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Loved by all, Carrie Fay Mast, age 100, of Mountain City, TN, left her residence and was reunited in heaven with family and friends on April 10, 2015. She was a native of Johnson County. She was a member of Hammons Chapel Christian Church and faithfully attended Nelson Chapel Baptist Church for most of her life prior to her illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferd Mast; her mother, Hilda Johnson; a sister, Ruth Dunn, and two brothers: Glenn Johnson and Fred Dunn. Survivors include three daughters: Thelma Hammons and husband, Paul, Lois Atwood and husband, Earl, of Mountain City, TN and Gay Triplett of Johnson City, TN; three sons: Carl Mast and wife Phyllis, Earl Mast and wife Arzella, and Ray Mast all of Mountain City, TN. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Doug Hammons, Linda Thompson, Diana Wagner, Phil Mast, Deborah Aldridge, David Mast, Michael Mast, Elaine Greer, Chris Atwood, Carrie Osborne, Holly Johnson, and Stacy Triplett as well as 21 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren; three sisters: Edna Fletcher, Pearl Jones, and Ethel Banks also survive.

Mr. Earl E. Miller, age 88, of Emory Greer Road, Zionville, passed away Wednesday evening, April 8, 2015 at his residence.

Lucas Darrell Cordell, age 35, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Charlotte, NC. He was born on May 8, 1979 to Roger Cordell and Pattie Davis Cordell.

Pastor Norman Colvard Reece, age 77, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, April 6, 2015 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.

Raymond C. “R.C.” James, age 79, of Lenoir, North Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Gateway Rehab and Healthcare Center, after a short period of declining health. R.C. was born on July 30, 1935 in Carter County, Tennessee to the late Clarence and Edna Norman James. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John “Cagney” James and Herman Tate James; and a son, Dr. Gary James.