September 1999


James L. Brumitt

09/30/99

   James L. “Jimmy” Brumitt, 54, formerly of 982 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. Brumitt was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Floyd and Myrtle Lyons Brumitt. He was also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

   Mr. Brumitt was of the Baptist faith and was self-employed as a timber cutter.

   Survivors include his wife, Mary Brumitt, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Leroy Adams, Elizabethton; a son, Michael Brumitt, Elizabethton; a brother, Hubert Brumitt, Elizabethton; and five sisters, Clara Greene, Jeanette Rose, Hazel Head and Marie Davis, all of Elizabethton, and Sue Lyons, Johnson City; a grandson, Cody Adams, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

Hugh R. Campbell

09/30/99

   Hugh R. Campbell, 76, 212 Buncombe Road, Blountville, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, following a brief illness.

   Mr. Campbell was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Dave and Winnie Dugger Campbell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Marie Main Campbell, October 25, 1994.

   Mr. Campbell was of the Free Will Baptist Faith and was a retired employee of the Sullivan County Board of Education in the Housekeeping Department. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include two sons, Hugh Campbell Jr. and Sidney Campbell, both of Blountville; a stepson, Wayne Pennington, Gunma Machi Gunna, Japan; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Eula Richards, Bristol, and Mrs. Barbara Poe, Shady Valley; and a sister, Retha Dugger, Butler. Seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

Mrs. Dayton E. Phillips

09/30/99

   Mrs. Dayton E. (Jessie Lynn) Phillips, 800 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 27, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

   Mrs. Phillips was a native of Knoxville and a daughter of the late James Worley and Olivia Emma Kimberling Hill. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Judge Dayton E. Phillips, in 1980.

   Mrs. Phillips had lived in Elizabethton for 60 years. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeter E. Wardrep III, Bluff City, and James C. and Linda Wardrep, Elizabethton; a sister, Mrs. Nancy M. Dixon, Jonesborough; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Brian K. and Shannon Wardrep, of Oregon; and a granddaughter, Ashley Renee Wardrep, of the home. Two great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   PHILLIPS — A Prayer Service for Mrs. Dayton E. (Jessie Lynn) Phillips, 800 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Father Steve Smith officiating. 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 Mike Little, Pat Little, Mark Little, Ambers Wilson, Luther McKeehan, Arden Hill, John Banks and Bill Hampton. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Carter County Bar Association. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Grace H. Bowers

09/29/99

   Grace “Beth” Hensley Bowers, 61, 105 East “E” Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Bowers was a native and lifelong resident of Elizabethton and a daughter of the late Opie and Stella Couch Hensley.

   Mrs. Bowers was office manager with East Tennessee Tile and Marble Company.

   Survivors include a daughter, Jerrie Sue Bowers, Johnson City; a special son-in-law, Jim Schweitzer, Johnson City; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Betty Hensley, Cypress, Calif.; a sister and brother-in-law, Jane H. and George Dugger, Elizabethton; a niece, Kathryn J. Dugger, Elizabethton; and a nephew, Mark S. Dugger, Jonesborough.

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

   BOWERS — Funeral services for Grace “Beth” Hensley Bowers, 61, 105 East “E” Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Kenneth LaDuke officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Mark Andrews, Steven Garrison, Greg Outlaw, Richard Tittle, Eddie Hoover, Sid Smithdeal and Ed Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be Davis Garrison, Pat Outlaw, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Stan Owens, Edjbert Allen, Horace Couch and Employees of East Tennessee Tile and Marble Company. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Bette S. Monroe

09/29/99

   Mrs. Bette Sampson Monroe, 78, 2107 Wexford Oaks Court, Fayetteville, N.C., died Sunday, September 26, 1999, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

   Mrs. Monroe was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church.

   Survivors include a son, Daniel Geddie Monroe Jr., Elizabethton; three daughters, M.M. Kirby, Norfolk, Va., Margaret B. Monroe, Greensboro, N.C., and Sparky M. Jamison, Van Nuys, Calif.; two brothers, John R. Sampson, Hampton, Va., and R.N. Sampson Jr., Elizabethton; and three sisters, Louise S. Byron, Wheeling, W.Va., Margaret S. Given and Maude M. Sampson, both of Elizabethton. Six grandchildren also survive.

   Jernigan Warren Funeral Home, Fayetteville, N.C., (910) 483-1331, is in charge of arrangements.

   MONROE — A memorial service for Mrs. Bette Sampson Monroe, 78, 2107 Wexford Oaks Court, Fayetteville, N.C., who died Sunday, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Highland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Leighton McKeithen and Rev. William A. dePrater officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends at Jernigan Warren Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Highland Presbyterian Church, Highland Avenue, Fayetteville, N.C., 28305, or to a charity of your choice. Jernigan Warren Funeral Home, Fayetteville, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dayton E. Phillips

09/29/99

   Mrs. Dayton E. Phillips, 800 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 27, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

   Mrs. Phillips was a native of Knoxville and a daughter of the late James Worley and Olivia Emma Kimberling Hill. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Judge Dayton E. Phillips, in 1980.

   Mrs. Phillips had lived in Elizabethton for 60 years. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeter E. Wardrep III, Bluff City, and James C. and Linda Wardrep, Elizabethton; a sister, Mrs. Nancy M. Dixon, Jonesborough; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Brian K. and Shannon Wardrep, of Oregon; and a granddaughter, Ashley Renee Wardrep, of the home. Two great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Hassie Woods

09/29/99

   Hassie Woods, 87, 560 Woods Road, Bluff City, died Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Woods was a native of Knoxville and a daughter of the late Riley and Belle Scalf Sams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Zylcie Woods, in 1986.

   Mrs. Woods was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Bluff City.

   Survivors include three daughters, Frances Fleenor, Johnson City, Betty Maines, Bluff City, and Judy Pierce, Morristown; three sons, J.B. Woods, Elizabethton, Claude Woods, Bluff City, and Jack Woods, Knoxville; two sisters, Zola Griffin, Knoxville, and Cleo Bounds, Knoxville; and a brother, William Bud Sams, Knoxville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WOODS — Funeral services for Hassie Woods, 87, 560 Woods Road, Bluff City, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with Minister Ernie Depew officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Sunrise Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from the family. The family, friends and pallbearers are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Friday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

John M. Gifford

09/28/99

   John M. “Jack” Gifford, 50, 1292 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 26, 1999, in Unicoi as the results of an automobile accident.

   Mr. Gifford was a native of Hubbard, Ohio, and a son of the late John William and Floy Marie Fowler Gifford.

   Mr. Gifford had lived in Carter County for the past six years. He was retired due to disability as a Shop Foreman with Boyd Buick & Pontiac, Hendersonville, N.C., and was a member of Unaka Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Wanda Blackwell Gifford; one son, Michael Anthony Gifford, of the home; two daughters, Tonya A. Gifford and Benita D. Wilkie, both of the home; one brother, Robbie Gifford, Hendersonville, N.C.; and five sisters, Martha Heffron, Youngstown, Ohio, Shirley Gifford, Hickory, N.C., Brenda Key, Fletcher, N.C., Vera Michaels, Rutherfordton, N.C., and Ida May VanDyke, Youngstown, Ohio. Three grandsons and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   GIFFORD — Funeral services for John M. “Jack” Gifford, 50, 1292 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Harold McNabb officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday, will be Sam Robinson, Tommy Pruitt, Larry Saltz, Ray Norris Jr., Tony Gifford and David Key. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

David Blevins Sr.

09/27/99

   David “D.F.” Blevins Sr., 56, 121 Skyline Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 26, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Blevins was a native of Washington County and had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was a son of Allene Perkins Blevins, Johnson City, and the late P.H. Blevins. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Emma Lee Leonard, in 1976.

   Mr. Blevins was self-employed in the construction business and was a member of the Rich Acres Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Lynda Crowder Blevins; a son, David F. Blevins Jr., Elizabethton; a daughter, Shannon K. Doles, Kingsport; a sister, Zeola Blevins Cole, Elizabethton; two brothers, Oscar J. Blevins, Gray, and Dr. Ballard H. Blevins, Kingsport; two grandchildren, Cory David Blevins and Courtney Amber Blevins, both of Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Lori Cole Royston and Lisa M. Cole, both of Elizabethton.

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

   BLEVINS — Funeral services for David “D.F.” Blevins Sr., 56, 121 Skyline Drive, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family and friends are asked to meet at Morris-Baker by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Freemon, Ronnie Mullins, Brian Doles, Lawson Kerley, Tony Pate, Paul Street, Phillip Freemon and Joe Perkins. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Mr. Blevins was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Jennie L. Fern

09/27/99

   Jennie Lou Fern, 71, 181 Main Street, Bluff City, died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at Asbury Health Care Center, Johnson City.

   Mrs. Fern was a native of Sullivan County and the daughter of W.J. and Etta Lee Boone.

   Mrs. Fern was a member of New Life Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, James S. Fern; three daughters, Judy G. Massouras and Angelia Camron, both of Piney Flats, and Karla Brooks, Bluff City; three sons, James W. Fern, Piney Flats, Daniel L. Fern, Hickory, N.C., and Jeffery Fern, Blountville; three sisters, Irene Simpson and Carolyn Blevins, both of Anderson, Ind., and Kattie Woods, Bluff City; a half-sister, May Allen, Burnsville, N.C.; a brother, Benny Boone, Bluff City; and five grandchildren, David Brooks, Jennifer Massouras, Jamie Fern, Sharon Camron and Amanda Camron. Three stepdaughters also survive.

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

   FERN — Funeral services for Jennie Lou Fern, 71, 181 Main Street, Bluff City, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Weaver Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Brummitt officiating, assisted by Rev. Mack Houston and Rev. Bill Christian. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Massouras, David Brooks, Mike Camron, Jefferey Fern, Anthony Thompson and Danny Fern. Honorary pallbearers will be members of New Life Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret G. Fillers

09/27/99

   Mrs. Margaret G. Fillers, 74, Hillview Nursing Home, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 24, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Fillers was a native of Dickenson County, Va., and the daughter of the late James L. and Anna Lee Reed McGuire.

   Mrs. Fillers was of the Freewill Baptist Faith and was a homemaker.

   Survivors include two daughters, Anna Lee June Gross, Bluff City, and Ruth Diane Blevins, Jonesborough; a son, Roger Griggs, Stoney Creek; two sisters, Ruth Harmon, Bluefield, Va., and Louise Pierce, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, James L. Jr. and Doris McGuire, Columbia, S.C.; three granddaughters, Janice Cunningham, Bluff City, Linda Gross, Knoxville, and Denise Tatham, Gray; and two grandsons, Eric Grindstaff and Todd Grindstaff, both of Gray. Four great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   FILLERS — Graveside services for Mrs. Margaret G. Fillers, 74, Hillview Nursing Home, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Blevins Cemetery with Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Active pallbearers will be Eric Grindstaff, Todd Grindstaff, Harley Cross, Nathan Shankle, Mike Taylor, Lunn Cunningham and O.J. Blevins. Special thanks to the staff and employees of Hillview Nursing Home and a special friend, Shirley. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Anna Lee June Gross, 279 Gross Road, Bluff City, or at the residence of a sister, Louise Pierce, 1001 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, any time. To those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

John M. Gifford

09/27/99

   John M. Gifford, 50, 1292 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 26, 1999.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

John R. Hurley

09/27/99

   John R. Hurley, 44, 191 Hodge Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 26, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center as the results of a motorcycle accident.

   Mr. Hurley was a native of Torrance, Calif., and a son of Emma Peters Hurley, 1720 Siam Road, Elizabethton, and the late Glen H. “Buck” Hurley, who died March 15, 1994.

   Mr. Hurley had lived most of his life in Carter County and was retired due to disability. He was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era and a Disabled American Veteran. He was a member of the East Tennessee Motorcycle Association and the Elizabethton Elks Lodge #1847. He attended the Fountain of Life Church, Boones Creek.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a sister, Neta Schneibolk, Olney, Md.; two brothers, Ronnie Hurley, Lynchburg, Va., and Greg Hurley, Elizabethton; two stepdaughters, Tracy Guy, Hampton, and Amber Shaw, Butler; a stepson, Lane Shaw; eight nieces and nephews; four aunts, Addie Blevins, Vergie Presnell, Rosa Glover and Reba Vines; and two uncles, Auda Ralph Peters and Rudy Hurley.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HURLEY — Funeral services for John R. Hurley, 44, 191 Hodge Branch Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Vic Young and Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 12 noon Wednesday in the Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, will be Dave Miller, Larry Street, Terry Blackwell, John Cramer, Billy Corley, Kim Richardson, Jerry Vines and Tony Sammons. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Mottern, Tony Daniels, Kenneth Jack, C.W. Long, members of the East Tennessee Motorcycle Association, his extended cousins, friends and extended family at Taps Restaurant. His family appreciates the love and support of his many friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Emma Hurley, 1720 Siam Road, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Hurley to the Disabled American Veterans. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Herbie C. Johnson

09/27/99

   Herbie C. Johnson, 81, 634 First Avenue, Hampton, died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Johnson was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Herbert and Rula Fair Combs. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Allen Johnson, December 5, 1966, a brother and three sisters.

   Mrs. Johnson was a member of Hampton Christian Church. She was a retired employee of Mor-Flo Industries and a former employee of Bemberg and North American Rayon Corporation.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Junette and Jerry Sumner, Elizabethton; three sisters, Bernice Oxendine, Roan Mountain, Helen Howell, Elgin, S.C., and Wilma Tester, Panama City, Fla.; and a brother, Eddie Combs, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   JOHNSON — Funeral services for Herbie C. Johnson, 81, 634 First Avenue, Hampton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Willie M. Julian

09/27/99

   Mrs. Willie Mae Julian, 66, 110 Tilson Avenue, Hampton, died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Julian was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Frank and Belle Whitehead Gouge. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

   Mrs. Julian was a homemaker and a member of the MaGill Presbyterian Church of Roan Mountain.

   Survivors include her husband, Herbert H. Julian, of the home; a son, Michael Julian, Hampton; two daughters, Myoka Reed, Hampton, and Melissa Stanley, Unicoi; and a granddaughter, Wendy Reed, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   JULIAN — Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mae Julian, 66, 110 Tilson Avenue, Hampton, who died Saturday, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. The graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may visit at the residence any time. Everyone desiring to attend the graveside service will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

James P. Manning

09/27/99

   James Phillip “Snake” Manning, 47, 143 Old Watauga Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Manning was a native of Carter County and a son of Jack and Muriel Stout Manning, Elizabethton.

   Mr. Manning was a 1970 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He was employed by Carter Construction Company, Johnson City, and was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sisters, Jean Turner, Knoxville, and Jackie Reese, Dublin, Ga., and a brother, Paul Manning, Jonesborough. Four nieces, three nephews and several cousins also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MANNING — Funeral services for James Phillip “Snake” Manning, 47, 143 Old Watauga Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dave Shorter and Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Stout Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, will be Ricky Campbell, Larry Street, Gary Ward, Kenny Hodges, Billy Hilton, Charles Hilton, Steve Vaughn and Bobby Colbaugh. Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Carter, Todd Carter, Kegley Mottern, Mike Lingerfelt, Bill Stanley, Larry Shell, Doc and Carla Jones, employees of Carter Construction Company and his cousins. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his parents, Jack and Muriel Manning, 143 Old Watauga Road, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Manning to the Building Fund of Fairview Baptist Church, 585 Watauga Road, Watauga, Tenn. 37694. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Sammy R. Perry

09/27/99

   Sammy Ray Perry, 56, 822 Bunker Hill Road, Bluff City, died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, after an illness of three months.

   Mr. Perry was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late Samuel and Nannie Scalf Perry. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Emogene “Jean” Ellis.

   Mr. Perry was a construction worker and a member of the Bunker Hill Christian Church. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.

   Survivors include a sister, Faye Johnson, Bluff City, and three brothers, Earl Perry, Floyd Perry and Arlen Perry, all of Bluff City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   PERRY — Graveside services for Sammy Ray Perry, 56, 822 Bunker Hill Road, Bluff City, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with Mr. Ernie Depew and Mr. Rocky Maines officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, will be Kim Perry, Robert Perry, Eric Johnson, Sid Johnson, Brandon Perry and Brad Perry. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Perry to the Cancer Fund, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Friends may call at the residence of his sister, Faye Johnson, 822 Bunker Hill Road, Bluff City. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ira R. Oliver

09/27/99

   Ira R. Oliver, 76, of Akron, Ohio, died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at his home.

   Mr. Oliver was born in Elizabethton, Tenn., and had been a resident of Akron for 47 years. He was retired from Roadway Express and was a member of Teamsters Local 24. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Claudia, a brother, Dallas, and a son, Donnie L. Oliver.

   Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Edith M.; two sons, Ronnie W. of Springfield Twp., and Dennis of Elizabethton, Tenn.; one stepson, Bobby (Diane) Hicks of Akron, Ohio; four daughters, Karen (Larry) Baggett of Florida, Teresa (Charles, Jr.) Henthorn of Hartville, and Alice and Violet of Tennessee; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, John R. Oliver; three sisters, Dorothy Lyons, Margaret Stout and Helen Garland, all of Tennessee; and numerous relatives and friends.

   Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Road, Akron, Ohio, (330) 733-6271, is in charge of arrangements.

   OLIVER — Funeral services for Ira R. Oliver, 76, of Akron, Ohio, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Road, Akron, Ohio, with Rev. Kim Lawrence and Pastor Jim Ellis officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Alice Markland, 1025 Berry Road, Elizabethton. Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Road, Akron, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon Rasmussen

09/27/99

   Gordon “Doc” Rasmussen, 51, 165 Earl Williams Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 24, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Rasmussen was a native of Chicago, Ill., and the son of the late William and Myrtle Lowery Rasmussen. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Rasmussen.

   Mr. Rasmussen had lived in Carter County for the past 10-1/2 years. He attended Hunter United Methodist Church and was a former truck driver and owner of the Kar Korral. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Viet Nam Conflict.

   Survivors include his wife, Katharine Barnes Rasmussen, of the home; a daughter, Kelly Nicole Rasmussen, of the home; two sons, Erik William Rasmussen and Keith Lewis Rasmussen, both of the home; two sisters, Charlotte Anderson, Waterloo, Iowa, and Virginia Brackins, of Illinois; and a brother, Vernon Rasmussen, Itasica, Ill. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   RASMUSSEN — Funeral services for Gordon “Doc” Rasmussen, 51, 165 Earl Williams Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bennie Huguley officiating. Interment will follow at McDowell Memorial Park in Marion, N.C. Active pallbearers will be Dwight Birchfield, James Wilson, Andy Miller, Chris Moore, Travis Bowman and Joey Burleson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 165 Earl Williams Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl G. Tester

09/27/99

   Mrs. Pearl Gilliam Tester, 89, 4055 Highway 19E, Elizabethton, formerly of Boone, N.C., died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Tester was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Charles W. and Polly P. Presnell Gilliam. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Victor “Bud” Tester, and a sister, Della Harmon.

   Mrs. Tester was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Boone. She was a retired housekeeper with Watauga Medical Center and the Cardinal Motel in Boone.

   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Violet T. and Ben Watson, Elizabethton, and Marie T. and Howard Norris, Taylorsville, N.C. Six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren also survive.

   Austin & Barnes Funeral Home, 195 Queen Street, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-8889, is in charge of arrangements.

   TESTER — Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Gilliam Tester, 89, 4055 Highway 19E, Elizabethton, formerly of Boone, N.C., who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Antioch Baptist Church, where the body will lie in state from 1 until 2 p.m., with Rev. Carl Wilson and Rev. Sonny Younce officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home, 195 Queen Street, Boone, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth C. White

09/27/99

   Kenneth C. White, 51, 101 Gracie Drive, Hampton, died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. White was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Toby and Alma Oliver White.

   Mr. White was of the Baptist Faith and an employee of Earthgrains Discount Store. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

   Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Rachel and John Ellis, Bartow, Fla., Ruth and Andrew Green, Columbia, S.C., Rebekah White, Kingsport, and Brittany White, Limestone; a sister, Alma Moore, Johnson City; and three brothers, Lynn Almond, West Paducah, Ky., Larry White Sr., Johnson City, and Terry White, Hampton. Three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WHITE — Funeral services for Kenneth C. White, 51, 101 Gracie Drive, Hampton, who went home to be with the Lord Saturday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Pastor Steve Warren and Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be George Campbell, Jack Brooks, Cletis Holtsclaw, Ben Waters, Sammy White and Michael Hardin. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Rainbolt, Paul Oliver, Larry White, Toby White, Todd Moody, Rick Oliver and Jack Valentine. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of a brother, Terry White, 101 Gracie Drive, Hampton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Free Will Baptist Family Ministries, 90 Stanley Lane, Greeneville, Tenn. 37743. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth S. Campbell

09/24/99

   Ruth Scott Campbell, 62, 12325 W. 85th Avenue, St. John, Ind., died Monday, September 20, 1999, in Merrillville, Ind.

   Mrs. Campbell was a native of Watauga, Tenn., and had lived in Indiana since 1956. She was a daughter of the late James and Edith Stanley Scott and was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Atkins.

   Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Family Christian Center, Munster, Ind. She was employed as an instructor with Creative Beauty Academy, Highland, Ind.

   Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Johnny Campbell, Bloomington, Ind., Tim and Debbie Campbell, St. John, Ind., and Randy and Martha Campbell, Woodstock, Ga.; a brother and sister-in-law, James "Bobby" and Pat Scott, Hobart, Ind.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Tommy Varnado, Bogalusa, La., Deane Vittatoe, Blountville, and Wanda and Terry Gootee, Griffith, Ind.; six grandchildren, Cheyenne, Chris, Connor, Madison, Destyn and Myrieal; several nieces and nephews; and her special companion, Shay Shay.

   Funeral services and entombment will be in Johnson City.

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

   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Ruth Scott Campbell, 62, 12325 W. 85th Avenue, St. John, Ind., who died Monday, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Tommy Varnado officiating. Entombment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park Mausoleum. Family members will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard E. Hansford

09/24/99

   Richard Earl Hansford, 59, 416 Paty Place, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.

   Mr. Hansford was a native and lifetime resident of Carter County. He was the son of the late Ray and Nora Hansford and was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Stuart Hampton, and a nephew, Michael Hampton.

   Mr. Hansford was of the Methodist faith. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company after 30 years of employment.

   Survivors include his wife, Judy Hansford, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Gina Hansford, Elizabethton; a sister, Eleanor Hampton, Elizabethton; and four grandchildren, Eric Hansford Jr., Daniel Hansford, Kirk Hansford and Casey Hansford, all of Elizabethton.

   Snyder's Funeral Home, 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, (423) 477-7911, is in charge of arrangements.

   HANSFORD -- Graveside services and interment for Richard Earl Hansford, 59, 416 Paty Place, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Snyder's Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow with Rev. Bob Robinson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of choice. Snyder's Funeral Home, 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, is in charge of arrangements.

James Manning

09/24/99

   James Manning, 47, 143 Old Watauga Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at his residence.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Hazel C. Odom

09/24/99

   Mrs. Hazel C. Odom, 80, 512 West "E" Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mrs. Odom was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John B. and Bessie Nave Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Odom, in 1947, a son, Larry W. Odom, and three brothers.

   Mrs. Odom was a baptized believer and attended the Christian Church. She was a retired employee of the Dietary Department of Carter County Memorial Hospital.

   Survivors include a son, Ronda Odom, Elizabethton; two daughters, Grayton Henson and Reba Whitehead, both of Elizabethton; five grandsons, Brent Odom, Mike Odom, Brian Henson, James Henson Jr. and David Whitehead; two granddaughters, Teresa Stapleton and Lisa Templeton; and four great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Huffman, Bailey Templeton, Jeremy Odom and Kaleb Whitehead. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. following a short illness.

   ODOM -- Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel C. Odom, 80, 512 West "E" Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Ernest Depew and Mr. Hugh Hatfield, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Larey and Chris Pippin. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Brent Odom, Mike Odom, Brian Henson, James Henson Jr., David Whitehead and Rick Stapleton. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Blair, Melvin Campbell, Jerry Campbell, Dr. Todd Whittaker, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Dr. Clifford Wiegand, Kevin Templeton and the Nursing Staff of the 5400 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Reba Whitehead, 614 Bradley Street, Elizabethton, any time. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

James S. Terry

09/24/99

   Dr. James Spencer Terry, D.Ph., 65, of Kingston, died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at his residence.

   Dr. Terry was owner and operator of the Union Drug Company in Harriman. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1955 and graduated from the University of Tennessee Memphis College of Pharmacies in 1957. He was a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club, a member of TPA and Alpha Phi Kapa Fraternity of Alabama and a Phi Delta Chi of U.T.

   Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" Smith, Knoxville; a son, Mark Powers Terry, Nashville, Myra Frances Powers, Knoxville; a special friend, Joyce H. Lipscomb, Knoxville; a granddaughter, Claire Smith; and two grandsons, Kenrie Smith and Jordan Smith.

   Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman, (423) 882-1515, is in charge of arrangements.

   TERRY -- Funeral services for Dr. James Spencer Terry, D.Ph., 65, of Kingston, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday from the Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman, with Rev. David Craig officiating. Entombment will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. At the request of the family, memorial contributions may be made to Young's Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 114 Lawson Mill Road, Kingston, Tenn. 37763. Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman, (423) 882-1515, is in charge of arrangements.

Earnest Winters

09/24/99

   Earnest Winters, 63, 818 Maple Oak Street, Kingsport, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at Holston Valley Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Winters was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Mark and Mary Pittman Winters. He was also preceded in death by a son, John Mark Winters, and a daughter, Jeanette Winters.

   Mr. Winters was a member of Faith Church in Jesus Name, Kingsport. He was a retired employee of the Kingsport Mall.

   Survivors include a sister, Texie Johnson, Roan Mountain, and three brothers, Dave Winters, Cleveland, Ohio, Roosevelt Winters, Kingsport, and Monroe Winters, Fall Branch. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WINTERS -- Funeral services for Earnest Winters, 63, 818 Maple Oak Street, Kingsport, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Pastor Johnny Persinger and Pastor Arthur Franklin officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gin and Bruce Buckles and Ron Johnson. Graveside services and interment will follow at Johnson-Roan View Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Wagner, Sidney Winters, Rodney Houseright and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of his sister, Texie Johnson, Roan Mountain, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Jonathon A. Blevins

Matthew D. Blevins

09/23/99

   Jonathon Alan Blevins and Matthew David Blevins, infant twin sons of Scott and Jennifer Marie Mangini Blevins, 154 Kelsey Peterson Road, Jonesborough, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Survivors, in addition to their parents, include a brother, Patrick Blevins, of the home; a sister, Keri Anna Blevins, of the home; their paternal grandparents, MacArthur and Venus Blevins, Jonesborough; their maternal grandparents, Steven and Jacklyn Poole, Johnson City, and John Martin Mangini, Titusville, Fla.; and several aunts and uncles, Julie and Allen Ness, Fayetteville, N.C., John Mangini, Jacksonville, Fla., Steve and Christine Blevins, Jonesborough, and Jessie Poole, Johnson City.

   Private graveside services will be conducted at Garland Cemetery with Rev. Tom Klock officiating.

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

Carolyne H. Smith

09/23/99

   Carolyne Harrison Smith, 81, of Farragut, formerly of Kingsport, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

   Mrs. Smith was a native of Alexandria, La., raised in Abingdon, Va., and moved to Kingsport in 1939. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Clifton Smith, and three brothers, Dr. Bob Harrison, Louis Harrison and Nathan Harrison.

   Mrs. Smith served as librarian for 31 years at Sevier Middle School, where she was a true supporter of the school and its students. Since moving to Farragut (where she lovingly became known as Nana) in 1995, she had volunteered at Children's Hospital, Farragut Intermediate & Webb Schools.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Cliff and Lucie Smith, Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Bob Greene, Farragut; four grandchildren, Trudie and Clifton Smith and Yancey and Jordan Greene; and three brothers, S.A. "Nick" Harrison, Charles Harrison and Bruce Harrison.

   Oak Hill Funeral Home, 800 Truxton Drive, Kingsport, (423) 246-4631, is in charge of arrangements.

   SMITH -- Graveside services and interment for Carolyne Harrison Smith, 81, of Farragut, formerly of Kingsport, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Grant Standifer officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the East Tennessee Children's Hospital, 2018 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 37902. Oak Hill Funeral Home, 800 Truxton Drive, Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert E. Banks

09/22/99

   Robert Edward Banks, 78, 406 East H Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999, at NHC Health Care, Johnson City.

   Mr. Banks was a native of Carter County and a son of the late K.P. and Madge Crow Banks. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Byron and Vaughn Banks, and a sister, Marie Banks Street.

   Mr. Banks was an Army chaplain during World War II. He received a Bachelor and Master's Degree of Divinity from Butler University, and a B.A. Degree and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Law from Milligan College. He served as Trustee and Secretary of the Board of Milligan College for over 20 years and was a Charter Member of the Board of Trustees of Emmanuel School of Religion.

   Mr. Banks served as City and County Attorney and practiced law in Carter County for 40 years. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238, a Shriner with Jericho Temple, and a member of the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club. He was a member and Elder of the First Christian Church and taught the Men's Sunday School Class for many years.

   Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Johns Banks, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Vince Carroll, Richlands, Va., and Anne and Jerome Kitchens, Elizabethton; three sons and daughters-in-law, John K. and Elizabeth Banks, Elizabethton, Dr. Steven and Jan Banks, Huntington, W.Va., and Thomas and Kathy Banks, Elizabethton; a brother, William Banks, Pittsburg, Pa.; and a sister, Nell Bowers, Salem, Va. Twelve grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BANKS -- Funeral services for Robert Edward Banks, 78, 406 East H Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church with Mr. Don Marshall and Mr. Tim Ross, ministers, officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Lewis Merryman, David Bautista, David Haga, Robert Kitchens, William Armstrong Sr., Sandy Greenwell, John L. Bowers Jr. and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the First Christian Church Board, the Men's Sunday School Class of First Christian Church and the Carter County Bar Association. To those who desire, memorials may be made to Milligan College or the Emmanuel School of Religion, Milligan College, Tenn. 37682. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

H.E. Britt

09/22/99

   H.E. "Ed" Britt, 66, 447 Toll Branch Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a short illness.

   Mr. Britt was a native and lived most of his life in Carter County. He was a son of the late John O. and Hazel Jones Britt and was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Britt.

   Mr. Britt was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and was an Air Force veteran. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 and the Jericho Shrine Temple. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include a son, Dan Britt, Owensboro, Ky.; a daughter, Cindy Britt, Chattanooga; a brother, John Britt, Savannah, Ga.; and a niece, Deborah Pouder, Mexico Beach, Fla.

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

   BRITT -- Funeral services for H.E. "Ed" Britt, 66, 447 Toll Branch Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. John Perkins and Rev. Kenneth LaDuke officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Patton-Simmons Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Curt Campbell, Bill Richardson, Dick Cooter, Junior Stanley, Blue Treadway, Jimmy Walker, Harold Dugger and J.T. MacPherson. Honorary pallbearers will be former employees of North American Rayon Corporation, friends at the Elizabethton Airport and the Elizabethton Golf Course, members of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166 and members of the Elizabethton Elks Club. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643; the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644; or the First United Methodist Church, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence at other times. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

James S. Elliott

09/22/99

   James Stephen "Steve" Elliott, 51, 1334 Piney Flats Road, Watauga, died Monday, September 20, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Elliott was a native of Johnson City but had lived in Watauga for many years. He was a son of James O. Elliott, Watauga, and Mabel Zabel, Louisville, Ky.

   Mr. Elliott was an assistant supervisor for Cullum Mechanical Construction, Inc., in Charleston, S.C. He was a member of Buechel Church of Christ in Louisville.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a son, Stephen, of Elizabethton; three daughters, Janalan and Jamie, of Elizabethton, and Sonda, of Louisville, Ky.; a brother, Ricky, of Watauga; and four sisters, Victoria, of Goshen, Ky., and Cheryl, Robin and Cathy, all of Louisville, Ky. A granddaughter and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   ELLIOTT -- Funeral services for James Stephen "Steve" Elliott, 51, 1334 Piney Flats Road, Watauga, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Mr. Paul Peer, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Friday and proceed to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Jenny L. Hopson

09/22/99

   Jenny Lou Hughes Hopson, 57, 1804 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Hopson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of Thelma Stepp Hughes, Elizabethton, and the late Charles Raymond Hughes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Hopson, October 5, 1997.

   Mrs. Hopson was a Human Resource Coordinator with Cantech Industries, Johnson City. She was a 1959 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was a member of the Johnson City Human Resources Association and a member of Grace Baptist Church, where she was a member of the church choir and the Ladies No. 5 Sunday School Class.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a daughter and son-in-law, Jena and Mark Collins, Elizabethton; two sisters, Delores H. Craig, Johnson City, and JoAnn Campbell, Elizabethton; a brother, Ted R. Hughes, Johnson City; and two grandchildren, Grace Collins and Luke Collins. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HOPSON -- Funeral services for Jenny Lou Hughes Hopson, 57, 1804 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Owens officiating. The church choir will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Thursday and also at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, will be Brad Craig, Tommy Starnes, Lee Starnes, Michael Curtis, Andy Curtis, Ryan Curtis, Marc Campbell and Devin Pierson. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Babb, Bob Bishop, June Poteat, Wayne Peeks, Conley Williams, Dean Guffey, Glen Elliott, Jerry Elliott, Jim Hastings, James N. Wilder II and members of the Elizabethton High School Class of 1959. A Special "Thank You" to Dr. Michael T. Kaplon, Dr. Agnes Krozser-Hamati and Dr. Anand Karnad. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Friends may call or visit at her residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Hopson to the Building Fund of Grace Baptist Church, 1114 Broad Street, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Tina R. Herron

09/22/99

   Tina Russell Herron, 31, 1031 Barnett Ridge, Athens, Ga., formerly of Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 19, 1999, in Greensboro, Ga.

   Mrs. Herron was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Bill and Frenchie Carrico Russell, Elizabethton.

   She was preceded in death by a brother, William Russell.

   Survivors include her husband, Dr. Todd Herron, of the home; two daughters, Summer and Brigette Herron, of the home; a twin sister, Melissa Russell Arnold, Jonesborough; a sister, Beverly Russell Elliott, Elizabethton; and a brother, Jeff Russell, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HERRON -- Funeral services for Tina Russell Herron, 31, 1031 Barnett Ridge, Athens, Ga., formerly of Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her parents, Bill and Frenchie Russell, 2113 Siam Road, or at the residence of her brother, Jeff Russell, 127 Layfayette Drive, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Laura J. Banks

09/21/99

   Mrs. Laura Jean Banks, 66, 130 Banks Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, September 19, 1999, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Banks was a native of Chicago, Ill., and had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was a daughter of Iloe Ruggles Bishofberger, Mt. Prospect, Ill., and the late Frank Bishofberger.

   Mrs. Banks retired in 1997 from the Tennessee Department of Human Services as a monitor and coordinator and attended the Tennessee Conference for Social Welfare. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Johnson City. She was an active volunteer, having worked with Hospice, Contact Ministries and the American Red Cross.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Bruce Banks, of the home; one daughter, Barbara Lynn Ragan, Knoxville; two sons, Mark Frederick Peplies, Johnson City, and Robert Christopher Peplies, San Francisco, Calif.; one sister, Carol Heldmaier, Ft. Prospect, Ill.; one granddaughter, Rebekah Jean Ragan, Knoxville; and one special aunt, Edla Ruggles, Chicago, Ill. Several stepchildren, two nephews, one niece and several cousins also survive.

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

   BANKS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Jean Banks, 66, 130 Banks Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the East Chapel of Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home with Rev. James W. Nipper officiating. Graveside committal services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those planning to attend the committal services are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:50 a.m. Wednesday. Those who desire to make memorial contributions may do so to Johnson City Medical Center Hospice, 1807 W. Market Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604, or Our Savior Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Barry L. Dunn

09/21/99

   Barry Louis Dunn, 48, 1212 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Friday, September 17, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Dunn grew up in Macedonia, Ohio, and lived a number of years in Orlando, Fla., before moving to Tennessee. He was the oldest son of Charles F. Dunn, Roan Mountain, and the late Norma Spinetti Dunn. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Charles Marion Dunn.

   Mr. Dunn was a retired estate planning executive and a member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church of Elizabethton. He was also a third degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Peggy Enfield Dunn, of the home; two daughters, Alieta Dunn Costantino and Elena Maria Dunn, both of Elizabethton; a sister, Deborah Dunn Safko, Mantua, Ohio; a brother, John E. Dunn, Mantua, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Brianna Morgan Costantino, Elizabethton. Two uncles, one aunt, 17 nieces and nephews, and several cousins also survive.

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

   DUNN -- A prayer service for Barry Louis Dunn, 48, 1212 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Father Stephen Smith officiating. The Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 8:30 p.m. Private disposition will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Knights of Columbus, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 510 West C Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Honorary pallbearers will be the Knights of Columbus. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Dan T. Forrester

09/21/99

   Dan T. Forrester, 69, 330 Doeville Road, Butler, died Sunday, September 19, 1999, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, following an extended illness.

   Mr. Forrester was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Oscar and Ella Tester Forrester. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, John Forrester, Hubert Forrester and Haywood Forrester.

   Mr. Forrester was employed for a number of years by the town of Mountain City. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the V.F.W. Post #9606, Mountain City, a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapters of Johnson City, and a member of the East Tennessee Ex-POW Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War. He was a member and trustee of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

   Survivors include four sisters, Bernice Garland and Geraldine Cable, both of Butler, Frances Slemp, Mountain City, and Emma Ruth Phillippi, Harrington, Del., and three brothers, Earl Forrester, Piney Flats, J.C. Forrester, Butler, and Denver Forrester, Glen Burnie, Md. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   FORRESTER -- Funeral services for Dan T. Forrester, 69, 330 Doeville Road, Butler, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Little Doe Baptist Church with Rev. Craig Smith and Rev. Roy Wilson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Graveside Military Honors will be conducted by the Hammond Post #3, American Legion, Kingsport. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday and also at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, will be Herbie Hampton, Howard Stout, Glen Good, Burnice Gentry, Clayton Brown, Mack Matherly and Todd Cable. A Special "Thank You" to the Staff of Roan Highlands Nursing Center. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Mrs. Bernice Garland, 672 Doeville Road, Butler. 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.

Gracie M. Couch Whaley

09/21/99

   Gracie M. Couch Whaley, 72, 103 Starlight Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 19, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Whaley was a native of Cleveland, S.C., and the daughter of Emma McCombs Couch, Pickens, S.C., and the late Rev. Homer Couch. She was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

   Mrs. Whaley was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 53 years of service.

   Survivors include her husband, Dewey L. Whaley, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, D.L. and Martha Whaley, Piney Flats, and Delmar and Carol Whaley, Elizabethton; two brothers, Rev. H.C. Couch, Pickens, S.C., and Dr. Bob Couch, Columbia, S.C.; and a sister, Mattie O'Bryant, Greenville, S.C. Six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WHALEY -- Funeral services for Gracie M. Couch Whaley, 72, 103 Starlight Drive, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Burl Garland, Rev. Eric Eggers and Dr. Dennis Deese officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kenneth Miller, Patty Hodge and Sue Bowers. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. H.C. Couch and Dr. Bob Couch officiating. Active pallbearers will be Melvin Cole, Jack Wilson, Lawrence "Beardy" Holly, Lawrence Hodge, David Whaley, Dewey Whaley III, Luther Oliver, Cecil Eggers and John Garland. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Hunter First Baptist Church, friends, neighbors, Dr. Ervin Hire, Dr. Jerry Gastineau, Dr. R.S. Martin, Dr. Vance Shaw, Dr. Eugene Galloway, Emergency Room and ICU Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and members of the Carter County Rescue Squad. Everyone will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, or at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or the Hunter First Baptist Church Building Fund, 693 Highway 91, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Lonnie S. White

09/21/99

   Lonnie Stewart White, 54, Lynnwood Apartments, Elizabethton, died at his residence Monday, September 20, 1999.

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

   Mr. White was retired due to disability. He was of the Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include two brothers, David White and Jerry F. White, both of Elizabethton, and four sisters, Betty C. Smith, Lorene M. Holder and Peggy I. Chambers, all of Elizabethton, and Helen Barnett, Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   WHITE -- Funeral services for Lonnie Stewart White, 54, Lynnwood Apartments, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Interment will be in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Betty Smith, 1621 Scenic Drive, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Opie K. Armentrout

09/20/99

   Opie Karl Armentrout Sr., 81, 335 Bowmantown Road, Telford, died Sunday, September 19, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Armentrout was a native of Washington County and the son of the late Hiram Daniel and Bessie Mae Broyles Armentrout. He was also preceded in death by three brothers.

   Mr. Armentrout was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. After graduating with a B.S. Degree from the University of Tennessee, he was employed by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. He was a Vocational Agricultural Teacher in the Washington County School System.

   He was in the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. After his military service he was a Vocational Agricultural Teacher for Veterans under the G.I. Bill in Washington County. He retired from Dairymen Inc. and Piedmont Milk Sales where he was a field representative.

   Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Ferguson Armentrout, of the home; a son, Opie K. "Sonny" Armentrout Jr., Jonesborough; a daughter, Lisa Armentrout, Jonesborough; and two brothers, Herb Armentrout, Jonesborough, and George C. Armentrout, Johnson City. Two 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.

   ARMENTROUT -- Graveside services for Opie Karl Armentrout Sr., 81, 335 Bowmantown Road, Telford, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sulphur Springs Cemetery with Rev. Virgil Booher and Rev. Chris Russell officiating. Music will be provided by Lendell and Ralph Jeffers. Pallbearers will be Dan Alexander, Jay Armentrout, Carl Ball, Dick Campbell, David Deakins, Delmas Dugger, Steve Light, Rick Norris, Henry Williams and Karl Winkle. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, where friends may call. The family will be receiving friends at their home, 335 Bowmantown Road, Telford, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Memorial donations may be made to the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 1567 Gray Station-Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659 or to the Sulphur Springs Methodist Church Building Fund, 1432 Gray Station/Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

Carmon R. Bowers

09/20/99

   Carmon Roosevelt Bowers, 95, 614 Walnut Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 18, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

   Mr. Bowers was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Emmitt and Carrie Bowers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ina Bowers, July 12, 1990, a daughter, Ruby Bowers, and a brother, McKinley Bowers.

   Mr. Bowers was a retired mechanic at North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of the First Assembly of God.

   Survivors include two sons, Carl Bowers, Pensacola, Fla., and Donald W. Bowers, Elizabethton; a daughter, Lena Peters, Elizabethton; and two brothers, Joe Bowers, Johnson City, and Horace Bowers, Elizabethton. Nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   BOWERS -- Funeral services for Carmon Roosevelt Bowers, 95, 614 Walnut Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ken Bewley and Rev. Earl Golden officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Colbaugh Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, will be Steve Bowers, Johnny Range, Benny Whittimore, Trond Shepard, Scott Bowers and Brian Bradshaw. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Estep, Billy Merritt, Bobby Thomas, Gaither Hubbard and Max Todd. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Donald W. Bowers, 614 Walnut Street, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Loretta J. Carr

09/20/99

   Loretta J. Carr, 60, resident of 1722 Rock Road, Mansfield, Ohio, died Saturday Sept. 18, 1999, in MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital following a lingering illness.

   Born Oct. 21, 1938, in Butler, Tenn., to Walter and Elsie (Whitehead) Bailey, she had been a Shelby-Mansfield area resident since 1956. In addition to ther parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Elizabeth Heaton.

   A homemaker, she was a member of the former Emanuel Baptist Church, past member of the Hazel Grove Grange Ladies Aid and enjoyed sewing, bird watching and collecting baseball cards.

   Survivors include her husband, Luther Carr, who she wed May 16, 1958; two daughters and one son-in-law: Cynthia and James Simmering, Rome, Ohio; and Bonny Wade, Plymouth, Ohio; two granddaughters: Casey Wade and Shanna Simmering; two brothers: John Bailey, Kettering, Ohio; and William Bailey, Portland, Ore.; two sisters: Goldie Whaley, Elizabethton, Tenn.; and Flora Bell Jackson, Butler, Tenn.; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

   Barkdull Funeral Home, Shelby, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

   CARR -- Funeral services will be held at 1 pm. Tuesday from the Barkdull Funeral Home. The Rev. Howard McCabe of the Grace Baptist Church will officiate with interment in Crawford County Memory Gardens. Friends may all at the funeral home Monday from 6-8 p.m. Memorial expressions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Barkdull Funeral Home, Shelby, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry W. Cooke

09/20/99

   Harry Wade Cooke, 83, 257 Main Street, Banner Elk, N.C., died Saturday, September 18, 1999, in Banner Elk.

   Mr. Cooke was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a son of the late Robert and Hattie Culver Cooke. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Estelle Goforth, and a brother, Clyde Cooke.

   Mr. Cooke was a farmer and a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps.

   Survivors include a sister, Thelma C. Heaton, Roan Mountain. A niece and three nephews also survive.

   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

   COOKE -- Graveside services and interment for Harry Wade Cooke, 83, 257 Main Street, Banner Elk, N.C., who died Saturday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roan View-Johnson Cemetery, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Odell Smith officiating. Friends may call at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, prior to the graveside service. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Wilma C. Hinkle

09/20/99

   Wilma Creola Hinkle, 91, 105 Hinkle Road, Hampton, died Thursday, September 16, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Hinkle was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late King and Emma Lewis Shaw. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James M. Hinkle, in 1976; a son, James T. Hinkle, in 1995; a daughter, Lorraine Cable, in 1998; four brothers and three sisters.

   Mrs. Hinkle was a member of Union Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Jerry White and Billie and Johnnie Sneed, all of Elizabethton, and Barbara and Ron Pierce, Hampton; two sons, Charles and MacArthur Hinkle, both of the home; a daughter-in-law, Ida Hinkle, Hampton; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three special friends, Betty James, Betty Jo Montgomery and Denise Banner; a special nurse, Lisa Torbett; and a special House Care aide, Gail Southerland. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

Lottie J. Richardson

09/20/99

   Lottie Jane Richardson, 89, formerly of 2553 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, in the Pine Ridge Health Care Center.

   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Happy John and Bessie Hurley Pritchard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dudley Shoun Richardson, a son, Crawford B. Richardson, two sisters: Bell Garland and Rosie Garland; and a brother, Junior Pritchard.

   Ms. Richardson was a member of Moore's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and a housewife.

   Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Ella Mae Richardson, Carter Co.; three granddaughters: Rene L. Tolley, Carter Co.; Deanna D. LaBonte, Wayne Co., Mich.; and Dianna G. Szarek, Bellville, Mich.; one grandson, Buford B. Richardson, Carter Co.; three sisters: Retha Pritchard, Carter Co.; Myrtle Nickles, Johnson City; and Hazel Garland, Bristol, Tenn.; two brothers: Omar Pritchard, Johnson City; and Herman Pritchard, Carter Co.; four great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; two great-great grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

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

   RICHARDSON -- Funeral services for Lottie Jane Richardson, 89, formerly of 2553 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Friday in the Pine Ridge Health Care Center, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Buddy Arnold officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. David Estep, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, in the Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Allen LaBonte, Joe Szarek, Joey Szarek and Edward "Pookie" Ensor. A special "thank you" to all the nursing staff at Pine Ridge Health Care Center. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home or at the residence of a granddaughter, Rene Tolley, 2316 Highway 91, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Joesphine Richmond

09/20/99

   Joesphine Richmond, 94, formerly of 728 South Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home, following an extended illness.

   A native of Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Bertha Phillips Stover. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Richmond, four daughters and one son.

   Ms. Richmond was a member of Phillippi Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Women's Missionary Society, and a retired employee of Hale's Drug Store.

   Survivors include a son, Luther H. Watson, Johnson City; one sister in Lexington, Ky.; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

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

   RICHMOND -- Funeral services for Joesphine Richmond, 94, formerly of 728 South Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Timothy Watterson, the Rev. Kelvin Fisher, the Rev. Ernest Widby and the Rev. James Reddick. Music will be under the direction of the Phillippi Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be men of Phillippi Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 9 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home or at the residence, 728 South Watauga Avenue, at any time.

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

Dr. Karl T. Schaefer

09/20/99

   Dr. Karl T. Schaefer, 98, 314 Glenway Road, Bristol, Tenn., formerly of Elizabethton, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at the Welmont Bristol Medical Center following a brief illness.

   Dr. Schaefer was a native of Nahnhof, Germany, and a son of the late Karl Hermann and Emma Hoppe Schaefer. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elizabethton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Schriville Schaefer May 31, 1990; by one son, Walter T. Schaefer, Sr., in 1982 and by one sister.

   Dr. Schaefer received a doctorate degree in chemistry and came to Elizabethton in 1928 to design the chemical lab at North American Rayon Corp. He was also instrumental in organizing the Happy Valley Credit Union and served on the board of directors for several years. Dr. Schaefer was a member of several civic clubs in Elizabethton for a number of years.

   Survivors include two grandsons: Walter T. Schaefer, Jr., Wall, S.D.; and Kurt T. Schaefer, Bristol, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Anna L. Kilgore, Franklin, Tenn.; three great-grandsons: Cody Kilgore, Franklin, Tenn.; Matthew Schaefer, Wall, S.D.; and Jeremiah Schaefer, Bristol, Tenn.; four great-granddaughters: Candace Schaefer, Bristol, Tenn.; Megan Schaefer, Mallory Schaefer and Makahia Schaefer, all of South Dakota; one daughter-in-law, Margaret Schaefer Emmett, of Scotland; a special niece, Martina Haggard, Asheville, N.C.; a special nephew and his wife, Dr. Peter and Lois Wadewitz, Kingsport.

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

   SCHAEFER -- Graveside service for Dr. Karl T. Schaefer, 98, 314 Glenway Road, Bristol, Tenn., will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, in Happy Valley Memorial Park with Pastor Robert Mader officiating. Music will be by Mr. Jerry Barnett, soloist. Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremiah Schaefer, Keith Davis, Gary Kilgore, Matthew Schaefer, Dr. Peter Wadewitz and William H. Haggard. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 7-8 p.m. Sunday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

John L. Shepherd

09/20/99

   John L. Shepherd, Sr., 82, 128 VIP Road, Milligan College, died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Richard L. and Jessie Ruth Price Shepherd. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

   He was a retired truck driver, having been employed by the former ET & WNC Truck Lines. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Shepherd was a member of the Hopwood Memorial Christian Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Evangeline Booth Shepherd; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Jeff Hayes, Milligan College; a son, John Shepherd, Jr., Milligan College; three granddaughters: Jessica Barnett, Christy Barnett and Sarah Hayes.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   SHEPHERD -- Funeral services for John L. Shepherd, Sr., 82, 128 VIP Road, Milligan College, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Tim Ross officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Milligan College Cemetery. Mr. Roy Hampton will provide the music. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday will be Conley Jones, Archie Robinson, Alfred Ludwig, Bill Ritchie, Richard Good and Russell Hensley. Honorary pallbearers will be truck drivers of the former ET & WNC Truck Lines. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Swanay

09/20/99

   Mrs. Mary Alice Blevins Swanay, 77, Woodvalley Drive, Huntsville, Ala., died Thursday, September 9, 1999, at Huntsville Hospital.

   A native of Carter County, she was born at Carden's Bluff and was a daughter of the late Charles A. and Iris Maude Smith Blevins. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Joseph Russell Swanay, August 25, 1999. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Hubert, Thomas, an infant, Woodrow, Paul and Mark, and by three sisters, Blanche, Daisy and Goldie, also an infant.

   Mrs. Swanay was a housewife and a member of the Doe River Baptist Church in Elizabethton. She was a 1941 graduate of Hampton High School. She had worked as a beauty operator in Greeneville, Tenn., and had participated in Girl Scout activities.

   Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Swanay Parks, Huntsville, Ala., and Carole Swanay Johnson, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and two granddaughters, Susan Elizabeth Parks and Alice Susannah Johnson. Several nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.

   Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Gallant Funeral Home Chapel in Hazel Green, Ala., with Dr. Tommy Bolan officiating. Interment was at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Huntsville.

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

Aldon L. Cox

09/16/99

   Aldon L. Cox, 73, of Newport, died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at his home.

   Mr. Cox was retired from BASF. He was a member of Fellowship Presbyterian Church.

   Mr. Cox was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia Margaret Cox, his parents, Floyd and Maude Cox, three brothers and three sisters.

   Survivors include his wife, Shirley L. Cox, of the home; a son, Paul Bradley Cox, Newport; two daughters, Susan Terock, Mesa, Ariz., and Deborah Densky, Newport; three sisters, Willa Dean Pitt, Bonnie Kate Bruce and Hazel Baines, all of Fall Branch; seven grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeremy Cox, both of Newport, Katie Moore and David and Erick Terock, all of Mesa, Ariz., and Matthew and William Densky, both of Newport; four sisters-in-law, Kathryn Greene, Ruth Greene, Margaret Arney and Geraldine Lowe; and a brother-in-law, Jack Little.

   Funeral services and interment will be held Thursday in Newport.

   Costner-Maloy Funeral Home, Newport, (423) 623-7311, is in charge of arrangements.

Florence L. Blevins

09/15/99

   Mrs. Florence Lyons Blevins, 8533 110th Street, Seminole, Fla., died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at Carolina House, Wake Forrest, N.C., after a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Blevins was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Bryant and Addie Lyons. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Sells Blevins, in 1967.

   Mrs. Blevins was a long-time resident of Washington County. She was owner of the Jonesborough Nursing Home from 1968 to 1973 and was a member of First Baptist Church, Jonesborough.

   Survivors include a son, Lloyd Hal Blevins Sr., Atlanta, Ga.; three grandsons, Lloyd Hal Blevins Jr., Raleigh, N.C., Thomas Garrett Blevins, Greenville, N.C., and John Sells Blevins, Atlanta, Ga.; two great-grandsons, Lloyd Hall Blevins III and William Bryant Blevins, both of Raleigh, N.C.; and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Norris, Palm Coast, Fla., and Mrs. Mabel Reed, St. Petersburg, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-2101, is in charge of arrangements.

   BLEVINS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Lyons Blevins, 8533 110th Street, Seminole, Fla., who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dr. R. Dean Blevins officiating. Interment will follow at Maplelawn Cemetery, Jonesborough. Grandsons and selected friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until noon Friday. Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen Sand

09/15/99

   Mrs. Ellen Sand, 2424 East Stone Drive, Kingsport, formerly of 1514 Ashwood Drive, Johnson City, died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at Holston Valley Medical Center.

   Mrs. Sand was a native of Roan Mountain and lived most of her life in Johnson City before moving to Kingsport in 1997. She was a daughter of the late Wilson L. and Melissa Harrell Young and was also preceded in death by her first husband, Carter King, in 1937, her second husband, David Sand, in 1973, a son, Richard E. King, and two sisters and a brother.

   Mrs. Sand retired in 1950 from the Federal Government where she worked with civil service in Washington, D.C. and Fort Bragg, N.C. She was a member of Cherokee United Methodist Church, Johnson City.

   Survivors include two sons, David Edwin Sand, Cary, N.C., and Irving Daniel Sand, Colonial Heights, and two grandsons, Jared and Logan Sand, both of Colonial Heights.

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

   SAND -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Sand, 2424 East Stone Drive, Kingsport, formerly of 1514 Ashwood Drive, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday from the East Chapel of Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home with Rev. Mack Houston and Rev. Larry DeVault officiating. Special music will be provided by Don Squibb and Roddy Bird. Graveside committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton. Those planning to attend the committal services are to meet at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

James D. Dolan

09/14/99

   James David Dolan, 56, 1168 Old Elizabethton Highway, Bluff City, died Friday, September 10, 1999, at his farm in Rasnick Hollow of an apparent heart attack.

   Mr. Dolan was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James Edwin and Ethel Morton Dolan. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Delores Guinn.

   Mr. Dolan was employed by the Johnson City Post Office as a City Carrier. He had been employed by the Post Office for 31 years. He had served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the River of Life Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Billie Miller Dolan; a daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Matthew Hardin, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Nikki Dolan, Bluff City; three stepsons, Billy Miller, Jason Miller and his wife, Jamie Miller, all of Bluff City, and Michael Miller, of the home; and a nephew, Butch Guinn, of Florida.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   DOLAN -- Funeral services for James David Dolan, 56, 1168 Old Elizabethton Highway, Bluff City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Donnie Humphrey and Rev. Richard Meade officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from the men of River of Life Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Cleveland H. McKinney

09/14/99

   Cleveland H. "Pee Wee" McKinney, 86, 136 John Taylor Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 13, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. McKinney was a life-long resident of the Gap Creek Community and the son of the late George Alexander and Lucy McKinney. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruella Marie McKinney, June 6, 1991, a daughter, Charlotte Ann McKinney, November 28, 1984, a brother, Dana McKinney, and a sister, Verna M. Collins.

   Mr. McKinney was a member of Big Spring Church of Christ. He was a former officer in the Carter County Republican Party, having served as an election official for many years, and was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 42 years of service.

   Survivors include two sons, Randy C. McKinney, of the home, and Michael L. McKinney, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda M. and Stephen B. Payne, Milligan College Community; three grandsons, James and Matthew McKinney and Alex Payne; two granddaughters, Krista M. Richardson and Kara McKinney; two great-granddaughters, Shellie and Mattison McKinney; a brother, Roy J. McKinney, Elizabethton; and a sister, Ruth M. Gregg, Johnson City. Four nieces also survive.

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

   McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Cleveland H. "Pee Wee" McKinney, 86, 136 John Taylor Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Terry Lyons, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Charlotte Williams. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be James McKinney, Matthew McKinney, Alex Payne, Gary Nave, Larry Nave, Harold Dugger, Danny Smith, Vic Harrison, Jerry Hinkle and Joe Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be James Gregg, Charles Glover, Ralph McEwen, Douglas Hatley, Oscar Trivett, Allen Lowe, Rupert Range, John Kyte, Joe Emmert, Frank Jones, Gene Harper, Dr. David Hardin, Dr. John Freeman, Dr. David Fenner, Charles Hollowell, David Richardson, Jay Robbins, Harrison L. Farthing, Bruce Radford, Ronnie Radford, Bill Richardson, Calvin Tolley, Wayne Holtsclaw, Jack Dolan, Frank Taylor, the men of Big Spring Church of Christ, members of the Carter County Election Commission, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the West Carter County Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 31, Milligan College, TN 37682. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Nina B. Fair

09/13/99

   Nina Beletha Price Fair, 81, formerly of 108 Sunnyview Court, Johnson City, died Saturday, September 11, 1999, at Pine Ridge Care Center following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Fair was a native of Washington County and the daughter of the late James Christopher and Minnie Roberta Henson Price. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Canada Fair, July 5, 1996; a son, Kenneth Fair, April 4, 1987; six brothers, Bill, Banner, John, Herman, Zeb and Harley Price; and a grandson, Mark Walser.

   Mrs. Fair had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Lana and Alan Walser and Billie and Earnest Jackson, all of Johnson City; a son, Steve Fair, of Colorado; two sisters, Ruth Whitaker and Rocie Clark, both of Elizabethton; eight grandchildren, Robin Pearman, Elizabethton, Rocky Jackson, Lisa Bowman and Kim Hannan, all of Johnson City, Randy Walser, Nashville, Cindy Crowe, Johnson City, Kevin Fair, of South Carolina, and Keith Fair, Elizabethton; and seven great-grandchildren, Whitney Crowe, Johnson City, Alana Walser, Nashville, Kara Bowman, Lucas Bowman, Haley Hannan, Cheri Jackson and Chad Hammonds, all of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   FAIR -- Funeral services for Nina Beletha Price Fair, 81, formerly of 108 Sunnyview Court, Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Howard Messer and Rev. Mark Simmons officiating. Music will be under the direction of the New Beginning. Graveside services and interment will be at 12 noon Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. Richard Adams officiating. Active pallbearers will be Randy Walser, Rocky Jackson, Brian Crowe, Leroy Bennett, Chad Hammonds and Matt Bowman. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Housecall Hospice of Elizabethton and the Staff of Pine Ridge Care Center of Elizabethton. A special thank you is extended to Elmer and Lillian Bowling. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Lana and Alan Walser, 108 Sunnyview Court, Johnson City, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Family Life Center Building Fund, East Side Free Will Baptist Church, 704 Siam Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or Housecall Hospice, 106 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Sara S. Blevins

09/13/99

   Sara Simpson Blevins, 47, 212 Big Valley Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, September 10, 1999, at her home.

   Mrs. Blevins was a native of Watauga and had lived in Johnson City most of her life. She was a daughter of the late William E. and Hazel Elizabeth Baird Simpson.

   Mrs. Blevins was a homemaker and had attended Watauga First Church of God.

   Survivors include her husband, Alex Frey; a daughter, Constance Sue Gilbert, Johnson City; a son, Michael Greenwell, Elizabethton; five sisters, Norma Cox, Watauga, Verdie Mae Painter and Arzella Constable, both of Johnson City, Edna Tester, Elizabethton, and Claudia Harrell, Jonesborough; and three brothers, Ronald Simpson, Jonesborough, Glen Simpson and Larry Simpson, both of Watauga. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

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

   BLEVINS -- Graveside services and interment for Sara Simpson Blevins, 47, 212 Big Valley Drive, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Monte Vista Burial Park with Rev. Roy Simpson officiating. The family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Coffman, restaurant owner,dies at JCMC

09/13/99

   Mrs. Dorothy Dunn Coffman, 71, 914 Fairview Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 10, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Coffman was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John Hobert and Thelma Jones Dunn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd William "Jack" Coffman.

   Mrs. Coffman had operated the Southern Restaurant in Elizabethton for 47 years. She was a member of the East Side Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two sons, Charles David Coffman and Joe S. Coffman, both of Elizabethton; a daughter, Nancy Coffman Norton, Bristol; a brother, Charlie Dunn, Roan Mountain; and four grandchildren, Gloria and Nathan Coffman, both of Elizabethton, and Charlie and Michael Norton, both of Bristol. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   COFFMAN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Dunn Coffman, 71, 914 Fairview Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at East Side Baptist Church with Dr. Dwight Hobbs officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Sunday and also at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Monday, will be the deacons of East Side Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Southern Restaurant and her many customers through the years. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at East Side Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Joe S. Coffman, 817 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Coffman to the East Side Baptist Church. Mrs. Coffman will be moved to the church at 2 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James D. Dolan

09/13/99

   James David Dolan, 56, 1168 Old Elizabethton Highway, Bluff City, died Friday, September 10, 1999, at his farm in Rasnick Hollow of an apparent heart attack.

   Mr. Dolan was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James Edwin and Ethel Morton Dolan. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Delores Guinn.

   Mr. Dolan was employed by the Johnson City Post Office as a City Carrier. He had been employed by the Post Office for 31 years. He had served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the River of Life Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Billie Miller Dolan; a daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Matthew Hardin, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Nikki Dolan, Bluff City; three stepsons, Billy Miller, Jason Miller and his wife, Jamie Miller, all of Bluff City, and Michael Miller, of the home; and a nephew, Butch Guinn, of Florida.

   Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday night.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nina B. Fair

09/13/99

   Nina Beletha Price Fair, 81, formerly of 108 Sunnyview Court, Johnson City, died Saturday, September 11, 1999, at Pine Ridge Care Center.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge.

Carl E. Keys

09/13/99

   Carl E. Keys, 91, 1291 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, died Friday, September 10, 1999.

   Mr. Keys was a native of Washington County and had lived most of his life in Roan Mountain. He was a son of the late John Alison and Verna Tadlock Keys and was also preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Belle Hughes Keys, in 1992.

   Mr. Keys was a lifetime member of the Roan Mountain Citizens Club and a member of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a brother-in-law, Reynard Calhoun, Roan Mountain; two sisters-in-law, Willie Calhoun and Mable Troutman, both of Roan Mountain; and four nieces, Kathy Ledford, Jessica Ledford and Melinda Fields, all of Roan Mountain, and Dorothy Hartman, Jonesborough. Six nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

   KEYS -- Funeral services for Carl E. Keys, 91, 1291 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, who died Friday, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Richard Blevins and Mr. Paul Wilson, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mary Ruth Barnett, pianist, and the Burbank Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dean Fields, Chris Wilson, Warren Ledford, Jack Barnett, Harold Jarrett and Paul Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church, Dr. Wesley Hanson, Steve Barnett, Johnny Hill, Jess Jarrett, Johnny Ledford, Danny Miller, Robert Greer and members of the Carter County Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Friends may call at the residence of John and Kathy Ledford, 421 Upper Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Everyone will meet at the Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, at 1 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances L. Kidd

09/13/99

   Frances Lee Kidd, 80, 434 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 10, 1999, at Pine Ridge Care Center.

   Miss Kidd was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late David C. and Fannie Mae Mink Kidd. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Kidd.

   Miss Kidd had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was a retired employee of Texas Instruments, Johnson City, and a member of the First Christian Church of Elizabethton.

   Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Jim Murray, Elizabethton; two nephews, James Craig Murray, Elizabethton, and Michael Kidd, Baltimore, Md.; and a niece, Carolyn Lipscomb, Baltimore, Md. Several cousins also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   KIDD -- Graveside services for Frances Lee Kidd, 80, 434 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Jim Murray officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Frank Mustard, Kyle Leake, Charles Randolph, Herbert Layne, Howard Bliss, Michael Kidd, Craig Murray and Robert Perkins. Honorary pallbearers will be R.V. Mink, D.C. Mink, Arley Mink, Bill Mink, Robert Mink, John Mink, Floyd Milhan, Ron Stanley and Frank Lipscomb. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Jim Murray, 127 Ezee Street, Elizabethton (Warrior Estates). To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Miss Kidd to the American Heart Association or the Diabetic Foundation. 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.

Howard J. Morrell

09/13/99

   Howard James "Dynie" Morrell, 91, 1004 Walker Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 10, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Morrell was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William Jonathan and Jossie Hughes Morrell. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Iva B. Morrell, in 1982.

   Mr. Morrell was a 1924 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a retired supervisor in the Shipping Department of North American Rayon Corporation with 44 years of service. He was a member and Past Master of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 and Past High Priest of R.D. Keller Chapter #214. He had served as a School Board Member in the Elizabethton School System and was a member and former deacon of the First Christian Church of Elizabethton. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Bernice Allen Morrell; a daughter and son-in-law, Dyanne and Dr. Arnold R. Frazier, Cornelius, N.C.; a son, Ben Allen Morrell Sr., Colonial Hills Nursing Home, Johnson City; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Taylor, Elizabethton; and six grandchildren, James Scott Frazier, Brian Arnold Frazier, Jonathan Allen Frazier, Ben Allen Morrell Jr., Daniel Brent Morrell and Kelly Suzanne Morrell.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MORRELL -- Funeral services for Howard James "Dynie" Morrell, 91, 1004 Walker Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church of Elizabethton with Mr. Donald B. Marshall officiating. Gene Estep, organist, will provide the music. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Graveside Honors will be conducted by Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238. Active pallbearers will be his grandsons: Charles Allen, Ben E. Allen, Jack Woodward and John Allen. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Sunday School Class of First Christian Church, Bill Allen and W.R. Hughes. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Morrell to the First Christian Church or to the donor's favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lucille A. Porter

09/13/99

   PORTER -- Graveside services for Mrs. Lucille A. Porter, 89, 159 Lynnwood Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday (CST) in the Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind., with Pastor Jim McKinney officiating. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude F. Rogers

09/13/99

   Gertrude F. Rogers, 89, 1636 Trappe Church Road, Darlington, Md., formerly of Hampton, died Thursday, September 9, 1999, at Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, Md., following an extended illness.

   Ms. Rogers was a native of Newland, N.C., and the daughter of the late Isaac Bence and Nancy Jane Hartley Waycaster. She was also preceded in death by a son, Luther Jack Lancaster.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bill R. and Jane Lancaster, Darlington, Md.; three sisters, Betty Payne, Hampton, Juanita Timberlakes, Aberdeen, Md., and Virgie Matherly, Elizabethton; a brother, Daniel Waycaster, Stone Mountain, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Naomi, of Connecticut, Tracey, of Arizona, and Trudy and Tandy, both of California. Seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   ROGERS -- Funeral services for Gertrude F. Rogers, 89, 1636 Trappe Church Road, Darlington, Md., formerly of Hampton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Todd Smith, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Phyllis Mottern and Debby Range. Interment will follow at Hall Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be nephews: Tommy Deloach, Jack Deloach, Glen Ray Simerly, Carl Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Bobby Smith, Evin Hopson and Christian Boetker. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Carl Montgomery and Betty Payne, 162 Hall Street, Hampton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence R. Smith

09/13/99

   SFC (Ret.) Clarence R. Smith, 39, 190 Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center after an extended illness.

   Mr. Smith was a native of Douglasville, Ga., and a son of Roy C. and Helen Harper Smith of Roan Mountain. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain. He moved to Roan Mountain after retiring from the U.S. Army.

   Mr. Smith was currently a Nursing Student at the Tennessee Technology Center, Elizabethton. He was employed as a Nurses Assistant at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Bonita Fitzgerald Smith; two sons, Eric V. Smith and Joey D. Smith, both of the home; and two brothers, Floyd Smith and David Smith, both of Roopville, Ga. Two nephews, three uncles and two aunts also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   SMITH -- Funeral services for SFC (Ret.) Clarence R. Smith, 39, 190 Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Music will be provided by Cathy Hyder and Tryphena Denton and Rick Holtsclaw, Tammy Perry, Jerome Webb and Rick Crumley. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Pallbearers and Military Honors will be by the Burial Detail from Fort Campbell, Ky. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center and the Nursing Students of the Tennessee Technology Center. In lieu of flowers, Clarence had requested that donations be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday 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. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Spangler

09/13/99

   Linnie Marie Brown Spangler, 78, died Friday, September 10, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Spangler was a native of Ashe County, N.C., and had made her home in Elizabethton. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church of Elizabethton.

   Mrs. Spangler was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Spangler, a daughter, Jane Edwards, and an infant son.

   Survivors include two daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Norris, Elizabethton, Joan and Dennis Ford, Gray, and Bud Edwards, Morristown; a sister, Lucy F. McCrosky, Bristol; a very special nephew, Airel Brown; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Lucy Hill and Juanita Shipley.

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

   SPANGLER -- Funeral services for Linnie Marie Brown Spangler, 78, who died Friday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday from the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Owens and Rev. Jim Murray officiating. The committal service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Shelby Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: David Edwards, Todd Edwards, Jeffery Ford and Thomas Norris, and grandsons-in-law: Shane Nicely and John Whitson. The family received friends Saturday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of a daughter, Mary Norris, 300 Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Swanay

09/13/99

   Mrs. Mary Alice Swanay, 77, Woodvalley Drive, Huntsville, Ala., died Thursday, September 9, 1999, at Huntsville Hospital.

   Mrs. Swanay was a native of Cardens Bluff, Tenn., and a daughter of the late Charles A. and Iris Maude Smith Blevins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Russell Swanay, August 25, 1999.

   Mrs. Swanay was a housewife and a member of the Doe River Baptist Church in Elizabethton.

   Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Swanay Parks, Huntsville, Ala., and Carole Swanay Johnson, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and two granddaughters, Susan Elizabeth Parks and Alice Susannah Johnson. Several nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.

   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gallant Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tommy Bolan officiating. Interment will follow in the Valhalla Cemetery.

   Gallant Funeral Home, Hazel Green, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille A. Porter

09/10/99

   Mrs. Lucille A. Porter, 89, 159 Lynnwood Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 9, 1999, at Pine Ridge Care Center after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Porter was a native of Indianapolis, Ind., and a daughter of the late William and Sula Priest Gaines. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Keith V. Porter, July 26, 1975, and two brothers.

   Mrs. Porter came to Elizabethton from St. Petersburg, Fla. She had taught school in the Indianapolis Public School System for a number of years and was co-owner of Outboard Motor Sales and Service of Indianapolis. She belonged to the Eastern Star in Indianapolis and the Jobe's Daughters, and was a member of the St. Petersburg Yachting Club.

   She was a member of the Broad Ripple Methodist Church when she lived in Indianapolis and a member of the Wesley Memorial Church of St. Petersburg.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Brenda Hoss Porter, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Dan Porter, Steve Porter and Cynthia Porter Westbrook; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Jason and Chris.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   PORTER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille A. Porter, 89, 159 Lynnwood Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Graveside services and interment will be at 3 p.m. Monday (CST) in the Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Brenda Porter, 159 Lynnwood Avenue, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Floyd C. Proffitt Sr.

09/10/99

   Floyd C. "Flip" Proffitt Sr., 66, 399 Oak Grove Road #1, Gray, died suddenly at his residence Thursday, September 9, 1999, of an apparent heart attack.

   Mr. Proffitt was a native of Elizabethton and had lived most of his life in Carter County before moving to Gray in 1987. He was a son of the late Joseph Raymond and Nannie Abigail Nave Proffitt and was also preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.

   Mr. Proffitt retired in 1998 from EZ Paintr where he worked as a receiving clerk. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a Protestant.

   Survivors include his wife, Barbara L. Proffitt; two sons, Floyd C. Proffitt Jr., Blountville, and Russell Proffitt, Elizabethton; two daughters, Regina Hall, Piney Flats, and Amanda Proffitt, of the home; four sisters, Wilma Barnett, Johnson City, Emma Lee Berry and Margaret Ray, both of Elizabethton, and Carolyn Kyker, Telford; and two grandchildren, Courtney and Justin Proffitt. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   PROFFITT -- Funeral services for Floyd C. "Flip" Proffitt Sr., 66, 399 Oak Grove Road #1, Gray, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the East Chapel of Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home. Graveside committal services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Those planning to attend the committal services are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. Monday to proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers, who are to assemble at the funeral home by 7:45 p.m. Sunday, will be Dickie Hutson, David Johnson, Floyd C. Proffitt Jr., Russell Proffitt, Brian Campbell, H.B. Hall, Gary King and Terry Taylor. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances B. Cole

09/09/99

   Mrs. Frances B. Cole, 82, 195 Lacey Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Cole was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Carl and Elizabeth Deloach Bowling. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Cole, in 1969, a son, Jerry Wayne Cole, and a brother, Clarence Scoon Bowling.

   Mrs. Cole was a former machine operator with the Tennessee Line and Twine Company. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three sons, Wayne Cole, Charles W. Cole and Bill H. Cole, all of Elizabethton; four daughters, Ada Ruth Cole, of the home, Shelby Jean Palmer, Phyllis McNeil and Carolyn Hughes, all of Elizabethton; a brother, Pete Bowling, Elizabethton; and a sister, Iva Lee Loudy, Elizabethton. Twenty-one grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   COLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Frances B. Cole, 82, 195 Lacey Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Gordon Welch officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Teresa Cole, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Cole Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Chris Hyder, Jeffrey Cole, Billy Cole, Douglas Palmer, Billy Palmer and Jimmy Moffett. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. R. Eugene Galloway, the Staff of the Third Floor at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Herman Colbaugh, Doug Colbaugh and Joe Cole. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Blanche F. Curde

09/09/99

   Mrs. Blanche F. Curde, of Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at North Side Hospital.

   Mrs. Curde was 98 years old and a member of the Brick Christian Church for more than 80 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel H. Curde, a son, Ed Curde, three sisters and four brothers.

   She was lovingly known to her family and church family as "Mama Curde."

   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Dorothy and J.A. McLain, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Sonja Trent, Watauga; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Ronnie Curde, Watauga, Tom and Dean Curde and Bruce and Shirley Curde, all of Elizabethton, and Betty Curde, Watauga; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Buck, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Vivian Feathers, Johnson City; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of friends at the Village, where she had resided for the past several years.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   CURDE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche F. Curde, of Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, who graduated from this life on Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Jeff Campbell and Mr. Gerald Holly officiating. Music will be provided by Woodrow Smalling, Ann Davis, Doug Smalling, Marion Mottern and Karen Groce. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, great-grandsons and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel L. Hicks

09/09/99

   Daniel Louis Hicks, 84, 129 Alexander Street, Hampton, died Monday, September 6, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.

   Mr. Hicks was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Charlie and Alice Henson Hicks. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.

   Mr. Hicks was a retired employee of Summers-Taylor Inc., and an Air Force Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Hampton Christian Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Donnis Potter Hicks; a daughter, Peggy Long, Windon, Ohio; two sons, Douglas Hicks Sr., Matthews, N.C., and Larry Hicks, Goshen, Ky.; a stepdaughter, Brenda Sneyd, Johnson City; a stepson, Wayne Winters, Union, N.J.; and a sister, Mrs. Edith Oliver, Akron, Ohio. Four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, four stepgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HICKS -- Funeral services for Daniel Louis Hicks, 84, 129 Alexander Street, Hampton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun and Rev. Raymond Caudill officiating. Music will be provided by the Hampton Christian Church Quartet. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Friday, will be Gary Montgomery, Terry Montgomery, Jerry Montgomery, David Montgomery, Wayne Heaton, Danny McClain, Ernie Potter and John Calhoun. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe White, Melvin Campbell, Raymond Montgomery, Louie Greenwell, Bud Grindstaff, John Lewis and the Adult Men's Sunday School Class of Hampton Christian Church. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his stepdaughter, Brenda Sneyd, 1007 Melrose Avenue, Johnson City. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Hicks to the Building Fund of Hampton Christian Church, 810 Deerfield Lane, Hampton, Tenn. 37658. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Blanche Curde

09/08/99

   Mrs. Blanche Curde, 98, Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at North Side Hospital.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Rev. Arlie L. Hyder

09/08/99

   Rev. Arlie Lee Hyder, 71, 113 East H. Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 6, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Rev. Hyder was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William Harrison and Celia Mae Cable Hyder. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Hyder, two sisters, Eula Scalf and Geneva Barnett, and two brothers, Marvin Hyder and Paul Hyder.

   Rev. Hyder was an Ordained Baptist Minister. He had pastored several churches and prior to his illness had preached at all Carter County Nursing Homes. He was a retired employee of Beaunit Fibers.

   Survivors include his wife, Thelma Smith Hyder; a daughter, Sandra Kay Forbes, Hampton; two sisters, Mrs. Collene Hicks, Johnson City, and Mrs. Joyce Cole, Hampton; and two brothers, Cecil Hyder and Gaylord Hyder, both of Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HYDER -- Funeral services for Rev. Arlie Lee Hyder, 71, 113 East H Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. D.C. Byrd and Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Music will be provided by Onie and Ray Williams. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hyder Family Cemetery (Piney Gove Community), Hampton. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, will be Hershel Scalf, Daniel Cole, Jimmy Cole, Gaylynn Hyder, Scotty Hyder and Marlon Hyder. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Stevens, William Cole, Mark Cosgrove, Dean Hicks, Todd Kane, Toney Vines, Herbert Parlier and Lowell Stout. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 113 East H. Street, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Martha J. Hancock

09/07/99

   Mrs. Martha Jane Hancock, 90, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 4, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Hancock was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Charlie and Eva Ingram Stevens. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cleon Hancock, in 1973; a daughter, Margie Hancock; three sisters, Bell Tolley, Josie Tolley and Bonnie Shell; and three brothers, Will Stevens, Monroe Stevens and Carmon Stevens.

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

   Survivors include a daughter, Velma Cannon, 1606 Central Avenue, Elizabethton; a son, Arvin Hancock, Salem, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Grace Dugger, Elizabethton; three grandchildren: Teresa Linebaugh and her husband, David, Elizabethton, Shirley Johnson and her husband, Pete, Gresham, Ore., and Linda Mehlhaf, West Linn, Ore.; six great-grandchildren, Nina Mehlhaf, Lakken Linebaugh, MaKenzie Linebaugh, Michaele Johnson, Tori Johnson and Ian Johnson; a brother-in-law, Junior Shell, Gray; and two sisters-in-law, Eula Lee Stevens and Alice Stevens, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HANCOCK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Jane Hancock, 90, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. A Memorial Graveside Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Monte Vista Burial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews, her church family, Junior Shell, Eckert Street and a very special "Thank You" to the staff and employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home and also to two very special friends, Mittie Belle Johnson and Mildred Vaughn. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Arlie L. Hyder

09/07/99

   Arlie L. Hyder, 71, 113 East H Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 6, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Henry A. Anna

09/06/99

   ANNA -- Memorial services for Henry Albert "Hank" Anna, 89, 126 Arrowood Hill, Hampton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Valley Forge United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lon Tobin officiating. Music will be provided by Mrs. Terry Tobin, pianist. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, April and Gilbert Presnell, Lynnwood Apartments H-5, Elizabethton. Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Anna to the Discretionary Fund of Valley Forge United Methodist Church, 3974 Highway 19-E, Elizabethton, TN 37643. It was his request to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dolores P. Fox

09/06/99

   Mrs. Dolores P. Fox, 68, 506 Virginia Street, Unicoi, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center following lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Fox was a Carter County native and had lived in Unicoi most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Dillard E. and Juanita Brackins Perry. Other than her parents, Mrs. Fox was preceded in death by her husband, Hoover McCurry and one infant son, Ronald Bennick Fox.

   Mrs. Fox was employed as a registered nurse in various hospitals and retired from Woodridge Hospital in 1994 after 14 years of service. She was a member of Unicoi Baptist Church.

   Survivors include one daughter, Melissa C. Peters, Unicoi; one brother, Maynard Perry, Melbourne, Fla.; two grandchildren: Laura Peters and Christopher Peters, both of Unicoi; one niece, Connie Simpson; one nephew, Ron Perry; and two uncles.

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

   FOX -- Graveside service and interment for Mrs. Dolores P. Fox, 68, 506 Virginia Street, Unicoi, who died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, from Swingle Cemetery, Unicoi. The Rev. David Salley and the Rev. Garry Edwards will officiate. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, will be Speedy Hopson, Floyd McInturff, Alan McInturff, Bruce Brackins, Cliff Dameron, and Frank Bowman. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Albert Blacky, Dr. Steven Frye, Dr. William Kincaid, Scott Brackins, Kurt Huffman and Dr. Tony Haley. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at the funeral home and any time at the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Charlie (Melissa) Peters, 519 Massachusetts Avenue, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

James E. Greene

09/06/99

   James E. Greene, 54, 122 Osborne Private Drive, Johnson City, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness.

   A native of Asheville, N.C., he was the son of the late Margaret Greene Caughron. He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Sallie Greene.

   Mr. Greene was a truck driver for A & M Express.

   Survivors include his wife, Alberta Trivette Greene, of the home; one son, John Edward Greene, of the home; a step-son, James E. Hendley, Elizabethton; three sisters: Geraldine Hill and Patricia Gentry, both of Bakersville, N.C., and Becky Gardner, Unicoi, Tenn.; one brother, David Caughron, Bakersville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

   GREENE -- Funeral services for James E. Greene, 54, 122 Osborne Private Drive, Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Mr. Wayne Lambert, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. David E. Fortner, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, in the Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be Gary Goode, Ronald Hill, Wade Gardner, Ernest Trivette, Jr., David E. Fortner and David C. Fortner. Honorary pallbearers will be the A & M Express drivers. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home or at the residence, 122 Osborne Private Drive, Johnson City, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Martha J. Hancock

09/06/99

   Mrs. Martha Jane Hancock, 90, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Eva Ingram Stevens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleon Hancock, in 1973; by a daughter, Margie Hancock; three sisters: Bell Tolley, Josie Tolley and Bonnie Shell; and also by three brothers: Will Stevens, Monroe Stevens and Carmon Stevens.

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

   Survivors include a daughter, Velma Cannon, 1606 Central Avenue, Elizabethton; a son, Arvin Hancock, Salem, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Grace Dugger, Elizabethton; three grandchildren: Teresa Linebaugh and her husband, David, Elizabethton; Shirley Johnson and her husband, Pete, of Oregon; and Linda Melanhuff of Oregon; six great-grandchildren: Nina Melanhuff, Lakken Linebaugh, MaKenzie Linebaugh, Michaele Johnson, Tori Johnson and Epon Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday night.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Elijsha M. Martin

09/06/99

   Elijsha McKade Martin, infant son of Michael and Keisha Street Martin, 111 Williams Street, Johnson City, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center.

   Survivors, in addition to the parents, include two sisters: Dakota Ramsey, of the home, and Shelley Martin, Kingsport; paternal grandparents, Bobby Joe and Joan Martin, Gray; maternal grandmother, Diana Park, Elizabethton; maternal grandfather, Robert Street, Roanoke, Va.; paternal great-grandmother, Bertha Tipton, Knoxville; maternal great-grandmother, Pauline Ledford, Elizabethton; and several aunts and uncles.

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

Charles H. Proffitt

09/06/99

   Charles H. Proffitt, 58, 212 Sperry View Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, in the Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, following an extended illness.

   A native of Butler, Tenn., he was the son of Crathie Blackburn Proffitt, Chesapeake, Va., and the late Harrison Proffitt.

   Mr. Proffitt was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and worked as a diesel engine mechanic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam conflict.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, are two sons: Sammy and Darrin Proffitt, both of Delaware; one daughter, Connie Proffitt, Mountain City; six brothers: Coy Proffitt, Mountain City; Dorcy and Marvin Proffitt, both of Butler; and Hantford, Russell and Rick Proffitt, all of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters: Bertha Scott, Live Oak, Fla.; and Sue Raykowitz, Bristol, Tenn; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

   PROFFITT -- Funeral services for Charles H. Proffitt, 58, 212 Sperry View Drive, Bristol, Tenn.; who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Hauser officiating. Interment will follow in the Proffitt Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, C/O Helen Wilson, 209 South Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph R. Swanay

09/06/99

   Joseph Russell Swanay, 84, Huntsville, Ala., died Aug. 25, in Huntsville.

   Mr. Swanay formerly attended Doe River Baptist Church. He was a member of the Purple Heart Association, the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans and Toastmasters International.

   He was a veteran of World War II. He served as a state senator from Tennessee and was an educator and coach in Carter County for a number of years. Mr. Swanay had lived in Huntsville since 1963.

   Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Blevins Swanay; two daughters: Sharon Swanay Parks, Huntsville, Ala.; and Carole Swanay Johnson, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; one brother, Wright Swanay, Elizabethton, Tenn.; and two granddaughters: Susan Elizabeth Parks and Alice Susannah Johnson.

   Burial was in Valhalla Memory Gardens with military honors.

Henry A. Anna

09/03/99

   Henry Albert "Hank" Anna, 89, 126 Arrowood Hill, Hampton, died at his residence Wednesday, September 1, 1999, after an extended illness.

   Mr. Anna was a native of Buffalo, N.Y., and a son of the late Henry B. and Margaret Karb Anna.

   Mr. Anna had lived in Carter County since 1982. He was a retired Operating Engineer and an Army Veteran of World War II. He was a Christian.

   Survivors include his wife, Joan Burgett Anna; a son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Deborah Anna, Hampton; a daughter and son-in-law, April and Gilbert Presnell, Elizabethton; a brother, August Anna, Tucson, Ariz.; several grandchildren; and two special daughters, Teresa Kras and Michelle Bowers.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   ANNA -- Memorial services for Henry Albert "Hank" Anna, 89, 126 Arrowood Hill, Hampton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Valley Forge United Methodist Church with Rev. Lon Tobin officiating. Music will be provided by Mrs. Terry Tobin, pianist. Friends may call at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, April and Gilbert Presnell, Lynnwood Apartments H-5, Elizabethton. Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Anna to the Discretionary Fund of Valley Forge United Methodist Church, 3974 Highway 19E, Elizabethton, TN 37643. It was Mr. Anna's request to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lula B. Myers

09/03/99

   Lula B. Myers, 85, 989 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 1, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Myers was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Godfrey and Eliza Oliver Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Myers, September 29, 1959, a daughter, Bonnie Bowers, three sisters, two stepdaughters and a stepson.

   Mrs. Myers was a member of Nidiffer's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She was a former employee of Bemberg Industries and North American Rayon Corporation.

   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Gladys and Alfred Roberts, Cumberland, Ohio, and Emma Peters, Elizabethton; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Don and Carol Myers, Lloyd Myers, Wesley and Lois Myers and Melvin and Virginia Myers, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Lucy Williams, Elizabethton; and a stepson, Jay Myers of Michigan. Seventeen grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   MYERS -- Funeral services for Lula B. Myers, 85, 989 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ed Davis and Rev. Earnest Garland officiating. Music will be under the direction of Glenda Collins, soloist. Interment will follow at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be David Myers, Glen Roberts, Steve Roberts, Michael Peters, Lynn Bowers and Keith Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Fenner, Dr. Jerry Gastineau, Jack Collins, Darrell Bowers, Sonny Mottern, Sonny Skaggs, Joel Williams Jr. and Robin Meredith. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of a son, Don Myers, 965 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie V. Smith

09/03/99

   Bessie V. Smith, 92, 103 Moody Road, Butler, died Thursday, September 2, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Smith was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William and Melissa Matheson McPherson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James D. Smith, in 1966, a sister, Mae Lipford, and a brother, Cleo McPherson.

   Mrs. Smith was the oldest member of Little Milligan Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 21 years of service.

   Survivors include two nephews, Tommy McPherson, Springfield, Tenn., and David McPherson, Elkton, Ky.

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

   SMITH -- Funeral services for Bessie V. Smith, 92, 103 Moody Road, Butler, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Nick Bradshaw and Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Ronnie Campbell. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Fred Griffey, D.B. Moody, Herbert Moody, Douglas Hatley, Grant Sharp and Elbert Matherly. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Little Milligan Baptist Church, friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Edward E. Smith

09/03/99

   Edward E. "Gene" Smith, 74, 153 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, August 31, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Smith was a native of Canebreak, W.Va., and the son of the late John Henry and Cynthia Wright Smith. He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and five sisters.

   Mr. Smith was a member of Hunter United Methodist Church and a retired supervisor with Ford Motor Company of Brookpark, Ohio. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM.

   Survivors include his wife, Alma Jean Price Smith, of the home; a son, Michael Smith, Euclid, Ohio; two daughters, Cynthia Katrina Blankenship and Jeannie Lynn Blankenship, both of Georgia; and a sister, Ruth VanDyke, Garden Creek, Va. Three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SMITH -- Funeral services for Edward E. "Gene" Smith, 74, 153 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bennie Huguley and Rev. Rick Shelton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Faye Campbell, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be at 12 o'clock noon Saturday at Palm Memorial Gardens in Matheny, W.Va. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 11:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside services. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Collins, Bill Cline, Dan Holder, Raymond Tolly, Jim Cathelyn, Jack Perkins, Cecil Davidson, B.J. Townsend, Jerry Taylor, Con Nave and the men of Hunter United Methodist Church. A special "thank you" to Florine Odom. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 153 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie E. Clark

09/02/99

   Bessie Etta Clark, 69, 135 Brandonwood Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, September 1, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Clark was a native of Buladean, N.C., and had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late James and Dona Grindstaff Clark and was also preceded in death by a son and several siblings.

   Mrs. Clark was a retired employee of Texas Instruments. She was a member of Asbury Presbyterian Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Clark, of the home; a son, David Clark, Johnson City; two daughters, Sue Clark Williams, Oak Ridge, and Juanita Clark Lewis, Apex, N.C. Five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   CLARK -- Funeral services for Bessie Etta Clark, 69, 135 Brandonwood Drive, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Rev. Shane Waters officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for those services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Keith R. Kerley

09/02/99

   Keith R. Kerley, 73, Milligan College Road, Milligan College, died Tuesday, August 31, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. Kerley was a native of Carter County. He was a retired furniture salesman and farmer and a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific. He was a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166 and was of the Baptist Faith.

   Mr. Kerley was preceded in death by his mother, Wilmetta Elliott, his stepfather, Jim Elliott, a sister, Eva Greer Sexton, and his twin brother, Kermit Kerley.

   Survivors include his wife, Marie Pealer Kerley, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Jess Garland, Jonesborough, and Marlene and Ivin "Buddy" Good, Pinecrest; a brother, Perry "Sonny" Greer, North Augusta, Ga.; six grandchildren, Valerie Dykes, Kim Garland, T.J. Garland, Marie Tressler, Ivin Good and Emily Good; and three great-grandchildren, Garrett Dykes, Vanessa Dykes and Alex Tressler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   KERLEY -- Funeral services for Keith R. Kerley, 73, Milligan College Road, Milligan College, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Music will be under the direction of Louie Blevins. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Clif Tressler, Gabe Curde, James Hopkins, Robert Trent, Danny Gibson, Kirk Anderson, Steve Kerley, Brian Taylor and Josh Curde. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Curde, the Nurses on MICU 2600 at Johnson City Medical Center, Bill Sellers, Marshall Harrison, Carroll "Moose" Mann, Carroll Broome, Bruce Pealer and Roy Pealer. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday 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, Milligan College Road, Milligan College, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy J. Smith

09/02/99

   Mrs. Nancy Jane "Janie" Smith, 83, Route 1, Unicoi, died Wednesday, September 1, 1999, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Issac and Melvina Edwards Nelson. She was also preceded in death by a son, Buddy Smith, and two brothers, Cliff Nelson and Bill Nelson.

   Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of the Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Jay Smith, Unicoi; two sons, Alf Smith, Johnson City, and Earl Smith, Jonesborough; a daughter, Gladys Adkins, Unicoi; two daughters-in-law, Pansy Smith and Thea Smith; and a son-in-law, Tom Adkins. Nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 928-4595 or (423) 743-1380, is in charge of arrangements.

   SMITH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Jane "Janie" Smith, 83, Route 1, Unicoi, beloved wife of 65 years, who died Wednesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J.C. Sheets and Rev. E.Y. Bailey officiating. Music will be selected. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Peoples Cemetery, Unicoi. Friends and grandsons will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Friday and at the cemetery by 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Gladys Adkins, 130 Mose Ledford Road, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances W. Odom

09/01/99

   Mrs. Frances W. Odom, 70, 223 Rabbit Hollow Lane, Mountain City, died Monday, August 30, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Odom was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Chester and Rosa Campbell West. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Winslow Odom, in 1995.

   Mrs. Odom was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Helen Odom, Mountain City; a grandson and his wife, Eric and Kelly Odom, Jonesborough; a granddaughter, Tracie Odom, Mountain City; and two sisters, Glenna Smith, Jonesborough, and Verdenia Hughes, Bakersville, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   ODOM -- Funeral services for Mrs. Frances W. Odom, 70, 223 Rabbit Hollow Lane, Mountain City, who died Monday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethany Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Tabor and Dr. Ray Lamb. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bethany Baptist Church or at the residence of Gary and Helen Odom, 574 Leason Gregg Road, Mountain City, any time. Henson Funeral Home, 1141 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.


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