cora L. Mitchell

06/01/99

   Cora Lou Mitchell, 58, 120 Gregg Hollow Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, May 30, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Mitchell was a native of Shell Creek and had lived in this area all of her life. She was a daughter of the late Mack Shell and Lois King Shutak and was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Shell.

   Mrs. Mitchell was a homemaker and a member of Gregg's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Bobby Mitchell; three daughters, Milinda Shepherd and Ruth Ann Mitchell, both of Johnson City, and Rhonda Tymon, Kingsport; four sons, Roger Shepherd and Dewey Mitchell, both of Jonesborough, Carl Mitchell, Greeneville, and Jason Mitchell, of Ohio; a sister, Helen Moody, Johnson City; and a brother, Ellis Daniel "Donny" Shell Sr., Johnson City. Eight grandchildren, a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   MITCHELL -- Funeral services for Cora Lou Mitchell, 58, 120 Gregg Hollow Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gregg's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church where the body will lie in state one hour prior to the services. The Rev. Gene Riddles will officiate. Graveside services and interment will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Lacey Miller, Pete Miller, Bill Holland, Kenneth Thacker, Larry Gregg, DeWayne Littleton, Ray Price and Roger Sherfey. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Cora Mitchell Memorial Fund, c/o First American Bank, Account #0014090145, 11E Bypass, Jonesborough, Tenn. 37659. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

J. Fred Morrell

06/01/99

   J. Fred Morrell, 76, 204 Hunter Hills Circle #3, Bristol, died Saturday, May 29, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Morrell was a native of Carter County and moved to Bristol in 1970. He retired from Univac in 1985.

   Mr. Morrell was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the M.M. Martin Masonic Lodge #547 in Piney Flats and a member of the Jericho Shrine Temple. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the Elizabethton VFW Post #2166. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Elizabethton.

   Survivors include his wife, Viola E. Morrell; a daughter, Karen DeWitt, Bluff City; a son, James R. Morrell, Nashville; three sisters, Ina Mae Williams and Barbara Roe, both of Elizabethton, and Georgia Moore, Big Stone Gap, Va.; and a brother, Nat D. Morrell, Knoxville. Three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Committal services and interment were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton.

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

Ida Bell Spoon

06/01/99

   Ida Bell Spoon, 89, Hillview Nursing Home, Elizabethton, formerly of 531 Dru Lane, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mrs. Spoon was a native of Johnson County and had lived in this area for over 65 years. She was a daughter of the late W.C. and Lula Mae Pleasant Kirby and was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond F. Spoon, and two sisters.

   Mrs. Spoon was a homemaker and a member of the Apostolic Christian Church, Johnson City.

   Survivors include a sister, Bertha Honeycutt, Elizabethton, and a brother, Bruce Kirby, Walled Lake, Mich. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SPOON -- Funeral services for Ida Bell Spoon, 89, Hillview Nursing Home, Elizabethton, formerly of 531 Dru Lane, Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Rev. Edward Davis and Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Interment will follow services at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Eddie Brumit, Bill Paul, Monie Honeycutt, M.C. Campbell, Bob Lipford, David Collins, Joe Ellhof, David Collins and Joe Honeycutt. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Southside Free Will Baptist Church, 224 Jack Bradley Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643 or to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Roy C. Fleming

06/04/99

   FALL BRANCH -- Roy Curtis Fleming, 73, 133 Nursery Drive, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, after an extended illness.

   Mr. Fleming was a native of Morganton, N.C., and the son of the late A.N. Fleming Sr. and Nola Curtis Fleming. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, John E. Fleming, A.N. Fleming Jr., James W. Fleming and Ronald G. Fleming.

   Mr. Fleming spent most of his adult life in Fall Branch. He graduated from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He retired October 1, 1987, after 36 years with Tennessee Eastman Company. He was a member of Fall Branch United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Mary Kathrynn Bacon Fleming; two daughters, Kathrynn Ann Weber and Laurie Ann Church; a son-in-law, Randy Church; two sons, Roy C. Fleming II and Dana "Danny" Fleming; two grandchildren, Nani Weber and Nathan Weber; a brother, Russell H. Fleming; and three sisters, Betty Fleming Whitaker, Marilyn Fleming Harton and Nola Jean Fleming Suttles.

   Courtesy of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch Chapel.

   FLEMING -- A memorial service for Roy Curtis Fleming, 73, 133 Nursery Drive, Fall Branch, who died Thursday, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fall Branch United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, prior to the memorial service. Friends are welcome to call at the home, 133 Nursery Drive, Fall Branch, any time. If desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Suite 1E, Fountain Place, Johnson City, TN 37604 or to the Fall Branch United Methodist Church, c/o Jerry Deakins, P.O. Box 26, Fall Branch, TN 37656. Courtesy of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch Chapel.

Bobby J. Rose

06/04/99

   Bobby Junior "J.B." Rose, 59, 194 Marion Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at his residence following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Rose was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late Earl and Esther Cross Rose.

   Mr. Rose was an employee of Harris-Tarkett in Johnson City with 40 years of service. He was a member of Green Mountain Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Rose, of the home; a daughter, Retha Rose, Elizabethton; a foster son, Steve Miller, Elizabethton; a brother, Richard Rose, of North Carolina; and four sisters, Beulah Townsend, Limestone, Virginia Davison, Boones Creek, Jean Fink and Ann Smith, both of North Carolina. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   ROSE -- Funeral services for Bobby Junior "J.B." Rose, 59, 194 Marion Branch Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. Music will be by Jean Jackson. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Joe Johns, Dudley Price, Robert H. Crane, Tony Stewart, Author Osborne and Author Osborne Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. William Kincaid, James Brumitt, Ronnie Davis, Wayne Davis, Nathan Chambers, Rocky Jackson, Ricky Miller, Sonny Miller, Joey Miller, Sam Messer, Clyde Hodge, Archie Arnett, Jerry Bailey, D.L. Chambers, Alex Carver and Rev. James Hamm. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. A special "Thank You" to all the staff of the McLeod Cancer and Blood Center of Johnson City and also the management and employees of Harris-Tarkett of Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Maxie F. Stout

06/04/99

   Mrs. Maxie F. Stout, 75, 119 Williams Street, Hampton, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at her residence after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Stout was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late McLin and Bessie Catherine Ward Cornett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Norman E. Stout, June 12, 1985.

   Mrs. Stout had lived a number of years in Carter County. She was a member of Union Baptist Church.

   Survivors include four daughters, Linda Dale Malone, Bossier City, La., Sherry L. Payne, Butler, Norma E. Kyte, Elizabethton, and Kathy S. Hill, Johnson City; three sons, Johnny A. Stout and Jerry Stout, both of Elizabethton, and Travis Edward Simerly, of the home; a sister, Mrs. Juanita Cornett, Toledo, Ohio; and two brothers, Robert Cornett, Elizabethton, and James Cornett, Greeneville. Ten grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   STOUT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Maxie F. Stout, 75, 119 Williams Street, Hampton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Union Baptist Church with Rev. Kelly Malone and Rev. Mickey Beal officiating. The church choir and Rev. Bruce Hendrich will provide the music. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Willie Malone and Will Andrews officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Keith Malone, Kelly Malone, Kent "Tut" Malone, Bryan Yeargin, Rick Kyte and Jeremy Stout. A special "Thank You" to Harold Rainbolt and the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class, her church family of Union Baptist Church, her friends and neighbors and her Health Care Providers for their many expressions of love and support. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Mrs. Stout will be moved to the church one hour before services to lie in state. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph B. Hathaway

06/03/99

   Ralph B. Hathaway, 71, 612 Regency Lane, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mr. Hathaway was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Eugene and Nola Benfield Hathaway.

   Mr. Hathaway was a retired Postal Clerk. He served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW Post #2166 and was a Disabled American Veteran. He was a member of West Side Christian Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Burnette Oaks Taylor Hathaway; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betsy and Lisle Snyder, Blowing Rock, N.C., and Sheree and Benny Pierce, Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dana and Joan Hathaway and Shane Hathaway, all of Elizabethton; two stepdaughters and a stepson-in-law, Kathy and Scott Campbell and Connie Ellen Davis, all of Elizabethton; a stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Randy and Sandra Taylor, Lexington, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. Lois McKinney, Hampton; three brothers, John Hathaway, Elizabethton, Charlie Hathaway, Knoxville, and Joe Hathaway, Melbourne, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren, Rachel Hopson, Trey Snyder, Joshua Hathaway, Jacob Hathaway, Ashley Pierce, Richard Akers, Kellee Akers, Daniel Bledsoe, Brian Taylor, Elaine Taylor and Kari Taylor.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HATHAWAY -- Graveside services and interment for Ralph B. Hathaway, 71, 612 Regency Lane, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Hathaway Family Cemetery (Valley Forge) with Mr. Greg Key, Mr. Jeff Davis and Mr. Jack Bruce, ministers, officiating. VFW Post #2166 will conduct Military Graveside Honors. Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends attending the service. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Hathaway to the West Side Christian Church, 1307 West G. Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Friends are welcome to call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Friday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas L. Ralph

06/03/99

   Thomas Lee Ralph, 65, 171 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mr. Ralph was a native of Laurel, Del., and the son of Tom Ralph, Tarpon Springs, Fla., and the late Anita Short Ralph.

   Mr. Ralph had retired from the United States Marine Corps after 24 years of service. He had served three tours in Vietnam. He also retired from the Elizabethton Police Department after 16 years of service. He was a member of Slagle's United Methodist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his father and step-mother, Marie Ralph, include his wife, Edith Betty Ralph, of the home; three sons, Kevin Lee Ralph, Johnson City, Thomas Daniel Ralph, Salisbury, N.C., and John Christopher Ralph, Elizabethton; a daughter, Anita Ralph Nail, Sevierville; a brother, John David Ralph, of California; three granddaughters, Jennifer Ralph, Boston, Mass., Brittany Ralph and Jessica Ralph, both of Johnson City; and two grandsons, Jonathan Nail and Gary Nail, both of Sevierville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   RALPH -- Memorial services for Thomas Lee Ralph, 65, 171 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Bennie Huguley and Rev. Richard Gregory officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Jacqui Kelly. Private disposition will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Maxie F. Stout

06/03/99

   Mrs. Maxie F. Stout, 75, 119 Williams Street, Hampton, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at her residence after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Stout was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late McLin and Bessie Catherine Ward Cornett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Norman E. Stout, June 12, 1985.

   Mrs. Stout had lived a number of years in Carter County. She was a member of Union Baptist Church.

   Survivors include four daughters, Linda Dale Malone, Bossier City, La., Sherry L. Payne, Butler, Norma E. Kyte, Elizabethton, and Kathy S. Hill, Johnson City; three sons, Johnny A. Stout and Jerry Stout, both of Elizabethton, and Travis Edward Simerly, of the home; a sister, Mrs. Juanita Cornett, Toledo, Ohio; and two brothers, Robert Cornett, Elizabethton, and James Cornett, Greeneville. Ten grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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