Obituaries

DEBORAH C. WHITE
Posted September 24, 2014
Deborah C. White, age 59, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Beverly, Massachusetts on March 29, 1955 to Dorothy Sylvester Knowlton and the late Donald C. Knowlton.


EULA REECE MILLIGAN
Posted September 24, 2014
Eula Reece Milligan, 83, of Bristol, Virginia passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at NHC in Bristol, Virginia while recovering from a broken hip. She was born in Trade, TN on August 13, 1931, a daughter of the late Asa and Ida Greer Reece. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Harry Eugene Milligan.


JUNE MARIE GOUGE
Posted September 24, 2014
June Marie Gouge, age 77, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital of Abingdon, Virginia. She was born on June 4, 1937 in West Grove, PA to the late Lester Spencer and Elizabeth Greer Spencer. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Donald Spencer and Kennedy Spencer.


LETHA SLUDER
Posted September 24, 2014
Letha Sluder age 99, of 540 Sluder Road, Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday September 21, 2014 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Ms. Sluder was born on January 17, 1915 in Shady to the late Allen “Jim” Wright and Gerdie McEwen Wright. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Sluder who passed away in 2005; and was also preceded by three sons: Herbert, Cline, and Curtis Sluder; and three brothers: Kyle, Preston, and Haynes J.J. Wright; two sisters: Retha Morley and Lena Ruth Douglas; and grandchildren: Tim Sluder and Michelle Sluder. She was a former member of the Shady Valley Baptist Church where she was former president of the W.M.U. and was a current member of the Victory Chapel Baptist Church of Shady Valley. She enjoyed quilting and gardening. She was a homemaker and had at one time worked in the Shady Mountain Orchards.


TERESA ANN BROWN
Posted September 24, 2014
Teresa Ann Brown, age 56, of Butler, Tennessee, and formerly of Asheboro, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at her residence following a brief illness. She was born on July 13, 1958 to Allen Brown and Virginia Marie Saunders.


CLIFTON GLENN WORLEY SR.
Posted September 17, 2014
Clifton Glenn Worley Sr., age 68, of Mountain City, passed away Thursday September 11, 2014 at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. He was born February 19, 1946 in Johnson County, TN to the late Theodore Worley and Opal Arnold Worley. In addition to his parents Clifton was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Kinley.


MELISSA ANN GREER
Posted September 17, 2014
Melissa Ann Greer, age 51, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on February 21, 1963 to Kenneth Snyder and Peggy Tipton Snyder.


MICHAEL CALVIN SHORES
Posted September 17, 2014
Michael Calvin Shores, age 56, of 14195 Cedar Creek Road, Apt. 6, Meadowview, VA passed away September 9, 2014 in Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN. He was born May 7, 1958 to the late Becky Shores Preston and Calvin C. Shores. He loved spending time with his family, listening to old rock and roll music, reading the Bible, just riding the roads and Greenbay Packers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Richard Shores, several cousins, aunts and uncles. He was a loving father and a great friend to many others.


CHARLES RAY SELF
Posted September 10, 2014
Charles Ray Self, age 64, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on May 18, 1950 to the late Dwight and Reathy Devinney Self. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by two brothers: Jerry Self and William Self.


DOROTHY LEE TULLIDGE
Posted September 10, 2014
Dorothy Lee Tullidge, beloved wife and mother, was called home to be with the Lord at 11:46 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Capstone Village Retirement Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She was born at her home on August 12, 1929 to her parents, Isaac and Mary Lundy. After graduation from Montreat Anderson College, she went to work for the Southern Presbyterian U.S. Church Mission Board. In September 1953 she met Archer Tullidge, and they were married the following year on June 5th in Hopewell, Virginia. The couple enjoyed 59 long years together.


DOROTHY STANLEY
Posted September 10, 2014
Dorothy Stanley, age 88, of Creston, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Margate Health and Rehab Center of Jefferson, North Carolina. She was born on September 3, 1926 to the late John Henry Daugherty and Maudie Mae Osborne Daugherty. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband R.H. Stanley; two sisters and two brothers.


JOYCE WATTS HAM
Posted September 10, 2014
Muriel Joyce Watts Ham, age 97, of 160 Little Laurel Road Extension, Boone, passed away, Tuesday evening, September 2, 2014 at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Ham was born May 28, 1917 in Lydney Gloucester, United Kingdom and moved to the United States in 1981, making her home in Mountain City, Tennessee and later Boone, North Carolina. She was a retired public school teacher.


CHARLOTTE OSBORNE HENDERSON
Posted September 3, 2014
CHARLOTTE OSBORNE HENDERSON


ELMER RAY JENKINS
Posted September 3, 2014
Elmer Ray Jenkins, age 87, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN.


JIMMY EARL STOUT SR.
Posted September 3, 2014
Jimmy Earl Stout Sr., age 78, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, September 01, 2014 at his residence. He was born on May 2, 1936 to the late Marshall Stout and Bessie Dunn. In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by half-brothers: J.R. Stout, Rhonda Stout and Walter Dunn.


JOEL EVERETTE ICENHOUR
Posted September 3, 2014
Joel Everette Icenhour, age 87, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at his home on Hospital Road. He was born April 30, 1927 in Johnson County to the late Sam and Vina Brookshire Icenhour. In addition to his parents, Joel was preceded in death by siblings: Betty, Milburn, Marvin, John, Elmer and Clyner.


PEARL A. WINTERS
Posted September 3, 2014
Pearl A. Winters, age 90, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born on July 16, 1924 in Smyth County, Virginia to the late Baxter and Ellen Farmer Parsons. In addition to her parents, Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, James Clinton Winters; son-in-law, Layton Dollar; sisters: Gertrude McMichael, Della Chappell and Clora Combs and brothers: Bill Parsons, Charles Parsons, Rod Parsons and Emmitt Parsons.


ROMEDA SUE “GRANNY” GARLAND
Posted September 3, 2014
Romeda Sue “Granny” Garland, age 72, of 374 Reece Hill Road, Mtn. City, Tennessee, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, August, 27, 2014, following an extended illness. She was a native of Hampton, TN. She was born July 20, 1942, to the late Clyde Clark and Laura Lyons Clark. Romeda was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Her hobbies included cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also was a previous member of the Butler Chapter 218 of Order of Eastern Star. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by granddaughter Patricia Ann Burrell; son-in-law Dave Burrell; sister Jean Cable and brother Doyle Clark.


SHIRLEY MAE HAMBY
Posted August 27, 2014
Shirley Mae Hamby Bare, age 74, of Elk Park passed away on August 21, 2014 at Select Medical Hospital in Bristol, TN.


Arlie Spencer Mains
Posted August 20, 2014
ARLIE SPENCER MAINS


Marjoria Ann Shatley
Posted August 20, 2014
MARJORIE ANN SHATLEY


Paulette Michelle Sanderlin
Posted August 20, 2014
PAULETTE MICHELLE SANDERLIN


Reverend Carl M. Johnson
Posted August 20, 2014
REVEREND CARL M. JOHNSON


Steve N. Reece
Posted August 20, 2014
STEVE M. REECE


Brad Medina
Posted August 13, 2014
BRAD MEDINA


Charlotte Josephin Davis
Posted August 13, 2014
CHARLOTTE


Corey Daniel Johnson
Posted August 13, 2014
COREY DANIEL JOHNSON


Dewayne Lawson
Posted August 13, 2014
DEWAYNE LAWSON


Zola Mae Snyder
Posted August 13, 2014
ZOLA MAE SNYDER


DON MATHESON
Posted August 5, 2014
Don Matheson, age 41, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was born on August 29, 1972 to Ralph and Mae Holloway Matheson. He was preceded in death by his brother, Little Roy Matheson; grandparents: Dock and Irene Matheson and Roy and Ola ‘Toad’ Holloway and a special cousin, Jenny Thomas.


JACK TAYLOR STALCUP
Posted August 5, 2014
Jack Taylor Stalcup, 75, Butler, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton. A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late James Ray and Ova Pleasant Stalcup. He was a 1956 graduate of Johnson County High School. Jack served in the United States Army. He was a retired farmer and Millwright. He was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Lowell Stalcup. He was an avid Golfer. He was a Baltimore Oriols fan.


SHANE MATHERLY
Posted August 5, 2014
Shane Matherly, age 38, of 168 B Johnson Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Bristol Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 25, 1976 to “Jay” Matherly and Eileen Howes Matherly of Butler, TN. Shane was a member of Rainbow Mennonite Church. He enjoyed radio control airplanes, blacksmithing, fishing and spending time with his family. Shane also was a youth basketball coach, a Cub Scout leader and a member of JCHS Class of 1994. Shane was well loved by everyone who knew him. He was a loving husband and devoted father. Because of his fun-loving, mischievous nature and brilliant sense of humor, he will always have a special place in the hearts of those who knew him.


VIOLA “VEE” MCELYEA
Posted August 5, 2014
Viola “Vee” McElyea, age 96, of 706 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Mountain City Care Center. Vee was born November 10, 1917, in Mountain City, TN to the late Phillip Christie and Vera Tester Christie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee McElyea, in 1984, and one son Erwin McElyea. She was a member on St. Anthony’s of Padua and she enjoyed reading. Vee was a 50 years plus member of the Order of Eastern Star Maple Chapter #79.


BOBBY OSBORNE SR.
Posted July 30, 2014
Bobby Osborne Sr., age 74, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born on April 2, 1940 to the late Cleveland and Nora Greene Osborne. In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee Osborne and several sisters and brothers.


KATHRYN ANN SEAL
Posted July 30, 2014
Kathryn “Kass” Ann Seal, age 65, of Butler, TN, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at her residence after a year long battle with cancer. She was born October 24, 1948, in Johnstown, PA to the late Joseph Federer and Jessie Dunbar Federer. She grew up in Forty Fort, PA and had fond memories of that time in her life.


L. DAVID SHORE
Posted July 30, 2014
L. David Shore, 87, retired bakery executive, passed away on July 17, 2014. He was a native of Anderson, S.C. and a resident of Jacksonville, Florida for more than 30 years.


LOIS E. OSBORNE
Posted July 30, 2014
Lois E. Osborne, age 80, of 4000 Cedar Street, La Grand, Oregon passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at her residence. She was a daughter of the late Firman Osborne and Mae Roark Osborne. Lois was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister: Phyliss Greene.


SHERRY GRUBB
Posted July 30, 2014
Sherry Grubb, age 58, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at her residence. She was born on April 7, 1956 to the late Shelbourne and Roberta Howard. In addition to her parents, Sherry was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Poore and a brother, Patrick Howard.


WANDA PAULINE RICHARDSON MILLER
Posted July 30, 2014
Wanda Pauline Richardson Miller, age 68, of 2375 Pleasant Valley Road, Mountain City, TN, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at her residence. She was a native of Elk Park, N.C. She was a member of Liberty Christian Church of Mountain City. She was a homemaker. She loved reading, bird watching, playing computer games and her flower garden.


BEULAH OLIVER
Posted July 23, 2014
Beulah Oliver, age 83, of Mountain City, Tennessee and Big Laurel in Creston, North Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Georgia. She was born on July 25, 1930 in Johnson County to the late James and Lura Reece. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ned Oliver; her sister, Della Crowe and four brothers, Walt, Robert, Carl and Kermit Reece. Beulah attended Big Laurel Church of Christ for many years.


BRANDON CHARLES GREENE
Posted July 23, 2014
Brandon Charles Greene, age 16, of 111 J. Johnson Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 in UT Medical Center, Knoxville, TN. He was born March 12, 1998 to Rickey Lynn Greene of Johnson City, TN and Sherry Christine Gilland Greene of Mountain City, TN. He was a student as JCHS where he was a former football player and he loved playing football and playing the guitar. He was a member of Victory Chapel Cowboy Church. He was preceded in death by one brother, Little Rickey; maternal Grandmother Mary C. Tester and maternal Grandfather D.R. Gilland.


ROBERT DEAN GREER
Posted July 23, 2014
Robert Dean Greer, age 65, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on March 25, 1949 to the late Milton and Mona Gentry Greer. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by a brother, Ron Greer.


ROBERT EARL CROWDER
Posted July 23, 2014
Robert Earl Crowder, age 75, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born on October 20, 1938 to the late Manley and Ella Warren Crowder. In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by nine sisters and ten brothers: Bertha May Crowder, Tina Opal Crowder, Edna Viola Crowder, Beulah Vada Crowder, Edith Pauleen Crowder, Pauleen Crowder Greear, Trilla Crowder Norris, Mamie Crowder Adams, Dorothy Crowder Pardue, Clyde Crowder, Clarence Crowder, Otis Crowder, Orville Crowder, Wayne Crowder, Ernest Ray Crowder, Harold G. Crowder, Kermit Crowder, Delmer Crowder and Jimmy Dale Crowder.


BURLEY “SHORTY” TAYLOR
Posted July 16, 2014
Burley “Shorty” Taylor, age 43, of 472 Furnace Creek Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, VA. He was the son of the late Ted and Ellen Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Brandy Nicole Taylor.


CARROLL E. STOUT
Posted July 16, 2014
Carroll E. Stout, age 88, of Mountain City, TN passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the James H. Quillen Veterans Hospital following an extended illness. He was a Johnson County native born August 3, 1925, a son of the late Asa and Eula Proffitt Stout. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Asa Stout, Jr., Chalmas Stout, and Lowell Stout.


DEWEY THOMAS ‘TOOTER’ HATLEY
Posted July 16, 2014
Dewey Thomas ‘Tooter’ Hatley, age 46, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 13, 2014. He was born on April 28, 1968 to Dewey and Helen Ward Hatley of Butler, Tennessee.


JACKIE BRUCE PROFFITT
Posted July 16, 2014
Jackie Bruce Proffitt, 60, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Laughlin Hospital in Greeneville, TN. He was a Johnson County native. Jackie was preceded in death by his father, Dana Bruce Proffitt., of Butler, TN. Jackie was a member of the Butler Baptist Church. He had worked for Summers-Taylor for 26 years.


JOSEPH WADE GWINN
Posted July 16, 2014
Joseph Wade Gwinn, age 71, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at his residence. He was born on December 10, 1942 to the late Charles and Ethel Morefield Guinn. In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Thompson Gwinn.


MARY ANN GUY
Posted July 16, 2014
Mary Ann Guy, age 64, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at her home. She was born on May 7, 1950 to the late Bert and Vena Taylor Dickens. In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Coy Burl Guy, who passed away on March 28, 2010.


RAYMOND TOLLIVER
Posted July 16, 2014
Raymond Earnest Tolliver, age 92, of Shady Valley, Tennessee went home to his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was born in Shady Valley on August 12, 1921 to the late Martin and Dora Tolliver. In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by three brothers: Calvin, Glen, and Earl; three sisters: Hazel, Ruth and Sylvia; a son-in-law: Joe Copley; and a granddaughter: Kaleigh Tolliver.


DEAN MOREFIELD
Posted July 9, 2014
William Dean (Paw) Morefield, age 70, of Mountain City passed away on July 2, 2014 at his residence. He had fought a battle with cancer for over a year. He was born August 4, 1943 to the late Oscar and Virginia Morefield also of Mountain City. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Benny Morefield of Mountain City.


EDWARD HAROLD MAHONEY, DDS
Posted July 9, 2014
Dr. Edward Harold Mahoney, age 85, of Mountain City TN passed away peacefully on June 29, 2014 after a brief illness. Born December 12, 1928 in Talbot, TN, Dr. Mahoney grew up in the Splatter Creek community in rural Clear Springs, TN. Dr. Mahoney’s passions in life were his family, his church, the great outdoors, and art.


KEVIN JAMES COURTNER
Posted July 9, 2014
Kevin Courtner, age 36, of Butler, TN passed away unexpectedly on Friday July 4, 2014 in Knoxville, Tennessee.


RAY COGSWELL
Posted July 9, 2014
Ray Cogswell, age 83, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. He was born on September 17, 1930 to the late Ed and Lean Bridges Cogswell. In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by a brother, Benham Cogswell.


TAMMY SUE COOPER
Posted July 9, 2014
Tammy Sue Cooper, Age 51, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at her residence. She was born on April 20, 1963 to the late Effie Sue Bryant Main and Kerry Rhea Main. In addition to her mother, Tammy was preceded in death by a brother, Frankie Rhea Main.


TONY ‘LEROY’ BROWN
Posted July 2, 2014
Tony ‘Leroy’ Brown, age 57, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 at his residence. He was born on December 30, 1956 to Harvey and Lucille Timbs Brown of Mountain City, Tennessee.


ELLA MAE CLAWSON
Posted June 25, 2014
Ella Mae Clawson, age 81, of Elizabethton, Tennessee and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on August 6, 1932 to the late Wintford and Lola Proffitt Duvall. In addition to her parents, Ella was preceded in death by her husband Jesse Clawson and a sister, Pearl Duvall.


JEAN P. FORRESTER
Posted June 25, 2014
Jean P. Forrester, age 76, of Mountain City, TN went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was born on July 16, 1937 in Ashe County, NC to the late Glen T. Price and Bertie Allen Price. In addition to her parents Jean was preceded in death by her brothers: Charlie Price and Jack Price and by a niece Teresa Claudette Barrett.


JESSIE CARRIE BOYD BAIRD
Posted June 25, 2014
Today an angel took her wings and flew to heaven.


JOHN L. SNYDER
Posted June 25, 2014
J. L. “Jake” Snyder, age 85, of 10440 Roan Creek Road, Butler, TN passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Doeville, Tennessee on April 15, 1929 to the late Floyd Snyder and Mary Williams Snyder. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Floyd Snyder, Jr. and one sister Pauline Simcox. Mr. Snyder loved farming, he was a cattleman, enjoyed reading westerns and loved his Border collie especially Rex. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.


JOSEPH ‘CLAUDE’ GREGG
Posted June 25, 2014
Joseph ‘Claude’ Gregg, age 81, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Watauga Medical Center of Boone, North Carolina. He was born on July 30, 1932 in Butler to the late Thomas Clayburn Gregg and Bertha Melinda Perkins Gregg. In addition to his parents, Claude was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Clark Gregg.


PENNY LEE MOORE
Posted June 25, 2014
Penny Lee Moore, age 38, of Macon, Georgia passed away June 5, 2014 in Greenville, South Carolina. She was born May 24, 1976 in Orlando, Florida to Ava Worton Gibson and the late Cecil Gibson. She was a Dean’s List Devry University Student with a 3.5 grade point average majoring in Human Resources. She loved the outdoors, being with people, riding four wheelers and especially loved her dogs, Rock and Roxie.


RAY L. CHURCH
Posted June 25, 2014
Ray L. Church, age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Mountain City Care Center, where he had been a residence since 2007. He was born on August 29, 1929.


WILLIAM PAUL WOODARD
Posted June 25, 2014
William Paul Woodard, age 68, of 685 Rhea Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the Johnson County Community Hospital. He was born November 11, 1945 to the late David “Dave” and Verna Woodard. He was a United States Marine veteran having served in Vietnam and was a Purple Heart recipient. William was a member of Stout Hill Church of Christ. He was a member of the VFW and he enjoyed woodworking, studying and reading his Bible. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother: Joe Woodard; two half brothers: Fred Woodard and Roby Woodard; and one half sister: Ruth Icenhour and a brother-in-law: Joe Williams.


DEWARD B. BLEVINS
Posted June 18, 2014
Deward B. Blevins, age 88, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Johnson County Community Hospital. He was born on January 19, 1926 to the late Bryan and Virgie Blevins Johnson. In addition to his parents, Deward was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Neine Garland Blevins; a sister, Noreen Greene and a granddaughter, Jessica Blevins.


Essie Juanita Payne Goode
Posted June 18, 2014
Essie Juanita Payne Goode died on June 9th, 2014, almost 93 years old, after a long courageous battle with leukemia and other severe respiratory problems.


JOSEPHINE W. DAWSON
Posted June 18, 2014
Josephine Dawson, age 75, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. She was born on May 28, 1939 to the late George and Katie Langston Welch. In addition to her parents, Josephine was preceded in death by her first husband of 26 years, LeRoy Floyd, her second husband of four years, Dennis Dawson; a son, Millard Tedder; brothers: Merill Welch and Dickie Welch and a grandchild, Devin DuPerry.


ROBIN A. STANLEY
Posted June 18, 2014
Robin A. Stanley, age 42, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on May 10, 1972 in Carter County to Wallace “Bum” Stout and Sue Cardwell Stout.


Betty Jo Church Lawrence
Posted June 11, 2014
Mrs. Betty Jo Church Lawrence, age 71, of Tater Hill Road, Zionville, passed away Friday morning, June 6, 2014 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Born November 16, 1942 in Watauga County she was a daughter of the late Enoch and Josephine Hicks Church. Betty was of the Baptist faith and was retired from ASU.


Deward B. Blevins
Posted June 11, 2014
Deward B. Blevins, age 88, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Johnson County Community Hospital. He was born on January 19, 1926 to the late Bryan and Virgie Blevins Johnson. In addition to his parents, Deward was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Neine Garland Blevins; a sister, Noreen Greene and a granddaughter, Jessica Blevins.


George W. Hodge
Posted June 11, 2014
George W. Hodge, age 78, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Johnson County on February 22, 1936 to the late Stacey Edgar Hodge and Jessie Vaught Hodge. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by a brother, Stacey Edgar Hodge, Jr; and a half-brother, Jerry Younce.


Grant E. Thomas
Posted June 11, 2014
Grant E. Thomas, age 92, of Zionville, NC passed away in Watauga Medical Center on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was born July 3, 1921 to the late Wiley Thomas and Nora C. Norris Thomas. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. His hobbies included farming, horses, raising cattle and he especially loved his tractor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hassie Virginia May Thomas, and five brothers: Fred, Raymond, Bill, Sherman and Mack Thomas.


James Roscoe "Buck" Stout
Posted June 11, 2014
James Roscoe ‘Buck’ Stout, age 93, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on September 9, 1920 to the late Thomas G. and Minnie B. Davis Stout. In addition to his parents, Buck was preceded in death by his sisters: Cora, Susan M. and Venia Ann and brothers: Frank, Claude, William, Stacy, Elbert, Eugene and Clay Stout.


BETTY SUE CHURCH
Posted June 4, 2014
Betty Sue Church, age 62, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014. She was born on April 11, 1952 in West Virginia to the late Henry and Effie Burrell. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by a brother, Henry David Burrell.


CHRISTOPHER ROBERT ELLER
Posted June 4, 2014
“Chris” Eller, age 26, of 251 Wilson Lane, Mountain City, TN passed away at his residence Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Chris was born in Sarasota, Florida May 5, 1988 to the late Clarence Robert Eller, who passed away in 2005. He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Jean Spaulding and paternal grandparents, Clarence and Virginia Carlson Eller. He is survived by his mother, Judith Lynn Eller. He was Co-Manager of Food Country and a big Florida Gator fan. His hobbies were riding motorcycles, reading, collecting guns and playing his guitar.


JIMMY DALE CROWDER
Posted June 4, 2014
Jimmy Dale Crowder, age 72, of 207 Crowder Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC after a brief illness. He was born December 21, 1941 to the late, Manley M. Crowder and Ella Warren Crowder. He was also preceded in death by nine sisters and nine brothers: Bertha May Crowder, Tina Opal Pardue, Edna Viola Crowder, Beulah Vada Crowder, Edith Pauleen Crowder, Pauleen Crowder Greear, Trilla Crowder Norris, Mamie Crowder Adams and Dorothy Crowder Pardue, Clyde Crowder, Clarence Crowder, Otis Crowder, Orville Crowder, Wayne Crowder, Ernest Ray Crowder, Harold G. Crowder, Kermit Crowder and Delmar Crowder.


PHILLIP WAYNE MULLINS
Posted June 4, 2014
Phillip Mullins, age 55, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014. He was born on November 17, 1958 in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Chesley Bowden Mullins and Elsie Miller Garrett. In addition to his parents, Phil was preceded in death by his first and second wives, Elizabeth Mullins and Sherian Mullins; uncle, Kenneth Miller, and cousins: Jim Phillippi and Bob Phillippi.


REBECCA JANE PERKINS
Posted June 4, 2014
Rebecca Jane Perkins, age 53, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on August 29, 1960 to the late Charlie and Blanche Hartman Dunn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Jimmy Dunn and Dale Dunn.


Charlie Schmidt
Posted May 28, 2014
CHARLIE SCHMIDT


Margaret Josphenine Meade
Posted May 28, 2014
Margaret “Jo” Josephine Tester Meade, age 79, of 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, TN passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 after a lengthy illness. She was born June18, 1934 to Henry Clay and Nellie Raydell Neatherly Tester. Her family moved to Kingsport, TN and she graduated from Lynn View High School in 1952. She then married and traveled as a military wife for 20 years. The family settled in Mountain City after retirement. She was Nutritional Manager for the Johnson County High School for several years.


Mattie Vurble Tester Winebarger
Posted May 28, 2014
MATTIE VURBLE TESTER WINEBARGER


Peggie Anne Musick
Posted May 28, 2014
Peggie Anne Musick, age 76, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Indian Path Medical Center. She was born on January 3, 1938 to the late Fletcher and Hazel Gentry Hutchins. In addition to her parents, Peggie was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Ray ‘Ralph’ Musick and a son, Brady Kenneth Musick.


Reba Genry
Posted May 28, 2014
REBA GENTRY


Toll W. Lewis
Posted May 28, 2014
. Lewis, age 81, of Mountain City, TN, crossed over peacefully on Monday, May 26, 2014 in Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was born in Shouns, TN (Forge Creek) to the late D.C. and Inez Smith Lewis. In addition to his parents, Toll was preceded in death by sisters, Ruby Graybeal and Ruth Lewis; brothers, Bruce and Dana Lewis; sisters-in-law, Willa Dean Lewis and Hope Madron Payne; brothers-in-law, Wilson Graybeal, John Madron, Marion Payne, and Gene Treadway, and by a nephew David Lewis.


ANGELA LAURLEEN LEWIS OLLINGER
Posted May 21, 2014
Angela Laurleen Lewis Ollinger, age 45, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Pine Ridge Nursing Home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on June 8, 1968 to Doris Ann Arnold Lewis and the late Dexter Lewis. In addition to her father, Angela was preceded in death by a grandchild, Brandon Lee George; nieces: Heather Buchanan, Sylvia Latham and a great niece, Lexi Buchanan.


BETTY ANNA MAINS
Posted May 21, 2014
Betty Anna Mains, age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on December 3, 1929 to the late Robert and Velmer Imogene Huggins Barker. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Mains Sr.; sisters: Eleanor Reece, Rebecca Rankins, Evelyn Pennington; brother, Robert Barker; grandson, Robert Shawn Boudle and great grandchildren: Alexis Mains and Hunter Mains.


GERVIS GREENWELL
Posted May 21, 2014
Gervis Greenwell, age 83, of Butler, Tennessee, went to be with his Savior on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born on November 23, 1930 in Fremont, Virginia to the late Anderson Dewey Greenwell and the late Roxie Jane Cowan Greenwell. In addition to his parents, Gervis was preceded in death by two sisters: Margaret Cardenia and Jean Swafford and six brothers: Haggie, James, Carl, Bruce, Bob and Lon Greenwell.


MATTHEW JOSEPH HELMS
Posted May 21, 2014
Matthew Joseph Helms, age 42, of 816 Hill Avenue, Butler, TN passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his residence. He was born August 23, 1971 to Howard Frank and Judith A. Helms nee Dase. Matthew was a mechanic and loved working with the Boy Scouts. His real passion was his involvement with the Steel Soldiers and making his cast iron peach cobbler. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Edward and June Dase, and paternal grandparents, Howard Helms and Rose Straka.


MICHAEL PATRICK WILSON
Posted May 21, 2014
Michael Patrick Wilson, age 38, of Mountain City, Tennessee, was received Home by his Lord on Sunday, May 11, 2014. He was born on September 28, 1975 to Patty Reece Watson and the late Edwin Michael Wilson. In addition to his father, Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mack and Dorothy Reece and his paternal grandparents, R.J. and Della Mae Wilson.


ELLA JEAN LEWIS
Posted May 14, 2014
Ella Jean Lewis, age 78, 1292 Stage Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.


FRANK D. LOGGINS
Posted May 14, 2014
Frank D. Loggins, age 80, of 1603 Bristol Caverns Road, Bristol, Tennessee passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Greystone Health Care Center after an extended illness. He was born January 23, 1934 in Johnson County, Tennessee, to the late Clint Loggins and Mary Pleasant Loggins. He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Jarrett Loggins, Murr Loggins and Elmer Loggins and a sister: Beatrice Jordan. He had worked for Frizzell Construction Company, Bristol, Tennessee. He loved sitting at the lake and park.


ROBERT G. ‘BOB’ DODGION, JR.
Posted May 14, 2014
“To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the cause for which we fought; to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier’s good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles he loved and which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations.”


SAVANNAH ROSE INMAN
Posted May 14, 2014
Savannah Rose Inman, 19, Whiteville, NC, died Friday May 2, 2014. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 5 at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn. Final rites were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 6 at the funeral home with Revs. David Watts and Chris Hardee officiating.


Charles J. Bradley
Posted May 7, 2014
CHARLES J. BRADLEY


Evelyn J. Pennington
Posted May 7, 2014
EVELYN V. PENNINGTON


Mary Nell Phillips
Posted May 7, 2014
MARY NELL PHILLIPS


Ruby Blanch Thomas
Posted May 7, 2014
RUBY BLANCH THOMAS


Barry Christopher Garland
Posted April 30, 2014
BARRY CHRISTOPHER GARLAND


Charles Robert Simpson
Posted April 30, 2014
CHARLES ROBERT


James Albert Snyder
Posted April 30, 2014
JAMES ALBERT SNYDER


John Alexander Mulcavage
Posted April 30, 2014
JOHN ALEXANDER


Gary Lee Furches
Posted April 23, 2014
GARY LEE FURCHES


Harold B. Wilson
Posted April 23, 2014
HAROLD B. WILSON


James Danny 'Rabbit' Shupe
Posted April 23, 2014
AMES DANNY ‘RABBIT’ SHUPE


Juanita Mae Brown
Posted April 23, 2014
JUANITA MAE BROWN


Marilyn Ruth Baird Vaught
Posted April 23, 2014
Marilyn Ruth Baird Vaught, age 78, of 217 Piney Ave, Piney Flats, TN passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born September 29, 1935 to the late Byron Baird and Myra Buchanan Baird. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edgar Vaught; brothers: Byron Dean (Denver) Baird and Charles Joseph (Jody) Baird; and a brother-in-law: Ernest (Gib) Barlow. Marilyn was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. She enjoyed antiquing, gardening and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Marilyn was a wonder mother, “Mem” and devoted sister and friend. She was employed at Kennemetal for 22 years.


Mary Frances Adams "Fran" Pardue
Posted April 23, 2014
MARY FRANCES ADAMS “FRAN” PARDUE


Shelly (Dot) Alice Keating
Posted April 23, 2014
SHELLY (DOT) ALICE


DAYTON RAY PAYNE
Posted April 16, 2014
Dayton Ray Payne, age 78, of Mountain City, went home to be with his Lord, on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at his residence. He was born on December 7, 1935 to the late James Dayton Payne and Eunice Curd Payne. In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by a special grandson, Kevin James (Jake) Cable, infant brother, Robert Smith Payne, and a sister, Jolene Payne Stout.


FRED MORRIS ANDERSON
Posted April 16, 2014
Fred Morris Anderson, 92, was born to Milton and Maggie Goins Anderson on January 22, 1922 in Mountain City, Tenn. He departed this life on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center.


GEORGE ALBERT WALTERS
Posted April 16, 2014
George Albert Walters, age 68, of Mountain City, TN passed away at his residence Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was the son of the late Otto K. Walters and Angelina A. Walters. George was a member of First Christian Church where he made funnel cakes for their block party. Also, he was formerly a Joy Bus driver for Coventry Hills Church of Christ in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. His hobbies included fishing and ham radios. George was a US Army veteran having served during the Vietnam era. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Jimmy and Sonny Walters.


MABEL GREENE MILLER
Posted April 16, 2014
Mabel Greene Miller, age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, crossed over peacefully to her new home on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Waiting to meet her was her heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, her parents, Clay and Dora Greene, her husband of 51 years, Max Miller, her son, Dean Miller, her sisters-In-law, Mary Lou Reece and Martha Jean Greene, brother-in-law, Howard Dancey.


BETTY ANN ELLIS
Posted April 9, 2014
Betty Ann Ellis, age 71 passed away Monday March 31, 2014.


BILLY JOE BLACKBURN
Posted April 9, 2014
Billy Joe Blackburn, age 59, of Mountain City, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born February 23, 1955 in New London, PA to the late Roy and Georgia Wyatt Blackburn. Billy lived in Lancaster County, PA for most of his life, but had moved to Mountain City in 1990. In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by brothers Larry Blackburn and Carl Blackburn.


DARIUS ‘D.C.’ FORRESTER
Posted April 9, 2014
Darius ‘D.C.’ Forrester, age 93, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday morning, April 5, 2014 at the Mountain City Care Center. D.C. was born on July 8, 1920 to the late Andrew Johnson Forrester and Lola Katherine Gentry Forrester. In addition to his parents, D.C. was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Ruby Lois Wilson Forrester in 1989; sisters Flo Simpson, Lucy Gentry, Georgia Shutt and Faye Gentry; two brothers: Ray Forrester and John Forrester.


HERMAN SHOEMAKE
Posted April 9, 2014
Herman Shoemake, age 77, of 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, TN passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Mountain City Care Center. He was born June 8, 1936 to the late Roby and Flora Huggins Shoemake. Herman loved fishing, drinking his coffee and reading his Bible. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters: Thelma Eastridge, Edna Blevins, Dorothy Graybeal, Stella Osborne and Elsie Airs; brothers Wayne Shoemake, Worth Shoemake and Spencer Shoemake.


LAURA “JUNE” HUTCHINSON
Posted April 9, 2014
Laura “June” Hutchinson, age 82, of 176 Hutchinson Road, Shady Valley, TN passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014 in Mountain City Care Center. She was born June 16, 1931 to the late Oren Campbell and Minnie Campbell. June was a member of Harmon Chapel Christian Church. Her hobbies included “collections”, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, and she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Home Demonstration Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.


ROBERT EDWARD SEALS
Posted April 9, 2014
Robert Edward Seals, age 60, of Trade, TN, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born August 7, 1953 in Kingsport, TN and had lived in Johnson County for many years. He was a US Army veteran and was a combat veteran having served in the Vietnam War. Ed was a man who truly loved being outdoors, loved hunting and fishing, spending time with his family, loved being with people, and will be remembered by his friends as someone who loved to talk and laugh with them.


BARBARA HEDGES BISHOP
Posted April 2, 2014
Barbara Hedges Bishop, age 69, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on July 19, 1944 to the late Cleo and Goldie Clark Hedges. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded death by an infant son, Cleo M. Bishop; a brother, Richard Hedges and a nephew, Jimmy Fettenger.


GEORGE WARREN CAMPBELL
Posted April 2, 2014
George Warren Campbell, 84, Butler, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. A native of Butler, he was a son of the late George Clifford “Bud” and Ruby Kyte Campbell. George served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After the war he moved to Indiana where he worked as a painter. One of his painting jobs was at Notre Dame University. While in Indiana he enjoyed playing golf. When he returned to Butler he bought, in 1970, Lakecrest Service Station and Grill and operated it until 1995 when he had to sell due to his health. In his later years, he enjoyed riding around and talking with his friends. George was a member of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church, a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post 2166, Elizabethton, a member of the Elizabethton Moose Lodge and was a lifetime member of the Elizabethton Elks Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Carolyn Sue Campbell, October 22, 1977 and by two sisters: Edith Raderstorf and Earlene Riggs.


HARVEY KING ‘H.K.’ FOWLER
Posted April 2, 2014
Harvey King ‘H.K.’ Fowler, age 87, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.


KAREN JEANETTE GRAHAM
Posted April 2, 2014
Karen Jeanette Graham, age 58, of Knoxville, formerly of Mountain City TN, passed on Thursday, March 27, 2014.


KENNETH LUKE HOLDEN
Posted April 2, 2014
Kenneth Luke Holden, age 49, of 111 Leonard Lane, Hampton, TN passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014. He was the son of Jennie Sheets Lawson of Mountain City, TN and William Burl Holden. His hobbies included hunting, working on cars and computers. He was preceded in death by one brother, William Mark Holden, and one sister, Ruby Ann Holden.


MARY ELIZABETH ‘LIZZIE’ HICKS FARMER PRESNELL
Posted April 2, 2014
Mary Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Hicks Farmer Presnell, age 84, of Boone, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation. Born October 8, 1929 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Calvin and Minnie Harmon Hicks. Ms. Lizzie was a member of Clarks Creek Baptist Church. She was devoted to loving and raising her family, and for a time, was employed at TRW.


BESSIE TAYLOR
Posted March 26, 2014
Bessie Taylor age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Onnie Guy and Sally Eggers Guy. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church and she enjoyed playing bingo, flowers and gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Taylor, in 1996; four brothers: Bill, Burney, Ernest and Conn Guy; two sisters: Hazel Greene and Sophia Cornett.


BILL GENTRY
Posted March 26, 2014
Bill Gentry, age 71, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on November 8, 1942 to the late Walter and Lura Widener Gentry. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Roberts.


JUDY ANN WATSON
Posted March 26, 2014
Judy Ann Watson, age 66, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at her home. She was born on August 21, 1947 to the late Ray Church and Angie Pauline Elkins Church.


LLOYD BLAINE LIPFORD
Posted March 26, 2014
Lloyd Blaine Lipford, age 78, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his companion and eight children. He was born in Shouns, Tennessee on July 20, 1935 to the late Estel and Nellie Lipford. He was of the Protestant Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Roma Jean Eggers Lipford and two brothers, Coy Wayne Lipford and Estel Harold Lipford.


MARY LEE WALSH
Posted March 26, 2014
Mary Lee Walsh, age 67, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Watauga Medical Center. She was born on March 15, 1947 to the late Willie and Octavia Royal Stanley. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by three brothers: Vance Stanley, Blaine Stanley and Bill Stanley.


RUBY ALZENIA GENTRY
Posted March 26, 2014
Ruby A. Gentry, age 91, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee passed away on Thursday March 20, 2014 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Doss and Lura Widener Doss. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur W. Gentry and a daughter, Wanda Jean Gentry; also a sister, Lucille Doss Thomas and husband Roy Thomas, Sr.; brothers, Roy Doss, Sr. and Raymond Doss and wife, Vella Gentry Doss.


James Glendell "Jim" Norris
Posted March 19, 2014
James Glendell “Jim” Norris, age 73, of 147 Dogwood Ave, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Friday March 14, 2014 at the Johnson County Community Hospital. Jim was born June 10, 1940 in Butler, Tennessee to the late Haskell Norris and Blanche Elliott Norris. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Edwin Norris. Jim was a barber for 43 years and a former owner of Sanco Drug Store and Jim’s Barber Shop. He was a United States Army Veteran, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #79, former Alderman for the Town of Mountain City, a member of Roans Creek Masonic Lodge #679, a Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Mason, a charter member of the Jericho Temple and a member of the Johnson County Shrine Club. He was also a member of the Roan Creek Baptist Church. Jim loved bluegrass music, playing the banjo, and the bass and antique cars.


Jon William Bell
Posted March 19, 2014
JON WILLIAM BELL


Lew Bob Malone
Posted March 19, 2014
Lew Bob Malone Jr. age 61, of 350 Bear Paw Lane, Mountain City, TN passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 6, 1953 in Jacksonville, FL. to the late Lewis Malone Sr. and Ruth Starke, Malone. He was a Master Craftsman and his hobbies included, Flying Airplanes, Drawing, Astronomy, Astrology and Bird watching. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife and a brother Ricky Malone.


Robert J. Osborne
Posted March 19, 2014
Robert J. Osborne, age 86, of 341 Ivy Branch Road, Creston, NC passed away Saturday March 1, 2014 at the Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center Boone, NC. He was born in Ashe County, NC. on September 1, 1928 to the late Kelly Emmerson Osborne and Dessie Roark Osborne. He was a member of the Rock Creek Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday School teacher. His hobbies included reading.


WILLIAM FLANNAGAN
Posted March 19, 2014
William Russell “Billy” Flannagan, Sr., 74, of Mechanicsville, passed away December 26, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shelby; and is survived by two children, Linda Nye (Danny) and William R. “Bill” Flannagan, Jr.; two grandchildren, Gary and Travis Nye; four brothers, John “Johnny” Walter, Clyde and Ernest Flannagan; two sisters, Arline Massey and Virginia Hollins; wife of three years, Larnie M. Flannagan; and her son, Bruce French (Sharon); as well as several nieces, nephews and other family members. After retiring with 34 years of service from Babcock & Philips, Billy then worked for several years at Automotive Rebuilders.


DEBRA JOAN BROWN
Posted March 12, 2014
Debra “Deb” J. Brown, age 59, of 262 Reece Hill Rd, Mountain City, TN passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at her residence. She was a former employee of Timberland Shoe Plant. She was born January 5, 1955 to Hugh Walker and the late Lena Kate Walker. Her hobbies were cooking and reading and she was a member of Locust Gap Baptist Church and a former Sunday school teacher.


EDITH POTTER
Posted March 12, 2014
Edith Potter, age 77, of 2399 Campbell Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. She was born September 10, 1936 to the late Charlie Anderson and Altie Moody Anderson. Edith was a member of Victory Chapel Cowboy Church and her hobbies included gardening, flowers, quilting and she loved being a mother, grandmother and homemaker. Edith also worked in the cafeteria worker at JCHS for a number of years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband James Lester Garland; her second husband Truman Potter; a son Danny Curtis Garland; a grandson Richie Garland; one great grandson Dominique Garland; sisters Clara Lunceford, Inez Shell and Cathleen Arnold; brothers: Norman Anderson, John Anderson, Jim Anderson and Raymond Anderson.


EDWIN R. CASEY
Posted March 12, 2014
Edwin R. Casey, age 78, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 following a lengthy illness. He was born September 29, 1935 to the late William Robert Casey and Jenny Eleanor Underwood Casey. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Trudy Mutter Casey and a sister, Phyllis Byers.


J.D. BLEVINS
Posted March 12, 2014
Mr. J.D. Blevins, age 85, of 4340 Taylors Valley Road, Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tennessee. J. D. was born February 23, 1929 in Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee to the late Della Cole Blevins and Wesley James Blevins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Blevins, in 1987 and ten brothers and sisters. Mr. Blevins was a U. S. Army veteran having served in Korea and was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was lifelong member of State Line Baptist Church and a graduate of Damascus High School. He was an original member of Gee Haw portraying Junior Samples character. His hobbies included bluegrass music, singing and farming. Also, he was a member of the VFW and American Legion.


JOHN HOWARD BURROW, JR.
Posted March 12, 2014
John Howard Burrow, Jr., age 64, of San Antonio, TX and formerly of Mountain City, TN passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in San Antonio, TX. He was the son of the late John Burrow, Sr. and Pauline Burrow. John was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served in Libya and Germany. He was of the Baptist faith and was an active member of Bethany Baptist Church while living in Tennessee. He was a 35-year employee of Burling Industries. John loved spending time with his grandbabies, gardening, meeting people and exploring. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Charles Burrow.


NANCY BOYD
Posted March 12, 2014
Nancy Boyd, age 69, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at her residence. She was born on January 24, 1945 to the late Everett and Lula Brown. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by two husbands, Louis White and Wiley Boyd; son-in-law Larry Lehman and sisters Iva Gremsley, Sue Ritchie and Sylvia Brown.


PAULINE RICHARDS
Posted March 12, 2014
Pauline Richards, 86, formerly of 455 Parker Street in St. Mary’s, OH died 1:00 p.m. Thursday February 27, 2014 at Hearthstone Health Center in Round Rock, TX.


WAYNE GORSLINE
Posted March 12, 2014
Wayne Gorsline, age 69, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on May 28, 1944 to the late Bob and Lucille Pennington Gorsline. In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Shelby Jean Miller Gorsline and a daughter, Connie Sue Gorsline.


HELEN SHORE ATWOOD DE LA RIGAUDIERE
Posted March 5, 2014
Helen Shore Atwood de la Rigaudiere, age 87, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on June 12, 1926 to the late William Walter Shore and Mamie Andrews Shore. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband Guy de la Rigaudiere; five sisters and three brothers.


JOHN MARSHALL FIELDS
Posted March 5, 2014
John Marshall Fields, age 82, of Grace Terrace Drive, Granite Falls, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Frye Regional Medical Center. He was born December 3, 1931 in Ashe County to the late William Marshall and Flossie Nichols Fields. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.


MARY SHIRLEY PRICE
Posted March 5, 2014
Mary Shirley Price, 76 of West Grove, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at home after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Daniel C. Price Jr. She was born on October 28, 1937 in Mountain City, Tennessee, the daughter of Charles Parsons and Cora Ethel Ellis. She was a beloved mother and homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Jane Maxwell. She raised Mary Jane’s children, Melissa Maxwell and Chase Hallman as her own. She is survived by two sons, Daniel C. Price III and James Allen Price both of West Grove, Pennsylvania and five daughters, Wilma Lee Jones, Joyce Ann Mayo, Lorrie Lynn Thompson all from West Grove, Pennsylvania and Janice Alethea McVaugh Price of Atlantic, Pennsylvania, and Stephanie Lynn Price of Butler Tennessee. She is also survived by her brother, Joe Baxter Parsons of Nottingham, Pennsylvania and 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and many who called her “Mom.” A graveside service was held on Tuesday, March 4th at 2:00 PM at Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Township. After the service there were refreshments served at the Avondale Fire Hall.


WILLIAM C. “BILL” TOLLIVER
Posted March 5, 2014
William C. “Bill” Tolliver, Sr., age 83, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center, following an extended illness. Mr. Tolliver was born in Sevier County to the late E.B. and Martha Rogers Tolliver.


ESTEL “E.G.” KIRBY
Posted February 26, 2014
Estel “E.G.” Kirby, age 86, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tennessee. Mr. Kirby was born in Mable, North Carolina to the late Oscar and Bitha Roberts Kirby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Stout Kirby, on February 19, 2009; two sisters, Velma Atwood and Ina Richardson; and four brothers, Vance, Victor, Ed and Dearl Kirby.


JEWEL ARNOLD
Posted February 26, 2014
Jewel Arnold, age 62, of 5856 Big Dry Run Road, Butler TN passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 20, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Floyd Cable and Ellen Dishman Cable. Jewel was of the Baptist faith and her hobbies included flowers and gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy and Bobby Cable. She was employed by Mountain City Care Center and was also a caregiver for many years in Tennessee and North Carolina.


NANCY ‘NANNIE’ WILSON STOUT
Posted February 26, 2014
Nancy ‘Nannie’ Wilson Stout, age 94, of Lenoir, NC, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Shaire Center Nursing Home in Lenoir, NC. Nannie was born on February 16, 1920 in Trade, TN to the late Marvin and Freida Parks Wilson. In addition to her parents, Nannie was preceded in death by her husband John Kelly Stout; daughters: Mary Jo Stout Lovette and Nancy Karen Stout; four sisters, and four brothers. Nannie loved gardening and caring for her family.


“TINY” DANIEL WILSON
Posted February 26, 2014
“Tiny” Daniel Shane Wilson, age 52, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away after a lengthy illness. Dan was the son of the late Gar B. Wilson and Paris Sunshine Powell Wilson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Buddy Harold Wilson. Dan taught Math at Johnson County High School for 21 years and was Vice Principal for three years before going to Northeast Correctional Center Complex as Principal for two years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner. Dan was a member of Shouns United Methodist church and had attended Calvary Baptist Church.


Bernard L. Cowan
Posted February 19, 2014
BERNARD L. COWAN


Beryl Cowan
Posted February 19, 2014


Betty Stout Walker
Posted February 19, 2014
BETTY STOUT WALKER


Danny Glenn Pass, SR
Posted February 19, 2014
DANNY GLENN PASS SR.


K. Scott Borum
Posted February 19, 2014
K. SCOTT BORUM


Terri Hope "Weezie" Burgess
Posted February 19, 2014
TERRI HOPE “WEEZIE” BURGESS


B. K. ‘BUD’ MOUNT
Posted February 12, 2014
B.K. ‘Bud’ Mount passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014. He was born on January 2, 1933 in Mountain City, Tennessee, the son of the late Wiley Brown Mount and the late Mary Hamilton Vaught Mount. He attended Johnson County High School and graduated from Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Bud attended the University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University before joining the family business.


CAROL SUE HUTCHINSON
Posted February 12, 2014
Carol Sue Hutchinson, age 56, of Bristol, Tennessee, was called home by her heavenly Father on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 28, 1957 to Jane Hutchinson and the late Robert Glen Hutchinson. In addition to her father, Carol was preceded in death by a special niece, Jessica Blevins.


Charles Odell Wallace
Posted February 12, 2014
Charles Odell Wallace, age 75, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 7, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 18, 1938 to the late Alex and Helen Eller Wallace. In addition to his parents, Odell was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Wallace.


DANNY GLENN PASS SR.
Posted February 12, 2014
Danny Glenn Pass Sr., age 62, of Butler, Tennessee, went home to be with his heavenly Father on Sunday, February 9, 2014. He was born on April 4, 1951 to the late Ida Isabell Pass Forrester and Paul Pass. In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by a brother, James ‘Jim’ Pass and granddaughter, Shana Marie Vanover.


DENNIS W. CABLE
Posted February 12, 2014
Dennis W. Cable, 90, of Evansville departed this world for a better one on, Friday, February 7, 2014.


CLARA JEANETTE HARTLEY WHITE
Posted February 5, 2014
Clara Jeanette Hartley White, age 92, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Watauga Medical Center. She was born May 12, 1921 in Carter County to the late John A. Hartley and Ruth Ellen Smith Hartley. In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Clark B. White; sister, Charlotte R. Hartley; and a brother, Sherman Hartley.


RAYMOND C. ARNOLD
Posted February 5, 2014
Raymond C. Arnold, age 68, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on August 9, 1945 to the late Herman and Edna Howard Arnold.


RUTH DUGGER
Posted February 5, 2014
Ruth Dugger, age 69, of Butler, TN passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at Johnson County Community Hospital following an extended illness. She was born March 19, 1944 to the late Herbert and Bonnie Banner Miller. She was a member of Elk Mills Christian Church and her hobbies included cooking, gardening and canning. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: E. C. Miller and Roger Miller and one sister: Dorothy Hazelwood.


SANDRA KAY SNYDER HARPER
Posted February 5, 2014
Sandra Kay Snyder Harper, age 57, of Texas City, TX and formerly of Mountain City, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Texas. She was born October 18, 1956 to the late Frank and Annice Shupe Snyder. She enjoyed working puzzles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Jane Snyder.


TIMOTHY “TIM” COX
Posted February 5, 2014
Timothy “Tim” Cox, age 47, of 1082 Albert and Maggie Lane, Creston, North Carolina went to be with the Lord, on Wednesday January 29, 2014 at the Watauga Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 3, 1966 in Ashe County N.C. to the late Carl Cox and Irene Eldreth Cox of Mountain City, TN. His hobbies were riding four wheelers, horseback riding, and farming and cattle. Tim was a member of Gillespie Community Church


“BUCK” WILLIAM RAY MCFADDEN
Posted February 5, 2014
“Buck” William Ray McFadden went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 2, 2014. William is preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Sturgill McFadden; a daughter, Dorothy McFadden; his mother, Dorothy Mains; his dad, William “little pop pop” McFadden; his father, Edward Couram Jr.; his stepfather, Ralph Mains; a half brother, Donald Couram; a half sister, Tammy Rushton; and a sister, Roseann Canter; niece, Brenda Sloan; a dog, Gizzy and a cat, Socks.


DENNIS GEORGE OTIS
Posted January 29, 2014
Dennis George Otis, 64, of Cape Coral FL, formerly of Mountain City TN, died on January 12, 2014, in hospice. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Connelly, of IN. He is survived by his wife, Jan Riley, of Cape Coral FL; his two sons of NC; one step-son of NC; his father, one brother, and one sister, all of IN; and one brother of CT; and many extended family.


Kate Curd Hicks
Posted January 29, 2014
Kate Curd Hicks, age 77, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Claude S. Curd and Ava M. Roark Curd. Kate was a member of First Christian Church. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, flowers and especially enjoyed her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Randy Hicks and a brother-in-law, Ernest Fritts.


MURREL BLY WALTON
Posted January 29, 2014
Murrel Bly Walton, age 77, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at her residence. She was born on July 17, 1936 to the late David and Mabel Severt Smith. In addition to her parents, Murrel was preceded in death by her husband, Boy Walton and a sister, Pinkie Cochran.


SHELTON FRANKLIN WOOD
Posted January 29, 2014
Shelton Franklin Wood, 83, of 3308 Hampton, TN formerly of Copperhead Hollow Road, Mountain City, went on to be with the Lord at his residence 1-27-14. Shelton was born April 27, 1930 to Perry and Maggie Arnold Wood in Harnett County, North Carolina. He was the devoted husband of Virginia Ann Wood for the last 54 years.


Barbara Warren Wilson
Posted January 22, 2014
Barbara Warren Wilson, age 74, formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the home of her son in Newark, Delaware. She was born September 12, 1939 to the late Edgar Warren and Ruth Tester Warren. She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel E. Wilson in 2011; grandson Christopher Wilson in 1998 and a sister Rosa Lee Warren. She was a homemaker, music teacher, choir director, loved gardening, worked with Hale Ministries and Disaster Relief Association and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.


Daniel B. Proffit, Sr.
Posted January 22, 2014
Daniel B. Proffitt, Sr. passed on from natural causes in his home Saturday, January 18. Born in Shauns, Tennessee (now know as Mountain City), he was the son of Fred and Glady’s Simcox-Proffitt. He was married to Evelyn A. Proffitt for 54 loving years until her passing in 2009.


Deborah "Kathy" Evans
Posted January 22, 2014
After an extended illness Deborah “Kathy” Evans, age 51, of Wartburg, TN and for¬merly of Mountain City, TN went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father Claude Brown and mother Betty Mae Flannegan Brown and one brother George Brown.


JC Wilson
Posted January 22, 2014
JC Wilson, age 75, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on September 2, 1938 to the late Dan and Eliza Wilson. In addition to his parents, JC was preceded in death by sisters: Hazel Wilson and Ruby Forrester and brothers: Fred, Arthur, Edgar ‘Shorty’, Boyd and Ray Wilson.


John "Hippie" Dutton
Posted January 22, 2014
John “Hippie” Dutton, age 67, 1420 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, TN passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 after a brief illness. Mr. Dutton was a Vietnam Veteran having served two tours in the U.S. Army. He was born December 17, 1946 in Akron, OH to John Everette Dutton II and Doris Wurts Dut¬ton. He was of the Lutheran faith and he enjoyed fishing, hunting and bluegrass music. He was preceded in death by his wife Jacqueline Dutton.


Mamie Adalee Crowder Adams
Posted January 22, 2014
Mamie Adalee Crowder Adams, 88, entered into her eternal peace Saturday morning, January 18, 2014. Surrounded by her loving family, she took her final journey home into the presence of her Savior and family waiting for her at Heaven’s gates.


Mary Ellen Brown
Posted January 22, 2014
Mary Ellen Brown, age 94, of Mountain City, TN went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Mountain City Care Center. She was born May 22, 1919 to the late Millard Jethro Hammons and Mattie Virginia Stewart Hammons. She was a home¬maker and a lifelong resident of Johnson County. In addi¬tion to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Brown, by her son, Albert Brown, and by sisters Gladys Arnold and Marie Hall. Mrs. Brown was a member of Hammons Chapel Christian Church. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, reading, and especially enjoyed word search puzzles.


BILLY JOE ‘BILL’ CLAWSON
Posted January 15, 2014
Billy Joe ‘Bill’ Clawson, age 65, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was born on March 28, 1948 to the late McKinley and Maude Dillinger Clawson. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his late wife, Rebecca Montine Clawson; sisters: Wanda Clawson, Mollie Whaley and Ann Gentry and brothers Homer Clawson and Paul Clawson.


DANNY K. ALLEN
Posted January 15, 2014
Danny K. Allen, age 64, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 12, 2014. He was born on February 16, 1949 to Markieta Grindstaff Allen and the late Troy Allen. In addition to his father, Danny was preceded in death by a special uncle, Coy K. Allen.


DOROTHY MARIE GARLAND
Posted January 15, 2014
Dorothy Marie Garland, born February 15, 1947, passed away peacefully in Kingsport, Tennessee on January 10, 2014.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Ambrose Garland and Virginia Greer Garland of the Dewey community.  She leaves behind two brothers: John Thomas Garland (Betty) and Donald Robert Garland (Susan); two sisters: Mary Ann Patterson (Larry) and Caroline Sue Dickson (Royal), as well as many nieces and nephews: Traci Smith, Tricia Thacker, Mark Garland, Maria Murphy, Dawn Benthall, Christian Patterson, Joshua Patterson, Amy Smith, and Megan Lindsey; several aunts, uncles, cousins and great nieces and nephews.


JIM KOENIG
Posted January 15, 2014
Jim Koenig, 67, died December 30, 2013 at 5:48am and, is now in Heaven. He was born an only child in Richmond, Virginia and moved to Mountain City in 2008. He served 20 years in the U.S. Army retiring in 1984 as a First Sergeant. In the 1960’s and 70’s he was paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell and later volunteered for duty in Vietnam, serving in the 75th Airborne Rangers.


LAYTON DOLLAR
Posted January 15, 2014
Layton Dollar, age 72, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with his heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on November 9, 1941 to the late Arie and Rose Dollar. In addition to his parents, Layton was preceded in death by his brother, J.C. Dollar and his special friend and father-in-law, Jim Winters.


LILY NICHOLE CANTER
Posted January 15, 2014
Lily Nichole Canter, infant daughter of Michael Canter and Amy Dieffenbacher, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 5, 2014. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Randall Dieffenbacher.


LUCY H. PAYNE
Posted January 15, 2014
Lucy H. Payne, age 91, of 5241 Hwy 421 South, Mountain City, TN passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Lucy was born December 23, 1922 in Shouns, Tennessee to the late William Bynum Payne and Ollie Potter Payne. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three sisters: Frieda Payne, Carrie Taylor and Elsie Nichols; as well as a brother; Shelton Payne. Lucy was a member of Nelsons Chapel Baptist Church and she loved reading.


MARY JO LIPFORD
Posted January 15, 2014
Mary “Jo” Lipford, age 85, 2480 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 after a brief illness. She was born December 16, 1928 to the late Joe Allen Cooper and Flora Woodson Cooper. Jo was a member of Liberty Christian Church. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Ray B. Lipford; one sister: Eunice Pearson and one brother: Elvis Perry Cooper.


VIRGINIA ‘MAUDE’ BUNTON
Posted January 15, 2014
Virginia ‘Maude’ Bunton, age 79, of Butler, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born on December 15, 1934 to the late John and Bessie Hollaway McCloud. In addition to her parents, Maude was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond R. Bunton, son, Gary R. Bunton; grandsons: Kevin R. Greene and Justin R. Bunton Allen and siblings: Darlena McCloud Greenwell and Robert McCloud and Clarence McCloud.


BENJAMIN BRYCE COOK
Posted January 8, 2014
Mr. Benjamin Bryce Cook, age 79, of Warrensville, NC passed away Wednesday morning, January 1, 2014 at his residence.


TAMMY MARIE GREEN MCCONNELL
Posted January 8, 2014
After an extended illness, Tammy Marie Green McConnell, age 28, of New York and Mountain City, Tennessee, is now at rest. She went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 25, 2013. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, the Late Same Green of Bristol, Tennessee.


ANTHONY “TONY” EUGENE BOWMAN
Posted December 31, 2013
Anthony “Tony” Eugene Bowman, age 62, of 2900 Newton Street, Johnson City, Tennessee passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Bowman and Lucille Jeskiqutz Bowman. Tony was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Johnson City, Tennessee and a United States Marine Veteran and a Disabled American Veteran since 1970, having served in Vietnam as point in recon, also as a medic. Corporal Bowman graduated Naval Scuba Training in the Phillipines. He was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed martial arts, music, singing in church choirs, reading and computers.


BURMAN HOWARD MAINE
Posted December 31, 2013
Mr. Burman Howard Maine, age 57, of West Jefferson passed away Monday, December 23, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.


CONNA LEE BLEVINS
Posted December 31, 2013
Conna Lee Blevins, age 87, of Shady Valley, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 20, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was a native of Shady Valley, Tennessee and was the daughter of the late Dennis and Ethel Blevins. Ms. Blevins had lived in Elizabethton, Tennessee for 42 years where she owned and operated Lynnwood Beauty Shop. After her retirement in 1986, she moved back to her home in Shady Valley, Tennessee. She was a member of Crandull Church of Christ in Shady Valley, Tennessee. She was joined in death and was accompanied into Heaven with her sister, Peggy Ann Dugger, who also passed away in the automobile accident. In addition, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Blevins and Margie Reeves; and one brother, W.F. Blevins.


DONALD REED THOMAS
Posted December 31, 2013
Donald Reed Thomas, age 83, of New Port Richey, Florida, and Mountain City and Trade, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson, Florida. Donald was born on December 18, 1930 to the late Reed and Ruth Jennings Thomas. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Mary Wills.


DOUGLAS JOE BAIRD
Posted December 31, 2013
Douglas Joe Baird, age 74, of Butler, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 23, 2013 at his residence. He was born on February 20, 1939 in Watauga, Tennessee to Jessie Boyd Baird and the late Abner Baird. In addition to his father, Joe was preceded in death by a brother, Abner Baird Jr.


GRACE EDNA RUPARD
Posted December 31, 2013
Grace Edna Rupard, age 91, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013. She was born on December 4, 1922 to the late John Carson Rupard and Rosa Farris Rupard. In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded in death by her sisters: Shirley Jean Winters, Hazel Noland and Earleen Campbell; brother, Bobby D. ‘Burley’ Rupard; brothers-in-law, Vaughn Robinson, Paul Winters and Hubert Campbell; niece, Ann Wiggins; nephew, Sam Noland, and special friend, Bill Moore.


HELEN W. ‘NANNIE’ DYSON
Posted December 31, 2013
Helen W. ‘Nannie’ Dyson, age 87, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 19, 2013. She was born on October 7, 1926 to the late Clinton and Bertha Hamby Waters. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 58 years, Robert ‘Andy’ Dyson Jr., who recently passed away on December 10, 2013; siblings: Pauline Waters, Elizabeth Hawkins, Pearl Johnson, Bertie Faber, Edna Mae Waters, Charles Waters, Herbert Waters, Bill Waters, Clarence Waters, Earl Waters and a nephew, who was like a son, Clifford Woods.


LILLIAN HAWKINS
Posted December 31, 2013
Lillian Hawkins, age 91, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born on September 15, 1922 to the late Richard ‘Bruce’ Sr. and Minnie Blanche Felts Hawkins. In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by a sister, Velma Gentry; brothers: Newton Hawkins, Richard Bruce Hawkins Jr., Willard Hawkins, Wilton Hawkins, Calvin Hawkins and half-brother, Walter Shoemake.


PEGGY ANN DUGGER
Posted December 31, 2013
Peggy Ann Dugger, age 70, of Shady Valley, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 20, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was a native and longtime resident of Shady Valley, Tennessee and was the daughter of the late Dennis and Ethel Blevins. She was a member of Crandull Church of Christ in Shady Valley, Tennessee. She was joined in death and was accompanied into Heaven with her sister, Conna Lee Blevins, who also passed away in the automobile accident. In addition, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Blevins and Margie Reeves; and one brother, W.F. Blevins.


ROBERT W. DOWELL
Posted December 31, 2013
Robert W. Dowell, age 88, of Hamilton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2013 at Huntington Court. He was born May 21, 1925 in Mountain City, Tennessee, the son of the late Stanley Edward and Arlene (Price) Dowell. On March 10, 1951 in Amelia, Ohio he married Esther McGlone. Mr. Dowell worked for over 30 years at Fisher Body, Division of General Motors. He was of the Baptist faith and served as a church deacon. Mr. Dowell loved hunting, fishing, and playing music. He was known as a person who put a smile on everyone’s face. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Esther Dowell; two daughters, Darlene (John) Henry and Judy (the late Joe) Bundschuh; four grandchildren, Cheri Tate, Robbie Malone, Sam Lyon, and Robert (Kate) Kanuth; five great-grandchildren, Elle and Eli Kanuth, Elizabeth and James Dobbin, and Sammy Lyon; and one sister, Madge (the late Ira) Mills.


TERRY M. SHULL
Posted December 31, 2013
Terry M. Shull, age 55, of 4470 Roan Creek Road, Mountain City passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013 at his residence. Terry was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was born September 11, 1958 to the late Earl D. Shull and Louise McQueen Shull. In addition to his parents, Terry was preceded in death by a special brother-in-law, Junior Brown. His hobbies were Tennessee football, hunting and fishing. He was a former member of JC’s, former captain of Neva Fire Department, basketball coach for Neva Warriors, former county road commissioner and RA leader at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, a crop insurance adjuster for thirty years and farmer.


THELMA GRACE WINTERS
Posted December 31, 2013
Thelma Grace Winters, age 69, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013. She was born on June 22, 1944 to the late Lewis and Artie Bishop Garland. In addition to her parents, Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie R. Winters, who passed away on October 29, 2009; an infant sister, Joyce Garland and brothers: James Garland and Willie Garland.


NANCY LOUISE MAY SLEMP
Posted December 23, 2013
Nancy Louise May-Slemp, age 67, of Trade, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 9, 2013. She was born on January 7th, 1946 to the late Riley Grady May and Vergie Mae Reece May. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by a brother, Lester P. May.


PAUL LAVERNE BANNER
Posted December 23, 2013
Paul Laverne Banner, age 76, of Mountain City, TN passed away on December 8, 2013 at his residence.


R.D. CAMPBELL
Posted December 23, 2013
R.D. Campbell age 90, of 821 R.D. Campbell Road, Butler, Tennessee passed away on Thursday December 19, 2013 at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee. R.D. was born on May 26, 1923 to Burson Campbell and Arizona Smith Campbell in Doeville, Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by his wife; Wilma Stansberry Campbell as well as three sisters, Lena Arnold, Laura Fritts, and Ena Elliott, a brother, Guy Campbell and a great-great grandchild, Tracy Potter.


ROY BRADFORD LITTLE
Posted December 23, 2013
Roy Bradford Little, 81, of Statesville, (formerly of Newton) passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice.


ROY ROARK
Posted December 23, 2013
Roy Roark, age 61, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on August 3, 1952 to the late Silver and Fannie Potter Roark. In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by a sister, Etta Mae Phillips and a brother, Earl Roark.


TERESA DIANE ‘SQUIRT’ COOPER
Posted December 23, 2013
Teresa Diane ‘Squirt’ Cooper, age 63, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. She was born on June 15, 1950 to James and Mabel Killman Campbell.


EVERETTE GAYLON MOREFIELD
Posted December 18, 2013
Minister Everette Gaylon Morefield, age 75, passed on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at his home with his loving family by his side.


HARVEY LEE HARMON
Posted December 18, 2013
Harvey Lee Harmon, 66, formerly of Mountain City, TN, passed away Tuesday, December 10, in a fatal car accident near Myrtle Beach, SC. He was preceded in death by his parents, JL and Gladys Rash Harmon.


HERMAN TIMBS
Posted December 18, 2013
Herman Timbs, age 69, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 following a lengthy illness. He was born on August 31, 1944 to the late Zeke and Lessie Stout Timbs. In addition to his parents, Herman was preceded in death by his brother Jim Timbs and step mother, Alma Timbs.


MATTIE MARIE WALKER
Posted December 18, 2013
Mattie Marie Walker, age 93, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on December 15, 2013 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born in Fleetwood, North Carolina on March 12, 1920 to the late John and Rebecca Greer. In addition to her parents, Mattie was preceded in death by her husband C.H. ‘Herbert’ Walker; son, Frederick Dale Walker; stepsons: J.C. Walker, Martin Dean Walker, and Charles Walker and a stepdaughter, Helen Walker Monseur; brothers: Albert Greer, Raymond Greer and Sanford Greer; sisters: Beulah Phillips, Nan Grindstaff, Edna Greer, Ollie Garretson and Viola Baker.


ROBERT ANDY DYSON JR.
Posted December 18, 2013
Robert Andy Dyson Jr., age 86, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. He was born on May 12, 1927 to the late Andy Dyson Sr. and Cora Lee Forrester Dyson. In addition to his parents, Andy was preceded in death by his siblings: Charlie Dyson, Ruth Rhymer, Pauline Guy, Ruby Woods, Mary Woods, Shirley Blevins, Kitty Phillips and a nephew, who was like a son, Clifford Woods.


Frank Dareyel "Bud" Robinson
Posted December 11, 2013
Frank Daryel “ Bud “ Robinson, age 67, of 235 N. Murphy Street Apt 1, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2013. He was born February 3, 1946 to the late Frank B. Robinson and Ollie Mildred Reece Robinson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Jim Robinson, Marlin Robinson and Dallas Robinson; he was also preceded in death Daryel’s half brother Chris Hatley and one great grandchild. Bud was a Big Dale Earnhardt fan and enjoyed working on old cars.


Hedrick, Michael "Mike"
Posted December 11, 2013
MICHAEL “MIKE” HEDRICK


Lois Madron Wills
Posted December 11, 2013
Lois Madron Wills, age 84, of Trade, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, December 02, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on December 29, 1928 to the late Hillery E. and Lou Venia Wilson Madron. In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Wills; sisters: Ruth Seehorn, Millie Seiss and Lucille Eller and brothers: Earl Madron and Curtiss Madron.


Masie Lula Vestal
Posted December 11, 2013
Masie Lula Vestal, 104, of Boating Terrace, Salisbury, NC died on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at her home. Born in Johnson County, TN, on October 1, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Matthew Flanagan and Sarah Turnmire Flanagan. Mrs. Vestal was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Damascus, VA. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Woodard, Sr., and second husband, Carl Leroy Vestal.


Park J. Arnold
Posted December 11, 2013
ark J. Arnold, age 87, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on August 9, 1926 to the late E.W. and Eliza Pleasant Arnold. In addition to his parents, Park was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Arnold; sister, Bernice Matherly; brothers: Delmer Arnold, J.E. Arnold and James Arnold.


Walter Junior Parsons
Posted December 11, 2013
Walter Junior Parsons, 84, of Brownwood Road, Deep Gap, passed away Wednesday December 4, 2013 at his home. Born July 15, 1929 in Watauga County, he was a son of Walter William and Nellie Miller Parsons. Mr. Parsons was a long time member of Bethany Lutheran Church. The love of his life was his family and the light of his life was his grandchildren. He enjoyed the planting and harvest of his vegetable gardens and tending to his domestic animals. Mr. Parsons retired from Broyhill Furniture in Lenoir.


Candyce "Candy" Stout
Posted December 4, 2013
CANDYCE “CANDY” STOUT


Chelsie Pleasant
Posted December 4, 2013
CHELSIE PLEASANT


Henry H. Crotts
Posted December 4, 2013
HENRY H. CROTTS


Myrtle "Jo" Woods
Posted December 4, 2013
MYRTLE ‘JO’ WOODS


Paul Albert Gschwind
Posted December 4, 2013
PAUL ALBERT GSCHWIND


Roy Carl Wilson
Posted December 4, 2013
Roy Carl Wilson, age 92, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on December 4, 1920 to the late William and Nettie Greer Wilson. In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his brothers: Jess Wilson, Estel Wilson, Charlie Wilson, Jim Wilson and Clyde Wilson.


Ruth Hodge Arney
Posted December 4, 2013


GABRIEL R. BOLLA
Posted November 26, 2013
Gabriel R. Bolla, age 75, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at the Chester County Hospital. He was the husband of Yvonne “Bonnie” Meiskey Bolla, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.


MERRY FRANCES FAULKNER
Posted November 26, 2013
Merry Frances Faulkner, age 64, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. She was born on June 8, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri to the late Dwight E. and Cornelia M. Dowden.


ROSCOE HOPE
Posted November 26, 2013
Roscoe Hope, age 86, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was born on October 13, 1927 to the late Willie B. and Ora Francis Hope. In addition to his parents, Roscoe was preceded in death by sisters: Lorrean Fleming, Onie Kade and Marie Ausbrooks and brothers: Robert Hope and Jess Hope.


CHARLES DEWEY ‘BUS’ MAZE
Posted November 20, 2013
Charles Dewey ‘Bus’ Maze, age 82, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital of Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was born on February 17, 1931 to the late John and June Lee May Maze. In addition to his parents, Bus was preceded in death by his wife, Janie Gobble Maze; sisters: Barbara Maze Mason and Margaret Maze Cunningham; brothers: Harold Maze and Wiley Maze; brothers-in-law, Bill Shull and John R. Cunningham.


DOROTHY FAYE “FLO” MAINS
Posted November 20, 2013
Dorothy Faye “Flo” Mains, age 81, of 237 Eller Road, Mountain City, TN passed away November 13, 2013 at the home of her daughter. She was born April 10, 1932 to the late Jonathan Canter and Fannie Bryant Canter. Flo was of the Baptist faith. Her hobbies included working in flowers, gardening, Longhorn football, horse racing, and especially spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, William McFadden and Ralph Mains; four brothers: George Bryant, Junior Canter, Stacy Canter and Millard Canter; three sisters: Coralee McFadden, Hattie Snyder and Grace Wilson; granddaughters: Brenda Sloan and Dorothy McFadden; daughter: Rose Ann Canter; son-in-law: David Reece; and daughter-in-law: Barbara McFadden.


EVERETT THOMAS
Posted November 20, 2013
Everett Thomas, age 84, of 3144 West Brushy Fork Rd., Zionville, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Johnson County, TN on January 17, 1929 to the late Clyde Thomas and Nettie Robinson Thomas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Thomas; sisters: Mae Thomas, Ruth Thomas, Mabel Thomas and Marie Castle; brothers: Dean Thomas, Lane Thomas, Ray Thomas and Glenn Thomas.


HERSHEL D. “SAM” JORDAN
Posted November 20, 2013
Herschel D. “Sam” Jordan, age 91, of Nottingham, PA, passed away on Thursday, November, 14, 2013, at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Grace Wilson Jordan, who passed away in 1990, and with whom he shared 43 years of marriage.


LARRY RAY TAYLOR
Posted November 20, 2013
Larry Ray Taylor, age 53, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born on July 14, 1960 to the late Robert Earl and Dulcie Stanley Taylor.


NOAH F. “TED” BROWN
Posted November 20, 2013
Noah F. “Ted” Brown, age 75, of 213 Dogwood Avenue, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at his residence with his daughter by his side. Ted was a member of Cove Creek High School Class of 1957. He was a son of the late Harve Wilson Brown and Emma Winebarger Brown. Ted was of the Baptist faith. He loved fishing, NASCAR, was an avid Dale Ernhardt fan and loved listening to Blue Grass Gospel Music. Also, he was a member of Taylorsville 243 F&AM. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Maude Reece, Lizzie Brown and Faye Miller; two brothers: Frank Brown and Wade Brown and several nieces and nephews.


PEN TRIVETTE
Posted November 20, 2013
Pen Trivette, age 75, of 345 Trivette Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Friday, November 16, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness. Mr. Trivette was born in Johnson County, Tennessee on October 3, 1938 to the late Garfield Trivette and Vira Martin Trivette. In addition to his parents, Mr. Trivette was preceded in death by his three brothers: Arlis Trivette, Dean Trivette and Clay Trivette, as well as two sisters: Eula May Courtner and Virda May Stout. Pen had many hobbies including hunting and fishing.


RICKY THOMAS ‘RICK’ FENNER
Posted November 20, 2013
Ricky Thomas ‘Rick’ Fenner, age 59, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born on September 30, 1954 to the late Gail and Thelma Fenner and had lived in Johnson County all of his life. Rick was a former football player for JCHS, loved UT football, and enjoyed refereeing basketball and football. He attended Central Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Trudy Fenner Potter.


RUBY ELLEN MAY HENSON
Posted November 20, 2013
Ruby Ellen May Henson, age 70, of Grovetown, Georgia, and a former resident of Boone, NC entered into rest on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at her home. Ellen was a native of Gibson, GA and a daughter of the late Bunnie E. and Julia Wilcher May. She was preceded in death by her husband, 1SG Charles ‘Chuck’ W. Henson (USA retired.)


VERSIE BURNETTE CARPENTER
Posted November 20, 2013
Versie Burnette Carpenter, age 86, of Mountain City, Tennessee; passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013 at her residence. She was born on July 5, 1927 to the late Sidney and Liza Calhoun Carpenter. In addition to her parents, Versie was preceded in death by a sister, Esta Hart; brothers: Norman Carpenter and Garland Carpenter. Versie was a Charter Member of First Freewill Baptist Church.


BESSIE FAYE FARMER REECE
Posted November 13, 2013
Bessie Faye Farmer Reece, age 87, of Trade, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 7, 2013. She was born on June 8, 1926 to the late Joe and Sarah Phillips Farmer. In addition to her parents, Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, Clay V. Reece; grandson, Brett Selfe; granddaughter, Nora Leah Reece; sister, Lessie McNeil and brothers: Reggie Farmer, Ed Farmer and Elmer Farmer.


CARLA ELAINE GREER
Posted November 13, 2013
Carla Elaine Greer, age 66, of Norfolk, Virginia, and formerly of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013. She was born on August 9, 1947 to the late Earl and Velma Lewis Chambers. In addition to her parents, Carla was preceded in death by a sister, Jane and a granddaughter, Britney.


CLIFF GRATSCH
Posted November 13, 2013
Cliff Gratsch, born in Flint, Michigan 9-13-20. Graduate of Grand Blanc High School and attended Michigan State University studying Horticulture. Served in WWII as Naval Aviator and was a flight instructor at Pensacola, FL. Lived in Walloon Lake, Mich. where he was a Landscape Contractor for over 25 yrs. He was active in American Legion, Asst. Scout Master for 20 yrs. of Boy Scouts of America, Divisional Chairman for USS Ski Assoc. for 10 yrs. Part owner in Walloon Hills Ski Area. Built and managed the "Cliff Dweller" Ski Lodge at the foot of Boyne Mt., Mich. Moved to Naples, Fl. in 1977. Was a charter member of Royal Palm C.C. and served on the Board. Elder in Lely Presbyterian Church in Naples, Fl. Moved to Lake Suzy, Fl in 1992. Member of Presbyterian Church, Port Charlotte, FL. Member of Kingway C.C. for 15 yrs. Moved to Bradenton in 2006. Survivors, wife Louise (married 69 1/2 yrs.), brother Ted of Grand Blanc, daughter Barbara of Mountain City, TN, daughter Beth and husband Al Waller of Romulus, NY, son Tom of Walloon Lake, Michigan and grandson Tony of Boulder, Colorado. Contributions may be sent to the the First Presbyterian Church, 506 N. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 10:30 am at Westminster Towers Chapel in Bradenton, FL. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


JAMES MONROE TIMBS
Posted November 13, 2013
James Monroe Timbs, age 73, of 2290 Dug Hill Road in Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Monday, November 11, 2013 at his home following an extended illness. He was born in Johnson County on January 8, 1940, to the late Ezekiel Amos Timbs and Lessie Ann Stout Timbs. In addition to his parents, his stepmother, Alma Arney Timbs, preceded him in death.


MR. DEAN L. STOUT
Posted November 13, 2013
Mr. Dean L. Stout, age 78, of 1186 Stout Branch Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. Dean was born on February 7, 1935 in Johnson County, Tennessee, to the late D.L. Snyder and Virginia Stout Coffey. He was also preceded in death by a son, Stephen Dale Stout. Dean was a member of Vaught’s Gap Baptist Church and regularly attended the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church also. Dean enjoyed working with his backhoe and farming, especially working with his cattle. Dean was a current Johnson County Commissioner, served as Johnson County Circuit Court Clerk for eight years, and was a United States Marine Corp veteran.


MRS EVA SUE ADAMS BRANNON
Posted November 13, 2013
On November 1, 2013, All Saints Day, Eva Sue Adams Brannon was met by choirs of Angels that lead her to Heaven – where she was welcomed by her husband Max, her parents Bruce and Mae Adams along with her departed sisters Irene, Betty, Mary Ruth and Lena Kate and her departed brothers Paul, Sam and Worley.


RUBY LOUISE HILL
Posted November 13, 2013
Ruby Louise Hill, June 30, 1916-November 6, 2013, passed from this world at the age of 97 while a resident of Asbury Place Health Care Center in Maryville, Tennessee.


WESLEY JUSTIN HAMBY
Posted November 13, 2013
Wesley Justin Hamby, age 29, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to the arms of Jesus on Thursday, November 7, 2013 after a lengthy struggle with various illnesses. He was the son of Vickie Maze and adopted son of J.L. Hamby of Mountain City, TN and son of Albert Anthony of Boyd, TX. Wesley was preceded in death by his grandmother, Evelyn Anthony; grandfather, Jim Hamby; great grandparents, John and June Maze and special cousin, Misty Bright.


EVA ELIZABETH SEXTON STORIE
Posted November 6, 2013
Our Loving Mother, Eva Elizabeth Sexton Storie, age 88, formerly of Crestwood Drive, Mountain City, Tennessee, entered into Heaven on Sunday, November 3, 2013. She had lived three years with daughters Judy Jordan and Nancy Townsend before entering Mountain City Care Center and Rehab, where she spent the remaining two years of her life.


GERTRUDE LAUNA GILLEY
Posted November 6, 2013
Gertrude Launa Gilley, age 72, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 31, 2013. She was born on April 15, 1941 to the late Otto and Mary Nichols Watson. In addition to her parents, Gertrude was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jimmy Price.


JIMMY DEAN ‘JIM’ RAINBOLT
Posted November 6, 2013
Jimmy Dean ‘Jim’ Rainbolt, age 67, of Butler, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center after an eighteen year courageous battle with leukemia. He was born on July 10, 1946 to the late Elsie Rainbolt.


MARK E. LUNSFORD
Posted October 30, 2013
Mark E. Lunsford, age 53, of Jacksonville, Florida and formerly of Butler, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on October 15, 2013. He had also lived in Georgia for many years. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Ed T. Lunsford, who passed away in 1982.


MARY LOU MILLER
Posted October 30, 2013
Mary Lou Miller, age 71, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Johnson County Community Hospital. She was born on June 22, 1942 in Butler, TN; to the late Wade William and Blanche Courtner Ward. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years William S.”Jack” Miller.


THOMAS WILLS “TOMMY” WALSH, JR.
Posted October 30, 2013
Thomas Wills “Tommy” Walsh, Jr., age 76, of Blowing Rock, N.C. passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 surrounded by family and friends following an extended illness. Mr. Walsh was born in Banner Elk, N.C. to the late Thomas Wills Walsh, Sr. and Evelyn Virginia Greever Walsh. In addition to his parents, Mr. Walsh was preceded in death by his Uncle, Steadman Greever. At the time of his death, Mr. Walsh was the Assistant Director of the Sustainable Development and Outreach Program at Appalachian State University, the oldest Sustainable Development program in the country. He was a businessman in Mountain City, TN and area communities for many decades. He owned Greever & Walsh Wholesale, Walsh & Walsh Printing, Rainbow Paper and Mill and Fabric Outlet for which he came up with his favorite slogan, “The best kept secret in Tennessee.” Mr. Walsh was also one of the primary members involved in many community development projects, including: one of the original founders of the Johnson County Welcome Center, Elk Knob Conservancy Organization, A.S.U. Outreach, Cove Creek Community Center, Chairman of Johnson County Tourism Board, reopening the old Johnson County Hospital, building the first nursing home in Johnson County and founder of Trade Days. Tommy was also founder of the Doc Watson Music Festival as well as Johnson County Nature Conservancy. For many years he served as the Chairman of the Johnson County Democratic Party, and was the longest serving chairman in the State of Tennessee. Tommy was a United States Army Veteran and a member of First Christian Church of Mountain City, TN. He loved spending time with and enjoying the company of his family, especially his grandchildren. Mr. Walsh had many hobbies including hunting, fishing, golf and A.S.U. football.


Amelia M Spoonhouer
Posted October 23, 2013
Amelia M. Spoonhouer, age 81 of Thousandsticks, KY, formerly of Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the residence of her son, Rev. Robert Amundsen.  


Betty F. Cooke
Posted October 23, 2013
Betty F. Cooke, 86, retired pharmacist, passed away at NHC Health Center Sunday, October 20, 2013.


Dean Hawks
Posted October 23, 2013
Dean Hawks age 70, of Mountain City, Tennessee and formerly of Shady Valley, Tennessee passed away on Friday October 11, 2013.


Herbert "Sqeak" Icenhour
Posted October 23, 2013
HERBERT “SQUEAK”


Ruby Graybeal
Posted October 23, 2013
Ruby Graybeal, age 84, of Mountain City, went home to be with her Lord  on Friday, October 18, 2013, in the Watauga Medical Center, Boone, NC,. She was born September 8, 1929 in Johnson County to the late Dolphus Lewis and Inez Smith Lewis.  In addition to her parents Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Graybeal; sister, Ruth Lewis; brothers, Bruce Lewis and Dana Lewis; and a nephew, David Lewis. She worked for many years as a hairdresser.  Mrs. Graybeal was of the Methodist faith.


ELLEN REYNOLDS ROARK
Posted October 16, 2013
Ellen Reynolds Roark, age 75, of Rock Creek Rd., Creston, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 12, 2013, surrounded by her family from the Carolinas Medical Center of Charlotte, NC.  She was born on February 11, 1938 to the late Simon Reynolds and Bertie L. Rice Reynolds.  In addition to her parents, Ellen was preceded in death by her husband Coy Edward Roark July 20, 2010; two grandchildren: Grace Tugman and Brian Coy Roark sister, Edith Hood; brother: Simon Reynolds, Jr.; son-in-law: Richard Tugman.


EVELYN L. GAMBILL
Posted October 16, 2013
Evelyn L. Gambill, age 86, of Mountain City, Tennessee and formerly of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center.


GORDON EMERY MOWREY
Posted October 16, 2013
Gordon Emery Mowrey, age 90, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on November 11, 1922 to the late Raleigh and Margaret Isabell Ellis Mowrey. In addition to his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by a son, Tyler Mowrey; a grandson, Brian Mowrey, and sisters, Myrtle Doedyns and Nellie McCann.


MALCOLM BLISS HAWKINS
Posted October 16, 2013
“His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” Matthew 25:23.


RICK WESTMORELAND
Posted October 16, 2013
Rick Westmoreland, age 80, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. He was born on December 4, 1932 to the late Ray A. and Thelma D. Pitts Westmoreland. In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Snyder Westmoreland and brothers: Ray ‘Babe’ Westmoreland and Calvin Taylor ‘Kip’ Westmoreland.


VIRDA MAE STOUT
Posted October 16, 2013
Virda Mae Stout, age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 13, 1929 to the late Garfield and Vira Martin Trivette. In addition to her parents, Virda was preceded in death by her husband Homer A. Stout; sister, Eula Faye Courtner and brothers: Dean Trivette, Arlis Trivette and Clay Trivette.


BURL EUGENE BRYANT
Posted October 9, 2013
Burl Eugene Bryant, age 72, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away at his home on Sunday, October 6, 2013 following a lengthy illness. He was born on April 16, 1941 to the late Sam and Beulah Michaels Bryant. In addition to his parents, Burl was preceded in death by his sisters: Sue Mains, Marie McElyea, Lizzie Crutchfield, Mae Eldreth and Betty Jennings and brothers: Willard Bryant, Carl Bryant and Earl Bryant.


DANFORD NELSON SMITH
Posted October 9, 2013
Danford Nelson Smith, age 96, of 720 McElyea Road, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia. Danford was born on June 1, 1917 in Mountain City, TN, to John King Nelson, Sr. and Cora Ann Smith. In addition to her husband, Tyler W. Smith, she was preceded in death by her sons, Tyler W. Smith, Jr. and Edward “Ed” Smith.


DOROTHY JONES MAYBERRY
Posted October 9, 2013
Mrs. Dorothy Jones Mayberry, age 81, of Creston, died on Friday, October 4, 2013 at her home. Mrs. Mayberry was born on November 25, 1931 in Ashe County, NC to the late Thomas and Maggie Sapp Jones. Mrs. Mayberry was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Gwyn H. Mayberry. Mrs. Mayberry was a member of Big Laurel Mennonite Church.


GLENN FRANKLIN WILSON
Posted October 9, 2013
Glenn Franklin Wilson, age 72, of Vilas, NC, passed away Tuesday October 1, 2013 at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. He was born June 2, 1941 in Watauga County to the late James Bert Wilson and Elizabeth Icenhour Wilson. In addition to his parents Glenn is preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Guy and Hazel Falwell, two brothers, Ivy Wilson and Tom Wilson.


INFANT, JASON ELI STOWE
Posted October 9, 2013
Infant, Jason Eli Stowe of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born September 14, 2013 to Patrick Stowe Jr. and Kathryn “Beth” Stowe.


ROSA VELMA DEAN MAINS
Posted October 9, 2013
Rosa Velma Dean Mains, age 83, of Trade, TN, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the home of her daughter Ellen Roark, 476 N. Flatwoods Rd., Creston, NC, surrounded by her family. She was born July 22 1930 in Ashe County, Creston, North Carolina to the late Samuel Stewart and Emmer May Stewart. She was preceded in death by several sisters and brothers.


ALEXIS ‘LEXIE’ BUCHANAN
Posted October 2, 2013
Alexis ‘Lexie’ Buchanan, age 6, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013. She was born on October 26, 2006 to Kevin Mark Buchanan and the late Heather Ann Buchanan. In addition to her mother, Lexie was preceded in death by her grandmother, Marilou Betty Buchanan and great grandparents, Dana and Jestie Buchanan, Dexter Lewis.


DR. ARCHER KILBOURNE TULLIDGE
Posted October 2, 2013
Dr. Archer Kilbourne Tullidge, beloved husband and father, was called home to be with the Lord on September 26, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. He was the son of George B. Tullidge and Anne Hogshead Tullidge of Staunton, Va. He was educated at Stauton Military Academy and Bridgewater College in Virginia. Dr. Tullidge received his medical training at The Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and at the Boman Gray School of Medicine in Winston Salem, N.C. His career in medicine spanned a period of forty-two years – from 1957 until 1999. Dr. Tullidge was also a United States Coast Guard Veteran.


HEATHER ANN BUCHANAN
Posted October 2, 2013
Heather Buchanan, age 30, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013. She was born on March 31, 1983 to Steve Allen Finley and Vicky Mae Lewis. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Alexis Renea Buchanan and a sister, Sylvai Nicole Latham.


JAMES ‘JIM’ EDWARD SYNDERGAARD
Posted October 2, 2013
James “Jim” Edward Syndergaard, age 77, of Butler, TN, beloved husband and best friend of Nellie Sue Smith Syndergaard for 55 years, passed away on September 23, 2013.


JOHN EDSEL TRIVETTE
Posted October 2, 2013
John Edsel Trivette, 82, of Drexel passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Valdese General Hospital.


JUDY PAYNE
Posted October 2, 2013
Judy Payne was born on March 23, 1941 and passed away on September 29, 2013. A great wife, mother, and friend, she will be remembered as a kind, loving, and gracious lady, who loved flowers cooking and her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Bob Payne, son, Johnny Ray Payne (Karen Street); brother, Robert Steven Lindsey (Jackie); sister, Charlotte Marie Morris (Don); sisters-in-law, Linda Jean Nelson, Jean P. McGowan, and Peggy Payne; special niece, Tracy Payne as well as several other nieces and nephews.


KIMBERLY ROSE ‘KIM’ ABLE HAMPTON
Posted October 2, 2013
Kimberly Rose ‘Kim’ Able Hampton, age 44, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 26, 2013. She was born In Winchester, Pennsylvania on November 20, 1968 to Dorothy Able and the late Kenneth Able. In addition to her father, Kim was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Able.


LENORE G. PIERCE
Posted October 2, 2013
Lenore “Gerry” Pierce of 296 Pierce Road, of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Remington House, Kingsport, Tennessee.


MARIE N. SHOUN
Posted October 2, 2013
Ms. Marie N. Shoun, age 90, of Butler, TN passed away early Wednesday morning, September 25, 2013 in Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness. Mrs. Shoun was born April 9, 1923 in Johnson County to the late John E. Norris Sr. and Rader Mullins, Norris. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Shoun, as well as a sister, Villa Lea Kyte, and two brothers, J.E. Norris and K.D. Norris.  Ms. Shoun was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church.  Her hobbies included sewing, quilting and gardening.


THOMAS WADE WATSON
Posted October 2, 2013
Thomas Wade Watson, age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on March 15, 1929 to the late Otto Lattie Watson and Mary Nichols Watson. In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Watson; brother, Ronald Watson and sisters: Wilma Pope and iris McCann.


JACK CHARLES HENNINGS SR.
Posted September 25, 2013
Jack Charles Hennings, Sr., age 92, of Mountain City, Tennessee, died on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on December 23, 1920, in Mankato, Minnesota, to Wallace & Hertha Herzberg Hennings.


JO ANN MOREFIELD
Posted September 25, 2013
Jo Ann Morefield, age 51, of Winston Salem, NC, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, September 20, 2013 in the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home of Winston Salem, NC, surrounded by her family. She was born August 31, 1962 in West Chester, PA, to Russell Morefield and the late Doris Hall Morefield. In addition to her mother, Jo Ann was preceded in death by her son Marvin Roush, III.


MILBURN “MIB” LEON ICENHOUR
Posted September 25, 2013
Milburn ‘Mib’ Leon Icenhour, age 89, of 707 Wilcox Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tennessee following an extended illness. He was born on July 27, 1924 in Mountain City TN to the late Samuel Icenhour and Vina Brookshire Icenhour.


RUTH OLIVER
Posted September 25, 2013
Ruth Oliver, age 95, of Trade, Tennessee, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born on August 9, 1918 to the late John and Emma Thomas Lawrence. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Russell D. Oliver; sisters: Vern Potter, Wilma Proffitt, Arna Mae Brown and Birdie Miller; brothers: M.C., Fuller, Paul, ‘Wright’ and Cecil Lawrence.


OPAL SUSAN WOODARD GRAYBEAL
Posted September 18, 2013
Mrs. Opal Susan Woodard Graybeal age 92, of West Jefferson, died on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson. Mrs. Graybeal was born on January 6, 1921 in Ashe County to Noah Samuel and Hattie Arnold Woodard. Mrs. Graybeal was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Wade Denton Graybeal, daughter, Donna Jean Combs, son, David Graybeal, granddaughter, Bridget Dunn, sister, Ruby Potter, brother, Ulysses Samuel Grant and special friend, Nell Sutherland. Mrs. Graybeal loved to garden and work in her flowers. She retired from Sprague Electric and after retirement she worked at Ashe Services for the Aging.


TOMMIE MARTIN REECE
Posted September 18, 2013
Tommie Martin Reece, age 74, of 658 Highway 67 North in Trade, TN passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013 in Watauga Medical Center following an extended illness.  He was born in Trade on January 11, 1939 to the late Martin Luther Reece and Wilma Hazel Heaton Reece. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Johnnie Reece, as well as two infant brothers. Mr. Reece attended the Centerview Church of Christ, and was a Retired Master Sergeant E-7 in the United States Air Force.


WAYNE LESTER CROWDER
Posted September 18, 2013
Wayne Lester Crowder, age 86, of Butler, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born on March 22, 1927 to the late Manley and Ella Warren Crowder. In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by a son, Robert Eugene Crowder; sisters: Trilla Norris, Pauline Greear, Opal Pardue, and Dorothy Pardue; brothers: Clyde Crowder, Otis Crowder, Orville Crowder, Delmar Crowder and Harold Crowder; grandson, Jason Pierce and son-in-law, Gary Laws.


DONNELLY ADAMS
Posted September 12, 2013
Donnelly Northington Adams went to be with the Lord on September 3, 2013. He was 80 years old.


BETTY MOTTERN FERGUSON
Posted September 11, 2013
Betty Mottern Ferguson, age 90, went to heaven on Friday, September 6, 2013. She was born in Kent, Oregon on May 13, 1923 to Arthur Leland Mottern and Mattie Rae Mottern. She returned to east Tennessee with her family and spent her childhood there. She is survived by Herman White Ferguson, her devoted husband of 69 years. Also cherishing her memory are daughters and sons-in-law Suzanne and Bill Buchanan of Rocky Mount and Rebecca and Ron Azzone of Marblehead, MA; grandchildren Brad and Tiffany Buchanan of Pittsburgh, PA, their children Kenton, Hadley, and Briggs Buchanan; Abby and Colin Neblett of Dallas, TX and their daughter Reed Neblett.


CLARENCE M. ‘SONNY’ BURKEY
Posted September 11, 2013
Clarence M. ‘Sonny’ Burkey, age 79, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013. He was born on April 19, 1934 in Downingtown, Pennsylvania to the late Wilbur Burkey and Marietta Pierce Burkey. In addition to his parents, Sonny was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Hawks Burkey; daughter Terry Tate; son Clarence M. Burkey, Jr; and several brothers and sisters.


EDWARD S. (TENNESSEE) NICHOLS
Posted September 11, 2013
Edward Stacy Nichols was born in Rowlandville, Maryland, December 19, 1926 to Conley and Hettie (Simcox) Nichols. He passed away August 31, 2013 at the Canterbury Inn, in Longview, WA. Ed, (also known to many as Tennessee) would be the first to tell you he had the best childhood a boy could have, growing up in the hills of Tennessee. He never met a stranger. He would love to talk to anyone he met, engaging them in far reaching conversations. He and his beloved wife Emaline shared so many passions. They rode motorcycles together throughout the country. They delighted in the beach and the roar of the ocean. They had horses, and many idyllic summers were spent at the horse camp at Mt. St. Helens. Metal detecting was a favorite pastime, and at the end of the day he loved reading a good book. They belonged to many clubs, including the Cowlitz Coin Club, the Game and Anglers, and the Cowlitz Gun Club. He was a lifetime NRA member who strongly supported people’s rights to own and bear arms. Ed was always among the first to volunteer to help children learn to fish at events the Game and Anglers held and he also helped with the fish hatchery through this organization. Speaking of fish, Ed loved to fish! He often said he wished everyone could experience the pleasure of being in a boat on the river early in the morning, casting your line out and watching the sunrise. And oh, how Ed loved to hunt! He and Emaline actually hunted into their early 80’s. They would talk about it months ahead of time, then buy the tags and head out for the day, just full of joy for being in the wilderness. His children all remember the camping trips each summer, all piling in the car (four kids and a dog in the back seat) with the big tent, cook stove, sleeping bags and enough supplies for two weeks. And he’d drive to a different state each year, just for the fun and adventure of it. We remember him singing “Old Dan Tucker” at the top of his lungs, laughing and having a good time as he and Mom took turns driving all those miles. Ed was a World War II veteran, having joined the Navy when he was just 17, convincing his parents to sign, so he could serve his country. Ed taught his family so much—to play fair, work hard, respect your elders, enjoy the outdoors, always try to make new friends, and have a good time. And, most importantly, to take care of each other. Ed and Emaline were married for 65 years, until her passing, 10 months to the day, before Ed. He was welcomed with loving arms into heaven by Emaline, his parents, his granddaughter Shannon M. Lewis, and other cherished family. He is survived by his brother Charles (Betty) Nichols, children Barbara Jean (Joe) Lewis, Timothy (Shirley) Nichols, Michael (Mary) Nichols and Margaret Ann (Dan) Worthington; seven grandchildren, Robyn Lewis, Stephanie and David Nichols, Ahren Belden, Jake Ingram, and Shanon and Shanie Worthington, six great-grandchildren, Alondra and Anthoni Garcia, Shannon N. Lewis, Gunner Cothren, Ahryana Belden and Zachary Dolan, and a host of longtime friends. Ed never wanted a funeral. He’d tell you to enjoy the outdoors, take a child fishing or stop in at the Berry Patch in Westport, OR on the way to the beach and to enjoy the excellent Marion berry pie that he and Emaline delighted in. They took such pleasure in the many times their son, Mike, would call and say “let’s go for a drive” and take them there. Memorial contributions may be made to The Shannon Lewis Heart Fund, care of Sterling Savings Bank, PO Box 369, Winlock, WA 98596, or your local animal shelter.


HAROLD R. MCKINNEY
Posted September 11, 2013
Harold R. McKinney, age 77, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013. He was born on May 2, 1936 to the late Lesie Ramey. In addition to his mother, Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ann McKinney.


LOUISE GREENWELL STANSBERRY
Posted September 11, 2013
Louise Greenwell Stansberry passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Louise was born on June 6, 1922, in the Dry Hill Community of Johnson County to Roderic Randolph and Glenn Smith Greenwell. She was a proud graduate of Watauga Academy located in the town of Old Butler. Louise attended the Elizabethton School of Business where she graduated in 1944. She married Daniel Lawson (D.L.) Stansberry on October 25, 1945. D.L. preceded her in death on March 2, 2000. Louise was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Dale and wife, Nell Greenwell; R. H. and wife, Juanita Greenwell; Bernice and husband, Park Stout; Opal Greenwell Boling; nephews Charles Greenwell and Sam Greenwell; and niece, Norma Lea Knight.


NELLIE RAYE SLUDER
Posted September 11, 2013
Nellie Raye Sluder, age 93, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 1, 1920 to the late Tom and Pearl McElyea Icenhour. In addition to her parents, Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Rom Sluder, who passed away in 1994; daughter, Joan Evelyn Sluder; sons: Donald Ted Sluder and Ronald Gary ‘Bird’ Sluder and grandson, Tommy Ray Sluder.


SARAH ELIZABETH PRICE
Posted September 11, 2013
Sarah Elizabeth Dillard Price, age 86, of Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Wellmont Hospice House, surrounded by all her family. She was born October 5, 1926 in Bristol, TN, a daughter of the late Marcus and Molly Kate Dillard. Mrs. Price lived most of her life in the Bristol area but had also lived in Mountain City, TN for years, where she worked in production at Burlington Industries. She was of the Baptist faith and also enjoyed attending services at The Salvation Army. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Herman Price, a son, Charles William Price, great-grandchild, Phillip Dowell, great-great granddaughter, Alyssa Musick, sisters, Lucy Carter, Fannie Moats and Julie Mahala and a brother, Oscar Dillard.


TOMMIE MARTIN REECE
Posted September 11, 2013
Tommie Martin Reece, age 74, of 658 Highway 67 North in Trade, TN passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013 in Watauga Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born in Trade on January 11, 1939 to the late Martin Luther Reece and Wilma Hazel Heaton Reece. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Johnnie Reece, as well as two infant brothers. Mr. Reece attended the Centerview Church of Christ, and was a Retired Master Sergeant E-7 in the United States Air Force.


W. CALVIN HAWKINS
Posted September 11, 2013
W. Calvin Hawkins, age 85, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Mountain City Care Center. A lifelong resident of Johnson County, he was born on November 23, 1927 to the late Richard Bruce Hawkins Sr. and Minnie Felts Hawkins. In addition to his parents, Calvin was preceded in death by a sister, Velma Gentry; brothers: Richard Hawkins Jr., Wilton Hawkins, Willard Hawkins, Newton Hawkins and a half-brother, Walter Shumate and a nephew, Ron Gentry.


Calvin Elmer Payne
Posted September 4, 2013
Calvin Elmer Payne, age 96, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at his residence, surrounded by his family. A lifetime native of Johnson County, Elmer, was born on November 27, 1916 to the late David Payne and Effie Jones Payne. In addition to his parents, Elmer was preceded in death by his sisters: Della Vanover, Stella Simcox and Bonnie Owens and brothers: James Payne and Clay Payne .


Worley E. Payne
Posted September 4, 2013
Worley Lee Payne, age 85, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2013 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was born on March 14, 1928 to the late Charles Lee Payne and Della Johnson Payne. In addition to his parents, Worley was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Mable Kilby Payne; sisters: Virgie Greer, Dorothy Cress and Pauline Owens and brothers: Luther Payne and Gurney Payne.


ANDREW BRIAN ISAACS
Posted August 28, 2013
Andrew Brian Isaacs, age 30, of Blountville, Tennessee, and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013 at the Greystone Health Care Center due to complications from injuries that he sustained during the 2011 tornadoes. He was born on May 15, 1983 to Andrew L. Isaacs and the late Dorothy Herdman Isaacs, who passed away on April 28, 2011, also from injuries sustained in the 2011 tornados.


DAVID MICHAEL DUNLOP
Posted August 28, 2013
David Michael Dunlop, age 51, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on October 20, 1961 to the Teresa Dechick Dunlop and the late John Dunlop.


HELEN G. BENNETT
Posted August 28, 2013
Helen G. Bennett, age 88, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on November 27, 1924 to the late Edward and Anna Glomb.


ROSA LEE ABEL
Posted August 28, 2013
Rosa Lee Abel, 73, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following a brief illness. She was a native of Johnson County, Trade Community and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elsie Hamm.


VANCE GREGORY GENTRY
Posted August 28, 2013
“I have kept the faith, I have finished my course, henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.” - II Timothy 4:7


Dr. J. Hal Smith
Posted August 21, 2013
Dr. J. Hal Smith, of Christiansburg, peacefully passed away at his home on Sunday morning, August 4, 2013.  He was born in Mountain City, TN on March 27, 1922.  


Helen G. Bennett
Posted August 21, 2013
Helen G. Bennett, age 88, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on November 27, 1924 to the late Edward and Anna Glomb.


Joseph Carroll Munday
Posted August 21, 2013
Joseph Carroll Munday, age 68, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the Johnson County Community Hospital. He was born on December 29, 1944 to the late Joseph and Emeline South Munday.


Odell Dayton Stanley
Posted August 21, 2013
Odell Dayton Stanley, age 81, of Mountain City went to be with the Lord on Monday August 12, 2013, at Johnston Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness. He was born on August 22, 1931 in Johnson County to the late Sollie and Mae Winters Stanley. In addition to his parents, Odell was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Fletcher Stanley; sister, Virginia Tester; and a brother, Charlie Stanley.


Shady Dean Blevins
Posted August 21, 2013
SHADY DEAN BLEVINS


Tommy Payne, Sr.
Posted August 21, 2013
Tommy Payne Sr., age 83, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013. He was born on May 15, 1930 to the late Mack Ivan Payne and Beddie Johnson Payne. In addition to his parents, Tommy was preceded in death by a son, Mark Payne.


ADRIAN BLAINE ELLER
Posted August 14, 2013
Adrian Blaine Eller, age 44, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, August 9, 2013. He was born on February 21, 1969 to Elmer Eller and Barbara Elliott Campbell. He was preceded in death by a brother, Eric Campbell.


ALICE V. JOINES
Posted August 14, 2013
Alice V. Joines, age 81, of Mountain City, Tennessee, and formerly of Ashe County, North Carolina; went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the Johnson County Community Hospital. She was born on May 24, 1932 to the late Raymond and Gertrude Cole Vaught. In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by sisters: Margaret Counts, Frances Fischer, and Ella Mae Vaught; brothers: Bruce Vaught and Dale Vaught.


BARTON ALLEN HAWKINS
Posted August 14, 2013
Barton Allen Hawkins, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on March 9, 1925 to the late Clyde and Hazel Vaught Hawkins. In addition to his parents, Barton was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Sue Hawkins and a brother, Johnny Hawkins.


BEATRICE ‘CRETE’ FORRESTER
Posted August 14, 2013
Beatrice ‘Crete’ Forrester, age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born on April 3, 1929 to the late Will and Pearl Tester Smith. In addition to her parents, Crete was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Forrester; sisters: Bertha Cornett, Georgia McElyea, Opal Austin and Dorothy Guyand by her brothers: Wade Smith, Kermit Smith and Bruce Smith.


BLANCHE ISAACS ROMINGER
Posted August 14, 2013
Blanche Isaacs Rominger, age 95, of Wilburn Rominger Road, passed away Friday morning, August 2, 2013, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone.


CLAUDE WARREN
Posted August 14, 2013
Claude Warren, age 82, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on February 28, 1931 to the late William Luther Warren and Clara Crowder Warren. In addition to his parents, Claude was preceded in death by a step-mother, Ella Mock Warren; son-in-law, Donnie Osborne; sister, Mildred Treadway and brothers: Edgar Warren, Glenn Warren and Raymond Warren.


PAUL RECTOR MOREFIELD
Posted August 14, 2013
Paul Rector Morefield, age 74, of 3060 Sugar Creek Road, Laurel Bloomery, TN passed away Friday, August 9, 2013 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, VA following an extended illness. He was born in Laurel Bloomery, TN on June 21, 1939 to the late Elmer Morefield and Lucy Able Morefield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Paul Morefield; eight brothers and one sister. Paul was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during Vietnam. He was a Brick Mason, cattle buyer, a 3rd Degree Master Mason and a member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge # 243 F&AM.


Connie Sue Courtner
Posted July 31, 2013
Connie Sue Courtner, age 53, of Hudson, NC, passed away July 26, 2013 at Valdese Hospital, Rutherford College, NC. She was born January 14, 1960 in Knoxville, TN to Edith Miller Sluder and the late William Frank Miller.


Gary "Jerry" L. Crumley
Posted July 31, 2013
Gary “Jerry” L. Crumley, age 61, passed away May 12, 2013 at his home in Plant City, FL. He was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee. June 25, 1951. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Isabel Benitez Crumley; daughters, Katrina Crumley, Cynthia Ward, Sherry Jopek; grandchildren, Michael Ward, Stephanie Collyer, Serenity Miller, Christopher Miller; great-Grandson, Jaxon Stovall; brother Dewey Crumley Jr. (Karen), sister Betty Simms (Hal);and many nieces & nephews, extended family, and friends.


Pastor R. Wayne "Gus" Blevins
Posted July 31, 2013
Pastor R. Wayne ‘Gus’ Blevins, age 61, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on February 10, 1952 to the late Earl and Gertrude Cash Blevins.


Teresa Claudette Barrett
Posted July 31, 2013
Teresa Claudette Barrett, age 37, of Mountain City, TN went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born August 12, 1975 to Junior Franklin Barrett and Sandra Kay Price Barrett. Teresa had lived in Mountain City most of her life and was a 1994 graduate of Johnson County High School and Virginia Highlands College. She was an accountant for Food Country at their corporate office in Abingdon, VA. She enjoyed listening to the music of various singer-songwriters, going to the beach, going to movies, spending time with her animals, her family, her friends, and her church family. She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Bertie M. Price and Susan Queen Victoria Barrett, her uncles Charlie Price and Jack Price, and good friend Coy Hawks. Teresa was a member of Community Church of Mountain City.


CHARLIE ‘JERRY’ MAHALA
Posted July 24, 2013
Charlie ‘Jerry’ Mahala, age 61, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born on October 17, 1951 to the late Tom and Florence Rutter Mahala.


KENNETH JEFFERY DUGGER
Posted July 24, 2013
Kenneth Jeffery Dugger, age 41, of Butler, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. He was born on March 31, 1972 to Gerleen Greenwell Dugger of Butler, Tennessee and the late Kenneth Dugger. In addition to his father, Jeff was preceded in death by a brother, Kevin Dugger.


MARY LOUISE DUGGER
Posted July 24, 2013
Mary Louise Baker Dugger, age 91, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013. She was born on September 5, 1921 to the late Carl V. and Lillie Snyder Baker. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John Norman Dugger, and a son, Victor Caroll Norman Dugger.


MRS. BERLIE STANSBERRY
Posted July 24, 2013
Mrs. Berlie Stansberry, age 87, of 456 Tester Road, Butler, Tennessee, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. She was born April 18, 1926 in Trade, TN to the late Ray Potter and Polly Hicks Potter. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Luther Stansberry, also two daughters; Helen M. Stansberry, and Lorraine Stansberry Parsons and one great grandchild Emmalee Helen Arnold. .


RAYMOND EARL ANDERSON
Posted July 24, 2013
Raymond Earl Anderson, age 89, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Watauga Medical Center. He was born on August 6, 1923 to the late Milton and Maggie Goins Anderson. In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by his wife Iva Lee Boren Anderson; four sisters: Eula, Pauline, Gladys and Mary and five brothers: Denver, Clarence, Wade, Bruce and Jimmy.


VICKI YVONNE DENNY
Posted July 24, 2013
It is with great sadness that the family of Vicki Yvonne Denny announces her passing on Sunday, July 21, 2013. Her beautiful bold presence will be very sorrowfully missed by all who truly knew and loved her.


FAY THOMAS
Posted July 17, 2013
Faye Thomas, age 87, of 142 Brown Place, Mountain City, TN passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, TN. She was the daughter of the late Eugene L. and Flossie Dunn Brown. Mrs. Thomas was an employee of Ramsey’s 5 & 10 Store for 20 years. She also worked at Watauga Medical Center, Robinson’s Department Store and Smithey’s. She was a member of Nelsons Chapel and her hobbies included collecting whatnots, antiques, sewing and gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mont Thomas; infant sisters: Snowey Lee Brown, Elizabeth Brown and Ruby Grace Brown; sister: Dorothy June Brown; and brothers: Howard, Carl and Howard Brown.


LAURA EVELYN MILLER
Posted July 17, 2013
Laura Evelyn Miller, 75, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2013 at Johnston Memorial Hospital.


MARGARET ELIZABETH ARNOLD
Posted July 17, 2013
Margaret Elizabeth Arnold, age 73, of 161 Hamby Lane, Mountain City, TN passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at her residence after an extended illness. She was born September 5, 1939 to the late Willie and Grace Walker Arnold. She was a member of Locust Gap Freewill Baptist Church and she loved collecting dolls. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Morefield, and a brother, Junior Arnold.


NAOMI KAY ARNOLD
Posted July 17, 2013
Naomi Kay Arnold, age 81, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the Watauga Medical Center. She was born on February 4, 1932 to the late Conley E. and Pauline Stout.


NORMAN WOODARD
Posted July 17, 2013
Norman Woodard, age 78, of Mountain City, TN passed away Monday, July 1, 2013 in Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Fred and Mae Howard Woodard. He was a member of Missionary Baptist Church in Pennsylvania. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Boyd Woodard, R.D. Woodard, Bob Woodard, Roscoe Woodard and Daniel Fred Woodard; and one sister: Stella Osborne.


TIM CAMPBELL
Posted July 17, 2013
Tim Campbell, age 45, of 135 Howes Lane, Butler, TN passed away Tuesday night, July 9, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was the son of Charles Campbell of Mountain City, TN and Ruth White Estep of Elizabethton. Tim loved hunting, fishing and working on vehicles. He was preceded in death by one brother, Chris Campbell, uncles, Willard Campbell, Dean Campbell and Terry Campbell; and grandparents Joe and Lela Campbell.


TIMOTHY LOWELL SLUDER
Posted July 17, 2013
Timothy Lowell Sluder, age 48, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Tim was a lifelong resident of Shady Valley, Tennessee.


HAZEL HOWARD CONGDON
Posted July 10, 2013
Hazel Howard Congdon, age 98. On the sunny afternoon of June 28 1937, Hazel Howard of Mountain City Tennessee and Edmond Congdon of Erwin Tennessee left the campus of East Tennessee State Teachers College. They were married by a justice of the peace in Gates City, Virginia before returning to campus. This small school in Johnson City, Tennessee prepared both for a lifetime of teaching in the public school systems of Erwin, Tennessee, then Vinton, Petersburg, and Colonial Heights, Virginia. In 1965 Edmond was appointed director of the new technical vocational center for the Peninsula area (VoTech) and Hazel resumed teaching in Newport News Elementary Schools until her retirement. Although widowhood befell Hazel in 1997, she continued to enjoy her home, family, neighbors, friends and former students until a fall this spring forced her to leave home and be lovingly cared for by her family and devoted rehab staff until she passed comfortably on June 30, 2013, a day after the 76th anniversary of her marriage. Although predeceased by parents Roby J. and Hallie S. Howard, husband Edmond and sister, Hester Williams many are left to remember and mourn the loss. Among them are daughters Janet Coon, Jeanne Evans (Jack), grandsons Brian (Cynthia) Evans, Marc Evans, Great Grandsons Dylan and Casey Evans, younger siblings Trula Muse, Eula (Walter) Adams, Roby Howard, Jr. (Dottie), Earl Howard, Lois Ann Adams, Malcolm (Sue) Howard, 22 nieces and nephews and their offspring. Hazel hoped her legacy would be the gifts of love, devotion, knowledge and wisdom passed along to her and that she lovingly shared with all who came within the scope of her entire life. Those very gifts were returned in the care she was given. A grateful thank you is extended to wonderful neighbors, Visiting Angel Cassandra Rome and the wonderful medical staff of The Chesapeake. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday July 8th in the Peninsula Memorial Park followed by a memorial service at 11:00 in the Second Presbyterian Church 201 Menchville Road, Newport News. After the service, all are invited to join the family at a reception given by the Menchville Baptist Church in the Family Life Center at the church, 208 Menchville Road. Those wishing to give donations in Mrs. Congdon’s memory might consider the Menchville Baptist Church Building Fund along with other charities of choice. Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.


JAMES DOUGLAS WALKER
Posted July 10, 2013
James Douglas Walker, age 69, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013. He was born on June 21, 1944 to Lois McQueen Walker of Shady Valley, TN and the late Elmer Walker.


JOANN NIDIFFER
Posted July 10, 2013
Joann Nidiffer, 69, of Watauga, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Albert Bush and Edith Lucille Nidiffer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandchild, Clint Jason Donald Paul in 2007.


MARY VARNELL
Posted July 10, 2013
Mary Varnell was peacefully delivered to the Lord on June 23rd, 2013. Daughter of Charles Perry Gaither and Lillie Warren Gaither, she was born in Norfolk, Va., but her heart was always in Tennessee.  She graduated the University of Miami with a nursing degree. She was always a scholar, music lover and a true naturalist.  She especially loved her home and friends in Mountain City.  She was survived by her daughter, Laura Lipton and her son John Varnell; her sister, Nany Lee Boland; and nieces, Terry Gaither,  Charlotte Tarr and Nancy Ann Willoughby; and grandchildren, John Robert Varnell, Lance Lipton and Joshua Lipton.


MRS. THELMA C. EASTRIDGE
Posted July 10, 2013
Thelma C. Eastridge, age 87, of Mountain City, TN passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was the daughter of the late Roby James Shoemake and Flora Huggins Shoemake. Mrs. Eastridge was born in Ashe County, NC on September 14, 1925 and had made her home in Mountain City for the past fifty-three years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse William Eastridge, who passed away in 1988; three brothers: Worth, Spencer and Wayne, as well as four sisters: Dorothy, Elsie, Edna and Stella.


NINA MAE FARMER
Posted July 10, 2013
Nina Mae Farmer, age 71, of Creston, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013. She was born on April 12, 1942 to the late Lettie Eldreth. In addition to her mother, Nina was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Huton and brothers: John Eldreth and Elmer Eldreth.


RICHARD BRUCE WHITE
Posted July 10, 2013
Richard Bruce White, age 69, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born on May 30, 1944 to the late Virgil S. and Cordella Main White. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Scottie Stout.


SYLVIA DEEN BROOKS SWIFT
Posted July 10, 2013
Sylvia Deen Brooks Swift, age 83, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Mountain City Care Center. She was born on August 22, 1929 to the late Walter Clay Brooks and Etta Sarrah Fenner Brooks. In addition to her parents, Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Earl Ray Swift, who passed away on May 15, 2009; sisters: Opal Jenkins and Mabel Shupe; brother, Chester Brooks and grandson, Lieutenant Commander Dale Taylor.


BETTY JO POTTER JENKINS
Posted July 2, 2013
Betty Jo Potter Jenkins, age 81, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC.


COY SPENCER BISHOP
Posted July 2, 2013
Coy Spencer Bishop, 80, of Lenoir passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.


Glenn Cornett
Posted June 26, 2013
Glenn Cornett, age 65, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital at Abingdon, VA. He was born in Hindman, Kentucky on August 26, 1947 to Aaron Cornett and Dallie Bentley Cornett.


Grady William Yates
Posted June 26, 2013
Mr. Grady William Yates, age 86, of Mountain City and formerly of Vilas, passed away Saturday morning, June 22, 2013 at Johnson City Medical Center. Born September 15, 1926 in Watauga County he was a son of the late Bartella Dennis Yates and Molly Brown Yates. Grady was a member of Willowdale Baptist Church and a US Army Veteran of WWII. He was retired from Singer Furniture. Grady was an avid baseball fan, a beekeeper, gardener and grew Christmas trees.


John Allen Hicks
Posted June 26, 2013
JOHN ALLEN HICKS


Margaret Lorraine Koch
Posted June 26, 2013
Margaret Lorraine Koch, age 73, of Dearborn, MI died peacefully June 24, 2013.  Born on June 25, 1939, In Mountain City, TN to Mary Berlin (Grindstaff) and R. Clyde Wilson. She grew up in Mountain City, graduating from Johnson County High School in 1957. She attended East Tennessee State University and then transferred to the University of Tennessee where she graduated in 1961.  After graduation she moved to Gary, IN where she was a school teacher.  She then moved to Dearborn, MI and pursued her food service career first with the Federal Reserve Bank of Detroit and later with Ford Motor Company and Jacobson’s.  She married Edward Koch on August 27, 1977 and they had 12 happy years together.  She also enjoyed cooking, traveling and going to the theater with her friends.  When her health began to deteriorate, she moved to Henry Ford Village.


Nora B. Jones
Posted June 26, 2013
Nora B. Jones, 81, of West Grove, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at Heartland Hospice, Wilmington, DE.


Offie A. Hayworth, Jr.
Posted June 26, 2013
Offie A. Hayworth Jr., age 74, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 10, 1939 to the late Offie and Zonna Greene Hayworth Sr. and Oscar and Callie Hayworth. In addition to his parents, Offie was preceded in death by his sister, Drema Hayworth and infant sister, Billie Hayworth; brother, Carl Dean Hayworth and father and mother-in-law, Paul and Elsie Warren.


Paw Lon D. Greenwell
Posted June 26, 2013
Paw Lon D. Greenwell, age 68, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. He was born on February 20, 1945 to the late Dewey and Roxie Jane Cowan Greenwell. In addition to his parents, Lon was preceded in death by his sisters, Jean Swafford and Margaret Cardena; brothers, Bruce, Carl, Bob, Haggie and James Greenwell.


Ricky Len Price
Posted June 26, 2013
Ricky Len Price, age 45, of Mountain City, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013 at his residence. He was born on February 2, 1968 in Banner Elk, North Carolina to IvaLea Wallace Stout and the late Ernest Lee Price. In addition to his father, Ricky was preceded in death by a little brother, William Ray Price; his step-father, Farris Stout; mother-in-law, Georgeanne Snyder; maternal grandmother and grandfather, Beulah and Harley ‘Buck’ Wallace.


Wilma Louise Williams Goble
Posted June 26, 2013
Wilma Louise Williams Goble, age 56, of Lenoir, North Carolina and previously of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Carolina’s Medical Center of Charlotte, NC. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware on April 18, 1957 to the late Ralph Williams and Wilma Fenner Charsha. In addition to her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Lyons.


ALDEN “SONNY” PORTER
Posted June 19, 2013
Alden “Sonny” Porter, age 71, of Trade, TN passed away at his residence after an extended illness. He was a son of the late John Alden and Carolee Elizabeth Canter Porter. Sonny was a member of Centerview Church of Christ. He enjoyed four wheeling and working in his wood shop. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Bill and Bud Porter; and sisters, Helen Shull and Kay Isaacs.


CLARA R. FOX
Posted June 19, 2013
Clara R. Fox, 82, left us on June 14, 2013 after a long life helping others.


FRANCES ELIZABETH SKINNER COBB
Posted June 19, 2013
Frances Elizabeth Skinner Cobb, 75, Mountain City, TN went to heaven on Sunday, June 2, 2013.


IZETTA D. GARLAND
Posted June 19, 2013
Izetta D. Garland, age 96, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the home of her son, with her family by her side. She was born on September 17, 1916 to the late Clyde B. and Ada Sarah Blevins Hutchinson.


JANE B. TITSHAW
Posted June 19, 2013
Jane B. Titshaw, age 85, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed into Heaven with shouts of joy on Monday, June 10, 2013 at her residence. She was born July 8, 1927, in Hatley, Georgia to the late Willie Abbie Biggers and Renna Merritt Biggers. In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Jerome Titshaw, Sr.; sisters, Dot Wilson, Lillian Gresham, Kitty Smith and Elsie Cook; brothers, Preston Biggers and C.E. Biggers.


LORETTA JANE GENTRY
Posted June 19, 2013
Loretta Jane Gentry, age 68, of Elizabethton, TN went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Bristol Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born March 2, 1945 to the late George Washington Melvin and Irene Queen Dollar Melvin. She had lived in the Tri-City area all of her life and was retired from Sprint Telephone.  Loretta was a devoted and faithful member of Shady Valley Presbyterian Church.  She will be dearly missed by her many friends and family members, including her “Willie Boom” friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William “Bill” Melvin, and sons, Douglas Wayne Talley, Tommy W. Talley, and Larry W. Talley.


LYNN HEDGER
Posted June 19, 2013
Mr. Lynn Hedger, age 77, of Nalcrest, Florida and formerly of Mountain City, passed away on Tuesday June 4th 2013 in Nalcrest, Florida.


OLA MAE SCOTT
Posted June 19, 2013
Ola Mae Scott, age 83, of 327 B. Johnson Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Mountain City Care Center. She was a daughter of the late Taft and Selma Warren Wilcox. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and her hobbies were sewing and she loved babysitting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Scott in 1996; daughter: Kathy Sue Scott; sisters: Mary Icenhour and Maxine Icenhour; brothers: John Wilcox and Ed Wilcox.


PAUL E. CLAWSON
Posted June 19, 2013
Mr. Paul E. Clawson, age 59, of Butler, TN passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late McKinley and Maude Dellinger Clawson. Mr. Clawson had worked for Shoun Lumber for twenty-six years. He was a member of Elk Mills Christian Church.


JULIA BRANSON MAHALA
Posted June 12, 2013
Julia Branson Mahala, 70, of Mountain City, passed away June 10, 2013 at Life Care of Elizabethton. She was born April 12, 1943 in Bristol, TN to the late John Henry Branson and Mollie K. Branson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several sisters and brothers.


SUMA C. REECE
Posted June 12, 2013
Suma Camilla Reece, age 85, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, May 27, 2013. A native of Johnson County, Tennessee, she was born on September 11, 1927. Suma was preceded in death by her parents: Jacob and Belle Lowe and James and Gladys Lowe; her husband, Charles F. Reece; brothers and sisters: Trula Isaacs, Kin Lowe, Gulita Pleasant, Charlie Pleasant, Estel Pleasant, Gladys Cornett, Pansy Pleasant, Joe Pleasant, Roxie Pleasant and Bennie Pleasant.


THOMAS LANE REECE
Posted June 12, 2013
Thomas Lane Reece, age 53, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, June 08, 2013 at his residence from a difficult battle with cancer. He was born June 15, 1959 in Banner Elk, North Carolina to Lucy Sanders Reece and the late Walter B. Reece.


Alma Timbs
Posted June 5, 2013
ALMA TIMBS


Bruce O'Dell Smith
Posted June 5, 2013
BRUCE O’DELL SMITH


Deborah Louise Manuel Reeves
Posted June 5, 2013
Ms. Deborah Louise Manuel Reeves, 51, of Elizabethton, “Gammy” to her precious grandson, Larenzo, left us on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a heroic battle with ALS, also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”. She was the daughter of the late Margaret Louise Rutter Manuel, whom she loved dearly, and Don Edmond Manuel and his wife, Jenny, of Mountain City. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her cherished mother-in-law and father-in -law, Margie and Charles Reeves. She was born in Carter County and was a Christian.


James Howard Campbell
Posted June 5, 2013
JAMES HOWARD


Christopher Aaron Terrill
Posted May 30, 2013
Christopher Aaron Terrill, age 39, of 229 Shoun Street, Mountain City, TN passed away Friday, May 24, 2013 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was a US Navy veteran. He was a member of the First Christian Church and enjoyed fishing, playing football and basketball. He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Terrill, Jr.


BARBARA JEAN FULLER RUFO
Posted May 29, 2013
Barbara Jean Fuller Rufo, age 78, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.


LENORA KAY WARD
Posted May 29, 2013
Ms. Lenora Kay Ward, age 42, of US Hwy 321 North, Sugar Grove, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013 at home. Born June 13, 1970 in Watauga County, she was the daughter of the late Victor Cecil and Ida Rebecca Wood Ward. Kay was a graduate of Watauga High School and Caldwell Community College. She was an employee at Belk.


MARY LEE WOODS
Posted May 29, 2013
Mary Lee Woods, age 82, of Mountain City, went to be with Lord Sunday, May 26, 2013 at her residence. Mary was born March 18, 1931 in Johnson County to the late Andy Dyson, Sr. and Cora Lee Forrester Dyson.


SUSAN MAST LONG
Posted May 29, 2013
Mrs. Susan Mast Long, age 46, of Maryville, TN and formerly of Mountain City, TN went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN. She was born November 6, 1966 to Eugene “Gene” Mast and Margaret Rash Mast. She was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Louisville, TN. She graduated from ETSU in 1989 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Susan was Vice President of Operations for Insurance Systems Inc. in Knoxville, TN. Her hobbies included photography, cake decorating and always lending a helping hand. She was active in her church and she especially loved spending time with her grandson, Sid, and great niece, Addy. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, J.H. and Emma Mast; maternal grandparents, Rev. Ernest and Ruth Rash; father-in-law: Clure “Hack” Long; uncles, Billy Mast and Rev. J.D. Rash; aunt: Joyce Rash; and cousins, David Greever and Jeff Poe.


VERNA MAE HAMMONS
Posted May 29, 2013
Verna Mae Hammons, 83, Watauga passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. A longtime resident of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Lillard T. and Ollie Edith Curd Hammons. She was a 1949 graduate of Elizabethton High School. Verna was a retired Telephone Operator with the United Inter Mountain Telephone Company. She was a member of the New Hope Church of Christ. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.


Everett E. (Eddie) Rice
Posted May 22, 2013
Everett E. (Eddie) Rice, age 69, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord at his residence, surrounded by his family, on Friday, May 17, 2013.


Joe Eller
Posted May 22, 2013
Mr. Joe Eller, age 76, of 441 Old Butler Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Johnson City Medical Center. He was born June 22, 1936 to the late Roby Glenn Eller and Clyde Alice Killian Eller. Joe was a member of First Christian Church. He was an auctioneer and loved everything about auctions. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Jo Joe Eller; and one grandson, Joseph “Tinky” Furches.


Kathy Jo Reece
Posted May 22, 2013
Kathy Jo Reece, age 59, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013 at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born May 5, 1954 in Johnson County to Jean Phipps Stout and the late Edward (Peanut) Stout. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Stout.


Kenneth R. Towry
Posted May 22, 2013
Kenneth R. Towry, age 67, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 at this residence. He was born on October 12, 1945.


Ruby H. Slemp
Posted May 22, 2013
Ruby H. Slemp, age 92, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at her residence with her family and friends by her side. She was born January 30, 1921 in Johnson County, Tennessee, to the late Roscoe and Alice Potter Perkins.


Bunton, Gary Raymond
Posted May 16, 2013
Gary Raymond Bunton, age 57, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. He was born on June 7, 1955 to Virginia Maude McCloud Bunton and the late Raymond Roy Bunton. In addition to his father, Gary was preceded in death by a son, Justin and a grandson, Caleb Cole Dugger.


Carletha Diane Parks
Posted May 16, 2013
Carletha Diane Parks, age 57, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. She was born on February 2, 1956 to the late Carl and Ann Roberts Peters. In addition to her parents, Carletha was preceded in death by an infant son, grandparents, Clarence and Frances Roberts and Bruce and Iva Lee Peters and a brother, Frankie Peters.


Chloe Welch
Posted May 16, 2013
Chloe Welch 77, of Thomasville, NC passed away Friday November 9, 2012 at Baptist Hospital, Winston Salem, NC from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Chloe was a native of Johnson County, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Bertha Wolfe Bunton and Martha Bunton and her sister Ruth. She is survived by her sons Jerry Bunton, Tommy Welch, Gregg Welch; grandchildren Gregg Welch Jr. and Josie Welch; great grandson Corbin Welch.


JAMES E. “JACK” BISHOP
Posted May 8, 2013
James E. “Jack” Bishop, age 78, of Mountain City, TN, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born August 7, 1934 in Wyco, West Virginia, a son to the late Dana and Mamie Garland Bishop. Jack served in the U.S. Army and was a member of West Hills Christian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Dallas Bishop, Kermit Bishop and Delano Bishop.


KIRK NORRIS
Posted May 8, 2013
Kirk Norris, age 66, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born on December 22, 1946 to the late Frank R. and Nancy Elizabeth Dunn Norris. In addition to his parents, Kirk was preceded in death by his wife, Janine ‘Tikki’ Norris; a sister, Pansy Gilley and a brother, Griffin Norris.


LEOLA PATRICIA ARNOLD
Posted May 8, 2013
Leola Patricia Arnold, age 73, of Lenoir, North Carolina and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on May 2, 2013 at her residence, surrounded by her family.  She was born on January 30, 1940 to the late Russell and Ruth Laws Dugger. In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by sisters: Virginia D. Garr, Anna Lee Tellado, Thelma D. Garr and Grace D. Whitnener; brother, Lon D. Dugger and a son Clinton coffey and a grandson, Kenneth Edward Townsend Jr.  


LEONARD TRACY HASH
Posted May 8, 2013
Leonard Tracy Hash, age 79, of Taylor’s Valley, Virginia, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia.  He was born in East Gulf, West Virginia and had lived most of his life in Taylor’s Valley, Virginia.  He was a son of the late Harrison and Blanche Hash.  Mr. Hash was a retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant after 20 years of service.  He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post # 9830 and a member of the Taylor Valley Church of Christ.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sons, Rodger Hash and Calvin Hash; and a great grandchild, Peyton Steffey.


MICHAEL R. GANZMAN
Posted May 8, 2013
Michael R. Ganzman, age 57, passed away peacefully Monday, April 30, 2013 at the Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City, TN.


NANCY TAYLOR WILSON
Posted May 8, 2013
Nancy Taylor Wilson, 42, of Garrett died Monday, April 22, 2013.


Charles H. Zwergel
Posted May 1, 2013
CHARLES H. ZWERGEL


Lucille Nelson
Posted May 1, 2013
LUCILLE NELSON


BILLY RAY PAYNE
Posted April 24, 2013
Billy Ray Payne, age 58, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away from a broken heart on Thursday, April 18, 2013. He was born on February 6, 1955 to Wanda Mae Curd Payne of Mountain City, TN and the late Henry Clay Payne. In addition to his father, Billy was preceded in death by his son and his son’s fiancé, Billy Clay Payne and Billie Jean Hayworth, who both tragically passed away on January 31, 2012; and an infant sibling.


CLAYTON L. "PAW" LAWRENCE
Posted April 24, 2013
Mr. Clayton L. "Paw" Lawrence "Boonie", age 88, of 991 Tater Hill Road, Zionville, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care.


CORETTA LYLE PROFFITT
Posted April 17, 2013
Coretta Lyle Proffitt, age 58, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born on January 21, 1955 in Mountain City to the late Dewey E. Brown and Martha (Addie ) E. Moore Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers: Tommy George Brown, Billy Jack Brown and Lonnie Olan “Possum” Brown.


FREDERICK W. WAMPLER M.D.
Posted April 17, 2013
Dr. Frederick W. Wampler, 80, passed away April 13, 2013 at Bridgewater Home where he was a resident.


BURL R. SOUTH
Posted April 10, 2013
Burl R. South, age 82, of Trade, Tennessee, passed away on April 6, 2013. He was born on June 12, 1930 to the late Hobert and Lillie Brown South. In addition to his parents, Burl was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Dollie Miller South, who passed away on March 9, 2010; an infant son, Gerald Blaine South; four sisters: Penny Fisher, Mae Greene and infant twin sisters and six brothers: Charlie South, Bruce South, Gene South, Kermit South, Tommy South and Clayton South.


JACKIE EARL WALLACE
Posted April 10, 2013
Jackie Earl Wallace, age 79, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, went to be with his Mom and Dad on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on October 17, 1933 to the late Arthur Alexander Wallace and Grace Helen Eller Wallace. In addition to his parents, Jackie was preceded in death by brothers-in-law: Delmar Main and Johnny Watson; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Wallace and a niece, Joann Main.


RUTH PENNINGTON ROTEN
Posted April 10, 2013
Mrs. Ruth Pennington Roten, age 80, of Creston passed away Tuesday night, April 2, 2013 at Watauga Medical Center.


SHIRLEY DUGGER
Posted April 10, 2013
Shirley Wagner Dugger, age 77, of 310 Dotson Lane, Apartment 14, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away at her residence on Thursday, April 4, 2013 following an extended illness. She was born June 18, 1935 in Butler, Tennessee to the late Daniel Wilber Wagner and Ms. Ruby Griffin Wagner, who resides in Butler, Tennessee. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband Bill Dugger who passed away in 1977, also a son Michael Dugger, a daughter Brenda Bell and a brother Bud Wagner. Shirley’s hobbies included planting flowers, reading and sewing. She was a member of the Midway Baptist Church and also attended Piney Grove Baptist Church.


BOBBY “JACK” TAYLOR
Posted April 3, 2013
Bobby “Jack” Taylor, age 76, of 1979 Forge Creek Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in Mountain City Care Center. He was the son of the late C.C. Taylor and Mary Jane Payne Taylor. He was a member of the Craddock High School Class of 1953. Jack was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Korea. He was a member of Hammons Chapel Christian Church and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, water skiing and square dancing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Trula Perry Taylor and a son, Larry (Big L) Dunn.


CLAUDE MATHESON
Posted April 3, 2013
Mr. Claude Matheson age 98, passed away March 27, 2013 at Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City, TN. Mr. Matheson was a native and life-long resident of Stout Branch, Neva, Johnson County, TN. Uncle Claude was known as a man of integrity, strength and character; always a gentleman. Mr. Matheson was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Matheson and Catherine Stout Matheson; wife, Gertrude Butler Matheson; sister, Sallie Matheson Fritts; brothers, Raleigh, infant Paul, Earl and Barton Matheson.


ELLA MAUDE MINKS
Posted April 3, 2013
Ms. Ella Maude Minks, age 90, of Ozark, Alabama, formerly of Mountain City, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 in Oak View Manor after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Ross and Ida Minks. Ella was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Johnson County High School. In the 1940’s she worked in Johnson City, TN and then began working at Smithey’s Department Store in Mountain City and worked there until the store closed. As her health began to decline she moved to Alabama approximately ten years ago to be near her son. Ella loved word search, watching football and baseball on TV. She especially loved watching the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Minks.


HAZEL STOUT NEELY
Posted April 3, 2013
Hazel Stout Neely, 70, of Laurel Bloomery, TN went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC, 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, Melinda Stout; and a one step-daughter, Jill Stout.


JIM FERGUSON
Posted April 3, 2013
Jim Ferguson age 66, of 141 Main Street Butler, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday March 27, 2013 in Johnson City Medical Center. He was the son of the late Kelly B. Ferguson and Mary Francis Willis Edwards. Jim was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by parents, brother Larry Ferguson and special grandson Ryan Overstreet.


GENEVA WOODFIN WHITE
Posted March 27, 2013
Geneva Woodfin White, 76, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 peacefully at home. She was born in Spartanburg County, SC to the late Ralph William and Hope Hibbard


JACK SCOTT
Posted March 27, 2013
Jack (Jackie Lee) Scott, Trade, died on Sunday, March 23, 2013 at his winter residence in Lake Okeechobee, FL. A native of Johnson City, TN, he was the son of Mary Katherine Cox Scott and the late Verlin Arthur Scott.


MARY GLADYS WOODS WALKER
Posted March 27, 2013
“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” Proverbs 31:28


MELANIE COOKE SMITH HARTLEY
Posted March 27, 2013
Melanie Cooke Smith Hartley, age 60, of Johnson City, passed away unexpectedly at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital on Sunday, March 17, 2013. She was born on June 10, 1952 in Johnson City, TN and was preceded in death by her first husband, Melvin Smith and her father, Dr. Carter Gale Cooke.


RAYMOND FRANKLIN MARSHALL, SR.
Posted March 27, 2013
Raymond Franklin Marshall Sr., age 94, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on October 15, 1918 to the late Grover Cleveland and Sara Ann Stooksberry Marshall.


RONNIE B. GREER
Posted March 27, 2013
Mr. Ronnie B. Greer, age 77, of 1331 Doe Creek Road, Butler, Tennessee and formally of Athens, Tennessee, passed away at the Charles George Veterans Administration Medical Center in Asheville, NC on Saturday, March 23, 2013 following a brief illness. Ronnie was born on May 24, 1935, to the late Art Greer and Hollie Belle Snyder Greer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: J.D. Greer, Gene Greer, Dean Greer, and Ray Greer and four sisters: Arzella Johnson, Ancil Mahala, and twin infant sisters. Mr. Greer attended the Billss Creek Baptist Church and was a United States Army Veteran having served during Korea. His hobbies included playing Rook, gardening, bird watching, and just the outdoors in general.


Beatrice Walls Barr
Posted March 20, 2013
Beatrice Walls Barr, age 101, of Shady Valley, Tennessee died on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Mountain City Care and Rehab Center in Mountain City, Tennessee.  Beatrice was born on June 13, 1911 and was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Barr, and children, William (Clay) Barr, Gay Barr Carson, and Allen Bennett Barr.  She is survived by grandchildren, James Carson, Jr. and Laura Jane Carson of Atlanta, Georgia; great granddaughter, Katharine Carson of Texas; daughters-in-law, Jean J. Barr and Wilda K. Barr of Knoxville, Tennessee; son-in-law, James Carson, Sr. of Atlanta, Georgia; numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends Mary Cornett, Betty Plummer, and Loetta Woodell.


JAMES DAVID “JAWS” ICENHOUR
Posted March 20, 2013
JAMES DAVID “JAWS” ICENHOUR


LARRY FARRELL
Posted March 20, 2013
Larry Farrell, age 69, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on March 12, 2013. He was born on May 16, 1943 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania to the late Charles W. and Helen Guzinski Farrell. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Barri and a brother, Terry Farrell.


MARY JO STOUT DAVIS
Posted March 20, 2013
Mary Jo Stout Davis passed away on March 12, 2013 in the comfort of her home with her family and loved ones by her side. She was born and raised in Mountain City, Tennessee. While in high school she was very active in music, sports, drama and was also the Drum Major. She had four years of voice training and sang at many weddings and funerals. She was active in her church and sang as well. She graduated from Johnson County High School in 1946 and Draughon’s Business College in Knoxville, Tennessee. After graduation she modeled for Field and Stream magazine.


RONALD W. (RONNIE) GENTRY
Posted March 20, 2013
Ronald W. (Ronnie) Gentry, age 66, of Hickory, North Carolina, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at his residence. He was born January 27, 1947 in Washington County, Va. to the late Raymond Ralph Gentry and Velma Hawkins Gentry. In addition to his parents, Ronnie was preceded in death by his mother-in-law Kathleen Burgess, sister-in-law Ingrid McComas; brother-in-law, Curtis Sluder, and uncles: Richard Hawkins, Wilton Hawkins and Newton Hawkins.


VERLENE MARTIN
Posted March 20, 2013
Verlene Martin, age 84 of 557 Antioch Road, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 in the Watauga Medical Center, Boone, NC. She was a homemaker, enjoyed sewing and reading her Bible. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. She was born November 4, 1928 in Johnson County, Tennessee, and was a daughter of the late Clyde Jennings and Mae Belle Cornett Jennings. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Martin, daughter, Evelyn Sue Martin, brothers, Oscar Jennings, Geter Jennings, Sonny Jennings, Howard Jennings and Ralph Jennings and a son-in-law, Danny Rhymer.


WILLIAM BILL BALDWIN
Posted March 20, 2013
William Bill Baldwin, age 60, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on August 30, 1952 to the late Lillie Mae Canter Davis. In addition to his mother, Bill was preceded in death by his stepfather, whom he lovingly called Dad, Virgil Davis and a son, Timothy Baldwin.


Arvel Lyalls
Posted March 13, 2013
Mr. Arvel Lyalls, age 82, of Mountain City, TN, formerly of Ashe County, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at his home.


Bonnie Mae Carver Brookshire
Posted March 13, 2013
Bonnie Mae Carver Brookshire, age 100, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013. She was born on October 15, 1912 to the late Elijah and Nancy Carver Davis. In addition to her parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Stacy Brookshire, who passed away November 21, 1950; daughter, Janet Sue, who passed away on May 7, 1937; daughter-in-law, Myrtle Brookshire and a son-in-law, Wallace Garrick.


Carolyn Jone (Johnson) Dixon
Posted March 13, 2013
Carolyn Jone (Johnson) Dixon, age 55, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 2, 2013.


Charles M. Robinson
Posted March 13, 2013
CHARLES M. ROBINSON


Helen Steagall Winters
Posted March 13, 2013
Helen Steagall Winters, 75, of 1654 C Avenue, SE Hickory, went to be with her Lord on March 7, 2013 at her residence.


Mae Phipps
Posted March 13, 2013
Mae Phipps, age 83, of Mountain City, Tennessee, formerly of Kennett Square/Avondale, PA, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at her residence. She was born on November 11, 1929, to the late Lillard Davis and Bessie Mae Nichols Strimilin. In addition to her parents, Mae was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Garman Phipps, a brother, Willard Nichols and a special grandmother, Cora Nichols.


ANNA MAE LOGGINS
Posted March 6, 2013
Anna Mae Loggins of Mountain City, TN passed away February 1, 2013. Born May 4, 1922 in Mountain City, TN, she was the daughter of William Fenner and Virginia Wilson. She is survived by her two children, Pansy Sanders (husband John) and Steve Lowe (wife Peggy) and three beautiful grandchildren.


JAMES BRYAN ADAMS
Posted March 6, 2013
James Bryan Adams, age 73, of Mountain City, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 28, 2013 in the Holston Valley Medical Center. He was born on May 15, 1939. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ken and Winnie Adams; a brother, Edward Miller, a grandson, Zachory Hill and sister-in-law, Billie Lee McEwen.


LUTHER ICENHOUR
Posted March 6, 2013
Luther Icenhour, age 95, of 1084 Berry Branch Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Tuesday morning in Mountain City Care Center. He was the son of the late Charlie and Hester Dunn Icenhour. Luther was a member of Valley View United Methodist Church and he enjoyed fishing and hunting. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Woodard Icenhour in 1998; one son Doug Icenhour; three sisters: Hazel Powell, Connie Miller and Pearl Snyder; and two brothers: Burl “Buck” Icenhour an Ernest Icenhour.


ROBERT A. PRATT
Posted March 6, 2013
Robert A. “Bob” Pratt, age 79, of 2662 Crackers Neck Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, TN. He retired from General Motors. He was the son of the late Charles S. Pratt and Dorcus Stevenson Pratt. Bob was a member of Vaughts Gap Baptist Church and he enjoyed camping and staying busy. He was a veteran in United States Army Korean War.


KENNY WILSON
Posted February 27, 2013
Kenny Wilson, age 61, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on August 9, 1951 to Ora May Walls Wilson and the late Edward Wilson.


MARY V. REECE
Posted February 27, 2013
Mary V. Reece, age 82, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born August 14, 1930 in Ashe County, NC to the late Abe Jones and Sibby Wyatt Jones. In addition to her parents Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Reece, one sister and three brothers.


ROSEMARY BRADLEY
Posted February 27, 2013
Rosemary Bradley, age 70, of Mountain City, Tennessee and formerly of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on August 1, 1942 to the late George J. Stewart and Elizabeth Mohler Stewart.


TAMI KATHERINE EISENHOWER
Posted February 27, 2013
Tami Katherine Eisenhower, age 51, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2013. She was born on June 29, 1961 to the late Elmer M. and Connie J. Rinehart Lane. In addition to her parents, Tami was preceded in death by two sisters: Robin Smith and Deborah Zino.


BESSIE LOU STANLEY SLUDER
Posted February 20, 2013
Ms. Bessie Lou Stanley Sluder, age 69, of 919 Medical Park Drive in Mountain City, Tennessee went to be with her Lord on Thursday, February, 14, 2013 in the Mountain City Care Center.


BILLY R. RASH
Posted February 20, 2013
Billy R. Rash, age 78, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on February 14, 2013 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born on October 16, 1934 to the late James and Annie Stout Rash. In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by two sisters: Zelma Young and Betty Shutt and two brothers: Leslie Rash and Dean Rash.


JAMES M. “JIM” HODGES
Posted February 20, 2013
James M. "Jim" Hodges, age 76, of Dotson Lane, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013, at his home.


RONNIE LEE LAWS
Posted February 20, 2013
Ronnie Lee Laws, age 25, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013. He was born on July 22, 1987 to Kenneth and Jeannie Hamby Laws. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, R.L. Hamby and paternal grandfather, Luke Laws.


WANDA LEA ROARK ADAMS
Posted February 20, 2013
Wanda Lea Roark Adams, age, 67, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on October 20, 1945 to the late Harold and Gadie Osborne Roark.


WAYNE FRANKLIN NAVE, SR
Posted February 20, 2013
Wayne Franklin Nave, Sr., 48, Elizabethton passed away Monday, February 11, 2013 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Carroll Houston and Ivalee Moretz Nave. Prior to his illness he was a restaurant manager. He had attended Siam Baptist Church.


L.C. FLETCHER
Posted February 13, 2013
L.C. Fletcher, age 67, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center, following an extended illness. He was born in Butler, Tennessee and was the son of the late Joseph William and Mary Ellen Presnell Fletcher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Tommy, George, and Glenn Fletcher; and a special aunt, Bletie Reece.


MARTHA DEAN ARNOLD
Posted February 13, 2013
Martha Dean Arnold, age, 68, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, January 28, 2013. She was born on September 22, 1944 to the late Bruce and Opal Dean (Dunn) Woodward. In addition to her parents,, Martha was preceded in death by an infant son, Terry Lynn Arnold and one brother Jerry Woodward.


MILDRED STONE
Posted February 13, 2013
Mildred Stone, age 83, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in the Russell County Medical Center.


ELLEN RUTH CABLE
Posted February 6, 2013
Ellen Ruth Cable, age 88, of 5856 Big Dry Run Road, Butler, TN passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Vance Dishman and Eve Arnold Dishman. She was of the Baptist faith. Ms. Cable loved reading, gardening, sewing and fishing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Cable; two sons: Billy and Bobby Cable; grandson: Dallas Tester; three sisters: Nell Combs, Doris Dunn and Faye Lipford; and two brothers: Bert Lipford and Ed Lipford.


JOHNNY E. SHELTON
Posted February 6, 2013
Johnny E. Shelton, age 56, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2103 at his residence. Johnny was born on November 24, 1956 to Shirley Shelton and the late John Henry Shelton. In addition to his father, Johnny was preceded in death by a brother, Rick Shelton, and uncle and best friend, Fred Ashley.


LENNITH M. ARNOLD
Posted February 6, 2013
Lennith M. Arnold, age 95, passed away Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Life Care Center in Elizabethton, TN. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Forrester and Eva Lewis Forrester. Ms. Arnold was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Fred Arnold; two sons: Jady and Johnny Arnold; one grandson: Fred Arnold and eight brothers and sisters.


MARY LOU ROBINSON
Posted February 6, 2013
Mary Lou Robinson, 80, of Cartersville and Travelers Rest, South Carolina since 2007, lost her battle with cancer and died on Friday, January 25, 2013. She died in South Carolina surrounded by her family.


MILDRED ‘KAY’ MORAN
Posted February 6, 2013
Mildred “Kay’ Moran, age 84, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013 at her residence. She was born on January 14, 1929 in Westfield, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James D. Moran, who passed away on June 14, 2012.


NANCY CHADWICK MILLER
Posted February 6, 2013
Nancy Chadwick Miller, age 72, of Acworth, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 01, 2013 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born on May 26, 1940 to the late Zed and Clara Belle (Cantrell) Chadwick.


ROBERT WILLIAM DAVIS
Posted February 6, 2013
Robert William Davis, age 61, of Smiths Grove, Kentucky, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born on December 8, 1951, the son of the late Charlie Davis and Fleda ‘Harper’ Davis. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his son, Billy Ray Davis, who passed away on December 1, 2012; a brother, Rudd Davis and half-brother, Roger Davis.


ROSA FORRESTER
Posted February 6, 2013
Rosa Forrester, age 81, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born on April 14, 1931 to the late Boone and Dove Campbell Holden. In addition to her parents, Rosa was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Forrester; one son, Martin Forrester and one brother Mack Holden.


WILLIAM “BILLY” G. HEGEMANN, JR.
Posted February 6, 2013
William “Billy” G. Hegemann, Jr., age 66, beloved best friend, partner and husband, 578 Drakes Creek Road, Trade, TN passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Veterans Administration Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN. He was the son of the late William Gould Hegemann, Sr. and Mildred Barrett Hegemann. Billy was a member of Trade United Methodist Church. His hobbies included making children’s toys and fine furniture. He loved raising chickens, gardening and his cats. Billy was an Army veteran having served during the Vietnam era and was a member of Disabled American Veterans.


CARROLL WILSON
Posted January 30, 2013
Carroll Wilson, age 74, of 124 Mary Street, Mountain City, TN passed away at his residence Wednesday, January 24, 2013. He was a son of the late Edd Wilson and Betty Greer Wilson. Carroll was an avid reader. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Bessie Wilson, Gar Wilson, Pearl Jordan, Dan Wilson, Nell Roark, W.A. Wilson, Wade Wilson and Mae Wilson and a nephew buddy Harold Wilson.


DAVID MICHAEL ROBINSON
Posted January 30, 2013
Mr. David Michael Robinson, age 65, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday January 24, 2013 at Golden Living.


ESTHER LOWENE FARMER WILLEN
Posted January 30, 2013
Esther Lowene Farmer Willen, 79 yrs, of Perryville, MD, died Thursday, January 17, 2013 in Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, MD. Born October 15, 1933 in Mountain City, TN, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Myrtle Taylor Farmer.


FLETCHER LEE "BUDDY" BREWSTER JR.
Posted January 30, 2013
Fletcher Lee "Buddy" Brewster Jr., Abingdon, VA, age 64, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie, Va. Buddy was born in Washington County, Va., to the late Fletcher Lee Brewster and Grace Rhudy Brewster. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Lee Berry Brewster; a son, Brittian Lee Brewster; a brother, Sgt. James E. Brewster; and a sister, Ruth Brewster Swift. Buddy was the first employee of W.L. Construction and was in heavy truck sales for over 40 years. After his retirement he enjoyed farming, classic cars and motorcycles. He attended the Seven Mile Ford Presbyterian Church and sang in the Good News Quartet. Survivors include four children, Bryan C. Brewster and wife, Kimberly, Kingsport, Tenn., Brennan Brewster and wife, Jennifer, Kingsport, Britt Brewster Marshall and husband, Kevin, Kingsport, and Brandan Brewster, Kingsport; his fianc‚e, who was the love of his life for the past five years, Carolynn "Caroline" Cornett and her mother, Chessie Cornett, a special friend and second mother, Abingdon; sisters, Barbara Gregory and husband, Pete, Marion, Va., and Brenda Lewis and Buddy's special friend, D.C. Walker, Chilhowie; grandchildren, Logan Brewster, Lucinda Brewster, Desmond Brewster and Peyton Marshall; step grandchildren, Samantha Gatewood and Aaron Gatewood; several nieces and nephews; and father-in-law, W.C. Berry. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Buddy's life-long friend, Frank Branson. Funeral services were held 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Chilhowie Christian Church, with the Rev. Bob Thornton and the Rev. Frank Branson officiating. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Friday at the Westwood Memorial Gardens in Chilhowie. The family received friends Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Chilhowie Christian Church. Pallbearers were Mike Billings, Mike Brewster, Vance Gregory, Steve Gregory, Mert Dibble, T.J. Lewis, Ty Lewis and Larry Hamm. Honorary pallbearers were Jeb Brewster, Alan Cornett, Joe Wilson, Johnny Goodwin, Edward Booher and David Cole. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bradleysfh.com Bradley's Funeral Chapel of Chilhowie is serving the family.


JACK STEVEN PARKER
Posted January 30, 2013
Jack Steven Parker, age 61, of Kingsport, Tennessee passed away on Thursday January 17, 2013.


JOHN WAYNE GREER
Posted January 30, 2013
John Wayne Greer, age 85, of Blountville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at his residence with his family by his side.


VERNON W. McQUEEN
Posted January 30, 2013
Vernon W. McQueen, age 85, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2013, surrounded by his family in the home of his son, Gary, where he had resided for the past three years. He was born on May 22, 1927 to the late Roby and Leona McQueen. In addition to his parents, Vernon was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mabel Irene McQueen, who passed away on March 5, 2010; daughter-in-law, Joyce McQueen and sisters: Jean Reece and Kathleen Maxwell.


AMBROSE LOYD VANOVER
Posted January 23, 2013
Ambrose Loyd Vanover, age 66, of Wamego, Kansas and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Mountain City, TN on July 2, 1946 to the late David Vanover and Ellaree Vanover.


AMBROSE LOYD VANOVER
Posted January 23, 2013
Ambrose Loyd Vanover, age 66, of Wamego, Kansas and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Mountain City, TN on July 2, 1946 to the late David Vanover and Ellaree Vanover.


ARCHIE EUGENE ROBERTS
Posted January 23, 2013
Mr. Archie Eugene Roberts, better known as Mac, age 47, of Mountain City, TN died Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Johnson County Community Hospital in Mountain City, TN. Mr. Roberts was born on April 6, 1965 in Abingdon, VA to Arch Ulysses and Gladys Howard Roberts. Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Roberts was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Doe Valley.


BILLY HOOVER MATHESON
Posted January 23, 2013
Billy Hoover Matheson, age 84, of Mountain City, TN passed away on January 19, 2013 at the VA Hospital, Wilmington DE.


CHRISTINE MAIN WALLACE
Posted January 23, 2013
Mrs. Christine Main Wallace, age 93, of 21990 Highway 88 West, Zionville, NC passed away Sunday morning, January 20, 2013, at her home.


CINDY PANGANIBAN
Posted January 23, 2013
Cindy Panganiban, age 46, of 930 Rainbow Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Saturday January 19, 2013 at her residence. Cindy was a daughter of Sue Andrews, of Springfield, Tennessee, and the late Charles William Cobb. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by a sister Carol Cobb-Joyce. She was a native of Eagleville, Ohio and moved to Mountain City in 1998. Cindy worked at the Johnson City Medical Center, and was a member of Saint Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church.


CONNIE J. AKERS
Posted January 23, 2013
Connie J. Akers, 81, loving mother and grandmother, of Weber City, Virginia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 18, 2013. Ms. Akers was born June 13, 1931 in Clay Morgan, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late William Morris Stidham and Margaret Bently Stidham. During her lifetime, Ms. Akers worked many years in the restaurant industry. Ms. Akers loved to cook. She was also a faithful Christian who loved to read her Bible, write poems and gospel songs. She truly loved the Lord. Ms. Akers was of the Baptist faith and attended Victory Baptist Church.


ELIZABETH SENA PARKS
Posted January 23, 2013
Elizabeth S. Parks, age 88, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Watauga Medical Center. She was born on May 16, 1924 to the late James and Vennia Brookshire Buchanan. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband Robert ‘Bob’ Parks; one sister and six brothers.


ALFRED JERRY MAHALA
Posted January 16, 2013
Mr. Alfred Jerry Mahala, better known as “Jerry”, age 49, of Creston passed away Saturday evening, January 12, 2013 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.


ARCHIE EUGENE ROBERTS
Posted January 16, 2013
Mr. Archie Eugene Roberts, better known as Mac, age 47, of Mountain City, TN died Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Johnson County Community Hospital in Mountain City, TN. Mr. Roberts was born on April 6, 1965 in Abingdon, VA to Arch Ulysses and Gladys Howard Roberts. Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Roberts was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Doe Valley.


BILLY V. SNYDER
Posted January 16, 2013
Billy V. Snyder, age 79, of Newton, North Carolina and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Conover Nursing Home. He was born on April 11, 1933 to the late William Howard Snyder and Emma Virginia Brown Snyder.


BLANCHE HODGES KEENE
Posted January 16, 2013
Ms. Blanche Hodges Keene, age 78, of 1010 Reece Hill Road, Mountain City, TN 37683 passed away at her residence Friday, January 4, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Reese Hodges and Ruth Hodges. Blanche was a member of First Christian Church in Mountain City, TN. She loved square dancing, playing bridge and she was a member of the Red Hat Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ed Hodges.


EARL S. JOHNSON
Posted January 16, 2013
Earl S. Johnson, age 82, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Watauga Medical Center. He was born on September 29, 1930 to the late Lilly Johnson. In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by sisters and brothers-in-law: Irene and Wade Dunn, Ruth and Clayton Mains and Hettie Chafin, Hattie Johnson and Betty Johnson; brothers and sister-in-law: Oscar and Polly Johnson, Bruce Johnson and Sam Johnson; one granddaughter, Reba Michelle Harper and two great grandchildren, Riley Edmisten and Dominic Johnson.


GEDAR G. HARMON
Posted January 16, 2013
Gedar G. Harmon, age 86 of Butler, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord, Sunday January 13, 2013, in the Johnson County Community Hospital. He was born March 9, 1926 to the late Virgil and Minnie Stout Harmon. In addition to his parents, Gedar was preceded in death by a daughter Patsy McNulty; granddaughter Brenda Gail Allen; sisters: Mamie Powell, Ruby Proffitt, Della Oliver, Florecne Proffitt, Bonnie Stout, Berna Lee McIntosh, Ella Fair Harmon, Wyona Malcolm and Billie Jean Hackney; brothers: Russell W. Harmon and Ranzo Harmon.


JERRY MINK
Posted January 16, 2013
Jerry Mink, age 62, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013. He was born on September 17, 1950 to the late Roy and Edna Lunceford Mink.


JOSEPH BLAINE DUNN
Posted January 16, 2013
Joseph Blaine Dunn, age 38, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on April 10, 1974 to Ronnie Dunn and the late Kathy Dunn, who passed away on August 19, 2008. In addition to his mother, Joseph was preceded in death by a brother, Frankie Edward Dunn.


JUSTIN TRAVIS ALLEN
Posted January 16, 2013
Justin Travis Allen, age 28, of Mountain City, Tennessee, joined his Heavenly Father on January 11, 2013 surrounded by his loving friends and family. He was born on February 29, 1984.


LORRINE MARY SHORT
Posted January 16, 2013
Lorrine Mary Short, age 75, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at her residence. She was born on July 4, 1937 to the late Sally Cornett. In addition to her mother, Lorrine was preceded in death by her longtime friend and companion, Charles E. Short; a daughter, Linda Short.


PAULINE OWENS
Posted January 16, 2013
Pauline Owens, age 80, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital of Abingdon, VA. She was born on February 17, 1932 to the late Charlie Lee Payne and Della J. Johnson Payne. In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Owens; a son, Bobby Owens; sisters: Vernie Payne, Bonnie Payne, Virgie Greer and Dorothy Cress; and brothers: Gurney Payne and Luther Payne.


RONNIE PERKINS
Posted January 16, 2013
Ronnie Perkins, age 57, passed away with his family by his side on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on May 5, 1955 to the late Burl Shelton Perkins and Virginia Stella Younce Perkins. In addition to his parents, Ronnie was preceded in death by his step-son, BJ Snyder.


SHIRLEY ANN ROARK
Posted January 16, 2013
Shirley Ann Roark, age 71, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 13, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 12, 1941 to the late Tom and Mae Widener Trivette. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Robert Paul Roark; sister, Katherine Roark; brothers: Paul Trivette, Walt Trivette and Tommy Trivette.


ALVIN PROFFITT
Posted January 9, 2013
Alvin Proffitt, age 82, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on September 18, 1930 to the late John Elbert Proffitt and Perdie Ida Forrester Proffitt. In addition to his parents, Alvin was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Tester.


BLANCHE HODGES KEENE
Posted January 9, 2013
Ms. Blanche Hodges Keene, age 78, of 1010 Reece Hill Road, Mountain City, TN 37683 passed away at her residence Friday, January 4, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Reese Hodges and Ruth Hodges. Blanche was a member of First Christian Church in Mountain City, TN. She loved square dancing, playing bridge and she was a member of the Red Hat Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ed Hodges.


CALVIN H. HASH
Posted January 9, 2013
Calvin H. Hash, age 51, of Taylor Valley, Virginia, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 at his residence. He had lived in Washington County, Virginia most all of his life and is the son of Tracy and Opal Hash of Taylor Valley, Virginia. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He retired from Columbus McKinnon and was a member of Taylor Valley Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Peyton Steffey; and a brother, Rodger Hash.


HELEN M. DICKENS
Posted January 9, 2013
Mrs. Helen M. Dickens, age 76, of Dawsonville, GA died Sunday, December 30, 2012 following an extended illness.


IDA H. EDWARDS
Posted January 9, 2013
Ida H. Edwards, 99, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home, following an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County, but had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Emma Willen Hammons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.E. Edwards on January 29, 1977; two sisters, and three brothers.


MONA GREER
Posted January 9, 2013
Mona Greer, age 92, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012 at her residence. She was born on July 31, 1920 to the late Baxter and Docie Leffman Gentry. In addition to her parents, Mona was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Greer; a son, Rondal ‘Ron’ Greer; sister, Cora Able; brothers: Raymond Gentry, Earl Gentry, and Garn Gentry.


MS. RUTH GRINDSTAFF
Posted January 9, 2013
Ms. Ruth Grindstaff of 5468 Roan Creek Road, Mountain City, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 at her residence. Ruth was a Johnson County native where she had lived all her life. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Lillie Shull Grindstaff. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three brothers: Don Grindstaff, Robert Grindstaff, and A.D. Grindstaff and a sister, Hazel G. Jones.


BARBARA ANN GENTRY
Posted January 2, 2013
Barbara Ann Gentry, age 66, of 555 Gentry Cemetery Road, Laurel Bloomery, TN passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 in Mountain City Care Center. She was born March 21, 1946 to the late Chelsie A. Gentry and Eva Buja Gentry. She was a member of St. Anthony’s in Mountain City, TN. Barbara was a graduate of Johnson County High School Class of 1963 and she loved cooking and sewing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Robert C. Gentry.


BILLY JOE JOHNSON
Posted January 2, 2013
Billy Joe Johnson, age 38, of Mountain City Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the home of his brother. He was born on December 12, 1974 in Watauga County to Darlene W. Johnson and the late Bobby Daniel Johnson.


CAROLYN SUE JOHNSON
Posted January 2, 2013
Carolyn Sue Johnson of Mountain City, TN passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in Johnson City Medical Center. She was the daughter of Elsie Lucille Johnson and the late John Kermit Johnson and was born in Gaugley Bridge, WV. Ms. Johnson was of the Methodist faith and loved working in her flowers, sewing and quilting. She earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Dean Johnson.


FREDA MAE RASH
Posted January 2, 2013
Freda Mae Rash, age 81, of Trade, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord and Savior unexpectedly on Friday, December 21, 2012, at her home. She was born on March 23, 1931 to the late Clyde Barlow and Glenna Osborne Barlow. In addition to her parents, Freda was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Rash; sister, Maxine Brown; brothers, Joseph A. Barlow, Jack Barlow, Carl Barlow and Earnest ‘Gib’ Barlow.


FREDERICK J. WENTWORTH
Posted January 2, 2013
Frederick J. “Fred” Wentworth, 71, of Mountain City, TN, died Sunday, December 23, 2012 at the Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City. He was a native of Elizabeth, NJ, son of the late John and Ruth Sorge Wentworth. He spent most of his young life in Linden and Piscataway, NJ. Fred was a machinist in the tool and die industry. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Unicoi. In addition to his parents, his wife, Barbara Dering Wentworth, preceded him in death.


JAMES STEDMAN GREEVER
Posted January 2, 2013
James Stedman Greever, age 86, of 406 Butler Street, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012 in Johnson City Medical Center. He was born November 20, 1926 to the late James T. Greever and Mattie Berry Greever. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife; Betty Joan Madron Greever; his sister Evelyn Walsh, brother Clarence “Pete” Greever and grandson David Greever. He was proprietor of Apple Hill Vineyard and Orchard and was retired from Levi of Mountain City, TN. Stedman was a County Commissioner having served for 26 years and an active member of the Lions Club. His hobbies included woodworking, camping and hunting. Stedman was a U.S. Army Veteran as well as Merchant Marine.


JAMES STUART SNYDER
Posted January 2, 2013
James Stuart Snyder, age 71, of 120 Robe Shull Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at his residence. He was a native of Johnson County and was born March 20, 1941 to the late Dayton S. Snyder and Minnie Belle Ward Snyder. Jim was a quiet man and had a gentle spirit. He loved his family and adored his grandchildren. He loved the simple life and also loved traveling to the Amish Country because he felt he had a lot in common with them. Jim graduated from Johnson County High School and spent three years in the U.S Army during the Korean conflict. He was a dairy farmer for 36 years and a carrier for Johnson City Press for five years. He was of the Baptist faith and loved his Lord Jesus Christ. When able he attended Vaughts Gap Baptist Church.


SUE DUNN GREER
Posted January 2, 2013
Sue Dunn Greer, age 69, of Morningside Drive, Granite Falls, passed away Monday evening. The Angels carried Sue home to celebrate Christmas with her Lord and Saviour on December 24, 2012. She departed from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.


THOMAS LINCOLN CULVER, JR.
Posted January 2, 2013
Thomas Lincoln Culver, Jr., age 91, of Butler, TN passed away Monday, December 24, 2012 at Hillview Health and Rehab Care in Elizabethton, TN. Dad was born in Winona, WV on September 7, 1921 and was raised in Mabel, NC and in Little Milligan, TN. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years Kate Greenwell Culver, his father Link Culver, his mother Thelma Ruth Church Culver, his brother-in-law James Emmert and nephew Jimmy Emmert.


WANDA PAULINE EGGERS CORNETT
Posted January 2, 2013
Wanda Pauline Eggers Cornett, age 89, of 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, TN, formerly of Trade, TN passed away on Monday December 17, 2012 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born September 22, 1923 to the late Garfield Eggers and Callie Main Eggers. She was a member of Centerview Church of Christ and she loved canning, quilting and cooking. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Luther Cornett in 2000; one son: Sam Cornett; two sisters: Nell May and Grace May; one brother: Clyde Eggers; five grandchildren: Kathy, James, Richard, Jason and Richard Dean; and one great grandchild: Faith.


James David Vanover
Posted December 26, 2012
James David Vanover, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Valley Health Care Center. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.


Richard Dale Greer
Posted December 26, 2012
RICHARD DALE GREER


Wilbie Bentley
Posted December 26, 2012
Wilbie Bentley, age 85, of Shady Valley, TN passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 in Abingdon, VA following an extended illness. She was born February 2, 1927 to the late Timothy D. and Nevada McQueen Roark. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, gardening and quilting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Curtis McCoy Bentley and several brothers and sisters.


ANGELA JACQUELINE WARD LITTLE
Posted December 19, 2012
“In everyone’s life at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle our inner spirit.” Albert Schweitzer


DONELL TYRONE DEMPSEY
Posted December 19, 2012
Donell Tyrone Dempsey, age 71, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was born on October 5, 1941 in Sacramento, California to the late George Dempsey and Patricia Weaver Creamer.


FLOYD V. SMITH
Posted December 19, 2012
Floyd Van Smith, age 78, of Mountain City, passed away at his residence December 13, 2012. He was a native of Campbell County, GA., a son of the late Aaron B. and Queenie Boyd Smith. Mr. Smith enjoyed trading and selling, was a member of First Christian Church of Mountain City. He was a U. S. Navy veteran, and in addition to his parents was preceded in death by a son.


FRANCES OLIVER
Posted December 19, 2012
Frances L. Oliver, age 85, of Mountain City, TN went home to be with the Lord on December 13, 2012 at the Watauga Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born on June 17, 1927 to the late Barney and Minnie Pearl Grindstaff Lunceford. She was a homemaker, she loved to quilt, sew, embroidery, crochet and read and she was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.


GERALD G. “JERRY” LOVEJOY
Posted December 19, 2012
Gerald G. “Jerry” Lovejoy, age 66, Erwin, Tennessee passed away Monday, December 10, 2012 in Johnson City Medical Center. He was the son of the Claudine Quistberg Lovejoy and the late Gerald George Lovejoy, Sr. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Amy Bird. He was a NASCAR fan and especially a Jeff Gordon fan.


MAUREEN MARY RODRIQUEZ
Posted December 19, 2012
Maureen Mary “Moe” Rodriquez, age 70, of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. She was of the Catholic faith. Maureen was a retired bookkeeper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Michelle Rodriquez.


MICHAEL WILLIAM DUGGER
Posted December 19, 2012
Mr. Michael William JR “Mike” Dugger, age 60, of 310 Dotson Lane Mountain City, TN passed away December 7, 2012 in Mexico. He was born May 5, 1952 to the late William T. Dugger and Shirley W. Dugger. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Dugger Bell.


MONNIE ARVELLA CAMPBELL ARNOLD
Posted December 19, 2012
Mrs. Monnie Arvella Campbell Arnold, of Lenoir, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 at Lenoir HealthCare Center. Born February 19, 1923 in Shady Valley, Tennessee, Mrs. Arnold was a daughter of the late Lewis and Alice Fletcher Campbell and the wife of the late Armer Burl Arnold.


Billy Joe White
Posted December 12, 2012
Billy Joe White, age 77, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born on November 23, 1935 to the late Hubert D. White and Jessie Lee Pruitt White. In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by a son, Billy Jack White.


Edna K. Smith
Posted December 12, 2012
Edna K. Smith, age 93, of Mountain City, Tennessee, crossed over to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 in the Sycamore Shoal Hospital.


Jerry Carpenter
Posted December 12, 2012
JERRY CARPENTER


BILLY RAY DAVIS
Posted December 5, 2012
Billy Ray Davis, age 36, of Mountain City, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012 in the Johnson City Medical Center.


MILLARD EGGERS, JR.
Posted December 5, 2012
Millard Eggers, Jr., 81, of Landenberg, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at his home.


SHIRLEY HALL LANE
Posted December 5, 2012
Shirley Hall Lane, age 62, of 678 Drakes Creek Road, Trade, TN passed away Monday night, November 26, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Gwen Eller and Myrtle Dunn Eller. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and she loved hiking the Creeper Trail with her grandchildren.


TRUMAN POTTER
Posted December 5, 2012
Truman Potter, age 74, of 2399 Campbell Road, Mountain City, TN passed away at his residence Wednesday morning, November 28, 2012. He was the son of the late Phillip and Mary Potter. Truman was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church. He was a native of Butler, TN and worked as a farmer, logger and a school bus driver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Danny Garland; a sister Montine Clawson; brother and sister-in-law, Bud and Ruth Potter; brother-in-law, Paul Fletcher; and brother, Charles Potter and a great grandson, Dominique Garland.


MARTHA STALCUP STOUT
Posted November 28, 2012
Martha Stalcup Stout, 83, Butler, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in the Mountain City Care Center following an extended illness. A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Virgie Mae Wilson Stalcup. Martha was a 1948 graduate of Johnson County High School and Steed Business College, Bristol. She was employed as secretary and bookkeeper at Tri-State Growers of Mountain City for over 30 years. She was a member for 59 years and former Worthy Matron of Butler Chapter # 218 Order of Eastern Star. Martha was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church where she had been a member of the church choir for several years, she was also active in the WMU. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred W. Stout, February 12, 2011, by two sisters, Opal Nave and Wanda Long and a brother, A.J. Stalcup.


ROBERTA INGRID MCCOMAS
Posted November 28, 2012
Roberta Ingrid McComas, age 66, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012 at Mountain City Care Center. She was born October 28, 1946 in Johnson County, TN to Robert Keith Burgess and Kathleen Vanover Burgess. Ingrid was preceded in death by her mother Kathleen Burges, who passed away on March 6, 2009, and her brother-in-law, Curtis Sluder. Ingrid graduated from Johnson County High School in 1964. She was employed at Blackburn Supermarket for 17 years and Levi Strauss for another 17 years.


VIRGINIA IRENE MOREFIELD
Posted November 28, 2012
Virginia Irene Morefield, age 89, of Butler, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the Johnson County Community Hospital. She was born on July 13, 1923 to the late Frank and Rosa Shupe Harper. In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Oscar Morefield; one son, Benny Morefield; a sister, Elsie Jenkins and a son-in-law, Jim Campbell.


Nola Reece
Posted November 14, 2012
Nola Reece, age 78, of Trade, TN. went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 11, 2012 in the Mountain City Care Center following a lengthy illness.  She was born on March 3, 1934, in West Virginia to the late Paris Lawson and Thelma Lilly Lawson. In addition to her parents, Nola was preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn McKinney and a brother, Doug Lawson.


Willa D. Lewis
Posted November 14, 2012
Willa D. Lewis, 79, of Elizabethton, PA, and formerly of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November Hospice Center in Mt. Joy, PA with her loving family by her side.


Blanche Bell Ward
Posted November 7, 2012


Bobby J. Lowe
Posted November 7, 2012
Bobby J. Lowe, age 75, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at his residence. He was born October 11, 1937 in Johnson County, TN to the late Dewey Lowe and Anna Crosswhite Lowe. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brothers Granville Lowe and Joseph Lowe.


Florence Emaline Shupe Nichols
Posted November 7, 2012
Florence Emaline Shupe Nichols was born April 7,1929 in Doeville, TN to Alice and Frank Shupe. Emaline passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Longview, WA October 31, 2012 at the age of 83. Emaline was the oldest of nine children including sisters Barbara Shupe, Janet Rupard, brothers Mitchell, Glen, Benny, Frankey Shupe and the late Jimmy and Marshall Shupe. Emaline was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church in Butler, TN. On August 14,1947, at the age of 17, she married the love of her life, Edward Nichols. They moved from Tennessee to Washington state. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary, something they were so proud of.


Glenda 'Josie' Bledsoe
Posted November 7, 2012
GLENDA ‘JOSIE’ BLEDSOE


James Ray Eggers
Posted November 7, 2012
James Ray Eggers, age 39, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2012. He was born on January 28, 1973 to Barbara June Martin and Norman Ray Eggers.


Joyce Greene Coffey
Posted November 7, 2012
Joyce Greene Coffey, 78, of West Hillcrest Drive, Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, October 26, 2012. Born May 5, 1934 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Robert and Lillie Dishman Greene. Joyce was a life long member of Clark’s Creek Baptist Church. She loved to cook for her family and friends, and her favorite pastime was sewing and stitching. Mrs. Coffey retired from the NC License Plate Agency in Boone.


Larry John Dugger
Posted November 7, 2012


Lonita Walsh Owens
Posted November 7, 2012


Terry Wilson
Posted November 7, 2012
Terry Eugene Wilson, age 72, of Mountain City, Tennessee, died October 29, 2012 at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Harold Eugene Wilson and Myrtle Waldrop Wilson.


CLARENCE E. WARD
Posted October 31, 2012
Clarence E. Ward, 89, son of the late Dewey and Jypsy Ward, passed away peacefully October 23, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.


LAURA VIRGINIA COLDIRON
Posted October 31, 2012
Mrs. Laura Virginia Coldiron, age 79, of Butler, Tennessee, died Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Johnson City Medical Center.


DOYLE LEE ROARK
Posted October 24, 2012
Doyle Lee Roark, age 62, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. He was born on January 17, 1950 to the late Raymond and Nanny Kilby Roark. In addition to his parents, Doyle was preceded in death by his brothers: T.D. Roark, Eugene Roark and Dailey Roark.


THEODORE A. “TED” SHORES
Posted October 24, 2012
Theodore A. “Ted” Shores, age 74, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on February 8, 1938 to the late Charlie Gilbert and Ella Maggie Bolden Shores. In addition to his parents, Ted was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.


EDWARD “ED” SMITH
Posted October 17, 2012
Edward “Ed” Smith of 210 Blaine Road, Sneedville, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport. Edward was born on January 5, 1949 in Mountain City, TN, to Tyler W. Smith and Danford Nelson Smith. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tyler W. Smith, Jr.


MARY THOMAS WILLS
Posted October 17, 2012
Mary Thomas Wills, age 78, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Indian Path Medical Center. She was born on August 18, 1934 to the late Reed and Ruth Jennings Thomas. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in-law, Jay Wills and wife Reba, Dot Shore and Elizabeth (Lib) Muse McClellan and husbands Joe Muse and Jim McClellan.


Arch Roberts
Posted October 10, 2012


David Ike Brown
Posted October 10, 2012
DAVID IKE BROWN


Edward Roark
Posted October 10, 2012
Edward Roark, age 88, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away at the Johnson City Medical Center on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. He was born on May 14, 1924 to the late Samuel and Naomi Roark. In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by siblings: Blanche, Burt, Howard, Wayne, and Dae.


John James Doyle
Posted October 10, 2012
John James Doyle, age 68, passed away on July 24, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Mary Thomas Wills
Posted October 10, 2012
Mary Thomas Wills, age 78, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Indian Path Medical Center. She was born on August 18, 1934 to the late Reed and Ruth Jennings Thomas.


Mary Wanda Cress
Posted October 10, 2012


Sharon Annette Woodards
Posted October 10, 2012


Tara Lynn Griffith
Posted October 10, 2012


Uvette Nichole Kimberlin Bunton
Posted October 10, 2012
UVETTE NICHOLE


Walter W. "Tobe" Smith
Posted October 10, 2012
Walter W. “Tobe” Smith, age 84, of 635 Laurel Road, Mountain City, TN passed away October 5, 2012 in Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Annie Tester Smith and Jade Smith. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Tobe enjoyed raising a garden and mowing weeds. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Mary Lake Forrester Smith; one brother; Tennessee Ralph Smith and one sister: Mary Smith.


DOROTHY MAE BROWN
Posted October 3, 2012
Dorothy Mae Brown, age 71, of West Jefferson, NC and formerly of Mountain City, TN, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC.


GENE LESTON SAUER
Posted October 3, 2012
Gene "Skip" Leston Sauer of Knotts Island, N.C./ Mtn. City, Tenn. went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 25, 2012. He was born Dec. 25, 1937, son of the late George and Sue Sauer.


GENEVA S. HURD
Posted October 3, 2012
Geneva S. Hurd, age 75, of Bluffton, SC, and formerly of Mountain City, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 at her residence. Ms. Hurd was a homemaker. She was a daughter of the late George Robinson and Edith Reece Robinson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Hurd and two sons, Benjamin Fortner and Baney Fortner, one daughter, Susie Callahan, two sisters, Dora Wilson and Georgia Hodge, and a brother, Justin Robinson.


HAL WHITE PAYNE
Posted October 3, 2012
Hal White Payne, age 71, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012. He was born on December 31, 1940 to the late Doyt and Edith McNeil Payne. In addition to his parents, Hal was preceded in death by his wife, Nelda Payne, brothers: Sam Payne and Doyt Mac Payne; sister, Marlene Bird and a granddaughter, Meagan Payne.


HOWARD WALLACE ELVIDGE
Posted October 3, 2012
Howard Wallace Elvidge, age 85, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, September 29, 2012.


JOYCE DUFFIELD HENLEY
Posted October 3, 2012
Mrs. Joyce Duffield Henley, age 84, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2012, at The Oaks at Limestone in Gainesville, GA. Born in Butler, TN, she was the daughter of the late Clay Evans Duffield and the late Dorothy Millsaps Duffield. Mrs. Henley was the loving and devoted wife of Willis H. (Chile) Henley for 50 years until his death in 2004. She received a B.A. in English from Carson Newman College and did post-graduate studies at Emory University and the University of Georgia. She impacted the lives of so many children during her 47-year teaching career which began at Harriman High School in Harriman, TN. She used to recall that when she started teaching, some of her students, WWII veterans returning home to finish their education, were older than she was. Mrs. Henley also taught seventh-grade English and Math for 22 years in DeKalb County, GA, where she was known as a dedicated educator who instilled discipline and high standards in her classroom. When she and her husband moved back to Roane County, TN, she continued to teach, and many of her new students were the children of her former pupils. In 1982, she received the Distinguished Faculty Award while teaching at TMI in Sweetwater, TN. Education was her passion, but she was also an accomplished seamstress, pianist and organist, and an avid UT sports fan. She is survived by her daughter, Dottie H. Williams (Monty); son Willis H. (Bill) Henley, Jr. (Pam); step-daughter Dianne Hamrick (Ken); step-son Randall Henley (Debbie); eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.


JUDY ANN GARLAND COOPER
Posted October 3, 2012
Judy Ann Garland Cooper, age 57, of 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, TN passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012 in Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC after an extended illness. She was born November 20, 1954 to Marjorie Ann Short Garland Shatley and the late Dewey Garland. She was a member of Little Doe Baptist Church. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents Lula Short, Garrison and Flossie Garland.


MAUDIE MARTIN
Posted October 3, 2012
Ms. Maudie Emma Hicks Martin, age 85, of Taylorsville, NC passed away at her residence on Thursday, September 27, 2012 in Taylorsville, NC. Ms. Martin was a homemaker. She was the daughter of John Hicks and Sophie Burchette Hicks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Wade Martin, three children, infant sister Mary Ratcliffe and a brother-in-law, Richard Martin.


SARAH CORNELIA ((SALLY) ALLEN MANLEY
Posted October 3, 2012
Sarah Cornelia (Sally) Allen Manley, aged 93, passed away on September 24, 2012 at The Pines Health Care Center in Davidson, North Carolina. A former resident of Naples, Florida and Johnson City, Tennessee, Mrs. Manley was predeceased by her husbands, Albert C. Romero of Norwalk, Connecticut and Robert E. Manley of Naples, Florida and Oil City, Pennsylvania; and three brothers, Eric Jr., James B. and Benjamin Allen and one sister, Patricia Allen Close.


DANNIE MURL GUINN
Posted September 26, 2012
Dannie Murl Guinn, age 81, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was born on May 29, 1931, in Flat Springs, NC to the late Nathan Guinn and Vennie Guy Guinn. In addition to his parents, Dannie was preceded in death by three sisters: Alice Guinn, Dora Campbell and Caldon Crumley; brothers: Ivan Guinn, Ira Guinn, Andrew Guinn, Oscar Guinn and Carl Guinn.


JOSEPH B. ‘RABBIT’ THOMASON
Posted September 26, 2012
Joseph B. (Rabbit) Thomason, 75, of Russellville passed away at his home Saturday evening, Sept. 22, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Briscoe and Lucy Karr Thomason; sister, Marietta Mahan; uncles, Roscoe and Esco Thomason; nephew, Joey Goforth and sister-in-law, June Thomason.


WALTER FLOYD “W. F.” BLEVINS
Posted September 26, 2012
Walter Floyd ”W. F.” Blevins, age 82, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 21, 2012 at his residence. He was born October 25, 1929 to the late Dennis O. Blevins and Ethel Rose McNeil Blevins in Shady Valley.


GOLDA JORDAN WALSH
Posted September 19, 2012
Golda Jordan Walsh, 95, of Kingsport, died September 13 after a brief hospital stay.


HAVEN N. SHOEMAKER, SR
Posted September 19, 2012
Haven N. Shoemaker, Sr., age 75, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012 at his residence. He was born on August 16, 1937 to the late John Franklin Shoemaker I and Lora Rowland Shoemaker. In addition to his parents, Haven was preceded in death by eight sisters and brothers.


JAMES AKER “JIM” BROWN
Posted September 19, 2012
Mr. James A. “Jim” Brown, age 88, of 169 Joe Tester Lane, Mountain City, TN passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, TN. He was born March 17, 1924 to the late Wiley Brown and Susan Morefield Brown. Mr. Brown was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He had worked at Broyhill Furniture, Lenoir, NC. He loved hunting and fishing and watching western movies. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Vennie Tester Brown in 1981, a son J. D. Brown in 2001, three sisters and nine brothers.


JAMES “J.C.” CROWDER
Posted September 19, 2012
James ‘J.C.’ Crowder, age 89, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, September 14, 2012. He was born on August 11, 1923 to the late Wiley and Pearl Moretz Crowder. In addition to his parents, J.C. was preceded in death by his sisters: Pearl Warren, Leah Moretz, Blanche Dennison, Thelma Campbell, Ruby Crowder and Jenny Keene and brothers: Ralph Crowder, Roger Crowder and Edgar Crowder.


LORRAINE MCCLOUD
Posted September 19, 2012
Lorraine McCloud, age 69, of 421 Wilson Avenue, Mountain City, TN passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 11, 2012 in Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC. She was born January 6, 1943 to the late John and Leah Crowder Moretz. Lorraine was a member of Nelsons Chapel Baptist Church where she was a member of the WMU and also loved working in the church nursery. She also loved cooking, reading her Bible, flowers, canning, walking and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.


MARIAN G. COOPER
Posted September 19, 2012
Mrs. Marian G. Cooper, age 60, of 861 Rhea Road, Mountain City, TN passed away September 12, 2012 at her residence. She was a native of Memphis, TN, a daughter of the late Walter George.


ORVILLE D. “POPPY” WALLACE
Posted September 19, 2012
Orville D. ‘Poppy’ Wallace, age 92, of Trade, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 14, 2012 at his residence. He was born on February 14, 1920 to the late John and Ellen Wilson Wallace. In addition to his parents, Orville was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Bonnie Marie Wallace, who passed away on December 31, 2009; brothers: Bert, Rayburn, Marion and Wade Wallace.


REV. CARL C. WILSON
Posted September 19, 2012
Reverend Carl C. Wilson, age 89, of 248 Raleigh Wilson Road, Vilas, eased into the joy that is Jesus Christ Monday, September 10, 2012.


CARRIE TAYLOR
Posted September 12, 2012
Ms. Carrie Taylor, age 101, of 4585 Forge Creek Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012 in Watauga Medical Center, Boone, NC. She was born August 10, 1911 to the late Bynam Payne and Olive Hammons Payne. Ms. Taylor was a member of Hammons Chapel Christian Church. She loved quilting, gardening and her church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Huber Taylor; and two sisters: Elise Mae Payne Nichols and Freida Payne.


ELMER W. CORNETT
Posted September 12, 2012
Elmer W. Cornett, age 74, of 1910 Ackerson Creek Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born March 6, 1938 to the late Ed Cornett and Pearl Henderson Cornett. Mr. Cornett was a member of Ackerson Creek Church of Christ and he loved cars, music and spending time with his children and grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Spriggs Cornett, and one son, Elmer William Cornett, Jr.


HERBERT LAMAR SLUDER
Posted September 12, 2012
Herbert Lamar Sluder, age 75, of Winchester, Virginia, and formerly of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on September 6, 2012 at home. He was born December 10, 1936 in Shady Valley, Tennessee, the son of Letha Wright Sluder and the late Otis Sluder. In addition to his father, Herbert was preceded in death by his daughter, Michele Lynne Sluder and brothers: Cline Leon Sluder and Curtis Earl Sluder.


PEGGY STEELE
Posted September 12, 2012
Peggy Steele, age 69, of 319 Falls Creek Road, Zionville, NC passed away Tuesday in Johnson City Medical Center. She was born June 18, 1943 to the late Page and Bonnie Adams. Ms. Steele was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church and her hobbies included collecting dolphins and birdhouses and she especially loved spending time with friends and family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son Henry Balthazr.


SHERRY M. LUNCEFORD
Posted September 12, 2012
Sherry M. Lunceford, age 64, of 415 Mill Creek Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 following a brief illness. She was a member of the Locust Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Sherry was born on May 28, 1948 to Don Lunceford, Sr. and Bessie Isaacs Lunceford. She also was preceded in death by three sisters, Okilee Icenhour, Martha Hartman, and Edna Mink; and seven brothers, Don Lunceford, Jr., Arthur Lunceford, Thomas Lunceford, Von Lunceford, Ray Lunceford, Joe Lunceford, and Marvin Lunceford. She loved spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and working crossword puzzles.


SHERRY M. LUNCEFORD
Posted September 12, 2012
Sherry M. Lunceford, age 64, of 415 Mill Creek Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 following a brief illness. She was a member of the Locust Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Sherry was born on May 28, 1948 to Don Lunceford, Sr. and Bessie Isaacs Lunceford. She also was preceded in death by three sisters, Okilee Icenhour, Martha Hartman, and Edna Mink; and seven brothers, Don Lunceford, Jr., Arthur Lunceford, Thomas Lunceford, Von Lunceford, Ray Lunceford, Joe Lunceford, and Marvin Lunceford. She loved spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and working crossword puzzles.


THOMAS MICHAELS
Posted September 12, 2012
Thomas Francis Michaels, age 49, of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012. Mr. Michaels proudly served his country for 23 years as a flight engineer. He was in the U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard with Greg Carr and Matt Weber, “The A-Team”. He served tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan, The Gulf War, Bosnia and Panama. He received many medals and awards for his bravery and dignified duty while serving in the military. Mr. Michaels was also a 3rd Degree Master Mason at Soloman Lodge #36. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing pool with his best friend, Vinnie Lombardo.


VERDIE STANTON
Posted September 12, 2012
Ms. Verdie Stanton, age 90, of 1833 Lumpkin Branch Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Tuesday morning, August 28, 2012 at Johnson County Community Hospital. She was born August 25, 1922 to the late Frank E. Potter and Minnie Brewer Potter. She was a member of Rainbow Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl. E. Stanton, in December 1993.


WALTER “ACE” LANE
Posted September 12, 2012
Walter “Ace” Lane, 93, passed away in Satellite Beach, Florida on Friday, August 10, 2012. He was born April 29, 1919 in Dante, Virginia.


RALPH MAINS
Posted September 5, 2012
Ralph Mains, age 81, of 237 Eller Road, Mountain City, Tennessee went to his heavenly home on Thursday, August 29, 2012 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a member of the Mountain City Presbyterian Church. Ralph was a son of the late Will Mains and Stella Wagner Mains. He also was preceded by his first wife, Ruthie Phillips Mains; infant daughter, Kathy Mains; a daughter, Roseann Canter; four brothers, Jim, Bill, Ed, and Clayton Mains; two sisters, Edna Earl Davis, and Sue Wynn; granddaughter, Brenda Lowe Sloan; son-in-law, David Reece; and daughter-in-law, Barbara McFadden. He loved yard work and spending time with family. He worked in the mushroom industry in Pennsylvania, formerly worked for the Town of Mountain City, Greever and Walsh, and the First Utility District of Carter County.


WILLAM R. MAYS
Posted September 5, 2012
William R. Mays, age 82, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at his residence.  He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and had lived in Michigan for many years before moving to Shady Valley, Tennessee in 1979.  He was a son of the late Raymond and Luna Mays.  Mr. Mays was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Michigan.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jean Mays; and two brothers, Larry Mays and R.E. Mays.


ZACH HILL
Posted September 5, 2012
Zach Hill, age 19, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on November 28, 1992 in Elizabethton, TN to Eric Hill and the late Christy Pardue Hill.


BERNICE FORRESTER GARLAND
Posted August 29, 2012
Bernice Forrester Garland, 95, Butler, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012 in the Mountain City Care Center following an extended illness. A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Ella Tester Forrester. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Garland was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Garland, on September 24, 1997 and one sister and seven brothers. Her hobby was quilting.


CHRISTOPHER SAMUEL PROFFITT
Posted August 29, 2012
Chris Proffitt, age 22, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away August 26, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on March 10, 1990 in Johnson City, TN to Joe Proffitt and Sonya Nelson Proffitt.


DEBORAH LUCILLE “DEBBIE” KEENE
Posted August 29, 2012
Deborah Lucille “Debbie” Keene, age 52, of 263 Lindberg Street, Crestview, FL (formerly of Mountain City, TN) passed away at her residence on Monday, August 20, 2012. Debbie loved the beach, spending time with her family, jewelry, loved to iron, her Ford Mustang, and especially eating her ice cream. She was preceded in death by her father, James “Jim” Jenkins and her grandparents, Roy and Nina Jenkins, and Ethel Carol Reece and Hillary Cecil Reece.


DONALD G. KENNARD, SR
Posted August 29, 2012
Donald G. Kennard, Sr. of Palatka, FL, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he resided in Palatka since 1980 moving there from Brooksville, FL. Mr. Kennard was a U. S. Navy veteran. He had worked as a supervisor of manufacturing with Price Brothers in Palatka and had also worked with Interface, Inc. Pipe Company.


FELIX ERNEST SOUTH, JR
Posted August 29, 2012
Felix Ernest South, Jr., 78, of Nottingham went to his Heavenly home to be with his loving wife on August 22, 2012. He was the husband of the late Mary E. South who died in 2009. Born in Tamarack, NC, he was the son of the late Felix E. and Sarah E. Potter South.


ROBERT DANIEL KIRKSEY
Posted August 29, 2012
Robert Daniel Kirksey, age 82, of Mountain City, Tennessee and formerly of Alabama, passed away in his home on Monday, August 20, 2012 following a lengthy illness. He was born on July 19, 1930 to the late Clarence and Maude Sullivan Kirksey. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Snow Kirksey; three sisters and six brothers.


SHANA MARIE CLICK VANOVER
Posted August 29, 2012
Shana Marie Click Vanover, age 24, of 128 Georgia Street, Mountain City, TN passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Saturday night. She was the daughter of Samuel Click, Sr. and Arizona Horne Pass. Shana was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Her hobbies included drawing pictures, taking pictures of flowers, and she especially loved taking pictures of her children. She was preceded in death by a great uncle Clinton Click.


Barbara Williamson
Posted August 22, 2012
Barbara Williamson, age 69, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on July 28, 1943 to the late Clyde and Gladys Ratcliff Dean. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Lee Williamson, who passed away on April 30, 2007.


Carnis Keaton Crotty
Posted August 22, 2012
CARNIS KEATON CROTTY


Hassie Virginia Thomas
Posted August 22, 2012
Hassie Virginia Thomas, age 85, of 435 B.H. Duncan Road Zionville, N.C. passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012 at her residence. She was born October 12, 1926 in Ashe County, N.C. to the late Ralph May and Hassie Lewis May. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph G. May Jr. and Thomas Edward May. She was a member of The Friendship Baptist Church.


Norman Lida Carpenter
Posted August 22, 2012
Mr. Norman Lida Carpenter, age 94, of Warrensville, died Saturday afternoon, August 4, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.


DWIGHT JOHNSON
Posted August 15, 2012
Dwight Johnson, age 52, of Butler, TN passed away Monday, August 13, 2012 in Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City, TN. He was a son of Eva Kate White Johnson and the late Troy Johnson. He was a member of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church and he loved collecting arrowheads.


EDGAR TRUETT COFFEY
Posted August 15, 2012
Edgar Truett Coffey, age 83, of West Hillcrest Drive, Mountain City, TN, and formerly of Watauga County, went home to be with his Lord Sunday morning, August 12, 2012. Truett was born August 15, 1928 in Valle Crucis, NC to William Harston and Nila Adline Rowe Coffey. He was a charter member of Clark’s Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Coffey retired as the body shop foreman at Mack Brown Chevrolet in Boone. He served his country in the US Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict.


JAMES W. “BILL” SHULL
Posted August 15, 2012
James W. “Bill” Shull, age 81, of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away at his home on Sunday, August 12, 2012. Bill was born on April 3, 1931 to the late Hal Shull and Grayce Robinson Shull. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Bill was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and served as a Deacon.


LORRAINE G. CURD
Posted August 15, 2012
Lorraine G. Curd, age 89, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born on May 24, 1923 to the late Robert Stacy Gentry and Mina Cress Gentry. In addition to her parents, Lorraine was preceded in death by her foster parents, William Arthur and Frances Gentry; her husband Robert L. Curd; a brother, Dr. Harold Wayne Gentry, and son-in-law, Albert Joe Taylor.


MARY LEE SHULL SHOUN
Posted August 15, 2012
Mary Lee Shull Shoun, age 97, of 5213 Kings Park Drive, Springfield, VA passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2012 in Falls Church, VA. She was born on August 20, 1914 in Neva, TN to the late Roby Shull and Addie Arnold Shull. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe C. Shoun; two daughters, Phyllis Sutherland and Naomi Shull; three brothers, John Shull, Joe Shull, Earl Shull; and one grandson, Kenny Dugger. Her hobbies were gardening.


Baby Aiden Blaine Ward
Posted August 8, 2012
Aiden Blaine Ward, infant son of Starlyn Porter and Tommy Ward, Jr. of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, August 03, 2012 at the Johnson County Community Hospital.


Donald W. Wilson, Jr.
Posted August 8, 2012
Donald W. Wilson, Jr., 36 of Fayetteville, AR recently passed away. He was a native of North Little Rock, AR and graduated form Ole Main High School. He attended The University of Arkansas.


Edward Milton "Sony" Treadway
Posted August 8, 2012
Edward Milton “Sony” Treadway, age 67, of 483 Hospital Hill Road of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away suddenly on August 3, 2012 at his residence. He was born January 10, 1945 to the late Edward Milton Treadway, Sr, and Julie Smith Treadway. His hobbies were computers and racing. He was a Jimmy Johnson fan.


Louise W. Chappell
Posted August 8, 2012
Louise W. Chappell, age 99, of 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, TN passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012, at Mountain City Care Center, Mountain City, TN, following a lengthy illness.  She was the daughter of the late James Brodus and Zula Taylor Wilkie. She was a native of Rutherfordton, NC, a member of the First Baptist Church, Mountain City.  She was a homemaker, manager of the Hermit Motel, Register at Large for Johnson County, first lady to be on County Court and a member of the OES, Maple Chapter #79. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Paul Chappell, two brothers and one sister.


Maybell Hatley
Posted August 8, 2012
Mrs. Maybell Hatley, age 65, of 145 Rye Branch Road, Butler, Tennessee passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was a former employee of Levi’s until retirement. Mrs. Hatley was a member of Elk River Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading and was a porcelain doll collector. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester Issacs and Trula Mae Lowe Issacs and one brother, Mike Isaacs.


Ralph Delane Browles
Posted August 8, 2012
Ralph Delane Broyles, 77, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at the V.A. hospital in Memphis. He was born November 21, 1934 in Butler, Tennessee. He was the son of Victor Broyles and Maude Pierce Broyles. He worked in publishing for McCall. He was a member of Meadow Brook Baptist Church and a United States Army veteran.


Elmert Riley Stewart
Posted August 1, 2012
Mr. Elmer Riley Stewart, age 89, of Creston, NC went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, July 29, 2012. He had been a resident of the Margate Health & Nursing Facility of Jefferson, NC. Mr. Stewart was born on July 15, 1923 in Creston, NC to the late Samuel Stewart and Emma Mae Stewart.


Kraig Swift
Posted August 1, 2012
Kraig Swift, age 50, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 23, 2012. He was born on August 17, 1961 to Ruth Arney Robbins and the late Herman Kyle Swift. In addition to his father, Kraig was preceded in death by his step-father, Clinton Stephen Robbins, who treated Kraig like his own son and who Kraig called ‘Daddy’ and a brother, Kyle Swift, who passed away June 21, 2012.


DECK WARD
Posted July 18, 2012
Deck Ward, age 68, of Mountain City, TN, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was born on September 28, 1943 to the late Florence Harmon Proffitt. In addition to his mother, Deck was preceded in death by his stepfather, Sanford Proffitt; a sister, Martha Smith and two brothers, Billy Jack Ward and Ray Ward.


FRED ASHLEY
Posted July 18, 2012
Fred Ashley, age 64, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Select Specialty Hospital of Bristol, TN following a lengthy illness and a courageous battle with COPD and emphysema. He was born on October 21, 1947 to the late Dick Edward and Marjorie Ella Spivey Ashley. In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Mae Ashley, Dorothy Carr and Betty Pierce; brothers, Lewis Ashley and Joseph Ashley; three brothers-in-law, Qualls Carr, Richard Phillips and John Shelton.


GLADYS B. ROBERTS
Posted July 18, 2012
Gladys B. Roberts, age 86, 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, TN passed away Tuesday morning, July 10, 2012 in Mountain City Care Center. She was a daughter of the late Dave Howard and Susie Potter Howard. Gladys was a member of Berea Baptist Church and she loved reading, cooking and especially loved spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lester Osborne.


KENNY CORNETT
Posted July 18, 2012
Kenny Cornett, age 77, of 206 Shoun Street, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Saturday July 14, 2012 at the Watauga Medical Center. He was the son of the late James Wade Cornett and Lacy Verna Fenner Cornett. Kenny was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Mountain City, TN and he loved hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Selma Cornett on March 24, 2012, a grandson, Bobby Lee Hurd, Jr. and two brothers, Cecil Cornett and Harold Cornett.


ROBERT W. LEFTWICH
Posted July 18, 2012
Retired Master Chief ROBERT W. LEFTWICH, age 87, United States Navy, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012 in Gulf Port Mississippi. He served in the Navy from January 1943 until August 1972 in a number of ships, overseas and stateside naval facilities. He served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Bay of Pigs. Most significant, CUB 16 Okinawa, 1945: Bay of Pigs. He was Command Master in Chief, Iceland, Australia and USS Concord prior to retirement. After leaving the Navy he served in various management positions with Central Telephone and Utilities Corp. for ten years before retiring in 1982 to Mountain City, TN. where he and his wife resided until 1999. He was a mason and a member of Lexington Lodge No. 1, Lexington, KY, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, Panama City, FL.; A Shiner, Sesostris Temple and Eastern Star, Lincoln, Nebraska. He was also a member of Rotary International, Past President of the Rotary Club of Mountain City, TN, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of the LEFTWICH HERITAGE FOUNDATION incorporated in the state of Virginia.


STACY MOREFIELD
Posted July 18, 2012
Stacy Morefield, age 58, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012. He was born on August 18, 1953 to the late Luke and Ann Winters Morefield. In addition to his parents, Stacy was preceded in death by sisters, Diane Guy and Nancy Cannon and brothers, James Morefield and Junior Morefield.


WILLIAM L. “BILL” JACKSON
Posted July 18, 2012
William L. “Bill” Jackson, age 56, of Trade, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at his residence. He was born on January 30, 1956 in Brenerhaven, Germany to Mary Shreve Jackson and the late William Jackson. Bill enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, the beach and video games.


DALLAS D. DICKENS
Posted July 11, 2012
Dallas D. Dickens, age 87, of Bristol, TN went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Johnson County, TN on June 30, 1925 to the late Emmett Dickens and Hazel Henson Dickens. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, having moved to Bristol at an early age with his parents. He was a route salesman for Gray’s Dairy for forty years and had been self-employed since 1982. Mr. Dickens was a charter member of Heritage Baptist Church, formerly Emmanuel Baptist. He had been active in church work since 1954, having served as Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon, and Trustee. He and his wife were instrumental in financially helping many children and young people with their Christian education. He was a member of Woodmen of the World and “Model A” Restorers Club. He owned several antique cars including “Model A’s which he had completely restored.


LARRY WAYNE FARMER
Posted July 11, 2012
Larry Wayne Farmer, age 51, of Millers Creek, NC, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was the son of James Farmer and the late Lois Farmer. He was a native of Ashe County, NC, a member of the Farmers Memorial Baptist Church, Lansing, NC. He was a truck driver; hobbies were fishing and hunting. In addition to his mother, a brother, Randy Farmer and a grandson, Isaac Wayne Farmer, preceded him in death.


MAGRETHA F. LEWIS
Posted July 11, 2012
Magretha F. Lewis, 85, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Regal Heights Health Care Center in Hockessin, DE.


ROBERT SHELTON SIMCOX
Posted July 11, 2012
Robert Shelton “Elderberry” Simcox, age 82 of Mountain City, TN passed away on Monday July 2, 2012 at his residence. Shelton was born on February 10, 1930 in Mountain City, TN. He was the son of the late Tom and Nettie Greene Simcox. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Fritts and Mammie Marion. Shelton was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a graduate of Georgia Tech. Elderberry loved golf, his family and friends and most of all his grandchildren.


RUBY GRINDSTAFF
Posted July 11, 2012
Ruby Grindstaff , age 92, of 919 Medical Park Drive, formerly from Butler, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012, after an extended illness. She was born December 4, 1919, to the late James and Myrtle Potter Brewer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dana Grindstaff and by two brothers, Claude and Bill Brewer. Ruby was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed farming, raising cattle, and gardening.


‘UNCLE’ LEON ANDERSON
Posted July 3, 2012
‘Uncle’ Leon Anderson, age 100, of Butler, Tennessee, went to be with his brother, mother and father on Monday, June 25, 2012. He was born on August 3, 1911 in Grafton, Ohio to the late Frank and Mary Filipiak Anderson. He had made his home in Tennessee for the last eight years. Leon loved electronics, computers and radios. He also was an avid reader.


Kyle Richard Swift
Posted June 27, 2012
Kyle Richard Swift, age 55, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the Johnson County Community Hospital. He was born on August 28, 1956 to Herman Kyle Swift and Ruth Arney Robbins. Kyle was preceded in death by his father, Herman Kyle Swift, and step-father, Clinton Stephen Robbins.


Matha Louise Day McQueen
Posted June 27, 2012
Mrs. Martha Louise Day McQueen, age 90, passed away, Monday, June 18, 2012 at NHC Health Care Center of Johnson City after an extended illness.


Robert "Earl' Courtner
Posted June 27, 2012
Robert ‘Earl’ Courtner, 95, of Johnson City, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the Johnson City Medical Center.


BETTY ANN NICHOLS-MORRIS
Posted June 20, 2012
Betty Ann Nichols-Morris, age 57, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. She was a daughter of the late Emit Roark and Verna Mae “Betty” Payne Roark. Betty Ann grew up in First Christian Church and her hobbies included reading, cooking, flowers and gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ramona Church.


Albert Pate Gambill
Posted June 13, 2012
In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 10, 2012, Albert Pate Gambill, 79, passed from this life in the same way he had lived, quietly and simply.


Brenda Kaye Pierce
Posted June 13, 2012
Brenda Kaye Pierce, age 55, of 225 Red Hill Road, Butler, TN passed away at her residence on Sunday morning, June 10, 2012. She was born on August 1, 1956 to Betty Bowers Dugger of Johnson City, TN and the late Doag Dugger. Brenda was a member of Pierce Baptist Church and she loved flowers, gardening, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Randy Dugger and Nathan Dugger.


David E. Collen
Posted June 13, 2012
David E. Collen, age 83 of Lancaster, formerly of Trade, TN, died June 8th 2012 at the Pickering House. He was born to James and Esther Wuthrick Collen on August 1, 1928 in Alliance. He was in the US. Navy and was recruited from there to work for IBM on some of the first computers. He had his own business in Alliance then moved to Lancaster, retired from management at Diamond Power, and then took up residence at a farm in TN. He was a past Kiwanis President, and was very active in the community and was on several professional boards.


Greg Burchett
Posted June 13, 2012
Greg Burchett, age 63, of Mountain City, Tennessee, and formerly of Bradenton, Florida, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus, on Thursday, June 7, 2012. He was born on June 6, 1949 in Russellville, Kentucky to the late James and Doris Gregory Burchett. Greg spent most of his life in Bradenton, Florida but loved living in the mountains of east Tennessee in Mountain City.


Margaret "Margie" Cunningham
Posted June 13, 2012
Margaret “Margie” Cunningham, age 76, of 103 Georgia Street (now Robin Hill Lane), Mountain City, TN, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born December 25, 1935, to the late John Wesley Maze and June Lee May Maze. Margie was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She loved gardening but her greatest pleasure came from spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Ralph Cunningham, in 1986; sister, Barbara Mason; brothers, Harold Maze and Wiley Maze; brothers-in-law, David and Donald Cunningham and Tom Gentry; and sisters-in-law, Janie Maze and Eileene Hicks.


Nathan Guy Duggar
Posted June 13, 2012
Nathan Guy Dugger, age 51, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away at home on Monday, June 4, 2012. He was born on February 9, 1961 to the late Doag and Phyllis Watson Dugger. In addition to his parents, Nathan was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Dugger and a grandson, Caleb Dugger. Nathan loved the outdoors and enjoyed going fishing and spending time at the lake. More than anything, he loved spending time and spoiling his grandchildren. Nathan was a member of Butler Baptist Church.


GERALDINE TESTER
Posted June 6, 2012
Geraldine Tester, age 78, of 188 Dovick Drive, Banner Elk, NC passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, Boone, NC. She was born May 19, 1934 to the late Robert Alex Tester and Myrtle Mae Dugger Tester. She was a member of the Vaughts Gap Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and watching movies. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Donnie Tester and three brothers, Harvey Tester, Millard Tester and Ellis Tester.


JOSEPH E. “JOE” RASH
Posted June 6, 2012
JOSEPH E. “JOE” RASH


WILMA LOIS WATSON POPE
Posted June 6, 2012


BILL WAYNE WALLACE
Posted May 30, 2012
Bill Wayne Wallace, age 55, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Carolinas Medical Center of Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born on July 5, 1956 to the late Billy Reid and Charlotte Roberts Wallace.


CAROL L. DAVIS
Posted May 30, 2012
Carol L. Davis of Butler, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC. She was the daughter of the late Letha Heflin James. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by one brother, John James. Carol was a member of Self Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles, Ca. She was a teacher and therapist and loved growing blueberries on her farm and was a member of the Farmers Market.


HAYNES JJ WRIGHT
Posted May 30, 2012
Haynes JJ Wright, age 88, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2012 at NHC HealthCare in Bristol, VA.


JOHNIE GLENN TRIVETTE
Posted May 30, 2012
Johnie Glenn Trivette, age 73, of Mountain City, passed away at his home on Monday, May 21, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 4, 1939 to the late Clyde James and Sally Ethel Martin Trivette. In addition to his parents, Glenn was preceded in death by his sisters, Wilma Trivette Walsh and Margie Trivette Taylor; a niece, Shirley Walsh Cook and brothers-in-law, Wade Taylor, Dana Walsh, Luther Rupard and Sam Taylor.


LOIS ANN LAMPE JACOBS
Posted May 30, 2012
Lois Ann Lampe Jacobs, age 63, of Mountain City, Tennessee, formerly of Brookfield, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol.


LOVETA PLEASANT
Posted May 30, 2012
Loveta Pleasant, age 78, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with her heavenly father at her residence on Monday, May 28, 2012. She was born on April 10, 1934 to the late Clyde and Lilly Pearl Wilson Shipley. In addition to her parents, Loveta was preceded in death by her husband, Estel Guy Pleasant; sons, Douglas Pleasant and Wendell Pleasant; brothers, Dan Shipley, Roy Shipley, James Porter Shipley and John Shipley.


“JAKE” KEVIN JAMES CABLE
Posted May 30, 2012
“Jake” Kevin James Cable, age 25, of Gray, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 25, 2012, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness due to complications from an autoimmune condition. He was born on October 24, 1986 in Charleston, SC.


EYVONNE ZOLA ROARK STEWART
Posted May 23, 2012
Mrs. Eyvonne Zola Roark Stewart, age 81, of Creston, NC passed over the threshold to her eternal, heavenly home early on Saturday morning, May 12, 2012. She had been a resident of the Seagraves Care Center in Jefferson, NC. Mrs. Stewart was born on April 26, 1931 in Creston, NC to the late Rev. Keene and Grace Osborne Roark.


JOHNNY LANDON REECE
Posted May 23, 2012
Johnny Landon Reece, age 71, of Trade, TN, passed away at Watauga Medical Center on May 16, 2012. Johnny was born and raised in Trade and lived there most of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Wilma Reece; one son, Donnie Marlin Reece; and two brothers, Freddie Reece and Jerry Reece.


MARY LOU HAYWORTH
Posted May 23, 2012
Ms. Mary Lou Hayworth, age 75, of 141 Phipps Road, Rogersville, TN, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2012, in the Holston Valley Medical Center, following an extended illness. She was born to Danis Jones and the late William Lonnie Jones. She attended Nelsons Chapel where she was a Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed puzzle books, reading and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Mountain City V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hayworth.


SUSAN MARIA SPARGER
Posted May 23, 2012
Susan Maria Sparger, 46, of San Diego, California, passed away May 5, 2012 after a long illness. She was born Oct. 31, 1965 in Bristol, Tennessee, the daughter of Donald R. Sparger (Shady Valley, Tennessee) and Nancy Loggans Hoxel (San Diego, California).


WILLIAM DANIEL MULLIS
Posted May 23, 2012
Senior Airman William Daniel Mullis was born on August 17th, 1989 in Hopkinsville, KY and passed away May 13th early in the morning unexpectedly. He loved to make people laugh and was a loving son, husband and father. He was a good friend to many people and was good at his job. He always had a smile.


JIM WOODS
Posted May 16, 2012
Jim Woods, age 69, of 700 McElyea Road, Mountain City, TN passed away on Friday, May 11, 2012 in the Holston Valley Medical Center. He was born November 26, 1942 to the late Abner Woods and Mary Idell Rickman Woods. He attended Ackerson Creek Christian Church. Jim enjoyed woodworking, playing guitar, and working with small engines. He was retired from Lenoir Furniture. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Sam Woods, Walt Woods, Henry Woods, and Jet Woods; two sisters, Sue Ward and Betty Simpson.


BARBARA JEAN LIPFORD
Posted May 9, 2012
Barbara Jean Lipford, age 69, of 938 Crossroads Drive went to her heavenly home on April 24, 2012. She had battled a long case of Alzheimer’s. She attended the Ackerson Creek Church of Christ. Barbara loved to travel and shop and spend time with family. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was born to the late Garney and Ruby Gentry. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lipford.


CHLOE ROBERTS
Posted May 9, 2012
Chloe Roberts, age 80, 661 Slabtown Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. She was born May 14, 1931 to the late Sherman Dean Lowe and Evelyn Watson Lowe. Chloe was a faithful and dedicated member of Doe Valley Baptist Church. Her hobbies included crocheting and quilting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Dale “Jack” Roberts; three brothers, Roger, John and L.D. Lowe and one sister, Gloria Gay Lowe.


EMMA OSBORNE McCOY
Posted May 9, 2012
Mrs. Emma Osborne McCoy, age 94, of Creston passed away Sunday morning, May 6, 2012 at Margate Health & Rehab Center.


HOBERT “LURCH” THOMAS
Posted May 9, 2012
Hobert “Lurch” Thomas of Bristol, VA, age 73, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was born on December 9, 1938 to the late Bill and Mary Thomas. He lived most of his life in the Bristol area and served his country as a member of the US Army. He was preceded in death by brothers, Garland Thomas, Benjamin “Speed” Thomas, Harold “Hop” Thomas, and Clarence “Burr” Thomas. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Gladys Testerman and Evelyn Moore.


JACK BELK
Posted May 9, 2012
Jack Belk, age 64, of 263 Sage Valley Circle, Mountain City, TN, passed away on Friday April 20, 2012 at the Ashe Memorial Hospital. He was born March 9, 1948 in Orangeburg, SC to the late John Warren Belk Sr. and Lula “Bird” Turner. He enjoyed dancing, music, traveling, and mowing the grass with his John Deere. He was a member of the Living Water Christian Fellowship in Boone, NC.


KERI KASSANDRA OSBORNE SCOVERN
Posted May 9, 2012
Keri Kassandra Osborne Scovern, age 46, of Hudson, North Carolina and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2012 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on February 14, 1966 to the late Edgar Ray Osborne and Gladys June Sexton Osborne. Prior to her illness, she loved spending time with her family and especially her granddaughter. She also liked being at the lake and enjoyed music.


MILDRED JEAN COWIE
Posted May 9, 2012
Mildred Jean Cowie, age 80, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 14, 1931 in St. Catherine’s Hospital of Brooklyn, NY, to the late Otto Hettesheimer and Elizabeth Knoerzer Hettesheimer. Mildred attended Point Jefferson High School and graduated as a nurse in 1951. She was an intensive care nurse at the Community Hospital for several years. Mildred later attended Broward County Vocational School, where she graduated with her Pre-K Teacher certification. She taught preschool in Broward County, Florida and had also been a Girl Scout Leader for 20 years. Mildred was a member of Pleasant Home Baptist Church since 1980 and had taught Sunday school until 2008.


RAYMOND FRITZ
Posted May 9, 2012
Raymond Fritz, age 73, of Deer Run Road, Laurel Bloomery, TN and formerly of Bishop, VA, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Johnson City Medical Center.


RUBY G. WILLIAMS
Posted May 9, 2012
Ruby G. Williams, age 88, of Damascus, Virginia, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Mountain City, Tennessee. She was a life long resident of Damascus, Virginia and had resided the last four years with her daughter, Joan, in Mountain City, Tennessee. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Damascus. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John R. Williams, and her youngest son, David C. Williams.


WILLIAM HOWARD DAVIS
Posted May 9, 2012
Mr. William Howard Davis, age 82, of 1010 Slabtown Road, Zionville, died Thursday morning, May 3, 2012, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation.


WILLIAM M. “BILL” ROARK
Posted May 9, 2012
William M. “Bill” Roark, age 81, 4301 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 in Johnson City Medical Center. He was born July 9, 1930 to the late Noel Roark and Bessie Osborne Roark. Bill was a United States Army veteran having served in Korea. He attended Laurel Springs Community Church. Bill was also an avid NASCAR fan and especially a Jeff Gordon fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Trudy Roark, a sister, Gladys Hanna, and a brother, Coy Roark.


BERLIE A. ‘BUCK’ BARRY
Posted May 2, 2012
Berlie A ‘Buck’ Barry, age 88, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on February 13, 1924 to the late Daniel Hugh Barry and Mary Alice Grindstaff Barry. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three sisters, Rachel Greer, Lulu Wells and Anna Wells; a brother, Ray Barry.


CHARLIE BLANKENBECKLER
Posted May 2, 2012
Charlie Blankenbeckler, age 70, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on May 2, 1941 to the late Eugene and Ida Horne Blankenbeckler.


JUSTIN MARTIN ROBINSON
Posted May 2, 2012
Justin M. Robinson, age 74, of 1950 Bulldog Road Trade, TN passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at his residence. He was born on April 1, 1938 in Trade, TN to the late George Washington Robinson and Edith Reece Robinson. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Boone, NC. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Georgia Hodge and Dona Wilson. His hobbies included spending time with his grandkids and farming.


LUCIAN JESSE LUNSFORD
Posted May 2, 2012
Lucian J. Lunsford, age 65, of 2148 Fall Branch Road, Mountain City, TN passed away after a brief illness on April 27, 2012 at his residence. He was born on October 29, 1946 in Jasper, VA to the late Samuel James Lunsford and Bunie Belle Lawson Lunsford. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Tommy Lunsford. His hobbies were reading, working on cars and he loved NASCAR.


MARTIN DEAN WALKER
Posted May 2, 2012
Martin Dean Walker, age 77, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 27,2012 at the Mountain City Care Center. A native of Johnson County, Dean was born on October 9, 1934 to the late C.H. ‘Herb’and Lynie Walker. In addition to his parents, Dean was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Walker Monseur and brothers, Jack Walker, Charles F. Walker and Frederick D. Walker.


PEARL WARD
Posted May 2, 2012
Pearl M. “Grannie “ Ward, age 100, of Columbus Ohio, formerly of Mountain City, TN passed away on April 24, 2012 in Columbus Ohio. She was a daughter of the late Walter and Maggie Martin Wallace.


SALLY LOU BERRY
Posted May 2, 2012
Sally Lou Berry, age 70, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 13, 1941 to the late Warren and Helen Miller Wills. In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Wills Jr., and a sister, Donna Wills Rhinehart.


DOROTHY “DOT” M. WILLS SHORE
Posted April 25, 2012
Dorothy (Dot) M. Wills Shore passed away Friday, March 30, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. A native of Mountain City, she was a daughter of the late Ed H. and Mary Wills. She had lived in Jacksonville much of her adult life.


FLEET GARLAND
Posted April 25, 2012
Fleet Garland, age 92, of Shady Valley, TN passed away Thursday morning, April 19, 2012 in Mountain City Care Center. He was born January 15, 1920 in Johnson County to the late Robert Barry Garland and Emma Grace Rambo Garland. He was a member of Shady Valley Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Wilson Garland, in 2006; two sisters, Vena Richardson and Georgia Myers; and four brothers, Hugh Garland, Ambrose Garland, Doag Garland and Herman Garland.


JAMES LANDON “BUD” FENNER
Posted April 25, 2012
James Landon “Bud” Fenner, age 72, of Mountain City, TN passed away on Tuesday April 17, 2012 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was a Johnson County native and a son of the late Arthur “Tip” Fenner, Sr. and Edith Parsons Fenner. Mr. Fenner was retired from Thomasville Furniture. “Bud” was a big Dale Ernhardt fan and he loved working on his old cars, farming and had a great love for Johnson County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Charsha and Julia Ward, and one brother, Frank Fenner.


PATSY HARMON McNULTY
Posted April 25, 2012
Mrs. Patsy (Harmon) McNulty, age 64, 110 East E Street, Elizabethton died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at her residence. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of Gedar G. and Virginia Lee (Smith) Harmon, Butler, TN. Mrs. McNulty was a postal clerk with the Johnson City Post Office. She was of the Baptist faith and loved to read, cook and crochet. Mrs. McNulty was a U.S. Army veteran.


TINA MARIA FORRESTER
Posted April 25, 2012
Ms. Tina Maria Forrester, 48, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, died April 15, 2012. She was born February 22, 1964 in Omaha, Nebraska. Tina was preceded in death by her daughter, Asia Lee, and brother, Terry Forrester. She is survived by her daughters, Amy and Amber of Altamonte Springs, FL; mother, Mary K. Westmoreland-Gladden of Gray, TN; father, Keith Forrester of Springfield, MA; brother, Tim Forrester and wife Tanya of Elizabethton, TN; brother, Tony Forrester of Gray, TN; brother, Ted Sivard and wife Valerie of Clermont, FL; and several nieces and nephews, Keith, Joseph, Maria, Trina, Jacob, and Joshua. Funeral services were held at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Homes West Altamonte Chapel, 90 Weathersfield Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407)869-6065 on Friday, April 20th at 5:30PM. The family received friends from 4:00-5:30PM. www.baldwinfairchild.com.


BONELL SMITH
Posted April 18, 2012
Bonell Smith, age 74, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on April 19, 1937 in Harlan, Kentucky to the late Oscar Smith and Hetty Murphy.


CHARLOTTE R. HARTLEY
Posted April 18, 2012
Charlotte R. Hartley, age 81, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 16, 2012 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born on September 28, 1930 to the late John A. Hartley and Ruth Smith Hartley. In addition to her parents, Charlotte was preceded in death by a brother, Sherman Hartley.


FRANKIE PETERS
Posted April 18, 2012
Frankie Peters, age 48, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born August 15, 1963 in Washington County, TN to the late Carl Peters and Ann Roberts Peters.


HOWARD 'DOC' LOVE
Posted April 18, 2012
On Monday, April 9, 2012, Howard “Doc” Love, age 86, of Elizabethton, TN passed from the arms of his devoted family into the open arms of his heavenly Father.


JOYCE POTTER ODOM
Posted April 18, 2012
Joyce Potter Odom, 68, 251 Cobb Creek Road, Butler, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in the Johnson County Community Hospital, following an extended illness. She was born in Carter County and was the daughter of the late Murphy and Delia Borders Potter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Warren Odom, Sr. and a sister, Mary Odom. Mrs. Odom was a member of Elk Mills Christian Church.


LAURA JORENE MCGILVERY
Posted April 18, 2012
Laura Jorene McGilvery of Winter Garden, FL, died Sunday morning, April 15, 2012 at the age of 87.


MICHAEL ‘MIKE’ WILLIAMS
Posted April 18, 2012
Michael "Mike" Williams, 69, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on April 7, 2012 after a lengthy battle with cancer.


BETTY JEAN PARCHMAN
Posted April 11, 2012
Betty Jean Parchman, age 74, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012. She was born on December 7, 1937. She was raised in Carter County and moved to Nashville in 1956. Betty married Tony in 1957. They continued to make their home in Nashville until 2005, when they moved to Mountain City. Betty loved to cook for her family and friends and enjoyed working in her garden. She was a member of First Baptist Church.


EDGAR WAYNE REECE
Posted April 11, 2012
Edgar ‘Wayne’ Reece, age 67, of Trade, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, April 04, 2012. He was born on September 7, 1944 to Billie A. Canter Reece Proffitt and the late Edgar Bruce Reece. In addition to his father, Wayne was preceded in death by a son, Edgar Wayne Reece Jr.; brothers, Sherry Reece, Norman Reece and David Reece and nephews, Travis Reece and Gary Thomas.


FRANCES LEE SOUDER
Posted April 11, 2012
Ms. Frances Lee Souder, age 91, of Weyers Cave, VA, formerly of 105 Donnelly Street, Mountain City, TN passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012 after an extended illness. She was born November 8, 1920 in Romney, WV to the late Robert Combs and Sarah Miller Combs. She was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church in Mountain City. Her hobbies included cooking, flowers, church and she loved her cats. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Waldo Souder; four children, Betty, Patricia, Brenda and Diane; two brothers, Haman and Naman Combs; and one sister, Elsie Stawderman.


HILDA CATO FOSTER
Posted April 11, 2012
Hilda Cato Foster, age 66, of Damascus, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tennessee. She was a life long resident of Washington County, Virginia and was the daughter of Sid Cato of Damascus, Virginia and the late George Cato, Sr. She retired from Media General, formerly Washington County News, after 40 years of service. She was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Susie Foster; one brother, George Cato, Jr., and a special nephew, Gary Wayne Coleman, Jr.


JOYCE POTTER ODOM
Posted April 11, 2012
Joyce Potter Odom, 68, 251 Cobb Creek Road, Butler, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in the Johnson County Community Hospital, following an extended illness. She was born in Carter County and was the daughter of the late Murphy and Delia Borders Potter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Warren Odom, Sr. and a sister, Mary Odom. Mrs. Odom was a member of Elk Mills Christian Church.


LEE L. ROARK II
Posted April 11, 2012
Lee L. Roark II, age 43, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 6, 2012, with his family by his side, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Banner Elk, North Carolina on February 21, 1969 to Lee L. and Judy Baird Roark.


RALPH J. KYTE
Posted April 11, 2012
Ralph J. Kyte, age 83, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012. He was born on September 17, 1928 to the late Rhonda and Lexie Stalcup Kyte. In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by a son, James Kyte.


SUE CRESS HILSON
Posted April 11, 2012
Sue Cress Hilson, age 77, of 368 Old Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, TN, passed away at Carolina Medical Center Charlotte, NC, on April 6, 2012. She was a native of Johnson County, a daughter of the late Worley and Eva Perkins Cress. She was an anesthetist having worked at various hospitals and nursing homes. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mountain City, TN and a former Sunday School teacher. Her hobbies were fishing and dancing.


THOMAS ALLEN JOHNSON
Posted April 11, 2012
Thomas Allen Johnson, age 79 of 3334 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Tuesday March 27, 2012 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a son of the late Donald and Geneva Belle Edmisten Johnson. Allen had worked at Blue Ridge Shoe Company, school bus driver, sanitation truck driver for the town of Mountain City. He loved farming, mowing his yard, word search books, and going to church. Allen was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and also attended Corinth Baptist and other churches. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Anna Pearl Waters Johnson, April 14, 2003; an infant brother; and infant grandson ,T.J. Johnson in Feb. of 1995.


WANDA McEWEN MURRAY
Posted April 11, 2012
Wanda McEwen Murray, age 94, of Butler, TN went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Lexington, KY. She was a native of Johnson County (Doeville), TN and was the daughter of the late Joseph Wade McEwen and Ida Lowe McEwen.


WILLIAM RALPH COLE
Posted April 11, 2012
Mr. William Ralph Cole, born August 2, 1926, of Elizabethton died Friday, April 6, 2012 at his residence. He was the son of the late Brooks and Edith Hyder Cole. Mr. Cole was a graduate of Hampton Elementary School, Elizabethton High School in 1944 and the University of Tennessee in 1948 with a degree in Business Administration. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II having volunteered in 1944. Mr. Cole worked as Sales Manager at Courtesy Motors Company for twenty years and was an Automobile Dealer and Owner of C & T Volkswagen-Subaru for eighteen years. He retired in 1988. Mr. Cole became a member of East Side Baptist Church at the age of twelve. He was a member of the Brownlow Scalf Sunday School Class.


David Spencer May
Posted April 4, 2012
David Spencer May, age 71, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at his residence. He was born on October 29, 1940 in Johnson County, TN to the late Stacy and Carrie Woodards May. In addition to his parents, Spencer was preceded in death by an infant sister, Verdie Arlene May; infant brother, William Glen Chamer May and brother, Roger May.


Philip L. Staubach
Posted April 4, 2012
Philip L. Staubach, age 64 of 1979 Sink Valley Road, Butler, TN, passed away at his residence, March 29, 2012. He was a native of New York, a son of the late Harry and Phyllis Jones Staubach, a US Army Veteran. His hobbies were fishing, boating, hiking and collecting coins. He was a terminal manager for Roadway Trucking. He attended Bethany Baptist Church, Mountain City, TN.


Professor Chester Tilley Stout
Posted April 4, 2012
PROFESSOR CHESTER “TILLEY” STOUT


ARLIE LEE MICHAEL
Posted March 28, 2012
Arlie Lee Michael, age 79, of 11901 Lakewood Drive, Hudson, Florida and formerly a native of Johnson County, Tennessee, passed away at Marliere Care Center in Florida on Wednesday, March 22, 2012. He was born in West Jefferson, North Carolina to the late Robert V. Michael and Pearl Black Michael. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Doris Michael in June 2011.


BRIAN STEPHEN REECE
Posted March 28, 2012
Brian Stephen Reece, age 48, of Mountain City, TN, surrounded by his family, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Brian was born on April 21, 1963 to Steve and Elaine Reece.


DANA CARROLL PHILLIPS
Posted March 28, 2012
Dana Carroll Phillips, age 68, of 202 Reece Ave, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Saturday, March 16, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born on May 9, 1943 to the late Ray Luther Phillips and Cora Elizabeth Proffitt Phillips. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Marie Phillips, also by a son Billy Carroll Phillips, brothers J.C. Brown and James and Ralph Phillips and sisters Jane Campbell and Dorothy Potter. He was a member of the Sink Valley Baptist Church.


GLENN EDWARD ARNOLD, JR.
Posted March 28, 2012
Glenn “Eddie” Arnold, age 65, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Johnson County Community Hospital. Eddie was born July 26, 1946 in Johnson County to the late Glenn Arnold, Sr. and Clovis Poteet Arnold. Eddie was a long haul commercial truck driver and liked to operate heavy equipment of any kind. He enjoyed working and loved taking care of his lawn and garden. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Mountain City.


JOE GLENN WILSON
Posted March 28, 2012
Joe Glenn Wilson, age 66, of Zionville, North Carolina, went to be with the Lord, on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Watauga Medical Center. Joe fought a good fight, he finished his course. Joe was born on August 12, 1945 in Ashe County, NC to the late Emmitt Wilson and Dessie June Johnson Wilson.


OTIS THURMOND LEWIS
Posted March 28, 2012
Mr. Otis Thurmond Lewis, age 81, of Creston, NC died on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Mountain City Care Center in Mountain City, TN. Mr. Lewis was born on December 10, 1930 in Johnson County, TN to the late Bueal Mark and Sylvia L. Lewis. Mr. Lewis was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Dean Lewis, and his stepmother, Dorna Lee Lewis.


RAY CHARLES MOREFIELD
Posted March 28, 2012
Ray C. Morefield, age 72 of 2155 Lumpkin Branch Rd., Mountain City, TN passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012 at his residence. He was born September 11, 1939 to the late Elbert and Hazel Forrester Morefield. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Morefield; two brothers, Carl Morefield and Fred Morefield; and a grandson, Evan Nichols.


ROBERT J. CHURCH
Posted March 28, 2012
Robert J. Church, age 64, of 1728 South Wind Drive, Nashville and also of Butler passed away on Friday March 16, 2012 in Nashville, TN. He was the son of the late David Church and Lois Church. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He was retired from Averitt Express as a truck driver. His hobbies were working on cars, working around the house on projects and flying lessons. He was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church in Nashville, TN and attended Sink Valley Baptist Church when in Johnson County.


SELMA RUTH CORNETT
Posted March 28, 2012
Selma Ruth Cornett, age 74, of 206 Shoun Street, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away at her residence on Saturday morning, March 24, 2012. She was born in Ashe County, North Carolina on April 14, 1937 to the late George Washington Campbell and Emmer Myrtle Farmer Campbell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings and a grandson, Bobby Lee Hurd Jr.


SYLVIA JEAN BOYD
Posted March 28, 2012
Sylvia Jean Boyd, age 68, of Mountain City, TN, passed away at Watauga Medical Center, Boone, NC, March 21, 2012. She was a native of Johnson County, a daughter of the late Adam Arney. She worked as an assistant for the Johnson County School System for approximately 20 years. She was a member of Victory Cowboy Church, Mountain City, TN. Her hobbies were art and reading.


WILLIAM GAINES EGGERS
Posted March 28, 2012
William Gaines Eggers, 82, of Springfield, died Monday March 19, 2012 at North Crest Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday March 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Frank Gagliano officiating. Interment followed in Robertson County Memorial Gardens. Mr. Eggers was born June 10, 1929 in Beaver Dam, N.C. to the late Harrison Clay and Rachel Hagaman Eggers. He was a retired welder with Catapillar Equipment and was a member of South Haven Baptist Church. Mr. Eggers was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Barlow Eggers of Springfield; son and daughter-in-law, Gary Lynn and Betty Eggers of Snellville, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Paul Love of Adams; brother, Bobby Eggers of Mountain City, TN; grandchildren, Heather Coyle, Heidi Martin, Dustin Eggers, Rebekah Dorris, John and Joseph Love, eight great grandchildren.


BETTIE CAROLYN EURE CORLEY
Posted March 21, 2012
Bettie Carolyn Eure Corley, age 64, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at her residence. She was born on April 18, 1947 to the late James Cottie Eure and Dorothy Hall Eure. In addition to her parents, Bettie was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Eure.


EARL CHARLES BUMGARDNER
Posted March 21, 2012
Earl Charles Bumgardner, age 81, of Trade, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at his residence. Earl was born in Watauga County, NC on May 27, 1930 to the late Frank B. and Rosie Thomas Bumgardner. In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his wife, Earleen Phipps Bumgardner, seven sisters, Madge, Margie, Pearl, Ruth, Ella, Georgia and Bertha and a brother, Ed Bumgardner.


GLENN E. WALLACE
Posted March 21, 2012
Mr. Glenn E. Wallace, age 92, of Buttermilk Road, Trade, Tennessee, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at James A. Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee.


HELEN MARIE TRIVETT
Posted March 21, 2012
Helen Marie Trivett, age 75, of 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012 in the Mountain City Care Center following an extended illness. She was born June 9th, 1936 in Old Butler to the late Erven Greene and Nelle N. Ward Bearer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mirl Trivett; a daughter, Lynn Mays; a son, Tommy Trivett; and a granddaughter, Nikki Mays.


NANCY L. BROWN
Posted March 21, 2012
Nancy L. Brown, age 62, of 835 Vaughts Gap Road, Mountain City, TN passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County, TN on April 15, 1949 to the late Charlie D. Mains and Jane R. Dunn Mains. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Devin Duperry. She was a homemaker and a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Her hobbies were reading her Bible and reading puzzle books.


RALPH EARL CROWDER
Posted March 21, 2012
Ralph Earl Crowder (Papaw), age 90, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Mountain City Care Center surrounded by his loving family. Ralph was born July 6, 1921 in Johnson County to the late Wiley and Pearl Moretz Crowder.


WALTER RAY SHORE
Posted March 21, 2012
Walter Ray Shore, 90 of Hwy 49, Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Tucker Hospice House.


ANNA MARY STOLTZFUS HUYARD
Posted March 15, 2012
Anna Mary Stoltzfus Huyard, 76, of 541 New York Avenue, Harrisonburg, Virginia, quietly passed away Thursday morning March 8, 2012. She was born in Gap, Pennsylvania August 13, 1935. Anna Mary was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Hannah Stoltzfus and married David S. Huyard November 10, 1955 as Old Order Amish. Three years later they joined the Mennonite Church and in 1966 were assigned to pastor a congregation in northeastern Tennessee where they launched a local and international radio ministry. Anna Mary conducted the children’s radio program for twelve years and received regular personal letters of appreciation from children and adults. The Huyards moved to Virginia in 1985 and operated Huyard’s Country Kitchen from 1987-1999 in Dayton Farmers Market.


ELMER L. GILLEY
Posted March 15, 2012
Elmer L. Gilley, age 75, of 104 Nave Street, Hampton, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Sycamore Shoals. He was the son of the late Haggy and Viola Campbell Gilley. Mr. Gilley was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.


GLENDA SUE GOOD
Posted March 15, 2012
Glenda Sue Good, age 65, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 9, 2012 following an extended illness. She was born on September 11, 1946 to the late Clyde and Frances Slemp. In addition to her parents, Glenda was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Slemp.


JACK MCKINNEY
Posted March 15, 2012
Jack McKinney, age 75, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on March 29, 1936 to the late Rama and Stella McCourry McKinney. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by a brother, James McKinney and brother-in-law, Frank Murphy.


JOHN F. ETHRIDGE
Posted March 15, 2012
John Ethridge, age 77, of 6263 Hwy 67 West, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away after a brief illness at the Johnson City Medical Center on Friday, March 9, 2012. He was the son of the late Claude Ethridge and Emaline Simpson Ethridge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Catherine Carter. He was a member of the Johnson County Chamber of Commerce for thirty years and he was also in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. He served in the United States Army and National Guard. He was an optician in Oak Ridge for 27 years. His hobbies were golfing and billiards. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.


RALEIGH G. COMBS
Posted March 15, 2012
Raleigh G. Combs, age 78, of Mountain City, Tennessee, died Monday evening, March 5, 2012, at his home.


SHIRLEY EASTRIDGE POPE
Posted March 15, 2012
Shirley Eastridge Pope, age 73, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Boone, North Carolina. She was born on June 12, 1938 to the late Luther and Annie (Osborne) Eastridge.


THOMAS SCOTT YOUNG, SR.
Posted March 15, 2012
Thomas Scott Young, Sr., age 70, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 9, 2012 at his residence. He was born on December 17, 1941 to the late Willie Norman Young and Ethel Mae Clark Young. In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by a sister, Dot Sulinski and a brother, Walter Gray Young.


JIMMY KENT DUGGER
Posted March 7, 2012
Jimmy Kent Dugger, 77, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012 in the Mountain View Regional Medical Center Norton, Virginia. He was a native of Butler, Tennessee and was preceded in death by his parents, Dalton and Odell Gregg; a sister, Patty; and a brother, Dale.


OTIS FRANK FENNER
Posted March 7, 2012
Mr. Otis Frank Fenner, age 79, of Johnson City, passed away, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in the Lakebridge Health Care Center.


RAYMOND EARL WARREN
Posted March 7, 2012
Raymond Earl Warren, age 92, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to Heaven on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Mountain City Care Center. He was born on May 12, 1919 to the late William Luther Warren and Clara Belle Crowder Warren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-mother, Ella Mock Warren; one son, William Earl (Bill) Warren, who passed away in 1970; sister, Mildred Treadway; brothers, Edgar Warren and Glenn Warren and one grandson, William Earl ‘Butch’ Warren Jr..


GETER PAUL JENNINGS
Posted February 29, 2012
Geter Paul Jennings, Sr., 79 yrs, of Port Deposit, Maryland and formerly of Mountain City, TN, died peacefully at his residence on Friday, January 20, 2012. Born June 24, 1932, in Butler, TN, he was the son of the late Clyde and Mae Cornett Jennings.


HENRY EUGENE STOUT
Posted February 29, 2012
Henry Eugene Stout of Uniontown died Feb. 3, 2012, at his home. He was 90.


LOIS COLE MOTTERN
Posted February 29, 2012
Lois Cole Mottern, age 92, Watauga, TN went home to be with her Lord on Friday, February 24, 2012 in the Hermitage Health Nursing Home, Elizabethton, TN. She was a member of Borderview Christian Church, a native of Elizabethton, TN and a graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil L. Mottern; and her parents, Charlie Cole and Lucy Newton Cole; also, her step-mother, Ressie Peeks Cole; two sisters, Alta Cole and Freda Harvey; and one brother, Charles Cole, Jr. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her family and grandchildren.


RANDAL E. “RANDY” HICKS
Posted February 29, 2012
Randal E. “Randy” Hicks, age 46, of Williamstown, West Virginia and formerly of Mountain City, TN passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA.


DEAN EASTRIDGE
Posted February 22, 2012
Dean Eastridge, age 61, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at his residence. He was born on September 11, 1950 to the late Walter and Pauline Hockaday Eastridge. Dean was a truck driver and farmer. He loved being outdoors and especially enjoyed farming and tending to his cattle with his grandson, Justin. Dean also liked fishing and riding his motorcycle. More than anything, he loved spending time with his family. Dean was a humble, Christian man who loved the Lord and was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church.


MARJORIE LOLA VANOVER
Posted February 22, 2012
Marjorie Lola Vanover, age 66, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Marjorie was born May 27, 1945 to Lola Lewis Hess and the late Harold Hess. She was married for 46 years and loved her family and grandchildren. She loved to sew, cook and to garden. She was the treasurer, a Sunday school teacher and pianist at Heath Union Church. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Hess; her grandparents, Garnett and Blanche Hess and Carlie and Bethel Lewis; and a nephew, Richard Vanover.


Wayne Edward “Jerry” Jenkins
Posted February 22, 2012
Wayne Edward “Jerry” Jenkins, age 79, departed this life for his heavenly home on Monday, February 20, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Wayne was born in Laurel Bloomery, TN on May 5, 1932, a son of the late Frank Jenkins and Jeston Rupard Jenkins. He lived most of his life in Bristol and attended Bluff City High School and Graham Bible College. He retired from Raytheon after many years of service.


WILLIAM HAMILTON SWAYNE, JR.
Posted February 22, 2012
William Hamilton Swayne, Jr., “Dollar Bill”, age 91, of Delaware, formerly of Shady Valley, TN, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012. He was born November 18, 1920 to the late William H. Swayne, Sr. and Mabel Swayne in Mendenhall, PA. William owned and operated Swayne & Tinsley Paving Company. He was a Mason for 56 years and was a cancer survivor for 30 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Miller Swayne; his daughter, Kathy Weaver; his son, William Swayne, III; sisters, Sarah and Mary Gregg; and a brother, Lawrence Swayne.


Jesse Willard Ward
Posted February 15, 2012
Jesse Willard Ward, age 84, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2012 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on May 3, 1927 to the late Moses Parks and Della Ward. In addition to his parents, Jesse was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Fowler; brothers: Frank, Bob, Grover, Ben, Troy, Lonnie and Homer Ward and a grandchild, Oliver Ryan Ward.


Bruce Ray Wilson
Posted February 15, 2012
Bruce Ray Wilson, age 88, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday evening, February 11, 2012 at his residence. Bruce was born on December 2, 1923 in Watauga Co. North Carolina to the late J.D. Wilson and Maudie Eggers Wilson. Bruce retired from the Automotive Industry as an assemblyman. He loved to Garden and share his vegetables he grew and was a avid patron and supporter of the Johnson County Senior Citizens. Bruce was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church.


Gene Greer
Posted February 15, 2012
Gene Greer, age 74, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, February 08, 2012 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was a native of Ashe County, North Carolina, born on September 22, 1937, the son of the late Art and Holly Snyder Greer. In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Greer; two sisters: Arzella Johnson and Ancil Mahala; three brothers: Ray Greer, J.D. Greer and Dean Greer, who was Gene’s twin brother. Gene loved to play cards, especially Rook. He was a member of Liberty Christian Church.


Geter Paul Jennings
Posted February 15, 2012
Geter Paul Jennings, Sr., 79 yrs, of Port Deposit, Maryland, and formerly of Mountain City, TN, died peacefully at his residence on Friday, January 20, 2012. Born June 24, 1932, in Butler, TN, he was the son of the late Clyde and Maybelle Cornette Jennings.


Howard “Hoover” Phipps
Posted February 15, 2012
Howard “Hoover” Phipps, age 82, of Trade, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at his residence. He was born on September 12, 1929 in Trade to the late Elza and Hazel Wilson Phipps. Hoover was a United States Army Veteran and served in Korea. He worked in the Johnson County School System at the Trade school and was also a farmer. Hoover was a 50-year Mason and a member of Evergreen Baptist Church.


MAGDALENE GRACE ROARK
Posted February 15, 2012
Magdalene Grace Roark, age 72, of 825 North Church Street, Mountain City, TN passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 in the Franklin Woods Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee. She was the daughter of the late Clyde and Clara Davenport Lewis. She was a member of South Side Freewill Baptist Church. Magdalene loved flower gardening, reading, watching and feeding hummingbirds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Roark, in 2000.


Margaret Elaine Humphrey Bruner (FiFi)
Posted February 15, 2012
Margaret Elaine Humphrey Bruner (FiFi), age 63 of Lenoir, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care. She was born November 7, 1948 in Washington County, TN to the late Joseph W. and Lonie Huffman Humphrey. She was also the adopted daughter of the late Julius and Kathleen Humphrey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dolas Eugene Bruner; a son, Howard Scott Bruner and her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and James H. Powell.


Marie Louise Goodrich
Posted February 15, 2012
Marie Louise Goodrich, age 104, passed away at her home in Mountain City, Tennessee on Thursday, February 9, 2012. She was born in St. Ansgar, Iowa on January 29, 1908 to Norwegian parents, Carl Gustav and Inga Gunderson.


Millard Garr ‘M.G.’ Hodge
Posted February 15, 2012
Millard Garr ‘M.G.’ Hodge, age 96, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2012 at the James H. Quillen VA Nursing Home. He was born on October 4, 1915 to the late Abraham Lincoln ‘Link’ Hodge and Clara Snyder Hodge. In addition to his parents, Garr was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Price; sisters: Faye Hodge, Venia Hodge and Pauline Morris; brothers: Sam Hodge and Lester Hodge.


Smith Johile Adams
Posted February 15, 2012
The sun is in the western sky and it’s setting fast.” These words were spoken by Smith Adams, just weeks before he went home on Sunday afternoon, February 12, 2012. Nothing ever seemed to take him by surprise, not even death. He is healed now of years of infirmities that ravaged his body but couldn’t touch his spirit.


BILLIE JEAN HAYWORTH
Posted February 8, 2012
Billie Jean Hayworth, age 23, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 along with her fiancé, Billy Clay Payne. She was born on March 19, 1988 to the late Carl Dean Hayworth and Martha Pierce Hayworth. In addition to her father, Billie was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Dale and Ruth Pierce and paternal grandparents, Offie and Zonna Hayworth Sr.


BILLY CLAY PAYNE
Posted February 8, 2012
Billy Clay Payne, age 36, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 along with his fiancé Billie Jean Hayworth. He was born on July 10, 1975 in Boone, North Carolina to Billy Ray Payne and Beverly Dugger Garland. Billy was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Paul and Mae Dugger and paternal grandfather, Clay Payne.


BOBBY L. SMITH
Posted February 8, 2012
Bobby Lyn Smith, age 45, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.


LESTER B. HICKS
Posted February 8, 2012
Lester B. Hicks, age 81, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 6, 2012 at Mountain City Care Center following an extended illness. He was born on March 22, 1930 in Johnson County to the late Bill Hicks and Sarah Eva Davis Hicks. In addition to his parents, Lester was preceded in death by four sisters, Hazel Adams, Rose Stamper, Bessie Swaney and Winnie Harper; five brothers, Wayne Hicks, Fred Hicks, Frank Hicks, Herb Hicks and J.T. Hicks.


LESTER HUGHES ROTEN
Posted February 8, 2012
Lester H. Roten, age 94, of 186 Fairview Avenue, Mountain City, TN passed away Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Veteran Administration Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN. Mr. Roten was born March 4, 1917 in Creston, NC to the late Roy Roten and Jeston Stanley Roten. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Roark Roten, and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Roten was a retired carpenter and brick mason. He was a United States Army veteran having served in World War II.


STEVEN WAYNE TESTER
Posted February 8, 2012
Steven Wayne Tester, age 46, of Mt. Carmel, Tennessee and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. He was born on August 23, 1965 to Frank Tester and Barbara Thompson Dunn. Steven was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hunter and Vista Thompson and Lon and Ora Tester and a half-brother, Matthew Wesley Dunn. He was employed at Jacobs Field Services as a welder and pipe fitter.


CAROLYN E. MAIDEN
Posted February 1, 2012
Mrs. Carolyn E. Maiden, age 73, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at her residence after a year long brave battle with cancer. Mrs. Maiden was born August 31, 1938 in Mountain City, TN. She was a daughter of the late Eugene and Mae Brookshire. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Maiden was also preceded in death by a sister, Pansy Greenwell; and three brothers, Joe Brookshire, Dayton Brookshire and Kenneth Brookshire.


JUDY NAVE SNYDER
Posted February 1, 2012
Judy Nave Snyder, age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2012 at the Watauga Medical Center. She was born on June 12, 1927 to the late Edward and Margaret ‘Maggie’ Arnold Nave. In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by two sisters, Adlee Lane and Ella Mae Goodwin; and two brothers, Earl Nave and Shelton Nave.


RANDY L. CAMPBELL
Posted February 1, 2012
After a year long courageous battle with cancer, Randy Lee Campbell, age 58, of l67 Forest Wood Lane, Mountain City, TN passed away Sunday afternoon, January 29, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Randy was a member of Shady Valley Baptist Church. He was a master carpenter and he also loved hunting and fishing. He was a son of Ardna Campbell and the late W. Dale Campbell.


VERA STOUT JORDAN
Posted February 1, 2012
Vera Stout Jordan, age 86, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 28, 2012 in the Mountain City Care Center were she was a resident for 17 years. Vera was born March 12, 1925 in the Pandora Community of Johnson County. She was the daughter of the late J. Blaine Stout and Etoila Bell Hicks Stout and stepmother Ruth Jones. She graduated from Steed Business College and worked for Mountain Electric Co-op until the birth of her four sons. She devoted her life to raising them. She grew up in Pandora and was saved at a young age and attended Bethel Baptist Church. She and her family moved their membership to First Baptist Church in Mountain City in 1967.


AUDREY HOPE MOREFIELD
Posted January 25, 2012
Baby Audrey Hope Morefield, infant daughter of Jessica Cornett and Brian Morefield, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Johnson City Medical Center.


CAROLYN SUE FIORELLA
Posted January 25, 2012
Carolyn Sue Fiorella, age 72, of 327 Houser Lane, Mountain City, TN passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012 in the Mountain City Care Center following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Ray Webb and Florence Wallace Webb. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Pearl Wallace; and a sister, Betty Jean Lenart. Her hobbies were dancing, shopping, watching movies and she loved her family and her pets.


DELMER RAY ELLER
Posted January 25, 2012
Delmer Ray Eller, age 66, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. He was born on December 16, 1945 to the late Edward ‘Bell’ Eller and Nell Icenhour Eller. In addition to his parents, Delmer was preceded in death by a sister, Oma Norris and a niece, Brenda Amburgey. Delmer loved to fish. He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons, David Ray Eller and wife Cassy of Zionville, NC and Allen Ray Lewis of West Jefferson, NC; sisters and brothers-in-law, Myrtle and John Brown and Mary Ann and Shot Dickens; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and June Eller and Bob and Jo Ann Eller, all of Mountain City, TN; grandchildren, Chloe Eller, Callie Eller, Natalie Lewis and Clayton Hartzog; Delmer’s dog, who was his best friend and companion, Monk; special friend, Mary Lewis; many more special friends and many nieces and nephews.


HELEN RUTH HAWKINS
Posted January 25, 2012
Helen Ruth Hawkins, age 84, of Mountain City passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012 at her home with her family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Grady and Pauline Eisenhower. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Brooks, and her brother, George Eisenhower. Survivors include her husband, Joseph W. Hawkins; children, Jeannie Brooks Countiss of Mountain City, TN, Joy Brooks Crane and husband Steve of Blountville, TN, Jeffrey Brad Tester of Knoxville; step son, Jody Hawkins and wife Diane; four sisters, Mary, Betty, Sue and Becki; one brother, John; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.


IRA CURD
Posted January 25, 2012
Ms. Ira Bell (Arrie) Curd, age 102, of 140 Butler Lane, Mountain City, TN passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton, TN after a brief illness. She was born in Johnson County on April 27, 1909 to the late William and Donie Howard Dunn. She was a member of First Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother Maude Dunn; her husband Alfred Curd; infant son Blaine Curd; three sons, Harold Curd, Clay Curd and Lynn Curd; daughters, Doris Pleasant and Adwina Arnold; two daughters-in-law, Betty Curd and Grace Curd; two grandsons, Jimmy Curd and infant Bobby Joe Payne; great grandson, Travis Curd; two brothers, Ferd Dunn and Clint Dunn; five sisters, Ella Parsons, Ruby Dowell, Mamie Forrester, Verna Dunn and Vertie Dunn.


JADY CHRISTIAN STANTON
Posted January 25, 2012
Jady Christian Stanton, age 73, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 20, 2012 at his residence. He was born on August 27, 1938 to the late Conley Houston Stanton and Mae Barlow Stanton. In addition to his parents, Jady was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Ruth Stanton, who passed away February 1977; sisters, Alice Stanton, Orda Metcalfe, Edna Payne, Sarah Keller and Mary Stanton; and brothers, Joe Stanton, Junior Stanton, Charlie Stanton, Harold Stanton, Carl Casper Stanton and John David Stanton.


RANDY C. PRICE
Posted January 25, 2012
Randy C. Price, age 49, of Chicago, IL and formerly of Mountain City, TN passed away January 14, 2012 in Chicago. He was a son of the late Algie and Sarah Sue Price. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jeff and Stevie Price; and his special friend, Sam Newman. Randy loved animals. Survivors include three daughters, Crystal Rowe of Chicago, IL; Rebecca Price of Fort Campbell, KY and Amber Price of Murfreesboro, TN; one son, Randy A. Price of Murfreesboro, TN: the mother of his children, Melissa Miner of Murfreesboro, TN; and one nephew, Algie Price of Kingsport, TN.


RICHARD ‘RICK’ BAILEY
Posted January 25, 2012
Richard ‘Rick’ Bailey, age 65, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was born on November 21, 1946 to the late Truman and Ruth Vida Elkins Bailey. In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by one brother, Jesse Dennis Bailey; a niece, Tracie Bailey and a nephew, Timmy Wayne Bailey.


RONALD A. MITCHELL
Posted January 25, 2012
Ronald A. Mitchell, age 75, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on February 21, 1936 to Robert A. Mitchell and Anna Galeone Mitchell. Survivors include his wife, Mary Helen Mitchell of Mountain City; two daughters, Jane C. Mnich, and husband John of Freehold, NJ, and Linda Quick of Edison NJ; four sons, William H. Cook of Waynesboro, VA, Robert A. Mitchell of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Rondal Cook of Elizabethton, and Charles Joseph Cook of Mountain City; four sisters, Roberta Mitchell Gerold of King’s Park, Long Island, NY, Sandra Mitchell of Philadelphia, PA, Adrianne Mitchell of Philadelphia, PA, and Joan Mitchell Vannoy of Chula Vista, CA; one brother, Roy Mitchell of Dallas, TX; and eleven grandchildren also survive.


STACY BALLARD MILLER
Posted January 25, 2012
Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Stacy Ballard Miller, age 73, of Trade, Tennessee, left us to join his mother, father, sisters and brothers in Heaven and to be forever in the presence of Jesus Christ, His Savior on January 18, 2012. He was born on June 11, 1938 to the late Charles and Lettie Canter Miller. In addition to his parents, Stacy was preceded in death by sisters, Charlotte Dunn, Dollie South and Evelyn Dowell; and brothers, Charles Miller Jr. and Ronnie Miller.


ALTA S. LEWIS
Posted January 18, 2012
Alta S. Lewis, 88 of Harriman, formerly of Mountain City, TN passed away Wednesday morning, January 11, 2012. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Daniel H. Lewis, her parents James and Valentine Schmittou and her only sister, Jeraldine Allen. She is survived by her children Kathleen (Dr. Joe McKinney) of Chesapeake, VA and children Anna (Gary Spear) and their children Grace, Evan, Nate and Joy; Daniel (Dr. Julie Smith) McKinney; Christopher (Mel Schreiner) McKinney and son Devon; Dannise (Roger) McKinney of Harriman and son Roger II; Danny (Dr. Glenda Stout) Lewis of Elgin, IL and children Claire and Patrick; and Leslie (Rev. Gale Hartley) of Jamestown and children Tim, Asa and Dr. Aaron (Kristin Brown) Hartley.


LEE FOREST SLUDER
Posted January 18, 2012
Lee Forest Sluder, age 97, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.


MARY LOU MAY
Posted January 18, 2012
Mary Lou May, age 87, of 370 Fred May Road, Trade, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Mountain City Care and Rehab Center.


RUSSELL HAROLD POWELL JR. (RUSH)
Posted January 18, 2012
Russell Harold Powell Jr. (Rush), age 48, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. He was born on February 18, 1963 to Russell H. Powell Sr. of Ohio and the late Sherian Rudish Mullins.


ARVILLE TRUMAN DUGGER
Posted January 11, 2012
Arville Truman Dugger age 66 of Painesville, OH for the past year, formerly of Mentor, died Sunday January 1, 2012 at Tri-Point Medical Center in Concord. He was born December 13, 1945 in Mountain City, TN.


EDWARD E. LOYD
Posted January 11, 2012
Edward E. Loyd, age 92, of 6670 Hwy 67 West, Mountain City, TN passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012 in Mountain City Care Center. He was the son of Eugene Loyd and Florence Shoun Loyd. Mr. Loyd was a member of Doe Valley United Methodist Church. He loved Tennessee Vols football, was an avid horseshoe player, he was a county magistrate for 12 years and a dairyman for 45 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Alta Loyd Wilson and Fred Wilson.


FRANK GRAYSON
Posted January 11, 2012
Frank Grayson, age 81, of 421 N. Church Street, Mountain City, TN passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at his residence. He was the son of the late J. L. Grayson and Bess Payne Grayson. Mr. Grayson was a member of First United Methodist Church and a United States Army veteran having served in Korea. He loved old time music, was a master fiddler and a master craftsman. Over the years he played with various well known musicians including Doc Watson and Tom Ashley and his Tennessee Merry Makers. Frank is listed in the music archives at East Tennessee State University and Appalachian State University. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Grayson Greer; a half-sister, Ruby Grayson Butler; and a half-brother, Stacy Grayson.


JAMES DELMAR MULLINS
Posted January 11, 2012
James Delmar Mullins, age 76, of 524 North Church Street, Mountain City, TN passed away Sunday January 8, 2012 in the Bristol Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. He was a native of Johnson County, a son of the late Robert and Lura Frances Potter Mullins. Mr. Mullins was a U S Army veteran and retired from the University of California as a maintenance foreman. He enjoyed woodworking and was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, his wife, Willa Whitlock Mullins and two brothers, Robert Mullins Jr. and Boyd G. Mullins, preceded him in death.


JOSEPH BRUCE DONNELLY
Posted January 11, 2012
Joseph Bruce Donnelly, age 79, of Zionville, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. He was born on October 28, 1932 to the late Bruce Charles Donnelly and Torrence Wilson Donnelly. In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia Lewis and Grace Wilson and a brother, Raymond Donnelly.


LOUISE SHULL
Posted January 11, 2012
Louise M. Shull, age 92, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012. She was a tall woman among women. Louise will long be remembered for her gentle ways and strength of character. She had a gracious manner and she always knew the correct things to do and say at all times. She was the daughter of the late Thomas S. McQueen and Ruth Wills McQueen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Earl Shull, and two brothers, Barton and Norman McQueen; and a son-in-law, Junior Brown. She loved quilting, reading, canning, gardening, flowers, cooking and had cooked for everybody in the community. Louise was a former teacher at Oak Grove Elementary, a member of Neva Ruritan and Neva PTA. She gave land to Neva Volunteer Fire Department, Pleasant View Christian Church and to Mountain City Dog Pound. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she was a GA leader, youth teacher, VBS teacher and on the historical committee.


MARGARET JOHNSON GLENN
Posted January 11, 2012
Mrs. Margaret Johnson Glenn, age 74, of 1564 Joe Shoemaker Road, Vilas, died Tuesday morning, January 3, 2012, at her home.


MARY ELLEN EGGERS WIDENER
Posted January 11, 2012
Mary Ellen Eggers Widener, age 95, of Damascus, VA. (Taylors Valley Community) passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at the residence of her son, Walter J. Widener, after an extended illness. A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Walter B. and Lillie Stalcup Eggers. She was a graduate of Gastonia High School, Gastonia, NC. Mrs. Widener had operated Widener's Grocery in Taylors Valley for a number of years. She was the oldest member of the Taylors Valley Christian Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Clarence B. Widener and a granddaughter, Amy Rice.


OPAL LEE DUNN
Posted January 11, 2012
Opal Lee Dunn, age 87, of Lakeland, Florida, formerly of Mountain City, TN, passed away Monday, January 2, 2012. She was a daughter of the late William Webster Morefield and Margaret Catherine Furches Morefield. Ms. Dunn was a member of Vaught’s Gap Baptist Church and her hobbies included sewing, quilting and needlework. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley J. Dunn; son, Willie B. Dunn; grandson, Michael Dunn; sisters, Naomi Wallace, Anna Mae Hackney and Helen Morefield and brothers, Carroll Morefield, Jasper Morefield and Charles Morefield.


PINKNEY A. MAIN
Posted January 11, 2012
Baby Pinkney Arlene Dawn Main, infant daughter of Jeffery Earl “Skip” and Lilly M. Rhymer Main, of 265 Pleasant Valley Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, Tennessee.


BOYD MAX DOWELL
Posted January 4, 2012
Boyd Max Dowell passed away at home on December 13, 2011. He was born July 31, 1934 in Shouns, Tennessee to George Harrison Dowell and Verda Stewart Dowell - the last of their four children. The tragedy of his mother's death five months after his birth meant that Max's Aunt Mary Stewart McEwen and her husband Sam McEwen aka Poppy “reared” him in the new town of Butler, about 10 miles from where his dad resided. The McEwens had a strong penchant for education, and under their roof, Max began a distinguished career as a scholar. It always impressed his children greatly that he skipped the second grade! By the time he got to Johnson County High School, he was on his way to becoming senior class president and valedictorian. He also led his senior class in raising enough money to send several members on a trip to Washington, D.C.


CHARLES THOMAS GOOD
Posted January 4, 2012
Charles Thomas Good, age 73, of Rich Hollar Road, Lenoir, died Monday, December 26, 2011 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. He was born May 2, 1938 in Johnson County, Tennessee to the late William R. and Maude Mae White Good. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters; and three brothers.


DORCY CANNON PROFFITT
Posted January 4, 2012
Dorcy Cannon Proffitt, age 81, of 187 H Proffitt Lane, Butler, TN passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the Pine Ridge Nursing Home, Elizabethton, TN. He was born on November 4th 1930 in Dante, Va. to late Louie Harrison Proffitt and was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Proffitt. His hobbies included a rock collection and his animals and spending time with his grandchildren.


GEORGE W. MINK
Posted January 4, 2012
George Washington Mink, 90, of Kingman Ave., claimed the promise of the Resurrection December 7, 2011, in Suffolk, Virginia. A native of Mountain City, Tennessee, he was the son of the late William Issac and Ninnie Bell McCulloch Mink. He had attended Carson-Newman College and was the last principal of the Watauga Academy in Butler, Tennessee. He retired from General Electric and later from Maryview Hospital.


MARTHA ANN MILLER WOOD
Posted January 4, 2012
Ann, age 88, was received in the arms of Jesus December 31, 2011. Ann was born July 30, 1923 to the late Floyd and Lottie Miller in Shulls Mills, North Carolina. Ann married Samuel “Edd” Wood December 27, 1947. They lived their lives in Mountain City, Tennessee and have resided in Bristol, Tennessee since 2007. Ann retired after many years as a bookkeeper for Ramsey Variety Stores. She was a member of Mountain City Presbyterian Church.


THELMA ELIZABETH ROBERTS
Posted January 4, 2012
Thelma Elizabeth Roberts, age 74, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday January 1, 2012 following a prolonged illness. She was born on March 6, 1937 to the late Walter James Gentry and Lura V. Widener Gentry. In addition to her parents, Thelma was preceded in death by her first husband, Estel Bert Widener; her second husband, Edgar H. ‘Eddie’ Roberts; son-in-law, Doug Icenhour; brother-in-law, Albert Wood; and a grandson, Michael Dean Eskridge.


WADE MCQUEEN
Posted January 4, 2012
Wade McQueen, age 62, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the VA Medical Center Nursing Home. He was born August 18, 1949 in Johnson County to the late Joe McQueen and Opal Lowe McQueen. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Leah McQueen, who passed away on April 5, 2010.


WILLIAM BARTON ‘BART’ FRITTS
Posted January 4, 2012
William Barton ‘Bart’ Fritts, age 76, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Johnson County Community Hospital. He was born on June 14, 1935 to the late Oscar and Nell Wagner Fritts. In addition to his parents, Bart was preceded in death by his first wife, Teresa Fritts, and a brother, Glenn Fritts.


CHARLIE RUSSELL DANCY
Posted December 28, 2011
Mr. Charlie Dancy, age 64, of 154 Charlie Dancy Road, Zionville, died, Sunday, December 25th, at his home. Mr. Dancy was born February 5, 1947 in Watauga County, a son of the late Conard and Edna Isaacs Dancy. He was a retired employee of Vermont American in Boone, and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.


EILEEN MILAM RAMSEY
Posted December 28, 2011
Eileen Milam Ramsey, age 94, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011 following a lengthy illness. She was born on December 12, 1917 to the late Roby Anderson Milam and Olie May Milam. In addition to her parents, Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, W.V. ‘Pete’ Ramsey; sisters, Cleo Crosswhite, Thelma Mauk, Blanche Hicks and Dorothy Blue and a brother, Tom Milam.


FRED M. ‘KIM’ GREER, JR.
Posted December 28, 2011
Fred M. ‘Kim’ Greer, Jr., age 48, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2011. He was born on December 20, 1962 to Dorothy Wallace Woodby and the late Fred M. Greer. In addition to his father, Kim, was preceded in death by a brother, Rick Greer.


PAULINE SMITH COFFEY
Posted December 28, 2011
Pauline Smith Coffey, Butler, passed away at the age of 102 at the Glenbridge Rest Home in Boone, NC on December 23, 2011.


RETHA BELLE LEE
Posted December 28, 2011
August 19, 1935 – December 22, 2011


ROBERT HOWARD “BOBBY” LIPPS
Posted December 28, 2011
Robert Howard “Bobby” Lipps, 61, Elizabethton passed away unexpectedly Sunday, December 25, 2011 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Howard Herbert and Romella Roberts Lipps. He had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was a 1969 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended East Tennessee State University. He was employed by TPI Inc., Gray for 40 years. Bobby enjoyed watching UT Football and Cubs Baseball, spending time with family, grandchildren and friends at work. He attended Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church.


SALLY LORETTA ROARK
Posted December 28, 2011
Sally Loretta Roark, age 72, of Trade, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 22, 2011. She was born on October 3, 1939 to the late Roby and Mae Stringer Norris. In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Quintton Roark, who passed away in 2005; daughter, Debbie Roark Hicks; a grandson, Shannon Roark and several brothers and sisters.


WAYNE LOWE
Posted December 28, 2011
Wayne Lowe, age 87, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at his residence. He was born on December 18, 1924 to the late Noah and Lura Lowe. In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Becky Rogers.


BONNIE CORNETT SHAW
Posted December 21, 2011
Mrs. Bonnie Cornett Shaw, age 101, of 211 Milton Brown Heirs Road, Boone, died Thursday afternoon, December 15, 2011, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Boone.


GLADYS JUSTICE HANSEN
Posted December 21, 2011
Gladys Justice Hansen, age 68, of Flat Rock, NC went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 18, 2011 at her home.


JENETTE LAMBERT BARKER
Posted December 21, 2011
Jenette Lambert Barker, 84, Mountain City, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness. A native of Bay County, Florida she was a daughter of the late Enoch and Della Pitts Lambert. She had lived in Mountain City for the past 25 years. Mrs. Barker was a member of the Mountain City Seventh Day Adventist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Barker, May 10, 2011.


PAUL S. GOBBLE JR.
Posted December 21, 2011
Paul Samuel Gobble Jr., age 84, of 1144 Circle Drive, Mountain City, TN passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Gobble was born on October 19, 1927 and was the son of Paul S. Gobble Sr. and Grace Goodman Gobble of Bristol, VA. He attended Virginia High and continued on to King College and Virginia Tech. Upon entering World War II he served in the United States Marine Corp in Iwo-Jima and Guam. After leaving the service he completed his B.S. degree in Business Administration at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. From there he moved to Baltimore, Maryland and worked for Martin Marietta.


AUNT MAE GENTRY SAMMONS
Posted December 14, 2011
Aunt Mae Gentry Sammons, age 102, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, December 06, 2011 at the Mountain City Care Center. A native of Johnson County, Tennessee, Aunt Mae was born on November 16, 1909 to the late Frank and Mary M. (Parker) Riddle. Aunt Mae was a member of Liberty Christian Church and Liberty Ladies Aide. In addition to her parents, Aunt Mae was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Stacy Gentry and her second husband, Wiley Ray Sammons; two daughters, Patty Jeanette Gentry and Mary Lee Gentry; five sisters, Mary Currell, Constance Robinson, Hassie Oliver, Blanch Sammons, Pearl Osborne; three brothers, Oscar Riddle, Fred Riddle and Burl Riddle.


BUDDY L. ‘BUD’ SNOW
Posted December 14, 2011
Buddy L. ‘Bud’ Snow, age 80, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2011 at the Life Care Center of Gray. He was born to the late Lee Willard Snow and Lorene Louise Pottinger on March 25, 1931, in Springfield, MO. After graduating from Central High School in Springfield, Bud enlisted into the Marine Corp in 1946, where he was a cook. Bud was honorably discharged in 1950. After the Marine Corp, he met his first wife, Virginia May Esterly. They were married in 1953. They moved to West Covina, CA where their son Gregory Lee was born in 1957 and their daughter Linda Louise was born in 1959. The family moved to Sarcoxie, MO in 1962.


FRANCES ADLEE WALKER ROBINSON
Posted December 14, 2011
Frances Adlee Walker Robinson, age 96, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on February 16, 1915 in Neva, Tennessee, daughter of the late William Roby and Sally Stout Walker. In addition to her parents, Adlee was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Robinson and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.


JACKIE PAUL WOLFE
Posted December 14, 2011
Jackie Paul Wolfe, age 71, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Monday evening, December 12, 2011 at 8:15 p.m at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on December 28, 1939 to the late Mary Wolfe.


OLGA O’NEAL ENGLAND
Posted December 14, 2011
Olga O’Neal England, age 96, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at the Watauga Medical Center. She was born on March 16, 1915 to the late Eli and Zora Alice Payne Taylor. In addition to her parents, Olga was preceded in death by her husband, Golden Theodore England; daughters, Sylvia Bailey and Elizabeth Salmons; a son, Howard England; sisters, Hope Humphrey, Savannah Taylor, Valentine Taylor and Mary Jane Taylor; brothers, Bradley Taylor, Eli Taylor, Bruce Taylor, Steve Taylor and Brooke Taylor and grandson, Brocton Smith.


SHELBY JEAN GORSLINE
Posted December 14, 2011
Shelby Jean Gorsline, age 69, of 646 Dry Branch Road, Laurel Bloomery, TN passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in Gray, TN. She was a daughter of the late Ashley Miller and Lottie Ward Miller. She was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church and she loved her grandkids, puzzles and reading. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Johnson, and one sister, ”Cookie” Hodge.


VIOLET MANUEL MILLER
Posted December 14, 2011
Ms. Violet Manuel Miller, age 77, of 8527 Hwy 421 N, Shady Valley, TN passed away Monday, November 28, 2011 in Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, VA. She was a daughter of the late Coy W. and Margaret Henderson Manuel. Violet loved going to church, cooking and especially loved watching the Tennessee Vols and Titans. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis M. Blevins. She is survived by her husband, Howard C. Miller, of the home; one daughter: Robin Fletcher of Shady Valley; two sons, Walter Scott “Scotty” Gentry and Carroll Maurice Miller, both of the home; one sister, Vivian Manuel Martin; and one brother, Harold Paul Manuel and wife Sue, all of Sutherland, TN; two granddaughters, Dawn Tester and husband Jeff and Karen Fletcher, both of Mountain City, TN; one great-granddaughter, Cailie Tester; and four great-grandsons, Jacob Fletcher, Nick Fletcher, Blake Tester and Andrew Taylor. Several nieces, nephews, and special friends, Dora Cable and John Grindstaff also survive.


LUTHER ‘L.J.’ WHALEY
Posted December 7, 2011
Luther ‘L.J.’ Whaley, age 74, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at the Johnson County Community Hospital. He was born on December 18, 1936, the son of the late Ruby Whaley. He retired from the Tennessee DOT. L.J. loved being outdoors, especially fishing and working in his vegetable garden. More than anything though, he loved spending time with his family and friends. L.J. attended Elk Mills Baptist Church.


ANITA KAY CAMPBELL
Posted December 7, 2011
Anita Kay Campbell, age 62, of Granite Falls, NC and formerly of Mountain City, TN, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2011 in Frye Medical Center, Hickory, NC after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Ira Ross Gentry and Carrie Veda Rupard Gentry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Dean Campbell.


EDD BROWN
Posted December 7, 2011
Edd Brown, age 69, of 1189 Modock Road, Trade, TN passed away Sunday, December 4, 2011 in the Johnson County Community Hospital. He was a son of the late General Brown and Dovie Penell Brown. Mr. Brown was a member of Zionsville Baptist Church and he loved Christian music. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, General Clay Brown, Wesley Brown, Earl Brown and Raleigh Brown; one sister, Julia Mae Hodge and a brother-in-law, Ray Brown.


MABEL TUCKER MILLER
Posted December 7, 2011
Mrs. Mabel Tucker Miller, age 71, of West Jefferson, died Thursday morning, December 1, 2011 at Ashe Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 3:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Manley officiating. Burial followed in the Bethany Community Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:30-3:00pm on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at Boone Family Funeral Home.


MILDRED B. (GRANNY) CHAFIN
Posted December 7, 2011
Mildred B. (Granny) Chafin, age 79, of Hwy 71, Lebanon, VA, passed away November 29, 2011 at the Russell County Medical Center with her family by her side.


ROBERT DONNELLY
Posted December 7, 2011
Donnelly, Robert “Bob” W., age 72, of Chattanooga, TN, son of the late Ivan and Maxie Hawkins Donnelly and grandson of the late W. W. and Cora Hawkins of Mountain City, TN, passed away suddenly at his home, Wednesday, November 9, 2011. He is survived by his loving family and friends, Margaret and Floyd Hampton, Della Donnelly Larson and Wilma Donnelly Evey, all of Maryville, TN; Charles Douglas, Becky Smith and Jo Ann Cothran of Chattanooga, TN; loving nieces and nephews, H. E. Guigou, Jr., Vickie Hampton Pillow, Micol Guigou, Sherri Evey Kenny, Kristi Evey Satterfield and Christina Larson of Maryville/Knoxville, TN.


DAVID R. BRANCH
Posted November 30, 2011
Mr. David R. Branch, age 59, of 1703 Campbell Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Monday, November 21, 2011 in Johnson City Medical Center. He was the son of Hazel Branch and the late William Branch. David was a member of JCHS Class of 1970. He loved fishing, gardening and working at Maymead and attended Bethel Baptist Church. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Wayne Branch, Franklin Dean Elliot and Bobbi Bill Elliot.


FRANCES WILSON HUTTO
Posted November 30, 2011
Frances Wilson Hutto, age 65, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on February 8, 1946 to the late George Francis Hall and Barbara Rose Springer Hall. In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by two sons, Douglas Wayne Hutto and Michael Edwin Hutto and one sister, Doris ‘Dolly’ Morefield. Frances was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Post 61, where she was the chairman of the Poppy Committee. She was an honorary member of the Johnson County Honor Guard. Frances was a member of the Stateline Baptist Church, where she served as the WMU President and sang in the church choir.


IDA SIMCOX BROWN
Posted November 30, 2011
Ida Simcox Brown, age 98, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born in Shouns, Tennessee on June 30, 1913, the daughter of the late Tilman Emerson and Cora Payne Simcox. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Brown; an infant son; three brothers, Roscoe, Dana, and Selmer Simcox and two sisters, Dessie Taylor and Lora Hammons. Ida was formerly employed by the Johnson County School System as a cook for Shouns Elementary School for a number of years and was an avid gardener.


JAMES R. BUTLER, JR.
Posted November 30, 2011
James R. Butler, Jr. of Mountain City, Tennessee and Boone, North Carolina died Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tennessee. He had been in declining health for several months. The eldest son of the late Dr. James Roderick Butler and Pearl McChesney Butler, he was born in Mountain City, Tennessee on December 3, 1920. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John L. Butler, and a sister, Katherine Butler.


MARTIN D. FORRESTER
Posted November 30, 2011
Martin D. Forrester, age 56, 2443 Rosedale Drive, Lenoir, NC passed away in Monday, November 28, 2011. Mr. Forrester was a member of the JCHS Class of 1973. He was preceded in death by his father, Dallas Forrester. He was an auto repairman.


MAXINE W. ICENHOUR
Posted November 30, 2011
Maxine W. Icenhour, age 75, of 2053 Berry Branch Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Friday, November 25, 2011 in Watauga Medical Center in Boone, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late William Taft Wilcox and Elizabeth Warren Wilcox. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Cornett; brothers, Ed Wilcox and John Wilcox; and sister, Mary Lee Icenhour.


PAMELA MARY MOSES
Posted November 30, 2011
With heavy hearts and great sadness the family announces her sudden passing on Nov. 20, 2011. Her joyful heart is survived by her loving husband, Jerry, and their wonderful children, Ben and Aly, who both now reside in B.C.; her cherished mother, Judy Nickleson; and loving sister, Cheryl Kirby and husband Tom; and dear sister-in-law, Pat Moses; best aunt ever to David and Claire Moses, Tyler and Ashley Kirby, and Katelynne Knight. She will also be greatly missed by her many “adopted kids.” Preceded on her journey by her loving father, Charles (Bud) Nickleson, Papa and Mama Moses and brother-in-law, Eddie Moses.


SHARLENE McQUEEN WRIGHT
Posted November 30, 2011
Sharlene McQueen Wright, age 73 of Bristol, TN went to be with the Lord Thursday Nov. 24, 2011 at Wellmont Hospice House. Sharlene was born May 20, 1938 in Shady Valley, TN, a daughter of the late Walter and Alva Kress McQueen. She was a 1957 graduate of Johnson County High School, retired employee of Mountain Lakes Community Federal Credit Union, a member of Volunteer Baptist Church and attended Sacred Cross Assembly of God every Sunday night. She was the widow of Boyd Wright.


AGNES M. NEMETH
Posted November 22, 2011
Agnes M. Nemeth, age 89, of 2973 Deer Run Rd., Mountain City, TN passed away at the Johnson City Medical center on Saturday, November 19, 2011. She was born April 5, 1922 to the late Robert Laws and Priscilla Neatherly Laws. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew C. Nemeth and a son, Robert. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading.


BARBARA ‘DOROTHY’ BATON SEDGWICK
Posted November 22, 2011
Barbara ‘Dorothy’ Baton Sedgwick, age 66, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at her residence. She had been battling cancer and other health complications. Barbara lived a life full of love and laughter and leaves many memories here on earth and took many memories with her to heaven. Barbara was born on May 5, 1945, the daughter of the late Joseph Donald Baton and Ella Mae Baton. She leaves behind four children, Regina Roark and husband Dennis of Mountain City, TN; Tonnie Minks and fiancé Claude Snyder of Trade, TN, Cary Johnson of Mountain City, TN and Joseph Sedgwick of Memphis, TN; brothers and sisters, John Thomas and wife Shirley, Tommy Baton, all of NC, Edward Baton of TX, Mollie Czar and husband Ron of CA, Wilmetta Johnson and husband Lane of NC and Mona Lisa Payne of Mountain City, TN; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; one special great-granddaughter, Emilynn Paige Sedgwick and special friends, Susie Deiters, Peggy Ann Vance and Randy Blevins.


LOIS GENE BLANKENBECKLER WILSON
Posted November 22, 2011
Mrs. Lois Gene Blankenbeckler Wilson, 90, of Bluff City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord and loved ones on Sunday, November 20, 2011.


NORMA J. NEWTON
Posted November 22, 2011
Norma J. Newton, of Bluff City, TN passed away on November 17, 2011 at her residence. She was born July 4, 1946 in Mountain City, TN, a daughter of the late Windem and Lena Campbell Arnold, and has lived most of her life in the Bristol area. Norma was a former employee of Mitchell-Powers, and part owner of the Parkway Conoco Food Mart. She was a member of Fellowship Chapel.


BILL SHORE
Posted November 16, 2011
Bill Shore, age 83, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on November 11, 1927 to the late William Walter and Mamie Andrews Shore. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers. He had retired from ET & WNC Freightlines and had also served two terms as Mountain City Alderman. Following his retirement, he was a volunteer shuttle bus driver at the VA of Mountain Home, TN.


CARROLL RAY DAVIS
Posted November 16, 2011
Carroll Ray Davis, age 88 of Talking Rock, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Wildwood Health Care Center. Mr. Davis was born on February 23, 1923 in Wisconsin to Raymond Henry Davis and Nina Adeline Slater Davis. He dedicated his life to his family, his church, and to the Lord. He loved to take his family on summer long camping trips, and was a Pathfinder leader. He spent many years as a religious book salesman for his church. He moved to Butler, TN in 1974 and helped to build the Mountain City Seventh-Day Adventist Church where he was a charter member and head elder.


CATHERINE “KIM” TAYLOR WOODARD
Posted November 16, 2011
Catherine “Kim” Taylor Woodard, age 65 of Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Saturday, November 12, 2011. A native of Cass, West Virginia, she was a daughter of Elva Turner, Painesville, OH, and the late Shurlin F. Lambert. She was a Pharmacy Technician at Sycamore Shoals Hospital and a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church. She was also a graduate of Riverside High School, Painesville, OH. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerry H. “Mull” Taylor and a sister, Nellie Blizzard.


DOLPHUS D. REECE
Posted November 16, 2011
Dolphus D. Deral Reece, age 89, of Florida and formerly of Mountain City, TN, passed away on Saturday November 5, 2011 at the Emerald Coast Health Center of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He was born on March 15, 1922 to the late Arthur and Jane Main Reece. In addition to his parents, Dolphus was preceded in death by siblings, Luther Reece, Floy Reece, Lorettie Martin, Thelma Wallace, Ollie Robinson, Ethel Reece, Ella May Combs and Coy Reece. He was a World War II Veteran having served in the United States Army Air Corps as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Dolphus was a farmer all of his life, a top Chevrolet mechanic for 36 years and a Massey-Ferguson tractor mechanic. He was a member of Center View Christian Church.


JOHN R. PHILLIPS
Posted November 16, 2011
John R. Phillips, age 83, went to be with the Lord Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, in the Cambridge House.


PAUL GRAY BROWN
Posted November 16, 2011
Mr. Paul Gray Brown, age 86, of US Hwy 421 North, Zionville, died Tuesday evening, November 8, 2011 at home. Born March 7, 1925 in Watauga County, he was a son of the late Dewitt and Bessie Moody Brown. Paul was a member and former Deacon at Cove Creek Baptist Church. He was the co-owner of Brown Brothers Construction and a real estate developer and a US Navy Veteran. Paul developed Roan Valley Golf Estates and the Shops on Shadowline. Mr. Brown was active in his community, serving on the Watauga County Board of Education, the Johnson County Hospital Board, as President of the Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of the Johnson County Tourism Board, Board of Directors of Mountain StateS Health Alliance, Johnson County Industrial Board, and the Johnson County Planning Commission.


PAUL J. FLETCHER
Posted November 16, 2011
Paul J. Fletcher, age 81, of 1855 Little Dry Run Rd., Butler, Tennessee passed away on Friday, November 11, 2011 at the Mountain City Care Center after a long illness. He was a farmer and plumber. Paul loved to help his friends and neighbors. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church of Butler. He was the son of the late Harry H. and Belva Ann Cardwell Fletcher. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Carroll, Charles and Walter Fletcher; two sisters, Mavis Rainbolt and Dorothy Potter.


RICK ARNOLD
Posted November 16, 2011
Rick Arnold, age 45, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. He was born on July 15, 1966 to Bertha Tester Wilcox and the late Jesse Arnold. In addition to his father, Rick was preceded in death by his stepfather, Taft Wilcox and four brothers. Rick enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition to his mother, Bertha Wilcox of Mountain City, TN, Rick is survived by daughter, Jessica Arnold; sons, Justin Arnold and Derick Arnold, all of Mountain City, TN; sisters, Rosy Prince of Mountain City, TN and Hazel Winters of West Grove, PA; several step brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews.


ARCHIE HAMM
Posted November 9, 2011
Mr. Archie Lee Hamm, age 64, of Creston, passed away Sunday night, October 30, 2011 at Forsyth Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 2:00pm at Big Laurel Church of Christ in Christian Union with Rev. Billy Joe Blevins and Rev. Darrell Graybeal officiating. Burial will follow in the Hamm-Phillips Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral service. The family received friends from 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Boone Family Funeral Home.


BILLY J. MORRISON
Posted November 9, 2011
Billy J Morrison, 73, passed away peacefully at his residence in Lake Wylie, SC on Monday, October 24, 2011 with his family and loving wife of 53 years by his side. Billy fought a courageous battle against cancer. His warm, kind, and gentle spirit will be treasured by family and friends.


BLANCHE “BEA” ELLEN MURRAY
Posted November 9, 2011
Blanche “Bea” Ellen Murray, age 81, of Greenfield, IN, passed away Nov. 3, 2011. She was a daughter of the late William and Margaret Bentley Stidham; she was born March 21, 1930 in Norton, VA and was a homemaker.


BOBBY DEAN RUPARD
Posted November 9, 2011
Mr. Bobby Dean Rupard of 1146 Waters Road Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee passed away at his residence on Thursday, October 27, 2011.


CLARA LOUISE “NANIE” BONHAM
Posted November 9, 2011
Clara Louise “Nanie” Bonham, age 86, 3570 Sink Valley Road, Butler, TN passed away in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton, TN on November 3, 2011 after a brief illness. She was a member of the Bakers Gap Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Charles Franklin Doll and Emma Jackson Stokes Doll. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James William Bonham, Sr.; four sisters, Margaret Brown, Ruth Sipe, Nell Willams and Charlotte Doll; and two brothers, Albert Doll and Wilmer Doll. Her hobbies were scrapbooking with greeting cards and photos.


BILLY J. MORRISON
Posted November 2, 2011
Billy J Morrison, 73, passed away peacefully at his residence in Lake Wylie, SC on Monday, October 24, 2011 with his family and loving wife of 53 years by his side. Billy fought a courageous battle against cancer. His warm, kind, and gentle spirit will be treasured by family and friends. Billy was born and raised in Mountain City, Tennessee by his parents, Hugh Hamilton Morrison and Opal Love Morrison, who preceded him in death. During his years as a youth in Mountain City, he joined the Boy Scouts of America and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1956. Billy enrolled in ROTC at East Tennessee State University and graduated with a degree in engineering. Upon graduation he went into the US Army where he served as a 1st Lieutenant at Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Alabama.


BOBBY DEAN RUPARD
Posted November 2, 2011
Mr. Bobby Dean Rupard of 1146 Waters Road Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee passed away at his residence on Thursday, October 27, 2011. Bobby Dean “Burley” Rupard, age 73 of Laurel Bloomery, TN went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 27, 2011, peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Rupard was a native of Johnson County and son of the late John C. and Rosa Rupard. In addition to his parents, Mr. Rupard was also preceded in death by his twin sister, Shirley Jean Winters, two other sisters, Hazel Noland and Earleen Campbell.


GEORGE WILLIAM ST. MARTIN, SR.
Posted November 2, 2011
George W. St. Martin, Sr., age 81, of 6469 Big Dry Run Rd, Butler, TN passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, TN. He was born March 1, 1930 in Taunton, MA. He was a maintenance worker of the Foxboro Company of MA. He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. St. Martin and Laura Jones St. Martin and one son, George St. Martin, Jr. He was a U.S. Marine veteran having served in Korea. His hobby was Ham radio. Mr. St. Martin was a member of the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.


HAROLD GARRETT WRIGHT
Posted November 2, 2011
Harold Garrett Wright, age 89, of 1400 Crackers Neck Road, Lot #3, Mountain City, TN, passed away Friday morning, October 28, 2011 at his residence. Harold was a member of Dewey Christian Church, Mountain City, TN. He was an artist-painter with work exhibited in the United States and Europe. His work was viewed at nine shows in Europe and four shows at the Cottler Gallery, New York, NY. He won a bronze metal in Paris, France in the world show on painting of rock band. Mr. Wright was also Top Inspector for the Bailey Meter Company in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Flora Hay Wright and several other brother-in-laws and sisters-in-laws. He was the son-in-law of Brownlow and Lizzie Reece.


JANICE J. BLEVINS
Posted November 2, 2011
Janice J. Blevins, age 75, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at her residence. She was a life long resident of Shady Valley, Tennessee and was a daughter of the late Fred and Sallie Hutchinson. She was a retired assistant postmaster from the U.S. Postal Service in Shady Valley, Tennessee and was a member of the Laurel Avenue Church of Christ in Damascus, Virginia. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Hutchinson, and two sisters, Betty Henry and Aileen Eller.


JEWELL D. ‘JUDY’ LAWS
Posted November 2, 2011
Jewell D. ‘Judy’ Laws, age 56, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on November 27, 1954 to Scarlet Faye Pierce Laws of Butler, Tennessee and the late Orville Tommy Laws. In addition to her father, Judy was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ruth Thomas, and her special friend, Thumper. She enjoyed crafts, especially bead working. Judy also enjoyed gardening; planting flowers and watching them grow.


LONA ALLEN BROWN
Posted November 2, 2011
Lona Allen Brown passed away October 23rd at her home in Hood River, Oregon at the age of 93. She was born February 17, 1918 in Shouns, Tennessee to Jim and Ida Allen. She married Charles Brown in 1933; they moved to Parkdale in 1959 and lived there for several years and then moved to Hood River. Charles passed away in 1991. She is survived by her children, Raymond Brown of Mountain City, Tennessee, Bud Brown of Mt. Hood, Oregon, Gene Brown of Mountain City, Tennessee, Helen Funderburk of Olympia, Washington and Patsy Paulin of Mt. Hood, Oregon; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her beloved granddaughter, Karen Brown; son, Ted; and grandson, Kenny Brown.


MAE D. HOWARD
Posted November 2, 2011
Mae D. Howard, age 96 of 368 Pinecrest Street, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Mountain City Community Hospital. Mrs. Howard was a member of the First Christian Church of Mountain City. Her first love was teaching and her children, she also loved quilting, sewing, cooking, flowers and canning. She was a former teacher at Mountain City Elementary School. She was the daughter of the late Maggie Dowell. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Howard; also, by one brother, JD Barrett; and a sister/cousin, Margie Arnold; two grandsons, James Howard and Ian Townsend.


MAUDE GREER CLAWSON
Posted November 2, 2011
Mrs. Maude Greer Clawson, age 100, of Boone, died Tuesday morning, October 25, 2011, at Watauga Medical Center. Mrs. Clawson was born February 15, 1911 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Albert and Bertha Triplett Greer. She was a homemaker and a member of Laurel Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Clawson is survived by two daughters, Carol Greene of Petersburg, Virginia, and Mary Miller and husband, Doug, of Mountain City, Tennessee; two sons, Sammy Clawson and his friend, Sonja Smith, of Lenoir, and Stanley Clawson of Boone; five grandchildren, Tim Clawson and wife, Kathy, of Lenoir, Charles Clawson and wife, Amy, of Apex, Bobby Clawson and wife, Pam, of Greenville, South Carolina, Chad Miller and his friend, Beth, of Mountain City, and Martha Harless and husband, Hal, of Kernersville; and two half-sisters, Gladys Gilbert and Melba Hayes. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.


RAYMOND MCGUIRE
Posted November 2, 2011
Raymond McGuire, age 69, of Mountain City, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Timbered Ridge, North Carolina on November 27, 1941 to the late Grady and Selma Dugger McGuire. In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Catherine McGuire and a brother, Bill McGuire. Raymond enjoyed watching and playing golf and woodworking. He was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church and was a United States Navy Veteran.


ANNETTE WARNER THOMPSON
Posted October 26, 2011
Annette Warner Thompson, 87, formerly of Aberdeen, NC, died on August 23, 2011 in Mountain City, TN where she made her home with her daughter. Mrs. Thompson, in addition to being a wife and a loving mother, was retired from BB&T in Southern Pines, NC. She was active in the Moore County Republican Women’s Club, Order of the Eastern Star #259 and served as a member of the Moore County Library Board.


DELOS WAYNE WALKER
Posted October 26, 2011
Delos Wayne Walker, age 75, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. A native of Shady Valley, Delos was born on February 25, 1936 to the late Charles Russell and Nye Walker. In addition to his parents, Delos was preceded in death by a sister, Lenna Flora.Delos loved farming and was known locally for his large, beautiful bean fields. He also enjoyed shooting matches and more than anything, he loved spending time with his family.


ROBERT HERMAN FRICK
Posted October 26, 2011
Robert Herman Frick, 66, of 105 Baker Street, died Thursday, October 20, 2011. He was born in Durham, NC on May 10, 1945 to the late Gayle and Frances Morris Frick. Mr. Frick attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Aulander, NC and was a former Police LT for the city of Chapel Hill, NC. Robert was the former owner and operator of Clifton Grocery Store in Clifton, NC and owner of Robert’s Barber Shop in Mountain City, TN. He also served in the US Air Force.


CLINT HOWARD
Posted October 19, 2011
Once called a “national treasure” for his old time mountain music singing, song writing, story telling and playing, Clint Howard died at his home with his family at his side October 16, 2011. He was 80 years of age. Mr. Howard had learned how to sing from his mother when he was six years old, and over the course of his lifetime, he entertained tens of thousands of people. He performed at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall and the Newport Folk Festival (in the 1960s), to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tenn., in the 1980s. In the 1990s and into the 2000s, Mr. Howard played either alone or with Doc Watson and others at Merlefest in North Wilkesboro, N.C. He also performed at Studio One at ETSU’s public radio station WETS; the Down Home in Johnson City; Old Butler Days; and at the Cranberry Festival in Shady Valley, Tenn.


ETHEL ANN EDWARDS
Posted October 19, 2011
Ethel Ann Edwards, age 76, 402 East Myrtle Avenue, Johnson City, TN passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Bradley Henry Lane and Fannie Ruffner Lane. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hoke Edwards, Jr.; three sisters, Dorothy Carver, Ida Dodson and Mae Greer; and two brothers, Henry and Willie Dodson. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading and sewing.


MINDY HARMON
Posted October 19, 2011
Miss Mindy Harmon, age 23, of 240 Bill Wallace Lane, Trade, Tennessee, passed away on October 14, 2011 at her residence following a third battle with cancer. She was born on November 17, 1987 in Boone, NC. She was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church in Trade. Mindy graduated from Johnson County High School in 2006. She was a student at Appalachian State University when she was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine cancer. Mindy received a Bachelor of Science degree in History with a minor in Sociology on August 4, 2011.


RUBY J. GARLAND
Posted October 19, 2011
Mrs. Ruby J. Garland, 83, of 763 Doe Creek Road, Butler, TN., passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2011, in the Watauga Medical Center, Boone, N.C. A native of Freeborn, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Millard and Anna Belle Corum McCoy. Mrs. Garland was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church. She loved cooking for her family and reading.


RUTH MARIE DOLINGER PAISLEY
Posted October 19, 2011
Ruth Marie Dolinger Paisley, age 92, of Mountain City, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born on February 16, 1919 to the late Garney and Blanche Hodge Dolinger. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Wilder Paisley.


JACQULINE V. HORN
Posted October 12, 2011
Jacquline V. “Jackie” Horn, 79, 662 Hillside Road, Mountain City, TN passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Watauga Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She attended First Free Will Baptist Church in Mountain City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rayburn Horn, in 1997 and a grandson, Robbie Michael. Her grandparents who raised her were Eli and Beulah Sponaugle. She is survived by three sons, Earnest Michael and wife, Nancy, of Mannington, W.V., Bill Horn and wife, Jan, of Elizabethton, TN., Bob Horn and wife, Helen, of Mountain City; four grandchildren, April Fittro, B. J. Horn, Melissa Vandeventer and Tim Horn; six great grandchildren also survive; special friends, Hetti Icenhour, Verna Dowell, Pat Gregg, Brenda and Butch Jennings and many others.


JOHN “JOE” NORRIS
Posted October 12, 2011
John “Joe” Norris, age 60, of 219 Long Road, Shady Valley, TN passed away Monday, October 3, 2011 in Johnson City Medical Center. He was the son of Nannie Mae Church Norris and the late John Worley Norris, Sr. Mr. Norris attended Calvary Baptist Church. His hobbies included mechanic work, gardening, and spending time with his granddaughter. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by brothers, Robert Dean Norris and James Allen Church.


DAVID KENNETH “KEN” KITCHELL, JR.
Posted October 5, 2011
David Kenneth ‘Ken’ Kitchell, Jr., age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a courageous struggle of ten years with the after effects of a stroke. He was born in Miami, Florida on February 17, 1927 to the late David Kenneth Kitchell, Sr. and Callie Belle Carpenter Kitchell. Ken was a military man, having served 27 years in the Army Airborne and earning the rank of CSM (Command Sgt. Major). Following his military career, Ken was a corporate officer for Wackenhut Securities in Miami, Florida. He and his family moved to Mountain City, Tennessee in 1978. Ken served as City Manager of Mountain City from April 1981 to April 1983. Retirement did not suit him, so Ken proceeded to serve as his own contractor building his own home and four town houses on the golf course in Mountain City.


JACQUELYNE D. PLEASANT
Posted October 5, 2011
Jacquelyne D. Pleasant, age 53, of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Monday, September 26, 2011 in Johnson City Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late John Robert Yoggerst and Lillie Belle Cornett Yoggerst. Jacquelyne loved to read. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Doug Pleasant; brother, Kurt Yoggerst; sister-in-law, Linda Lewis Yoggerst, and nephew, Micheal Moody.


JOHN WAYNE HOLMAN
Posted October 5, 2011
John Wayne Holman, age 45, of Mopar Way, Lenoir, NC died Monday September 26, 2011 at Catawba Memorial Hospital. Memorial services were held at his brother’s residence on Mopar Drive, Lenoir, NC Saturday, October 2, 2011 at 12:00 noon. Survivors include his wife, Mary June R. Holman; two sons, Christopher Holman and Johnny Dwayne Holman; two daughters, Stevie Nicole Holman and Jennifer Ann Dunn; one stepson, Wesley Isaacs; father and stepmother, Albert G. Holman, Sr. and Thelma; two brothers, Walter Holman and Gary Holman; one half brother, Junior Holman; stepbrother, Bobby Lewis; stepsister, Becky Dowell; and three grandchildren: Hailey, Carson and Kyle.


ROY O. POPE
Posted October 5, 2011
Roy O. Pope, age 85, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on May 22, 1926 in Creston, NC to the late Ennis and Delphia Mahala Pope. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Grayson Pope; two brothers, Omery Pope and Harlan Pope. Mr. Pope loved to fish and had never met a stranger. He was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.


WILLARD CAMPBELL
Posted October 5, 2011
Willard Campbell, age 63, 15401 Hwy 67 West, Butler, TN passed away at his residence Wednesday, September 28, 2011. He was the son of the late Joe Campbell and Cora Lela Walker Campbell. He was of the Baptist faith and he enjoyed his grandchildren, kids, hunting and NASCAR. Survivors include two daughters, Tracy C. Sepehraizer of Bear, DE and Connie C. Keesey of Johnson City, TN; one son, Jason Scott Campbell of West Grove, PA; two sisters, Bonnie Curd and Brenda Grindstaff, both of Butler, TN; one brother, Charles Campbell of Mountain City, TN; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Very special friend, ex-wife Juanita Campbell, of West Grove, PA and special friend Lynn Shelton of Mountain City, TN also survive.


EVELYN McCOURY DUNN
Posted September 28, 2011
Mrs. Evelyn McCoury Dunn, 74, of Mountain City, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2011 in the Cannon Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Dayton and Oda McGuire Jones and was born in Avery County, NC. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, T.Y. McCoury; two sons, Dayton Randall McCoury; a baby boy McCoury; three sisters, Geneva Henson; Della Ingram; Willa Bunting; and a brother, Eddie Sherrill Jones.


JACQUELYNE “JACKIE” PLEASANT
Posted September 28, 2011
Jacquelyne “Jackie” Pleasant, age 53, of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Monday, September 26, 2011 in the Johnson City Medical Center. Funeral Arrangements were incomplete at press time and will be announced later.


VICKI LEIGH JACKSON GRIFFITH
Posted September 28, 2011
Vicki Leigh Jackson Griffith, age 56, of Crackers Neck Road, Mountain City, Tennessee, and a former resident of Watauga County, died Thursday morning, September 22, 2011 at her home. Born June 14, l955 in Raleigh, she was a daughter of Jean Jackson and the late Jim Jackson. She attended God’s Country Church in Mountain City. Before her disability, Vicki was a teacher’s assistant at Greenway Baptist Church Child Development Center in Boone.


ANNA SUE BLEVINS CAMPBELL
Posted September 21, 2011
Anna Sue Blevins Campbell, age 69, of 5000 Hwy 91N, Mountain City, TN passed away Friday, September 16, 2011 in Mountain City Care Center. She was a daughter of the late Ulysses and Katherine McDaniel Blevins. Ms. Campbell was of the Baptist faith and loved gardening and flowers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Raymond, Harley, Frank, Leonard and Clarence Blevins; and two sisters, Mary Blevins and Sarah Smith.


ANGELA ‘ANNIE’ CAMPBELL
Posted September 14, 2011
Angela ‘Annie’ Campbell, age 40, of Burnsville, North Carolina, and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on September 7, 2011. She was born on August 23, 1971 to Robert W. and Norma Kay Stanton Pennington of Mountain City, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Bill Pennington; maternal grandparents, Kemp D. and Mollie Dugger Stanton and uncles, Paul Pennington, Richard Stanton and Park Stanton.


CORA B. WOLFE
Posted September 14, 2011
Cora B. Wolfe, age 89, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away at the Johnson City Medical Center on Monday, September 5th, 2011. She was a daughter of the late Henry Buckles and Mossie Cole Buckles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Wolfe; a sister, Florine Buckles; two brothers, Ross and Clyde Buckles. Mrs. Wolfe was a member of the Sugar Grove Baptist Church and she enjoyed sewing, gardening and basket weaving.


EDNA C. (BROOKSHIRE) BUCHANAN
Posted September 14, 2011
Edna C. (Brookshire) Buchanan, 93, wife of the late Donley Buchanan, of Phoenixville, PA, died on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at home.


GUY JUNIOR BORROR
Posted September 14, 2011
Guy Junior Borror, age 67, of 4166 Hwy 67 West, Mountain City, TN passed away Saturday evening, September 10, 2011 in Johnson City Medical Center. He was a son of the late Charles and Goldie Alt Borror. Guy was a member of Life Christian Fellowship and he loved fishing, hunting and farming. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Christopher Guy Borror; two sisters, Virginia and Mary; and two brothers, Randall and Roger.


ROSE ANN CANTER
Posted September 14, 2011
Rose Ann Canter, age 57, of 845 Dotson Road, Trade, TN passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at her residence. She was a daughter of Ralph Mains and the late Ruth Mains. Ms. Canter was of the Baptist faith and her hobbies included sewing and collecting Beanie Babies. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Mains.


ANNE ELIZABETH WOOD
Posted August 31, 2011
Anne Elizabeth Wood, age 79, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday August 26, 2011 at the Mountain City Care Center. Anne was born on August 17, 1932 in Meadowview, VA to the late Ballard Lewis Kirk and Cora Frances Forrester Kirk. She loved gospel music and loved even more singing for the Lord. Anne also enjoyed playing cards with her family and spending quality time with them. She was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Rising Sun, MD.


CURTIS E. SLUDER
Posted August 31, 2011
Curtis E. Sluder, age 67, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Johnson City, Tennessee following a lengthy illness. He was born on August 21, 1944 in Mountain City, Tennessee, the son of Letha Wright Sluder of Shady Valley, Tennessee and the late Otis Sluder. In addition to his father, Curtis was preceded in death by a brother, Cline Leon Sluder and his mother-in-law, Kathleen Burgess.


DAVID P. MORGAN
Posted August 31, 2011
David P. Morgan, age 61, of Trade, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at his residence. David was born on January 25, 1950 in Pennsylvania to the late Richmon Morgan and Anna Marie Jones Tyler. David loved the outdoors, especially going fishing, hunting and trapping. He had a very funny disposition and great sense of humor. David was a very loving and supporting husband and was kind to everyone he knew or ever met.


LONIE LUERANA MAHALA
Posted August 31, 2011
Mrs. Lonie Luerana Mahala, age 91, of Hudson, formerly of Creston, NC, passed away Thursday August 25, 2011 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital, NC.


MAYNARD DWAYNE JENKINS
Posted August 31, 2011
Maynard Dwayne Jenkins, age 49, of Johnson City, Tennessee and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2011. He was born on October 16, 1961 to the late Richard Calvin ‘RC’ and Opal Lena Brooks Jenkins. In addition to his parents, Maynard was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Morris, and a brother, Richard Allen ‘Dickie’ Jenkins. He was a former employee of Mountain City Care Center, where he enjoyed assisting and working with the residents. Maynard also enjoyed fishing and hunting.


REBECCA “BECKY” LEE OSBORNE
Posted August 31, 2011
Rebecca “Becky” Lee Osborne, age 39, of Shouns Manor Apartments, Apt #3, Mountain City, TN passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at her residence after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Darrell Vandeventer and was a member of the Rainbow Mennonite Church and former employee of National Textiles. Her hobbies were horseback riding and traveling. Survivors include her husband, James Osborne; her mother, Wylene Roe Vandeventer;


RODNEY OSBORNE
Posted August 31, 2011
Rodney Osborne, age 50, of Charlotte, North Carolina and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2011 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on May 16, 1961 to the late Edgar Ray Osborne and Gladys June Sexton Osborne. Prior to his illness, Rodney worked as a Senior Electric Designer. He was a United States Navy Veteran. Rodney is survived by his son, Jesse Osborne, of Kingsport, TN; sisters, Shelly Osborne of


ADDIE MAE HICKS DOLLAR
Posted August 24, 2011
Addie Mae Hicks Dollar, 91, of Michael Road, Trade, Tennessee, died Wednesday morning, August 17, 2011 at Watauga Medical Center. Born February 25, 1920 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Calvin and Nora Hicks. Addie Mae loved the Lord, her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed quilting, tending her gardens and the companionship of her pets, Annie Bell, Cheech and Gizmoe. Mrs. Dollar is survived by


RICHARD N. ST JOHN
Posted August 24, 2011
Richard N. St. John, 77, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away August 16 at Watauga Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. St. John was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the eldest son of the late Chester and Dorothy St. John. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, he spent his working years in Wood Products sales, traveling to many different areas of the world. Upon retirement, he moved to Johnson County where he became involved in church and community activities.


THOMAS “T” MCCULLOCH
Posted August 24, 2011
Thomas “T” McCulloch, age 76, of Mountain City, TN passed away Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC following an extended illness. He was the son of John McCulloch and Edna Ward McCulloch and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. “T” loved watching the history channel on television. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a stepson, Douglas Stout.


DALE SAVAGE
Posted August 17, 2011
Dale Savage, 59, of Telford, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a son of Lewis and Dora Lee Hale Savage. Through friendships and his work he touched many lives. He was a good and caring person. Survivors include; his wife, Sandy Savage; two children, Ashley Savage Gilliam and her husband, John, of Knoxville and Andrew Savage of the home; one sister, Eva Everett and her husband, Joe, of Advance, NC; one brother, A. L. Savage of Knoxville and several nieces and nephews.


GENE BRYSON TARR
Posted August 17, 2011
Mr. Gene Bryson Tarr, 60, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 13, 2011 and entered into rest with the Lord. Gene touched the lives of many people, all of whom are witnesses to his compassion, loyalty, courage, and persistence. He loved Jesus, and he led his family to love and serve the Lord. Gene was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.


EARLEEN BUMGARDNER
Posted August 10, 2011
Earleen Bumgardner, age 77, of Trade, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at her residence. She was born on March 30, 1934 to the late Elza and Hazel Wilson Phipps. In addition to her parents, Earleen was preceded in death by sisters, Georgia Thomas, Mary Wells and Sue Phipps; and brothers, Bob Phipps, Mack Phipps, Clay Phipps and Clyde Phipps. She was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church.


JAMES H. EASTRIDGE
Posted August 10, 2011
James H. Eastridge, age 84, formerly of Mountain City, TN, passed away in Fairfield, Ohio on Wednesday, August 3, 2011. His parents were Dewey Eastridge and Laura Graybeal Eastridge. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Tester Eastridge; a sister, Bertha Eastridge; a brother, Conley Eastridge; and one grandson, Jason Christophel. Mr. Eastridge was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and a World War II United States Army Veteran, and he enjoyed working crosswords, gardening and walking.


MARY IDA RAY KENSINGER
Posted August 10, 2011
Mary Ida Ray Kensinger was born in Butler, TN on January 6, 1914 and passed on August 3, 2011 at Wellmont Bristol Hospice. She was raised in Mountain City, TN. Mary attended East Tennessee State University where she earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees.


ALICE BOWLEY WARD
Posted August 3, 2011
Alice Bowley Ward, age 60, of Beaver Creek School Road, West Jefferson, and formerly of Watauga County, NC and Johnson County TN, died Thursday morning, July 28, 2011, at the Johnson County Community Hospital in Mountain City, TN. Born Alice Lodemia Bowley, December 4, 1950 in Washington, DC, she was a daughter of George Edward and Maude Trivette Bowley. Alice was a devoted and loving spouse, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an avid NASCAR fan.


EDWARD STANLEY POTTER
Posted August 3, 2011
Edward Stanley Potter, age 65, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee and formerly of Florida, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina. He was born in Ashe County, North Carolina on May 18, 1946 to the late Stanley and Grace Cox Potter. In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Turner.


STEVEN N. RODRIGUEZ
Posted August 3, 2011
Steven N. Rodriguez, age 34, of Mountain City, TN passed away Monday morning July 25, 2011 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a native of Wharton, Texas and a son of Gregory and Patsie Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez was of the Protestant faith and was employed by N and N Ball and Roller, Inc. in Mountain City. Survivors are his parents, Gregory and Patsie Rodriguez, Glade Springs, VA; sisters, Michele Rodriguez, Statesville, NC; Pamela McAteer, Monroe, NC; brothers, Gregory Rodriguez, Charleston, SC; David Rodriguez, Concord, NC; nieces and nephews, Joshua, Marshall, Ashley, Alex, Kaitlyn, Tommy, Kenny, Sawyer, Ethan and Emily; and his special pet, Jack.


GEORGE DAVID “DAVE”BURRELL JR.
Posted July 27, 2011
George David (Dave) Burrell Jr., age 67, of 13381 Hwy 67 W, Butler, TN passed away Monday, July 18, 2011 at his residence. He was born May 1, 1944 to the late George and Mary Wilson Burrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Burrell; two brothers, Andrew and Arthur Burrell; and one sister, Cordella Morrell. Mr. Burrell was a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church and loved farming.


LYNNE CAROLE STOUT
Posted July 27, 2011
Lynne Carole Stout, age 66, of Trade, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011. She was born on October 20, 1944 to the late Dolphus H. Foister and Grace M. Main Foister. Lynne was a former employee of Burlington Industries and Shelby Elastics. She loved to read, garden and listen to gospel music. Lynne also loved to spend time with Roscoe and Duke, her Dachshund dogs. Lynne was a member of God’s Country Church.


MARJORIE SUE DICKENS FRITTS
Posted July 27, 2011
Marjorie Sue Dickens Fritts, age 74, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2011. She was born on September 4, 1936 in Johnson County, Tennessee to the late Fred and Ana Mae Nelson Dickens. In addition to her parents, Sue was preceded in death by her daughter, Debra Ann Stanley; a sister, Lucille Dickens Fritz; a brother, Bud Dickens and one grandson, Billy May. She enjoyed reading, gardening, working around her home and more than anything, loved the company of family and friends.


NOAH SAMUEL GILLIAM
Posted July 27, 2011
Noah Samuel Gilliam, age 78, of Mountain City, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 18, 2011. He was born on January 26, 1933 to the late Blaine and Lola Mullins Gilliam. In addition to his parents, Noah was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Shoun Gilliam and a brother, Jerry Gilliam. Noah loved animals and was known for raising miniature horses and coon dogs. He was a very active member of Central Baptist Church.


RAMONA GOBBLE
Posted July 27, 2011
Ramona Gobble, age 79, of 1144 Circle Drive, Mountain City, TN passed away Monday, July 11, 2011 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City, TN after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Henry Holtschneider and Nellie Murphy Holtschneider. Ramona was a member of First United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included flowers, reading, and she loved the beach. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Harriett Humphrey; and two brothers, Blair and Doug Holtschneider.


VIRGINIA M. LEWIS
Posted July 27, 2011
Virginia M. Lewis, age 82, of Kirkwood, DE went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Virginia was a long time member of Fairwinds Baptist Church. She enjoyed trips to the Smokey Mountains, keeping in touch with friends, and reading. Most of all Virginia was a beloved wife, loving mother, and adored grandmother.


BOBBY HAROLD WILSON
Posted July 20, 2011
Bobby Harold Wilson, age 71, of 508 Lowery Drive, Apt 18, Abingdon, Virginia passed away after an extended illness on July 15, 2011. He was the son of the late William Smith Wilson and Ada Lillian Jordan Wilson. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church. His hobbies were hunting and fishing. He served in the United States Marine Corp. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Wilson, and one brother, Don Wilson.


DENNIS CROWDER
Posted July 20, 2011
Dennis Crowder, age 43, of Bristol, Virginia and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Dennis was born in Newark, Delaware on June 18, 1968 to Hyte Crowder and Betty Potter Crowder. He was a member of Nelson’s Chapel Baptist Church and had attended First Baptist Church, both of Mountain City. In addition to his parents, Hyte Crowder, of Bristol, VA and Betty Crowder of Mountain City, TN, Dennis is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.


FRANCES F. OLIVER
Posted July 20, 2011
Frances F. Oliver, age 59, of 924 Medical Park Drive, Apt. 204, Mountain City, TN passed away Friday, July 15, 2011 after an extended illness. She was a native of Cherokee County, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Oliver, and her parents, Elford Fowler and Edith Estes Fowler; one daughter, Stephany Paige Harvey; and one sister, Betty Hurlocker. Her hobbies were music. Survivors include one daughter, Allyson Ricci and husband, Shawn, of Gaffney, South Carolina; one sister, Ann Mote, Las Vegas, Nevada; and four grandchildren; special friends, JoAnne Rinehart and Linda Guy of Mountain City, TN.


PAULINE ROBINSON REECE
Posted July 20, 2011
Pauline Robinson Reece died quietly in her sleep on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Laurels in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She was 99 years old.


FAYE HODGE
Posted July 13, 2011
Faye Hodge, age 90, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on July 1, 2011 at her residence. She was born on August 21, 1920 to the late Abraham Lincoln and Clara Snyder Hodge. In addition to her parents, Faye was preceded in death by two sisters, Vena Hodge and Pauline Marrs; and two brothers, Sam Hodge and Lester Hodge. Faye loved to garden, cook and also enjoyed quilting and crocheting. She was a member of First Christian Church.


GENE L. WALLACE
Posted July 13, 2011
Gene L. Wallace, age 69, of Maryland and formerly of Trade and Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2011.


JAMES ORRAN FARTHING
Posted July 13, 2011
James Orran Farthing, 74, of Greenville, died Saturday, July 2, 2011.


JAMES OTIS (BUD) PENNINGTON
Posted July 13, 2011
Mr. James Otis (Bud) Pennington, age 74, of Boone and formerly of Mountain City, died Saturday afternoon, July 4, 2011, at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living, Boone, NC. Born July 2, 1937 in Chilhowie, Virginia, he was the son of the late Dewey and Lura Seats Pennington.


MILLARD H. FLETCHER
Posted July 13, 2011
Millard H. Fletcher, age 82, of Butler, TN, passed Saturday, July 9, 2011 following an extended illness. He was born on February 27, 1929 to the late Noah Monroe Fletcher and Effie Marie Reed Fletcher. In addition to his parents, Millard was preceded in death by sisters: Cleona Plummer, Juanita Murray and Marie Cline and brother, Spencer Fletcher. He was a 59-year member of Roan Creek Masonic Lodge #679 F&AM and was also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was of the Baptist faith.


PAULINE ROBINSON REECE
Posted July 13, 2011
Pauline Robinson Reece died quietly in her sleep on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Laurels in Hendersonville , North Carolina . She was 99 years old. Pauline was the daughter of Mollie Lowe Robinson and John Robinson of Doeville , Tennessee , where she grew up. She was the widow of the late Mark Twain Reece of Mountain City, Tennessee. She was the sister of William (“Willie”) Robinson , Georgia Greer, and Claude Robinson and half-sister to Iva Neeley, and Paul Arney, all of whom preceded her in death. She had numerous nieces and nephews.


RAMONA GOBBLE
Posted July 13, 2011
Ramona Gobble, age 79, of 1144 Circle Drive, Mountain City, TN passed away Monday, July 11, 2011 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City, TN after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Henry Holtschneider and Nellie Murphy Holtschneider. Ramona was a member of First United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included flowers, reading, and she loved the beach. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Harriett Humphrey; and two brothers, Blair and Doug Holtschneider.


RICHARD E. SKEENS
Posted July 13, 2011
Richard E. Skeens, of New Smyrna Beach, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 in West Virginia. While hunting in West Virginia, Rick suffered a heart attack and passed peacefully one week later. He was 57 years old. He was born in Roanoke, VA on March 11, 1953 to Dennis and Pearl Skeens, deceased. Rick is survived by his wife of 17 years, Sandra Skeens; his son Michael (Mona); step-daughter, Kristin Snow (Steve); and his four grandchildren, Rebecca, Kasey, Kameron and Nicholas.


DAVID “PAPPAP” MARTIN
Posted July 6, 2011
David “Pappap” Martin, age 56, of 2030 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Friday, June 24, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Pottsville, PA to Sara Martin. David graduated from J.W. Cooper High School in Shenandoah, PA. Mr. Martin was a member of First Christian Church and his hobbies included fishing, hunting, and he especially loved being with his grandkids. He was a United States Army veteran. In addition to his biological mother, Sara Martin, and stepparents Mae and Michael Pleva, he was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Pleva.


DENNIS CHARLES NORRIS
Posted July 6, 2011
Dennis Charles Norris, 909 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, went home to be with the Lord on June 28, 2011 at his residence. He fought a long hard battle with cancer for many years. A native of Johnson County, he was born August 30, 1959. Dennis was a 1978 graduate of Johnson County High School. He was a retired truck driver due to disability. He was a NASCAR fan. Dennis was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Robinson Norris on August 17, 2009.


EDGAR "EDDIE" ROBERTS
Posted July 6, 2011
Edgar ‘Eddie’ Roberts, age 67, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, July 01, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on May 28, 1944 in Sullivan County, Tennessee to the late Clyde and Maude Clark Roberts. In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Dean Eskridge. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Eddie is survived by his wife of 46 years, Thelma Roberts; daughters, Brenda Carol Stout and husband, Troy, and Debra Icenhour of Mountain City, Tennessee; son, Ronald Widener and wife, Dixie, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee; brother, Fred Roberts and wife, Flo, of Abingdon, Virginia; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and his musical friends.


GENE L. WALLACE
Posted July 6, 2011
Gene L. Wallace, age 69, of Maryland and formerly of Trade and Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2011.


GLADYS IRENE WALSH EVANS
Posted July 6, 2011
Gladys Irene Walsh Evans, 87, 624 Norris Road, Butler, passed away Friday, July 1, 2011 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Rodney and Alice Green Walsh. She was a graduate of Watauga Academy, Butler, and in her earlier years she taught school. Mrs. Evans was a member of the Meadowview Baptist Church. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Evans, on January 10, 2007 and a son, Jerry Dale Evans, on November 30, 2008; a brother, Earl Walsh; and a sister, Eula Mae Main.


MARK STEVENS
Posted July 6, 2011
Mark Edward Stevens, age 53, of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Thursday morning, June 23, 2011 following a brief illness. He was the son of the late Jack Stevens. Mr. Stevens was a retired chef and loved cooking. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one son, Jayson Stevens. Survivors include daughters, Christina Marie Stevens and Colleen Elizabeth Stevens; son, Joshua Michael Stevens; daughter-in-law, Katherine Mae Stevens; grandchildren, Lily Mae Stevens, Cole Edward Stevens, Mason Lee Mahala, Tyler Mahala and Andy Rosado; and special friend, Raymond Arnold.


PREACHER CLYDE CAMPBELL
Posted July 6, 2011
Preacher Clyde Campbell , age 80, 255 Gentry Cemetery Rd., Laurel Bloomery, TN went to be with his Lord Saturday morning, July 2, 2011 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a pastor and retired machinist with Marion Mold and Tool Company. He was the son of the late Robert Campbell and Addie Stevens Campbell. He was the preacher of Antioch Baptist Church for 44 years. His hobbies included hunting and woodworking. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Stanley, Charles and Isaac Campbell; one sister, Millie Campbell Shaw.


REV. FRED EDFORD VANOVER
Posted July 6, 2011
Rev. Fred Edford Vanover, age 94, went to be with his Lord Monday morning, June 27, 2011 at Mountain City Care Center. He was a son of the late Ross Vanover and Amey Woodring Vanover. Rev. Vanover pastored Laurel Springs Methodist Church for a number of years and now is a member of Big Laurel Christian Union Church. He was a United States Army veteran having served in World War II. His hobbies included fishing and hunting. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ennis Vanover; three brothers, Winston Vanover, Erix Vanover and Wade Vanover; two sisters, Devone Price and Draxie Vanover and sons-in-law, R.D. Wood and Terry Ellege; a grandson, Jerry Lee Vanover.


WESLEY KEITH STOUT
Posted July 6, 2011
Wesley Keith Stout, age 48, of 129 Draft Rd., Butler, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at his residence. He was born on November 4, 1962 in Carter County, TN to the late D.W. Stout and Polly Jean Proffitt Day, who passed away June 4, 2011. He was a member of Sink Valley Baptist Church.


DELMER H. MAIN
Posted June 29, 2011
Delmer H. Main, age 79, of 123 Main Lane, Shady Valley, TN passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011 at his residence. He was the son of the late Dana Main and Ada Watson Main. Mr. Main was a retired driver for First Tennessee Human Resources. Delmer was a member of Crandull Church of Christ. His hobbies included fishing and he was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Joann Main.


DORA K. POTTER
Posted June 29, 2011
Dora K. Potter age, 92 of 729 Drakes Creek Road, Trade, TN went home to be with her Lord on June 24, 2011 from the Mountain City Care Center. She was a lifelong resident of Johnson County, a daughter of the late Willett and Ellen Canter. Mrs. Potter was an avid gardener, seamstress, cook, painter, and devoted wife and mother. She was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church and her church meant the world to her. Mrs. Potter was wife to the late Charlie Potter, mother to the late A. Fred Potter, sister to the late Lettie Miller, Carolee Porter, and Ruby Canter all of Trade, TN.


MARGARET CHRISTINE STOUT
Posted June 29, 2011
Margaret Christine Stout, age, 73, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011 at the residence of her son. She was born on May 17, 1938 to the late R.L. and Emma Walsh.


REV. FRED EDFORD VANOVER
Posted June 29, 2011
Rev. Fred Edford Vanover, age 94, went to be with his Lord Monday morning, June 27, 2011 at Mountain City Care Center. He was a son of the late Ross Vanover and Amey Woodring Vanover. Rev. Vanover pastored Laurel Springs Methodist Church for a number of years and now is a member of Big Laurel Christian Union Church. He was a United States Army veteran having served in World War II. His hobbies included fishing and hunting. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ennis Vanover; three brothers, Winston Vanover, Erix Vanover and Wade Vanover; two sisters, Devone Price and Draxie Vanover and sons-in-law, R.D. Wood and Terry Ellege.


SCOTTIE WAYNE STOUT
Posted June 29, 2011
Scottie Wayne Stout, age 40, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly due to heart problems on Monday, June 20, 2011. He was born on July 11, 1970 to Bob Stout and Pearl Greer Stout. Scottie is survived by his wife, Amanda White Stout; mother, Pearl Stout; father, Bob Stout, and wife, Carla; daughter, Piper Ainsley Stout; sons, Gauge Greer Stout and Richard Rowan Stout; sisters, Wilma Bragg, Kathy Stout and husband, Dennis, Debbie Scott and fiancé, Ray Jones, Shelia Billings and husband, David; brother, Rick Stout, all of Mountain City, TN; half-brothers, Tim Stout, Jeremy Stout and Mitch Stout; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Nancy White; sister-in-law, Jessica, and husband, David Dishman; step-sister, Sandra Porter; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.


VICKIE LEE DRURY
Posted June 29, 2011
Vickie Lee Drury, age 55, of Butler, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on November 1, 1955 to Preston Lee Case, Sr. and Emma Sue Bonham Myers. She loved crafts and collected china teacups and saucers. Vickie was a member of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by her mother, Sue Myers, and husband, Kenneth; her father, Preston Lee Case, Sr. of Butler, TN; daughter, Genesis Dishman; son, Kaleb Dishman, all of Butler, TN; sister, Sue Dickens of Johnson City, TN; brothers, Preston Case, Jr. and wife, Darla, of Nebraska and Alan Case of PA; maternal grandmother, Clara Mutchie, Elizabethton, TN; special nieces, Cristal Roush and Tiffany Dishma both of Iowa; special friend, Ruby Woodard and several nieces and nephews.


WILMER HAYES GENTRY
Posted June 29, 2011
Wilmer Hayes Gentry, age 91, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at his residence. Hayes was born May 21, 1920 in Johnson County, Tennessee to the late Isaac T. and Nanny Forrester Gentry. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Hayes was a retired carpenter and was a member of Union #626 until his retirement in 1983. He enjoyed hunting and working on his family’s projects. Hayes was forever building something. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.


JOSEPH “JOE” RUFO, JR.
Posted June 22, 2011
Joseph “Joe” Rufo, Jr., age 78, of Reece Ave. Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at his residence, following an extended illness. Joe was born on January 7, 1933 to the late Joseph and Lizzie Bates Rufo in Pittsfield, MA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his youngest son, Anthony, and his brother, David. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.


JUANITA DANCY SANDERS
Posted June 22, 2011
Mrs. Juanita Dancy Sanders, age 95, of 1454 Silverstone Road, Zionville, died Saturday morning, June 18, 2011, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone. Mrs. Sanders was born June 1, 1916 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Conley and Chaney Grogan Dancy. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Zionville. Mrs. Sanders is survived by five daughters, Lucy Reece of Mountain City, Mildred Ward and husband Junior of Zionville, Mary Ann Potter of Mountain City, Linda Conville of Zionville, and Sylvia Hammons and husband Bill of Mountain City; two grandsons, Shane Reece and wife Rita, and Lane Reece, all of Mountain City; one granddaughter, Heidi Hammons Kerley and husband Don of Elijay, Georgia; two great-granddaughters, Christie Joiner and husband Steve, and Keesha Reece Rhudy and husband Jesse, all of Mountain City; one great-grandson, Samuel Kerley of Elijay, Georgia, and three great great-grandsons, Stephen Joiner, Jayden Joiner, and Carter Rhudy, all of Mountain City. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Tom William Sanders; three sisters, Addie Brown, Mabel Isaacs, and Julia Gantt, and five brothers, Bynum, Denver, Burnie, Ernest, and James Dancy. Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Dancy Sanders will be conducted Monday afternoon, June 20, 2011, at 2:00 o'clock, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Derick Wilson and Reverend T.J. Wilson. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock, at the church, prior to the service. Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Hand-In-Hand Fund, in care of Ann Thomas, 1514 Silverstone Road, Zionville, North Carolina, 28698. Online condolences may be sent to the Sanders family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com. Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.


WILLIAM ISAACS
Posted June 22, 2011
William Isaacs, age 30, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on October 20, 1980 to Debra Thomas and Kenneth Isaacs. William was preceded in death by an infant son, Camden Isaacs.


DONALD EUGENE HADDIX
Posted June 15, 2011
Donald Eugene Haddix, age 75, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 in the Mountain City Care Center. He was the son of the late Eugene “Denton” Haddix and Mary Juanita Stepels Haddix. Mr. Haddix was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Paris, IL. He was a retired machinist with MECO in Parris, Il, a retired fire chief with Grandview Fire Department and a former Wal-Mart greeter. His hobbies included hunting and guns. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Haddix.


DONNIE JONES
Posted June 15, 2011
Donnie Jones, age 39, of Creston, NC, and formerly of Mountain City, TN, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 10, 2011. He was born on February 26, 1972 in Carter County, Tennessee to Donald Lee Jones and Lena Helen (Gambill) Dugger. Donnie loved the outdoors and especially loved to golf and fish. He was a loving father and more than anything, he loved spending time with his daughter, Haley, who was his pride and joy. He attended Rainbow Mennonite Church.


DORIS MICHAELS
Posted June 15, 2011
Doris Michaels, age 75, of Hudson, Florida passed away on Saturday June 4, 2011.


DOROTHY GILMER
Posted June 15, 2011
Dorothy Marchant Gilmer (Ms. G) left her earthly home, 544 Adams Road, Mountain City, TN on Monday, June 6, 2011 to be at home with Jesus. She was born in Worchester, England, January 19, 1915 to William and Dorothy Marchant of England.


R.J. MAIN
Posted June 15, 2011
Mr. R.J. Main, age 88, of 4712 Old US Highway 421, Zionville, died Saturday morning, June 4, 2011, at his home. Mr. Main was born April 18, 1923 in Johnson County, Tennessee, a son of the late Ira Frank Mains and Effie Roark Mains. He was a retired farmer.


RUTH VIRGINIA NICHOLS JARDIN
Posted June 15, 2011
Ruth Virginia Nichols Jardin, age 84, of Chuckey, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 6, 2011 at Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation, Chuckey, Tennessee. Ruth was born on May 31, 1927 in Johnson County, TN to the late William Arthur Nichols and Bonnie Dickens Nichols.


JAMES G. ARNOLD
Posted June 8, 2011
James G. Arnold, 83, of Elkhart passed away peacefully in his home at 9:15 am, Saturday, May 28, 2011. James was born on February 27, 1928 in Butler, TN, the son of the late Eddie and Eliza (Pleasant) Arnold.


JENNY STOUT BUMBARGER
Posted June 8, 2011
Jenny Stout Bumbarger, age 62, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC. She was born on September 15, 1948 to the late Dana B. Stout Jr. and Ruth Eggers Stout. In addition to her parents, Jenny was preceded in death by two sisters: Claudia Crosswhite and Sharon Bissett. Jenny was a very happy person and enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved to take care of children and loved her nieces and nephews very much.


POLLY JEAN DAY
Posted June 8, 2011
Polly Jean Day, age 75, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on May 14, 1936 to the late Sam H. and Rettie Stout Proffitt. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her two husbands: D.W. Stout and Conley Day; one sister, Donna Kay Potter and one brother, Sampford Proffitt.


R.J. MAIN
Posted June 8, 2011
Mr. R.J. Main, age 88, of 4712 Old US Highway 421, Zionville, died Saturday morning, June 4, 2011, at his home. Mr. Main was born April 18, 1923 in Johnson County, Tennessee, a son of the late Ira Frank Mains and Effie Roark Mains. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Main is survived by his wife, Thelma Mains of the home; one daughter, Sebrina Mains and fiance Nathan Eggers of Zionville; one son, Steve Mains and daughter-in-law, Linda of Hickory; one sister, Christine Wallace of Zionville; two granddaughters, Alyson and Kim; one great-granddaughter, Courtney; one great-grandson, Trace; one great great-grandson, Marley; two sisters-in-law, Betty Mains of Vilas, and Peggy Mains of Zionville, and his beloved horses, Pete, Repete, and Chloe, and his wagon train friends. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Lucille Potter Mains, two brothers, Sylvanis Mains and Council Mains, and one sister, Paris Campbell. Funeral services for Mr. R.J. Mains will be conducted Monday evening, June 6, 2011, at 7:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 5:00 until 7:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Derick Wilson. Graveside services and burial will be conducted Tuesday morning, at 10:00 o'clock, at Mabel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday afternoon from 5:00 until 7:00 o'clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service. Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may to Mabel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Mabel United Methodist Church, 5932 Old US Highway 421, Zionville, North Carolina, 28698 or to High Country Health Care System/Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 100-B, Boone, North Carolina, 28607, or online at www.highcountryhospice.org. Online condolences may be sent to the Mains family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.


LENNA WALKER FLORA
Posted June 1, 2011
July 7, 1946 – May 26, 2011


STELLA MAE MULLINS
Posted June 1, 2011
Stella Mae Mullins, age 86, of 507 North Shady Street, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Mountain City Care Center. She was born September 1st, 1924, to the late Alex Smith and Virginia Perry Smith. She was a member of Gods Country Church. Her hobbies included quilting.


WILLIAM ‘BILLY’ SMITH JR.
Posted June 1, 2011
William ‘Billy’ Smith Jr., age 47, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 26, 2011. He was born on December 17, 1963 to William Smith Sr. of Butler, Tennessee and the late Martha Isabelle Powell Smith. Billy was a member of Sink Valley Baptist Church.


AVIS RAY ‘JACK’ DUGGER
Posted May 25, 2011
Avis Ray ‘Jack’ Dugger, age 84, of Butler, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at his residence. A native of Johnson County, Tennessee, Jack was born on June 26, 1926 to the late Frank and Lina Isaacs Dugger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Maude Skelton; brothers: Fred Dugger and Earl Dugger; daughter-in-law, Martha Dugger and longtime friend, Mr. Carrol Bowman.


BETTY S. CURD
Posted May 25, 2011
Betty S. Curd, age 77, 2358 Pleasant Valley Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 at her residence. She was a daughter of the late Albert Winters and Georgia Stout Winters. Ms. Curd was a member of Liberty Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harold Curd and one son Jimmy Curd.


DELLA MARIE MAXELL
Posted May 25, 2011
Della Marie Maxwell, age 96, of Mountain City, went home to be with her Savior on May 22, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Della was born on August 2, 1914 to Winton Patrick and Amanda Bauguess Patrick of Creston, NC. She married Truman Maxwell in 1939 and moved to Mountain City where she lived for the rest of her life as a loving wife and mother. Della was of the Baptist faith, having received the Lord as her Savior at an early age. She enjoyed traveling to other church’s singing. She loved her family, cooking, sewing, embroidery, reading, watching TV and in early years raising her garden and preserving the fruits and vegetables.


DONNA LYNN CARVER
Posted May 25, 2011
Donna Lynn Carver, age 37, of Flag Pond, TN passed away at her residence on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. She was born February 22, 1974 to Bill Vance and Margie Ellen Snodgrass Vance. She had lived in Unicoi County most of her life. Donna was preceded in death by her father in 2010.


DORA ELIZABETH (BETTY) HAWKS
Posted May 25, 2011
Dora Elizabeth (Betty) Hawks, age 82, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at her residence. She was born July 24, 1928 in West Virginia to the late Famous Jack and Bessie Hendricks Sexton. Dora enjoyed visiting with friends, going to church and the outdoors. She liked sitting in her rocker on her porch, going to Wal-Mart and in their day, she and her husband Marvin would go to the store for ice cream and pass the time away. She was a member of Shady Valley Baptist Church.


FARRIS J. STOUT
Posted May 25, 2011
Farris J. Stout, age 76, of the Beaver Dam Community of Vilas, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord following an extended illness on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Watauga Medical Center, Boone, North Carolina. He was born on September 26, 1934 to the late Wayne Victor Stout and Nora Elizabeth May Stout. In addition to his parents, Farris was preceded in death by a daughter, Crystal Dawn Stout; sisters: Charlotte Rominger and Ruby Green and brothers: Bruce, Elmer and Paul. He was of the Baptist faith.


JERRY HAROLD ROBERTS
Posted May 25, 2011
Jerry Harold Roberts, age 62, of Butler, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 16, 2011 at his residence. A native of Johnson County, Tennessee, he was born on November 24, 1948 to Sue Lowe Roberts and the late Hugo Roberts. Jerry worked for years in the furniture industry and enjoyed woodworking in his spare time also. He also loved to fish.


OPAL LOU COLDIRON WELCH
Posted May 25, 2011
Opal Lou Coldiron Welch, age 97 of Mountain City, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord on Friday, May 20, 2011. She was born February 2, 1914 in Ashe County, North Carolina, the third child of Eli and Clyde Davis Coldiron. She had two brothers and four sisters.


BEULAH M. MILLER
Posted May 18, 2011
Mrs. Beulah M. Miller, age 94, of Miller Road, Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. She was born on March 3, 1917 in Ashe County, NC to the late Presley and Myrtle Phipps Greer. IN addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Miller; a son and daughter-in-law, Vaughn and Ella Miller; an infant granddaughter and five brothers.


GARY McCLOUD
Posted May 18, 2011
Gary McCloud, age 41, of 3018 Highway 421 North, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011. He was a son of the Lorraine McCloud and the late Bill McCloud. Gary was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and an employee of Iron Mountain Construction. His hobbies included deer hunting and he was an avid Tennessee football fan. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Leah Moretz and John Moretz and paternal grandfather Harry McCloud and paternal grandmother Hazel McCloud.


MARGARET S. GENTRY
Posted May 18, 2011
Margaret S. Gentry, age 84, of 351 Pinecrest Street, Mountain City, Tennessee passed Wednesday evening at her residence following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Crosswhite and Cora Lee Spiva. Ms. Gentry was a member of Mountain City Presbyterian Church. Her hobbies included writing, poetry, spending time with her grandchildren and going to church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Sam Gentry, a son Paul Gentry and several brothers and sisters.


MARY FRANCES SMITH
Posted May 18, 2011
Mary Frances Smith, age 94, of Mountain City, Tennessee and formerly of Butler, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. She was born on May 18, 1916 in Valley Crucis, North Carolina to the late Don and Addie Baird Mast. In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence E. Roberts; her second husband, Charles E. Smith; one daughter, Ann Roberts Peters; siblings: Baby Girl Mast, Margaret Shoun Bishop, Irene Matheson Tolley, Loudean Allen, Howard Mast, Billy Mast and Donald L. Mast. She was a member of Little Milligan Baptist Church.


MR. GREGORY L. LIPHAM
Posted May 18, 2011
Mr. Gregory L. Lipham, age 55, of Carriage Lane, Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 12, 2011. He was born on September 23, 1955 in Atlanta, GA. He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Lipham.


NANCY MAE CANNON
Posted May 18, 2011
2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.


CALLIE MAE HICKS DUGGER
Posted May 12, 2011
Callie Mae Hicks Dugger, 84, of Detroit, MI, formerly of the Poga Community, passed away in Michigan on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Wheeler and Leona Presnell Hicks and was born in Carter County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Dugger; a son, Glen Dugger and three brothers, Dewey Hicks, Johnny Hicks and Arville Hicks. She was a member of the Piney Grove Christian Church.


HETTY GROSS MURPHY
Posted May 12, 2011
Hetty Gross Murphy, borne of the rugged beauty of south eastern Kentuckys, Leslie and Harlan Counties. Lacking in formative educations, but imbued with the desire to succeed, from a day laborer in the vegetable fields of Arizona, to the cotton fields of Texas, a succession of trials and tribulations to numerous to mention. She rose to the position of City Manager of a small town in west Texas. A devout Christian and centurion to God. 040520 - 02026, 0972480 – 12156. Onward to AbendHeim.


LESLIE ANN HANSON JOHNSON
Posted May 12, 2011
Leslie Ann Hanson Johnson, age 49, of 117 Hemlock Street, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Creighton Hanson and Donna Lee Zopfi Hanson. She loved gardening and landscaping.


LINDA SUE FOWLER
Posted May 12, 2011
Linda Sue Fowler, 55 of Scammon KS died Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Mount Vernon Missouri Rehabilitation Center.


MARGIE HUTCHINSON SHOEMAKER
Posted May 12, 2011
Margie Hutchinson Shoemaker, age 82, of Bristol, TN went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. She was born February 2, 1929 to the late James Jeff Lewis and Ruth Sallie Blevins Lewis. Margie lived in Shady Valley, TN for most of her life before moving to Bristol in recent years. She was a former employee of Raytheon but her greatest love was homemaking, cooking, and caring for her family. She loved bowling and was a former league bowler. Margie was a member of West Hills Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Hutchinson, in 1978, and by her second husband, Clarence Shoemaker, in 2009.


THOMAS K. “CAT” BROWER
Posted May 12, 2011
Thomas K. “Cat” Bower, age 40 of 348 Oak Hills Lane, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Saturday morning, May 7th, 2011, at his residence. He was a son of the late William W. “Bill” Bower who passed away in 2010 and Sally A. Bower of Mountain City, Tennessee. Mr. Bower was a member of the Roan Creek Baptist Church. His hobbies included fishing, NASCAR, and working with youth league football. He was the commissioner for Johnson County Youth League Football and the president of Watauga Junior Athletics.


DOROTHY HERDMAN ISAACS
Posted May 4, 2011
Dorothy Herdman Isaacs, age 54, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 28, 2011. She was born on June 18, 1956 to the Late Elizabeth Manuel Herdman. In addition to her mother, Dorothy was preceded in death by her cherished grandmother, Venie Manuel.


LINDA E. ZANOTTI
Posted May 4, 2011
Linda E. Zanotti, age 53, of 627 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011 at her residence. She was a daughter of Frank Zanotti of Florida and Gertrude Breidenbach Zanotti of Columbia, Connecticut. Linda was a CCO in the library of The North East Correctional Center. Her hobbies included running, reading books, wagon trains, riding her horses and her two dogs Max and Gidget. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.


MAUDE A. ‘NANNY’ GREGG
Posted May 4, 2011
Maude A. ‘Nanny’ Gregg, age 93, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the Watauga Medical Center of Boone, North Carolina. She was born on June 9, 1917 to the late Ed and Virgie Shupe Phillippi. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Gregg, who passed away August 19, 2006; step mother, Geneva ‘Neve’ Phillippi and several brothers and sisters.


ROBERT HAROLD “BOB” BUNTEN
Posted May 4, 2011
Robert Harold “Bob” Bunten, born May 12, 1944 passed away on the morning of April 25th, 2011 just as the Sun was rising, after a long battle with lung cancer, surrounded by his family, went home to be with his Lord. Bob was a native of Mountain City, TN, graduate of Johnson County High School, class of 1962. He then attended Bristol Speedwriting and Secretarial School where he successfully graduated. Beginning in 1967 Bob spent 42 years working as office manager for what is now known as Johnson County Funeral Home and Hux-Lipford Funeral Home. He was a retired employee of Daniel Boone Inn where he worked as employment manager for 30 years. He was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church where he was organist for many years, was a member of the Johnson County Jaycees, Lions Club and was past president of the Mountain City Rotary Club receiving the Paul Harris award in 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Doris Bunten.


DELLA RAE MARTIN
Posted April 27, 2011
Della Rae Martin, Sluder, age 79, of 1093 Heritage Farm Road, Hickory, N.C., passed away Monday, April 18, 2011 at her residence. She was born May 3, 1931 to the late Nick Martin and Rebecca Reece Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Sluder and a son, Steve Sluder.


GLADYS HILL EASTRIDGE YARBROUGH
Posted April 27, 2011
Mrs. Gladys Hill Eastridge Yarbrough, of Greensboro, died on April 23,


IVA LEE HOOSIER
Posted April 27, 2011
Mrs. Iva Lee Hoosier, age 76, of West Jefferson, NC and formerly of Roaring Fork Road, Creston, NC, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at the Village of Ashe Assisted Living. She was born on July 21, 1934 to the late Charles Wood and Callie Mayberry Wood. In addition to her parents, Iva Lee was preceded in death by her husband Clifford Hoosier and one son, Jerry Hoosier. She enjoyed embroidering, crafts and working crossword puzzles. Iva Lee’s family was her pride and joy and she loved to take care of them.


JAMES EDWARD DUGGER
Posted April 27, 2011
James Edward Dugger, age 81, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on June 15, 1929 to the late Hiram Hunter Dugger and Barbara Keller Dugger. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by two sons: Edward Dugger and Randy Dugger; sisters, Geneva Pilkin and Kate Fritts, and a brother, Truman Dugger. James had retired from the James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center after 30 years of service. He was a United States Army Veteran having served in the Korean War. James was a member of the Roan Creek Masonic Lodge #679 for 52 years. He was of the Baptist faith.


JOHN JOSEPH WILCOX
Posted April 27, 2011
John Joseph Wilcox, age 80, of Avondale PA and formerly of Mountain City, TN, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Christiana Hospital of DE. He was born in Mountain City, TN on March 28, 1931 to the late Taft and Selma Wilcox. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by two sons: Tommy J Wilcox and Jimmy E. Wilcox and one daughter, Barbara A. Gentry. He was a retired carpenter of Union Local 626 and a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Churches of Avondale, PA and Mountain City, TN. John enjoyed living life to the fullest and he loved to travel.


LETA F. DORMAN
Posted April 27, 2011
Leta F. Dorman, age 46, of 1325 Slimp Branch Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Tuesday morning, April 19, 2011 at her residence after an extended illness. She was a daughter of Al Lawson and the late Ilene Payne Lawson. Leta loved gardening, sewing, cooking and the church. She was a member of Victory Chapel Cowboy Church.


MARGARET LOUISE MAHALA
Posted April 27, 2011
Mrs. Margaret Louise Mahala age 80, of Creston, NC went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, April 17, 2011. Mrs. Mahala was born on June 21, 1930 in Ashe County to Everett and Beatrice Cornett Lewis. Mrs. Mahala was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Owen Mahala, brother: Carl Lewis, sister and brother-in-law: Georgia and Howard Dougherty.


MYRTLE MUSE MITCHELL
Posted April 27, 2011
Myrtle Muse Mitchell, age 92 of Knoxville, born October 26, 1918 in Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2011 with her family by her side. Mrs. Mitchell was a longtime member of First Lutheran Church. She retired as the Director of Nursing and Assistant Administrator of Hillcrest South Nursing Home in 1998. Since her retirement she was extremely active with her family and friends. She loved traveling and was a hospital volunteer.


HAZEL BESS ‘NINI’ WILSON
Posted April 20, 2011
Hazel Bess ‘Nini’ Wilson, age 99, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center.


JOHN D. BLEVINS
Posted April 20, 2011
John D. Blevins, age 74, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center of Mountain Home, Tennessee. He was born on September 2, 1936 to the late Fred Sheets and Winnie Blevins. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by sisters, Maude Sheets and Martha Sheets and brothers: Jack Sheets, Ben Sheets and Jess Sheets. John enjoyed working with wood and was a carpenter by trade. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church.


SHIRLEY J. MABRY
Posted April 20, 2011
Shirley J. Mabry, 72, of Limestone Tennessee died at her home on Sunday, April 17, 2011


ERLEEN FARMER LAWRENCE
Posted April 13, 2011
Mrs. Erleen Farmer Lawrence, age 66, of Crumpler passed, away Friday evening, April 8, 2011 at Margate Health & Rehab Center.


MAMIE GRACE ELLER
Posted April 13, 2011
Ms. Grace Eller, age 94, of 891 Shingletown Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away peacefully on Friday morning April 8, 2011 at her residence. She is the daughter of the late Isaac Garfield Allen and Ida Mae Sexton Allen. Ms. Eller was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included: Quilting and Gardening. She loved traveling to the Great Smokey Mountains with Bernice, JoAnne and Minnie. Ms. Eller also worked in a military defense plant. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her four sisters, Betty Pearl Owens, Kay Carr, Minnie Smith, and Ruth Breeding. Two nieces; Bernice McFadden and JoAnne Profitt.


MARY JEAN TODD
Posted April 13, 2011
On April 8, 2011 at 11:30 p.m., Mary Jean Todd, age 84, of Mountain City, TN and formerly of Vero Beach, FL, left to be with her husband, mother, father, brother and daughter. She passed peacefully at home with her daughter and granddaughter at her side. She will always be remembered as a kind and loving soul, who never met a stranger that didn’t admire her honest and caring ways. We know that those who have her now are as happy as we are sad to lose her. And so goes the “great circle of life.”


NINA WARD
Posted April 13, 2011
Nina Ward, age 77, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, April 07, 2011 at her residence. She was a native of Flint, Michigan, born on December 18, 1933 to the late Francis and Ethel Parker Harp. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Louis L. Harp. Nina retired from interior designing. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church but had also attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.


RUTH W. ROARK
Posted April 13, 2011
Ruth W. Roark, age 80, of Mountain City, TN, formerly of Toughkenamon, PA passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center . She was the wife of the late Ralph H. Roark who passed away in 1986.


DAVID "BERT" STOUT, SR
Posted April 6, 2011
David "Bert" Stout, Sr. went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at his home after a lengthy illness. His family would like to take this time to thank all of the wonderful people at Ahava Hospice (formerly Ascension Hospice) for their tender loving care of our loved one.


DON ROARK
Posted April 6, 2011
Don Roark, age 75, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at his residence. He was born on June 9, 1935 to the late John and Kate Jones Roark. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by two sisters: Virgie Brown and Ruth Campbell and two brothers: William Roark and Dave Roark. Don was a farmer and had also worked most of his life in the apple orchards. He was a member of Harmon Chapel Christian Church.


EDITH PEARL POTTER
Posted April 6, 2011
Edith Pearl Potter, age 86, of Butler, Tennessee, and formerly of Clayton, DE, went home comfortably to be with her Lord on Monday, March 28, 2011 at her residence. She was born on February 14, 1925 to the late Logan and Laura Bell Bowers Crowe. In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by her husband Donald Fred Potter; three sons: James C. Potter, William E. Potter and Edward F. Potter and a grandson, Mark Jewell. She was a member of Dyson Grove Baptist Church.


PEARL OSBORNE
Posted April 6, 2011
Ms. Pearl Osborne, age 97, of 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, TN and formerly of Shady Valley, TN passed away Saturday April 2, 2011, at the Mountain City Care Center. She was the daughter of the late George Campbell and Emmer Farmer Campbell. She was a native of Ashe County, N.C. She was a homemaker. Pearl loved cooking, canning and gardening. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Osborne who died in 2006; also a daughter Barbara A. Sturgill; two sisters, Thelma Nichols and Tressie Farmer; and five brothers, Conley, Willard, Ivan, Herman and Thurman Campbell.


RONNIE ROARK
Posted April 6, 2011
Ronnie Roark, age 55 of 1833 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, TN passed away at his residence Thursday March 31, 2011. Mr. Roark was a native of Shady Valley TN.


BERNEST MARTIN TRIVETTE
Posted March 30, 2011
Bernest Martin “Wease” Trivette, age 74, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at his residence. He was born October 3, 1936 to the late James Russell Trivette and Estie Grace Gentry Trivette Bailey. Bernest retired as Maintenance Manager for the State of Tennessee Northeast Correctional Complex. He liked horses and was a faithful member of Locust Gap Freewill Baptist Church.


DONNA CAROL SLUDER MCQUEEN
Posted March 30, 2011
Donna Carol Sluder McQueen, age 48, of Laurel Bloomery, formerly of Shady Valley, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011 at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC following an extended illness. She was a daughter of Bessie Lou Stanley Sluder and the late Loyd “Junior” Sluder. Donna was a former employee of Levi Strauss and Duke Power Company. She was a member of Shady Valley Christian Church. Her hobbies included reading, visiting neighbors, walking and watching TV. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald McQueen, an uncle, Bill Stanley, paternal grandparents, Loyd and Cornie Sluder, and maternal grandparents, Alfred and Judy Stanley. Donna loved everyone and everyone was special to Donna.


JOHN EASTRIDGE
Posted March 30, 2011
John Eastridge, age 72, of Laurel Bloomery, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at his residence.


SAM TAYLOR
Posted March 30, 2011
Sam Taylor of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee passed away early Tuesday morning, March 29, 2011. Sam was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.


ARCHIE MONROE CROWDER
Posted March 23, 2011
Archie Monroe Crowder, 58, of S. Vermont St. died at his home on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Born on February 19, 1953 in Cumberland County, he was the son of the late Otis Luther Crowder and Flora Alice Peterson Crowder. Archie was a forest ranger by profession, and he spent many hours as an educational volunteer speaking to school children about forestry. He loved nature and all things related to forestry. He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Smithfield where he served as a deacon and elder. He was active in Boy Scouts for over twenty years. Archie was a pilot and loved to fly. He was a loving and caring son, husband, father, brother, and uncle and he will be greatly missed.


DOROTHY B. FORRESTER
Posted March 23, 2011
Dorothy B. Forrester, age 91, of Mountain City, TN, passed away on March 20, 2011at her home following a long illness. She was born on January 14, 1920 to Sallie Crigger and Charles M. Blankenbeckler, both preceding her in death. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, William A. ‘Willie’ Forrester, who passed away on September 28, 2001; a son, Mike Forrester; grandsons: Steve Blevins and Chris Mahan; a brother, an aunt; an uncle and a special caretaker, Mae Garland. As a child, Dorothy and her brother Charles were cared for by their Aunt and Uncle Fannie and Oscar Blankenbeckler in the Pleasant Valley Community.


EARL BROWN
Posted March 23, 2011
Mr. Edwin Earl Brown, age 87 of Conyers, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011. He was born in Johnson County, TN on June 14, 1923 to the late Robert B. and Hattie Adams Brown, and raised in Mountain City, TN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Wagner Brown and sister, Virginia Phillippi. He is survived by his daughter, Jeanne Rue, Covington; grandchildren, Michael and Melody Rue, Conyers, Lisa and Michael Dickson, Covington; great-grandchildren, Shane Rue, Mikey Rue, Amanda Rue, and Austin Rue; sister, Evelyn Blevins, Charlotte, NC. Earl served as a Coxswain in the United States Navy during WWII. He served in the North Africa Campaign, in Italy, and participated in the third wave in Normandy on Omaha and Utah Beaches. He was a Master Mason of Shelby Lodge No. 162 in Bristol, VA. Earl was a former member of Honey Creek Country Club and was an avid golfer and general aviation pilot. Family will receive friends Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the funeral home. A private family interment will be held at GA National Cemetery in Canton, GA.


ERIC HOPKINS
Posted March 23, 2011
Mr. Eric Hopkins, age 36, of Mountain City, formerly of Ashe County died Saturday morning, March 19, 2011 at Johnson City Medical Center.


JOHN THOMAS NAVE
Posted March 23, 2011
John Thomas Nave, 89, former Mayor of Greenwood, and husband of Erminie McKnight Nave, of 606 Brooklane Drive, Greenwood, SC, passed away on March 3, 2011.


RUBY MORETZ FRITTS
Posted March 23, 2011
Ruby Moretz Fritts, age 90, of Mountain City, TN, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the Watauga Medical Center of Boone, North Carolina. She was born on February 23, 1921 to the late V.L. and Julia Hopkins Moretz. In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Joseph M. ‘Jake’ Fritts, who passed away on October 12, 2010; sisters: Eleanor Moretz Lookabill and Pearl Moretz Smith and brother, Grady Moretz Sr. Ruby loved to work in her garden with her late husband Jake. She also enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Ruby was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Boone, North Carolina.


THEODORE E. VANNOY
Posted March 23, 2011
Theodore E. Vannoy, age 90, of Damascus Virginia passed away Monday, March 14, 2011 at his residence. He was a life long resident of Washington County, Virginia and was a son of the late Walter and Agatha Vannoy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, serving in World War II. Mr. Vannoy was a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 9830 and American Legion Post No. 135. He was retired from Mobay Incorporation in Damascus, Virginia. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Damascus, Virginia. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Marie Vannoy; and two brothers and two sisters.


BABY GRACIE MAE FRANKLIN
Posted March 16, 2011
Baby Gracie Mae Franklin, infant daughter of Kendra Pierce and Adam Franklin, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 12, 2011. She was preceded in death by paternal great grandparents, James and Floy Franklin and maternal great grandparents, Harley and DellaRae McCoy.


BILLY JOE ‘B.J.’ WEAVER
Posted March 16, 2011
Billy Joe ‘B.J.’ Weaver, age 71, of Shady Valley, TN, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at his residence. He was born on March 24, 1939 in Whitetop, Virginia to the late Joey and Mamie Wilcox Weaver. In addition to his parents, B.J. was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jenkins Thomas Weaver, who passed away on October 29, 2009 and two brothers: Ralph Weaver and Rex Weaver.


DAYNA BRENNEMAN
Posted March 16, 2011
Dayna Brenneman, age 48, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to a better place on Monday, March 7, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She is deeply loved and will never be forgotten.


JAMES ELWOOD ISLEY
Posted March 16, 2011
James Elwood Isley, 83, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at High Point Regional Medical Center. James was born to the late Oadist and Blanche Boone Isley in Almance County, NC. He was a Navy Veteran during peace time. James was a manager for Burlington Industries for 45 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Thomasville and he was a Mason. In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Isley.


JAMES PAUL DUNN, JR.
Posted March 16, 2011
James Paul Dunn Jr., age 48, of 512 Prince Street, Bristol, Virginia passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011 at UT Medical Hospital. He was the son of James Paul Dunn Sr. and the late Elizabeth Sharon Smithson Dunn.


JOHNNY “J.C.” CORUM
Posted March 16, 2011
Johnny “J.C.” Corum of 5852 Big Dry Run Road of Butler, passed away on March 12, 2011 at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton. He was born in Chester County, PA. He was the son of the late Jeff Church his stepfather and Ruth Walsh. Johnny was the owner of JC Laundry and a member of Midway Baptist Church. After living in PA and Arizona for years, he returned to Tennessee in 1998. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Billy and Jimmy Corum.


REBA WARNER SIMERLY
Posted March 16, 2011
Reba Warner Simerly, age 87, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Mountain City Care Center in Mountain City, Tennessee. She is a native of Zionville, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late Charles and Faye Younce Warner. She had lived in Fort Walton Beach, Florida for twenty years prior to moving to Damascus, Virginia in 2000. She was an active member of Wright Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and First Baptist Church in Damascus, Virginia. Mrs. Simerly was a full time volunteer at Westwood Retirement Center in Fort Walton Beach. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, George Simerly; two sons, Cully Simerly and Gary Simerly; her step-father, Frank Smythe; and one sister, Helma “Dolly” Shoun.


ROBETT ALLEN ‘BOB’ ADAMS
Posted March 16, 2011
Robert Allen ‘Bob’ Adams, 77, of Russell Beach Road, Vilas, died Thursday, March 10, 2011 at his home. Born November 20, 1933 in Watauga County, he was a son of Dolph and Ellen McNeil Adams. Bob was a member of Vilas Valley Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from the steam Plant at ASU.


SAMUEL E. (SAM) WILSON
Posted March 16, 2011
Samuel E. (Sam) Wilson, age 79, of 1450 Rainbow Road, Mountain City, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord March 12, 2011. Mr. Wilson was a native of Johnson County, Tennessee. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Mountain City, Tennessee. Mr. Wilson was a Veteran of the U.S. Army; was retired from Chrysler Motors after 33 years. His hobbies were woodworking and gardening. In addition to his parents, Lafayett and Hessie Phillips Wilson, a Grandson Christopher Wilson of Delaware, died in 1998, all preceding him in death.


CECIL C. GEPHART
Posted March 9, 2011
Cecil C. Gephart, age 79, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, March 4, 2011. He was born on March 26, 1931 to the late Clarence and Isophine Showers Gephart. In addition to his parents, Cecil was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Lou Gephart. He loved to go fishing, ‘tinker’ on junk and fix various things.


DANA LEWIS
Posted March 9, 2011
Mr. Dana Lewis, of Newark, Delaware, formerly of Trade, Tennessee passed away Monday, February 28, 2011. He was a son of the late Dolphus C. and Inez Lewis. While living in Newark Dana was a member of Calvary Baptist and was active in serving the church. He was a Medic in the Korean War. Dana retired from Chrysler Corporation where he held a high position and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. Dana loved gardening. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Bruce Lewis, and one sister, Ruth Lewis.


EARL C. PHILLIPS
Posted March 9, 2011
Earl C. Phillips, age 88, of Little Dry Run Rd., Butler, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, March 6, 2011 in Johnson City. He was born on June 4, 1922 in Mountain City, Tennessee, to the late Andrew and Myrtle Reese Phillips. In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by a daughter, Margie Maxwell; two sisters; two brothers and two grandchildren: Randy Kevin Brown and Adam Mark Brown. He was a United States Army Veteran having served during World War II in Germany, where he was wounded during combat. Earl was a member of Dyson Grove Baptist Church.


EVA BROWN TESTER
Posted March 9, 2011
Eva Brown Tester, age 90, of Big Dry Run Road, Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, March 02, 2011 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born on June 22, 1920 to the late James and Stella Hagie Brown. In addition to her parents, Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell Tester; an infant daughter, Shirley Tester; sister: Valah Dugger and brothers: Atley Brown, Don Brown, Ree Brown, Stanley Brown, Hayden Brown and S.S. ‘Shirley’ Brown. She was a former employee of Blue Ridge Shoe Company. Eva was a member of Sugargrove Baptist Church, where she also taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir.


JOSHUA ALLEN CORNETT
Posted March 9, 2011
Joshua Allen Cornett, age 23, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, went to be with his family on March 2, 2011. He was born on June 10, 1987 to Keith Edward Cornett and Vannie Kay Mahala Cornett. He was preceded in death by one uncle, Freddie Joe Mahala. Joshua was a student at Northeast Community College.


KATHLEEN S. LOVE
Posted March 9, 2011
Ms. Kathleen S. Love, age 94, of the Sutherland Community in Creston, NC passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Glenbridge Care Center in Boone, NC. She was a daughter of the late R.H. Sutherland and Elizabeth Mast Sutherland. Ms. Love was a member of Sutherland United Methodist Church, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and her hobbies included farming, cows, sewing and reading. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William Steele Love in 1999; one sister Ella Mae Clark and one brother Robert Sutherland.


CHARLES N. ULERY, JR.
Posted March 2, 2011
Charles N. Ulery, Jr., age 37 of 3560 Beech Mtn. Road, Elk Park, died Saturday February 26, 2011.


EARL W. BROWN
Posted March 2, 2011
Earl W. Brown, age 79, of Trade, Tennessee, passed away into the loving arms of his Savior on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at the Watauga Medical Center of Boone, North Carolina. He was born on March 19, 1931 to the late General Lee Brown and Dovie Pennell Brown. In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by step-son, Ervin Lewis; sister, Julia Mae Hodge; brothers: Raleigh Brown, infants General Clay Brown and Wesley Brown; grandchildren: Gabriel Abaiah Noah Brown, Robert Aaron Brown and William Elijah Brown; great grandchild, Anthony Domenic Cancellieri and a brother-in-law, Ray Brown. Earl was a former employee for Brown Construction and Snyder Brothers Sawmill. One of Earl’s biggest enjoyments was going to yard sales. He was a member of Centerview Church of Christ.


FRANCES O. MCLAUGHLIN FOSTER
Posted March 2, 2011
Frances O. Mclaughlin Foster, age 92, of Oxford, PA , formerly of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011 at the Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Foster, who passed away in 2008 and with whom she shared 34 years of marriage. Her first husband of 34 years, Wallace “Sax” McLaughlin, Sr., passed away in 1972.


FRED GARLAND
Posted March 2, 2011
Fred Garland, 94, of Shady Valley passed away Monday, February 28, 2011 at Bristol Regional Medical Center.


KIM WIDENER
Posted March 2, 2011
Kim Widener, age 41, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 21, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on November 3, 1969 in Maryland to June Lewis and Larry Jenkins. Kim was a former employee of Northeast Correctional Facility. Kim was a very outgoing person who loved her family and friends very much. She was a member of Stateline Baptist Church.


LINDSAY ANNE FREEMAN
Posted March 2, 2011
Lindsay Anne Freeman, 24, of Clinton, NJ died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on the Baltimore Beltway. Ms. Freeman was born September 29, 1986 in Flemington, NJ, the daughter of Scott and Susan Freeman of Clinton, NJ. Lindsay resided in Baltimore, Maryland for the last two years, working full time as an accountant while pursuing her Master's Degree in accounting from Towson University. She completed her undergraduate studies in 2009 and graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of Rhode Island. Prior to attending URI, Lindsay was a 2005 graduate of North Hunterdon High School. While in college, Lindsay was an active member in the Women's mentoring group, WOWW, where she assisted in the development of countless young women.


MRS. ADELL ELDERETH CARTER
Posted March 2, 2011
Mrs. Adell Eldreth Carter age 91, of Lansing, NC died on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the Ashe Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Carter was born on April 27, 1919 in Ashe County to Arthur and Lila Sheets Eldreth. In addition to her parents Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Carter, two sons, Paul Carter, Danny Carter, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. She was a member for 64 years of Pond Mountain Primitive Baptist Church. Cooking Sunday meals and holiday meals for her family and spending time with them was one of her great joys. She was a loving person; she never met a stranger. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great-grandmother and friend.


RUTH WILSON-ARNOLD
Posted March 2, 2011
Ruth Wilson-Arnold, age 85, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born on May 3, 1925 in Trade, Tennessee to the late Marvin S. and Freda ‘Mammy’ Parks Wilson. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James Russell Arnold, who passed away on March 11, 2009 and one daughter, Jo Ann Powell.


ALBERT R. BROWN
Posted February 23, 2011
Albert R. Brown, age 70, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, February 8, 2011. He was born on December 15, 1940 to Mary Ellen Hammons Brown of Mountain City, Tennessee and the late Lewis Brown. Albert was an automotive mechanic for many years.


BABY CAMRON MELBA BROOKS
Posted February 23, 2011
Baby Camron Melba Brooks, infant daughter of Amanda Schofield and Chadwick Brooks, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February, 16, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center.


FLORENCE MATHERLY TRIVETTE
Posted February 23, 2011
Florence Matherly Trivette, 85, Johnson City, passed away at her home on Sunday, February 20th with her family at her side.


FRED WORLEY STOUT
Posted February 23, 2011
Fred Worley Stout, 87, Butler, passed away Saturday February 12, 2011, in the Johnson City Medical Center.


J.R. JONES
Posted February 23, 2011
Mr. J. R. Jones age 80, of Creston, NC died on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Watauga Medical Center. Mr. Jones was born August 26, 1930 in Ashe County to the late Ralston and Verda Allen Jones. In addition to his parents Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his brother, Farris Jones. Mr. Jones retired from Burlington Industries and also worked at Tweetsie Railroad. He enjoyed playing pool and was an avid racecar fan.


MARY L. WOODARD LEWIS
Posted February 23, 2011
Mrs. Mary L. Woodard Lewis age 78, of Creston, NC died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at her home. Mrs. Lewis was born November 16, 1932 in Ashe County, to the late Roy and Ollie Eastridge Woodard. Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her ex husband, Wade Lewis and brothers: Royce & R. C. Woodard.


PEARL SNYDER
Posted February 23, 2011
Pearl Snyder, age 90, of Mountain City, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born in Johnson County on March 27, 1920 to the late Charlie and Hester Dunn Icenhour. Pearl was a very hard worker and enjoyed working in her garden, canning and cooking, which she was very good at. Pearl was a member of First Baptist Church.


RUTH WILSON-ARNOLD
Posted February 23, 2011
Ruth Wilson-Arnold, age 85, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born on May 3, 1925 in Trade, Tennessee to the late Marvin S. and Freda ‘Mammy’ Parks Wilson. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James Russell Arnold, who passed away on March 11, 2009 and one daughter, Jo Ann Powell.


OSIE SHEPHERD
Posted February 16, 2011
Osie Shepherd, age 99, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center in Mountain City, Tennessee. She was a life long resident of Shady Valley, Tennessee and was the daughter of the late James and Altha Gentry. She was a member of Crandull Church of Christ for over 70 years and was a member of the Shady Valley Senior Citizens Center and Home Demonstration Club in Shady Valley, Tennessee. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Shepherd; two sons, Alton Shepherd and Gerald Shepherd; two sons-in-law, Opie Long and Lee Perry; two grandsons, three brothers, and two sisters.


TOMMY M. CORNETT
Posted February 16, 2011
Tommy M. Cornett, age 75, of 142 McCauley Lane, Boone, died Friday evening, February 11, 2011, at Watauga Medical Center.


BRENT PIKE ROBINSON
Posted February 9, 2011
Brent Pike Robinson, age 74, of 954 Owl Hollow Road, Shady Valley, TN passed away Tuesday night, February 1, 2011 in Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, TN. He was a United States Army veteran having served in the Korean War. Mr. Robinson was a retired employee of Sprint. He was a son of the late Dana and Pauline Robinson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Edna Robinson and a son Danny Robinson.


DOT MOREFIELD
Posted February 9, 2011
Dot Morefield, age 66, Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. She was born on June 23, 1944 to the late Earl and Ruby Dyson Woods. In addition to her parents, Dot was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Friley; two sons: Ronald Stanley and Freddie Stanley; one sister, Margie Stanley; one brother, Clifford Woods and first step grandson, Evan Nichols..


HENRY DORAN PRESSINELL
Posted February 9, 2011
Henry Doran Pressinell died February 4, 2011 at the Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida.


KATHLEEN WALLACE
Posted February 9, 2011
Kathleen Wallace, age 78, of Trade, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 03, 2011. She was born on May 16, 1932 to the late Coote and Florance Miller Price. In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Luther Wallace, who passed away December 20, 2009; one son, Wayne Burl Wallace; sister, June Cooper, brothers: Jake Price and Howard Price and brother-in-law, Lee R. Wallace. She was a former employee of Danny Herman Trucking, where she had worked for 22 years. Kathleen was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Evergreen Baptist Church.


MARGURITTE J. LOWE
Posted February 9, 2011
Marguritte J. Lowe, age 91, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. She was born on February 10, 1919 in Bell Air, Maryland to the late James Willis and Vada Ann Robinson Jordan. In addition to her parents, Marguritte was preceded in death by her husband, Farley A. Lowe, who passed away in 1992; sister, Helen Collins; brothers: Ray Denver Jordan, Willis Jordan Jr., James Earl Jordan, Samuel ‘SD’ Jordan and Russell Jordan and grandson, Billy Russell III.


MINNIE BELLE FARMER HARLOW
Posted February 9, 2011
Minnie Belle Farmer Harlow, age 89, wife of Grady Harlow of 204 Westwind Road, died Sunday, December 26, 2010 at the AnMed Health Medical Center.


MRS. ANTHEA STUCKEY ALDRIDGE
Posted February 9, 2011
Mrs. Anthea Stuckey Aldridge, age 69 passed away Friday February 4, 2011 at her home.


MRS. RUBY ABEL AUTON
Posted February 9, 2011
Mrs. Ruby Abel Auton, age 97, passed away on February 1, 2011 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care. Mrs. Auton was born in Johnson County, TN on November 15, 1913 to the late William and Sally Greer Abel. She was married to the late Glen C. Auton.


MS. WILLIE ELEANOR REECE
Posted February 9, 2011
Ms. Willie Eleanor Reece, age 87, of Eccles, West Virginia and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011 at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital. She was born on November 7, 1923 to the late Robert William Barker and Velma Imogene Huggins Barker. In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband Edward Tolliver Reece; a sister, Rebecca Rankins and a brother, Robert Herman Barker. Eleanor had retired from the Raleigh General Hospital where she was a lab tech. Following retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, crocheting, quilting and sewing.


OSIE SHEPHERD
Posted February 9, 2011
Osie Shepherd, age 99, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center in Mountain City, Tennessee. She was a life long resident of Shady Valley, Tennessee and was the daughter of the late James and Altha Gentry. She was a member of Crandull Church of Christ for over 70 years and was a member of the Shady Valley Senior Citizens Center and Home Demonstration Club in Shady Valley, Tennessee. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Shepherd; two sons, Alton Shepherd and Gerald Shepherd; two sons-in-law, Opie Long and Lee Perry; two grandsons, three brothers, and two sisters.


APRIL CAROL SHOUN
Posted February 2, 2011
April Carol Shoun Greenwell, age 39, of Greggs Branch Rd., Butler, passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2011.


BABY ISAIAH TIMOTHY SCOTT HANSEN
Posted February 2, 2011
Baby Isaiah Timothy Scott Hansen went home peacefully on Monday, January 24, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center, Children’s Hospital. He was born on January 9, 2011 to Scott and Eden Hansen.


EVA MAE HORNE
Posted February 2, 2011
Eva Mae Horne, age 68, of 456 Slabtown Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away in the Johnson City Medical Center, Friday, January 28, 2011 after a brief illness. Mrs. Horne was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Walter Clyde Roberts and Ella Mae Roberts. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Miller and Carolyn Wright; five brothers, Jack Roberts, Toots Roberts, J. L. Roberts, Bobby Roberts and Lonnie Roberts. Mrs. Horne was a homemaker and a retired CNA of the Johnson County Hospital. She loved spending time with her family, reading the Bible, gardening, working in her flowers and writing poetry.


GEORGE MILLER STANG
Posted February 2, 2011
George Miller Stang, age 82 of 972 Roan Valley Drive, Mountain City, TN went home to be with his Lord, from his residence Sunday January 30, 2011. Mr Stang was a native of Dawsonville, Maryland, but had made his home in Mountain City, TN for a number of years.


JAY WILBURN CHAPPELL
Posted February 2, 2011
Jay Wilburn Chappell, age 65, of Lenoir, NC, went home to be with his Lord on January 24, 2011. He was born on February 17, 1945 in Johnson County, TN. He was the son of the late Sarah Francis Chappell. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a son, Carroll Jay and an aunt, Effie Jane Chappell.


JEFFERY BLAKE STANLEY
Posted February 2, 2011
Jeffery Blake Stanley, age 48, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2011.


REV. HASKEL INGRAM
Posted February 2, 2011
Rev. Haskel Ingram Jr. 85, Hampton went home to be with his Lord Thursday, January 27, 2011, in the Hillview Health Center.


ROBERT BAILEY JR.
Posted January 26, 2011
Robert Bailey, Jr., age 73, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, January 17, 2011. He was born on May 20, 1937 in West Virginia to the late James and Lucy Justice Bailey. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Patsy Bailey; sister, Florence Lockhart and brothers: Herbert Bailey and Minus Bailey. He was a former electrician for the coal mines. Robert was a member of Central Baptist Church of Mountain City, Tennessee, where he also served as Chairman of the church grounds committee.


HAROLD W. HESS
Posted January 19, 2011
Mr. Harold W. Hess, age 83, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, January 13, 2011. He was born on February 16, 1927 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to the late Garnett and Blanche McVey Hess. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hess was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Hess; a grandson, Richard Eugene Vanover and one nephew.


MARJORIE STUMP
Posted January 19, 2011
Marjorie Stump, age 98 of 288 W E Neatherly Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Friday, January 14, 2011 after a brief illness in the Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center, 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, Tennessee. Ms. Stump was the daughter of the late W. L. and Ellen Tester Neatherly. She was a member of the First Christian Church. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her spouse, Paul Stump in 1992. Two brothers, Earl Neatherly and James R. Neatherly. Two sisters, Christine E. Morefield and Mabel C. Gentry.


PRESTON “PRET” WILLIAMS
Posted January 19, 2011
Mr. Preston “Pret” Williams, 89, formerly of Butler went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 14, 2011 in the Hermitage Health Center following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Andy and Emma Williams and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae Oliver Williams; two brothers, D.C. Williams and Earnest Williams; and one sister, Amanda Jane Perry. He was retired from Burlington Industries and was of the Baptist faith.


WILLARD RAY “WHITEY” POPE
Posted January 19, 2011
Willard Ray “Whitey” Pope, age 82 of 1170 Bryan Davis Road, Creston, North Carolina passed away Wednesday morning, January 12, 2011, in Ashe Memorial Hospital. He was a son of the late Ed and Pansy Blevins Pope. Mr. Pope was of the Baptist faith. He was employed at Thomasville Furniture for 22 years and also worked in the sawmill industry for 30 years. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and playing the guitar. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Pope, and three brothers, Thurman, Russ and Johnny Pope.


HASSIE LEONDAS DUGGER WOLFE
Posted January 12, 2011
Hassie Leondas Dugger Wolfe, age 86, of Mountain City, Tennessee and formerly of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born on October 14, 1924 in Butler, Tennessee, to the late Thomas Clayton Dugger and Betty Augusta Arney Dugger. In addition to her parents, Hassie was preceded in death by her husband, William Lawrence Wolfe; one son, Jim Wolfe; sisters: Selma McGuire and Pearl Brown; brothers: Carl Dugger, Glen Dugger, Dayton Dugger and grandchild, Janie Wolfe. Hassie was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and loved helping people in her community and was loved by all and will truly be missed. She was a lifelong member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church.


ROBERT EARL REECE
Posted January 12, 2011
Robert Earl Reece, age 88, born on May 7, 1922 to the late James C. and Lura Mains Reece, entered into rest on Tuesday morning, January 4, 2011 at the Veterans Administration Mountain Home facility.


DOT CROSSWHITE
Posted January 5, 2011
Dot Crosswhite, age 95, formerly of Mountain City, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Asbury Place Nursing Home in Johnson City, TN. She was the daughter of the late Roanzy and Mary Arney Long. Dot was a native of Johnson County and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She loved to cook and enjoyed company. Besides her parents she was proceeded in death by a daughter, Pat Isaacs, and a son, John Crosswhite, four brothers, Lon Long, Mitch Long, Ed Long, and Bea Long, three sisters, Stella Roberts, Elsie Fredrick, and Reba Greene.


MONA LISA BROWN
Posted January 5, 2011
Mona Lisa Brown, age 24, of Butler, Tennessee, formerly of Elizabethton, Tennessee, where she had lived for 12 years, went to her Heavenly Home on Monday, December 27, 2010 at her residence. She was born in Boone, North Carolina on March 14, 1986 to Delores Brown of Butler, Tennessee and the late George Robert Brown, who passed away on October 13, 2009. In addition to her ‘Daddy’, Mona was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, ‘Dranny and Poppie’, Jake and Cora Lee McFadden; paternal grandparents, ‘Granny and Grandpa’, Betty and Claude Brown and her cousin, Robbie McFadden.


PHYLLIS ANN WARD
Posted January 5, 2011
Phyllis Ann Ward, 69, passed away January 1, 2011 in Columbus, OH after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was born and raised in Shady Valley, TN. Most of her life she lived the mountainous regions of Tennessee and North Carolina. Her home was in Mountain City, TN for many years. Her devotion was to her husband and children.


SCOTT DANIEL WATSON
Posted January 5, 2011
Scott Daniel Watson, 37, of Hwy 18 South, Moravian Falls, died Saturday, December 25, 2010 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born November 12, 1973 in Caldwell County to Johnny and Ann Myers Graybeal.


WINNIE FAYE HEARL WARREN
Posted January 5, 2011
Winnie Faye Hearl Warren, age 90, of Bristol, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at The Cambridge House.