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Robert J. Bready Sr. - Johnson City
Robert John Bready Sr., 66, 13 Hunter’s Ridge Road, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Bready was a Dorchester, Mass., native and grew up in Boston, where he lived until moving to Johnson City in 1962. He was a son of the late John N. and Catherine Coyne Bready.
Mr. Bready was a 1956 graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Lexington; and received a master’s degree in administration from Boston College.
He was an Army veteran, having served in the 101st Airborne Division.
Mr. Bready was the owner and operator of O.G. Kelley & Co., Inc., until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Linda Blackwood Bready; four sons, Robert Bready Jr., Atlanta, Jonathan Bready, Cranston R.I., Christopher Bready, Columbia S.C., and Matthew Bready, Charlotte, N.C.; one daughter, Alison Bready Runyan, Old Hickory; two brothers, James Bready, Johnson City, and Richard Bready, Providence, R.I.; two sisters, Caroleann Lyons, Brockton, Mass., and Kathleen Pellegrino, Springfield, Mass.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of the Resurrection for Robert John Bready Sr., 66, 13 Hunter’s Ridge Road, who died Thursday, will be celebrated 8 p.m. Friday from St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Father William Gahagan will be the celebrant. The graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Monte Vista Burial Park, where friends are invited to meet the family for committal services. Serving as active pallbearers will be James Thornton, James Wilson, C.C. Goodson, Ben Pat Bailey, Cecil Greene, C.C. Marshall, Edwin Gerace and Leland Lancaster. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of the Hillcrest Coffee Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2211 E. Lakeview Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601 or The National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 North West 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Linda Blackwood Bready; four sons, Robert Bready Jr., Atlanta, Ga., Jonathan Bready, Cranston R.I., Christopher Bready, Columbia S.C., and Matthew Bready, Charlotte, N.C.; one daughter, Alison Bready Runyan, Old Hickory; two brothers, James Bready, Johnson City and Richard Bready, Providence, R.I.; two sisters, Caroleann Lyons, Brockton, Mass., and Kathleen Pellegrino, Springfield, Mass.; six grandchildren, Meredith, Mallory and Catherine Runyan, all of Old Hickory, Robert, Stuart and David Bready, all of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at St. Mary’s Catholic Church from 5-8 p.m. Friday. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, 423-282-1521.

William J. Grandy Jr. - Johnson City
William Joseph Grandy Jr., 89, 10 Larchmont Lane, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at NHC HealthCare.
Mr. Grandy was a Norfolk, Va., native, and had lived there most of his life. He was a son of the late William Joseph and Helen Hudgins Grandy.
He attended Norfolk schools and Duke University, Durham, N.C.
Mr. Grandy was a World War II Army veteran, having served as a captain in the Army Transportation Corps.
He was in the steamship business for more than 50 years and retired as president of Dominion Export Line with Hasler and Co.
Mr. Grandy was a member of Larchmont Methodist Church, Norfolk.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Hickman Grandy; one daughter, Sue Gibson Farrar, Phoenix; one son, William Joseph Grandy III, Johnson City; one brother, Robert N. Grandy, Norfolk; two granddaughters, Anne Gibson Lawson, Christiansburg, Va., and Katherine Grandy Gibson, Virginia Beach, Va.; one grandson, William Justin Grandy, Johnson City; and two great-grandsons.
A private memorial service for William Joseph Grandy Jr., who died Thursday, May 31, 2001, will be held for the family. Interment will be in Norfolk, Va., at a later date. The family will be at 10 Larchmont Lane, Johnson City, from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2001. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Larchmont Methodist Church, 1100 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk, VA 23508. Condolences for the family may be e-mailed to appfh@aol.com. Courtesy of Appalachian Funeral Home, Johnson City, Tenn., 423-928-6111, 0616120906/http://www.appalachianfuneralhome.com/.

Frederick D. Smith - Johnson City
Frederick Douglas “Sonny” Smith, 69, 514 Robinson Drive, died Wednesday, May 31, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home.
Mr. Smith was a Johnson City native and a son of the late Fred and Sultina Odom Smith.
He attended Langston High School.
Mr. Smith was an Army veteran.
He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by four sisters, Martha Long, Mary F. Bridwell, Izetha Johnson and Elizabeth Hedspeth; and two brothers, Harry Smith and Charles Smith.
Survivors include one daughter, Katherine Stephens, Johnson City; two sons, Thomas “Ricky” Sayers and Douglas Allen Smith, both of Johnson City; one sister, Delores Brady, Johnson City; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services for Frederick Douglas “Sonny” Smith, 69, 514 Robinson Drive who died Wednesday will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2001 at the Friendship Baptist Church, 522 West Main St with Dr. C.H. Charlton officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the VA National Cemetery, Mountain Home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church prior to the services and at other times at the home of his daughter, Katherine Stephens, 1511 E. Fairview Ave. Words of comfort can be e-mailed to fbirchette@yahoo.com. Professional services by Birchette Mortuary, Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., 423-926-6013, 0616120906/http://www.fbirchetteinc.com/ “Caring As We Serve”

Mrs. Willie D. Deakins - Blountville
BLOUNTVILLE — Mrs. Willie Doan Deakins, 92, Blountville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Deakins was a lifelong Sullivan County resident.
She was a teacher in the Sullivan County School System for more than 40 years.
Mrs. Deakins was a 4-H leader and an active member of the Gunnings Home Demonstration Club.
She was a member of Adams Chapel Church, where she taught the Young Peoples Class for many years. Mrs. Deakins served as Vacation Bible School director for more than 30 years and was the pianist for many years. She was a charter member of the Women’s Society of Christian Services.
Mrs. Deakins was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Deakins; two brothers, Bruce Doan and Horace Doan; and one sister, Emma Sue Hickman.
Survivors include four nephews, David Doan, Roy Doan, Herbert Doan and Bill Hickman; one niece, Barbara Hickman; eight great-nieces; and three great-nephews.
Funeral services for Willie Doan Deakins, age 92, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001 at Adams Chapel Church with Rev. Steven Gott officiating. Burial will be in Gunnings Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dwight Hunnigan, W.O. Martin, Larry Blalock, James Griffin, J.C. Barnes, Charlie Fisher, and John McNutt. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. E-mail condolences may be sent to akardfh@3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn., 423-989-4800, is serving the family of Mrs. Willie Doan Deakins.

Mrs. Bessie Taylor - Elizabethton
ELIZABETHTON — Mrs. Bessie Taylor, 89, 301 Watauga Ave., died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
Mrs. Taylor was a Morristown native.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Taylor; one daughter, Lena R. Shearer; and one son, Thaddeus Tucker.
Survivors include four grandchildren, Thaddeus Tucker Jr., Georgia, and Johnetta Shearer, Debbie Shearer and Talmage A. Shearer, all of Antioch.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Taylor, 89, 301 Watauga Ave., will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2001 at the “Chapel of Love” Birchette Mortuary with Rev. E.E. Widby officiating. Burial to follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Monday at Birchette Mortuary prior to the services. Words of comfort can be e-mailed to fbirchette@yahoo.com. Professional services by Birchette Mortuary, Inc., 219 E. Millard St., Johnson City, Tenn., 423-926-6013, 0616120906/http://www.fbirchetteinc.com/. “Caring As We Serve”

George C. Wilson - Unicoi
George Charles Wilson, 75, 411 Riverside Drive, Unicoi, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Wilson was a lifelong Unicoi County resident and a son of the late Mallie and Mae Deyton Wilson.
He was a World War II Army veteran.
Mr. Wilson retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center as chief of office services after 35 years of service.
He was a member of Unicoi United Methodist Church.
Mr. Wilson was a 50-year member of Unicoi Masonic Lodge No 681 F&AM and Unicoi-Erwin Order of the Eastern Star No. 276. He was a member of the Jericho Shrine Temple.
Mr. Wilson was a former county commissioner.
He was a former member of the Unicoi Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Hazel Berniece Hensley Wilson, in 1987; and one brother, Walter Wilson.
Survivors include one son, Mickey Wilson, Elizabethton; two daughters, Marcia Bowery, Richmond, Va., and Beth Wilson, Boulder, Colo.; one brother, Paul B. Wilson, Unicoi; one sister, Leona Frost, Oak Ridge; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for George Charles Wilson, 75, 411 Riverside Drive, Unicoi, who died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday from the Unicoi Funeral Home chapel. Rev. Eugene Penland will officiate. Masonic services will be conducted by the Unicoi Masonic Lodge No. 681 F&AM following the funeral service. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Graveside service and interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Family, minister and friends may gather at the cemetery by 1:20 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Unicoi United Methodist Church, 702 Virginia St., Unicoi, TN 37692, or the Unicoi Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Robert Adams, 119 Bradley Road, Unicoi, TN 37692. Mr. Wilson is also survived by a son-in-law, Nick Bowery; two grandchildren, Nicholas Bowery and Shannon Bowery Woody; and one great-grandson, Dylan Alexander Woody. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, Tenn., 423-743-1381 or 423-928-4595, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Ruth Dykes - Johnson City
ELIZABETHTON — Mrs. Ruth Dykes, 88, 135 Blaine Ave., Johnson City, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Mrs. Dykes was a Paul’s Valley, Okla., native and had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Will and Ella Ann Ruth Bishop.
She was a member of King Springs Baptist Church, Johnson City.
Mrs. Dykes was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Lee Dykes; six brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include her husband, Arvel Dykes; one daughter, Carolyn Sue Bennett, Johnson City; five sons, Donald Dykes, Parker, Texas, Gene Dykes, Naples, Fla., Dean Dykes, Elizabethton, Arvel Dykes Jr., Johnson City, and Dennis Dykes, Jonesborough; 10 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Dykes, 88, 135 Blaine Ave., Johnson City, who died Monday will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold Campbell and the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Frank Woods officiating. Music will be provided by Steve Vannoy and Audrey Taylor. Active pallbearers will be Donald Dykes, Gene Dykes, Dean Dykes, Arvel Dykes Jr., Dennis Dykes and Bobby Bennett. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Arvel Dykes; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Sue and Bobby Bennett, Johnson City; five sons, Donald and Susan Dykes, Parker Texas, Gene Dykes, Naples, Fla., Dean and Sharon Dykes, Elizabethton, Arvel “Babe” Dykes Jr. and Linda Dykes, Johnson City, and Dennis and Sandra Dykes, Jonesborough; 10 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, 543-3839, is in charge. 

Mrs. Barbee Hodge - Johnson City
Mrs. Lena Barbee Hodge, 29, 200 Frontage Road, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at her residence following a brief illness.
Mrs. Hodge was a Johnson City native and had lived here most of her life. She was a daughter of Wilson Kiser, Johnson City, and Georgeann Giacomo, Johnson City.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hodge was a 1989 graduate of Sullivan Central High School, Blountville. She attended Northeast State Technical Community College, Blountville.
Mrs. Hodge was a member of Southwestern Baptist Church.
She was a member of Eastern Star Lodge F&AM No. 47, Jonesborough.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Timothy R. Hodge; one son, Timothy N. Hodge, of the home; one daughter, Tiffany Dawn Hodge, of the home; her stepmother, Mary Kiser, Johnson City; and several brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Barbee Hodge, 29, 200 Frontage Road, Johnson City, who died Monday, April 30, 2001, will be conducted Thursday, May 3, 2001, at 2:30 p.m. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home. The Rev. John Jones and Tim Chambers, minister, will officiate. Interment will follow in Monte Vista Burial Park. Pallbearers who are asked to be at the funeral home by 2:15 p.m. Thursday, will be Eric Phillips, Matthew Phillips, Chuck Caldwell and Ben Caldwell. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1-2:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Those who prefer to make memorial contributions may do so to the American Cancer Society, 101 Fountain Place Ste. 1-E, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences for the family may be e-mailed to appfh@aol.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, 928-6111, is in charge of the arrangements. 0502135750/http://www.appalachianfuneralhome.com/ 

Mrs. Lois S. Whittington - Johnson City
Mrs. Lois Shipley Whittington, 89, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Apt. 335, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Appalachian Christian Village.
Mrs. Whittington was a lifelong Washington County resident and a daughter of the late George B. Shipley Sr. and Sarah Mountie McClain Shipley.
She was a lifelong member of Boones Creek Christian Church.
Mrs. Whittington was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Whittington was preceded in death by her husband, Everette H. Whittington, in 1979; five brothers; and five sisters.
Survivors include one son, Glen Whittington, Johnson City; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Timbs, Elizabethton, Mrs. Wanda Ruth Lacey, Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Sharon Curtis, St. Charles, Ill.; one sister, Jessie Brandon, Johnson City; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Shipley Whittington, 89, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Apt. 335, Johnson City, who died Monday, April 30, 2001, will be conducted Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at 8 p.m. from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Mr. Palma Bennett, minister, to officiate. Graveside committal services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Monte Vista Burial Park, where family and friends will meet at 10:50 a.m. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Keith Whittington, Dennis Whittington, Mark Curtis and Brian Curtis; and great-grandsons, Brandon Arnold, Brian Whittington, Adam Whittington, Dillon Whittington, Hunter Beedle, Johnny Earhart, Bobby Earhart and Billy Stewart. Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters, Robbin Arnold, Lorie Wood, Lisa Beedle, Cathy Gaines, Judy Lacey and Jamie Lacey; and great-granddaughters, Jackie Lacey, Jennifer Lacey and Hayley Lacey. For those who prefer, the family requests that memorials be made to the Boones Creek Christian Church Building Fund, 312 Christian Church Road, Gray, TN 37615. The family will receive friends in the East Parlor of Appalachian Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at appfh@aol.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements. 0502135750/http://www.appalachianfuneralhome.com/ 

Naomi L. Matherly - Butler
Naomi LouVena Matherly, 76, 701 Sink Valley Road, Butler, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
Ms. Matherly was a Johnson County native and a daughter of the late James Blaine and Winnie L. Wagner Matherly.
She was a member of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church.
Ms. Matherly was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and one grandson.
Survivors include two daughters, Anna Berry, Butler, and Mary Brown, Owensboro, Ky.; two sons, Frank Linzalone, Johnson City, and Pat Linzalone, Elkins, W.Va.; one sister, Ruth Reece, Banner Elk, N.C.; two brothers, Claude Matherly and Ted Matherly, both of Butler; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Naomi LouVena Matherly, 76, of 701 Sink Valley Road, Butler, TN will be held at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. David Cunningham officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 AM on Thursday, May 3, 2001 in the James Blaine Matherly Cemetery, Johnson County, TN. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30-7:30 PM on Wednesday or at the residence of a daughter, 371 Cobb Creek Road, Butler, TN at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 AM on Thursday. Condolences may be sent to the family at hpercy@preferred.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 543-5544, 0502135750/http://www.funeral-plans.com/Hathaway-Percy/. 

Bruce W. Laws - Elizabethton
Bruce Wayne Laws, 53, 147 Lexington Ave., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mr. Laws was a Carter County native and a son of the late Scott and Alice Gray Simmons Laws.
He owned and operated Automotive Color and Supply Co.
Mr. Laws attended First Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
He was an Army veteran.
Mr. Laws was preceded in death by one brother, William Scott Laws.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carolyn Stone Laws; two sons, Christopher Laws, Cleveland, Ohio, and Corey Laws, of the home; one brother, Lee Laws, Brandon, Fla.; five sisters, Mary Nell Hooten, Elizabethton, Sally Walnaus, Detroit, Jane Laws, Conroe, Texas, and Kay Moody and Nancy White, both of Butler; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Bruce Wayne Laws, 53, of 147 Lexington Avenue, Elizabethton, TN, will be held at 8:00 PM Thursday, May 3, 2001 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be by Rev. John Bunn. Disposition will be held at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be David Mills, Arklie Hooten, Tom White, David Wilson, John Norris, Shane Moody, Richard Moody, Rick Hill, Thomas White, Wayne Jackson, Steve Coulter, David Stokes, Roy Stansberry and Bill Shoun. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Thursday or at the residence, 147 Lexington Avenue, Elizabethton, TN at anytime. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Elizabethton, 212 East “F” Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643, The Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644, or the American Cancer Society, Suite 2, 2513 Wesley Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent to the family at hpercy@preferred.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 543-5544, 0502135750/http://www.funeral-plans.com/Hathaway-Percy/. 

Mrs. Frances Wills - Elizabethton
Mrs. Frances “Nan” Wills, 78, 517 Crowe Bottom Circle, Elizabethton, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mrs. Wills was a Carter County native and a daughter of the late Charles and Eva Smith Holly.
She retired from North American Rayon Corp., Elizabethton.
Mrs. Wills was a member of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Riley H. Wills, in 1991; one son, Larry Wayne Peters; four sisters, Hazel Nave, Lucy Buckles, Margie Carriger and Florence Fletcher; and three brothers, Glen Holly, Eugene Holly and Charles Holly Jr.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Wills, Terry, Miss., Brenda Dupree, Elizabethton, and Karen Wilson, Johnson City; one son, Roger Peters, Kingsport; two sisters, Corine Phillips and Lois Scalf, both of Elizabethton; two brothers, Lawrence “Beardy” Holly and Gordon “Bud” Holly, both of Elizabethton; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances “Nan” Wills, 78, 517 Crowe Bottom Circle, Elizabethton, who died Monday will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Gerald Holly and the Rev. John Perkins officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Gary Fairly, Dwight Pugh and Melanie McCann will provide the music. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday will be her nephews and Eddie Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be J.D. Phillips, Bobby Gene Campbell and Harrison Scalf. A special “thank you” to the Critical Care Team, Johnson City Medical Center, the nursing staff of ICU and second floor, Johnson City Medical Center and the John Lawson Surgical Group. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Karen Wilson, 1308 Milligan Highway No. 2, Johnson City. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Wills, Terry, Miss., Brenda Dupree, Elizabethton, and Karen Wilson, Johnson City; one son, Roger Peters, Kingsport; two sisters, Corine Phillips and Lois Scalf, both of Elizabethton; two brothers, Lawrence “Beardy” Holly and Gordon “Bud” Holly, both of Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Brandon Bailey, Alexis Paije Wilson, April McDavid and Ginger Peters; one great-granddaughter, Alasyn McDavid; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, 543-3839, is in charge. 

Howard W. Grindstaff - Erwin
Howard William Grindstaff, 77, 232 Catawba St., Erwin, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Grindstaff was an Erwin native and a son of the late Avery and Minnie Thomas Grindstaff.
He was a World War II Navy veteran.
Mr. Grindstaff retired from CSX Railroad after 38 years of service.
He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Mr. Grindstaff was preceded in death by two brothers, Oscar and Billy Grindstaff.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Sullins Grindstaff; two daughters, Mary Ruth Vaughn and Linda Vines, both of Erwin; one son, Howard Grindstaff Jr., Erwin; one stepdaughter, Billie Jean Harris, Yakima, Wash.; one stepson, Bob Buchanan, Jonesborough; one sister, Ennis Tapp, Kingsport; two half sisters, Virginia Edwards and Brenda Hensley, both of Erwin; two half brothers, Bob Grindstaff, Erwin, and Jimmy Grindstaff, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Howard William Grindstaff, 77, 232 Catawba St., Erwin, will be conducted Thursday, May 3, 2001, at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Valley Funeral home. The Rev. Frank Proffitt and the Rev. Bill Mumpower will officiate. The family will receive friends at Valley Funeral home on Thursday from 6 p.m. until service time. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2001, at Evergreen Cemetery. Those attending graveside services will meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. on Friday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at vfhome@preferred.com. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Howard William Grindstaff through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 743-9187, 0502135750/http://www.funeral-plans.com/Valley/. 

Stanley H. Peake - Erwin
Stanley Harry Peake, 90, 221 Mohawk Drive, Erwin, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Peake was a Mitchell County, N.C., native and had lived in Erwin for the last 83 years. He was a son of the late James Willis and Julia Hensley Peake.
Mr. Peake retired from Holston Defense, having worked as a boiler tender.
He was a charter member of Hulen Avenue Baptist Church, Erwin, where he had served as a Sunday school superintendent and a Sunday school teacher.
Mr. Peake was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Peake and Oscar Peake; and three sisters, Ethel Orren, Edith Peake and Doris Tipton.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Juanita Tomberlin Peake; two sons, Gene Peake and Bill Peake, both of Erwin; two daughters, Fern Lewis. Amarillo, Texas, and Midge Ervin, Unicoi; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Staley Harry Peake, 90, 221 Mohawk Drive, Erwin, who died Monday, will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Hulen Avenue Baptist Church. The Rev. Ferrell Peterson will officiate. Music will be provided by Debbie Lewis, Stephen Lewis and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Family, minister, pallbearers and friends are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 9:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Grandsons, Jack Lewis, Gary Lewis, Jimmy Lewis, Brad Peake, Josh Peake, Randy Garland, Jared Peake, Curtis Cooper and Lance Dykes will serve as active pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the church by 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Eric Peterson will serve as honorary pallbearer. The body will be placed in the church by 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, at Hulen Avenue Baptist Church and other times at the residence of a daughter, Midge Ervin, 271 Dry Creek Road, Erwin. Mr. Peake is also survived by nine grandchildren and their spouses, Jack and Rosie Lewis. Gary and Debbie Lewis, Carolyn and Wayne Kingham, Jimmy and Diana Lewis, Vickie and Randy Garland, Sandi Peake, Jill and Curtis Cooper, Julie and Lance Dykes and Brad and Connie Peake; and 16 great-grandchildren, Michael Lewis, Stephen Lewis, Matthew Lewis, Adam Lewis, Chad Munkres, Todd Munkres, Brandon Lewis, Nathan Lewis, Jamie Garland, Lindsey Garland, Matthew Lewis, Josh Peake, Jared Peake, Miranda Duncan, Candice Duncan, Deanna Cooper and Madison Dykes. Mr. Peake was the oldest charter member of Hulen Avenue Baptist Church which began in 1931. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hulen Avenue Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1171, Erwin, TN 37650. Ledford funeral Home, 720 Ohio Ave., ERWIN, 743-1380 OR 928-4595, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

Carl E. Jeffers - Greeneville
GREENEVILLE — Carl E. “Gene” Jeffers, 64, Newmansville community, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Jeffers was a Greene County native and a son of Mary Frank Phillips, Afton, and the late Carl B. Jeffers; and a stepson of Clara M. Jeffers, Johnson City, and the late Frank Phillips.
He was retired from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, having worked in the physical plant, and American Saint Gobian, Kingsport.
Mr. Jeffers was an Army veteran.
He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 692.
Mr. Jeffers was a member of Doty’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors in addition to his mother and stepmother, include one brother, Lyndell Jeffers, Johnson City; two nephews, J.J. Jeffers, Chicago, and Andy Jeffers, Knoxville; four aunts, Mildred Dearstone, Greeneville, Edna Strong, Kokomo, Ind., and Juanita Mitchell, and Leda M. Jeffers, both of Greeneville; and three uncles, Edward Dearstone, Greeneville, Howard Strong, Kokomo., and Charles Mitchell, Greeneville.
Funeral services for Carl E. (Gene) Jeffers, age 64, who died Monday, April 30, 2001 will be conducted Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at 8:00 p.m. at Jeffers Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Paul Miracle and Wade McAmis officiating. Graveside service will be Thursday at Doty’s Chapel Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Active pallbearers will be Kyle Carmack, Troy Chandler, Travis Dearstone, Tyler Dearstone, Carroll Jeffers, J.B. Johnson, Billy McAmis and Mack Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be Neighbors and Friends and the Men of Doty’s Chapel Church, Men of Moose Lodge 692 and Staff of Dr. A.K. Sen’s office. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2:30-4:30 and 6-8 p.m. at Jeffers Mortuary. Jeffers Mortuary, Greeneville, 639-2141, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Richard E. Minor - Jonesborough
Richard Eric Minor, 41, Jonesborough, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Minor was a Highland Park, Mich., native and had lived in Battle Creek, Mich. He was a son of Robert and Betty Hinkle Minor, Gladwin, Mich.
Mr. Minor was a 1978 graduate of Centerline (Mich.) High School.
He was a Gulf War Army veteran, having served as a sergeant. Mr. Minor had served as a refrigeration engineer.
Mr. Minor also was a civilian boiler and refrigeration engineer.
Survivors, in addition to his parents are one daughter, Cathie Andrea Minor, Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, Micah Aaron Minor, Jonesborough, three sisters, Cathy Bettencourt, Richland, Mich., Anita Mitchell, Warren, Mich., and Karen Smith, Wyandotte, Mich.; three brothers, Bud Minor, Battle Creek, Jeff Minor, Richland, and Don Minor, Elmira, Mich.
Funeral services for Richard Eric Minor, 41, Jonesborough, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2001, at the Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor Jesse Buie and Pastor Ron Craig officiating. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday at the Farley-Estes and Dowdle Funeral Home, where the family will present until 9 p.m. Interment with military honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Mich. You may leave a memorial message for the family at 0502135750/http://www.farleyestesdowdle.com/. Arrangements are by Farley-Estes and Dowdle Funeral Home, 105 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI. 49017, 616-962-5527, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Renia Rosenbaum - Jonesborough
Renia Rosenbaum, 40, 311 Littleton Road, Jonesborough, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at her residence.
Ms. Rosenbaum was an Illinois native and a daughter of Jack Holland, Jonesborough.
She was a graduate of Daniel Boone High School, Gray.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include one daughter, Ella Rosenbaum, Jonesborough; seven sons, Billy Rosenbaum, Jessie Rosenbaum, John Rosenbaum, Joshua Rosenbaum, Jacob Rosenbaum, Jason Rosenbaum and B.J. Rosenbaum; and one brother, Vestal Holland, Jonesborough.
Survivors, in addition to her father, Jack Holland, include her former husband, Joseph Rosenbaum; one daughter, Ella Rosenbaum, Jonesborough; seven sons, Billy Rosenbaum, Jessie Rosenbaum, John Rosenbaum, Joshua Rosenbaum, Jacob Rosenbaum, Jason Rosenbaum and B.J. Rosenbaum; and one brother, Vestal Holland, Jonesborough. Funeral services for Renia Rosenbaum will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2001, with the Rev. Archie Bowser and the Rev. Rick Bowser officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 1, 2001, from 6-8 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be in Buffalo Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Gray Funeral Home, Gray, 477-3171, is in charge of arrangements.

Cecil L. Kelly - Maryville
KNOXVILLE — Cecil L. Kelly, 98, Maryville, formerly of Fountain City, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at Hillcrest North Health Care.
Mr. Kelly was a member of Fountain City United Methodist Church, where he was a member of Fidelity Sunday School Class.
He was a member of Bright Hope Lodge No. 557 F&AM, the Scottish Rite and the Kerbela Temple for more than 50 years.
Mr. Kelly was a founder of Kelly Food Products, Johnson City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mabel McKee Kelly; three brothers; and five sisters.
Survivors include one daughter, Marianna McGaughey, Tulla, Texas; two sons, Cecil Kelly Jr., and Dr. Dan Kelly, both of Knoxville; four granddaughters, Melissa Shipman, Knoxville, Suzannah Ruland, Perland, Texas, Andrea Brown, Hurst, Texas, and Elissa Inman, Elk City, Okla.; two grandsons, Tim and Stan Kelly, both of Knoxville; and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shady Grove Perpetual Cemetery Fund, c/o Jeannette Brewster, 2708 Woodview Ave., Huntsville, AL 35801 or Fountain City United Methodist Church, 212 Hotel Ave., Knoxville, TN 37918. Gentry-Griffey (865-689-4481)

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