Mrs. JoAnn Porter

Mrs. JoAnn Porter, age 69 of Shady Valley, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Porter was born on May 6, 1948 in Washington County, Virginia to the late Clarence Layton and Lillie Pope Roark. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a niece, Lee Ann Roark and one nephew, Chris Roark.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Rev. Eddie Porter of the home; two daughters, Sherry Mast and husband Tommy of Sugar Grove, NC, and Sheelah Porter Gulley and husband Jeff of Elizabethton, TN; two brothers, Roger Roark and wife, Ruth of Elizabethton, and Roby Roark and wife Totsie; six grandchildren, Brandon C. Roberts of Boiling Springs, SC and formerly of Shady Valley; Kayla Farrow and husband Danny of Mountain City, TN, Justin Robinson and wife Amanda of Baltimore, MD, Jackson Mast of Shady Valley, Timmy Mast of Sugar Grove, NC, and Tyler Roberts of Mountain City, TN; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Joan Cruz.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home at 8:00pm with Rev. Ralph Vanover, Dwight Presnell, to officiate and grandson Justin Robinson to deliver a eulogy. Graveside service and interment will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11:00am at Reece Memorial Park on Liberty Church Road.

Memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church of Shady Valley, TN.

The family will receive friends at the home, 1059 Orchard Road, Shady Valley, TN 37688 at any time.
Condolences may be sent online at www.huxlipfordfh.com.

Cledith Bland Church Perkins

Cledith Bland Church Perkins, age 87, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018, from natural causes at her residence in Mountain City, Tennessee. Mrs. Perkins was married to Eddie E. Perkins who passed away February 4, 2017. They were married August 29, 1948, nearly 69 years. They were both members of First Freewill Baptist Church, Mountain City, Tennessee.

Cledith was born on March 29, 1930, in Johnson County, Tennessee, to the late Herbert Cross and Flora Olive Hall Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Gary and Terry Perkins, two grandsons; Travis Dwight Curd and Eddie Mack Perkins; six brothers: Edward James Church of Michigan, A. G. Church of Johnson City, Tennessee, Glenn Willis Church, Douglas J. Church, Ronnie Lee Church, and Junior Church of Mountain City, Tennessee; and four sisters: Marjorie Ethel Church Tolley, Johnson City; Nell Church Pealer, of Johnson City; Belle Church, and Connie Marie Church Osborne of Mountain City, Tennessee.

Those left to cherish her memory is a 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; a brother Walter Reid Church of Butler, Tennessee. She has eleven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Cledith’s greatest love was her family. Being a homemaker was a fulfilling occupation for her. The highlight of Mrs. Perkins day in recent months was a visit from her great grandchildren who rushed to her with hugs and kisses. Cledith also enjoyed working in her vegetable garden, quilting when possible, and going for joy rides with family and friends. Before she became so ill, she enjoyed shopping and going out to eat.

Funeral services for Cledith Perkins will be conducted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. from the First Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Poe and Rev. Daniel Jones officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service.

Graveside service and interment will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Everyone is asked to assemble at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be nephew Tony Church; nephew Chuck Seminski, nephew Billy Reid Fletcher, Kenneth Rowman, Jett Arnold, and Johnny Arnold.

Honorary Pallbearers are: brother Walter Church, nephew Jim Tester, nephew Mark Hughes, son-in-law Jim Fritz, Jack Arnold, and Jordan Farthing.

The family want to extend a special appreciation to Ginger Peters, Jenny Barry, Cindy Church, Jordan Farthing, and many other Silver Angels, who helped care for Mrs. Perkins in the home. Especially, Ginger Peters and niece Cindy Church who were so devoted to her.

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

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

Vickie Wills Reece

Vickie Wills Reece, age 61, of Trade, Tennessee passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January 8, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born on April 16, 1956 to the late Robert Burman Wills and Lois Madron Wills. In addition to her parents, Vickie was preceded in death by grandparents, Hill and Venia Madron; brother, Robert E. ‘Bobby’ Wills; brother-in-law, Jeff Felty; nephew, Steve Perry.

Those left to cherish her memories include her children: Tina Edwards and husband Andy and Jamie Reece and wife Julianna; grandchildren: Shelby Lynn, Shelby, Brandon, Evan and Jace; sisters: Mary Sue Greever, Lois Anne McGuire and husband Charles and Debbie Felty; several nieces and nephews.

It was Vickie’s wish to donate her body to science for cancer research and that no services be held.

Keeping always in our minds and in our hearts the memories of a loving granny, mama, sister and a beautiful soul.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in memory of Vickie to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN 37683

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

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 981 Bulldog Road, Trade, TN 37691.

Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

William “Bill” Harry

William “Bill” Harry, born March 2, 1931 in Lincoln Park, Michigan to the late William C. and Pearl C. Harry returned to his heavenly home January 10, 2018.

In his lifetime Bill served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Returning to Michigan upon his discharge from the Marines he would be employed by The Ford Motor Company as Maintenance Supervisor for the next thirty years.

He was an exceptional businessman who moved to Tennessee. There he and the love of his life, Doris, owned and operated Midway Marine & Campground at Watauga Lake for thirty two fun filled years, making lifelong memories and friends.

Bill was an avid pilot who enjoyed his traveling by air as much as he did on the ground.

He was a devoted member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church where he enjoyed fellowship with his church family.

Bill leaves behind a legacy of love, devotion and servanthood to his family, country and community.

Those left to cherish his memory include his devoted wife, Doris Ann (Milsaps) Harry; brother, Robert Harry of Taylor, Michigan; sister, Ruth Bianco of Dearborn, MI; children, Billy Harry & wife Donna, Patricia Cornett, Mark Harry & wife Kim, Melissa Harry, Kevin Harry & wife Selena, Keith Harry & wife Jennifer, Kenneth Harry & wife Bridgette, the children of his wife, Candice Sieiro & husband Anthony and Michael White; nineteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren,  several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Bobbie Jean Keeton, sister, Mildred “Midge” Wiley and daughter of wife Doris, Bobbi Tittle.
Bill’s family will be forever thankful for all the love, care and support provided to him and shown to them by the Mountain City Care Center & Veterans Administration Hospital during this difficult time.

Bill’s family will receive friends Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Mountain City Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Steven Spencer and Pastor Don Winters officiating. Special music will be provided Ms. Nancy Davis. Graveside service and entombment will follow at the Happy Valley Memorial Gardens, Elizabethton, TN. Bill’s children will serve as pallbearers. Military honors will be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.

Friends wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers Bill’s family requests that memorials be made to the Sugar Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 925 Sugar Grove Baptist Church Road, Butler, TN 37640.

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

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

Anna Ruth Atwood

Anna Ruth Atwood, age 88, of Butler, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 30, 2017 in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on March 27 1929 in Johnson County, TN to the late Isaac Cable and Hessie White Cable. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sisters, Edith Brown and Kate Kyte and brother Joe Cable.

Anna Ruth is survived by three daughters: Elizabeth Wallace and husband Terry, Patricia Tester and husband Doyle and Brenda Curbey; two sons: Robert Atwood and wife Georeta and Freddie Atwood; eight grandchildren, ten great- grandchildren, one sister, Yvonne Phillips, several nieces and nephews.

Anna Ruth’s request was for a graveside service to be held. Service will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday January 2, 2018 at Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Don Winters officiating. Pallbearers will be; Craig Tester, Doyle Tester, John Gordon, Doug Trivette, Terry Wallace and Len Wallace.

Due to inclement weather service may be held in the Sugar Grove Church.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home 876 Atwood Rd. Butler. TN 37640

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family for a head stone.

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

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

 

 

 

Beuna ‘Sis’ Hawks

Beuna ‘Sis’ Hawks, age 95, of Mountain City, Tennessee and formerly of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born on September 14, 1922 to the late Ed and Bertha Robinson Rainbolt. In addition to her parents, Beuna was preceded in death by her husband Coy Hawks; sisters and brothers-in-law: Grace and Chester ‘Tilley’ Stout and Mae and Stoney Grindstaff and brother and sister-in-law, Park and Pat Rainbolt.

Sis worked for Al Beverly as Bookkeeper and Secretary for many years for his bean business in Florida. Before she was affected with Alzheimer’s, Sis loved going to church at Little Doe and First Baptist. She loved to travel the United States.

Those left to cherish her memories include her nieces and nephews who she thought of as her own children: Hilda Stout, Mona Stout, Gary Hilton and Amy Grindstaff Miller; great niece, Tori Stout; great nephew, Eric Stout; one great-great niece and two great-great nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Steven Spencer officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.

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

The family of Beuna ‘Sis’ Hawks has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

 

 

 

James William Winters

James William Winters, age 73, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord at his home on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. He was born on April 16, 1944 to the late James and Pearl Parsons Winters. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Johnson Winters; infant grandchildren: Leslie King and Kasey Little; brother-in-law, Layton Dollar and sister- in-law, Betty Jo Fritts.

He was a United States Veteran, having honorably served in the Army. He was a life-long truck driver and member of First Freewill Baptist Church. He loved watching Nascar, especially Jeff Gordon and was an antique car enthusiast who enjoyed going to car shows. James enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and family.

Those left to cherish his memories include his children: Susan Williams and husband Mack, Tami Little and husband Kyle, Crystal Winters and husband Gary McElyea, Dean Heaton, Jamie Winters and wife Suzie; sisters: Barbara Miller and husband Lane, Mary Dollar, Linda Blevins and husband Gerald and Nancy Tyner and husband Lacy; brothers: Clint Winters and wife Debbie, Bruce Winters and wife Kathy and Mike Winters and fiancé Sheila Tester; twelve grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Shirley Mabe; brother-in-law, Paul E. Johnson; special friends: Dick Jenkins, John Holloway and Lisa Burrow and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Greg Poe officiating. Graveside service and interment with military honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard will follow at the Reece Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gary McElyea, Mack Williams, Dakota Swift, Seth Little, Jerry Cress, and Dillon Williams. Honorary pallbearers are Steven Pardue and Kyle Little.

The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Malien Rogers and her nursing staff, Brenda Reece personal assistant with Helping Hands, niece Peggy Humphrey and Flo Bellamy and Johnson County Cancer Support Group. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 2851 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

The family of James William Winters has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Elizabeth Stout

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Elizabeth Stout, passed away early Tuesday morning January 2, 2018 after a brief illness. Born in Mountain City, Tennessee on October 29, 1933, Elizabeth was raised by her loving grandparents, John and Nora Phillippi.

In addition to her grandparents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Anna Kate Adams Phillippi, sister, Peggy Phillippi Poteat and brother-in-law, Bill Stout.

She married Blaine Stout on June 17, 1952. After a four year stint in the Air Force by Blaine, the couple returned from England and settled in Boone, North Carolina to raise their three sons. Once the boys were in school, Elizabeth returned to school and became a licensed nurse and began work as a surgical nurse at Watauga County Hospital for 28 years.

After retirement, the couple settled back in Mountain City where Elizabeth became involved with the Garden Club, Red Hat Society, Rotary Club, Heritage Hall and her beloved Frist Baptist Church. There, she sang in the choir and was active in her Sunday School Class, WOM and the Bereavement Committee.

Elizabeth leaves behind a legacy of love, devotion and servanthood to her family and community. Anyone who knew her was touched by her kindness and sweetness.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of 65 years, Blaine Stout; sons and daughters-in-law: David and Debbie Stout of Boone, NC, Donald and Patricia Stout of Mars Hill, NC and Steven and Debbie Stout of Hendersonville, NC; grandchildren: Daniel Stout, Sarah Block and husband David, Kelsey Condon and husband Jack, Kristen Stout, Kimberly Stout, Michael Stout, Joseph Stout and wife Jenny; great-grandchildren: Colette and Henry Block; sister, Lorraine Westrick and husband Dick; brother, Ralph Phillippi and wife Linda; sister-in-law, Brenda Stout; many, many special friends and neighbors and her special four legged friend, her cat, Tigger.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Mountain City. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ricky Campbell officiating. Special music will be provided by Pastor Campbell and the church choir. Graveside service and interment will follow the funeral at Phillippi Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Terry Jordan, Todd Grayson, Jim Vincill, Danny Cunningham, Glenn Parson, and Bob Eller. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Jordan, John Payne, Pat Greene and her Fidelas Sunday School Class and all of her church family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 421 W Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683 or charity of your choice.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 127 Sunset Drive, Mountain City, TN.

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

The family of Elizabeth Stout has entrusted her care to Mountain City Funeral Home 224 S. Church St. Mountain City, TN 37683.

Pansy Parlee Courtner

Pansy Parlee Courtner, age 90, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, January 06, 2018 at the Watauga Medical Center. She was born on June 6, 1927 to the late Clyde and Susie Fritts Courtner. In addition to her parents, Pansy was preceded in death by daughter, Edith Poore; sister, Kate Courtner; brothers: Walt Courtner, Lloyd Courtner and Howard Courtner and great grandchild, Ronnie Clayton Mc-Call.

Prior to her declining health, Pansy enjoyed working in her garden and flower beds. She always loved to sit on her porch and enjoy the outdoors and visit with family and friends. She was a member of Dewey Christian Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her children: Barbara Gentry and special friend, Gerald, Jean Oliver, Rosa Gentry and husband Frankie, Kathy Courtner and Sanford Courtner; sister, Violet Phillips; brother, Clarence Courtner; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with grandson, Pastor Shannon Courtner officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to all of Pansy’s caretakers and Silver Angels for all of their loving care and kindness.

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

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

Wilma Virgie Roark Osborne

Wilma Virgie Roark Osborne, age 88 of Zionville died Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Osborne was born March 10, 1929 in Ashe County to the late Treely and Myrtle Roark. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Denver Osborne, brothers, Fred, Bruce and Kenneth Roark, sisters, Earleen Walsh and Eva Sue Osborne, grandson, Kevin Mahala and great-grandson, David Lewis.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Spencer Roark. Pallbearers will be Jamie Stout, Dalton Roark, Kevin Shelton, R. J. Hassett, James Shelton and Conley “Sonny” Osborne. Burial will follow in the Mt. View Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 prior to the service.

Mrs. Osborne is survived by: sons, Jerry Roark of Creston and Terry Roark of Trade, TN, daughter, Nelda Mahala of Mt. City, TN, sister, Carrie Lea Clevinger of VA, granddaughters, Virgie Regina Mahala, April Melinda Shelton, Cynthia Lynn Price and Penny Amanda Hutchingson, great-grandsons, Kevin Shelton, Scotty Price and Keith Stanley, several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Donna Gentry, 305 Rayfield Acres Rd., West Jefferson, NC 28694.

You may send and view online condolences at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.

Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

Durward A. Steagall

Durward A. Steagall, age 81, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 14, 1936 to the late Edgar and Pauline McQueen Steagall. In addition to his parents, Durward was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Winters and brother, Wayne Steagall.

He was a United States Army Veteran.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 61 years, Phyllis Steagall; daughters: Kim Baumgardner and husband Everett and Jan Cash and husband Marshall; grandchildren: Nicholas Woodell and Matthew Baumgardner; great grandchild, Brooklyn Woodell; sisters: Eileen and husband Keith and Elsie and husband Jerry; brothers: Paul and wife Sue, Monta and wife Hazel, Leon and wife Barbara; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and interment with military honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the Blevins Cemetery, Shady Valley, TN with Mark Baumgardner officiating.

Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 930 N. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

The family of Durward A. Steagall has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home 224 S. Church St. Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

Genevia Tolue Eggers

Genevia Tolue Eggers, age 68, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She was born on June 19, 1949 to the late Charlie and Ethel Morefield Guinn. In addition to her parents, Genevia was preceded in death by her brothers, Dave Guinn and Joe Guinn.

Genevia was always energetic and outgoing. She was always willing to help others. She enjoyed reading and shopping.

Genevia was a member of Locust Gap Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of 16 ½ years, Bob Eggers; daughters: Lisa Shore and husband Bubba, Glenda McCulloch and husband Jimmy, Sandy Worley; son, Clifton Worley Jr. and wife Michelle; step-daughter, Donna Kirby and husband Buddy; step-son, Michael Eggers and wife Brenda; sisters: Jean Baird, Melissa McCullah, Mae Talley and Lynn Gagliardi; brothers: Jack Guinn, Mark Guinn and Wayne Guinn; several grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Mac Arnold officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Keith Guinn, Adam Worley, Todd Cable, Raiden Lewis, Thomas Stout, Michael Eggers, Adam Manuel, David Sowder Poole. Honorary pallbearers are Randy Arnold, Bud McComas, Tommy Rhymer, Mike McKinney, Gary Eggers and David Manuel.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 1375 Gate Hollow Private Road, Mountain City, Tennessee.

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

The family of Genevia Tolue Eggers has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home 224 S. Church St. Mountain City, TN 37683.

Virginia South

Virginia South, age 68, of Mountain City, TN passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Mountain City Care Center.

Arrangements are incomplete.

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

The family of Virginia South has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home 224 S. Church St. Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

Jerry Randolph Minks

Jerry Minks, age 77, of Elizabethton, Tennessee and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a lengthy illness. He was born on November 11, 1940 to the late Jason and Nina Tester Minks.

It was Jerry’s wishes to be cremated and that no funeral service is held.

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

The family of Jerry Minks has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home 224 S. Church St. Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

Jean Alberta Mericle

Jean Alberta Mericle, age 64, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born on February 9, 1953 to the late Clyde and Mary Hodge.

It was Jean’s wish to be cremated and that no formal service be held.

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

The family of Jean Mericle has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home 224 S. Church St. Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

 

Charles L. “Charlie” Woods

Charles L. “Charlie” Woods, age 80, of Mountain City, TN passed away peacefully on Saturday December 16, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 14, 1937 in Johnson County, TN to the late Abner Lloyd Woods and Idell Woods. In addition to his parents Charlie was preceded in death by his wife Myrtle Jo Woods and by a son Harold Eugene Woods, several sisters and brothers.

He is survived by his son, Brad Woods and wife Linda, granddaughter, Marlena Townsend and husband Justin, great grandchildren; Dalton, Bentley, Casen and Maddex, Special sister-in-law, Barbara Trivett, and her son Darrell, sisters; Georgia and Lucille, brother, Truman, several nieces and nephews.

It was Charlie’s request that no visitation or funeral service be held.

Family graveside service and burial was held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

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

The family of Charles L. “Charlie” Woods has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

 

Marshall Ladon Cuddy

Marshall Ladon Cuddy, age 69, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at his home, surrounded by family, following a lengthy illness.  He was born on February 11, 1948 to Anna Grace Landore Boone and the late Clyde Cuddy.  In addition to his father, Marshall was preceded in death by sisters:  Joy Storie, Sandra Hawks and brother, Terry Cuddy.

Marshall was a Vietnam War Veteran having honorably served in the United States Army.  Many people remember Marshall from his work.  He owned and operated his own small engine repair business for many years.  When he wasn’t tinkering in his work shop, Marshall enjoyed going to flea markets.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 28 years Lynn Cuddy; daughter and son-in-law, Toni and Glenn Oaks of Kingsport, TN and son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Amie Keels of New York; brothers:  Max Cuddy and wife Sheila of Mountain City, TN, Toby Cuddy and wife Lisa of Shady Valley, TN and Tim Cuddy and wife Cindy of Kansas and their sons, Kevin and Terry; grandchildren:  Bryce Keels, Caelyn Keels, Zachary Oaks, Jaden Oaks and Luke Oaks; his special four legged friends:  KoKo, Jo, Ginger, Sparky and Tiger; several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Harmon Chapel Christian Church with Minister Howard Taylor officiating.  Military honors will follow and will be conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends from 5-6:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN 37683

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 9727 Hwy 421 N, Shady Valley, TN 37688.

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

The family of Marshall Cuddy has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home 224 S. Church St. Mountain City, TN 37683.

Dorothy McQueen Hurt

“I am here on earth for just a little while” Psalm 119:19

Dorothy McQueen Hurt, age 85, of Elizabethton, formerly of Butler, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was a daughter of the late Cefford and Celia Hatley Dugger and was born in Johnson County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three husbands, Dewey Lynn Hughes, Joe McQueen and R.L. Hurt; three brothers, Lucky Dugger, Fate Dugger and Paul Dugger; two sisters, Ona Treadway and Nancy Huggins.

Dorothy retired as a CNA having worked at Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab and Wellness Center (Pine Ridge Nursing Home), Hermitage Health Center and Life Care Center of Elizabethton. She was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church, a former member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens where she was in charge of the Friday night dance. She also was a former member of the Red Hat Society. Dorothy enjoyed antiques, working with arts and crafts but most importantly, she loved Christmas and spending time with her family

Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Scotty Lynn Hughes and wife Robin, of Johnson City and George Dewey Hughes and wife Lori of Weslaco, TX; four grandchildren, Andrew Hughes of Portsmouth, VA; Maggie Hughes Balboa and husband Josh of Harlingen, TX, Chris Hughes of Butler, TN and Kelly Hughes of Elizabethton, TN; four great-grandchildren, Elisha, Olivia, Maddy and Jonah. Several nephews and close friends also survive.

A service to celebrate the life of Dorothy McQueen Hurt will be conducted at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Missionary George Hughes and Reverend Randy Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 PM prior to the funeral service in the chapel.

The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13th at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 PM on Wednesday for the graveside service.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Judy Deloach, Judy Jones and the Nurses and Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Dr. Jonathan Bremer and the staff of Amedisys Hospice for the wonderful care given to Dorothy.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 1503 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, TN, 37643 or to Sowing The Seed Ministry, P.O. Box 1921, Weslaco, TX, 78599-1921.

Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Mrs. Hurt and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office, 423-542-2232, service information, 423-543-4917.

 

Kate O. Courtner

Kate O. Courtner, age 81, of 955 R.D. Campbell Road, Butler, Tennessee passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Mountain City Care Center.  She was a daughter of the late Clyde Courtner who passed away in 1995 and her mother Susie Fritts Courtner who passed away in 1948. Ms. Courtner was a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church.

She was a homemaker who loved gardening.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers; Walt Courtner, Loyd Courtner, and Howard Courtner.

Survivors include: three sons: Marvin Courtner, of the Home, I.G. Courtner, Butler, Tennessee and Kenneth Courtner and wife Vickie, Mountain City, Tennessee. two sisters: Violet Phillips of Butler, Tennessee Parlee Courtner, Mountain City, Tennessee and a brother Clarence Courtner, of Mountain City, Tennessee; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service for Kate will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017

in the Charles B. Hux Chapel of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home the family will receive friends from 6 until 7 prior to the funeral service, with Rev. Shannon Courtner officiating.

Pallbearers will be Donald Courtner, James Courtner, Tommy Courtner, and Eddie Dickens.

Graveside Service will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2 pm. in the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

 

Audrey “Bea” Hawks

Audrey “Bea” Hawks, age 95, passed away November 27, 2017 at the Mountain City Care Center where she had been a resident for the last 7 years.

She was born on June 6, 1922 to the late Timothy and Nevada Roark. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Howard Hawks and son, Clarence Dean Hawks, as well as her siblings: Raymond Roark, Ollie Hawks, Wilbie Bentley, Ruth Buckles, Etta Bentley, Danford Jones, Hubert Hawks, Worley Hawks, Lockie Roark, Tommy Roark and Maggie Roark.

Mrs. Hawks was born in Shady Valley and made her home there until moving to the Care Center in Mountain City. She loved her family and many friends.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and canning. She attended the Shady Valley Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hawks is survived by a daughter, Beverly Diane Hawks of Mountain City, Tennessee and a grandson, Johnny Dean Hawks of Bristol, Tennessee. Several nieces and nephews, as well as special friends, Gerald and Karen Buckles, also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hawks will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service.
Graveside service and interment will follow from the Shady Valley Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of the Mountain City Care Center for the good care Mrs. Hawks received while a resident there.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huxlipfordfh.com. Professional services for the Hawks Family are in the care of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.