Betty Ruth Lipford Woodard Teague

Betty Ruth Lipford Woodard Teague passed away at her home on Monday, January 22, 2018. She was born November 29, 1930 in Johnson County, TN. Betty was the daughter of Beverly Lipford and Viria Arnold Lipford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: two sisters, Dorothy Riddle and Hazel Powers; five brothers, Claude Lipford, Fred Lipford, Dennis Lipford, Dana Lipford and Arliss Lipford. She loved gardening and flowers.

Betty is survived by her children: Gene Woodard and wife Carol, Hampton, TN, Dana Woodard, Mountain City, TN, Brenda Preece, Creston, NC, Linda Morris, Mountain City, TN, Cathy Woodard, Fort Myers, FL, and Jeffery Woodard and wife Shirley, Mountain City, TN. Eleven grandchildren, several great grandchildren, four great, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services for Betty will be conducted on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of the Hux & Lipford Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm prior to the funeral service. Services will be conducted by Bishop Trent Spalding.

Interment will be on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Price & Lipford Family Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family on our webpage huxlipfordfh.com

At other times friends may call at the home of Ms. Teague, 340 Stage Road, Mountain City, TN.

Professional Services are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

Stanley J. Hendricks

Stanley J. Hendricks
April 28, 1948—   January 7, 2018

Stanley passed away in Mountain City, TN. He was born in Pennsylvania and lived later years in Delaware.
Stanley was the son of Patsy Margaret and Stanley Hendricks, deceased and brothers, James and Louis.

He had many jobs and worked hard. He had worked at General Motors, Lowes Hardware, Acme, Amerestee and Contractor Steve Davis. He enjoyed old model cars, Cowetts going to Racing Shows and playing lotto.
Stan was a Christian and Loved Our Lord.
Survived by his children: James, Brian, and Matthew; Sister: Margaret Tarbutton; Nephews: David and Michael.
Stanley was visiting his wonderful caring friend Rosy Prince when he got sick and passed on.
Online condolences may be sent to our website huxlipfordfh.com
Professional services are in the care of Hux&Lipford funeral home.

Joyce Potter

Joyce Potter, age 72, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on September 15, 1945 to the late Robert ‘Ray’ and Ina Mae Garr. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by one daughter, Gina Potter and three brothers: Delbert Garr, Robert ‘Bobby’ Garr and Jerry Garr.

Joyce loved her church family at Appalachian Church of Christ where she was a member. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her joy.

She owned and operated Mountain City Pawn Shop with her husband and children. She loved working with the public and made life-long friends through the years.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband Hurbbie Potter; daughter, Tina Osborne; sons and daughters-in-law: Dale and Amy Potter and Timmy and LeeAnn Potter, all of Mountain City, TN; sisters and brother-in-law, Lynda Mayne of Mountain City, TN and Loretta SiSi and husband Scott of Port Clinton, OH; grandchildren: Sharley Eckert, Shelby Potter, Kelsey Potter, Austin Osborne, Amanda Potter, Sydni Potter and Emily Potter; great grandchildren: Issabella, Amillia and Tristan Eckert; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many special friends.

The family will receive friends from 11-2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Minister Buddy Morefield officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Reece Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ricky Garr, Randy Garr, Terry Garr, Jimmy Garr, Jamie Thomas and Sam Thomas.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials in Joyce’s name be made to the Appalachian Church of Christ Building Fund, 144 Calvary Lane, Mountain City, TN 37683

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

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

Miss Jennie Lee Moody

Miss Jennie Lee Moody, age 93, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Pine Ridge Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee. She was a Johnson County native, born on March 9, 1924 to the late Edward and Zola Morefield Moody. In addition to her parents, Jen was preceded in death by brothers Hugh and Dean Moody and sisters, Blanche Eggers, Ruth Taylor and Eula Taylor.

Jen was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church but most recently attend Victory Chapel Baptist Church as long as her health allowed.

Those left to cherish her memories include two sisters: Mary Ellen Greer of Elizabethton, Tennessee and Lola Mae Pardue of Gray, Tennessee and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Jennie Lee Moody will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Stout officiating. The family will receive friends from1:30 – 2:30 p.m. prior to the funeral. Music will be under the direction of John Brookshire and Sue Baird.

Graveside service and interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Eggers, Ronnie Greer, Garry Shelton, Larry Shelton, Will Taylor, Bill Moody, Jim Moody, Danny Moody, Levi Shelton and Dwayne Duffield.

The family would like to thank the entire staff of Pine Ridge Care and Signature Health for all of their compassionate care and kindness shown to Jen and her family.

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

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

Ted Trivett

Ted Trivett, age 94, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Watauga Medical Center. He was born on March 2, 1923 to the late Clyde James Trivett and Sally Ethel Martin Trivett. In addition to his parents, Ted was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Juanita Marie Walsh Trivett; sisters: Wilma Trivett Walsh and Margie Trivett Taylor and brother, Johnie Glenn Trivette; brothers-in-law: Wade Taylor, Dana Walsh, Luther Rupard and Sam Taylor.

Ted owned and operated his own sawmill for many years. He loved being outdoors and had a special love for sawmill work. He was an avid coon hunter. He studied forestry and fire- fighting techniques with the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a great story teller and loved spending time with his family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memories include his sons: Ted ‘Junior’ Trivett and wife Mary, Gary Trivett and wife Tracy; daughter, Phyllis Lipford and husband Glenn, all of Mountain City, TN; sisters: Gladys Rupard of Laurel Bloomery, TN and Irene Taylor of Mountain City, TN; brother, Earl Trivette of Mountain City, TN; sister-in-law, Cathleen ‘Kitty’ Trivette; special neighbor, Lois Combs; special caregiver, Barbara Sexton; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel.

Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Rainbow Cemetery with Glenn Lipford III and Kenneth Phipps officiating. Pallbearers will be Glenn Lipford III, Tyler Trivett, Jamey Icenhour and David Martin.

Food to the family is appreciated or donations in Ted’s memory may be made to Samaritans Purse or the charity of your choice.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home of Ted ‘Junior’ Trivett, 1082 Moretz Road, Mountain City, TN

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

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

Richard Howard Cooper

Richard Howard Cooper, age 61, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at his residence. He was born on July 2, 1956 to the late Millard and June Cooper. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Tammy Sue Cooper who passed away July 2, 2014 and a brother, Michael J. Cooper.

Richard was a United States Air Force Veteran. He worked as a carpenter for many years.

Those left to cherish his memories include two sons: Howard Cooper and Ted Cooper; sister, Kathy Blevins; brothers: Gary Cooper, Terry Cooper and Bobby Copper; grandchildren: Richard Donovan Geoffrey Cooper and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Tony Potter officiating. Military honors will follow and will be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Private interment will be held at Price Cemetery at a later time.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 196 Millard Cooper Lane, Mountain City, TN.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vickie Wills Reece

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Chloe Greer Fleenor

Mrs. Chloe Greer Fleenor, age 89, of Johnson City, completed her life journey and ascended to Heaven on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 after a long period of declining health. She moved to Johnson City four years ago to be closer to her children, but lived most of her life in the Mountain City and Butler communities.

Mrs. Fleenor was a daughter of the late Walter Grady Greer and Golda Irick Greer. She was preceded in death by her brothers: Ned, Dan, Ray and Bob; and two sisters, Corda Hyatt and Dottie M. Greer.

Mrs. Fleenor was a life-long member of the Church of Christ and was currently attending services at Centerview Church of Christ. She also participated in a weekly Bible class at Mekkah’s Meadows, led by Tim Hall, minister of Central Church of Christ. She enjoyed making cookies for Bible school, as well as for her neighbors at Mekkah’s Meadows. She was an avid reader, enjoyed crocheting, and tending her flowers. She made numerous afghans for family and friends, as well as baby blankets.

Mrs. Fleenor was a retired employee of Shadowline in Boone, N.C.

Mrs. Fleenor is survived by a son, Monte D. Fleenor and his wife, Frances, of Elizabethton; a daughter, Karen L. Fleenor and husband Charlie, of Johnson City; a special niece, Carolyn Greer. Several nieces and nephews also survive, as well as her church family. She encouraged her children to achieve and to be the best they could be.

A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Chloe Greer Fleenor will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Mr. Tony Hoss, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Saturday.

The graveside service will follow at the Walnut Mountain Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.

The family would like to extend thank to Hillview Health and Rehab Center, where she was undergoing rehabilitation from a stroke, for their attentive care. Thanks as well, to residents of Mekkah’s Meadows and Candace Marra, for their kindness and friendship.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to Centerview Church of Christ, 382 Coal Shute Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643.

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

Mrs. Fleenor and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, office 423-542-2232, service information and obituary line, 423-543-4917.

 

Joseph W. Hawkins

Joseph W. Hawkins, 96, passed away Monday, January 15th at the Mountain City Care and Rehab Center following hip surgery. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Hazel Vaught Hawkins, brothers, Barton and John Hawkins, nephew David Hawkins, wife Elena Garland Hawkins, 1995, and Ruth Brooks Hawkins, 2012.

He is survived by his son Jody and wife Diane, nephew Doug Hawkins and wife Ann of Mountain City, sister in law Wynell Hawkins, two step daughters, Jeannie Countiss, Mountain City, and Joy Crane and husband Steve of Blountville. He also has ten grandchildren and special grandboys, Rowen and William.

Joe was a Johnson County Commissioner for 20 years, Johnson County Farm Bureau 20 years, TN Farm Bureau State Director 18 years, Vice president TN Farm Bureau for three years and TN Farm Bureau President for nine years.

Joseph was a dairy farmer partnered with his brother Barton. He served on the U.S. Agriculture Burley Tobacco Committee. Joe was a 32nd degree member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge 243 F and AM. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be Friday, January 19th. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with funeral services beginning at 2:00 officiated by Rev. Jim Norman. Graveside service and burial will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Those wishing to visit may do so at the church or at the home 740 Crackers Neck Road. Pall bearers are Dennis Tester, Doug Hawkins, Blake Atwood, Kevin Birchfield, Jamie Roberts, Wayne Ward, Bob Stanberry and Desi Ward. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

The family of Joe Hawkins has entrusted their care to the fine services of Hux Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

Rochelle J. Crowder

Rochelle J. Crowder, age 78, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Mountain City Care and Rehab Center. She was born on April 19, 1939 to the late Kenneth and Mary Joyner. In addition to her parents, Rochelle was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Crowder; sister, Peggie Wise; grandson, Adam Campbell; great grandchild, Cameron Crowder.

She was a faithful member of Roan Creek Baptist Church.

Rochelle loved to read. She was a very loving and caring person and enjoyed helping people in the community and her church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her children: Charles ‘Chuck’ Crowder and wife Sharon , Linda Crowder Morefield and husband Mike, and Edna Miller and husband Greg; sisters: Clarice Pearce and husband James, Kenny Waddell and husband Ivan; brothers: K.E. Joyner and wife Diane; brother-in-law, George Wise; grandchildren: Kim Flahart and husband Mark, Nikki Campbell, Charles Crowder and wife Sonya, Michael Morefield, Haley Miller; great grandchildren: Caitlin Leonard, Serena Leonard, Maleia Leonard, Natalyi Taylor, Myleigh Crowder, Gabbi Crowder, Sutton Crowder; daughter-in-law, Kathy Crowder; special niece: Evelyn Allen and husband Brian and sons Todd and Sam; special nephew, Darrel Crowder and wife Pam and daughters, Mollie and Laura and many more special friends and neighbors.

The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Roan Creek Baptist Church. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor David Hankal and Pastor Mike McNutt officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Mike Morefield, Greg Miller, Michael Morefield, Charles Crowder, Brian Allen and Darrel Crowder. Honorary pallbearers are Jay Davis, Bliss Hawkins, George Wright and Todd Grayson.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Rochelle’s memory to The Gideons, PO Box 155     Mountain City, TN 37683 or the Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.

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

At other times the family will receive friends at 199 Crowder Road, Mountain City, TN

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

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

Ruby Gladys McKinnis

Ruby Gladys McKinnis, age 90, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, January17, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on October 20, 1927 to the late Tom and Blanch Osbourne Adams. In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband Henry Eugene McKinnis; son, Martin Wade ‘Bunt’ McKinnis and several brother and sisters.

Ruby loved art and especially loved to paint and draw. She really loved to paint rocks. Ruby loved flowers and had a green thumb. She could grow just about any kind of flower.

She was a member of Church of Christ.

Those left to cherish her memories include her children: Betty Jo Greer and husband Jim, Helen Morefield and husband Ed; Jim McKinnis and wife Betty and William Thomas ‘Flea’ McKinnis; sisters: Evelyn McKillan, Naomi Rodrigues, Audrey McConnal; brothers: Rondal Adams and Gene Adams; thirteen grandchildren; twenty seven great grandchildren; nineteen great-great grandchildren; special friends: Tammy Hicks and Dreama Hicks; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Ministers Harold Morefield and Buddy Morefield officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Jamie Greer, Kenny Greer, Chris Price, Bob Morefield, Jim Morefield, Beaver, Wayne Hicks, TJ McKinnis. Honorary pallbearers are Edd Morefield and Jim Greer.

The family will also receive friends on Sunday and Monday at the home of Helen Morefield, 705 Cobb Creek Road, Butler, TN .

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

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

 

Avis Cleo Stevens

Avis Cleo Stevens, 91, of Lincoln University, passed away on Friday, January 19 2018, at Jennersville Regional Hospital, West Grove.

She was the wife of the late Benjamin Stevens and first husband Asa J. Smith.

Born in Ashe County, NC, she was the daughter of the late John and Stella Sluder Osborne.

Avis was a member of Full Gospel Church, Kennett Square.

She loved quilting, gardening, cooking and selling Avon products.

She is survived by three daughters, Connie Troupe, Mary Hughes and Nancy Taylor; three sons, Eugene Smith, Jimmy “AJ” Smith and Virgil Smith; three brothers; five sisters; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and special friend, Dewey Jennings and family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am, Wednesday, Jan. 24 at the Edward L. Collins Funeral Home, Inc., 86 Pine St., Oxford where family and friends may visit from 10 am to 11:30 am.

Interment will be in the Oxford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Full Gospel Church, 430 E. South St., Kennett Square, PA 19348.

On-line condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com

 

Rev. Larry Steven Rye

Reverend Larry Steven Rye went home to be with his Lord on Sunday morning, January 14th.  Larry died peacefully in his home at the age of 68.

Born May 20th, 1949, in Bluefield, WV to the late Lawrence Rye and Lois Lambert. It was in Bluefield, WV where he met the love of his life and spouse of 40 years, Susan Riley. Susan preceeded him in death, in 2009. Together, they shared a lifetime of happiness in the service of others.

As newlyweds, Larry and Susan service began as Larry enlisted in the United States Navy. Larry was assigned to the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), completing multiple tours in the Mediterranean Sea and Europe.

Upon completing his enlistment, Larry returned to West Virginia, where he was employed as an electrician at Kursy Mining Company designing mining machinery before being called into service as a pastor in the United Methodist Church. In his more than 30 years of ministry, Larry and Susan served congregations across Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee, to include Tazewell VA, Pocahontas VA, Bland VA, Mountain City TN, St. Paul VA, and Galax VA. Larry’s career culminated with a second ministry in Mountain City, TN at First United Methodist Church, were he retired in 2011.

After retirement, Larry’s service continued through volunteer support of the Navy Amateur Radio Club (NARC), where he served as a net controller and secretary. Larry (call sign KM4TX) was a licensed HAM radio operator and avid hobbyist. He and the nearly 700 members of NARC supported veterans charities with annual monetary donations and by providing a support network through the use of HAM radio to connect Navy veterans after their transition from active service.

Pastor Rye enjoyed woodworking, gardening, electronic gadgets, and watching Sci-Fi.

Larry’s greatest joy came from his love and service to his family, community, and country. He and Susan were blessed with one daughter and three grand-daughters. Together, they shared a lifetime of cherished memories and precious moments. They remember his great sense of humor and the pride he took in them.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Stephanie Osborne and son-in-law, LTC Kelley Osborne; grand-daughters Ashley Yates & husband Chris, Emily Osborne, and Madysen Osborne.

A celebration of life service to honor Larry, will be held on Saturday, January 27th 2018 at 1:00 pm at First United Methodist Church of Mountain City, TN, followed by his internment in the church columbarium. Family will receive friends following the interment in the fellowship hall. Service will be officiated by Rev. Larry Dukes. Military honors will be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.

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

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

 

Jayla Faith Baker

Jayla Faith Baker, infant daughter of Jason and Jessica Baker of 468 Copperhead Hollow Road, Mountain City, TN went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

Survivors in addition to her parents include:

2 sisters: Jodi and Josie Baker

2 Brothers: Jacob and Jackson Baker

Grandparents: Johnny and Nita Baker Butler TN.

Charles and Carol Osborne Creston, N.C.

A Graveside service and interment will be conducted on Sunday January 21, 2018 at 2 pm. In the Sturgill Lewis Cemetery. Rev. Dennis Peterson will conduct the service.

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

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

Mrs. JoAnn Porter

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cledith Bland Church Perkins

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

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

Those left to cherish her memory is a daughter, Sharon Fritz and husband Jim of Knoxville, Tennessee; three sons: Larry Perkins and wife Carol, Jerry Perkins, and Perry Perkins all of Mountain City, Tennessee; a brother Walter Reid Church of Butler, Tennessee. She has eleven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vickie Wills Reece

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

William “Bill” Harry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anna Ruth Atwood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Beuna ‘Sis’ Hawks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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