July 1999


William H. Sexton, Sr.

07/30/99

   William Henry Sexton, Sr., 62, 1599 Highway 91, died early Friday at his residence.

   Funeral arrangement are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

Elizabeth Winters

07/30/99

   Elizabeth "Bet" Winters, 63, 231 Iron Street, Elk Park, N.C., died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late David and Julia Perry Ellis.

   Mrs. Winters had lived in Elk Park most of her life. She was a member of Elk Park Christian Church.

   Survivors include four sons: Randolph, Audie, Clint and Jason Winters, all of Elk Park, N.C.; three sisters: Lessie Turbyfill, Roan Mountain; and Martha Young and Clara Heaton, both of Elizabethton; three brothers: Charles Ellis, Elk Park, N.C.; Lester Ellis, Marietta, Ga.; and Frank Ellis, Westminister, Md.; and several nices and nephews.

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

   WINTERS -- Funeral services for Elizabeth "Bet" Winters, 63, 231 Iron St., Elk Park, N.C., who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Elk Park Christian Church with Mr. Jim Greene and Mr. Jamie Shell, ministers, officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 9:00 am. Sunday, August 1, 1999, at Perry Cemetery in Roan Mountain with Mr. James Heaton officiating. Active pallbearers will be sons and brothers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Alfred Earwood, men of Elk Park Christian Church and friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at 8:55 a.m. Sunday at the cemetery for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening at Elk Park Christian Church or at the home of a brother, Charles Ellis, 869 Little Elk Rd., Elk Park, N.C., any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Norman D. Jefferson

07/29/99

   JEFFERSON -- Funeral services for Norman Dean Jefferson, 46, 9 South Hills Circle, Johnson City, who died Sunday, July 25, 1999, will be held Friday, July 30, 1999, at 11 a.m. in Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Ripley and the Rev. Sherrell Boles officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers, who are to meet at the church by 10:45 a.m. Friday, are David Jefferson, Perry Jefferson, Scott Wheeler, John Parrott, Tom Whyte, Joe McGinnis, David Lovett and Brett Riggs. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home. Donations on behalf of the Jefferson children may be made at any State of Franklin Savings Bank location. Please make checks payable to the Jefferson Children Trust Fund. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 East Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Robert K. May

07/29/99

   MAY -- Funeral services for the Rev. Robert Kelly May, 56, 511 North Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, Tenn., who died unexpectedly Monday evening, July 26, 1999, at his residence, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, 1999, at J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 349 Hambley Blvd., Pikeville, KY 41502. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 1999. If additional information is needed, please call 606-437-6228 or FAX 606-437-9122. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of local arrangements.

Helen K. Sutphin

07/29/99

   Helen Kate Sutphin, 70, 158 Carl Taylor Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center.

   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Elma Egli Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, William John "Bill" Sutphin, April 1, 1994, a son, Jonathan Eugene Sutphin, June 14, 1998, and a brother, Ray Hall.

   Mrs. Sutphin was a 1947 graduate of Unaka High School. She was a homemaker and a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church, where she served as a nursery worker.

   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law: Teresa and Jerry Grindstaff, Elizabethton; and Tina Ericson, Atlanta, Ga.; one son and daughter-in-law, Samuel William and Linda Sutphin, Jonesborough; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Richard Grindstaff, Elizabethton; four grandchildren: Stephanie Iris Marie Goodson, Johnson City; Elizabeth Marie and William Keith Ericson, both of Atlanta, Ga; and James William Richard Grindstaff, Elizabethton; four step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews and two aunts.

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

   SUTPHIN -- Funeral services for Helen Kate Sutphin, 70, 158 Carl Taylor Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Estep and the Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene Church. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, 1999, in the Ritchie Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bill Jones, Andy Hall, Norman Peters, Gene Ritchie, Gebe Ritchie and Elwayne Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Virgie Taylor, Zola Shankle, Edna D'Andelet, Edith Elizondo, Ned and Betty Greer, Ruby Hicks, Judy Wiseman, Christina Collins, Hazel Bergmann, Mamie Tipton, Shirley Sheffield, Shirley Anderson, Katie Taylor and Ann Rock. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 9 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Stoney Creek Baptist Church, 1843 Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Bud Campbell

07/28/99

   Vernon Bud Campbell, 70, 958 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, Tenn., died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   He was preceded in death by his mother, Laura Sweeney Campbell, his wife Frances Sue Campbell, seven brothers and one sister.

   A Johnson County native, Campbell retired from N.V.F. Co., Yorklyn, Del.

   He is survived by two daughters: Wilma Smith, Pauline, S.C.; Judy Trivette, Butler, Tenn.; one son, Vernon Campbell, Jr., Clifton, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

   Percy Hux Funeral Home, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services and viewing for Vernon Bud Campbell, 70, 958 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, who died Sunday, will be held Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at Percy Hux Funeral Home, Mountain City. Burial will be held at Campbell Cemetery on Thursday at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends at his granddaughters, Tanya Mays, 157 Pine Orchard Road (Campbell Hollow) at any time. Percy Hux Funeral Home, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Robert K. May

07/28/99

   The Rev. Robert Kelly May, 56, 511 North Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, Tenn., died unexpectedly Monday evening, July 26, 1999, at his residence.

   He was a native of Pikeville, Kentucky and had lived in Elizabethton for the last three years. He was the son of Mrs. Authelia Kelly May, Pikeville, Ky., and the late Loris May.

   He was a minister of the Pentecostal faith. He was a former photograph salesman and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one son, Robert Charles May of the home; two brothers: Ronald May and Roger May, both of Pikeville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

   Mr. May will be taken to the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home (606-437-6228), 349 Hambley Blvd., Pikeville, KY 41502, for funeral services, which are incomplete, and interment.

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

Barbara A. Calhoun

07/27/99

   Mrs. Barbara Allen Calhoun, 86, 206 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home after a brief illness.

   She was a native of Dickenson County, Va., and had lived in Carter County most of her life. Mrs. Calhoun was a daughter of the late Noah and Sarah French Rose. Mrs. Calhoun was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Clarence Calhoun.

   She was a member of Lighthouse for Jesus.

   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Bea and Jack Campbell, Elizabethton; three sons and daughters-in-law: Donald and Louise Calhoun, Tallahassee, Fla.; Gene and Dottie Calhoun, Fort Myers, Fla.; and Dale Calhoun, Johnson City; one brother, Goble Rose, Clintwood, Va.; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

   CALHOUN -- Funeral services for Barbara Allen Calhoun, 86, 206 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Lester Crawford and the Rev. Greg Marshall officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bud Edwards and Effie Peterson. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be Jason Campbell, Jackie Campbell, Wilson Kiser, Allen Loveless, Bud Edwards, O.B. Peterson, Phil Stanley, Eugene Anderson, Ted Rose and Dallas Rose. Honorary pallbearers will be Judy Deloach and the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at the funeral home or at the residence of a daughter, Bea Campbell, 761 Ridgefield Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Howard Jacobs

07/27/99

   Dr. Howard Jacobs, 90, Orlando, Fla., died Friday, July 23, 1999.

   Dr. Jacobs was one of seven children born to L.T. and Julia Jacobs in Goodwater, Ala. He was the father of five children and is preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jacobs, April 9, 1988, and a son, Howard (Bubba) Jacobs II, April 2, 1966.

   They went to Orlando, where he was a lifelong resident, in 1910 in a covered wagon. Dr. Jacobs was a graduate of Orlando High School, Union College, Lincoln, Neb., and Emory Dental School. He practiced dentistry in Orlando until he retired.

   Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home (407-869-6065), Forest City Chapel, Altamonte Springs, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

   JACOBS -- Funeral services for Dr. Howard Jacobs, 90, Orlando, who died Friday, July 23, 1999, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Baldwin - Fairchild Semoran Forest City Chapel. Elders A.D. Burch and Harry Sharley will officiate. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

   Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home (407-869-6065), Forest City Chapel, Altamonte Springs, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

Norman D. Jefferson

07/27/99

   Norman Dean Jefferson, 46, 9 South Hills Circle, Johnson City, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Jefferson was a native of Roanoke, Va., and had been a resident of Johnson City for the past 10 years. He was a son of the late L. David and Mae Cooke Jefferson.

   Mr. Jefferson was an archaeologist with the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. He was a member of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, the Society for American Archaeology, the Professional Archaeologist Organization and the Archaeological Conservancy. Mr. Jefferson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Virginia Commonwealth University and was nearing completion of his Masters of Arts degree in anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City, where he was a member of the Explorer Sunday School Class and was a teacher of the two year old class.

   Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Ann Jefferson of the home; three sons: Aaron Scott Jefferson, Erick Alexander Jefferson and Trevor Dean Jefferson, all of the home; two brothers: David L. Jefferson, Richmond, Va.; and Perry J. Jefferson, Angels Camp, Calif; two sisters: Ruth Gail Jefferson, Penhook, Va.; and Caroline J. McCormick, Flagstaff, Ariz.; six nieces and nephews.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Appalachian Funeral Home (423-928-6111), Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lucy Oliver Richardson

   RICHARDSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Oliver Richardson, 88, Life Care Center, Elizabethton, who died July 24, 1999, will be held Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at 8 p.m. from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Roselawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be selected from friends and family. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. from the East Chapel of the funeral home. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 East Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Junior S. Smith

07/27/99

   Junior S. Smith, Lacy, Wash., died July 24, 1999, at the V.A. Hospital in Seattle, Wash.

   Mr. Smith was a native of Roan Mountain, Tenn.

   He is survived by his wife, Jean Smith, of the home; a daughter, Janice Zebner; a step-daughter, Jill Ralph; four grandchildren, all of Washington; three brothers: Joe Bud Smith, Roan Mountain; and Bill and Randy Smith, Huntersville, N.C.; two sisters: Jeanette McKinney, Roan Mountain; and Brenda Landis, Huntersville, N.C. An aunt and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Private disposition will be conducted in Washington.

   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.

Jake W. Carr

07/26/99

   Jake William Carr, 78, 133 Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, in the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Carr was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late Walter and Ella Cagle Carr. Mr. Carr was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

   Mr. Carr was retired from North American Rayon Corporation and was a member of the Brick Christian Church and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Margaret Blevins Carr of the home, two daughters and sons-in-law: Regina and Earl Crawford, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Evelyn and Steve Bolton, Fairhope, Ala.; one brother, Crawford Carr, Bluff City; one sister, Leona Carr Long, Elizabethton; five grandchildren: Melanie Cosby, Lynchburg, Va.; Monica Naylor and Matthew Crawford, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; Andrea Trivett, Pensacola, Fla.; and Justin Bolton, Fairhope, Ala.; Six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   CARR -- Funeral services for Jake William Carr, 78, 133 Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 1999, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Gerald Holly and Mr. Jack Hyder officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Karen Groce, pianist, and Marion Mottern, soloist. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 1999, in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be William Sonny Mottern, Tony Mottern, James Bower, Alfred Ludwig, Tom Curde, Herbert Curde, Steve Fair, Douglas Smalling and Allen Jarrett. Honorary pallbearers will be George Lewis, Woodrow Smalling, John Rittle, J.K. Perkins, Jerry Carr, Orville Bare, Kenneth Jones, Arvin Ketchem, Chester Hand and Howard Mottern. Everyone will meet at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Sunset Chapel from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Patton M. Giles

07/26/99

   Patton M. Giles, 85, formerly of 510 Blevins Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

   A native of Lee County, Va., he was the son of the late Robert Fulton and Mary Wilson Giles. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

   Mr. Giles was a member of First United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 49. He retired in 1985 from Quik Cleaners & Laundry. Mr. Giles was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II.

   Survivors include his wife of 61 years, June Ely Giles of the home; two sons and daughter-in-law: Dr. Patton M. and Regina Giles, Jr., Gahana, Ohio; and David C. Giles, Knoxville; three grandchildren: Elizabeth Giles and Charles Giles, both of Gahana, Ohio; and Michael Giles, Knoxville; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Wilson Giles, Findley, Md.; Jesse and Nita Giles, Benton, Ky; and Alan and Wilma Giles, Rose Hill, Va.; two sisters: Betty Hoskins, Wayne Mich.; and Bernice Robinette, Kingsport; two sisters-in-law: Nell Giles, Rose Hill, Va.; and Mary F. Giles, Jonesville, Va.; one brother-in-law, Charles Durham, Marion, N.C. and several nieces and nephews.

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

   GILES -- Funeral services for Patton M. Giles, 85, formerly of 510 Blevins Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, July 26, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth LaDuke officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at the V.A. National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Wesley Bible Class of First United Methodist Church. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 1999, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 26, 1999 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to First United Methodist Church, 325 East E Street, P.O. Box 550, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Lucy O. Richardson

07/26/99

   Mrs. Lucy Oliver Richardson, 88, Elizabethton Life Care Center, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at the Center following a lengthy illness.

   A native of Carter County, Mrs. Richardson was a daughter of the late John and Eliza Williams Oliver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roosevelt Richardson, in 1998 and by one sister.

   Mrs. Richardson was a homemaker. Mrs. Richardson was a member of Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include one daughter, Betty Barnett, Johnson City; two granddaughters: Kathy Barnett and Karen Hale, Johnson City; one grandson, Keith Barnett, Johnson City; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

   Appalachian Funeral Home (928-6111) is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Hazel P. Shepherd

07/26/99

   Mrs. Hazel Perry Shepherd, 97, 604 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Shepherd was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Nat T. and Mary Jackson Perry. Mrs. Shepherd was preceded in death by her husband, William Franklin Shepherd in 1951, by one son and daughter-in-law, Robert P. and Juanita "Fran" Shepherd, and by one brother and two sisters.

   Mrs. Shepherd retired from the Carter County Memorial Hospital as a supervisor in housekeeping. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: William T. and Claudelle Shepherd, Jackson, Miss.; and Frank and Mary Shepherd, Elizabethton; one sister, Donna Netherland, Elizabethton; one brother, James Perry, Elizabethton; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

   Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Perry Shepherd, 97, 604 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 1999, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. John Martin and Pastor Joel Stauffer officiating. Music will be by Dr. William Shepherd and family. Graveside service and interment will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be Bill Shepherd, Billy Frances, Johnny Hayes, Martin Meredith, Phil Isaacs, J.W. Turner, Wes Frazier and Michael Biskopsio. Everyone will meet at the Monte Vista Burial Park at 8:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Roena E. Stewart

07/26/99

   Roena Eva Stewart, 89, Pineola, N.C., died Friday, July 23, 1999, at the Ivy Hall Nursing Center in Elizabethton, Tenn.

   A lifelong resident of Pineola, she was born on July 20, 1910, to the late Abraham and Lora Cook Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady; a son, Henry; three brothers and two sisters.

   She was a member of the Crossnore Fellowship Presbyterian Church and worked for many years at the Bear Trail Soda Shop in Newland.

   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Shirley and Art Winkles, Davison, Mich.; and Louise and Dean Tolley, Elizabethton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

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

   STEWART -- Funeral services for Roena Stewart, 89, Pineola, N.C., who died Friday will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 26, at the Pineola Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Scott Fuller officiating. Interment will follow in the Pineola Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Pineola Cemetery Fund C/O Dale Thompson, Pineola, N.C., 28662. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home (828-733-2121) of Newland, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Jason W. Stout

07/26/99

   Jason Wayne Stout, 22, 124 Sunshine Circle, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 23, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Stout was a native of Elyria, Ohio, and had lived in Elizabethton for the last seven years.

   Mr. Stout was a member of Union Baptist Church and the Hampton-Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Department. He was also an employee of Exide Corporation of Bristol.

   Survivors include his wife, Melanie Matherly Stout, of the home; a daughter, Anna May Stout, of the home; his mother, Ula Nicewander Stout, Jonesborough; his father and stepmother, Jack and Donna Stout, Hampton; two sisters, Tina Stout, Hampton, and Olivia Stout, Elizabethton; special in-laws, James and Karen Matherly, Hampton; a special friend, Lynell Christian, Jonesborough; and a nephew, Dylan Watson, Elizabethton. Several aunts and uncles also survive.

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

   STOUT -- Funeral services for Jason Wayne Stout, 22, 124 Sunshine Circle, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Mickey Beal officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Union Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be Roger Livingston, Jonathan Matherly, Chad Whisenhunt, Chris Davenport, Jason Davenport and Ed McNeil. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Hampton-Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Department, Dr. Ray Lamb, Dr. Angela May, the Staff of Wing 522 and O.R. Department of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital and employees of Snap-on Tools of Johnson City. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 124 Sunshine Circle, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Amanda E. Barnett

07/23/99

   Amanda E. Greene Barnett, 78, 1206 W. Main Street, Johnson City, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Barnett was a native of Carter County and had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Hobart Gary and Eva Williams Pierce and was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Greene, a brother and a sister.

   Mrs. Barnett was a Baptist.

   Survivors include her husband, Garfield Barnett; a daughter, Shirley Calloway, Johnson City; four sons, Kenneth Greene, Robert Greene, Edward Greene and Earl Greene, all of Johnson City; and four brothers, Ray Pierce, Jonesborough, Carl Pierce, Bluff City, Lloyd Pierce and Jerry Pierce, both of Piney Flats. Twenty grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BARNETT -- Funeral services for Amanda E. Greene Barnett, 78, 1206 W. Main Street, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Scott Greene and Rev. David Hutchins officiating. Interment will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Maynard McGee

07/23/99

   Maynard McGee, 66, 158 River Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

   Mr. McGee was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Ed and Nettie Shell McGee. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter McGee, and two sisters, Hazel Matherly and Ruth Hardin.

   Mr. McGee was a retired School Bus Driver, having worked both for the Carter County and Elizabethton School Systems for 33 years. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army.

   Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Ray McGee, Johnson City, and Billy Joe McGee, Elizabethton; a sister, Mary Will Larsen, Carson, Calif.; four grandchildren, Lacey McGee, April McGee, Jessica Gobble and Erica Stanley; and a special friend, Doris Turner. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen E. Sluder

07/23/99

   Kathleen Elizabeth Sluder, 89, 121 Belle Avenue, Piney Flats, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at NHC Healthcare, Johnson City.

   Mrs. Sluder was a native of Greeneville and had lived most of her life in Piney Flats. She was a daughter of the late James R. and Ira Edwards Neal and was also preceded in death by her husband, W.L. Sluder, a daughter, Nancy Droke, a sister and a brother.

   Mrs. Sluder was a member of Edgefield United Methodist Church and a member of Piney Flats Senior Citizens.

   Survivors include five sons, Hugh Sluder, Gray, Bill Sluder, Johnson City, Bob Lewis Sluder and Dwight Sluder, both of Piney Flats, and Chuck Sluder, Clovis, N.M.; a daughter, Evelyn Johnson, Johnson City; and two sisters, Elsie Kirk, Midway, and Annie McMurtry, Mosheim. Eighteen grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren also survive.

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

Carrie M. Williams

07/23/99

   Mrs. Carrie Mae "Granny" Berry Williams, 79, 186 Little Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at the residence of a daughter, Claudette Henson, 1644 Siam Road, Elizabethton, after an extended illness.

   Mrs. Williams was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Jim Maynard and Mary Jane Bowers Berry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy H. Williams, a daughter, two sons, a grandson, three brothers and two sisters.

   Mrs. Williams was a member of Borderview Christian Church and the "Golden Oldies" of the church.

   Survivors, in addition to Ms. Henson, include two other daughters, Ann Wright, Orlando, Fla., and Brenda Williams, Elizabethton; a son, Larry Williams, Elizabethton; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; an Honorary daughter, Margaret Parker; an Honorary son, Bud Parker; two Honorary grandchildren and four Honorary great-grandchildren.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Mae "Granny" Berry Williams, 79, 186 Little Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dave Wolfe, minister, officiating. Music will be provided by Ray Don Markland, soloist, The Narrow Road Quartet and Scott Reynolds, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family, The "Golden Oldies," friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Brenda Williams, 186 Little Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Arra B. Garland

07/22/99

   Arra B. Garland, 82, 1614 Orlando Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Garland was a native of Carter County and had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late John and Emma Morton Hyder and was also preceded in death by her husband, Ira Garland, in 1968, five brothers and two sisters.

   Mrs. Garland was a retired employee of TPI.

   Survivors include four sons, Curtis Lynn Church, Palm Bay, Fla., Richard L. Church, Elizabethton, Bobby Church, Jonesborough, and Sammy Garland, Johnson City; a daughter, Linda Gourley, Jonesborough; and a brother, Clyde Hyder, Johnson City. Twelve grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   GARLAND -- Funeral services for Arra B. Garland, 82, 1614 Orlando Drive, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Friday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Dale Ferrell officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Memory Gardens. The family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Saturday and go in procession to the cemetery for those services. Pallbearers will be the following grandsons: Bobby L. Church, Richard Church Jr., Billy Church, David W. Church, Joey Church, Aaron Gourley, David Garland, Buddy Church and Gene Austin. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Friday and other hours at the homes of her children. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth M. Feathers

07/21/99

   Ruth M. Feathers, 76, 113 2nd Street, Watauga, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Feathers was a native of West Virginia and had lived most of her life in Watauga. She was a daughter of the late Garnie and Emma Mae Scott Hoback and was also preceded in death by her husband, Roby Fred Feathers, April 1999.

   Mrs. Feathers was a retired employee of the Johnson City School System. She was a member of Fellowship Community Church, Watauga.

   Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Humphrey, Elizabethton, and Freda Church, Johnson City; two sons, Allen Feathers, Citra, Fla., and Kenneth Feathers, Overland Park, Kan.; two brothers, Thurman Hoback and Harrison Hoback, both of West Virginia; and two sisters, Arlene Stagg of Delaware and Nellie Friese of West Virginia. Ten grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   FEATHERS -- Funeral services for Ruth M. Feathers, 76, 113 2nd Street, Watauga, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Rev. Ken Hauser officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 10 a.m. Friday at Washington County Memory Gardens, where the family and friends are asked to meet for those services. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the homes of Eddie and Pat Humphrey, 116 Redwood Drive, Elizabethton, and Freda Church, 1903 Omaha Lane, Johnson City. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Violet P. Richardson

07/21/99

   Violet P. Richardson, 77, 421 Carter Blvd., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Richardson was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late John T. and Laura S. Morley Proffitt. She was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Richardson, a brother, Hendrix Proffitt, and two sisters, Margaret Williams and Ida Cordell.

   Mrs. Richardson was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Ray Z. Richardson, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jerry Russell, Salem, Va., and Teresa and Jerry Fagan, Elizabethton; a brother, Harry Proffitt, Elizabethton; three sisters, Ada Nave, Elizabethton, Wennoah Williams and Gertrude Nave, all of Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, Abbie Buckles, Chelsey Fagan and Chad Buckles, all of Elizabethton, Shane Russell and Jared Russell, both of Salem, Va., Jason Richardson and Ian Richardson, both of Woodstock, Ga.; and a daughter-in-law, June Richardson, Woodstock, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   RICHARDSON -- Funeral services for Violet P. Richardson, 77, 421 Carter Blvd., Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Tony Oliver officiating. Music will be by Mr. Brian Wilson. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons: Chad Buckles, Shane Russell, Jared Russell, Jason Richardson and Ian Richardson, and a special friend, David Holder. Honorary pallbearers will be the Medical Center Hospice, Nurses and Staff, Annie Tolley, the Staff of Medicine Shoppe in Johnson City, Dr. Cynthia Newton, Dr. Fredrick Seifer, Dr. Brian Donovan, the Staff of Johnson City Medical Center, ICU and 2500 Wing; special thanks to Mary Farrington and Maxine Ward. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, 205 Hunter Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Spencer B. White

07/21/99

   Spencer B. White, 60, 1516 Hillside Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. White was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Stanley F. and Mary Roberts White.

   Mr. White was a retired carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include three brothers, David H. White, Jerry F. White and Lonnie S. White, all of Elizabethton, and four sisters, Betty C. Smith, Lorene M. Holder and Peggy I. Chambers, all of Elizabethton, and Helen K. Barnett, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   WHITE -- Graveside services and interment for Spencer B. White, 60, 1516 Hillside Drive, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Butler Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. A special "Thank You" to Sharon Greenwell and Melissa Miller. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may call at his residence or at the residences of his brothers and sisters. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Florence E. Bradshaw

07/20/99

   Florence E. Bradshaw, 88, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 1022 Fairview Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 16, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Bradshaw was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Charlie and Matilda Floyd Guess. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Bradshaw, a daughter, Henrietta Campbell, and several brothers and sisters.

   Mrs. Bradshaw was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton.

   Survivors include two sons, R.C. Bradshaw and Steve Bradshaw, both of Elizabethton; two daughters, Toni Carrico and Alice Nave, both of Elizabethton; two sisters, Gladys Mathis and Frances Guess, both of Elizabethton; and a brother, Earl Guess, Elizabethton. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BRADSHAW -- Graveside services and interment for Florence E. Bradshaw, 88, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 1022 Fairview Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and nurses at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Alice Nave, 602 N. East Street, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby R. Broome

07/20/99

   Bobby R. "Bob" Broome, 64, 710 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mr. Broome was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Horace Arnold and Cora Nave Broome.

   Mr. Broome was a graduate of Elizabethton High School, Class of '52, and East Tennessee State University, Class of '56. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired Lt. Colonel in the Army Reserves with 25 years of service. He was also a retired employee of Summers Hardware, where he was purchasing agent for 40 years. He was a member and deacon of Big Springs Church of Christ.

   Survivors include his wife, Dixie Taylor Broome, of the home; a daughter, Anna L. Broome, of the home; a son, Robert A. Broome, of the home; and three brothers and two sisters-in-laws, Horace A. II and Grace Broome, Bill Broome and Carroll and Joyce Broome, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

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

   BROOME -- Funeral services for Bobby R. "Bob" Broome, 64, 710 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Terry Lyons and Mr. J.C. Anderson, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Williams and Nina Gouge. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Richard Brewster, Danny Clark, Jamie Clark, Robert Clark, Gary Heaton, Robert Hughes, Rick Morgan, Bill Taylor, Terry Tester and Jimmy Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Davidson, Bill Bowman, Hunter Jackson, Glen Shaw, Bob Lawson, Harry Whaley, Gene Arrowood, John Martin, Freeman Billings, Joe Mullins, Ray Tipton, Cecil Tipton, Ken Hill, Gary Smith, Dub Ward, Harold Hicks, Joe Clark, Jim Clark, Bob Murphy, Kenny Gouge, Buck McClellan, Russell Brackens, Glenn Taylor, Ben Armstrong, Jack Gillentine, Don Merryman, Doc Emmert, Vernon and Ann Henson, Searl Robinson, Joel Clark, Dr. William Kincaid, Dr. Kyle Colvett, Dr. Peter Caravelle, Dr. Stephen Crane, Dr. Lucy Kumar & Staff, Johnson City Medical Center 5200 Wing Staff & Hospice, members of Big Springs Church of Christ and employees of Summers Hardware. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 710 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the Big Springs Church of Christ, 1106 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Gregory J. Bussink

07/20/99

   Gregory John Bussink Jr., 72, a systems analyst who retired in 1985 from the Naval Air Systems Command, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Prince George's Hospital of a heart ailment.

   Mr. Bussink, who lived in New Carrollton, Md., was a native of Washington. He was a graduate of St. John's College High School and Catholic University. He served in the Army in the Philippines during World War II and went to work for the Navy in 1952.

   Mr. Bussink was a member of the American Legion, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Landover.

   Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Marie Scalf Bussink, New Carrollton; six children, Ellen Wesley, Silver Spring, Dorothy Roe, Bowie, Amy Bussink, New Carrollton, Jeanne Jurney, Sykesville, Gregory John Bussink III, Columbia, and Jeffrey Bussink, Crownsville; two sisters, Margaret Ann Pease, Silver Spring, and Mary Ellen Auth, Annapolis; and a brother, Donald Richard "Pete" Bussink Sr., Laurel. Eight grandchildren also survive.

   Funeral services and interment were held in New Carrollton, Md.

Rose B. Collins

07/20/99

   Rose B. Collins, 93, 2108 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, after a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Collins was a native of Roan Mountain and had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Cain and Lenna Ingram Julian and was also preceded in death by her husband, William T. Collins, in 1951, two brothers, Earl Julian and Ed Julian, and three sisters, Betty Gibson, Flossie Gouge and Bertha Ollis.

   Survivors include three sisters, Mary Largent, Nell Julian and Billie Shell, all of Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   COLLINS -- Funeral services for Rose B. Collins, 93, 2108 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Rev. H. Wayne Hunter officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 10 a.m. Thursday at Monte Vista Burial Park, where the family and friends will meet for those services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce R. Fair

07/20/99

   Mrs. Joyce Rose Hughes Fair, 68, of Lake Park, Fla., died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Fair was a native of Elizabethton and a daughter of the late William and Amanda Ricker Hughes. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Roy, and her former husband, Allen.

   Survivors include a daughter, Allenia "Gail" Fair, Lake Park, Fla.; a sister, Virginia Messmore, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; and a brother, Kenneth Hughes, Asheville, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 19, at her daughter's residence, 3546 Betty Ann Court, Lake Park, Fla.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Safe Harbor Animal Shelter in Jupiter, Fla., in Mrs. Fair's name.

Faye S. Freeman

07/20/99

   Faye Sansom Freeman, sister and sister-in-law of Denton and Thelma Sansom, Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 17, 1999, in Williamson, W.Va., after an extended illness.

   Also surviving are several nieces and nephews of Elizabethton.

   Funeral and interment will be in West Virginia.

   Chambers Funeral Home, Matewan, W.Va., (304) 426-4181, is in charge of arrangements.

   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Mary N. Graybeal

07/20/99

   Mrs. Mary Nell Graybeal, 71, 129 B.H. Graybeal Lane, Johnson City, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Graybeal was a native of Bakersville, N.C., and the daughter of the late Ed and Nellie Greene Street.

   Mrs. Graybeal was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, the Christian Women's Club, the Home Demonstration Club and the Barnes Community Club.

   Survivors include her husband, B.H. Graybeal, of the home; two sons, James D. Presnell, Johnson City, and Terry Graybeal, Ardmore, Okla.; two daughters, Lesa Whittamore and Linda G. Robinson, both of Johnson City; and two sisters, Frances Ray and Florence Greene, both of Johnson City. Nine grandchildren, a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

Charles A. Kinser

07/20/99

   Charles Allen Kinser, 39, 104 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Kinser was a native of Washington County and the son of Betty Jo Whitson Kinser, Elizabethton, and the late Elbert Edward Kinser Jr.

   Mr. Kinser attended Little Milligan Baptist Church and was an employee of Color Works, Shipping & Receiving. He was an Eagle Scout and attended Unaka High School.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Janie Kinser, of the home; two stepsons, Rico Taylor and Lance Nidiffer, both of Elizabethton; a stepdaughter, Julie Whitehead, Elizabethton; two brothers, Elbert Edward "Eddie" Kinser III, Elizabethton, and Danny Lee Kinser, Butler; a niece, Tessa Kinser Cannon, Elizabethton; and a nephew, Jordan Kinser, Butler.

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

   KINSER -- Funeral services for Charles Allen Kinser, 39, 104 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Nick Bradshaw and Mr. Greg Keys, minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Rico Taylor, Mike Street, Terry Hodge, Harold Grindstaff, Rick McClure and Kenneth Mann. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Keys, Dwayne Calhoun, Dick Oatman, Fred Cox, Harold R. Grindstaff, Mark Strong, Greg Miller and Joe Boling. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 104 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, or at the home of his mother, Betty Jo Whitson Kinser, 130 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Marvin E. Lipfird

07/20/99

   Marvin Edward "Gunsmoke" Lipfird, 72, 102 Nolan Street, Evarts, Ky., died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at his farm in Closplint, Ky.

   Mr. Lipfird was native of Mountain City and a son of the late William E. and Nora Turnmire Lipfird. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Johnny Lipfird and Marvin Ray Lipfird, and a daughter, Martha Faye Lipfird.

   Mr. Lipfird was a retired police officer with 35 years of service and was also mayor of the City of Evarts, Ky. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He was president of Harlan Fraternal Order of Police, KY Kernel, and was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include his wife, Alma Branson Lipfird, Evarts, Ky.; four sons, Tim Lipfird and Anthony Lipfird, both of Evarts, Ky., Marvin J. Lipfird, Baxter, Ky., and Gary Lipfird, Potter, N.C.; two daughters, Marilyn Lipfird, Evarts, Ky., and Junie Rose Glenn, Potter, N.C.; and four sisters, Dealie Denny, Nell Lipfird and Ruth Allen, all of Mountain City, and Lorene Johnson, Kennett Square, Pa. Sixteen grandchildren also survive.

   Funeral services and interment will be Sunday in Evarts, Ky.

   Bianchi Funeral Home, Evarts, Ky., (606) 837-2119, is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth A. Ray

07/20/99

   Kenneth Allen Ray, 36, 327 White Cove Road, Unicoi, died Friday, July 16, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mr. Ray was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and the son of Howard and Barbara Huskins Ray, Unicoi.

   Mr. Ray was a member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include four brothers, Roger Ray, Steve Ray and Michael Ray, all of Johnson City, and Timothy Ray, of the home, and a sister, Darlene Higgins, Erwin. Three nieces, four nephews and several aunts and uncles also survive.

   Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

   RAY -- Funeral services for Kenneth Allen Ray, 36, 327 White Cove Road, Unicoi, who died Friday, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ferrell Peterson and Rev. Jack Daniel officiating. Music will be provided by Jeff and Nola Peterson. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Jones Cemetery, Unicoi. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Sunday and at the cemetery by 10:30 a.m. Monday, will be Don Plemons, Speedy Hopson, Gene Miller, Sam Leedy, Odell Street, Floyd McInturff, Curtis Miller and Richard Perry. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Burnette Winters

07/20/99

   Burnette "Bud" Winters, 68, 327 S. Lynn Avenue, Apt. #9, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Winters was a native of Carter County and the son of the late William and Bessie Winters. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Steve Winters, Dayton Winters and L.E. Winters, and two sisters, Mae Stafford and Oma Cannon.

   Mr. Winters was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church and a retired employee of Inland Container Corporation.

   Survivors include a son, Bobby Winters, Elizabethton; a daughter, Marie Wilson, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Berley Clemons, Elizabethton, and Rebecca Parlier, Montezuma, N.C.; and two brothers, Jess Winters and Hansel Winters, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WINTERS -- Funeral services for Burnette "Bud" Winters, 68, 327 S. Lynn Avenue, Apt. #9, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the V.A. National Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Maynard M. Enfield

07/16/99

   Maynard M. Enfield, 76, of Letcher, S.D., died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at home.

   Mr. Enfield was a native of Letcher, S.D., and a son of the late Alvie and Hanna Peterson Enfield. He was also preceded in death by a nephew, Mike Hunter.

   Mr. Enfield was a farmer and a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Tormey-Stach Post #93 of the American Legion in Letcher.

   Survivors include his wife, Shirley Hylland Enfield, Letcher, S.D.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Barry Dunn, Stoney Creek, Elizabethton, and Angie and Tim McCain, Mitchell; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Jolene Enfield and Dave and Darla Enfield, all of Letcher, S.D.; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Cecil Luckett, Letcher, S.D.; a nephew and his wife, Doug and Jin Hunter, Yuba City, Calif.; his mother-in-law, Ila Hylland, Letcher, S.D.; and one aunt, Mayme Kern, Rchester, Minn. Seventeen grandchildren, incuding Alieta Costantino and Elene Dunn, both of Elizabethton, and a great-granddaughter, Brianne Costantino, Elizabethton, also survive.

   Memorials may be sent to Peggy Dunn, P.O. Box 1865, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Peggy's phone number is (423) 543-8052.

   Funeral services and interment were conducted in Letcher, S.D.

Carsie B. Ferguson

07/16/99

   Carsie Burl Clark Ferguson, 74, Route 2, Unicoi, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Facility.

   Mrs. Ferguson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Dove and Nancy Roberts Clark.

   During her working career, Mrs. Ferguson had been employed at the former Johnson City Memorial Hospital and later retired from the Unicoi County School System. She was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son, Harlan Clark, Unicoi; a sister, Betty Trent, Johnson City; a brother, Ralph Clark, Chattanooga; two grandchildren, Anthony Clark, Unicoi, and Angel Dixon, Afton; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Brandon Dixon, Afton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-9187, is in charge of arrangements.

   FERGUSON -- Funeral services for Carsie Burl Clark Ferguson, 74, Route 2, Unicoi, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Valley Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Ault and Rev. Sam Ferguson officiating. Vocal selections will be provided by Rev. Harold McNabb. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday at Nelson Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Tony Clark, Glenn Trent, Butch Trent, Keith Trent, David Lady and John Dixon. Those attending the graveside services will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. Saturday until the service hour. Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara R. Hughes

07/16/99

   Barbara R. Hughes, 56, 119 Hughes Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Hughes was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Etta Hughes, Roan Mountain, and the late Roosevelt Hughes. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clay Hughes and Roosevelt Hughes Jr.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Dennis Hughes, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Sandra Hughes and Scott and Robin Hughes, all of Roan Mountain; three grandchildren, Brandon, Danielle and Victoria Hughes, all of Roan Mountain; three brothers, Jack Hughes, Elizabethton, Larry Hughes, Roan Mountain, and Virl Hughes, Abingdon, Va.; and three sisters, Mada Miller, Elizabethton, Birdie Garland, Johnson City, and Margie Keeter, Harrison, Ark. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HUGHES -- Funeral services for Barbara R. Hughes, 56, 119 Hughes Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Music will be under the direction of the Tim Hughes Family. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hughes Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Taylor

07/16/99

   Ralph "Mushie" Taylor, 50, 158 Noah Taylor Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

   Mr. Taylor was a native of Carter County and the son of Noah Taylor, Elizabethton, and the late Lucille Grindstaff Taylor. He was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

   Mr. Taylor was a lifetime resident of Carter County and had been an employee of the Carter County Bus Garage for 32 years. He was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors, in addition to his father, include a daughter, Lovey Diane Williams, Elizabethton; two sisters, Mae Campbell and Viola Garland, both of Elizabethton; and two grandchildren, Nicholas Tyler Williams and Autumn Lace Williams. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Ralph "Mushie" Taylor, 50, 158 Noah Taylor Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jonas Revis officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Tim Taylor, Tracy Taylor, Michael Taylor, Jeffrey Taylor, David Grindstaff, Chris Williams and Jerry Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Employees of the Carter County School Bus Garage, A.D. Taylor, Walter Williams and Don Curtis. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Mrs. Mae Campbell, 508 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Burnette Winters

07/16/99

   Burnette "Bud" Winters, 68, 327 S. Lynn Avenue, Apt. #9, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Winters was a native of Carter County and the son of the late William and Bessie Winters. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Steve Winters, Dayton Winters and L.E. Winters, and two sisters, Mae Stafford and Oma Cannon.

   Mr. Winters was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church and a retired employee of Inland Container Corporation.

   Survivors include a son, Bobby Winters, Elizabethton; a daughter, Marie Wilson, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Berley Clemons, Elizabethton, and Rebecca Parlier, Montezuma, N.C.; and two brothers, Jess Winters and Hansel Winters, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WINTERS -- Funeral services for Burnette "Bud" Winters, 68, 327 S. Lynn Avenue, Apt. #9, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Winters Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Emily V. Woods

07/16/99

   Mrs. Emily Vivian Woods, 63, 130 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Woods was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Rudy and Arvilla Minton Brewer. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Warren Brewer, Wilburn Brewer and Owen Brewer.

   Mrs. Woods had lived in Elizabethton for the past 49 years. She was a 1954 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a retired employee of the Raytheon Corporation, Bristol, after working for the past 36-1/2 years. She was a member of the Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church, where she president of the Ladies Auxiliary. She was also president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Union Association of Free Will Baptists, The Eastern Quarter.

   Survivors include her husband, Lustus Woods Jr.; a daughter, Leslie Shay Woods, Johnson City; three sisters, Margaret Hodge, Elizabethton, Vera Brewer and Bernice Brewer, both of West Jefferson, N.C.; a brother, Dale Brewer, West Jefferson, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   WOODS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Vivian Woods, 63, 130 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Arthur Renfro, Rev. Jackie Cole and Rev. Ray Stockton officiating. Music will be provided by Rev. Ray Stockton. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the Deacons and Trustees of Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Guy Robins, Dr. Janet Drake, Dr. Grove May, her church family and employees of the former Raytheon Corporation, Bristol. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon Saturday until the service hour. Friends may also call at her residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

George Malone

07/14/99

   George "G.W." Malone, 71, 1275 Old Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at his residence following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Malone was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late Walter Nelson and Blanche Sproles Malone. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Pruitt Malone, in 1993.

   Mr. Malone attended the Soul's Harbor Church in Bristol. He retired from Inland Container Corporation in Elizabethton.

   Survivors include two daughters, Judy Livingston, Bluff City, and Vicki Edwards, Columbia, S.C.; four sons, Bobby Malone, Terry Malone and Tommy Malone, all of Bluff City, and Bill Pruitt; a sister, Mabel Malone, Bluff City; two sons-in-law, James Edwards and Darrell Livingston; and two daughters-in-law, Betty Malone and Revonda Wise. Eight 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 George "G.W." Malone, 71, 1275 Old Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with Rev. Dean Livingston and Rev. Ernie Depew officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the New Bethal Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Malone, Terry Malone, Tommy Malone, James Edwards, Darrell Livingston and Bill Pruitt. Honorary pallbearers will be Luther Watson, Grady Sanders. Bill Presnell, Dorah Cole, Melvin Danner, Carl Grindstaff, Boyd Pruitt, Wayne Pruitt, Mack Pruitt, Tony Clabo, Tony Allen, Rady Edwards, H.V. Jessee and Reed Thomas Jr. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert E. Boyd

07/13/99

   Robert E. Boyd, 81, 258 Sandmine Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 11, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mr. Boyd was a native of Little Washington, Pa., and the son of the late George W. and Maude Reeder Boyd.

   Mr. Boyd moved to Elizabethton in 1988. He was a member of the East River Park Christian Church and a retired pharmacist. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Ohio. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the medical corps.

   Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Boyd, of the home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Nancy and Juan Villalba, Elizabethton, Bonita and Robert Frick, Jupiter, Fla., and Rebecca Boyd, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Kristen Boyd, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Juan and Elena Villalba, both of Elizabethton.

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

   BOYD -- Funeral services for Robert E. Boyd, 81, 258 Sandmine Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Joel Stauffer and Mr. John Smith, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kenneth and Jeanne Hartley and Lavelle Fair. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the V.A. National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with military honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Leimbach, Harold Hicks, Merv Peters and Glen Reynolds. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 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 any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to East River Park Christian Church Building Fund, 1207 Broad Street Extension, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Nola M. Davis

07/13/99

   Mrs. Nola Mae Davis, 72, 1481 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly at her residence Sunday, July 11, 1999.

   Mrs. Davis was a native of Macon, Ga., and a daughter of the late Roy Clifton and Virginia Lee Jones Blackburn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Brown J. Davis, in 1963, and a son, Edward Davis.

   Mrs. Davis had lived in Bakersville, N.C., for a number of years before moving to Elizabethton 11 years ago. She was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include four daughters, Betty Mae Hew, Snohomish, Wash., Joyce Anderson, Bakersville, N.C., Lois Martin, Elizabethton, and Kathy Nunn, Jellico; seven sons, Charlie Davis, Bakersville, N.C., Howard Davis, Johnny Davis and Jackie Davis, all of Elizabethton, Wayne Davis, Forks, Wash., Jimmy Davis, Belmont, N.C., and Ronnie Davis, Watauga; three brothers, Bill Blackburn, Snohomish, Wash., Ray Blackburn and Robert Blackburn, both of Monroe, Wash.; and three sisters, Ruth Russ, Sultan, Wash., Hazel Sage, Sedro Woolley, Wash., and Emma Beam, Elizabethton. Twenty-two grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   DAVIS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nola Mae Davis, 72, 1481 Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bear Creek Baptist Church, Bakersville, N.C., with Rev. Howard Buchanan officiating. Interment will be in the Bear Creek Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Howard Davis, Jackie Davis, Ronnie Davis, Johnny Davis, Wayne Davis, Charlie Davis, Chucky Davis and Jimmy Garland. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Bear Creek Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Lois Martin, 310 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Hill

07/13/99

   Ronald Hill, 39, 717 Wilson Avenue, Johnson City, died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mr. Hill was a native of Roan Mountain and had lived in this area all of his life. He was a son of the late Andy and Irene Marie Townsend Hill.

   Survivors include eight sisters, Mary Stout, Johnson City, Judy Kay Mayse and Debra Ann Carroll, both of Elizabethton, Barbara Kay Carroll, Valley Forge, Wilma Jean Stout, Greeneville, Norma Jean Gobble, of North Carolina, Christine Miller, Pensacola, Fla., and Sherry Ann Hudson, of Ohio, and three brothers, Freddie Hill, Johnson City, David Marshall Hill, Elizabethton, and Jimmy Dean Hill, Valley Forge. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HILL -- Graveside services and interment for Ronald Hill, 39, 717 Wilson Avenue, Johnson City, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Jonesborough, with Rev. Wayne Hunter officiating. Active pallbearers will be Paul Mayse, Bo Deloach, Richard Stout, Christopher Stout and Stacy Deloach. The family will receive friends at Morris-Baker Funeral Home from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and then go in procession to the cemetery for the services. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Carl N. Shepherd Jr.

07/13/99

   Carl Newton Shepherd Jr., 73, 2073 Clairmeade Valley Road, Atlanta, Ga., died Monday, July 12, 1999, at DeKalb Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. Shepherd was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Carl Newton Shepherd Sr. and Ocea Lea Shell Shepherd.

   Mr. Shepherd was a 1942 graduate of Happy Valley High School. He was also a graduate of Milligan College and received his master's degree from the University of Kentucky in 1950. He taught and coached at the Bourbon County High School in Paris, Ky., for two years. He retired from Equifax, Inc., in 1986 with 35 years of service as the Controller of the Canadian affiliate, Equifax, Inc. While with the company, he worked in Lexington, Ky., Kingsport, Tenn., and Atlanta, Ga.

   He was a member of the Broadway Christian Church in Lexington, Ky., and was also a member of the Toastmasters International, Civitan and the Sertoma International. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Betty Rue Lawrence Shepherd, of the home; a brother, J.B. Shepherd, Elizabethton; two sisters, Frances S. Mottern and Mary Lynn S. Phillips, both of Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Carolyn Ruth Shepherd and Carl Newton Shepherd III and Barbara Jean Shepherd, all of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons, Jon and Michael Shepherd, both of Atlanta, Ga.; two granddaughters, Jean Marie and Lauren Kay Shepherd, both of Atlanta, Ga.; and one aunt, Laura Grindstaff, Elizabethton Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   It was the request of Mr. Shepherd that he be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Atlanta, Ga. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643.

   This announcement is a courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Polly C. South

07/13/99

   Mrs. Polly C. South, 93, 424 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. South was a native of Johnson County and had lived in Carter County since 1948. She was a daughter of the late Tom and Mary Jane Stout Grindstaff and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Verna L. Grindstaff Green, in 1995.

   Mrs. South was a homemaker and a member of the Happy Valley Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Luther F. South, of the home; a grandson, Thomas Green, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two great-granddaughters, Amber Lea and Kathryn Roberta Green, both of Colorado Springs, Colo. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SOUTH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Polly C. South, 93, 424 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. Music will be by Jerry L. Barnett, soloist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Anita H. Brown

07/12/99

   Anita Horton Brown, 66, 725 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 8, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Ms. Brown was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late James and Hazel Bowers Horton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Brown, January 4, 1994.

   Ms. Brown was a member of Brown's Chapel AME Zion Methodist Church where she served as church secretary/treasurer. She was a retired employee of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, where she worked as an LPN for 30 years, and a former employee of WBEJ Radio Station.

   Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Horton, Thomasville, N.C., and Viola Jean Beck, of the home; five grandchildren, Chantal Horton, Tamara Horton Malone and Angela Beck, all of Thomasville, N.C., Derek Beck, Knoxville, and Rhonda Beck, Decatur, Ga.; and seven great-grandchildren, Christopher Horton, Kala Horton, Keiva Robinson, Kiara Lawson and Latisha Beck, all of Thomasville, N.C., Tasamea Malone, Johnson City, and Mikaela Reuter, Decatur, Ga.

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

   BROWN -- Funeral services for Anita Horton Brown, 66, 725 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Eugene Nesbitt, Rev. Kevin Fisher and presiding Elder Raymond Dickerson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Brown's Chapel AME Zion Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Nathaniel Bowers, Raymond Bowers, Jerry Crawford, Gary McKesson, Dennis McKesson and Bobby Susong. Honorary pallbearers will be Douglas Bowers and Reginald Duffield. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 725 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Brown's Chapel AME Zion Methodist Church, 298 Church Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Audrey L. Conn

07/12/99

   Audrey Lynn Conn, 14, 416 Laurel Court, Piney Flats, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, in Greeneville.

   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge.

Nola M. Davis

07/12/99

   Mrs. Nola Mae Davis, 72, 1481 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly at her residence Sunday, July 11, 1999.

   Mrs. Davis was a native of Macon, Ga., and a daughter of the late Roy Clifton and Virginia Lee Jones Blackburn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Brown J. Davis, in 1963, and a son, Edward Davis.

   Mrs. Davis had lived in Bakersville, N.C., for a number of years before moving to Elizabethton 11 years ago. She was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include four daughters, Betty Mae Hew, Snohomish, Wash., Joyce Anderson, Bakersville, N.C., Lois Martin, Elizabethton, and Kathy Nunn, Jellico; seven sons, Charlie Davis, Bakersville, N.C., Howard Davis, Johnny Davis and Jackie Davis, all of Elizabethton, Wayne Davis, Forks, Wash., Jimmy Davis, Belmont, N.C., and Ronnie Davis, Watauga; three brothers, Bill Blackburn, Snohomish, Wash., Ray Blackburn and Robert Blackburn, both of Monroe, Wash.; and three sisters, Ruth Russ, Sultan, Wash., Hazel Sage, Sedro Woolley, Wash., and Emma Beam, Elizabethton. Twenty-two grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Calvin L. Justis Jr.

07/12/99

   Calvin Lee Justis Jr., 44, 111 West Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Justis was a native of Baltimore, Md., and the son of Christine Williams Justis, Elizabethton, and the late Calvin Lee Justis Sr.

   Mr. Justis was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of Stanton Military High School Academy and received a B.S. degree from East Tennessee State University. He was a computer analyst at Siemens, Inc., and a member of the National Rifleman Association. He also enjoyed playing the guitar and cello.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

   JUSTIS -- Committal and entombment services for Calvin Lee Justis Jr., 44, 111 West Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. John Martin officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Monday for the service. Friends may call at the funeral home or at the residence of his mother, Christine Justis, 807 East B Street, Elizabethton, 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. 37601. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley N. Montgomery

07/12/99

   Shirley Nave Montgomery, 64, 211 East G Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Ms. Montgomery was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was the daughter of the late Queen and Mary Cannon Nave and was also preceded in death by her husband, George T. Montgomery, in 1959, and three brothers, O.Q., A.J. and Richard D. Nave.

   Ms. Montgomery was a retired hotel manager and a member of Siam Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Montgomery, Houston, Texas; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steve Montgomery, Elizabethton, and Michael and Karla Montgomery, Austin, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Andrea, Thomas, Jewel, Karley, Johnathan, Micah and Kathleen Montgomery, all of Austin, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   MONTGOMERY -- Funeral services for Shirley Nave Montgomery, 64, 211 East G Street, Elizabethton, who went to be with her Lord, Friday, July 9, 1999, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Thomas Gatton and Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Steve Montgomery, Mike Montgomery, Joe Lewis, R.E. Campbell, Bill Deason, David Nave and Danny Nave. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Price, David Ward, Harold Ward, John Ward, James Hoilman, Dr. Charles Wells, W.J. Allen, John Allen, Larry Lewis and the men of Siam Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home or at the Nave home place, Siam Community, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Emergency & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph K. "Ken" Rader Sr.

07/12/99

   Joseph K. "Ken" Rader Sr., 79, 163 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Rader was a native of Bristol, Tenn., and a son of the late Joe E. and Anna Campbell Rader. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Eve Rader, in 1970.

   Mr. Rader was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He was a graduate of Milligan College and received his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He was owner and operator of Rader Drug Store since 1958.

   He was a member of the Elizabethton Elks Club and the Elizabethton Golf Club and a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Hazel Fortner Rader, of the home; two sons, Joe K. Rader Jr., Houston, Texas, and Mike Rader, Elizabethton; a sister, Winona Little, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Teri Rader, Plano, Texas, Joe K. Rader III, Houston, Texas, and Mike Rader Jr., Johnson City; a niece, Chris McClain, Elizabethton; and a nephew, Chester Little, Elizabethton. Several great-nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   RADER -- Funeral services for Joseph K. "Ken" Rader Sr., 79, 163 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be by Bob Moore Jr. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Harry Moore Jr. officiating. Active pallbearers will be Dayton Harrell, Ted Maxwell, Glen Shaw, Ron Crumley, Don Treadway, James Denny, Rick Church and Tommy Horton. Honorary pallbearers will be Rader Drug customers, members of the Elizabethton Golf Club, the Staff of Hermitage Nursing Home, Crystal Perry and Kay Campbell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grace Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1114 Broad Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Pastor Charles L. Souder

07/12/99

   Pastor Charles Lee Souder, 85, 190 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at his residence after a long battle with cancer.

   Pastor Souder was a native of Lawn, Greenbrier County, W.Va., and moved to Elizabethton in 1929. He was a son of the late Franklin Jehua and Dossie Foley Souder and was also preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

   Pastor Souder was a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Ill., and received his Doctor of Theology at Landmark Bible College, Ventura, Calif. He was ordained by the Calvary Baptist Church Council on August 24, 1943 and was a minister of the gospel for 56 years. He was instrumental in the organization of several local Independent Missionary Baptist Churches as well as Pilgrim's Hope Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn., where he retired after 12 years of ministry.

   Pastor Souder was a World War II Navy Veteran and a former Supervisor in the Viscose Department of North American Rayon Corporation and American Bemberg Corporation. He owned and operated Colonial Memorial Service until 1972. He was a member of Snow Memorial Baptist Church, Johnson City.

   Survivors include his wife, Joda Vance Souder, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette S. and Bill Hitchcock, Elizabethton; a son, Paul Souder, Elizabethton; two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Billy and Melanie Hitchcock, Trenton, Ga., and Joey Souder, Johnson City; two granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Sherri and Steve Bohling, Gales Ferry, Conn., and Shay and Johnny Hicks, Elizabethton; and three great-grandchildren, Jacob and Joshua Hitchcock and Taylor Bohling. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SOUDER -- A graveside funeral service for Pastor Charles Lee Souder, 85, 190 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who went to his Eternal Home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday, July 10, 1999, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Pastor John Perkins officiating. Active pallbearers will be Joey Souder, Billy Hitchcock, Kenny Souder, Ricky Souder, Richard Souder and Jimmy Souder. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 2:50 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Johnson City Medical Center Hospice, P.O. Box 5250 EKS, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 or to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Tuten

07/12/99

   Thomas "Tommy" Tuten, 17, 1300 Boldridge Drive, Johnson City, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, in Greeneville.

   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge.

Mrs. Beryl Grindstaff Barry

07/09/99

   BARRY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Beryl Grindstaff Barry, 86, 371 H. Heaton Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Anita Brown

07/09/99

   Mrs. Anita Brown, 66, 725 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge.

Bertha Ledford

07/09/99

   Mrs. Bertha Ledford, 90, 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Ledford was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late David and Julia Sims Guinn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ledford, January 1959, and a son, J.D. Ledford, January 21, 1990.

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

   Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Phyllis and Dean Malone and JoAnn and Joe Adams, all of Johnson City, and Mary Alice Culler, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Claudia Ledford, Elizabethton, and Charles and Barbara Ledford, Charlotte, N.C.; and two brothers, Alvin Guinn, Johnson City, and Howard Guinn, Elizabethton. Fourteen grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   LEDFORD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Ledford, 90, 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jonas Revis and Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. The Youth Choir from Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Bible Class of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church, the staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Claudia Ledford, 219 S. Main Street, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 8:40 a.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis L. Matherly

07/09/99

   Dennis Lee Matherly, 28, 221 Archdale Drive, Kingsport, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Butler.

   Mr. Matherly was a native of Washington County and had lived in Kingsport a short time.

   Mr. Matherly was employed at Quebecor Printing, Kingsport, and was a 1989 graduate of Daniel Boone High School. He attended Boones Trail Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Marcy Andes Matherly; his parents, Carroll and Madeline Matherly, Gray; a brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Crystal Matherly, Gray; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Tressie Campbell, Gray; his maternal step-grandfather, Paul Burleson, Elizabethton; four aunts, Janice Wilson, Butler, Paulette Ashby, Princeton, W.Va., Ginger Burleson, Memphis, and Patricia Hughes, Elizabethton; an uncle, Jerry Matherly, Butler; and six nephews and nieces, Joshua Matherly, Joseph Andes, Paula Nave, Kelly Allen, Brandi Allen and Justin Shell.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MATHERLY -- Funeral services for Dennis Lee Matherly, 28, 221 Archdale Drive, Kingsport, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ira Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, will be Clint Hill, Sam Hampton, Richard Wilson, Mitchell Ashby, Paul S. Burleson, Brent Roten, Larry Andes, Jack Hackney, Josh McKinney and Rocky Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be his close family and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon Saturday until the service hour. Friends may also call at the residence of his parents, Carroll and Madeline Matherly, 169 Bart Greene Drive, Gray. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret J. Umholtz

07/09/99

   Mrs. Margaret Jane Butler Umholtz, 75, 3612 Corona Street, Tampa, Fla., died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Umholtz was a daughter of the late Ralph U. and Margarette Strickler Butler. She was a native of Akron, Ohio, and moved to Hampton, Tenn., in 1936, spending her childhood years there. In 1960, she moved to Tampa, Fla., and also kept her childhood home in Hampton.

   Mrs. Umholtz was a graduate of Milligan College, Lincoln Memorial University, and received a master's degree in education at the University of South Florida. She retired in 1989 from teaching in Educational Rehabilitation in Tampa. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Tampa and the First Christian Church and Carolyn Perry Circle of Hampton.

   She was a member of the Woman's Club and the Garden Club in Hampton and the Hillsborough Women Republican Club in Tampa. She was a volunteer Pink Lady at Tampa General Hospital and a volunteer at Judeo-Christian Clinic, Tampa.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Susan "Marky" and Keith Brown, Sanford, Fla.; a granddaughter, Samantha Nicole DePrez, Sanford, Fla.; and two cousins, Whitie Beasley, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., and Glen "Teed" Dobbs, Winston-Salem, N.C.

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

   UMHOLTZ -- Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Jane Butler Umholtz, 75, 3612 Corona Street, Tampa, Fla., who died Wednesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Charles Akard, Spurgeon Smith, Sherman Hartley, Lewis Sorrell, Keith Brown, Frank Kendall, Kent Edens and Gene Pifer. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Barbuck, Jack C. McQueen, Dr. Nat Hyder, David Horton and Bill Horton. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or the Hampton Christian Church, Hampton, Tenn. 37658. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Kaitlin F. Yarberry

07/09/99

   Kaitlin Faye Yarberry, 7-day-old daughter of Chris and Pam Simmelink Yarberry, 206 West K Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a sister, Krystal Yarberry, and two brothers, Kenny and Camren Yarberry, all of the home; her paternal grandparents, R.B. and Bethel Yarberry, Hilo, Hawaii; and her maternal grandparents, Ken and Lee Simmelink, Elizabethton. Several aunts and uncles also survive.

   A private memorial service will be conducted on Saturday and private disposition will be held at a later date.

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

Beryl G. Barry

07/08/99

   Mrs. Beryl Grindstaff Barry, 86, 371 H. Heaton Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Barry was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Rod and Annie Jane Peters Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Barry, in 1978, a son, Kenneth Berry, and three sisters, Bernice Taylor, Eunice Taylor and Lena Square.

   Mrs. Barry was a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three grandsons, Keith Berry, Mountain City, Randy Berry, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Brian Berry, Elizabethton; two great-grandchildren, Carrie Morgan and Jason Berry; and a great-great-grandson, Nathan Morgan. S\everal nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   BARRY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Beryl Grindstaff Barry, 86, 371 H. Heaton Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia A. Gillis

07/08/99

   Patricia Anne "Patty" Gillis, 52, 1524 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at her residence following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Gillis was a native of Asheville, N.C., and the daughter of Ruth M. Lyda Cairnes, Elizabethton, and the late Alvoid Cairnes.

   Mrs. Gillis was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church and a Patient Care Partner with Johnson City Medical Center Hospital for 25 years.

   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Balinda Gillis, Greeneville, and Tammy and Samuel Stout, Elizabethton; two sisters, Margaret Aldridge, Elizabethton, and Louise Carpenter, Newland, N.C.; and a grandson, Tyler Tipton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   GILLIS -- Funeral services for Patricia Anne "Patty" Gillis, 52, 1524 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Beach Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Ray Stuart officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Samuel Stout, Stacy Tipton, Steve Street, Larry Shell, Jerry Clawson, John Bradley and Carl Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Frye, Fred Deakins, James Gillis Jr., Elgie Norris and the Staff of 5200 of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Pleasant Beach Baptist Church, 172 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Casey M. Winters

07/08/99

   Casey McKinley Winters, 75, 119 Bowers Street, Johnson City, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.

   Mr. Winters was a native of Carter County and the son of the late James and Sally Hayes Winters. He was also preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

   Mr. Winters was retired from North American Rayon Corporation and was a Central Community Volunteer Fireman. He was of the Christian faith.

   Survivors include his wife, Mildred Winters, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Laura Winters, Jonesborough, and Wade and Ronda Winters, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Bradley Winters, Kingsport, and Mikayla and Shayna Winters, both of Jonesborough; two brothers, Ralph Winters, Roan Mountain, and Emmett Winters, Adrian, Mich.; and a sister, Crystal Cordell, Elizabethton.

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

   WINTERS -- Funeral services for Casey McKinley Winters, 75, 119 Bowers Street, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Hugh Hatfield and Mr. Mark Smith, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Tammy Black. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Bradley Winters, Austin Winters, Calvin Winters, Matthew Arnett and Allen Blevins. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Silvers, John Lewis, J.D. Cannon, Lawrence Tester, Cliff Gugin, Roy Wright, Merle Grindstaff, Dr. Guy Robbins and members of the Central Volunteer Fire Department. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:25 a.m. Friday for the graveside services. 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. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Central Volunteer Fire Department. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Linda P. Jones

07/07/99

   Linda P. Jones, 52, 157 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Jones was a native of Alexandria, Va., and the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Dorothy Kidd.

   Survivors include her husband, Lee Roy Jones, of the home; three brothers, David Lewis Kidd and George Spicers, both of Alexandria, Va., and Robert Kidd, Annapolis, Md.; two sisters, Marie Campbell, Alexandria, Va., and Diane Kidd, of North Carolina; and a special niece, Connie Benfield, Fredericksburg, Va. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   JONES -- Funeral services for Linda P. Jones, 52, 157 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Carl F. Nicholson

07/07/99

   Sgt. 1st Class Carl Fleenor Nicholson (U.S. Army Ret.), 69, 141 Midnight Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home.

   Mr. Nicholson was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Ollie A. and Myrtle Mae Street Nicholson. He had lived most of his life in Elizabethton and was a 1948 graduate of Hampton High School.

   Mr. Nicholson retired in 1980 from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service. He served in the Korean Conflict and Two Tours in Vietnam. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter #13, and the Captain Lynn H. Folsom Post #2166, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include his wife, Shirley Nicholson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Carson and Blanche Nicholson and Calvin and Candice Nicholson, all of Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; a special aunt, Mary Street, Johnson City; and a special sister-in-law, Lillian Bullock, Elizabethton.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   NICHOLSON -- Funeral services for Sgt. 1st Class Carl Fleenor Nicholson (U.S. Army Ret.), 69, 141 Midnight Drive, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rick Shelton and Dr. Dwight Hobbs officiating. Music will be provided by Claude and Barbara Duncan. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers and Military Honors will be by the Burial Detail from Fort Campbell, Ky. Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and nurses in the MICU of the VA Medical Center, the 1948 Graduating Class of Hampton High School, members of the Wal-Mart Coffee Club and Snack Bar employees and also Billy Puckett, Jeff Lipford, David Honeycutt, Chris Honeycutt, Woody Ornduff, Bill Carden, Glenn Oaks, J.D. Ball, Bill Timbs, Ott Carson, Thomas Jensen, Sam Rogers, Clarence Lee Whitehead, Bryan Harris, Carl Hambrick, Curtis Bullock, Calvin Hardin, Claude Duncan, Earl Guess and Preas Street. 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 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Casey M. Winters

07/07/99

   Casey McKinley Winters, 75, 119 Bowers Street, Johnson City, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.

   Mr. Winters was a native of Carter County and the son of the late James and Sally Hayes Winters. He was also preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

   Mr. Winters was retired from North American Rayon Corporation and was a Central Community Volunteer Fireman. He was of the Christian faith.

   Survivors include his wife, Mildred Winters, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Laura Winters, Jonesborough, and Wade and Ronda Winters, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Bradley Winters, Kingsport, and Mikayla and Shayna Winters, both of Jonesborough; two brothers, Ralph Winters, Roan Mountain, and Emmett Winters, Adrian, Mich.; and a sister, Crystal Cordell, Elizabethton.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge.

Thomas F. Austin

07/06/99

   Thomas F. Austin, 76, 424 Monument Place, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 2, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   A native of Cass, W. Va., he was the son of the late Christopher Columbus and Emily Berthinea Potter Austin. Mr. Austin was preceded in death by three sisters and six brothers.

   He was a member of Marbleton Free Will Baptist Church and Sunday school teacher of the Wisdom Class. Mr. Austin was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a retired TV repairman.

   Survivors include his wife, Jean Austin, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Jay Denton, Elizabethton; two Brothers: Raymond Austin, Lewisburg, W. Va.; and Grady Austin, Union, W. Va.; three sisters: Eula Young, Lester, W. Va.; Hazel Plaza, Homestead, Fla; and Jean Rodossakis, Ronceverte, W. Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   AUSTIN -- Funeral services for Thomas F. Austin, 76, 424 Monument Place, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Talmadge Brown, the Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff and the Rev. Sam Ferguson officiating. Music will be under the direction of the 4 Believers and Tryphena Denton. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 5, 1999, at Taylor Cemetery, with military honors to be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post No. 2166. Active pallbearers will be George Lilly, J.M. Whitson, J.H. Hopson, Terry Denton, Gary Maupin, the Rev. Ernest Garland, Jim Gouge and Dan Ornduff. Honorary pallbearers will be John Hensley, Dr. James Ross, Dr. Vance Shaw and Sycamore Shoals E.R. staff, Granville Taylor, Fred Tipton, R.H. Taylor, Jay W. Denton and members of Carter County Rescue Squad. Everyone will meet at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be mailed to Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Daniels

07/06/99

   Mrs. Mary Elliott Daniels, 82, 509 Blevins Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Daniels was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Peter H. and Bessie Shoun Elliott. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sam G. Daniels, a son, Gary Daniels, a brother and two sisters.

   Mrs. Daniels was of the Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Becky Daniels, Johnson City; a brother, Haynes Elliott, Elizabethton; and a grandson, Jonathan David Daniels, U.S. Navy, San Diego, Calif. Three nieces also survive.

   Graveside services and interment were held Sunday, July 4, at Highland Cemetery with Rev. Dave Shorter officiating.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Charles W. Feuchtenberger

07/06/99

   Charles William Feuchtenberger, 79, Fincastle Estates, Bluefield, Va., died in a Charlottesville, Va., hospital on July 1.

   Born on Dec. 16, 1919, in Williamson, W. Va., he was the son of the late L.D. Feuchtenberger and Ruby C. Feuchtenberger. His younger brother, John Andrew Feuchtenberger, died in a plane crash over the China-Burma Theater during World War II.

   He was educated in the public schools of Bluefield, Kentucky Military Institute, Bluefield College and was graduated in 1943 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He attained the rank of First Lieutenant during World War II and, following his military service, he returned to Bluefield, where he joined the family business, Betsy Ross Bakeries, Inc., as comptroller. Upon its sale to Flowers Bakers, Inc., in 1981, he became associated with the Perkinson Enterprises, where he remained until his final illness. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a long-time member of the choir and had served as a deacon and an elder. He was an active force in the area tennis circles, a licensed helicopter and single-engine aircraft pilot and an avid amateur photographer.

   Survivors include his wife, the former Pat Waltman, and three sons: Greg Feuchtenberger and wife Kathy, Blacksburg, Va.; Gary Feuchtenberger, Roanoke, Va.; and Mark Feuchtenberger and wife Linda of Elizabethton. Also surviving are four granddaughters Ali, 12; Kate, 3; and fourth-month-old twins: Randi and Heather. Other survivors include his brother, L. D. Feuchtenberger, Jr; two sisters: Mrs. R.R. (Anna) Stuart, Jr. and Mrs. Charles R. (Betty) Scott.; and 10 nieces and nephews.

   Mercer Funeral Home (304-327-6155), Bluefield, W. Va., is in charge of arrangements.

   FEUCHTENBERGER -- A memorial service for Charles William Feuchtenberger, 79, Fincastle Estates, Bluefield, Va., who died Thursday, will be conducted on Monday, July 5, 1999, at 12 noon at the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Griffin C. Callahan officiating. There will be a period of visitation one hour prior to service time. The family suggests that friends who wish to make memorial gifts, make them to their church, the charity of their choice, the American Lung Association or the Salvation Army. Mercer Funeral Home (304-327-6155), Bluefield, W. Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Linda P. Jones

07/06/99

   Linda P. Jones, 52, 157 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Jones was a native of Alexandria, Va., and the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Dorothy Kidd.

   Survivors include her husband, Lee Roy Jones, of the home; three brothers, David Lewis Kidd and George Spicer, both of Alexandria, Va., and Robert Kidd, Annapolis, Md.; two sisters, Marie Campbell, Alexandria, Va., and Diane Kidd, of North Carolina; and a special niece, Connie Benfield, Fredericksburg, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

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

Frank D. Richardson

07/06/99

   Frank David Richardson, 65, 3707 Bluefield Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at the Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Richardson was an Avery County, N.C., native who had lived in Johnson City for most of his life. He was the son of the late Donley H. and Mabel Cooper Richardson. He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

   He was a retired employee of Rainbow Bakery. Mr. Richardson was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Georgia L. Pierson Richardson, of the home; a son, Frank David Richardson II, Johnson City; two daughters: Lycinda Richardson Ford and Sergeant First Class Lyrecia J. Richardson, both of Johnson City.; three sisters: Margie Franklin, Newark, Del.; Shirley Hicks, Elizabethton; and Wanda Miller, Mountain City; three brothers: Harry L. Richardson, Johnson City; Jim Richardson, Granite, N.C.; and Joe Richardson, Butler; and four grandchildren.

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

   RICHARDSON -- Funeral services for Frank David Richardson, 65, 3707 Bluefield Drive, Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The Rev. James Cambron, the Rev. Lanny Street and the Rev. Tony Conners will officiate. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:40 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, 1808 West End Avenue, Suite 514, Nashville, TN 37203. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Morris-Baker. Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby C. Sams

07/06/99

   Bobby Clyde Sams, 62, Kingsport, died on Friday, July 2, 1999, after a lengthy illness.

   Sams was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee. He was a son of the late Jennings William and Nellie Russell Sams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a special grandson, Joey Inscoe, in 1996.

   He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Springdale Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Shirline Lyons; Sams' daughters and their husbands: Teresa and Joe Inscoe; Leona and Rick Jones; Barbara and Eric Kinsler; and Mitzie and Martin Salyer, all of Kingsport; one son, Jeff Sams, Kingsport; six sisters: Margaret Potter, Ruth Berry and Charlotte Sams, all of Elizabethton; Vina West and Betty Hollifield, North Carolina; and Salley Leach, Johnson City; five brothers: J.W. Sams, Jim Sams and Paul Sams, all of Elizabethton; Bill Sams, Florida; and Jerry Sams, Johnson City; eight grandchildren: Jessica, Eric, Kimberlie, Leslie, Ashlie, Johnny, Mary Beth and Amanda; and several nieces and nephews.

   East Lawn Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

   SAMS -- Funeral services for Bobby Clyde Sams, 62, Kingsport, who died Friday, will be conducted in the East Lawn Funeral Home chapel on Monday, July 5, 1999, on Monday, July 5, at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Dewey Ramey and the Rev. Gather Townsend officiating. He was a devoted and dedicated father, grandfather and a loving husband. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Private graveside services will be conducted at a later date. East Lawn Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

Arlene D. Smith

07/06/99

   Mrs. Arlene Dicey Shell Smith, 73, 114 Quail Drive, Roan Mountain, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Smith was a native of Roan Mountain and the daughter of the late Thomas and Legusta Shell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Silas Smith, a sister, Christine Shell, and two brothers, Vernon and Ray Shell.

   Mrs. Smith was of the Christian faith and attended Magill Presbyterian Church. She was a homemaker.

   Survivors include two sons, Tommy Smith, Johnson City, and Donald Smith, Roan Mountain; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and H.B. Richardson, Roan Mountain; four sisters, Clestine Franklin and Gladys Miller, both of Elizabethton, Ester Bennett and Faye Hodge, both of Roan Mountain; and three brothers, Carl Shell, Cranberry, N.C., T.J. Shell, Roan Mountain, and Thomas Shell, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SMITH -- Graveside services for Mrs. Arlene Dicey Shell Smith, 73, 114 Quail Drive, Roan Mountain, a devoted wife and mother, who died Friday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Perry Cemetery with Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Pallbearers were selected from family and friends. To those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Lung Association, 1808 West End Avenue, Suite 514, Nashville, TN 37203. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

Blanzina C. Younce

07/06/99

   Mrs. Blanzina Cozette Younce, 87, formerly of Route 3, Biltmore, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Younce was a native of Sullivan County and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a daughter of the late Andy and Mary Ethel Hilton Troxell and was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ed Younce, in 1962, her second husband, Grayson Hardin, in 1987, two brothers, a sister and a son.

   Mrs. Younce was a member of the Light House For Jesus Christ.

   Survivors include seven sons, Joe Younce, Edward Younce, Bernard Sonny Younce, Kenneth Younce, Rev. Bill Younce, Jack Younce and Lynual Younce, all of Elizabethton; three daughters, Mrs. Janet Wilson and Mrs. Phyllis Tester, both of Elizabethton, and Mrs. Joyce Rumley, Watauga; and five sisters, Mrs. Nola Babb, Mrs. Trula Hubbard and Mrs. Juanita Roberts, all of Elizabethton, Mrs. Sylvia Dugger, Johnson City, and Mrs. Thelma Goforth, Blountville. Forty grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   YOUNCE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Blanzina Cozette Younce, 87, formerly of Route 3, Biltmore, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Light House For Jesus Church with Rev. Bill Younce, Rev. Donnie Reagan and Rev. Sam Kinzer officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be Mack Wilson, Jimmy Tester, Rusty Rumley, Fred Britt, Keith Younce, Joel Younce and Jason Younce. Honorary pallbearers will be Victor Deloach, D.A. Cunningham and the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Light House For Jesus Church, Highway 19E, Elizabethton, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Joyce Rumley, 633 Rock Hill Road, Watauga, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. C. Robert Bittle

07/02/99

   Dr. C. Robert Bittle, 78, 3566 Peeble Beach Drive, Augusta, Ga., died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at his residence.

   Dr. Bittle was a native of Charlotte, N.C. He was a physician and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Freda Pate Bittle, Augusta, Ga.; three daughters, Terry Tostie, Louisville, Ky., Donna Sams, Elizabethton, and Valarie Smith, Athens, Ga.; a brother, Rudy Bittle, Stillwater, Okla.; and a sister, Martha Clark, Hendersonville, N.C. Five grandchildren also survive.

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

   Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Avenue, Augusta, Ga., (706) 733-3636, is in charge of arrangements.

Blanzina C. Younce

07/02/99

   Blanzina Cozetta Younce, formerly of Rt. 3, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

Louise L. Gouge

07/01/99

   Louise Lowe Gouge, 56, 1505 Sun Valley Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at her residence.

   Mrs. Gouge was a native of Elizabethton and had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Ed and Gladys Lowe Manning and was also preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Parlier.

   Mrs. Gouge was an employee of Tulsa Dental. She was a member of the Lone Oak Christian Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Edward Lee Gouge; two daughters, Theresa Miller, Atlanta, Ga., and Lori Fulmer, Jonesborough; two brothers, Ed Manning, Elizabethton, and Harold Manning, Johnson City; a sister, Rita Tipton, Johnson City; three grandsons, Kyle Miller, Tampa, Fla., Cody and Nicholas Fulmer, both of Jonesborough; two granddaughters, April and Amber Ferguson, both of Atlanta, Ga.; and four special friends, Elaine Brumit, Ruth Napier, Phyllis Riddle and Debbie Lewis.

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

   GOUGE -- Funeral services for Louise Lowe Gouge, 56, 1505 Sun Valley Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Mr. Dave Roberts officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Napier, Travis Brumit, Jeff Riddle, Greg Riddle, Brian Riddle and Douglas Riddle. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. For those who wish, memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Lone Oak Christian Church, 1914 Lone Oak Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

James S. Rambo

07/01/99

   James Samuel Rambo, 63, 128 Poplar Ridge Road, Piney Flats, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, after a brief illness.

   Mr. Rambo was a native of Johnson County and a son of Ruth Reece Rambo, Elizabethton, and the late Earl T. Rambo, who died November 8, 1980.

   Mr. Rambo had lived most of his life in Elizabethton. He was a 1954 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended East Tennessee State University. He was retired from the Raytheon Corporation, Bristol.

   He was in Company E, 506 Infantry Division and received his Wings from the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky., in 1959. He was a member of the Elizabethton Golf Club and a member of East River Park Christian Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two daughters and a son-in-law, Patty Ann Rambo, Elizabethton, and Holly Marie and Richard Carter, Johnson City; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Earlene and Roy Barron, Novato, Calif., and Martha and Bill Holden, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Nina Feathers, Alexa Feathers and Ryne Carter; three nieces, Becky Bowen, Kathy Fries and Mikki Crowe; and a very special friend, Emily Fletcher.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   RAMBO -- Funeral services for James Samuel Rambo, 63, 128 Poplar Ridge Road, Piney Flats, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Joel Stauffer, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Holden, Roy Barron, Richard Carter, Harry Mottern, Rocky Crowe, Chris Fletcher, David Boggs, Mike Feathers, Malcolm Rambo, Stewart Rambo, Paul Sellers, Ernie Cooke, Ron Rogers and all his Golfing Buddies. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Mrs. Ruth Rambo, 1208 Thomas Blvd., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Saturday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

John T. Williams Sr.

07/01/99

   John Thomas Williams Sr., 79, 1585 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, formerly of Route 3, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Holston Valley Hospital.

   Mr. Williams was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Columbus Eugene and Amelia Snyder Williams.

   Mr. Williams was a member of the Roan Mountain First Baptist Church. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II on the U.S.S. Bush.

   Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Hughes Williams, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, John Thomas Williams Jr. and Betty Jo Williams, Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Sanford McKinney, Kingsport; four grandchildren, John T. Williams III, Johnson City, Joseph Williams, Cohutta, Ga., Melanie Jaye McKinney and Billy Thacker, both of Kingsport; five great-grandchildren, Jennifer Williams, Johnson City, Susan and David Williams, Cohutta, Ga., Christopher Artrichter, Morrow, Ga., and W.M. Jaryd Thacker, Kingsport; and a special cousin, Winn Wiggins, Roan Mountain.

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

   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for John Thomas Williams Sr., 79, 1585 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, formerly of Route 3, Roan Mountain, who went to be with His Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 29, 1999, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jonelle and Dana Dean Young and Marie Hagy. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday or at the Roan Mountain residence any time. The family, friends and minister will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Friday. To those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, Roan Mountain, Tenn. 37687. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.


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