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      Monday, Dec. 24 
            Leonard Baker Sr., 90, Blountville.
            Hubert Beverly Jr., 45, Blountville.
            David Bledsoe, 45, Kenova, W.Va.
            Naomi M. Boggs, 76, Pound, Va.
            Frances Tyree Copas, Kingsport.
            Jerry Dotson Sr., 52, Greeneville.
            Vina Ellen Grey, 90, Kingsport.
            Geraldine Hensley, 65, Mount Carmel.
            Fred Hilton, 80, Kingsport.
            Ray Clifford Horton, Kingsport.
            Eugene Eckle Manis, 61, Rogersville.
            J.C. Manis Jr., 46, Blountville.
            Anna McLain, 78, Baileyton.
            John Mooneyhan, 48, Keokee, Va.
            David Kevin Perry, 38, Kingsport.
            Helen L. Phillips, Rogersville.
            David E. Ross, 87, Kingsport.
            Helga Sallee, Kingsport.
            Glen Surcey, 70, Kingsport
            Lexie Walters, 79, Gate City, Va.
 

            Leonard Baker Sr., 90, Blountville.

            BLOUNTVILLE - Mr. Leonard Nathaniel "Nat" Baker Sr., 90, died 
            Saturday night (Dec. 22, 2001) at National Healthcare Center of 
            Bristol. 
            Mr. Baker was a member of the Blountville United Methodist Church. 
            He was a retired automotive salesman for Goode Motors of Bristol, 
            and Daugherty Bros. of Gate City, Va. 
            He was a native of Norton, Va., and had made his home in the Bristol 
            area for many years. 
            Surviving are his wife, Violet Marie Baker, Bristol; three sons, 
            John William Baker and Ronald Lee Baker, both of Blountville, and 
            Leonard Nathaniel Baker Jr., Bristol, Va., one sister, Dorothy 
            Fleenor, Kingsport; two brothers, Eugene Baker, Billy Joe Baker, 
            Bristol, Va.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 
            Calling hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Akard Funeral 
            Home, Bristol, Tenn. 
            Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home 
            chapel with the Rev. John Anderson officiating. 
            Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. 
            Pallbearers will be grandsons. 
            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the 
            Blountville United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3390 Highway 126, 
            Blountville, Tenn. 37617. 
            Condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@chartertn.net. 

            Hubert Beverly Jr., 45, Blountville.

            BLOUNTVILLE - Hubert Ray Beverly Jr., 45, passed away accidentally 
            Saturday (Dec. 22, 2001) at his home due to a mobile home fire. 
            Arrangements are incomplete. Blountville Funeral Home is serving the 
            Beverly family. 

            David Bledsoe, 45, Kenova, W.Va.
               
            KENOVA, W.Va. - Services for David Issiac Bledsoe, 45, who entered 
            into rest at his residence Thursday (Dec. 20, 2001), will be 
            conducted at 12 noon today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate 
            City Funeral Home with the Rev. Otto Gibson and the Rev. Kenneth 
            Neeley officiating. 
            Music will be provided by the Wolf Church Singers. 
            Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon today at the funeral 
            home. 
            Burial will follow in Jasper Community Cemetery, Jasper, Va. 
            Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 
            In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate monetary help. 

            Naomi M. Boggs, 76, Pound, Va.

            POUND, Va. - Naomi M. Boggs, 76, passed away Saturday (Dec. 22, 
            2001) at St. Mary's Hospital in Norton, Va. 
            Mrs. Boggs was a member of Hamilton Chapel Church. 
            She was a retired clerk, having worked at the Federated Store, 
            United Discount and Dollar Store, all in Pound. 
            Mrs. Boggs was preceded in death by her husband, Howie (Red) Boggs; 
            her parents, Dile Mullins and Mattie Cantrell Mullins; three 
            brothers, David (Olaf) Mullins, Wendell Mullins and Bill Mullins; 
            and one sister, Anna Sue Boggs. 
            Surviving are six daughters, Kathy Fleming, Schererville, Ind., 
            Greta Boggs, Abingdon, Va., Carmelia Sykes, Clintwood, Va., Vickie 
            Easterling, Coeburn, Va., Rhonda Damushes, Lansing, Ill., and Lygia 
            Unate, Hobart, Ind.; four sons, James (Joe) Mullins, Monty Boggs, 
            and George Boggs, all of Pound, and Bernie Boggs, Clintwood, Va.; 
            sisters, Ruth Boggs, Clintwood, Va., Ella Mae Barnette, Wise, Va., 
            and Sarah Evelyn Kincer, Pound; brothers, Lowell Mullins, Hammond, 
            Ind., Giles Mullins and Jimmy Mullins, both of Indiana; 17 
            grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
            Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Baker Funeral Home 
            in Pound. 
            Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Sadie Baker 
            Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Greg Cyphers 
            officiating. 
            Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Levi 
            Cantrell Cemetery in Pound. 
            Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be 
            sons-in-laws. 

            Frances Tyree Copas, Kingsport.

            KINGSPORT - Frances Tyree Copas, 1420 Garden Drive, went to be with 
            the Lord Sunday afternoon (Dec. 23, 2001) at her residence. 
            Friends may call at any time at the residence, 1420 Garden Drive. 
            Survivors and arrangements will be announced later by Carter-Trent 
            Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. 

            Jerry Dotson Sr., 52, Greeneville.

            GREENEVILLE - Jerry Harold Dotson Sr. 52, Isley Lane, died Sunday 
            morning (Dec. 23, 2001) at Johnson City Medical Center. 
            He was a truck driver with Old Dominion Trucking Co., and a member 
            of the Stillwater Church, DeBusk. 
            He was the son of the late Thomas William "Bill" and Audra Margaret 
            Lane Dotson, and was also preceded in death by two brothers and one 
            sister. 
            Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Sharon Dotson; three sons and 
            two daughters-in-law, Jerry William Dotson and wife Kelly of 
            Greeneville, Johnny O.C. Dotson and wife Christy of Limestone, Jerry 
            Harold Dotson Jr. of Greeneville; three daughters and two 
            sons-in-law, Jennifer K. Timberman and husband Brian, Joy Lee Hale 
            and husband Jeff, and Vickie Ragen, all of Greeneville; six 
            grandchildren, Izak and Jacob Dotson, Ciara Pounders, Tamara 
            Masoner, Makayla Lawson and Kesler Smith; one sister, Pauline 
            Quillen of Greeneville; several nieces and nephews, cousins, and a 
            host of friends. 
            Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Kiser 
            Funeral Home, Greeneville. 
            Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Doty's Chapel United 
            Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Gunter, the Rev. Bob Simpson 
            and the Rev. Mark Starnes officiating. 
            The body will remain at the funeral home until time to go to the 
            church for the services. 
            Interment will be in the church cemetery. 
            Pallbearers will be Junior Isley, Mike Quillen, Jeff Quillen, Bill 
            Quillen, Ricky Quillen and Roger Quillen. 
            Honorary pallbearers will be Vaughn Vergon, Doyle Byrd, Gus 
            Grindstead, Craig Evans, Anthony Quillen, Jeff Hale and Dr. Jim 
            Kerrigan. 

            Vina Ellen Grey, 90, Kingsport.

            KINGSPORT - Vina Ellen Culbertson Grey, 90, died Saturday (Dec. 22, 
            2001) at the Wellmont Hospice House after a lengthy illness. 
            Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Scott 
            County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. 

            Geraldine Hensley, 65, Mount Carmel.

            MOUNT CARMEL - Geraldine Marie Hensley, 65, passed away suddenly 
            Saturday (Dec. 22, 2001). 
            Gerry was born in Kingsport and had been a resident of Mount Carmel 
            most of her life. 
            Mrs. Hensley was active as a member of the Mount Carmel United 
            Methodist Church. She thoroughly enjoyed her family, especially her 
            grandchildren. She was retired from the Mount Carmel Elementary 
            cafeteria after many years of service. 
            She was preceded in death by her parents, James Robert Culler and 
            Gertie Radford Culler. 
               
            Survivors include her husband, Joe Hensley; one daughter, Karen 
            McDonald and husband Larry, Rockwood, Tenn.; two sons, Dr. David 
            Hensley and wife Charlene, Cairo, Ga., and Mike Hensley, Mount 
            Carmel; five grandchildren, Lauren Hensley, Sarah McDonald, Brian 
            McDonald, Luke Hensley and Marc Hensley; one brother, Lloyd Culler 
            and wife Marilyn, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews. 
            Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon today at Oak Hill 
            Funeral Home. 
            Services will be conducted at 12 noon today in the funeral home 
            chapel with the Rev. Larry Caylor and the Rev. Homer Roller 
            officiating. 
            Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. 
            Memorials may be made to the local American Heart Association, the 
            Paralyzed Veterans of America, or the Mount Carmel United Methodist 
            Church. 
            An on-line guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com. 

            Fred Hilton, 80, Kingsport.

            KINGSPORT - Fred Henderson Hilton, 80, passed away Sunday (Dec. 23, 
            2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center. 
            Mr. Hilton was born in Scott County, Va., and had lived in Kingsport 
            since 1951. He retired from Holston Army Ammunition Plant after more 
            than 35 years of service. 
            He was a member of the former Stone Drive United Methodist Church 
            and a current member of Crossroads United Methodist Church. 
            He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Riddle Hilton; and 
            his parents, Bryan and Virginia (Shelly) Hilton, Hiltons, Va. 
            Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Lisa Hilton, 
            Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Emily and Benjamin Hilton, Mount 
            Carmel; brother and sister-in-law, Edsel and Arbutus Hilton, Weber 
            City, Va.; sister, Marie McKinley, Hiltons, Va.; sister-in-law, 
            Kathleen Salyer; and several nieces and nephews. 
            Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson 
            Funeral Home, downtown, or anytime at the home of his son, Fred 
            Hilton Jr., 1400 Hickory Lane, Mount Carmel. 
            Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home 
            with the Rev. Paul Blessing and the Rev. F.M. Bays officiating. 
            Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holston View 
            Cemetery, Weber City, Va. 
            Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 
            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the 
            American Diabetics Association, 6906 Kingston Pike, Suite 201, 
            Knoxville, Tenn. 37919 or to the Bays Mountain Park Association, 853 
            Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660. 

            Ray Clifford Horton, Kingsport.
               
            Services for Mr. Ray C. Horton, 1333 Post St., Kingsport, who died 
            Thursday afternoon (Dec. 20, 2001), will be conducted at 7 p.m. 
            Wednesday at Shiloh Baptist Church with Dr. Kenneth Calvert 
            officiating. 
            Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. 
            Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the V.A. National Cemetery 
            in Mountain Home, Tenn. 
            The cortege will depart from Shiloh Baptist Church at 10 a.m. 
            Condolences may be sent via e-mail to 
            robinsonfuneralservice@juno.com. 
            Robinson Funeral Services is serving the family of Mr. Ray C. 
            Horton. 

            Eugene Eckle Manis, 61, Rogersville.

            ROGERSVILLE - Pastor Eugene Eckle Manis, 61, passed away Sunday 
            (Dec. 23, 2001) after a long illness. 
            He was former pastor at Honeycutt Community Church. 
            He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Velva Manis; 
            brothers, Howard (H.C.) and William (Bill) Manis. 
            Surviving are his wife, Ruby A. Manis; four sons and 
            daughters-in-law, Michael and Dee, Charles and Robin, Norman and 
            Cara, all of Rogersville, and Stevie Manis of Nashville; two 
            daughters and sons-in-law, Eugenia and Timothy Legg and Becky and 
            Johnny Jeffers; he also claimed Nancy Bails as a daughter; three 
            brothers and wives, George and Peggy of Maryville, Bill and Pat of 
            Maryland, Gary and Jan of Bean Station; one sister, Velva and Tony 
            Taylor; sisters-in-law, Marjorie, Libbie and Barbara Manis; 15 
            grandchildren; Bill's daughter, Tonya, mother of his two 
            great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; several special 
            friends in Christ whom he loved; McKayla loved her papaw and he 
            loved her. 
            Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Colboch-Price 
            Funeral Home, Rogersville. 
            Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home 
            chapel with the Rev. Larry Manis, the Rev. Bob Simpson and the Rev. 
            Bobby Bentley officiating. 
            Graveside services will be held at 12 noon Thursday at Kirkpatrick 
            Cemetery. 

            J.C. Manis Jr., 46, Blountville.

            BLOUNTVILLE - James Clifford (J.C.) Manis Jr., 46, went to be with 
            his heavenly father Friday (Dec. 21, 2001) of an apparent heart 
            attack. 
            J.C. was born October 17, 1955 in Sullivan County, a son of the late 
            James Clifford Manis Sr., who passed away July 13, 1978, and Nancy 
            (Horne) Manis Black of Blountville. J.C. was a former employee of 
            Norfolk Southern Railway for 21 years; he was employed by Southern 
            Building Systems. 
            He was a member of the B.S.A. and served as assistant scoutmaster 
            and Popcorn Kernel. 
            J.C. was an active and dedicated member of Charity Baptist Church 
            where he was an ordained deacon. J.C. had faith in his Lord and his 
            fellowman. He had love, and was a forgiving, sincere and kind person 
            whose smiling face brought joy to those he touched. He was a 
            dedicated husband, dad, grandfather (to a very special grandson whom 
            he loved dearly), brother and son. 
               
            Surviving are his wife, Judy Bryant Manis, of the home; daughter and 
            son-in-law, Reneé and Wes Carmody; a son, Michael Manis; special 
            grandson, Benjamin Carmody; mother, Nancy (Horne) Manis Black; 
            sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Gene Thacker, Vinette and 
            Dennis Christian; brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Sara Manis; 
            mother-in-law and father-in-law, Nolan and Dorothy Bryant; half 
            brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Linda Manis; half sister and 
            brother-in-law, Judy and Ray Whitaker; several nieces and nephews. 
            Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of East 
            Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Perry Cleek officiating. 
            Burial and graveside service will follow in the garden of faith of 
            the East Lawn Memorial Park. 
            Pallbearers will be Danny Garst, Donnie Snapp, Dee Booher, Brian 
            Depew, Perry Whitaker, Brady Jarrells, Ronald Cameron and Scott 
            Wesche. 
            Honorary pallbearers will be greeters and ushers of Charity Baptist 
            Church. 

            Anna McLain, 78, Baileyton.

            BAILEYTON - Anna McLain, 78, passed away Saturday (Dec. 22, 2001) at 
            Sunbridge Hillside in Kingsport after an extended illness. 
            She attended Van Hill Freewill Baptist Church, and was a housewife. 
            She was preceded in death by her husband, Ransy L. McLain Sr.; her 
            parents, Arthur E. Wolfe and Myrtle (Tilson) Wolfe; sister, Geneva 
            Odell Wolfe; and infant brother, Gordon Wolfe. 
            Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, R.L. and Nora McLain 
            Jr., Surgoinsville, and Charles Arthur and Darlene McLain, 
            Greeneville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lula Mae and Arthur 
            Bradley, Kingsport, Donna Rose and Gary Callahan, Kingsport, and 
            Mary Ellen and Ken Bailey, Greeneville; two sisters, Ruby McLain, 
            Baileyton, and Eutella Fink, Greeneville; grandchildren, Lisa Cowan, 
            Bristol, Rita Meade and Amy Calhoun, both of Kingsport, Charles 
            McLain Jr., Connecticut, Rebecca Sauceman, Greeneville, Karen 
            Bailey, Dalton, Ga., Julie Stanifer, Ottway, and Amanda Bailey, 
            Greeneville; stepgrandchildren, April and Jennifer Callahan; seven 
            great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
            Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Jeffers Mortuary in 
            Greeneville. 
            Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Zion 
            Cemetery in Baileyton with the Rev. Carl Callahan and the Rev. Pete 
            Smith officiating. 
            Friends will serve as pallbearers. 

            John Mooneyhan, 48, Keokee, Va.

            KEOKEE, Va. - John Michael Mooneyhan, 48, Route 1, Reeds Creek 
            community, died Saturday (Dec. 22, 2001) at his home. 
            Born in Lee County, Va., he had lived there his entire life. He was 
            a disabled coal miner and a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army. 
            He was a member of the St. Church of God, St. Charles, Va. 
            He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy (Sleepy) and Lillie 
            Thomas Mooneyhan; one sister, Shirley Ann Woliver; and one nephew. 
            Surviving are his wife, Becky Napier Mooneyhan, of the home; sons, 
            Casey and wife Katie Mooneyhan, of Blackwater, Va., and Nicholas 
            Mooneyhan, of Pennington Gap, Va.; daughters, Naomi and husband 
            Martin Church, of Dryden, Va., Arielle Mooneyhan, of the home; two 
            grandchildren, Mikenzie Mooneyhan, of Blackwater, Va., Faith Church, 
            of Dryden, Va.; brothers, LeRoy and wife Arlene Mooneyhan, of 
            Anderson, Ind., James Edward and wife Shirley Mooneyhan, of Kirklin, 
            Ind., Eugene and wife Jeanette Mooneyhan, of Pennington Gap, Va., 
            Phillip and wife Sally Mooneyhan, of Waterloo, N.Y.; sisters, his 
            twin sister, Mary Louise and husband Don Sexton, of Woodway, Va., 
            Barbara and Ronnie McFarland, of Woodway, Va.; and a host of nieces, 
            nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
            Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Province Funeral 
            Home of Pennington Gap, Va. 
            Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary of 
            the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry Collins officiating. 
            Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Odd Fellows 
            Cemetery in Woodway, Va., with Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of 
            Kingsport providing military rites. 
            Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 
            a.m. to go to the cemetery. 

            David Kevin Perry, 38, Kingsport.

            KINGSPORT - David Kevin Perry, 38, died unexpectedly of an apparent 
            heart attack at 1 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 22, 2001) in Hobart, 
            Australia, 
            Born in Sullivan County (Kingsport), he attended Kingsley Elementary 
            and Ketron Middle School and graduated from Gospel Assembly 
            Christian Academy. 
            He was employed by the Princess Cruise Lines, and was a member of 
            Mercy Seat Ministries. 
            He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Perry; and paternal 
            grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Carl Voorhees. 
            Survivors include his mother, Ramona Jean Reeves Perry, Kingsport; 
            one sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca Michaelle Perry Luke and 
            husband, Uday, Kingsport; one brother and sister-in-law, Michael 
            Benjamin Perry and wife, Regina, Kingsport; one nephew, Jordan 
            Samuel Clark Luke, Kingsport. 
            Arrangements are incomplete. 
            Carter-Trent Funeral Home of downtown Kingsport is serving the David 
            Perry family. 

            Helen L. Phillips, Rogersville.

            ROGERSVILLE - Helen L. Phillips passed away Sunday (Dec. 23, 2001) 
            at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. 
            Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later 
            by Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville. 

            David E. Ross, 87, Kingsport.

            KINGSPORT - Graveside services for David E. Ross, 87, 100 Netherland 
            Lane, who died 4 p.m. Friday (Dec. 21, 2001), will be conducted at 
            11 a.m. today in Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Chris Carter 
            officiating. 
            Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is in charge of the 
            arrangements. 

            Helga Sallee, Kingsport.

            KINGSPORT - Helga Elizabeth Sallee passed away Saturday (Dec. 22, 
            2001) at the Wexford House after a long illness. 
            She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. Sallee. 
            Survivors include her daughters, Jane Robinson, Columbia S.C., and 
            Karen Sallee, Charlotte, N.C.; son, Norman Sallee, Indianapolis, 
            Ind.; two grandchildren, Craig Robinson, San Diego, Calif., and 
            Kathy Goodwin, Columbia, S.C.; two great-grandchildren; sister, 
            Nancy Lamb, Duffield, Va.; brother, Floyd Upchurch, Dayton, Ohio. 
            Calling hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral 
            Home, downtown Kingsport. 
            Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home 
            with Pastor J.W. Depew officiating. 
            Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City.Va. 
            Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda 
            Grills, 1217 Radcliff Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660. 

            Glen Surcey, 70, Kingsport

            KINGSPORT - Glen Manuel Surcey, 70, 319 Bobby Drive, died Saturday 
            (Dec. 22, 2001) at his residence. 
            He was born in Sullivan County and was a veteran of the Korean 
            conflict. 
            Mr. Surcey was a member of State Line Baptist Church, and was 
            self-employed. 
               
            Surviving are his wife, Virginia Elizabeth Surcey; one son, Gary K. 
            Surcey and his wife Carolyn Surcey, Kingsport; one grandchild, Brad 
            Surcey; and one sister, Ruby Keith, Kingsport. 
            Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Funeral 
            Home. 
            Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home 
            chapel with Dr. Tony Gonzalas and the Rev. Lonnie Wooten Jr. 
            officiating. 
            Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. 
            Pallbearers will be Mike Keith, Don Morgan, Terry Simpson, Steve 
            Simpson, Elmer Payne and Kevin McCarty. 
            An on-line guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com. 

            Lexie Walters, 79, Gate City, Va.
               
            GATE CITY, Va. - Services for Lexie Pierson Walters, 79, formerly of 
            the Big Cut community, who went to be with the Lord Friday (Dec. 21, 
            2001), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Colonial 
            Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., with Brother Bill Tignor and Brother 
            Kenneth Neeley officiating. 
            Music will be provided by Huey and Kathy Ervin. 
            Graveside services will follow at Hurd Cemetery, Big Cut community, 
            Gate City. 
            Pallbearers will be Larry Bartlett, Dwain Arnold, Randy Arnold, 
            Richard Qualls, Paul Smith and Doyle Calton. 

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      Published December 23, 2001