PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL -- George Bayer, age 56, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, died Thursday, May 25, 2000.
He was born October 14, 1943, in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He attended the City College of New York where he received an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, later completing a master of business administration at Florida State University. Following a few years in engineering at Cape Canaveral, FL, he spent the last 30 years of his career at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as a contract manager.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bohuslav Bayer and Libuse (Kvarda) Bayer.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Ruth; a son, George; daughter-in-law, Suzanne; and granddaughter, Katerina, Austin, TX.
Graveside services will be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2000, at McKinney Cemetery with Dr. David Hale officiating.
Arrangements are under direction of Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Ida M. McDonald
ROGERSVILLE -- Ida Mae McDonald, 102, Rogersville, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at the Bethlen Home, Ligonier, PA.
She was born May 12, 1898, in Sumter County, SC. She was a graduate of Winthrop College, Rockwood, SC, and was a long-time member of the Rogersville Presbyterian Church where she was active in the various womenís organizations. She was interested in civic and cultural activities of Rogersville and was an enthusiastic fund-raiser for many causes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Hickman, McDonald; a son, Robert A. McDonald; and parents, Robert Elliot and Mary Ann Skinner McElveen.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Macdonald and husband, Richard; a daughter-in-law, Jeri Clark McDonald, Rogersville; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Rogersville Presbyterian Church 11 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, with Rev. Dr. David L. Hale officiating. Friends will be received in the church fellowship hall following the service.
Memorials may be made to the Rogersville Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund or the Lower Cemetry Fund, Rogersville, TN 37857.
Arrangements are under direction of the Thomas L. Neid Funeral Home.
MOORESBURG -- Ruth Collins, age 59, Mooresburg, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.
She was a member of Midway Freewill Baptist Church. Along with her husband, D.H. Collins, they were painters for many years in Hawkins and other adjoining counties throughout the East Tennessee area.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Collins; parents, Robert and Archie Carpenter Bowlin; a sister, Bonnie Walker; and brother, Kurt Bowlin.
She is survived by her husband, D.H. Collins of the home; three daughter, Debbie Collins; Tena Jarnagin and husband Darrell, both of Mooresburg, Jan Chambers and husband Ben, Rogersville; a son, Danny Collins, Mooresburg; four grandchildren, Misty Martin, Rebekah Carroll, Brandon Collins, all of Mooresburg, and Taylor Jarnagin, Morristown; a great-granddaughter, Hannah Carroll, Rogersville; four sisters, Betty Brewer, Mooresburg, Faye Brewer, Bean Station, Diane Davis, Morristown, and Rosav Mills, Tazewell; two brothers, Robert "Junior" Bowlin and Gary Bowlin, both of Mooresburg.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Alice J. Gilliam
KOKOMO, IN -- Alice J. Gilliam, age 90, Kokomo, formerly of Rogersville, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at the Windsor Estates Nursing Home, Kokomo.
She was born Dec. 6, 1909, in Washington County, TN, and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Gilliam, in 1979; parents, George and Delia Martin Fink; a son, John Garney Fink; four brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by a son, Herman Fink, Kokomo; two sisters, Flora Rorark and Carrie Fink, both of Johnson City; five grandchildren, Bartley, David, Jason and Allen Fink, and Debbie Simon, all of Kokomo; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Friday, June 2, 2000, at Memorial park Cemetery, Kokomo, with Pastor Herman Gorham officiating. Burial followed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
Arrangements were under direction of Ellers Mortuary, Kokomo.
Rodney D. Laster
OGDEN, UT -- Rodney D. Laster, age 53, Odgen, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at his home of pancreatic cancer.
He was born March 1, 1947, in Greeneville, TN. On Oct. 1, 1965, he married Patricia Darlene Whitehead in Laurel, MD. He lived in Rogersville until the age of 12 and then lived in Laurel, Severn and Glen Burnie, MD, graduating from Laurel, MD, High School. In 1983 he moved to Greencastle, PA, where he lived for three years before moving to Ogden in November of 1986. He attended the Assembly of God Church, Laurel, and the Church on the Terrace, South Ogden, being baptized Feb . 6, 2000.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Army. He was a production supervisor for Electro-Therm in Maryland and also at Chromalox in Odgen.. Following his retirement in April of 1996, he began Rodís General Lawn Care which he owned and operated until retiring in June of 2000. He was a member of the Utah Golf Association.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Frances Garber Laster; a sister, Diane Lee Wamsley; a brother, Freddy Edward Laster; and his grandparents, Mary Jane Laster, John Earl Later, Rosa Lee Garber and Everette Garber.
He is survived by his wife, Pat, Ogden; father, William Earl Laster, Slanesville, WV; two daughters, Rhonda Darlene Ogden, Virginia Beach, VA, and Sue Ellen Laster, Ogden; two grandchildren, Mallory Sue and Megan Elizabeth Rose; and a sister, Brenda Alice Forest, Taneytown, MD.
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2000, at the Crownsville Veteran Cemetery, 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD 21032.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1-800-ACS-2345, or www.cancer.org, in the name of Rodney Daryl Laster.
Arrangements are under direction of Lindquistís Ogden, Utah Mortuary.
Onzie L. Laster
BULLS GAP -- Onzie Lee Laster, age 68, Bulls Gap, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was a member of Liberty Primitive Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Sally Jones laster; three sisters, Sarah Swatsell, Bessie Smith and Ola Bryant; four brothers, Dan Laster, Hack Laster, Huss Laster and Curtis Laster.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Eidson Laster of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn Ann Laster of the home, and Jennie and Troy Linkous, Morristown; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2000, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Waylon Richards officiating. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, at Hamblen Memory Gardens, Morristown.
Matthew D. Tipton
ROGERSVILLE -- Matthew Daniel Tipton, beloved son of Danny E. and Kathy K. Tipton, died Thursday, June 1, 2000.
A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the Christ Fellowship Church, Kingsport, off I-181.
Memorials may be made to the Matthew Daniel Tipton Memorial Foundation, c/o First Community Bank, 809 West Main Street, Rogersville, TN 37857, or for more information call the family in Kingsport at 423-349-2777.
Arrangements are under direction of Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Earl C. Horton
MOUNT CARMEL -- Earl Carson Horton, age 86, Mount Carmel, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at his home.
He was born Sept. 29, 1913, in Hancock County. He had lived in the Ross Camp Ground community since 1952.
He was a faithful member of Ross Camp Ground United Methodist Church. He served in may offices in the church over the year including treasurer, trustee, superintendent of Sunday School and was the longtime chairman of the cemetery committee. He was recognized by the United Methodist Women of the church in 1994 for his outstanding service tot he church and community.
He was active in community service and had been recognized for his work with Boy Scout Troop #148 and the Ruritan Club. He also served as a magistrate to Hawkins County Court in the 1960s.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific, European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters. He earned the rank of sergeant and was awarded the Bronze Service Star. He was a member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688 and the American Legion Hammond Post #3. He retired from the C.E. Division of Eastman Kodak Company in 1974 after 42 years of service. He was an avid fan of Atlanta Braves baseball and Volunter Falcons football, and enjoyed fishing on the Clinch River in Hancock County.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Marie Kendrick Horton in 1995; an infant son, Billy Joe Horton in 1956; his parents, Noah and Jane Hurd Horton; a brother, Carl A. Horton; and a sister, Elsie Horton.
He is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Johnnie and Bill Hagood, Janie and Gerald Kincheloe, Susie and Danny Charlton, all of Mount Carmel; four grandchildren, Everett Carson Hagood and wife Michelle, Amye Hagood, all of Church Hill, Kelly Kincheloe, Oak Ridge, and Wesley Kincheloe, Mount Carmel; a sister-in-law, Nell Horton, Kingsport; and special friends, Kathy and Jackie Overbey, Mount Carmel.
Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill. A Masonic service will be held 7 p.m. in the chapel by the Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688. Friends may call any time at the residence, 1011 Independence Ave., Mount Carmel.
Funeral services will be held at Ross Camp Ground United Methodist Church 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, with Rev. Calvin Tabor officiating, with musical tributes by Larry Smith and Gregory Oliver. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Ross Camp Ground Cemetery.
Pall bearers will be Bill Overbey, Bob Overbey, Jackie Overbey Jr., David Jones, Bill Clawson, Steve Jarrett, Ken Mullins and John Horton. Honorary pallbearers will be Virgil Bellamy, Jim Kelly, Chris Kendrick, Cindy Kendrick Arnold, Johnny Hamonds and J.C. Clark.
Memorials may be made to Ross Camp Ground Cemetery Fund, 930 Jackson St., Mount Carmel, TN 37645.