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Tuesday, March 15, 1977
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5A Kingsport News Tuesdi) , March IS, l77 Ex-Head Start AREA DEATHS AND FUNERALS Continued From Page 1 When the Times-News requested the addresses at the latter three hoard members Monday, Price refused lodlvtilBc them. He said names and addresses of eurrcnt board members are listed in the UETHDA's annual report, and said a cupy would be made available If a reporter made a personal call at the agency's office in Rlverview. Smith said Hamilton's suit is based un (he racial composition of the group which made the decision "and on the fact that they didn'i follow the agency guidelines for hiring; and firing the Head Start director. They never referred the matter to the Parents Puliey Council, which their own regulations require." Of the 11 board members who voted to give the job to Harper, Smith said, eifhl are black. Hamilton was named director of the eight-county Upper East Tennessee. Head Start program in February, 197fl, aftertho Head Start Parents Policy Council refused I n approve Ellc n Harper for the job. The PPC had turned Mrs. Harper down once before, when thejobwasopon in 1973, On both occasions, Price and Leaders of the UETHDA board supported Harper for the post, and they accused the PPC a racially-mixed group of . rejecting Harper because she is black. PPC members insisted lhat Ihey were opposing Harper because she was unduly harsh with children En her Head Start classrooms, After Hamilton was hired In 1R76, Mrs. Harper filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Office, charging the agency with racial and sexual discrimination. ' Faced vi lb the possibility of a lawsuit by Ha rper, the UETHDA board on f 'ebruary 3 passed a resolution awarding Mrs. Harper the job, along with back pay for the three years when she was deprived of the director's job. The resolution also decreed that her records would lie purged of all adverse information. In passing the resolution without the approval of the PPC, the hoard ignored a Head Start regulation which reuuirus approval of She parents policy group for all Head Start hiriugs and firings. School Bus Continued From Page 1 Trent is asking the city to buy the property because there isn't much money for land acquisition in the first-year budget, and they would like to use it for more pressing needs than office space. C. A. Whitaker Jr. is requesting a liquor store license for 3212 Memorial Boulevard. He's likely to be turned down as have four others previously. The first of those cases has been appealed (o Ihe statu Alcoholic Beverage Commission and is slilt going through hearings. Once a ruling is made, lengthy appeals are expected as the city fights to keep control over how many- stores there are and how they are licensed. ' An ordlnace to control telephone fire alarm devices will be up for first reading. The fire department wants the right lo inspect the devices which automatically call the fire department when set uff by a smoke alarm. Since Iheir use has become more widespread, the fire department has had a problem with false alarms. The city's takeover of the Allendale mansion from the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities will be discussed as wilt budget changes lo accomodate the tough winter the public works department has had. Scoutmaster Continued From Page I admitted lhat he had seen two of the other boys performing oral sex acts on each other after Bethany had performed sexual acts with several of the boys. A 14-year-old member of the group and a 1(1-year-old, who was nine at the time of Ihe in cidcnl and luoked younger Monday, also les-tified. Both claimed Bethany had performed oral sex acts on them, and admitted participating in oral sex and group masturbation with several of the other boys on the camping trip. The 14-year-old lestified that he had been on "11 or 12" camping trips tu an area called "the pump house" with Bethany before Ihe Warrior's Path incident and had been involved In oral sex with Bethany during some or those trips. He added that Bethany had planned to take the boys to the "pump house" on July 3D, but discovered a small building which had been used for shelter there on previous camping trips locked. The decision was then made Id go lo Fall Hranrh, pick up tents and then go to the state park, the 14-year-olri laid Ihe jury. The 14-ycar-old said he saw almost all the boys on the camping trip engaged in oral sex during the night, when questioned under cross examination. The 10-year-old testified that Bethany per formed oral sex on him twice during the night. He added that he saw Bethany perform oral sex with three other youths. Most of the boys Involved in the incident were not members of the Boy Scouts uf America, since they were too young tn join. The 14-year-old testified thai he had filled out an application lo join, but had changed his mind. The youths testified that Bethany had told them they could attend troop meetings and participate in activities without being actual members. Death Penalty Continued From Page 1 proposal in the House a week from Wednesday. "We'll get between Go and 70 votes Tor the bill," Lasbicesaid, "but we won't accept any amendments.'' Hep. Ira Murphy, D-Mernpilis and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said support Tor Lashlee's bill had been dulled by the hearing, but predicted it would stid pass the House. "I'm nut so sure lhat if we had inure lime thai Ihis bill Wuuldn'l be in trouble," Murphy said. "I don't think this bill has the enthusiasm it had Last week." Under Lashlee's proposal, those convicted of first degree murder would be granted a second hearing lo set the sentence. If the jury were unable to reach a unanimous verdict in favor of the death penalty, the sentence would automatically be set at life in prison. One of the amendments I.ashlcc will have to defeat wuuld limit Ihe dcalh sentence tu cases involving the murder of a policeman, fireman or corrections officer killed in the line of duly. An alternate proposal offered al the hearing by Dan Norwood of the Shelby County public defender's office would change or remove the eligibiiily for parole from life sentences. Under current law, someone serving a life sentence would be eligible for parole afler 30 years. Lashlce, after the morning session, said he would consider sponsoring the "life In prison means life in prison" bill but not as an alternative to capital punishment. 6 Charged With DWI At leasl six persons were arrested over the weekend in the lower end of Sullivan County on drunk driving charges. Sunday, Allen P.Hudson, 29, of Rt. 2, Fall Branch, was picked up on Lincoln Strccl on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Bond was $52. April 4 is his Kingspurt City Court trial. Johnny Elbert Bright, 23, of Hillotis, Va., was arrested . Sunday on Lynn Garden Drive fur DWI. He is to lo appear in citv court March 22. Ronald W. Phillips, HI. 4, Kingsport was picked up Sunday on Bell Ridge Road for DWI . His city court tri al is dale was not disclosed. Uevner J. Barnetle. 33, of 90a Howard S., was arrested on WataugaK Street Sn-truday for leaving the scene' of an accidunl of DWI. Released under a J5I)I) bond, he is to appear in Kingsport General Sessions Cnurl March 22. Jerry L. Condry. Model City Apartment, was stopped on Stone Drive Saturday for DWI. His sessions court hearing is March IS. Willie Byingloti, 1123 W. Sullivan St., was picked up on Stone Drive Saturday for DWI. llis sessions court hearing Is March 18. Storm Causes Power Cuts Lightningstruckapower line in the Gibsontown community around 10:30 p.m. Saturday leaving that area and Cloud Apartments and part of Bloomingdale without electricity. C. E. Holyofce, supervisor at Kingsport Power Co., said the outage occurred when a brief thundcrshower passed through Kingsport. Lightning knocked oul a circuit from the Gravely Road substation, leaving customers from Gravely Road back down Blooming-riale Pike and Gibson Mill Road without service, Holyoke didn't know how Long the power would be off. He said crews were working to replace the circuit as the Times-News went to press laleSaturday.Thelightning alsu caused some line damage. Two Shootings Are Reported Shotguns figured prominently in two incidents Sunday in the Kingsport area, according to Sullivan County deputies. Officers are investigating an incident of vandalism in which a .12-gauge shotgun was apparently used to shoot down a sign and shoot oul windows al the Hilltop Mission Church on Sevier Hoad Sunday. In a Sunday night in-cident, meanwhile, three persons were arrested on Diana Itnail after a man was i token to Holslon Valley Community Hospital for treatment of facial injuries apparently suffered when ho was hit with a shotgun. Deputies said the Incident was originally believed lo have been a shooting. THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Of KINGSPORT PRESENTS DR. H. FRANKLIN PASCHALL of Nashville in a series of Evangelistic and Christian Growth Services MARCH 13-18, 7:30 P.M. Coins to hoar thlt brilliant preacher and enjoy the warm leltowthtp of THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF KINGSPORT Deemie Randolph MARION, N.C. Mrs, Deemie Randolph, 87, of Rutherford Road, Marion, N.C, died at her residence Saturday morning following a long illness. She was a native of Yancey County, N.C, and the daughter of the late Jasper and Becky Hensley Randolph, Survivors include: five daughters, Mrs. Leslcr Martin, Mrs. Sarah Duncan, Mrs, Queenie Davis, Mrs. Oclavus Young and Mrs. David Sigmon, all of Marion, N.C; two sons. Clyde Itundolph, Marion, N.C. and Lyda Randolph, Kingsport; one slop-son. Hubert Kandolpli, Marlon, Funerals k'lL',- , O'jk H 'I CM. f'f -v t. :i,-,:: El orrnatir.vnlt wja'be i"u "iff I a I "? , L.:L'oni S-.-nr , .V;i-I:. KERN. LEOARO E i Tu30a Oal City ! N.C; five' half-brothers, Dewey Randolph, Eurns-vllle, N.C, Stanley Randolph, Mnrganton, Sam. Elijah and Woodrow, all uf Marion; three' half-sisters. Mrs. Bonnie Randolph, Mrs. Ann Lewi6 and Mrs. Gladys Hensley, all of Marion: 20 grandchildren, 30 greatgrandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday In North Carolina. Leonard B. Kern CLINCHPORT, Va. Leonard Bradford Kern, 10-monlh-Dld son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bradford Kern of Route l.Clinchporl.died early Monday morning al Holslon Valley Community Hospital folluwiny a brief Surviving other than the parents are; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Finch, Clinchporl; maternal greal-grand-mnlher, Mrs. Gnldie Kil-gore, NickcLsvllle, Va.; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Polly Ann Kern, Clinch-port; and paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Llllie Kern, Clincliport. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge, ' Ray A. Cox Damage Light in Malt Fire A fire in the back room al the Photo and Hobby Shop in the Kingsport Mall about 9:10 p.m. Monday brought ambulances and lire trucks but no one was iniuted. Fire damage . was confined lo the immediate area with smoke emptvmg into the mall. "We think a healer just burned a box," said employe Bobby Slaughter. "They were just closing up," owner Gary Zeigler's father John said at the scene. "Good Ihing il didn't happen 30 minutes laler." The sprinkler system helped keep the fire con-fined, Zeigler said. Kingsporl firemen used extinguishers and were busy squeegeeing the water' out a nearby entrance within 20 minutes of their arrival. Fans were set up to take the smoke outside. DRYDEN, Va. Ray A. Cox, (, died Monday in the VA Hospital in Mountain Home, Tenn., following a lingering illness. He was a lifelong resident of Lee County and a veteran of World War H, Survivors include: his wife, Mrs, Tearl J. Cox, Dryden; one daughter, Mrs. Jayne C. Johnston, Kings-purl ; two sisters, Mrs. Vir-gie Rivers and Mrs. Zelta Carter, holh of Dryden. Sturglll Funeral Home, Pennington Cap, is in charge. Roy Gaines Roy (Red) Gaines, 70, 1B64 Newbern Rd., died al 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Holslon Valley Community Hospital following several years of ill health. Born in Worth, W.Va., he had been a residenl of Kingsport mosl or his. life. He was employed as a pressman al Kingsport Press before retiring 13 years ago. He was a member of the Kingsporl Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Lois Kctron Gaines, two daughters, Mrs. Brenda Watkins, St. Louis, Mo , and Mrs. Cheryl Ilite, Kings-port; three sons. J. Allen Gaines, Miami, Fla.,GaryE, Gaines, Charlotte, N.C, and David B. Gaines, Kingsport; one brother, Allen M. Gaines. Yucapa, Calif.; six grandchildren. Hamlell-Dubson Funeral Home is in charge. Betty Doty GRERNEVILLE Betty Doty, 43, of the Durham Hensley Nursing Home, formerly of Route 12, Grecncvllle, died al 5 p.m. Saturday in a Greencvllle hospital. She was a member of Caney Creek Primitive Baplisl Church. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Gale A. Brown, Kingsport, Mrs. John B Foulks, Bulls Gap, and Mrs. Robert .1. Starncs, Greene County. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home" Greencville, is in charge. Wayne Gray CHURCH Hll.l. -Wayne Gray, 4 1. of Rnule 2, Church Hill, died Sunday al 6:40 a.m. at Indian Path Hospital following an extended illness. He was a lifelong resident uf Hawkins County, had served villi the U.S. Army, and wasa rormcremploye of Rogers Hardware. He was a member of McPheelcrs Bend Bapllst Church, where he had served as chairman of the deacons, and had lauglit Sunday school and training union classes. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Gray, Church Hill: throe sislcrs, Mrs, Samuel (Faye) Collins, Mrs. Scolt (Donna) Webb, and Mrs. Gary (Vnl-dene) Con n ell, all of Ch urch Hill; two brothers, Jimmy Gray and David Gray, both of Church Hill. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge. Carrie Underwood APPALACH1A, Va. Carrie Ann Underwood, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs Johnny Underwood, died Saturday in a Knox-ville hospital-Survivors, other than the parents, include two sisters, Gwendalyn Underwood and Cynthia Underwood, both of Appalachia; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Underwood, Big Slone Gap, Va.; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Flhel Arnold, Roda, Va.: maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Rwing Oshorne, Appalachia. Roy A. Green Funeral Home is in charge.. day at his home. Survivors include his wife, Marllia BJll Cope; three sons, Larry Ran Cope, Danny Cope, iiulli uf Jonesville, and William Milthell Cdpc Auburn, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Maglha Reasor, Jaunita Williams, holh nf Jonesville. Mrs, MasiJ Wiley, Mrs. Rulli MudracK.bothof Fl. Wayne, ln(.; four sisters,' Mrs. illonnie Moward, Mrs. Hellie Sybly. Mrs. Addle Bell, all or Kuuli-ville, Iiid.i and Bobbie Cope, Jonesville; 1 grandchildren. Davidson Funeral Home 15 in charge. Lib Jane Johnson BIG STONE GAP, Va. Mrs. Lllu June Brown Johnson, 5.1, died al Lo icsoitie Pine Community Hospital Saturday. Survivors include her husband, James J. Johnson: one daughler. Miss Sheila Johnson, Toronto, Canada; Iwo brothers, Londo 11. Brown, Morganlown. W.Vu., and I.aydee F. Brown, Alton, 111. ' ; Fsles Funeral Home is "ill charge. Elizabeth A. Roberts NORTON, Va. -Elizabeth Anne Roberts, six innolh old daughler of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wayne Roberts, died Sunday in a Kingsport hospital. Survivors, oilier than the paronls, include Ihe maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. toss Arnold, Mountain City; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Roberts. Bellsvillc. Md. Minor Funeral Home is in TUESDAY Juvenile Justice Workshop will meol al the University Center March lb from B a.m. lo 4 p.m. Board of Mayor aod Aldermen will meet March 15 al 7 p.m. in Ihe Council Room al City Hall. Sullivan County Planning Commission will meet March 15 at 7:31) p.m. at the Courthouse in Blounlvllle. Josper F. HarklerOQd 4:308p!m. hullo Bays Ml'. Park Board Room. The public is inviled to attend the first ipiarteny mealing of the Board of Directors of Legal Services of Upper Jasper F. (Jack) Harklcroad, 75. of Rnule 1, Kingsporl. died early Sunday in a Kingsjjort hospital following a shorl illness. He was horn In Scott Count v, Va., and was a re-llccd farmer. He was a member uf Kingslcy Methodisl Church and the Oddfellows Lodge 170. Survivors include his wife. Ruby W. Harkleruad; three sislcrs, Mrs. Homer (Hazel) McMurray, Hillolis. Va., Mrs. Vernon (Lolan) Clark, Gale City. Va., and Mrs. Joe (Townsey) Hickman. Kingsport; two brothers, Roy L. Harklcroad and Granville Harklcroad, both of Kings-port. Warren Funeral Home. Weber City, is in charge. Howard Oliver BRISTOL - Howard (Slim) Oliver, 63, of Route 3. Bristol, died early Sunday in a Bristol hospital after a brier illness He was a lifelong resident uf the area and a retired truck driver for Slier Brokerage Company. Survivors include his wire, Mrs. Martha Lane Oliver; rnurdaughters, Mrs. .James (Edna) Fritz, Mrs. Bobby (Till) Fritz, both of Bristol, Mrs. Claude (Katl Vestal, Bluff City, and Mrs. William (Shirley) Smith, Piney Flats; three sons, Jim Oliver, Bud Oliver and Howard Oliver Jr., all of Bristol; his mother, Mrs. Bell Milhorn Oliver, Bluff City; Iwo sisters, Mrs. Ruby Crawford, Pound, Va., and Mrs. Vnrglc Cason. Cres; sent, Ga.; four brothers, Fred Oliver. Lafeyette, Ind., Bob Oliver. Kingsport, Clifford Oliver. Bristol, and Carl Oliver. Bluff City; 10 grandchildren; one greatgrandchild. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. Audrey D. Carty DUNGANNON, Va. Mrs. Audrey Delphia Carty, a7, died at her home Saturday in Mentor, Ohio. She was a former resident of Dungannon. Survivors include her husband, Waller Curly; her mother, Mrs. Bessie Slanley; three brothers, Harless Stanley, Loman Slanley, both of St. Paul, Va., and Lcmar Stanley, Norton, Va.: onesisler, Mrs.-Nancy Graham. Salem, N.C. Ituff-Cpnk Funeral Home is in charge. Hiram Cope JONESVILLE, Va. Hiram Cope. 70, died Salur- East Tennessee, Inc., to be held March 15 al 2 p.m. at 325 West Walnut Si.. Johnson City. K, A CIVIC AUDITORIUM TONIGHT 7 P.M. SARAH COVENTRY SPRING FASHION SHOW Fashions by Sobels, Kingsport Jewelry by Sarah Coventry Tickets 1 00 DOOR PRIZES TOTALING M500 If you're not shopping Anderson's Catalog Showrooms you're paying too much! ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS Loans up to $50,000 As a homeowner you are entitled to special consideration when you ne,ed a large amount of money . . . because of the borrowing power you have buill up in Ihe equity in your home allowing you lo make a 2nd mortgage real Bstalo loan for Iho money you neod. Give us a call or just return the information requested below and l De in loucn wiin you soon. (triors psopto and money get together. 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