Billy Wallace Horne

Billy Wallace Horne, age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on January 16, 1933 to the late Worley and Belle Icenhour Horne. In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Horne; sisters: Ruby Horne, Ruth Horne and Emma Pope Walton; brother, Lynnville Horne.

Billy loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and loved squirrel hunting and his dogs. He also enjoyed playing horseshoes. He enjoyed music, especially Bluegrass and was a gifted fiddle player. Like most men of his generation, Billy was a proud farmer and also worked at sawmills throughout his life.

Eva was the love of his life. His goal in life was to spread the Gospel so people could go to heaven. He loved his family and friends and would do anything to help anyone out.   He was also a funny man and enjoyed joking around and having fun.

Billy was a Korean War Veteran and honorably served in the United States Army.

He was a member and Deacon of Doe Valley Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his memories include his sisters: Juanita Tester and Betty Canter; brothers: Daniel Horne, Robert Horne and wife Linda and Richard Horne and wife Sally; brother-in-law, Johnny Roberts and wife Ilene; sisters-in-law, Lois Wilson and Peggy Hawkins; several nieces and nephews who were very close to him and loved him dearly and many special friends.

The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. with Daniel Jones, J.C. Greene and Barry Dunn officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the JC Wilson Cemetery. Pallbearers are Michael Hodge, Carroll Canter, Larry Canter, Josh Lawley, Dustin Bunting, Jeffrey Wilcox and Robert Horne. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Tester, Dr. Whitlock, Dr. Griffith, Dr. Shine and Jim Bunting.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Mountain City Care Center for all of their kindness, compassion and loving care given to Billy and all the family.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home of his sister-in-law, Peggy Hawkins, 933 Spear Branch Road, Mountain City, TN.

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

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

Mr. Bill Walker

Mr. Bill Walker, age 58, of 272 Reece Hill Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at his residence.   He was born January 3, 1958 to Hugh Walker and the late Kate Morefield, Walker.  In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his late wife Delores Walker, and a sister, Debbie Brown. He was a 1978 graduate of J.C.H.S. and a member of Locust Gap Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed working on small engines and woodworking.

Survivors including his father, Hugh Walker are two sons, Ed Walker and wife Betsy and William Walker all of Mountain City, TN; Four sisters: Carole Perkins and husband Larry, Mountain City, TN; Dorothy Brewer and husband James, Mountain City, TN; Donna Cooper and husband Jim, Johnson City, TN; Mona Shatley and husband Keith, Mountain City, TN; One brother:  Wayne Walker and wife Lecia, Mountain City, TN; Five grandchildren:  Katelyn Walker, Hannah Walker, Hunter Walker, Nathanael Walker, and Draven Walker.

A funeral service for Bill Walker will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Shannon Courtner to officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service.  Graveside service and interment will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Gambill Springs Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be: J.L. Hamby, John Shull, Larry Perkins, Rocky Brown, Dan Rash, Nathanael Walker, and Hunter Walker.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Keith Shatley, James Brewer, and Jim Cooper.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Terana, Ivy, and the staff of Mountain States Hospice.

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

Professional services for the Walker family are being provided by Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

William Edward ‘Bill’ Neely

William Edward ‘Bill’ Neely, age 76, of Laurel Bloomery, TN, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 1, 1940 to the late Samuel V. and Anna Mae Rumney Neely. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Neely.

Bill was a 1958 JCHS graduate. Following high school, Bill joined the Air Force and retired as Master Sergeant. He was an active member of the Johnson County Honor Guard, American Legion and Eastern Star. Bill was a 30 year member of the 1st District Volunteer Fire Department.

He was a member of State Line Baptist Church and drove the church van for many years.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife, Rebecca ‘Becky’ Neely; daughter, Rojion Gillenwater and husband Matthew of Maryville, TN; sons: Kenneth Neely of Tulsa, OK and Michael Neely of Kansas; brothers and sisters-in-law: James ‘Jimmy’ Neely and wife Linda and Van Neely and wife Sue; twelve grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; niece, Becky Hatfield; nephews: Brian Neely and Clay Neely; special friends, Abby Keene and Don Wilson and many more special neighbors and friends.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Icenhour officiating. Graveside service with Military Honors accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard will follow at the Acre Field Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clay Neely, Brian Neely, Codie Neely, Corie Neely, Todd Neely, Aric Neely and Tommy Keene. Honorary pallbearers are Matthew Gillenwater, Terrance Hatfield, Tim Keene, David Campbell, special cousin, Bob Walizer, Past and Present Members of 1st District Volunteer Fire Department and Johnson County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Johnson County Honor Guard, c/o Terry Reece, 123 Volunteer Lane, Mountain City, TN 37683 or the 1st District Volunteer Fire Department,

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to Derrick Joyce and the ICU Staff of the 3300 wing at Johnston Memorial Hospital for all of your compassion and kindness.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of his brother, Van Neely, 735 Hawkins Road, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37683.

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

The family of William Edward ‘Bill’ Neely has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Teresa K. Bunton

Teresa K. Bunton, age 60, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Virginia following a lengthy illness. The Lord called and she answered. She was born on August 9, 1956, as one of Siamese twins, to the late Raymond and Virginia Maude McCloud Bunton. In addition to her parents, Teresa was preceded in death by her brother, Gary R. Bunton; three nephews: Kevin R. Greene, Shannon Greene and Justin Bunton Allen; grandparents, John McCloud and Bessie Hollaway McCloud, who helped raise her.

Teresa was a kind hearted, caring person and was a wonderful sister. She enjoyed cooking and loved her little dogs.

She was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her twin sister, Ginny K. Wagner; her other sister, Clarice Bunton; her companion and caregiver, Bob R. Greene; aunt, Betty Greene and husband John, Loetta Bright and her son Mike; nephews: Hunter Greene, Rob Wagner, Shane Greene; nieces: Kayla Forrester and her son Ethan, Jeanette Bunton and her son Logan and Andrea Price and her son Waylon, Kayla Bunton Allen and her son Aden and Amber and Autumn; special friends and caregivers: Dawn, Sherry, Christine, Mystery, Joey and Steve; many cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ray Greene and Mack Hollaway officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rob Wagner, Douglas Stanton, Timmy Stanton, Justin Arnold, Bobby Stanton and Mike Quinn. Honorary pallbearers are Joey Bright, Shane Greene, Steve Gregg, David Greene and Dennis Greene. The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to the Mountain City Care Center and Johnson County Rescue Squad.

At other times, friends may call at 134 Wayland Street, Apt 10, Mountain City, TN.

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

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

Ann McElyea

Ann McElyea, age 80, of Mountain City ,Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at her home following an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County, Tennessee on July 2, 1936 to the late Sam Bryant and Beulah Michaels Bryant. In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her husband Lewis McElyea; grandson, Wibb McElyea; sisters: Marie McElyea, Sue Main, Betty Jennings, Elizabeth Crutchfield, Mae Eldreth and brothers: Earl Bryant, Willard Bryant, Carl Bryant and Burl Bryant.

Ann retired from Levi Strauss. She loved to cook for her family and neighbors before her declining health. She loved her family and enjoyed having them around and will be truly missed by all.

Ann was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her four daughters: Donna Talley and husband Lee, Debbie McElyea, Teresa Roark and husband Bob and Michelle Nave and husband Alan; son, Gary McElyea and wife Crystal Winters; grandchildren: Dustin McElyea, Nikki McElyea, Chris Roark and Jordan Arney; step grandchildren: Brandon Nave, Bud Swift, Shawna Blevins; great grandchildren: Bryson Ward and Braylon Ward; sisters-in-law: Joyce Bryant and Betty Bryant; special friends: Angie Johnson and Janet Towry; Ann was Nanny to a special little girl, Lexie Faircloth; several cousins, nieces and nephews;.

Graveside service for Ann will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum with Pastors Eddie Porter and Roy Dowell officiating. Pallbearers will be Gary McElyea, Bob Roark, Dustin McElyea, Chris Roark, Jordan Arney, Billy Caldwell and Billy Heck. Honorary pallbearers are Lee Talley, Alan Nave, Matt Story, Steve Story, Lester Faircloth, David Campbell, Kenny Mains, Danny McElyea and Bud Swift.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN 37683, Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, TN 37683 or the Make a Wish Foundation for Children, 4742 North 24th Street, Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to Kenny and Sharon Mains, Dr. Gray and Seby B. Jones Cancer Center and Staff for all of your kindness and care.

At other times the family will receive friends at her residence, 310 Dotson Lane #4, Mountain City, TN or home of her daughter Donna, 527 Dr. Taylor Lane, Mountain City, TN

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

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

Billy Wallace Horne

Billy Wallace Horne, age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on January 16, 1933 to the late Worley and Belle Icenhour Horne. In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Horne; sisters: Ruby Horne, Ruth Horne and Emma Pope Walton; brother, Lynnville Horne.

Billy loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and loved squirrel hunting and his dogs. He also enjoyed playing horseshoes. He enjoyed music, especially Bluegrass and was a gifted fiddle player. Like most men of his generation, Billy was a proud farmer and also worked at sawmills throughout his life.

Eva was the love of his life. His goal in life was to spread the Gospel so people could go to heaven. He loved his family and friends and would do anything to help anyone out.   He was also a funny man and enjoyed joking around and having fun.

Billy was a Korean War Veteran and honorably served in the United States Army.

He was a member and Deacon of Doe Valley Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his memories include his sisters: Juanita Tester and Betty Canter; brothers: Daniel Horne, Robert Horne and wife Linda and Richard Horne and wife Sally; brother-in-law, Johnny Roberts and wife Ilene; sisters-in-law, Lois Wilson and Peggy Hawkins; several nieces and nephews who were very close to him and loved him dearly and many special friends.

The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. with Daniel Jones, J.C. Greene and Barry Dunn officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the JC Wilson Cemetery. Pallbearers are Michael Hodge, Carroll Canter, Larry Canter, Josh Lawley, Dustin Bunting, Jeffrey Wilcox and Robert Horne. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Tester, Dr. Whitlock, Dr. Griffith, Dr. Shine and Jim Bunting.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Mountain City Care Center for all of their kindness, compassion and loving care given to Billy and all the family.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home of his sister-in-law, Peggy Hawkins, 933 Spear Branch Road, Mountain City, TN.

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

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

 

Lloyd Lester “Sam” Bland

Lloyd Lester Bland “Sam”, 76, joined his heavenly family on Friday February 10, 2017 after experiencing a major heart attack near his home in Johnson County, Tennessee.

Lloyd was born in Basin, Wyoming to Lester and Estella Bland. In 1941 they found themselves moving to Oregon, to raise their family.  After graduating from McLaughlin Union High School Lloyd married J’Deane Burgess on February 7, 1961, together they had four children. He began working in cabinetry & woodworking, later switching to construction. He loved the outdoors, fly fishing, hunting, camping and watching old western movies.

He later remarried Dixie Rudy on August 20, 1977. For the next several years he was a volunteer fireman for the city of Milton-Freewater, OR and was one of the founding fathers of the Milton-Freewater Rural Fire Department & EMS. He spent countless hours of donated time to help make MFRFD what it is today. He was a major supporter of Little League and most anything to do with kids. He and Dixie later moved to Columbia, South Carolina to be closer to family.

He eventually relocated to Mountain City, Tennessee making this his home. There he pursued his love for food and helping people. He often enjoyed instigating a good razz that brought a playful twinkle to his eyes.

Lloyd is survived by his children; Lana Bland, Jamie Bland, Tony Bland and Holly Futter; step children Michelle Giles, Derek Rudy; his siblings Victor Bland, Roberta Bland, Tom Bland and Tim Bland; fifteen grandchildren; two step grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Carol Pedroia and step son Kirk Rudy.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Mountain City Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1-1:30 p.m. prior to the service. Graveside service and interment will be private and was at the JC Wilson Cemetery.

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

The family of Lloyd Lester ‘Sam’ Bland has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

 

Mary Magdalene Rutter Love

On Friday, February 3, 2017, Mary Magdalene Rutter Love, age 92, passed from the arms of her loving family into the arms of her Heavenly Father at Franklin Woods Community Hospital following a brief illness.

Mary was reunited with her beloved husband Howard Love, who preceded her in death on April 9, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents Luther Lee Rutter and Sally Kate Barker Rutter, a sister Ruth Dillon, and brothers, Charlie Rutter, Ronnie Rutter, Don Rutter, Bill Rutter and Luther Lee Rutter, Jr.

Mary was born in Dunham, Kentucky and spent her childhood years in Andover, Virginia. She graduated from Appalachia High School. Mary later to moved to Elizabethton, TN where she and Howard made their home. Most recently she lived in Mountain City, TN.

Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, who we love, admire, respect and will miss beyond measure. Mary leaves behind to honor and cherish her memory her sons, Russell L. Love and wife Kathie, and Richard A. Love; granddaughter Denise Norris and husband Joel; her great grandson Hank Russell Norris who was her pride and joy. She is also survived by sisters Alice Duncan, Iva Jean Rutter and Margaret Gay Quesada. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mary was a member of Borderview Christian Church. She served as treasurer for the Ladies’ Sunday School class. Mary worked in the garment industry before becoming a salesperson and buyer for Parks-Belk where she retired after many years of service.

Mary enjoyed family time, especially with her great grandson Hank. In years past, she enjoyed her rose garden; red roses were her favorite. Mary enjoyed Southern Gospel and Bluegrass music. Most recently she loved the companionship of her two dogs Maisie and Charlie who loved laying at her feet awaiting treats she delighted in sneaking to them.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Mary’s medical team and nursing staff of the ICU/PCU at Franklin Woods Community Hospital; Johnson County EMS; Dr. James Shine and Kathleen Reece of Mountain States Medical Group; Kelsey Gentry and Michelle Green of Silver Angels, Amedisys Home Health of Mountain City and special friends David and Susan Quave.

Services for Mary Love will be held at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Minister Scott Fisher officiating on Sunday, February 5 at 3:00 pm. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Monday, February 6, 2017 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Scott Reynolds, Ray Don Markland, Joel Norris, and Quint and Barry Reece. Active pallbearers are Russell Love, Richard Love, Joel Norris, Joe Stewart, David Quave, and Scott Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers are Ken Calloway, George Ritchie, Terry Oliver, Dr. Phil Jones, Dr. James Shine, and Earl Ellis.

MARY E. OWENS ROARK

Mary Roark picture-JPGMARY E. OWENS ROARK, age 93, of West Grove, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 2, 2017,  surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Ferry Roark, who passed away in 1974,  with whom she shared 7 years of marriage. Her first husband, John Owens passed away in 1966, with whom she shared 30 years of marriage.

Born in Ashe Co., NC, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Matry Mitchum Latham.

She was a housekeeper at Chatham Acres Nursing Home for many years.

Mary was a member of the Kennett Square Missionary Baptist Church.

She enjoyed gardening and being with her family and friends.

The family would like to thank April for the special care given to Mary.

Mary is survived by four daughters,  Kathryn Bolden of Clear Spring, MD, Hazel Owens of New London, PA, Peggy Parsons of Stevens, PA and Jeanne Nantais of Newark, DE; fifteen grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren and twelve great great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by one son,  John Owens; one sister, Pearl Eades, and three brothers, Gene Latham, William Breeding and Elmer Breeding.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 11:00 to 12:00   on Wednesday morning, February 8, 2017, at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove, PA. Her Funeral service will follow at 12:00. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, route 82, Kennett Square, PA.

In memory of Mary, a contribution may be made to Willow Tree Hospice, 616 East Cypress Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com

James Walter “Jim” Nichols

James Walter “Jim” Nichols, age 72, of Wytheville, passed away Wednesday February 8, 2017. He was the son of the late Ray & Alma Osborne Nichols. Jim was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, a retired Regional Sales Manager for General Shale Products, and also sold Insurance. Jim was a member of the Wytheville Lions Club, serving as past president and past district governor of Lions District 24 F. He also held several positions for the Lions of Virginia and Lions International.

Jim’s caring and compassionate spirit touched countless lives, especially those of children in need. He was our coach, teacher, best friend, cheerleader, and biggest inspiration. Jim made us all better people just by being in our lives and for that we will be forever grateful.

He is survived by his: WIFE Mary Nichols of Wytheville; DAUGHTER Elizabeth Nichols of Vinton, VA; SON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW James and Ausra Nichols of West Palm Beach FL.; GRANDDAUGHTER Nina Nichols of Vinton, VA

Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 11, 2017 at St. Paul United Methodist Church conducted by the Reverend Paul Longmire and the Reverend Joe Mack Taylor. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 9:30 AM until service time. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM at the Phillippi Cemetery, Mountain City, TN. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Wytheville Lions Club, P.O. Box 291, Wytheville, VA 24382 or St. Paul United Methodist Church, 330 Church Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.grubbfuneralhome.com

Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Paul ‘Bud’ Church

403_1482614525197 - CopyJames Paul ‘Bud’ Church, age 67, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on December 9, 1949 to the late Ray and Pauline Elkins Church. In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue Church and a sister, Judy Watson.

Bud drove a truck for many years and really enjoyed being on the road traveling. When he wasn’t driving a truck he was working on different kinds of equipment. Bud also enjoyed hunting. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Bud was a member of Sink Valley Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his memories include his daughter, Sherry Morefield and husband Jim; step daughter, Judy Starling and husband Brad; step son, Terry Steele and wife Melissa; sisters: Florence Wilcox and Joan Adams; brother-in-law, Harold Watson; grandchildren: Morgan Roush and husband Dustin, Jimmy Morefield Jr. Halaina Morefield; step grandchildren: Aaron Steele and Jason Steele and wife Sierra, Will Starling and Spencer Starling; great grandchildren: Aiden Roush and Lilly Roush; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12-1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with funeral service following at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Harvey White officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Dyson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of his daughter Sherry, 791 J. Shoun Road, Mountain City, TN.

The family of James Paul ‘Bud’ Church has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

 

Linda Lou Corley Gregory

20170209145501_00012ALinda Lou Corley Gregory, age 71, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, February 07, 2017. She was born on July 12, 1945 to the late William and Kate Baggett Corley.

Linda was the former Program Coordinator for Childrens Hospital University of Mississippi Medical Center. Upon retiring, she moved to the mountains, where she had always dreamed of living. She loved life and being with her family. She especially enjoyed taking her grandchildren to Gatlinburg. Linda also loved flowers and enjoyed working in her flower gardens.

She was a member of Vanwinkle Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of 52 years, Gus Gregory; daughter, Tessie Lynn Gregory-Sholar and husband Eric; brothers; Hollis Corley, Carlton Corley and Reed Corley; grandchildren: Gregory Sholar, Gabriel Sholar, Addalynn Rose Sholar; special friends: Linda Shivers, Kathy Wall, Mary Jane Ferrette, Margie Snappka, Jo Carr, Yvone Anderson, Andi Winnett, Priscilla Hicks and Amy Grindstaff; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-3:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service following at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor David Hankal officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Heath Corley, Bryan Vannoy, Matt Blevins, Gary Stout, Eric Sholar and Steven Kuklin.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 220 Adams Road, Mountain City, TN

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

The family of Linda Lou Corley Gregory has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Hilda Rae Henson

20170206163836_00001AHilda Rae Henson, age 80, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on April 21, 1936 to the late Edgar Allen Robinson and Ina Bell Davis Robinson. Hilda was only two weeks old when her mother passed away. She was raised by her grandmother, Dona Roberts Davis and step-mother, Evelyn Robinson.

First and foremost, Hilda was a servant of the Lord. She loved her Lord and Savior and was a true Christian example to everyone who knew her. She was kind, caring and giving and would do anything to help someone in need. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Hilda enjoyed cooking and especially enjoyed fixing large meals for her family. She was known for her red hair, which she hated. Years ago, Hilda worked for the FBI in Washington, DC.

She was an active member of First Christian Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of 53 years, Dayton Kemp Henson; sons: Ricky Henson and Rodney Henson; sister, Catherine Privette; brothers: Jimmy Robinson and Homer Robinson; grandchildren: Brett Henson and fiancé Mandy Lewis and Ashtyn Henson; great grandchildren: Savannah Lewis, Landon Lewis and Evan Lewis; special nieces, Lisa Stout and Sue Hensley and husband Jim; and several more nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the First Christian Church with Pastors Dwayne Dickson, Scott Pyler and Ken Caswell officiating. Music will be under the direction of Annette Greer and the First Christian Church Choir. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Wilson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brett Henson, Jimmy Robinson, Homer Robinson, Tommy Privette, Bo Henson and Austin Greer. Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Henson, Donnie Henson, Rick Henson, Rodney Henson, Mike Reece and Jim Reece. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m .on Wednesday, prior to the service, at the church.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 920 Harbin Hill Road, Mountain City, TN.

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

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

Eddie E. Perkins

attachmentEddie E. Perkins, age 88, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017, from cardiac arrest at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, Tennessee. Eddie was born May 28, 1928, in Johnson County, Tennessee and was a lifelong resident. He was a son of Rosco C. Perkins and Pearl Alice Potter Perkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons: Gary and Terry Perkins, two grandsons: Travis Curd and Eddie Mack Perkins. Also four brothers: Earl Mount Perkins, Burl Shelton Perkins, Bruce Ray Perkins, and Thomas Hartley Potter; and five sisters: Ruby Helen Slemp, Doris Pauline Hughes, Stella Blanche Stout, Evert Hillery Hodge, and Cleo Ruth Colson. Eddie’s first job was selling Grit Newspapers. Some of his work history included logging, driving a coal truck, taxi driver, millwright supervisor for Burlington Mills. When he was seventeen years old, Eddie spent the summer in Rexburg, Idaho, as a sheep herder, which was an experience he truly treasured. His passion in retirement was farming and raising cattle. In addition to his love for farming, Eddie owned a Cessna 150 airplane and enjoyed spending his Sunday afternoons flying over the Johnson County mountains. However, his flying was put to sudden halt, when he had his first heart attack.

Survivors include: his wife, Cledith Church Perkins, who was the love of his life. They were married August 29, 1948. They had a wonderful successful marriage for 68 years. One daughter, Sharon Fritz and husband Jim of Knoxville, Tennessee; three sons: Larry Perkins and wife Carol, Jerry Perkins, and Perry Perkins all of Mountain City, Tennessee. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Eddie E. Perkins will be conducted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. from the First Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Poe and Rev. Frank Woods officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service.

Graveside service and interment will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Everyone is asked to assemble at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Wayne Barry, Garland Miller, Blake Atwood, Coleman Brown, Jett Arnold, and Jordan Farthing. Honorary Pallbearers are: nephews Buddy Slemp and Jim Tester, Pastor Tracy Newman, A.G. Church, Walter Church, Keith Wilson, Fred Hammons, Hugh Walker, and Daniel Jones.

A special thank you to the Silver Angels, who have been with Eddie and Cledith, since they started business in Mountain City. Special appreciation to Ginger Peters, Jenny Barry, Cindy Church, Jordan Farthing, and many other Silver Angels, who helped care for Eddie in the home and visited him at the Nursing Home. Ginger Peters has spent the most time caring for Eddie and they developed a friendship beyond caregiver and patient. They truly love and respect each other.

Sincere appreciation to granddaughter Tanya Curd and niece Cindy Church, who have stepped up to the plate, and have loved their grandfather and uncle and made his days so much brighter. Also to Joanne Atwood and Tracy Newman, who came to the house and nursing home, to cut Eddie’s hair.

Also a special thanks to Amedisys Staff, Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center Doctors and Nurses; especially Daniel Jones and his watchful eye, and Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Johnson County Rescue Squad.

Online condolences may be sent to our website www.huxlipfordfh.com.

Professional services for the Eddie Perkins family are being provided by the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, Tennessee.

Calvin Octave Franklin, Jr.

Calvin Octave Franklin Jr, age 64, passed away January 26, 2017 at the Mountain City Care Center, Mountain City, TN. after a short battle with cancer. He was born August 8, 1952 to the late Calvin Octave Franklin Sr. and Louise English Franklin of Germantown, Tennessee. In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by one brother and five sisters.

Calvin or “Buster” as he was fondly remembered by his family, is survived by his favorite nephew, Calvin Colbert, Dallas Texas and favorite niece, Ginger Worrell, Atlanta, Ga. and Cousin Celeste Chargois, Baton Rouge, La. and eight other nieces and nephews.

Calvin is also survived by his Mountain City family George and Andy Wright, Keith Wright, Jamie and Timbra Wright and Sarah and Keegan Wright. Calvin was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, TN and Vanderbilt University where he graduated with double major in political science and Russian studies. He returned to Memphis to work for the Tanner Media Company and his brother Edward O. Franklin in the restaurant and hotel business. Calvin came to Mountain City in 1993 to visit his longtime friends, George and Andy and after a few weeks he decided he wanted to make Johnson County his home. Over the next 23 years he dealt with several health issues but became involved playing bridge in several groups and due to his bridge master status, he was able to instruct and teach. He also enjoyed reading and spending hours solving difficult crossword and Sudoku puzzles.

Calvin enjoyed talking politics, sharing his family history and travels in Europe when he was a teenager. He liked working with numbers and helping many people with their taxes.

He Loved a good hamburger grilled out and watching Vanderbilt play any sport especially basketball.

It was Calvin’s wishes to be cremated and have his ashes interred in his family plot in Calvary Cemetery in Memphis, TN

A celebration of his life will be conducted Sunday February 19, 2017 from 2 till 4 pm, in the Charles B. Hux Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center, 128 College Street, Mountain City, TN or the Johnson County Public Library Building Fund, 219 North Church Street also in Mountain City, TN.

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

Professional services for the Calvin Franklin family are being provided by the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, Tennessee.

Lynn V. Osborne

Lynn V. Osborne, age 82, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017. His parents were the late Clint Osborne and Mae Barlow Osborne.

Graveside service will be Friday, February 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. from the Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City, Tennessee with Rev. Steven Spencer officiating.

A special thank you to Kathy Sheddan, First Tennessee Development District and the Mountain City Care Center for all their help during Mr. Osborne’s illness.

Professional services for Mr. Lynn Osborne are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

Sherry Ann Wheeler

SherrySherry Ann Wheeler, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 20, 1963 in Bristol, VA; to the late Delos and Joyce Harless Walker.  Sherry was a Registered Nurse at Bristol Regional Medical Center for 26 years. She was a genuinely nice person and loved by everyone. Sherry loved her patients and enjoyed caring for them. She was a woman of great faith, truly loved the Lord, and was a good organizer for her Church, Shady Valley Baptist Church. She will be truly missed by all.Sherry is survived by her husband of 33 years, Ben Wheeler, sister: Dawne Minks and husband Lynn, sisters of her heart, Angie Daugherty, Kay Mahala Cornett, Kathy Smith, Teresa Bott and Donna Tiller, brother, Tommy Walker, aunt, Margaret Potter and husband Raymond, uncles, N.J. Walker and wife Joyce and Dale Flora, mother-in-law, Hazel Whitman Crowder, several nieces, nephews and cousins, her two babies: Jubilee (Jack Russell) and Sadie Mae (Beagle).The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Shady Valley Baptist Church with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Paul Graybeal to officiate. The graveside service and burial will be private. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Cornett, Jeremy Cornett, John Daugherty, Shannon Daugherty, Robert Daugherty and Lynn Minks.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Shady Valley Fire Dept. or Shady Valley Baptist Church.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home 2884 Cross Mountain Rd., Shady Valley, TN 37688.

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

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

Violet Elnore Main Garland

Violet Elnore Main Garland, 93, of Shady Valley, went home to be with the Lord, on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Cornerstone Village. She was a native of Shady Valley and was born to the late James Matthew and Annie Wyatt Main. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Garland; a sister, Blanche Mahala; six brothers, Charlie, Hubert, Walter, Jake, Bob and Maynard Main. Mrs. Garland was a member of the Stoney Creek Church of Christ and was a homemaker.

Those left to cherish her memory include three daughters, Jean Maltais, and her husband, John, Clarksville, TN: Patsy Perry, and her husband, Roger, Unicoi, TN; Betty Pritchard, Elizabethton; a son, Tom Garland, Shady Valley; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Settie Garland, Shady Valley; a brother, Jack Main, and his wife, Mary, Shady Valley. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A service to honor the life of Mrs. Garland will be conducted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. John Maltais, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Tuesday prior to the service.

The graveside service and interment will be conducted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Gentry Cemetery, Shady Valley. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Wendy Duvall, Christie Southerland, Penny Woods, Kim Ornduff, Rebecca “Becky” Bragg and William Pritchard. Those wishing to attend are invited to meet the family at the cemetery at 10:50 AM on Wednesday.

The family appreciates the love and care shown to Mrs. Garland and the family by the staff of Cornerstone Village North and Cornerstone Village South Memory Care during the time she made her home there.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Mrs. Garland and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, Obituary Line, 423-543-4617.

Carolyn Sue Blevins Puckett

Puckett, SueCarolyn Sue Blevins Puckett, age 68, of Damascus, VA passed away on Saturday January 28, 2017 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, VA after a lengthy illness. She was born on August 17, 1948 in Washington County, VA; to Dorothy Rouse Blevins of Damascus, VA and to the late Thurman Woodrow Blevins. In addition to her father Carolyn was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Summitt, three grandchildren, Brittany Puckett Carroll, Evan Fritts and Coty Thomas.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and was loved by all and loved all and will be truly missed. Carolyn was a hard worker, loyal, devoted, dedicated and a good friend to many. She was a devout Christian and now is in heaven.

In addition to her mother Carolyn is survived by her husband of 48 years Bradley K. Puckett of Damascus, VA, her children: Jessica and Kevin Fritts, Toni and Anthony Keller, Scott Puckett, Doug and Amanda Puckett and Bradley Cook Puckett; grandchildren, Jordon Cook, Brian Cook, Hannah Puckett, Coltin Puckett, Kevin T. Fritts, Isabella Puckett and Lyric Fritts; great- grandchildren, Paiten Carroll, Teighlor Ross, Zaden Ross and Sophia Trivett; sister, Myrtle Jones, brothers, Charles Blevins, Bob Blevins, Danny Blevins and Randy Blevins several cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends, special friend Selma Thomas. Special Thanks from the family to Dr. Troy Reece.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from the Church of God Prophecy in Glade Spring, VA with the funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Danny Medford and Levi Puckett officiating. Graveside service and burial will follow from Mock Cemetery, Damascus, VA. Pallbearers will be Chuck Blevins, Albert Spicer, Randy Ray Blevins, Michael Blevins, Dwayne Duffield and Kermit Turner, Honorary pallbearers are Anthony Keller, Kevin Fritts, Melissa Arnold, Jamie Widener, Blair Blevins and Bradley Cook Puckett.

Flowers are welcome.

Friends may call at the home 824 Hillcrest Ave. Damascus, VA 24236.

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

The family of Carolyn Sue Blevins Puckett has entrusted her service to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Marilyn Jean McClellan

20170130130418_00001AMarilyn Jean McClellan, age 83, passed away with peace and grace at her home in Mountain City, Tennessee on Sunday, January 29, 2017 following a long illness, with her family at her side. She is survived by her loving husband, John, daughter, Jodi (Mike) Tyler, step-daughters: Ileen Self and Kathleen McClellan; step-sons: Michael McClellan and Timothy (Virginia) McClellan; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and her faithful Scottie, Maggie Mae.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Gertrude (Cleo) Hall of Orlando, Florida; her father, Anthony Dornbush of Brooksville, Florida; sister, Elaine Ruby of Orlando, Florida and daughter, Allison Vredevoogd of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Marilyn was born in Jenison, Michigan. She married John McClellan in 1967 and a few years later moved to Oneida, New York, where she began a career as a court clerk. In 1998, they retired to Mountain City, Tennessee, where she spent these last years enjoying playing bridge, attending auctions and collecting antiques.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 1500 W. Elk Avenue, Suite 202, Elizabethton, TN 37643.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to those family, friends and caregivers from Amedysis Hospice and Home Health who provided their loving care during her period of illness.

She leaves her family rich in memories.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 914 N. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

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

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