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Miscellaneous Carter County, Tennessee Obituaries


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Okla G. McHone
01/07/99
Okla G. McHone, 92, formerly of Rt. 3, Roan Mountain, died Monday, January 4, 1999, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center. Mrs. McHone was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Hector N. and Eugenia Julian Boone. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Garland, in 1964, and her second husband, Troy F. McHone, in 1991. Survivors include two daughters, Imogene Bisbee, Leesburg, Fla., and Ardella Kalkes, Chaska, Minn.; three brothers, Blaine Boone, Ivan Boone and Forrest Boone, all of Roan Mountain; and two sisters, Mary Andrews, Roan Mountain, and Pauline Brown, Newport News, Va. Three step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.
McHONE -- Funeral services for Okla G. McHone, 92, formerly of Rt. 3, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Mike Lusk officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Melody Trio. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Johnson-Roanview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday for the service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 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, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy M. Barnes
01/06/99
Nancy M. Barnes, 61, 216 Ferguson Avenue, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 5, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Mrs. Barnes was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late James Thomas and Kathleen Vermillion Ornduff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edgar Barnes, August 22, 1983, an infant son, David Barnes, and a brother, Hershel Ornduff. Mrs. Barnes was a member of West Side Christian Church. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Tammy Barnes, of the home, and SGT. Robert and Terri Barnes, U.S. Army, Fort Polk, La.; a brother, Tommy Ornduff, Jonesborough; and two sisters, Carolyn Gouge and Lorraine Treadway, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
BARNES -- Funeral services for Nancy M. Barnes, 61, 216 Ferguson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Greg Keys, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Melissa Oaks. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the following Elders and Deacons of West Side Christian Church: Paul Buck, Don Dykes, Gregory Lyons, Jerry Hodges, John Hopson, Luther McKeehan, Earl Williams and Ted Hamilton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 216 Ferguson Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to West Side Christian Church Building Fund, 1307 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Florence L. Fitzsimmons
01/06/99
Mrs. Florence L. Fitzsimmons, 91, 1106 Grove Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 5, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Fitzsimmons was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Jessie William and Lena Mottern Large. She was also preceded in death by her husband, M.A. Fitzsimmons Sr., in 1983, and a son, Charles H. Fitzsimmons. Mrs. Fitzsimmons was part owner and worker at Fitzsimmons Printing Company in Elizabethton for over 50 years. She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Millard A. Fitzsimmons Jr., of the home; a daughter-in-law and son-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Hugh Hatfield, Elizabethton; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Charles II and Dee Fitzsimmons, Charlotte, N.C.; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Emmalena and David Scott, Elizabethton; and five great-grandchildren, Nikki and Hannah Fitzsimmons, both of Charlotte, N.C., David Allen Scott, Tiffany Scott and Brittany Scott, all of Elizabethton. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
FITZSIMMONS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Florence L. Fitzsimmons, 91, 1106 Grove Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of First Christian Church with Mr. Don Marshall, Mr. Hugh Hatfield and Mr. Charles Fitzsimmons II, ministers, officiating. Music will be by Mr. John Smith, soloist, Mrs. Gene Estep, organist, and Mrs. Sharon Brown, music director. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Southview Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dean Vines, Bill Young, Leonard Febuary, Dr. John Green, Mike Carter, Orris Densford, Jerry Franklin, David Allen Scott, David Scott and James Rainey. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Christian Church, the men of First Christian Church, Dr. Stephen May, Dr. Robert Walter and Dr. Nicholas Burik. The family will receive friends at First Christian Church from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hatfield, 102 Hatfield Road, Elizabethton, any time. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at First Christian Church at 10 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Florence D. Guy
01/06/99
Florence Dugger Guy, 78, 80 N. Hampton Lane, Jackson, formerly of Elizabethton, died Monday, January 4, 1999, at the residence of her daughter in Jackson following an extended illness. Mrs. Guy was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Lena Joann Glover Dugger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roby Lee Guy, June 30, 1997, and two brothers. Mrs. Guy was a member of West Side Christian Church of Elizabethton and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and David Herbage and Doris and Thomas Coffman, all of Jackson; a sister, Anna Frances Greenwell, Jackson; three grandchildren, Michael Taylor and Kevin Mayo, both of Jackson, and Lisa Bolton, Atlanta, Ga.; and three great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Bolton, Atlanta, Ga., Hayden Mayo and Michael Taylor II, both of Jackson; and a special niece, Carolyn Jean Greenwell, Jackson. Two other nieces also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
GUY -- Funeral services for Florence Dugger Guy, 78, 80 N. Hampton Lane, Jackson, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. James D. Curtis, minister, officiating. Committal services and entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Jones, Jack Glover, Norman Glover, Howard Matherly and Bobby Ford. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

William C. Bowers
01/05/99
William Carl Bowers, 66, 337 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 2, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Bowers was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Horace and Kate Williams Bowers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Ann Campbell Bowers, in January 1993. Mr. Bowers was a member of Beck Mountain Baptist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from North American Rayon Corporation. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Harlan Hill, of the home; three brothers, Floyd and Charles Bowers, both of Elizabethton, and Philmore Bowers, Watauga; three sisters, Wanda Bise, Hampton, Effie Buckles, Elizabethton, and Grace Joseph, Rockwood; and a grandson, Cody Matthew Hill, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
BOWERS -- Funeral services for William Carl Bowers, 66, 337 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Beck Mountain Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Campbell and Rev. Garry Edwards officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Ronnie Campbell, soloist, and Mrs. Karen Timbs, organist. Interment will follow in the Heaton Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be John Pierce, Bill Carpenter, Denny Lyons, Glenn Hardin, Floyd Lyons, Houston Timbs, Ernest Perkins, Gail Loveless, R.J. Lewis and Clyde Frazier. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jonathan Bremer and the men of Beck Mountain Baptist Church. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the residence, 337 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Homer H. Farthing
01/05/99
Homer H. Farthing, 87, 511 West "C" Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 2, 1999, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a lengthy illness. Mr. Farthing was a native of Carter County. He resided in Boone, N.C., for 20 years, resided in Old Butler, and returned to Elizabethton in 1949 to make his home on West "C" Street. He was a son of the late T. Hill and Sadie Lineback Farthing. Mr. Farthing was a retired teacher in the Johnson and Carter County School Systems. He had taught in the Watauga Academy in Old Butler and retired from teaching at the Elizabethton High School in 1973. He was of the Presbyterian faith. Survivors include his wife, Deane Matherly Farthing, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Harrison and Sue Farthing, Elizabethton, and John and Betty Farthing, Mountain City; three grandsons, Harrison Lee Farthing, Elizabethton, Jordan Farthing and Caleb Farthing, both of Mountain City; a granddaughter, April Holsclaw, Charlotte, N.C.; and four great-granddaughters, Keely Hamm and Sydney Farthing, both of Elizabethton, Hannah Holsclaw and Holly Holsclaw, both of Charlotte, N.C. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
FARTHING -- Funeral services for Homer H. Farthing, 87, 511 West "C" Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Dr. John Martin and Father Steve Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Christus Garden of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Harrison Lee Farthing, Don Holsclaw, Glen Gouge, Wayne Williams, Paul Williams Jr., John Fine, Leslie Pearson and Noah Gouge. Honorary pallbearers will be friends, neighbors, former students and fellow teachers of Mr. Farthing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence, 511 West "C" Street, Elizabethton, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Alvin W. Hicks
01/05/99
Alvin W. Hicks, 92, 1725 Miles Field Road, Elk Park, N.C., died Sunday, January 3, 1999, at Sloop Memorial Hospital, Crossnore, N.C., following an extended illness. Mr. Hicks was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the son of the late Boyd and Etta Potter Hicks. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Dolan Hicks, February 23, 1983, two daughters, Bernice and Betty Jean Hicks, and two sons, Harold and Jack Hicks. Mr. Hicks was a member and deacon of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. He was a farmer and a former employee of Bemberg Corporation. Survivors include three sons, Millard Buster Hicks, Elk Park, N.C., Leonard Earl Hicks, Elizabethton, and Billy Burnette Hicks, Elk Park, N.C.; two sisters, Mina Hagie and Alberta Gwyn, both of Elizabethton; and a brother, Norman Hicks, Elk Park, N.C. Twenty-one grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.
HICKS -- Funeral services for Alvin W. Hicks, 92, 1725 Miles Field Road, Elk Park, N.C., who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Raymond Turbyfill and Rev. Eric Lynn Pierce officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hicks Family Cemetery, Elk Park, N.C. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Millard Buster Hicks, 1322 Miles Field Road, Elk Park, N.C., any time. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence A. Lyons
01/05/99
Clarence A. "Jack" Lyons, 83, 405 West H Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 4, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an illness of two years. Mr. Lyons was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Rev. Peter L. and Martha Nicholas Lyons. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. Mr. Lyons was retired from the Holston Defense Corporation, Kingsport. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he was a former Sunday School Teacher, Training Union Director and former chairman of the House & Grounds Committee. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Greer Lyons; two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn Lyons Dail and Bill Dail, Clinton, and Joan Lyons Bennett, Knoxville; a son and daughter-in-law, Mack R. and Patsy Lyons, Elizabethton; and two sisters, Mrs. Lenorah Clemons, Jonesborough, and Mrs. Beulah Copeland, of California. Six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
LYONS -- Funeral services for Clarence A. "Jack" Lyons, 83, 405 West H Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joe Sorah officiating. The Calvary Baptist Church Choir will provide the music. Entombment services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Richard Lyons, David Lyons, Brady Williams, Mike Wilson, Kevin Sparks, Larry Snellings, Richard Gray and Dr. Haymond Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be former employees of Holston Defense Corporation's Explosives Maintenance Department, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Andersen, Dr. Eugene Galloway, Dr. Daniel Paul and members of Calvary Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Walter J. Baker, Jr.
01/04/99
Walter Jay Baker, Jr., 70, 1424 Mount Holston Road, Bluff City, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, was retired from Sperry (Univac) and was a farmer. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Christopher White. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn "Netta" Cox Baker; four daughters: Mrs. Larry (Margie) Fleenor and Mrs. Gary (Donna) White, both of Bluff City; Mrs. Reggal (Susan) Edwards, Piney Flats; and Mrs. Vincent (Connie) Stidham, Centreville, Va.; two sons: David and Larry Baker, both of Bluff City; three sisters: Mary Watson and Marie Wilson, both of Bluff City; and Sarah Presnell, Birmingham, Ala.; nine grandchildren: Jeff, Denise, Angie, Jennifer, Rachel, Gary, Christy, Joey and Raymond; three great-grandchildren: Abigail, Jacob and Trevor; a daughter-in-law, Edna Baker; and several nieces and nephews. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home (764-7123), 2223 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, is in charge of arrangements.
BAKER -- The funeral service for Walter Jay Baker, Jr. were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen Hensley, the Rev. Eric Godfrey and the Rev. Bruce Galyon officiating. Burial followed in Sunrise Cemetery. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home (764-7123), 2223 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, is in charge of arrangements.

Jesse L. Booker
01/04/99
Jesse Lee Booker, 91, 130 Watauga Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. A native of Martinsville, Va., Mr. Booker has resided in Carter County since 1929. He was the son of the late James and Mattie Shelton Booker. He was a retired employee of General Shale Company and a member of the First Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Booker, in 1991, and a brother. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Garland Booker, a stepson, Wendell W. Stout, Nashville; three step-grandchildren, four nieces and one nephew. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services for Jesse Lee Booker, 91, 130 Watauga Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ron Forrester and the Rev. Dan Garland officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Everette Sexton officiating. Pallbearers will be contacted. Music will be provided by the First Assembly of God Choir. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. 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 arrangements.

Ina M. Bradshaw
01/04/99
Ina Maude Bradshaw, 83, formerly of 308-B Magnolia Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in the Hermitage Nursing Home, following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Madge Deloach Bradshaw. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, three brothers and three sisters. Ms. Bradshaw was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Elizabethton School System. Survivors include a brother, Tom Bradshaw, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
BRADSHAW -- Funeral services for Ina Maude Bradshaw, 83, formerly of 308-B Magnolia Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in the Hermitage Nursing Home, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Music was under the direction of Bo and JoAnn Campbell. Interment followed at Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers were selected from nephews. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Vivian R. Brown
01/04/99
Vivian Ruth Brown, age 70, of NHC Health Care, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and a daughter of the late William T. and Mae Queen Hart Brown. Ms. Brown was a member of Tacoma Church of God. She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother. Survivors include one sister, Patricia Brown, Johnson City; one nephew, Edwin Peters, Jonesborough; one great-nephew, Charlie Peters, Jonesborough; and one aunt, Anita Taylor, Elizabethton. Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
BROWN -- Funeral services for Vivian Ruth Brown, age 70, of NHC Health Care, who died Thursday, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel. The Rev. Dave Shorter officiated. Burial followed services in Monte Vista Burial Park. Pallbearers were selected from family and friends. The family received friends at the funeral home from 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Evadne N. Goodwin
01/04/99
Mrs. Evadne N. Goodwin, 75, 1327 Broad Street Ext., (Lynn Valley community), Elizabethton, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Roby and Hannah Stout Grindstaff. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Austin Goodwin in 1971, and by one brother, William Dana Grindstaff, in 1998. She was a homemaker and had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. Mrs. Goodwin was a member of the Lynn Valley Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Jean Leonard and Alfred Hester, Kingsport; four sons and daughters-in-law: James Frank and Karen Goodwin, David Allen and Frances Goodwin and Robert Lee and Judy Goodwin, all of Elizabethton; and John and Lynn Goodwin, Chilhowie, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Jewel Burgan, Johnson City; and seven grandchildren. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
GOODWIN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Evadne Nell Goodwin, 75, 1327 Broad Street Ext., (Lynn Valley community), Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Wade and the Rev. James Hawk officiating. Interment will be in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Mr. William J. Greene, soloist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, will be the following grandsons: Jimmy Goodwin, Alan Leonard, Spencer Leonard, John T. Goodwin, Austin Goodwin and Richard Hale. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Gentry, Joe Ledford, Bill Crawford, John Livingston, Carson Puckett, Crayton Williams, Frank Stout, Rondal Peters, Ray Wallace, Buster Arnold, Ken Barrickman, Eddie Buckles, Jimmy Street, Harold Ellis, Bill Trivette, William Duncan, Freddie Babb, Ralph Williams, Jim Cornett, Richard Moody, J. Harold Ray, Dr. Robert Walter, Herman Hodge, Louie Pate, Dr. Royce Hosley and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class of Lynn Valley Baptist Church. Also a special tribute to her devoted friends Lucille White and her late husband Jim White. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Peggy B. Maston
01/04/99
Peggy Blevins Maston, 64, 2616 Mimosa Lane, Johnson City, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and was a daughter of the late Coy Blevins and Pearl Shepard. She was preceded in death by one sister, one brother and two grandchildren. Mrs. Maston was retired from the FAA Airway facilities. She was a member of the Roan Street Church of God, Elizabethton. Survivors include two daughters: Susan Harold-Hutson, Franklin; and Katie Potter, Jacksonville, N.C.; two brothers: Gary Trond Shepard, Johnson City; and David Shepard, Jonesborough; three granddaughters: Sarah Potter, Rebecca Potter and Whitney Harold; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
MASTON -- Funeral services for Peggy Blevins Maston, 64, 2616 Mimosa Lane, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Bewley will officiate. Burial will follow in the Monte Vista Burial Park. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. For those who wish, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Johnson City Medical Center Foundation, Circle of Hope, Cancer Treatment Center, 400 State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. Monday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth M. McKinney
01/04/99
Ruth McClure McKinney, 92, 934 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at her residence, following a brief illness. A native of Welch, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late William Bowers and Sallie Rutherford McClure. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Robert McKinney, a daughter, Mary Sally Warner, in 1984, six sisters and seven brothers. Ms. McKinney was a member of First United Methodist Church and a former clothing store manager. She was also a former member of the Eastern Star, Roan Mountain, where she served as worthy matron; The Woman's Club and Civic Club of Elizabethton. She worked in P.T.A., where she was presented a lifetime membership pin. Survivors include a daughter, Jane M. Chambers, Elizabethton; three grandchildren: Cecil Stanley Warner, Jr., Biloxi, Ms.; Patricia Warner Graham, Crossville; and Sally Warner Scarborough, Spring City; four great-grandchildren: Lee and Kenneth Warner, both of Biloxi, Ms.; Isaac Graham, Crossville; and Katharine Scarborough, Spring City. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
MCKINNEY -- Graveside services and inurnment for Ruth McClure McKinney, 92, 934 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Happy Valley Memorial Park, with Dr. Kenneth LaDuke officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 2:55 p.m. for the graveside services. Friends may call at the home of the daughter, Jane Chambers, 825 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, at anytime. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 550, Elizabethton, or a charity of your choice. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Frederick L. Nakarai
01/04/99
Mr. Frederick L. Nakarai, 58, 8200 Boulevard East, Apt. 4C, North Bergen, N.J., died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Nakarai was a native of Indianapolis, Ind., and had lived in North Bergen, N.J., for 29 years. He was a son of the late Dr. Toyozo W. and Frances Yorn Nakarai. He was a legal editor of the C C H, Inc. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a member of the Judge Advocate General's staff. He was of the Christian faith. Survivors include one brother, Charles F.T. Nakarai, Durham, N.C.; and a special friend, Vikki Lyons, Elizabethton. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
NAKARAI -- Funeral services for Frederick L. Nakarai, 58, 8200 Boulevard East, Apt. 4C, North Bergen, N.J., were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. Dennis Helsabeck, Dr. Jess W. Johnson and Mr. Joseph Veeder officiating. Interment was in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers were Earl R. Stuckenbruck, Calvin Phillips, Delno Brown and C. Robert Wetzel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toyozo W. Nakarai Chair in Old Testament, Emmanuel School of Religion, 1 Walker Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family received friends in the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Theodore R. Potter
01/04/99
Theodore Roosevelt Potter, 94, 137 Ted Potter Road, Butler, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in the Asbury Center, Johnson City, following a brief illness. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late William and Emma Stout Potter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dovie Irene Potter, Nov. 10, 1998, a daughter, Grace Cable, in 1996, two sons: Ray and Ralph Potter; a sister, Sarah Hollifield; five brothers: Bronlow, Harrison, Millard, Blaine and George Potter. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Stone Mountain Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War I. Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law: Larry Potter, of the home; Dennis and Wanda Potter, Elk Park, N.C.; and James "Red" and Betty Glover, Hampton; five daughters and three sons-in-law: Gayle Ashley, Mary and Howard Estep, all of Elizabethton; Linda Potter, Betty and Daniel Hill, all of Johnson City; Ruth and Wayne Harmon, Butler. Twenty grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
POTTER -- Funeral services for Theodore Roosevelt Potter, 94, 137 Ted Potter Road, Butler, who died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Buddy Street, the Rev. Howard Estep and the Rev. Danny Cooke officiating. Music was under the direction of Ms. Lynette Grainger and the Rev. Howard Estep. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, in the Stone Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons: Terry Cable, Mark Harmon, Tony Harmon, Randy Potter, Jackie Potter, Scon Ashley and Chris Estep. Honorary pallbearers will be Dwight Taylor, Theresa Marlow, Dr. Rick Rolen, Dr. Jerry LeRoy and the second floor nursing staff at Asbury Center. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 12:45 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home or at the residence, 137 Ted Potter Road, Butler, at anytime. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Cecil C. Rigsby
01/04/99
Cecil Clyde Rigsby, age 86, 2204 East Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in Lakebridge Health Care Center after a lengthy illness. He was a Washington County native and had lived in Johnson City since 1950. Mr. Rigsby was a son of the late Alex and Lola Mae Shipley Rigsby. He was a retired water department employee of the City of Johnson City and a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife, Mary Hardin Rigsby; six daughters: Linda English, Johnson City; Janie Chase, Johnson City; Judy Pippin, Smyrna; Joy McQueen, Newark, Del.; Lola Harmon; Mauldin, S.C.; and Rosie Turbyfield, Johnson City; one sister, Bonnie Mae Adams, Johnson City; several grandchildren, including Heather Rigsby, Johnson City; several great-grandchildren, including Haden Isaiah Oliver, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews. Morris-Maker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
RIGSBY -- Funeral services for Cecil Clyde Rigsby, age 86, 2204 East Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, who died Thursday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The Rev. Paul Crowe officiated. Burial will follow graveside services at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Monte Vista Burial Park. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Janice S. Shell
01/04/99
Mrs. Janice Harriett Stephens Shell, 51, Kearny, Ariz., died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at her residence following an extended illness. She was a member of Kearny Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Shell, formerly of Elizabethton; two daughters: Kathryn Gonzales and Karla Ledke, all of Kearny, Ariz.; one brother, Charles Stephens, Kearny; five grandchildren; three sisters-in-law: Sharon Depew, Mrs. Gary (Ann) Hicks and Mrs. Arvel (Floss) McKinney, all of Elizabethton. It was her request to be cremated, and no services are planned. Griffith Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Steward Whitehead
01/04/99
Steward Whitehead, 74, 203 Tower Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at his residence, following an extended illness. A native of Hampton, Dennis Cove area, he was the son of the late John H. and Bessie M. Townsend Whitehead. Mr. Whitehead was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Zachary Brooks; a sister, Christine Rainbolt; and a brother, Samuel Whitehead. He was a retired textile worker at Bemberg Corp. and a member of Hopson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran, serving in World War II. Survivors include his wife, Georgia V. Townsend Whitehead, of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law: Jackie and Theresa Whitehead, Hampton; Ronnie and Roberta Whitehead, Jeffrey Whitehead and Rex Whitehead, all of the home; six daughters and sons-in-law: Judy and Ronnie Holtsclaw, Joyce and Eddie Largent, Debbie and Larry Townson, Sandra and Ralph Potter, Mary Betty and Gary Parker, all of Roan Mountain; and Crystal and the Rev. B.F. McKinney, Hampton; four brothers: Earnest, Bymon, Mack and Lee Whitehead, all of Elizabethton; two sisters: Cordia Jones and Ellen Stout, both of Hampton; two special nieces: Juanita Jarrett, Roan Mountain; and Bobbie Ingram, Hampton. Twenty-two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.
WHITEHEAD -- Funeral services for Steward Whitehead, 74, 203 Tower Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell, the Rev. Charlie Trivett and the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Music was under the direction of the Sunset Youth Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, in the Whitehead Family Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be nephews: Jerry Whitehead, Larry Whitehead, Bynom Whitehead, Jr., James Whitehead, Michael Whitehead, Clifford Whitehead, Billy Pate, Larry Rainbolt, John Rainbolt, Lester Rainbolt, Roger Stout and Andy Stout. Honorary pallbearers will be Nick Hill, David Maples, Earl Lyons, Byrl Lyons, Carl Brown, Ralph Brown, Jake Townson, Sam Arnett, Bill Arnett, Stanley Largent, Willard Largent, Bill Street, Paul Smith, Malcom Smith, J.D. Smith, J.L. Potter, Freddy Largent, Herman Stout and Robert "Tub" Rainbolt, Sr., Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. for the graveside services. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at the Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, or at the residence, 203 Tower Road, at anytime. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen M. Wildasin
01/04/99
Helen Davis Morriss Wildasin, 76, 201 Ridgecrest Drive, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Drill, Va., she was the daughter of the late B.H. and Alta VanDyke Davis. Mrs. Wildasin was preceded in death by her first husband, Marion McDonald "Mack" Morris, her second husband, Jamie J. Wildasin, an infant son, and a brother, Kenneth Davis. Mrs. Wildasin was a charter member of Oak Street Baptist Church and presently a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church and the former society editor for the Elizabethton STAR Newspaper and also employed in social services at Carter County and Sycamore Shoals Hospitals. She was also a former board member of the Elizabethton Library and former State Flowers Judge. She was named Outstanding Female Citizen of Carter County in 1974, and she organized the Community Services Council in November, 1973. Survivors include one son: CDR David M. Morriss, JAGC, USN, Springfield, Va.; two daughters: Dianne M. Brogden, Takoma, Wash.; and Vivian M. Johnson, Johnson City; nine grandchildren: John, William and Graham Morriss, Springfield, Va.; Laura Brogden, Port Angelus, Wash; Susan Coleman, Federal Way, Wash; Lt. Reid H. Brogden, DC, USNR, Coronado, Calif; Allison Stanford, Spokane, Wash; Emily Peters, Portland, Ore; Marion Peters, Takoma, Wash; and one niece, Carol Davis Hart, Bowie, Md. Five great-grandchildren also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

WILDASIN -- Funeral services for Helen Davis Morriss Wildasin, 76, 201 Ridgecrest Drive, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at Memorial Prwesbyterian Church, with Dr. Steven Meyerhoff officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dr. Tom Stampli. Private interment services will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Presbyterian Church. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or Sycamore Shoals State Park, West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 East F Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


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