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PHILLIP WHITE ABNER , 79, of Charlotte, formerly of Elizabethton, Tenn., died Tuesday afternoon, June 24, 2008. Mr. Abner was born in Spartanburg, S.C., the son of the late P. William Abner and Nell Dixon Abner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Kate McAbee Abner, a son, Phillip W. Abner, and a daughter, Denise Abner Eller. Phillip was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served proudly on The USS Randolph in the late 1940s. Mr. Abner's immediate family includes his daughter, Judith Abner, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 27, at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 4622 Nations Crossing, Charlotte, where he was a devoted member. The family will gather immediately following the service to greet friends. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Park in Spartanburg. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial donations be made in Mr. Abner's name to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, 500 B. Spratt St., Charlotte, NC 28206. The Abner family is in the care of Gaskin Services,
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, June 26, 2008 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear



JNO. A. ANDERSON
JOHNSON CITY, May 15. Jno. A. Anderson, of Buffalo, Carter county, died today of liver complaint, at his home, aged sixty-five years. Mr. Anderson was one of the best farmers and traders in upper East Tennessee and had accumulated a large landed estate in Unicoi, Carter and Washington counties, the bulk of which he deeded during his life time to his six children. His only daughter, Jennie, is the wife of Congressman A. A. Taylor.
Daily Journal and Journal and Tribune (16 May 1889) - transcribed by Marla Zwakman


EMILY (KEEVER) BARNETT , 89, Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, formerly of Simerly Creek, Hampton, died Thursday, March 25, 1999. Mrs. Barnett was a native of Erwin and had lived in Hampton most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Joe and Amanda Roberts Keever and was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Richmond Barnett, June 17, 1992; a daughter, Beverly Hensley; four brothers, Fred Keever, George Keever, Claude Keever and Nelson Keever; two sisters, Pheobe Johnson and Cordia Hensley; and a great-grandson, Jason Hensley. Mrs. Barnett was formerly employed with Southern Pottery. She was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Tolley, Hampton, and four grandchildren, Greg Hensley, Kingsport, Sandy Lingerfelt, Erwin, David Wade Tolley, Roan Mountain, and Christopher Tolley, Hampton. Seven great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-1380 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

BARNETT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Keever Barnett, 89, Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, formerly of Simerly Creek, Hampton, who died Thursday, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Ledford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charlie Trivette, Rev. Ronda Street and Rev. Terry Richardson officiating. Music will be provided by the Southside Trio and Stephanie Bailey, organist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday in the Evergreen Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at the cemetery by 8:30 a.m. Sunday, will be Wade Tolley, Grady Lingerfelt, Harry Hensley, Jamie Lingerfelt, Roger Laws, David Wade Tolley and Christopher Tolley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and other times at the residence of a granddaughter, Mrs. Grady (Sandy) Lingerfelt, 121 Chelsea Drive, Erwin. Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 26, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


LLOYD GRANVILLE BATEMAN SR. , 74, of Milton, Fla., died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Bateman was a native of Elizabethton and had resided in Milton, Fla., for many years. He was retired from the United States Navy with over 23 years of service and was a survivor of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Survivors include his wife, Jean Bateman, Milton, Fla.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Lloyd Jr. and Anita Bateman, Montgomery, and Jeffrey Bateman, Tallahassee, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Bruce Southerland, Sherman, Texas; four granddaughters, Cassie Richardson, Christi Southerland, Shannon Bateman and Jessica Bateman; a grandson, Daniel Bateman; a great-grandson, Grant Richardson; a great-granddaughter, Peyton Richardson; and three sisters, Agnes Shatley, Johnson City, Fannie Campbell and Ted Campbell, both of Elizabethton. Funeral services and interment will be held Tuesday in Milton, Fla. Lewis Funeral Home, Milton, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 22, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


SANUEL M. "PETE" BENFIELD , 81, died Saturday, February 6, 1999, at his home in Haneyville, Pa. Mr. Benfield was born in Ingalls, N.C., the first son of Floyd P. and Elda Ollis Benfield. He had lived much of his life in Elizabethton. Mr. Benfield was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde Benfield, Leonard Benfield and Harold Benfield. Survivors include three sons, Robert S. Benfield, Haneyville, Pa., Samuel A. Benfield and Thomas M. Benfield, both of Reading, Pa.; a brother, Berlin Benfield, Atlanta, Ga.; and three sisters, Pauline Greer and Frankie Cornett, both of Elizabethton, and Lee Vandersteel, Alpine, N.J. Seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

BENFIELD -- A special memorial service for Samuel M. "Pete" Benfield, 81, of Haneyvilla, Pa., who died Saturday, February 6, 1999, will be held Saturday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Elizabethton for family and friends. A celebration of Sam's life and a sharing of "Pete Stories" will be held in the church fellowship hall after the services and you are invited. So bring your stories, memories and love and share with the family and other friends. Memorial gifts may be made to the Community Nursing Service Hospice, P.O. Box 904, Lockhaven, Pa. 17745.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 5, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


ANITA FAYE BLEVINS , 64, 1888 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 11, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Mrs. Blevins was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Dewey and Edna Taylor Hardin. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Rondal "Coonie" Hardin, and a niece, Teresa. Mrs. Blevins was a 1952 graduate of Unaka High School. She had operated the Beauty Bonnette Beauty Shop for a number years and was a member of the Stoney Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Terry Blevins, of the home; a sister, Charlcie Jones, Hampton, Va.; two brothers, Ralph Hardin, Elizabethton, and Allen D. Hardin, Cleveland, Ohio; her step-mother, Mrs. Catherine Hardin, Elizabethton; three step-sisters, Dot Oaks, Eula Mae Hodge and Leota Holsclaw, all of Elizabethton; and a step-brother, James "Bud" Potter, Kingsport. Several aunts and uncles and a host of friends also survive. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

BLEVINS -- Funeral services for Anita Faye Blevins, 64, 1888 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Estep and Rev. Jonas Revis officiating. Interment will follow in the Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Gary Shelton, A.D. "Sonny" Fletcher, John Fletcher, Lynn Peters, Mike Hardin, Steve Hardin, Johnny Lancaster, Jerry Taylor and Charles "Bo" Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Carter County Sheriff's Department, members of the Carter County Rescue Squad and members of the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Anita, to the Blevins Cemetery Fund, the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department or the Cater County Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 12, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


MARTHA MARIE (GREER) BOONE , 87, formerly of Rt. 1, Roan Mountain, and the Asbury Center, Johnson City, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Boone was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William Floyd and Sarah Caroline Street Greer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oran O'Neal Boone, September 3, 1973; a son, Eugene Floyd Boone; a great-grandson, Timothy Tisdale; two sisters, Frankie Jarrett and Grace Greer; and three brothers, Fred Greer, Burt Greer and Reece Greer. Mrs. Boone was a member of the Burbank Free Will Baptist Church and attended East Side Baptist Church. She was a retired cook with the Carter County School System, serving at Cloudland High School. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Ray Teter, Watauga, Grace and Carl Canter and Charlotte and Bud Julian, all of Elizabethton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Mary Boone, Watauga, Harold Dean and Judy Boone and Jim Boone, all of Elizabethton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kansas and Pierce Hughes, Elizabethton, and Marie and Crawford Barnett, Roan Mountain; a brother and sister-in-law, Elige and Beatrice Greer, Burlington, N.C.; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Audrey Bowers, Bluff City. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

BOONE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Marie Greer Boone, 87, formerly of Rt. 1, Roan Mountain, and the Asbury Center, Johnson City, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Howard Messer and Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bob Moore and Marsha Jaynes. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Greer Family Cemetery in the Burbank Community of Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Second Floor Nursing Staff at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, Dr. Frank Johnson and the Caregivers of Asbury Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the home of a daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Bud Julian, 1014 Arney Street, Elizabethton, any time. The family, friends, ministers 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.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 29, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


REV. LEONARD BOWERS - Died at his residence in Carter county, on Sunday night the 4th inst., Rev. Leonard Bowers, an aged respectable citizen, and beside a Revolutionary Soldier.
Source: The Whig, (Jonesborough, TN) Wednesday, October 21, 1840; Issue 22; col F ; transcribed by Amanda Jowers


A. G. BRUMMITT - Elizabethton - Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. for A. G. Brummitt, 69, retired Carter County business man, who died unexpectedly Tuesday at 3:30 a.m. at his home here. The services will be conducted at the First Christian Church, with burial at Fairview Cemetery, Jonesboro. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Maude Brummitt; two daughters, Mrs. R. S. DePew and Mrs. Clarence Cameron; one brother, J. L. Brummitt, all of Elizabethton; two half-brothers, Lockett Brummitt of Washington, D. C., and Robert D. Brummitt of Johnson City; two sisters, Mrs. Robert L. Snodgrass of Elizabethton, and Mrs. Joe Shaeffer of Johnson City; one half-sister, Miss Pearl Brummitt, Johnson City and nine grandchildren.
Kingsport News - October 29, 1942


LUCY EDITH (BOOTH) BRUMMITT , 94, Hermitage Health Care, Elizabethton, formerly of Hampton, died there Sunday, November 30, 2003. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, December 1, 2003 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


THELMA C. BRYANT , 87, 610 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Bryant was a native of Corbin, Ky., and had lived 50 years in Elizabethton. She was a daughter of the late John M. and Isabelle Collins. She was a retired clerk with State Farm Insurance. Mrs. Bryant was a member of the Woman's Civic Club and the American Association of Retired Persons. She was a member of the First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by two sisters. Survivors include her husband, John J. Bryant, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan B. and David C. Garrett, Gastonia, N.C.; two grandchildren: Bryant L. Garrett, Raleigh, N.C., and Kelwey N. Garrett, Charlotte, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

BRYANT -- Funeral services for Thelma C. Bryant, 87, 610 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 1999, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be by Mr. Gene Estep, organist. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Highland Memorial Park, Knoxville, Tenn. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Smith, Jack Williams, Charles Harrison, Dick VanHuss, Jerry Mock, Joe LaPorte, Milt Fair, Clyde Ashworth and Tim Broyles. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 29, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


DR. JAMES K. BUCK II , 36, 1008 Windridge, Kingsport, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at his residence after a brief illness. Dr. Buck was a native of Carter County and a son of Jim and Marie Webb Buck, Johnson City. He was a 1981 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a 1984 graduate of Milligan College. He attended the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis, and graduated in 1989. Dr. Buck completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Bowman Gray Medical Center, Winston-Salem, and completed his Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. Dr. Buck was a Board Certified Allergist and had been in private practice in Kingsport. He was a member of the Colonial Heights Christian Church. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Marsha McNabb Buck; two sons, Kyle and Camerson Buck, of the home; a brother and sister-in-law, Devon and Jennifer Buck, Elizabethton; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Amy and James Motte and Misty Buck, all of Johnson City; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Beulah Buck, Elizabethton; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; his father-in-law, Kyle McNabb, Erwin; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jeff and Susan McNabb, Greeneville. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

BUCK -- Funeral services for Dr. James K. Buck II, 36, 1008 Windridge, Kingsport, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Heights Christian Church with Mr. Richard A. Carpenter and Mr. Jeff Whitlock, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the East Lawn Cemetery, Kingsport. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, and also at the East Lawn Cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, will be Dr. Gary Bush, Dr. Pat Riggins, Dr. Doug Strickland, Dr. Mike Bookout, Dr. Ed Griffin, Greg Campbell, Bobby Campbell and Gene Austin. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Charles J. Wells, Dr. Freddie Martin, Homer Nave, Keith Nave, Diana Osborne and Skip Varvel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Dr. Buck will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Dr. Buck to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Sonrise Emmaus Community c/o Dr. Tom Bulle, 1324 Belmeade Drive, Kingsport, TN 37664. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 2, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


SUSIE BUCKLES - Susie Buckles, 90, Hillview Nursing Home, formerly of Rt. 7, Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Buckles was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Charlie and Ester Arnold Elliott. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Buckles, in 1970, a son, a half-sister, a step-sister and two half-brothers. Mrs. Buckles attended the Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Iva Jean Mathes and Cora Smith, both of Elizabethton; three sons, Billy Joe Buckles and Larry Buckles, both of Elizabethton, and Jack Buckles, Johnson City; a brother, Wiley Elliott, Elizabethton; a half-brother, Joe Elliott, Elizabethton; and a half-sister, Edna Nave. Fifteen grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

BUCKLES -- Graveside services for Susie Buckles, 90, Hillview Nursing Home, formerly of Rt. 7, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at George Mottern Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 14, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


GEORGE BUTLER JR. , 65, of Mt. Clemmons, Mich., died there Monday, March 1, 1999. Mr. Butler was a native of Tarpon, Va., and had lived in Elizabethton for a few years before going to Michigan 40 years ago. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Butler was preceded in death by his father, George Butler Sr., a son and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Ann Butler; four daughters, Sandra, Penny, Joyce and Jennie; three sons, Gary, James and George Butler III; his mother, Mrs. Delcie Butler, Elizabethton; and a sister, Mrs. Ann Depew, Elizabethton. Three aunts and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services and interment will be in Michigan. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 3, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


HERMAN CAMPBELL , 83, 325 McKeehan Ridge Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness. Mr. Campbell was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Mike and Rhoda Fair Campbell. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters, a daughter, three half-sisters and a half-brother. Mr. Campbell was of the Baptist faith and was a retired employee of General Motors. Survivors include his wife, Iris Parsons Campbell, of the home; two daughters, Iris Spencer, Falerton, Ind., and Nancy Simmers, Cleveland, Ohio; two sons, Robert Campbell, Cleveland, Ohio, and Kermit Campbell, Pierpoint, Ohio; and a brother, Perry Campbell, Alburn Hills, Mich. Six grandchildren, a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Herman Campbell, 83, 325 McKeehan Ridge Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Art Webb officiating. Committal and entombment services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mausoleum of Hope, Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 12, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


CLESSIE M. (POTTER) CANNON , 88, 612 S. Roan Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, November 28, 2003, in the Johnson City medical Center. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late John Finley and Rosa Ellen Dugger Potter. She was a retired employee of the Bemberg Corporation and also a formal Avon representative. Mrs. Cannon was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rose Marie Cannon; three brothers; and four sisters. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Carroll and Joan Morgan, Hampton; two sisters, Burlie Richardson, Lake City, Fla. and Thelma Rouse, Spartanburg, S.C.; two grandchildren, Kimberly Iverson, Lowell, Mass., and Heather Strasser, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Bob Polk officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday, will be Roger Arwood, Lucas Arwood, David Arwood, Billy Smith, B.J. Smith and Fred Julian. Honorary pallbearers will be Floyd Estep, Calvin Sharp and her Sunday school class of First Baptist Church. Also surviving are her special friends, Tammy Sharp and Mary King. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Joan Morgan, 204 Rittertown Road, Hampton. For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, November 30, 2003 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


DOROTHY JEAN CARDEN , 68, 219 High Street, Hampton, died Sunday, February 28, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Carden was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Dana '"'One Boot'"' and Margaret Brumit Carden. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Peggy Campbell and Joyce Campbell, and a brother, Leslie Patton Campbell. Ms. Carden was a member of the Union Baptist Church, but attended Hampton First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Joy Bells Sunday School Class. She was a retired employee of Texas Instruments. Survivors include her husband, Clifford D. Carden, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Kenneth Heaton, Rebecca and Terry Brumitt, all of Hampton, and Teresa and Dennis Woodring Johnson City; a son, Ronald Curtis Carden, Hampton; a sister and brother-in-law, Loraine and Conley Jones, Johnson City; four grandsons, SFC Ronald Curtis Jr., U.S. Air Force, Louisiana, David Brumitt, Kevin Heaton and Jason Brumitt, all of Hampton; three granddaughters, Kim Moore, Bluff City, Leah Thompson, Lewisburg, Tenn., and Kara Heaton, Hampton. Three great-grandsons, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

CARDEN -- Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Carden, 68, 219 High Street, Hampton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ms. Kathy Ashburn. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be SFC Ronald Curtis Jr., David Brumitt, Kevin Heaton, Jason Brumitt, David Jones and Tim Moore. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 2, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


DR. ESTILL L. CAUDILL JR. , 82, Pine Hill Road Extension, Elizabethton, died Monday evening, March 1, 1999, at his residence following a brief illness. Dr. Caudill was a native of Narrows, Va., and the son of the late Dr. E.L. Caudill Sr. and Flora Weatherly Caudill. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Bolton Caudill, October 12, 1987. Dr. Caudill graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1941. Following his internship, he entered the U.S. Army to serve during World War II. During World War II, Dr. Caudill was in the D Day invasion, the Battle of the Bulge and the crossing of the River Rhine. He was a member of the 101st Airborne and the 82nd Airborne. At the end of World War II, Dr. Caudill returned to Elizabethton and entered into the practice of family medicine. He had served as president of the Tennessee Academy of General Practice, the Tennessee State Board of Registration in Medicine, was the Carter County Medical Examiner for many years, and served as Medical Director of Beaunit Fibers until his retirement. Dr. Caudill was a member and past president of the Elizabethton Rotary Club, a former director of Citizens Bank, and a charter director of Security Federal Savings Bank. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Dr. E.L. Caudill III, Manchester, Mass.; two daughters, Anne Clifton Lewis, Guilford, Conn., and Lucy Austin, Ooltewah, Tenn.; a brother, Julian Caudill, Elizabethton; and a sister, Mary Daniel Weiss, Alexandria, Va. Six grandchildren also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

CAUDILL -- Funeral services for Dr. Estill L. Caudill Jr., 82, Pine Hill Road Extension, Elizabethton, who died Monday evening at his residence, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bill Carter and Dr. Ken LaDuke officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Arney, organist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Bill Hampton, David Crockett, Terry Caudill, Mitchell Lewis, Stewart Austin, Chris Austin and Roger Olson. Honorary pallbearers will be Peter Hampton, Don Tetrick, John Crockett, J.V. Beall, Dr. Sam Huddleston, John Holder and Bill Curtis. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. It is requested that memorials be made in memory of Dr. Caudill to your favorite charity or to Moody Aviation, P.O. Box 429, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 3, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


DOROTHY AUSTIN CHAMBERS , formerly of 610 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, at Hermitage Health Care Center. Mrs. Chambers was a native of Washington County and the daughter of the late N.R. and Elizabeth Fox Austin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Chambers, three sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Chambers was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Elizabethton, where she was very active in church work, and was also a member of the Elizabethton Women's Club. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Elva Jean Chambers, Elizabethton; a daughter, Jeanne Chambers, Elizabethton; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Robin and Cary Daniels, Kingsport; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Chip and Tabitha Chambers, Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl Austin, Elizabethton; and a sisters, Mrs. Jim "Elsie" Chambers, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

CHAMBERS -- Memorial services for Dorothy Austin Chambers, formerly of 610 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church of Elizabethton with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Sharen Brown and Gene Estep. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Broome, Ed Alexander, Edwin Alexander, Joe Alexander, Sam Barker, Harry Fine, Gary Simerly, Sam Ferguson and Jack Brumit. The family will receive friends on Monday at the First Christian Church (fellowship hall) following the memorial service. Friends may call at the residence any time. Private inurnment will be held at a later date at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the First Christian Church Parlor Fund, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 8, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


DANA ALLEN CLARK SR. , 69, Roan Highlands Nursing Home, Roan Mountain, formerly of Hampton, died Sunday, November 2, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Jess B. and Gladys Garland Clark. Mr. Clark was a retired supervisor with North American Rayon Corporation. He attended the Free Will Baptist Church. He had served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge #566. Survivors include his wife, Melissa Clark; one daughter, Debbie Clark Gragg, of Linville, North Carolina; one son, Dana Allen Clark, Jr., of Hampton; one step-daughter, Heather Holly Clark, of Elizabethton; one granddaughter, Kristi Michelle Clark, Hampton; one grandson, Jeffery Glenn Clark, of Hampton; four sisters, Alice Birchfield, of Unicoi; Geraldean Lacy, of Roan Mountain; Rebecca Street and Judy Perdue, both of Hampton; two brothers, Newton "Bud" Clark, of Hampton; Sammy Clark, of Shreveport, Louisiana, and one special nephew, Michael Ingram, of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Street and Rev. Daniel Whetstine officiating. Sid Gragg will provide the music. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Rebecca Street, 1230 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Clark family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, November 3, 2003 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


LT. WALTER APPLETON CLARK , 87, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in Charlottesville, Va. Mr. Clark was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Charles Burton and Dolly McClain Clark. He was also preceded in death by a son, Edwin Hunter Clark, three brothers, Bill, Horace and Charles Burton Clark, and a sister, Irene. Mr. Clark received a B.A. degree from East Tennessee State University. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, served in the Navy Reserves and was a businessman. Survivors include his wife, Freda Lea Crox Clark; two sons, Bill and K.C.; and three sisters, Theresa Brumit, Burnice C. Furches and Marguerite Davis, as well as numerous relatives.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 22, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


DEWEY E. COLLINS , 71, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, died Thursday, March 25, 1999. Mr. Collins was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Spurgeon and Bessie Pierce Collins. He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Oliver, Elizabethton; one step-son, Paul Joe McGhee, N.C.; one brother, Jack Collins; four sisters: Margie Lewis, Ann Deloach, Virginia Collins, and Wilma Nave, all of Elizabethton; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a very special friend, Hallie McIntuff, and nieces and nephews. Snyder's Funeral Home (477-7911), 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, is in charge of arrangements.

COLLINS -- Graveside services for Dewey E. Collins, 71, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 29, at the V.A. National Cemetery. Friends may call at the home of Peggy Oliver or Virginia Collins at any time. Snyder's Funeral Home (477-7911), 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 29, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


FREEDA CROY , 88, formerly of 303-1/2 West G Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Croy was a native of Los Lunas, N.M., and the daughter of the late George A. and Anna Marie Sichlar. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Davis Croy Sr., July 21, 1993, a daughter, June Croy, six sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Croy had lived in Elizabethton for the past 52 years. She was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton and attended St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She was a former member and art instructor of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Club. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Clyde Croy Jr. and Linda Croy, Elizabethton, and Jeff Croy, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Georgia and Richard Bemis, Albuquerque, N.M.; and a brother, George Sichlar, Los Lunas, N.M. Five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and two special friends, Mike Freeman and Donna Bandera, Elizabethton, also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

CROY -- Funeral services for Freeda Croy, 88, formerly of 303-1/2 West G Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Deacon Joe McMahon officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at George Mottern Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jody Wade, Sam Barker, Richard Barker, Jim Forgey, Mike Hupco and Larry Verran. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Brummitt, Harry Fine, Dr. Max Bayard, Dr. Daniel Paul, Riley Lacey, Ken Lacey and the Nursing Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the homes of her sons, Clyde Croy, 168 Rosewood Circle, Elizabethton, or Jeff Croy, 303 West G Street, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 23, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


ARLIE LEE DIAL ,57, of Watauga, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Charles Willard and Sarah Clemons Dial. Mr. Dial was a 1970 graduate of Elizabethton High School and an employee of Kennametal Inc., Johnson City. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and an avid Elizabethton Twins Baseball Fan. Survivors include a daughter, Julia Lynn Dial, of the home; a son, David Lloyd Dial, of the home; two brothers, Marvin Dial, Watauga, and Gene Dial, Elizabethton; and also Linda Dial, Watauga. Several cousins also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Dial will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Jordan and Youth Pastor James Ward officiating. Interment will follow in the Scalf Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, will be Steve Clemons, Elmer Clemons, Adam Franklin, Mike Barnett, Keith Cole, Tom Howell, Joe Stout and Dick Emmert. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Franklin, Joe Spitzer, Pete Wilson, Ray Clemons, the Congregation of Fairview Baptist Church and employees of Kennametal, Inc. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences to the Dial family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, June 27, 2008 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


DOCT. MADISON ENSOR - Departed this life, on Monday morning last, at his Father's residence in Carter county, of Fever, DOCT. MADISON ENSOR. Doct. E. was a promising young man and died in the triumphs of religious faith. The particulars of his death will be given hereafter.
Source: The Jonesborough Whig, and Independent Journal, (Jonesborough, TN) Wednesday, November 08, 1843; Issue 26; col E; transcribed by Amanda Jowers


DOUGLAS M. FORBES , 57, 1831 Woodhaven Drive, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 13, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home. Mr. Forbes was a native of Carter County and the son of the late William C. "Bill" and Evelyn Lewis Forbes. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robin Wayne Forbes, a sister, Marie Darrell Forbes, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Chase and Hattie Teague, and a brother-in-law, John L. Frazier Jr. Mr. Forbes was formerly employed and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was of the Baptist faith and formerly served as a Deacon at Pinecrest Baptist Church. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and the National Guard and a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Survivors include his wife, Martha Teague Forbes, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Yolanda Forbes Miller and Michael Miller, Elizabethton, and Shelley Forbes, Mountain City; two sons, Joel Forbes, Elizabethton, and Lance Forbes, Gray; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carolyn Forbes Frazier Pearman, Elizabethton, and Wanda Geraldine Forbes Walls and Dred Walls, Johnson City; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Porter and Norma Jean Forbes, Elizabethton, Lloyd Klenard and Emma Forbes, Lehigh Acres, Fla., and Roger and Mary Forbes, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews and one favorite grand nephew, Jordan Mitchell, Elizabethton, also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

FORBES -- Funeral services for Douglas M. Forbes, 57, 1831 Woodhaven Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Mickey Beal, Mr. Hugh Hatfield, minister, and Mr. Ralph Hyder officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Luther Rouse, Keith Rouse, Houston Timbs, Eddie Timbs, Klenard Forbes Jr., Joey Estep, Kenneth Stevens and Kenny Timbs. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Estep, Glenn Gouge, John Pansock, Julius Gregg, Bill Teague, Gene Pearman, John Lahman, Brian Barnette, Rick Hamm, John Henson, Terry Stevens, Rouven Forbes, David Surcey, Tim Edwards, Ralph Hyder, Eddie Timbs, Mark Timbs, Samuel Timbs, Dr. Harold Lane, David Millsaps, Glen Bowers, Timothy Carr and Sanford Morton. In lieu of flowers, those who prefer may make donations in memory of Mr. Forbes to the American Red Cross, 116 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the Disabled American Veterans, 648 Nave Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. A very special heartfelt "Thank You" to all the staff at the V.A. Hospital, Johnson City EMS and especially to Dr. Craig Broeder for all your care and support. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 15, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


ROBIN WAYNE FORBES , 59, 406 E. Mill Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Forbes was a native of Carter County and the son of the late William C. '"'Bill'"' and Evelyn Lewis Forbes. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marie Darrell Forbes, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, William Paul and Marie Solomon, and a brother-in-law, John Frazier. Mr. Forbes was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the ETSU Legend's Club. After high school he attended ETSU and was a Little All-American in football and signed with the Cleveland Browns. He worked as a teacher/coach at Cocke County High School and coached in Florida and also at Unaka High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Paula Solomon Forbes, of the home; a sister, Carolyn Forbes Frazier Pearman, Elizabethton; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Porter and Norma Jean Forbes, Douglas and Martha Forbes, Roger and Mary Forbes, all of Elizabethton, and Lloyd Klenard and Emma Forbes, Lehigh Acres, Fla.; a step-sister, Wanda Geraldine Forbes and Dred Walls, Johnson City; and special cousins, Jo and Rick Eoff, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

FORBES -- Funeral services for Robin Wayne Forbes, 59, 406 E. Mill Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Father Steven Smith and Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Klenard Forbes, Lance Forbes, Joel Forbes, Todd Bowling, Terry Bowling, Joe Ramsey and Terry McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie Turner, David Holtsclaw, Dillard Sholes, Dr. David Freeman, Glen Ward, John Pansock, Bill Bowling, Joey Estep, Greg Estep, Derrick Hamm, Bryan Hamm, John Wallace, Mike Ramsey, Buddy Don Ramsey, Scottie Ramsey, Scott West, Tim Edwards, David Surcey, Ralph Hyder, Phil Bachman, Bill Hull and Jeff McKinney. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 4, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


NELL KESTER FOSTER , 73, of Ransom Street, Blowing Rock, N.C., died Saturday, November 29, 2003 in Winston-Salem, N.C. Born August 29, 1930 in Butler, Tenn., she was a daughter of Joseph Alexander and Lillie Laws Keller. Surviving are one daughter, Kay Thomas, of Salisbury, N.C.; one son, Jeffrey Foster, of Blowing Rock, N.C.; three grandchildren; three sisters, Ann Vines and husband, Bob, and Arlene Townsend, of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Jean Greene of Campbellsville, Ky., and four brothers, Ray Keller, of Granite Falls, N.C.; Clarence Keller, of Butler, Tenn.; Commodore Keller, of Black Mountain, N.C., and Roy Keller, of Sugar Grove, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville 'Buddy' Foster; two sisters, Alma and Ruth Keller, and two brothers, Billy and Dale Keller. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Blowing Rock. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 3409 D, West Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, N.C. 27407. The family will receive friends on Monday evening, December 1, 2003 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Austin and Barnes Funeral Home in Boone, N.C. Austin and Barnes Funeral Home, 194 Queen St., Boone, NC 28607, is in charge of funeral arrangements. 828-264-8888
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, December 1, 2003 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


RUBY FROST , 87, 222 Price Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, October 30, 2003, at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness. A native of Campbell County, Tenn., Mrs. Frost was the daughter of the late Jacob and Betty Chitwood Cordell. She was a former employee of the dry cleaning industry. She was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Frost was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Frost, in 1991, by a son, William Frost, by a daughter, Sandra Gail Frost and by four brothers. Survivors include one sister, Ruth Abdallah, Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Arnold Cordell, Johnson City, and Bill Cordell, Boise, Id.; three grandsons; three great- grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Teresa Frost, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Betty Carden and Sonny Sorrells, both of Elizabethton. The Funeral service for Mrs. Ruby Frost will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 1,2003, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. William L. Duncan officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 2003, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Robert Frost, William Frost, Darrin Frost, Robert Blevins, Charles Ward and Jimmy Lipford. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Lipford, Kevin Lipford, Lawrence Marlow, Darrell Marlow and Richard Forrester. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence, 222 Price Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 PM on Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, November 2, 2003 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


WOOD FURMAN - Died, at his residence in Elizabethton, Ten., on the 7th inst., Mr. Wood Furman, Principal of the Duffield Academy, in the 62d year of his age.
Source: The Whig, (Jonesborough, TN) Wednesday, October 21, 1840; Issue 22; col F ; transcribed by Amanda Jowers


REV. DAN GARLAND JR. , 68, 268 Bob Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. Rev. Garland was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Dan Garland Sr. and Effie Pearce Garland. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Beulah Garland, and a brother, Haskiel Garland. Rev. Garland was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church and a former employee of Carter County Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Starr Whisnant Garland, of the home; four sons, Danny Garland, Rev. Larry Garland, George Garland and Norman Garland, all of Elizabethton; a daughter, Donna Markland, Elizabethton; a sister, Verna White, Elizabethton; six grandchildren, Angela Garland, John Markland, Lisa Adams, Jackie Morgan, Nickie Garland and Amber Dawn Garland, all of Elizabethton; and two great-grandchildren, Christa and Josh Deloach, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews and special friends, Clyde Peters, Willard Huskins and Arthur Colbaugh, also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

GARLAND -- Funeral services for Rev. Dan Garland Jr., 68, 268 Bob Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ray Colbaugh and Rev. Jonas Revis officiating. Music will be under the direction of the New Liberty Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Forbes Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be C.W. Rambo, Kenneth Carver, Ralph Lowe, Sonny Fletcher, Kenneth Colbaugh, Gale Colbaugh and Howard Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, Dr. David Fenner, Bill Whisnant Sr., Clifford Peters, Jerry Paul Lyons, Bill Finney, Darrell Walsh and Rube Taylor. Everyone will meet at Forbes Cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may also call at the residence, 268 Bob Hollow Road, Elizabethton, or at the residence of a son, Rev. Larry Garland, 635 Hwy. 91, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37604. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 12, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


CARSON H. GRINDSTAFF , 70, 808 East B Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 29, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness. Mr. Grindstaff was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William Ray and Pearl Oliver Grindstaff. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Vadia Taylor Grindstaff, March 29, 1997, and a son, Terry Grindstaff, April 30, 1996. Mr. Grindstaff was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and was a member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church where he was an assistant Sunday School Teacher of the Senior Men's Class. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Thomas Crow, Brookeville, Md.; two sons and three daughters-in-law, Herbert Eugene and Eva Grindstaff, Elizabethton, Gary D. and Carolyn Grindstaff, Johnson City, and Mrs. Peggy Grindstaff, Elizabethton; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Arnold, Elizabethton; and a brother, Leslie Grindstaff, Elizabethton. Seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Carson H. Grindstaff, 70, 808 East B Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. J.D. Neeley and Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Dale Williams, soloist, will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, will be Gary Arnold, Eric Grindstaff, Todd Grindstaff, Kevin Grindstaff, Jared Arnold and Jeff Farmer. Honorary pallbearers will be the Senior Men's Sunday School Class of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church. A special '"'Thank You'"' to the Doctors and Nursing Staff of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital and the McLeod Cancer and Blood Center of East Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 31, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


JESSIE HARTLEY , 57, 607 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Hartley was a native of Butler and the son of the late Carlie William and Rosia Lee Vines Hartley. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel "Lottie" Hartley, a brother, L.D. Hartley, and an uncle, Dana Hartley. Mr. Hartley was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church. He was an employee of the Carter County Sheriff's Department and also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Hartley, of the home; a son and his wife, Brian and Sheryl Hartley, Elizabethton; five brothers and their wives, R.L. and Paulette Hartley, Carrol and Kathy Hartley, Dennis and Judy Hartley, Gene and Lisha Hartley, all of Butler, and Dewey and Brenda Hartley, Elizabethton; two sisters and their husbands, Hazel and Johnny Clawson, Roan Mountain, and Lucille and Charlie Gardner, Johnson City; a brother-in-law and his wife, Harold and Lottie Winters, Elizabethton; a brother-in-law, Troy Winters, Hampton; a sister-in-law and her husband, Gail Richmond and David Fields, Knoxville; his mother-in-law, Rachel Winters, Hampton; an uncle and aunt, E.C. and Elva Vines, Hampton; a nephew, Steve Winters, Raleigh, N.C.; a niece and her husband, Amy and Rick Johnson, Johnson City; and special friends, Dawn and Deon Sheffield, Jennie and Eddie Morgan and Ginger and Jerry Ford, all of Elizabethton. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

HARTLEY-- Funeral services for Jessie Hartley, 57, 607 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be David Fields, Jerry Ford, R.L. Hartley, Eddie Morgan, Harold Winters and Carroll "Shorty" Wiseman. Honorary pallbearers will be Dewey Hartley, Carrol Hartley, E.C. Vines, Steve Winters, Deon Sheffield, Carl "King" Cable, Russell Kyte, Sheriff John Henson and members and employees of the Carter County Sheriff's Department. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to The Shriners Hospital, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 22, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


RAY J. HARTLEY , 82, 101 Lynnview Circle, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center, Johnson City. Mr. Hartley was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a son of the late Roe and Agnes Tucker Hartley. Mr. Hartley was a member of United Brethren Church of Kettering, Ohio. He was retired from the General Motors Corporation and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Lucy Lewis Hartley, of the home; a daughter, Linda Hartley Clark, Newland, N.C.; two sisters, Juanita Deshotel and Ruby Hartley, both of Houston, Texas; and three granddaughters, Melissa Maston, Melody Waldrep and Kelsey Clark, all of Newland, N.C. Two great-granddaughters also survive. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is in charge of arrangements.

HARTLEY-- Funeral services for Ray J. Hartley, 82, 101 Lynnview Circle, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Lander Heafner officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Fork Mountain Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 22, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


DANNY P. HARVEY , 45, 122 Spears Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 22, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Harvey was a lifelong resident of Carter County. He was self-employed in small engine repair and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents, Orville and Lonnie Stout Harvey, of the home. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

HARVEY -- Funeral services for Danny P. Harvey, 45, 122 Spears Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Pastor Donnie Davenport officiating. Music will be by Sue Hamm, soloist and organist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Garden of Freedom, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Richard Pilk, Joe Carr, Doug Bradley, Aaron Glover, Steve Davenport, Bob Hamm and John Waycaster. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Sunday School Class of Harmony Baptist Church. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Harmony Baptist Church, 130 Keenburg Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 24, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


JOHN LUSK HATHAWAY , 90, 301 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, died Friday afternoon while on his daily walk. He was a native of Elizabethton, and was the son of the late Major C.R. and Josie Lusk Hathaway. Mr. Hathaway was a 1931 graduate of Elizabethton High School and received his B.S. degree in the first Chemical Engineering Class of The University of Tennessee in 1935. After graduation from college, he began working in the Chemical Laboratory of Bemberg Fibers. He spent his entire working career with Bemberg and Beaunit Fibers. He was the Chemical Division Superintendent from 1942 to 1954, the Production Manager and Plant Manager from 1954 till 1961, the Vice President of the Cupramonium Division of Beaunit Fibers from 1961 until 1966. He then became the Research Manager for Beaunit Fibers at Triangle Park, N.C., from 1966 until his retirement in 1972. Following his retirement, he taught mathematics at the Herman Robinson Vocational School from 1973 until 1977. Mr. Hathaway was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton and was a member and president of the Wesley Sunday School Class. He was also a past president of the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club and was mentioned in the World Who's Who in Finance and Industry. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Helen Chambers Hathaway, May 5, 1996. He and Helen made sure their family stayed close by gathering everyone on holidays and by providing a cabin on Holden Beach every July for 25 years. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn Hathaway Brown and Ed Brown of Columbia, S.C., and Frances Hathaway Sams and Elmer Sams, Jr., of Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, John L. Hathaway D.D.S, and Nancy Luther Hathaway, of Johnson City; one sister, Florence Hathaway Williams, Bowmantown, Tenn.; one special niece, Ann Williams Large, Bowmantown, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Tom Brown, Tampa, Fla., Jody Farris, Nashville, Tenn., Sean Brown, Columbia, S.C., Brad Sams, Rachelle Williams, and Chad Sams, all of Elizabethton, John Hathaway, III, Johnson City, and Travis Hathaway, Charleston, S.C. Nine great-grandchildren also survive. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2003, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Buford Hankins and the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be under the direction of Elmer Sams, Jr. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 4, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons, Tom Brown, Sean Brown, Brad Sams, Chad Sams, John Hathaway, III and Travis Hathaway. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Williams, Kevin Farris, members of the Wesley Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church, breakfast friends, friends and neighbors. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 3, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, or friends may call at the residence, 301 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations in memory of Mr. Hathaway to General Fund of the First United Methodist Church, 325 East E. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.
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HERBERT "HUB" HENSON , 70, 1447 Poga Road, Butler, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a short illness. Mr. Henson was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a son of the late Frank and Ida Mann Henson. Mr. Henson was a maintenance worker at Land Harbor in Spruce Pine, N.C. He was a member of Piney Grove Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Connie Henson, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Clay and Goldie Henson, Lenoir, N.C.; and two sisters, Virgie Cable, Elizabethton, and Bernice Hartley, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

HENSON -- Funeral services for Herbert "Hub" Henson, 70, 1447 Poga Road, Butler, who died Sunday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Piney Grove Church of Christ, Butler, with Mr. Dean Estep, minister, officiating. Music will be by the church choir. Interment will follow in the Flat Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be friends. Mr. Henson will be taken to the church on Tuesday afternoon where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
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BEN H. HINKLE , 87, 898 Piercetown Road, Butler, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at the James H. Quillen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a brief illness. Mr. Hinkle was a lifetime resident of Carter County and a son of the late George and Kathryn Fletcher Hinkle. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Walt, Don and Ted Hinkle. Mr. Hinkle was a retired employee of American Bemberg Corporation with more than 40 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. He attended Pierce Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Pierce, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Eddie and Bob Lindsey, Johnson City; and a granddaughter, Jessica Brooke Lindsey, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

HINKLE -- Funeral services for Ben H. Hinkle, 87, 898 Piercetown Road, Butler, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. George Arnold officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Honor Guard of Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Richard Pierce, Doug Pierce, Gary Whitson, David Brumitt, Jamie Griffith and Ricky Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Cable, Haskel Pierce, Bill Crockett, David Griffith, Jess Dillard and Ray Pierce. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
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NORMAN E. HOLDEN , 57, 2985 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Holden was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Calvin and Nannie Sluder Holden. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. Mr. Holden was retired as a small-engine repairman. He was a member of the Upper Shell Creek Christian Church, Roan Mountain. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Ann Allmon Holden; a daughter, Angela Renee Holden, Roan Mountain; a step-son, Bobby Gene Guy, Shelby, N.C.; six sisters, Mrs. Tennie Arwood, Mrs. Eula Mae Jarrett and Mrs. Grace Carver, all of Elizabethton, Mrs. Joyce Jarrett, Roan Mountain, Mrs. Christine Blevins, Spruce Pine, N.C., and Mrs. Mattie Lou McKinney, Gaffney, S.C.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Donna Minor. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

HOLDEN -- Graveside services for Norman E. Holden, 57, 2985 Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Richardson Cemetery, Shell Creek, with Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday, will be Lynn Laws, L.J. Oliver, Paul McKinney, Murrell McKinney, Ray Jarrett and Chucky Dean Holden. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence or at the residence of a sister, Mrs. Tennie Arwood, 104 Sunshine Circle, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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ETTA J. HONEYCUTT , 72, 376 McQueen St., Butler, died Saturday, November 29, 2003 at her residence. A native of Hampton, she was a daughter of the late Bruce and Nell Peters Pierce. She was a 1949 graduate of Hampton High School and a graduate of Steed College of Business in Elizabethton. She had formerly worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. and Knoxville. She was also employed by Cooper's Office Supply in Johnson City for several years. Mrs. Honeycutt was a member of Hampton Christian Church but attended Butler Baptist Church for the last ten years. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Albert "Bud" Honeycutt; one son, Bruce Alan Honeycutt, of Piney Flats; two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Edna and Lowell Stalcup, of Butler, and Linda Moore Honeycutt, of Piney Flats; two nieces, Angela Gail Rasnake, of Piney Flats, and Melanie Daun Atkins, of Bristol, Va.; two great nieces, Madison Rae and Alexa Grace Rasnake, of Piney Flats, and several cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2003 in the Butler Baptist Church with the Rev. David Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Jean Ann Poore, soloist, and Betty Cunningham, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday will be Justin Bunting, Howard Courtner, Wayne Harris, Jack Peters, Bill Peters and Jeremy Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors and the Johnson City Medical Center Hospice Group. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, December 1, 2003 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


HERBERT H. HOOD JR. , 69, 613 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hood was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Herbert Houston and Vicey Morrell Hood. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Freida Peters Hood, and an infant son, Thomas Lee Hood. Mr. Hood was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton and the Four Square Sunday School Class. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include a daughter, JoVonna Dodge, of Delaware; two grandchildren, Richie and Katie Dodge, both of Delaware; a special friend, Betty Jo Isaacs, Elizabethton; three sisters, Mary Holt, Milligan College, Jimmie Ruth Bailey, Treasure Island, Fla., and Billie Peters, Johnson City; and a brother, Don Hood, Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

HOOD -- Funeral services for Herbert H. Hood Jr., 69, 613 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Brent Seals and Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Four Square Sunday School Class: Andy Hood, Doug Bailey, Alphas Anderson, Bill Anderson, Eston Treadway, Richard Isaacs, Claude Isaacs, Carl Estep, Glen Potter, Roy Vines, John Crockett Sr., Jerry Pope, Wayne Winters, Gregg Nidiffer, Jennings Wagner, Dr. Robert Sams, Johnny Davis, Sam Taylor, Willis Murray, Don Williams and Gerald Watson. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at the residence, 613 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or your charity of choice. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 14, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


IDA PEARL (SHELL) HUGHES , 87, 3001 Stewart Drive, Wilson, N.C., died Monday, March 8, 1999, at Nash Grove Manor, Nashville, N.C. Mrs. Hughes was a native of Carter County and had lived in North Carolina since 1989. She was a daughter of the late William and Myrtle Range Shell and was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel E. Hughes, in 1973. Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Brick Christian Church, Watauga. Survivors include a son, Robert William Hughes, Johnson City; a daughter, Carolyn Nagle, Wilson, N.C.; and a sister, Lucy D. Slagle, Hartselle, Ala. Six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

HUGHES -- Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Ida Pearl Shell Hughes, 87, 3001 Stewart Drive, Wilson, N.C., who died Monday, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Keg Mottern Cemetery, Watauga, with Mr. Jack Hyder, minister, officiating. The family received friends Wednesday evening at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 11, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


ARNOLD JOHNSON , 75, 201 W. Mill Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Johnson was a native of Elk Park, N.C., and the son of the late William and Minnie Winters Johnson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Johnson, and a sister, Margalee Turbyfill. Mr. Johnson was of the Baptist faith and a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation and T.P.I. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Polly Johnson, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sharon Johnson, Blountville; a daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Joseph Broyles, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Becky Jenkins, Gray; three grandsons, Tim Vines, Jonesborough, Aron Johnson, Limestone, and Dewey Johnson, Johnson City; two brothers, Brooks Johnson, Minneapolis, N.C., and Proffitt Johnson, Hammond, Ind.; and a sister, Billie Ward, Elk Park, N.C. Four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Arnold Johnson, 75, 201 W. Mill Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating. Entombment and committal services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Tom Franklin, Tony Benedetto, Bill Benedetto, Tim Vines, Chris Jenkins and Aron Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be John Morrell, Joe Greer, Doctors, Nurses and Staff of the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital and the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 31, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


EDWARD J. JOHNSON SR. , 84, 243 Rocky Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Johnson was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the son of the late Robert and Mettie Perry Johnson. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Edward Joseph '"'E.J.'"' Johnson Jr. and Paul Johnson, and three brothers. Mr. Johnson had lived in Carter County most of his life. He was a member of the Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of Bemberg Industries after working 47 years. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Perry Johnson, of the home; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Norma Allen, Pinehurst, N.C., Phyllis and Dwight Minton, Elizabethton, Margie and James C. Parks, Johnson City, and Carolyn Johnson Slaughter and Mark Slaughter, Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard and Nancy Johnson and Lynn Johnson, all of Elizabethton; and a sister, Della McNeal, Knoxville. Nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Edward J. Johnson Sr., 84, 243 Rocky Branch Road, Elizabethton, who went to sleep in the arms of Jesus Tuesday, March 16, 1999, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Street officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the following members of the Men's Bible Class of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church: Mark Slaughter, Malcolm Johnson, Clarence Perry, Parris Street, Albert Harrison and James Parks. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Daniel Paul, Allen Johnson, Dr. Eugene Galloway, Greg Miller, Tom Austin, Parris Street, Claude Nave, Paul Thompson and Arthur Moore. A special '"'thank you'"' is extended by the family to the following caregivers: Martha Steward, Charlie Bennett, Frank Gingars, Doug Calhoun, Joyce Reagan and Carolyn Pritchard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 243 Rocky Branch Road, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 17, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


ELIZABETH (MINTON) JULIAN , 81, 131 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 19, 1999, in Bel Air, Md., following an extended illness. Mrs. Julian was the daughter of the late Walter Sr. and Ethel Hughes Minton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glen Reginald Julian, her step-father, James Ray, and two brothers, Patrick Ray and Bruce Minton. Mrs. Julian was a wife, mother and homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Richard Julian, Citrus Heights, Calif., and Douglas Julian, Bel Air, Md.; a daughter, Kay Julian Dawson, Baltimore, Md.; two daughters-in-law, Hortensia Julian and Joann Julian; a son-in-law, Larry Dawson; three grandsons, Patrick Julian, Giovanni Julian and Jarrett Julian; a sister, Gwendolyn Reincke; three brothers, Walter Minton Jr., Tom Minton and Kenny Minton; and a cousin, Josephine Hughes. Several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, close friends and neighbors also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

JULIAN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth "Beth" Minton Julian, 81, who was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, 131 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Chaplain Carl Petering officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ms. Kathy Christianson. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Giovanni Julian, Jarrett Julian, Patrick Julian, Durward Julian, Bill Pierce and Jim Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Clark, Jackie Barnett, Clyde Shatley, Chris Bowers, James Julian Jr. and Paul Julian. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. For those who would like to make donations in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to any hospice, the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 22, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


JOHN A. KAYTIS , 77, 116 Lexington Avenue, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at his residence. Mr. Kaytis was a native of Rumford, Maine, and the son of the late John F. and Katherine Kaytis. He was also preceded in death by a sister. Mr. Kaytis was Executive Coordinator for PSG of Elizabethton and a 1995 graduate of Milligan College. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Betty Kaytis, of the home; a daughter, Susie Kaytis Evans, Boston, Mass.; a son, John Robert Kaytis of Florida; and a step-son, Rick Ives, North Wilkesboro, N.C. One niece and one nephew also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

KAYTIS -- Funeral services for John A. Kaytis, 77, 116 Lexington Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Henry Webb, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., will be at a later date. Full Military Honors will be accorded by the U.S. Army. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
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JAMES LESTER LINGERFELT , 75, 222 Massengill Place, Bluff City, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton following a brief illness. Mr. Lingerfelt was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late Doss and Minnie Bowman Lingerfelt. He was also preceded in death by three sons. Mr. Lingerfelt was a retired carpenter and was of the Free Will Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Lingerfelt, of the home; two daughters, Dorothy Arnold, Bristol, and Carolyn Barnett, Bluff City; a son, Henry Lingerfelt, Erwin; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Worley Lingerfelt, Bristol, J.D. Lingerfelt, Mountain City, and Bobby Lingerfelt, Bristol. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

LINGERFELT-- Funeral services for James Lester Lingerfelt, 75, 222 Massengill Place, Bluff City, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with Rev. Steve Hensley officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Sunrise Cemetery in Bluff City. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 2, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


ANNIE BELL LITTLE , 91, 2310 State Line Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 5, 1999, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Little was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late William M. and Lillie Hyder Clark. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Richard Little in 1967, and Carl Little in 1988. Mrs. Little was a member of the Valley Forge United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Charlsie Little, Elizabethton, and Phyllis Little, Johnson City; five sons, Robert C. Little, Glenn Little, Ronnie Little and Kenneth Little, all of Elizabethton, and John E. Little, Hampton; two sisters, Mrs. June Vandeventer and Mrs. Ossie Heaton, both of Elizabethton; and two brothers, James M. Clark, Elizabethton, and Mack Clark, Bluff City. Seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

LITTLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Bell Little, 91, 2310 State Line Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lon Tobin officiating. Tammy Simerly, soloist, and Trilla Little, organist, will be in charge of music. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons: Michael Little, Randy Little, Steve Little, Ronnie Little Jr., Alan Little and Danny Little. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 8, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


BESS (STRICKLAND) LUMSDEN , 91, 450 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of 101 East K Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 28, 1999, at Life Care Center of Punta Gorda. Mrs. Lumsden was a native of Clifton, Tenn., and was the daughter of the late Dr. Robert H. and Edna Briley Strickland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Lumsden, in 1991, and three sisters, Nora Miller, Lillian Strickland and Lockie Bell Strickland. Mrs. Lumsden was a 1929 graduate of Milligan College and a member of the First Christian Church of Elizabethton, where she was a Sunday school teacher and was very involved with the women's Mission and Circle work of the church. For years she and her husband, Leslie, were ardent encouragers of mission work and made a number of trips to help on the field in Haiti and Jamaica. Mrs. Lumsden made 5,000 Barbie Doll outfits for the missionaries to sell in Haiti to support their work. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Denis Lumsden, Atlanta, Ga., and Paul Strickland and Vada Lumsden, Punta Gorda, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia Lumsden and Richard Campbell, Stone Mountain, Ga.; and a sister, Rob McGee, Nashville. Four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

LUMSDEN -- Funeral services for Bess Strickland Lumsden, 91, 450 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of 101 East K Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from the Men's Class of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 4, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


BETTY LYONS , 61, of 173 Livingston Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 30, 2003 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, December 1, 2003 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear