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Hetty W. Klapp
01/29/99
Mrs. Hetty Waechter Klapp, 84, 2166 Beacon Drive, Port Charlotte, Fla., died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mrs. Klapp was a native of Germany who came to Elizabethton with her family when the Bemberg Corporation was established. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Maria Waechter and was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Klapp, and a sister, Margaret Broome. Mrs. Klapp was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Lee Klapp, Carson, Calif.; a sister, Lilo Duncan, Elizabethton; and a brother-in-law, Bill Broome, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A funeral mass will be held Saturday at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. Interment will follow at Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte. Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte, Fla., (941) 625-4113, is in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home.

Nellie Ray
01/29/99
MILLINGTON -- Mrs. Nellie Ray, 77, of Millington, died Wednesday, January 27, 1999, at her residence. Mrs. Ray was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie G. Ray. Survivors include two daughters, Billie Sanders, Millington, and Celia Ceffalo, Elizabethton. Eleven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Munford Funeral Home, Millington Chapel, Millington. It was Mrs. Ray's request to be cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Hospice, 6400 Shelbyview Drive, Suite 101, Memphis, TN 38134. Munford Funeral Home, Millington, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth H. Troutman
01/29/99
Ruth Hughes Troutman, 8041 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, January 28, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Troutman was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late G.W. and Maggie Hughes. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kandy Kay Troutman; four brothers, Burley, Roby, Clyde and Lawrence Hughes; and six sisters, Julia Burkett, Pearl Hughes, Frances Gardner, Mildred Heaton, Nora Odom and Blanche Arwood. Mrs. Troutman was a member of Roan Mountain First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Roy Lee Troutman, of the home; a son, Roy Lee "Tim" Troutman Jr., Roan Mountain; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Dot Hughes, Roan Mountain, Patsy and C.L. Young, Newland, N.C., Billie and LeRoy Gray, Greeneville, and Ruth Ann and Terry Tipton, Johnson City; a sister, Mae Brown, Eustis, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Brady Lee Hughes and Toni Young Vess, both of Roan Mountain, Roy Allen Hughes and Delia Young, both of Newland, N.C., Jonathan Lee Gray, Greeneville, Maggie Ruth Tipton, Johnson City, and Heather Nicole Hampton, Elizabethton; and four great-grandchildren, Mollie and Clayton Vess, Roan Mountain, Tessari and Chazz Hughes, Johnson City. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.
TROUTMAN -- Funeral services for Ruth Hughes Troutman, 8041 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Jim Lindsay, Rev. Robert Beers and Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Interment will follow in the Troutman Family Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Blair Wilson
01/29/99
Blair Wilson, 44, 1700 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 28, 1999, at his residence. Mr. Wilson was a native of Ohio and the son of Louise Wilson, Elizabethton, and the late Walter Wilson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Puckett. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include an aunt, Helen Barry, Elizabethton, and an uncle, Ed Perry, Elizabethton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Henry C. Woodby
01/29/99
Henry C. Woodby, 75, Rt. 4, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 27, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Woodby was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Jerry and Mae Rowe Woodby. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Woodby, in 1987. Mr. Woodby was a retired employee of the T.P.I. Corporation, Johnson City. He attended the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Louise Webb, Gettysburg, Pa.; a niece, Teresa Honeycutt, Elizabethton; and a nephew, Carmon Woodby, Roanoke, Va. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
WOODBY -- Graveside services and interment for Henry C. Woodby, 75, Rt. 4, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery with Rev. C.A. Howell officiating. Active pallbearers will be Robert Gouge, Robert Honeycutt, Dustin Honeycutt, Cleven Honeycutt, Carmon Woodby and Larry Hodge. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Radovac Tout
01/28/99
Mary A. Tout, 85, died Sunday, January 24, 1999, at N.H.C. Colonial Hills, Johnson City, after a brief illness. Mary was born in Oakland, Calif., to Stane and Anthony Radovac. She lived, raised her family, and worked most of her adult life in Reno, Nev. She and her husband moved to Elizabethton, prior to her recent move to Pine Oaks in Johnson City. Mary was a member of First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Eva Luther Jones, and her brother, Nicholas Radovac. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Tout, of AVC at Pine Oaks, Johnson City, and a daughter, Ida Shaffer, 506 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton. Seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
TOUT -- Memorial services for Mary A. Tout, 85, who passed away Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 1999, at First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church parlor prior to the memorial service. The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643; St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, 510 West C Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643; or St. Mary's Hospital Guild, Reno, Nev. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd I. Grindstaff
01/27/99
Lloyd Isaac Grindstaff, 65, 128 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Grindstaff was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Stanley and Nettie Grindstaff Sturm. Mr. Grindstaff was of the Baptist Faith. He was a graduate of Unaka High School and East Tennessee State University with a master's degree in chemistry. He taught at Unaka High School for three years and retired from Great Lakes Research Corporation after 33 years of service. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Arrie Jo Taylor Grindstaff, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Amy G. and Michael Hill, Johnson City; a son, Dr. Alan D. Grindstaff, Knoxville; and two brothers, Joseph and Randal Sturm, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Lloyd Isaac Grindstaff, 65, 128 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Gene Church. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grindstaff Cemetery with Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Raymond Townsend, David Woods, Jim Ferguson, Louis Joo, Carrell Grindstaff, Leonard Richardson, David Grindstaff and Timothy Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be Landon Campbell, Bill Cole, Foy Garland, Terry Dalton Sr., Terry Dalton Jr., Mark Dalton, Dr. William Kincaid, Dr. Paul Thur De Koos, Dr. Frank Johnson, Earl Richardson, Rev. Jack Hill, former employees of Great Lakes Research Corporation and Mitchell Peters. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 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, 128 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Nathan F. Watson 01/27/99 Nathan Fredrick "Fred" Watson, 40, 160 Nanny Goat Hill Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Monday, January 25, 1999, at Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, Ga. Mr. Watson was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Horace and Billie Faye Howell Watson. Mr. Watson was of the Pentecostal Faith. He was a refractory mason and a member of Brick Layer & Allied Craft Workers Union Local #5. Survivors include his wife, Tina Russell Watson, of the home; two daughters, Ashley and Leanna Watson, both of the home; three brothers, Eddie Watson, Elizabethton, Jonathan "Ted" Watson, Fort Mill, S.C., and Patrick Watson, Elizabethton; two sisters, Carmen Watson Tinker, Elizabethton, and Lydia Watson Hensley, Greeneville; a great-aunt, Bonnie Street, Elizabethton; and two special friends, Henry Lingerfelt, Erwin, and Kyle Lewis, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
WATSON -- Funeral services for Nathan Fredrick "Fred" Watson, 40, 160 Nanny Goat Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mrs. Theresa Hilton, minister, officiating, and Ms. Sonya Broyles, eulogist. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Theresa Hilton, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kyle Lewis, Henry Lingerfelt, Johnny Miller, Tony Russell, Steve Russell, Jason Russell, Mark Potter, Lester Rainbolt and Gene Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Cona Ray Richardson, Steve Lyle, Ray Lewis Sr., Herman Carr, Ray Lewis Jr., Randy Lewis and fellow workers and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Eddie Watson, 152 Nanny Goat Hill Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel L. Bare
01/26/99
Ethel Lyons Bare, 74, of Climax, N.C., died Thursday, January 21, 1999, at Guilford Health Care Center. Mrs. Bare was a native of Virginia. She was a charter member of Summer Baptist Church and retired as a nursing assistant. Survivors include her children, Pell "Butch" Bare Jr. and wife, Beverly, of Linwood, Ky., and Kathy Staley and husband, Neal, of Pleasant Garden; grandchildren, Tonya Kelsey and husband, Michael, Clint Staley and wife, Pamela, Michael Daniels, Paula Pierce and husband, Tracy, and Cindy Saintsing and husband, Lewis; great-grandchildren, Joshua Kelsey, Holly Getz, Brian Saintsing and Andrew Davidson; brothers, Ralph, Jerry, Alan, Albert and Anthony Lyons, all of Elizabethton; sisters, Charlie Burrow, Geraldine Ritchie, Betty Humphries and Rose Marie Miller, all of Elizabethton, and Elizabeth Blair, Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services and interment were held Sunday in Climax, N.C. Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home (1-336-292-1081) was in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.

Conley G. Edens
01/26/99
Conley G. Edens, 73, 732 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 25, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Edens was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Oscar and Ada Love Edens. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Hilton, and a brother, Thomas Edens. Mr. Edens was of the Baptist Faith. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran, serving in World War II, and a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union #538 of Johnson City. Survivors include his wife, Opal Stout Edens, Elizabethton, and a sister, Hattie Price, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
EDENS -- Funeral services for Conley G. Edens, 73, 732 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Joe Blythe officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Greg Price, Jim Price, Larry Wayne Price, Mike Price, Todd Dean Price, Scott Price and Tim Potter. To those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 247, Elizabethton, TN 37644. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service in the funeral chapel. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis W. Eller
01/26/99
Dennis W. Eller, 67, 132 Sneed Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 25, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Eller was a native of Science Hill, Ky., and the son of the late Lonnie and Hazel Harmon Eller. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Okie Phillips and Nina Mae Eller, and a half-brother, James Cordell. Mr. Eller had lived in Carter County most of his life. He was a member of Roan Mountain Church of Christ and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Stafford Eller, of the home; two step-sons, Jerry Hampton, Knoxville, and Kenneth Hull, Sweetwater; two sisters, Loy Bare, Elk Park, N.C., and Janice Stafford, Hampton; two step-sisters, Edith Davis, Roan Mountain, and Flisty Cordell, Greeneville; and eight step-brothers, Glen Cordell and Loren Cordell, both of Hampton, Granville Cordell, Butler, Oliver Cordell, Elk Park, N.C., Wayne Cordell, Elizabethton, Zane Cordell, Perrysburg, Ohio, Gene Cordell, Lexington, Ala., and Darrell Cordell, Opelika, Ala. Seven step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Wayne Miller, Hampton, also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
ELLER -- Funeral services for Dennis W. Eller, 67, 132 Sneed Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Ed DeVault and Mr. Eddy Craft, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Roan Mountain Church of Christ and Elizabethton Church of Christ Singers. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be George Ellis, L.D. Fair, Wayne Miller, Ed Miller, Dempsey Jordan, Dale Cable and Steve Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Elizabethton Church of Christ, the men of Roan Mountain Church of Christ, Ron Good, Odell Rhinehart, Rick Barr, Randy Morton and Jimmy Bates. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence, 132 Sneed Hill Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mike G. Peters
01/26/99
Mike G. Peters, 97, 139 Peters Lane, Hampton, died Sunday, January 24, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Peters was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Frank and Joann Archer Peters. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Texie Calhoun Peters, seven brothers, five sisters, two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Mr. Peters formerly was employed at the Bemberg Corporation for 24 years. He retired from the Uniroyal Corporation, Mishawaka, Ind., after working there for 15 years. He was a member of Hampton Christian Church. Survivors include three daughters, Louise Hazelwood, Plymouth, Ind., Gail White, Hampton, and Carolyn Magnuson, Mishawaka, Ind., and four sons, Jack Peters, Siam Community, Bill Peters, Elizabethton, George "Buster" Peters, Deer Park, N.Y., and Steve Peters, Lawrenceville, Ga. Twenty-five grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren also survive. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
PETERS -- Funeral services for Mike G. Peters, 97, 139 Peters Lane, Hampton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun and Rev. Mickey Beal officiating. Music will be provided by Joey Lynn White and Ralph Moore. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence or at the residences of his sons, Bill Peters, 101 Runion Street, Elizabethton, or Jack Peters, 2484 Siam Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nathan Watson
01/26/99
Nathan "Freddy" Watson, 40, of Elizabethton, died Monday, January 25, 1999, at Southern Regional Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Friends may call at the home of a brother, Eddie Watson, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Delia B. Guinn
01/25/99
Mrs. Delia Bell Simerly Guinn, 70, 109 Raymond Chambers Lane, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, January 23, 1999, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Guinn was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John Landon and Susie Chambers Simerly. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Warren Gentry, in 1993, her second husband, George Guinn, in 1996, six brothers, Dayton, Jim, Rob, Jake, Dave and Lawrence Simerly, and an infant sister. Mrs. Guinn had lived in Kingsport for 41 years and in Carter County since 1993. She was of the Free Will Baptist Faith. Survivors include two step-sons, Martin Guinn, Marion, N.C., and George Guinn Jr., Cleveland, Ohio; a step-daughter, Juanita Ollis, Boone, N.C.; a brother, Lydie Simerly, Roan Mountain; and two sisters, Katie Marzano, Roan Mountain, and Mary Ruth Tolley, Kingsport. Several step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, several sisters-in-law, and a special friend, Ford Julian, also survive. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
GUINN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Delia Bell Simerly Guinn, 70, 109 Raymond Chambers Lane, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. A. Scott Greene and Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. Music will be by Margaret Smith, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Hall Cemetery, Tiger Creek. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hall Cemetery Fund, Tiger Creek, c/o John Henry Simerly, 111 Raymond Chambers Road, Roan Mountain, TN 37687. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie Kyker
01/25/99
Mrs. Elsie Kyker, 72, 825 N. Walnut Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 21, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Kyker was a lifelong resident of Elizabethton and a daughter of Alice D. Bailey, Elizabethton, and the late George Bailey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sherrill Kyker, in 1992. Mrs. Kyker was a homemaker. She was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three sons, Robert Lynn Kyker, Eddie Kyker and Richard Kyker, all of Elizabethton; a daughter, Karen Sue Proffitt, Elizabethton; two brothers, Stanley and Julian Bailey, both of Elizabethton; three sisters, Betty Ford, Elizabethton, Mary Calhoun, Cleveland, Ohio, and Cleo Kelly, Johnson City; four grandchildren, Amy Perry, Eddie Kyker Jr., Robert Alan Kyker and Richard Steven Kyker, all of Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Seffie Dugger, Elizabeth Canny, Rosalee Stevens, Carolyn White, Pat Church, Linda Hughes, Hilda Winans and the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
KYKER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Kyker, 72, 825 N. Walnut Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, were held at 8 p.m. Saturday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Steve Burleson and Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Sam Hopson, Gene Bowman, Albert Oliver, Bobby Bailey, Jonathan Wilcox, Jimmy Kelly, Josh Arnold and Billy Lockner. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Treadway, Howard Kyker, Charlie Rains, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Lester Kelly and Danny Fillers. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday evening. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Lionel H. Lyons
01/25/99
Lionel Howard Lyons, 45, of Reynolds Hollow Road, Greeneville, died unexpectedly Friday, January 22, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Lyons was a native of Carter County. He was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Lyons. Survivors include his wife, Suann Lyons, a daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Kevin King, a son, Obie Lyons, and a grandson, Nigel "Opossum" King, all of Greene County; his mother, Helen Saylor, Greeneville; his father, Darrel Lyons, Carter County; a grandparent, Willie Lyons, Carter County; two sisters, Pamela McKinney, Manchester, Tenn., and Cynthia Murdock, Tampa, Fla.; three brothers, Tony Lyons, Atlanta, Ga., Greg Lyons, Greeneville, and Phil Lyons, Las Vegas, Nev.; a half-sister, Casey Lyons, Carter County; a half-brother, Tommy Lyons, Carter County; a step-sister, Candee Saylor, Johnson City; three step-brothers, Dennis and Doug Saylor, both of Georgia, and Larry Saylor, of Ohio; and a special mother-in-law, Laurene Malone, Greene County. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive. At the request of Mr. Lyons, a special gathering will be held in his honor for family and friends. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Woodrow W. Perkins
01/25/99
Woodrow W. Perkins, 80, 912 W. Hillcrest Drive, Johnson City, died Sunday, January 24, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Perkins was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City. He was a son of the late John Eli and Birdie Gobble Perkins and was also preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Kelsey Perkins, two brothers and four sisters. Mr. Perkins was a retired employee of Leon-Ferenbach. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Austin and Joni Cannon, both of Johnson City, and Jeannie P. Hartnagel, White, Ga.; and a sister, Mildred Petitt, Johnson City. Six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
PERKINS -- Funeral services for Woodrow W. Perkins, 80, 912 W. Hillcrest Drive, Johnson City, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Frank Cooper officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Michael A. Swink Jr., Thomas A. Swink, Kyle H. Cannon, Tara C. Thomas, Amy M. Austin, Keri L. Austin, Michael A. Swink Sr. and Sandy Hull. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Morris and Earl Bower. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the home of a daughter, Mary Austin, 316 Sinking Creek Road, Johnson City. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Nelda L. Runion
01/25/99
Mrs. Nelda Leota Runion, 77, 4518 Cherokee Road, Jonesborough, died Saturday, January 23, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. Mrs. Runion was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late George and Trula Milhorn Mohlar. She was also preceded in death by a sister. Mrs. Runion retired from Leon-Ferenbach following 35 years of employment as an inspector. She was a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Woodrow Runion Sr., of the home; two sons, O.W. Runion Jr., Jonesborough, and Russell Runion, Johnson City; two daughters, Nola Jean Parker, Pollock Pines, Calif., and Gloria Whitehead, Hampton; a sister, Willie Mae Armentrout, Johnson City; and a brother, Johnny Mohlar, Johnson City. Eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-3821, is in charge of arrangements.
RUNION -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nelda Leota Runion, 77, 4518 Cherokee Road, Jonesborough, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmie Rogers, Rev. Jon Rogers and Rev. Jim McNeil officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Washington County Memory Garden. Pallbearers will be Bill Thompson, Floyd Graham, Dewayne Graham, Tommy Lee, Mac McLaughlin and Michael Anglin. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

Harold L. Benfield Sr.
01/21/99
Harold Lloyd Benfield Sr.. 73, of Mendota, Va., died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Benfield was a native of Ingalls, N.C., and had lived in Mendota most of his life. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended King College. Mr. Benfield was a retired construction millwright and a member of Local Union 1544 of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Jointers of America. He was a member of the Washington County Democratic Committee and was active in Mendota community affairs. He was a member of Mendota Masonic Lodge #174, a member of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Virginia, Lodge 78, and a member of Johnson Commandery No. 14. He was a charter member of the Mendota Community Association and a member of Mendota United Methodist Church for 45 years. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy B. Benson. Survivors include his wife, Edith Millard Benfield; two daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Linda K.) Benfield Harris, Mendota, Va., and Mrs. Ronald (Lisa) Benfield Edwards, Gate City, Va.; a son, Harold L. "Benny" Benfield Jr., Kingsport; three sisters, Pauline Greer and Frankie Cornett, both of Elizabethton, and Lee VanderSteel, Alpine, N.J.; two brothers, Samuel Benfield, Mohton, Pa., and Berlin Benfield, Marietta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, Dawn Mumpower, Jonathan Bailey, James "Bo" Bailey, Julia Bryan, Hannah Benfield, Elisabeth Benfield, Jacob Benfield, Philip Benfield, Seth Edwards and Tyler Edwards; and four great-grandchildren, David Bailey, Ali Bailey, Lillie Bailey and Trinity Mumpower. Several nieces and nephews and special family members, Lester and Sharon Bailey, Nickelsville, Va., also survive. Blevins Funeral Home, 417 Lee Street, Bristol, Va., (540) 669-6141, is in charge of arrangements.
BENFIELD -- Funeral services for Harold Lloyd Benfield Sr.. 73, of Mendota, Va., who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Mendota United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Porter and Rev. Sam Neeley officiating. Interment will be in the Mendota Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Mendota United Methodist Church or the Mendota Community Association. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and Lester Bailey and Howard Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Michael Fletcher, Dr. John Byers, Dr. Roger McSharry, Tiny Eldreth, Emory Dean, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Blevins Funeral Home, where a Masonic Service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday by the Mendota Masonic Lodge #174. Mr. Benfield will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour before the service. Blevins Funeral Home, 417 Lee Street, Bristol, Va., (540) 669-6141, is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie J. Guy
01/21/99
Mrs. Elsie J. "Jackie" Guy, 79, 137 Schoolhouse Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at her residence following a brief illness. Mrs. Guy was a native of Tom's Creek, Va., and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a daughter of the late Manuel and Bertha Gourley Jenkins and was also preceded in death by her husband, Dayton Guy, in 1968. Mrs. Guy was a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Leroy and Wilma Guy, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Harry Woods and Judy and Steve Simerly, all of Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Job Woods, Sonny Guy, Debra Mallery and Melinda Simerly, all of Elizabethton, and David Guy, Mt. Clemons, Mich.; two great-grandchildren, Joshua Mallery and Jonathan Mallery, both of Elizabethton; and special friends, Ruby Harmon, Mildred Vaughn and Herbert Dugger. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
GUY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie J. "Jackie" Guy, 79, 137 Schoolhouse Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Music will be by the Choir of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church with Mrs. Pat Ray, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ricky Johnson, Carl Robinson, J.D. Walsh, Sam Harrison, Ben Johnson, Bob Ray and Carroll Wiseman. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Bobbie J. Hood
01/21/99
Mrs. Bobbie Jo Hood, 64, 147 Carden Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Hood was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of Tina Campbell Holden, of the home, and the late Walter B. Holden. Mrs. Hood had lived a number of years in Carter County. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Johnson City. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Robert "Sonny" Hood; a son, Terry Wayne Hood, Abingdon, Va.; and two daughters, Sherry D. Carson, Newport News, Va., and Tomara R. Rice, Woodbridge, Va. Sixteen grandchildren also survive. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
HOOD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie Jo Hood, 64, 147 Carden Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 211 Mayflower Road, Johnson City, with President David Golden presiding. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 6:50 p.m. Friday and also at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday, will be Terry Henderson, David Carver, Z. Cannon, Paul Periconi, Charles Porter, Jonathan Smith, Ted Mullins and Gene Bailey. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Hoover McKinney
01/21/99
Master Sgt. (Ret.) Hoover McKinney, 69, 712 Beech Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at his residence of an apparent heart attack. Mr. McKinney was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Merritt and Cinda Hyder McKinney. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Virginia Berry, and a brother, Ethan McKinney. Mr. McKinney retired from the United States Air Force after 24 years of service. He served during the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. He was the owner and operator of the Antique & Curio Corner on Elk Avenue and prior to that he had operated a restaurant on East E Street. He was a member of the VFW Post #2166, Elizabethton; the Harlandale Masonic Lodge #1213, San Antonio, Texas; and the Enlisted Men's Association. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife, Marlene Cochran McKinney; two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy H. and Vanissi McKinney, Johnson City, and Jerry Thomas and Susan McKinney, Fort Bragg, N.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Sutton, Newport News, Va., Mrs. Pauline Hoilman, Johnson City, and Mrs. Ruth McKinney, Elizabethton; and a brother, Ben McKinney, Elizabethton. Five grandchildren also survive. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Master Sgt. (Ret.) Hoover McKinney, 69, 712 Beech Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. The Chaplain, Pallbearers and Honor Guard will be provided by Shaw Air Force Base, Sumpter, S.C. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Marlene McKinney, 906 Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline H. Haynes
01/20/99
Pauline H. Haynes, 89, 1115 Glenview Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Haynes was a native of Washington County and the daughter of the late James and Jamima Tate Hodges. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. "Bush" Haynes, May 25, 1997, and by four sisters and a brother. Mrs. Haynes lived most of her life in Elizabethton and was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton, where she participated in many activities including Class Officer and Circle Chairwoman. She was also a volunteer at the former Carter County Memorial Hospital and a former employee in the textile laboratory at North American Rayon Corporation. Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte H. Brumit, Johnson City; a son, Charles W. Haynes, of the home; four grandchildren and their spouses, John and Terri Brumit, Elizabethton, Steve and Cindy Brumit, Kingsport, Bill Brumit, Knoxville, and Betsy and Rich Moakler, Tucson, Ariz.; and a brother, R.C. Hodges, Morganton, N.C. Eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
HAYNES -- Funeral services for Pauline H. Haynes, 89, 1115 Glenview Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Carolyn Estep. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the men of First Christian Church and friends. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 noon until 5 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence, 1115 Glenview Drive, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to a favorite charity. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Wallace C. Hensley
01/20/99
Wallace Clarence Hensley, 95, Rt. 9, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at Hermitage Health Center following a brief illness. Mr. Hensley was a native of Washington County, Va., and a son of the late Samuel and Mary Tilson Hensley. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers. Mr. Hensley was a retired employee of East Tennessee Line and Twine and was a World War I Army Veteran. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
HENSLEY -- A graveside funeral service for Wallace Clarence Hensley, 95, Rt. 9, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Colbaugh Cemetery with Rev. Cecil Fleming officiating. A special thank you to Dr. Robert E. Walter and the Staff of Hermitage Health Center. There is no visitation scheduled. Everyone wishing to attend the graveside service will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys T. Lund
01/20/99
Gladys Trivett Lund, 66, of Falls Church, Va., died Saturday, January 16, 1999, at her residence after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Lund was a native of Carter County and had lived most of her life in Falls Church. She was a daughter of the late T.L. and Oda Guy Trivett and was also preceded in death by a son, Greg Price, and a brother, Roy Trivett. Survivors include her husband, Don Lund, of the home; two daughters, Lela Lambert, Annandale, Va., and Karen Pramis, Reston, Va.; three brothers, Preston Trivett, Punta Gordon, Fla., Oscar Trivett, Elizabethton, and Lloyd Trivett, West Warwick, R.I.; and seven sisters, Margie Bice, Elizabethton, Mildred Treadway, Streamwood, Ill., Elva Hoke and Pauline Gliesman, both of Orlando, Fla., Christine Hill, Fayetteville, N.C., Daisy Shingleton and Ruby Trivett, both of Hampton. Seven grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive. Funeral services and interment were held Monday, January 18, in Falls Church, Va.

Hoover McKinney
01/20/99
Master Sgt. (Ret.) Hoover McKinney, 69, 712 Beech Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at his residence of an apparent heart attack. Mr. McKinney was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Merritt and Cinda Hyder McKinney. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Virginia Berry, and a brother, Ethan McKinney. Mr. McKinney retired from the United States Air Force after 24 years of service. He served during the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. He was the owner and operator of the Antique & Curio Corner on Elk Avenue and prior to that he had operated a restaurant on East E Street. He was a member of the VFW Post #2166, Elizabethton; the Harlandale Masonic Lodge #1213, San Antonio, Texas; and the Enlisted Men's Association. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife, Marlene Cochran McKinney; two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy H. and Vanissi McKinney, Johnson City, and Jerry Thomas and Susan McKinney, Fort Bragg, N.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Sutton, Newport News, Va., Mrs. Pauline Hoilman, Johnson City, and Mrs. Ruth McKinney, Elizabethton; and a brother, Ben McKinney, Elizabethton. Five grandchildren also survive. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest D. Boone
01/18/99
Ernest Daniel Boone, 92, 305 Stratton Street, Roan Mountain, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late James and Retta Tipton Boone. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Herman, John and Dave Boone; four sisters: Bertha, Hughes, Maxie Street, Hazel Street and Florence Posey. Mr. Boone attended First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain and was self-employed as a mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Potter Boone, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Reece and Wilma Boone; a daughter and son-in-law, Tonyia and Steve Stanley, all of Roan Mountain; two granddaughters: Lisa Boone Gwyn and her husband, Mark; Dakota Danielle Boone Stanley, all of Roan Mountain, one grandson, Blake Boone Stanley, Roan Mountain, and one sister, Lydia Powell, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
BOONE -- Funeral Services for Ernest Daniel Boone, 92, 305 Stratton Street, Roan Mountain, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Jim Storie and the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Lower Shell Creek Christian Church Choir. Interment will follow at Johnson-Roan View Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mark Gwyn, Gary Hicks, Robert Reed, Raymond Thomas, Bud McClain, Bob Ray, Mike Potter, Gene Brewer, and Shane Usuary. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Brown, Jay Denton, Sr., Leroy Stockton, Jim Carr, Al LeBranch, Bradley Thasenburg, Dennis Storie, the senior men's class of First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Lewis Rathburn Wellness Center, 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, N.C. 28803. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby L. Frisco
01/18/99
Mrs. Ruby Loudy Frisco, 90, 703 E. Unaka Avenue, Apt. 4, Johnson City, died Friday, January 15, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Frisco was a native of Johnson City and had lived most of her life in this area. She was a daughter of the late Tom and Eliza Sams Loudy and was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Mrs. Frisco was a retired employee of Art Craft Glove Company and a member of East Unaka Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Virgie Irene Frisco, Johnson City, and a sister, Irene Hyder, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
FRISCO -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Loudy Frisco, 90, 703 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Dr. Wayne Emery officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Monday at Monte Vista Burial Park, where the family and friends will meet for the graveside services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Coy D. Gentry
01/18/99
Coy D. Gentry, age 78, 975 Harbin Hill Road, Mountain City, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in the Watauga Medical Center, Boone, N.C. Mr. Gentry was a native of Johnson County and was a son of the late John and Ethel Fenner Gentry Davidson and stepfather, Cain Davidson. Mr. Gentry was preceded in death by one son, Donald Gentry, who died March 23, 1997, by two sisters: Hazel Mullins and Elsie Adkins, and a brother, Ross Gentry. He was retired from Ryder Trucking Company of Charlotte, N.C. as the truck tire manager. He was a member and elder of the Dewey Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Hazel H. Gentry, of the home; one son, C.D. "Bud" Gentry, Jr., Mountain City; two daughters: Pat Grindstaff, Mountain City; and Linda Hyder, Charlotte, N.C.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Percy-Hux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
GENTRY -- Funeral services for Coy D. Gentry, age 78, 975 Harbin Hill Road, Mountain City, who died Friday, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Dewey Christian Church with Mr. James Hutchinson, Elders Larry Wallace, Russell Love, Vincin Riddle and Mr. Fred Ramsey officiating Music will be under the direction of Fred Ramsey, Kathy Love and Margaret Wallace. Pallbearers will be Charlie Grindstaff, Brian McMurray, Travis Long, Larry Hoyle, David Tadlock, Donnie Mefford, Ronnie Henson, Donnie Henson, and Bo Henson Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Dewey Christian Church. Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Wilson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dewey Christian Church Building Fund. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Dewey Christian Church. Friends may call at the church or the residence, 975 Harbin Hill Road, Mountain City, at anytime. Percy-Hux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Louise S. Grindstaff
01/18/99
Louise Standifer Grindstaff, 70, 164 Grindstaff Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Pine Ridge Health Care Center following an extended illness. A native of Letcher County, Ky., she was the daughter of Anna Pierce Collins, Elizabethton, and the late Clyde Standifer. Mrs. Grindstaff was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Crawford Grindstaff, in 1982; two sisters: Pauline Odom and Helen Phillips; seven half-sisters, one half-brother, and her stepfather, George Collins. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one son and daughter-in-law: Joey and Judy Grindstaff; one half-sister, Edra Mays, Indiana; one step-brother and sister-in-law, J.L. and Edna Collins, Elizabethton; one step-sister, Cora Glover, Ohio; two special grandchildren: Shanda and Stephanie Grindstaff, Elizabethotn; one nephew, Wayne Odom, of the home; one nephew and his wife, Rodney and Betty Odom, Jonesborough; one great-niece and her husband, Misty and Nathan Whitburn; one special cousin and her husband, Pauletta and Lawrence Pierce, Elizabethton; and two nieces: Sondra Foutch and Yvonda McInturff, Elizabethton. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
GRINDSTAFF -- Graveside services for Louise Standifer Grindstaff, 70, 164 Grindstaff Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery with the Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jennifer Greene. Active pallbearers will be Wade Watson, Carroll Grindstaff, Allen Laws, Lawrence Pierce, Delmas Taylor, Tommy Campbell, Fred Ray, Gary Shelton, Greg Glover and Terry Glover. Honorary pallbearers will be the staffs of Ivy Hall Nursing Home and Pine Ridge Health Care Center. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home at 1:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or anytime at the residence of her mother, Anna Collins, or her son, Joey Grindstaff, Grindstaff Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Holtsclaw
01/18/99
Mary A. Holtsclaw, age 59, 1002 Berry Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in Pine Ridge Health Care Center, following a lengthy illness. Ms. Holtsclaw was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Gernie and Sarah Berry English. She was preceded in death by a sister, Maggie B. Berry. She was a homemaker. Ms. Holtsclaw was a member of The Bible Church Acts 20:28 in Johnson City. Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Joe Owens, Linville, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Lorraine English, Elizabethton; a brother, Ronnie Dean English, Roan Mountain; one nephew, Joe Owens, Jr., Linville, N.C.; and a niece, Felicia Jane English, Elizabethton. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
HOLTSCLAW -- Funeral services for Mary A. Holtsclaw, age 59, 1002 Berry Road, who died Friday will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, in The Bible Church Acts 20:28, Johnson City, with Mr. Gary Hyder and Mr. L.C. Tester officiating. Interment will follow in the Colbaugh Cemetery. Music will be provided by the church. Active pallbearers will be Scott Marshall, Anthony Whitlock, Roy Messer, Bo Barnes, Patrick Hyder and Billy Ray Whitlock. Honorary pallbearers will be Bro. Dayton Babb, John Morton, Bro. Ronnie Tabor, Joe Owens, Tony Smith, Glenn Smith, the staff of Pine Ridge Health Care Center and Housecall Hospice. To those who desire, memorials may be made to Housecall Hospice, 100 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or the American Cancer Society, C/O Mrs. Julian Caudill, P.O. Box 247, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Luther Honeycutt
01/18/99
Luther Honeycutt, 83, formerly of 273 Browns Branch Road, Hampton, died Sunday, January 17, 1999, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Priscilla Rouse, 107 Longwood Road, Bristol, following a long illness. Mr. Honeycutt was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was a son of the late Burt and Martha Wright Honeycutt and was also preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Coleman Honeycutt, in 1969. Mr. Honeycutt was retired from North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert and Judy Honeycutt, Hampton; a daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla and Robert Rouse, Bristol; a brother, Earl Honeycutt, Richmond, Va.; and two grandchildren, Nancy Honeycutt, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mark Honeycutt, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
HONEYCUTT -- Funeral services for Luther Honeycutt, 83, formerly of 273 Browns Branch Road, Hampton, who died Sunday, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Jerry Honeycutt, Rev. Marlin Jaynes Jr. and Mr. Gilbert Honeycutt officiating. Music will be by Karen Jaynes, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Crown Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Victory Baptist Church, Bible Ministry, P.O. Box 100, Roan Mountain, TN 37687. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Roy T. Johnson
01/18/99
Roy T. Johnson, 81, 678 Lutie Johnson Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 17, 1999, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Johnson was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a son of the late Jim and Wedy Campbell Johnson. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Johnson was a retired molder from the Johnson City Foundry with 32 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Survivors include his wife, Lutie Bowman Johnson, of the home; three daughters, Mildred Johnson, of the home, Arleeta Presnell and Comalettia Presnell, both of Johnson City; and a brother, Walter Johnson, Johnson City. Eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Roy T. Johnson, 81, 678 Lutie Johnson Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Veterans Garden of Roselawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Billie W. Moore
01/18/99
Billie W. Moore, 65, 1295 Comanche Circle, Lincolnton, Ga., died Saturday at Columbia Augusta Medical Center. Ms. Moore was a native of Elizabethton. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother. She would put others needs before her own. Ms. Moore was retired from Bell South Corp. She was a Baptist. Survivors include two sons: William S. Moore, Appling, Ga.; and Michael J. Moore, Augusta, Ga.; one daughter, Jennifer L. Barden, Seneca, S.C.; four sisters: Betty Kimbrel, Elizabethton; Jo Johnson, Benzonia, Mich; Carolyn Peterson, Suttons Bay, Mich.; and Penny Minton, Elizabethton; and two grandchildren. Poteet Funeral Home West, 3686 Wheeler Road, Augusta, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.
MOORE -- Funeral services for Billie W. Moore, 65, 1295 Comanche Circle, Lincolnton, Ga., who died Saturday, will be held at Poteet West Chapel, Augusta, Ga. on Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Don Morris officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home after the memorial service. Poteet Funeral Home West, 3686 Wheeler Road, Augusta, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Don P. O'Day
01/18/99
Don P. O'Day, 64, 189-8 Old Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 16, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Mr. O'Day was a native of Chicago, Ill., and the son of the late Fredrick and Minnie Geisler O'Day. Mr. O'Day was a retired limousine driver. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Duchane O'Day, of the home; two daughters, Doreen Neukirch, Crystal Lake, Ill., and Debbie Dietze, Bourbonnais, Ill.; a son, Michael O'Day, Wauconda, Ill.; two step-daughters, Laura Incaprero, Westmont, Ill., and Kelly Pantelas, Chicago, Ill.; three step-sons, Frank Incaprero, Oakbrook, Ill., Timothy Zigulis and Robert Zigulis Jr., both of Inkster, Mich.; and a sister, Beverly Sortino, Gurnee, Ill. Ten grandchildren also survive. Mr. O'Day will be returned to the DeNicolo Funeral Home, 5734 West Diversey Avenue, Chicago, Ill., 60639 for funeral services and interment in the Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Ill. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of local arrangements.

Florence B. Posey
01/18/99
Mrs. Florence June Boone Posey, age 85, 205 Sawdust Trail, Roan Mountain, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in the Memorial Medical Center-Baptist Mercy Hospital, New Orleans, La., following a short illness. Mrs. Posey was a native of Roan Mountain, had resided in central Florida for 15 years, and returned to east Tennessee upon retirement. She was a daughter of the late James Boone (a direct descendant of Daniel Boone) and Loretta Tipton Boone. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ennis Howard Posey, three brothers: John, Herman and Ernest Boone, and by three sisters: Bertha Hughes, Maxie Street and Hazel Street. Mrs. Posey was a retired teacher, teaching in the Carter County School System for 24 years and in a Florida school system for 15 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain. Survivors are two daughters and sons-in-law: Ramona J. and Brad Tashenberg, of Houston, Texas; and Judy K. and Al LaBlanc, of New Orleans, La; one sister, Lydia Powell, of Roan Mountain; three grandchildren, Greg Creekmore, of Houston, Texas, Jimmy Davis and Angela Davis Kelleher, both of New Orleans, La; and two great-grandchildren: Alex and Dylan Davis, of New Orleans, La. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
POSEY -- Florence June Boone Posey, age 85, retired school teacher, beloved mother and friend, passed away Jan. 15, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center-Baptist Mercy Hospital, in New Orleans, La. Mrs. Posey was the widow of Ennis Howard Posey, and daughter of James Boone, direct descendant of Daniel Boone, and Loretta Tipton Boone of Roan Mountain. Mrs. Posey was educated at East Tennessee State University. She was an educator, teaching in the Carter County school system for 24 years. In 1958, the Posey family relocated to central Florida, where Mrs. Posey taught school for another 15 years before retiring. Upon retirement, she returned to the East Tennessee mountains, family and friends she loved so much. Mrs. Posey is survived by her two daughters: Ramona J. Tashenberg, son-in-law, Brad, Houston, Texas; and Judy K. LeBlanc, son-in-law Al, of New Orleans, La.; three grandchildren: Greg Creekmore, Houston Texas; Jimmy Davis and Angela Davis Kelleher, of New Orleans, La; and two great-grandchildren: Alex and Dylan Davis, of New Orleans, La. Mrs. Posey has one surviving sister, Mrs. Lydia Powell, Roan Mountain, many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Our wonderful mother was one of eight children: three brothers: John, Herman and Ernest Boone; four sisters: Bertha Hughes, Lydia Powell, Maxie Street and Hazel Street. The Boone family was very close with one another. Sister Bertha passed away in the early 1990s; sisters Hazel and Maxie passed away within four days of one another in April, 1998. Brother Ernest died on the same day as our mother, Jan. 15, 1999. We will miss them all and especially miss their wonderful sense of humor which was always present. We will miss their smiling faces and laughter they provided us over the years. Special friends our mother requested to be mentioned are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Carr, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin LeBlanc, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Roger Tipton, Mr. and Mrs. Carliss Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Buck, Mrs. Mae Ellis, Mrs. Flo Birchfield, Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Honeycutt, Mrs. Grace Daniels, Mr. Rudy Robinson, Mr. Ed Roark, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Naille, Mrs. Mae Tipton, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby McCurry, Mrs. Trish Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Usary and Shane, Mr. Bobby Burleson, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith, Mr. Bobby Jack Tipton, Mrs. Irabelle Boone and her six sons and their wives, Mrs. Mary Lou Boone, Tanya and Danielle, and the Rev. Ron Lackey. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, in the Sunset Chapel of the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Stout and the Rev. Zeb Honeycutt, ministers, officiating. Interment will follow in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Davis, Greg Creekmore, Al LaBlanc, Jr., Bobby McCurry, Donald Naille and Brad Tashenberg. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe and Shane Usary. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel H. Stout
01/18/99
Ethel Harmon Stout, 99, 112 Moncier Circle, Bristol, died Thursday, January 14, 1999, at The Cambridge House. Mrs. Stout was a native of Avery County, N.C., and moved to Bristol in 1965. She was a homemaker and a member of West Hills Christian Church. Mrs. Stout was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Stout. Survivors include three daughters, Mildred O'Dell, Bristol, Leone Lush, Cross Timbers, Mo., and Betty Corvin, Ferrum, Va., and two brothers, Raymond Harmon, Elizabethton, and Ephraim Harmon of Ohio. Three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, 2223 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, (423) 764-7123, is in charge of arrangements.
STOUT -- Funeral services for Ethel Harmon Stout, 99, 112 Moncier Circle, Bristol, who died Thursday, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at West Hills Christian Church with Minister Jerry O'Dell and Minister Gary Knapp officiating. The committal service and interment followed at Taylor Chapel Cemetery, Avery County, N.C. Pallbearers were Jack Corvin Jr., Jim Blevins, Luther Large, Johnny Hensley, Paul Young, Joe Shipley and Johnny Hutchinson. Honorary pallbearers were the Elders and Deacons of West Hills Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to West Hills Christian Church, 116 Elm Street, Bristol, Tenn. 37620. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, 2223 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, was in charge of arrangements.


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