December 1999

 

Charlie (Charles E.) Bullock
12/31/99

   Mr. Charlie (Charles E.) Bullock, 72, formerly of 549 Bunker Hill Rd., Bluff City, died Thursday, December 30, 1999, in the Bristol Nursing Home, following an extended illness.

   Mr. Miller was a native of Sullivan County, TN and the son of the late Tom and Bertha Shepherd Bullock. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jean Bullock, January 1, 1997, a son, Chuckie Bullock, a granddaughter, Chasity Deloach and a brother, Bobby Joe Bullock.

   Mr. Bullock was a retired carpenter was a member of the Bunker Hill Christian Church.

   Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law: Lora and Robert Kistner, Bristol, VA; Susie and Conley Perry and Carol and Eddie Deloach, all of Bluff City and Janie And Steve Glover, Thomasville, NC; one bother, James Clyde "Andy" Bullock, Bluff City; three sisters: Joyce Hardin, Elizabethton, Evelyn Fox and Peggy Scalf, both of Bluff City; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BULLOCK-- Funeral services for Mr. Charlie (Charles E.) Bullock, 72, formerly of 549 Bunker Hill Road, Bluff City, who died Thursday, in the Bristol Nursing Home will be held at 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 31, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Ernie Depew and Mr. Denny Scalf, ministers officiating. Grave side services and interment will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 1, 2000, in the Jones Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Captain Lynn H. Folsom, VFW Post 2166. Active pallbearers will be Denny Scalf, Kenny Hardin, Tommy Scalf, Kenneth White, Dallas Sams, Kim Perry and Lawrence Perry. Everyone will meet at the Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 31, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of the daughters, Susie Perry, 328 Perry Rd., Bluff City or Lora Kistner, 306 Pearl St., Bristol, VA, at anytime. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

 

Jane Pearman Slagle Miller
12/31/99

   Mrs. Jane Pearman Slagle Miller, 68, 122 Solomon Lane, Johnson City died Wednesday, December 29, 1999 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an extended illness.

   Mrs. Miller was a native of Carter County. She was a daughter of the late Jack and Leone Ruth Roberson Pearman and was also preceded in death by her first husband, John L. Slagle, October 11, 1972.

   Mrs. Miller was a 1949 graduate of Happy Valley High School and a graduate of East Tennessee State College, School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse and retired from the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in 1988, where was she was employed for a number of years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.

   Survivors include her husband Clifford E. Miller. One step-son and his wife: Joseph C. and Sonya Miller, Watauga. Two brothers and sisters-in-law: Jack and June Pearman and Jerry and Kaye Pearman, all of Johnson City. Two step-grandchildren: Jordan and Sydney Miller; two uncles, six aunts and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MILLER -- Funeral services for Jane Pearman Slagle Miller, 68, 122 Solomon Lane, Johnson City who died Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Interment will be Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Wycliffe Busch officiating. Mr. John Bunn will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be nephews: Rick Pearman, David Pearman, Jason Pearman, Allen Collins, William McKee, Jack Burchfield and Jered Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert grindstaff, Dr. Jeff Farrow, the staff of ICU and the Emergency Room of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home Friends may also call at he residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Miller to the Elevator Fund, First Baptist Church, 212 East F Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

John C. Humphreys
12/30/99

   John Clyde Humphreys, 80, of Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, December 28, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Humphreys was a native of Tennessee and had lived most of his life in Watauga. He was a son of the late John C. and Cora Keller Humphreys and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Teresia Humphreys, his first wife, Elsie Sweeten Humphreys, three brothers and a sister.

   Mr. Humphreys had been an owner-operator of a construction company and was a Veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Watauga Christian Church.

   Survivors include three sons, Billy Humphreys, Orlando, Fla., Donnie Humphreys, Dallas, Texas, and Jeff Humphreys, Akron, Ohio; three brothers, Harold Humphreys, Dallas, Texas, Lonnie Humphreys and Bruce Humphreys, both of Johnson City; and a sister, Phillis H. Hayden, Lexington, Ky. Ten 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.

   HUMPHREYS -- Funeral services for John Clyde Humphreys, 80, of Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday from the North Chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home with Brother Tony Duncan officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A committal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Janie P. Miller
12/30/99

   Mrs. Janie Pearman Miller, 122 Solomon Lane, Johnson City, died Wednesday, December 29, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Lee Street
12/30/99

   Lee Street, 89, formerly of 443 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, December 29, 1999, at Pine Ridge Health Care Center, Elizabethton, following an extended illness.

   Mr. Street was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Joseph and Sarah Crain Street. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.

   Mr. Street was of the Free Will Baptist Faith and was a retired employee of Beaunit Fibers.

   Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Gardner, Janice Dugger and Wanda Gay Barnett, all of Roan Mountain; a son, Dennis Lee Street, Johnson City; and a sister, Frankie Campbell, Johnson City. Nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   STREET -- Funeral services for Lee Street, 89, formerly of 443 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Richard Blevins and Mr. Richard Moorhouse officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Street Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the home of a daughter, Janice Dugger, 443 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Street to their favorite charity. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Friday for the graveside services. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Charlie C. Maupin
12/29/99

   ATHENS, Ga. -- Charlie C. Maupin, 81, died Sunday, December 26, 1999, in Atlanta, Ga., after a brief illness.

   Mr. Maupin graduated from Elizabethton High School, the University of Georgia, and Peabody College in Nashville. He was a Veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army.

   Mr. Maupin was a retired teacher and coach in the Atlanta Public School System for 30 years, teaching and coaching at North Fulton High School. He was a Charter Member of the Brookhaven Lion Club and a member of Brookhaven United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School Teacher.

   He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Walter K. Maupin.

   Surviving family members include his wife, Martha Jane Brown Maupin, Atlanta, Ga.; a son, Andy Maupin, Lawrenceville, Ga.; three sisters, Hazel Campbell and Betty Shouse, both of Elizabethton, and Dot Brady, Conover, N.C.; and two brothers, George Maupin and Jim Maupin, both of Elizabethton. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

   Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bridges Chapel with Rev. Pat Southerland and Rev. Carol Fox officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Reid Kasper, Robby Kasper, Ken Maupin, Ricky Williams, Greg Mabry, Al Goldsmith and Adam Drake. Family members will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Williams, 1141 Twin Lakes Road, Athens, Ga. 30606.

   Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, Ga., (706) 543-2551, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Maudine Bunting
12/28/99

   Mrs. Maudine Bunting, 64, 321 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 27, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Bunting was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late George and Mae Laws Fritts. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Dana Fritts.

   Mrs. Bunting had lived in Elizabethton for the past 35 years. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

   Survivors include her husband, Mack D. Bunting, of the home; three daughters and a son-in-law, Lynn and Ben Stout, Butler, Terri Bunting and Lesa McLaughlin, both of Elizabethton; and two sisters, Edith Cano, San Diego, Calif., and Ruth Simcox, Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BUNTING -- Funeral services for Mrs. Maudine Bunting, 64, 321 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery (Johnson County). Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence, 321 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Suzanne K. Mosier
12/28/99

   Suzanne K. Mosier, 51, 3613 Martindale Drive, Johnson City, died Sunday, December 26, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Mosier was a native of Lansing, Mich., and had lived in Johnson City for the last 26 years. She was a daughter of Iolene Fox Holland, Grand Ledge, Mich., and the late John Holland.

   Mrs. Mosier was a homemaker and an Avon Representative.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Haskel Mosier; a daughter, Molly Mosier, Johnson City; three sons, John Mosier, Greeneville, Thomas Parkes, Jonesborough, and Brian Parkes, Johnson City; and a sister, Debbie Proctor, Grand Ledge, Mich. Four 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.

   MOSIER -- Funeral services for Suzanne K. Mosier, 51, 3613 Martindale Drive, Johnson City, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Hagan McClellan officiating. Interment will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Joe Toth, Keith Langett, Marlin Hyatt, Ronnie Deloach, Joe Roberts, Buddy Vaughn, Scott Hughes, Mike Garland and Fred Mosier. 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, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Harry R. Pearce
12/28/99

   Harry R. Pearce, 82, 421 Tollett Street, Hampton, died Sunday, December 26, 1999, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Medical Center, Mountain Home, after a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Pearce was a native of Elizabethton and had lived most of his life in Hampton. He was a son of the late Joseph P. and Mary Brumitt Pearce and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Johnson Pearce, in 1970, a son, Richard "Ricky" Pearce, in 1974, and a granddaughter, Harriett Denise Shepard.

   Mr. Pearce was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens and a member of Hampton First Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Joann Carden Pearce, of the home; a son, Joseph Leslie Pearce, of the home; a daughter, Loretta A. Pearce, Hampton; a stepdaughter, Debra Ann Howe, Kingsport; a stepson, James Daniel Ellis, Elizabethton; a sister, Lela Williams, Hampton; a grandchild, Irene McClellan, Hampton; and three great-grandchildren, Tabitha Ann McClellan, Brandy McClellan and Roy McClellan Jr., all of Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

   PEARCE -- Funeral services for Harry R. Pearce, 82, 421 Tollett Street, Hampton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Haskel Ingram and Rev. James Archer officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Jennifer Crabtree, soloist, and Mrs. Shelia Woods, pianist. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Dale Largent, Roger Livingston, Danny Howell, Jim Thomas, Albert Deloach and Richard Arnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Pearce, Red Glover and members of the Adult Men Sunday School Class of Hampton First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence of Mrs. Joann Pearce, 421 Tollett Street, Hampton, Loretta A. Pearce, 419 Tollett Street, Hampton, or Irene McClellan, 519 Highway 321, Hampton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 

Walter D. Shoun
12/28/99

   (Ret. U.S. Navy) Walter D. Shoun, 61, P.O. Box 72, Collinsville, Miss., died Sunday, December 26, 1999, at the home of his brother, Henry Shoun, 123 Liberty Hollow Road, Elizabethton, following an extended illness.

   Mr. Shoun was a native of McDowell County, W.Va., and had lived in Collinsville, Miss., for 27 years. He was the son of the late Clarence and Elva Perry Shoun and was also preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Shoun, October 16, 1997.

   Mr. Shoun was retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years, having served two tours in the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post of Meridian, Miss.

   Survivors include four brothers and five sisters-in-law, Max and Viola Shoun, Anawalt, W.Va., Glen and Judy Shoun, Jenkinjones, W.,Va., Doug and Patricia Shoun, Kearnysville, W.Va., Henry and Grace Shoun, Elizabethton, and Peggy Shoun, Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and James Bryant, High Point, N.C.; and extended family, Claudine Harwell, Collinsville, Miss. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SHOUN -- Graveside services for (Ret. U.S. Navy) Walter D. Shoun, 61, P.O. Box 72, Collinsville, Miss., who died Sunday at the home of his brother, Henry Shoun, 123 Liberty Hollow Road, Elizabethton, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with the V.A. Chaplain officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Asheville Naval Reserve and the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Max Shoun, Glen Shoun, Doug Shoun, Henry Shoun, John White and Bobby Wilson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Mary G. Cable
12/27/99

   Mary G. Cable, 77, 118 Rye Branch Road, Butler, died Thursday, December 23, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Cable was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Carley M. and Alice Morgan Guy. She was also preceded in death by three children, James Ralph, Carroll Paul and Glenda Sue Cable; two brothers, Alfred E. and Franklin R. Guy; a sister, Hettie Hartley; and a daughter-in-law, Gacie Cable.

   Mrs. Cable was a member of Piney Grove Church of Christ. She was a retired employee of TRW of Boone, N.C,

   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Carl and Betty Cable, Butler, and Opal Cable, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Wilma and Elmer Dugger, Butler; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Wilma Guy, Butler, and C.M. and Peggy Guy, Abilene, Texas, a sister, Callie Whaley, Royal Oak, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Terry Cable, Joseph Dugger, Jackie Dugger, Nicholas Dugger, Sherry Range, Renee Payne and Lora Harris; seven great-grandchildren, Shannon and Corey McKinney, Daniel and Kelly Dugger, Heather Cable, Brittany Cable Range and Morgan Payne; and two sisters-in-law, Edith Guy, Royal Oak, Mich., and Maxine Guy, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

 

William H. Gibbs
12/27/99

   William Howard Gibbs, 77, of Johnson City, (formerly of Roan Mountain), died Friday, December 24, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Gibbs was a native of Roan Mountain and the son of the late James and Rosa Brown Gibbs.

   Mr. Gibbs was a retired employee of Snap-on Tools. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae Ollis Gibbs, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Sanford Neil and Sue Ann Gibbs, Piney Flats; a daughter and son-in-law, Zelma and Fredric Stephen Proffitt, Knoxville; a sister, Nell Shell, Roan Mountain; two granddaughters, Jennifer Kelly Proffitt, Los Angeles, Calif., and Andrea Truan and her husband, Jon, Knoxville; two stepgrandsons; and a sister-in-law, Edith Gibbs, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   GIBBS -- Funeral services for William Howard Gibbs, 77, of Johnson City, (formerly of Roan Mountain), who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Randy English, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gibbs Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Wayne Gibbs, Ray Gibbs, Steve Proffitt, Jon Truan, Chris Ollis Sr., Chris Ollis Jr., Wayne Helms and Brian Helms. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Gilmer R. Smith Sr.
12/23/99

   Gilmer R. Smith Sr., 93, 166 Smith Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 21, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Smith was a native of Banner, Va., and the son of the late Charlie James and Mattie Horne Smith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Perry Smith, March 5, 1999, and a son, Gilmer R. Smith Jr.

   Mr. Smith had lived in Elizabethton since 1932. He was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church.

   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia "Pat" Nave, Mt. Carmel, and Vickie and Fred McCray, Jonesborough; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Kaye Smith, Elizabethton; two brothers, Harry L. Smith Sr., Johnson City, and Carl A. Smith, Jacksonville, Fla.; and two sisters, Hazel Noel, Coeburn, Va., and Violet Carrico, Sandy Ridge, Va. Seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.

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

   SMITH -- Funeral services for Gilmer R. Smith Sr., 93, 166 Smith Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Steven Meyerhoff officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Miller and Horace Broome. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Alice B. Colley
12/22/99

   Alice B. Colley, 88, 302 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 20, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Colley was a native of Plasterco, Va., and the daughter of the late Lon and Ida Montgomery Boyd. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James D. Colley, in 1958, a son, Jimmy Colley, August 14, 1996, three brothers and a sister.

   Mrs. Colley had lived in Elizabethton most of her life. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William and Dottie Colley, Durham, N.C.; a sister, Ida "Bish" Cahill, Saltville, Va.; two grandchildren, William L. Colley Jr., Durham, N.C., and Debra Crocker, Easley, S.C.; and three great-grandchildren, Ashley Crocker and Lindsay Lesley, both of Easley, S.C., and Morgan Blanche Colley, Durham, N.C. Two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   COLLEY -- Funeral services for Alice B. Colley, 88, 302 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Kenneth LaDuke and Rev. Jon Davidson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Gary Boyd, Bolden Boyd, William Boyd, Milton Boyd, Ronnie Davidson, John Boyd, Sam Boyd, Wesley Davidson and C.W Davidson. 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 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 302 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Arthur S. Smith
12/22/99

   Arthur Sneller Smith, of Kingsport, Champion of the Environment, died Monday, December 20, 1999, at Holston Valley Hospital after complications of surgery.

   Mr. Smith was a native of White Springs, Fla., and graduated from the University of Florida. He served as Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, then worked as a chemical engineer at Tennessee Eastman Company from 1945 until his retirement in 1976.

   Mr. Smith was an ardent environmentalist and dedicated the last 23 years of his life to furthering environmental progress.

   Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Smith; two sisters, Marjorie Smith Fiske and Sally Mae Smith Sirmans; and three nephews, Barry Fiske, Darrell Fiske and Gregory Fiske.

   The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Cherokee Forest Voices Arthur Smith Memorial Fund, c/o Dean Whitworth, Treasurer, 698 Carfie Bunton Lane, Butler, Tenn. 37640.

   A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Kingsport.

   Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, (423) 378-3134, Kingsport, is serving the Smith Family.

Ernest T. Shultz
12/22/99

   Ernest T. Shultz, 80, 313 East "D" Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 21, 1999, at his residence following a sudden illness.

   Mr. Shultz was a lifetime resident of Carter County and a son of the late Harry C. and Annie McCloud Shultz. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, William, Earl, Paul and Tommy Shultz.

   Mr. Shultz was a retired employee of American Bemberg Corporation and a World War II Army Veteran. He was a member and usher of First Baptist Church and a member of the Four Square Sunday School Class. He was a member of the American Legion Watauga Post #49.

   Survivors include a sister, Mary S. Chambers, Elizabethton; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Shultz, Lenoir City., Tenn., Mary Lloyd Shultz and Dean Shultz, both of Elizabethton; a niece, Rachael Ann Shultz, Manassas, Va.; and a nephew, Billy Shultz, Lenoir City, Tenn.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

   SHULTZ -- Funeral services for Ernest T. Shultz, 80, 313 East "D" Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be by John Bunn, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Masonic Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be John L. Bowers Jr., Reece Cole, Jimmy Smith, Bill Grindstaff, John Wiggins, William Shultz, Billy Shultz and Bruce Noles. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Four Square Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, members of the American Legion Watauga Post #49, friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go the cemetery. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Vision 2000, 212 East "F" Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of Mrs. Mary Chambers, 605 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Alice B. Colley
12/21/99

   Alice B. Colley, 88, 302 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 20, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

Lester G. Duchane Sr.
12/21/99

   Lester G. Duchane Sr., 84, 120 Ezee Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 20, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mr. Duchane was a native of Chicago, Ill., and the son of the late George and Clara Timm Duchane. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Leske Duchane, and a brother, LeRoy Duchane.

   Mr. Duchane was a retired office worker of the Budweiser Corporation.

   Survivors include two sons, Lester G. Duchane Jr., Boze, Mont., and Russell Duchane, Elizabethton; two daughters, Rosemary Duchane, Moline, Ill., and Sandra O'Day, Chicago, Ill.; and a nephew, Robert Duchane, Denver, Colo. Nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive.

   Funeral services will be conducted in Chicago, Ill., under the direction of the DeNicolo-Lesniak Funeral Home, 5734 W. Diversey Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60639 (773) 889-0115.

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

Aven G. Ketchem
12/21/99

   Aven G. Ketchem, 78, 419 Caleb Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 19, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Ketchem was a native of Bluefield, W.Va., and the son of the late George Denney and Katie Holdren Ketchem. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Andrea K. Ketchem.

   Mr. Ketchem was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. He was a Disabled American Veteran and a member of the VFW Post #2166. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Ketchem, of the home; a son, Richard Ketchem, of the home; four sisters, Shirley Carder, Elizabethton, Anna Lee Ferren, Taylor, Mich., Irene Bates, Phoenix, Ariz., and Clara M. Lyons, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and two brothers, Arvin "Toad" Ketchem, Elizabethton, and Ervin Ketchem, Watauga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   KETCHEM -- Funeral services for Aven G. Ketchem, 78, 419 Caleb Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Kenneth Jones officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Pleasant Beach Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Josh Culver, Chris Julian, Scott McIntosh, Tucker Kardos, Gordon Lewis, Billy Bob Garrison, Duane Potter and Vernon Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold McEwen, Steve Kardos, Kenneth Jones, Harold Mains, Jim Forgey and Rev. Mack Turner. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Shirley S. Perkins
12/21/99

   Mrs. Shirley Shell Perkins, 82, formerly of Route 3, Box 809, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, December 19, 1999, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C., following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Perkins was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Hubert and Faithie Shell. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, three brothers and two grandchildren.

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

   Survivors include her husband, Paris "Jake" Perkins, Roan Mountain; four sons, Gary Perkins, Rodney Perkins and Joe "JC" Perkins, all of Hampton, and Dexter Perkins, Roan Mountain; three daughters, Wanda Frye, Roan Mountain, Deloris Shelton, Jonesborough, and Faye Philyaw, Granite Falls, N.C.; three brothers, Kell Shell, Shawnee, Kansas, Conley Shell and Dale Shell, both of Roan Mountain; and three sisters, Arlys Higgins, Nell Roark and Ruth Ponds, all of Roan Mountain. Twenty-four grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   PERKINS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Shell Perkins, 82, formerly of Route 3, Box 809, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with Rev. Jim Storie and Rev. Keith Gwyn officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Charlotte Smith, organist, and The Victory Singers. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Perkins Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons: Ray Blair, Johnny Hicks, Keith Perkins, David Perkins, James Bowers, Timothy Perkins and Samuel Perkins. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Roan Highlands Nursing Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Wanda Frye, Roan Mountain, any time. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 North Boone Street, Suite 1050, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

James L. Reynolds
12/21/99

   James Lynn Reynolds, 82, 2328 West G Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 19, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mr. Reynolds was a native of Englewood, Tenn., and a son of the late James Michael and Octavia Patty Reynolds. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Maxie Marie Goodson Reynolds, May 22, 1997, and by two brothers and two sisters.

   Mr. Reynolds had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. He was a 1940 graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He retired from Beaunit Fibers Corporation after 26 years of service as a mechanical engineer. He was also a farmer.

   Mr. Reynolds was a member of the Manilla Chapel Baptist Church in Englewood, but attended Watauga Point United Methodist Church of Elizabethton.

   Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Killen, Gray, and four sons, William L. Reynolds and John T. Reynolds, both of Elizabethton, Robert J. Reynolds, Gray, and James O. Reynolds, Johnson City. Eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   REYNOLDS -- Funeral services for James Lynn Reynolds, 82, 2328 West G Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. C. Mack Turner Jr. and Rev. Mack Houston officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and friends attending the service. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 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.

Mary E. Byrd
12/20/99

   Mrs. Mary Evelyn Byrd, 77, Tallapoosa, Ga., died there Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999.

   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late James and Manassie Fair. She was a 1940 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jonas Byrd.

   Survivors include a son, Jerry Byrd; and a daughter, Monica, both of Tallapoosa.

   Funeral and burial were held Nov. 28 in Tallapoosa, Ga.

   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

 

Lonnie M. Harvey
12/20/99

   Mrs. Lonnie M. Harvey, age 77, 122 Spears Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following brief illness.

   Mrs. Harvey was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Nat and Lena Lewis Shoun. She was preceded in death by a son, Danny P. Harvey, in 1999, and by one brother and one sister.

   She was a retired employee of Beaunit Fibers with 10 years of service. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Orville P. Harvey, of the home; one brother, Harlan Stout, Potosi, Mo., three sisters: Ruth Davis, Panama City, Fla.; and Pauline Nidiffer and Vada Street, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HARVEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lonnie M. Harvey, age 77, 122 Spears Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Donnie Davenport officiating. Music will be by Sue Hamm, pianist/soloist. Graveside service and interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Richard Pilk, Aaron Glover, Steve Davenport, Mike Williams, Doug Bradley, Tim Pilk, Bob Hamm, Joe Carr and John Waycaster. Honorary pallbearers will be the Ladies Senior Sunday School Class of Harmony Baptist Church. To those who desire, memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church, 130 Keenburg Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel (423)-543-5544), is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 

Louise Lindsay
12/20/99

   Louise Lindsay, 92, formerly of 1801 Field Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at Hermitage Nursing Home following an extended illness.

   A native of Columbus, Ga., she was the daughter of John W. and Sarah Stripling Mitchell. Mrs. Lindsay had lived in Elizabethton since 1976. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence A. Lindsay, Nov. 17, 1946, and one brother, John Mitchell, Jr.

   She was a member of Doe River Baptist Church.

   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. James "Jim" and Mary Louise Lindsay, Elizabethton; one sister, Carolyn Howard, Fort Mitchell, Ala.; three granddaughters: Robyn Wilson, Kingsport; Laura Norris, Elizabethton; and Sarah Preston, Athens, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren: Beth and Chris Wilson, Kingsport; and Lindsay Norris, Elizabethton; three sisters-in-law: Gurleen Mitchell, Columbus, Ga.; Ruth Gordy, Columbus, Ga.; and Martha Gordy, Graceville, Fla.; and one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Keith and Ima Jean Lindsay, Columbus, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   LINDSAY -- Funeral services for Louise Lindsay, 92, formerly of 1801 Field Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. William L. Swafford officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gary Rice. Graveside and interment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at the Chapel of the Pines, Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Ga. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the home of her son, the Rev. Jim Lindsay, 1801 Field Road, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Doe River Baptist Church, 113 Avon Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Helena A. Spitzer
12/20/99

   Helena Arnett Spitzer, 85, 1001 Markham Circle, Roanoke, Va., died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, at South Roanoke Nursing Home following an extended illness.

   A native of Carter County, Mrs. Spitzer had lived in Roanoke for the last 40 years. She was the daughter of the late W.H. and Alice Miller Arnett. She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

   Mrs. Spitzer was of the Baptist faith. She was a retired employee of the Macke Co.

   Survivors include her husband, Wilson B. Spitzer, Roanoke; one daughter, Connie Spitzer, Rocky Mount, Va.; one brother, Guy Arnett, Evans, Ga.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

   SPITZER -- Graveside services for Helena Arnett Spitzer, 85, 1001 Markham Circle, Roanoke, Va., who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Everyone will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 554, Roanoke, VA 24003-0554; or Gentle Sheperd Hospice, 4040 Franklin Road, S.W., Roanoke, VA 24014; or the American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Avenue, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel (423)-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.


Joey A. Braswell
12/17/99

   Joey Allen Braswell, 31, 204 Allen Street, Bloomington, Ill., died there Friday, December 10, 1999.
   Mr. Braswell was a native of Carter County and had lived a short time in Illinois. He attended Bible Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
Mr. Braswell was preceded in death by his father, William Donald Braswell Sr.
   Survivors include a daughter, Christy Jo Braswell, of Illinois; his mother and stepfather, Mary and Dewey Hale, 230 Jack Bradley Road, Elizabethton; three sisters, Mary Ann Blevins, Maude Buchanan and Gerry Braswell, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, William Braswell Jr., Hampton, and Charles Morton, Hickory, N.C.; and his special friends, Wendy and Gregg Mann.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   BRASWELL -- Graveside services and interment for Joey Allen Braswell, 31, 304 Allen Street, Bloomington, Ill., who died Friday, December 10, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Stevens Cemetery, Hampton, with Rev. James Murray officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother and stepfather, Mary and Dewey Hale, 230 Jack Bradley Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Luthenia G. Garland
12/17/99

   Luthenia G. Garland, 94, formerly of Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 15, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Garland was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late William Harrison and Sarah Jane Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raleigh Garland, in 1968, and by five sisters, five brothers and a granddaughter.
   Mrs. Garland had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church.
   Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Helen and R.M. Tester, Elizabethton, Loretta Lowe, Elizabethton, Lillie and Lewis Burke, Centreville, Va., and Patsy and Earl Coup, Damascus, Md., and three sons and daughters-in-law, Willard and Viola Garland, Crawford and Glenda Garland and Lynson and Linda Garland, all of Elizabethton. Thirteen grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a great-great- granddaughter, 11 stepgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   GARLAND -- Funeral services for Luthenia G. Garland, 94, formerly of Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bill Ferguson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Edwin Taylor. Interment will follow at Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard Lewis, Harold Hicks, Dr. Eugene Galloway, Clyde Harper, Edwin Taylor and Bill Shoun. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Roland D. McKinney
12/17/99

   Roland D. McKinney, 60, 104 Scalf Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, December 14, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
Mr. McKinney was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Phillip and Rose Hyder McKinney. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Alzora Morton, February 7, 1982.
   Mr. McKinney was retired due to disability as a carpenter. He was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church and was a Veteran of the United States Air Force.
   Survivors include his wife, Velma Huskins McKinney; two daughters, Sherry McKinney and Lena Michelle McKinney, both of the home; four sisters, Rometta Barnett, Hampton, Wanda Stevens, Roan Mountain, Zelda Estep, Elizabethton, and Phyllis Houser, Elk Park, N.C.; three brothers, Ronda McKinney, Barney McKinney and Ronnie McKinney, all of Hampton; and a granddaughter, Savanah Gobble, of the home. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Roland D. McKinney, 60, 104 Scalf Road, Hampton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dexter Brummitt and Rev. B.F. McKinney Jr. officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the McKinney Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, will be Ed Chambers, Jackey McMahan, Larry McKinney, Sam McKinney, Jim Holtsclaw, Tim Willis, Vaughn Simerly Jr., Curtis Hyder, Dannie McKinney, Eddie Morton and Todd McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be his host of friends. 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 10:20 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Edgar D. Miller
12/17/99

   Edgar Dana Miller, 74, 477 Pine Hill Road, Bluff City, died Wednesday, December 15, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center of an apparent heart attack.
   Mr. Miller was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late Edgar Dewey and Maggie Smith Miller. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Sherrill Miller and Wayne Miller.
Mr. Miller was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church but attended the Blessed Redeemer Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Florence Morris Miller; a son, Danny Ray Miller, Piney Flats; a daughter, Sharon Winstead, New Ellington, S.C.; five brothers, J. Harold Miller, Gray, P.H. Miller, Aiken, S.C., William D. Miller, Morristown, Marvin Miller, Oneida, and Layton Miller, Bluff City; two sisters, Martha Lyons and LouElla Pierce, both of Bluff City; and four grandsons, Josh Gouge, Chris Miller, Matt Miller and Dustin Miller. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MILLER -- Funeral services for Edgar Dana Miller, 74, 477 Pine Hill Road, Bluff City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mike Sproles, Rev. David Bowers and Mr. James Harold Miller officiating. Eddie and Susan Smith will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sunrise Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Howard Cross, Tex Scalf, Buster Lilly, Mark Pierce, Greg Morris, Larry Dixon, Billy Wayne Miller and Harvey Tester. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Lyons, Fred Lowery, Raymond Caudill, Paul Hodge, Howard Buck, G.L. Sharpe and James Morton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred C. Lewis
12/16/99

   Mildred Cable Lewis, 92, Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, died Tuesday, December 14, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Lewis was a native of Hampton and had lived in Johnson City since 1925. She was a daughter of the late Levi Calvin and Judy Ann Hyder Cable and was also preceded in death by her husband, James Cody Lewis, in 1995, two brothers and six sisters.

   Mrs. Lewis was a homemaker and at one time had been employed by the Mountain Home Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She had been a Cub Scout den mother and was an active member of Locust Street Church of Christ for over 75 years.

   Survivors include a son, James Richard Lewis, Johnson City; a daughter, Barbara Kincheloe, Sevierville; and eight grandchildren, Bill Kincheloe, Jonesborough, Jan Mobley, Kingsport, Melany Looper, Ft. Myers, Fla., Carl Kincheloe, Bristol, Steve Hendrix, Arvada, Colo., Beth Baudinot, Granite Falls, N.C., Nancy Osman, Brentwood, and Susan Lewis, Nashville. Ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   LEWIS -- Funeral services for Mildred Cable Lewis, 92, Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Mr. Mike Bradford officiating. Interment will follow services at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Appalachian Christian Village, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Roland D. McKinney
12/16/99

   Roland D. McKinney, 60, 104 Scalf Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, December 14, 1999, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.

   Mr. McKinney was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Phillip and Rose Hyder McKinney. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Alzora Morton, February 7, 1982.

   Mr. McKinney was retired due to disability as a carpenter. He was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church and was a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

   Survivors include his wife, Velma Huskins McKinney; two daughters, Sherry McKinney and Lena Michelle McKinney, both of the home; four sisters, Rometta Barnett, Hampton, Wanda Stevens, Roan Mountain, Zelda Estep, Elizabethton, and Phyllis Houser, Elk Park, N.C.; three brothers, Ronda McKinney, Barney McKinney and Ronnie McKinney, all of Hampton; and a granddaughter, Savanah Gobble, of the home. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Roland D. McKinney, 60, 104 Scalf Road, Hampton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dexter Brummitt and Rev. B.F. McKinney Jr. officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the McKinney Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, will be Ed Chambers, Jackey McMahan, Larry McKinney, Sam McKinney, Jim Holtsclaw, Tim Willis, Vaughn Simerly Jr., Curtis Hyder, Dannie McKinney, Eddie Morton and Todd McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be his host of friends. 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 10:20 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Geneva D. Riddle
12/16/99

   Geneva D. Riddle, 79, 109 Ralph Street, Johnson City, died Tuesday, December 14, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Riddle was a native of Plasterco, Va., and had lived in Johnson City most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Acker and Mintie Clear Davidson and was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Riddle, in 1983, two brothers and two sisters.

   Mrs. Riddle was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter, Eloise Barrett, Kingsport; two sons, Curtis Riddle, Elizabethton, and Thomas Riddle, Johnson City; and three sisters, Mary Bare, Meadowview, Va., Christine Davidson, Abingdon, Va., and Agnes Hagger, Sterling, Ill. Eleven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   RIDDLE -- Funeral services for Geneva D. Riddle, 79, 109 Ralph Street, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Beach Baptist Church, Elizabethton, with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers will be Chris Barrett, Richard Riddle, Clyde Riddle, Curtis Riddle Jr. and Whitney Riddle. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Pleasant Beach Baptist Church, 172 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

 

John R. Wallace
12/16/99

   John Ray Wallace, 92, formerly of 1317 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 14, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a brief illness.

   Mr. Wallace was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Daniel S. and Mary Alice Stout Wallace. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eddie Lowe Wallace, January 9, 1998, four sisters and three brothers.

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

   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Roberta and Landon Campbell and Phyllis and John Williams, all of Elizabethton, and Barbara and Hurshell Scalf, Johnson City; a sister, Pearl Cleveland, Gulf Port, Fla.; a brother, D.S. Wallace, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Sonya Campbell and Shannon Scalf, both of Elizabethton, Sheila Harris, Jonesborough, and Kim Williams, Johnson City; a great-grandson, Brendan Harris, Jonesborough; and a great-granddaughter, Megan Grace Scalf, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WALLACE -- Funeral services for John Ray Wallace, 92, formerly of 1317 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Dave Shorter and Rev. David Wade officiating. Music will be by Herman and Charlotte Crumley, Gloria Winters and Ina Mae Stanbery. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Allen Goodwin, Brendan Harris, Lee Goodwin, Paul Elliott, Mike Wallace and Shannon Scalf. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Roberta Campbell, 123 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Johnny C. Wishon
12/16/99

   Johnny Clay Wishon, 40, 123 Rosenbaum Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 14, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Wishon was a native of Washington County and the son of the late Henry Clay and Doris Evelyn Sluss Wishon.

   Mr. Wishon was a former employee of Metcalf's Tree Service.

   Survivors include two brothers, Eddie Wishon, Nashville, and Richard Wishon, Johnson City; three sisters, Sue Hardin and JoAnn Peters, both of Elizabethton, and Doris Harvey, Johnson City; and his fiance, Patricia Beam, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WISHON -- Funeral services for Johnny Clay Wishon, 40, 123 Rosenbaum Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Mark Birchfield officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Jonesborough. Active pallbearers will be Robert Ellis, Rick Metcalf, Richard Freeman, Kenny Newton, Jerry Miller and Eddie Wishon. Honorary pallbearers will be William Peters, Roger Harvey, Melvin Harris, Junior Wishon and George Crum. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of a sister, JoAnn Peters, 123 Wilson Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Martha S. Brumitt
12/15/99

   Mrs. Martha S. Brumitt, 131 Anderson Road, Johnson City, died Monday, December 13, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center of complications resulting from a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Brumitt was a native of Knoxville and a daughter of the late Edgar and Beatrice Spoon Chrisman.

   Mrs. Brumitt had lived in Ohio for 20 years before coming to Johnson City and Elizabethton. She was a beautician prior to her illness. She attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Bill A. Brumitt; a son, Eddie Brumitt, Johnson City; a daughter, Cheryl Wetzel, Johnson City; a sister, Peggy (Harris) Hale, Johnson City; and three grandchildren, Anna Wetzel, Britton Brumitt and Ashley Brumitt.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   BRUMITT -- Memorial services for Mrs. Martha Sue Brumitt, 131 Anderson Road, Johnson City, who died Monday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be provided by Dean Palmer. Inurnment will be in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. It was Mrs. Brumitt's request to be cremated. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Brumitt to the American Diabetes Association, Tenn. Affiliate, Inc., 4004 Hillsboro Road, Suite B-216, Nashville, Tenn. 37215. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Martha C. Church
12/15/99

   Martha Cordell Church, 73, 1323 Lynnwood Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, December 13, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Church was a native of Pochontas, W. Va., and the daughter of the late Sam and Anna Gumm Cordell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl C. Church, March 27, 1981, four sisters and a brother.

   Mrs. Church was a member of East River Park Christian Church. She was a retired employee of Sprint-United Telephone Company where she worked for 35 years.

   Survivors include a daughter, Connie White, Johnson City; a grandson, Brandon White, of the home; two brothers, Russell Cordell and James Cordell, both of Appomattox, Va.; a sister, Gertie Fields, Grants Pass, Ore.; special nieces, Gail Hicks, Linda Collins, Patty Gernt, Sharon Davenport and Martha Ann Lyons, all of Elizabethton; a special nephew, Steven Davenport, Elizabethton; an honorary grandmother of Whitney Lyons, Nathaniel and Maggie Davenport, Elizabethton. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   CHURCH -- A service of remembrance for Martha Cordell Church, 73, 1323 Lynnwood Drive, Johnson City, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Calvin Ross officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Johnson-Roanview Cemetery, Roan Mountain, with Mr. John Smith, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be retired employees of Sprint-United Telephone Company, Eugene Bowers, friends and neighbors of the Buck Mountain community and Jug Church. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Howard B. Stevens
12/15/99

   Howard B. Stevens, 82, 184 Brown's Branch Road, Hampton, died unexpectedly Monday, December 13, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Stevens was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Charlie and Julia Davis Stevens. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Smith Stevens, to whom he was married for 47 years, March 24, 1982, an infant son, four brothers, two sisters, four half-brothers and two half-sisters.

   Mr. Stevens was a member of Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation, having worked there 38 years.

   Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Stevens Miller, Hampton, and Elwanda Stevens, Wanaque, N.J.; two granddaughters, Stephanie Miles Didomenico, Passaic, N.J., and Karin Miles, Kearny, N.J.; two half-brothers, Stanley Stevens, Hampton, and Lawrence Stevens, Elizabethton; and a half-sister, Gladys Simerly, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   STEVENS -- Funeral services for Howard B. Stevens, 82, 184 Brown's Branch Road, Hampton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Rondal Stevens and Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Chariot Trio. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Stevens Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Conley Stevens Jr., Bruce Stevens, Brian Stevens, Doyle Coleman, Larry Coleman and Ford Townsend. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Campbell, Charles Roe, William H. Clark, Sam LaPorte, Frank Bowers and Mack Tolley. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 184 Brown's Branch Road, Hampton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Sharon A. Townsend
12/15/99

   Mrs. Sharon Ann Summie Townsend, 48, of Banner Elk, N.C., died Monday, December 13, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Townsend was a native of Washington County and the daughter of Pearlie Begley Summie, Jonesborough, and the late Orville Summie. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald and Billy Summie.

   Mrs. Townsend was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and was a certified nursing assistant. She was a Baptist.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Mike Townsend, Banner Elk, N.C.; a son, Gary Marcus Shaw II, Butler; a daughter, Nicole Dugger, Butler; a step-daughter, Michelle Townsend, Roan Mountain; two sisters, Joyce Trepanosky, Clearwater, Fla., and Teresa Dixon, Paintsville, Ky.; three brothers, Jimmie Summie, Bobby Summie and David Summie, all of Jonesborough; a grandson, Lane Marcus Shaw, Butler; and a step-granddaughter, Lakken Townsend, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   TOWNSEND -- Funeral services for Mrs. Sharon Ann Summie Townsend, 48, of Banner Elk, N.C., who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Manis, Rev. Bill Ponder and Minister Don Hilton officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Gary Shaw will serve as honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral service. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

John R. Wallace
12/15/99

   John "Ray" Wallace, 92, formerly of Lynn Valley community, died Tuesday, December 14, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home after a brief illness.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

 

Ernest W. Bise
12/14/99

   Ernest Wilson Bise, 79, 922 Fairview Road, Hampton, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Bise was a native of Dixon County, Va., and a son of the late David Oscar and Mary Rasnick Bise.

   Mr. Bise had lived a number of years in Carter County. He was retired from Zone Aire Corporation, Johnson City, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was of the Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include his wife, June Clark Bise; a daughter, Janet Conley, Johnson City; two sons, Gary Bise, Hickory, N.C., and Ernest Wayne Bise, Piney Flats; and three sisters, Mrs. Lester (Shirley) Honeycutt, Mrs. Otis (Virginia) Whittemore and Mrs. Ray (Josephine) Tolley, all of Hampton. Four grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   BISE -- Funeral services for Ernest Wilson Bise, 79, 922 Fairview Road, Hampton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Burnie Jones officiating. The Heavenly Echoes will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Carver Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, will be Dominic Bise, Benjamin Bise, Jed Clark, Jermey Black, David Tolley, Jamie Tolley, David Allen Tolley and Jeff Tolley. Honorary pallbearers will be Odis Ellison, Ray Tolley, Odis Whittemore, Dennis Clark, Ivan Clark, Roger Clark, Ewal Garrett, Lester Honeycutt, Dale Leonard and Harold Jenkins. 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 cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joey A. Braswell
12/14/99

   Joey Allen Braswell, 31, 204 Allen Street, Bloomington, Ill., died there Friday, December 10, 1999.

   Mr. Braswell was a native of Carter County and had lived a short time in Illinois. He attended Bible Baptist Church of Elizabethton.

   Mr. Braswell was preceded in death by his father, William Donald Braswell Sr.

   Survivors include a daughter, Christy Jo Braswell, of Illinois; his mother and stepfather, Mary and Dewey Hale, 230 Jack Bradley Road, Elizabethton; three sisters, Mary Ann Blevins, Maude Buchanan and Gerry Braswell, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, William Braswell Jr., Hampton, and Charles Morton, Hickory, N.C.; and his special friends, Wendy and Gregg Mann.

   Mr. Braswell will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral and interment. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Elmer D. Hilmon
12/14/99

   Elmer Dewey Hilmon, 50, 114 Herman Honeycutt Road, Roan Mountain, died suddenly at his residence on Saturday, December 11, 1999.

   Mr. Hilmon was a native of Carter County and the son of Velma Blevins Hilmon, Roan Mountain, and the late Elmer Hilmon.

   Mr. Hilmon was a retired pipe fitter and a member of the Local 538 Pipe & Steam Fitters Union. He was a member of Little Mountain Baptist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his stepfather, Junior Honeycutt, Roan Mountain; a brother, Glenn Hilmon, Hampton; three sisters, JoAnn Norris, Hampton, Mary Sue Goodwin, Bessemer, Ala., and Debbie Stevens, Roan Mountain; two uncles, Dale Blevins and Sterlin Blevins, both of Roan Mountain; two special cousins, Mike Blevins and Terry Lee Blevins, both of Roan Mountain; an aunt, Billie Spooner, Bessemer, Ala.; and a special friend, Sandra Carver, Limestone. Several nieces, nephews and other aunts and uncles also survive.

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

   HILMON -- Funeral services for Elmer Dewey Hilmon, 50, 114 Herman Honeycutt Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Coonse officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Nelson Cemetery on Ripshin. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Local 538 Pipe & Steam Fitters Union. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside services. The family received friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Linda M. Ingram
12/14/99

   Linda Markland Ingram, 52, 131 Wilson Avenue, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Monday, December 13, 1999, at her residence.

   Mrs. Ingram was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Nellie Townsend Markland, Roan Mountain, and the late Frank Markland.

   Mrs. Ingram was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.

   Survivor, in addition to her mother, include four sons, Tim Markland, Ted Ingram and Jeff Ingram, all of Roan Mountain, and Andy Ingram, Hampton; a daughter, Julie Potter, Roan Mountain; three brothers, Stuart Markland, Arnold Markland and Warren Markland, all of Roan Mountain; seven sisters, Loretta Stevens, Kathy McCrae and Betty Taylor, all of Roan Mountain, Jeannie Shell and Sheila Markland, both of Elizabethton, Sherry Buchanan, Spruce Pine, N.C., and Carol Johnson, Cranberry, N.C.; three aunts, Irene Townsend, Ethel Moore and Francis Stout, all of Roan Mountain; and four grandchildren, Kasey Markland, Kayla Markland, Jeffery Dillon Ingram and Billi Potter, all of Roan Mountain.

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

   INGRAM -- Funeral services for Linda Markland Ingram, 52, 131 Wilson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Donald Stevens officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Moreland Cemetery in Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Tony Stevens, Mark Stevens, Frankie Markland, Warren Blackburn, June Chambers and Pat Taylor. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her mother, Nellie Markland, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ollie B. Wilson
12/14/99

   Mrs. Ollie Belle Wilson, 86, 900 Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 12, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Wilson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Thomas and Lola Ellis Peeks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wilson, two sons, Kyle Wilson and Edward Wilson, and two grandchildren.

   Mrs. Wilson was a retired waitress. She attended the Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three daughters, Faye Shank, Marie Parlier and Margaret Parker, all of Elizabethton; a son, Mack Wilson, Elizabethton; a sister, Mrs. Maude Simerly, Elizabethton; and two brothers, Tommy Peeks, Elizabethton, and Claude Peeks, Rogersville. Eleven grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and a special great-grandson, James Colt Scalf, also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   WILSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Belle Wilson, 86, 900 Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Light House for Jesus with Rev. Bill Younce and Mr. Dave Wolfe officiating. Sonny Younce and Jackie Phillips will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Fenner, Paul Estep, J.A. Stalcup Jr., Barney McKinney and members of the Carter County Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Margaret Parker, 900 Pine Ridge Circle, 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.


Jerry B. Wootton
12/14/99

   Jerry B. Wootton, 55, 1541 Broad Street, Apt. #5, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 12, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

   Mr. Wootton was a native of Carter County and the son of Pauline Chapman Wootton, Elizabethton, and the late Robert J. Wootton Sr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Robert J. Wootton Jr., and a sister, Ann Wootton Pierce.

   Mr. Wootton was a member of Doe River Baptist Church. He was a 1965 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Meredith Wootton, Atlanta, Ga., and a brother-in-law, Sonny Pierce, Elizabethton. Two stepdaughters also survive.

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

   WOOTTON -- Memorial services for Jerry B. Wootton, 55, 1541 Broad Street, Apt. #5, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Doe River Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Wade and Mr. David Irick, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Doe River Baptist Church Choir. Private disposition will be held at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Perry and Jerry Russell. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers should be made to Centerview Church of Christ Building Fund, 117 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ernest W. Bise

12/13/99

   Ernest Wilson Bise, 79, 922 Fairview Road, Hampton, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Bise was a native of Dixon County, Va., and a son of the late David Oscar and Mary Rasnick Bise.

   Mr. Bise had lived a number of years in Carter County. He was retired from Zone Aire Corporation, Johnson City, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was of the Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include his wife, June Clark Bise; a daughter, Janet Conley, Johnson City; two sons, Gary Bise, Hickory, N.C., and Ernest Wayne Bise, Piney Flats; and three sisters, Mrs. Lester (Shirley) Honeycutt, Mrs. Otis (Virginia) Whittemore and Mrs. Ray (Josephine) Tolley, all of Hampton. Four grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   BISE -- Funeral services for Ernest Wilson Bise, 79, 922 Fairview Road, Hampton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Burnie Jones officiating. The Heavenly Echoes will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Carter Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, will be Dominic Bise, Benjamin Bise, Jed Clark, Jermey Black, David Tolley, Jamie Tolley, David Allen Tolley and Jeff Tolley. Honorary pallbearers will be Odis Ellison, Ray Tolley, Odis Whittemore, Dennis Clark, Ivan Clark, Roger Clark, Ewal Garrett, Lester Honeycutt, Dale Leonard and Harold Jenkins. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Elmer D. Hilmon

12/13/99

   Elmer Dewey Hilmon, 50, 114 Herman Honeycutt Road, Roan Mountain, died suddenly at his residence on Saturday, December 11, 1999.

   Mr. Hilmon was a native of Carter County and the son of Velma Blevins Hilmon, Roan Mountain, and the late Junior Honeycutt.

   Mr. Hilmon was a retired pipe fitter and a member of the Local 538 Pipe & Steam Fitters Union. He was a member of Little Mountain Baptist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his stepfather, Elmer Hilmon, Roan Mountain; a brother, Glenn Hilmon, Hampton; three sisters, JoAnn Norris, Hampton, Mary Sue Goodwin, Bessemer, Ala., and Debbie Stevens, Roan Mountain; two uncles, Dale Blevins and Sterlin Blevins, both of Roan Mountain; two special cousins, Mike Blevins and Terry Lee Blevins, both of Roan Mountain; an aunt, Billie Spooner, Bessemer, Ala.; and a special friend, Sandra Carver, Limestone. Several nieces, nephews and other aunts and uncles also survive.

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

   HILMON -- Funeral services for Elmer Dewey Hilmon, 50, 114 Herman Honeycutt Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Coonse officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Nelson Cemetery on Ripshin. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Local 538 Pipe & Steam Fitters Union. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

James L. Hilton

12/13/99

   James Lloyd Hilton, 77, 809 Elm Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Hilton was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Lon and Anna Mae Bradley Hilton. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Juanita Ann Hammitt, and a sister, Mary Evelyn Tapley.

   Mr. Hilton was a former employee of the J.C. Penney Company and retired as custodian at Southside Elementary School. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of the Southside Christian Church.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Juanita Mary and Ronald McNair, Elizabethton; a son, Jimmy Hilton, of the home; a brother, Jack Hilton, Elizabethton; and a granddaughter, Mary Evelyn Hammitt.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HILTON -- Funeral services for James Lloyd Hilton, 77, 809 Elm Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Marvin Slagle officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Bradley Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, will be Bill Carter, Bob Carroll, Bernard "Sonny" Younce, Joe Voght, Luther Grindstaff, Eugene Younce, George Hodge, Chick Hodge and John Hammitt. Honorary pallbearers will be his family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ollie B. Wilson

12/13/99

   Mrs. Ollie B. Wilson, 86, Hunter Ridge Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 12, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an extended illness.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Hazel E. Goodwin

12/13/99

   Hazel E. Goodwin, 82, 305 Crook Street, Hampton, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Goodwin was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William Lafayette and Mollie Wilson Goodwin. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Arsie, Wilson and Ray Goodwin, and three sisters, Bradis Oliver, Retha Smith and Lillian Goodwin.

   Mrs. Goodwin was a member of Union Baptist Church and a retired employee of Bemberg Corporation.

   Survivors include two sisters, Tressie Campbell, Gray, and Juanita Kite, Blackstone, Va., and three special nieces, Geraldine Livingston, Glida Reed and Judy Scalf, all of Elizabethton. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   GOODWIN -- Funeral services for Hazel E. Goodwin, 82, 305 Crook Street, Hampton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Debby Range, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Melvin Livingston, Dr. Eugene Galloway and Thad Ingram. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Dewey Hilemon

12/13/99

   Dewey Hilemon, 114 Herman Honeycutt Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at his residence.

   Mr. Hilemon was the son of Junior and Velma Honeycutt, Roan Mountain.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Glen Hilemon, Hampton; three sisters, JoAnn Norris, Hampton, Mary Sue Goodwin, Bessemer, Ala., and Debbie Stevens, Roan Mountain; two uncles, Dale and Sterlin Blevins; two special cousins, Mike and Terry Lee Blevins; and a special friend, Sandra Carver, Limestone. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

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

Ruby F. Howell

12/13/99

   Mrs. Ruby Frances Howell, 84, 1315 Garden Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 9, 1999, at Hillview Health Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Howell was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Thomas and Bertha Livingston Snodgrass. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John H. Howell, August 21, 1990, a son, John Edward Howell, three sisters and four brothers.

   Mrs. Howell was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Bruce Jaynes, Elizabethton, and a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Nancy Howell, Anchorage, Alaska. Ten grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HOWELL -- Graveside services and interment for Mrs. Ruby Frances Howell, 84, 1315 Garden Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. James Lindsay officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Bruce Jaynes, 2400 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Eva L. Frace

12/10/99

   Mrs. Eva L. Frace, 84, of Hillview Health Center, formerly of 718 West "H" Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at Hillview Health Center following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Frace was a native of Port Colden, N.J., and had resided in Elizabethton since 1975. She was a daughter of the late Howard and Louise Cole Davis and was also preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Frace, in 1983.

   Mrs. Frace was a retired nurse's aide at Mount Kipp Hospital in Hampton, N.J. She was a member of the First Christian Church.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Catherine C. and Ed Curley, of the home, and a granddaughter, Wendy Deemer, Allentown, Pa. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.

   FRACE -- Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Eva L. Frace, 84, of Hillview Health Center, formerly of 718 West "H" Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Cecil E. Harvey

12/10/99

   Cecil E. Harvey, 77, 1609 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Harvey was a native of North Carolina and had lived in Carter County most of his life. He was the son of the late Mary M. and Horace Foster and was also preceded in death by his former wife, Hazel Bristol Harvey, and a son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Nellie Harvey.

   Mr. Harvey was a member of Borderview Christian Church. He was a retired school teacher, teaching in Carter County and Elizabethton City Schools, having taught most of his years at Elizabethton High School. He was a former commissioner of Carter County for six years and also the Carter County School Board. He was an Air Force veteran, serving in World War II.

   Survivors include four sisters, Helen Glover, Georgia Lewis and Lois Matherly, all of Elizabethton, and Wanda Tester, Satellite Beach, Fla., and a granddaughter, Audrey Lynn Harvey, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HARVEY -- Graveside services for Cecil E. Harvey, 77, 1609 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. David Wolfe, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from the men of Borderview Christian Church. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 2:15 p.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Friends may call at the residence, 1609 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to their favorite charity. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

Ruby S. Howell

12/10/99

   Mrs. Ruby Snodgrass Howell, 84, 1315 Garden Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 9, 1999, at Hillview Nursing Home.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Cora L. Hurst

12/10/99

   Cora Lue Hurst, 71, of Independence, Ky., died Tuesday, December 7, 1999, at St. Luke Hospital (East), Fort Thomas, Ky.

   Mrs. Hurst was a native of Elizabethton. She was preceded in death by a son, Randy Murphy, who died in 1972.

   Survivors include her mother, Ollie Massengill, Elizabethton; her husband, James A. Hurst, Independence, Ky.; five daughters, Jan Coyle, Walton, Ky., Judy Petrey, Richwood, Ky., Sandy Simpson, Verona, Ky., Brenda Mathis, Union, Ky., and Gayle Hurst, Independence, Ky.; three sons, Gary Murphy, Franklin, Tenn., Kenny W. Murphy, Fort Mitchell, Ky., and Jimmy Hurst, Crittenden, Ky.; and two sisters, Edith Coffer and Viola Penick, both of Elizabethton. Fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.

   Funeral services were held Friday in Latonia, Ky. Interment was in the Independence Cemetery, Independence, Ky. Memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer's Disease Association.

   Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Covington (Latonia), Ky., (606) 431-2241, was in charge of arrangements.

Ruth H. Lambert

12/10/99

   Ruth Hinkle Lambert, 77, 1905 Pleasant View Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, December 9, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Lambert was a native of Johnson City and lived in Pontiac, Mich., before returning to Johnson City in the late 1970s. She was a daughter of the late Bruce and Hannah B. Miller Hinkle and was also preceded in death by three brothers.

   Mrs. Hinkle had worked for St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Pontiac for 10 years. She was a Baptist.

   Survivors include two brothers, Elmer "Ed" Hinkle, Johnson City, and Carl Hinkle, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   LAMBERT -- Funeral services for Ruth Hinkle Lambert, 77, 1905 Pleasant View Drive, Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Jerry S. Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Gunnings Cemetery, Sullivan County. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Florine C. Motzer

12/10/99

   Mrs. Florine Cannon Motzer, 92, 511 E. Maple Street, Avon Park, Fla., died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at The Oaks at Avon in Avon Park following a short illness.

   Mrs. Motzer was a native of Carter County and had resided in Avon Park for the past 30 years. She was a daughter of the late Kyle and Gertrude Williams Smalling and was also preceded in death by her first husband, Lessie H. Cannon, in 1951, and her last husband, Herman Motzer, in 1996.

   Mrs. Motzer was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Avon Park where she was a member of the choir and taught a Sunday School Class for most of her life.

   Survivors include a daughter, Elsie Crowe, Avon Park, Fla.; two sons, Jack Cannon, Johnson City, and Rev. Charles Cannon, Pittsburg, Pa.; four stepchildren; and a brother, Fred Smalling, Frostproof, Fla. Six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.

   Mrs. Motzer is being returned to Elizabethton for funeral and interment.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

   MOTZER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Florine Cannon Motzer, 92, 511 E. Maple Street, Avon Park, Fla., who died Wednesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Father Frank Cooper, minister, officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Crown Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons and great-granddaughters, Dale, Blair, Wade and Arron Cannon, Les Crowe, Brandon and Kyle Cannon, Tyler Scott, Sabrina Scott and Tara Thomas. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Doris Cannon, 512 Dalewood Road, Johnson City, any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to Saint John's Episcopal Church, Capital Fund, 500 N. Roan Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Guy R. Hardin

12/09/99

   Guy Reynolds Hardin, 89, Auda Hardin Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 7, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.

   Mr. Hardin was a native of Carter County and a son of the late John R. and Hettie Frazier Hardin. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Auda Hardin, Albert Hardin, Clyde Hardin and Wesley Hardin.

   Mr. Hardin was a retired employee of the Stoney Creek Utility District. He was the last Charter Member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two brothers and a sister-in-law, Hobert and Juanita Hardin, 409 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, and Gilbert Hardin, 223 Williams Avenue, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HARDIN -- Funeral services for Guy Reynolds Hardin, 89, Auda Hardin Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Colbaugh and Rev. Bill Greer officiating. The Youth Choir will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Blevins Cemetery with Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Pallbearers will be selected. The family will receive friends at the church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 11:20 a.m. Friday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Cecil Harvey

12/09/99

   Cecil Harvey, 77, 1609 Bristol Highway, died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at his residence.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

Elbert Tedder

12/09/99

   Elbert Tedder, 85, Rt. 1, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. Tedder was a native of Lucama, N.C. He was a member of Gray's Chapel Presbyterian Church and a retired employee of Siecor Corporation, Hickory, N.C.

   Survivors include his wife, Mary Grace Tedder, of the home; three sons, Lowell Tedder, Elizabethton, Jerry M. Tedder, Conover, N.C., and Raymond Tedder, Roan Mountain; and three daughters, Barbara Shook, Elizabethton, Nancy Johnson, Johnson City, and Lillian Castle, Juneau, Alaska. Twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.

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

   TEDDER -- Funeral services for Elbert Tedder, 85, Rt. 1, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gray's Chapel Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in the Richardson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Clifford T. Bowling

12/08/99

   Clifford Taft Bowling, 91, 115 Freeman Lane, Gray, died Monday, December 6, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Bowling was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Melvin and Bessie Treadway Bowling. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Esther Bowling, two brothers and a sister.

   Mr. Bowling was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired research chemist.

   Survivors include a son, Melvin C. Bowling, Shiloh, Ga.; a daughter, Mildred Barker, Gray; two sisters, Mae Keller, Elizabethton, and Hildred Hensley, Bristol, Va.; and a brother, Floyd Bowling, Athens. Seven grandchildren, 11 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.

   BOWLING -- Graveside services for Clifford Taft Bowling, 91, 115 Freeman Lane, Gray, who died Monday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. John Olsen officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday for the graveside services. 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.

Robert E. Bowyer Sr.

12/08/99

   Robert Edward "Bob" Bowyer Sr., 63, 612 Lovedale Drive, Kingsport, died Monday, December 6, 1999, in the Emergency Room of Indian Path Medical Center.

   Mr. Bowyer was a native of Philadelphia, Penn., and had resided in Kingsport since 1940. He was a son of the late Samuel F. and Nemise Echols Bowyer and was also preceded in death by a brother, John David Bowyer.

   Mr. Bowyer retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 1991 after 33 years of service in the E.C.P.I. division. He was a member of Vermont United Methodist Church and was a Marine Corps veteran.

   Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Doris Elam Bowyer, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Julia Ann and Bryan Phillips, Chattanooga, and Marjorie Diane and J.R. Morgan, Kingsport; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Theodore V. and Sharon Meade, Dungannon, Va., Jerry and Carolyn Bowyer, Terry Bowyer, and Robert Edward Jr. and Angie Bower, all of Kingsport; two sisters, Sue Hall, Kingsport, and Marjorie Cummins, Watsonville, Ga.; and a brother, Harry Bowyer, Kingsport. Eighteen grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

   BOWYER -- Funeral services for Robert Edward "Bob" Bowyer Sr., 63, 612 Lovedale Drive, Kingsport, who died Monday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday from the Carter-Trent Funeral Home Chapel, downtown Kingsport, with Rev. Danny Hensley and Rev. Tommy Elam officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert L. Garland

12/08/99

   Robert L. Garland, 86, formerly of Tiger Creek Community, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, December 4, 1999, at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Garland was a native of Mitchell County, N.C. He had lived in South Carolina and came to Carter County in the 1980s. He was a son of the late Floyd and Delia Buchanan Garland and was also preceded in death by a cousin, Alberta Wright.

   Mr. Garland was a former restaurant worker and attended the Sunrise Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include several cousins.

   Mr. Garland donated his body to science for anatomical purposes.

   Courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Rachel V. Penley

12/08/99

   Rachel V. Penley, 42, 17145 Horton Highway, Fall Branch, died Monday, December 6, 1999, at her home after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Penley was a native of Sullivan County and had been a resident of Greene County since 1969. She attended the House of Prayer Church, Rogersville, and was a homemaker.

   Mrs. Penley was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Huffman, a brother, Ronnie Huffman, her paternal grandparents, Glenn and Leona Jones Huffman, and her maternal grandparents, Clayton and Coy Black Cook.

   Survivors include her husband, Clint Penley, of the home; a son, B.J. Doss, of the home; her parents, Glenn Huffman Jr. and Julia Viola Cook Huffman, Elizabethton; six sisters, Penny Sue Knight, Greeneville, Patricia Price, Mosheim, Loretta Gutierrez and Peggy Doss, both of Jonesborough, Evelyn E. Malone, Bluff City, and Arlene Huffman, Greeneville; and a brother, Bobby Lee Huffman, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   PENLEY -- Funeral services for Rachel V. Penley, 42, 17145 Horton Highway, Fall Branch, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday from the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home with Rev. Clifford Cole and Rev. Rex Miller officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jones Cemetery, Bluff City. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Those who wish to attend the graveside service may meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m. Thursday. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and any time at the home. Memorial contributions may be made to House of Prayer Church, c/o Georgia Head, 872 Light Hollow Road, Rogersville, Tenn. 37857 or the Fall Branch Fire Department, c/o Beverly Phillips, P.O. Box 84, Fall Branch, Tenn. 37656. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, (423) 378-3134, is in charge of arrangements.

David H. Taylor

12/08/99

   David Hood Taylor, 43, of Florence, Colo., died there Friday, December 3, 1999.

   Mr. Taylor was a native of Carter County and a son of June Hood Taylor, 1236 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, and the late Howard M. Taylor, who died October 11, 1993.

   Mr. Taylor attended Happy Valley High School. He was a construction worker and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Big Spring Church of Christ.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother and sister-in-law, Lynn and Sandra Taylor, Elizabethton, and a nephew, Justin Taylor, Elizabethton. Several aunts and uncles also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for David Hood Taylor, 43, of Florence, Colo., who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Terry Lyons and Mr. Clay Bailey, ministers, officiating. Mrs. Nina Gouge, pianist, 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 A.J. Hood Jr., Gayle Hood, Leon Hood, Eddie Humphries, Joe Taylor and Paul Taylor. Honorary pallbearer will be Mike Emmert. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Mrs. June Hood Taylor, 1236 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

Warren G. McQueen

12/07/99

   Warren G. McQueen, 79, of Hixson, died Sunday, December 5, 1999, at a local health care facility.

   Mr. McQueen was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. He was an interpreter with the Occupation Army in Germany during the end of World War II and became a federal employee upon his return to the States. He had duty in Saudi Arabia, Japan, Italy, Korea, and other sites.

   Survivors include a brother, Jack C. McQueen, Elizabethton; two sisters, Mary Ross and Jean Wilkinson, both of Chattanooga; a niece, Shelley Irwin, Chattanooga; and two nephews, Jay Wilkinson, Atlanta, Ga., and Raymond McQueen, Sea Breeze, Fla.

   Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., (423) 332-1515, is in charge of arrangements.

   McQUEEN -- A memorial service for Warren G. McQueen, 79, of Hixson, who died Sunday, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Williamson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, with Rev. Laura Trent officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 6925 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37421. Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert L. Blevins

12/07/99

   CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Robert Lynn Blevins, 40, Loborde Street, Charlotte, died Sunday, December 5, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center.

   Mr. Blevins was a native of Carter County, Tenn., and the son of the late Bobby Elwood Blevins.

   Mr. Blevins was a U.S. Army Veteran with the 82nd Airborne.

   Survivors include two sons, Robert Dwayne Blevins, Charlotte, and Brent Benjamin Blevins, Kannapolis; his mother, Dorothy Jean Elliott Sanders, Morganton; three brothers, Dean Blevins, Monroe, Tony Curts, Morganton, and Kenneth Blevins, Charlotte; his stepmother, Patsy Cozad Blevins, Charlotte; a stepbrother, Bill Jones, Houston, Texas; three stepsisters, Ellen Whitehead and Teresa Fenner, both of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Ginger Cannon, Johnson City, Tenn,.; and a grandson, Cody Goodman.

   A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn West, Charlotte, with Rev. Sherman Branch officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

   Carothers Funeral Home, 226 South Main Street, Mt. Holly, N.C., (704) 827-6746, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard A. Hodge

12/06/99

   Richard Allen Hodge, 53, Alcoa, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Blount Memorial Hospital.

   He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Page Hodge; and his father, Harry Frank Hodge.

   He was retired from 134th A.R.G. McGhee Tyson Air Base, member of the Alcoa Kiwanis Club, past president of The Alcoa Kiwanis, Lt. Gov. of Division 5 of Kiwanis, member of New Providence Presbyterian Church, member of AARP, graduate of The University of Tennessee, and a photographer.

   Survivors include his mother, Pauline C. Hodge, Tipp City, Ohio; one sister and brother-in-law, Loral and Charles Edward Searcey, West Milton, Ohio; one sister, Kathy E. Rich, Rogersville, Tenn.; seven uncles, three aunts and several nieces and nephews.

   McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Inc. (423-982-6812), Maryville, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.

   HODGE -- Funeral services for Richard Allen Hodge, 53, Alcoa, who died Saturday will be held at McCammon-Ammons Chapel on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with Dr. Kevin Fredrick, the Rev. Gale Keown, and the Rev. Warren Mount officiating. Family will receive friends 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday at McCammon-Ammons. Interment will be at Hampton Cemetery, Branch, Ark. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Leukemia Society of America. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home (423-982-6812), Inc., Maryville, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Elizabeth Holt

12/06/99

   Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Holt, 70, 2641 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

   A native of Rockwood, Tn., she was the daughter of the late Tom and Mattie Price Henderson. She had lived in Carter County for a number of years. She received her LPN degree from the Herman Robinson Vocational Technical School.

   Mrs. Holt was employed for a number of years at the Johnson City Medical Center. She retired from the East Tennessee Medical Associates, and was a member of Central Church of Christ.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Eugene Holt, Sr., May 3, 1998, by a sister and two brothers.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Holt Hendrix and Wayne Hendrix, Richmond, Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Bambi Holt, Atlanta, Ga., Tim and Sherree Holt, Elizabethton, and Jeff and Michelle Holt, Alabaster, Ala.; twelve grandchildren, Michelle Hendrix Efird, Stacey Hendrix, Jeremy Holt, Daniel Hendrix, Whitney Holt, Phillip Hendrix, Tracey Holt Carver, Lindsey Holt, John Kyle Holt, Nicholas Holt, Christopher Holt, and Abigail Holt; one great granddaughter, Emily Carver.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   HOLT - Funeral services for Elizabeth Ann Holt, 70, 2641 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, who died Sunday will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Central Church of Christ (Central Community) with Mr. Mark Smith and Mr. Doug Holt officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Holt to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501. St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn., 38105. Family and friends will assembly at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

David H. Taylor

12/06/99

   David Hood Taylor, 43, Florence, Colo., died there Friday, Dec. 3, 1999.

   A native of Carter County, he was a son of June Hood Taylor, 1236 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton; and the late Howard M. Taylor, who died Oct. 11, 1993.

   He attended Happy Valley High School. He was a construction worker. Mr. Taylor served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Big Springs Church of Christ.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother and sister-in-law: Lynn and Sandra Taylor, Elizabethton; one nephew, Justin Taylor, Elizabethton; and several aunts and uncles.

   The body will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral and burial. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth M. Dillon

12/03/99

   Ruth Marie Rutter Dillon, 70, of Kingsport, died Thursday, December 2, 1999.

   Mrs. Dillon was born January 13, 1929 in Elizabethton, Tenn. She moved to Andover, Va., at an early age before moving to Kingsport in October 1953.

   Mrs. Dillon was a member of Way of Life Baptist Church.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther L. and Sally Kate Barker Rutter, and two brothers, Bill Rutter and Luther Lee Rutter Jr.

   Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Howard C. Dillon, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas H. and Ruby Rocky Dillon, Bean Station, and David W. Dillon, of the home; a granddaughter, Shelley Dillon Artrip, and her husband, Scott Artrip; a step-granddaughter, Rhonda Rocky Walker, and her husband, Abe Walker; four sisters, Mrs. Howard (Mary) Love, Elizabethton, Mrs. Leon (Alice) Duncan, Kingsport, Mrs. Ruben (Margaret) Quesada, Orlando, Fla., and Ms. Iva Jean Rutter, Kingsport; and three brothers, Charles Rutter, Ripley, W. Va., Ronnie Rutter, Sturgiss, Ky., and Donald Rutter, Scottsdale, Ariz.

   Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

   DILLON -- Funeral services for Ruth Marie Rutter Dillon, 70, of Kingsport, who left this earth to join our Heavenly Father and loved ones on Thursday, December 2, 1999, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Gibson and Rev. Paul Manis officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 12 noon Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. She was a loving, caring, and "strong" woman, wife, and mother. She will truly be missed, but now she suffers no more. Mother, we will see you in heaven. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

June E. Hayes

12/03/99

   June Elizabeth Hayes, 66, of Newland, N.C., died Wednesday, December 1, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Hayes was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late John J. and Bernice "Toots" Stewart Dearmin.

   Mrs. Hayes was a member of Newland United Methodist Church, a secretary, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

   Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Benfield Aldridge, Crossnore, N.C.; a son, Alex Benfield, Newland, N.C.; two sisters, Linnie Mae Johnson, Roan Mountain, and Sarah Ann Aldridge, Elk Park, N.C.; two brothers, Jimmy Dearmin, Phoenix, Ariz., and Johnny Dearmin, Minneapolis, N.C.; and three grandsons, Loren Aldridge and Ryan Aldridge, both of Crossnore, N.C., and John Ray Benfield, Newland, N.C.

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

   HAYES -- Funeral services for June Elizabeth Hayes, 66, of Newland, N.C., who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Lander Heafner officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Crossnore Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 p.m. until the service hour. Memorials may be made to the Crossnore Baptist Church Youth Program, P.O. Box 370, Crossnore, N.C. 28616. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Charlie H. McKinney

12/03/99

   Charlie H. McKinney, 89, 209 Perkins Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, December 2, 1999, at Cannon Memorial Hospital.

   Mr. McKinney was a native of Avery County, N.C., but had lived in Carter County for the past 10 years.

   Mr. McKinney was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Mark Perry.

   Survivors include his wife, Tene Winters McKinney, of the home; four children, Ruth and R.C. Brown, Minneapolis, N.C., Evanell and Joe Perry, Banner Elk, N.C., Walter and Carolyn McKinney and Jeff and Wanda McKinney, all of Roan Mountain; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including special nephews and nieces, Sam and Judy McKinney and Pauline and Conley Shell.

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

   McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Charlie H. McKinney, 89, 209 Perkins Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Richardson Cemetery on Morgan Branch. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Music will be provided by The Melody Trio and music for the graveside services by Reborn. The family will receive friends at Tetrick Rhododendron Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the home any time. A special thanks to the staff of Roan Highlands Nursing Center and the doctors and nurses at Cannon Memorial Hospital. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Stella H. Humphrey

12/02/99

   Mrs. Stella Henry Humphrey, 1230 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 29, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.

   Mrs. Humphrey was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late William and Julie Jenkins Henry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray L. Humphrey, in 1972.

   Mrs. Humphrey was retired as a secretary at Happy Valley Elementary School. She was a member of the Big Springs Christian Church.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Vickia and Jerry Hinkle, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Susan Humphrey, Jonesborough; and five grandchildren, Sarah Humphrey, Gabe Humphrey, Joey Hinkle, Josh Hinkle and his wife, Tonya Hinkle, and J.T. Hinkle.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HUMPHREY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Henry Humphrey, 1230 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Clay Bailey and Mr. Terry Lyons officiating. Mrs. Nina Gouge provided the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Joey Hinkle, Josh Hinkle, J.T. Hinkle, Gabe Humphrey, Mike McKinney and Randy McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Vickia and Jerry Hinkle, 2750 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn M. Davidson

12/01/99

   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.

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

   DAVIDSON -- Graveside services and interment for Evelyn Moseman Davidson, 69, 364 Lakeside Drive, Pontiac, Mich., who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Medford Garland

12/01/99

   Medford Garland, 91, 449 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, died Tuesday, November 30, 1999, at Unicoi County Hospital, Erwin, following an extended illness.

   Mr. Garland was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Garfield and Cordelia Arnold Garland. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Nave Garland, March 26, 1992, and two brothers, Lilford Garland and Denvis Garland.

   Mr. Garland was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two sons, Sherrill Garland, Lenoir, N.C., and Loyd Garland, Johnson City, and four grandchildren, Keith Garland, Lenoir, N.C., Michael Garland, Lynchburg, Kay Lowery, Houston, Texas, and Loyd Garland Jr., Johnson City. Five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   GARLAND -- Graveside services and interment for Medford Garland, 91, 449 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. Dwight Hobbs officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Stella H. Humphrey

12/01/99

   Mrs. Stella Henry Humphrey, 1230 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 29, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.

   Mrs. Humphrey was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late William and Julie Jenkins Henry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray L. Humphrey, in 1972.

   Mrs. Humphrey was retired as a secretary at Happy Valley Elementary School. She was a member of the Big Springs Christian Church.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Vickia and Jerry Hinkle, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Susan Humphrey, Jonesborough; and five grandchildren, Sarah Humphrey, Gabe Humphrey, Joey Hinkle, Josh Hinkle and his wife, Tonya Hinkle, and J.T. Hinkle.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HUMPHREY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Henry Humphrey, 1230 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Clay Bailey and Mr. Terry Lyons officiating. Mrs. Nina Gouge will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Joey Hinkle, Josh Hinkle, J.T. Hinkle, Gabe Humphrey, Mike McKinney and Randy McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Vickia and Jerry Hinkle, 2750 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

J.C. Walker

12/01/99

   J.C. (Cass, T) Walker, 77, 1611 Miami Drive, Johnson City, died Tuesday, November 30, 1999, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Walker was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Bill and Laura Greer Walker. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Greer Walker, in 1987, and a brother.

   Mr. Walker was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He was retired from North American Rayon Corporation, where he worked for over 40 years, and was a member of the Johnson City Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three sons, Billy Ray Walker, Buddy Lester Walker and Jeffery Allen Walker, all of Johnson City; a daughter, Earlene Walker Miller, Johnson City; a brother, Hobart Walker, Gray; and two sisters, Mae Garland, Shady Valley, and Mary Malindez, Mountain City. Six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WALKER -- Funeral services for J.C. (Cass, T) Walker, 77, 1611 Miami Drive, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Orville Stokes officiating. Graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Washington County Memory Gardens. Those wishing to attend the graveside services are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Friday. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the East Family Room of the funeral home. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.


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