James William Winters

James William Winters, age 73, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord at his home on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. He was born on April 16, 1944 to the late James and Pearl Parsons Winters. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Johnson Winters; infant grandchildren: Leslie King and Kasey Little; brother-in-law, Layton Dollar and sister- in-law, Betty Jo Fritts.

He was a United States Veteran, having honorably served in the Army. He was a life-long truck driver and member of First Freewill Baptist Church. He loved watching Nascar, especially Jeff Gordon and was an antique car enthusiast who enjoyed going to car shows. James enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and family.

Those left to cherish his memories include his children: Susan Williams and husband Mack, Tami Little and husband Kyle, Crystal Winters and husband Gary McElyea, Dean Heaton, Jamie Winters and wife Suzie; sisters: Barbara Miller and husband Lane, Mary Dollar, Linda Blevins and husband Gerald and Nancy Tyner and husband Lacy; brothers: Clint Winters and wife Debbie, Bruce Winters and wife Kathy and Mike Winters and fiancé Sheila Tester; twelve grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Shirley Mabe; brother-in-law, Paul E. Johnson; special friends: Dick Jenkins, John Holloway and Lisa Burrow and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Greg Poe officiating. Graveside service and interment with military honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard will follow at the Reece Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gary McElyea, Mack Williams, Dakota Swift, Seth Little, Jerry Cress, and Dillon Williams. Honorary pallbearers are Steven Pardue and Kyle Little.

The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Malien Rogers and her nursing staff, Brenda Reece personal assistant with Helping Hands, niece Peggy Humphrey and Flo Bellamy and Johnson County Cancer Support Group. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 2851 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

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

Elizabeth Stout

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Elizabeth Stout, passed away early Tuesday morning January 2, 2018 after a brief illness. Born in Mountain City, Tennessee on October 29, 1933, Elizabeth was raised by her loving grandparents, John and Nora Phillippi.

In addition to her grandparents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Anna Kate Adams Phillippi, sister, Peggy Phillippi Poteat and brother-in-law, Bill Stout.

She married Blaine Stout on June 17, 1952. After a four year stint in the Air Force by Blaine, the couple returned from England and settled in Boone, North Carolina to raise their three sons. Once the boys were in school, Elizabeth returned to school and became a licensed nurse and began work as a surgical nurse at Watauga County Hospital for 28 years.

After retirement, the couple settled back in Mountain City where Elizabeth became involved with the Garden Club, Red Hat Society, Rotary Club, Heritage Hall and her beloved Frist Baptist Church. There, she sang in the choir and was active in her Sunday School Class, WOM and the Bereavement Committee.

Elizabeth leaves behind a legacy of love, devotion and servanthood to her family and community. Anyone who knew her was touched by her kindness and sweetness.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of 65 years, Blaine Stout; sons and daughters-in-law: David and Debbie Stout of Boone, NC, Donald and Patricia Stout of Mars Hill, NC and Steven and Debbie Stout of Hendersonville, NC; grandchildren: Daniel Stout, Sarah Block and husband David, Kelsey Condon and husband Jack, Kristen Stout, Kimberly Stout, Michael Stout, Joseph Stout and wife Jenny; great-grandchildren: Colette and Henry Block; sister, Lorraine Westrick and husband Dick; brother, Ralph Phillippi and wife Linda; sister-in-law, Brenda Stout; many, many special friends and neighbors and her special four legged friend, her cat, Tigger.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Mountain City. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ricky Campbell officiating. Special music will be provided by Pastor Campbell and the church choir. Graveside service and interment will follow the funeral at Phillippi Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Terry Jordan, Todd Grayson, Jim Vincill, Danny Cunningham, Glenn Parson, and Bob Eller. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Jordan, John Payne, Pat Greene and her Fidelas Sunday School Class and all of her church family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 421 W Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683 or charity of your choice.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 127 Sunset Drive, Mountain City, TN.

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

The family of Elizabeth Stout has entrusted her care to Mountain City Funeral Home 224 S. Church St. Mountain City, TN 37683.

Pansy Parlee Courtner

Pansy Parlee Courtner, age 90, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, January 06, 2018 at the Watauga Medical Center. She was born on June 6, 1927 to the late Clyde and Susie Fritts Courtner. In addition to her parents, Pansy was preceded in death by daughter, Edith Poore; sister, Kate Courtner; brothers: Walt Courtner, Lloyd Courtner and Howard Courtner and great grandchild, Ronnie Clayton Mc-Call.

Prior to her declining health, Pansy enjoyed working in her garden and flower beds. She always loved to sit on her porch and enjoy the outdoors and visit with family and friends. She was a member of Dewey Christian Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her children: Barbara Gentry and special friend, Gerald, Jean Oliver, Rosa Gentry and husband Frankie, Kathy Courtner and Sanford Courtner; sister, Violet Phillips; brother, Clarence Courtner; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with grandson, Pastor Shannon Courtner officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to all of Pansy’s caretakers and Silver Angels for all of their loving care and kindness.

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

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

Wilma Virgie Roark Osborne

Wilma Virgie Roark Osborne, age 88 of Zionville died Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Osborne was born March 10, 1929 in Ashe County to the late Treely and Myrtle Roark. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Denver Osborne, brothers, Fred, Bruce and Kenneth Roark, sisters, Earleen Walsh and Eva Sue Osborne, grandson, Kevin Mahala and great-grandson, David Lewis.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Spencer Roark. Pallbearers will be Jamie Stout, Dalton Roark, Kevin Shelton, R. J. Hassett, James Shelton and Conley “Sonny” Osborne. Burial will follow in the Mt. View Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 prior to the service.

Mrs. Osborne is survived by: sons, Jerry Roark of Creston and Terry Roark of Trade, TN, daughter, Nelda Mahala of Mt. City, TN, sister, Carrie Lea Clevinger of VA, granddaughters, Virgie Regina Mahala, April Melinda Shelton, Cynthia Lynn Price and Penny Amanda Hutchingson, great-grandsons, Kevin Shelton, Scotty Price and Keith Stanley, several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Donna Gentry, 305 Rayfield Acres Rd., West Jefferson, NC 28694.

You may send and view online condolences at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.

Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

Durward A. Steagall

Durward A. Steagall, age 81, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 14, 1936 to the late Edgar and Pauline McQueen Steagall. In addition to his parents, Durward was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Winters and brother, Wayne Steagall.

He was a United States Army Veteran.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 61 years, Phyllis Steagall; daughters: Kim Baumgardner and husband Everett and Jan Cash and husband Marshall; grandchildren: Nicholas Woodell and Matthew Baumgardner; great grandchild, Brooklyn Woodell; sisters: Eileen and husband Keith and Elsie and husband Jerry; brothers: Paul and wife Sue, Monta and wife Hazel, Leon and wife Barbara; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and interment with military honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the Blevins Cemetery, Shady Valley, TN with Mark Baumgardner officiating.

Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 930 N. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

The family of Durward A. Steagall has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home 224 S. Church St. Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

Genevia Tolue Eggers

Genevia Tolue Eggers, age 68, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She was born on June 19, 1949 to the late Charlie and Ethel Morefield Guinn. In addition to her parents, Genevia was preceded in death by her brothers, Dave Guinn and Joe Guinn.

Genevia was always energetic and outgoing. She was always willing to help others. She enjoyed reading and shopping.

Genevia was a member of Locust Gap Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of 16 ½ years, Bob Eggers; daughters: Lisa Shore and husband Bubba, Glenda McCulloch and husband Jimmy, Sandy Worley; son, Clifton Worley Jr. and wife Michelle; step-daughter, Donna Kirby and husband Buddy; step-son, Michael Eggers and wife Brenda; sisters: Jean Baird, Melissa McCullah, Mae Talley and Lynn Gagliardi; brothers: Jack Guinn, Mark Guinn and Wayne Guinn; several grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Mac Arnold officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Keith Guinn, Adam Worley, Todd Cable, Raiden Lewis, Thomas Stout, Michael Eggers, Adam Manuel, David Sowder Poole. Honorary pallbearers are Randy Arnold, Bud McComas, Tommy Rhymer, Mike McKinney, Gary Eggers and David Manuel.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 1375 Gate Hollow Private Road, Mountain City, Tennessee.

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

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

Virginia South

Virginia South, age 68, of Mountain City, TN passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Mountain City Care Center.

Arrangements are incomplete.

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

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

 

Jerry Randolph Minks

Jerry Minks, age 77, of Elizabethton, Tennessee and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a lengthy illness. He was born on November 11, 1940 to the late Jason and Nina Tester Minks.

It was Jerry’s wishes to be cremated and that no funeral service is held.

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

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

 

 

Jean Alberta Mericle

Jean Alberta Mericle, age 64, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born on February 9, 1953 to the late Clyde and Mary Hodge.

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

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

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

 

 

 

Charles L. “Charlie” Woods

Charles L. “Charlie” Woods, age 80, of Mountain City, TN passed away peacefully on Saturday December 16, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 14, 1937 in Johnson County, TN to the late Abner Lloyd Woods and Idell Woods. In addition to his parents Charlie was preceded in death by his wife Myrtle Jo Woods and by a son Harold Eugene Woods, several sisters and brothers.

He is survived by his son, Brad Woods and wife Linda, granddaughter, Marlena Townsend and husband Justin, great grandchildren; Dalton, Bentley, Casen and Maddex, Special sister-in-law, Barbara Trivett, and her son Darrell, sisters; Georgia and Lucille, brother, Truman, several nieces and nephews.

It was Charlie’s request that no visitation or funeral service be held.

Family graveside service and burial was held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

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

The family of Charles L. “Charlie” Woods has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

 

Marshall Ladon Cuddy

Marshall Ladon Cuddy, age 69, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at his home, surrounded by family, following a lengthy illness.  He was born on February 11, 1948 to Anna Grace Landore Boone and the late Clyde Cuddy.  In addition to his father, Marshall was preceded in death by sisters:  Joy Storie, Sandra Hawks and brother, Terry Cuddy.

Marshall was a Vietnam War Veteran having honorably served in the United States Army.  Many people remember Marshall from his work.  He owned and operated his own small engine repair business for many years.  When he wasn’t tinkering in his work shop, Marshall enjoyed going to flea markets.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 28 years Lynn Cuddy; daughter and son-in-law, Toni and Glenn Oaks of Kingsport, TN and son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Amie Keels of New York; brothers:  Max Cuddy and wife Sheila of Mountain City, TN, Toby Cuddy and wife Lisa of Shady Valley, TN and Tim Cuddy and wife Cindy of Kansas and their sons, Kevin and Terry; grandchildren:  Bryce Keels, Caelyn Keels, Zachary Oaks, Jaden Oaks and Luke Oaks; his special four legged friends:  KoKo, Jo, Ginger, Sparky and Tiger; several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Harmon Chapel Christian Church with Minister Howard Taylor officiating.  Military honors will follow and will be conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends from 5-6:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN 37683

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 9727 Hwy 421 N, Shady Valley, TN 37688.

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

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

Dorothy McQueen Hurt

“I am here on earth for just a little while” Psalm 119:19

Dorothy McQueen Hurt, age 85, of Elizabethton, formerly of Butler, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was a daughter of the late Cefford and Celia Hatley Dugger and was born in Johnson County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three husbands, Dewey Lynn Hughes, Joe McQueen and R.L. Hurt; three brothers, Lucky Dugger, Fate Dugger and Paul Dugger; two sisters, Ona Treadway and Nancy Huggins.

Dorothy retired as a CNA having worked at Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab and Wellness Center (Pine Ridge Nursing Home), Hermitage Health Center and Life Care Center of Elizabethton. She was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church, a former member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens where she was in charge of the Friday night dance. She also was a former member of the Red Hat Society. Dorothy enjoyed antiques, working with arts and crafts but most importantly, she loved Christmas and spending time with her family

Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Scotty Lynn Hughes and wife Robin, of Johnson City and George Dewey Hughes and wife Lori of Weslaco, TX; four grandchildren, Andrew Hughes of Portsmouth, VA; Maggie Hughes Balboa and husband Josh of Harlingen, TX, Chris Hughes of Butler, TN and Kelly Hughes of Elizabethton, TN; four great-grandchildren, Elisha, Olivia, Maddy and Jonah. Several nephews and close friends also survive.

A service to celebrate the life of Dorothy McQueen Hurt will be conducted at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Missionary George Hughes and Reverend Randy Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 PM prior to the funeral service in the chapel.

The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13th at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 PM on Wednesday for the graveside service.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Judy Deloach, Judy Jones and the Nurses and Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Dr. Jonathan Bremer and the staff of Amedisys Hospice for the wonderful care given to Dorothy.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 1503 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, TN, 37643 or to Sowing The Seed Ministry, P.O. Box 1921, Weslaco, TX, 78599-1921.

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

 

Kate O. Courtner

Kate O. Courtner, age 81, of 955 R.D. Campbell Road, Butler, Tennessee passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Mountain City Care Center.  She was a daughter of the late Clyde Courtner who passed away in 1995 and her mother Susie Fritts Courtner who passed away in 1948. Ms. Courtner was a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church.

She was a homemaker who loved gardening.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers; Walt Courtner, Loyd Courtner, and Howard Courtner.

Survivors include: three sons: Marvin Courtner, of the Home, I.G. Courtner, Butler, Tennessee and Kenneth Courtner and wife Vickie, Mountain City, Tennessee. two sisters: Violet Phillips of Butler, Tennessee Parlee Courtner, Mountain City, Tennessee and a brother Clarence Courtner, of Mountain City, Tennessee; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service for Kate will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017

in the Charles B. Hux Chapel of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home the family will receive friends from 6 until 7 prior to the funeral service, with Rev. Shannon Courtner officiating.

Pallbearers will be Donald Courtner, James Courtner, Tommy Courtner, and Eddie Dickens.

Graveside Service will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2 pm. in the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

 

Audrey “Bea” Hawks

Audrey “Bea” Hawks, age 95, passed away November 27, 2017 at the Mountain City Care Center where she had been a resident for the last 7 years.

She was born on June 6, 1922 to the late Timothy and Nevada Roark. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Howard Hawks and son, Clarence Dean Hawks, as well as her siblings: Raymond Roark, Ollie Hawks, Wilbie Bentley, Ruth Buckles, Etta Bentley, Danford Jones, Hubert Hawks, Worley Hawks, Lockie Roark, Tommy Roark and Maggie Roark.

Mrs. Hawks was born in Shady Valley and made her home there until moving to the Care Center in Mountain City. She loved her family and many friends.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and canning. She attended the Shady Valley Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hawks is survived by a daughter, Beverly Diane Hawks of Mountain City, Tennessee and a grandson, Johnny Dean Hawks of Bristol, Tennessee. Several nieces and nephews, as well as special friends, Gerald and Karen Buckles, also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hawks will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service.
Graveside service and interment will follow from the Shady Valley Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of the Mountain City Care Center for the good care Mrs. Hawks received while a resident there.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huxlipfordfh.com. Professional services for the Hawks Family are in the care of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Frank Joseph Tighe IV

Frank Joseph Tighe IV, age 29, of 222 Sunset Drive Mountain City, passed away November 26, 2017 at his residence.

Joseph was born on July 20, 1988 to Joe & Rebecca Joyce Tighe.

Joseph was preceded in death by his Grandparents; Frank Tighe II and Ernest and Lena Fritts.

At the request of the family, a private service was held at the home of his parents.

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

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

Doran E. Bunting

Doran E. Bunting, age 86, of Mountain City passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Doran was born on January 11, 1931 to the late Ott and Ina Bunting. In addition to his parents, Doran was also preceded in death by his sisters; Opal, Virginia, and Kathleen. As well as his brothers; Fred, Marshal, Jim and Barton.

Those left to cherish Doran’s memory include; his wife, Vida Snyder Bunting. Son;  Doug Norris. Granddaughter; Heather Norris. Sisters; Margie Jinolfi, and Shirley Bunting. His brothers; Harold Bunting and Mack Bunting. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Doran served as a Staff Sargent in the US Air Force for 4 years. He was a member of Bakers Gap Baptist Church. Doran was an avid Farmer. He was a member of the Roan Creek Masonic Lodge #679.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 7:00 P.M Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the,  Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel with Dennis Peterson and James Richardson officiating. Eulogy by: Bryant Collins. Visitation will be 6 P.M until 7 P.M prior to the funeral service. Graveside services will be on Friday December 1, 2017 at 10:30 A.M Military Honors accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard will follow the funeral service. As well as Masonic Rites.

Pallbearers; Joel Dugger, Jason Baker, Larry Stanton, Van Arnold, Michael Trivette, Herbie Adams and Dick Snyder.

Honorary Pallbearers; Marvin Arney, Ray Lunceford, Landon Mullins, Ronnie Mullins, Herbert Arnold, and John Snyder.

If so desired donations may be made to the Baker’s Gap Baptist Church Cemetery fund.

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

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

Alton L. Sluder

Alton L. Sluder, age 78, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at his home in Shady Valley, Tennessee.  He was born December 19, 1938 to the late Otis and Letha Sluder.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Tim and his brothers:  Cline, Curtis and Herbert Sluder.

Alton was a lifelong resident of Shady Valley except for a few years that he lived in Maryland where during that time he drove the bus for Continental Trailways and also transported the Washington Redskins to and from games.  Alton owned and operated Sluder Brothers Logging with his brothers for many years.  He and his wife Shirley retired from S&S General Store.

Alton was a good husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.

He was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 56 years, Shirley Jones Sluder; daughter, Pattie Taylor and husband Rick and their sons:  Austin Shoun, Matthew Shoun, Chad Taylor, Triston, Taylor and Garrett Taylor; daughter, Jackie Sluder Grindstaff and husband Blake and their daughter, Josie Cheyenne Grindstaff; grandson, Jake Sluder (Tim’s Son); brother, Kenneth Sluder and wife Eula; several nieces, nephews and extended family members as well as many close family friends.

Funeral service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Pastor Eddie Porter officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-6:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 27, 2017 at the Shady Valley Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Jake Sluder, Matt Shoun, Blake Grindstaff, Rick Taylor, Kenneth Blevins, Tad Morley, Tom Sluder and Tracey Mullins.  Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Sluder, Skip Wills, Jack Smith and Steve Snyder.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 129 Sluder Road, Shady Valley, TN 37688.

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

Professional arrangements for the Alton Sluder family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Lena C. Fritts

Lena C. Fritts, age 84, of Mountain City, TN passed away Wednesday November 22, 2017 in the Mountain City Care Center. She was born in the Forge Creek community of Johnson County on January 20, 1933 to the late Claude S.Roark and Ava M. Roark Curd. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ernest A. Fritts, her Sister Kate Hicks and a nephew Randy Hicks. She was a member of First Christian Church and was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading and crocheting.

Survivors include: Daughter; Joyce Tighe and Joe. Son; Richard Fritts and wife Donna. Grandchildren; Joseph Tighe, Alex Tighe, Makayla Fritts Nephews and Neices; Jeffrey Fritts, Donna Dove, Sherri Potter, Carol Musser, Larry Shoemate, and Mike Hicks.

Funeral Service will be conducted Saturday, November 25, 2017 2:00 PM at the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home. Pastor Dwayne Dickson and Buddy Zuercher will officiate. Family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the service. Pallbearers: Roger Gentry, Donald Greer, Van Arnold, David Timbs, Pete Brooks, and Johnny Muse.

Honorary Pallbearers: Darrell Potter, Adam Potter, and members of the 2nd District Fire Department.

Graveside service and burial will follow the service, in the Sunset Memorial Park.

In leiu of flowers those who wish can make donations to the First Christian Church Building Fund.

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

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

Edna Honeycutt Stalcup

Edna Honeycutt Stalcup, Butler passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at her residence. She was born May 28, 1930 in old Butler, the eldest child and only daughter of the late Tine & Fern Slemp Honecyutt.   Edna was preceded in death by two husbands: Paul Courtner and Lowell Edwin Stalcup, three brothers: Albert “Bud” Honeycutt, Charles Edwin Honeycutt and Richard Burl Honeycutt.  She was educated at the Butler Grammar School and Watauga Academy of old Butler.  She was the Valedictorian of the last class of 1948 at Watauga Academy.  She earned her B.S. Degree in Elementary Education and Secondary English, also her Master’s Degree from East Tennessee State College in Guidance and counseling, her E.D.S. Degree from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. In Supervision and Higher Education.

Edna worked forty two years in the Johnson County School System, the last 24 years of her career she served as Guidance Counselor at Johnson County High School.

She was a lifelong member of Butler Baptist Church, serving as Training Union Director, Sunday School Teacher and Choir member.  She loved God, her family, and friends.  She loved helping people of all ages.  She was a member of Butler Chapter # 218 Order of Eastern  Star.

Survivors include one nephew:  Bruce Alan Honeycutt, Pembina, North Dakota.  Two Nieces: Melanie Atkins & husband Barron, Bristol, Va., and Angela  Rasnake and husband Steve, Piney Flats, two great nieces: Madison Rasnake and Alexa Rasnake, Piney Flats,  one sister-in-law: Linda Honeycutt, Piney Flats.  One Aunt & Uncle: Ethel & Wayne Harris, Johnson City.

A Celebration of Life Service for Edna will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Butler Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Wood officiating.    Interment will follow in Butler Memorial Cemetery.  Music will be provided by Rev. Daniel Wood and  Mrs Betty Cunningham, Organist.   Active Pallbearers will be:   Barron Atkins, Steve Rasnake, Froy Hernandez, James Johnson, T.J. Little, David Pleasant and Harry Pierce.  Honorary Pallbearers will be:  Her church family and  Dr. John Whitlock, Dr. Thomas Bulle, Wayne Harris, Mike Forrester, Dr. Raina Sluder. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to her recent care givers and friends.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Butler Baptist Church.  Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.

Courtesy of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

Jonah Kenneth Adams

Jonah Kenneth Adams, age 60, 189 Old Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Jonah was born in Warren Michigan, on December 28, 1956 to the late  Oscar Adams and Bervia Ackers Adams. He enjoyed collecting guns. Jonah was a Truck driver for many years.

Those left to cherish Jonah’s memory include: His wife; Molly Adams, daughters; Rebekah Adams, Dallas Adams & Guinevere Adams all of Elizabethton Tennessee. Grandchildren; Wyatt Hicks, Weston Baker, & Adalynn Saults. As well as, several nieces & nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m, Saturday , November 18, 2017 in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel with Greg Keys officiating. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Graveside services will follow at the Johnson County Cemetery.

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

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