August 1999


Louis M. Tester

08/31/99

  Louis M. Tester, 81, of Eaton Township, Ohio, died Monday, August 30, 1999, at St. John Westshore Hospital, Westlake, Ohio, following a lengthy illness.

  Mr. Tester was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and the son of the late Eli and Sarah Presnell Tester. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Tester, in 1994, and by six brothers and three sisters.

  Mr. Tester had lived in Eaton Township for the past 34 years, coming from Cleveland. He was employed by Ford Motor Company in Brook Park, Ohio, in the maintenance department, with 27 years of service. He was a member of the U.A.W. Local #1250.

  Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Alta G. Bunton Tester; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jean and Ed Roch, North Olmstead, Ohio, Mary Fitts, San Antonio, Texas, and Kathy and Chuck Runyon, Grafton, Ohio; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Marshall and Linda Tester, Parma, Ohio, Robert and Karen Tester, Medina, Ohio, Ronnie and Liz Tester, LaGrange, Ohio, and Kenny Tester, Grafton, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard Tester of Tennessee; and three sisters, Rilda Campbell, Ida Finney and Ruth Jones, all of Tennessee.

  Funeral services and interment will be held Thursday in Eaton Township.

  Busch Curtis Scheuffler Family Chapel, 34603 Center Ridge Road, Eaton Township, Ohio, (440) 322-3717, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert "Bo" Nave

08/31/99

  Robert "Bo" Nave, 68, formerly of Carter County, died Sunday, August 29, 1999, in Milton, Fla.

  Mr. Nave was the son of the late Shelby and Hazel Holly Nave. He was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a retired employee of Monsanto Chemical Company, Pensacola, Fla.

  Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Westmorland Nave, of the home; two sons, Robert Nave, Tallahassee, Fla., and Richard Nave, Milton, Fla.; and two sisters, Selma Nave Curtis and Betty Nave Oliver, both of Elizabethton. Three grandsons and three granddaughters also survive.

  Funeral services are tentatively set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Lewis Funeral Home, Highway 90, Milton, Fla. Phone (850) 623-2243. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening in the funeral home chapel.

  Lewis Funeral Home, Milton, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

  Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.

Paul M. Carriger

08/31/99

  Paul M. Carriger, 67, 130 Heaton Road, Hampton, died Saturday, August 28, 1999, at his residence following a brief illness.

  Mr. Carriger was a native of Sullivan County and had lived in Carter County for the last 10 years. He was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Dunn Carriger Bryan, 107 West G Street, Elizabethton, and the late Robert Carriger. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Carriger, and two brothers, Wendell and Charles Carriger.

  Mr. Carriger was a graduate of Milligan College and a retired school teacher in the Gastonia, N.C., area. He was a member of the AARP and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three brothers, Gerald Carriger, Earl Carriger and Roy Carriger, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive including one special nephew, Monty Nidiffer, Elizabethton.

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

  CARRIGER -- Graveside services for Paul M. Carriger, 67, 130 Heaton Road, Hampton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the VA Chaplain officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Inurnment will follow in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. For those who prefer, donations in lieu of flowers may be made in memory of Mr. Carriger to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family, friends and minister will meet at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry W. Adkins

08/31/99

  Jerry William Adkins, 52, of Louisville, Ky., died Thursday, August 19, 1999, at his home.

  Mr. Adkins was the son of Frankie Humphreys Murphy, Johnson City.

  Mr. Adkins was a Louisville native since 1953. He was the owner of Adkins Automotive Trucking Service and was a member of North American Bass Association.

  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Alice Hegedus Adkins; two sons, Phillip E. Adkins and Paul E. Adkins; two stepchildren; a sister, Janet Ramsey, Richmond, Va.; a niece, Courtney Trufillo, Forrance, Calif.; and an uncle, Gordon Humphreys, Johnson City. Seven grandchildren also survive.

  Interment was in Louisville, Ky., on Monday, August 23.

Paul M. Carriger

08/30/99

   Paul M. Carriger, 67, 130 Heaton Road, Hampton, died Saturday, August 28, 1999, at his residence following a brief illness.

   Mr. Carriger was a native of Sullivan County and had lived in Carter County for the last 10 years. He was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Dunn Carriger Bryan, 107 West G. Street, Elizabethton, and the late Robert Carriger. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Carriger, and two brothers, Wendell and Charles Carriger.

   Mr. Carriger was a graduate of Milligan College and a retired school teacher in the Gastonia, N.C., area. He was a member of the AARP and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three brothers, Gerald Carriger, Earl Carriger and Roy Carriger, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive including one special nephew, Monty Nidiffer, Elizabethton.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge.

Norma T. Hurd

08/30/99

   Mrs. Norma Trusler Hurd, 80, 503 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, died Friday, August 27, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Hurd was a native of Carter County and had lived in Washington County most of her life. She was a daughter of the late William and Nelle Burrow Trusler and was also preceded in death by her husband, Carter D. Hurd, in 1986, a son, two sisters and a granddaughter.

   Mrs. Hurd was retired from the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton.

   Survivors include two sons, Robert D. Watts, Plano, Texas, and William C. Hurd, Johnson City; a daughter, Lisa N. Bishop, Dublin, Ireland; a sister, Mary Fincher, Pensacola, Fla.; and a brother, Robert A. Trusler, Pensacola, Fla. Six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HURD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Trusler Hurd, 80, 503 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday from the chapel of Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside committal services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Highland Cemetery, Elizabethton. Those planning to attend the committal service are to meet at the cemetery by 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Edythe P. Shell

08/30/99

   Mrs. Edythe Pearman Shell, 415 Carter Boulevard, Elizabethton, died Friday, August 27, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center after a long illness.

   Mrs. Shell was a native of Wytheville, Va., and a daughter of the late John B. and Maude Luthers Sands Pearman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest R. Shell, in 1981, a brother, Mack Pearman, and a sister, Louise Toncray.

   Mrs. Shell had lived in Carter County for a number of years. She was a graduate of East Tennessee State College and a retired teacher in the Carter County School System, having taught in several elementary schools in the county. She was a member of the Carter County Retired Teachers Association and a Life Time Member of the Sycamore Chapter #163, Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton.

   Survivors include two daughters, Peggy E. Shell Usary, of the home, and Connie Louise Griffin, Gray, and a grandson, Michael Ray Walker, Knoxville. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   SHELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Edythe Pearman Shell, 415 Carter Boulevard, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kenneth LaDuke officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Georgia M. Smith

08/30/99

   Georgia Marie Smith, formerly of 111 Pleasant Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, August 27, 1999, at NHC Nursing Home in Knoxville following an extended illness.

   Ms. Smith was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late George Marshall and Laura Perkins Smith.

   Ms. Smith attended Valley Forge Christian Church. She was a retired employee of the State of Virginia Department of Corrections and a former employee of the City of Johnson City.

   Survivors include a brother, William E. Smith, Johnson City; a sister, Mary Ina Bowman, Elizabethton; a niece, Mona Clabough Short, Knoxville; and a great-niece, Laura Kathryn Short, Knoxville.

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

   SMITH -- Graveside services for Georgia Marie Smith, formerly of 111 Pleasant Drive, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. H. Clay Bailey, minister, officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday for the service. The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers be sent to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph R. Swanay

08/30/99

   Joseph Russell Swanay, 84, Woodvalley Drive, Huntsville, Ala., died Wednesday, August 25, 1999, at Huntsville Hospital.

   Mr. Swanay was a native of Monroe County, Tenn., and moved to Elizabethton in 1927. He had resided in Alabama since 1962. He was a son of the late Robert Wright and Maggie Birchfiel Swanay and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Maggie Sue Hamm and Ruth Irene Swanay, and two brothers, George Swanay and Henry Milburn Swanay.

   Mr. Swanay was a 1939 graduate of Milligan College. He was a member of Mastin Lake United Methodist Church and a former member of Doe River Baptist Church in Elizabethton. He was a member of the Purple Heart Association, the American Heart Association, the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans and Toastmaster International. He served as a Lt.J.G. in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

   Mr. Swanay served as State Senator from the First District of Tennessee from 1954 to 1956.

   Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Blevins Swanay, Huntsville, Ala.; two daughters, Sharon Swanay Parks, Huntsville, Ala., and Carole Swanay Johnson, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a brother, Wright Swanay, Elizabethton; and two granddaughters, Susan Elizabeth Parks and Alice Susannah Johnson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gallant Funeral Home Chapel, Hazel Green, Ala. (1-256-828-0035).

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

Phoebe I. Taylor

08/30/99

   Phoebe Inez Taylor, 62, formerly of 154 Muse Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, August 27, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.

   Mrs. Taylor was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Guy and Agnes Taylor Campbell.

   Mrs. Taylor attended Stoney Creek Baptist Church. She was a former employee of East Tennessee Undergarment Company and Magnavox, Inc.

   Survivors include her husband, Merley James Taylor, Elizabethton, and a brother, Charles Campbell, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Phoebe Inez Taylor, 62, formerly of 154 Muse Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ray Don Markland. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Taylor Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tony Campbell, Clinton Campbell, Ralph Campbell, Gary Pearson, T.J. Campbell and Randy Glover. 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 at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Charles Campbell, 1003 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Georgia V. Whitehead

08/30/99

   Mrs. Georgia V. Townsend Whitehead, 66, 203 Tower Road, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, August 29, 1999, at her residence following an illness of two years.

   Mrs. Whitehead was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Grandville and Carrie Whitehead Townsend. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Steward Whitehead, December 31, 1998, a great-grandson, Zachary Brooks, and three bothers.

   Mrs. Whitehead was a homemaker and a member of the Hopson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include six daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Ronnie Holtsclaw, Joyce and Eddie Largent, Debbie and Larry Townson, Sandra and Ralph Potter, Mary Betty and Gary Parker, all of Roan Mountain, and Crystal and Rev. B.F. McKinney, Hampton; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Jackie and Theresa Whitehead, Hampton, Ronnie and Roberta Whitehead, Jeffery Whitehead and Rex Whitehead, all of the home; 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Juanita Jarrett, Roan Mountain, and Bobbie Ingram, Hampton; and three special friends, Mrs. R.L. Brewer, Elizabethton, Mrs. Amanda Potter and Mrs. Kathryn Holtsclaw, both of Roan Mountain.

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

   WHITEHEAD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia V. Townsend Whitehead, 66, 203 Tower Road, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Gary Whitehead, Rev. Charlie Trivette and Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Sunset Free Will Baptist Youth Choir, The Heavenly Echos and Rev. Ronnie Campbell. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Steward Whitehead Family Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the Nursing Staff of the 5300 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, Dr. David Tabor, Dr. Michael Hodge, Hospice Staff, Bill Street, Herman Stout, Robert "Tub" Rainbolt, Earl Lyons, Gommarah Paul Smith, Earl Chambers, Jake Townsend, Lee Whitehead, Earnest Whitehead, Bynom Whitehead, Mack Whitehead, David Maples and Nick Hill. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 203 Tower Road, Roan Mountain, any time. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday for the graveside services. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Ray McCloud

08/26/99

   Ray "Mousey" McCloud, 77, 141 Hughes Lane, Johnson City, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   A native of Johnson County, Mr. McCloud was the son of the late Effie Wagner and had lived most of his life in Carter County.

   He was of the Baptist faith and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.

   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Sandra and David Pugh, Jonesborough; Glenda and Bob Sams, Johnson City; three sons and daughters-in-law: Tom and Rhonda McCloud, Kingsport; Jeff and Robin McCloud, Johnson City; and Douglas and Annette McCloud, Elizabethton; one step-son, Gary Pierce, Johnson City; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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

   MCCLOUD -- Funeral services for Ray "Mousey" McCloud, 77, 141 Hughes Lane, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Johnny Jones officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with military honors to be accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post No. 2166. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Greene, A.W. Webb, Chet Little, Carl Murphy, Buck Church and Paul Jones. Everyone will meet at 10:55 a.m. at the cemetery for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the residence of a son, Doug McCloud, 165 Whitson Drive, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Ben B. McKinney

08/26/99

   Ben Boyce McKinney, 68, 141 East Market Street, Johnson City, died at his residence Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999.

   A native of Washington County, he was a son of the late Frank and Grace McKinney. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

   He was a retired taxi cab driver, having been a cab driver for 42 years.

   survivors include two daughters: Helen Murray and Nyoka Hammett, both of Johnson City; one sister, Mrs. Viola Boyd, Johnson City; one brother, Leonard McKinney, of Alabama; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MCKINNEY -- Funeral services for Ben Boyce McKinney, 68, 141 East Market Street, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Stanfield and the Rev. George Haney officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Collins Cemetery, Hampton. The Harbor Light Quartet will provide the music. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Helen Murray, 131 Cemetery Lane, Johnson City, or the residence of a sister, Mrs. Viola Boyd, 403 Betty Street, Johnson City. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Searl J. Robbins

08/26/99

   Searl J. Robbins, 78, 1803 Sundale Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Robbins was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and a son of the late Richard and Josephine Carmichael Robbins. He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

   He was formerly employed with Montgomery Ward as a plumbing and heating salesman, then retired from Summers Hardware after 30 years of service. Mr. Robbins was then employed for 10 years with the City of Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department , where he retired as maintenance superintendent. He was also employed as a security guard at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

   Mr. Robbins was a baseball umpire and a football referee for many years on both the high school and college levels. He was a baseball umpire and chief with the TSSAA and also umpired in the Southeastern Conference, Southern Conference, Tennessee Valley Athletic Conference and Ohio Valley Conference. Mr. Robbins was a football referee with the TSSAA, Southern Conference and Ohio Valley Conference.

   He was a District Umpire and Chief with the American Softball Association for 30 years. Mr. Robbins served with athletics in the city of Johnson City for over 50 years. This included Pee Wee's, Little League, Babe Ruth, Men's and Women's Softball and Football. He formerly volunteered as a coach in Little League, Babe Ruth League, and Senior Babe Ruth League.

   Mr. Robbins was a World War II Navy veteran, having served as an engine room operator on the U.S.S. General W.C. Langfitt.

   He was a Baptist.

   Survivors include his wife, Vanas G. Robbins, of the home; one daughter, Judy Robbins Hughes, Arden, N.C.; two step-daughters: June Martin Chapman, Manassas, Va.; and Valerie Martin Whitson Swartz, Gray; two step-sons: Stephen Ray Martin, Fall Branch; and Michael Allen Martin, Knoxville; one brother, Cecil Robbins, Gray; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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

   ROBBINS -- Funeral services for Searl J. Robbins, 78, 1803 Sundale Road, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, will be conducted Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at 8 p.m. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dan Foster officiating. Graveside committal services will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at 10:30 a.m. in Monte Vista Burial Park, with military honors being accorded by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport. Those planning to attend the committal services Saturday are to meet at the funeral home by 10:00 a.m. to proceed to the cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home Friday by 7:45 p.m., are C.B. Kinch, James Ellis, Maynard Crowe, Bobby Jack Hamilton, Johnny Hensley, Lonnie Lowe, Ferrell Bowman and Graham Spurrier. Honorary pallbearers are John Martin, Brian Chapman, the Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department, Dr. James R. Evans, Howard Underwood, Bill Cash, Dr. Stanley E. Vermillion, Dr. Richard W. McGowen, Dr. Leslie Parris, Dr. Kyle Colvett, Dr. William R. Kincaid, Dr. Michael Hodge and Dr. Mark F. Young. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Appalachian Funeral Home (928-6111), 800 East Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Dorothy K. Walker

08/26/99

   Dr. Dorothy Keister Walker of Johnson City died on Aug. 23 after a six-month illness.

   She was a native of Lock Haven, Penn., but had lived in Johnson City since 1962. She was the widow of Dean E. Walker, who was former president of Milligan College and the first president of Emmanuel School of Religion.

   When the Walkers married in 1962, she was a partner in the Jones-Keister Evangelistic Team and had spent many years traveling among Christian Churches across the United States. Her contribution to the team was "The Mission to Women," a program to help women of the Church recognize and assume a Christian stewardship of their lives.

   Dr. Walker did her undergraduate degree at Lock Haven State Teachers College and the M.S. degree at Butler University. In 1962, Milligan College awarded her the Doctor of Divinity degree. She was listed in "Who's Who in Colleges and Universities" and was a member of several scholastic honor societies. She was a member of the Hopwood Memorial Christian Church where she served the congregation in many capacities.

   Dr. Walker is survived by her sister, Helen Sumpter, and her brother, Schuyler. There will be a memorial service for her on Friday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Mildred Welshimer Phillips Chapel of Emmanuel School of Religion. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the European Evangelistic Society, Emmanuel School of Religion, or the Hopwood Memorial Christian Church. For more information, call the president's office at Emmanuel School of Religion at 461-1510.

Daris B. Waycaster

08/26/99

   Mr. Daris Benny Waycaster, 56, 125 Rosenbaum Private Drive, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mr. Waycaster was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Andrew and Hazel Arnett Hardin. He was preceded in death by a grandson.

   He was of the Free Will Baptist faith.

   Survivors include his wife, Kathy Blair Waycaster, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law: William Michael and Kimberly Renee Waycaster, Elizabethton; and James Lester and Kimberly English Waycaster, Jonesborough; three sisters: Gracie Ardella Harrison and Elsie Laverne Adkins, both of Elizabethton; and Ondrea Lavonna Crowe, of Florida; Five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WAYCASTER -- Funeral services for Mr. Daris Benny Waycaster, 56, 125 Rosenbaum Private Drive, Elizabethton, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl H. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Johnson-Crabtree Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. David K. Fenner. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at the residence of a son, Mike Waycaster, 185 Jade Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles M. Blevins

08/25/99

   Charles M. Blevins, 64, 1732 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late James and Sallie Massengill Blevins. Mr. Blevins was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.

   He was of the Free Will Baptist faith and a retired employee of General Shale after 45 years of service.

   Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Bowers Blevins, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law: Danny and Carolyn Blevins and Jeff Blevins, all of Elizabethton; four brothers: Arthur, George, James and Reece Blevins, all of Elizabethton; two sisters: Fronie Bowers, Johnson City; and Hattie Carr, New Ellenton, S.C.; three grandchildren: Brandon, Brianna and Brandy Blevins, all of Elizabethton; one step-grandson, Brad Hushour, Knoxville, Tenn; a special friend, Robin Gibson, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

   BLEVINS -- Funeral services for Charles M. Blevins, 64, 1732 Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Ray Stockton, the Rev. D.C. Byrd and the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kay Arnold and Ray Stockton. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Eddie Orr, Pete Wilson, David Bryant, Ricky Norris, Rick Bowers, Jerry Royston, Donnie Blevins and Roger Caudill. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of General Shale. Everyone will meet at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Johnson City Medical Center Hospice HomeCare Services, 400 North State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert M. Carnett

08/25/99

   Robert M. Carnett, 74, 123 Holly Hill Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Grant and Emma Pearl Lyons Carnett.

   He was a member of Little Mountain Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corp. Mr. Carnett was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Ruby Jean Holstsclaw Carnett, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law: Tony and Johnnie Carnett and Lester and Mary Lou Carnett, all of Roan Mountain; four grandchildren: Dale and (wife) Carla Carnett; Brandon Carnett and Shawnee Carnett, all of Roan Mountain; two great-grandchildren: Mason and Josie Carnett, Roan Mountain; four brothers: J.C. Carnett and Roger Carnett, both of Elizabethton; Kenneth Carnett, Hampton; and Gene Carnett, Rhodiss, N.C.; five sisters: Amanda Potter, Roan Mountain; Ruth Harmon and Viola Lafon, Granite Falls, N.C.; and Mary Sell and Joan Coffee, Rhodiss, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   CARNETT -- Funeral services for Robert M. Carnett, 74, 123 Holly Hill Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at Little Mountain Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steve Coonse and the Rev. Charlie Trivette officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kathy Whitehead, Vivian Koster, Charlie Whitehead and Charlotte Smith. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at Cornett Cemetery with military honors by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post 2166. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be John Henson, Pence Stocton, Carl Carden, Cecil Largent, Wallace Carden, Frank Ball, friends of Little Mountain Baptist Church, Jack Norris, J.B. Curtis, Paul Richardson and the Rev. Richard Blevins. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday for the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Little Mountain Baptist Church or at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644.

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

Clarence Deloach

08/25/99

   Clarence Deloach, 66, 111 Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, died at his residence Monday, Aug. 23, 1999.

   A native of Butler, he was a son of the late Mike and Lockiey Whaley Deloach. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Campbell Deloach, in 1980, by six brothers and two sisters.

   He was a retired construction worker.

   Survivors include a son, David Deloach, Elizabethton; two daughters: Carolyn Deloach Price and Elizabeth Deloach Reece, both of Hickory, N.C.; two sisters: Frances Deloach Demolski, Tampa, Fla.; and Rose Fest, Calif.; four grand grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   DELOACH -- Graveside service for Clarence Deloach, 66, 111 Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Colbaugh Cemetery with Mr. Wesley Simons, minister, officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the residence of his son, David Deloach, 702 Willow Springs Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Wanda Kilgore

08/24/99

   Mrs. Wanda Faye Cable Kilgore, 54, 419 Magnolia Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn., died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

   She was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Cameron and Flora Kathryn Babb Cable.

   Mrs. Kilgore was an employee of Mayes Brothers Tool Mfg. for approximately 28 years. She was a graduate of Unaka High School. She was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include a companion, Garland Anderson, of the home; two sisters: Lucy Swatzell, Jonesborough; and Regina Diane Cable, Watauga, Tenn.; one step-sister, Susie Combs, Elizabethton; one step-brother, Clyde Roop, Elizabethton; a step-mother, Bertha Rebecca Cable, Elizabethton; two aunts: Bonnie Babb, Limestone; and Margaret Hatfield, Woodbine, Md.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home (753-0514), Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

   KILGORE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Faye Cable Kilgore will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelist Jerry Davis officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at Roselawn Cemetery. Music will be provided by Lisa Morgan. Pallbearers will be Darryl Phillips, Gregory Phillips, Keith Hill, Jeff Turner, Ray Harman, and Granville Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Laws, Sam Harrison, John Stevens, Randall Sutherland, Richard Hope, Dr. Bryan Donovan, Dr. John Ward and Dr. Cynthia Newton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, and other times at the home of a sister, Lucy Swatzell, 165 Hillcrest Circle, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Survivors include a companion, Garland Anderson, of the home; two sisters: Lucy Swatzell, Jonesborough; and Regina Diane Cable, Watauga, Tenn.; one step-sister, Susie Combs, Elizabethton; one step-brother, Clyde Roop, Elizabethton; a step-mother, Bertha Rebecca Cable, Elizabethton; two aunts: Bonnie Babb, Limestone; and Margaret Hatfield, Woodbine, Md.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be sent to Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren Building Fund, 773 Brethren Church Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659 or the American Cancer Society, 101 Fountain Square, Johnson City, TN 37601. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home (753-0514), Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

Martha Lambert

08/24/99

   Martha Fern Pearce Lambert, 62, 1924 Jamestown Road, Johnson City, died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.

   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of Lucyle McLaughlin Hyder, Hampton, and the late Daunte Hyder. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Pearce, and two brothers: Daunte and Ben Hyder.

   Mrs. Lambert was a member of the Johnson City Church of God and the Ladies Ministry Club.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Billy J. Lambert; two daughters and sons-in-law: Judy and Kenneth Campbell, Elizabethton; and Kathy and James Killebrew, Maryville, Tenn.; one son, Harvey Pearce, Elizabethton; four step-daughters and two step-sons; two sisters: Irene Morrell, Concord, Va.; and Jean Carroll, North Augusta, S.C.; eight brothers: Kenneth Hyder, Kingsport; Bill Hyder, Elizabethton; Allen Hyder and Kyle Hyder, both of Hampton; Dan Hyder, Johnson City; Mack Hyder, Perry Hyder and Keith Hyder, all of Flint, Mich.; six grandsons, one granddaughter, one great-grandson, a number of step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   LAMBERT -- Funeral services for Martha Fern Pearce Lambert, 62, 1924 Jamestown Road, Johnson City, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bryant Collins officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Hyder Cemetery, Piney Grove community, Hampton. Sabrina Haines will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be men of the Johnson City Church of God. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law: Judy and Kenneth Campbell, 2779 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

C. Ted Hughes

08/23/99

   C. Ted Hughes, 80, of Johnson City, died Friday, August 20, 1999, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Hospital, Mountain Home.

   Mr. Hughes was a native of Washington County and the son of the late Dolphus and Mary Ellen Vines Hughes. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Bullock Hughes, a son, George Edward "Ed" Hughes, two brothers, Howard Hughes and Adler Hughes, a sister, Edith Forbes, and a half-brother, Herman Hughes.

   Mr. Hughes had lived all of his life in Washington County and for the past few years he and his wife spent their winters in Clearwater, Fla.

   He was a retired Supervisor with Burlington Mills after 34 years of employment and was a veteran of the Naval-Air Force serving in the South Pacific. He was a member and Deacon of King Springs Church of Christ in Johnson City and also attended First Christian Church in Clearwater, Fla.

   Survivors include his wife, Ruth Kilby Hughes, of the home; two daughters, Carolyn Kerr, Elizabethton, and Ellen Hall, Ft. Worth, Texas; a son, Teddy Lee Hughes, Dunedin, Fla.; a step-daughter, Robin Ann Godsey, Bristol; and two sisters, Bernice Lane Jackson and Evelyn Miller Day, both of Jonesborough. Eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HUGHES -- Funeral services for C. Ted Hughes, 80, of Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dwight Peterson and Mr. Tim Trantham, minister, officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers will be Carroll Kerr, James "Jamie" E. Kerr, Charles "Chuck" Hughes, Anthony "Tony" Hughes, Winifred "Dick" Sluder, Wayne Jones, Bruce Lewis and Dr. Marcus Cooper. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe May, John Lewis, Bill Carter, Ray Huskins, Frank Hicks, Jeremy May and Johnny Brown. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 918, Johnson City, Tenn. 37605. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen M. Lyons

08/23/99

   Mrs. Helen Marie Lyons, 85, 204 Taylor Avenue, Johnson City, died Thursday, August 19, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Lyons was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William A. and Sally Bowers Richardson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John R. Lyons Jr., July 3, 1995, a son, W.A. Lyons, in 1982, and by three brothers and a sister.

   Mrs. Lyons was a homemaker and a member of College Park Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Jerry Dickeson, of the home; six grandchildren, Donna Brookshear and Carla Miller, both of Jonesborough, Wayne Lyons, Elizabethton, Rebecca Stout, Ricky Lyons and Jennifer Mayberry, all of Johnson City; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two special sisters-in-law and two special brothers-in-law.

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

   LYONS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Marie Lyons, 85, 204 Taylor Avenue, Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Eugene Osborne and Rev. Ted Hilton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Tommy Williams, soloist, and Suzanne Young, violinist. Interment will follow in the Wilson Cemetery with Rev. David Morgan officiating at the graveside service. Active pallbearers will be John Stines, Howard Richardson, Rondal Richardson, Billy Richardson, Mike Lowe, Mike Wallace, Gary Williams and Mark Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be Brenton Berry, James Berry, Charles Berry, Shay Grindstaff, David Richardson, Rev. D.C. Byrd, Ollie Richardson, Grover Richardson, Donnie Lyons and Wayne Richardson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, prior to the services. Friends may also call at the residence, 204 Taylor Avenue, Johnson City, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Bertha McKinney

08/23/99

   Mrs. Bertha "Mag" McKinney, 89, 365 Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga, died Friday, August 20, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a sudden illness.

   Mrs. McKinney was a native of Newland, N.C., and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a homemaker.

   Mrs. McKinney was preceded in death by her husband, Bill McKinney, in 1963, a son, Harold Clifton Lusk, and by three brothers and two sisters.

   Survivors include six grandsons, William Lusk, Watauga, Mike Lusk, Elizabethton, Joseph Lusk, Gary Lusk, Robin Lee Lusk and Charles Lusk, all of Catawba, N.C.; three granddaughters, Beulah Dean Butler, Patricia Oliver and Mary Hummer, all of Elizabethton; and a sister, Edith Blackburn, Lincolnton, N.C. Twenty-three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   McKINNEY -- Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Bertha "Mag" McKinney, 89, 365 Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga, who died Friday, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Colbaugh Cemetery with Rev. Melvin Farrell officiating. Active pallbearers will be Richard Hummer, Danny Patrick, Russell Kiser, Junior Ollinger and Kenneth Hammitt. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday for the graveside services. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Dan Ellis Mosley

08/23/99

   Mr. Dan Ellis Mosley, Age 77, of Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 21, 1999 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mr. Mosley was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Dan Ellis and Ellen Marie Dugger Mosley Sr. He was preceded in death by two sons and one brother.

   Survivors include ten daughters, Carolyn Brady of Hyattsville, MD; Patsy McFall of Johnson City; Vivian Stamps and Shelia Mosley, both of Bladensburg, MD; Sherriel Vargas and Wanda Mosley both of New Carrollton, MD; Joan Mayhew of Silver Spring, MD; Sandra Ritchie of Tampa, FL; Shirley Mosley and Theresa Powell both of Afton, TN; four sons, Steven Mosley of Sterling, VA; James and Stanley Mosley both of Bladensburg, MD, and Mark Mosley of Chucky, TN; one brother Bill Mosley of Elizabethton. A special granddaughter, Pamela Fender of Jonesborough, thirty-two grandchildren, several great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, one niece and one nephew also survive.

   The family of Dan Ellis will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 23, 1999 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family for funeral expenses, c/o a daughter Carolyn Brady, 4618 Burlington Road, Hyattsville, MD 20781.

   There will be a private disposition at a later date.

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

William R. Wagner

08/23/99

   William R. "Bill" Wagner, 74, 3886 Lob Lolly Drive, Clarkston, Ga., died Wednesday, August 18, 1999, at DeKalb Medical Center, Decatur, Ga., following a brief illness.

   Mr. Wagner was a native of Elizabethton and a son of the late R.N. "Jeff" and Bonnie Moreland Wagner.

   Mr. Wagner was active in the radio industry in the mid '50s and had owned a station in Cheraw, S.C. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM and was active in the Shriners, Yaarah Temple, Atlanta, Ga. He was a retired trainer with the Chevron Oil Company.

   Survivors include a daughter, Lisa W. Fields, Atlanta, Ga.; close relatives, Col. Elba and Tid Bowen, Greeneville, Matilda Green and Elizabeth and Frank Green, all of Fairfax, Va.; and a close friend, Bernice Crawford, Clarkston, Ga.

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

   WAGNER -- Graveside funeral services for William R. "Bill" Wagner, 74, 3886 Lob Lolly Drive, Clarkston, Ga., who died Wednesday, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Masonic Rites will be accorded by Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM. Active pallbearers will be selected. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. To those who desire, memorials may be made to A Church That Serves, P.O. Box 941984, Atlanta, Ga., 31141, the Shriners or the Diabetes Foundation. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday for the graveside services. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy J. Townsend

08/20/99

   Nancy Jane Townsend, 57, 155 Cash Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 19, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.

   Ms. Townsend was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Manley and Eliza Jane Guy Cowan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Townsend Jr., in 1974.

   Ms. Townsend had lived a number of years in Carter County and was employed by the Carter County Board of Education as a Cook at Happy Valley Middle School. She was a member of the Oak Grove Christian Church.

   Survivors include two daughters, Brenda and Mary Jane Townsend, both of Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, John David and Shannon Townsend, Johnson City; two sisters, Peggy Payne, Elizabethton, and Glenna Greenwell, Mountain City; two grandchildren, April and Bailey Grey Townsend; and a special friend, Jack Murray, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   TOWNSEND -- Funeral services for Nancy Jane Townsend, 57, 155 Cash Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ray McDougle and Mr. Jason Hutchcraft officiating. Music will be provided by Brian Delp. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Jessie Eller, Larry Mast, Joel Oliver, Ed Morton, Kirk Hughes, Kim Hughes, Gary Ford and Terry Payne. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Tabor, Mike Townsend, Gary Townsend, Bynum Payne, Gerald Meade, Bill Bailey, Ernest Killen, Dan Shelley, Bill Reeme, Employees of the 5200 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center and the Faculty and Cafeteria Staff of Happy Valley Middle School. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Jack Murray, 108 Dayton Hayes Circle, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Townsend to the Oak Grove Christian Church Building Fund, c/o Billy Townsend, Treasurer, 140 Cash Hollow Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. 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.

Raymond F. Lambert

08/19/99

   Raymond F. Lambert, 68, 1143 Poga Road, Butler, died Tuesday, August 17, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

   Mr. Lambert was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Joe and Della Dugger Lambert. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Lambert, and a sister, Leota Hatley.

   Mr. Lambert was a retired machinist and had served in the Merchant Marines for a number of years. He was of the Free Will Baptist faith.

   Survivors include three brothers, Ronzo Lambert, Hobbs, N.M., Ernest Lambert, Kingwood, Texas, and Leonard Lambert, Foley, Ala. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   LAMBERT -- Memorial services for Raymond F. Lambert, 68, 1143 Poga Road, Butler, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Lambert to the Poga-Elk Mills Volunteer Fire Department, 107 Poga Road, Butler, Tenn. 37640. It was Mr. Lambert's request to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Geneva F. Roberts

08/19/99

   Geneva Frances Roberts, 42, formerly of 113 Waycaster Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, August 17, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

   Ms. Roberts was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late D.C. and Arizona Stevens Geisler.

   Ms. Roberts was of the Pentecostal faith and was a former employee of Fingerhut Inc.

   Survivors include two sons, William Charles and Bobby Eugene Roberts, both of Hampton; a daughter, Pamela Michelle Roberts, Hampton; and two brothers, Phillip Stevens, Elizabethton, and Charles Geisler, Hampton.

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

   ROBERTS -- Funeral services for Geneva Frances Roberts, 42, formerly of 113 Waycaster Road, Hampton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Steve Waycaster officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Stevens Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be William Roberts, Charles Geisler Sr., Charles Geisler Jr., Christopher Geisler, Jimmy Barnett and Raymond Kempton. Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and nurses of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital 2nd Floor and ICU, the staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, fellow employees of Fingerhut, Edith Thomas and Janie Rice. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Charles Geisler, 110 Waycaster Road, Hampton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Evadna P. Slemp

08/19/99

   Mrs. Evadna Proffitt Slemp, 68, 1302-B Arney Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, August 16, 1999, at the residence of her daughter following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Slemp was a native of Johnson County and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a daughter of the late Joseph Proffitt Sr. and Pearl Williams Proffitt and was also preceded in death by her husband, William L. Slemp, in 1978, a sister and three brothers.

   Mrs. Slemp was a homemaker and a member of Slagle United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Wilma "Peach" and Homer Shell, Elizabethton; a stepdaughter and her husband, Virginia and Bob Agnew, Hillsville, Va.; a stepson and his wife, J.D. and Thelma Slemp, Joliet, Ill.; a brother, Joe Proffitt Jr., Elizabethton; 11 grandchildren, Kevin Kiser, Lisa Kiser Evans, Kristi Kiser Perkins, Kraig Kiser, Daniel and Jason Shell, Bill, Rob and Tim Agnew, Christine Lucky and Mike Slemp; four sisters-in-law, Mable Phillips, Baltimore, Md., Rhoda Kate Rains and Retha Slemp, both of Richmond, Ind., and Beulah Carr, Elizabethton; and a brother-in-law, Dana Slemp, Covington, Ga. Seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

Albert J. Lane Sr.

08/18/99

   Albert J. Lane Sr., 75, 109 Walnut Road, Bristol, died Monday, August 16, 1999, at his home.

   Mr. Lane was a native of Damascus, Va., and had lived most of his life in the Bristol and Bluff City area.

   Mr. Lane was a retired employee of Mapes Piano String Company, Elizabethton, and a member of the West Hills Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Alice N. Lane; a daughter, Georgia L. Lee, Siler City, N.C.; three sons, Albert J. "Jack" Lane Jr., Salisbury, N.C., William James Lane, Plant City, Fla., and Jefforey Lynn "Jeff" Lane, Bluff City; five sisters, Della Miller, Betty Leonard and Nellie Smalling, all of Bluff City, Mary Hatcher, Bristol, and Rose Robinson, Bristol, Va.; and four brothers, Bill Lane and John Lane, both of Bluff City, Howard Lane, Blountville, and Clarence Lane, Bristol. Thirteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jess Neal officiating. Interment followed at Glennwood Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the VFW Post #2166, Elizabethton.

   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, was in charge of arrangements.

Rita K. Lusk

08/18/99

   Mrs. Rita Kay Lusk, 49, 706 Willow Street, Elizabethton, died suddenly Tuesday, August 17, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mrs. Lusk was a native of Waynesville, N.C., and the daughter of B.J. and Billie Carroll McElroy Morrow, Lake Junaluska, N.C.

   Mrs. Lusk attended the Living Word Lutheran Church. She was a R.N. with Housecare Hospice.

   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Harry C. Lusk, of the home; a son, Lance Adrian Witt, Beckley, W.Va.; a daughter, Jennifer Witt, Elizabethton; a brother, Ron Morrow, Canton, N.C.; a sister, Tina Wallace, Greeneville; her grandmother, Ruby McElroy, Lake Junaluska, N.C.; and a granddaughter, Chloe Witt, Elizabethton.

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

   LUSK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Rita Kay Lusk, 49, 706 Willow Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Thomas Kock officiating. Interment will follow at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Dennis Lusk, Charles Lusk, Steve Lusk, Ron Morrow, Hubert Chapman, Jim Hill and Steve Poole. Honorary pallbearers will be B.J. Morrow, Bobby Blowers, Lee Jay Gaulding and Ron Shelton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond H. Oliver

08/18/99

   Raymond Harrison Oliver, 54, 1773 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 15, 1999, at his residence after a brief illness.

   Mr. Oliver was a native of Carter County and a son of Rosa Lee Dunn Oliver, Asheville, N.C., and the late James Oliver.

   Mr. Oliver was a 1962 graduate of Unaka High School and was employed in the Maintenance Department of the Johnson City Specialty Hospital. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and a member of Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Peggy Hall Oliver; two daughters, Libby and Amy Oliver, both of the home; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda and Joe Elkins, Asheville, N.C., and Brenda and Ray Payne, Weaverville, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Connie Oliver, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; a special great-great-niece, Jasmine. He was the son-in-law of Catherine Hall and the late Harry Hall; a sister-in-law, Betty and her husband, Will Horton, Knoxville; a brother-in-law, Rick and his wife, Jennifer Hall, Spartanburg, S.C.; and special friends, Terry and Ann Estep and son, Tim Estep, and Jim Johnson.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   OLIVER -- Funeral services for Raymond Harrison Oliver, 54, 1773 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mark Birchfield officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by the VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, will be Timmy Payne, Jermiah Payne, Joe Eggers, Shannon Carrier, Roy Lubag and Dwight Proffitt. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Estep, Will Horton, Mark Moody, Dr. Tihomir Tochev and Scott Elkins. A special "Thank You" to Dr. Tochev and employees of the Johnson City Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Carroll B. Pierce

08/18/99

   Carroll B. Pierce, 77, 104 Cunningham Street, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, August 17, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mr. Pierce was a native of Shell Creek and a son of the late R.B. and Orpha Wagner Pierce. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ellis Pierce.

   Mr. Pierce was a graduate of Cloudland High School and attended Milligan College. He was retired from the U.S. Forest Service, having been employed for 35 years in the Watauga and Unaka Ranger Districts of the Cherokee National Forest.

   He was a member and Deacon of the C Street Church of Christ and was an Army Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Irene Smith Pierce; three daughters, Cathy Hampton-Long, Maryville, Gloria Blevins, Abingdon, Va., and Sonya Batchelder, Elizabethton; and two sons, Dennis Pierce and Benny Pierce, both of Elizabethton. Three grandsons, seven granddaughters and three nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   PIERCE -- Funeral services for Carroll B. Pierce, 77, 104 Cunningham Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Howard Eddy Craft, minister, officiating. Music will be by the Congregation. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Benny Pierce, Bret Hampton, Derek Hampton, Chad Hampton, Jamie Batchelder, Jamie Pierce, Charlie Reeves and Ken Rainbolt. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Long, Orville Marlow, Billy Pierce, Steve Roberts, former employees of the Watauga and Unaka Ranger Districts of the Cherokee National Forest and Elders and Deacons of C Street Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Pierce to the C Street Church of Christ, 137 East C Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Evadna P. Slemp

08/18/99

   Mrs. Evadna Proffitt Slemp, 68, 1302-B Arney Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, August 16, 1999, at the residence of her daughter following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Slemp was a native of Johnson County and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a daughter of the late Joseph Proffitt Sr. and Pearl Williams Proffitt and was also preceded in death by her husband, William L. Slemp, in 1978, a sister and three brothers.

   Mrs. Slemp was a homemaker and a member of Slagle United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Wilma "Peach" and Homer Shell, Elizabethton; a stepdaughter and her husband, Virginia and Bob Agnew, Hillsville, Va.; a stepson and his wife, J.D. and Thelma Slemp, Joliet, Ill.; a brother, Joe Proffitt Jr., Elizabethton; 11 grandchildren, Kevin Kiser, Lisa Kiser Evans, Kristi Kiser Perkins, Kraig Kiser, Daniel and Jason Shell, Bill, Rob and Tim Agnew, Christine Lucky and Mike Slemp; four sisters-in-law, Mable Phillips, Baltimore, Md., Rhoda Kate Rains and Retha Slemp, both of Richmond, Ind., and Beulah Carr, Elizabethton; and a brother-in-law, Dana Slemp, Covington, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SLEMP -- Funeral services for Mrs. Evadna Proffitt Slemp, 68, 1302-B Arney Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Bennie Huguley and Rev. Eddie Noe officiating. Music will be by the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church Trio. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Everyone will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Fenner, Bobby Dean Proffitt, John Eldreth, Allen Hopkins, Jack Proffitt, Jerry Proffitt, Harold Matherly, George Carr, Mike Davenport, Bo Williams, Roger White, Jim Proffitt, Terry Proffitt, Charles Shell, Delmas Taylor, Jim McKinney, friends of Arney Street and the men of Slagle United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Dr. J.C. Proffitt Cemetery Fund, c/o Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 65, Mountain City, Tenn. 37683. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Wilma "Peach" and Homer Shell, 160 Slagle Road, Elizabethton, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Michael R. Wagner

08/18/99

   Michael Ryan Wagner, 5-year-old son of Michael and Nelma Clawson Wagner, 1019 Poga Road, Butler, died Monday, August 16, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital from injuries sustained in an auto-pedestrian accident.

   Michael was preceded in death by two brothers, Stephen Wagner and John Wagner, a twin brother of Michael's, and his maternal grandfather, McKinley Clawson.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Matthew Scott Wagner, of the home; his paternal grandparents, Roy and June Wagner, Butler; his maternal grandmother, Hazel Clawson, Butler; his paternal great-grandmother, Winnie Arnold, Johnson City; one aunt, Judy Peters, Elizabethton; and one uncle and his spouse, Eddie and Pat Clawson, Butler.

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

   WAGNER -- Funeral services for Michael Ryan Wagner, 5-year-old son of Michael and Nelma Clawson Wagner, 1019 Poga Road, Butler, who died Monday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Nick Bradshaw and Rev. Harvey White officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lakeview Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be Eric Trivette, Todd Trivette, Shane Pennington and Gary Guy. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Northeast Correctional Center. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Doshie J. Guinn

08/16/99

   Mrs. Doshie J. Guinn, 56, 124 J.D. Guinn Lane, Butler, died Sunday, August 15, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Guinn was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Calloway and Hessie Black Isaacs. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Dellinger, in 1979, and a half-brother, Zeno Black.

   Mrs. Guinn was a homemaker and a very active member of Stone Mountain Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Johnny Winfrey, Butler; a son, Michael Dellinger, of the home; a sister, Martha Guinn, Butler; and a brother, Lester L. Isaacs, of the home. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   GUINN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Doshie J. Guinn, 56, 124 J.D. Guinn Lane, Butler, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stone Mountain Baptist Church, Butler, with Rev. Danny Cooke and Rev. Howard Estep officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Cooke Family and Pilgrims Journey. Interment will be in the Stone Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Guinn, Dale Guinn, Earl Dugger, Bob Poole, Chris Gentry and Darrell Stanton. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Buddy Clayton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Stone Mountain Baptist Church, Butler. Friends may also call at the residence, 124 J.D. Guinn Lane, Butler, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles L. Huskins

08/16/99

   Charles Lester Huskins, 48, 108 Huskins Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 15, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Huskins was a native of Carter County and the son of Charles and Frances Fulton Huskins, 108 Huskins Hill Road, Elizabethton. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Leslie Wayne Huskins, in 1971.

   Mr. Huskins was a member of Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church. He was a former millwright and a former mechanic for the Carter County Sheriff's Department. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the American Legion Post #49.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a son, Michael Huskins, Elizabethton; two daughters, Sandy Taylor and Dawn Coleman, both of Elizabethton; two brothers and a sister-in-law, David Huskins and Doug and Amanda Huskins, all of Elizabethton; three sisters, JoAnne Asher, Susie Huskins Carter and Debbie Lewis, all of Elizabethton; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Wilma Huskins, Elizabethton.

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

   HUSKINS -- Funeral services for Charles Lester Huskins, 48, 108 Huskins Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Union Hill Trio. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Blevins Cemetery, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Michael Taylor, Keith Fortner, Danny Tanner, Lester Birchfield, Buford Richardson and Johnny Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Carter County Sheriff's Department, Dr. Philapot, Dr. Ray Lamb, Dr. Larry Schmidt and the Staff of Housecall Hospice. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the home of his parents, Charles and Frances Huskins, 108 Huskins Hill Road, Elizabethton, any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside services. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Oliver

08/16/99

   Raymond Oliver, 54, 1773 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 15, 1999, at his residence after a brief illness.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Margarette M. Turbyfill

08/16/99

   BANNER ELK, N.C. -- Mrs. Margarette 'MarJon' McCoury Turbyfill, 67, 10884 U.S. Highway 105 South, the Foscoe community, died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 12, 1999, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone.

   A native of Avery County, she was born June 18, 1932, a daughter of Eddie and Gladys Hagie McCoury.

   Mrs. Turbyfill was the owner of Marjon's Antiques in Foscoe and a member of Foscoe Christian Church.

   Survivors include her husband, J.D. Turbyfill, of the home; three daughters: Jodie Mercereau, Chapel Hill; Mitzi Creel, Indian Rock Beach, Fla.; and Aurora Jean Livingston, Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, David Harris, Gastonia; her mother, Mrs. Gladys Baker, E Street, Elizabethton; and nine grandchildren: Monique, Jon-Michael, and Matthew Mercereau; Justin and Heather Harris and Johnny and Christopher Livingston, Holly Harris and Michelle Warren.

   Austin & Barnes Funeral Home (828-264-8888), 194 Queen Street, Boone, N.C., is in charge of the arrangements.

   TURBYFILL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Margarette 'MarJon' McCoury Turbyfill will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Foscoe Christian Church, officiated by Mr. Kenneth Caswell. Burial will follow in the Banner Cemetery at Elk Park, N.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Margaret 'MarJon' Turbyfill Scholarship Fund, in care of Denise Deitz, Centura Bank 671, West King Street, Boone, NC 28607. The family received friends Saturday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home (828-264-8888), 194 Queen Street, Boone, N.C., is in charge of the arrangements.

Evenell B. Ward

08/16/99

   Mrs. Evenell B. "Nell" Ward, 83, 122 Honeycutt Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 15, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Ward was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Charlie and Dora Hayes Birchfield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Dave Ward, January 4, 1968, a son, Ivan Ott Ward, October 21, 1988, a step-daughter, Ethel Ward, and a step-son, Lloyd Ward.

   Mrs. Ward was a homemaker and a member of Centerview Church of Christ.

   Survivors include a son, Wayne David Ward, of the home; a step-daughter, Louella Arnold, Jonesborough; a sister, Gladys Birchfield, Elizabethton; two brothers, Luther Birchfield and Ray Birchfield, both of Elizabethton; three step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Crystal Cordell, Elizabethton.

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

   WARD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Evenell B. "Nell" Ward, 83, 122 Honeycutt Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. David Irick, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Centerview Church of Christ Singers. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Walnut Mountain Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors, the men of Centerview Church of Christ and the doctors and nursing staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and the ICU Department. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 122 Honeycutt Street, Elizabethton, any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Stella L. Whaley

08/16/99

   Mrs. Stella L. Whaley, 68, 126 Cannan Road, Butler, died Sunday, August 15, 1999, at her residence following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Whaley was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Messimer Reece. She was also preceded in death by two brothers.

   Mrs. Whaley was a former employee of Burlington Industry, Mountain City. She was a member of Little Milligan Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Carl L. Whaley, of the home; two daughters, Beth Dillard and Phyllis Slemp, both of Butler; a sister, Bina Fortney, Elizabethton; and a brother, Albert Lewis, Spring City, Tenn. Two grandsons, two great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WHALEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Stella L. Whaley, 68, 126 Cannan Road, Butler, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ronnie Campbell and Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Ronnie Manuel. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Mountain View-Reece Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be Jason Slemp, Justin Slemp, Jim Matheson, John Matheson, Forest Sharp and David Griffey. Honorary pallbearers will be Grant Sharp, Dan Matheson, D.W. Reece, Richard Moody, Jim Rainbolt, Richard Fortney, Earl Birchette, Bill Matheson and J.R. Campbell. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 126 Cannan Road, Butler, any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside services. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Rosa L. Wrubel

08/16/99

   Word has been received of the death of Rosa L. Whaley Wrubel, 82, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Little Milligan, who died Monday, August 2, 1999, in Indiana.

   Mrs. Wrubel was preceded in death by two husbands, David C. Whaley and Leo Wrubel.

   Survivors include five children, Edith Brown of Indiana, Dorothy Deaton of Florida, Mary Stout of Indiana, James Andrew Whaley, of Cambridge Avenue, Elizabethton, and the late Jeff Whaley; a sister, Mary Riggs, Knoxville, and a half-sister, Thelma Lunceford, Hampton. Fourteen grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild also survive.

   Funeral services were held Wednesday in Indianapolis, Ind.

Dwight R. Brooks

08/13/99

   Dwight Randell "Randy" Brooks, 52, 403 West G Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 12, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Brooks was a native of Oak Ridge and the son of the late Charles Cyril Brooks and is survived by his mother and step-father, Maxine and Arvil Greer, Elizabethton.

   Mr. Brooks was a member of Southeastern P.V.A.

   He was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Sheldon Brooks.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother and step-father, include a daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie Ann and Tommy Wilkes, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Diane Brooks, Helena, Ala.; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Lois Perry, Johnson City, Brenda and Paul Wilson, Piney Flats, Jean and Jerry Houston, Elk Park, N.C., and Norma and Darty Johnson, Elizabethton; and two grandsons, Curtis Bradley McKeehan and Joshua Brent Templeton, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Seventeen nieces and nephews and 14 great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

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

   BROOKS -- Funeral services for Dwight Randell "Randy" Brooks, 52, 403 West G Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Gary Perkins officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Johnson-Roan View Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Eric Ramsey, Randy Ramsey, Thomas Brooks, Michael Brooks Jr., Mark Houston, Darren Houston, Tim Houston, Stacy Perry and Pete Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Henley, Dean Greer, Gene Greer and Floyd Perry. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

William K. Cannon Sr.

08/13/99

   William Keith Cannon Sr., 44, 724 Princeton Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, August 11, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Cannon was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived in Johnson City for the past four years. He was a son of Clarence and Betty King Cannon, Johnson City.

   Mr. Cannon was a retired U.S. Air Force Sergeant after 20 years of service. He attended the VA Protestant Chapel. He was a member of the Elizabethton VFW Post #2166.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sons, William Keith Cannon Jr., Johnson City, and Benjamin Chad Cannon, Anniston, Ala.; a brother, Steve Cannon, Concord, N.C.; two sisters, Marcia Robinson, Johnson City, and Lisa Stewart, Gray; and his paternal grandmother, Annie Cannon, Banner Elk, N.C. Three 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.

   CANNON -- Funeral services for William Keith Cannon Sr., 44, 724 Princeton Road, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Michael Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. Military Honors will be provided by the Elizabethton VFW Post #2166. Pallbearers will be Steve Cannon, Keith Cannon, Chad Cannon, Tom Dressler, Scott Stewart and John Estep. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

J.W. Massengill

08/12/99

   J.W. Massengill, 77, 1966 Bristol Highway, Watauga, died Tuesday, August 10, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Massengill was a native of Carter County and the son of the late J.B. and Nellie Shipley Massengill. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Oma Jones, Lilly Mae Wampler and Glenna Newton, and a brother, Robert Massengill.

   Mr. Massengill was a retired lineman for Local Union #934 of Kingsport. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Athaline Massengill, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Vera and Vonnie Wolfe, Watauga; a grandson and his wife, Scott and Tanya Wolfe, Bluff City; a granddaughter, Starr Wolfe, Watauga; a brother, Herbert Massengill, Watauga; a sister, Lucy Morris, Elizabethton; and a special mother-in-law, Nola Bare, Bluff City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   MASSENGILL -- Funeral services for J.W. Massengill, 77, 1966 Bristol Highway, Watauga, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Scott Reynolds. Interment will follow at Morrell Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Kyle Webb, Ford Townsend, Roy Breeding, R.T. Emiren, Wayne Torbett, Richard Collins, Ed Nuckles, Howard Morrison and Ed Wolfe. Honorary pallbearers will be Herbert Massengill, Ralph Morris, Orville Bare, Nurses on Ward D of the V.A. Medical Center, Dr. Rebecca Moss, Helen Wilson, special friends and neighbors and all nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Refonda Lee McNeil

08/12/99

   NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Refonda Lee McNeil, 48, passed away on Monday, August 9, 1999, after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

   A native of Hampton, Tenn., she had been a Peninsula resident for all of her adult life. She was employed as a Human Resource Associate for Newport News Shipbuilding.

   She is survived by her husband, Spencer James McNeil and daughter, Melissa McNeil, both of Poquoson; mother, Ama Lee Randolph; step-father, Winneford Randolph and sister, Vanessa Oliver, all of Hampton, Tenn.; two very special friends, Mary Cullen and Kim Humphrey, and several other relatives and many friends.

   Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News, Va., (757) 595-4424, is in charge of arrangements.

   McNEIL -- A memorial service for Refonda Lee McNeil, 48, who died Monday, August 9, 1999, will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Peninsula Funeral Home by Pastor Michelle Edmonds. The family received friends Wednesday, August 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 3-C, Newport News, Va., 23606, or to the Animal Aid Society, 8 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, Va. 23666. Refonda was a wonderful wife, mother and devoted friend. Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Joe E. Shepherd

08/12/99

   Joe Ervin Shepherd, 65, 102 Claude Simmons Road, #13, Johnson City, died Monday, August 9, 1999, at his residence following a brief illness.

   Mr. Shepherd was a native of Carter County and had lived there until moving to Washington County 30 years ago. He was a son of the late Anderson and Rosie Woodby Shepherd and was also preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie Whitaker Shepherd, and a sister.

   Mr. Shepherd had worked for Klopman Mills, Washington County Highway Department, Summers-Taylor Inc., Gordon's Furniture and what is now American Water Heaters. He had attended Green Mountain Baptist Church and East Side Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton.

   Survivors include two daughters, Milinda Shepherd and Wilma Shepherd, both of Johnson City; three sons, Roger Shepherd, Jonesborough, Billy Joe Shepherd, Elizabethton, and Michael Shepherd, Pikesville; three sisters, Edith McClaney, Bluff City, Ethel Coleman, Johnson City, and Dorothy Harrell, Elizabethton; two brothers, Robert Shepherd, Carter County, and John Shepherd, Sullivan County; and three special friends, Lola Honeycutt, Dorothy Stanley and Ann Smith. Seven 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.

   SHEPHERD -- Funeral services for Joe Ervin Shepherd, 65, 102 Claude Simmons Road, #13, Johnson City, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Rev. Mark Simmons and Rev. Homer Holland officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Those attending will meet at Morris-Baker by 10:15 a.m. Friday. Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Shepherd, Larry Casey, Keith Hicks, Shane Williams, Bill Harrell and Phil Stanley. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions toward funeral expenses be sent to Roger Shepherd, 808 Brethren Church Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and after 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the residence. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Austin E. Abell Sr.

08/11/99

   Austin Elmo Abell Sr., 86, died Monday, August 9, 1999, at Baptist Hospital East.

   Mr. Abell was a native of Bardstown, Ky. He was a retired supervisor for General Electric Company and was of the Catholic faith.

   Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Rogers Abell; a son, Austin E. Abell Jr.; and two daughters, Betty Stover and Carol Cutsinger. Six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.

   Funeral services and interment were held Wednesday in Bardstown.

   Memorial gifts may be made to the Mass of the Air or to other charities.

   Highlands Funeral Home, Louisville, Ky., (502) 451-4420, was is in charge of arrangements.

Refonda L. McNeil

08/11/99

   Refonda Lee McNeil, 48, of Poquoson, Va., died Monday, August 9, 1999, following an extended illness.

   Mrs. McNeil was a native of Hampton, Va., and had been a Peninsula resident for all of her adult life.

   Mrs. McNeil was employed as a Human Resource Associate for Newport News Shipbuilding.

   Survivors include her husband, Spencer James McNeil, Poquoson, Va.; a daughter, Melissa McNeil, Poquoson, Va.; her mother, Ama Lee Randolph, and her step-father, Winneford Randolph, Hampton, Va.; a sister, Vanessa Oliver, Hampton, Va.; and two very special friends, Mary Cullen and Kim Humphrey. Several other relatives and many friends also survive.

   The famly will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Peninsula Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home by Pastor Michelle Edmonds.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 3-C, Newport News, Va., 23606, or to the Animal Aid Society, 8 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, Va. 23666.

Hattie S. Milhorn

08/11/99

   Mrs. Hattie Stout Milhorn, 102, of 249 Scott Street, Butler, died Tuesday, August 10, 1999, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Milhorn was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson County and a daughter of the late L.L. and Laura Sammons Stout. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Howard Milhorn Sr., in 1951, and by two sons, five brothers and two sisters.

   Mrs. Milhorn was a member of the Butler Chapter #218, Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Butler Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher and choir member.

   Survivors include six sons, R.H. Milhorn Jr., Johnson City, James E. Milhorn, Kingston, Wylie Milhorn, Johnson City, Harold "Blackie" Milhorn, Oak Ridge, Billy J. Milhorn and Tommy J. Milhorn Sr., both of Elizabethton; and a sister, Nell Stout Ward, Beaver, Pa. Eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   MILHORN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Stout Milhorn, 102, of 249 Scott Street, Butler, who died Tuesday, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Butler Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Ranshaw and Rev. Doug Hinshaw officiating. Interment will follow at Butler Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Thursday, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Butler Baptist Church, Piercetown Road, Butler, Tenn. 37640. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

David B. Potter

08/11/99

   David Boone Potter, 44, 167 Edgewater Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 8, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Potter was a native of Carter County and the son of Boone Potter, Elizabethton, and the late Bessie Phillips Potter.

   Mr. Potter was a U.S. Marine veteran and was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Betty Potter, of the home; a daughter, Tamara Potter, Fresno, Calif.; a son, David Boone Potter II, Fresno, Calif.; a step-daughter, Lisa Howard, Damascus, Va.; three brothers, Bobby Trivette, Butler, Dale Potter, Maryville, and Mike Trivette, Roan Mountain; a half-brother, Boyd Trivette, Butler; two half-sisters, Glenda K. Brush, Detroit, Mich., and Peggy Henson, Elizabethton; and a granddaughter, Brittany Howard, Damascus, Va. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

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

   POTTER -- Funeral services for David Boone Potter, 44, 167 Edgewater Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Charles Cable and Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Interment will follow at Stone Mountain Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn T. Taylor

08/11/99

   Kathryn T. "Katy" Taylor, 79, 1034 Sunvalley Circle, Greeneville, died Tuesday, August 10, 1999, at Takoma Adventist Hospital, Greeneville, following a brief illness.

   Ms. Taylor was a native of Carter County, having lived in Greeneville since 1992. She was the daughter of the late Sam Houston and Nora White Williams and was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Taylor Sr., a brother, Clifton Williams, and a sister, Mary Lee Williams.

   Ms. Taylor was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greeneville and a former member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. She was a retired school teacher in the Carter County School System after 36 years of service.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Carl Vester Jr. and Irmgard Taylor, Greeneville; two grandchildren, Kathryn M. and David Taylor, both of Greeneville; three aunts, Dora and Verona White, both of Elizabethton, and Virginia White of Pennsylvania; and three very faithful friends, Zola Shankle and Margie Peters, both of Elizabethton, and Betty Bailey, Bluff City. Several cousins also survive.

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

   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Kathryn T. "Katy" Taylor, 79, 1034 Sunvalley Circle, Greeneville, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Hollis Marshall and Rev. Homer Salyer officiating. Music will be under the direction of Douglas and Laurann Wiley. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Granville Taylor, Carl H. Taylor, Andy White, Elwayne Williams, Jerry Weaver and Bobby Woods. Honorary pallbearers will be the teachers of the Carter County School System. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 211 N. Main Street, Greeneville, Tenn. 37745. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Gretchen Werth

08/11/99

   Gretchen Werth, 96, of Marietta, Ga., died Tuesday, August 10, 1999.

   Born in Karlstadt A/Main Germany on July 23, 1903, she was the daughter of the late Hans and Theresa Reuthal. She came to the United States in 1921 and was married in 1928 to Carl William Werth.

   Ms. Werth worked as Manager in the Alterations Department of several prominent clothing stores in Atlanta. She presided as Mrs. Santa Claus in the Dahlonega, GA 1993 Christmas Parade.

   Survivors include two daughters, Gretchen Copp, New Orleans, La., and Rosemary Buckley, Marietta, Ga.; five grandchildren, Gary Copp, Cathy Copp, Chris Buckley, Lori Buckley and Julie Buckley; and four great-grandchildren, Kathryn Copp, Katie Buckley, William Buckley and Haley Wrobel.

   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Marietta, Ga.

   Contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Marietta, Ga., 30061.

   Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home, Marietta, Ga., (770) 428-1511, is in charge of arrangements.

John R. Browder Sr.

08/10/99

   John Ruben Browder Sr., 85, of Hiltons, Va., died Monday, August 9, 1999, at Wexford House after a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Browder was one of the founders of Browders Chapel Church and was a retired employee of the Kingsport Press.

   Mr. Browder was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Iva Bethany Browder, his father and mother, Henry and Mattie McMurray Browder, a son, Donald Browder; and four sisters.

   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Crodia and Fred Neeley and Sharon Browder Billheimer, all of Kingsport; five sons and three daughters-in-law, John Ruben Jr. and Charlotte Browder, Elizabethton, Dwight and Leona Browder and Jim Browder, all of Kingsport, Tom and Merita Browder, Hiltons, Va., and Rick Browder, Nashville; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bert Burdine and Lizzie Jane Browder Shaffer, both of Blountville; and two brothers, Therman Browder, Kingsport, and Pat Browder, Blountville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, (423) 378-3134, is in charge of arrangements.

   BROWDER -- Funeral services for John Ruben Browder Sr., 85, of Hiltons, Va., who went to be with the Lord at 9:10 a.m. Monday, August 9, 1999, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Browders Chapel Church with Pastor Kyle Falin, Pastor J.W. Depew, Terry Browder, Tom Browder and Evangelist Pat Hammonds officiating. Singers will be Sherry Johnson, Sharon Billheimer and The Browders. Mr. Browder will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Matthew Browder, David Browder, Johnny Browder, Joshua Billheimer, Freddie Neeley, Shannon Browder, Terry Browder and Larry Browder. Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Doran, Ezra Huffman, Glenn Kilgore, Melvin Richards and George Ollinger. Calling hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, or other times at Browders Chapel Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made to Browders Chapel Church, Route 1, Box 275, Hiltons, Va., 24758. Survivors also include 14 grandchildren, Sherry Neeley Johnson and her husband Phil, Freddie Neeley and his wife Lisa, Johnny Browder and his wife Tina, Terry Browder and his wife Robin, Tina Browder Taylor, Leslie Browder, Jimmy Browder, Lindsey Browder, Matthew Browder, David Browder, Joshua Billheimer, Angel Billheimer, Shannon Browder, Ashley Browder, and eight great-grandchildren, Heather Johnson, Madison Johnson, Hunter Neeley, Tiffany Browder, Whitney Browder, Faith Browder, Alyssa Taylor and Jordan Taylor. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

Granville M. Elliott

08/10/99

   Granville M. Elliott, 76, 1218 Broad Street Extension, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 8, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. Elliott was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James E. and Mahalia Oliver Elliott.

   Mr. Elliott was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a member of the East River Park Christian Church. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Bill Ballard, Atlanta, Ga.; five sisters, Charlotte Buckles, Thelma Fletcher Ledbetter, Wylmetta Buckles, Maggie Williams and Geraldine Brooks, all of Elizabethton; and a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Wilma Jean Elliott, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   ELLIOTT -- Graveside services for Granville M. Elliott, 76, 1218 Broad Street Extension, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Caldwell Springs Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Music will be provided by Gerald and Gloria Holly. Military Graveside Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, will be his nephews: Leonard Buckles, Jerry Buckles, Dwayne Buckles, Rusty Elliott, J.B. Morley, James Elliott, Randall Buckles and Mack Fletcher. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Mrs. Wylmetta Buckles, 117 Harry Buckles Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

David B. Potter

08/10/99

   David Boone Potter, 44, 167 Edgewater Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 8, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Potter was a native of Carter County and the son of Boone Potter, Elizabethton, and the late Bessie Phillips Potter.

   Mr. Potter was a Veteran of the U.S. Marines and was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Betty Potter, of the home; a daughter, Tamara Potter, Fresno, Calif.; a son, David Boone Potter II, Fresno, Calif.; a step-daughter, Lisa Howard, Damascus, Va.; a granddaughter, Brittany Howard, Damascus, Va.; three brothers, Bobby Trivette, Butler, Dale Potter, Maryville, and Mike Trivette, Roan Mountain; a half-brother, Boyd Trivette, Butler; and two half-sisters, Glenda K. Bush, Detroit, Mich., and Peggy Henson, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge.

David R. Bramlett

08/09/99

   David Reese Bramlett, 72, 110 Hobart Hyder Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 5, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

   Mr. Bramlett was a native of Newport, Tenn., and a son of the late Ernest Milton Bramlett Jr. and Margarette Louise Haynes Bramlett. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Collier Bramlett, in October 1991.

   Mr. Bramlett had lived his earlier life in Elizabethton before entering service. He was a graduate of Park College, Parkville, Mo., and was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was also retired from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Fort Worth, Texas. He returned to Elizabethton in May of 1998. He was of the Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include two sisters, Mona Ernestine Sweeney and Margarette L. Honeycutt, both of Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, David K. Honeycutt.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   BRAMLETT -- Graveside services for David Reese Bramlett, 72, 110 Hobart Hyder Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Sunset Cemetery, Clinton, Tenn., with Rev. Fred Wade officiating. Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Bramlett to the Carter County Humane Society, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Friends may call at the residence of a sister, Mona Ernestine Sweeney, 507 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton. It was Mr. Bramlett's request to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lee P. Briggs

08/09/99

   Lee P. Briggs, 79, 243 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, August 6, 1999, at his residence following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Briggs was a native of Little Fork, Minn., and a son of the late Robert Lee and Johanna Burks Briggs. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ola Mae Briggs, a son, a sister and a brother.

   Mr. Briggs was a retired truck driver and a God led poet. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of Biltmore Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Imogene Briggs, of the home; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Dixie and Alvin Stover, Green Camp, Ohio, Jean and Ernest Montgomery, Elizabethton, Sharon and Casey Jones, Easton, Kan., Debbie Balanger, Elizabethton, and Teresa Swearinger, Erwin; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Norma Briggs, Marion, Ohio, and Larry and Judy Briggs, Green Camp, Ohio; a step-daughter, Susan Birchfield, of the home; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Sarge Puckett, Kingsport; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces, including a special niece, Cheryl Renee Birchfield, Elizabethton.

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

   BRIGGS -- Funeral services for Lee P. Briggs, 79, 243 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be by His Praise of Hunter First Baptist Church. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Combs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Paul Jones, Kenny Jones, Scott Montgomery, Johnny Stover, Jessie Stover, John Christiansen, James Ritchie, Scott Johnson, Christian Feathers, Allan Briggs, Larry Briggs Jr., Nathan Briggs and Jimmy Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Scott Caudle, Dr. Max Bayard, Rev. Burl Garland, Dr. Scott Halama and Tom Feathers. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Tri-City Airport, Room 121, Blountville, Tenn. 37617; or the Gideons International, P.O. Box 1951, Elizabethton, Tenn.; or the American Lung Association, 1808 West Avenue, Suite 514, Nashville, Tenn. 37203; or the Medical Center Hospice, P.O. Box 5250 EKS, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604; or the American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, Tenn. 37215. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Jean Montgomery, 113 Roe Hodge Road, Elizabethton, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Granville M. Elliott

08/09/99

   Granville M. Elliott, 76, 1218 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 8, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, following an extended illness.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Ruby H. Gibson

08/09/99

   Mrs. Ruby Hathaway Gibson, 88, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of 711 North East Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, August 6, 1999, at the nursing home after an extended illness.

   Mrs. Gibson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Eugene A. and Ella Berry Morrell. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Lon Edgar Hathaway, December 12, 1954, and John R. Gibson, August 28, 1992.

   Mrs. Gibson was a retired Food Service Worker and a member of the Valley Forge United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Sycamore Chapter #163, Order of Eastern Star.

   Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ruth Hathaway Bowers, Elizabethton; a son-in-law, Fred C. Bowers, Elizabethton; a foster daughter, Joyce Hathaway Mitchell and her husband, Joe Mitchell, Pensacola, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Annie M. Hensley, Elizabethton; her sisters-in-law, Christine Morrell, Ora Morrell, Helen N. Hathaway and Marie Senter; granddaughters, Debbie Bowers Gouge and her husband, Larry Gouge, Elizabethton, J. Betsy Bowers, Pensacola, Fla., and Roberta Bowers Muhn and her husband, Noel Muhn, Erwin; a foster grandson, Sean Brown; and six great-grandchildren, Justin Muhn, Brittney Muhn, Katie Brown, Daniel Muhn, Jamis Gouge and Emily Brown. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   GIBSON -- A Celebration of the Life of Mrs. Ruby Hathaway Gibson, 88, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of 711 North East Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lon Tobin officiating. David Arney, organist, will provide the music. A special "Thank You" to Victor and Judy Deloach and the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home and also to her Care Givers, Edna Arnett and Emogene Harmon. The family will receive friends following the service. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ruth and Fred Bowers, 110 East K. Street, Elizabethton. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Gibson to the Discretionary Fund of Valley Forge United Methodist Church, 3974 Highway 19E, Elizabethton, Tenn., the Elizabethton Senior Citizens or the Carter County Rescue Squad. It was Mrs. Gibson's request to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Georgia R. Hazelwood

08/09/99

   Mrs. Georgia R. Hazelwood, 68, 106 Dairy Lane, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 8, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Hazelwood was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Claude and Carrie Bowers Tester. She was also preceded in death by her foster father, Howard Edmison.

   Mrs. Hazelwood was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

   Survivors include her husband, Sherrill Hazelwood, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and David Honeycutt, Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Sherry Hazelwood, Elizabethton, and David Hazelwood, Elizabethton, and his friend, Angi Deloach, Blountville; her foster mother, Edith Edmison, Elizabethton; three sisters, Barbara Gryder, Brenda Reece and Sherry Sheets, all of Elizabethton; seven brothers, Charles Tester, Jimmy Tester, L.C. Tester, Jackie Tester, Mike Tester and Roger Tester, all of Elizabethton, and Terry Tester, Hampton; four grandchildren, Chris Honeycutt, Michael Hazelwood, Mackenzie Hazelwood and Makayla Hazelwood, all of Elizabethton; and a very special friend, Ruby Weeks, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HAZELWOOD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia R. Hazelwood, 68, 106 Dairy Lane, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Eric Eggers and Dr. Dennis Deese officiating. Music will be under the direction of Patti Hodge, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be L.C. Tester, Mike Tester, Jimmy Tester, Jackie Tester, Kenny Tester, Keith Tester, Jack Honeycutt, Steve Honeycutt and Terry Tester. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Eugene Galloway, Dr. Richard Michalik, Bob Collins, Jerry Hayes, Roger Tester, Howard Nave and Max Vanhuss. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of her daughter, Shirley Honeycutt, 135 Midnight Drive, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, may make donations in memory of Mrs. Hazelwood to the Building Fund of Hunter First Baptist Church, 693 Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Kitz Henry

08/09/99

   Kitz Henry, 85, 311 North East Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 7, 1999, at his residence after an extended illness.

   Mr. Henry was a native of Carter County and a son of the late John H. and Sally Treadway Henry. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Price.

   Mr. Henry was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Myrtle Whitaker Henry; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Luther McKeehan, Elizabethton; a son-in-law, Don Price, Johnson City; four sisters, Mrs. Maude Hyder, Elizabethton, Mrs. Phyllis Luster and Mrs. Evelyn Edwards, both of Telford, and Mrs. Iona Aiken, Chesapeake, Va.; four brothers, Saunders Henry, Telford, Charles Henry and Ray Henry, both of Cayce, S.C., and John Henry, Johnson City; two grandsons and their wives, Jim and Vickie Price, Knoxville, and Andrew and Crystal McKeehan, Elizabethton; three granddaughters, Donna Price, Nashville, Bethany Price, Greensboro, N.C., and Laura McKeehan, Indianapolis, Ind.; a great-grandson, Nicholas Asher Price; and a special little friend, Whitney Livingston. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HENRY -- Funeral services for Kitz Henry, 85, 311 North East Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Mrs. Carol Bowers, organist, will provide the music. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Monday and also at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Jack Hyder, Kent Hyder, Dan Hyder, Jim Aiken, Doug Henry, David Ray Henry, David Whitaker and Tyler Moody. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

J.N. Jenkins

08/09/99

   J.N. Jenkins, 71, 110 Rosetta Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 7, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Jenkins was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Ed and Maude Simerly Jenkins.

   Mr. Jenkins was a member of the Valley Forge Christian Church and a retired cigarette salesman for Lorillard Tobacco Company for 36 years. He was a member of the Elizabethton Moose Lodge #360, the Elizabethton Elks Lodge #1847 and the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Johnnye Roberts Jenkins, of the home; four daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon Haskell and Teresa Wessing, both of Raleigh, N.C., Jaylisa and E.A. Bowers, Elizabethton, and Roemisa Ward, Newland, N.C.; three sisters, Nell McQueen and Dixie Timbs, both of Elizabethton, and Ruth Williams, Newman, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Byrd and Freeman Denton, both of Raleigh, N.C., Myra Rogers and Heather Bowers, both of Elizabethton, Amanda Jaye Roberts, of the home, Jearamy Ward and Amber Ward, both of Newland, N.C.; a great-grandson, Jhordan Rogers, Elizabethton; and two special nephews, Larry Timbs Jr., Rock Hill, S.C., and Kip Roberts, Hudson, N.C. Several other nephews and nieces also survive.

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

   JENKINS -- Funeral services for J.N. Jenkins, 71, 110 Rosetta Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Valley Forge Christian Church with Mr. H. Clay Bailey and Mr. Henry Reynolds, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Frank Merritt, organist. Entombment and committal services will follow at the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be John Rogers, Freeman Denton, Bo Colbaugh, Sam Harrison, Jearamy Ward, Eddie Timbs, Arvil McKinney and Milburn Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Lanney Roberts, James Erby Roberts, Jack McQueen, Larry Timbs Sr., John Wilson, J.L. White, E.A. Bowers, Dr. Charles Cole and Stanley Jenkins. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644 or the Valley Forge Christian Church, Valley Forge Christian Church Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

T.J. Little Sr.

08/09/99

   T.J. Little Sr., 73, 2004 State Line Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 5, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

   Mr. Little was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Ed and Lillian Holden Little. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James "Bob" Smith.

   Mr. Little was a retired Iron Worker and was also a retired Salesman for Presnell Motors. He was a member of the following Masonic Orders: Dashiell Lodge #238, R.D. Keller Chapter #214, B.E. Wooten Council #119, Carter Commandery #37, a former member of the Jericho Shrine Temple and the M.W. Grand Lodge. He was a member of the Sycamore Chapter #163, Order of Eastern Star, and a former Trustee of Dashiell Lodge.

   Mr. Little served as Past President and Trustee of the Carter County Rescue Squad, and served as County Coroner for several years. He was a member of the Iron Workers Local #384, Knoxville. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a Disabled American Veteran. He was a member of the Valley Forge United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Sue Merryman Little; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Rick Baughman, Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Tom and Lynn Little and T.J. Little Jr., all of Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Sherrill Davis, Elizabethton; and seven grandchildren, Michael Little, Rachel Little, David Little, Joseph Little, Alex Baughman, Wesley Baughman and Rikki Baughman. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   LITTLE -- Funeral services for T.J. Little Sr., 73, 2004 State Line Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Valley Forge United Methodist Church with Rev. Lon Tobin officiating. Judy Little, pianist, and Trilla Little, organist, will provide the music. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Thomas "Buzz" Presnell, Richard Banner, Buddy Little, Jeff Little, Dick Oatman, Doug Merryman, Jack Merryman and Mike Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be Sherrill Davis, Roy Merryman, Lewis Merryman, Frank Scott, Jim Presnell, Dr. E.E. Perry, Doug Stair, All Masonic Bodies and members of the Iron Workers Local #384, Knoxville. Masonic Honors will be conducted at the Mausoleum by Dashiell Lodge #238. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Little to the Discretionary Fund of Valley Forge United Methodist Church, 3974 Highway 19E, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lettie J. Pilkton

08/09/99

   Mrs. Lettie J. Pilkton, 89, 109 Hathaway Court, Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 7, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Pilkton was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William Luther and Nattie Bunton Luther Tester. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Ray Luther, and two sisters, Grace Blevins and Mae Buck.

   Mrs. Pilkton was a member of Elk River Baptist Church. She attended Watauga Academy at Butler and was a homemaker.

   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Paul Authenreith and Mildred and Russ Spetrino, all of Akron, Ohio, and Ruth and Bert Walsh, Watauga; two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Barbara Pilkton and Dean and Carolyn Pilkton, all of Elizabethton; two step-brothers and their wives, Carroll and Rosemary Tester, Butler, and Harvey and Stella Tester, Elizabethton; six grandchildren, Billy Pilkton, Atlanta, Ga., Karen Pilkton, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Kim Walsh Yarbrough, Houston, Texas, Gary Walsh, Watauga, Shawna Pilkton and Apryl Pilkton, both of Elizabethton; and a great-grandchild, Aaron Richards, Port Charlotte, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   PILKTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lettie J. Pilkton, 89, 109 Hathaway Court, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ray Green and Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ray Don Markland and Wendy Potter. Entombment and committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. William R. Kincaid, Dr. Tony Ketras, Dr. James Mahoney, Dr. Kyle T. Colvett and the Hospice Staff. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 109 Hathaway Court, Elizabethton, any time. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

David R. Bramlett

08/06/99

   David Reese Bramlett, 72, 110 A Hobart Hyder Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 5, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Alpha-Lee Hughes

08/06/99

   Alpha-Lee Hughes, 63, Route 3, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999, at Memorial Mission Hospital, Asheville, N.C., following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Hughes was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Coyd and Elizabeth Buchanan Hoilman. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Faye Hughes, a brother, Rev. Lloyd Hoilman, and a granddaughter, Shila Reynolds.

   Mrs. Hughes was a member of Morgan Branch Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Bobby G. Hughes, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Michael Hamby and Vanisa and Terry Hughes, all of Roan Mountain, and Lahoma and Robert Reynolds, Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, B.J. and Kim Hughes and Bingie and Eileen Hughes, all of Roan Mountain; five sisters, Barbara Young, Nora Johnson, Lotus Hughes and Verlarle Hoilman, all of Newland, N.C., and Sharon Ward, Banner Elk, N.C.; and five brothers, Floyd Hoilman, Fred Hoilman, Ted Hoilman, Herman Hoilman and Jack Hoilman, all of Newland, N.C. Thirteen grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

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

   HUGHES -- Funeral services for Alpha-Lee Hughes, 63, Route 3, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Frank, N.C., with Rev. Keith Gwyn officiating. Interment will follow at Whitaker Branch Cemetery, Frank, N.C. Active pallbearers will be B.J. Hughes, Bingie Hughes, Israle Hughes, William Hughes Jr., Jonathan Hughes, Michael Hughes, Jude D. Hughes, Charles Markland, Tim Clippse and Greg Whitson. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Morgan Branch Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. Mrs. Hughes will be moved to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Frank, N.C., where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. The family will also receive friends at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Organ Transplant Fund, 1102 Brookfield, Suite #202, Memphis, Tenn. 38119. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie C. Jacobs

08/06/99

   Mrs. Elsie C. Jacobs, 89, 607 West H. Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 5, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Jacobs was a native of Unicoi County and had lived in Elizabethton over 60 years. She was a daughter of the late John H. and Hattie Norris Brummett and was also preceded in death by her husband, Dee Estell Jacobs, in 1979, a sister and three brothers.

   Mrs. Jacobs was a former office employee of J.C. Penney and a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a step-son, Paul Jacobs, Houston, Texas; a brother-in-law, John Murray, Tampa, Fla.; a special nephew and his wife, Jim and Mildred Brummett, Gray; and a niece and her husband, Glendon and Curtis Conant, Church Hill. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   JACOBS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie C. Jacobs, 89, 607 West H. Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. James Lindsay officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin. Active pallbearers will be Keith Shell, Curtis Conant, Leo Meredith and Jerry Harper. Honorary pallbearers will be the Ladies Sunday School Class of Immanuel Baptist Church and the Staff of Hermitage Nursing Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church, Building Fund, 205 Hunter Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

T.J. Little Sr.

08/06/99

   T.J. Little Sr., 73, 2004 State Line Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 5, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Rosa L. Proffitt

08/06/99

   Mrs. Rosa Lee Proffitt, 70, 2544 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, died Thursday, August 5, 1999, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Proffitt was a native of Johnson County and had lived in Carter County for 35 years. She was a daughter of the late Allen and Millison Stout and was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe L. Proffitt, in 1976, and a sister, Delia Faye Williams.

   Mrs. Proffitt was a homemaker and an Avon Representative for 20 years. She was a member of College Park Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three sons, Robert Proffitt, Johnson City, Albert Proffitt, Hampton, and Dean Proffitt, of the home; a sister, Nannie Kate Swift, Mountain City; three grandchildren, Joey Proffitt, Elizabethton, April Proffitt, Johnson City, and Traci Proffitt, Hampton; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ida Edwards, Nancy Herman and Belle Fletcher.

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

   PROFFITT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Lee Proffitt, 70, 2544 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. D.C. Byrd and Rev. James Archer officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Dave Morgan officiating. Active pallbearers will be Robert Murphy, Douglas Miller, Joey Proffitt and the men of College Park Free Will Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Murphy, David Estep, L.D. Fair and Employees of Summers-Taylor, Inc. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Wilma W. Grindstaff

08/05/99

   Wilma Williams Grindstaff, 71, 154 Maple Tree Lane, Watauga, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999, at Roan Highlands Nursing Home, Roan Mountain, following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Grindstaff was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Glen Rex and Beuna Sheffield Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher Grindstaff, and two brothers, Nat Williams and B.G. Williams.

   Mrs. Grindstaff was a member of Central Baptist Church of Johnson City and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. She was retired from the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

   Survivors include a son, Joseph C. Miller, of the home; a daughter-in-law, Sonya P. Miller, of the home; and two grandchildren, Jordan Miller and Sydney Miller, of the home. Several cousins also survive.

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

   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Wilma Williams Grindstaff, 71, 154 Maple Tree Lane, Watauga, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Ronald F. Murray and Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be A.D. Sonny Fletcher, Lannie White, Larry White, Gary White, Todd Williams, Jeff Williams, Richard Tetrick, Jeff Campbell and Ambers Wilson. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Randy T. Holder

08/05/99

   Randy T. Holder, 43, 112 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, August 3, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Holder was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Deward and Marie Arnold Holder. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Keith Holder, and two uncles, Harold Arnold and Wayne Arnold.

   Mr. Holder was a member of East Fairview Free Will Baptist Church and an employee of the City of Johnson City Parks & Recreation Department.

   Survivors include his fiancée, Kathy Kinser, Elizabethton; a daughter, Brandy Holder, Elizabethton; a sister, Karen Arnold, Elizabethton; a half-sister, Mildred Gelo, West Palm Beach, Fla.; six uncles, Carroll Arnold, Greenfield, Ind., Ray Arnold, Tampa, Fla., Hoover Holder and Daniel Holder, both of Elizabethton, Lloyd Holder, of California, and Conley Holder, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; six aunts, Diane Cole, Oma Richardson and Eve Estep, all of Elizabethton, Shirley Richardson and Lois Edmonson, both of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Sylvia Bradley, Washington County; and two nieces, Christie Lee Estep and Jena Marie Holder, both of Elizabethton.

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

   HOLDER -- Funeral services for Randy T. Holder, 43, 112 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Jerry Emert and Rev. Bernie Bradley officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Sam Cloyd, Larry Keplinger, Robin Lyle, Keith Hoilman, Mike Kirk and Johnny Hensley. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Keith Arnold, Richard Dugger, Ferrell Bowman, Pete Hensley, Norman Markland Jr. and Nick Holder. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his fiancée, Kathy Kinser, 112 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mitchell L. Shell

08/05/99

   Mitchell "Mitch" Lee Shell, 36, 570 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Shell was a native of Carter County and the son of Opal Clark Shell, Roan Mountain, and the late Paige Shell.

   Mr. Shell was of the Christian Faith and was employed by the Upper East TN Human Development Agency as a social worker.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a sister and brother-in-law, Rachel and James Vance, Roan Mountain.

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

   SHELL -- Funeral services for Mitchell "Mitch" Lee Shell, 36, 570 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Terry Howell, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Richardson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jeremy Puckett, Josh Puckett, Doug Baucom, Wade Johnson, Brian Edwards, Kevin Hendrickson, Mike Ward and Jed Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Bovis, Jim Strickland, Johnny Ledford and Earl Grindstaff. 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 from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday 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.

James A. Wolfe

08/05/99

   James Allison Wolfe, 51, 1609 Lake Drive Ext., Johnson City, died Tuesday, August 3, 1999, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

   Mr. Wolfe was a native of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, and had been a resident of the United States since age 7 and of Johnson City the past 23 years. He was a son of Allison M. Wolfe, South Portland, Maine, and Reta Coakley Wolfe, Gorham, Maine.

   Mr. Wolfe attended the University of Maine before enlisting in the Army. He had served as an Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, and was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross on two separate occasions, plus several commendation medals with Valor, including The Bronze Star. He was a member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association and the Helicopter Association International.

   He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Johnson City.

   Mr. Wolfe was the co-founder of Edwards & Associates, Inc., Aeronautical Accessories, Inc., and Aeronautical Plastics, Inc.

   He and his son owned Wolfe Racing and he was also co-owner of Principal Investment Company and Rotor Blades, Inc.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Gloria Mondragon Wolfe; three daughters and a son, Christina Russell, Catherine Wolfe, Rebecca Wolfe and Matt Wolfe, all of the home; and a brother, Danny Wolfe, Gorham, Maine. Twin grandsons and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WOLFE -- Mass of Christian Burial for James Allison Wolfe, 51, 1609 Lake Drive Ext., Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday from St. Mary's Catholic Church, Johnson City. Father Bill Gahagan will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers will be Paul Schreuder, David Whiting, Dan Pope, Eran Ben-Or, Wade Day and Cress Horne. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob McNab, Danny Wolfe, Wayne Hoyt, Charlie Smith, Larry Edmisten, Mickey Jilton and members of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association, 1808 West End Avenue, Suite 514, Nashville, Tenn. 37203. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A Scriptural Wake Service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home by Deacon Joe McMahon. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas M. Baldwin

08/04/99

   Thomas Moore Baldwin, 78, 112 Honeywood Court, Clarksville, formerly of Savannah, Ga., died Monday, August 2, 1999, at Select Specialty Hospital, Nashville.

   Mr. Baldwin was a native of Bardstown, Ky., and a son of the late Guy and Marguerite Moore Baldwin. He was also preceded in death by a son, Tom Baldwin Jr.

   Mr. Baldwin was retired from Civil Service and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of World War II. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Dolores Hayes Baldwin, Clarksville; a son, Michael Baldwin, Elizabethton; two step-sons, Barry McCauley, Knoxville, and Dewayne McCauley, Atlanta, Ga.; a step-daughter, Melissa McCauley, Clarksville; and two brothers, Hank Baldwin of Florida and Ridge Baldwin of Wisconsin. Five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and a great-grandchild also survive.

   McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home, 1209 Madison Street, Clarksville, (931) 647-3371, is in charge of arrangements.

   BALDWIN -- Funeral services for Thomas Moore Baldwin, 78, 112 Honeywood Court, Clarksville, formerly of Savannah, Ga., who died Monday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Mario Burakowski officiating. Interment will be in the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will serve as pallbearers. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service hour. McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home, 1209 Madison Street, Clarksville, is in charge of arrangements.

Jessica B. Finney

08/04/99

   Jessica Brooke Finney, 14, 1334 Silver Grove Road, Bluff City, died early Monday morning, August 2, 1999, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

   Jessica was a lifelong resident of Bluff City and the daughter of William E. Finney Jr. and Shawna Finney. She was a member of the Bluff City United Methodist Church and a very active member with their Senior High Youth Group. She was a member of the Sullivan East High Choir and also served as an officer of the Freedom Singers Group.

   She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Patsy Ruth Miller, and her paternal grandfather, William E. Finney Sr.

   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, William Bret Finney, of the home; two half-sisters, Priscilla G. Finney, Sydney, Australia, and Jacquie L. Gaefke, Raleigh, N.C.; her maternal grandparents, Richard D. and Carolyn Miller, Charleston, W.Va.; her paternal grandmother, Myrtle Ida Finney, Mullens, W.Va.; her paternal great-grandmother, "Granny" Finney, Mullens, W.Va.; and a very special friend, "Grandma Leta" Hodges, Bluff City. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive, and many brothers and sisters in Christ.

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

   FINNEY -- Funeral services for Jessica Brooke Finney, 14, 1334 Silver Grove Road, Bluff City, who died Monday, will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday from the Mausoleum of Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Herman Cate officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Jessica Finney Memorial Fund, Bluff City United Methodist Church, 468 Cedar Street, Bluff City, Tenn. 37618. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

Gary W. Hamm

08/04/99

   Gary Wayne Hamm, 38, John M. Reed Nursing Home, Limestone, formerly of Jackson Heights Apartments, Jonesborough, died Sunday, August 1, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Hamm was a native of Carter County and a lifelong resident of this area. He was a son of the late William and Mary Baumgardner Hamm.

   Mr. Hamm was of the Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include a brother, Kenneth Roger Hamm, Chuckey; an uncle, Bill Baumgardner, Johnson City; and a special friend, Nancy Brown, of California. Several cousins also survive.

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

   HAMM -- Funeral services for Gary Wayne Hamm, 38, of John M. Reed Nursing Home, Limestone, formerly of Jackson Heights Apartments, Jonesborough, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Earl Campbell officiating. Fay Burchette Campbell will provide special music. Interment will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Thursday in the New Victory Baptist Church Cemetery, where family and friends will meet for those services. Friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

George S. Thomas

08/04/99

   George S. Thomas, 52, 429 Tollett Street, Hampton, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mr. Thomas was a native of Elizabethton and had lived most of his life in the Carter County area. He was a son of Edith Stout Thomas, of the home, and the late Fred R. Thomas.

   Mr. Thomas was of the Christian Faith. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Marines and was a retired industrial pipe-fitter.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two daughters and a son-in-law, Cindy T. and Kendell Hartman, Conyers, Ga., and Georgia Thomas, Los Angeles, Calif.; six sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael Thomas, Craig and Hope Thomas, Fred and Christy Thomas and Clifton Thomas, all of Elizabethton, Patrick Thomas and Christopher Thomas, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Kaylene Ervin, Augusta, Ga.; a brother, Bobby Thomas, Hampton; a special friend and cousin, Eddie Baker, Chattanooga; and four grandchildren, Juliette Hartman, Aaron Hartman, Landon Thomas and Lucas Thomas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Snyder's Funeral Home, 593 Kingsport Highway, Gray, (423) 477-7911, is in charge of arrangements.

   THOMAS -- Memorial services for George S. Thomas, 52, 429 Tollett Street, Hampton, who died Friday, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Church of God, 113 Roan Street, Elizabethton, with Brother Ken Bewley officiating. A special memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rat Branch on Watauga Lake. Snyder's Funeral Home, 593 Kingsport Highway, Gray, is in charge of arrangements.

Flossie C. Dean

08/03/99

   Flossie C. Dean, 97, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of Rt. 1, Butler, died Monday, August 2, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Dean was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Ezra and Fronnie Cable Cowan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hobart S. Dean, August 17, 1980, a daughter, Grace Vannoy, and a son, Ross D. Dean.

   Mrs. Dean was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Maxine and Aiden Norman, Andrews, S.C., and four sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest and Kathryn Dean, Dearborne, Mich., Von and JoAnn Dean, Elizabethton, Joe and Delores Dean, Newport Richey, Fla., and Herman and Anna Dean, Jonesborough; and a sister, Grace Stelzer, Kingsport. Fourteen grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

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

   DEAN -- Funeral services for Flossie C. Dean, 97, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of Rt. 1, Butler, who died Monday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. Interment will follow in the Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Von Dean, 103 Mayfield Drive, Condo #2, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Sugar Grove Baptist Church. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Gary W. Hamm

08/03/99

   Gary Wayne Hamm, 38, of John M. Reed Nursing Home, Limestone, formerly of Jackson Heights Apartments, Jonesborough, died Sunday, August 1, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Hamm was a native of Carter County and a lifelong resident of this area. He was a son of the late William and Mary Baumgardner Hamm.

   Survivors include a brother, Kenneth Roger Hamm, Chuckey, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

   HAMM -- Funeral services for Gary Wayne Hamm, 38, of John M. Reed Nursing Home, Limestone, formerly of Jackson Heights Apartments, Jonesborough, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Earl Campbell officiating. Fay Burchette Campbell will provide special music. Interment will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Thursday at Monte Vista Burial Park, where the family and friends are asked to meet for those services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Dan Hollern

08/03/99

   Dan Hollern, 65, 613 Linden Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following an extended illness.

   Mr. Hollern was a native of Esbon, Kan., and had lived in Carter County for the last 18 years.

   Mr. Hollern was of the Catholic Faith and was a retired U.S. Air Force Veteran with 23 years of service with the Strategic Air Command as a Crew Chief.

   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Charles Haschke, Fairborn, Ohio, Marty and Ed Keen, Crestview, Fla., and Linda and Keith McKinney, Cocoa, Fla.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Brian and Laurie Hollern, Charlotte, N.C., and Lynn Hollern, Merritt Island, Fla.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Delores and Gerald Wassenburg and Lanita and Pat Smith, all of Kansas; and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Chuck and Jean Hollern, Lloyd and Donna Hollern and Eldon and Donna Hollern, all of Kansas. Eleven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HOLLERN -- Graveside services and interment for Dan Hollern, Ret. U.S. Air Force, 65, 613 Linden Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Catholic Chaplain officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Honorary pallbearers will be the Doctors and Nursing Staff of the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital, Ward D. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. For those who prefer, donations in lieu of flowers may be made in memory of Mr. Hollern to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 South Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family, friends and chaplain will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday for the graveside services. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret C. Johnson

08/03/99

   Margaret C. Johnson, 82, 711 West I. Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, August 2, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Johnson was a native and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a daughter of the late Maples L. and Mary Fitzsimmons Carriger and was also preceded in death by a brother, M.L. Carriger Jr., and two sisters, Marcella Covert and Virginia Cox.

   Mrs. Johnson was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught at Cloudland Elementary School. She was a member of the Elizabethton Woman's Club and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher and former church clerk for several years.

   Survivors include her husband, J.B. Johnson, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda J. and Joe E. Bunn Sr., Jonesborough; two sisters, Doris Stone, Jonesborough, and Eloise Taylor, Tafton, Pa.; a grandson, Joe E. Bunn Jr., Johnson City; a great-granddaughter, Traci Bunn, Salem, Va.; and a great-great-grandson, Tyler Bunn, Salem, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Margaret C. Johnson, 82, 711 West I. Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Joe Sorah officiating. A service of entombment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Bunn Sr., Joe Bunn Jr., Chris Stone, Chris Arnett, Roy Anderson, Edward Fish, Randall Head, Steve Henegar, Samuel Henegar and Stephen Henegar. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence any time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 225 Holly Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Everyone desiring to attend the service of entombment will meet at the Mausoleum of Peace at 10:20 a.m. Thursday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Howard C. Lacey

08/03/99

   Howard C. Lacey, 81, 106 East E. Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 31, 1999 at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Lacey was a native of Watauga and a former resident of Atlanta, Ga. He returned to Elizabethton in 1989 to make his home. He was a Draftsman/Designer of Industrial Parts and a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was of the Christian Faith.

   Survivors include two sons, Richard Lacey, Elizabethton, and Leslie Lacey, Marietta, S.C.; a daughter, Cynthia Jones, Morrow, Ga.; two step-sons; three step-daughters; a brother, Riley Lacey, Watauga; and a sister, Ruth Townsend, Watauga. Ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   LACEY -- Graveside funeral services for Howard C. Lacey, 81, 106 East E. Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Milligan College Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the residence any time. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, David, Michael, Ronnie "Cricket" and Jeremy and Sonny Mottern, Blaine Buck and Ashley Greer. Everyone wishing to attend the service will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry W. Potter Sr.

08/03/99

   Jerry Wayne Potter Sr., 49, 1200 Reed Street, Wilmington, Del., died unexpectedly Thursday, July 29, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Potter was a native of Johnson County and the son of Della McFadden Potter, Elizabethton, and the late Roby J. Potter.

   Mr. Potter was self-employed as a landscaper. He was of the Baptist Faith.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Jerry Wayne Potter Jr.; two daughters, Tammy Potter and Elizabeth Huff; two brothers, Paul Potter, Mountain City, and Michael Potter, Wilmington, Del.; four sisters, Darlene Reed and Rosalie Jennings, both of Elizabethton, Debbie Roark, Mountain City, and Sandy Bailey, of Pennsylvania; and one grandson. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of the Tuesday evening funeral service.

Damon Rowland

08/03/99

   Damon Rowland, 22, 125 Brown Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 1, 1999, in Elizabethton.

   Mr. Rowland was born in Johnson City and was a lifelong resident of this area. He was a son of Judy McKinney Adams, Elizabethton, and the late William E. Rowland. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Loretta Rowland.

   Mr. Rowland was a 1995 graduate of Science Hill High School and was employed by the City of Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his fiance, Sherry Bennett, Elizabethton; his step-father, Jerry L. Adams, Elizabethton; and his maternal grandmother, Willa McKinney, Johnson City.

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

   ROWLAND -- Memorial services for Damon Rowland, 22, 125 Brown Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Chaplain Matthew Barber officiating. It was Damon's request that he be cremated. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

George S. Thomas

08/03/99

   George S. Thomas, 52, 429 Tollett Street, Hampton, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mr. Thomas was a native of Elizabethton and had lived most of his life in the Carter County area. He was a son of Edith Stout Thomas, of the home, and the late Fred R. Thomas.

   Mr. Thomas was of the Christian Faith. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Marines and was a retired industrial pipe-fitter.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two daughters and a son-in-law, Cindy T. and Kendell Hartman, Conyers, Ga., and Georgia Thomas, Los Angeles, Calif.; six sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael Thomas, Craig and Hope Thomas, Fred and Christy Thomas and Clifton Thomas, all of Elizabethton, Patrick Thomas and Christopher Thomas, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Kaylene Ervin, Augusta, Ga.; a brother, Bobby Thomas, Hampton; a special friend and cousin, Eddie Baker, Chattanooga; and four grandchildren, Juliette Hartman, Aaron Hartman, Landon Thomas and Lucas Thomas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Snyder's Funeral Home, 593 Kingsport Highway, Gray, (423) 477-7911, is in charge of arrangements.

   THOMAS -- Memorial services for George S. Thomas, 52, 429 Tollett Street, Hampton, who died Friday, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Church of God, 113 Roan Street, Elizabethton, with Brother Ken Bewley officiating. A special memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rat Branch on Watauga Lake. Snyder's Funeral Home, 593 Kingsport Highway, Gray, is in charge of arrangements.

Elijah C. Harper

08/02/99

   Elijah Cain Harper, infant son of Justin Vanover, Elizabethton, and Amy Harper, 2794 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 30, 1999, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Survivors, in addition to the parents, are a sister, Alexis Harper, of the home; maternal grandparents, Richard Blake Harper, Mountain City; and Adelicia Michelle Farthing Harper, Elizabethton; paternal grandparents, Arvil Vanover, Mountain City; and Susan Stanberry, Elizabethton; maternal great-grandmothers: Louise Harper and Joyce Farthing, both of Mountain City; and two aunts, Joy Harper and Lindsey Harper, both of Elizabethton.

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

   HARPER -- Graveside services for Elijah Cain Harper, infant son of Justin Vanover, Elizabethton; and Amy Harper, 2794 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, in the Brown Cemetery, Mountain City, with the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. for the graveside service. Friends may call at the residence of the mother, 2794 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Howard C. Lacey

08/02/99

   Howard C. Lacey, 81, 106 East E. Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 31, 1999 at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Lacey was a native of Watauga and a former resident of Atlanta, Ga. He returned to Elizabethton in 1989 to make his home. He was a Draftsman/Designer of Industrial Parts and a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was of the Christian faith.

   Survivors include two sons, Richard Lacey, Elizabethton, and Leslie Lacey, Marietta, S.C.; a daughter, Cynthia Jones, Morrow, Ga.; a brother, Riley Lacey, Watauga; and a sister, Ruth Townsend, Watauga. Ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   LACEY -- Graveside funeral services for Howard C. Lacey, 81, 106 East E. Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Milligan College Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the residence any time. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, David, Michael, Ronnie "Cricket" and Jeremy and Sonny Mottern, Blaine Buck and Ashley Greer. Everyone wishing to attend the service will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

William H. Sexton Sr.

08/02/99

   William Henry "Bill" Sexton Sr., 61, 1599 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Sexton was a native of Fort Edward, N.Y., and the son of the late Theodore DeCelle and Harriet T. Sexton. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Austin.

   Mr. Sexton had lived in Carter County for the last 13 years. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a superintendent in the construction business and a finish carpenter. He was a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166 and a U.S. Navy SeaBees Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.

   Survivors include his wife, Claire Stone Sexton, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Rebecca Sexton, of the home, and Ellisa and Allan Rydbeck, Elizabethton; four sons and two daughters-in-law, William Henry Jr. and Julie Sexton, Elizabethton, Theodore Sexton, Newport, N.H., Dwayne and Dawn Sexton, Elizabethton, and Thomas Sexton, of the home; six sisters, Harriet Melcher, Claremont, N.H., Rita Ferland, Unity, N.H., Florence Angelo, Hummelstown, Pa., Bonnie Durgin and Linda Bullis, both of Newport, N.H., and Francine Wheeler, Claremont, N.H.; and three brothers, Theodore DeCelle, Elizabethton, Paul DeCelle and Richard DeCelle, both of Claremont, N.H. Eleven grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

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

   SEXTON -- Funeral services for William Henry Sexton Sr., 61, 1599 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at his residence with Bishop Robert Hood officiating. Interment will follow in the Ritchie Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be William H. Sexton III, Nathan Sexton, Robert Sexton, Delos DeCelle, Frank Austin and Allen Bullis. Honorary pallbearers will be Dodge Teague, Paul Hamilton, James Coffey and Michael Sexton. Mr. Sexton was returned to his residence at 3 p.m. Sunday where friends may call at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


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