Shirley A. Hughes

Shirley A. Hughes, 78, most recently of Mountain City Tennessee, passed away May 27, 2018.

Born in Salem, NJ to Joseph and Florence Fithian (deceased), Shirley spend much of her life in Pennsville, NJ with her late husband, Carlton R. Hughes, Sr before they both retired to Tennessee.

Over the course of her life, Shirley had been a factory worker, receptionist, homemaker, armed security guard, and cashier, who loved gardening, bird watching, and jigsaw puzzles.

She is survived by her brother, Joseph Fithian, her son, Carl Jr., and two daughters, Tami and Kelly, as well as four grandchildren.

Stella Mae Buchanan Blankenbeckler

Stella Mae Buchanan Blankenbeckler

Stella Mae Buchanan Blankenbeckler, age 96 of Mountain City, TN passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Sherry, on Saturday June 9, 2018 following a lengthy illness. She was born in Nallen, West Virginia on November 24, 1921 to the late Rev. James Buchanan and Venia Alice Brookshire Buchanan.

Stella grew up in the coal camps of West Virginia, moving to Doe Valley community for a short while when she was a young teenager. She attended Johnson County High School and returned to West Virginia to live with her sister Onnie and work in a mining company store. When World War II broke out she worked for a defense plant in Maryland before joining the Navy in 1944. She served in the Naval Hospital Corps until 1946.

After completing her assignment with the Navy, Stella moved back to Johnson County, Tennessee, where she met James ‘Jim’ Blankenbeckler, who was also a Navy Veteran. They were married in September 1946, until his death in 2000.

Stella personified the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31:10-31. Mawmaw’s kitchen was the center of the family home. She loved cooking and baking and serving wonderful meals to family and friends. She was also a skillful seamstress and a dedicated homemaker. Stella also worked outside the home, most notably at Ramsey’s 5 and 10 Store, The Old Johnson County Hospital as a nursing assistant, and at Food Country Deli, where she was known as the ‘biscuit lady.’

In all of her many years, Stella lived a dedicated and fruitful Christian life and was an inspiration to others. (Galatians 5:22-23). Though she possessed a quiet, gentle spirit, she was a prayer warrior for God, praying every night for her family members by name. She was a faithful member of Mountain City Presbyterian Church for over 60 years, where she encouraged people with her card ministry.

In her later years, Stella still enjoyed reading, beginning each day with her Bible and a time for devotions. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Stella was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, James Sherwood Blankenbeckler, infant daughter, Wilma Jean, sisters, Onnie Adkins and Elizabeth Parks, and brothers, William E., Roy, Ray, and Dallas Buchanan.

Those left to cherish her memories include her daughters, Sherry Tester of Mountain City, TN and Nancy Pardue of Vilas, NC, son, James Blankenbeckler Jr. of Mountain City, TN, grandchildren, Michelle Threadgill and husband Tyler, Bridget Wagner and husband Shannon, Tammy Harmon and husband Tommy, Billie Jo Pardue and husband Ricky, Tim Tester and wife Barbara and Christy Boone and husband Mike, fourteen great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, special nephew, Fred Robinson and wife Wanda, and many more special nieces and nephews, special friends, Joyce Trivette, Joe and Carol Winebarger, Wilma ‘Sue’ Henley, Coye Canter, Loretta Stout, and very special dog ‘Bo’.

The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 13, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Con Sauls officiating. Special music will be provided by The Joyful Hearts. Graveside service and interment will follow the funeral at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Tim Tester, Tyler Threadgill, Ricky Pardue, Tommy Harmon, Joe Winebarger, and Shannon Wagner. Honorary pallbearer is Fred Robinson.

Stella was in the care of Amedysis Hospice for the last year of her life. The family is extremely grateful for the entire staff, especially to Mandy Ward, Stephanie Jones and Gail Miller. The family also wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Hands to Help for their assistance and care during Stella’s last days. A very special thank you to our dream team of caregivers, ‘Our Sisters’, Peggy Johnson, Carolyn Adams and Mary Ward.

At other times the family will receive friends at 236 Willow Circle, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683. Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.

The family of Stella Mae Buchanan Blankenbeckler has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Helen Francis Harper

Helen Francis Harper

Helen Francis Harper, age 89, of Butler, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at her home.  She was born in Johnson County, TN on October 8, 1928 to the late Jessie Frank and Rosa Shupe Harper.  In addition to her parents Helen was preceded in death by two sisters, Elsie Jenkins and Virginia Morefield, two nephews, Benny Morefield and Dean Morefield  and Dean’s son and Helen’s great nephew, Chris Morefield, nephew-in-law, Jim Campbell.

Helen was never married and she loved her family and being with them and will be truly missed. Helen was a member of Liberty Christian Church.

She is survived by a brother, James Harper and wife Janet of Mountain City, TN, nephews, Bobby Morefield and wife Rebecca of Robinsville, NC, Paul Jenkins and wife Brenda, Gene Jenkins and wife Linda, Robert Jenkins and wife Doris and Lonnie Jenkins and wife Linda, special great niece and caregiver, Heather Dickens and husband Michael of the home, other great nieces and great nephews, Cody Morefield, Nick Morefield, Benji Morefield and Gwyn Morefield, special great-great nieces and nephews, Samantha Carroll, Daniel Estep, Mikaela Carroll, Mackenzie Carroll and friend Zach Walton, other great-great nieces and nephews, Ryan Morefield, Jeffery Brooks and Veda Morefield , niece, Linda Campbell, niece-in-law, Phyllis Morefield, great-great-great nieces, Maddison and Brooke Estep and many more.

The family will receive friends from11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Maurice Widener officiating. Music will be under the direction of Trish Morefield. Graveside service and interment will follow from the Phillippi Cemetery.  Pallbearers are Zach Walton, Daniel Estep, Ryan Morefield, Michael Dickens, Lonnie Jenkins, Robert Jenkins and Paul Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers are Carl Williams, Junior McQueen and the late Jim Hutchinson. At other times, the family will also receive friends at the home, 542 Copley Branch Road, Butler, TN. 37640.

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

 

Bill Wright

William Clay Wright II

Nov. 21, 1951 – May 12, 2018

William Clayton Wright II was born November 21, 1951, along with his twin brother George Turner Wright to Nell Turner
Wright and Charles McQuown Wright in Bristol, Virginia.

He was a native of Mountain City, Tennessee and attended Johnson County schools. Bill graduated from Brandon Hall School in Dunwoody, Georgia. He attended Tulane University and received both bachelor’s and masters’ degrees in architecture and was a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Bill was a lifelong Methodist and a faithful member of Mayfair Heights United Methodist Church, serving as a member of the Church Board, trustee, and usher. He was a principal in the firm of GSB, where he spent the majority of his career. Bill was a brilliant architect, who developed close relationships with both coworkers and clients.

Ever the gentleman, Bill strived to be involved in the activities of his firm and in the lives of his friends. Bill’s friends spoke of his being generous with his time, talents, resources, and kindheartedness. He was a great friend and listener and mentor to many. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and had lifelong friends from his college years. During his 30 years at the company, he worked on countless hospitality and renovation/restoration projects that included the USPS Office and Courthouse Renovation; Marriott Wardman Park; and his last project, the Ardmore Readiness Center.

Bill was especially proud of the work he did with communities in working with HUD to build affordable housing for seniors, as well as a renovation of the Federal Courthouse shortly before the Murrah Building Bombing. He had a meeting at the Murrah Building that was scheduled for 9:00am on April 19th, 1995, but ran late and missed being there by minutes. This forever changed his life, and the lives of so many other Oklahomans.

While a student at Tulane, Bill had a blind date with a recent graduate of Auburn University. Almost four years later, Bill married his great love, Lissa McCall, on June 18, 1977, in her hometown of Fort Payne, Alabama. Bill and Lissa celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last June. They were truly blessed with their two children, Melissa and Turner. Bill was overjoyed at the births of his grandchildren, Carter and Lairyn Hayes. Bill was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife; his children, Melissa and Jeremy Hayes, and Turner Wright. He also leaves his precious grandchildren.

He is survived by George (brother) and Andrea Wright and their children, Keith, Jamie and Timbra, and Sarah Wright, and their grandsons, Keegan and Mac. He is also survived by Lissa’s brother’s family—Whit and JoAnna McCall and their sons Will and John. Also surviving Bill is Lissa’s mother, Marjorie Malloy Fox, and her husband Marion Fox. Special cousins Buddy and Janice Turner, Harry and Nancy Lambright, and Peggy Mock. Special thanks to the stroke team and neuro ICU at Oklahoma City Baptist Integris Hospital for their compassionate care. We count one of our great blessings Dr. Alan Garber, who cared for Bill in the hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care, or the charity of your choice. Bill was an organ donor and continued to help others in this way. Rest in peace, our kind and gentle Bill. Memorial Service was held on Friday, May 18, at 3:00 p.m., Mayfair Heights United Methodist Church, 3131 NW 50 Street, Oklahoma City, under the direction of Mercer Adams Funeral Service.

Sue Smith Howard

Sue Smith Howard

Sue Smith Howard died peacefully on June 7, 2018, at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, VA. She was born in Lundale, West Virginia, February 23, 1936 to the late Wiley Brownlow Smith and Ora Cornett Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Opal Smith Douglas, Louise Smith Helton, Ethel Smith Walker, and a brother Ernest Smith.

As a young girl, she lived with her family in West VA and moved to Mountain City when she was four. She had one brother and six sisters including Tulee that passed away when she was a few days old. At the age of eight, she cooked for the whole family, while the older siblings did chores on a farm in the Crackers Neck Community.

Sue and Malcolm met in high school and married on August 18, 1954 in Conowingo, Maryland at the ages of 17 and 18. They started their married life living with Malcolm’s father, the late Roby J. Howard, at the family home place. They eventually moved into an apartment in Mountain City while they built a house on land they purchased, which was part of the Howard Farm.

Malcolm farmed, raised hogs, turkeys, and cattle. He grew corn, tobacco, and beans. Sue worked at Farmers State Bank. When the Leco Manufacturing plant came into the county, they both found employment. Sue worked there for seven years, and Malcolm worked for nine years. Before his employment at Leco, Malcolm worked at the Raytheon Plant in Bristol. Sue left the plant in order to stay home with the children.

Five years later, she opened a small shop known as Mountaineer Arts Crafts and Gift Shop. This business was Located in a part of the Arney’s Grill building which they purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Jack Arney. During this time Sue taught classes in Macrame, Ceramics, Cake Decorating, and leather work. She kept the business for 12 years.  Malcolm and Sue own and operate a part of the original Roby J. Howard Sr. Farm, and have lived there for 58 years.

Sue was very active in the community. She was leader of Girl Scout Troop 268 for many years. She was a member and served as a president of most of the following clubs: Laurel Bloomery Home Demonstration Club, Johnson County Garden Club, Johnson County Arts Council, Family Community Education Club, Johnson County Historical Society, Heritage Hall Renovation Committee, and Johnson County Community Theater. She received a State Volunteer Award in Family Community Education. She served two terms as a Johnson County Commissioner, serving the First District. She was past president of the Johnson County Republican Women’s Club, which she helped to organize. She received a Tennessee Volunteer Accommodation Award, presented by State Representative, Jason Mumpower, for Governor, Don Sunquist, for Community service. She was also involved in Tennessee Bicentennial. Sue was a Charter Heritage Hall Member. She was named Club Woman of the Year in 1978, served on the Board of the State of Tennessee 4-H Club Alumni in 1982-1983. Sue had her own radio program at 7:00 each morning, for 15 plus years. This program was very popular on the local WMCT Radio Station. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was very involved in the ETSU Kellogg program. Sue was also very well known in the community for her country cooking and had written many recipes.

The Howard’s are members of First Christian Church , and Sue has served on many committees, including the Nellie Bryan Guild.

Sue loved all of her family dearly and loved attending events and outings that her grandchildren and great grandchildren were involved in. She also enjoyed gardening and bowling. She was a competitive bowler. Both of them were past members of the Boone, NC Tuesday night league. They have both entered tournaments that led them to USBC National Tournaments. Sue and Malcolm both have bowled in the National Bowling Arena in Reno, Nevada. Sue also bowled in Syracuse, NY and in Green Bay, Wisconsin in August, 2015 where she won the Women’s Senior USBC Championship. She received the coveted Wall of Honor Award in 2013, which is voted on by league members.

She loved the beauty of her county, her state, and her nation. She was a lifelong collector of antiques and collectibles, especially Elvis Presley memorabilia and also went to see him in concert twice.

A special thank you to staff at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Amedisys, and the many special friends that have sent cards, brought food, and visited her in the last five months.

Those left to cherish her memories include: Husband and Soulmate of 63 years and 10 months, Malcolm Howard, Sr., sons Malcolm Howard, Jr. (Donna), Randy Howard, daughter Dottie Sue Phipps (Mark), grandchildren Rita Howard Reese (Lars), Dayton Howard, Staci Phipps Byrd (Mark), Mandy Howard Reichenbach FNP-BC (Chris), Ashley Howard, Brandy Phipps (Samantha), Laurel Howard (Tony), Crisie Jennings, Daniel Phipps, great grandchildren Aubree Glenn, Alaina Perry, Nathaniel (Nate) Price, Mya Reichenbach, Raelynn Hughes, Abigail Phipps, Alaina Phipps, Norman Reese, Milianna Hughes, sisters Kathleen Smith Davidson (Bill), Trilla Smith Little (Buddy), brothers-in-law Earl Howard, Walter G. Adams, and many many special nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. Special friends of many years include: Carolyn Ray and the late Bruce Ray, Thelma Lipford, Ina Bellamy, Lorraine Ray, Mary and Bruce Triplett, Mary Nave, Peggy and Buster Brown, Peggy and Ken Rowman, Karen McMillan and Cecil Griffin, Brenda Gambill, Starla and Pete Brooks, Ted and Margaret Spivey, Judy and Fred Ramsey, Hal and Sarah Johnson, Jack and Joann Swift, Bill and Kathy Terrill, Janet Payne and the late Ray Payne, Mark and Pam Billingsley, and Janet Towry. A special thanks to nephew, C.J. Douglas, who considered her his second mother.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 12:30-2:30 at Mountain City Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:30 with Pastors Frank Ransom and Dwayne Dickson officiating. Special music will be provided by Nancy Davis. Graveside service and interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers are Doug Mink, Danny Grindstaff and Clay Neely.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home on Dry Stone Branch Road.

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

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

 

Wendell ‘Shot’ Dickens

Wendell ‘Shot’ Dickens

1 Peter 5:10   But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

Wendell ‘Shot’ Dickens, age 77, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, June 1, 2018.

Shot was born on September 3, 1940 to the late Bert and Vena Taylor Dickens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife and best friend of 52 years, Mary Ann Dickens, who passed away on March 10, 2015, one infant child, one grandchild, sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann Guy and her husband Burl, sister-in-law, Oma Eller Norris and husband Lee, brothers-in-law, Lewis McElyea, Delmer Eller, John Brown and several nieces and nephews.

Shot was an honest, hardworking, and humble man. He lived a very simple life and was not a man of worldly possessions but was rich in ways that no money could measure, faith and family. First and foremost, he was a true Servant of God, who lived each day according to God’s holy word. He enjoyed talking and discussing God, the Bible, and his faith with family and friends. Shot treated everyone with dignity, respect, compassion and love.

He farmed for many years and loved ‘working up his vegetables with Mary’. They especially loved making kraut. He also loved to work with wood and eHh was known by many near and far for his craftsmanship of furniture making and carpentry. He built many homes in Johnson County and North Carolina and passed this trait on to his sons.

Those that had the privilege and honor of truly knowing Shot also knew that he loved to make people laugh. He loved to tell tall tales, whether it was about a fictional character that he named ‘Ralph Rotten’, to the ghosts in the woods behind his sisters’ homes, to his little and ‘invisible’ dog named ‘Spot’, which only he, his grandchildren and a few special nieces and nephews could see. Not only did he like to tell a good tale, Shot also loved to pull a good joke and prank and anyone that could pull one on him, well, that was even better, because Shot was sure to use it on someone else later.

Shot’s pride and joy during the last years has been his granddaughter, MaKenzie and great grandsons, Brayden, Bobby, Tucker and new arrival Little Rickey. Though he was ill and could not play with them as he would have liked, Shot had a special bond with each of them.  He was a member of Pleasant View Christian Church.

Those left to cherish Shot’s memories include his loving children: Kenneth Dickens and wife Carla, Barbara ‘Sis’ Long, Kim Taylor and husband Bobby, Eddie Dickens, Johnny Dickens and wife Amy, and Annie Dickens and friend Dallas Keenan; sisters, June Stanley and Lou McElyea; brother and sister-in-law, Ira and Louise Dickens; grandchildren: Nancy Reece, Trevor Reece and fiancé Heather and her children, Jaxson and Riley, Andy Lewis and wife Brittney, Mary Sexton and friend Rickey Barber, Amanda Long and friend Frederick, Matthew Dickens, MaKenzie Dickens and Colten Grindstaff; great grandchildren: Brayden Dickens, Bobby Sexton, Tucker Long, Little Rickey Barber, Harper Lewis; sister-in-law, Myrtle Brown; brothers-in-law: Bob Eller and wife JoAnn and Jack Eller and wife June; special niece who was always there with a lending hand: Melissa ‘Sis’ (Guy) Taylor; special friends: Mike Austin, Richard Hammons, Mike Lewis, Ted Smith, Jim McKinnis, Missy’s Bob Taylor, Stephanie and Josh Jones and their children, Mattie, Jamie and Brock; many more special nieces and nephews, his church families and many, many more special people.

A Service Celebrating Shot’s Life will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Pleasant View Christian Church with Gary Bowman and Neal Reagan officiating. Special music will be provided by Josh and Stephanie Jones. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. prior to the service. Graveside Service and Interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from the Reece Memorial Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Shot’s sons: Kenneth, Eddie, and Johnny, son-in-law, Bobby Taylor, nephew, Wayne Guy and Dallas Kennan and Richard Hammons. Honorary pallbearers are all of Shot’s nephews.

One of Shot’s favorite scriptures was Psalm 39:4 Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am. In lieu of flowers, Shot would want you to help someone in need and spend true quality time with your family and friends and simply be kind to one another. It would bring so much joy to him to know that someone in need was helped in his memory.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. James Shine, who was not only Shot’s physician but was a true friend, Nurse Kathleen and staff at Johnson County Medical Group, Staff of Amedisys Home Health and Amedisys Hospice, and Gail Miller for all of their sincere care, compassion and support through the years. To his nurse Stephanie Jones, ‘thank you’ is not enough; you have been a light in our lives and we are forever grateful, and to Aunt Myrtle, you will never know how much we appreciate and love you for helping us take care of Dad.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 407 Redbrush Road, Mountain City, TN 37683. Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.

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

Mary Colleen Hawkins Greene

Mary Colleen Hawkins Greene

Mary Colleen Hawkins Greene, age 89, passed from this life to life everlasting on May 29, 2018. She was a long time member of Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church and attended as long as her health permitted.

Colleen accepted Christ early in life. A woman of deep faith and a devoted Christian, she will be remembered by all who knew her as a strong prayer warrior, a kind and loving wife, mother, friend and neighbor, who lived out her days in quietness and confidence in her Lord and Savior.

Survivors include her loving and devoted son: Richard A. Greene II (Richie), the joy of her life; two sisters-in-law: Shirley Greene Stephenson of Greeneville and Janice Hawkins of Mountain City; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a loving and dedicated friend, Julia Peters.

She was the daughter of the late Wiley F. Hawkins and Vada Carrie Neatherly Hawkins of Mountain City, Tennessee and was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years: Richard Arvil Greene; brother: Dayton Hawkins of Mountain City; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Oscar T. and Carrie Tilson Greene; brother-in-law: J.N. Stephenson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Evelyn and Ernest Campbell; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Klon and Frances Greene and Brumley and Jane Greene.

The funeral service was held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church with interment in the church cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holston Methodist Home for Children, 404 Holston Dr., Greeneville, TN 37743.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kiserrosehillfuneralhome.com.

Ann Maxine King

Ann Maxine “Coon” King 82, passed away on May 27, 2018 at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC. She was married to the late Paul E. King.

She was born in 220 Seahorn Lane, Mountain City, TN on April 17, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Daniel Webster Wilson and the late Belle Eliza Wilson. Ann loved to work in her flowers and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Along with her husband and parents she was also predeceased by her son, William Earl Warren.

She is survived by two sisters, Norma Jean Lowe and Betty Ann Johnson, five children Shirley “Jeannie” Tester, Norman Warren, Lisa Snyder, Steven Warren, and Elizabeth King. Two son-in-laws, Jeff Tester and Duke Snyder and one daughter-in-law, Sandy Hammons. Twelve grandchildren Cheryl Leonard, Jamie Williams, Daniel Williams, Misty Williams, Heather May, Megan Gentry, Lynze Snyder, Steven “T-Bone” King, Hunter Tester, Jeffery. Seventeen great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Special niece Cheryl Cortner. Special friends Patsy Eggers, Alice Dugger, and Willa Gray.

A Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel at 11 A.M and visitation will be from 10 A.M.-11 A.M. Randy McClure will afficiate. Her burial will be at Rainbow Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Jeffery Tester, Steven King, Jim Eagers, Tim Eagers, Gary Mahala, and Heath Lipford.Honary Pallbearers: Scotty Tester and Jeff Tester.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Johnson County EMS and also to Willie Debord.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for the family to help with final expenses at the Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

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

Professional services for the King family are in the care of the Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN

Gladys Ailene Goodwin Mizell

Gladys Ailene Goodwin Mizell

Gladys Ailene Goodwin Mizell, age 90, went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Friday, May 25, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. She was born December 10, 1927 in Johnson County, Tennessee to the late Ronder Hubert Goodwin and Beulah E. Rambo Goodwin. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Byron Butler Mizell also a brother Ronder H. Goodwin Jr., sisters Loraine Snyder, Betty Jo Rhudy and Anna Stout Ethridge.

Ailene graduated Emory and Henry College in 1951. She worked as a legal secretary at the Dean Atchison Law Firm in Washington, DC, and later in civil service at Eglin A.F.B. prior to retiring to become a homemaker.
She was an early and long time resident of Poquito Bayou in Okaloosa County, FL.

Ailene enjoyed decorating, gardening, traveling and studying history and current events. She was a member of the Doe Valley United Methodist Church, the Augusta Jane Evans Wilson Chapter 2640, United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Princess Hirrihigua Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her daughter Lunelle Siegel McCallister and her husband David McCallister of Temple Terrace, FL; three nieces and five nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted on Monday June 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the Shoun Goodwin Cemetery, 123 Old Butler Road, Mountain City, TN. Family, pallbearers and friends are asked to assemble at Mountain City Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. to travel together to the cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Augusta Jane Evans Wilson Chapter 2640, United Daughters of the Confederacy (www.augustajanesudc.org. Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.mountaincityfh.com.

The family of Gladys Ailene Goodwin Mizell has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN and Florida Mortuary Funeral and Cremation Services of Tampa, FL.

Joe E. Medina

Joe E. Medina

Joe E. Medina, age 89, of Shady Valley, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord after a brief illness on Friday, May 25, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Clermont Florida. He was born in Kansas City, MO on March 13, 1929 to the late Modesto Medina and Paula Jacinto Medina. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by a son, Brad Medina, sisters, Mary Gallegos and Francis Sanchez, and brothers, Daniel Medina, Magdaleno Medina and Paul Medina.

Joe and Wahnita owned and operated Medina & Company for 10 years in Mountain City, TN. He was a Jeweler by trade for 64 years. Joe was a member and Deacon of Harmon Chapel Christian Church in Shady Valley, TN.

He was a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. Joe was a member of the American Legion and also served with the Johnson County Honor Guard for several years.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Wahnita Garland Medina; their daughters, Sheri Frier (Bobby) of Clermont, FL and Tonya Rubiano of Carmel, New York, granddaughters, Emily Frier, Danielle Rubiano and Hailey Rubiano, children from his first marriage, Joseph Medina (April); David Medina (Joan); Daniel Medina (Laurie) and Teresa Moore (Alan), sister, Antonia Medina, brothers, Louis Medina, Pat Medina, and Manuel Medina, and beloved nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 -7:00 o’clock on Wednesday May 30, 2018 at Harmon Chapel Christian Church with the funeral immediately following with Howard Taylor officiating. Graveside service and burial will be Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 11:00 o’clock with military honors accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard at the Gentry Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Shady Valley. Pallbearers will be Tony Long, Huey Long, Tom Sharpe, Earl Jenkins, Terry Hutchinson and Dennis Honaker. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Frier, Selmer Garland, Denny Garland and Ken Tanner.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish you may make a donation to Harmon Chapel Christian Church in his memory. At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 1580 Hwy 133, Shady Valley, TN 37688.

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

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

Burl Reese

Burl Reese

Burl James Reese, age 86, of Morganton, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at his residence. He was born on June 22, 1931 in Johnson County, TN to the late Ed H. and Sarah Johnson Reese. Mr. Reese was also preceded in death by his daughter Brenda Reese Wallace, one brother; Arvil Reese and one sister; Jewel Reese.

Mr. Reese was a retired farmer and Inspector with Bernhardt Furniture. Mr. Reese was a loving and devoted husband and father, and adored his grandchildren dearly. He loved his Lord and Savior and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Nola Price Reese of the home; one son, Joel “JC” Reese of Granite Falls; one daughter, Tracy Reese Watson and husband Michael “Weezie” of Lenoir. He is also survived by one brother; Johnny Reese and wife JoAnn of Mountain City, TN; two sisters, Marie Reese Mast of Cove Creek, NC, and Betty Reese Lewis of Callahan, FL. The special joys of his life were his grandchildren; Jonathan L. Wallace and wife Jessie, Jacob R. Wallace and wife Jennifer, Michelle W. Bentley and husband Dusty and Chris W. Watson. Mr. Reese also has eight great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Reverend Billy Mitchell.

Interment will immediately follow the funeral service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 PM one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Watson, Garry Wallace, Chris Watson, Dusty Bentley, Jacob Wallace and Archie Wallace.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Reese family.

Marsha Renee Shepherd Odom

Marsha Shepherd

Marsha Renee Shepherd Odom, age 40, of Cobb Creek Rd, Butler, TN passed away on May 21, 2018.She was born on September 10, 1977 to Joseph Dean Shepherd and Carol Bright Shepherd of Mountain City, TN. She was pre-deceased by her mother-in-law, Joyce Potter Odom as well as her grandmother, Alice Bright and grandfather, Otis Bright.

Those left to cherish her memories are both of her parents, her husband Leon Odom, her son Nathaniel Shepherd, her brother Joseph “Joe Joe” Shepherd Jr, her niece Autumn Shepherd, her aunts and uncles Sherry Bright, Mitchell Bright, Kathy Shepherd, Clarise Shepherd, and Jerry Shepherd. She was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church and she enjoyed cooking.

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 25th, from 5:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel. Then on Saturday, May 26th, at 12 P.M. a graveside service will be held at Markland Hills Cemetery, in Roan Mountain, Tennessee. Officiated by Rev. Craig Smith.

Pallbearers will be Mike Hartley, Jim Swift, Josh Bryant, Hunter Wright, Eric Shular, B.E. Jones. Honarary pallbearers: Tim Dunn, Joseph “Joe Joe” Shepherd Jr, John Rupard, Billy Ray Jones, and Mitchell Bright.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.huxlipfordfh.com. Professional services for the Odom family are in the care of the Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

James E. Love

James E. Love

James E. “Jim” Love, age 88, of US Highway 421 South, Trade, Tennessee, passed away Sunday evening, May 20, 2018, at his home.

Jim was born August 12, 1929 in Trade, Tennessee, a son of the late Ira and Ella Grogan Love. He was a retired construction engineering director and a member of Trade United Methodist Church. He was member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge in Mountain City, and was a Mason for over 50 years and also a Shriner. He began his career in 1957 in Pensacola, Florida as a piping superintendent with Fluor-Daniel, retiring as projects director after 40 years of service. His career took him around the world.

Jim is survived by one son, James Elwood Love, Jr. and wife Joan Mason Love of Lawndale, North Carolina; two daughters, Rebecca Jane Love Hughes and husband Mickey of Greenville, South Carolina, and Deborah Mae Love Cruz and husband Ray of Trade; one sister, Patsy Love Cavanaugh and husband Edward of Greenville, South Carolina, and one sister-in-law, June Lookabill of Shelby. He is also survived by three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and four step great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Marie Lawrence Love; two brothers, Howard Love and an infant brother, and three sisters, Willene Blackwell, Helen Angelos, and Bernice Nielsen.

Funeral services for James E. “Jim” Love will be conducted Thursday afternoon, May 24, 2018, at 2:00 o’clock, at Trade United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Scott Wilkes. Masonic graveside rites and entombment will follow in the Love Family Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock, at the church, prior to the service. Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Trade United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of R.D. Oliver, 420 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee, 37691.

Online condolences may be sent to the Love family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Janice McQueen Cable

Janice McQueen Cable

Janice McQueen Cable, age 78, of Hampton, TN went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from her home. A native of Butler, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Fuller and Georgia Campbell McQueen. She retired from East Tennessee Undergarment and was a homemaker. Janice was a member of Hampton Baptist Church and loved her “church family”, especially her Joy Bell Sunday School friends.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of fifty-eight years and caregiver, James Dennis “J.D.” Cable, of the home; a son, Keith Cable and grandson, Jayden Cable both of Elizabethton; two sisters, Carolyn McQueen Lyon of Johnson City and Ann McQueen Palmer of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; and one brother, Junior McQueen of Butler. Several nieces and one nephew also survive.

A graveside service to honor Janice’s life will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Becky Brummitt officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Campbell, Ray Arnett and Kenneth Rainbolt. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 AM on Wednesday.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in the Fireside Room of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the caregivers of Amedisys Hospice Care who so lovingly cared for Janice over the past year.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Farris Road, Greenville, S.C., 29605 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

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

James E. Trivette, Sr.

James E. Trivette Sr.

Orrville-James E. Trivette, Sr., 84, of Orrville, formerly of Tennessee, died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Smithvile-Western Care Center in Wooster. He was born May 28, 1933 in Mountain City, TN to the late Russell and Estie (Gentry) Trivette and has lived in Wayne County since 1950.

Jim married Inez Dowell on October 28, 1950 in Mountain City, TN and she preceded him in death in 2016. He was employed as a truck driver for over 40 years, working for Georgia Pacific; Louisiana; and Mor-Flow. He also drove for the Amish community. Jim was a member of the Dalton Baptist Church and loved riding his scooter and going for scenic car trips through Holmes County with his daughter.

Surviving are sons, Ron (Rebecca) Trivette of Apple Creek, James Trivette of Orrville and Robert (Melissa) Trivette of Shreve; daughters, Rita (Tom) Balyeat of Massillon and Sue (Alvin) Horst of Orrville; 13 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; and sisters, Eva Shupe of Mountain City, TN and Norma (Mike) Hall of Smithville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Inez; grandson, Joshua Trivette; and brothers, Bernest, Ernest and Justin Trivette. Services will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Auble Funeral Home, 512 E. Oak St., Orrville with Rev. Jack Westfall officiating. Burial will follow at Smithville Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

For online register book, obituary, condolences, visit www.aublefuneralhome.com

Stephen Mark Roman Sr.

Stephen Roman

Stephen Mark Roman Sr., age 58, went home to be his Lord May 17, 2018 after an extended illness. Steve was born in York, Pennsylvania July 15, 1959 to the late Shirley Orndorf.   In addition to his mother, Steve was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Lee Roman, who passed away on July 10, 2008.

Steve is survived by his wife of eight years, Joanna Roman, daughters, Rachel Ann Stravinskas, Carrie Ann Roman, Crystal Lee Roman, Angel Marie Trent (Raines) and Kimberly Lynn Dowell (Raines), sons, Stephen Mark Roman, Junior and Joseph Lee Stravinskas, many grandchildren, including Billy, Jessica, Christopher, Matthew, Christina, Savannah, Keshia, Cheyanne, Alyssa, Brian, Cody, Hunter, Marcus, Autumn and Eden.

Steve loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved his Redskins football team and enjoyed music and dancing. He also enjoyed shooting pool and going to the river to fish. He was a master mechanic and previously worked for Firestone. He loved to tinker around the house and could fix anything.

Steve considered his four-legged pets his children, including Boo Boo the cat and Speckles the dog. Steve attended Rainbow Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:00 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. A memorial service will follow with Pastor Gary Gambill officiating. Eulogy will be given by Daniel Shoemaker and Aaron McGranahan. Special music will be provided by Megan McEwen and Larry Barry.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 233 Pedro Shoun Lane, Lot #11, Mountain City, TN

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mountain City Funeral Home or to the family to assist with final expenses.

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

The family of Stephen Mark Roman Sr. has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

Phillip Paul Gentry

 

Phillip  Gentry

Phillip Paul Gentry, age 67, of Mountain City passed away on Sunday May 13, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on December 23, 1950 to the late Mark P. Gentry and Lena B. Shores Gentry.

Phillip was a 1968 graduate of JCHS. Following high school, Phillip joined the United States Army and served during Vietnam. He retired from C.M. of Damascus, Virginia following 42 years of service. Phillip was a member of the Laurel Bloomery Volunteer Fire Department for several years and was a proud farmer, which he enjoyed very much.

Phillip was a member of Highlands Fellowship of Abingdon, VA, where he volunteered and ministered in their food pantry.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife, Betty Fenner Gentry; step children: Barbara Robinette and husband Jon, Johnna Robbins and husband Tom, Michael Cook and wife Sandy and Matthew Cook and wife April; eleven step grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren; aunt, Hassie Mitchell; special friend, Paul Morrison and several cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Mr. Daniel Thomas officiating. Special music will be provided by Mr. Brett Smith. Military honors will follow and will be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are Phillip’s step grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Phillips memory to the charity of your choice.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 1381 Deer Run Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

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

James Woodard

 

James Woodard

James Woodard, age 81, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on August 15, 1936 to the late Fred and Mae Howard Woodard. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a sister, Stella Osborne, brothers, R.D. Woodard, Norman Woodard, Boyd Woodard, Daniel Fred Woodard, Bobby Woodard, Rosco Woodard and Dewey Woodard.

James was a member of Nelson Chapel Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School teacher and Prayer Room teacher.

James worked in construction for years as a general contractor. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially enjoyed watching his grandsons play ball. He also enjoyed watching westerns and reading his bible every night.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 60 years, Loretta Howard Woodard, daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Steve Shaw, grandsons, Devin Shaw and Tyler Shaw, all of Mountain City, TN, sisters, Alice Jones and husband Mike of Rockville, MD, Sue Lipford of Potomac, MD and Shirley Campbell and husband Lynn of Mountain City, TN, brother, Frank Woodard and wife Linda of Kingston, MD, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike McNutt officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Shoun-McEwen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Shaw, Devin Shaw, Tyler Shaw and Jim Howard, Scotty Campbell. Honorary pallbearers are Men of Nelson Chapel Baptist Church.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 172 Jordan Lane, Mountain City, TN

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

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

 

 

 

 

Hobert Jadey Dunn

Hobert Dunn

Hobert Jadey Dunn, age 81, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 in the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on December 9, 1936 in Johnson County, TN to the late Joseph Arthur ( Joe ) “Red” Dunn and Martha Pope Dunn. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Hobert Jadey Dunn, several brothers and one sister.

Hobert was a simple man to those who knew him and will be truly missed by all.

He is survived by his girlfriend, Janice Lassiter who was by his side through the good times and through his sickness, his children; Mack Dunn, Alicia Dunn, Susan Trivett, Robin Ellison, Charley Brown and Heather Maze, grandchildren; Eden Taylor Lucas Dunn, Preston Henderson Dunn, Travis Ellison, Tyler Trivett, Charli Byrd, Josh Brown, Austin Brown, Mackenzie Maze, Savannah Mains, Hunter- Bear, Katlyn Dowell, Weston Dowell, and Shannon Dowell; great-grandchildren; Jackson Nelson, Lily Henderson, Braylond Ellison, Carter Ellison and Gavin Byrd, mother of his children, Jean Linton, Special Friend; Bobby Snyder, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends Monday May 21, 2018 at Mountain City Funeral Home from 1-2 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Steven Spencer and Bill Walters to officiate. Graveside service and burial will follow from the Phillippi Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Doug Hawkins, Travis Ellison, Tom Icenhour, Michael Dunn, Tommy Dunn and Jerry Dunn, Honorary pallbearers are J.R. Arnold, Morris Davis, Frank Tester and Raymond Forrester.

Friends may call at the home 469 Forrester Hollow Lane or at the home of a daughter 2444 Cold Springs Rd. Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

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

Edward Mains Jr.

Edward Mains Jr

Edward Mains Jr. age 39, of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Thursday May 10, 2018. He was born September 5, 1978 in West Chester, PA to Edward Mains and Brenda Fortner Mains. Edward was preceded in death by his grandparents Ulysses and Verna Mains, grandmother Geneva Hurd, grandfather William Fortner, uncle Barry Fortner.

Edward loved his family very much, he had a heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone. He enjoyed being outdoors and enjoyed the beauty of nature.

Those left to cherish his memories include, his parents Edward and Brenda Mains, son James David Mains, brother Michael Mains, aunts and uncles, Beverly and Bobby Utt, Curtis Callahan and late wife Sue Callahan, William Towler and wife Sally, Bonnie Osborne, Janice Massey, Helen Reed and husband Tom, Paul Mains and wife Dawn, niece Bella Mains, cousin Barry Fortner Jr., step-grandparents Phillip and Martha Hall, several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday May 15, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service and burial will follow from Phillippi Cemetery with Pastor Frank Johnson to officiate. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary Pallbearer Michael Mains.

The family would like to express a special Thank You to Katie Shoun and the people of Shouns Lumber Company for their kindness.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home 500 Clarence Stout Lane, Mountain City, TN.

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

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