Bruce Wallace

Bruce WallaceBruce Wallace, age 85, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019.  He was born on January 16, 1934, in Trade, Johnson County, TN to the late William Marvin Wallace and Myrtle Hastine Wallace. In addition to his parents Bruce was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Wallace, brothers, Glen Edward Wallace, Wade Wallace, Ralph Wallace, two half-sisters, Nell Wallace and Ruth Wallace, two half-brothers, Fred Wallace and Roy Wallace.

Bruce was a member of Zionville Baptist Church for 70 years. He served in the United States Army.Bruce is survived by his wife, Mary June Stephens Wallace, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mary received friends on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral to following at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Rick Thomason and Tommy Stephens to officiate. The Graveside Service and Entombment will follow from the Zionville Baptist Church mausoleum with Frank Johnson to officiate. Military honors to be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Jeff Wagner, Joe Proffitt, Darrel Osborne, Bobby Black, Carl Stephens, Bob Williams, John Richardson and Aaron Setzer. Honorary pallbearers will be the Hardees crew and his many special friends.

Friend may call at the home 388 Collins Dr., Mountain City, TN 37683. Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.The family of Bruce Wallace has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

Delbert Osborne

Delbert OsborneDelbert Ray (Deb) Osborne, age 65, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on, May 19, 2019 at the Mountain City Care Center after a long battle with cancer.  He was born on July 17, 1953, to the late James Lester Osborne and Gladys Howard Roberts. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Osborne and special cousin, Bill Icenhour, by a brother, Mac Roberts, and a niece, Initia Osborne.

Deb is survived by his daughter, Megan Osborne, grandchildren, Gabriel Hensley, Adi, Nollie and Gunnar Stout, Chelsey Osborne Church and Steven Osborne, sister, Sallie Hall, brother, Doug Osborne (Camila), Charles Osborne (Denise), Darrell Osborne (Evelyn) and Lynn Osborne(Kim), two, aunts, Margaret Icenhour and Pauline Miller, special friends, Lorie Wallace, Guy Hayes and Sheila Barrette. Deb donated his body for research and no formal service was held.

You may donate in Deb’s memory to Johnson County Cancer Support Group: Flo Bellemay 3510 Hwy 421 N., Mountain City, TN 37683. Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com. Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683, assisted Delbert ray (Deb) Osborne family.

Pamela Carlene Campbell

 Pamela Campbell Pamela Campbell, 46, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia on Monday, April 29, 2019, after a hard but courageous battle with cancer.  Pam was born January 26, 1973, in West Chester, PA to the late Denver Carl Eller and Bonnie Campbell of Oxford, PA. Also, preceding Pam in death are her grandparents, Denver and Hattie Eller and Joe and Lela Campbell.

Those left to cherish Pam’s memory are her mother, Bonnie Campbell Curd (Danny) of Butler, TN; her precious son, Steven Spencer Parker of Bristol, VA; her precious grandson, Hayden Parker; a half-sister, Sharon Eller Goodson of Virginia and Carlena Fry of North Carolina; a half-brother, Karl Eller, Jr of North Carolina; step-sisters, Amy Curd and Lori Curd of Mt. City, TN; an aunt, Brenda Grindstaff of Butler, TN; an uncle Charles Campbell of Mt. City, TN; a very special cousin whose help and care for Pam will never be forgotten, Christopher Campbell of Butler, TN; several special nieces and nephews also survive.

A private graveside service for Pam was held on Monday, May 1, 2019, at Sunset Memorial Park in Mountain City, TN with Rev. Harvey White and Kenneth South officiating. Online condolences can be sent to the family via our website: www.huxlipforfh.com. Professional services for the Campbell family were handled by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mountain City, TN.

Delmer Earl Mast

Delmer Earl Mast, age 82, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 2, 2019. He passed away peacefully at home. He was born on January 17, 1937 to the late Fred and Carrie mast in Shouns, Tennessee. Earl proudly served in the US Army Where he was stationed in Alaska and was honorably discharged on September 30, 1965. He retired from General Motors of Wilmington, Delaware on June 1, 1991. Earl attended Nelson Chapel Baptist Church. Earl loved to spend his time working outdoors, especially mowing.

Those left to cherish his memories include his loving wife, Arzella, daughter, Elaine Greer and husband Richard, son, Michael Mast and fiancé Sue, grandchildren, Laura, Matthew, Michael, Brittany, Shane; great grandchildren, Lexi, Brooklyn, Aubrey, Emerson and Easton, sisters, Thelma Hammons, Lois Atwood and husband Earl, and Gay Triplett, brothers, Carl Mast and wife Phyllis and Ray Mast, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 10-11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service followed at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike McNutt and Chris Atwood officiating. Graveside service and interment followed at the Mast Cemetery with Pastor Bill Worley officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Mast, Matthew Greer, Carl Mast, David Mast, Phil Mast and Michael Greer. Honorary pallbearers were Shane Knick, Ray Mast, Scott Mast, Chris Atwood, Robert Wilson and Members of the Men’s Adult Sunday School Class.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 1900 Forge Creek Road, Mountain City, TN. Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com The family of Delmer Earl Mast has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

Nancy Ann LaMie

Nancy LaMieNancy Ann LaMie, age 69, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. She was born in Long Island, New York on November 25, 1949 to the late Joseph Gibbons and Gloria Christian. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Terry LaMie.

Nancy was a long-time employee of Hardee’s of Mountain City. She loved working there and enjoyed socializing with the customers and her co-workers. She was a gifted artist and was creative. Nancy especially enjoyed painting, coloring pictures, and scrapbooking. Her favorite TV show was ‘I Love Lucy’.

More than anything, Nancy loved her family, especially her grandchildren, who were the light of her life. She was always there for her family and friends, whenever she was needed. She was of the Catholic faith.

Those left to cherish her memories include her children, Dawn James and husband Johnathon, April McLaughlin and husband Dave, Melissa Miller, Wayne Storz and wife Suzanne and Ryan LaMie; brothers, Michael Gibbons and Thomas Gibbons; grandchildren, Zakery Storz, Bobby Taylor, Brittany Taylor, Collin Mahala, Melissa Mahala, Tiffany Taylor, Noah Storz, Kalib Widener, Joshua Storz, Ethan Miller, Sarah Storz, Peyton Miller and Rebekah Storz and her Hardee’s family.

The family received friends from 1-3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service followed at 3:00 p.m. with Mr. Mike White officiating. Honorary pallbearers were her friends from Hardee’s.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mountain City Funeral Home to assist with final expenses Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com. The family of Nancy Ann LaMie has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Michael Fred Hammons

Michael HammonsMichael Fred ‘Mike’ Hammons, age 61, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born on January 20, 1958 to the late Junior Fred Hammons and Helen Lea Rhymer Hammons. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Woods.

Mike was a proud member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church.   He was a kind and loving person and made friends with everyone he came in contact with. He loved his family and church deeply. He loved his country and was very patriotic. Mike also enjoyed being outdoors and especially enjoyed fishing.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife, Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Hammons; son, Michael Hammons and wife Christy; step daughter, Lawanda Meers; step son, Jerome McRae; grandchildren, Addyson Hammons and Maverick Hammons, and William Turner, who lived with Mike and Liz many special aunts, uncles, cousins, and his church family.

The family received friends from 1-2:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial service followed at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Berrey Dunn officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Taylor, Eddie Dickens, Keith Wilson, Lynn Courtner and Bobby Lewis.

The family would like to thank all the Nurses and Staff at Select Specialty Hospital at Bristol Regional Medical Center and Johnson City Medical Center for all of their kindness, compassion and professional care given to Mike during the last several weeks.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 3019 Roan Creek Road, Mountain City, TN. Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com The family of Michael Fred ‘Mike’ Hammons has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

Anna Shoun

Anna ShounAnna Lee Shoun, age 89, of 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on May 27, 2019 at the Mountain City Care Center, Mountain City, Tennessee. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and loved reading the Bible and helping others. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bessie Dotson (mother) and Willie Dotson (stepfather); sisters, Addie Horne and Myrtle Snyder; brothers, Paul Shelton, John Shelton and Robert Shelton and her husband, Doran Shoun and son, Mark.

She is survived by daughters: Elizabeth Roush and husband Matthew; Diane Brooks and husband Eddie; Deb Stevenson and husband Gene and Reba Taylor and a son, Stuart Shoun. Sister-In-Law, Ruby Shelton. Grandchildren Reagan Click and Casie Roush; Great grandchild Anslee Danner and several nieces and nephews and a very special friend Mabel Hagaman.

It was Anna Lee’s wish to be cremated and there will be no formal services held. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.huxlipfordfh.com Professional services for the Annie Lee Shoun family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, Tennessee.

Mary Harper

 Mary Harper Mary Lee “Purdy” Johnson Harper, 78 of 919 Medical Park Drive, and formally of 1106 Pedro Shoun Lane, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away at the Mountain City Care Center on Saturday May 25, 2019. She was born January 25, 1941, in Shouns, Tennessee to the late Zollie Johnson and Mary Edna Brewer Johnson and in addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Farley Harper and her Grandsons: Joey and Daniel Church, her son in law: Timothy Roark, also 6 brothers: Harold, Dean, Bobby, Harry, Orville and Andrew Johnson and 2 sisters: Grace Harper and Donna Johnson. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Avondale, PA. where she was formally a Sunday school teacher. Purdy loved reading her Bible, singing, making jewelry and spending time with her family.

Survivors are her daughters: Louise McIntire and husband John, Debbie Lipford and husband Warren and Lisa Roark. Sisters: Janette, Darlene, and Judy. Brothers: Junior and Monroe. 11 Grandchildren: Timmy Church, Johnny McIntire, Matthew Roark, Samantha Roark, Timmy Roark, Andrew McIntire, Angie Church, Michael Garland and Kenneth Lipford. 17 Great Grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. Special relatives: Angie Fritts and Junior Johnson.

Funeral Service for Purdy were conducted on Thursday May 30, 2019 at 1 pm in the Charles B. Hux Chapel of Hux Lipford Funeral Home, Daniel Jones was the officiant. The family received friends on Wednesday May 29, 2019 from 6 until 8 pm. Pallbearers were Michael Garland, Kenneth Lipford, Matthew Roark, Timmy Church, and Ryan. Honorary Pallbearers are Junior Johnson and Johnny McIntire.

Online condolences can be sent to the family through our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com  Professional services for the Harper family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

Johnny Potter

1 Peter 4:8 Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything.

Johnny Potter

Johnny Daniel Potter, age 55, of 173 May Tester Lane, Mountain City, Tennessee, entered into his Heavenly home on Saturday, June 1, 2019, following a courageous battle. He was born June 14, 1963, in Mountain City, Tennessee to the late Martin V. Potter and Mary Alice Brice Potter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Cory Johnson, brothers Jimmy and Donald Potter and a sister, Sherry Kelly.

Johnny was a member of the Community Church of Mountain City, Tennessee. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, and shared a joint appreciation of wine, as well as the art of wine making, with his wife, Annaliese. Johnny was a very strong, special man. He was a father figure and mentor to many. All that knew him were very blessed to have him in their lives.

Those left to cherish memories of Johnny include his wife, Annaliese Slobecheski Potter; a daughter, Miranda Brown of Bristol, TN; a son, Shane Slobecheski of Bluff City, TN; sisters, Lorrie Wilson and Sandy Stout both of Mt. City, TN, and Patty Potter of North Carolina, one brother, Danny Potter of NC, two grandchildren; Gavin and Sophie Brown; several nieces and nephews. Joe Potter, who was more like a son than a nephew and niece Sandra Roark, who gave of herself every day in any way she could to make life easier for Johnny and Annaliese, also survive. Special friends include his Parkdale Family, Pastor Ron Drake, the Greg Visser Family, Ricky Norris, and the Community Church Family.

Funeral Service for Johnny were held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 8:00 pm from the Charles B. Hux Chapel of the Hux & Lipford Funeral Home. The family received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm prior to the funeral service. A private burial was held in Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers were be Austin Kurtz, Dean Visser, Dereck Visser, Anthony Phillips, Ricky Norris, and Bud Reece. Honorary Pallbearer is Joe Potter.

Online condolences can be sent to the family through our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com. Professional services for the Potter family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mountain City, Tennessee.

Ralph W. Allen

 

Ralph W. Allen

Ralph W. Allen, age 94, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the home of his daughter. He was born on May 2, 1925 to the late Orville and Virgie Allen. In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Minnie Allen; daughter, Belinda Wilson; sons, Kenneth Allen and Keith Allen; great grandson, Evan Fritts; son-in-law, Bill Stout; sisters, Carolyn Reece and Volleen Russell; brothers, Coy Allen, Troy Allen and Harold Allen; special nephew, Danny Allen; and special friend, Dorsey Fletcher. Ralph was a gifted carpenter and made his living doing what he loved. He also enjoyed working on old vehicles.

Ralph is survived by a family who loved him very much; daughters, Brenda Stout and Glenda Fritts and husband Jackie, all of Mountain City, TN; sisters, Ruth Garland and Christine Laws; ten grandchildren, Alan Kyte, Jackie, Jessie, Buck and Kevin Fritts, Angie Ward, Josh and Keith Allen and Brad and Kurt Wilson; eleven great grandchildren, Sawyer and Cassidy Ward, Lyric, Kevin and Trevor Fritts, Masyn and Madison Allen, Ethan and Avery Wilson, Rayne and Raven Allen; two great-great grandchildren, Bryson and Braylon Ward; step great grandchildren, Brittany and John Paul Russell; step great-great grandchildren, Piper and Kashton Carpenter; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and interment were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the mast Cemetery with Pastor Gary Phillips officiating. Pallbearers were  Gary Jenkins, Randall Garland, Andrew Allen, Glenn Woodard, Tim Laws, Carroll Fletcher. Special music will be provided by Camilla Osborne, Lajonya Hopkins and Junior Maze.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jim Shine, Dr. Michael Kimbro and Ballad Health Hospice for the compassionate care given to Daddy.At other times the family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Brenda Stout, 1670 Forge Creek Road, Mountain City, TN.

Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com The family of Ralph W. Allen has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Joanne Sawyer

Kathleen Joanne Sawyer

Kathleen Joanne Sawyer, age 56, of 148 Hillside Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the residence following an extended illness.She was born on in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on February 7th, 1963, to Oscar T. McDonald and Helene Turcotte. Kathleen was a member of St Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church.   She loved reading, movies, enjoying time with family, especially her grandkids, crocheting, and painting.

Survivors are her husband, Michael Sawyer of the home; daughters, Christina Salaices, Jennifer Sawyer, and Stephanie Brown; sister, Maureen Boucher; grandchildren, Ethan Salaices, Evan Salaices, Ariel Salaices, Mason Brown, and Roman Kenney. Nephew, Justin Boucher and special friends Wendy Hoffman, Paul Bates, Justin and Bonnie Eckert, and Tammy Sheppard also survive.

Funeral Mass for Kathleen Sawyer were conducted on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 10 am in the Charles B. Hux Chapel of Hux Lipford Funeral Home. Father Dennis Kress officiated. Burial followed in  Sunset Memorial Park. The family received friends on Wednesday June 5, 2019 from 5 until 7 pm. also at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Michael Sawyer, Jeremy Tester, Paul Bates, Brandon Salaices, Brad Hawes, Justin Eckert. Honorary Pallbearer Gerald Sawyer. Online condolences can be sent to the family through our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com Professional services for the Sawyer family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

Tracy Mullins

Tracy Mullins

Tracy Mullins, age 59, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on May 4, 1960 to the late Elmer and Virgie Roberts Mullins. In addition to his parents, Tracy was preceded in death by one sister, Lenna Mae Owens and brother, Gene Roberts. He was affiliated with The Older Baptist Faith. Tracy was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his four-wheeler.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 40 years, Deborah ‘Debbie’ Mullins; daughters, Amanda Elmansy, Stephanie Perkins and Laura Eaton; special grandson, Dalton Blaze Laws special granddaughters, Jaida MaKinzie Perkins and Destiney LaRae Allen; sisters, Laura Bell Hicks, Bredia Gibson and Freda Sorah; brothers, Clinton Mullins and Douglas Mullins and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6-9:00 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were  held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Brother’s, Barry Lucas, Jeff Little, Harvilla Adkins and Reuben Lycans, Pallbearers will be Dalton Blaze Laws, Ross Riley, Mark Gladden, Austin Galyean, Daniel Shoemaker and Billy Mounts. Graveside service and interment followed at the Shady Valley Memorial Gardens (Gentry Cemetery).

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mountain City Funeral Home to assist with final expenses. At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 182 Jim Wright Road, Shady Valley, TN 37688. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com The family of Tracy Mullins has entrusted his services to the Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Karen Sue Smith

Karen Sue Smith, 48, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019 in the Franklin-Woods Community Hospital following an extended illness. She was born January 10, 1971 in Johnson City but spent her entire life in Johnson and Carter Counties. Karen was a graduate of Johnson County High School. She was of the Baptist Faith. Karen was preceded in death by her father: Richard Smith and a sister: Debra Greenwell.

Survivors include her children: Rusty White, April White and Lexi Renfro all of Elizabethton. Her Mother: Norma Smith, Elizabethton.   Her Grandchildren: Riley White, Aubrie White and Wyatt Owens and one on the way. Her sister: Trudy Hale, Elizabethton. Her Brothers: George & Calvin Smith.

Graveside Service were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in the Smith Cemetery, Butler with the Rev. Harvey White officiating. Burial followed  the service. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family received friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home then proceeded to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.

Memorial Funeral Chapel servied the Smith family.

Volene Russell

 

Volene Russell

 

Volene B. Russell, age 95, of Forest Hill, MD passed away on May 24, 2019 at Senator Bob Hooper House in Forest Hill, MD. Born in Mountain City, TN, she was the daughter of the late W.A. and Virgie Grace (Robinson) Allen and wife of the late David E. Russell, Jr. She was a graduate of Johnson County High School and worked for Glen L. Martin. She was also a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church for over 60 years. Additionally, she was an amazing mother to her seven children and her family. Her activities centered on her children and she enjoyed traveling.

Volene is survived by her seven children, Cynthia D. Drapeau of Tiverton, RI, Arlene C. Gordon of Millsboro, DE, Gail L. Moxley of Delta, PA, Cheryl A. Steeg of Norrisville, MD, Mary C. Wollenweber of Fallston, MD, Ronald E. Russell of Forest Hill, MD, and Richard E. Russell of Bel Air, MD; grandchildren, Scott, Doug and Bryan Stevens, Christopher Dunn, Deanna Shanahan, Wendy Roe, Valerie and Brian Moxley, Michelle Casler, Emily Mock, and Mark and Matthew Wollenweber; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Layne, Megan and Kal Stevens, Ava, Jude and Dane VanDornick, Tristan Dunn, Erin Redding, Samantha Roe, Gavin Moxley, Gunnar and Brokk Johnson, Graham Casler, and Ava Mock; great-great-grandchildren, Tucker Moxley and Sylar Redding; brother, Ralph Allen of Mountain City, TN; two sisters, Ruth Garland of Lenoir, NC and Christine Laws of Mountain City, TN; numerous nieces and nephews; and a loving, extended family.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Troy, Coy and Harold Allen; and sister, Carolyn Reece.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 4:00PM – 8:00PM at the McComas Funeral Home, Bel Air, Maryland , 50 W. Broadway, Bel Air, MD 21014. Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 10:00AM, also at the McComas Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bel Air Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers for the service will include Scott Stevens, Christopher Dunn, Douglas Stevens, Bryan Stevens, Brian Moxley, Zach Steeg, Mark Wollenweber, and Matthew Wollenweber.

Contributions may be made in her name to: Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation, attn: Senator Bob Hooper House, 520 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Suite 405, Bel Air, MD 21014

 

 

The family of Annis Gentry has entrusted her services to the McComas Family Funeral Homes of Abingdon, MD.

McArthur ‘Mac’ Williams

McArthur ‘Mac’ Williams

 

 

McArthur ‘Mac’ Williams, age 76, of Stout Branch Rd., Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019 at his home.  Mac was born on March 25, 1943 in Elizabethton, TN (Carter County). He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ruth Davis Williams; step-father, John Griffith; brother, Tony Griffith, sisters-in-laws; Hope Payne and Helen Treadway; brothers-in-laws, John Madron and Toll Lewis; mother-in-law and father-in- law, Gail and Earl Madron.

 

Mac graduated from Hampton High School and East Tennessee State University. He served in the United States Army from July 1967 until August 1973 with the rank of Captain. He was retired from Northeast Correctional as a teacher. Mac also taught in the Carter County and Johnson County school systems. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

 

Mac is survived by his wife of 48 years (September 18, 1970) Hallie Madron Williams; sister, Peggy Ann Elliott of Austin, TX; sister-in-law, Hilda Lewis; many nieces and nephews.

 

 

Graveside Service and Burial will be conducted on Wednesday May 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Pastor Mike McNutt officiating. Military Honors to be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Honorary Pallbearers are William Earl Lewis, Dustin Elliott, Dr. Jim Shine, Bill Haymore, Don Hassenrich, Jerry Greer, Jeff Buckner, Bud Brown, Shooter Brown and Benny Grindstaff.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105

 

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

 

The family of McArthur ‘Mac’ Williams has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

Richard Louis Steinke

 

Richard Louis Steinke

 

 

Richard Louis Steinke, age 72, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 24, 2019. He was born in Dayton, Ohio to the late Sylvinus John Steinke and Wanda Mae White Steinke.

 

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 50 years, Pamela K. Steinke; daughter, Kimberly Kay Steinke (granddaughter, Kelsey Kay); sons, Richard Kevin Steinke and wife Kelly (granddaughter, Kreighton Lin and grandson, Kannon Bradford) and Robert Kyle Steinke and wife Kate (grandsons, Preston Richard and Jack Robert, and granddaughter, Evan Rose); sister, Nancy Reese and husband Jim; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Richard was a graduate of Bishop Moore Catholic High School, Orlando Junior College and Florida State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education, and Rollins College of Winter Park, FL, where he earned his master’s in administration and supervision. He was a retired Basketball Coach and High School Teacher/Administrator. Rick and Pam began building their beloved Covenant Cabin in 1997, making Mountain City their permanent home in 2010.

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 1:00p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Pastor Graham Svendsen of Grace Highlands Presbyterian to officiate. Time with the family and light refreshments will be available after the service at the Mountain City Community Center.

 

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions in Richard’s memory be made to the Johnson County Pregnancy Support Center, 317 Crossroads Drive, Mountain City, TN or the Rafiki Foundation through their website at www.rafikifoundation.org.

 

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

 

The family of Richard Louis Steinke has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

Roger C. Ramsey

Roger C. Ramsey, age 80 of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away on May 29, 2019 in the VA Medical Center of Johnson City. He was the son of Wiley “Pete” and Eileen Milam Ramsey born to them on June 27, 1938 in Kingsport, Tennessee. Roger proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

During Roger’s senior school trip to Washington D.C. the class visited the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Roger was smitten. There he made a decision to pursue a Navy career and apply for admission to the academy (USNA). He continued this dream of sailing the seas and mastering the big ships. Numerous adventures and experiences followed. First, he did two tours in Vietnam where he received a Bronze Star for a heroic performance there. Next, he had a very special mission to rescue the astronauts reentering from a space flight where upon reentrance to Earth was landing in the ocean to be picked up by his ship at sea. Roger was officer of the decks. He loved the Navy and counted all these experiences as pure blessings.

When Roger retired he headed home from California to his TN Mountains. He loved being back home. He loved serving as Commander and providing leadership in our local Chapter 9 of the DAV. He never met a stranger and was loved by all. He will be truly missed. Baby Mia was the bright spot in his life, providing so many happy hours during his illness. He called her is “God sent Angel”. The love was mutual. Poppy was her NCIS buddy. You could tell as she watched just as intently as he while sitting on his lap in the big recliner. It was so beautiful.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah Glynn Nutt.

He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Dugger Ramsey; Daughter, Kelley Ramsey Mitchell (Brad); Grandchildren: Ryan McGraw, Walker McGraw; Step-Children: Richard Norris, Lori Doyle and Beth Greene (Keith); Step-Grandchildren: Mia Norris, Tayler Dixon (Ty), Spencer Mitchell and Amanda Doyle; Brother, Fred Ramsey (Judy); Sister, Martha Dabney (Larry); Roger is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends left behind to mourn his passing.

Funeral services for Roger C. Ramsey will be conducted in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services of Johnson City, on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 1:00 P.M. with Patty Muse officiating.

Friends may call at Tetrick Funeral Services of Johnson City on Monday, June 3, 2019 after 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service at 1:00 P.M.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2:30 P.M. at the Mountain Home National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tennessee. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery, no later than 2:30 P.M.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Services 3001 Peoples Street Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171) is honored to serve the Ramsey family. This obituary was lovingly written by the Ramsey family.

Joseph “Keith” Cress

Joseph “Keith” Cress

 

 

Joseph “Keith” Cress, age 62, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Keith struggled with Multiple Sclerosis late in life and died from complications caused by the disease. Keith was a gifted mason, woodcarver and musician. He loved playing mountain music on his dulcimer. Keith was a member of Appalachian Church of Christ in Mountain City.

 

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Joseph Dudley Cress and Edna Mae Arnold Cress of Mountain City.

 

Keith is survived by one sister, Evita Henson and husband Fred of Zionville, NC; one nephew, Bradford Rambo and wife Chris-Anna of Fleetwood, NC; one niece, Tracie Henson Combs and husband Kevin of Fleetwood, NC; one great nephew, Sgt. Geoffrey “Conner” Donachy and fiancée Brianna McCoy, four grand-nieces, Meghan Davis and husband Will, Colby Hamby and husband Jimmy, Claira Donachy and Maggie Combs, two great-grand-nieces, Ella Hamby and Waverly Davis.

 

A memorial service for Keith will be held Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from Mountain City Funeral Home with Minister, Buddy Morefield and Pastor, Kevin Combs to officiate.

 

The family would like to extend a special Thanks to all Keith’s friends for their support and visiting him while he was in the hospital and also they would like to extend their appreciation to the Johnson County EMS, Johnson County Community Hospital, Life Care of Elizabethton, Sycamore Shoals Hospital and Johnson City Medical Center Hospital for all their care.

 

Flowers are appreciated or donations in Keith’s memory may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad 203 Vandilla St., Mountain City TN 37683 or to the Phillippi Cemetery % Treasurer Dinah Jeffries 264 West Holy Hill Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

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

 

The family of Joseph “Keith” Cress has entrusted his services to the Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

James Edward Osborne

 

James ‘Jim’ Osborne, age 86, of Creston, North Carolina, passed away at Ashe Memorial Hospital on May 18, 2019. Jim was born May 15, 1933, to the late Conley Osborne and Nancy Mahala Osborne. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife Lois Osborne; brothers, Teddy Osborne, Gene Osborne, and Tom Osborne & wife Myrtle; sisters, Goldie Stewart and husband Bud, Delcie Deyton and husband Edger, and Ina Mae Pierce.

Jim was a talented gardener and beekeeper. He enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, and delivering meals.

Jim is survived by his children, Sandra Perry of Coatesville, PA, Sherry Taylor and husband Andy of Creston, NC, and Steve Osborne and wife Angie of VA; grandchildren, Angel Kirkner and Rob, Ashley Osborne and Jonathan, Tanner Rominger and Talia Rominger; great-grandchildren, Stephen, Madison, Bobby, and Leia Kirkner; brother, Bill Osborne; sister, Margaret Teague; brother-in-law, Willie Pierce; many nieces, nephews and special friends.

Graveside service for Jim will be held at 1pm on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Osborne – Mahala Cemetery in Ashe County, NC with Rev. Jim Henson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6pm – 8pm on Friday, May 24, 2018, in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

 

Pallbearers will be Andy Taylor, Tanner Rominger, Rob Kirkner, Santana Arizoca, Jeremy Bunting, and Phillip Bunting. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Payne and Len Wilson.

 

Online condolences can be sent to the family through our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

 

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

Burchell Ray Dunn

Burchell Ray Dunn

 

Burchell Ray Dunn, age 81 of Mountain City passed away on Friday May 17, 2019, at the VA Medical Center Mountain Home, Tennessee. Burchell was born in Shouns, Tennessee on November 23, 1937, to the late Fred and Pearl Dunn. In addition to his parents, Burchell is preceded in death by two brothers, Dwayne Dunn and Burnis Dunn.

 

Burchell served in the US Army as a member of the Military Police from 1960-62. After completing his time in the Army, Burchell made a living working as a carpenter. Burchell enjoyed spending his free time on the banks of a mountain stream with his fishing pole and enjoying nature.

 

Burchell leaves behind two sons, Donald Stout of Bay City, MI and Kevin Stout of Mountain City, TN; a sister, Patty Dunn Lanahan of PA; a brother, Darrell Dunn of PA; several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; special friends, Gary Cooper, Bill Dunn, and Ernest Dunn.

 

Graveside service and internment will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City, TN. Military Honors will be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.

 

Online condolences can be sent to the family through our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

 

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