Elizabethton Star from Elizabethton, Tennessee (2024)

4A STAR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 Obituaries (Obituaries are accepted only from Funeral Homes. For obituary publication contact the funeral home handling arrangements. Call 542-4151 with questions.) Kenneth H. Cable Kenneth H. Cable, 76, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord, Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center Mr.

Cable was a follower and lover of Jesus. He was a member of Piney Flats Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death his wife, Annice Cable; two brothers, Junior and Bill Cable; and two sisters, Survivors include his sister, Mitzy Hazel Hazel Stout Neely, 70, of Laurel Bloomery, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, from Watauga Medical Center in Boone, N.C., following an extended illness. She was born in Carter County to the late James William and Valara Abagail Grindstaff. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Stout; a son, Ralph Lynn Stout; a daughter, Shirley Heaton and Iva Lee Briggs.

Tony; two daughters, Judy Stan- S. Neely Melinda Stout; and one step-daughter, Jill Stout. Mrs. Neely was a homemaker and a member of Stateline Baptist Church in Laurel Bloomery. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post of Johnson County.

She collected Angels and served as a foster parent for many years. Survivors include her husband, Bill Neely, of the home; one daughter, Tanya Hardin and husband Matthew, Hampton; one stepdaughter, Karen Matherly and husband James, Hampton; grandchildren, Gavin, Ian and Lindsay Hardin, Melanie O'Dell and husband Ronnie L. Stout Ronnie Lynn Stout, 63, Gray, peacefully died at his home on Monday, March 25, 2013. He was a native of Carter County and had resided in the Kingsport and Gray area for the last 43 years. He was a graduate of Unaka High School and East Tennessee State University.

Mr. Stout retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 2002 after 31 years of service. He was of the Baptist Faith and He was Survivors Stout of Collum Stout of and Lillian and Eugene and Dolly ton and Lorraine Tipton and her husband, Steve Tipton; his son, Donald Cable; and two very special grandchildren, Kenny Cable and Lacy Tipton. The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to Elizabeth Jones and his friends at Piney Flats Church for their kindness. Graveside services and viewing will be held at Happy Valley Memorial Park at 1 p.m.

Thursday, March 28. Kenneth requested words from Larry Barr and Steve Waycaster and also requested songs from members of the church. Family and friends will be received for a Celebration of Life and refreshments at 5 p.m. Thursday at Piney Flats Free Will Baptist Church, where he requested all to be happy that he went home to his Lord and loved ones. For directions to the church, call 483-4103.

Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Thursday. Condolences to the Cable family may be e- mailed to Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Scott, Jonathan Matherly and wife Dana and Amanda Tester and husband Scott; and great-grandchildren, Anna Stout, Joe O'Dell, Marissa Tester and Mark Tester. The funeral service for Mrs.

Neely will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Union Baptist Church in Hampton with Rev. Mike Icenhour and Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. There will be a visitation at State Line Baptist Church, Laurel Bloomery, from noon until 2 p.m.

Thursday and another visitation at Union Baptist Church from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service; or at the residence of her daughter or husband at any time. The graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Matthew Hardin, Greg Trivett, Clay Neely, Jimmy Matherly, Scott Tester, C.B.

Hardin, Jim Neely and Van Neely. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Hutto, John Arnold, Oliver and members of the Johnson County Honor Guard. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the church at 9:45 a.m. Friday. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St.

Jude Children's Hospital, 2335 Knob Creek Road, Suite 101, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Neely family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

Wayne and Donna Davis of Knoxville; and his best friend, Makenzie Williams. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services with Bro. Larry Wallace officiating and interment will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton.

Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, will be nephews, Jamie Stout, Matthew Williams, Chad, Donnie, Gary, Ronnie and Tommy Pierce, Tim Lowe, Mike Wells and Randy Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be brothers-in-law, Ron, Lawrence, Dean and Dallas Pierce. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to Celebration Church, 429 Shipley Ferry Road, Blountville, TN 37617 or to The Preston Roberts Tisch Brain Center at Duke, DUMC, Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710. The family wished to convey special thanks 1 to his brothers-in-law for the loving care they gave Ronnie during his illness, Dr.

Ibrahim Nakhoul and the staff of Kingsport Hematology and Oncology, the physicians and staff of the Preston Roberts Tisch Brain Cancer Center at Duke University Medical Center and to the employees of Amedisys Hospice Service. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Stout family may be e-mailed to Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Court might sidestep major ruling on gay marriage WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court stepped into a historic debate on gay rights Tuesday that could soon lead to resumption of same-sex marriage in California, but the justices signaled they may not be ready for a major national ruling on whether America's gays and lesbians have a right to marry.

The court's first major examination of gay rights in 10 years continues today, when the justices will consider the federal law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of benefits afforded straight married people. The issue before the court on Tuesday was more fundamental: Does the Constitution require that people be allowed to marry whom they choose, 'regardless of either partner's gender? The fact that the question was in front of the Supreme Court at all was startling, given that no state recognized samesex unions before 2003 and 40 states still don't allow them. There is no questioning the emotions the issue stirs. Demonstrators on both sides crowded the grounds outside the court, waving signs, sometimes chanting their feelings. Inside, a skeptical Justice Samuel Alito cautioned against a broad ruling in favor of gay Board of Zoning Appeals could see expanded role if county begins inspections BY NATHAN BAKER BZA's arbitration was a testament to STAR STAFF good policies that were functioning The public figures gathered in the main courtroom of the Carter County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon were witness to a rare occurrence a meeting of the county's Board of Zoning Appeals.

Since its last hearing in December 2010 of a campground's appeal of the county's setback regulations, the five- member board had lain dormant, but it reconvened Tuesday to discuss changes to local zoning legislation and the possibility of expanded responsibilities if the county takes over building inspections from the state. "It's not normal that we would go so long without having a hearing, but no issues have been raised since then," BZA Chairman Brad Johnson said to his fellow members Jeff Treadway, L.C. Tester and David Sandora. "But there was no need to have a meeting if you don't have an agenda, so I have not called one since then." BZA member Curtis Cannon was absent from the meeting, which included members of the Planning and Zoning Commission, county commissioners and county and regional planners. Glenn Rosenoff, director of planning for the First Tennessee Development District, said the infrequency of conflict needing the properly in Carter County.

"Really, the higher number of variances that you have shows that there's probably something of importance that needs to be addressed, and the lower number of variances is a good sign," Rosenoff said. "It means that folks are being able to comply with the zoning without having to appeal." But Carter County Planning Director Chris Schuettler said the BZA may soon have a heavier workload if the county commission approves the adoption of new codes and gives the go-ahead for county workers to take over commercial and residential building inspection duties from the state. Schuettler and the planning commission first advocated taking on the inspections currently done by state officials in 2011, but certification and liability issues slowed the implementation of the plan. "If we start doing the inspections ourselves in the near future, if there is an appeals process it will come back to the board of appeals," Schuettler said. "So there's a possibility that you all might be taking on a lot more." Rosenoff said the board would administratively stay the same in makeup and function, but would technically be two different boards if the measure is approved.

Bill to change Tennessee's open meetings law withdrawn NASHVILLE (AP) A Republican lawmaker who last year backed off a bill that would have allowed local officials to hold more closed-door meetings has withdrawn a similar measure this session. Rep. Glen Casada of Franklin withdrew the legislation in the House State Government Subcommittee on Tuesday. His proposal last year sought to allow local government officials to meet privately as long as a quorum isn't present. He eventually withdrew the Bill would raise fine for not using seat belt NASHVILLE.

(AP) Legislation that would increase the fine for not wearing a seat belt is scheduled to be heard by lawmakers next week. Versions of the bill were to be heard in the Senate Finance Committee and the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday. However, they were delayed in each committee until next Tuesday. Currently the penalty for not wearing a seat belt is $10. Under this proposal, the fine would be $50.

Sponsors say the measure is simply to encourage people to buckle up. WHEN YOUR EARS ASK FOR CALL Dr. Daniel R. Schumaier Assoc. Audiologists 106 E.

Watauga Ave. Johnson City 928-5771 measure following concerns from the governor and Senate and House speakers, all Republicans. Casada said he has been trying to work with county commissioners to craft legislation that might pass the subcommittee, but acknowledged Tuesday no compromise has been reached. He said he will study the matter over the summer. Current law forbids two or.

more members of a local legislative body from meeting privately to deliberate on public business. attended Celebration Church. preceded in death by his father, Chalmus Stout. include his wife of more than 44 years, Patsy Pierce the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Robert Mcof Gray; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Stephen and Denise Santa Fe, N.M.; two very precious granddaughters, Madison Stout of Santa Fe; his mother and step-father, Sara Jane Davis of Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Larry Stout of Elizabethton; a step-brother and sister-in-law, marriage precisely because the issue is so new.

"You want us to step in and render a decision based on an assessment of the effects of this institution which is newer than cellphones or the Internet? I mean, we do not have the ability to see the future," Alito said. Indeed, it was clear from the start of the 80-minute argument in a packed courtroom, that the justices, including some liberals who seemed open to gay marriage, had doubts about whether they should even be hearing the challenge to California's Proposition 8, the state's voter-approved gay marriage ban. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the potentially decisive vote on a closely divided court, suggested the justices could dismiss the case with no ruling at all. Such an outcome would almost certainly allow gay marriages to resume in California but would have no impact elsewhere. There was no majority apparent for any particular outcome, and many doubts were expressed by justices about the arguments advanced by lawyers for the opponents of gay marriage in California, by the supporters and by the Obama administration, which is in favor of same-sex marriage rights.

The administration's entry into the case followed President Barack Obama's declaration of support for gay marriage. On the one hand, Kennedy acknowledged the recentness of same-sex unions, a point stressed repeatedly by Charles Cooper, the lawyer for the defenders of Proposition 8. Cooper said the court should uphold the ban as a valid expression of the people's will and let the vigorous political debate over gay marriage continue. But Kennedy pressed him also to address the interests of the estimated 40,000 children in California who have samesex parents. "They want their parents to have full recognition and full status.

The voice of those children is important in this case, don't you think?" Kennedy said. Yet when Theodore Olson, the lawyer for two same-sex couples, urged the court to support such marriage rights everywhere, Kennedy feared such a ruling would push the court into "uncharted waters." Olson said that the court similarly ventured into the unknown in 1967 when it struck down bans on interracial marriage in 16 states. Kennedy challenged the accuracy of that comment, noting that other countries had had interracial marriages for hundreds of years. The justice, whose vote usually decides the closest cases, also made clear he did not like the rationale of the federal appeals court that struck down Proposition 8, even though it cited earlier opinions in favor of gay rights that Kennedy had written. That appeals court ruling applied only to California, where same-sex couples briefly had the right to marry before the state's voters in November 2008 adopted Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Several members of the court also were troubled by the Obama administration's main contention that when states offer same-sex couples civil union rights of marriage, as California and eight other states do, they also must allow marriage. The other states are: Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon and Rhode Island. "So a state that has made considerable progress has to go all the way, but at least the government's position is, if the state has done absolutely nothing at all, then it can do as it will," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said. LOTTERY TENNESSEE CASH 3. Pick 3 For March 26, 2013 5-5-3 (13) (Evening) CASH 4 Pick 4 For March 26, 2013 2-8-9-5 (24) (Evening) TENNESSEE CASH For March 25, 2013 06-10-11-14-35 Cashball 5 TEN POME A POWER PLAY For March 23, 2013 17-29-31-52-53 Powerball (31 Did you receive your paper? We want to better serve you.

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