Judy Mahala

Judy Mahala, age 71, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 7, 2017, at her home with her husband by her side. She was born August 3, 1945 to the late Chester McQueen and Mona Blevins McQueen. She was a lifelong resident of Shady
Valley. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Freddie Joe Mahala, a sister, Phyllis Perdue, a brother Teddy McQueen, and a grandson, Joshua Cornett.

Judy loved her family and friends. She tried to be a mother to everyone. Judy was happiest when she was surrounded by a group of children.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 54 years, Fred Mahala; son, Christopher Mahala and wife Joanna; daughters: Kay Cornett and husband Keith, Mona Roberts and husband Gary, Fredia Reynolds and husband Billy, Tabitha Blevins and husband Curtis; sister, Delorse Blevins; brother, Kenny McQueen; grandchildren: Adam Roberts, Aaron Roberts. Austin Roberts, Jeremy Cornett, Billy Joe Reynolds, Jr., Pam Reynolds, Zak Mahala, Collin Mahala, Melissa “Sissy” Mahala, Nikki McElyea, Krista Summerow, Nevaeh Blevins, Mason Blevins, Kambria Blevins; great-grandchildren: Jacob Reynolds, Noah Reynolds, Brylee Cornett, Blaine Cornett, Bryson Ward, Braylon Ward; special friend, Becky Spencer, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Burial services for Judy will be private in keeping with Judy’s wishes that no formal service be held. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Mahala, Adam Roberts, Jeremy Cornett, B.J. Reynolds, Aaron Roberts, Zak Mahala, Collin Mahala, Austin Roberts, Keith Cornett, Gary Roberts, Billy Reynolds, and Curtis Blevins.

Friends may visit the family at the home, 929 Hwy. 133, Shady Valley, TN.

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

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

Coach Harold Arnold

Coach Harold Arnold, age 90, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 in Mountain Home Care Center. He was born March 9, 1927 to the late Robert Dee Arnold and Dora Wilson Arnold. He was a member of First Christian Church and was a U.S Navy veteran having served in WWII. Coach loved Duke basketball, golfing and fishing. He was also a member of Taylorsville 243 F & M (a 50 year Mason), Tennessee Retired Teachers’ Association, Golden 50’s Club at ETSU and played football at Lees-McRae and ETSU. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Maxine Miller Arnold and two sisters, Frances Hall and Helen Arnold.

Survivors include: daughter Donna Arnold of Johnson City, TN; son Steve Arnold of Mountain City, TN; sisters-in-law: Clara O’Brien of Stokesdale, NC and Wanda Baity of Winston-Salem, NC; brother-in-law: Clifford Miller and wife Lucy of West Jefferson, NC; several nieces, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Special friends Ralph Stout, Lewis Wills, Charlie Bayless and Joe Atwood also survive.

Funeral services for Coach Arnold will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm in Johnson County Middle School with Ministers Dwayne Dickson and Ken Caswell officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm prior to the funeral service. Graveside service and interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be Board of Elders and Deacons of First Christian Church. Honorary pallbearers will be former athletes who played for Coach Arnold.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Raina Sluder and staff, Coffee House staff, Rush Oil staff, Johnson County Retired Teachers’ Association Members, all his special caregivers, local home health agencies and his church family and neighbors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of First Christian Church.

At other times friends may call at the residence, 299 Fairground Lane, Mountain City, TN.

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

Arrangements for the Coach Arnold family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.

Ruth Opal Garland Campbell

Ruth Opal Garland Campbell, age 92, formerly of Shady Valley, TN, passed away on July 12, 2017, in the Erwin Health Care Center, Erwin, TN. She was born in Shady Valley, TN, on February 19, 1925 to the late Robert Garland and Emma Grace Rambo Garland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Campbell; she was also preceded in death by her brothers and sisters.

She was a homemaker and she really enjoyed working on her farm.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews, and her sister-in-law Ardna Campbell.

The family would like to especially thank Erwin Health Care Center in Unicoi, TN, for the last eight and one-half years of care they gave to “Aunt Ruth”. The family really thanks and appreciates the center for all they did for her. Also, a special thanks to her public guardian, Wanda Martin and her assistant Karrie, for seeing and caring for Ruth .

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., at Shady Valley Memorial Gardens. Reverend Richard Stout will be officiating. Music will be provided by Faye Campbell.

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

The family of Ruth Opal Garland Campbell has placed her arrangements in the competent and caring hands of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.

Norman Clay Osborne

Norman Clay Osborne, age 83, of Mountain City, TN passed away July 8, 2017 peacefully at home. He was born July 4, 1934 in Ashe County, NC to the late Fieldon and Danford Price Osborne. For 42 years Clay worked for Bituminous Construction Company in Maryland, and since retiring to Mountain City he loved attending church and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters; his great-grandson Osmund Kidd-Ward; and special friend Pastor Harry Wills. Survivors include his wife, Grace Osborne of Mountain City, TN; his daughter Joyce Kidd and husband Steven Kidd of Mountain City, TN; his granddaughter Kendrah Kidd and husband Christopher Ward of Winston-Salem, NC; his great-grandchildren Ellis Kidd-Ward and Rory Kidd-Ward; and his brothers June Osborne of Creston, NC and Dale Osborne of Creston, NC. Several nieces and nephews also survive and special friends: Jimmy Widener, Earl Farmer, Ron Martin, Keith Burgess, Terry Hodge and Stan Ahrends.

The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July, 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm –2:00 pm prior to the service. Interment and graveside service will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Creston, NC. Pall Bearers: Gary Johnson, Greg Johnson, Luke Poteet, Brandon Dunn, Josh Poteet, Jeff Norman, and Steve Johnson

To help others fight Alzheimer’s, expressions of sympathy may be directed to Alzheimer’s Research Initiative: Office of Philanthropy, WFBMC, P.O. Box 571021, Winston-Salem, NC 27157 or www.wakehealth.edu/giving (Aging & Alzheimer’s gift option).

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

The family of Clay Osborne has placed his service in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

Allie Beatrice Eames

Allie Beatrice Eames, age 78, of Mountain City, TN, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born July 19, 1938 to the late Thomas Wilburn Ward and Vada Ruth Dugger Ward. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. Allie worked in the restaurant business for many years before her retirement.

Survivors include sisters: Jennie Steiner and Willie Dickens, and brothers; Thomas Ward and Earl Ward. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

It was Allie’s wish to be cremated with no formal service being held and for her cremated remains to be interred at Bel Air Memorial Gardens in Bel Air, MD.

Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com .
The family of Allie Beatrice Eames has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Ella Schipsi

Schipsi, Ella (nee Mink) 93 – of Margate passed away in her home on Saturday July 8, 2017. Ella was born in Neva, Tennessee but was a lifelong resident of Absecon Island. She worked alongside her husband, Alfred P. Schipsi, in his Chalfonte Pharmacy and also as a spa attendant, both in Resorts Casino Hotel of Atlantic City.

Ella is predeceased by her parents, David and Margaret (nee Vaught) Mink and eight other siblings. Ella is survived by her brother Arly Mink of Mountain City, Tennessee; her husband Alfred P. Schipsi of Margate, NJ; and two daughters Charlene Baang (Rodney) and Theresa Wade (Bobbie). Ella is also survived by her four granddaughters Christina Baang, Jennifer Baang Miller (Andrew), and Leigh-Ann and Keanna Wade.

Services will be held at a later date in Mountain City, Tennessee. Contributions made to the “Alzheimer’s Association” will be greatly appreciated; 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 (800)272-3900.

Paul W. Dunn

 

Paul W. Dunn, age 66, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his home following an 18 year long fought battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born on September 28, 1950 to the late Fred Gordan Dunn and Alice Faye Dunn Campbell. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Dunn.

Paul loved the outdoors and he especially loved working with his tractor. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially all of his grandchildren and great grandchild.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 45 years, Barbara Lynn Dunn; mother-In-law, who was like a mother to Paul, Madge Sexton; daughter, Bessie Dunn Dugger and husband Tim; special sister, Tammy Morefield Dunn; special brother, Bobby Ray Dunn and wife Marcella; special brothers-in-law: Joseph Sexton and wife Melinda and Jerry Sexton who always called Paul ‘Doc’; grandchildren: Timothy Paul Dugger and girlfriend, Loni Gilbert, Jason Ray Dugger, Kelly Lynn Dugger; great grandchild, Logan Paul Dugger; nieces and nephews: Tralaina Mains and husband Kenny, Jessica Tester, Melissa Dunn, Crystal Hicks, Brittany, Bethany, Hannah, Annabell, Richard, Amanda Hyatt, Miranda Nicole Hayworth; great niece and great nephew, Brianna and Tristen Mains; several more nieces, nephews and cousins; special home health nurse, Stacey Blair and many, many special friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Billy Morefield officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Timothy Paul Dugger, Timothy Ray Dugger, Joseph Lewis Sexton, Tommy Jack Morefield, Kenny Mains and Terry Reid. Honorary pallbearers are Jason Ray Dugger, Clyde Dugger, Jerry Sexton, Bobby Ray Dunn and Randolph Dugger Sr.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Mountain City Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 278 Eastridge Ln, Mountain City, TN 37683 and on Saturday, July 15 from 6-9:00 at the home.

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

The family of Paul W. Dunn has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

James Ray Wade

James Ray Wade, age 81, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on March 29th, 1936 to the late Brack and Pearl Wade. In addition to his father and mother, James was preceded in death by his brothers Leonard Wade and Fred Cox and sisters Beulah Price and Geneva Hamby.

James was a very caring and compassionate man who had a love for Jesus like no other. He loved and enjoyed reading the bible, playing his guitar, singing, and talking about old cars. James brought joy and happiness to everyone around him.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 31 years, Norma Wade; brother, J.B. Wade; sister: Josie Long; stepchildren: Sherry Osborne and Susie Clemens; two special granddaughters Nicole “Coley” Foster and Crystal Ham; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and special border collie “Lucky”.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Pastor Donnie Cox officiating. The graveside service and interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM p.m. prior to the funeral service. Pallbearers will be Randy Osborne, Ramon Foster, Lee Ham, Richard McElyea, Mark Singleton, and Ray Lunceford. Honorary Pallbearers are J.B. Wade and Dickie Wade.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in James’s memory may be made to Mountain City Funeral Home or Norma Wade at 152 Forge Creek Circle, Mountain City, TN 37683

At other times friends may call at the home.

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

Dora Virginia Brewster

Dora Virginia Brewster, age 87, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
Dora was born in Glade Spring, Virginia on June 17, 1930, and was the daughter of the late John William Thomas and Mary Victoria (Rhudy) Thomas. She made her career with the DuPont Company, where she worked as a research assistant at the Chestnut Run site, retiring in 1993 after 28 years of dedicated employment.
A woman of strong faith, Dora was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in New Castle. Above all else, she was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be dearly missed by all.
In addition to her parents, Dora was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Howard H. Brewster, Sr.; daughter, Carol Sue Bossler; and 7 siblings. She is survived by her sons, Howard H. Brewster, Jr. (Terry) of Georgetown and Thomas L. Brewster, Sr. (Candy) of New Castle; grandchildren, Stephanie Brewster, Shannon Houchen (Kip), Scott Shirk, Thomas Brewster, Jr. (Jennifer), Amy Brewster, Brad Brewster, Kristin Brewster, and Amanda Rogers (Ken); 12 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Monday morning, July 10, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dora’s memory may be made to the Good Will Fire Company, 401 South St., New Castle DE 19720.

 

Barbara Louise Birdsall

Barbara Louise Birdsall, age 84, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on September 28, 1932 in Eau Gallie Florida to the late John and Edythe King Mansfield. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband George E. Birdsall and grandson, John M. Unden.

Barbara grew up in Patchogue, Long Island and loved the ocean. She loved decorating her cozy home, socializing with friends and watching General Hospital each day at 3:00 p.m. She retired from Northern Westchester Hopsital Center in Mount Kisco, New York.

Those left to cherish her memories include her children: Renee Feister and husband Rick, Laurie Wehman, Kerrie Hunt and husband Robert and Sue Hassett and husband Rick, John Unden and wife Lori and Geary Unden and wife Kathy; sister, Lorraine Gerard; fourteen grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held in New York at a later date.

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

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

Richard Michael ‘Mike’ ‘Club” Blevins

Richard Michael ‘Mike’ ‘Club” Blevins, age 67, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born on September 7, 1949 to Earlene Cress Blevins and the late Dick Blevins. In addition to his father, Mike was preceded in death by a brother, David Edward Blevins.

Mike was a contractor for many years and in 1978 he opened his own restaurant in Mountain City, Mike’s Bar-B-Que. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed his guns and reloading his own ammunition.

In addition to his mother, Earlene; Mike is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Sarah Blevins of Leland, NC; special friend like a son, Robbie Bradley of Elizabethton, TN, Boy Dog, two nieces, Nikki Blevins Sawyers and Brandy Blevins Childester, mother of his son, Beverly Blevins of Lottsburg, VA; and many, many special friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. from Mountain City Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Johnson County Human Society, PO Box 307, Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

The family of Richard Michael ‘Mike’ ‘Club’ Blevins has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

Eula M. Winters

Eula M. Winters, age 77, of Mountain City, TN passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, TN. She was born May 11, 1940 in Mountain City, TN to the late William Vincent Winters and Blanche Jenkins Winters. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three grandsons, Brandon and Jonathon Forrester and Allen Winters; four sisters, Flora Taylor, Pauline Owens, Sue Dinkins, and Ellen Smith; four brothers, Ralph, Jim, Charlie, and Claude Winters. And a son in law John Forrester, Eula was a homemaker and she was a member of the Ackerson Creek Church of Christ. She was survived by one daughter, Kathy Forrester of Mountain City, TN; three sons, Glen and Debbie Winters, Bobby Joe Winters and Dean Winters all of Mountain City, TN; one brother, Pete Winters and wife Lois; four grandchildren, Chris and Cory Forrester and Brad and Brian Garland; five great-grandchildren; several step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service for Eula Winters will be conducted on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 3 PM from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2 PM to 3 PM prior to the funeral service. A private graveside service will be held in the Cornett Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to her family through our website at www.huxlipfordfh.com. Professional services for the Winters family are being provided by the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.

Willie Earl Rhymer

Willie Earl Rhymer

Willie Earl Rhymer, age 72, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday June 18, 2017 at the Mountain City Care Center. He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Smith Rhymer, His parents, Marian Willis and Agnus Ruth Dyson Rhymer, and a sister, Violet Lillie Rhymer Eller. Earl and his twin brother, Burl, were born January 27, 1945.

Earl was a lifetime resident of Johnson County. He was a simple man who loved country living. Every summer, he thoroughly enjoyed his garden and took pride in all he grew. Earl was especially proud of his apple butter recipe. Making apple butter in an old copper kettle was something he looked forward to every fall. Earl worked in a sawmill for many years and could name every kind of tree as a result. When he was well, his routine of going to Hardees for breakfast and being the 1st one there when they opened, visiting the Tri-State, Mountain View Exxon and several other stops around town was a highlight of his day.

He was a faithful member of Liberty Christian Church up until his illness. Even as a resident at Mountain City Care Center, he attended all the church services provided by the local churches. He would sing along to all the hymns and so enjoyed the worship time.

Survivors include his son, Michael Rhymer who he truly missed and longed to see, his twin brother, Wiley Burl Rhymer and wife, Helen, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a niece who stood by him and over seen his care, Patsy Cullop and husband Danny, three nephews, a niece and several great nephews and nieces.

 

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5 until 6:30. Ministers officiating will be Ben Moore and Tony Potter. Special music will be provided by Tony and Cheri Potter along with the group from Evergreen Baptist Church who sang at the Care Center. Graveside service and interment will follow from the Donnelly Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Tommy Rhymer, Bobby Dyson, Jim McKinnis, Tim Fenner, Willis Lewis, Don Brewer, Earl Greer, and Mack Proffit. Honorary pallbearers are, Carl Williams, Bob Pardue, Dennis Henson, William Rhymer, Eddie Rhymer, Bud McComas and Burley McComas.

The family would like to thank the Mountain City Care Center nurses, C N A ‘s and staff, for their care, love, and concern given to Earl , as well as the doctors, nurses and staff in the stroke wing of the Johnson City Medical Center. Also, special thanks to CARIS Hospice for their care and outreach.

Memorials may be made to the Donnelly Cemetery fund in care of Dick Walsh at 350 Circle Drive, Mountain City, Tennessee, 37683.

 

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

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

 

Richard Michael ‘Mike’ Blevins

 Richard Michael ‘Mike’ Blevins

 Richard Michael ‘Mike’ ‘Club” Blevins, age 67, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born on September 7, 1949 to Earlene Cress Blevins and the late Dick Blevins. In addition to his father, Mike was preceded in death by a brother, David Edward Blevins.

Mike was a contractor for many years and in 1978 he opened his own restaurant in Mountain City, Mike’s Bar-B-Que. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed his guns and reloading his own ammunition.

In addition to his mother, Earlene; Mike is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Sarah Blevins of Leland, NC; special friend like a son, Robbie Bradley of Elizabethton, TN, Boy Dog, two nieces, Nikki Blevins Sawyers and Brandy Blevins Childester, mother of his son, Beverly Blevins of Lottsburg, VA; and many, many special friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday July 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. from Mountain City Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Johnson County Human Society, PO Box 307, Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

The family of Richard Michael ‘Mike’ ‘Club’ Blevins has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Edward Burgess

Edward Burgess

 Edward Burgess, age 96, of Mountain City, TN, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday evening, June 21, 2017 at the home of Judy and Stan in Seneca, SC. He was born September 14, 1920 to the late Wiley and Matilda Absher Burgess. In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Roxie Sheets Burgess; sisters: Evazella Parsons, Hazel Bare, Esther South, Chessie Faw, Ada Severt and Ruth Burgess; brothers: Oscar Burgess, Woodrow Burgess, Alton Burgess and Tobias Burgess; great grandson, Andrew Shelton and son-in-law, Ralph Phillips.

Edward attended First Freewill Baptist Church. He loved going to church, reading his Bible and singing. He was in a quartet for many years. Edward was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will truly be missed.

Those left to cherish his memories include his daughters: Lenna Ruth Warren and husband Ernest of Mountain City, TN and Judy Metcalf and husband Stan of Seneca, SC; grandchildren: Connie Wallace and husband Hillery, Domenic Metcalf and wife Melissa, Jeff Metcalf and spouse Devyn; Burgess Metcalf and wife Lindsay, Lesley McCoy and husband T.J.; great grandchildren: Adam Shelton, Katelyn Metcalf, Kristen Metcalf, Charlotte Metcalf, Trinity McCoy, Sterling Metcalf, Travis McCoy, Andrew Wallace and Jenna Wallace; several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 2:30 with Pastor Mike McNutt and Pastor Billy Morefield officiating. Special music will be provided by Christina Lewis. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Calloway Cemetery, West Jefferson, North Carolina with Mr. Floyd South officiating.  Pallbearers will be Domenic Metcalf, Jeff Metcalf, Burgess Metcalf, TJ McCoy, Hillery Wallace, and Clyde Stout. Honorary pallbearers are Adam Shelton, Garland Miller, Dennis James, Glen South, Floyd South, Dean Dillard and Wayne Burgess.

Memorials in Edward’s memory may be made to the Calloway Cemetery, c/o Martin Little, PO Box 1426, Jefferson, NC 28640

At other times the family will receive friends at the home of Edward’s daughter, Ruth Warren and her husband Ernest, 1470 Rainbow Road, Mountain City, TN.

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

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

Rosa “Rose” Dugger Hodge

Rosa “Rose” Dugger Hodge, age 89, of Elizabethton, left this earthly life to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 10 at her residence. A native of Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Hiram Hunter Dugger and Barbara Elizabeth Keller Dugger. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hodge was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Claude Hodge; two sisters, Geneva Belle Pilkin and Mary Kate Fritts; and two brothers, Truman Dugger and James Edward Dugger.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sister, Hazel Amanda Pierce, Piney Flats; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; her special friend and companion, Ralph L. Gouge, Elizabethton. Rose considered Ralph’s family as her special extended family, including his daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Gary Pierce, Bristol, along with their children James Pierce, Johnson City, and Wendy Hill, Knoxville; and Susan and John Estep, Elizabethton, with their sons Andrew Estep and Justin Estep, Elizabethton, who loveingly called her “Granny Rose.” She also leaves behind her special friends, Kyle and Phyllis Gouge, of Johnson City.

Rose was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church. She was retired from United Telephone after 30 years of service and also retired from the US Forestry Service after more than 10 years of service. Rose was a member of the Republican Women and was active in numerous other organizations.

A service to celebrate the life of Rosa “Rose” Dugger Hodge will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Thursday. Friends may also visit with the family at the home of her sister, Hazel Pierce, Piney Flats, or at the residence of Ralph Gouge 228 Steel Bridge Road, Elizabethton.

The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the Holston Home for Children, 404 Holston Drive, Greeneville, TN 37743, or to the Veteran’s Organization of your choice.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Mrs. Hodge and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. 423-542-2232, obituary line 423-543-4917.

 

Bobby Gentry

Bobby Gentry

 

Laurel Bloomery-

Mr. Bobby Gentry, age 64, of 405 Gentry Cemetery Road, Laurel Bloomery, TN passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Sperry, Iowa.   He was born December 4, 1952 in Johnson County, TN to the Fredrick Russell Gentry and Lois Jean Fritts and enjoyed Hunting and Fishing and spending time with family and friends. He was a United States Army Veteran having served during Vienam.

 

Survivors include:   Son: Robert Christopher Gentry, Rogersville, TN.     4 sisters: Linda Carter Jennings LA, Brenda Isham and Husband Dr. Aubrey Isham, Jacksboro, TN, Lisa Hawkins Phillips and husband Carl, Kingsport, TN, and Sherry Knight and husband Lee, Millers Creek, N.C.

In addition, he had two grandsons: Christoper and Elijah, Nephews and Nieces; Richard Eller, J Paul Eller, Joshua Carter, Joseph Carter, Madison Phillips and Allison Phillip, Special Friends: Mike Hill, Fred O’Daffer and David Campbell.

A funeral service for Bobby will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will  be: Richard Eller, Joshua Cater, Joseph Carter, Aubrey Isham MD, Mike Hill, David Campbell, Gary Gentry and Greg Bishop.

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 Friday June 16, 2017 at 11 a.m.i in the Gentry Cemetery. with Military Honors accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.

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

 

The Family of Bobby Gentry has placed his service in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN

 

Dorothy Mae “Duck” Abel

Dorothy Mae “Duck” Abel

Dorothy Mae “Duck” Abel passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Paul Leroy Potter and Esther Woodards Potter. She loved spending time with her family and going to yard sales. In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband Kenneth Leslie Abel; two daughters: Kim Hampton and Kathy Abel and one brother: Cecil Potter.

Survivors include: one son: Kenneth Abel; three sisters: Laura Hodge, Myrtle Icenhour and Madge Sexton; two step sisters: Peggy Icenhour and Jean Icenhour; one brother: Paul Potter; one step brother: John Icenhour; three grandchildren: Tyler Hampton, Kevin Abel and Kenny Abel; one great grandchild and great niece Casey Hodge James. Several nieces, nephews and special friends Lois Olinger and Joyce Roark also survive.

At her request there will be no formal service. Burial will be in State Line Cemetery.

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

Arrangements for Dorothy “Duck” Abel are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.

Mr. David Arnold Bower

Mr. David Arnold Bower, age 50, of Laurel Bloomery, TN passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at his residence.
He was born February 28, 1967 in Hackensack, NJ to the late William W. Bill Bower, who passed away in 2010, and Sally A. Bower of Mountain City, TN.
He was a 1985 graduate of Johnson County High School. He enjoyed watching football and going fishing.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son: Benjamin Bower of Mountain City, TN; two brothers, Bill Bower of Knoxville, TN and Jim Bower and wife Susan of Houston, TX.
A memorial service for David Arnold Bower will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Pastor Con Sauls and Rev. Sam Icenhour to officiate.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM prior to his memorial.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.huxlipfordfh.com
The Family of David A. Bower has placed his arrangements in the competent and caring hands of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

Perry Jennings

Perry Jennings, age 72, of 203 Shouns Mission Lane, Mountain City, TN passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at his residence. He was the son of the late Clyde and Mae Belle Cornett Jennings. He was a member of Shouns Mission and he loved reading his Bible and spending time with his friends. Perry was self- employed in the roofing industry for many years and during that time he made many friends. He always enjoyed talking with people about the Bible. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Verlene Martin; and brothers: Oscar Jennings, Jeter Jennings, Howard Jennings, Sonny Jennings and Ralph Jennings.

Survivors include: his wife Lois Dunn Jennings; daughter Tina Jennings Glover and husband Jason; sisters: Nora Mae Swift and Evelyn Farmer and husband Bill; brothers: Barney Jennings and wife Lucille, Dewey Jennings, Ben Jennings and wife Peggy, Tony Jennings and wife Rita, Butch Jennings and wife Brenda and Jim Jennings and wife Cathy and several nieces and nephews. Special friends Jason Glover, Dr. Earl Taylor and special 4 pawed friend Hailey also survive.

Funeral services for Perry Jennings will be conducted at 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Anthony Roark, Rev. Leonard Fletcher and Rev. Homer Vanover officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm prior to the funeral service. Active pallbearers will be Paul Dunn, Mike Bradley, John Paul Jennings, Rabe Jennings, Butch Jennings and Tony Jennings. Honorary pallbearers will be special son-in-law Jason Glover and Dr. Earl Taylor. Graveside service and interment will follow the service in Jennings Family Cemetery.

At other times friends may call at the residence, 203 Shouns Mission Lane, Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

The family of Perry Jennings has place his arrangement in the competent caring hands of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.