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ASIIEV1LLE CITIZEN-TIMES MONDAY, JULY 30, 2001 B3 Continued from B4 KATHLEEN NICHOLS CANTON - Kathleen Tye Nichols, 79, of 75 Lakeview Drive, passed away Friday, July 27, 2001 , after a brief illness, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and Clifford Wheeldon, of 95 Pine Drive, Franklin. She was a native of Poplar, England and had resided in Utica, N.Y., since 1946 before making her home in Canton in 1991. She was the daughter of the late Patrick and Elizabeth Goudie Tye and was preceded in death by a son, Robert T. Nichols; a sister, Barbara; and four brothers, James, John, Eugene and Patrick. Mrs. Nichols was a homemaker and a former employee of Howard Johnson Inc. of Utica. She was a gifted and talented artist and a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of Saint Anthony's of Padua in Chadwicks, N.Y. and also a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Canton. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and Clifford Wheeldon of Franklin; sons and daughters-in-law, Patrick J. and Sarita Nichols of Santa Rosa, Calif, and Daniel E. and Robin Nichols of Newport News, Va.; sons, Eugene J. Nichols Sr. of Harleysville, Penn. and James C. Nichols of Naperville, III.; four sisters, Maureen, Eileen, Bridget and Nora, all of England; eight grandchildren, Tracy Coronado, Eugene Nichols Jr., Erica Nichols, Stephanie Nichols, Quinn Nichols, Coleen Nichols, Teagan Nichols and Matthew Nichols; and one great-granddaughter, Vanessa Coronado. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Canton. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at CrawfordRay Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Angel Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734. LOURINA RAPER MURPHY - Lourina Raper, 85, of Murphy, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, in a Murphy medical center. Funeral services are incomplete, but will be announced later by Ivie Funeral Home in Murphy. Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy is in charge of all arrangements. ROGER D. WOOD CANTON - Roger Dale Wood, 55, of 75 Lakeview Drive, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Services will be at 1 1 a.m. Monday at the Canton chapel of Wells Funeral Home, with burial in Morning Star Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 0 to 1 1 a.m. prior to the service. Georgia senator wants TVA board expanded THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KNOXVILLE The board of the Tennessee Valley Authority should be expanded to seven part-time members instead of three full-timers, thinks a Georgia senator who plans to sponsor a bill to make it happen. Georgia has never had a member on the board of the federal utility, notes Democratic Sen. Zell Miller. "I would like to see .... those who live in the area be listened to a little better," Miller told The Knoxville News-Sentinel. "We fought a war back in the 1770s over lack of representation." The TVA is the country's largest public power producer, serving nearly 8 million people through 159 municipal distributors and electric cooperatives in Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Virginia. The feder CALLER: McEntire keeps revelers dancing Continued from Bl asked me." When McEntire says he'd been practicing, he meant in his Henderson County living room, with his eight brothers filling in for the four necessary couples. There was no music because there was no electricity in the house for a radio. "I just liked doin' it," McEntire said. From then on, even after the regular caller got well, he and McEntire alternated calling the dances. And McEntire got the same rate of pay: $3 an hour. Many of the' habitues of the street dances are long-time residents of Henderson County who have been coming for years. Some don't dance, and some don't dance now but they used to. "I like the line dance, and I even took lessons," said Dan Kux-house, who comes every week with his wife Jean. "But there are too many young kids going forward when you're supposed to be going back, and I don't want to get knocked over." Like other faithfuls, the Kux-houses always come early so they can put their chairs in the same place in the front row, like churchgoers who return every week to the same spot to hear the sermon. "This is our pew," Jean said. Kathy Ailstock has been coming to the dances since she was a little girl, and her mother, Mil OBITUARIES JOHN HENRY HOLLIFIELD BAKERSVILLE - John Henry Hollifield, 91, of 4117 Cane Creek Road, Bakersville, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Brian Center Health Care. Hollifield was born May 10, 1910, in Mitchell County, a son of the late Dovie Woody and Garfield Hollifield. He was also preceded in death by a son, John Hollifield Jr. He was a steel reckoner, retired from Bethlehem Steel of Baltimore, Md., and a former deacon at Cane Creek Baptist Church. He was also active for years with Little League Baseball. He is survived by his wife, Mabel Dellinger Hollifield of Bakersville; sons Joseph Hollifield and wife Sandy of Baltimore, Md., and Bradley Ledford and wife Lea of Valdese; daughter Mildred Parker and husband Smith of Bakersville; daughter-in-law Shirley Hollifield of Baltimore, Md.; 11 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cane Creek Baptist Church, Minister Mark McKinney officiating. Interment will be Tuesday after the funeral, in Cane Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at HenlineHughes Chapel. Memorials may be made to Cane Creek Cemetery, co Ralph Snyder, 116 Snyder Road, Bakersville, NC 28705. CHIQUITA FAYE PALMER SYLVA - Chiquita Faye Palmer, 63, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, in Harris Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Faith Baptist Church in Sylva, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Murphy. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church. Townson Rose Funeral Home is in charge. ELIZABETH BARNARD SALEM, Ore. - Elizabeth Carolina Barnard, 51, a native of Franklin, died at home in Salem, Ore., on Thursday, July 26, 2001. A celebration of her life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sleep Inn, 3340 Astoria Way NE, Salem, Ore. Howell-Edwards-Doerksen Funeral Home of Salem, Ore., is in charge of arrangements. HUBERT OSCAR JOHNSON SR. RUTHERFORDTON - Hubert Oscar Johnson Sr., 83, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Rutherford Hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Baptist Church, Bostic, with burial in Glenwood Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crowe's Funeral Home. al agency also provides flood control, navigation and shoreline maintenance along the 652-mile Tennessee River. The TVA board sets major policy including power rates, and oversees about 13,000 employees. The two current TVA board members are Glenn McCullough Jr. from Mississippi and Skila Harris from Kentucky. Bill Baxter, of Knoxville, has been recommended by President Bush for the vacant third seat. U.S. Rep. Bob Clement, a former TVA board member, said that 5.5 million of TVA's 8 million customers are in Tennessee, as are most of its assets. TVA is headquartered in Knoxville. "I really think that Tennessee should have more influence rather than their influence being diluted," said Clement, D-Tenn. U.S. Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., agrees. dred Bishop, long before that. Now Kathy and her husband Tim are "lead couples" whom less experienced dancers look to when they get confused. Dancing outside at dusk and twilight is pure fun, Kathy says, but it has even more meaning to her. "I think this music and dancing are part of the heritage of Hendersonville, and of the whole region." And "it wouldn't be the same without Bill," said Sergeant Inez Norman of the Hendersonville Police. "He's a fixture around here." - Contact Jennifer Holmes at 236-8973 or JHolmesCmZEN-TIMES.com. The An League of Henderson County Presents the 42nd Annual ArtFest on Main Friday ft Saturday August 3-4, 2001 10:00 a.m. to 500 p.m. Main Street Downtown Henderaonriue, NC Over 100 National Artisto Artist Demonstrations Student Art Exhibit SUent Auction No . rafts See as at www.alhr.net Art Jow REV. ROBERT H. BUSHYHEAD CHEROKEE - Rev. Robert H. Bushyhead, 86, of Cherokee died Saturday, July 28, 2001, in a Cherokee hospital. He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee, he was the son of the late Ben and Nancy Goings Bushyhead. He was a graduate of Carson Newman College. He was principal founder, linguist and historian for the Cherokee Language Project. He was an ordained Southern Baptist minister. He portrayed the character Elias Boudinot in the drama Unto These Hills for 18 years. He was a member of Whittier United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Jean C. Tahquette Bushyhead of Cherokee; two daughters, Carol Doan of Edmonds, Wash., and Jean L. Bushyhead of Cherokee; three sons, the Rev. Dr. Ben Bushyhead of Bryson City, and Eddie and David Bushyhead of Cherokee. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Whittier United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Ben Bushyhead and Rev. Hal Finney will officiate. Interment will be in the Birdtown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Moody Funeral Home in Sylva. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that expressions of sympathy be sent to: Cherokee Children for Family Services, P.O. Box 507, Cherokee, NC 28719. Pallbearers will be Buck Condill, Garfield Long, Barry Hipps, Jeremy Doan, Allen Smith and Ed Sharp. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ty Bushyhead Boyd, David Bushyhead II, Deweese Bushyhead and Don Brown. ERNEST LaFAYETTE FINLEY MARION - Ernest LaFayette Finley, 86, of 6th Street, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, in McDowell Nursing Care Center. Born in McDowell County to the late Fate L. and Lula Proctor Finley, he was a retired employee of Burlington Industries. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Deaton Finley, who died May 13, 1983; a son, Gary Douglas Finley and a daughter, Billie Faye Finley. Survivors include two sons, Mickey Finley of Marion and Jimmie Finley of Thompson, Ga.; one daughter, Judy Causby of Marion; one sister, Mary Lou Newton of Marion; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in the McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion. The Rev. Ronnie L. Gentry will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. "I would be totally opposed (to expanding the board)," Duncan said. "I think that would be very unfair to Tennessee. TVA serves far more customers in Tennessee than they do in any of these other states." The Carotinas' Leading Sunroom Company Since 1983 Sunrooms Solariums Conservatories Glass Porches Greenhouses Residential Construction Visit Our Website For Ideas - iviviv.arcriglagg.com '--- ' I Curved Glass Solarium Gable Style r 'A Glass Porch Victorian 9 Your AND 1 A Sciteck's Certified Laboratory offers the widest range of Drug and Adulteration Screening in the industry. 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The General Assembly last year passed a law prohibiting new video poker machines from coming into the state after South Carolina outlawed the games. The North Carolina law also required that machines already in the state be registered and that their owners report how much money each one took ia Machine owners reported nearly $27 million in gross receipts on almost 9,000 machines in the first quarter of this year, the state Revenue Department found. "I had no idea it was that much," said Cumberland County Sheriff Earl "Moose" Butler, who has 376 registered machines in his county. "I'm telling you, it's big business the public has no idea about it." Players won prizes worth $13 million. The prizes are limited by law to replays and $10 certificates. Video machines had to have been on the tax rolls by January 2000 to be legal in North Carolina. As a result, the number of ma- Raleigh police officer shot THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH An off-duty police officer was shot several times outside a sports bar early Sunday but survived thanks to his bulletproof vest. Cpl. D.L Powell was in serious but stable condition Sunday at Wake Medical Center after surgery for multiple bullet wounds. He was shot in the arm, hand, stomach and back, WRAL-TV reported. A Raleigh man was charged in the shooting. Powell was working as a security officer and sitting outside the Top Rank Sports Bar when someone drove up and opened fire just before 1 a.m., Raleigh police said. A patron also outside the bar, Marvin Williams, was shot in the ankle and treated at Wake Med. Another off-duty officer at the scene, AT. McLeod, returned fire on the silver or gray car, but it wasn't known if his shots hit anyone. 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New Hanover County, for example, only has 183 machines registered, Investigators said the shooting occured when a Pontiac Grand-Am pulled into the bar's parking lot and Powell got up to talk to the driver. Powell had been a Raleigh police officer for at least six years, Interim Police Chief John Knox Knox told WTVD-TV. He was conscious and talking to hospital staffers and his wife, who is also a police officer, Knox said. "We had officers who were home in bed, who heard about this to come in to assist without being called," he said. Police officers often work second jobs as security guards to earn more money, Knox said. James Johnson, who was playing music inside as the club's DJ, said Powell had been wearing street clothes but displaying his badge. "It didn't look life threatening but he did get shot, and I saw a lot of blood," Johnson said. 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