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2 JOHNSON CITY PRESS, Sunday, May 7, 2000 Deaths MRS. GEORGIA L. BURKE Mrs. Georgia Lee Burke, 68, Johnson City, formerly of 210 W. Locust died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

Mrs. Burke was a Johnson City native: and a daughter of the late Estle and Rosie Linville Jones. She was a Protestant. Survivors include one daughter, Georgia Lee Marie Anderson, Gray; two brothers, Bob Jones, Fall Branch, and Guy Edward Jones, Washington; two grandchildren, Megan Bowman, Johnson City, and Lilliyan Anderson, Gray; and several nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylor, Jonesborough (753-0514) MRS.

MARY K. WALLACE KINGSPORT Mrs. Mary Kate Wallace, 86, 406 Old Union Road, Church Hill, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Wallace lived in Hawkins County most of her life.

She was a homemaker. Mrs. Wallace was a member of First Church of the Nazarene. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence W. Wallace, in 1984, five brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include two sons, C.W. Wallace, Gray, and Johnny Wallace, Church Hill; one daughter, Sharon Rose Wallace, of the home; one brother, Dave Bombailey, Church Hill; one sister, Edna Fields, Church Hill; six grandchildren; six, greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Johnson, Church Hill (357- 4113) MRS. ARTIE B. MINTON KINGSPORT Mrs.

Artie Bell Minton, 87, 433 Minga Road, Kingsport, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Brookhaven Nursing Home. Mrs. Minton was a North Carolina native and lived in the Tri-Cities most of her life. She was a retired employee of J.P. Stephens Co.

Mrs. Minton was a Freewill Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Gurnie Minton. Survivors include two foster daughters, Mary Hensley, Greeneville, and Marie Moffitt, Rock Springs community; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Blountville (323-8232) MRS. DELLA HAWKINS Mrs. Della Hawkins, 99, Anderson Health Care Center, Gray, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at her residence after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Hawkins was a Scott County, native and a daughter of the late Joseph and Amanda Hartsock Graham.

She was a Methodist. Mrs. Hawkins was preceded in death by her husband, George Hawkins, one daughter and one son. Survivors include four Thelma Depriest, Jonesborough, Ruth Poff, Kingsport, and Maxie Mullins and Florence Loyd, both of Johnson City; one son, Raymond Hawkins, Erwin; 31 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Gray (477-3171) JAMES H.

McKEE James "Jim" H. McKee, 63, 139 Carrville died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. McKee was a lifelong Washington County resident and a son of the late Oscar and Blanche Scott McKee. He was a Marine Corps veteran, having served two terms.

Mr. McKee was a welder and a member of Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local No. 538. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs.

Helen McKee; one brother, Wayne McKee, Gray; two sisters, Betty Silver and M. Kathryn McKee, both of Johnson City; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Morris Baker (282-1512) MRS. ANNE G. BLACKWELL Mrs.

Anne Gowen Blackwell, 73, 811 Forrest died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at her residence. Mrs. Blackwell was a Lynchburg, native and had lived in Johnson City for the past 55 years. She was a daughter of. the late William Edward and Cathleen Rosser Gowen.

Mrs. Blackwell was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a former member of the board of directors of the Mental Health Clinic, the board of directors of the Girl's Club, a former charter member of Ann Robertson's Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a former member of the Junior Service League, the Hoe and Hope Garden Club and the Tennessee National Guard Women's Mrs. Blackwell was preceded in death by her husband, Guy W. Blackwell and one infant son, Michael Blackwell.

Survivors include one son, Guy W. Blackwell Greeneville; two daughters, Pamela A. Vishneau, Seminole, and Judy B. Slagle, Johnson City; one brother, Edward G. Gowen, Smith Mountain Lake, one sister, Mamie Carrington Gowen, Greensboro, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

Morris-Baker (282-1521) DILLOW-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME Jonesborough Mrs. Georgia L. Burke Funerals MORRIS BAKER FUNERAL HOME James H. McKee Funeral Services for James "Jim" H. McKee, 63, 19 Carrville who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m.

Monday, May 8, 2000, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Tommy Futrell will officiate. Committal services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Washington County Memory Gardens.

Those attending this service are invited to meet the family at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. to 90 in procession to the cemetery, Pallbearers will be selected from friends family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley Ste. 4, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.

Monday, Arrangements by Morris Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave. MORRIS-BAKER FUNERAL HOME Mrs. Anne G. Blackwell Graveside services for Anne Gowen Blackwell, 73, 811 Forrest who died Saturday, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Monte Vista Burial Park.

Dr. Angus Shaw and the Rev. Don Muncie will officiate. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. and proceed to the cemetery, Pallbearers will be Spider Slagle, Corey Slagle, Bo Blackwell, C.J.

Vishneau, William K. Lively and Matthew Lively. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Survivors include one son, Guy W.

Blackwell Greenville: two daughters, Pamela A. Vishneau, Seminole, and Judy Slagle, Johnson City; one brother, Edward G. Gowen, Smith Mountain Lake, one sister, Mamie Carrington Gowen, Greensboro, N.C.; four grandsons, Patrick Neil Slagle, Johnson City, Michael Corey Slagle, Grinnell, lowa, C.J. Vishneau, Seminole, and Guy Blackwell 11, Johnson City; and two granddaughters, Anna Lee Slagle and Ashley Anne Blackwell, both of Johnson City. Mrs.

Blackwell was preceded In death by her parents, William Edward and Cathleen Rosser Gowen; her husband, Guy W. Blackwell and an infant son, Michael Blackwell. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to First Presbyterian Church, TV Ministries, First Presbyterian Church, 105 Boone Johnson City, Tenn. 37604 or Girls 227 Library Lane, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

Arrangements by Morris-Baker, 2001 Oakland Johnson City, Tenn. The family of Mrs. Georgia Lee Burke, 68, 210. W. Locust Johnson, City, will receive friends at the Georgia Lee Marie Anderson, 322 Free Hill Road, Gray, Tuesday, May 9, 2000, from 5-7 p.m.

BLOUNTVILLE FUNERAL HOME Blountville Mrs. B. Minton Graveside services for Mrs. Artie Bell Minton, 87, 433 Minga Road, Kingsport, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with the Rev.

Hal Calhoun officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Blountville Funeral Home. Blountville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. GRAY FUNERAL HOME Mrs.

Della Hawkins Funeral services for Mrs. Della Hawkins will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2000, at the Gray Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Richard Tittle officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, May 8, 2000, in the funeral home chapel from 6-8 p.m.

Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Herman Cemetery, Pallbearers will be grandsons. Gray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. WOODALL-ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME Miss Sarah F. Cress Funeral services for Miss Sarah Frances Cress, 88, Johnson City, who died Thursday, May 4, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m.

Monday, May 2000, in Pine Grove re Baptist Church, "Big Dry Run Road, Mountain City, The Revs. Haskell Ingram and Carl Swift will officiate. Joe Simcox will be in charge of music. Interment will follow in Brown Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home Sunday from 3-5 p.m.

The body will be taken to Pine Grove Baptist Church, Mountain City, Monday, where the family will receive friends from noon until service time at 2 p.m. Active pallbearers will be Fred Deakins, Reece Jamerson, Wayne Pierce, Al Fletcher, Tony Ray, Jackie Ward, Harold Ward, Garrett S. Johnson, Pat Conville, Bill Worley and Steve Cress. Friends may also call at the home of Clarence Cress, Big Dry Run Road, Mountain City, at any time. Telephone: 727-8940.

Arrangements by WoodallAnderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Johnson City, JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME Church Hill Mrs. Mary K. Wallace Calling hours for Mrs. Mary Kate Wallace are from 6-8 p.m.

Monday at Johnson Funeral Home and at any time at the residence, 406 Old Union Road, Church Hill, and also at the residence of her son, Johnny Wallace, 231 W. Main Church Hill. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Johnson Funeral Home with the Revs. Bill Dawson, Ted Stanton and Max Weaver officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Church Hill Mernory Gardens. Pallbearers will be J.W. Wallace, Tim Wallace, Rob Murray, Alan Lane, Herman Lawson, Fred Campbell and David Morton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Church of Nazarene, 401 W.

Sullivan Kingsport, Tenn. 37660. Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, is in charge of arrangements. Manslaughter charges placed in crash The Associated Press month. TAMPA, Fla.

The driver of a car involved in a crash that killed a Tennessee airman and two others has been charged with manslaughter. Investigators say Joseph A. Safrany's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when the vehicle he was driving Killed in the April 7 crash were the driver, Senior Airman Troy D. Call, 24, of Tampa; Airman 1st Class Brandon Stewart Smith, 19, of Cumberland Gap, and Shawn Falla, 20, of Tampa. Falla's brother, Airman Robert Falla, 23, was injured, Safrany, 34, of Tampa, was collided with another car last arrested at his home Hamilton, Knox to challenge urban growth laws The Associated Press CHATTANOOGA Hamilton and Knox counties plan to file a lawsuit Monday challenging the constitutionality of Tennessee's new annexation and incorporation laws.

The lawsuit will ask for a permanent injunction to stop the state from enforcing the law that requires counties and their cities to cooperate on 20-year plans to guide growth, Knoxville lawyer Steve Roth said. Roth said the lawsuit will be filed in Knox County Chancery Court. The Legislature passed the CORRECTIONS The Johnson City Press strives for accuracy in all its reports. Readers who notice factual errors in the newspaper should contact City Editor Brad Jolly, Night Editor Robert Pierce or Managing Sports Editor Kelly Hodge. The Telephone Number is 929-3111.

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Previously, new towns had to be at least three miles away. The major overhaul of the state's annexation and incorporation laws, which includes the urban growth provisions, aimed to resolve the broader issues of annexation and incorporation. Hamilton and Knox counties have been at odds with their respective cities over the growth plan. The Knox County Commission hired Roth and authorized $100,000 for legal costs in December. The Hamilton County Commission voted in Sandwiches Homemade Soups Salads Jane's Lunch, 1109 W.

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Sponsored by: Checkmate, Inc. and Priority Mortgage. By Patrick McDowell Associated Press Writer CHIANG MAI, Thailand Thirteen Asian nations agreed Saturday to help defend each other's currencies in the event of an economic crisis like the one that devastated the region in 1997-1998. Economic powers Japan, China and South Korea decided to take a role in the fledgling currency protection scheme adopted two months ago by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, part of a wider goal of creating a more united Asia on the world economic stage. Finance ministers from those countries met on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank, a Philippinesbased institution some Asian officials would like to see become a lender of last resort to troubled nations.

Earlier, about 2,000 demonstrators pushed over crowd-control barriers and confronted riot police in a protest against the bank, which opened its three-day meeting inside a university conference hall. The protesters, chanting slogans like "ADB go to h---," blocked traffic and burned an effigy of Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai when he refused to meet them. There was some pushing with police, but no violence. Many of the protesters say they had lost their land or livelihoods as a result of ADB-funded projects, like dams. Judge rules on removals by TennCare The Associated Press MEMPHIS A federal judge says TennCare officials cannot boot enrollees out of the program without warning them and giving them a chance to appeal.

U.S. District Judge William Haynes of Nashville said TennCare enrollees are at risk of immediate harm because the state has failed to fix problems in its reverification system and appeals process. Haynes issued a restraining order it bars the state from removing any more enrollees until the case is heard after advocate Gordon Bonnyman presented evidence the state appeals process does not work. TennCare is the state's $4.4 billion health care program for the needy and previously uninsured. About 1.3 million Tennesseans are covered by the program.

-Birchette Mortuary, Unr.g 219 East Millard Street Johnson City, Tn. 37601 "Caring As We Serve" ADVANCE FUNERAL PLANNING Complete Monument Service (423)926-6013 The currency swapping scheme, dubbed the Chiang Mai Initiative after this city in northern Thailand, would help get a better grip on capital flows and establish "a well -coordinated economic and financial monitoring system in East Asia," according to a statement issued after the meeting. Countries would lend dollars to each other to help defend the values of their currencies during speculative attacks or other curreney problems. The loans would be paid back in local currencies at a fixed rate. It would complement existing international institutions, the statement said, acknowledging the likely opposition from the United States if a deal eventually led to an attempt to replace the Washington-based International Monetary Fund.

Japan's proposal to create an Asian monetary fund when the economic crisis erupted in 1997 was shot down by Washington, but support for one in Asia stayed strong after the IMF was judged by many countries and its own experts to have responded badly, worsening the recession. Nearly all details of the plan to be worked out, including the amounts of money involved and whether fixed currency-trading bands will be involved, said Tarrin Nimmanhaemminda, Thailand's finance minister. But it is being seen as the first step by some countries at building a regional mechanism to sort out Asia's problems in Asia. Johnson City Press ISSN 67-283 Vol. 80 No.

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