Bertha Lucille Arnold Wilcox

Bertha Lucille Arnold Wilcox, age 90, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born on August 25, 1926 to the late Alex Tester and Myrtle Mae Dean Tester. In addition to her parents, Bertha was preceded in death by her first husband, Jesse Arnold; second husband, Taft Wilcox; sons: Billy Arnold, Ronnie Arnold, Rick Arnold, Robert Arnold and Junior Arnold; sister, Geraldine Tester; brothers: Millard Tester, Ellis Tester, Bobby Tester, Harvey Tester and Joe Tester step children: John Wilcox, Ola Mae Scott, Mary Lee Icenhour, Maxie Icenhour and Ed Wilcox.

Bertha was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading her Bible and visits from her church family. Prior to her declining health, Bertha enjoyed raising a garden, canning and cooking. She retired from Levi Strauss, where she was an Inspector for many years.

Those left to cherish her memories include daughters: Hazel Arnold Winters and husband Odell and Rosy Prince; son, Stanley Hendricks; step children: Peanut Mullins, Ilene Cuddy, Della Womble, Carolyn Spinks Higginbotham, Naomi Bunter, Rob Wilcox and JB Wilcox; sisters: Verna Smith, Margaret Cross and Linda Davis; brother, Alfred Tester; grandchildren: Justin Arnold, Derek Arnold and Jessica Vanover, Joyce May, Tim Prince, Carol Wilcox, Tammy Gentry, Eddie Winters, Jimmy Winters, David Winters; special grandchild, Robin Greene; several step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and step great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Calvary Baptist Church with the funeral service following at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Steven Spencer and Pastor Rick Thomason officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Green Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin Arnold, Derek Arnold, Tim Prince, Greg Wilcox, Odell Winters and Stanley Hendricks. Honorary pallbearers are Daniel Jones and Dr. John Whitlock

The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to Mountain City Care Center for all of their kindness and loving care throughout the last years.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.

The family of Bertha Lucille Arnold Wilcox has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Mr. James Thomas ‘Tom’ Shull

Mr. James Thomas ‘Tom’ Shull, age 74, passed away peaceably at his home on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 following 6 years of being confined to the home with various health issues.

He attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where he was a member. He was a charter member of Neva Ruritan Club and Neva Fire Department, where he was past Chief.

Tom was preceded in death by his father and mother, Earl and Louise Shull, brother, Terry Shull, sister and her husband, Linda and Junior Brown.

Tom is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judith Eggers Shull, son, Jim Shull, two sisters, Pat Eller and husband Edgar Eller and Barbara Simcox, sister-in-law, Betty Shull, a number of nieces and nephews, special friends, Skip Wills, Bill Wilson and the Men’s Sunday School Class of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, who brought Sunday School to him for the past three years.

It was Mr. Shull’s request to be cremated and his ashes scattered on the family farm. There will be no formal services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Celeste Dunn, 552 Roan Creek Road, Mountain City, TN 37683 or to the Neva Fire Department, 4175 Roan Creek Road, Mountain City, TN 37683

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 3530 Roan Creek Road, Mountain City, TN.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.

The family of Mr. James Thomas ‘Tom’ Shull has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Billy Gene Farmer

Billy Gene Farmer, age 71, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Watauga Medical Center.   He was born on October 10, 1945 to the late Lester and Reatha Nichols Farmer.

Those left to cherish his memories include his uncle and aunt, Robert and kay Nichols; cousin, Robert Price and his wife Sue; several more cousins and special family members and his many, many special friends at Mountain City Care Center.

Billy enjoyed watching television. He was a huge Elvis Presley fan and enjoyed anything and everything Elvis. He also enjoyed football games, westerns and wrestling.

The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Gary Gambill officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.

The family of Billy Gene Farmer has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

John Lambert Wood

John Lambert Wood, age 82, of Mountain City, left this world on the morning of Saturday, May 20, 2017, from his home in Mountain City, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his mother, Faye Hooper Wood, father, Ben Wood, brother David, and a host of other family, loved ones and friends in his life too numerous to mention.

He is survived by his Soulmate and light of his life, Drue Balderson; daughter, Pat Wood (Mike Hooker), son, John Wood (Dixie); Drue’s daughter, Sheila Fenner,(Ben Simcox); grandchildren, Lauren and Peyton Hooker and Emily W. Hylton (Dustin). His Brothers, Jerry (Nancy), Paul (Mildred), Dan (Cara); sisters, Sarah Benson (John), Rebecca Reece (Chuck) and their families also remain to rejoice in his life.

He leaves behind a legacy of faith, love, humor, wisdom and work that all who knew him will continue to remember and celebrate until we meet him again. Today we are thankful for him and comforted in the knowledge that this morning he Is with the multitude of loved ones and friends who have gone home before.

Visitation will be held between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following at Mountain City Funeral Home on Monday evening, May 22, 2017. There will be a short graveside service at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23rd. His brother and pastor, Dan Wood, will lead both services.

The family would welcome donations made In Lambert’s memory to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group, care of Flo Bellamy, 3510 Highway 421 N., Mountain City, TN 37683

The family will receive friends at the home, 118 Airport Road, Mountain City, TN.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.

The family of John Lambert Wood has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Shirley Mae Stout

Shirley Mae Stout, age 80, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on July 20, 1936 to the late Clyde and Mae Garland Glenn.

Shirley enjoyed being with her family and friends and especially loved family gatherings and picnics. She always was happy when visitors came and was always sure to feed them while they were there. Shirley also enjoyed flowers and was particularly proud of an orchid that she had grown. She also enjoyed animals and wildlife.

Shirley was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Little Doe Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of 59 years, Howard P. Stout; son and daughter-in-law, Howard Paul Stout Jr. and wife Lisa of Zeblon, NC; brother and sister-in-law, Arlis Clyde Glenn and wife Mary of West Grove, PA; grandchildren: McKenna Elizabeth Stout and Howard Paul ‘Trey’ Stout III and many special friends and neighbors.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Little Doe Baptist Church with funeral service to follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Kreg Smith officiating. Music will be provided by the Church Choir. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tom Kyte, Scotty Kyte, Paul Lowe, Phillip Garver, Elwood Arnold, Danny Huddleston and Marty Trivette. Honorary pallbearers are Chuck Arnold and Staff of The Waters Nursing Staff of Johnson City.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home 12775 Hwy 67 W. Butler, TN 37640

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.

The family of Shirley Stout has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683

Louise Stansberry

Louise Stansberry, age 70, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, May 01, 2017. She was born on May 9, 1946 to the late Noah and Effie Reed Fletcher. In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Stansberry; sisters: Cleona Plummer, Juanita Cress and Marie Kline and brothers: Millard Fletcher, Spencer Fletcher and Dorsey Fletcher.

Louise was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.

She grew up farming and really enjoyed gardening and growing beautiful flowers. She also worked at Leco/Levi’s and Mountain City Care Center. She was known for her words of wisdom. She loved her church, her family and especially her granddaughters.

Those left to cherish her memories include her son and daughter-in-law, David and Angie Fletcher; sisters: Hazel Crowder and Lorraine Allen; brothers: Denvis Fletcher and McKinley Fletcher; grandchildren: Nikki Trivette and Amy Fletcher; beloved friend, Kathleen Harmon and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service for Louise will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Don Winters and Pastor Lynn Hicks officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danny Fletcher, Ben Wheeler, Keith Kight, J.R. Stansberry, Lester Ward, and David Green. Honorary pallbearer is Tim Fletcher. The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, prior to the service.

Memorials in Louise’s memory may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, TN 37683

At other times the family will receive friends at the home of her son, David Fletcher, 329 Stansberry Road, Butler, TN.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.

The family of Louise Stansberry has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Matthew Thomas Cox

Matthew Thomas Cox, age 44, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on May 15, 1972 to Leroy Albert Cox and Donna Lee Wright Brown.

Matthew was very independent and formed his own opinion. He believed in God and loved the Jewish faith and studied it faithfully. He was a wonderful man and loved his family very much and will truly be missed.

Those left to cherish his memories include his mother and step father, Donna Brown and Robert Gary Brown; his father, Leroy Cox; fiancé, Christina White; daughter, Rebekah Cox; son, Justin Cox; step daughter, Ariel White; sisters: Dawn Smith, Marny Ferguson and Jennifer Simpler; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Leonard Fletcher officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will follow at the Dyson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin Cox, Chris Lipford, Josh Ferguson, Joseph Trushel, Gary Brown, Nick Creson and Brian White. Honorary pallbearer is Gary Brown.

At other times the family will receive friends at 470 Pine Street, Butler, TN 37640.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.

The family of Matthew Thomas Cox has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

Raymond ‘Ray’ Laws

Raymond ‘Ray’ Laws, age 34, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee and formerly of Butler, TN, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. He was born on June 21, 1982 to Steven Laws and Norma Laws. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Thelma Garland and paternal great grandmother, Ola ‘Nan’ Laws.

Ray loved his daughter Gracie ‘Bird’ with all of his heart and soul. He loved his Honda cars and working outside with heavy equipment.

Those left to cherish his memories include his life- long girlfriend, Sonya Osborne; daughter, Gracie Marie Laws; mother, Norma Laws and friend Billy Shepherd; father and step mother, Steven and Christie Laws; brother, Chris Laws and wife Johnna; sister, Auburni Laws and fiancé Daniel Swift; step brother, Matthew Myers; step sister, Whitney Eldridge; paternal grandparents: Ronnie and Pansy Laws; maternal grandfather, George Garland; paternal great grandfather, Wayne ‘Pawie’ Laws; best friend, Bo Pleasant; special niece, Micaela ‘Peach’ Graham; special cousins: Gina and Lucas Burnett, Adam Erickson, Daniel Laws, Gary Wayne Laws, Missy Taylor, Logan Meredith and Richard Garland; more special friends, cousins and family members and his special dogs: Max, Daisy and Onetime.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Ray will be cremated following the service and there will be no formal burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mountain City Funeral Home.

At other times, the family will receive friends at 178 Wayne Laws Road, Butler, TN.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.

The family of Raymond ‘Ray’ Laws has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

Scott Carl Snyder

Scott Carl Snyder, age 51, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. He was born on February 23, 1966 to Gail Snyder and the late Carl Snyder.

Scott was a gun enthusiast and enjoyed trading, selling and collecting guns. He was also an avid drag racing fan.

Those left to cherish his memories in addition to his mother, Gail, include his wife of 17 years, Karen Eller Snyder; step-daughter, Rebecca Reece and husband Bobby; granddaughter, Hailie Reece; grandson, Ethan Reece; sister, Jackie Snyder nephew, Cody Jordan; special friends: Kenny Sluder, Brandon Snyder, and Wes Garland; many more special friends; and his two ‘Special Kids’, his dogs, Chopper and Shi-Shi.

Funeral service for Scott will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steven Spencer officiating. Entombment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Sluder, Kenny Sluder, Wes Garland, Cody Jordan, Brandon Snyder, Bobby Reece, Duke Snyder and David Ross. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. on Sunday, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers and food the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to the Shady Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 10114 Hwy 421 N, Shady Valley, TN 37688.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com

The family of Scott Carl Snyder has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

W. Carl Gentry

W. Carl Gentry, 89, of Springfield, passed away April 22, 2017 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born August 1, 1927 in Mountain City, Tennessee, the son of Stacy L. and Rachel Elizabeth (Lewis ) Gentry. Mr. Gentry was a member of Arise In Christ Lutheran Church and he enjoyed Nascar racing. He was the owner of Gentry TV Sales and Service and was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during W. W. II. Survivors include his wife of 42 years; Lena (Waugh) Gentry, two sons; David (Nancy) Gentry, Xenia and Thomas (Kay) Gentry, Beavercreek, one step daughter; Nina M. Hetric-Turner, Springfield, five grandchildren; Alan (Sarah) Gentry, Philip (Becky) Gentry, Carla (Darrel) Daniel, Erin Saunders and Amy (Robert) Combs, numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a step son; Charles Timothy O’Toole, four brothers; Coy, Boyd, Everett and Bruce and his parents. Funeral services will be held at 12:00Noon Wednesday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Peter Kruz officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling.

Emery ‘Tiny’ Howard Blevins

Emery ‘Tiny’ Howard Blevins, age 87, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital of Abingdon, Virginia. He was born on September 3, 1929 to the late Wheeler and Edna Sluder Blevins. In addition to his parents, Tiny was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Camron Melba Brooks.

Tiny was a lifelong resident of Shady Valley. He retired from Carr Brothers at the age of 65. He also worked for the Sluder Brothers and many others for years following his retirement. He loved his family and friends very much and they loved him. Tiny was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He loved going ‘to the store’ and visiting with his friends.

Tiny was a United States Army Veteran and was stationed in Greenland and TX.

He was a member of the Shady Valley Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 62 years, Clara Reed Blevins of the home; daughter, Tammy Blevins Schofield; sons: Randy Blevins and wife Trish and Jamie Blevins and wife Billie, all of Mountain City, TN; sisters: Betty Plummer and husband Jim, Reba Tillery and husband John, Judy Tucker and husband John and Naomi Hammons and husband Willie; brothers: Elmo Blevins, Lillard Blevins and wife Ethel, Pervis ‘Blackie’ Blevins and wife Phyllis, Kenneth Blevins and wife Norma, Ethan Blevins and wife Connie and Joe Blevins and wife Janice; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service and interment with military honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard will follow from the Shady Valley Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Dakota Guinn, Preston Dugger, A.J. Blevins, Kermit Morley, Lonnie Morley, Alan Hammons, Kenny Sluder and ‘Peach’ Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers are Alton Sluder, Kenneth Sluder, Members of Shady Valley Baptist Church and all of Tiny’s special friends. The family will receive friends from 1-3:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

For those who wish, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation at ETKF, P.O. Box 22072, Knoxville, TN 37933 or Shady Valley Baptist Church, 339 Hwy 91, Shady Valley, TN 37688.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 1100 Sluder Road, Shady Valley, TN 37688

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.

The family of Emery Howard Blevins has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

Kathleen Stone Riley Lipford

KATHLEEN STONE RILEY LIPFORD, 93 of Butler, TN is now face to face with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, promoted to Eternity on April 21, 2017. At her passing she was a resident of Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center. Kathleen was born to Minnie Alma (Stone) Riley and James Andrew Riley on July 31, 1923 in Bristol, TN. She was a Watauga Academy (Butler, TN) graduate of 1942, and attended Abingdon Business College for two years, later working in secretarial and clerical positions as school secretary and bookkeeper in Prince William County, VA, until her retirement. However, she saw her most important career in life as being a wife and mother.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: James (Jim), J.P., and Paul; four sisters:

Audrey Rutherford, Martha Griffin, Lucille Riley, and Minnie Lee Seacatt, four nephews and one niece. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Joseph Glenn Lipford of Butler, TN; daughters Joleen (Gary G.) Marsh of Mountain City, TN; Glenna S. Hood of Tucson, AZ; three grandchildren: JoEllen M. (Michael) Lamoureux of Westwood, MA; Nathan A. (Jamie) Marsh of Irving, TX; and Kyle A. Hood of Tucson, AZ; two great-grandchildren: Samuel W. Marsh and Autumn R. Lamoureux.   Two nephews and two nieces also survive her.

Before moving to Butler, TN in 1987, Kathleen and Joseph lived in Triangle, VA for many years where she was active in Triangle Baptist Church, serving in many capacities. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star serving as Worthy Matron in the Calvin A. Lloyd Chapter #81 in Quantico, VA, and Virginia representative to the State of Arizona.  After moving to Butler, Kathleen and Joe were members of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school. She served the church, home, and community in any way she could. Kathleen definitely had a “serving,” caring heart for all.

Being an active woman, Kathleen sought ways to benefit others, as well as pursuing gardening, crocheting, sewing, quilting, and watching TV game shows. She was an avid card and games player, also doing crossword puzzles in her later years before her dementia progressed. Her pride was her family, and she was always available to them. She was full of life and humor, being always cordial and hospitable. Kathleen was a consistent, dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and “entertainer,” (playing the piano and singing at the slightest request). She will be missed, but will be remembered very lovingly by all who knew her. As she entered the portals of Heaven, God surely said, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

The family of Kathleen wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to the staff, doctors, and nurses at Mountain City Care and Rehab Center who, with great care, made her last days as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Their availability to the family is also deeply appreciated.

A Celebration of Life Service for Kathleen will be held May1st, at 3 p.m., with visitation to follow, at Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 South Church Street, Mountain City, TN. Daniel Jones, Pastor and P.A. and Boyd Peterson will conduct the service.

Donations in Kathleen’s memory can be sent to either Cobbs Creek Baptist Church, 150 Church Street, Butler, TN 37640 or Hale Community Ministries, 1301 Arney Street, Elizabethton, TN  37643 ​http://www.haleministries.org/index.html

Condolences to the family can be sent to http://www.mountaincityfh.com/

The family of Kathleen Lipford has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

Patricia Ann Robinette Tipton

Patricia Ann Robinette Tipton, age 77, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with Lord on Thursday, April 13th, 2017.
She was born April 6th 1940 to Kathryn Frazee and Clarence Kendall Robinette in Terra Haute Indiana.
Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Harold Tipton as well as two sons, Steven Lynn Mack and Chris Kendall Tipton. Patricia lived in the Monroe Michigan area for over 40 years and graduated from Airport High School. Patricia’s main occupation was a homemaker.
She loved to read, cook, garden and was always crocheting.
She was a member of Amazing Grace Christian Fellowship of Mountain City TN. She is survived by her daughter Leeann Tipton Baker and husband Sam Baker of Mountain City TN; daughter- in-law Patti Mack; Grandchildren: Roman Michael Mack, Vanessia (Mack) Woods, Katherine Mack, Justin Scott Baker, and several great grandchildren.
Memorial to be held in June and announced later.
On Line condolences may be sent to the family huxlipfordfh.com
The family of Patricia Ann Tipton has placed her arrangements in the compent and caring hands of Hux Lipford Funeral Home

Denise Barry

Denise Barry, age 59, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on June 4, 1957 to the late Ralph Eugene Barry and Darlene Love Gentry Barry. In addition to her parents, Denise was preceded in death by a special cousin, Robert Gentry.

Denise had a special love for animals, especially dogs. She also enjoyed crocheting, cooking and music, particularly the Gaithers.

Denise was a member of Shady Valley Presbyterian Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her sister, Deborah Lynn Leslie and good friend, Thomas Garland; special friends: Carolyn Lewis, Bobbie Wilson, Larry Gentry; special niece, Lee Ann Brooks; and many other special cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Shady Valley Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jack Stevens officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. prior to the service.

A private burial will be held at a later date.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Deborah Leslie, 822 Winchester Road, Shady Valley, TN 37688.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com

The family of Denise Barry has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

Linda Shull Brown

Linda S. Brown age 70 of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness, with her children by her side. She was born to Earl and Louise McQueen Shull on August 26, 1946 in Doc. Glenn’s clinic in Mountain City. She was the fourth of five children. She grew up on a farm in the Neva Community. After graduating from high school, she attended Johnson City Cosmetology School. She was a retiree from Levi Strauss. She was currently employed by Samaritans Purse.

She enjoyed cooking for family and friends. Her banana pudding and pimento cheese were bragged about by many as being the “Best they ever had.”  She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was an assistant Sunday-Preschool teacher for the past 25 years. She enjoyed traveling, working in her daylilies, shopping for shoes, talking with her friends, the Tennessee Volunteers (Go Big Orange), and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.  Her favorite color was purple.

She proudly represented Samaritan’s Purse twice in Alaska assisting Veterans and their families with Operation Heal Our Patriots.  She was recently learning how to text and take selfies on her new Smart Phone.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Louise Shull, her father-in-law, Albert G. Brown, her husband, Junior L. Brown, and her brother, Terry Shull.

Those left to cherish her memory include one daughter:  Mechelle Brown Arney; one son, Steve (Robin) Brown of Moore, OK; her granddaughter, Savannah Megan Brown; four grandsons, Caleb Brown, Will Arney, Myles Arney, and Brady Arney;  two sisters, Barbara S. Simcox and Patsy (Edgar) Eller and one brother, Tom (Judith) Shull and her loyal dog Buddy; her grand dog Gabby, her best friend Cora Walls (who was more like a sister), her Samaritan’s Purse Housekeeping sisters, and several nieces, nephews, and many special friends

The family of Linda S. Brown has placed her arrangements in the competent caring hands of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

 

 

Mrs. Jerlene (Jeri) Forrester

II Timothy 4:7-8:  “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

Mrs. Jerlene (Jeri) Forrester, 74, of Bristol, TN made her heavenly journey home to join family and friends in heaven. She passed away peacefully on April 29, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer.

Mrs. Forrester was born on June 18, 1942 to the late Ervy and Helen Crigger. She was a 1960 graduate of Tennessee High School. After raising her family, she became a hairdresser where her clients became her close friends. She retired in 2012. She was a longtime member of Fellowship Chapel Church. She loved her church family and was a member of the L.A.M.B. ministry where she made afghans for the sick in the church, patients at the cancer center. This ministry was her pride and joy. She also helped cook in the church kitchen as part of the Senior Saints. Jeri had a heart of gold and loved helping people. She was a wonderful wife, and loving, encouraging mother. She was always there for her family.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Edd Forrester, her devoted daughters; Tina Forrester of Bristol, Virginia, Debbie Forrester Isley and son-in-law Kenny Isley of Bristol, Virginia, and her special maltese dog, Kobe, whom she adored.

A special thank you to her best friends, Ann Sadler and Bonnie Flynn who have been so devoted to her and the family during this difficult time, and to her neighbors, Patsy Stophel, Heather Stophel, Judy Thomas, Iris Pavio, and sweet Lexi, who have visited and prayed over her.

The family would like to thank her church family, neighbors and friends for their visits, support and prayers, her doctors and medical staff for their excellent care during her illness, and all those who have extended a helping hand during this time.

The funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Fellowship Chapel Church with Pastor Scott Price officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. prior to the service. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Glenwood Cemetery. It was Jeri’s wish that in lieu of flowers, memorials contributions be made to the L.A.M.B. Ministry, Fellowship Chapel Church, 201 Crockett Street, Bristol, VA 24201.

Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

 

 

Tara Ann Musick

Tara Ann Musick, age 32, of West Virginia, passed away on April 11, 2017. She was born on May 26, 1984 to Kimberly Collins Dallas and Fletcher Musick. Tara was preceded in death by her grandparents: Ralph and Peggie Musick and Bobby ‘Doc’ and Martha Collins and uncle, Brady K. Musick.

Those left to cherish her memories include her father, Fletcher; sons: Ethan Taylor Musick and Brandon Lee Gilkerson; half -brothers: Brandon ‘Rossy’ Collins and Erik Dallas; aunts, Sherri Musick Parker and husband Bob and Susan Cardona, and several close friends and cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held and announced at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.

The family of Tara Ann Musick has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

Billy Gene “Buddy” Slemp, Sr.

Billy Gene “Buddy” Slemp, Sr., of Lexington, NC passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born on October 1, 1939 to the late McDonald Slemp and Ruby Perkins Slemp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Cole Slemp, and a sister, Linda Rupard.

Buddy was a sweet and loving man. He retired as a truck driver after driving for 47 years.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Davis Slemp; sons: Billy Gene Slemp, Jr. of Bolt, West Virginia and Carl Franklin Slemp of Lexington, NC; sisters: Donna West and husband Mike, Karen Icenhour and husband Tom; brother, Jack Slemp and wife Olive; fifteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm, Friday, April 21, 2017 from the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Mac Arnold officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow in the Hodge Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danny Grindstaff, Dennis Tester, Steve Hodge, Jimmy Tester, Jack Arnold, Johnny Arnold and Keith Main. Honorary pallbearers will be Sidney Main, Jackie Ward, and Des Ward. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3101 Browns Mill Road, Suite 6, Johnson City, TN 37604.

At other times, friends may visit at 790 Sandy Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.

The family of Billy Gene “Buddy” Slemp, Sr. has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

 

Billy Gene McFadden

Billy Gene McFadden, age 69, of 5161 Highway 421 South, Mountain City, TN gained his wings and went to his heavenly home, after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1948, in Mountain City, TN to the late Tom McFadden and Dorothy Canter Mains. In

Addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by; a brother, Buck McFadden; a sister, Roseann Canter and a sister-in-law, Barbara Lynn McFadden.

Billy loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved fishing, the Tennessee Titans and the Tennessee Volunteers. He was a member of the Mountain City Presbyterian Church.

Surviving loved ones include his loving wife of 43 years, Kathy K. McFadden of the home; daughter, Gwendolyn Dunn-Gardner and husband Chico; two grandchildren, Destiny Dunn and Patience Gardner both of Johnson City, TN; one great grandson, Roman Dunn of Johnson City, TN; two sisters, Wilma Carpenter and husband Ronnie of Heartwell Georgia and Peggy Reece of Mountain City, TN; three brothers, Kenny Mains and wife Sharon of Mountain City, TN, Bobby Mains and Billy Mains both of West Grove, Pennsylvania; sister-in-law, Bobbie McFadden of Bristol, TN and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service for Mr. Bill McFadden will be conducted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Con Sauls to officiate.   The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Graveside service and interment will be on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from the Sunset Memorial Park at 11:00 a.m.

At other times, friends may call at the residence, 5161 Highway 421 South, Mountain City, TN.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.huxlipfordfh.com.

The family of Bill McFadden has placed his services in the competent and caring hands of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

 

Joseph Glenn “Bob” Jenkins

Bob Jenkins, age 79, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Watauga Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born February 28, 1938 to the late Roy Jenkins and Nina Cannon Jenkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James and sister-in-law, Lucille Jenkins; a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Roger Crowder; a brother-in-law, Claude Egger and Shirley Eggers Jenkins, the mother of his children.

He was a member of Ackerson Creek Church of Christ and enjoyed gardening and farming and spending time with is family.

Those left to cherish his memory include one daughter: Karen Jenkins of Mountain City, TN; one son: Darren Jenkins and wife April of Trade, TN; one sister: Ann Jenkins Eggers; four grandchildren: Christi Gentry and husband Brad; Cheri Lipford and husband Craig, all of Mountain City, TN; Dustin Jenkins and Julia Jenkins, both of Trade, TN. Four great-grandchildren: Abby Lipford, Peyton Gentry, Cristen (C.J.) Lipford and Ella Gentry, all of Mountain City, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Silver Angels in home care, Emily McQueen, FNP, Johnson County Rescue Squad and the Staff of Mountain City Care Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. from the Charles B. Hux Chapel at Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Minister Bud Gentry officiating.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Graveside service and interment will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 9, 2017 from Reece Memorial Cemetery. Everyone will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers are: Dustin Jenkins, Brad Gentry, Craig Lipford, Larry Eggers, Gary Eggers, Jimmy Jenkins and Ray Jenkins.   Honorary pallbearers are: Tim and K.C. Keene, Mountain City Care Center Doctors and Staff, Johnson County Rescue Squad and EMS.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.huxlipfordfh.com.

At other times friends and family may call at Karen Jenkins, 684 Hospital Hill Lane, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

The family of Bob Jenkins has placed his services in the competent and caring hands of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683