Jacqueline D. Horton

Jacqueline D. Horton,71, of Waynesboro, went to be with the Lord on Thursday evening, March 1, 2018, at UVA-Hospice of the Piedmont Center for Acute Care, Charlottesville. She was born March 31, 1946, in Palm Beach, Florida.

Jacqueline served as Chaplain for the Waynesboro Police Department and was Volunteer Transportation Coordinator for Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) in Waynesboro. She was a member of Fishersville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of almost 52 years, Carl H. Horton, Sr.; her son, Carl H. Horton, Jr., and his wife, Debbi of Virginia Beach; her grandson, Carl H. Horton, III and her sister, Carolyn Jean Pennington of Kingsport, Tennessee.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 A.M., Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Oak Lawn Memory Gardens, 1921 Shutterlee Mill Road, Staunton, conducted by her Pastor, The Rev. Charles F. Bates. The Waynesboro Police Department will serve as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M., Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Charlton and Groome Funeral Home, 619 Lifecore Drive, Fishersville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to VPAS, P. O. Box 817, Waynesboro, VA 22980, www.vpas.info, phone 800-868-8727.

View obituary and share memories and condolences at www.charltonandgroomefuneralhome.com.

 

 

Dean Campbell

Dean Campbell age 69, of RD Campbell Road passed away unexpectedly March 7, 2018. He was born on August 22nd, 1948 to the late R.D. Campbell and Wilma Stansberry Campbell.In addition to his parents he was preceded by a grandchild, Tracy Potter. He enjoyed watching Nascar, Tennessee Volunteers football, and was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He was caretaker of the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery for many years as well as a deacon and Sunday school super attendant. He was a member of the Roan Creek Masonic Lodge 679 F & AM, the Johnson County Shrine Club and the Jerico Temple. He was instrumental in the operation of the Johnson County Masonic Shoe Program. He was District Deputy Chairman for District 24 of Grand Lodge F & AM of Tennessee.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years Jean Lunceford Campbell, his daughter Beverly Potter of La Plata, MD. His son Buzz Campbell of Butler. His sister Maxine Carter of Atlanta, GA. His four grandchildren Elizabeth Miller, Tabitha Potter, Cheyenne Campbell, and William Potter. His two great grandchildren Ryanne Miller and Charleigh Miller. Along with several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Dean will be conducted on Friday, March 9th, 2018 in the Charles B. Hux Chapel at the Hux and Lipford Funeral Home from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. The masonic graveside service will be conducted on Sunday March 11th, 2018 in the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery at 2 P.M.

At other times friends may call at family residence: 891 R.D Campbell Rd in Butler.

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

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

Carolyn Dean Meadows

Carolyn Dean Meadows, age 73, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born on December 31, 1944 in Wilmington, Delaware to the late William and Marion

Langford Dean. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Dean.

 

She was a dedicated employee to the DuPont Company, retiring in 1999.

 

Carolyn was an active member of First Baptist Church, where she served as secretary to her Sunday School Class. She was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary where she served as secretary and was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star. Carolyn enjoyed reading, boating, camping and spending time with her family.

 

Carolyn will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 52 years, Charles F. Meadows; daughter, Lori L. Stevens and her husband Robert; son, Daniel K. Meadows and his wife Alison; grandsons, Connor and Nathan Stevens; special friend, Janette Henretty of New Castle, DE; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Pastor Ricky Campbell officiating. Special music will be provided by Ricky Campbell and Danny Cullop. The family will receive friends from 2-4:00 on Sunday prior to the service.

Graveside service and burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Delaware. A visitation will be held from 1-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Gracelawn, prior to the burial.   Pallbearers will be Daniel K. Meadows, Robert F. Stevens, Connor M. Stevens, Nathan A. Stevens, Dennis Schmitt and Ralph Satterfield. Honorary pallbearers are Bud Cullop, Ralph Koefelda, David Hubbert, Randall Meadows, Ralph Greer, and Bob Graybeal.

 

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials in Carolyn’s memory be made to Amedisys Hospice, 1500 W Elk Avenue, Suite 202, Elizabethton, TN 37643.

 

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Amedisys Hospice for their compassion and care.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 2369 Waters Road, Laurel Bloomery, TN

 

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

 

The family of Carolyn Dean Meadows has entrusted her service to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Fred Harold Trivett

Fred Trivett

Fred Harold Trivett, age 96, of Butler, Tennessee, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. He was born on December 2, 1921 to the late James David Trivett and Buney Presnell Trivett. In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his sons: Fred Trivett Jr and Teddy Trivett; sister, Hazel V. Hicks; niece, Elsie Mahafapy; nephews; Harold Hicks and Sylvester Hicks Jr.

Fred was a World War II and Korean War Veteran having honorably served in the United States Army. He retired from the Army as Sergeant following 23 years of service.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife, Georgia J. Trivett; daughter, Cindy Fields and husband Mark; granddaughter, Heather Cornett Walk and husband William; great grandson, Luke Walk; nieces: Ruby Keplinger and husband Bob and Nora Wright and husband Johnny; special friend and caregiver, Evelyn Estep; several great nieces and great nephews.

Memorial service for Fred will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Sink Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Harvey White officiating.

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

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

Charles Robert Steele

Charles Steele

Charles Robert “Bobby” Steele, age 84, passed away Saturday February 24, 2018.

Bobby liked listening to Gospel music, watching Nascar, wood working, and spending time with his dog, Poncho.

Bobby served in the US Army.

Survivors include: two daughters, Shelia Blevins of Glade Spring, Virginia. And Pamela Terry & husband Kris of Butler, TN.

Two sons: Allen Balthazr & wife Dawn of Bristol, TN and Scotty Balthazr of Bristol, VA.

One sister: Evelyn Taylor

One brother: Raymond Steele

13 Grandchildren

2 Great Grandchildren

1 Great great granddaughter

Several nieces & nephews

Special friends: Members of the turkey track band, as well as members of the diailsis center.

It was Bobby’s wished to be cremated & no service to be held.

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

www.huxlipfordfh.com.

Hux & Lipford Funeral Home is serving the Charles Robert Steele family.

Clyde Allen Miller

Clyde Miller

Clyde Allen Miller, age 81, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother, and friend, passed away at home in Mountain City, Tennessee, on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Everyone who knew Clyde and loved him will miss this mighty force of a man.

Clyde was the fourth child of eight children (Mae, Dorothy, JP, Clyde, Ivey, Jean, Sue, and Benny) born to the late Pinkney J. Miller and Lillie Sanders Miller on February 13, 1937, in Trade, Tennessee. He loved this big family, especially his mother. Because of that, Clyde’s wife, Marguerite, hopes that he is somewhere now in the company of his mother again.

Clyde interrupted his high school education to proudly join the United States Army in 1955. He returned home to graduate from Johnson County High School in 1957. Clyde always enjoyed a good day at work. He was employed by Elwin Residential Treatment Facility in Pennsylvania, Kent-Coffey Manufacturing in North Carolina, the Forestry Service in California, and Burlington Mills Corporation in TN. He then was employed by the United States Postal Service in 1968 and retired after approximately thirty years.

On July 15, 1957, Clyde married the love of his life, Marguerite Thomas. This 60 plus year union produced two loving children, David and Dawn. Clyde always said that he and Marguerite, David and Dawn “made a pretty good four”.

Clyde loved life; he was a smart man who loved simple things. He appreciated a “tater cake” much more than a steak; he loved trading on cars and going to the car sales. He couldn’t stand to be “cooped up” and was rarely still; he always wanted to be doing something. He took great pleasure in sharing stories about his life, and nobody could tell a story better than Clyde Miller. He was a good and generous man who believed in helping others when he could. He wanted everybody to have a chance. He disliked gossip and backbiting, and he always said what he meant-and he meant what he said.

Clyde is survived by his devoted wife, Marguerite Miller, son, David and wife Shirlene Miller, daughter, Dawn and husband John Taylor III; grandchildren (in order of birth), April, Dustin (Beth), Matthew, Brad (Amanda), Rachel, Cory (Brandy), Katie (Luke), and Kellie (Christian); great grandchildren, Aiden, Peyton, Clara, Ezra, Knox, and Rosie; siblings, Mae Manuel, Ivey (Rebecca) Miller; Sue Martin, and Benny (Lucy) Miller; brother-in-law, Wade (Marsha) Thomas; nieces and nephews and good friends, Joe Proffitt, Rick Church, and Jack Fritts.

The family will receive friends from 12:00P.M.-1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with service following at 1:00 P.M. with Ron Manuel officiating. Interment with military honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be April Sharpe, Dustin Osborne, Matthew Miller, Brad Osborne, Rachel Osborne, Cory Miller, Kellie and Christian Studer, and Katie and Luke Skiera. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Proffitt, Rick Church, Jack Fritts, Ted Trivett, Kyle Pierce, Larry Wallace, and Wade Thomas.

Special thanks and appreciation go out to the wonderful physicians and nursing staff at the Watauga Medical Center and the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center in Boone, NC. The family members ask that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society. They also ask that each of you take time to enjoy your loved ones and your life. Clyde would like that.

The family will receive friends at the home 153 Adams Road, Mountain City, TN.

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

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

John David Greene

John Greene

Mr. John David Greene, age 88, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Waters of Roan Highlands following an extended illness.

John David was born in Bakersville, North Carolina to the late Charles Spurgon and Tina Dugger Greene. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Darrell Greene and Roy Greene and two grandsons, Keith Smith and Freddie Greene.

John David lived most of his life in Johnson County, Tennessee where he worked as a farmer, carpenter and logger. He loved being outdoors with his dogs. John David enjoyed the company of family and friends and discussing the Bible with them. He loved his church, Hope Christian Fellowship and all its members. He knew his Bible and loved talking about it and God’s love.

John David was a United States Navy Veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Betty Lou McCloud Greene, two sons, David Greene and wife Debbie and Dennis Greene and significant other, Mandy Garland, daughters, Dolores Stovall and Denise Embree Whitney and husband Scott; grandchildren, Kristy Smith, Shane Greene, Miranda Shell, Amanda Burleson, Zachary Greene, Seth Embree, Sean Embree, adopted grandchildren, Candy McNab and Carrie Brown, great grandchildren, Jordan Isaacs, Jake Isaacs, Casen Shell, Conor Burleson and Carson Burleson, step grandchildren, Chris Pennington, Cindy Kern, Mindy Phillips, Michael Pennington, Ian Whitney and Kaci Whitney, step great grandchildren, Chance, Laken, Brooks and Braxton Phillips, Cassidy Kern, Logan Whitney and Aubrey Whitney, sister, Loetta Bright, brother, Bob Green, several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Harvey Bauman and Doug Roberts officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Stanton, Brad Dugger, Seth Embree, Marsh Brinkley, Doug Arney, Sean Embree, Eric Shell and John Burleson. Honorary pallbearers are Wayne Denny, George Frank, Roy Barlow, Bill Deal, Arthur Greene, Kenny Greene, Wayne Beinge, Chris Pennington, Marshall Lawrence and Shane Greene.

At other times the family will receive friends at 163 Dugger Branch Road, Butler, TN 37640

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

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

Opal Jordan Eggers

Opal Jordan Eggers

Opal Jordan Eggers, age 93, died peacefully on February 6, 2018, at her home at the Galleria Woods, Birmingham, AL. She was born October 6, 1924, in Johnson County, TN, to Hedrick and Lily Bruce Jordan. She graduated from Johnson County High School where she played basketball. From there she lived all over the country and Europe with her husband, William Butler Eggers, who served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force. They retired to Montgomery, Alabam, in 1967.

Opal was a descendant of Isaac Shoun, son of Leonard and Barbara Shoun who settled in Johnson County in 1792. She enjoyed attending the annual reunions of the Shoun-Shown-Shawn Family Association.

Opal enjoyed quilting and knitting and won ribbons at the Alabama State Fair for her work. She also spent many years volunteering for the Red Cross.

Opal is survived by her three children, Jeanni Wilson of West Palm Beach, FL, Lary Eggers of Williams, OR, and Philip (Elaine) Eggers of Hoover, AL; one sister, Mary (Pete) Peters of Winter Haven, FL; grandchildren, Rhonda A. Hunt of Culpepper, VA, and Isaac A. Eggers of Hoover, AL; and great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, and her friend and caregiver, Valencia Nelson.

Family and friends will gather to pay final respects with a viewing and visitation on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the Mountain City Funeral Home (224 S Church St. Mountain City, TN 37683423-727-9700). At 2:00 p.m. there will be a graveside service at Wilson Cemetery off Swift Hollow Road (Turn off Hwy 67W by the Dewey Christian Church).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or your favorite charity.

James Howard Winters

James Howard Winters

James Howard Winters of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a valiant battle with esophageal cancer.  He was born on August 19, 1943 to the late Omar Winters Sr. and Pearl Owens Winters. In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Zoe Lewis, his beloved mother-in-law, Ruby Payne, and sister-in-law, Lois Winters.

Howard was a member of First Baptist Church of Mountain City and gave the Lord the glory for his tremendous strength and lifetime of blessings.

James Howard was a proud United States Army Veteran and recently retired from the VA Medical Center after 35 years of U.S. government service. He enjoyed bargaining and trading his “treasures” and caring for his chickens and small livestock.

His most intense passion was caring for his family which includes his loving wife of 48 years, Jane Payne Winters; daughters:  Maggie Lewis and husband Jeff of Shady Valley, TN and Sarah Campbell and husband Jason of Mountain City, TN; grandchildren:  Ethan Campbell, Elijah Lewis, Izzy Lewis, Zane Lewis, Ezra Lewis and Colin Lewis; brothers:  Bill Winters of Abingdon, VA and Omar Winters Jr. of Damascus, VA; sisters:  Jane Walls and husband Dean of Damascus, VA, Trula Mahala and husband Roy of Shady Valley, TN; special brother-in-law, John Payne and sister-in-law Joan Payne; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, also at the funeral home with Pastor Ricky Campbell and Pastor James Walls officiating.  Graveside service and interment with military honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard will follow at the Payne Cemetery.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 256 McElyea Road, Mountain City, TN.

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

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

Hazel M. Fritts

Hazel M. Fritts, age 94, of Roanoke, Virginia, formerly of Mountain City, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at her home. She was born on April 22, 1923 to the late James & Sallie McGinnis. In addition to her parents, Hazel was preceded in death by her husband Burlis D. Fritts, her infant son Johnie Caroll Fritts, her sister Rosia Lea Allie and her brother Henry Eugene McKinnis.

Hazel enjoyed life and loved to travel, she found beauty in all of God’s creations. She loved plants and flowers, especially the roses planted by Burlis, her husband of sixty years. Early mornings, Hazel could be found reading her bible while drinking coffee; her strong faith was a constant presence throughout her life. She cherished time spent with family and often could be heard saying, “Family is the most important thing”.

Those left to cherish her memories include her children Bill E. Fritts, Betty F. Yancy, C. Loraine Kaluger and Roger W. Fritts, her daughter-in-laws Dreama B. Fritts and Kathy L. Fritts, her son-in-law Nick A. Kaluger, her brother Howard Jr. Hicks & sister-in-law Dreama Hicks, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one great- great grandchild, her nieces & nephews and her loving friends.

It was Hazel’s wish to have a graveside service and be buried next to her husband and infant son in the Fritts’ Family Cemetery.

Hazel Fritts

Buddy Dowell

 

Buddy Dowell

Buddy Dowell went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on January 14, 2018. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Will and Josie Dowell, mother Buelah and ex-wife Gloria. He leaves behind one son, Michael and wife Shirley of Texas, four grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, several cousins, 4 nieces and many friends.

Born March 1, 1941 Buddy was raised on the family farm and graduated high school. After graduation he joined the Army and moved away to Texas and Illinois for several years. He returned to Mountain City later and helped his grandmother Josie Dowell around the farm until her death in 1979.

He enjoyed music and collected records, cassettes and reel to reel recording of his favorite old country music and folk singers. He loved his pit bulls, especially Grubworm – the one who seemed to understand Buddy best.

If you knew Buddy you know he had a way with words. Here are three favorites of his:

Some fools will find a quarter, then spend the rest of their lives looking at the ground. -Buddy D.

I still haven’t figured out how to communicate with him…but I don’t mind practicing. Buddy D.

If I tell you a bullfrog gives milk, you’d best grab a pail and get ta milkin’! -Buddy D.

Buddy Dowell

Nannie Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Shupe

Nannie Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Shupe

Nannie Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Shupe, age 90, of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Sunday morning, February 18, 2018 at Life Care Center of Gray, TN. She was born to Foster and Stella Phillips in Switchback, West Virginia on September 6, 1927. As a young woman she moved to Bristol, Virginia where she met and married the love of her life, Lewis E. ‘Dick’ Shupe. Libby worked along side her husband at the Mountain City Western Auto for several years while raising her daughter and caring for her family. Later in life she worked at Michael’s Department Store.
She was a member of Dewey Christian Church and devoted follower of Christ. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had overcome many hardships and was a beautiful, wise and strong woman.
Libby did not want flowers at her funeral. She always said that the people she loved and the people that loved her were her flowers. Instead, her wish was for everyone to intentionally set aside time to spend with those they love and/or make a donation to the charity closet to their heart.
In addition to her parents, Libby was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis and daughter, Nancy Shupe Rovere.
Those left to cherish her memories include her granddaughter, Sarah Scott; son-in-law, Robert Rovere and wife Shirley Martin; great grandson, Henry Scott; very special friend, Sheila Fenner.
Graveside service and burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Wilson Cemetery with Minister CD ‘Bud’ Gentry officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.
The family of Nannie Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Shupe has entrusted her care to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.

Georgia Nell Pierce Perkins

Georgia Nell Pierce Perkins

Georgia Nell Pierce Perkins, age 85, of Butler, Tennessee, went to her Heavenly home on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born in Johnson County, TN on January 4, 1933 to the late Dan and Mary Grindstaff. In addition to her parents; Georgia Nell was preceded in death by her first husband, Delmar Pierce and their son, D.C. Pierce.

Georgia Nell was a true example of a servant of God. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mountain City, TN and former member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. She served her church, family and community in many roles. Georgia Nell started volunteering at the VA Medical Center years ago and continued that work until her health would not allow her. She was also an active member of the American Legion Post #61, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #6908 and the DAV of Elizabethton.

Georgia Nell was a wonderful cook. She was always cooking meals and desserts for her family and friends. She had a wonderful personality and loved to visit and talk with people and was always helping others.

Those left to cherish her memories include her second husband, RG Perkins; daughter and son-in-law, Carolene Pierce McGlamery and husband Lawrence McGlamery; daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Pierce and special friend David Stevens; grandchildren: Christopher Pierce and wife Amanda and Shannon Wood and husband Charlie; great grandchildren: Carson Pierce and MaKayla Wood and boyfriend Jeffrey Lipford; step-daughter, Janie Sams and husband Eddie and their family; several nieces and nephews; her special ‘telephone’ friends who she spoke with daily: Hazel Crowder, Luella Dunn, Shirley Bunting, Lynn Stout and Virgie McGlamery and many more special friends and neighbors.

The family will receive friends 5-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Roy Wilson and Pastor Kreg Smith officiating. Special prayer will be by Freddie Arnold Sr. Special music will be provided by Mr. Joe Simcox.

Graveside service and interment be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ed Hoak, Ray Stout, Blaine Branch, Eddie Sams, Jeff McGlamery, Frankie Gentry, Kyle Pierce and John Brookshire. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Grindstaff, Danny Grindstaff, Johnny Nave, Danny Cullop, Dr. Scott May, John Coolahan, Dean Campbell, Tyler Stevens, Brad Gentry, Steve Greene, Ben Stout and Dr. Khan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Georgia Nell’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

The family expresses their appreciation and gratitude to the Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital ICU, Johnson County Rescue Squad, Carter County Rescue Squad and Dry Run First Responders for all their kindness and care give to Georgia Nell.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home of daughter and son-in-law, Carolene Pierce McGlamery, 390 RD Campbell Road, Butler, TN.

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

The family of Georgia Nell Pierce Perkins has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Margie Greer

Margie Greer

Margie Lewis Greer, age 76, of 644 Roan Creek Road, passed away January 29, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born January 14, 1942 in Johnson County, TN.

Margie was the daughter of the late Denver & Leller Roark Lewis. In addition, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Brown, and two brothers; Thurman Lewis & Donnelly Lewis.

She loved spending time with her Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening & working in her flowers. She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Levis and Leco.

Margie is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bill Greer. Her children; Cledith Greer of the home, Teresa & husband Mike Parlier of Deep Gap, Sandy Billings & husband Tim of Butler, John Greer & wife Denise also of Butler. Sister; Josephine Wallace of Mountain City, and a Brother, Vonnelly Lewis & wife Ann of Mountain City.

Grandchildren; Michael Parlier, Chelsey Norwood, Amanda Mullins & husband Chris, Ashlee Cornett & husband Jeremy, Aylsa Hodge & husband Ernie, Amber Bumgardner & husband Timmy, Brandon Greer & Bradley Greer.

Great Grandchildren; Lexi & Allie Mullins, Brylee & Blaine Cornett, Ava & Emma Hodge, Sam & Seth Bumgardner.

Several nieces & nephews also survive.

Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home with, Pastor Teddy Lewis officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 P.M. prior to the service. Funeral service will begin at 2 P.M. Graveside service will follow at the Jones-Lewis Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are: Chris Mullins, Jeremy Cornett, Ernie Hodge, Timmy Bumgardner, Josh Phillips & David Sachs.

Honorary pallbearers are: Larry Mullins, Earl Greer & Dr. Floyd Barker.

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

Jack Rutter

Jack Rutter

Jack Rutter, 85, of Blountville, Tennessee, formerly of Abingdon, Virginia and Lexington, Kentucky, passed away peacefully February 12, 2018 at Wellmont Hospice House as a result of a brief illness.

Mr. Rutter was born in Washington County, Virginia on July 4, 1932 and was an alumni of Emory & Henry College where he played football. He was a former Virginia State Trooper, an Air Force veteran of the Korean War having proudly served his country both in Korea and Japan and was a certified pilot. He owned and operated his own business, Jack Rutter & Associates, from which he retired. He enjoyed playing golf, singing and music. One of his greatest joys was to serve as a Shriner and he had a great sense of fairness and empathy toward others.

Jack’s parents, Marinda Francis Privett Rutter and Alvin Isaac Rutter, preceded him in death as well as the love of his life and wife of 25 years, Beverly Forrester Rutter, whom he missed dearly every day. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Sue Crawford; brother-in-law, Earnest Bishop; brother-in-law, W. Earl Gheelsling; nephew, Ernest Bishop, Jr.; and step-son, Chris Mahan.

Jack is survived by his sisters, Virginia Bishop of Bluefield, West Virginia and Gladys Gheesling of Wichita, Kansas; niece, Robbin Gheesling, Kansas; niece, Patricia Herzog, Massachusetts; nephews, Mark Roman and H.P. Grant Gheesling, both of Kansas; step-daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Tom Lesnak, Blountville, and Susie and Jesse Jennings, Church Hill; sons, Dr. Michael A. Rutter, Nashville, Phillip Rutter and Dr. Jeffery Rutter and their families, all of middle Tennessee; several grandchildren including Kendall Harbour and husband, Justin Harbour, Katherine Lesnak, Nicholas Lesnak, Rebecca Lesnak and Bailey Jennings; special great-granddaughter, Everly Harbour, named for his beloved Beverly.

The family of Mr. Rutter wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses, technicians and staff of Floor 4W of Bristol Regional Medical Center for their wonderful care of him during his stay.

Per Mr. Rutter’s wishes, a graveside service and burial will be held Friday, February 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Phillippi Cemetery, Mountain City, Tennessee with Sonny Dishman officiating. Military honors will follow and will be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christopher Todd Mahan Memorial Scholarship Fund, ETSU, University of Advancement, Attn: Christopher Todd Mahan Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1276 Gilbreath Drive, Box 70721, Johnson City, TN 37614, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to the Shriners.

Condolences and memories may be left for the family at akardfuneralhome.com or mountaincityfh.com

Akard Funeral Home of Bristol, TN and Mountain City Funeral Home is serving the Rutter Family

Lori Ann Cook

Lori Ann Cook

Lori Ann Cook, age 51 of Mountain City passed away, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born April 25, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois to Hassel E Skeens, of Morristown & Beulah Payne Skeens of MountainCity.

Lori enjoyed spending time with her Grandchildren and family.

Those left to cherish her memories include: Her parents; Hassel and Beulah, Sons; Tim Anson of Bostwick Florida, Jimmy Anson II, Mountain City & Gavin Cook of Mountain City.

Brother; Hassell Skeens of Bostwick Florida,

A visitation for Lori will be held on Thursday February 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM -7:00 PM in the Charles B Hux Memorial Chapel. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday February 16 in the Charles B Hux Memorial Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Greg Jenkins, Keith Wright, William Hicks, Tim Anson, Zack Dorman & Bronson Alexander.

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.

Mary Elizabeth Courtner

Mary Elizabeth Courtner, age 83, formerly of Mountain of Mountain City, TN passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Hudson, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Blaine and Mae McElyea. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Courtner; two sons; infant son Edwin Courtner and Michael Courtner; grandson Chase Courtner; two sisters; Betty Morris and Dorothy Hodge and brother; Earl McElyea.

Survivors are; son Tommy Courtner and wife Lisa; Grandchildren: Jordan & Taylor Courtner, Blayne Courtner, Christy Green, sisters: Lucy Lewis and husband Russel, Peggy Brown and husband Buster.

It was her wish for a private graveside service to be held in Sunset Memorial Park.

This obit is courtesy of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

V. Lewis McElyea Jr.

V. Lewis McElyea Jr.

Lewis McElyea Jr., age 71, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born on January 14, 1947 to the late William ‘Bill Berry McElyea and Rosa Virginia Swift McElyea. In addition to his parents Lewis was preceded in death by his sisters: Mary Ann McElyea and Bonnie Louise McElyea; brother, John McElyea; special sister-in-law, Ann Guy and her husband Burl.

He was a member of Ackerson Creek Christian Church.

Lewis worked in factories most of his life. He enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved fishing.

Those left to cherish his memories include his loving wife of 48 years, Mina Sue ‘Lou’ McElyea; son and daughter-in-law, Craig Lewis McElyea and wife Chrissy; his pride and joy; his grandchildren, Alyssa Marie McElyea and Hunter McElyea, whom he loved dearly; brother Jack McElyea and wife Glenda; special niece, Melissa ‘Missy’ Taylor and her husband Bobby; sister-in-law, June Stanley; brothers-in-law: Shot Dickens and Ira Dickens and wife Lousie; special friend and nurse, Amy Dickens; many more special nieces, nephews and cousins; his Ole Pal Lolly.

Graveside service and interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Dickens Family Cemetery (Redbrush Road) with Pastors Gary Bowman and Shannon Courtner officiating. Pallbearers will be Craig McElyea, Bobby Taylor, Wayne Guy, Jeff Guy, Kenneth Dickens, Bill McElyea, Tony McElyea, Johnny Dickens, Eddie Dickens, David Dickens and Ronnie Dickens. Honorary pallbearers are Shot Dickens, Ira Dickens, Dr. Donald Walters and Staff, Dr. Kahn and Nurse Carrie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain City Funeral Home.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 412 Redbrush Road, Mountain City, TN Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com

The family of V. Lewis McElyea Jr. has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683

Kitty Virginia Wright

Kitty Virginia Wright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitty Virginia Wright, age 76, of Granite Falls, North Carolina, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care of Hudson, NC. She was born on October 9, 1941 in Mountain City, Tennessee to the late Ellis Scott Huggins and Charlotte Morefield Huggins. In addition to her parents, Kitty was preceded in death by her husband Loyd Webster Wright; sister, Sylvia Hollar; brother, Charles Huggins.

Kitty lived in Michigan for 35 years and moved back to North Carolina in 1988. She worked for Mitzi for many years and was Nanny to Mitzi’s children, Ben and Meredith.

Those left to cherish her memories include her sons: Ralph Wright and wife Beverly of Newton, NC and Jim Wright of Granite Falls, NC; sister, Carolyn Burns and husband Larry of Granite Falls, NC; grandchildren: Emily Wright and Heather Wright; great grandchildren: Colton and James Wright and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service and burial will follow at the Shady Valley Memorial Gardens in Shady Valley, Tennessee. Family friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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

Virginia Shirley Potter Lewis

Virginia Lewis

Virginia Shirley Potter Lewis, age 77, of Creston, North Carolina, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Watauga Medical Center. She was born October 29, 1940 in Boone, North Carolina to the late Grady and Arabelle Main Potter. In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Max Darl Lewis; brothers, George M. Potter and Cecil Potter.

Virginia loved to raise a garden and enjoyed cooking and canning.

She was a very loving person who was always helping other and those in need. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Her family was her life and it filled her heart to care for them.

Virginia was a God fearing woman. She was a member of Elk Knob Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her daughters: Darlene Eller and companion Doyle Stephens and Roxanne Lewis, Billy Eller son-in-law; sons: David Lewis and wife Ann, Timothy Lewis and companion Sonya Nelson and Darren Lewis; sisters: Carolyn Winkler and Phyllis Miller and husband Jeff; brother, Austin Potter; ten grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 8:00 p.m. with James Henson, Tom Stephens and Alan Younce officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Lewis Cemetery, Creston, North Carolina. Pallbearers will be David Lewis, Timothy Lewis, Doyle Stephens, Michael Latham, Kristopher Eller, Patrick Eller, Billy Eller and Justin Latham. Family, pallbearers and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10:00 to go in procession to the cemetery.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home of Michael and Vanessa Latham, 453 Baldwin Gap Road, Zionville, NC 28698.

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

The family of Virginia Shirley Potter Lewis has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.