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Edward Bailey - AIKEN, S.C. 
AIKEN, S.C. — Edward Bailey, 69, of Aiken, died Friday, June 22, 2001, at his home after a lengthy illness. Mr. Bailey was a former Johnson City, Tenn., resident and a son of the late Frates and Alice Burnette Bailey. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Della Ruth Bailey; one son, Mark Bailey, Maryland; two daughters, Susan Bailey, Texas, and Lynn Klett, Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Ruth Miller, Johnson City; and three grandchildren. A memorial service for Mr. Bailey will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Rose B. Perry - BLUFF CITY 
ELIZABETHTON — Mrs. Rose Belle Perry, 97, 328 Perry Road, Bluff City, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Perry was a Sullivan County native and a daughter of the late Bill and Sarah Lyons Jones. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Perry was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Perry, in 1972; one son, Jack Perry; three brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include three sons, Darrell Perry, Blountville, and Lawrence Perry and Conley Perry, both of Bluff City; three daughters, Reva Bare and Mable Estep, both of Bluff City, and Mildred Brittingham, Orlando, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Tetrick (542-2232) 
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Funeral services for Rose Belle Perry, age 97, 328 Perry Road, Bluff City, who died Monday, June 25, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Mr. Ernie Depew, Minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bunker Hill Christian Church Trio. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Jones Cemetery, Bluff City. Everyone will meet at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2001, to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Elders and Deacons of Bunker Hill Christian Church and a special friend, Connie Cook. Special thanks to the Life Care Center of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or at the residence anytime. Additional survivors include four daughters-in-law, Jean Perry, Blountville, and Selma Perry, Susie Perry and Jean Sams Perry, all of Bluff City; two sons-in-law, Larnce Bare and Ronald Estep, both of Bluff City. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Jones Cemetery Fund c/o Edward Perry, 875 Bunker Hill Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address: tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, Tenn., 423-542-2232, http://web.archive.org/web/20010626171259/http://www.funeral-plans.com/tetrick, is in charge of the arrangements.

Ray Huskins - ERWIN 
Ray Huskins, 73, 158 Canah Hollow Road, Erwin, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Huskins was a Unicoi County native and a son of the late James and Ella Coleman Huskins. He retired from the accounting department of the former Clinchfield Railroad after over 40 years of service. Mr. Huskins had pastored churches for the past 50 years, serving churches in Georgia, North Carolina and East Tennessee. He served on the board of directors of the Clinchfield Credit Union. Mr. Huskins was a member of First Christian Church, Erwin, and attended East Side Christian Church, Elizabethton. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arlen Huskins and Woodard Huskins; and three sisters, Ruth Songer, Iva McInturff and Rissie Butler. Survivors include three nieces, Sue Pauley and Louise Higgins, both of Erwin, and Nadine DiVecchio, Miami; three nephews, Fred Huskins and Dennis Huskins, both of Johnson City, and Louis Songer, Tallahassee, Fla.; and several cousins. 
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Funeral services for Ray Huskins will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001, in the chapel of Valley Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 p.m. until service time and other times at the residence of David and Sue Pauley, 179 Canah Hollow Road, Erwin. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Those attending the graveside services will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. on Thursday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at valley@funeral-plans.com. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Ray Huskins through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, Tenn., 423-743-9187, http://www.funeral-plans.com/valley.

Mrs. Sylvia B. Clingan - GREENEVILLE 
GREENEVILLE — Mrs. Sylvia Bebber Clingan, 82, Greeneville, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Laughlin Health Care Center. She was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Dora Tittle Erwin. Mrs. Clingan was a member of First Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday school class. She had been employed by Rhea Floral Co. and Southern Packing Co. Mrs. Clingan was a member of the Over 55 Club at Roby Fitzgerald Adult Center. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray Bebber; one son, James Robert Bebber; three brothers, Albert Erwin, Willie Erwin and James Erwin; and two sisters, Fawn Price and Alice Stephens. Survivors include her husband, Joe Clingan; one son, Weldon Bebber, Greeneville; one stepson, Charles Clingan, Cleveland, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Karla Bebber, Denver; and several stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
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Funeral services for Sylvia Bebber Clingan, age 82, of Greeneville, TN, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Chuckey Cemetery with the Rev. Hollis Marshall officiating. Active pallbearers will be her nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Joe Austin, Dr. Tony Yost, the staff at Laughlin Health Care Center, and friends at First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 99, Greeneville, TN 37744. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, Greeneville, Tenn., 423-638-4141, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Briscoe Peterson - GREENMOUNTAIN, N.C. 
ERWIN — Briscoe Peterson, 91, Poplar Road, Greenmountain, N.C., died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Unicoi County Nursing Home. Mr. Peterson was a Mitchell County, N.C., native and a son of the late James W. Peterson and Alice Honeycutt. He was employed by the Clinchfield Railroad in the maintenance department. Mr. Peterson was a member of Bailey Brethren Church, where he served as a deacon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Kate G. Peterson, and one son, Buster Peterson. Survivors include four daughters, Atlas Hughes, Lorene Adkins and Etta Murphy, all of Greenmountain, and Alice Whitson, Erwin; one son, Gene Peterson, Burnsville, N.C.; three sisters, Eula Laws, Burnsville, Carrie Elrod, Johnson City, and Pansy Haggie, Kingsport; two brothers, Park Peterson, Greenmountain, and Raymond Peterson, Unicoi; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
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Funeral services for Briscoe Peterson will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Bailey Brethren Church with Randy Griffith, Jimmy Griffith and Chad Hensley officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at the Henline-Hughes Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow the funeral service on Thursday in Bennett Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayettville Street Mall, Two Hannover Square, Suite 1600, Raleigh, N.C. 27601-1764. Henline-Hughes Funeral Home, Bakersville, N.C., 828-688-4813, is in charge of arrangements. 

John B. Slemp - JOHNSON CITY 
John Barton Slemp, 77, 515-C Pilgrim Court, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Slemp was a native of Mountain City, having lived in Dayton, Ohio, prior to moving to Daytona Beach, Fla., in 1961. He moved to Johnson City in September 1998. He was a son of the late Joseph Brown Slemp and Rilla Combs Slemp Ansert. Mr. Slemp was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the European Theater under General Patton in the 2nd Armored Division. He was a survivor of the Normandy Invasion on D-Day and was injured four days later at St. Lo, France. Mr. Slemp was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3282, Port Orange, Fla. Mr. Slemp had worked as a civilian buyer for the Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton. He was preceded in death by one sister, Alma Ward. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Geraldine Cochran Slemp; two daughters, Connie Foley, Ormond Beach, Fla., and Nancy Slemp, Daytona Beach; two sons, Larry Barton Slemp, Port Orange, and Ronald Slemp, Cocoa, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Dr. Cecilia McIntosh, Johnson City, and Theresa McIntosh, Lewistown, Mont.; one sister, Carolyn Bennett, Bristol; six granddaughters; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. 

A memorial service for John Barton Slemp, age 77, will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2001, on the ground floor of the main hospital at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, with Father William “Bill” Gahagan of St. Mary’s Church, Johnson City, officiating. The graveside service with military honors will follow at the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made In Loving Memory of John Barton Slemp to the Northeast Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimers Association; 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at flsnyder@nax.net. Survivors include his loving wife of 29 years, Geraldine Cochran Slemp; two daughters, Connie Foley, Ormond Beach, Fla., and Nancy Slemp, Daytona Beach, Fla.; two sons, Larry Barton Slemp, Port Orange, Fla., and Ronald Slemp, Cocoa, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Dr. Cecilia McIntosh, Johnson City, and Theresa McIntosh, Lewistown, Mont.; six granddaughters, Cassandra Locke, of the home, Katrina Schweiker and Rebecca Schweiker, both of Johnson City, Chrissy Foley Roberts, Jacksonville, Fla., Shannon McGregor, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Caylan Slemp, Daytona Beach, Fla.; two grandsons, Quinton McGregor and Dillon McGregor, both of New Smyrna Beach; one great-granddaughter, Brittney Roberts, Jacksonville; and one sister, Carolyn Bennett, Bristol. Serving the John Barton Slemp family is Snyder’s Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Gray, Tenn., 423-477-7911 or 423-239-5671. 

John R. Brewer - JOHNSON CITY 
John Roger Brewer, 56, 627 Lamont St., died Monday, June 25, 2001, at his residence. Mr. Brewer was a son of the late Charles Monroe Brewer and Thelma Tyree Freeman. He was a former employee of Johnson City Foundry and retired from Kingsport Foundry. Mr. Brewer was a member of Telford Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lesley Rene Brewer; and one nephew. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Phillips Brewer; three sons, Darby Phillips and Jeremy Brewer, both of the home, and Jerry Brewer, Telford; one daughter, Lakisha Brewer, of the home; five brothers, Earnest Brewer, George Brewer, Charles Richard Brewer and Neil Brewer, all of Johnson City, and Vernon Maples, Florida; five sisters, Mae Swanner and Sue Brewer, both of Jonesborough, Katie Pearman, Johnson City, and Delores Evans and Melissa Brewer, both of Morristown; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, Johnson City, Tenn. (423-928-2101)

Lacy Barton - POMEROY, OHIO 
POMEROY, Ohio — Lacy Barton, 79, Pomeroy, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at his home. Mr. Barton was a son of the late Jess and Bertha Rose Barton. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum Co. Mr. Barton was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Nellie Rasnake Barton Edwards. Survivors include six children, Don Barton, Applegrove, W.Va., Carroll Rasnake, Abingdon, Va., Linda Marshall, Kingsport, Tenn., Brenda Bush, Castlewood, Va., Sandy Campbell, Cleveland, Va., and Rick Barton, Meadowview, Va.; and five brothers and sisters, Lura Nemer, Durham, N.C., Helen O’Quinn, Abingdon, Merle Boyd, Birmingham, Ala., Avery Barton, Texarkana, Texas, and Jerry Barton, Nitro, W.Va. Funeral services, which will be conducted by Fisher Funeral Home, Pomeroy, are incomplete. Farris, Abingdon (540-623-2700)

Richard B.C. Cartwright Jr. - ANDERSON, S.C. 
ANDERSON, S.C. — Richard Bruce Cartwright Jr., 67, 323 Smithfield Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at Anderson Area Medical Center. Mr. Cartwright was a native of Bristol, Va., and had lived in Greenville. He was a son of the late Richard Bruce Cartwright and Doris Ivor Francis Cartwright. He was a Korean War Army veteran, having been awarded the National Defense Service Metal. Mr. Cartwright attended East Tennessee State University, Johnson City. He retired from Buck Stove, where he had served as a regional sales manager. Mr. Cartwright had been employed by White Jones Hardware Store. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Greenville. Mr. Cartwright was preceded in death by one daughter, Cindy Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Barbara Barnes Cartwright; two sons, Stephen Bomar and Richard R. Cartwright, both of Greenville; two daughters, Karen Foster, Greenville and Cathy Hawkes, Laurens; and five grandchildren. 
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A private memorial service will be held for Richard B. Cartwright Jr. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel. The family is at the residence. Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621. Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, Anderson, S.C., (864) 225-5431, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Charlie Davis - BAKERSVILLE, N.C. 
BAKERSVILLE, N.C. — Charlie Davis, 84, 367 Cooktown Road, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at his residence. Mr. Davis was a Mitchell County native and a son of the late Grant Davis and Lissie Cox Davis. He was a sawyer. Mr. Davis attended Grace Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Thelma Virginia Cook Davis; and one brother, John H. Davis. Survivors include three sons, Cleo Davis, Penland, James Davis, of the home and Howard Davis, Bakersville; one daughter, Margie Davis, of the home; two sisters, Dorothy Greene, Spruce Pine, and Delpha Renfro, Crabtree; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
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Funeral services for Charlie Davis, 84, Bakersville, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Henline-Hughes chapel. The Rev. Ronnie Gouge will officiate. Interment will follow the service in Slagle Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, from 7-9 p.m. in the Henline-Hughes chapel. Henline-Hughes Funeral Home, Bakersville, N.C., (828) 688-4813, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Elizabeth O. Griffin - JOHNSON CITY 
Mrs. Elizabeth Owen Griffin, 86, 1604 Fairway Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Griffin was a Mount Pleasant native and had lived in Johnson City since 1962. She was a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Ruth Kinney Owen. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Johnson City, where she served as chapter chairman and treasurer of the Episcopal Churchwomen of Upper Tennessee Diocese. Mrs. Griffin was a member of three chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonel Hardee Murfree Chapter, Murfreesboro, the Belle Meade Chapter, Nashville; and an organizing member and ex-regent of the Ann Robertson Chapter, Johnson City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larrance L. Griffin. 
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Funeral services for Elizabeth Owen Griffin, 86, 1604 Fairway Drive, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Monte Vista Chapel Mausoleum. The Rev. David Lovelace will officiate. A special thank you is extended to her close friends Jim and Ree Hunter, Kay Allen and her daughter Amber, Bobby Taylor, Brad Taylor and Jeff Blackburn. Online condolences may be send via http://www.morrisbaker.com/. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Washington County Humane Society, 525 Sells Ave., Johnson City, TN 37604. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, Tenn., (423) 282-1521. 

Carol A. Lady - JOHNSON CITY 
Carol Ann Lady, 45, 1000 Grace Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness. Ms. Lady was a Johnson City native and a daughter of Barbara Frances Warren Salts, Johnson City, and the late Clyde G. Salts. She was a staff sergeant with the Army Reserves. Ms. Lady had been an insurance agent with Allstate Insurance company for 10 years and operated her own agency. She was a member of Snow Memorial Baptist Church. Ms. Lady was preceded in death by one son, Mark Winston Lady; and one brother, Clyde G. Salts Jr. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one brother, Ralph A. Saults, Johnson City; five uncles; six aunts; and several nieces nephews and cousins. 
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Funeral services for Carol Ann Lady, 45, 1000 Grace Drive, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Dr. Ted Williams will officiate. Committal services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church Cemetery, Fall Branch. Those wishing to join the procession to the cemetery should arrive at the funeral home by 12:20 p.m. Thursday. Others may arrive at the gravesite by 1 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be family members and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be former Allstate Insurance associates. Online condolences may be sent to the Lady family via http://www.morrisbaker.com/. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and other times at her residence, 1000 Grace Drive. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, Tenn., (423) 282-1521.

Don Messimer - JOHNSON CITY 
Don Messimer, 61, 4011 Sanford Drive, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Mr. Messimer was a native of West Frankfort, Ill., and had lived in Johnson City most of his life. He was a son of Lorraine Frank Messimer, Johnson City, and the late Erby Messimer. He was an Army Reserve veteran. Mr. Messimer was the owner of Don’s Barber Shop for over 40 years. He was a member of Unicoi Christian Church, where he served as a deacon. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mrs. Pansy Miller Messimer; one son, Danny Messimer, Acworth, Ga.; one daughter, Jennifer James, Gray; four brothers, Emil Messimer, Jonesborough, James Messimer, Bristol, and Wendell Messimer and Ronnie Messimer, both of Johnson City; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. 
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Funeral services for Don Messimer, 61, 4011 Sanford Drive, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Mr. Ed Hayes and Mr. Troy Gaddy will officiate. Tim Moore and Renee Garland will provide special music. Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Monte Vista Burial Park. Those attending this service are invited to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Messimer, Will Wingate, Sam Messimer, Jeff Miller, Terry Miller, Freddie Miller, Steve Miller and Randy Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Rose and Kenneth Cole. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Unicoi Christian Church, 417 Tennessee St., Unicoi, TN 37692. Mr. Messimer is survived by his wife, Pansy Miller Messimer; his mother, Lorraine Frank Messimer, Johnson City; a son, Danny Messimer and his wife Lisa, Acworth, Ga.; a daughter, Jennifer James and her husband Christopher, Gray; two granddaughters, Ashley and Sierra Messimer, Acworth; four brothers, Emil Messimer, Jonesborough, Wendell Messimer and Ronnie Messimer, both of Johnson City, and James Messimer, Bristol; and several nieces and nephews and extended family. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Monday, and other hours at the residence. Condolences may be sent through http://www.morrisbaker.com/. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, Tenn., (423) 282-1521

Mrs. Louise H. Fleenor - BRISTOL 
BRISTOL — Mrs. Louise Hincher Fleenor, 112 Houston St., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Fleenor was a Tacoma, Va., native and had lived in Bristol for 48 years. She was a daughter of the late William Arthur and Cora Flannary Hincher. She was a Methodist. Mrs. Fleenor was employed by Monroe Calculator Machine Co., Bristol, and Hammond Organ Co., Johnson City. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Hincher and Jane Cruey. Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Fleenor; two daughters, Kathy Escalano, Pensacola, Fla., and Henrietta Johnson, Grosse Ile, Mich; one stepdaughter, Karen Fleenor, Johnson City; one stepson, Monte Fleenor, Johnson City; one brother, John Hincher, Norton, Va.; one granddaughter; one grandson; and five great-grandchildren. 
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The funeral service for Mrs. Louise Hincher Fleenor will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2001, in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Hill officiating. The committal service and burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at blevins@funeral-plans.com. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Fleenor have been made through Blevins Funeral Home, Bristol, Va. 

Mrs. Eliza K. Stiles - ELIZABETHTON 
ELIZABETHTON — Mrs. Eliza Kathleen Stiles, 67, 106 Valley Forge Christian Church Road, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at her residence after a brief illness. Mrs. Stiles was a Carter County native and a daughter of the late Walter and Pearl Jenkins Simerly. She was a former employee of the FBI, Washington D.C., and North American Rayon Corp., where she served for 20 years. Mrs. Stiles was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church, where she served as a nursery worker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence D. “Larry” Stiles, in 1993; one brother, Carroll Simerly; and one sister, Novella Trivette. Survivors include one brother, Leroy Simerly, Elizabethton; one sister, Norma Trivette, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews. 
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Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Kathleen Stiles, 67, 106 Valley Forge Christian Church Road, Elizabethton, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, in the Sunset Chapel in the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Lyard Hunter, Mr. H. Clay Bailey and the Rev. Charlie Trivette, ministers, officiating. Music will be by Gail Campbell and Joel Crisp. The graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, in the Simerly Cemetery, Valley Forge community. Active pallbearers will be David Campbell, Tony Trivette, Tim Oliver, Rusty Head, Eddie Hunter and Dennis Simerly. Honorary pallbearers will be Butch Oliver, George Harrison, Eddie Simerly, Claude Trivette, Chuck Winfelder, Randy Whaley, Patrick Flaherty, Pat Lewis, the men of Valley Forge Christian Church and Dr. David Fenner. Special thanks to Adventa Hospice and Vic the physical therapist. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Friends may visit at the residence anytime. Everyone will meet at the cemetery on Wednesday for the graveside service at 12:50 p.m. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton, Tenn., 423-543-5544, http://www.funeral-plans.com/Hathaway-Percy. [back to top]

Sgt. Lonnie E. Hammonds - GRAY 
Sgt. Lonnie Edgar Hammonds, 60, 116 Hicks Drive, Gray, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Anderson Healthcare, Gray, following a lengthy illness. Sgt. Hammonds was a Scott County, Va., native and a son of the late Charlie and Ann Eliza Jennings Hammonds. He had lived in the Gray area for 38 years. He was a graduate of Rye Cove High School, Clinchport, Va. Sgt. Hammonds served more than 30 years with the military, including tours of duty in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. He was employed as an inspector by Bosch Braking System. Sgt. Hammonds was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Sallie Hammonds and Mattie Hammonds; one half sister, Thelma Estep; and one half brother, Charlie Estep. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Christine Conner Hammonds; three sons, Timothy “Roscoe” Hammonds and David Lynn Hammonds, both of Gray, and Chuckey Lee Hammonds, Unicoi; one sister, Shirley Lane, Gate City, Va.; one half brother, Robert Estep, Kingsport; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; one great-niece; and several cousins. 

Mrs. Beulah L. Lewis - HAMPTON 
HAMPTON — Mrs. Beulah L. Lewis, 88, 131 Ed Lewis Road, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at her residence after a brief illness. Mrs. Lewis was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Pearl and Annie Lewis. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Lewis was a member of Union Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Lewis Jr., in 1969; and one brother, Kenneth Lewis. Survivors include two daughters, Nadine Million, Chattanooga, and Rose Smith, Johnson City; seven sons, John Lewis, Hampton, James D. “Jim” Lewis, Kingsport, Shelton Lewis, Johnson City, Wayne Lewis, Bluff City, and Paul Lewis Jr., Pat Lewis and Randy Lewis, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Raymond Lewis and Mel Lewis, both of Elizabethton; two sisters, Georgia Shoun, Elizabethton, and Lena Lawson, Indiana; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
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The funeral service for Mrs. Beulah L. Lewis, 88, 131 Ed Lewis Road, Hampton, who died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, in Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Mickey Beal, Mr. Shelton Lewis and Mr. James D. “Jim” Lewis officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Union Baptist Church choir. Interment will follow in the Lewis Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons: Eddie Ray Lewis, Mike Lewis, Shane Lewis, Jeffery Million, Mark Million, Craig Smith, Bryan Smith, Terry Lewis, Randy Lewis Jr. and Chad Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Paul Brown, Lester Smith, “Tip” Smith, Jackie Smith, Carl Lee Hazelwood, John Frank Smith, Bud Whisnant, Dr. Rodney Houghton, Clifford Carden, Richard Tester, Glenn Tester, Bill Campbell, Donnie Carden, Eddie Lawson, Bill Shoun, Ray Lewis Jr., Randy Lewis, Gary Lewis, Gary Singleton, Roger Lewis, Steve Lewis, Carl Lewis, J.D. Lewis, Carl Montgomery and all nephews. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Lewis to Adventa Hospice, 106 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home or you may call at the residence, 131 Ed Lewis Road, Hampton, at any time. Mrs. Lewis will lie in state Tuesday at the church from noon until 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Visit the Web site at http://www.funeral-plans.com/tetrick. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, Tenn., 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

John H. Patton - HICKORY, N.C. 
John H. Patton, 73, Hickory, N.C., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home. Mr. Patton was a Washington County native and had lived in North Carolina for the past 24 years. He was a son of the late Wayne and Ada Smith Patton. He retired from Hickory Springs and Metal Co. in 1994. Mr. Patton attended Jonesborough High School. He was a member of McCarty United Methodist Church. Mr. Patton was a Korean War Army veteran having served as a staff sergeant. He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Patton; and one son, Michael Patton. Survivors include four sisters, Jane Osborne, Telford, Marie Lewis, Johnson City, Erma O’Dell, Jonesborough, and Carolyn Carson, Limestone; one daughter, Teresa Rankin, Telford; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
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Funeral services for John H. Patton, 73, Hickory, N.C., will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Billy Rines officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at McCarty Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Lewis, Tim Carson, Tim Rankin, Marty Osborne, Earl Creasy and William Hart. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the McCarty Cemetery Association. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, Greeneville, Tenn., 423-638-4141, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Daniel E. Allen - JOHNSON CITY 
ELIZABETHTON — Daniel Edward Allen, 58, 3308 Martin Farm Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Mr. Allen was a Carter County native and a son of the late Glen Brook “Dommer” and Stella Grace Geisler Allen. He was an employee of Kennametal Inc., Johnson City. Mr. Allen was a Baptist. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Tittle, Johnson City; five brothers, Robert Allen, Brooks “Josh” Allen, John “Boot” Allen and Hunter Allen, all of Elizabethton, and Charles Tom Allen, Beaufort, S.C.; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. 
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Funeral services for Daniel Edward Allen, 58, 3308 Martin Farm Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson and the Rev. Delbert Storie officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Mr. Joel Crisp will provide the music. Pallbearers will be selected from friends attending the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, Tenn., 423-543-3839, is in charge of the arrangements.

J.D. Dawson - JOHNSON CITY 
J.D. Dawson, 71, 710 Lamont St., No. 5, died here Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, from injuries suffered in an auto accident. Mr. Dawson was a Milligan College native and had lived in Johnson City most of his life. He was a son of the late Issac Fulton and Addie Carver Dawson. He was a World War II and Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Dawson was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by three brothers. Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Ingram, Johnson City, and Regina Sanders and Jody Hernandez, both of Buladean, N.C.; two sons, David Wayne Dawson and Kenneth Lee Dawson, both of Johnson City; three stepsons, Michael Taylor, Stevie Wyatt and Morris Wyatt, all of Johnson City; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Warnie G. Hampton - JOHNSON CITY 
Warnie G. Hampton, 80, 1820 E. Unaka Ave., formerly of the John Sevier Center, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Mr. Hampton was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived in Oregon. He was a son of the late Stella Hampton. He was a retired truck driver. Mr. Hampton was a former log loader. He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Hampton; and one brother, Edward Hodge. Survivors include one brother, Willie Hodge, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews including Dwain Hodge, of the home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Snyder’s Funeral Home, Gray, Tenn., 423-477-7911 or 239-5671, is in charge of arrangements. 

Dallas W. Waycaster - JOHNSON CITY 
Dallas W. Waycaster, 69, 304 Wilson Ave., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Waycaster was a lifelong resident of Johnson City and a son of the late Clyde William and Nina Denny Waycaster. He retired from Parts Plus as a truck driver. Mr. Waycaster was a member of Westerly Heights Baptist Church, where he was a musician. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edna Brackins Waycaster; two daughters, Teresa Light, Wichita, Kan., and Tammy Copley, Jonesborough; and three grandchildren, Josh Milhorn, Wichita, and Adam Copley and Jessica Copley, both of Jonesborough. 
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The funeral service for Dallas William Waycaster, age 69, 304 Wilson Ave., Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Officiating ministers will be the Rev. Roger Ball, the Rev. Travis Holloway and the Rev. Steve Hopson. Special music will be provided by the Sacred Harmony Quartet. Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Washington County Memory Gardens. Friends are asked to meet the family at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the men of Westerly Heights Baptist Church, the Rev. Terry Hopson and the Rev. Dale Ferrell. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna Brackins Waycaster; two daughters, Teresa Light and her husband, Jerry, Wichita, Kan., and Tammy Copley, Jonesborough; three grandchildren, Josh Milhorn, Wichita, and Adam Copley and Jessica Copley, both of Jonesborough. Online condolences may be sent to the family through http://www.morrisbaker.com/. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, Tenn., 423-282-1521, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Viola M. Bryant - JONESBOROUGH 
Mrs. Viola Mae Bryant, 94, Four Oaks Health Care Center, Jonesborough, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Bryant was a Washington County native and a daughter of the late William Henry and Lena Pearl Robbins Prevett. She was a former employee of the Johnson City School System, having served for 15 years. Mrs. Bryant was a member of First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lacy Bryant, in 1979; one brother, William Prevett; and one sister, Ruby Bennett. Survivors include two sons, Edward L. Bryant, Johnson City, and Jack Bryant, Gainesville, Ga.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four nieces; and one nephew. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at appfh@aol.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, Tenn., 423-928-6111, http://www.appalachianfuneralhome.com/ is in charge of arrangements. 

Niles G. Wheelock - JONESBOROUGH 
Niles Glen Wheelock, 86, Harmony Road, Harmony community, Jonesborough, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness. Mr. Wheelock was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a son of the late Grant and Fina Ferguson Wheelock. He was an active member of Harmony Baptist Church, having served as a deacon. Mr. Wheelock was a construction worker. He was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 538. Mr. Wheelock was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Ruby J. Wheelock, in 2000; two sisters, Lucille Anderson and Eula Wheelock; and one brother, Newt Wheelock. Survivors include one daughter, Tobie Ferguson, Kingsport; one son, Benny “Bo” Wheelock, Jonesborough; one sister, Ceola Cox, Gray; four brothers, Al Wheelock, Gray, Grant Wheelock Jr., California, and James Wheelock and Nat Wheelock, both of Kingsport; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
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Funeral services for Mr. Niles G. Wheelock, Harmony Road, Harmony community, Jonesborough, who died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Harmony Baptist Church, 1177 Harmony Road, Jonesborough, with Dr. Michael Oaks, the Rev. Steve Pate and the Rev. Steve Witt officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harmony Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Memorial donations may be made to the Harmony Baptist Church building fund, 1177 Harmony Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. The family will also receive friends at the homes of daughter, Tobie Ferguson, 1113 Jackson Hollow Road, Kingsport, and son Benny “Bo” Wheelock, 122 Harmony Heights Road, Jonesborough. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Tobie and Allen Ferguson, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, Benny “Bo” and Vanessa Wheelock, Jonesborough; five grandchildren, Joey Ferguson and wife Sandy, Pawley’s Island, S.C., Jamey Ferguson and wife, Alesia, Blountville, Macky Ferguson and wife Luanne, Jonesborough, Traci Pate and husband, Steve, Jonesborough, and Nikki Witt and husband, Steve, Elizabethton; three great-granddaughters, Liza Ferguson, Kati Pate and Marlee Witt; three great-grandsons, Matthew and Niles Ferguson and Jordan Pate; one sister, Ceola Cox, Gray; four brothers, James and Nat Wheelock, both of Kingsport, Al Wheelock, Gray, and Grant Wheelock Jr., California; and several nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, Tenn., 423-753-0514, is in charge of the arrangements.

James Peterson - ERWIN 
SPRUCE PINE, N.C. — James Peterson, 64, 112 Pippin Hollow Road, Erwin, Tenn., died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Spruce Pine Community Hospital. Mr. Peterson was a Mitchell County native and a son of Altha Honeycutt Peterson, Greenmountain, and the late Samuel Jefferson Peterson. He retired as a conductor from CSX Railroad after 33 years of service. Mr. Peterson was preceded in death by one sister. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two daughters, Teresa Jo Burton, Erwin, and Jennifer Nanette Cable, Elizabethton, Tenn.; one son, Jeffrey James Peterson, Erwin; four sisters, Eloise Whitson and Margaret Peterson, both of Greenmountain, Pauline White, Micaville, and Mamie Edwards, Burnsville; two brothers, Paul Peterson, Greenmountain, and Reece Peterson, Cherryville; three grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild. 
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Memorial services for James Peterson, 64, 112 Pippin Hollow Road, Erwin, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2002, in the chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Dr. Christopher Ward will officiate. Instrumental selections will be provided by Mrs. Barbara Davis. The family will receive friends on Monday at Valley Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Peterson is also survived by three grandchildren, Amanda and Cory Burton, Erwin, Alissa Peterson, Erwin; one stepgrandson, Dustin Street, Erwin; and by Bernice Peterson, Erwin, and Robbie Ramsey, Erwin. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at valley@funeral-plans.com. Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin., Tenn., 423-743-9187, http://www.funeral-plans.com/valley, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Viola G. Wigand - ERWIN 
ERWIN — Mrs. Viola Gillis Wigand, 76, 696-A Vinton Ave., died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Erwin Health Care Center. Mrs. Wigand was a lifelong Unicoi County resident and a daughter of the late Frank and Lula Sparks Gillis. She retired from Images Fiberglass and was formerly employed as a seamstress by Industrial Garment. Mrs. Wigand was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard B. Wigand, in 1989; two sons, Ricky Wigand and Donald Mathes; one daughter, Elizabeth Wigand; one brother, Jim Gillis; and one infant sister. Survivors include one son, Michael B. Wigand, Erwin; one daughter, Debra Fanning, Coatesville, Pa.; one stepson, Donald Wigand, Orlando, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Phyllis Riddle, Erwin; one brother, Fred Gillis, Erwin; one sister, Myrtle Banks, Erwin; eight grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; four great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
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Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Gillis Wigand, 76, 696-A Vinton Ave., Erwin, who died Friday, May 31, 2002, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Ledford Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Larry Brown will officiate. Music will be provided by For His Glory of Lighthouse Baptist Church and Sharon Mason. Graveside service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Martins Creek Cemetery, Erwin. Family, minister and friends may gather at the cemetery by 9:50 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 696 Vinton Ave., Erwin. Mrs. Wigand is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Sandy Wigand; son-in-law, Doug Fanning; a stepson-in-law, Howard Riddle; a sister-in-law, Gennette Gillis; and a brother-in-law, John Banks. Ledford Funeral Home, 720, Ohio Ave., Erwin, Tenn., 423-743-1380 or 423-928-4595, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

J. Melvin Johnson - GRAY 
John Melvin Johnson, 72, 224 Old Gray Station Road, Gray, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at North Side Hospital. Mr. Johnson was a Washington County, Va., native and a son of the late Eugene Clark and Mary Catherine Settle Johnson. He was a Korean War veteran. Mr. Johnson was a member of Hales Chapel Christian Church, Gray. He was a member of Sinking Creek Lodge, No. 575, Gray. Mr. Johnson retired in 1987 from the Tenite Division of Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport. He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Buckingham Johnson; and one brother, Denver Johnson. Survivors include one daughter, Robin Johnson, of the home; two sons, Wesley Johnson, Sulphur Springs community, and Randle Johnson, Chatham, Va.; one sister, Irene Stills, Lamar community; three brothers, Charlie Johnson, George Johnson and Lee Johnson, all of Boones Creek community; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
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John Melvin Johnson, 72, 224 Old Gray Station Road, Gray, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2002, in North Side Hospital, a Washington County, Va., native and a son of the late Eugene Clark and Mary Catherine Settle Johnson. He was in the Korea Conflict and a member of Hales Chapel Christian Church, Gray. He retired in 1987 from the Tenite Division of Eastman Chemical Co. A member of the Sinking Creek Lodge, No. 575 of Gray, Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Mary Catherine Johnson; his wife, Erma Buckingham Johnson; and a brother, Denver Johnson. Survivors include a daughter, Robin Johnson, of the home; two sons, Wesley and wife Sandra Johnson, of Sulphur Springs, and Randle and wife Rebecca Johnson, of Chatham, Va.; a sister, Irene Stills, Lamar; three brothers, Charlie, George and Lee Johnson, all of Boones Creek; three granddaughters, Shannon Johnson, Lydia Johnson and Candice Johnson; two grandsons, James Johnson and Daniel Johnson; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Hales Chapel Church with Minister Clinton Andrews, and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Hales Chapel. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Those attending the graveside services will leave the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Family and Friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the 1950 Graduating Class of Boones Creek. Gray Funeral Home, Gray, Tenn., 423-477-3171, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Nelle G. Hazelwood - HAMPTON 
ELIZABETHTON — Mrs. Nelle Gertrude Hazelwood, 94, 123 Oscar Johnson Road, Hampton, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Mrs. Hazelwood was a Carter County native and a daughter of the late Oscar P. and Lorina Katherine Morton Smith. She was a member of Union Baptist Church, Hampton. Mrs. Hazelwood was preceded in death by her husband, Edward S. Hazelwood; one daughter, Fern Simerly; three brothers, Albert Smith, John Smith and Paul Smith; three sisters, Bell Ivester, Grace Pierce and Pamela Houk; and one grandson. Survivors include four daughters, Betty Estep, Dorothy Hazelwood and Cordia “Tootsie” Berry, all of Hampton, and Polly Grindstaff, Elizabethton; one son, Carl L. Hazelwood, Hampton; one sister, Pauline Lewis, Elizabethton; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
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Funeral services for Mrs. Nelle Gertrude Hazelwood, 94, 123 Oscar Johnson Road, Hampton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Beal and the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Morton-Cave Hill Cemetery. Ann Hazelwood Stepp will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be George Hazelwood, Donnie Carden, Paul Stalcup, Bill Stalcup, Lester Smith, Phillip Hilman Jr., Bobby Ray James, Chris Lambert and Harry Gregg. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence of any of the children. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, Tenn., 423-543-3839, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Margaret A. Taylor - JOHNSON CITY 
Mrs. Margaret A. Taylor, 62, NHC HealthCare, formerly of 130 Wiseman Lane, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at her residence after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Taylor was a Carter County native and a daughter of the late Bernie and Ella Roark McCurry. She was a member of Clark Street Baptist Church, Johnson City. Mrs. Taylor was the owner and operator of Taylor Made Styling Salon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chief Warrant Officer Isaac B. Taylor; and one son, Douglas E. Crawley. Survivors include two daughters, Daphne Berg, Johnson City, and Kevyn Fields, Richmond, Va.; one stepdaughter, Eva Hunter, Johnson City; two stepsons, Mark Taylor, Greer, S.C., and Robert Taylor, Front Royal, Va.; one brother, Bobby McCurry, Roan Mountain; two sisters, Bonnie Odom and Peggy Garland, both of Elizabethton; two grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
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The funeral service for Margaret A. Taylor, 62, formerly of 130 Wiseman Lane, Johnson City, who died Thursday, May 30, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2002, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Bill Duncan officiating. Interment will follow the service at Johnson-Roan View Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Scott Garland, Rick Heaton, Randy Odom, Cliff LaFond, Sean Washington and Chris Berg. Honorary pallbearers will be Lewis Odom, Clarence Garland Jr. and staff of NHC. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or other times at the residence of a daughter, Daphne Berg, 2407 Hawthorne Drive, Johnson City, or friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Bonnie Odom, 164 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Ms. Taylor to the charity of your choice. Additional survivors include two sons-in-law, Randy Berg, Johnson City, and Darrell Fields, Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren, Kayleigh Berg, Johnson City, and John Landers, Richmond, Va.; one stepdaughter and spouse, Eva and Lacy Hunter, Johnson City; two stepsons and spouses, Mark and Heather Taylor, Greer, S.C., and Robert and Jean Taylor, Front Royal, Va.; five stepgrandchildren, Lili Price, Johnson City, Charles and Hannah Taylor, Greer, S.C., and Andy and Shannen Taylor, Front Royal, Va.; one sister-in-law, Barbary McCurry, Roan Mountain; and one brother-in-law, Lewis Odom, Elizabethton. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Visit the Web site at http://web.archive.org/web/20020601182516/http://www.funeral-plans.com/tetrick. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, Tenn., 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Dr. Edward Futrell - JOHNSON CITY 
Dr. Edward “Tommy” Futrell, 67, 3204 Buckingham Drive, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at his residence. Dr. Futrell was a Coalfield native and had lived in Johnson City for the past 20 years. He was a son of the late Lewis and Lassie King Futrell. Dr. Futrell had served as a pastor in the East Tennessee area for more than 30 years. He had served as a trustee of the North American Mission Board/Home Mission Board. Dr. Futrell served as a chaplain for the Johnson City Police Department and was the founding member of the Johnson City Medical Center volunteer chaplain staff. He was a member of Clark Street Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Roberta A. Futrell; two daughters, Denise Futrell, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Deborah Eubank, Somerset, Ky.; two brothers, Billy Joe Futrell, Coalfield, and Terry Futrell, Kingston; three sisters, Barbara Poland, Spring City, Margaret Rather, Oliver Springs, and Sue Barber, Coalfield; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
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Funeral services for Dr. Edward “Tommy” Futrell, 67, 3204 Buckingham Drive, Johnson City, Tenn., who went home to be with the Lord May 30, 2002, following an extended illness, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at Southside Baptist Church, Johnson City. Rev. Kenneth Kyker, Rev. Michael Anglin and Rev. John Wood will officiate. Burial and graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Dr. Futrell’s nephews, David Johnson, Bill Johnson, Mark Rather, Dennis Poland, Mike Futrell, Tim Futrell, Wesley Wyrick and Derrick Rather will serve as pallbearers. Tommy Futrell was a pastor for over 30 years in the East Tennessee area. He served as a trustee of the North American Mission Board/Home Mission Board. He also served as Chaplain for the Johnson City Police Department and was the starting member of the Johnson City Medical Center volunteer chaplain staff. All who knew him will his wisdom, strength, faithfulness and love. He was a steadfast warrior of the faith, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He was a pastor and mentor who taught through example of his own life. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Roberta A. Futrell; two daughters, Denise Futrell, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Deborah Eubank and her husband Lee, Somerset, Ky.; five brothers and sisters and in-laws, Billy Joe Futrell, Coalfield, Terry and Marsha Futrell, Kingston, Barbara and Franklin “Buddy” Poland, Spring City, Margaret and James Rather, Oliver Springs, and Sue and Gilbert Barber, Coalfield; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Andrew Whitehouse, Somerset, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Southside Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Clark Street Baptist Church, Building Fund, 200 Clark St., Johnson City, TN 37601 or Southside Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1928 Wheeler St., Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family through http://www.morrisbaker.com/. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, Tenn., 423-282-1521, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Ethel P. Smith - JOHNSON CITY 
Mrs. Ethel Poole Smith, 77, 255 Shenandoah Drive, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at her home. Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late David H. and Maggie Richardson Poole. Survivors include her husband, Thomas H. Smith; two sons, David A. Smith, St. Louis, and Craig A. Smith, Johnson City; one daughter, Cindy Gilland, Zuni, N.M.; one brother, James L. Poole, Sparta, N.C.; two sisters, Virginia Hash, Sparta, and Lucy Royall, Roaring Gap, N.C.; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. 
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Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Poole Smith will be conducted Sunday afternoon, June 2, at 4 p.m. at the Grandview Memorial Chapel in Sparta, N.C. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and at other times at the Poole homeplace, New Haven Road, in the Twin Oaks community. An interment service will be held at a later date. The family requests that memorials be made to the Mountain States Health Foundation Hospice, 1021 W. Oakland Ave., Suite 103, Johnson City, TN 37604. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home, Sparta, N.C., 336-372-5621, is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Anna R.L. Deakins - JONESBOROUGH 
Mrs. Anna Ruth Lones Deakins, 75, 122 Malone Drive, Jonesborough, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Deakins was a Washington County native and a daughter of the late Paul Lewis and Flora Jane Duncan Lones. She retired as a cook from the Washington County School System. Mrs. Deakins was a member of Second Baptist Church, Jonesborough. She was preceded in death by her husband, Conley George Deakins. Survivors include two sons, Rickey George Deakins and Steve Allen Deakins, both of Jonesborough; two daughters, Judy Ann Deakins and Penny Sue Francis, both of Jonesborough; and four grandchildren, Tracy Suzanne Deakins, Jennifer Lindsay Deakins, Chad Edward Francis and Hannah Beth Francis. 
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Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Ruth Lones Deakins will be conducted 8 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2002, at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Terry Able and Pastor Joe Beaver officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2002, at Cherokee Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Terry Proffitt, Gary Smith, Bob Montgomery, David Wise, Buck Legg and Benny Stout. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Second Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2002, prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to dillow@preferred.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, Tenn., 423-753-0514, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Betty J.H. Castle - KINGSPORT 
KINGSPORT — Mrs. Betty Jean Hammonds Castle, 55, Clouds Ford Road, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Holston Valley Medical Center. Mrs. Castle was a daughter of the late William Hammonds and Maggie Way Hammonds. She was a member of Weber City (Va.) Church of God. Mrs. Castle was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Jo “Poochie” Castle; and one daughter, Christa Castle. Survivors include one son, Phillip Castle, Gray; three sisters, Portia Akers and Margaret Smith, both of Kingsport, and Donna Cummings, Huntsville, Ala.; one brother, Raymond Hammonds, Kingsport; and four grandchildren. 
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Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean Hammonds Castle will be conducted in the Carter-Trent Funeral Home chapel on Sunday, June 2, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Raymond Hammonds and the Rev. Ralph Hammonds officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and brothers-in-law. Calling hours are Saturday, June 1, 2002, from 5-8 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home downtown Kingsport and also any time at the family’s residence at 1814 Clouds Ford Road, Kingsport. Memorials may be sent to the Weber City Church of God, 120 Yuma Road, Weber City, VA 24290. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@chartertn.net. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, Tenn., 423-245-4101, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Jean Kiefer - KINGSPORT 
KINGSPORT — Mrs. Jean Kiefer, 73, Kingsport, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Kiefer was an Oceanside, N.Y., native and had lived in the Kingsport area for the past 52 years. She was a daughter of the late William and Jeanette Syrett. Mrs. Kiefer was a member of the Watauga Lake Sailing Club. She was a volunteer for the Girl Scouts, PTA and Band Boosters. Mrs. Kiefer was a graduate of Tusculum College, Greeneville. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Kiefer was preceded in death by one brother, William Syrett Jr. Survivors include her husband, John Kiefer; two daughters, Judy Harris, Kingsport, and Sandra Keebler, Jonesborough; one son, Ed Kiefer, High Point, N.C.; one sister, Shirley Feuring, Huntington, N.Y. 
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Memorial services for Jean Kiefer will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Colonial Heights Library, 149 Pactolus Road, Kingsport, TN 37663. Serving the Jean Kiefer family is Snyder’s Funeral Home, 5913 Kingsport Hwy, Gray, Tenn., 423-477-7911 or 239-5671.

Dr. Harry T. Wright - LEBANON 
LEBANON — Dr. Harry T. Wright, 72, Hearthside Home, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at University Medical Center. Dr. Wright was a Louisville, Ky., native and had lived in Clewe, Va., and Danville, Va. He was a son of the late Chaplain Harry T. Wright Sr. and Katherine Mahan Wright. Dr. Wright was a 1947 honors graduate of G.W. High School, Danville, and a 1951 graduate of Wake Forest College, Greensboro, N.C. He completed his doctoral residency at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Greensboro, in 1953. Dr. Wright served at the Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, for several years. He served as head of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, for many years. He served as a professor of medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Wright was a Navy veteran, having served as a captain. He retired from the Naval Reserves after 20 years of service. He was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence Wright. Survivors include one sister, Mildred Talley, Danville; one half brother, John Wright, Branden, Miss.; and one stepsister, Mary Elizabeth Corum, Lebanon. 

Dr. Harry T. Wright Jr.
A graveside service for Dr. Harry T. Wright Jr., 72, Lebanon, who died Thursday, will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home. A VA chaplain will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by VFW Post No. 3382, Kingsport, and representatives from the U.S. Navy. Online condolences may be sent to the family through http://www.morrisbaker.com/. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, Tenn., 423-282-1521, is in charge of the arrangements. 

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