Allan Dunn

Allan Curtis Dunn, age 65, of Laurel Bloomery, TN passed away Monday morning surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Pennsylvania to the late Curtis Clay Dunn and Ruby Phipps Dunn.

Married to Linda Fay Dunn for over twenty years. They were best friends and soul mates. He is survived by his special little lady, Mazie Lynn Phillips, as well as his children Earl and Amy Combs, Stephanie and Joseph Phillips, Brian and Kim Renninger, Jeffrey and Heather Renninger, Allan Fonseca. Grandchildren: Taylor, Curtis, Mazie, Katelyn, Kara, Brian, John, Grace, Jeffrey, Brianna, Landon, Cali, Ryder, Kinsley, Nate, Joey, and Cali. Great-grandsons Jaxens and CJ. Siblings: Debra Criddle, Steve and Carol Dunn, Penny and Jay Solge, Pamela and Kevin Hamill, Vince and Lisa Dunn, and sister Sandy Goddard whom preceded him in death.

Allan worked for many years at the Arlon Plant in DE. He loved his family, the outdoors, fishing, boating, and gardening. He was a true helper to those in need. He was such a wonderful husband, father, Pop Pop and friend. His love for God has given me peace as to where he is now.

Funeral services will be held Thursday evening at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home at 5:00 P.M. Pastor Ricky Ray presiding. The family will see visitors 4:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. prior to the service.Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.huxlipfordfh.com. Professional services for the Allan Dunn family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

Everette Ray Davis

Everette Ray Davis, age 86 of Creston NC, passed away Thursday April 5, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born August 21, 1931 to the late J.R Davis and Stella Carpenter Davis, in Creston, NC. He is preceded in death by his wife Genelea Davis

He is survived by one son, Mike Davis and wife Vickie of Florida. One step-son Charlie Harmon and wife Annie of Abingdon,Virginia. Sisters; Shirley Gambill and husband Glen of Creston, NC, Judy Dollar and husband Donald of North Wilkesboro NC. Brothers; Glen Davis and wife Alta of Piney Creek, NC. R.C Davis and wife Virginia of Kernersville NC. 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be held from 12:00 until 2:00 PM with Pastors Spencer Roark and Charlie Harmon to officiate. Pallbearers: Tony Cornett, Bob Ritchie, Ernie Simcox, Terry Gambill, Rob Pope, Jamie Osborne, Joe Osborne and special friend Spencer Roark.

Graveside service will be held at Ashelawn Memorial Gardens following the funeral service. Friends may call at the home of his sister Shirley Gambill at 1433 Brian Davis Lane, Creston, NC. The family respectfully requests no food, but flowers are appreciated. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.huxlipfordfh.com The services for the Davis family are in the care of Hux& Lipford Funeral home.

Sara A. Bower

Sara Bower

Sara A. “Sally“ Bower, age 78, of 220 West Hill Crest Drive, Mountain City, TN passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at The M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Texas. She was born May 27, 1939 to the late William Kirk Arnold and Audrey Lawton Arnold. In addition to her parent’s she was preceded in death by her husband William Bower who passed away in 2010, also her sons Thomas Bower and David Bower, and a brother William Arnold.She is a 1957 Graduate of Canfield High School and a 1961 Graduate of Ohio University where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
She was a member of the Mountain City Presbyterian Church where she was also worked with the food pantry and served faithfully as an Elder.

Mrs. Bower loved playing the piano, she loved sports, and helping others in the community teaching G.E.D. Classes. She also taught in the Johnson County School System for over 30 years. She had also taught in New Jersey before moving to Tennessee.

She is survived by; Sons James A. Bower and wife Susan Baytown, Texas. William W. Bower Knoxville, Tennessee. Sister Mary Jo Donley, Columbus, Ohio.

Grandchildren Stephanie Bower, Elizabeth Bower, Robert Bower, Benjamin Bower, Thomas Bower, Sarah Bower, Bill Bower, Jake Bower, Katie Bower, Jimmy Bower, Patrick Bower and Ethan Bower. Great Grandchild Charlotte McGrath. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins, also survive.

Funeral Services will be conducted for Sally at 7:00 pm. on Tuesday April 3rd 2018 in the Charles B. Hux Chapel of Hux & Lipford with the visitation to be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM prior to the funeral service.

Graveside service will follow on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. In the Sunset Memorial Park.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.huxlipfordfh.com. Services for the Bower family are being provided Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

 

Ella Mae Owens

 Ella Owens

Ella Mae Owens, age 82, of Cherryville, North Carolina and formerly of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, April 03, 2018 at the CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born on May 30, 1935 to the late Emmett and Sofie Morefield. In addition to her parents, Ella was preceded in death by her husband Jess Owens, granddaughter, Jessica Tester and several sisters and brothers.

Ella loved to color, sing, listen to the radio and watch the Andy Griffith show and Golden Girls. Prior to her declining health, she loved to cook and would make wonderful meals for her family and friends.

Those left to cherish her memories include daughters; Linda Hayworth and husband Darrell, Judy Dunn, and Vickie Courtner and husband Jack; sons, Ronnie Owens, Donnie Owens, and Jessie ‘Jim’ Owens and wife Melissa; sister, Roxie Morefield; brothers: Burl Morefield and Emmett ; ‘June’ Morefield; 20 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Terry Steele officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park, Damascus, VA. Pallbearers will be Danny Arnold, Jessie Bays, David Bays, Nathan Owens, Steve Arnold and Doug Puckett.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to Senior TLC for all of their kindness, care and loving support.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of Jim and Melissa, 1392 Gentrys Creek Road, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680.

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

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

Earl William Dunn

Earl Dunn

Earl William Dunn, age 87, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was born on September 6, 1930 to the late George Washington Dunn and Stella Mae Riddle Dunn. In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Sexton; brothers: George Washington ‘June’ Dunn, Orville Dunn and Paul Dunn; special nephew, Bob Sexton.

Earl was a United States Army Veteran and served during the Korean War. Most people knew him from his recycling business, which he worked in for about sixty years. He enjoyed his work and really enjoyed being with people and talking. He also was a member of the ‘Hardee’s Breakfast Crew’ and enjoyed his mornings there every day. Earl was a kind and generous person and had a wonderful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. He was of Pentecostal faith and the best part of his life was when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior.

Those left to cherish his memories include his sister, Betty Phillips; special nieces, Kathy Hill and husband Joe, Ann Largent and husband Lawrence and Trula Shepherd and husband Lonnie; several more special nieces and nephews; special friends, Larry Dunn and Landon Reece; his special friend that came and sang to him, Johnny Jones.

Graveside service and interment with military honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Sunset Memorial Park with Pastor James Gentry officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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

Carolyn Jane Gentry

Carolyn Jane Gentry

Carolyn Jane Gentry, age 67, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on March 5, 1951 to Opal Greer and the late Odell Greer. In addition to her father, Carolyn was preceded in death by a sister, Anne Dolinger.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of 47 years, Dean Gentry; sons: Dean Gentry and wife Bonnie, Justin Gentry and wife Malori; brothers: Bill Greer, Ogene Greer, Gary Greer and Larry Greer; grandchildren, Austin Gentry and Parker Gentry; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Greencove Baptist Church. Funeral service will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Poe and Pastor Harlen Greer officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Stateline Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Trace Dolinger and Tracy Dolinger.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 1060 Branch Road, Laurel Bloomery, TN.

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

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

Cynthia Dianne Langsdorf

Cynthia Langsdorf

BUTLER-Cynthia Dianne Langsdorf, age 60, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away April 1, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on March 3, 1958 to the late Robert and Patsy Eudy Stephens.

Cynthia was a devoted and loving wife and mother. Her and Brent would have celebrated 35 years of marriage on May 27, 2018. She was kind and caring and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband Brent Langsdorf, daughter, Jalaina Stephens, son, Brent Langsdorf Jr, both of Johnson City, TN, sisters, Karen Kelley, Sheila Robinson, Frankie Patton, all of Texas, brothers, Robert Stephens Jr. and David Stephens, both also of Texas, grandchild, Kyela Stephens and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Pastor Berrey Dunn officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.

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

Kathy L. Bolden

Kathy Bolden

Kathryn “Kathy” L. Bolden, 77, of Clear Spring, MD, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, MD. Born in Mountain City, TN on September 26, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Mary Roark and John Owens. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Austin F. Bolden; son Austin Bolden, Jr.; and brother John Owens. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Mountain City, TN. She loved to watch sunsets on the beach but above all, spending time with her family was her favorite thing to do. She is survived by 4 daughters, Patricia Wright (Richard), Margaret Chambers (Russell), Tracy Huey and Lisa Clark (Derek); 8 grandchildren, Jennifer, Ricky, Regina, David, Rebecca, Chuck, James and Ryan; 10 great grandchildren, Emily, Zach, Meghan, Callie, Wyatt, Weston, Hunter, John, Charlie and Andrew; 3 sisters, Hazel, Peggy and Jeannie; brother-in-law Glen (Gertrude); several nieces and nephews; and fur grandchildren, Molly and Bailey. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Rest Haven Funeral Home Inc. 1601 Pennsylvania Ave, Hagerstown, MD. Interment to follow in Rest Haven Cemetery. Friends will be received one hour prior at the funeral home.

Roby Jethro Howard, Jr.

Roby Jethro Howard, Jr., 92, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 30, 2018, at the Mountain City Care Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roby J. Howard, Sr. and Hallie Snyder Howard, and his loving wife of 67 years, Dorothy Gunn Howard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 sisters, Hazel Howard Congdon, Hester Howard Williams, Eula Howard Adams, Trula Howard Muse, and Lois Ann Howard Adams.

Roby J. Howard, Jr. was born in Mountain City, TN, May 30, 1925. He grew up and helped on the family farm on Dry Stone Branch Road. While in elementary school, he was in Boy Scouts and 4H. While he was in Johnson County High School, he was a charter member of FFA and he played first and solo trombone in the band. He was also a member of the Glee Club.

After high school, he worked on the family farm and enlisted in the Merchant Marines and served with the Army Transportation Corps, both in the North Atlantic and South Pacific, during WWII.

In 1947, he entered the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While in the College of Agriculture, he majored in Poultry and minored in Horticulture and Animal Husbandry. While at UT, he met Dorothy Gunn and they married in McMinnville, TN, July 17, 1949. “Dottie” and Roby lived on the Howard farm for the remainder of their lives.

In 1951, he attended and graduated from North Carolina School of Auctioneering in Kinston, NC. He then auctioned tobacco in Greensboro, NC and briefly in Johnson City. For 12 years, he auctioned for Tri-State Growers’ Bean Market. (at the time, the market held the title, “Green Bean Capital of the World.”)

In 1954, he established “Howard’s Cage Eggs,” which serviced the Tri-City area for 26 years. In 1961, he became agent for Johnson County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and in 1978, was elected Secretary-Treasure and Office Manager.In 1977, Roby and his brother, Malcolm, purchased Howard Farms, Inc. from their father, R. J. Howard, Sr.

He was a charter member of the Lions Club and he belonged to the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was a Master Mason of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge 243 F&AM having achieved fifty plus years in the organization. He was a member of the First Christian Church, where he was an elder. He and his wife sang in the choir for over 45 years. They also served as Youth Leaders, taught Sunday School for various age levels and worked in P.E.G., a school camp program for 5th and 6th graders. They also were involved in Tennessee’s Bicentennial and Heritage Hall Auditorium Renovation project.

A special thank you to care givers, Family Ministry Hands to Help, Amedisys, the wonderful staff at Mountain City Care Center, Dr. Robert Griffith, Dr John Whitlock, and Daniel Jones, PA.

He is survived by two brothers, Earl Howard, and Malcolm Howard (Sue), Special Brother-In-Law Walter G. Adams, Nieces and Nephews, Janet Coon, Jeanne Evans (Jack), Sue Williams, Sherry Rogers (Tom), William Adams, DDS (Sacha), Joseph Adams (Jody), Trudy Kittle (Kim), Greg Adams, MD (Carol), Cathy Muse, John Muse (Kaye), Tom Muse (Kathy), Jim Muse (Terry), Erby Howard (Diane), Jeff Howard, Sam Adams Pharm D (Susan), Malcolm Howard Jr., Randy Howard, Dottie Sue Phipps (Mark), Robert Gunn (Miriam), Richard Gunn (Sharon).

Family friends Sharon Marteeny, Ken and Linda Caswell, Richard and Bernita Armstrong, Evelyn Cook and the late Edward Cook, Hal and Sarah Johnson, Rick and Pam Steinke. He is also survived by many great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the home of Malcolm and Sue Howard, 542 Dry Stone Branch Road.

The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM with ministers Dwayne Dickson and Buddy Zuercher. Music will be provided by the church choir. Masonic Rights will follow the service. Military Graveside service and burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.

In Lieu of flowers- Contributions can be made to the First Christian Church Life Center Building Fund.

Pallbearers: Nephews and Great-Nephews.

Honorary Pallbearers: Deacons and Elders of First Christian Church, Pete Brooks, Richard Armstrong, Kenneth Rowman, John Wayne Jeffries, James Harper, Ted Spivey.

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

Professional arrangements for the Cook family are in the care of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home. 300 W Main Street, Mountain City.

 

Mattie Elizabeth Cross

Mattie Cross

Mattie Elizabeth Cross, age 70, of Mountain City, TN, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at her home. She was born January 24, 1948 to the late James R. Lewis and Pearl Welch Lewis. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Richard Lewis.

Mattie was a member of Heavenly Light Baptist Church. She loved working in flowers and gardening. Mattie was a caregiver most of her life and will be truly missed by all who knew her.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of 53 years Eddie Cross; daughter, Dee Dee Burnette and husband David; son, Stephen Cross; brothers, Dennis Lewis and wife Hazel, and Willard Lewis and wife Carol of PA; sister-in-law, Rosie Lewis; grandchildren, Todd Cross, Jesse Cross, Stephen King, Paige Porter and Henry Cross; great grandchildren, Daxton Reece, Addie King, and Karissa King; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Graveside service will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Calhoun Cemetery ( Big Springs) with Pastor Terry Steele officiating. Music will be under the direction of Josh Jones family. For those who would like, meet at the funeral home by 3:00 p.m. on Monday to go in procession. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family would like to say a special Thanks to the staff of Seby B. Jones Cancer Center of Boone, NC; and Stephanie Jones and Gail Miller.

Memorials may be made to Heavenly Light Church Building Fund, 100 Lakeview Lane, Gray, Tennessee, 37615

At other times the family will receive friends at the home 1000 Rainbow Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

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

Lloyd Randall ‘Tudy’ McCloud

Lloyd McCloud

Lloyd Randall ‘Tudy’ McCloud, age 68, of Butler, Tennessee, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on August 16, 1949, to the late Newton and Chelsea McCloud. In addition to his parents, Tudy was preceded in death by his sister, Reatha Lee.

He was a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of Piercetown Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 46 years, Janice McCloud; sons: Travis McCloud and wife Michele and Starling McCloud; sisters: Jean Trivette, Dorothy Martin and Joyce Doherty; brother, Bud McCloud; grandchildren: Tanya McCloud, Dalton McCloud, Skyler McCloud; step grandchild, Brandy Campbell; great grandchild, Serinity Harper; mother-in-law, Mae Pierce Blevins; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Eddie Perry; several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Pastor Harvey White officiating. Military honors will follow and will be conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are Brian Rainbolt, Darin Isaacs, David Griffey, Earl Burchett, Johnny Campbell, Jack Pierce, Scott Forrester, Scott Robinson and many, many more. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN or to the family.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 338 Pine Street, Butler, TN.

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

The family of Lloyd Randall ‘Tudy’ McCloud has entrusted his service to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Joseph Franklin ‘Joey’ Church

Joey Church

Joseph Franklin ‘Joey’ Church, age 29, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 19, 2018. He was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania on February 3, 1989 to Debbie Harper Lipford and the late Timothy John Church. In addition to his father, Joey was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Garland, his grandparents, Farley Harper and Frank Church and nephew, Lincoln Church.

Joey was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to ride dirt bikes, four wheelers, fish and enjoyed listening to music. His pride and joy was his children whom he loved dearly.

Those left to cherish his memories include his mom and dad, Debbie and Warren Lipford, children, Joseph Franklin Church II, Makayla Marie Church, Emma Hope Church and Braxton Church, sister, Angie Church and fiancé Brooke, brothers, Timmy Church and fiancé Hollie, Michael Garland and Kenneth Lipford and wife Chloe, grandparents, Mary Harper and Peggy Church, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the funeral home with Pastor Blaine Lipford officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Reece Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Timmy Church, Angie Church, Michael Garland, Kenneth Lipford, Matthew Roark and Christopher Capell.

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

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 1110 Pedro Shoun Road, Mountain City, TN.

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

The family of Joseph Franklin ‘Joey’ Church has entrusted his care to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Johnny Mark Miller

Johnny Miller

Johnny Mark Miller, 54, of Miller Lane, Zionville and Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away Monday afternoon, March 19, 2018 at Johnson City Medical Center.

Born May 23, 1963 in Avery County, he was a son of Robert Franklin Jr. and Louise Eggers Miller. Johnny was a member of Unity Baptist Church and a self-made man who was confident in his salvation. He spent his life working with his hands and always took pride in whatever job he was doing. An avid gardener with a green thumb, he loved planting and tending his vegetable gardens. He and Becky loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking in the woods with the dogs. Johnny was employed by John-Re Woodcarving and then by Clover Construction Company.

Surviving are his wife, Becky Grayson Miller; mother, Louise Miller of Zionville; sisters, Kathy Pugliese and husband, Bill, Gina Miller, and Lisa Thacker and husband, Bobby and brothers, Ricky Miller and wife, Brenda, David Miller and wife, Amy, and Joey Miller and wife, Roxanna, all of Zionville; mother-in-law, Jean Grayson and brother-in law, Michael Grayson, both of Mountain City; aunts, Irene Greene and husband, David, of Mentor-on–the-Lake, Ohio, and Frances Leonard and husband, Johnny, of Knoxville, TN; uncle, Oley Eggers and wife, Libby, of Zionville; nephews, Garet Garland of Charlotte, and Stephen Miller of Chapel Hill; nieces, Sally Hicks and husband, Garrett, of Vilas and Kendra Ratcliff and husband, Adam, of Zionville; great-niece, Alyssa Ratcliff; and great-nephews, Kamden Ratcliff, Gunnar, Raylan and Archer Hicks. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Franklin Miller and father-in-law, Frank Grayson.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning, March 24, at 11 o’clock at Unity Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Derek Wilson. Graveside services will follow in the Miller Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at Austin & Barnes. At other times, the family will be at the home of Louise Miller, 367 Miller Lane, Zionville.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Unity Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 154, Zionville, NC 28698.

Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Miller family.

Janice Janet Alvarez

Janice Janet Alvarez

Janice Janet Alvarez age 64, of Butler Tennessee passed away on Thursday March 15, 2018.

Janice was born August 14, 1954 to the late John Kelly Roark, and Mary Pauline Hopkins Roark.

Janice’s hobbies included: reading, cooking and sewing.

Those left to cherish her memory are, her sons: Rigo Alavarez, and Tony Alavarez both of Butler. Sisters: Thelma Gibbs of Asheville, NC; Mary Winkler of Butler, and Rose Baldwin

Brother: William Roark, of ButlerTN.

As well as, several nieces and nephews.

It was Janice’s wish that a private service be held.

Professional services for Janice Alavarez’s family are in care of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

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

Jackie E. Ward

Jackie Ward

Jackie E. Ward, age 78, of Mountain City, TN ( Crackers Neck Rd), went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born on September 13, 1939 to the late Wilson Jack Ward and Georgia Hawkins Ward. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife Nina Sue Ward in 2011, and a daughter, Angela Jacklyn Little.

Jackie loved company, visiting with friends and farming. He was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Those left to cherish his memories include his sons, John Desi Ward and wife Angie, and Mark Allen Ward; grandchildren, Sheena Johnson and husband Jeremy, Addison Ward, Ashley Litz, Amanda Litz Ledford and husband Thomas, Brianna Little , Sofia and Nickolas Ward, great grandchildren, Meleah and Andrew Johnson, cousins, Pat Conville, Collen Hawkins Greene, Jody Hawkins, and many more, special friends, Jim and Samantha Norman and children, Randy and Glenda Fallin, Barbara Simcox, Tony and Tonya Townsend, Tony and Phyllis Griffith, Danny Grindstaff, Bill Golf, Bill and Jean Wilson, Michelle Hale and husband and many more special friends.

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

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3349 Roan Creek Rd, Mountain City, TN 37683 or St. Judes, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

At other times the family will receive friends at the home of his son Desi Ward, 2256 Crackers Neck Rd, Mountain City, TN, 37683

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

The family of Jackie E. Ward has entrusted his care to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Jack Walter Wilson, Jr.

A Life Well Lived

Jack Walter Wilson

Jack Walter Wilson, Jr. age 88, Elizabethton, passed away peacefully at Lifecare Center of Elizabethton on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:45 pm. Jack was a long time resident of the Hunter community. He became a resident at Lifecare in 2016. He was born September 2, 1929, the son of the late Jack Wilson, Sr. and Joda Johnson Wilson.

Jack was a follower of Jesus Christ, and a member of Hunter First Baptist Church for almost 50 years. He served there at various times as a deacon, church treasurer, usher and choir member.

The love of Jack’s life was his wife Juanita. They had a happy marriage of over 61 years, raising two sons, Michael and Danny. They first lived in the East Side community, then moved to Hunter where they lived since 1965. Juanita’s extraordinary dedication and love for Jack was evident as she spent almost every day of Jack’s last couple of years by his side at Lifecare.

Jack spent his youth in the Shell Creek community, where he was known as “Junior”. He attended Shell Creek Elementary and Cloudland High School. There he was editor of the yearbook and he excelled in sports as the captain of the football, baseball and basketball teams. His love of sports continued as he went on to coach Pee Wee and Little League baseball teams. He was a lifelong fan of the Tennessee Volunteers.

Jack was a dedicated worker and provider for his family. He owned and operated Wilson Auto Sales, with his brother Doyle, for 24 years. He was also a supervisor at both the Bemberg powerhouse and the North American Rayon Corporation filter plant.

He was a talented artist and had a love of drawing and painting throughout his life. He especially liked depicting scenes and buildings from his childhood and produced many beautiful paintings. He was commissioned to paint an outdoor mural for North American Rayon Corporation in 1992.

He was also an avid gardener and spent many enjoyable hours in his vegetable garden where he raised impressive and delicious tomatoes. He also enjoyed growing green beans, squash, okra, and onions.

Jack was preceded in death by his brother Doyle, and wife Janet; brother Verl, and wife Meria; sister Celeste; and special sister-in-law, and wildflower hunting partner, Cindy.

He is survived by his wife Juanita Tester Wilson; two sons, Michael, of Elizabethton, and Danny, and wife Jennifer, of Knoxville. One granddaughter and three grandsons: Leah Williams, and husband Stuart of Kingston; Lukas, Wyeth and Eli, all of Knoxville. One great granddaughter Ella, to be born in May.

Also survived by one brother, Powell, of Elizabethton; four special nieces Marie Adevoso; Kathy Barrera and husband Anaya; Karen Davis, and husband Danny; and Tanya Johnson. Additionally, he has one surviving aunt, Reba Johnson and special cousin Janet Johnson.

Jack was blessed to have wonderful brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Chalmas and Charlene Laws (deceased); Herman and Nancy Tester; Bob and Carolyn Wagner; Pat Icenhour; and Steve Tester.

He was thankful for his traveling and memory-making friends Charles and Shirley Hooper; his long time neighbor and gardening buddy, Buford Cole, and wife Cleadith; and Shell Creek friends Lloyd Wiseman, and wife Beulah, Lawson Kerley, Ed and Onie Buck, and Mozella Buck.

Jack’s family express very special appreciation to Angie and the entire staff of Lifecare Center for their compassionate and dedicated care. Special thanks to the North Hall staff, to Amanda and to his “good night, sweet dreams” and “best friend” Lauren.

Funeral services are scheduled on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018, at 1:30 PM in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with the receiving of friends beginning at 12:00 – 1:30 PM. Pastor Bryan Smith and Rev. Sherrel Nave will conduct the funeral service at Tetrick Funeral Home.

The graveside service and interment will follow the funeral service on Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Pastor Steve Nauman officiating.  Active pallbearers will be Stuart Williams, Danny Davis, Alec Johnson, Roland Tester, Bucky Peters, Mick Marshall, Billy Icenhour and Sam Icenhour. Honorary Pallbearers will be Buford Cole, Lowell Garrison, Frank Childers, Ken Barrickman, Eddie McGee, Jerry Calhoun, Lawrence Hodge, Terry Buckles, Kenneth Miller and Jim Ferguson.

Jack loved to read the Bible, so memorial donations in lieu of flowers are requested to the Gideons, 609 E. Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or at www2.gideons.org. Thank you.

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

Mr. Wilson and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.

Gilbert William ‘Bill’ Manuel

Gilbert Manuel

Gilbert William ‘Bill’ Manuel, age 84, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Monday morning, March 19, 2018 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on May 16, 1933 to the late Ira and Effie Blevins Manuel. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Ann Pruitt Manuel; sister, Ima Lee Cretsinger and brother, Louis Ray Manuel.

Bill was a proud farmer and took great pride in his work. He loved being outdoors and especially enjoyed fishing, hunting and yard selling. He loved going to church at Shady Valley Church of Christ, where he was also a member. Bill loved his family, especially his grandchildren who he loved to spoil.

Those left to cherish his memories include his daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Tony Snyder; sisters: Veralene Gentry and Lois Fletcher; brothers: Don Manuel and wife Virginia, Dan Manuel and Jerry Manuel and wife Judy; grandchildren: Jerome Snyder and Jason Snyder; great grandchildren: Josh, Ethan, Kaylee, London Snyder, Sydney Snyder, Havyn     , Bella Macey and Trace Thompson; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Shady Valley Church of Christ. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 with Pastor Daniel Koen and Wesley Simon officiating. Special music will be provided by Ethan Tate, Kevin Cretsinger and Elwood Cretsinger. Honorary pallbearers are Jason Snyder, Josh Snyder, Ethan Snyder, Nick Fletcher, Dennis Honaker, Jim Sherman and the Men of the Shady Valley Church of Christ.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 435 Owl Hollow Road, Shady Valley, TN 37688 or 3000 Divide Road, Mountain City, TN 37683

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

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

Earl Thomas Farmer

Earl Farmer

Earl Thomas Farmer, age 84, of Forge Creek, Tennessee, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on November 4, 1933 to the late Lela and Clarence Farmer of Creston, North Carolina.   In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by sisters, Jewel Seltzer and Beulah Head and brothers, Welze Farmer, Bernard Farmer, and Carl Farmer.

He was an army veteran of the Korean War. Earl enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He especially loved to visit the Senior Center and passed his time playing rook and solitaire. He was a member of Hammons Chapel Christian Church and American Legion Post #61.

In earlier years, Earl grew tobacco and sold used cars. He never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone.

Among those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 60 years, Phyllis Farmer, sons, Randy Farmer and wife Betty of Damascus, Virginia, Rick Farmer and partner Lawrence Dietrich of New York, NY, daughter, Rita Horne and the late Mike Horne of Wetumpka, AL, grandchildren, Jared and Matthew Horne of Wetumpka, AL, Casey Sutherland and husband Blake of Mountain City, TN, great grandchildren, Chloe and Addie Sutherland, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many, many special friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Josh Giddings officiating. Special music will be provided by Rick Farmer and the Backroad Bluegrass Boys. Graveside service and interment with military honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Kenny Head, Junior Miller, Terry Hedrick, Blake Sutherland, Walter Simcox and Robbie Timbs. Honorary pallbearers are Jesse Walsh, Elmer Hammons, Paul Hammons, Ron Martin, Stan Ahrends, Carl Williams, Carl Farmer, Delmer Tedder, Timmy Taylor and Frank Kennedy.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Johnson County Senior Citizen Center for the purchase of a new van, 128 College Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 4407 Forge Creek Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

The family of Earl Thomas Farmer has entrusted his service to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Worley Robert Tester

Worley Tester

Worley Robert Tester, age 71, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018.  He was born September 2, 1946 to the late William Claude, & Sarah Kate Arnold Tester.

 

Worley enjoyed raising tobacco, gardening, coon hunting & fishing.  

 

Survivors include, Sisters: Jana Lee Wilcox & husband Robert, Barbara Eller & husband David.

Brothers: Ernest R Tester, J.R. Tester & wife Phylliss.

He loved & cherished his nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his cousin Lewis Arnold; and his sister in law, Betty Tester.

 

A celebration of life will be held, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Locust Freewill Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 2-3 P.M.  Rev. Teddy Lewis & Rev Shannon Courtner will officiate.

 

Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

www.huxlipfordfh.com

 

Hux & Lipford Funeral Home is serving the Worley Robert Tester family.

Alfred S. Wood

Alfred Wood

Alfred S Wood, age 90, of 1290 Campbell Road, Mountain City, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his home. He was born August 14, 1927 to the late John Francis Wood and Mary Allie Farthing Wood.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by Grandparents Joseph L Wood and Mary Ellen Walker. And Joseph E Farthing and Polly Ida Harmon, a Sister Ida Rebecca Ward a Brother Joseph Carroll Wood. Alfred was a retired School bus driver with the Johnson County School system. And was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife Shirley Parker Wood.

Daughters Karen Snyder and husband Larry, Lisa Haynes and husband Doug

Sons Kenneth Wood and wife Marie, Dwayne Wood and wife Rachel.

Brother Edsel Wood. Grandchildren Stephanie Snyder, Mary Downing, Wayne Trexler, Mary Wood, Becky Wood, Michael Cress, Matthew Kirby Wood.

Great Grandchildren Linus and Issac Downing, Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Pastor Gale Hartley officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-4:00 pm. prior to the service.

Music will be provided by the Bethany Choir.

Graveside service and interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park.  Pallbearers will be Larry Snyder, Larry Wood, Doug Haynes, Wayne Parker, Matt Kirby Wood, John Wood, Wayne Trexler, and Victor Ward.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 1290 Campbell Road, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683

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

Arrangements for the Alfred Wood family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.