November 1999


Medford Garland

11/30/99

   Medford Garland, Pine Orchard Road, Butler, died Tuesday, November 30, 1999, at Unicoi County Hospital.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Stella Humphrey

11/30/99

   Mrs. Stella Humphrey, 87, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, died there Monday, November 29, 1999.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Larry E. Tester

11/30/99

   Larry E. Tester, 55, 208 Choctaw Drive, Johnson City, died Saturday, November 28, 1999, at Holston Valley Medical Center.

   Mr. Tester was a native of Sullivan County and had lived most of his life in Johnson City. He was a son of the late James Lee and Ada Lynn Swiney Tester.

   Mr. Tester was employed as a sales representative with A.B. Dick Products Co. and was a former manager of the Johnson City School System Print Shop. He was a volunteer for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He was a member, past president and current vice president of the Unaka Rod & Gun Club.

   Mr. Tester was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and the Mama's and Papa's Sunday School Class.

   Survivors include his wife, Jo Tester; two sons, Richard V. Tester and Scott E. Tester, both of Johnson City; a sister, Jane Laws, Johnson City; and two brothers, James L. Tester Jr. and Ronald A. Tester, both of Johnson City. A granddaughter and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

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

Opal L. Ward

11/30/99

   Opal L. Ward, 85, formerly of 1029 Highway 321, Hampton, died Saturday, November 27, 1999, at Hermitage Health Care Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Ward was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Newton and Mary Price Tilley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Burton Ward Sr., two brothers and two sisters.

   Mrs. Ward was of the Holiness faith and was a homemaker.

   Survivors include three sons, Charles Ward Jr., Coraopolis, Pa., Carl Ward, Elizabethton, and Darrell Ward, Butler; two daughters, MaeBelle Hicks and Ruth Carden, both of Hampton; and two sisters, Inez Ward, Rochester, Pa., and Hattie McKinney, Shady Springs, W.Va. Ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; special friends, Susie Watts and The Mae Sheffield Family, all of Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   WARD -- Funeral services for Opal L. Ward, 85, formerly of 1029 Highway 321, Hampton, who went to be with Jesus Saturday, November 27, 1999, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Danny Osborne and Rev. Bruce Simcox officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Pam Smith, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at Butler Memorial Cemetery following the funeral service. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and Jack Ward, Jim Ward and June Ward. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Hermitage Health Care Center. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, MaeBelle Hicks, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret I. Vines

11/30/99

   Mrs. Margaret Irene "Rena" Bledsoe Vines, 61, 618 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 17, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Vines was a native of Saluda, S.C., and had lived in Elizabethton for the past six years. She was a daughter of the late Cecil and Edna Ruth Bledsoe and was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Edwards.

   Mrs. Vines was a registered nurse and had served as supervisor with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Marshall B. Vines, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Robert Amick, Lexington, S.C., Julie and Allen Jones, Chapin, S.C., and Donna and Terry Wolfe, White Oak, W. Va.; a son, Michael Vines, West Columbia, S.C.; and a sister, Juanita Willings, Aiken, S.C. Five granddaughters and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy, is in charge of arrangements.

Bill Berry

11/29/99

   Bill Berry, 69, 923 Walker Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 28, 1999, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Berry was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William M. and Mimmie Gregory Berry. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jim Berry.

   Mr. Berry was a graduate of Happy Valley High School, Class of 1949, where he was a member of the Basketball Team and the six-man Championship Football Team. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in Germany. He was a strong believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and was a faithful member of the True Gospel Baptist Church, Gap Creek, and until his illness served as deacon, song leader and Sunday School Teacher.

   He was a retired employee of the Raytheon Corporation, Bristol, after 35 years of service. He was an avid golfer and bowler, having belonged to the Elizabethton Golf Course and the Senior Citizens Bowling Leagues. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 49 and the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center, having represented Elizabethton in the Senior Olympic Games in Bowling and Horseshoe.

   Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Barbara Gouge Berry; a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Kathy Berry, 115 Creola Lane, Mayfield Subdivision, Elizabethton; four brothers, Rev. Earl Berry, Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, Carl Berry, Division Street, Elizabethton, Lawrence Berry, Main Street, Elizabethton, and Clarence Berry, Madisonville, Ky.; and a granddaughter, Allison Paige Berry, 115 Creola Lane, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   BERRY -- Funeral services for Bill Berry, 69, 923 Walker Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Bowers and Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating. Rev. Bruce Hendrich will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The American Legion, Hammond Post No. 3, Kingsport, will be in charge of the graveside services. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday, will be Mike Asher, Leonard Berry, Charlie Berry, Keith Berry, Lawrence Anthony Berry, Jeffrey Berry, James Berry and Dawson Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Miller, Mervin Peters, Carl Ward, Ray Livingston, Kenneth Humphrey, Ralph Gouge, Estal Elliott, Fred Gouge, Willie Church, Dr. Keith Morley, Dennis Isaacs, Tim Berry, Rick Berry, Jack Berry, John Ashley, Darrell Bowers, Earnest Shultz, Tom, Oxendine, Gregory Benfield, Robert Benfield, Keith Benfield, Charlie Hiemiller, the men of True Gospel Baptist Church, fellow employees of the Raytheon Corporation and golfing and bowling buddies. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Berry to the "Meals on Wheels" Program, c/o Kathy Dula, Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center, 428 East G Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. 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 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn M. Davidson

11/29/99

   Evelyn Moseman Davidson, 69, 364 Lakeside Drive, Pontiac, Mich., died Saturday, November 27, 1999, at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Davidson was a native of Wise County, Va., and a daughter of the late Edgar Raymond and Nadine Gibson Moseman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman D. Davidson, December 1, 1994.

   Mrs. Davidson had lived in Pontiac since 1953 and was a retired employee of the Kroger Company. She attended the Zion Temple in Clawson, Mich.

   Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Lynn Davidson, Pontiac, Mich.; a son, Scotty Davidson, Bristol; a sister, Marilyn Cress, Kingsport; two grandsons, Randy Davidson and Patrick Scott Davidson; and a nephew, John Frank Cress, Asheville, N.C.

   Mrs. Davidson will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral and interment. Arrangements will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert M. Jarrett

11/29/99

   Robert Martin Jarrett, 42, 380 Crabtree Road, Roan Mountain, died Friday, November 26, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Jarrett was a native of Carter County and a son of Norman and Opal Vance Jarrett, Roan Mountain.

   Mr. Jarrett was a former Maintenance Man with the Piccadilly Corporation.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sons, Tim Jarrett and Robert S. Jarrett, both of the home; two stepdaughters, Crystal Honeycutt and Nicole Honeycutt, both of Elizabethton; and three grandchildren, Brittany Honeycutt, Austin Honeycutt and Seven Honeycutt.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   JARRETT -- Funeral services for Robert Martin Jarrett, 42, 380 Crabtree Road, Roan Mountain, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tiger Creek First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Vance, Rev. Tommy Largent, Rev. Perry Markland, Rev. Billy Morgan and Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. Interment will be in the McKinley Jarrett Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Doug Blevins, Danny Blevins, Eddie Roark, Charlie Webb, Grady Hill and Terry Denton. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Wesley Hanson, Carl Grindstaff, Wayne Heaton, Randy English, Dennis Sheets, R.E. Jarrett and Brad Bunton. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Oma L. Presley

11/29/99

   KNOXVILLE -- Mrs. Oma L. Walker Presley, 79, Rifle Range Road, died Thursday, November 25, 1999, at St. Mary's Residential Hospice Home.

   Mrs. Presley was preceded in death by her parents, James Asa and Mamie K. Walker, and by several brothers and sisters.

   Mrs. Presley was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include her husband, Milton Presley, Knoxville; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Nancy Presley, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Michael, Mitchell and Savannah; a great-grandchild, Katelynn; three brothers and sisters-in-law, James "Buster" and Lenore Walker, Denton, Mich., Clarence and Opal Walker, LaSalle, Mich., and Mack and June Walker, Maynardville; three sisters, Rebel Daniels, New Tazewell, Hazel Kiser, Maynardville, and Elsie Hunter; and a special niece, JoAnn Morris. Several other nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

   Cooke Mortuary Inc., 220 Highway 61 East, Maynardville, (423) 992-5458, is in charge of arrangements.

   PRESLEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Oma L. Walker Presley, 79, Rifle Range Road, Knoxville, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Cooke Mortuary Chapel with Rev. George Walker officiating. Music will be by the David Cole Family. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Maynardville. Pallbearers will be Kyle Walker, Forrest Walker, Neal Walker, Gordon Treece, Bobby Treece and Ryan Farmer. The family received friends Saturday evening at Cooke Mortuary. Cooke Mortuary Inc., 220 Highway 61 East, Maynardville, is in charge of arrangements.

Opal L. Ward

11/29/99

   Opal L. Ward, 85, formerly of 1029 Highway 321, Hampton, died Saturday, November 27, 1999, at Hermitage Health Care Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Ward was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Newton and Mary Price Tilley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Burton Ward Sr., two brothers and two sisters.

   Mrs. Ward was of the Holiness faith and was a homemaker.

   Survivors include three sons, Charles Ward Jr., Coraopolis, Pa., Carl Ward, Elizabethton, and Darrell Ward, Butler; two daughters, Mae Belle Hicks and Ruth Carden, both of Hampton; and two sisters, Inez Ward, Rochester, Pa., and Hattie McKinney, Shady Springs, W.Va. Ten grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, a special friend, Susie Watts, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   WARD -- Funeral services for Opal L. Ward, 85, formerly of 1029 Highway 321, Hampton, who went to be with Jesus Saturday, November 27, 1999, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Danny Osbotrne and Rev. Bruce Simcox officiating. Music will be under the diurectoon of Mrs. Pam Smith, soloist. Graverside services and interment will be conducted at Butler Memorial Cemetery following the funeral service. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and Jack WArd, Jim Ward and June Ward. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of He (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements. Tiger Creek First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Vance, Rev. Tommy Largent, Rev. Perry Markland, Rev. Billy Morgan and Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. Interment will be in the McKinley Jarrett Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Doug Blevins, Danny Blevins, Eddie Roark, Charlie Webb, Grady Hill and Terry Denton. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Wesley Hanson, Carl Grindstaff, Wayne Heaton, Randy English, Dennis Sheets, R.E. Jarrett and Brad Bunton. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret B. Whaley

11/29/99

   Margaret Berniece Blevins Whaley, 66, 807 Cambridge Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 28, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a sudden illness.

   Mrs. Whaley was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John Morrell and Eva Lewis Blevins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Will Whaley; five brothers, Bill Blevins, Delmar Paul Blevins, Bobby Elwood Blevins, Lynn Blevins and Beryl Blevins; and a sister, Ama Whaley.

   Mrs. Whaley was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two sons, Robert Wayne Whaley and Dana Charles Whaley, both of Elizabethton; three daughters, Freida Hodge, Sharon Blevins and Tammy Bates, all of Elizabethton; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Minnie Bullock, Elizabethton, and Maude Foley, Arlington, Va.; and a brother, Earl Blevins, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   WHALEY -- Funeral services for Margaret Berniece Blevins Whaley, 66, 807 Cambridge Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ken Hauser officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Terry Hodge, Jackie Blevins, Jim Elliott, Shane Hathaway, Danny Bullock and Jim Whaley. Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Bullock and Clyde Williams. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Freida Hodge, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry E. Earp

11/26/99

   Jerry Edgar Earp, 53, 103 Hanover Circle, Johnson City, died Wednesday, November 24, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Earp was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and a son of Ruby Patrick Earp, Johnson City, and the late Edgar L. Earp, who died in 1976. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Kate Patrick, Walter Lincoln and Ethel Earp.

   Mr. Earp was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and retired from employment as a machine operator for Thor Power Tool in 1983. He was a Protestant and was the lead singer for the Heaven's Heirs Quartet from 1989 to 1992.

   Survivors include his wife, Patricia Diane La Follette Earp, of the home; two stepdaughters, Christy Whaley and Jennifer Radford, both of Johnson City; his mother, Ruby Patrick Earp, Johnson City; and a brother, Paul J. Earp, Clarksville. Three grandchildren, one aunt and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   EARP -- Funeral services for Jerry Edgar Earp, 53, 103 Hanover Circle, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Rev. Tony Thompson officiating. Lee Cash will provide special music. Committal services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Mike Peters, Terry Jones, Rick Goodman, Frank Fitzsimmons, Terry Radford, John Wilson and Roger La Follette. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Butch Ingrahm, Terry W. Radford, Dr. Steven Brown and Dr. David Jones. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. For those who wish, the family requests that memorials be made to House Call Hospice, 106 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37653. The family wishes to personally thank Dr. Steven Brown, Dr. David Jones and the staff of House Call Hospice for their genuine untiring efforts. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles F. Lick

11/26/99

   Charles Franklin Lick, 73, 118 Lick Lane, Johnson City, died Tuesday, November 23, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, after a brief illness.

   Mr. Lick was a native of Erwin and had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was a son of the late Lewis Frederick and Mary Leta Furches Lick and was also preceded in death by a brother.

   Mr. Lick was an Army Veteran of World War II and a lifelong member of Taylor's Memorial United Methodist Church. He retired after 42 years of employment with Klopman Mills.

   Survivors include his wife, Florine Buck Lick; three daughters, Brenda Byrd and Suellen Bennett, both of Johnson City, and Tammy Adams, Hickory, N.C.; a brother, James "Bud" Lick, Johnson City; and a sister, Clara Hawkins, Johnson City. Seven grandchildren, a great-grandson and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   LICK -- Funeral services for Charles Franklin Lick, 73, 118 Lick Lane, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Mack Houston and Rev. Mack Turner officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Memory Gardens, where the family and friends are asked to meet for services. Pallbearers will be Brad Bennett, Chad Bennett, Michael Hawkins, Dean Hill, Randy Lick, Arthur Light and Jimmy Oler. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Taylor's Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Euretha Anderson, 476 Anderson Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Joshua E. Cole

11/24/99

   VALDESE, N.C. -- Joshua Erick Cole, 20, of Connelly Springs, died Monday, November 22, 1999, at Wake Forest University Medical Center, Winston-Salem, as the result of an auto accident.

   Joshua was born April 7, 1979 in Burke County to Bobby Cole and Vickie Carswell Cole. He was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Connelly Springs and was employed as a Lineman for Pike Electric Company.

   He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Howard "Buck" Carswell, and his paternal great-grandfather, Bob Cole.

   Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Marie Cole, Connelly Springs; his parents, Bobby and Vickie Carswell Cole, of the home; a brother, Andy Lee Cole, of the home; his paternal grandmother, Tilda Cole, Hickory; his godfather, Peter Rowe, Newton; his maternal grandmother, Judy Carswell, Connelly Springs; his paternal great-grandmother, Clara Cole, Elizabethton, Tenn.; and his maternal great-grandmothers, Ottie Carswell, Connelly Springs, and Fleta Lail, Hildebran.

   Heritage Funeral Service, 1507 E. Main Street, Valdese, N.C., 874-0411, is assisting the Cole Family.

   COLE -- Funeral services for Joshua Erick Cole, 20, of Connelly Springs, N.C., who died Monday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Connelly Springs, with Rev. Kenneth Frady and Rev. Billy Mace officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, and other times they will be at the residence of Judy Carswell on Miller Bridge Road, Connelly Springs. Heritage Funeral Service, 1507 E. Main Street, Valdese, N.C., 874-0411, is assisting the Cole Family.

William Estep

11/24/99

   William "Bill" Estep, 74, 223 Jim Deal Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 23, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

   Mr. Estep was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Isaac and Zella Garland Estep.

   Mr. Estep was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a member of the Carter County REACT. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He served in the Military Police, he took part in the D-Day Beach Landing on Normandy, he served in the Battle of the Bulge and he served in the Philippines.

   He was a member of the Dungan Chapel Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Lowe Estep; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry and Ruth Estep, Steve Estep and Terry Estep, all of Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Danny Davis, Morristown, and Vicky and Terry Vandeventer, Johnson City; five grandsons; a granddaughter; four great-grandchildren; a niece, Ellen Richardson; and special friends, Snyder Nave and Debbie Manuel.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   ESTEP -- Graveside services for William "Bill" Estep, 74, 223 Jim Deal Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday in the Ensor Cemetery with Rev. Eric Heaton and Rev. James Richardson officiating. Interment will follow the service. Dale Williams, soloist, will provide the music. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, will be Kane Williams, Jeff Lowe, Ricky Lowe, Arlie Cole, Terry Vandeventer and Eddie Speer. Honorary pallbearers will be Snyder Nave, Roy Richardson, Frank Greene, Ralph Smith, David Estep, Wayne Smith, Earl Rogers and his friends of North American Rayon Corporation. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mayme C. Thompson

11/24/99

   Mayme Carr Thompson, 90, formerly of 543 Austin Springs Road, Piney Flats, died Monday, November 22, 1999, at Asbury Center.

   Mrs. Thompson was a native of Carter County and moved to Piney Flats in 1947. She was a daughter of the late Dan and Harriet Booher Carr and was also preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Thompson, and two sisters.

   Mrs. Thompson was a homemaker and a Charter Member of the Piney Flats Presbyterian Church, where she was actively involved in the Women of the Church and a member of Circle #1.

   Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Hall, Piney Flats; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Clifford and Kim Jones Hall, Piney Flats; a great-grandson, Clinton Thomas Hall, Piney Flats; a great-granddaughter, Kaleigh Ann Hall, Piney Flats; a sister, Lou Howell, Elizabethton; two nieces, Mrs. Janice Price and Mrs. Anne Bender; and a nephew, Richard Thompson.

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

   THOMPSON -- Funeral services for Mayme Carr Thompson, 90, formerly of 543 Austin Springs Road, Piney Flats, who died Monday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Piney Flats Presbyterian Church with Dr. Christopher Meyer III and Rev. Mack Houston officiating. Interment will follow in the Shell Cemetery, Piney Flats. Active pallbearers will be Richard Thompson, Jason Thompson, Billy Joe Jacobs, Charles Ledford, Harold Plummer, T.J. Sparks, Roy Hall, John Hall and Charles Hall. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy and Joan Robertson, Thad and Margaret Morris, Charmie White, Mary Frances White, Geraldine Torbett, Cal and Kay Heath, Helen Ledford, Gwen Plummer, Sandra Curd, Willie Feathers, Lucille Barnette, Allen and Nancy Torbett, Tom and Clara Persinger, Edna Jones, Richard and Betty Grindstaff, John and Mary Emma Martin, Ruth Trivett and the Fourth Floor Nursing Staff at Asbury Healthcare Center. For those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Piney Flats Presbyterian Church, 6140 Highway 11E, Piney Flats, TN 37686. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Caleb Tolley

11/24/99

   Caleb Tolley, 79, 738 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, died Monday, November 22, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center after an extended illness.

   Mr. Tolley was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Dempsey and Lodema Tolley.

   Mr. Tolley was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He entered the service January 1942, took training at the Jackson Air Base, Jackson, Miss., and served in the European Theater. He was a recipient of Seven Bronze Stars, The Good Conduct Medal and The Good Conduct Ribbon. He received the European Theater Ribbon. While in service he attended the St. James Church in Florence, Italy and other churches in Italy. He was a Disabled American Veteran.

   He was a member of the Fairview Free Will Baptist Church but attended the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church, where he received a 14-year perfect attendance in Sunday School.

   Survivors include his wife, Kate Stevens Tolley; four daughters, Brenda Simerly and Barbara Moffett, both of Hampton, Helen Blevins and Janice Stout, both of Elizabethton; two sisters, Mae Woodby, Unicoi, and Bertha Woodby, Hampton; a brother, Joshua Tolley, Elizabethton; 12 grandchildren, Denise Norris, Lisa White, Angelia Smith, Scott Simerly, April Townsend, Kim Simerly, Kristi Simerly, Randy Woodby, Kevin Woodby, Tawana Holland, LaDanna Boone and Bobby Stout Jr.; seven great-grandchildren, Katie Jo Norris, Andrea Smith, Alexis Townsend, Morgan Guy, Taylor Julian, Tyler Woodby and Emrie Boone; also special friends, Tonya Buchanan, George Stanley and Gwyn Cole. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   TOLLEY -- Funeral services for Caleb Tolley, 79, 738 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, who went to be with his Lord Monday, November 22, 1999, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Dexter Brummitt officiating. The Pleasant Beach Quartet and Tawana Holland, soloist, will provide the music. Entombment services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, will be Bobby Stout Jr., Ken Woodby, Byrl McKinney, Tip Smith, Arthur Blevins, Kenneth Randy Woodby, Kevin Lee Woodby, Lance Harsh, Stephen Harsh, Robert Barnett Jr., George Stanley and Scott Simerly. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Jones, Vic Harrison, Kenny McKinney, Dennis Clark, Hayes Woodby, Allen Holtsclaw, Vernon Holtsclaw, Stanley Hill, Carl Stevens, Conley Woodby, William Cole, Ronnie McKinney, Barney McKinney, Cecil Hyder, C.L. Woodby and Albert Ellison. 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 funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Juanita I. Phillips

11/23/99

   Mrs. Juanita "Rena" Isaacs Phillips, 79, of Elk Park, N.C., died Sunday, November 21, 1999, at Blowing Rock Hospital, Blowing Rock, N.C.

   Mrs. Phillips was born July 31, 1920, in Avery County, N.C. She was a homemaker and a member of the Flat Springs Baptist Church.

   Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W. Phillips, and two sons, Douglas Clyde Phillips and Ricky Phillips.

   Survivors include two grandsons, Douglas Eddie Phillips, Elk Park, N.C., and Jeremy Phillips, with the U.S. Navy, Oak Harbor, Wash.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Jamie Little and Danielle Phillips, both of Boone, N.C.; a great-grandson, Alexander Phillips, Oak Harbor, Wash.; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Elaine Phillips, Hampton, and Mrs. Carolyn Phillips Warren, Boone, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Marquhetta Borelli, Macomb, Mich.; and a brother, Bill Isaacs, Berkeley Springs, W. Va. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

   Hampton Funeral Service, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100, is in charge of arrangements.

   PHILLIPS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita "Rena" Isaacs Phillips, 79, of Elk Park, N.C., who died Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Flat Springs Baptist Church, Elk Park, N.C., with Rev. Clyde Cornett, Rev. Quincy Norris and Rev. Eric Cornett officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hampton Funeral Service. Hampton Funeral Service, Boone, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Mayme C. Thompson

11/23/99

   Mayme Carr Thompson, 90, formerly of 543 Austin Springs Road, Piney Flats, died Monday, November 22, 1999, at Asbury Center.

   Mrs. Thompson was a native of Carter County and moved to Piney Flats in 1947. She was a daughter of the late Dan and Harriet Booher Carr and was also preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Thompson, and two sisters.

   Mrs. Thompson was a homemaker and a Charter Member of the Piney Flats Presbyterian Church, where she was actively involved in the Women of the Church and a member of Circle #1.

   Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Hall, Piney Flats; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Clifford and Kim Jones Hall, Piney Flats; a great-grandson, Clinton Thomas Hall, Piney Flats; a great-granddaughter, Kaleigh Ann Hall, Piney Flats; a sister, Lou Howell, Elizabethton; two nieces, Mrs. Janice Price and Mrs. Anne Bender; and a nephew, Richard Thompson.

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

   THOMPSON -- Funeral services for Mayme Carr Thompson, 90, formerly of 543 Austin Springs Road, Piney Flats, who died Monday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Piney Flats Presbyterian Church with Dr. Christopher Meyers III and Rev. Mack Houston officiating. Interment will follow in the Shell Cemetery, Piney Flats. Active pallbearers will be Richard Thompson, Jason Thompson, Billy Joe Jacobs, Charles Ledford, Harold Plummer, T.J. Sparks, Roy Hall, John Hall and Charles Hall. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy and Joan Robertson, Thad and Margaret Morris, Charmie White, Mary Frances White, Geraldine Torbett, Cal and Kay Heath, Helen Ledford, Gwen Plummer, Sandra Curd, Willie Feathers, Lucille Barnette, Allen and Nancy Torbett, Tom and Clara Persinger, Edna Jones, Richard and Betty Grindstaff, John and Emma Martin, Ruth Trivett and the Fourth Floor Nursing Staff at Asbury Healthcare Center. For those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Piney Flats Presbyterian Church, 6140 Highway 11E, Piney Flats, TN 37686. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Addie M. Tolley

11/23/99

   Mrs. Addie Mae Tolley, 76, 810 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 22, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Tolley was a native of Boone, N.C., and a daughter of the late James Roy and Elizabeth Brinkley Matheson. She was also preceded in death by a son, Rev. Johnny Combs, two sisters, Blanche Merritt and Mabel Wallace, and a brother, Lee Matheson.

   Mrs. Tolley had lived in Carter County for the past 45 years. She was a member of the Blue Springs Christian Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Ikie M. Tolley; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Tammy Combs, Elizabethton; a stepson and his wife, Joe and Joan Tolley, Elizabethton; two brothers, Thomas Matheson, Elizabethton, and Edgar Matheson, Marion, Va.; two grandsons, Jamie Combs and Jody Combs, both of Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Krystal Combs, Elizabethton; a great-granddaughter, Millicent Combs; and a stepgrandson, Jeff Tolley. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   TOLLEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Mae Tolley, 76, 810 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Mack Bennett and Mr. Richard Thomason, ministers, officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, will be Glenn Hardin, Houston Timbs, Jim Rouse, Gayle Oliver, Mack Collins, Lawrence Pierce and Ivan Buckles. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family. Also surviving are her special friends, Molly and Landon Lingerfelt, Shirley and Judy Bowers and Beulah and Glen Hardin. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon Wednesday until the service hour at 2 p.m. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, David and Tammy Combs, 2936 Siam Road, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Caleb Tolley

11/23/99

   Caleb Tolley, 79, 738 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, died Monday, November 22, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Frank W. Hayes

11/22/99

   Frank Wesley Hayes, 75, Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Sedalia, Mo., died from cancer on Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at his residence.

   A native of Carter County, Mr. Hayes was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines and New Guinea. He retired after 31 years in Civil Service, Air Force and Navy Depts. He retired from Millington Naval Base, Millington, Tenn. He was a member of Oak Lawn Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Jane Hayes; four daughters: Sharon Arnold, Greenwood, Mo.; Carolyn Pennell, Rosedale, Ind.; Kathryn Bayer, Kodiak, Ak.; and Linda Dill, Marietta, Ohio; two sons: Frank Hayes, Jr., Sedalia, Mo.; and Kenneth Hayes, North Pole, Ak.; and two sisters, Juanita Neeley, Lenoir, N.C.; and Martha Davis, Elizabethton, Tenn.; four brothers: James Townsend, Martinsville, Va.; Don Townsend and Bobby Townsend, both of Johnson City, Tenn.; and Kenneth Townsend, Columbia, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

   Forest Hill East Funeral Home, Whitten Road, Memphis, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.

   HAYES -- Funeral services for Frank Wesley Hayes, 75, Memphis, Tenn., who died Saturday, will be held at Oak Lawn Baptist Church on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will take place at Oak Lawn Baptist Church Cemetery. Forest Hill East Funeral Home, Whitten Road, Memphis, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.

Herbert L. Mackley

11/22/99

   Herbert Lawrence Mackley, 61, 1013 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, in Elizabethton.

   A native of Roan Mountain, he was a son of Wilma Caldwell Mackley, Greensboro, N.C., and the late Herbert William Mackley. He had lived in Elizabethton for several years.

   He was retired due to disability as a technician at Sears in Orlando, Fla. He was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Blanche Powell Mackley; two sons: Herbert William Mackley, of the home; and Chad Ryan Mackley, Roanoke, Va.; two sisters: Retha Davis, Detroit, Mich.; and Juanita Mackley, Greensboro, N.C.; two brothers: Kenneth Mackley, Boston, Mass.; and Johnny Mackley, High Point, N.C.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MACKLEY -- Graveside service for Herbert Lawrence Mackley, 61, 1013 Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with the Rev. James Storie officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Friends may call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Vincent D. Morrell

11/22/99

   Vincent Douglas Morrell, 59, of Sulphur Springs, died Sunday, November 21, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Morrell was a native of Kingsport and had lived in Elizabethton before moving to Sulphur Springs. He was a son of the late Elwood C. and Goldia Grizzle Morrell and was also preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence G. Morrell.

   Mr. Morrell was a retired 4-color print specialist in the print industry. He served in the Air Force from 1957-1961.

   Survivors include two sons, Kenneth, of Oregon, and Shane, of Texas; a daughter, Kelly, of Oregon; and two sisters, Rebecca Gillis, Jonesborough, and Linda Sue Cleak, Kingsport. Five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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

Wilma Richardson

11/22/99

   Mrs. Wilma "Billie" Richardson, 73, 129 Josiah Trail, Elizabethton, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center.

   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late William and Lula Buckles. Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse T. Richardson, March 2, 1993, by two sisters and three brothers.

   She was a retired teacher and teachers aide in the Carter County School System. She was a member of the Shady Valley Presbyterian Church.

   Survivors include six daughters and five sons-in-law: Jessica and Richard Righter, Rachel Richardson, Katherine and Robert Norris, Janie and Howard Reed and Debbie and Mike Otis, all of Elizabethton; and Genny and Robert Burns, Ashburn, Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law: Allen and Lisa Richardson, Kim and Diana Richardson and William and Sherry Richardson, all of Elizabethton; one sister, Katherine Reed, Greeneville; 19 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   RICHARDSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma "Billie" Richardson, 73, 129 Josiah Trail, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Phillips, Dr. Thomas Peake and the Rev. Eric Wright officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Richardson Cemetery. Katherine Norris, soloist, and Edwin Taylor, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday will be Nathan Taylor, James Righter, Will Righter, Richard Righter, Mike Otis, Matthew Otis, Justin Childers, Robbie Burns, Andrew Richardson, Chris Richardson and Jesse Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Earnest Garland, the Rev. Wayne Murray, the Rev. Harry Moore, Wes White, R.M. Tester, Edwin Taylor, Jody Blevins, Dennis Arnold, Norman Buckles, Troy Buckles, Max Taylor, men of Shady Valley Presbyterian Church and men of Poplar Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Richard Righter, 154 Josiah Trail, Elizabethton, or at the residences of any of the children. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Harley B. Taylor

11/22/99

   Harley B. Taylor, 87, 1123 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Saturday, November 20, 1999, at his residence following an illness of two years.

   Mr. Taylor was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Henry and Sarah Campbell Taylor. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Taylor.

   Mr. Taylor was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church and was a retired carpenter. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart and was awarded three Battle Stars.

   Survivors include his wife, Thelma Collins Taylor, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Dremma and Keith Garland, Johnson City; a sister, Ruby "Lillian" Morris, Elizabethton; and a brother, Merley Taylor, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and a host of friends also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Harley B. Taylor, 87, 1123 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Colbaugh and Rev. James Garland officiating. The Eulogy will be given by Mrs. Helen Collins. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors provided by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be James Blackburn, Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff, George Wilson, Kenneth Colbaugh, Gene Bowers and Gary Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Lowe, Gary Collins, Don Collins, Mack Collins, Rev. James Richardson, Terry Collins, Kevin Collins, Ricky Collins, Wayne Davis, Eric Davis, Richard Dunnigan, James Thomas, Jackie Williams, Gray Carrier, Jerry Vines, David Turbyfill, Ernest Grindstaff, Ronnie Fox, Abraham Garland, Byron Garland, Gregg Garland and J.M. Peters. For those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr. Taylor may be made to Housecall Hospice, 106 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the residence, 1123 Highway 91, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

David B. Austin

11/19/99

   David B. Austin, 73, 2300 Love Street, Elizabethton, died Friday morning, November 19, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

   Mr. Austin was a native of Keystone, W.Va., and the son of the late Rev. S.H. and Grace Albert Austin. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Hewson, Paul, James, Warren and Dickie Austin, and three sisters, Mary Miller, Nelle Sharp and Betty Wilkins.

   Mr. Austin had lived in Elizabethton since 1939. He was a 1943 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a 1950 graduate of the University of Tennessee where he lettered on the Cross Country Team.

   Mr. Austin retired from Tennessee Eastman where he was in the Accounting Department. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Chancel Choir for 53 years. He was a former member of the Elizabethton Choral Club.

   He was a "number one" fan of the Elizabethton Cyclone and University of Tennessee Football Programs.

   Survivors include his wife, Patsy Bowman Austin, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Brandon Boozer, Nashville, and Cindy and Bob Greeley, Knoxville; four grandchildren, Katie Lewis, Nashville, Bobby, Laura and Samuel Greeley, all of Knoxville; three sisters-in-law, Anne Austin, Elizabethton, Polly Austin, Bristol, and Emily Austin, San Diego, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Bill Wilkins, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews, including Danny Wilkins and Jim Austin, both of Elizabethton.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   AUSTIN -- Funeral services for David B. Austin, 73, 2300 Love Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday morning, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Carter, Rev. Nathan Malone and Dr. Kenneth LaDuke officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Chancel Choir and Brandon Boozer. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Donations in memory of Mr. Austin may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 South Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Johnny E. Campbell

11/19/99

   Johnny E. Campbell, 73, of Mt. Morris, Mich., died Wednesday, November 9, 1999, at McLauren Hospital, Flint, Mich.

   Mr. Campbell a native of Carter County and a son of the late Lawson and Elsie Campbell.

   Mr. Campbell was retired from General Motors, Flint, Mich. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Bernice Campbell, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Dayne Campbell, Clio, Mich.; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy Sue and Michael Ruhl, Clinton Township, Mich.; two grandchildren, Neal E. Ruhl and Michea Ruhl, both of Clinton Township, Mich.; two sisters, Winone McGee and Charlotte Campbell, both of Elizabethton; and two brothers and a sister-in-law, James Campbell, Elizabethton, and Carson and Cathy Campbell, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Goodwin Cemetery, Hampton, with Mr. Bobby McGee officiating.

   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

David M. Taylor

11/19/99

   David Martin Taylor, 83, 219 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., died Thursday, November 18, 1999, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie.

   Mr. Taylor was a native of Carter County and a son of the late John H. and Lillie Arrowood Taylor, formerly of Rock House Road, Johnson City. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Stokes M. Taylor (WWII), James R. Taylor (WWII), Jack Lee Taylor, Robert C. Taylor, USAF Ret., and Ben W. Taylor.

   Mr. Taylor had lived in New York since 1944. He served in the European Theater during World War II. He attended the First Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie and was a member of the V.F.W. Honor Guard.

   Survivors include his wife, Theresa Gotthardt Taylor, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a son, James R. Taylor, Chicokee, Mass.; a daughter, Bonnie Marie Yacobucci, Clinton, Conn.; a brother, Clyde A. Taylor, U.S. Army Ret., Augusta, Ga.; and a sister, Bonnie Kate Taylor Hicks, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Margaret I. Vines

11/19/99

   Mrs. Margaret Irene "Rena" Bledsoe Vines, 61, 618 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 17, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Vines was a native of Saluda, S.C., and had lived in Elizabethton for the past six years. She was a daughter of the late Cecil and Edna Ruth Bledsoe and was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Edwards.

   Mrs. Vines was a registered nurse and had served as supervisor with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Marshall B. Vines, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Robert Amick, Lexington, S.C., Julie and Allen Jones, Chapin, S.C., and Donna and Terry Wolfe; a son, Michael Vines, West Columbia, S.C.; and a sister, Juanita Willings, Aiken, S.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy, is in charge of arrangements.

   VINES -- Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Irene "Rena" Bledsoe Vines, 61, 618 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Haskel Ingram and Rev. William J. Vines officiating. Music will be by Brian Wilson and Jerry Barnett, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Ed Sturgil, Bill Debtor, J.B. Brown, Burl Mast, James Bennett and Harold Lingerfelt. Everyone will meet at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at Immanuel Baptist Church from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred B. White

11/19/99

   Lena Mildred Barker White, 86, 4969 Kingsport Highway, Gray, died Wednesday, November 17, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. White was a native of Sullivan County and had lived most of her life in Washington County. She was a daughter of the late James and Lula Willis Barker and was also preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Rogers White, in 1987, a son, Carl White, and a brother, Herbert Barker.

   Mrs. White was a homemaker. She was a member of Boones Creek United Methodist Church, a former Sunday School teacher, and a member of the Boones Creek United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Nolichucky Grandview Chapter of The Eastern Star and the Boones Creek Ruritan Club.

   Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Lucyle) Staton, Johnson City, and Linda White, Greeneville; a son, David White, Elizabethton; two brothers, Perry Barker and Johnnie Barker, both of Gray; a sister, Hazel Hardin, Johnson City; five grandchildren, James Staton, Bristol, LeAnn Gammon, Gray, Karla Phillips, Piney Flats, Summer White and Jason White, both of Kingsport; and three great-grandchildren, Kaylan Staton, Bristol, Tiffani Hill, Gray, and Allison White, Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WHITE -- Funeral services for Lena Mildred Barker White, 86, 4969 Kingsport Highway, Gray, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Mike Carter and Rev. Garland James officiating. Special music will be provided by LeAnn and Diane Barker. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be James Barker, Leroy Medlin, Norman Roberts, Mike Bawgus, Billy Joe Adams and Dale Jarrett. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. William P. Bailey, Robert Yates, Hugh Sluder, Bob Davidson, Henry Harris and members of her Senior Adult Sunday School Class. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

David W. Williams

11/19/99

   David W. Williams, 34, 701 Elm Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 18, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. Williams was a native of Carter County and the son of Beatrice Stout Williams, Elizabethton, and the late Ollie B. Williams. He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Jack Williams, in 1967.

   Mr. Williams was a painter and was of the Church of God faith.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three brothers and a sister-in-law, Freddy and Jeffrey Williams, both of the home, and Donald R. and Judy Williams, Elizabethton, and a niece, Katie Williams, Elizabethton.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   WILLIAMS -- Graveside services for David W. Williams, 34, 701 Elm Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Jerry Carver officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Eugene Douglas, Larry McKinney, Phil White, Wayne Shell, Morris Shell, Bill Bennett, Richard Hummer, Roman Hummer, Leroy Perkins, Earnest Woodby, Doug Vandeventer, John Pierce, Roger Franklin and John Rist. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn C. Emmert

11/18/99

   Mrs. Marilyn Culler Emmert, 80, 1011 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 16, 1999, at NHC Healthcare, Johnson City.

   Mrs. Emmert was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Floyd and Pearl Holtsclaw Culler. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Benick A. Emmert, May 1997, a son, Charles Thomas Emmert, three brothers and two sisters.

   Mrs. Emmert had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was a retired employee of Mary's Salads, Johnson City, and a member of the Big Springs Church of Christ.

   Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Williams, Johnson City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Sharon Emmert and Benick Gordan and Judy Emmert, all of Elizabethton; three brothers, W.O. "Bill" Culler, Hampton, Edward Ray Culler, Elizabethton, and Floyd Culler, Pensacola, Fla.; three sisters, Dorothy Radford, Ruth Morton and Annalee White, all of Elizabethton; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Arnold and Lulean Emmert, Elizabethton; and six grandchildren, Gordon Williams, Kevin Williams, Kelly Williams, Julia Simerly, Crystal Lewis and Cindy Emmert. Six great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   EMMERT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Marilyn Culler Emmert, 80, 1011 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Terry Lyons, Mr. Hugh Hatfield and Mr. Gordon Williams officiating. Nina Gouge 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 funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, will be Kevin Williams, Gordon Williams, Vaughn Simerly Jr., Steve Lewis, Major Geer and Elden White. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Big Springs Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Emogene S. McCutcheon

11/18/99

   Emogene Small McCutcheon, 72, 156 Norman Joines Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 16, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mrs. McCutcheon was a native of Winona, W.Va., and the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Heslep Small. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry McCutcheon, October 5, 1995, and a sister.

   Mrs. McCutcheon was a retired school teacher, having taught in Powell County, Ky. She was a member of the Elizabethton Widow's Club and the Elizabethton Senior Citizens.

   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Carl E. and Lora McCutcheon, Elizabethton, and Harry L. and Rebecca McCutcheon, Albany, Ohio; three brothers, George Small, Troy, Ohio, Jim Small, Rupert, W.Va., and Jack Small, Detroit, Mich.; four grandchildren, David M. McCutcheon, Copperas Cove, Texas, Colleen Austin, Knoxville, Molly Christa McCutcheon, Livermore, Calif., and Kaleb Levi McCutcheon, Albany, Ohio; a great-grandson, Kevin Michael McCutcheon, and a great-granddaughter, Amber Lee McCutcheon, both of Copperas, Cove, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   McCUTCHEON -- A memorial service for Emogene Small McCutcheon, 72, 156 Norman Joines Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Richard Davidson officiating. Private disposition will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to United Way of Elizabethton, P.O. Box 1715, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Harold B. Milhorn

Martha L. Milhorn

11/18/99

   Harold Boyd "Blackie" Milhorn and his wife, Martha Lucille Milhorn, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, November 15, 1999, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

   Mr. Milhorn, 73, died en route to Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, and Mrs. Milhorn, 68, died later that evening at the University of Tennessee Medical Center of Knoxville.

   Mr. Milhorn was retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems/Y-12, where he was an electrician. He was born in Butler, Tenn., on July 2, 1927, the son of Robert Howard and Hattie Belle Stout Milhorn.

   Mr. Milhorn was a Veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Roan Creek Masonic Lodge #0679 in Butler, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and AARP.

   Mrs. Milhorn was retired from the Oak Ridge School System, where she worked in the child nutrition program. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Tennessee. She was born in Harlan, Ky., on January 19, 1931, the daughter of Jake and Eva Claire Davis.

   The Milhorns were members of Glenwood Baptist Church, where Mr. Milhorn served as a deacon.

   They are survived by their daughter, Linda Milhorn, New York, N.Y., and by several nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Millhorn is also survived by five brothers, R.H. Milhorn and Wiley Milhorn, both of Johnson City, James Milhorn, Kingston, Bill Milhorn and Tom Milhorn, both of Elizabethton.

   Mrs. Milhorn is also survived by a brother, Frank Davis, Coalfield; two sisters, Juanita Mullin, Oak Ridge, and Patricia Garvey, Havelock, N.C., and by several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

   Weatherford Mortuary of Oak Ridge, (865) 482-2464, is in charge of arrangements.

   MILHORN -- Funeral services for Harold Boyd "Blackie" Milhorn, 73, and his wife, Martha Lucille Milhorn, 68, of Oak Ridge, who died Monday, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood Baptist Church of Oak Ridge with Rev. Charles Clark and Rev. Paul Brewer officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton. The deacons of Glenwood Baptist Church and Mr. Milhorn's brothers will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Weatherford Mortuary of Oak Ridge, is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Morris

11/18/99

   Fred Morris, 65, 265 Tester Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 16, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.

   Mr. Morris was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Robert Lee Morris Sr. and Virginia May Morris. He was also preceded in death by two sisters.

   Mr. Morris was a retired carpenter and a member of the Zion Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Imogene Tester Morris; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Jerry Hilbert, Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jimmy Morris, Elizabethton, and Bobby Morris Sr. and Crystal Morris, Elizabethton; two sisters, Florence Miller, Bluff City, and Annie Parlier, Elizabethton; two brothers, Joe Morris and Robert L. Morris Jr., both of Bluff City; and three grandchildren, Amber Hilbert, Brittany Hilbert and Bobby Morris Jr.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MORRIS -- Funeral services for Fred Morris, 65, 265 Tester Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Bowers and Rev. Bill Younce 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 Rick Parlier, Tony Pate, Terry McKeehan, Mike Cole, Darrell Bowers, Steve Willis, Roy Tipton and Jerry Bowers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday 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. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Hunter J. Williams

11/17/99

   Hunter J. "Bo" Williams, 75, 504 Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 16, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Williams was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Howard Williams and Edith Williams Hampton. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Tillman H. Williams.

   Mr. Williams was of the Baptist faith and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Beulah Williams, of the home; a daughter, Judy Nell Bowling, Elizabethton; three sons, Michael Williams, of the home, Hunter "Bo" Nave, Elizabethton, and Donnie Williams, Piney Flats; two step-daughters, Sue Humphrey and Della Smith, both of Elizabethton; a half-sister and her husband, Edith and Dalton Tolley, Elizabethton; and a special uncle, Ed Williams, Nashville. Twelve grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Hunter J. "Bo" Williams, 75, 504 Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Johnny Perkins and Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park with military honors by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Dalton Tolley, Bill Miller, Don Tetrick, John Marlow, Roger White and Eddie Easterly. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Memorial & Honor Program-F, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Ira H. Bowers

11/15/99

   Ira H. Bowers, 85, of Sacramento, Calif., died Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at Friarwood Health Care after an extended illness.

   Survivors include his wife, Ann Huddle Bowers, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Ylonda Bowers, Sacramento, Calif.; a granddaughter, Candi Bowers, Sacramento, Calif.; and two sisters, Beryl Bowers and Vera Elliott, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Beulah J. Buckles

11/15/99

   Beulah Jane Buckles, 90, 519 West B Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, November 12, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Ms. Buckles was a native of Washington County and the daughter of the late Walter M. and Laura J. Barron Baines. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.

   Ms. Buckles was of the Church of God faith.

   Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Jane Dalton, Elkhart, Ind., and Marjorie Ann McKinney, Elizabethton, and two stepdaughters, Mynsone McCloud, Elizabethton, and Agnes Depew, Pensacola, Fla. Seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   BUCKLES -- Graveside services for Beulah Jane Buckles, 90, 519 West B Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Billy Merritt officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 1:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Claude W. Greer

11/15/99

   COCOA, Fla. -- Claude W. "Bill" Greer, 81, of Cocoa, died Thursday, November 11, 1999, at Rockledge Rehabilitation.

   Mr. Greer was a native of Pike County, Ohio and moved to Brevard County in 1957 from Alexandria, Va. He was a retired employee of Borden's Dairy, Cocoa, and a member of Merritt Island Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two daughters, Linda K. Wade, Palm Coast, Fla., and Sharon Medlin, Katy, Texas, and three sisters, Nellie Nave, Elizabethton, Tenn., Ellen Holly, Alexandria, Va., and Grace Williams, Cocoa. Four grandsons, three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter also survive.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home, (407) 636-3720.

Rev. Haven C. Lowe

11/15/99

   Rev. Haven Clifford Lowe, 83, 403 Twin Oaks Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, November 11, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Rev. Lowe was a native of Bristol and returned to Johnson City in 1980. He was a son of the late Clifford Henry and Katie Blackwell Lowe and was also preceded in death by his wife, Etta Jane Hodge Lowe, in 1992, and two sisters, Delilah Elizabeth Carrier and Betty Geneva Lowe.

   Rev. Lowe was a graduate of Tennessee High School, Bristol. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, and his master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C. He had also done additional studies at East Tennessee State University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., and Western Carolina University Extension Center, Cherokee, N.C. He became an ordained Southern Baptist Minister in 1937.

   Rev. Lowe pastored 15 churches in Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia before his retirement in 1983. He also served as interim pastor of 12 churches following his retirement. He and his wife spent five years ministering with the Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, N.C., and was still serving his Indian friends until his death.

   He was a two-term moderator of the Holston Baptist Association and had also served as board member of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. He served as a trustee of the Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes, Inc., and in many capacities with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. At the time of his death, Rev. Lowe was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church, Johnson City.

   Survivors include several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends and caregivers, Pam and Mildred Cameron and Lucy and Starlet Maricle, all of Johnson City.

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

   LOWE -- Funeral services for Rev. Haven Clifford Lowe, 83, 403 Twin Oaks Drive, Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Pinecrest Baptist Church, Johnson City, with Rev. Chad Rittenhouse, Rev. Bob Polk, Rev. Frank Lethcoe and Rev. R. Willard Warfield officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, with Rev. Paul Broyles, Rev. Paul Lilly and Rev. E.W. Barnes officiating the graveside services. Active pallbearers will be Paul Masters, Claude Tester, Walter Myers, Horace Whitson, Ray Reaves, Dr. Harrison Gaby, Willie Church and Harold Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be pastors of the Holston and Watauga Baptist Associations and deacons of churches where Rev. Lowe served. Rev. Lowe will be taken to the church one hour before services. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Rev. Haven C. Lowe Memorial Fund of Pinecrest Baptist Church, 2129 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 to be used for youth work. The family will receive friends at Morris-Baker Funeral Home from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday with extended hours if necessary. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Martha E. Miller

11/15/99

   Martha Elizabeth W. Miller, 507 E. Myrtle Avenue, Johnson City, died Friday, November 12, 1999, at Colonial Hill Health Care Center following an extended illness.

   Ms. Miller was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John and Lydia Emmert Whitehead. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Andy and Henry Whitehead; four sisters, Florence King, Sarah Moody, Myrtle Shell and Callie Billings; a special uncle, Gordon Whitehead; and several nieces and nephews.

   Ms. Miller was a lifetime member of Upper Shell Creek Christian Church, but attended First Christian Church of Johnson City. She was a home health nurse and a retired employee of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital.

   Survivors include several nieces, one nephew, and many good friends.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   MILLER -- Funeral services for Martha Elizabeth W. Miller, 507 E. Myrtle Avenue, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Terry Lyons, minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Perry Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen M. Potter

11/15/99

   Ellen Marie "Toad" Potter, 62, formerly of 1535 Poga Road, Butler, died Friday, November 12, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

   Ms. Potter was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Millard F. and Bessie A. Church Potter. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Enoch J., Roy L. and James N. Potter.

   Ms. Potter was a homemaker and a member of Stone Mountain Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery Lynn and Debra Lynne Potter, Butler; a sister, Gladys Trivette, Maryville; a brother, Boone Potter, Elizabethton; a half-sister, Kathy Harmon, Hampton; a half-brother, John Campbell, Butler; two grandchildren, Andrea Lynn and Sara Anne Potter, both of Elizabethton; and a step-granddaughter, Victoria Michelle Miller, Lenoir, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   POTTER -- Funeral services for Ellen Marie "Toad" Potter, 62, formerly of 1535 Poga Road, Butler, who died Friday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Stone Mountain Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Davis and Rev. Danny Cooke officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Danny Cooke Family. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stone Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Stone Mountain Baptist Church. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Nola V. Shell

11/15/99

   Nola Vance Shell, 94, formerly of Route 3, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, November 13, 1999, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center following a lengthy illness.

   Ms. Shell was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John R. and Sally Elizabeth Johnson Vance. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Creed Shell; three sons, Darrell, Donald and Wade Shell; three brothers, John Frank, Archibald and Clarence Vance; and three sisters, Alma Vance, Winnie Vance and Oma Vance McGuire.

   Ms. Shell was a Charter Member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 45 years, and was a member of the Senior Citizens Center. She helped pioneer the office of Economic Opportunity in Carter County during the 1960s. She also was instrumental in obtaining a Certificate of Need from Nashville for the Roan Highlands Nursing Center.

   Survivors include a brother, Howard Vance, Roan Mountain, and six grandchildren, Vicki Shell, Johnson City, Patrick Shell, Limestone, Gordon Shell, Jonesborough, Amy Spickard and Darrell Shell Jr., both of Roanoke, Va., and John Ellis, Boone, N.C.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   SHELL -- Funeral services for Nola Vance Shell, 94, formerly of Route 3, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Ronnie Edwards officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene Vance, Mrs. Linda West and Charlotte Smith & Family. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Danny Miller, Patrick Shell, Gordon Shell, Richard Shell, Conley Shell and Will Hughes. Honorary pallbearer will be Hale Vance. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, Route 3, Morgan Branch Road, Roan Mountain, Tenn. 37687. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Charles R. Tester

11/15/99

   Rev. Charles R. Tester, 75, 4001 Navaho Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, November 12, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness which resulted from an auto accident that occurred 30 years ago.

   Rev. Tester was a native of Washington County and the son of the late Ronald Earl and Nan Williams Tester. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and his stepmother.

   Rev. Tester was a retired Baptist minister having served churches in Carter, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington Counties: Good Shepard Baptist Church, Unicoi; Pine Grove Baptist Church, Neva; Powder Branch Baptist Church, Johnson City; Shady Valley Baptist Church; Little Milligan Baptist Church, Butler; and Harmony Baptist Church, Jonesborough.

   He was also retired from North Electric Company and was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He served as a former Chaplain for the Carter County Rescue Squad. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Helen Rouse Tester, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Rev. Harold McNabb, Unicoi, and Gay and Denny Friday, Gray; a brother, Norman Shelton Tester, Albany, Ga.; a sister, Mary Ruth Trivette, Thomson, Ga.; a stepbrother, Jack Arrington, Wrens, Ga.; and six grandchildren and their spouses, Lisa and Steve Jones, Unicoi, Charles and Haley NcNabb and Benjamin and Candy McNabb, all of Johnson City, Rebecca Friday, Jamey and Jennifer Friday and Suzanne Friday, all of Gray; and a special sister-in-law, Jean Campbell, Elizabethton. Five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   TESTER -- Funeral services for Rev. Charles R. Tester, 75, 4001 Navaho Drive, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at Boone Trail Baptist Church, 1985 Carroll Creek Road, Gray, with Rev. Ira Cunningham and Rev. E.W. Barnes officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Harold McNabb. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Charles McNabb, Benjamin McNabb, Jamey Friday, Steve Jones, Mark Carr, Carl Little, Phil Adcock and Eric Swartwout. Honorary pallbearers will be Avery Miller, Eli Trivette, Euell Little, Larry Taylor, Ralph Friday, Dave Friday, Ted Mawery, Wade Campbell, Lynn Campbell, the men of Bethel Senior Sunday School Class of Boone Trail Baptist Church, the men of Boone Trail Baptist Church, Dr. Felix Sarubbi, Dr. Lucy Kumar, the Nursing Staff of the VA Medical Center Hospital, Dr. Piyush Joshi, Jerry Whitlow, Larry Ashley, Bunnie Clayton and Jeff Ferguson. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Boone Trail Baptist Church, or at the residence, 4001 Navaho Drive, Johnson City, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Boone Trail Baptist Church Building Fund, 1985 Carroll Creek Road, Gray, Tenn. 37615. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Johnny E. Campbell

11/12/99

   Johnny E. Campbell, 73, of Mt. Morris, Mich., died Wednesday, November 9, 1999, at McLauren Hospital, Flint, Mich.

   Mr. Campbell a native of Carter County and a son of the late Lawson and Elsie Campbell.

   Mr. Campbell was retired from General Motors, Flint, Mich. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Bernice Campbell, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Dayne Campbell, Clio, Mich.; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy Sue and Michael Ruhl, Clinton Township, Mich.; two grandchildren, Neal E. Ruhl and Michea Ruhl, both of Clinton Township, Mich.; two sisters, Winone McGee and Charlotte Campbell, both of Elizabethton, and two brothers and a sister-in-law, James Campbell, Elizabethton, and Carson and Cathy Campbell, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   A memorial service will be held Saturday at Goodwin Cemetery, Hampton, with Bobby McGee officiating.

Mollie D. Malone

11/12/99

   Mrs. Mollie D. Malone, 83, formerly of Hampton, died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Malone was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Louise Livingston Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, A.C. Malone Sr., August 15, 1994, and by four brothers and two sisters.

   Mrs. Malone was a former employee of American Bemberg Corporation with 15 years of service. She was a Charter Member of Bethel Church.

   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, A.C. "Bud" Malone Jr. and Dale Malone, Bossier City, La., and Dr. Willie Malone, Johnson City, and a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Bill Pearce, Hampton. Eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   MALONE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie D. Malone, 83, formerly of Hampton, who died Wednesday, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Dr. Willie Malone and Rev. Charles Pearce officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Bill Pearce, John Malone, Kelly Malone, Keith Malone, Anthony "Tut" Malone and Bob Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be George Lilly and the nurses and staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Jean Pearce, 111 Melrose Street, Hampton, any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Oleta Street

11/12/99

   Oleta "Billie" Street, 86, 116 Buddy Street Road, Hampton, died Thursday, November 11, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Street was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Ed and Alice Lacey Miller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ed Street, in 1974, a daughter, Joanna Bates Wilke, in 1996, and three brothers, John, A.H. (Coon) and Carl Miller.

   Mrs. Street was a Charter Member of Braemar Baptist Church. She was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation and former owner and operator of Ed & Billie's Grill in Hampton.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Elizabeth Street, Hampton; four grandchildren, John Buddy Street II, Hampton, Roy B. Bates II, Norfolk, Va., Judy Jo Harris and Fred Edward Bates, both of Richmond, Va.; a great-granddaughter, Morgan Elizabeth Harris, Richmond, Va.; her stepmother, Nannie Miller, Hampton; two sisters-in-law, Cecelia Yeslineck, Clearwater, Fla., and Melba Street, Elizabethton; two aunts, Nell Hill, Roan Mountain, and Jay Gouge, Elizabethton; and an uncle, Jim Miller, Elizabethton. Five nieces and seven nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   STREET -- Funeral services for Oleta "Billie" Street, 86, 116 Buddy Street Road, Hampton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Stout and Mr. Albert Meehan officiating. Music will be under the direction of a grandson, John Buddy Street. Graveside services and interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons, grandsons-in-law, nephews and also Billy Street and Eston Shaffer. Honorary pallbearers will be Sherill Hazelwood, Dayton Harrell, John Lewis, Rev. Raymond Caudill, Rev. Charles Biggs, John Morrell, Arden Hill, Rev. Jack Hill, Dr. Paul Brown, the Staff and Nurses of 2300 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center and Wayne Holtsclaw. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence of her son, Buddy Street, 116 Buddy Street Road, Hampton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Pleasant Beach Baptist Church Building Fund, 172 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643 , or to Rev. Albert Meehan, Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, Fla. 32862-8200. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Charles R. Tester

11/12/99

   Rev. Charles R. Tester, 76, 4001 Navaho Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, November 12, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge.

Ira H. Bowers

11/11/99

   Ira H. Bowers, 85, of Sacramento, Calif., died Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at Friarwood Health Care after an extended illness.

   Survivors include his wife, Ann Huddle Bowers, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Ylonda Bowers, Sacramento, Calif.; a granddaughter, Candi Bowers, Sacramento, Calif.; and two sisters, Beryl Bowers and Vera Elliott, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

L.J. Dugger

11/11/99

   L.J. "Bob" Dugger, 66, 122 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Banner Elk, N.C., following an extended illness.

   Mr. Dugger was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Lemuel and Bessie Miller Dugger. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Dugger, and a brother, Darrell Dugger.

   Mr. Dugger was a carpenter and attended the Pilgrim Baptist Church of Elk Park, N.C.

   Survivors include his wife, Shirley Potter Dugger, of the home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jean and Sam Benfield, Plumtree, N.C., Sandy and Ray Blair and Lisa Dugger, all of Roan Mountain; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lester and Julie Dugger and Bobby and Terri Dugger, all of Roan Mountain; three sisters, Joyce Wheeler and Tina Hughes, both of Black Mountain, N.C., and Ruby Taff, North Canton, Ohio; and four brothers, Shelton Dugger and Gary Dugger, both of Roan Mountain, Roy Dugger, Nashville, and James Dugger, Stoney Point, N.C. Eleven grandchildren, a great-grandson and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   DUGGER -- Funeral services for L.J. "Bob" Dugger, 66, 122 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Donald Gragg officiating. Music will be under the direction of Tim Wheeler and the Pilgrim Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow at Dugger Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be John Henson, Rudolph Campbell, Kenny Johnson, Jack Johnson, David Clevenger, Rick Guinn, Richard Stevens, Dale Shell and Clarence Daniels. Honorary pallbearers will be Derek Dugger, Brian Blair, Michael Blair, Jeremy Blair, Jeremiah Dugger, Bobby Dugger Jr., Joshua Dugger, Travis Booker and Luke Dugger. The family extends a special "Thank You" to Dr. David Kimmel, the 3rd Floor Nursing Staff of Cannon Memorial Hospital and Home Health Caregivers, Martha and Abbey. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence, 122 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Mollie D. Malone

11/11/99

   Mrs. Mollie D. Malone, 83, of Hampton, died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

Edith E. Shell

11/11/99

   Edith E. Shell, 81, formerly of 615 West E Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at Hillview Nursing Home following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Shell was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Carroll Marvin and Essie Coffey Herman. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

   Mrs. Shell had lived in Elizabethton most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Bible Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Hospital Auxiliary.

   Survivors include her husband, George E. Shell, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Rev. Wilkie Brookshire, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Norris and Sharon Shell, Elizabethton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dessie and Herman Parker, Elizabethton, and Bonnie and Jack Horton, Unicoi; a brother and sister-in-law, Tracy and Florence Herman, Johnson City; five grandchildren and their spouses, Ronnie and Nancy Brookshire, Franklin, John Brookshire, Johnson City, Christy and James Tyree, Hampton, Lisa and Todd Wiggins, Elizabethton, and Brandon and Kristy Shell, Hampton; and three great-grandchildren, Taylor and Hunter Tyree and Maci Shell, all of Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   SHELL -- Funeral services for Edith E. Shell, 81, formerly of 615 West E Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Jim Murray and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of her granddaughter, Christy Tyree. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Carole Brookshire, 712 West D Street, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Wade D. Tester

11/11/99

   Wade D. Tester, 75, 410 Bonnie Kate Blvd., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Tester was a native of Johnson County and the son of the late Robert and Alice Church Tester. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Mike Tester, and a sister, Elva Forrester.

   Mr. Tester had lived in Carter County most of his life. He was an active member of Happy Valley Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 40 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Alpha Joines Tester, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Bandy Tester, Erwin, and Terry and Karen Tester, Elizabethton; two daughters, Connie and Janie Tester, both of Elizabethton; a grandson and his wife, Robert and Sheilan Tester, Johnson City; four granddaughters, Terri and Jessica Tester, both of Elizabethton, Angie and Misty Tester, both of Erwin; and a sister, Bertie Carter, Mountain City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   TESTER -- Funeral services for Wade D. Tester, 75, 410 Bonnie Kate Blvd., Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. James Richardson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be notified by family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 2:55 p.m. Friday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Claude T. Buckles

11/10/99

   Claude T. Buckles, 79, 147 Buckles Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at his residence following a brief illness.

   Mr. Buckles was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Frank and Emma Buckles. He was also preceded in death by two half-sisters, Effie Danner and Pearl Buckles.

   Mr. Buckles was of the Baptist faith and attended Willow Springs Baptist Church. He was a retired heavy equipment operator.

   Survivors include his wife, Myrtle E. Buckles, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Jane Buckles, Elizabethton; five brothers, Paul Buckles, Mt. Carmel, Eugene Buckles, Ivan Buckles, H.J. Buckles and Earl Buckles, all of Elizabethton; four sisters, Edith Buckles and Myrtle Pierce, both of Elizabethton, Margaret Garland, Casco, Mich., and Brenda Taylor, Johnson City; a half-brother, Clay Buckles, Elizabethton; a granddaughter and her husband, Paula and Gary Morrell, Elizabethton; and a special nephew, Dustin Buckles, Elizabethton. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   BUCKLES -- Funeral services for Claude T. Buckles, 79, 147 Buckles Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Doug Hardin officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Caldwell Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Doug Rasnick, Danny Hilbert, Clyde Buckles, Kelly Bowers, Shirley Bowers and Clint Buckles. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Myers, Ivan Morley, Shane Lowe, Darrell Whaley, Chris Estep, Terry Bowers, Hubert Lewis, Buddy Bowers, Tank Morrell, Mike Nidiffer, Bob Campbell, Mike Fletcher, nephews, close friends, and neighbors. A special "Thank You" to Christy Poole and Housecall Hospice Nurses. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Jane Buckles, 1331 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Housecall Hospice, 100 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence A. Nave

11/10/99

   Lawrence Allen Nave, 47, 103 Clark Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, November 8, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.

   Mr. Nave was a native of Washington County and a son of Lawrence L. Nave, Johnson City, and the late Anna Belle Long Nave, who died September 20, 1997.

   Mr. Nave was a 1970 graduate of Happy Valley High School. He was formerly employed at Mr. B's Catering, and was also a musician. He attended the Buffalo Valley Christian Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his father, include a sister and brother-in-law, Rose Anne and Bill Howell, Johnson City; and three aunts, Mrs. Juanita Shepherd, Titusville, Fla., Mrs. Katherine Bartlett, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Amanda Rasar, Johnson City. Several cousins also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   NAVE -- Funeral services for Lawrence Allen Nave, 47, 103 Clark Drive, Johnson City, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. David Slayton, minister, officiating. Becky Jennings, pianist, will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Nave Cemetery, Siam Community. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday, will be Skip Seeley, Ben Patton, Andy Houston, Tom Hyder, Craig Smith and Bill Howell. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Hilda N. Smith

11/10/99

   Hilda Nowlin Smith, 56, Grovewood Lane, Titusville, Fla., died Sunday, November 7, 1999, at Parrish Medical Center.

   Mrs. Smith was a native of Natchitoches, La. She moved to Brevard County in 1964 from Columbus, Ga.

   Mrs. Smith was employed for 25 years as a teacher for gifted students for the Brevard County School Board. She was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Jim Smith, Titusville, Fla.; two sons, Skip Smith, Tampa, Fla., and Jay Smith, Darien, Ill.; a sister, Kay Johnson, Picayune, Miss.; and a brother, Rodgers Sherwood Nowlin, LaMargue, Texas. Two granddaughters also survive.

   Memorial services will be held Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4356-B Fortune Place, West Melbourne, Fla., 32904.

   North Brevard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jessie J. Tucker

11/10/99

   Jessie James Tucker, 75, 3064 Highway 11E, Lot #22, Bluff City, died Sunday, November 7, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Tucker was a native of Washington County, where he had lived most of his life. He was the son of the late William and Betty Street Tucker and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Cherry Mae Tucker, in 1990.

   Mr. Tucker was a World War II Army Corporal, decorated with the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Service Medal, and the African, European and Middle Eastern Service Medals. He was retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority, where he was employed as an iron worker, and was a member of Sunset Village Baptist Church, Bristol.

   Survivors include his wife, Ruth Belcher Tucker, of the home; four sons, Larry Tucker, Maryville, James H. Tucker, Johnson City, Richard Tucker, Limestone, and Bradley Tucker, Jonesborough; two daughters, Teresa Dugger, Limestone, and Barbara Bowers, Elizabethton; a sister, Mae Rosenbaum, Limestone; and six stepsons, Steve, Michael, Gregory and Rick Belcher, all of Bristol, Timmy Belcher of Michigan, and Joey Belcher, Nashville. Twenty-three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   TUCKER -- Funeral services for Jessie James Tucker, 75, 3064 Highway 11E, Lot #22, Bluff City, who died Sunday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Don Caudell officiating. Graveside services and interment followed at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers were Ricky Belcher, Greg Belcher, Steve Belcher, Mike Belcher, Chad Belcher, Andrew Belcher, Herman Hagie and Randy Duncun. Honorary pallbearers were John Cunningham, L.C. Rosenbaum, Dr. James Schrenker, Dr. Benjamin Cowan and Dr. Roger McSharrey. Memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice, 1 Medical Park Hospital, P.O. Box 8964, Bristol, Tenn. 37621. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, was in charge of arrangements.

Leona T. Winton

11/10/99

   Leona Tetrick Winton, 87, 83 RiverCliff Road, Rogers, Ark., died Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at her residence following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Winton was a native of Kansas City, Mo., and the daughter of the late Glenn and Letha Gilbraith Tetrick. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Winton.

   Mrs. Winton was a retired employee of Stouffers Corporation of Chicago. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church and a member of the church choir.

   Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Janet Thompson, Rogers, Ark., and Mrs. Judy Pertle, Little Rock, Ark.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Don Tetrick, Elizabethton.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Central United Methodist Church in Rogers, Ark. Donations in memory of Mrs. Winton may be made to the Music Department of Central United Methodist Church, Rogers, Ark.

   This announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton.

Norma J. Yacker

11/10/99

   Norma Jean Yacker, 53, 126 Lynn Road, Johnson City, died Monday, November 8, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Yacker was a native of Elizabethton and had lived in Johnson City since 1992. She was a daughter of Clifford Hamilton and stepdaughter of Arley Hamilton, both of Elizabethton, and daughter of Helen Startin, Greenwood, S.C.

   Mrs. Yacker was an employee in Grant Accounting at East Tennessee State University. She attended First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethton.

   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Irwin S. Yacker; five daughters, Deena Martin Lemley, Elizabethton, Tammy Quillen, Johnson City, Fawn Yacker, San Francisco, Calif., Zodie Powers, Vilas, N.C., and Lolly Winderbaum, Peekskill, N.Y.; two sisters, Virginia Combs, Greenwood, S.C., and Rita Presnell, Johnson City; and nine grandchildren, Angel Duncan, Justin Quillen, Dustin Randolph, Tiffany Duncan, Brittany Randolph, Christopher Lemley, Jake Quillen, D.J. Lemley and Shea Powers. Two nieces also survive.

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

   YACKER -- Funeral services for Norma Jean Yacker, 53, 126 Lynn Road, Johnson City, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. John Martin officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the U.S. National Cemetery at Mountain Home. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 2 p.m. Friday and proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Quillen, Jim Lemley, Ray Powers, Tom Warren, Charles Presnell and Lynn Myers. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Cancer Society, 69 Wilson Avenue Johnson City, Tenn. 37604, or to Safe Passage Domestic Violence Shelter, P.O. Box 162, Johnson City, Tenn. 37605. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Marie E. Matherly

11/09/99

   Marie E. Matherly, 70, 1240 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 8, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Ms. Matherly was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late William Thomas and Delia Sims Matherly. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Adkins, and three brothers, Sam, Clayton and Bate Matherly.

   Ms. Matherly attended the Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Markham Fenner, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Lesa Barnett Simpson, Stephen L. O'Sullivan and W. Eric Fenner, all of Elizabethton; and a great-granddaughter, Heather H. Simpson, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MATHERLY -- Graveside services for Marie E. Matherly, 70, 1240 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Mike Kirby and Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Interment will follow the service. Mrs. Loretta Bowers Newton will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Billy Bowers, Roy Adkins, Ricky Adkins, Michael Adkins, Sammy Matherly and Jimmy Adkins. Honorary pallbearers will be June Adkins, Lawrence Dial, Ruff Lewis and Larry Williams. The family would like to send a "Special Thank You" to the Johnson City Medical Center, the Staff of I.C.U., Dr. Stanley Vermillion and Dr. Kenneth Spannuth. Everyone was very understanding and kind. The family also wishes to thank the TennCare Transportation Employees for all their efforts. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Patsy Markham Fenner, 220 West I Street, Elizabethton. 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.

Lawrence A. Nave

11/09/99

   Lawrence Allen Nave, 47, 103 Clark Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, November 8, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Frances B. Odom

11/09/99

   Mrs. Frances Beatrice Odom, 80, 117 Little Doe Lane, Hampton, died Monday, November 8, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Odom was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Lydia Roberts. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Odom, who died in June 1966.

   Mrs. Odom was a member of the Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph Odom Jr. and Jane Odom, Rock Hill, S.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Sam Ferguson and Kathy and Mike McCall, all of Elizabethton; and eight grandchildren, Carolee Ferguson, Phillip Ferguson, Stacie McCall and Michael McCall, all of Elizabethton, Audrey Odom, Tommy Odom, Derek Odom and Jill Odom, all of Rock Hill, S.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   ODOM -- Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Beatrice Odom, 80, 117 Little Doe Lane, Hampton, who went to be with her Lord and Saviour Monday, November 8, 1999, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Maines and Rev. Roy Cates officiating. Interment will be in the Captain Nelson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her grandsons and David Ferguson and George Roberson. Her Honorary Christian Friends are: Christine Perkins, Alma Cates, Georgia Hill, Ruth Calhoun, Joyce Hinkle, Beatrice Thomas and Jean Lewis. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Sam Ferguson, 151 Avon Avenue, Elizabethton (Valley Forge Community). Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lois C. Austin

11/08/99

   Mrs. Lois Chambers Austin, 84, 251 Short Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 4, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Austin was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Charles and Josie Braswell Chambers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, G.C. Austin, in 1995, a brother, Clarence Chambers, a grandson, Chad McKeehan, and her stepfather, George Henegar.

   Mrs. Austin was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a member of Millers Grove Church.

   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Mildred Harrell and Patsy and Ralph Mullis, all of Elizabethton; a son, Charles Austin, Elizabethton; three sisters, Pearl Babb, Dorothy Andes and Mary Henegar, all of Elizabethton; four granddaughters, Connie Collins and Maggie Austin, both of Elizabethton, Regina Tucker and Patti Townsend, both of Johnson City; four grandsons, Ron Harrell, Johnson City, Bill Austin, Elizabethton, Charles Austin II, Elizabethton, and Eddie Miller, St. Louis, Mo.; two special nieces, Sue Arnett and Kathy Henegar; and two special nephews, Roger Henegar and Carl Henegar. Ten great-grandchildren and several other nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   AUSTIN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Chambers Austin, 84, 251 Short Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mack Houston officiating. Richard Cannon and Darrin Livingston will provide the music. Interment will be in the Centerview Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Ron Harrell, Bill Austin, Charles Austin II, Eddie Miller, Andrew Harrell, Bud Hicks, Steve Townsend, Gary Tucker, Bobby Collins, Roger Henegar and Carl Henegar. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Chambers, Gregory Chambers, Ron Babb, Don Babb, Horace Babb, Chris Arnett, James Arnett, Neil Arnett, Brian Andes, Mike Andes and Dr. Daniel Merrick. The family received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Edward W. Lyons

11/08/99

   Edward Wiley Lyons, 87, formerly of 1600 Dixon Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, November 5, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.

   Mr. Lyons was born April 11, 1912, in Old Fish Springs, the son of the late Jerry Turner and Mary Abby Mathis Lyons. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Lyons Jennings, and a brother, Guy Lyons.

   Mr. Lyons joned the Navy during World War II and served in the Pacific aboard the destroyer, U.S.S. Haynesworth. He also served with the National Guard at Fort Devens, Mass., during the Korean Conflict. He was a life member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166 where he served as a member of the burial detail for over 50 years. He retired after 50 years of service from North American Rayon Corporation.

   Survivors include his wife, Elma Knight Lyons, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary "Bobbie" and Walter Brown and Vickie and Chester Little, all of Elizabethton; and a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Donna Lyons, Huber Heights, Ohio. Eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   LYONS -- Funeral services for Edward Wiley Lyons, 87, formerly of 1600 Dixon Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mark Street and Greg Key, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mike Fleenor. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with military honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be David Lyons, Spencer Davis, Kevin Little, Robert Smith, Robert Stennett and Troy Wagner. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Simerly, Jerry Simerly, Murrell Wagner, Howard Jewett, Eston Shaffer, members of the Honor Guard of V.F.W. Post #2166 and the staff and employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to West Side Christian Church, 1307 West G Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Minnie M. O'Day

11/08/99

   Mrs. Minnie Marlow O'Day, 89, 1739-1/2 West "G" Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 7, 1999, at Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City, following a short illness.

   Mrs. O'Day was a native of North Wilkesboro, N.C., but had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was a daughter of the late William Harrison and Etter Barnett Marlow and was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond R. O'Day, in 1977, two brothers and three sisters.

   Mrs. O'Day was a member of the First Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two sons, Raymond Lee O'Day, Brewer, Maine, and James Edward O'Day, Fairfax, Va.; three brothers, Orville Marlow, Elizabethton, Willie Marlow, Johnson City, and Rufus Marlow, Hampton; a sister, Virgie Miller, Butler; two grandchildren, Steven O'Day, Brewer, Maine, and Carol Ann Arey, Bangor, Maine; and a great-granddaughter, Mariah Arey, Bangor, Maine. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   O'DAY -- A graveside funeral service for Mrs. Minnie Marlow O'Day, 89, 1739-1/2 West "G" Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 12, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. Brent Seals and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 11, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. Friends may also visit at the residence of a brother, Orville Marlow, 199 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, or a niece, Brenda Foster, 193 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Friday to proceed to the cemetery together. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Louise C. Austin

11/05/99

   Mrs. Louise Chambers Austin, 84, 251 Short Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 4, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Austin was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Charles and Josie Braswell Chambers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, G.C. Austin, in 1995, a brother, Clarence Chambers, a grandson, Chad McKeehan, and her stepfather, George Henegar.

   Mrs. Austin was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a member of Millers Grove Church.

   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Mildred Harrell and Patsy and Ralph Mullis, all of Elizabethton; a son, Charles Austin, Elizabethton; three sisters, Pearl Babb, Dorothy Andes and Mary Henegar, all of Elizabethton; four granddaughters, Connie Collins and Maggie Austin, both of Elizabethton, Regina Tucker and Patti Townsend, both of Johnson City; four grandsons, Ron Harrell, Johnson City, Bill Austin, Elizabethton, Charles Austin II, Elizabethton, and Eddie Miller, St. Louis, Mo.; two special nieces, Sue Arnett and Kathy Henegar; and two special nephews, Roger Henegar and Carl Henegar. Ten great-grandchildren and several other nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   AUSTIN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Chambers Austin, 84, 251 Short Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mack Houston officiating. Richard Cannon and Darrin Livingston will provide the music. Interment will be in the Centerview Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Ron Harrell, Bill Austin, Charles Austin II, Eddie Miller, Andrew Harrell, Bud Hicks, Steve Townsend, Gary Tucker, Bobby Collins, Roger Henegar and Carl Henegar. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Chambers, Gregory Chambers, Ron Babb, Don Babb, Horace Babb, Chris Arnett, James Arnett, Neil Arnett, Brian Andes, Mike Andes and Dr. Daniel Merrick. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Maude McQueen

11/05/99

   Maude McQueen, 96, Anderson Health Care, Gray, formerly of 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 3, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Miss McQueen was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late W.A. and Emma Kyte McQueen. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

   Miss McQueen had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was a retired employee of Bemberg Corporation and a member of the Cobbs Creek Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two nieces, Phyllis Price, Elizabethton, and Inez Jones, Johnson City; two great-nieces, Debbie Hyder and Sherry Tyler, both of Elizabethton; two great-nephews, Rev. Rick Price and Fritz Jones, both of Elizabethton; and five great-great-nieces and nephews, Christopher Price, Matthew Price, Kirk Price, Andrea Hyder and Amy Hyder.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   McQUEEN -- Memorial services for Maude McQueen, 96, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rick Price officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. It was Miss McQueen's wish to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jessie C. Payne

11/05/99

   Mrs. Jessie Caroline Payne, 99, 111 Terrace Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 4, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.

   Mrs. Payne was a native of Blount County and a daughter of the late John B. and Mollie Miller Linginfelter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John C. Payne, in 1972, a brother, five sisters, two nieces, a nephew and a great-niece.

   Mrs. Payne had lived in Elizabethton for the past two years. She was a Charter Member of Friendsville First Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a niece, Faye McCall Hayes, Elizabethton, and a great-nephew and his wife, Tim and Loretta Hayes, Elizabethton.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   PAYNE -- Graveside services and interment for Mrs. Jessie Caroline Payne, 99, 111 Terrace Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Zion Chapel Cemetery, Louisville. Tenn. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Birdie M. Robinson

11/05/99

   Birdie Marie Robinson, 93, 618 Race Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 3, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Robinson was a native of Bakersville, N.C., and the daughter of the late Harrison and Susan Wilson Gouge. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Abe L. Robinson, December 13, 1994, and by six brothers and a sister.

   Mrs. Robinson was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter, Anita Bullock, Elizabethton; a grandson, Randy Grindstaff, Elizabethton; and four great-grandchildren, Daniel A. Grindstaff, Lisa Marie Grindstaff, Michael Dale Grindstaff and Jonathan Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton. Five nieces, three nephews, and a very special friend, Debbie Martin, Bristol, also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   ROBINSON -- Funeral services for Birdie Marie Robinson, 93, 618 Race Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Randy Carrier and Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bobby Miller. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jonathan Grindstaff, J.C. Robinson, Roger Dean Lewis, Hugh James Hodge, Larry Stout and Keith Bowers. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Joe Campbell, Ronnie Stout, Richard Hodge, Herman Hodge, Lee Williams, Hubert Grindstaff and Raymond Baumgardner. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of her daughter, Anita Bullock, 400 West B Street, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Widows & Orphans Fund of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F.&A.M., 410 Doe Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Alvis F. Taylor

11/05/99

   Alvis Fain Taylor, 75, 216 E. Carter's Valley Road, Kingsport, died Wednesday, November 3, 1999, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

   Mr. Taylor was a native of Scott County, Va., and a son of the late Clyde Vernon and Flora Dee Fish Taylor. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

   Mr. Taylor was a retired employee of Kingsport Press and a member of Oak Glen Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ruppard Taylor; a son, Jerry Fain Taylor, Roan Mountain; and two brothers, Verlin Howard Taylor, Kingsport, and Clyde Vernon Taylor Jr., Gate City, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   East Lawn Funeral Home, 4997 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport, (423) 288-2081, is in charge of arrangements.

   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Alvis Fain Taylor, 75, 216 E. Carter's Valley Road, Kingsport, who went to be with the Lord Wednesday night, November 3, 1999, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Orville Dolan and Rev. Everett Watson officiating. Interment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Chris, Vernon, Jess and Doug Taylor, Haskell and Roger Ruppard. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. East Lawn Funeral Home, 4997 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport, (423) 288-2081, is in charge of arrangements.

Calvin G. Walsh

11/03/99

   Calvin Gordon Walsh, 59, Falls Road, Boomer, N.C., died Monday, November 1, 1999, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

   Mr. Walsh was born June 11, 1940, to James Mastin and Etta Lowe Walsh.

   Survivors include his wife, Mary Mathes Walsh, Elizabethton; two daughters, Cynthia Lyons and Sabrina Walsh, both of Elizabethton; a stepdaughter, Annette Villanueva, Jacksonville, Fla.; two stepsons, Joel Elijah, Elizabethton, and Fred Elijah, Jacksonville, Fla.; his father, James Mastin Walsh, Wilkesboro, N.C.; his stepmother, Bleka Walsh, Wilkesboro, N.C.; and a brother, Jimmy Walsh, Key West, Fla. Two grandchildren also survive.

   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Wilkesboro, N.C., (336) 838-3178, is in charge of arrangements.

   WALSH -- Funeral services for Calvin Gordon Walsh, 59, Falls Road, Boomer, N.C., who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, Wilkesboro, N.C., with Rev. Jay Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Moravian Falls Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Wilkesboro, N.C., (336) 838-3178, is in charge of arrangements.

Charlie Miller

11/02/99

   Charlie Miller, 96, 743 Fairview Road, Hampton, died Monday, November 1, 1999, at Hermitage Health Care after an extended illness.

   Mr. Miller was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and a son of the late Rev. Dan and Sarah Hughes Miller. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Lou Miller, March 5, 1999.

   Mr. Miller had lived most of his life in Carter County. He retired from the Bemberg Corporation and the U.S. Forest Service. He was a member of the Fairview Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include four daughters, June Heaton, Jasper, Mich., Maxine Vance, Hampton, Estelene Ellison and Pansy Edwardson, both of Johnson City; four sons, Norman and Roy Miller, both of Unicoi, Garnie Miller, Elizabethton, and Dale Miller, Hampton; and a stepdaughter, Mamie Hyder of Mississippi. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MILLER -- Funeral services for Charlie Miller, 96, 743 Fairview Road, Hampton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Burnie Jones and Rev. Jerry Cannon officiating. Music will be provided by the Fairview Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Tolley-Willis-Clark Cemetery with Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday, will be Larry Tolley, Conley Miller, Henry Berry, Elmer Ray Roberts, Charlie Arnett, Scott McGuire, Bill Highsmith and Matthew Guy. Honorary pallbearers will be Otis Whittemore, members of the Fairview Free Will Baptist Church, friends, neighbors and grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence or at the residence of a son, Norman Miller, 211 Grant Street, Unicoi. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Babe R. Puryear

11/02/99

   Babe Ruth Puryear, 75, died Sunday, October 31, 1999, at her daughter's home in Nashville.

   Mrs. Puryear was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Sam and Nannie Hill Odom. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Puryear.

   Mrs. Puryear had lived in Nashville for the past 10 years.

   Survivors include a daughter, Muriel Puryear, Nashville, and two sisters, Mrs. Dot Grindstaff, Elizabethton, and Mrs. Roxie Buckles, Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roech, Patton, Austin, Bracey & Charlton Funeral Home, 1715 Broadway, Nashville.

   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton.

Paul W. Russell

11/02/99

   Paul W. Russell, 77, 192 Bill Lewis Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Russell was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a son of the late James A. and Sallie Webb Russell. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Allen Rupard.

   Mr. Russell was a retired agent with the Gulf Life Insurance Company and was a member of the Northside Baptist Church. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict and was the recipient of two Bronze Star Medals and an Army Commendation Medal.

   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, James Roscoe and Belinda Russell, Hampton, and Ricky Wayne Russell, Vienna, Va.; a daughter, Paula D. Russell, Louisville, Ky.; a daughter-in-law, Kelly Rupard, Sterling, Va.; two nephews, Clifford Davis and Johnny Russell, both of Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Caitlin, Devon and Allison Rupard, all of Sterling, Va., Brittany and John Paul Russell, both of Butler; four stepchildren, Scotty Scalf, Delaney Scalf, Drema VanHuss and Robin Johnson, all of Elizabethton; 12 stepgrandchildren; a special friend, Lena Scalf, Elizabethton; and his former wife, Opal J. Russell, Hampton.

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

   RUSSELL -- Funeral services for Paul W. Russell, 77, 192 Bill Lewis Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. H. Brooks Peters, Rev. Burl Garland, Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Clyde Davis officiating. Music will be by the Carr Family. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Richard Miller, John Campbell, Vance Johnson, James Cline, Bill Erickson and Bobby Scalf. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may visit at the residence any time. Everyone wishing to attend the graveside service will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. To those who desire, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Russell to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Blanche N. Smith

11/02/99

   Mrs. Blanche Neatherly Smith, 95, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of 415 Field Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 1, 1999, at Ivy Hall after an extended illness.

   Mrs. Smith was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Jake and Nancy Catherine Reece Neatherly. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. "Bob" Smith, in 1965; a son, Curtis Smith, December 25, 1996; four sisters, Mae Courtner, June Holly, Jeroma Crockett and Elsie Mace; and two brothers, Oliver Heatherly and Smith Neatherly.

   Mrs. Smith had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was a member of the Biltmore Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Pickering, Johnson City; three granddaughters, Marcella Daughtery, Atlanta, Ga., Debbie Pierce and Connie Franklin, both of Elizabethton; two great-granddaughters, Cindy Dixon, Atlanta, Ga., and Megan Hill, Elizabethton; and three great-grandsons, Brian Daughtery, Atlanta, Ga., Jimmy Pierce and Travis Hill, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   SMITH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Neatherly Smith, 95, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of 415 Field Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dale Greenwell, Rev. Dennis Wilson and Rev. Mark Grubb officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, will be Travis Hill, Brian Daughtery, Timothy Dixon, Ronnie Hill, Velmer Rock and Earl Rock. Honorary pallbearers will be her many friends at Biltmore Baptist Church and the staff and employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and also from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Pickering, 1905 Knob Creek Road, Apartment #20, Johnson City. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gary P. Brodeur

11/01/99

   Gary Paul Brodeur, 17, 402 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Gary was a native of Glendale, Calif. He was a senior at Hampton High School and attended the Princeton Presbyterian Church in Johnson City.

   Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Tammy and Robin Fugate, of the home; his maternal grandparents, Peggy and Gary Burgess, Watauga; two aunts, Kathy Wells, Ashboro, N.C., and Heather Clark, Elizabethton; one uncle, Sonny Hawks, Watauga; two cousins, Melissa Wells and John Wells, both of Ashboro, N.C.; a special father, Charles Nave, Johnson City; and a great host of friends.

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

   BRODEUR -- Graveside services for Gary Paul Brodeur, 17, 402 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City, with Dr. Dennis Deese officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside services. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Willie V. Crawford

11/01/99

   Mrs. Willie Virginia Crawford, 77, 147 Starlight Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, October 29, 1999, at Bristol Nursing Home following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Crawford was a native of Gate City, Va., and the daughter of the late William Martin and Elizabeth McNutt Isom. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Neal Crawford, and two sisters.

   Survivors include a son, Larry N. Crawford, Dover, Del.; a stepdaughter, Sarah Irene Mercer, Kingsport; a brother, Conley Isom, Kingsport; five sisters, Flora Greenwell, Bristol, Thelma Salyer, Nancy Hughes, Lillian Lawson and Edna Vaughn, all of Kingsport; a grandson, Neal Crawford, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Sheila Keister, Elizabethton; a stepgrandson, Randal Mercer, Elizabethton; four great-grandchildren; and special friends, Susie Dougherty, Elizabethton, and Violeta Moultrie, Dover, Del. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   CRAWFORD -- Graveside services for Mrs. Willie Virginia Crawford, 77, 147 Starlight Drive, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Liberty Hill Cemetery with Rev. Homer Salyer officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Monday for the graveside services. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mae Deloach

11/01/99

   Mrs. Mae Deloach, 93, 413 Peachtree Lane, Elizabethton, died Friday, October 29, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Deloach was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Arch and Tish Sluder Lipford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Deloach, in 1973, a daughter, Julie Carr, a son, Herbert Deloach, two grandsons, five brothers and two sisters.

   Mrs. Deloach had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a member of the Cobbs Creek Baptist Church.

   Survivors include four daughters, Ruby Morton, Lula Bell Frazier and Joan Jarrett, all of Elizabethton, and Betty Stevens, Hampton; two sons, Buddy Deloach and Clif Deloach, both of Elizabethton; and one sister, Beulah Kyte, Butler. Sixteen grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   DELOACH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Deloach, 93, 413 Peachtree Lane, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rick Shelton officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Ruby Morton, Lula Bell Frazier or Joan Jarrett. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Hardin

11/01/99

   Wayne Hardin, 57, 806 4th Street, Elizabethton, died suddenly Saturday, October 30, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Hardin was a native of Carter County and a lifetime resident of Siam. He was the son of the late Logan and Pearl Potter Hardin.

   Mr. Hardin was a member of Beck Mountain Baptist Church and attended Immanuel Baptist Church. He was an artist and an avid walker and sports fan, enjoying Elizabethton Cyclone sports. He was also an avid golfer and a member of the Elizabethton Golf Club.

   Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Jack Combs, Bluff City; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Clifford and Linda Hardin, Largo, Fla., Jack and Patty Hardin, Columbus, Ohio, and Norman Hardin, Hudson, N.C.; four special friends, Harold Lingerfelt, Judge Arden Hill, Catherine Hardin and Bob Woodruff, all of Elizabethton; and a special nephew, Lewis Combs, Kingsport. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   HARDIN -- Funeral services for Wayne Hardin, 57, 806 4th Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Harold Lingerfelt and Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Sign language interpreter will be Judge Arden Hill, and Bob Woodruff, prayer. Music will be under the direction of Brian Wilson, soloist and trumpeter, and Mary Lou O'Quinn, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ricky Church, Glenn Hardin, Ernie Carden, Dennis Lyons, Gayle Lovelace, John Pierce, Floyd Lyons and Jack Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult II Men's Sunday School Class of Immanuel Baptist Church, Dr. John Freeman, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Dr. Steve Webb and members of the Elizabethton Golf Course. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his sister, Betty Combs, Bluff City, any time. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beck Mountain Baptist Church, 2797 Siam Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or Immanuel Baptist Church, 205 Hunter Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Jones

11/01/99

   Mrs. Dorothy Jones, 88, 3606 Marbleton Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at Appalachian Christian Village following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Jones was a native of Yancey County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Grover and Ibey Renfro Laws. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rassie Jones, in 1991, and by three brothers and a sister.

   Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and a member of the Buffalo Valley Christian Church.

   Survivors include a son, Oscar Laws, Orlando, Fla.; three daughters, Juanita Smith, Kittanning, Pa., Reba DeVault and Lillie Proffitt, both of Johnson City; two brothers, George Laws and Dewey Laws, both of Johnson City; and two sisters, Faye Hoilman, Erwin, and Pansy Whitson, Burnsville, N.C. Seventeen grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   JONES -- Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Jones, 88, 3606 Marbleton Road, Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be held Monday from the East Chapel of Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Hensley officiating. Graveside committal services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the East Parlor of the funeral home. Friends may also cll at the residernce, 3606 Marbleton Road. Appalachian-Hartman Funeral home, 800 East Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Jim Morgan

11/01/99

   Jim Morgan, 70, 790 Walnut Grove Road #7, Bluff City, died Tuesday, October 26, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following a five-year illness.

   Mr. Morgan was a native of Charlotte County, Va., and a son of the late Leslie Lewis and Janice Cox Morgan.

   Mr. Morgan was a member of the First Christian Church of Bluff City and was retired from the U.S. Air Force.

   Survivors include his wife, Jane D. Morgan, of the home; two sisters, Mildred Mills, Clarksville, and Billie Lee Wilkins, Warsaw, Va.; two brothers, William Morgan, Cumberland, Va., and James Morgan, Dunn, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Susan Andrews; and a grandson, Gilbert Headley. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, (423) 538-7131, is in charge of arrangements.

   MORGAN -- Family visitation for Jim Morgan, 70, 790 Walnut Grove Road #7, Bluff City, who died Tuesday, was held from 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with the assistance of Mr. Richard Kirkland. The family has requested that there be no flowers, but to make donations to First Christian Church of Bluff City, P.O. Box 217, Bluff City, Tenn. 37618. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

H. "Ruth" Nave

11/01/99

   Mrs. H. "Ruth" Nave, 74, 112 Echo Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, October 28, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Nave was a lifelong resident of Elizabethton and a daughter of the late Harmon "Shorty" and Margaret Crowe Collins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Edward Nave, in 1983.

   Mrs. Nave was a retired employee of Wal-Mart and a member of the Senior Citizens. She was a member and Sunday School teacher of Oak Street Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter, Margaret "Ann" Hall, Hampton; two grandchildren, Bonnie Hall, Hampton, and Traci Evans, Roanoke, Va.; and three great-grandchildren, Benjamin Hall and Brianna Evans, both of Roanoke, Va., and Antonio "Tony" Williams, Macon, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   NAVE -- Funeral services for Mrs. H. "Ruth" Nave, 74, 112 Echo Drive, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oak Street Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Gene Vandeventer, Robert Lipford, Doug Vandeventer, Will Andrews, Alberto Santiago and Jim Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Hall, Dude Lipford and members of Oak Street Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oak Street Baptist Church, 804 Oak Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends at Oak Street Baptist Church from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Louie R. Pate

11/01/99

   Louie Ray Pate, 47, 1552 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, October 31, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

   Mr. Pate was a native of Carter County and a son of Anna Dugger Pate, 110 East E Street, Elizabethton, and the late Beryl Pate Jr., who died in 1978.

   Mr. Pate was a 1969 graduate of Elizabethton High School and was employed as a Supervisor at the N.R.F. Plant in Erwin. He had sung with the Assurance Quartet for a number of years. He had served in the National Guard for a number of years and was a member of the Lynn Valley Baptist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Linda Peters Pate; a son, Joshua Pate, of the home; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nell Dugger, Elizabethton.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   PATE -- Funeral services for Louie Ray Pate, 47, 1552 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Wade and Rev. Bill Duncan officiating. Bill Anderson will provide the music. Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Allen Goodwin, Jimmy Street, Stacy Street, Lee Goodwin, David Bass, Doran Marcus, Jimmy Richardson and Ted Puckett. Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Goodwin, Jim Hyder, Jim Dugger, Terry Whitehead, Jim Chaney, Charlie Edwards, Dave White and Harry Ford. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at his 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.

Harold Peeks

11/01/99

   Harold Peeks, 67, 158 Maude Peeks Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, October 29, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Peeks was a native of Carter County and the son of Maude Rash Peeks, Elizabethton, and the late Roy Peeks. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Peeks.

   Mr. Peeks was a farmer and a member of the Hunter First Baptist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother and sister-in-law, Darrell and Geraldine Peeks, Gray. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   PEEKS -- Funeral services for Harold Peeks, 67, 158 Maude Peeks Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Horace Bowers officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Emmert Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Lynn Rash Sr., Lynn Rash Jr., Raymond Peeks, Danny Rash, Wayne Peeks and Jerry Taylor. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside services. Friends may call at the home of his brother, Darrell Peeks, 104 Cedar Point, Gray. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Emergency Rescue Squad, P.O Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth D. Pierce

11/01/99

   Mrs. Ruth Disney Pierce, 84, 200 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, October 31, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Pierce was a native of Knox County and had lived in Carter County since 1937. She was a daughter of the late Jess and Bessie Vowell Disney and was also preceded in death by her husband, William R. Pierce, in 1980, a sister, Charlene Fenner, in 1962, and a granddaughter, Jill Sproles.

   Mrs. Pierce was a member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ.

   Survivors include three sons, Kenny Danny Pierce, Climax, N.C., Billy Max Pierce and Michael Edward Pierce, both of Elizabethton; a daughter, Deanna Wiseman, Columbia, S.C.; and a half-sister, Elizabeth Lowe, Johnson City. Five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a special niece, Eloise LaBeau, Norfolk, Va., also survive.

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

   PIERCE -- Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Disney Pierce, 84, 200 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Butler Memorial Cemetery with Mr. Eddie Craft and Mr. David Irick, ministers, officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Jamey Pierce, Mike Sproles, Jimmy Pierce, John Miller IV, Hayden Wiseman, Joel Pierce, Jerry Pierce, Sonny Pierce, Larry McKeehan, Lonnie Ratliff and Troy Whaley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elizabethton Church of Christ Building Fund, 137 East C Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. Friends may call at the residence and at the residence of a son, Billy, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul W. Russell

11/01/99

   Paul William Russell, 77, 192 Bill Lewis Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

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

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

Andy Shoun

11/01/99

   Andy Shoun, 84, 2713 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Shoun was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Benjamin Dudley and Emma Belle Tribble Shoun. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ella Belle Shoun, four brothers and a sister.

   Mr. Shoun was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church and a retired employee of Bemberg Corporation. He was very active in the Carter County Republican Party.

   Survivors include his wife, Ethel White Shoun, of the home; a son, Roger Shoun, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Chad Ellis and Sherry and Wayne Clemons, all of Elizabethton; a brother, Bill Shoun, Elizabethton; two sisters, Hazel Elliott and Velva Nave, both of Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Pam Oaks, Patti Shoun, Traci Blackburn and Jeff Caldwell; three great-grandchildren, Amber Caldwell, Casey Gentry and Matthew Caldwell; and two special friends, Betty Avery and Barry Richardson.

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

   SHOUN -- Funeral services for Andy Shoun, 84, 2713 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Richard Jones and Rev. Eric Wright officiating. Music will be under the direction of Edwin Taylor, Chad Ellis, Kathleen White and Kathy Norris. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Earl Graham, Ralph Cole, John Henson, Johnny Holder, Luther McKeehan, Randal Lewis, Kenneth Lowe, Truman Clark, Jack Perkins and Barry Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen and Gary Morrell, Edwin Taylor, Wes White, L.D. Livingston, Jerry Campbell, Bart Hawkins, M.E. Fair, Rondal Lowe, Allen Richardson, Kim Richardson, Don Tetrick, nephews and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class of Poplar Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Poplar Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 2829 Highway 91, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence L. Sligar

11/01/99

   Clarence L. Sligar, 88, 115 W. Holston Avenue, Johnson City, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Sligar was a native of Knoxville. He lived in Baltimore, Md., for over 10 years and had resided for the remainder of his life in Johnson City. He was a son of the late Samuel E. and Dora Radcliff Sligar and was also preceded in death by his wife, Annis Cope Sligar, in 1977, and two sisters.

   Mr. Sligar was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in World War II. He was a retired mechanic, having worked for Anderson Chevrolet in Baltimore for many years. He attended the Lynnwood Christian Church.

   Survivors include three sisters, Mary Shepard, Elizabethton, Bessie Harvel, Knoxville, and Idia Cable, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SLIGAR -- Funeral services for Clarence L. Sligar, 88, 115 W. Holston Avenue, Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Mr. Henry Reynolds officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Monte Vista Burial Park. Those attending the service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Friends and family members will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Marion W. Strickler

11/01/99

   Mrs. Marion Wibe Strickler, 85, 197 Floyd Hodges Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Banner Elk, N.C., following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Strickler was a native of Falmouth, Maine, having lived in Roan Mountain since 1989. She was the granddaughter of the late Christina and Christian Wibe, and the daughter of her late mother and stepfather, Kathryn and John Dalton.

   Mrs. Strickler was a retired registered nurse and a member of the Roan Mountain Seventh Day Adventist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Howard Metcalfe, Roan Mountain; a sister, Barbara Taylor, Spokane, Wash.; two brothers, Phillip Dalton, Lithia Springs, Ga., and Robert Dalton, North Augusta, S.C.; three grandsons, Corey Metcalfe, Atlanta, Ga., Ronnie Rogers, Banner Elk, N.C., and Kirk Rogers, Athens; several great-grandchildren; and an aunt, Marie Wibe Moore, Port Orange, Fla.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

   STRICKLER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Marion Wibe Strickler, 85, 197 Floyd Hodges Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Elder Hoyet Taylor and Elder Lewis Norwood officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Charlotte Smith. Interment will follow in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Kirk Rogers, Ronnie Rogers, Corey Metcalfe, Greg Dalton, Howard Metcalfe and Lewis Norwood. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Dalton, Phillip Dalton, Hoyet Taylor, Alex Dalton and Danny Vance. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Community Services of Roan Mountain Seventh Day Adventist Church, 265 Heaton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, Tenn. 37687. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home from 10:30 until noon Wednesday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Doris T. Summers

11/01/99

   Doris Taylor Summers, 81, 1101 King Richard Boulevard, Johnson City, died Friday, October 29, 1999, at her residence.

   Mrs. Summers was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and a daughter of the late Lines R. and Blanche Hyder Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Summers, in 1981, and a sister.

   Mrs. Summers was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of Carter County Bank and had been an active volunteer at the Johnson City Medical Center.

   Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Summers, Johnson City; a son, Rab Summers, Johnson City; four grandchildren, Deborah Richardson, Atlanta, Ga., Jim Richardson, Lena Summers and Grant Summers, all of Johnson City; and a great-grandchild, Lauren Richardson, Johnson City.

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

   SUMMERS -- Funeral services for Doris Taylor Summers, 81, 1101 King Richard Boulevard, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Episcopal Church with Rev. Frank M. Cooper officiating. Committal services and interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers will be Guy Wilson, Jim Hunter, Tom McKee, Sam Taylor, Ben Hall and Gary Presnell. Honorary pallbearers will be the Carter County Bank Board of Directors. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. John's Episcopal Church Capital Campaign, 500 N. Roan Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601, or to the Johnson City Medical Center Children's Hospital, 1021 W. Oakland Avenue, Suite 103, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.


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