Jimmy Allen Miller

Jimmy Allen Miller

Jimmy Allen Miller, age 79, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born on February 16, 1938 to the late Garfield Franklin Miller and Dollie Blanche Sluder Miller. In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Mary Ellen Miller, who passed away on June 21, 2016; sister, Barbara Swayne and brother, Winford Miller.

Jimmy owned and operated Miller Insulation for over 20 years. He was a member of Dyson Grove Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his memories include his sons and daughters-in-law: Michael H and Yolanda Forbes Miller of Elizabethton, TN, Jeffrey C. and Phyllis Potter Miller, Gregory F. and Edna Crowder Miller, all of Mountain City, TN and Tracy Miller of CA; daughter, Tammy Ursini of CA; sister, Lillian Jerry; brother, Howard C. Miller; grandchildren: Benjamin Miller, Rachel Miller, Domenic Ursini, Haley Miller: step grandchildren: Shannon Payne and Michelle Michaels; step great grandchildren: Ashtyn Henson and Kal-El Michaels; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 3:30 with Pastor Leonard Fletcher officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow the funeral at the Rainbow Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Lowe, Eric Lowe, Billy Wilson, John Crowder and Danny Stout. Honorary pallbearer is Dr. Jim Shine.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 530 Hospital Hill Road, Mountain City, TN.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com. The family of Jimmy Allen Miller has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

Thomas Edward Barry

Thomas Edward Barry, 83, of Bonita Springs, FL, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017. Formerly of Mountain City, TN, he became a “Florida transplant” 13 years ago. He was born in Mountain City on February 14, 1934, the son of Edward E. Barry and Nell Vaught Barry.
Mr. Barry was a 1952 graduate of Elizabethton High.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict serving as a postal clerk in Germany. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. Under the GI Bill, he earned a Bachelor Degree in English and Social Services from East Tennessee State University.

He earned a Master’s Degree from Georgia Southern University and an Ed.S degree in Supervision and School Leadership from East Tennessee State University. His career in education spanned over four decades. During this time he taught 5th to 12th grades and adult education classes, was a guidance counselor, and served primarily in administration. Mr. Barry also worked for Summer Youth programs for a number of years. He was Vice Principal at Johnson County High School from 1988-2000, this was the position he held most dear to his heart. He thoroughly enjoyed coaching his intramural basketball team, “The Barry Bombers”. In his most recent years, he was known for his knowledge and love of trivia and name that tune.

Mr. Barry is survived by his children, Meriwether S. Barry of Bonita Springs, FL and Thom E. Barry and his wife, Jessica, of Johnson City, TN. He has three beloved grandchildren, Caleb Boudle, Ciera Boudle, and Andrew Buchheit.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Bridgette Boudle in 2002, his sister, Lucy Ward in 2003, and his brother, Bill Barry in 1945. Mr. Barry left an indelible impression on those whom he crossed paths with and dedicated his life to his family and the service of others.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Johnson County High School.

Well done, thy good and faithful servant. Matthew 25:23

McKinley Rae Horne

McKinley Rae Horne

 McKinley Rae Horne, two month old infant daughter of Danielle Peters and Robert Horne, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 16, 2017. She was born on January 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her great grandfather, Melvin Bowers and great-great grandparents: Ray and Evelyn Pennington.

She was our beautiful baby girl and brought joy and happiness to so many in her short time here. She had the most beautiful big blue eyes and the cutest half grin. Her sister and brothers loved her very much and she loved them. McKinley was loved so much by her family and will be deeply missed.

Those left to cherish her memories include her parents, Danielle and Robert; sister, Kyleigh Raygan Horne; brothers: Bentley Ray Peters and Robert Tyler Horne; grandparents: Kim Bowers, Daney Peters Jr., Robert Horne and wife Gail and Theresa Miller; great grandparents: Joyce Bowers; Willie and Brenda Trivette, Daney and Joan Peters and Bun and Linda Horne; aunts: Chrissy Bowers, Courtney Horne, Ginger Peters and Heather Peters; uncles: Jayden Peters, Bronson Miller, Derek Mann and Mitchell Allen Peters; special friends of the family, Joe and Nekisha Hollyfield and Tracy Roark; and several special cousins.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Minister Berry Dunn officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Joe Hollyfield, Matt Meyers, Mitchell Peters and Jay Taylor. Honorary pallbearer is Tracy Roark. The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to all the Johnson County Police Officers, EMS and Medical Staff. At other times the family will receive friends at 111 Holy View Lane, Mountain City, TN 37683

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

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

 

 

Hunter Michael Lundy

Hunter Michael Lundy

 Hunter Michael Lundy, age 5, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 11, 2017. He was born in Carter County, Elizabethton, TN on September 24, 2011 to Kayla Fletcher and Jamie Lundy.

Hunter was best known for his SMILE that could brighten anyone’s day. He loved Paw Patrol and strawberry milk. He also loved football and his dogs “Butch” and ‘Elsa”. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. Hunter was in Pre- K at Mountain City Elementary.

In addition to his parents, Jamie Lundy and wife Sadie and Kayla Fletcher and fiancée Daniel Lester, Hunter is survived by his sister, Karlie Jo Fletcher; brothers: Bryson Lester and Parker Lundy;             maternal grandparents, Christy and Dean Fletcher and Tammy and Dana Lester; paternal grandparents: Kelly and Gary Horne, Mark and Nancy Lundy, Bev Gambill and Johnny Fletcher; maternal great grandmothers: Norma Lowe and Maxine Fletcher ; paternal great grandparents: Pat Kirby and Jeanette Lundy; aunts and uncles: Brittany Fletcher, Amber Bauguess and husband Bryan, Brianna Miller, Chris Miller and wife Becca and Kyle Miller, Anthony Horne and wife Brandy, Eddie Horne and wife Heather and Angelica St Claire and husband Derrik; many more special great aunts, great uncles and cousins; many special friends but one very special friend who was his one on one caregiver, Janie Roten.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Johnson County High School with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. with Dean Fletcher, Greg Poe and Leonard Fletcher to officiate. Special music will be provided by Hunter’s aunt, Brittany Fletcher and the Fletcher Family. Graveside service and burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from the Shoun- McEwen Cemetery (1827 Campbell Rd. Mountain City, TN). Pallbearers will be Bryan Bauguess, Keith Brown, Billy Wilson, Ruben Garcia, Johnny Fletcher, Clay Fletcher, Joe Greer and Daniel Lester. Honorary pallbearers are English John, Randy lee, Todd Wiggins, Judy Tolley, Jessica Greer, Shannon Main, Jocelyn Stout , Andrew Hensley, Junior Banner, Sydni Banner, Hollie Greer, special Nana and PaPa, Mike and Nanci Campbell and NECX TACT Team.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home of his mother 789 Forrester Hollow Ln., Mountain City, TN 37683 or at the home of his father 5181 Sink Valley Rd Butler, TN 37640. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain City Elementary School, 301 Donnelly Street, Mountain City, TN 37683 for their Special Education Program/Therapy Room. Please be sure to specify on your check that it is for the SEP/Hunter Lundy Memorial.

Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com . The family of Hunter Michael Lundy has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Rebecca ‘Becky’ Christine Dunn Cress

Rebecca ‘Becky’ Christine Dunn Cress

 

Rebecca “Becky” Christine Dunn Cress, age 46, of Shingletown Road, Mountain City, TN passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, March 18, 2017 of heart failure. She was the faience of David Charles Fritts. Her first husband was Jamie Lynn Cress for 18 years.

Born in Watauga Co, NC, she was daughter of the James D Dunn and Rita C Blankenship Dunn of Forge Creek, Mountain City, TN. and Grundy VA respectively.  She was a waitress, dental assistant, teacher assistant, 911 dispatcher, Red Cross volunteer and mother during phases of her life.

Becky was an avid rescuer of pets, never met a stranger, friend to any that needed it, and an prolific photographer. 

She was a member of Liberty Christian Church.

Becky was preceded in death by her father James D Dunn, Grandfather Wade Dunn, and grandmother Irene Johnson Dunn of Forge Creek. Grandfather Noah Blankenship and grandmother Emily Owens Blankenship of Buchanan Co VA.

Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters Brianna (age 15) and Savanna (age 17) Cress, mother Rita Dunn Richardson, stepfather Otis Richardson, brother and his wife Victor and Linda Phillippi Dunn, pending step children Brittany Dunn, Auston Dunn and Dade Fritts.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Steven Earl Phillippi to officiate. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Phillippi Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Victor Dunn, David Fritts, Jamie Cress, Otis Richardson, Tim Horne and Steve Frantz. Family and friends are asked to assemble at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com. The family of Rebecca ‘Becky’ Christine Dunn Cress has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Dean Martin

Dean Martin, age 67, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on April 3, 1949 to the late Roby Ray Martin and Vera Wright Martin.

Dean loved his community and was a member of the Shady Valley Volunteer Fire Department and worked with Boy Scouts for over twenty years. He loved farming and raising cattle. Dean loved being outdoors and when he wasn’t working on his farm he loved to go hunting and fishing.

He was a member of Shady Valley Presbyterian Church.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 43 years, Doris Jean Martin; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Ann McGlothlin and husband Barry; son, Roby Paul Martin; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth Farmer and husband Mike; grandchildren: Kaylee McGlothlin, Benjamin McGlothlin, Jacob McGlothlin and Samantha McGlothlin; nephews: Anthony Farmer and Nate Farmer; special friends: Jackie Warden, Mike Farmer, Brian Swayne Sr., Brian Swayne Jr., Will Trivette, Charles and Helen McQueen, Kenneth and Lisa McQueen, Rick Campbell, Lonnie Long, Jess Banks, Joel Walker, Charles Scott, Jack Blevins, Frank Mains, Dean’s church family and his many special neighbors and several cousins.

Funeral service for Dean will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Shady Valley Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jack Stevens officiating. Special music will be provided by Tammy English. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Shady Valley Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Barry McGlothlin, Lonnie Long, Charles McQueen, Kenneth McQueen, Mike Farmer, Anthony Farmer, Will Trivette and Paul Martin. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, at the church, prior to the service.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Shady Valley Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Kenneth McQueen, 134 McQueen Road, Shady Valley, TN 37688.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Mountain City Care Center and Amedysis Hospice.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 171 Martin Lane, Shady Valley, TN 37688.

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

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

 

Bobby Gene Mast

Mr. Bobby Gene Mast, son of the late Hoy Lee Mast and Elizabeth Pearl (Anderson) Mast, was born on June 24, 1931 in Sugar Grove, North Carolina. He attended public school in Cove Creek and at an early age he professed his faith in Jesus Christ by joining Evergreen Baptist Church in Trade, Tennessee where he was a dedicated member. After moving to Maryland, he attended Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Rising Sun, Maryland.

Bobby Mast was united in marriage to Violet Mae Robinson on December 19, 1952. Their union of 64 years, was filled with many blessings including three children. After a 36 year career with the Chrysler Corporation in Newark, Delaware, he retired in 1989.

His integrity and devotion to family is recognized and appreciated by those who knew and loved him. Cherished memories include his stories of growing up in the Appalachian Mountains and childhood adventures with his younger brother Jackie. He peacefully departed this life on March 8, 2017 surrounded by family at his home in North East, Maryland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers William Mast, James Mast, Richard Anderson and Jackie Lee Mast.

His beautiful life will forever be cherished and remembered by his wife: Violet (Robinson) Mast and daughters: Barbara Davis and husband Leo of Troutdale, Virginia, Linda Miller and husband Jon of New Providence, Pennsylvania, and Cathy Rehmeyer and husband Wayne of New Freedom, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Jon Miller, Jr., Bobby Miller and wife Erin, Katelynn Allen and husband Jake, and Matthew Ray and wife Kayte; six great-grandchildren Summer Miller, Ashton Miller, Cooper Miller, Luke Allen, Rosie Quinn Ray and one more on the way. Also, two sisters: Jean Vines and husband Pete of Marion, Virginia and Norma Lee Kyte of Boone, North Carolina; two sisters-in-law: Evelyn Mast of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and Diane Anderson of Niceville, Florida. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to their friend Katee Callahan, RN and to the Amedisys nurses, aides and staff for their care and assistance during this difficult time.

Visitation Services for Mr. Bobby Gene Mast will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Crouch Funeral Home in North East, Maryland. Funeral Service and burial will immediately follow the Visitation Service at the North East United Methodist Church Cemetery. After the services family and friends are invited to celebrate his life with a meal and fellowship at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church located at 35 Sylmar Road, Rising Sun, Maryland.

For condolences, please visit www.crouchfuneralhome.com.

Carol Sanders May

Carol Sanders May, age 45 passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
She was born October 11, 1971 to Nancy Leffler Sanders of Mountain City, TN and the late John C. Sanders.
She loved her pets and gardening.
Carol is also survived by her mother, Nancy; Son, Warren May of Mountain City, TN.
Two sisters:  Mary Sanders, Barbara Woodard and special friend Jerry Hyder of Mountain City; Several nieces and nephews; Special friends: Shawn Malone, Mountain City, TN and Barbara and Joe Paisley of Mountain City, TN.
In loving memory of Carol May by her family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Charles B. Hux Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Cameron Dula officiating.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the funeral service.
We will assemble at the Monte Vista Memorial Park in Johnson City, TN at 1:45 p.m. to await graveside service at 2:00 p.m. At other times friends may call at the home of her mother, 146 Perdue Lane, Mountain City, TN.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.huxlipfordfh.com
The family of Carol May has placed her services in the competent and caring hands of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Dorothy Elizabeth Gunn Howard

Dorothy Elizabeth Gunn Howard, age 89, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was preceded in death by her parents Dr. Douglas P. Gunn and Frances Vivrett Gunn, and one brother, Douglas P. Gunn, Jr. and wife Lucille.

She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 67 years, Roby J. Howard, Jr., two nephews, Robert Gunn and wife Miriam of Hyde Park, Utah, Richard Gunn and wife Sharon of Yucaipa, California, three great nephews, Joel Gunn, Jason Gunn (Lauren) and Ethan Gunn, one great niece, Jessica Gunn, two brothers in law, Earl Howard and Malcolm Howard (Sue). She is also survived by many friends, fellow teachers, students, church family, Sharon Marteeney and special friend, Evelyn Cook.

Aunt Dottie was loved and will be missed by many Howard family nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was named an outstanding woman during the Tennessee Bi-Centennial Celebration. She was called Mrs. Howard by hundreds of students over her many years of teaching. She brought physical education to its highest level. Johnson County students could compete with the best.

She was a member (past president) of the Wednesday Music Club, member of the Johnson County Community Theatre. She served on the board of Directors of Heritage Hall. She, along with her husband Roby, served as youth leaders of First Christian Church, above all, leading by example. The youth group flourished under their leadership. They were both members of the church choir for over 45 years. Dorothy sponsored pep clubs, cheer leaders, folk dance and square dance. She, along with friend Evelyn Cook, directed many wonderful plays such as Harvey, You Can’t Take It With You and many others. She wrote and directed Tennessee Tapestry. This production involved 300 Johnson County residents.

A special thank you to care givers, Mary Gale, Family Ministry Hands to Help, Eva Gregg, Mary Roark, Dustie McGuire, Tammie Widener, Amedisys, Mountain States Health Alliance, The wonderful staff at Mountain City Care Center, Dr. Robert Griffith and Daniel Jones.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Monday, March 13, 2017 at Hux-Lipford Funeral Home. Visitation will be 11:00 AM-1:00 PM with Ministers Dwayne Dickson, Kenneth Caswell, James Bowman and Buddy Zuercher, a reading from Dr. Bill Greer, former student and President of Milligan College and a Eulogy by Special Friend, Evelyn Cook. Music will be provided by the church choir. Graveside services will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park.

Friends and family may call at residence 670 Dry Stone Branch Road, Mountain City, Tennessee.

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

The family of Dorothy G. Howard has placed her services in the competent and caring hands of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

Rev. Dwight L. Adams

Rev. Dwight L. Adams, 104, passed from this life into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father on February 23, 2017.

Rev. Adams was born on August 3, 1912 to George Willet and Bessie Eggers Adams. At the age of 104, he was the last and longest living of his siblings.

Rev. Adams spent his life carrying the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to all that would listen. He was outspoken and unapologetic about his love for God. He believed that he would be alive for the rapture of the church and given his longevity on earth, family and friends were surprised and even disappointed to find themselves still here when he had gone on to glory. God’s ways are not our ways, and He chose to take him to his reward before the rest of us.

Dwight was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Moretz Adams; brothers, Ray, Smith, Charlie, Russell and Ulas Adams; sisters, Agnes Tulloch and Belle Cole; and half-brothers, George and Alfred Adams.

A number of nieces and nephews remain to keep his memory alive. The caring staff at Mountain City Care Center, and especially his great-niece, Cherie Osborne, were with him to the end.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1st at Hux-Lipford Funeral Home in Mountain City, TN. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. with Brother Spencer Roark officiating. Burial will follow in the Rainbow Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are Ted Trivett Jr., Dennis Adams, Nathaniel Lewis, Jonathan Lewis, Don Adams, Darrell Adams, Gary Gambill and Buck Kirby. Active pallbearers will be chosen from those attending Wednesday’s services.

The family has placed Rev. Adams’ services in the caring and competent hands of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.

Mary C. Blevins

Mary C. Blevins, age 88, of Shady Valley, TN passed away on Monday February 27, 2017 at her residence.  She was born November 29, 1928 in Perry County, KY to the late Doc Campbell and Emma Huff Campbell. In addition to her parents Mary was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Ray Blevins.

Mary had a great passion for flowers, especially irises. She was an accomplished Quilter and had received numerous awards.

Mary was a life-long member of Shady Valley Church of Christ.

She is survived by her faithful and loving husband of 65 years, Cline Ray Blevins; her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters and brothers and special family friend who was like a brother, Ned Blevins. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 1- 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 from Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Tom Reece and Wayne Baker officiating.  Pallbearers will be Haskell McQueen, Olan Bentley, Jim Sherman, Clifford Watson, Roger Blevins and Charles Townsend. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Raina Sluder, Staff of Amedysis Home Health and Amedysis Hospice, who the family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to each of them for all of their acts of care and kindness. Graveside service and burial will follow the funeral service on Thursday from the Blevins Cemetery in Shady Valley.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 9566 Hwy 421 N., Shady Valley, TN 37688.

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

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

 

John “Johnny” L. McElyea

John “Johnny” L. McElyea, of Camp Joy Road, Zionville, entered in to eternal rest on Tuesday afternoon, February 28, 2017, at the Watauga Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends. Born September 13, 1947, he was a son of the late John Lee and Viola Christie McElyea. Johnny proudly served four years in the United States Navy as an aircraft mechanic. Johnny served on the USS Ticonderoga in Vietnam. After his service in the U.S. Navy, Johnny made a career of being a truck driver.   For many years Johnny loved to participate in Civil War reenactments with his sons, Shawn and Chris, and their friends.  Johnny was a history buff, especially of the Civil War era, and enjoyed collecting memorabilia. Johnny was known for his wonderful sense of humor and his love of being with his family and friends. Johnny loved his sons and grandsons with a passion few people could understand.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (Hagaman) McElyea, two sons: Shawn McElyea and Jessica Arney of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Christopher McElyea and Anne Marie Tufo of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania; two grandsons: Tyler Dickens and Christopher Dickens; sister: Carolyn (McElyea) Roberts and husband Delmar (Sonny)Roberts of Mountain City, Tennessee. Sisters-in-law Margaret (Peggy) Sipe and Mayselle Hagaman of Zionville, North Carolina, Janice Ritenour and husband Donald Ritenour of Charlottesville, Virginia; Brothers-in-law Jerry Hagaman and wife Robin Hagaman of Johnston, South Carolina; David Hagaman of Beaver Dam, North Carolina; Terry Hagaman and wife Sherry Hagaman or Mooresboro, North Carolina. Johnny is also survived by many nieces and nephews and close friends who he loved and enjoyed. In addition to his parents, In addition to his parents Johnny was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Nellie Hagaman, his father-in-law, John Hagaman, his brother Erwin McElyea, his brothers-in-law, Royce Hagaman, James Hagaman and Jack Hagaman, his sister-in-law Betty Hagaman Greear, his niece Melissa Hagaman Padgett and his nephew Shannon Hagaman.

Funeral services for John “Johnny” L. McElyea will be held Thursday, evening, March 2, 2017 at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Ray Sipe. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6 until 7 o’clock at the funeral home. Graveside services and burial with military honors provided by American Legion Post 130 will be conducted Friday morning at 10 o’clock at the Old Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Old Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in care of Becky Ballew, 1512 Silverstone Road, Zionville, or to the Grace of God Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 212, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.

Online condolences may be shared with the McElyea family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the McElyea family.

Roger McKinley Stanberry

Roger McKinley Stanberry, age 51, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017. He was born on September 13, 1965 to Yvonne Cable Phillips and the late Fred Roger Stanberry. In addition to his father, Roger was preceded in death by his stepfather, Glenn Phillips.

Roger was an avid boater. He also liked many various sports and enjoyed playing golf.

He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his memories include his mother Yvonne Phillips; sisters: Debbie Blevins and husband Mike and Theresa Cole and husband Randy; nieces and nephews: Joey Cole, Michele Walsh and husband Michael, Matthew Blevins and wife Ashley; great nieces: Faith Walsh and Avery Blevins; great nephew, Aaron Cole; aunt, Anna Ruth Atwood; his faithful companion, Bowzer and many special friends.

Funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Pastors Ray Greene and Lynn Hicks officiating. Special music will be provided by Greater Glory. Graveside service and interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Cole, Michael Blevins, Matthew Blevins, Michael Walsh, David Reece and Gary Evans. Honorary pallbearers are Joey Cole and Aaron Cole. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, prior to the service.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of his mother Yvonne.

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

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

 

Madge Marie Johnson Nave

Madge Marie Johnson Nave, age 101, of 5200 Roan Creek Road, Mountain City passed away on February 23, 2017. She was born October 25, 1915 in Johnson Hollow, Mountain City, TN to the late F.E. (Ed) Johnson and Maud Wagner Johnson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Worley Nave and by her precious twins, Eddy Nave of Elizabethton in 2002 and Judy Nave of Mountain City in 2008; special daughter-in-law, Brenda McQueen Nave of Elizabethton; sister, Rebecca Johnson Reece and husband Kermit Reece; brother, Martin Johnson and wife Hazel; sister-in-law, Nell Nave Rambo and husband Ohlan Rambo, and parents-in-law, Charlie and Ninnie Nave.

Surviving loved ones include her loving daughter Mary Nave, of the home; niece, Susie Johnson Stovall and husband Charles; nephew, Charles Johnson and wife Luise; niece, Pat Rambo Luther; nephew Bob Rambo and wife Grace, and several great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Pleasant View Christian Church and attended First Christian Church of Mountain City. She retired after 30 years as a teacher in the Johnson County School System. She graduated from Johnson County High School, Virginia Intermont College, and E.T.S.U. She was also an artist.

All are welcome to the graveside service and interment for Madge Marie Johnson Nave on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from the Mountain View Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dwayne Dickson, Pastor Ken Caswell, and Associate Pastor James Bowman officiating. Everyone is asked to assemble at Hux-Lipford Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. For those who wish donations may be made to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy. 421 North, Mountain City, TN 37683; or to the First Christian Church Building Fund, 317 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Friends may call anytime, at the residence.

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

Professional services for the Nave family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

Billy Wallace Horne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Bill Walker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

William Edward ‘Bill’ Neely

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teresa K. Bunton

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

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

She was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ann McElyea

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

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

Ann was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Billy Wallace Horne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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