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Samuel M. Benfield
02/28/99
Samuel M. "Pete" Benfield, 81, died Saturday, February 6, 1999, at his home in Haneyville, Pa. Mr. Benfield was born in Ingalls, N.C., the first son of Floyd P. and Elda Ollis Benfield. He had lived much of his life in Elizabethton. Mr. Benfield was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde Benfield, Leonard Benfield and Harold Benfield. Survivors include three sons, Robert S. Benfield, Haneyville, Pa., Samuel A. Benfield and Thomas M. Benfield, both of Reading, Pa.; a brother, Berlin Benfield, Atlanta, Ga.; and three sisters, Pauline Greer and Frankie Cornett, both of Elizabethton, and Lee Vandersteel, Alpine, N.J. Seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
BENFIELD -- A special memorial service for Samuel M. "Pete" Benfield, 81, of Haneyvilla, Pa., who died Saturday, February 6, 1999, will be held Saturday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Elizabethton for family and friends. A celebration of Sam's life and a sharing of "Pete Stories" will be held in the church fellowship hall after the services and you are invited. So bring your stories, memories and love and share with the family and other friends. Memorial gifts may be made to the Community Nursing Service Hospice, P.O. Box 904, Lockhaven, Pa. 17745.

Edith T. Garland
02/28/99
Mrs. Edith Taylor Garland, 71, 139 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 27, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Garland was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Jess and Maggie Kress Taylor. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Vernon Taylor, Gilbert Taylor and Ethan "Dude" Taylor. Mrs. Garland was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation, having worked there for 52 years. She was a member of the Dungan Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Foy Garland; two sisters, Mrs. Calvin (Bessie) Hardin and Mrs. Annis Taylor Deal, both of Elizabethton; three brothers, James "Jay" Taylor, Aaron "Chig" Taylor and Bufford "Lemmie" Taylor, all of Elizabethton; two special cousins, Anna Lou Walker and Hazel Hall; and four special friends, Phyllis Grindstaff, Sammatha Heaton, Arrie Jo Grindstaff and Geraldine Woods. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
GARLAND -- Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Taylor Garland, 71, 139 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. J.D. Neeley and Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 12 noon Monday in the Kress Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11:20 a.m. Monday, will be C.B. Hardin, Matthew Hardin, Dwayne Taylor, Mickey Taylor, Rickey Taylor and Jimmie Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be John Garland, Clyde Blevins, Grant Hall, Rothie Fox, Luther Wood, Burnie Taylor, Christopher Hoss, Chris Hardin and Barney Taylor. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:20 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lonnie C. McKinney
02/28/99
Lonnie Carroll "Kenny" McKinney, 52, 106 Hendrix Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, February 26, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. McKinney was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James and Lora Hyder McKinney. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and a brother. Mr. McKinney had lived in Ohio for 15 years and was employed by the Pittsburgh Paint and Glass Company, Cleveland, Ohio. He was retired due to disability. He attended the Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Letha McKinney; two daughters, Lora Snyder and Donna Criss, both of Cleveland, Ohio; a step-daughter, Angie Peterson, Erwin; three step-sons, Jimmy Foster and Doug White, both of Johnson City, and Willie White, Elizabethton; four sisters, Gustava Johnson, Shelby Oliver and Phyllis Wright, all of Elizabethton, and Gladys Winters, Hampton; two brothers, J.D. McKinney, Johnson City, and Alvin McKinney, Elizabethton; and three step-grandchildren, John Peterson, Ronnie Peterson and Joy Kate Peterson. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Lonnie Carroll "Kenny" McKinney, 52, 106 Hendrix Drive, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. B.F. McKinney Jr., Rev. Ronda Street and Rev. Bill Calkins officiating. Ann Hazelwood Stepp will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the McKinney Cemetery, Oak Hill Road, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be his close friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Billy J. Parlier
02/28/99
Billy Jack Parlier, 48, S. Park Avenue, Sanford, Fla., died Thursday, February 25, 1999. Mr. Parlier was a native of Avery County, N.C. He moved to Central Florida in 1964 from Tennessee. Mr. Parlier was a truck driver and a member of the Church of God of Sanford. Survivors include his wife, Janie Parlier, Sanford, Fla.; four daughters, Tammy Parlier, Sandra Parlier, Billie Jo Parlier and Tonya Parlier, all of Sanford, Fla.; his mother, Violet Parlier, Sanford, Fla.; and three brothers, Feddy Parlier, Michael Parlier and Ricky Parlier, all of Sanford, Fla. One grandchild also survives. Funeral services and interment will be held Tuesday in Lake Mary, Fla. Baldwin-Fairchild-Oaklawn Park Funeral Home, Lake Mary, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

Eulala M. Potter
02/28/99
Eulala Mae Potter, 65, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at the Hospice Care Center in Fairlawn, Ohio. Mrs. Potter was born October 24, 1933, in Butler, Tennessee to Vallia Brown and David Dugger. She had been a resident of Barberton, Ohio, for 44 years. Mrs. Potter was employed by Yoder Brothers for 16 years and was a member of the Meadowview Baptist Church in Butler. Survivors include her husband, John H. Potter, Barberton, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jane Potter, Greenville, S.C.; two grandchildren, Tracy and Carolyn; a sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and James Kimberlin, Jarrat, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Betty Dugger, Butler; a sister-in-law, Mary Lewis; three nieces, Wilma Weir, Jackie Vincent and Donna Scudder; and three nephews, Larry Lewis, Keith Kimberlin and Brian Dugger. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Buntontown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Avenue, Barberton, Ohio, (330/745-3161), is in charge of arrangements.

Gay C. Taylor
02/28/99
Mrs. Gay Clark Taylor, 83, of Pensacola, Fla., died there Thursday, February 25, 1999. Mrs. Taylor was a native of Saltville, Va., and had lived in Elizabethton most of her life before moving to Florida in 1977. During World War II, she worked at the North American Rayon Corporation, and after that was employed in the cafeteria at Westside Elementary School for 20 years. She was an active member of the Immanuel Baptist Church until she moved to Florida and then was an active member of the Myrtle Grove Baptist Church of Pensacola. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, J.M. Taylor, and a grandson, Bill Keltner. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Joe Keltner, Springfield, Mo., and two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Mildred Taylor, Kingsport, and Joe and Helen Taylor, Pensacola, Fla. Nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
TAYLOR -- Graveside services for Mrs. Gay Clark Taylor, 83, of Pensacola, Fla., who died Thursday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. James Lindsay officiating. Rev. Mark Slayton will provide the music. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday, will be William Yontz, Mack Bowman, Bob Maupin, Ray Garrison, Jesse Birchfield and Harold Lingerfelt. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Leroy "Johnny" Carver
02/26/99
Leroy "Johnny" Carver, 56, 113 Herman Peters Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Carver was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Joseph and Hazel Simpson Carver. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Sams. Mr. Carver was a member of Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church and was employed by the U.S. Forestry Service. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, having served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Survivors include his wife, Barbara "Dolly" Carver, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Joe and Judy Carver, Roan Mountain, Terry and Wendy Sams and Donnie and Linda Sams, all of Elizabethton; three brothers, Robert Carver, Kenneth Carver and William Carver, all of Elizabethton; four sisters, Corine Mackey, Port Orange, Fla., Carolyn Sparks, Jonesborough, Betty Markland and Delores Markland, both of Wilmington, Del.; two grandsons, Jonathan and Jeremy Sams, both of Elizabethton; and a granddaughter, Myrissa Pierce, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
CARVER -- Funeral services for Leroy "Johnny" Carver, 56, 113 Herman Peters Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. James Richardson, Rev. Danny Simerly and Rev. Jonas Revis officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Union Hill Trio. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Blevins Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Lynn Peters, Phillip Webb, Steve Kyviakidis, Roby Phillipi, Richard Houghton, Estel Taylor, Danny Garland and Jeff Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur Colbaugh, Gordon Lewis, Dickie Tester, Ronnie Blevins, employees of the Watauga Ranger District, men of the Adult Class of Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church and his many friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may also call at the residence, 113 Herman Peters Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Jack W. Huskin
02/26/99
Jack W. Huskin, 87, formerly of 1901 Northwood Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at Asbury Center. Mr. Huskin was a native of Burnsville, N.C., and had lived most of his life in Erwin and Johnson City. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jessie A. Huskin. Mr. Huskin had been employed as a salesman. He was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Sarah McArthur Huskin. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
HUSKIN -- Funeral services for Jack W. Huskin, 87, formerly of 1901 Northwood Drive, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Wayne Hunter officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Lee L. Moore
02/26/99
Lee Lonnie Moore, 81, Rt. 1, White Cove Road, Unicoi, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Moore was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late William Henry and Hassie Elizabeth Harvel Moore. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Bell Moore, April 1996, two brothers, one half-brother, four sisters and one grandchild. Mr. Moore was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and was presented Honorary Title of Colonel by Senator Marshall Nave. He was a self-employed carpenter and brick mason. He was of the Protestant faith and attended the Laurels Church of God, Elizabethton. Survivors include two sons, Edward Moore and Paul Moore, both of Unicoi; three daughters, Schelby Hensley, Pauline Hensley and Judy Banks, all of Unicoi; and a sister, Martha Blackburn, Erwin. Five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 928-4595 or (423) 743-1380, is in charge of arrangements.
MOORE-- Funeral services for Lee Lonnie Moore, 81, Rt. 1, White Cove Road, Unicoi, who died Wednesday, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eugene Penland and Rev. David Jackson officiating. Music will be provided by Melody Hensley and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Jones Cemetery, Unicoi, with full military rites rendered by the VFW Post #3382, Kingsport. Honorary pallbearers will be James Hensley, Harold Hensley, Junior Banks, Ricky Hensley, Alan Moore, Charles Talley, Clarence Tolley, Gordon Tittle and Howard Gouge. Pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 6:30 p.m. Friday and at the cemetery by 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Eulala M. Potter
02/26/99
Eulala Mae Potter, 65, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at the Hospice Care Center in Fairlawn, Ohio. Mrs. Potter was born October 24, 1933, in Butler, Tennessee to Vallia Brown and David Dugger. She has been a resident of Barberton, Ohio, for 44 years. Mrs. Potter was employed by Yoder Brothers for 16 years and was a member of the Meadowview Baptist Church in Butler. Survivors include her husband, John H. Potter, Barberton, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jane Potter, Greenville, S.C.; two grandchildren, Tracy and Carolyn; a sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and James Kimberlin, Jarrat, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Betty Dugger, Butler; a sister-in-law, Mary Lewis; three nieces, Wilma Weir, Jackie Vincent and Donna Scudder; and three nephews, Larry Lewis, Keith Kimberlin and Brian Dugger. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Buntontown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Avenue, Barberton, Ohio, (330/745-3161), is in charge of arrangements.

Jackie L. Shipley
02/26/99
Jackie Lynn Shipley, 46, 111 Tall Pines Lane, Johnson City, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at his residence. Mr. Shipley was a lifelong resident of Johnson City and a son of Peggy Rumbley Shipley, Watauga, and the late John H. Shipley. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shanda Shipley, and a sister. Mr. Shipley was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and was employed as a construction superintendent with the J.E. Green Company. He was a member and deacon of Zion Baptist Church, Elizabethton. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Pam Huckaba Shipley; a son, Casey Brent Shipley, of the home; four brothers, Rick Shipley, Elizabethton, Tony Shipley, Watauga, Roger Shipley, Charlotte, and Ken Shipley, Colonial Heights; and two sisters, Donna Treadway, Watauga, and Renee Campbell, Morristown. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
SHIPLEY -- Funeral services for Jackie Lynn Shipley, 46, 111 Tall Pines Lane, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. C.W. Snodgrass officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. Pallbearers will be Ray Loveless, Dale Ball, Teddy Greenwell, Dwayne Sexton, Rick Bowling and Lester Bowling. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas C. Tout
02/26/99
Thomas Carlyle Tout, 95, ACV Pine Oaks, Johnson City, died Thursday, February 25, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Franklin Transitional Care following a brief illness. A native of Centralia, Wash., he was the son of the late John Fremont and Ida Bell Tout. He was a student of Dean School in Montecito, Calif., and worked in construction in his earlier years. He and his wife, Mary, raised their family in Reno, Nev., before moving to Elizabethton in 1989. The couple had resided at ACV Pine Oaks, Johnson City, for the last few months. Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, January 24, 1999, four brothers, three sisters and one daughter. Survivors include a daughter, Ida Shaffer, 506 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, TN 37658, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
TOUT -- Memorial services for Thomas Carlyle Tout, 95, ACV Pine Oaks, Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton with Dr. Kenneth LaDuke officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Arney, organist. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday in the First United Methodist Church parlor. The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers be made to First United Methodist Church, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or Gideons International, P.O. Box 1951, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Clyde Baird
02/25/99
Clyde Baird, 64, 159 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 23, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Baird was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James and Nellie Tester Baird. He was also preceded in death by a son, Roger Baird. Mr. Baird was of the Baptist Faith and was a retired employee of the American Limestone Company. Survivors include his wife, Marie Sneed Baird, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and James Parlier, Watauga; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny Lynn and Katie Baird, Watauga, and Gregory Baird, Elizabethton; two step-sons, David Livingston, Elizabethton, and Scott Livingston of Texas; six brothers, Walter Baird and Ronda Baird, both of Elizabethton, Charlie Baird, Johnson City, William Baird of South Carolina, Manuel Baird of Michigan and Leonard Baird, Watauga; two sisters, Lena Humphreys, Watauga, and Ida Williams, Elizabethton; nine grandchildren; a very special friend, Fred Oaks, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
BAIRD -- A candlelight funeral service for Clyde Baird, 64, 159 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ken Hauser officiating. Music will be under the direction of Peggy Street. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family members. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Fenner, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Cecil Honeycutt, Jack Saylor, Kyle Stout, Carl Potter and Terry Lovelace. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence, 159 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

David M. Tester
02/25/99
David McCoy Tester, 99, formerly of Highway 321, Hampton, died Tuesday, February 23, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Tester was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and the son of the late Eli Finley and Cameline Presnell Tester. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Mr. Tester was a member of Harbor Light Baptist Church and a retired electrician. He was also an Army Veteran, serving in World War II, where he was a ship builder, an airplane mechanic and a cook in the CC Camps. He entered the service August 5, 1942 and arrived in the SWPA in May 1944, and served in New Guinea, the Netherlands and East Indies before coming to the Philippines during the first week of the invasion. He is authorized to wear the Asiatic Pacific and Philippine liberation ribbons and battle stars for the New Guinea and Philippine Campaign. Mr. Tester was the oldest known veteran in Carter County. Survivors include three brothers, Nelson Tester, Greeneville, Louis Tester, Grafton, Ohio, and William Howard Tester, Morristown; three sisters, Rilda Campbell, Newport, Ida Finney, Butler, and Ruth Jones, Johnson City; 29 nephews; 18 nieces; three special nieces, Shelby Davenport, Hampton, Peggy Davenport and Rosemary Tester, both of Butler; and special friends, Buddy, Elizabeth and Johnny Street and Oleta Street, all of Hampton. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
TESTER -- Funeral services for David McCoy Tester, 99, formerly of Highway 321, Hampton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Clarence Stanfield, Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Buddy Street officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Donnie and Peggy Davenport. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends, Dr. Robert Grindstaff, Dr. Scott Caudle, the Staff and Nurses of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, John Lewis, Steve Murray, Larry Chase, Tommy Orton, Byrd Deadrick, Bob James, J.D. Smith, Darrell Greer, Herman Stout, Rev. Jerry Honeycutt, Rev. Raymond Caudill, Larry Maupin, Truman Clark, Johnny Holder, the Ladies Class of Harbor Light Baptist Church and the Men's Class of Harbor Light Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Friday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Harbor Light Baptist Church OR to a missionary brother, John Gunther, c/o Harbor Light Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1162, Johnson City, TN 37605. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Floyd Bowers
02/24/99
Floyd Bowers, 82, 162 Creek Bank Rd., Elizabethton, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mary Nidiffer Bowers and Sally Williams Bowers. Mr. Bowers was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation, and a member of the Stoney Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Bowers, and two sisters, Mae Smith and Josie Hyder. Survivors include his wife, Nell Robinson Bowers; one daughter, Patricia Bowers, Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Phyllis Bowers, Elizabethton; three sisters, Juanita Bowers, Ceola Bowers, and Hildred Bowers, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Luther Bowers and Grover Bowers, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Trampas Bowers and Angie and her husband, Steven Maupin; one great grandson, Gabriel Maupin. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
BOWERS - Funeral services for Floyd Bowers, 82, 162 Creek Bank Rd., Elizabethton, who died Monday will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Stoney Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Estep, Dr. Kenneth Jordan, and Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. The church quartet will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday and also at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday will be A.D. "Sonny" Fletcher, John Fletcher, Bob Hyder, Raymond Lowe, Jerry Greene, Desler Salyer, Earnest "Gebe" Ritchie, George Gregory, Cobb Riddle, and Dean Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Senior Adult Men's Sunday School Class at Stoney Creek Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The body will be taken to the church at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Friends may also all at the residence. 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 the arrangements.

James W. Reed, Jr.
02/24/99
James W. Reed, Jr., 53, Rt. 11, Unicoi, died Sunday, February 21, 1999, in the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Reed was a native of Rockwood, Tn., and had lived most of his life in Unicoi County. He was the son of Mayme McLaughlin Carmichael, Unicoi, and the late James W. Reed, Sr. Mr. Reed retired from Gordon's Fine Furniture after five years of service due to ill health. He was of the Free Will Baptist faith. Survivors inaddition to his mother include two sons, Steve W. Reed, Chesapeake, Va., and Mark D. Reed, Kingsport; two brothers, Robert Reed and Gary Reed, both of Jonesborough; six grandchildren and several nephews. Unicoi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
REED - Funeral services for James W. Reed, Jr., 53, Rt. 1, Unicoi, who died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold McNabb, Rev. Dallas Gregg, and Rev. Thurman Sullivan officiating. Music will be provided by Rev. Harold McNabb and James and Luanne Powers. Interment will follow in Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Todd McLaughlin, Brad McLaughlin, Tracy McLaughlin, Kelvin McLaughlin, Joel McLaughlin, Brad McLaughlin, Jim Britt and Kenneth Smith. Pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Dr., Unicoi, is in charge of the arrangements.

Conley I. Holtsclaw
02/23/99
Conley I. Holtsclaw, 84, 107 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, February 22, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Holtsclaw was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Weaver and Ethel Johnson Holtsclaw. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, a half-sister and a very special friend, Marshall Stockton. Mr. Holtsclaw was a member of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 42 years. Survivors include his wife, Blanche Heaton Holtsclaw, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Bob Roberts, Johnson City, and Sue and Jack Barnette, Roan Mountain; a son, John Holtsclaw, Johnson City; three sisters, Onza Johnson, Beulah Hughes and Bernie Hughes, all of Roan Mountain; a half-sister, Renalee Whitehead, Hampton; and two brothers, Dana Holtsclaw, Bristol, and Carmon Holtsclaw, Roan Mountain. Four grandchildren, a great-grandson and several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.
HOLTSCLAW -- Funeral services for Conley I. Holtsclaw, 84, 107 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with Rev. Richard Blevins and Rev. Leonard Shehan officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Heaton Family Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be J.T. Hughes, Jack Barnette, Tommy Jarrett, Harold Jarrett, Jack Troutman, Shirl Dyer, Don Hughes and Ed Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Ned McWherter, Jess Jarrett, members of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church, Haskel Pierce, fellow employees of North American Rayon Corporation Textile Department, Willard Dial, Spence Stockton, Robert Greer, Ted Barnette, Reynard Calhoun, Carl Keys, Clayton Lester, Herm Barnette and Willis Murray. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence, 107 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, any time. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret L. Hood
02/23/99
Margaret Louise Wright Hood, 91, 611 West C Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 20, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Hood was a native of Big Stone Gap, Va., having moved to Elizabethton in 1942. She was the daughter of the late Charles Emory and Edna Sturgill Wright and was also preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Hood Sr., July 15, 1995, and two brothers. Mrs. Hood was a homemaker. She was a very active member of First United Methodist Church and was a pioneer of the church nursery school. She was a member of other church organizations including: a charter member of the Hattie Kane Sunday School Class, the Carter County Cluster of the church and Circle #1 of the church. She was also a member of the PTA Council and the Girl Scouts. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. June Hood Taylor and Mrs. Anna Sue Jones, both of Elizabethton, and Mrs. Kay Humphries, Summerville, S.C., and three sons, A.J. Hood Jr. and Gayle Hood, both of Elizabethton, and Leon Hood, Johnson City. Eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
HOOD -- Funeral services for Margaret Louise Wright Hood, 91, 611 West C Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken LaDuke, Mr. Terry Lyons, minister, and Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Music was under the direction of Mrs. Becky Hale, organist, Tom Tull, soloist, and Glen Gouge, harmonicaist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons: Lynn Taylor, David Taylor, Andrew Smith, Scott Hood, Sidney Hood, Wesley Humphries and Oliver Humphries. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Taylor, Joe Taylor, Dillard Sholes Jr., Dr. C.L. Wright, Marcella Wright Hopkins, Dr. Peter Caravello, Glen and JoAnn Gouge, Herman and Dessie Parker, Bob and Evelyn Lipford, Clarence "Stretch" and Linda Bowman, Ken and Wanda Lyons, Jeanette Banner, Maude Luther, Rev. Jack and Jeanie Roddy, Rev. Joe Sorah, John Wagner Jr., Sam Shipley, Deacon Bowers, John Curtis, Jim Buck, Jack Montgomery, Carroll Curtis, Alphas Anderson, Doug Bailey, the Wesley Bible Sunday School Class and the Hattie Kane Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church and nurses on the 4200 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Everyone will meet at the Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Cecile Bennett Kindergarten Memorial Fund of First United Methodist Church, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Gary L. Lyons
02/23/99
Gary Lee Lyons, 38, 141 Coleman Road, Hampton, died Monday, February 22, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Lyons was a native of Carter County and a son of Alfred and Zelma Walker Lyons, Elizabethton. Mr. Lyons was retired due to disability. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Belinda Lyons; two daughters, Cassandra Carcia and Wendy Lyons, both of Hampton; a son, Jamie Lyons, Hampton; a brother and sister-in-law, Billy Joe and Kimberly Lyons, Jonesborough; a sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Paul Birchfield, Roan Mountain; five nephews, Jonathan Birchfield, Brandon Birchfield, Greg Lyons, Ryan Lyons and Richard Lyons; and two nieces, Sonja Lyons and Tara Lyons. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
LYONS -- Funeral services for Gary Lee Lyons, 38, 141 Coleman Road, Hampton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun and Rev. Bob Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Lyons Cemetery (Keenburg). Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Kenny Andrews, Ricky Lyons, Paul Birchfield, Tommy Blevins, Steve Blevins, Rusty Elliott and Rick Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends, Brian Reece, Kenny Walker, Allen Walker and Randy Sizemore. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his parents, Alfred and Zelma Lyons, 144 Starlight Drive, Lynn Valley, Elizabethton. Gary was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Courtney L. Powell
02/23/99
Courtney Leeann Powell, infant daughter of Jerald and Melissa Ford Powell, 604-1/2 S. Pine Street, Apt. #2, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 22, 1999, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, David Ogilvie, of the home; a half-brother, Christopher Powell, Elk Park, N.C.; a half-sister, Tiffany Powell, Elk Park, N.C.; her maternal grandmother, Joyce Brown, Elizabethton; her maternal grandfather, Charles Hyatt, Elizabethton; her paternal grandmother, Clairece Powell, Roan Mountain; and her paternal great-grandparents, Bruce and Virginia Palmer, Elizabethton. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
POWELL -- Funeral services for Courtney Leeann Powell, infant daughter of Jerald and Melissa Ford Powell, 604-1/2 S. Pine Street, Apt. #2, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Dale Greenwell, Rev. Brian Shell and Mr. Curtis Morton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Sue Bowers, organist. Final disposition will be held at a later date. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Garth Bailey
02/22/99
Garth Bailey, 89, Rt. 9, Johnson City, died Friday, February 19, 1999, at Tampa Memorial Hospital, Tampa, Fla. Mr. Bailey was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and a son of the late John Wesley and Nancy Jane Letterman Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a retired employee of Bemberg Industries. Survivors include his wife, Polly Bailey, of the home; three sons, Bill Bailey, Spokane, Wash., Carl Bailey, Johnson City, and Gene Bailey, Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara Bryant, Nashville; and a sister, Kate Key, Knoxville. Thirteen grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
BAILEY -- Funeral services for Garth Bailey, 89, Rt. 2, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Bailey, Carl Lynn Bailey and Bruce Bailey officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

James C. Buck
02/22/99
HARRISBURG, N.C. -- James Chester "Jim" Buck, 67, 412 Hudson Drive, Harrisburg, died Sunday, February 21, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. Mr. Buck was a native of Carter County, Tenn., and the son of the late Chester Arthur and Mary Ann Oaks Buck. Mr. Buck was a retired truck driver with A R F Freight Lines and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a very active member and usher of the Northside Baptist Church of Charlotte. Survivors include his wife, Jacquelyn Troutman Buck, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, James David and Lydia Phillips Buck, Harrisburg; a sister, Beatrice Roberts, Newland; and three grandchildren, James Jeremiah Buck, David Isaac Buck and Rebekah Elizabeth Buck, all of Harrisburg. Hartsell Funeral Home, 460 Branchview Drive, NE, Concord, N.C., (704) 786-1161, is in charge of arrangements.
BUCK -- Funeral services for James Chester "Jim" Buck, 67, 412 Hudson Drive, Harrisburg, N.C., who died Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Northside Baptist Church Chapel, Charlotte, N.C., with Rev. Barry Shearer officiating. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Harrisburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hartsell Funeral Home, Concord. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Hartsell Funeral Home, 460 Branchview Drive, NE, Concord, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Jon D. Gentry
02/22/99
Jon David Gentry, 28, 13381 Highway 67 West, Butler, died Friday, February 19, 1999, in Rutherfordton, N.C., as a result of injuries sustained in a truck accident. Mr. Gentry was a native of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., but had lived in Johnson County most of his life. He was a son of Bernice and Linda Gentry, Mountain City. Mr. Gentry was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. He was an employee of Billy Joe Burrow Trucking Company. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clyde W. Slemp, and his great-grandmother, Ella Forrester. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Kathy B. Gentry, of the home; a son, Andrew Gentry, of the home; a daughter, Kelsey Gentry, of the home; two sisters, Connie Gentry and Tammy Gentry, both of Mountain City; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George Burrell, Butler; his maternal grandmother, Frances Slemp, Mountain City; and his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Gentry, Mountain City. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 West Main Street, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.
GENTRY -- Funeral services for Jon David Gentry, 28, 13381 Highway 67 West, Butler, who died Friday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Percy-Hux Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Ronnie Manuel and Rev. R.L. Poole officiating. Military graveside services and interment will follow in the Rock Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be James Parker, David Ray Burrell, Joe Vargha, Travis Good, Danny McGuire, Larry Slemp and Ricky Good. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Billy Joe Burrow Trucking Company, Bob Garland, Ronnie Laws, Roger Gentry, Paul Gentry, Bob Gentry and Clayton Brown. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence or at the residence of his parents, Bernice and Linda Gentry, any time. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 West Main Street, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Hensley
02/22/99
Ralph Hensley, 55, 1205 Rittertown Road, Hampton, died Friday, February 19, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Hensley was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Dock and Essie Ingram Hensley. Mr. Hensley was retired due to disability as a Heating and Air Conditioning Installer. He was a member of East View Free Will Baptist Church of Erwin and was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Marie Hale Hensley; three daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Jason Alburn and Amy and Joe Holsclaw, all of Elizabethton, and Lynn and Allen Scalf, Hampton; a son, Greg Owens, Elizabethton; four brothers, Dock Hensley Jr., Johnson City, Roy Hensley and Jessie Hensley, both of Erwin, and Clyde Hensley; a sister, Katie Mulkey of South Carolina; and five grandchildren, Chelsea Scalf, Joshua Scalf, Amber Young, Chandra Young and Joseph Holsclaw. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
HENSLEY -- Funeral services for Ralph Hensley, 55, 1205 Rittertown Road, Hampton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary Hodges and Rev. Harry Richardson officiating. The Hammer Family will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews and Jason Alburn, Bill Hammer and Earl Hammer. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret L. Hood
02/22/99
Margaret Louise Wright Hood, 91, 611 West C Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 20, 1999, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Hood was a native of Big Stone Gap, Va., having moved to Elizabethton in 1942. She was the daughter of the late Charles Emory and Edna Sturgill Wright and was also preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Hood Sr., July 15, 1995, and two brothers. Mrs. Hood was a homemaker. She was a very active member of First United Methodist Church and was a pioneer of the church nursery school. She was a member of other church organizations including: a charter member of the Hattie Kane Sunday School Class, the Carter County Cluster of the church and Circle #1 of the church. She was also a member of the PTA Council and the Girl Scouts. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. June Hood Taylor and Mrs. Anna Sue Jones, both of Elizabethton, and Mrs. Kay Humphries, Summerville, S.C., and three sons, A.J. Hood Jr. and Gayle Hood, both of Elizabethton, and Leon Hood, Johnson City. Eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
HOOD -- Funeral services for Margaret Louise Wright Hood, 91, 611 West C Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken LaDuke, Mr. Terry Lyons, minister, and Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Becky Hale, organist, Tom Tull, soloist, and Glen Gouge, harmonicaist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons: Lynn Taylor, David Taylor, Andrew Smith, Scott Hood, Wesley Humphries and Oliver Humphries. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Taylor, Joe Taylor, Dillard Sholes Jr., Dr. C.L. Wright, Marcella Wright Hopkins, Dr. Peter Caravello, Glen and JoAnn Gouge, Herman and Dessie Parker, Bob and Evelyn Lipford, Clarence "Stretch" and Linda Bowman, Ken and Wanda Lyons, Jeanette Banner, Maude Luther, Rev. Jack and Jeanie Roddy, Rev. Joe Sorah, John Wagner Jr., Sam Shipley, Deacon Bowers, John Curtis, Jim Buck, Jack Montgomery, Carroll Curtis, Alphas Anderson, Doug Bailey, the Wesley Bible Sunday School Class and the Hattie Kane Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church and nurses on the 4200 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Everyone will meet at the Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Cecile Bennett Kindergarten Memorial Fund of First United Methodist Church, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


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