Ronnie Lee Gentry

Ronnie Lee Gentry

 

Ronnie Lee Gentry, age 59, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 1, 2019. He was born February 21, 1959 to Virgie Gentry and the late Lillard Gentry. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Diane Gentry.

 

Ronnie was a hardworking man. He was also a very giving person, willing to help anyone at any time. He loved spending time with his nephews and also enjoyed going places with his family. He was a very good small engine mechanic and enjoyed working on lawn mowers.

 

Ronnie was a member of Stateline Baptist Church.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Virgie Gentry, sisters Shelby Roark and husband Joseph, and Wanda Gentry and husband Charlie, two brothers, Danny Gentry and Earl Dean Able, and two very special nephews, Joseph Roark and Daniel Gentry.

 

The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Bud Gentry officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Stateline Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Mountain City Funeral Home.

 

At other times, the family will receive friends at 1670 Slabtown Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

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

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

 

 

 

Larry Wayne Hammons

 

Larry Wayne Hammons, age 67, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at his residence. He was born on November 4, 1951 in Mountain City, TN to the late Sam Hammons and Maxie Willen Hammons. In addition to his parents Larry was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Kathleen Hammons, brothers, Frank Hammons and Fred Hammons.

 

Larry was a fan of all sports and especially the Tennessee Vols and he was a fan of The Pride of the Southland Band. He loved to fish and hunt and enjoyed the birds, cats, dogs and his special dog Jake. Larry farmed for many years. He deeply loved his family and spending time with them and will truly be missed by all.

 

He was a United States Army Veteran having served in Germany. Larry was a member of Central Baptist Church.

 

Larry is survived by his wife of 39 years, Donna Nemeth Hammons, daughter, Rachel McConoughey and husband Scott, sisters, Ella Mae McCulloch and husband Jim, Nancy Wilson and husband Keith, brothers, Glenn Hammons and wife Charlotte, Richard Hammons and wife Phyllis, sister-in-law, Sharon Bursztyn and husband Michael, grandchildren, Craig McConoughey and Wesley McConoughey, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 5-7:00 p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 7:00 p.m. with Mike Penley and Tom Reece officiating. Graveside service and burial will be Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from the Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Darrell Hammons, Brian Wilson, Robbie McCulloch, Michael Hammons, Barry Hammons and Hunter Hess. Honorary pallbearers are, Keith Wilson, Bob Taylor, Johnny Taylor, Randy Garr. Military Honors to be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.

 

The family would like to express the sincere thanks and appreciation to the Johnson County EMS, Flo Bellamy, staff of Amedisys Home Health, Staff of Seby Jones Cancer Center and the Wake Forest Cancer Center.

 

Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made to the Johnson County Cancer support group in care of Flo Bellamy, 3520 Hwy 421 N., Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

Friends may visit at the home, 2425 Deer Run Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

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

 

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

Helen Lucille Farmer

Helen Lucille Farmer

Helen Lucille Farmer, age 93, of Mountain City and Trade, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Friday evening, February 8, 2019 at the Mountain City Care Center.  She was born in Trade TN, Johnson County, on September 19, 1925 to the late Frank M. Main and Nancy Elizabeth Snyder Main.  In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Hayden Farmer.

Helen was a faithful member of Evergreen Baptist Church. She had many friends and Helen loved her family and will be truly missed by all who knew her.

Those left to cherish her memories include her son, Sid Farmer and wife Cathie of Zionville, NC, one granddaughter, Myra Farmer

Graveside service and burial will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Greer- Main Cemetery in Trade, TN with Pastor’s Tony Potter  and Derrick Wilson to officiate.

The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to Dr. Whitlock and Daniel Jones and the staff of Mountain City Care Center for all they have done with Helen’s care.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully ask for no food and that you may donate to the charity of your choice in Helen’s memory.                             .

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

The family of Helen Lucille Farmer has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Carla Dickens

Administrative Assistant

Mountain City Funeral Home

224 S. Church Street

Mountain City, TN 37683

Phone:  (423) 727-9700

Fax:  (423) 727-4410

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Dale Edward Terrill

, 57, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019. Dale was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on July 18, 1961 to William Terrill and the late Marilyn Hess Terrill. In addition to his mother, Dale was preceded in death by his infant sister, Brenda Terrill and three brothers, William Terrill, Jr., Steven Terrill, and Chris Terrill.

 

Dale was a veteran of the US Air Force and attended First Christian Church of Mountain City, TN.

 

Those left to cherish his memory are his father and step-mother, William and Kathy Terrill of Mountain City, TN; his sister Linda Smith of Zionville, NC; three brothers, Scott Terrill of Germany, Jeff Terrill of Charlotte, NC, and Tim Slupski of Buford, SC; several nieces and nephews.

 

A celebration of life service will be held for Dale on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 3pm in the Charlie B. Hux Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2pm – 3pm prior to the service. Pastor Dwayne Dickson will officiate.

Military Honors will be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Mountain Home Veterans Medical Center for their loving care of Dale during his stay and treatment.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Professional services are being provided for Dale Terrill and his family by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

 

Online Condolences can be sent to the family via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

 

 

Irene Taylor

Irene Taylor, age 93 of 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, Tennessee, surrounded by his family, passed away on Thursday January 24, 2019 in the Mountain City Care Center. Irene was born in Mountain City, TN, on August 3, 1925 to Clyde Trivette and Sally Martin Trivette and is also is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Sam E. Taylor as well as brothers Glenn and Ted Trivette, and Wilma Walsh and Margie Taylor.

 

Irene was a charter member of the Calvary Baptist Church, she loved flower gardening digging herbs and just the outdoors in general.

 

Her survivors include daughter Alma Howard, Mtn City, Tn. Son Jim Taylor, Mountain City, TN.

Sister Gladys Rupard, Laurel Bloomery, TN Brother Earl Trivette of Mountain City, TN. Grandchildren Jeffrey Harrison, Jimmy Taylor, Michael Taylor, and David Taylor.

 

The funeral service for Irene will be conducted on Sunday January 27, 2019 in the Charles B Hux Chapel of Hux & Lipford at 7 pm. with Rev. Steven Spencer to officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 pm. Graveside services will be conducted on Monday morning at 11 am in the Reece cemetery everyone is asked to assemble at the cemetery at 10 45 am.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Harrison, Michael Tanner, David Taylor, Jimmy Taylor, J.R. Trivette, and Jim Taylor.

Honorary Pallbearers are Michael Hodge, and Mike Brooks.

 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at huxlipfordfh.com

Arrangements for Irene and her family are in the care of Hux Lipford Funeral Home.

Etta Ellison

 

Etta Ellison, age 76, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Hermitage Nursing Center. She was born on April 17, 1942 to the late Claude and Ruth Greene Miller. In addition to her parents, Etta was preceded in death by her husband, David Ellison.

 

Etta always had a spotless home and beautiful flowers inside and outside. She was a hard worker and always took care of her family, who she loved dearly. She was loved by many people.

 

Those left to cherish her memories include her children, Betty Perkins, Sandra McKinney, David Ellison and Danny Lee Jones and wife Lisa; brother, Clate Miller; grandchildren; Nicholas Perkins and wife Heather, Andrea McKinney Corpus and husband Ozzy, Brandy Horne and husband Anthony, Travis Ellison, great grandchildren; AnnaLynne Perkins, Avery Perkins, Eli Horne, Bralyn Ellison and Carter Ellison.

 

The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Ann Hatcher Bass

 

Never say that Cindy Ann Hatcher Bass “lost her battle” with pancreatic cancer! Even in the face of death, Cindy recognized she would “win” her battle when entering the Pearly Gates of heaven. Cindy waged war with this horrible disease, and defying all odds, survived for 5 years!

 

Earth lost an angel when Cindy joined her Heavenly Father on January 30, 2019. Cindy was the 5th of 6 children to Inez and Ivan Hatcher, and one of 5 girls. Her nomadic childhood spanned the New England coast, the entire Southeastern US, the Midwest and Arizona, where she attended 16 elementary schools and 2 junior high schools before settling down in Decatur, Alabama for high school after her father’s passing in 1971. Once graduating from Decatur High School in 1975 and at her oldest sister Judy’s urging, Cindy moved to Maine to attend nursing school. While at Central Maine Medical School of Nursing, Cindy made lifelong friends before graduating in 1978. She went to work in Bath, Maine and found her love of Labor and Delivery nursing. She found another love while in Bath, this time a sailor named Frank Alen Bass. Against the direction of the Navy chaplain who couldn’t support their interfaith marriage, Cindy and Frank wed on August 13, 1983. She liked to say she spent the night before her wedding in a funeral home. (It was the home of her bridesmaid whose father was a mortician. Her dress hung in one of the parlors.)

 

Through Frank’s deployments and moving to Virginia Beach, VA, Cindy continued her nursing career while raising the lights of her life: Zachary Alen (Sunshine), Emily Jule (Baby) and Sarah Ann (Boo). After Frank retired from the Navy in 1996, they settled in Mountain City, TN. Always loving a challenge and never able to say, “No,” Cindy expanded her nursing portfolio to become a Lamaze instructor, a lactation consultant and by bringing countless babies into this world. She never stopped learning! In 2009, Cindy earned her B.S. in Nursing from King University and then her Masters in Nursing Administration from East Tennessee State University in 2012. An avid Tennessee Volunteer, Cindy’s efforts included support for the March of Dimes and promoting AWHONN. Cindy was an active member of AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, OB and Neonatal Nurses) throughout her career. Locally, she was active in the Northeast Tennessee Chapter and a tireless recruiter of new members to AWHONN. She also served as a member of the Host Committee for the 2010 AWHONN National Convention and served on the Tennessee Section program planning committee. Cindy was recognized for her relentless volunteering with the Mountain States Health Alliance Servant’s Heart Award in 2012.

 

Cindy was proud of many things in her life. The first on her list was becoming a Child of God. Cindy accepted Christ as her Savior through Baptism in 1973 at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Alabama. She was proud that Frank joined her faith becoming a Christian Jew. Both Cindy and Frank worshipped at Pleasant Grove Baptist, where Cindy taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Her testimony was always visible through her actions, but never more than after her diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer. Cindy brought her faith to the forefront through the testimony of her journey with this disease. She took every opportunity to share her story and her faith whether on an airplane, in the line at the grocery store or in her hospital bed. She accumulated over 80,000 followers on her Caring Bridge blog since this story began in March 2014.

 

Of all the mantles Cindy proudly wore, her favorite was “Grammy.” On June 5, 2015, Emily and husband Jason Roberts welcomed Elliot Jude Roberts and Landon Kyle Roberts into the world. Cindy was in the delivery room and never missed an opportunity to be there for them, even while battling pancreatic cancer!

 

Embracing Cindy at the Pearly Gates are her parents Inez and Ivan Hatcher, parents-in-law Samuel and Marilyn Bass, oldest sister Judy, brother-in-law Joe Rogers Jr., brother Tom, brother-in-law Kenny Hodges, and nephews Joey Rogers and Patrick Hodges. Missing her on this earth are brother-in-law David Bass, sisters-in-law Linda Hatcher (Tom) and Sharon Bass, sisters Sue Hodges (Kenny), Margaret Greer (George) and Ginger Barnes (Toby), along with first generation nieces and nephews Karen Hatcher Breck (Merrick), Laura Hatcher Wood (John), Kelly Greer Smith (Denny), Michael Hodges, Johnny Hodges and John Barnes.

 

One of Cindy’s final wishes was for her life to be celebrated, not mourned. (She graciously admitted you could be sad for 5 minutes and then get over it.) If you knew Cindy, celebrate your relationship by spending an afternoon with family and friends, and remember Cindy anytime you hear a Christmas carol. If you didn’t know Cindy, get to know her through the tremendous legacy she left with those of us blessed to be in her world.

 

Cindy’s family wishes to thank the healthcare professionals who have guided this journey over the last 5 years, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Johnson City Regional Cancer Center, Johnson County Community Hospital, and Ballad Home Health and Hospice.

 

The family received visitors on Friday, February 1, 2019, 5-8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Cindy’s life was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019. Both events were held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Mountain City, TN.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 401 N Church Street, Mountain City, TN

 

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

 

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

 

Loretta Jo Woodard

 

 

Loretta Jo Woodard, age 79, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on February 1, 2019 at her home, surrounded by family, following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 15, 1939 to the late Haynes H. and Euna Fritts Howard. In addition to her parents, Loretta was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James ‘JC’ Woodard and brother, Haynes Howard Jr.

 

Loretta was a gifted cook. She loved cooking and loved recipe books almost as much. She believed in taking care of each other and was always doing things for others. She has been there for many family members and friends through the years and when her husband JC became ill, she was there day and night, taking care of him. She loved her family very much, especially her grandsons.

 

Loretta was a member of Nelson Chapel Baptist Church.

 

Those left to cherish her memories include her daughter and son-in-law, Kimbrly Shaw and husband Steve; grandchildren, Devin Shaw and Tyler Shaw; special friends, Jean Wilson, Paula Manuel and members of her Nelson Chapel Sunday School Class.

 

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Michael McNutt officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Shoun-McEwen Cemetery. Pallbearers are Steve Shaw, Devin Shaw, Tyler Shaw, Scotty Campbell, Robert Wilson and Jim Howard. Honorary pallbearers are Lynn Campbell, Eric Cullop and Ross Dowell.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 172 Jordan Lane, Mountain City, TN.

 

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

 

The family of Loretta Jo Woodard has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

 

Jimmy Riley ‘MO’ Russell

Jimmy Riley ‘MO’ Russell, age 62, of Mountain City, Tennessee, and formally of Watauga County, NC, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on December 6, 1956 in Boone NC to the late Wendell Russell and Beulah Johnson Russell. In addition to his parents Jimmy was preceded in death by two brothers, James Russell and Jerry Russell.

 

Jimmy is survived by his sister, Jeanette Love and husband Dennis of Mountain City, TN; Israel Coffey who was like a son and his wife Ashley and there children who were like his grandchildren, Israel Coffey, Jr. and Blake Coffey, nieces,         and cousins.

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

The family of Jimmy Riley ‘MO’ Russell has entrusted his care to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683

Amanda Reece Costigan

Amanda Reece Costigan, 39, of Trade, Tennessee, passed away at her home on Saturday, January 19, 2019.  Amanda was born in Watauga County, North Carolina on August 20, 1979 to Joe Reece and Nancy Pat Puett.  Amanda is preceded in death by her grandparents, Tipton Ragan and Bruce Reece, as well as several aunts and uncles.

Amanda loved nature, wildlife and animals and enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors.  Amanda liked fishing, hunting, and riding 4-wheelers when ever she could.  Amanda was a member of the Rock Christian Church in Boone, North Carolina.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Michael Costigan; her mother, Pat Puett and husband Patrick; her father, Joe Reece; children, Jenna Reece, Tanner and Shainna Putnam, and Elijah ‘Eli’ and Emma Costigan; her niece and nephew, Sophia and Max Herzog; Tanner and Shainna’s father, Jody Putnam; grandparents, Anna Belle Ragan and Willie Proffitt; her uncle, Neal Ragan; aunts, Peggy May, Audrey Thomas, Hope Barnett, Tammy Bryant, and Jane Barnett; her mother-in-law, Carolyn Costigan; father-in-law, William Costigan; sister-in-law, Sarah Herzog; brother-in-law, Mark Herzog; special friend, Emily Ahrenberg; her special dog Bentley.

Services for Amanda will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 2pm in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 12pm – 2pm prior to the service.  Pastor J.C. Anderson and Mr. Billy Reece will officiate the service.  Internment will follow services at Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City, TN.

Pallbearers will be Billy Reece, Scott Church, James Holman, Nathan Reece, Mark Harzog, A.J. Lipford and Heath Lipford.

Professional services are being provided for Amanda Costigan and her family by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

Online Condolences can be sent to the family via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

 

Betty McGlamery

Betty McGlamery, age 83, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at her home. She was born on January 23, 1935, in Mountain City, TN, Johnson County, to the late Clarence Phillippi and Dora Rankins Phillippi. In addition to her parents Betty was preceded in death by her husband, William Earl McGlamery; and two brothers, Jack Phillippi and Jerry Phillippi.

 

Betty enjoyed traveling, camping, collecting porcelain dolls and quilting. She worked at Levi Strauss factory and many knew her from Hardee’s where she worked for approx. 18 years. Betty liked spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids.

 

Those left to cherish her memories include her daughter, Debbie Dunn and husband Larry; grandchildren, Tequila Osborne, Joey Icenhour and husband Chris and Eddie Morefield and wife Michelle; great grandchildren, Lindsey Osborne, Kayleigh Arnold, Chloe Arnold, Thomas Icenhour, Carson Icenhour, Brandon Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Maddison Johnson and Matthew Johnson; aunt, Peggy Sisler of Maryland; sisters-in laws, Cloyce Eller, Margie Phillippi, Ella Burton, Linda Sprouse, Jayne Pardue and Arlene Lewis; brother-in-law, Cecil McGlamery; special friends, Jean Cooper and Jana Lee Thomas, several nieces, nephews, cousins and Betty’s extended family.

 

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 22, 2019 at Mountain City Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Chaplain Chris Hughes officiating. Music will be provided by Clem Park. Graveside service and burial will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Phillippi Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Morefield, Eddie Morefield, Chris Icenhour, Mike Phillippi, Gage Hampton, Tyler Norris and Thomas Icenhour.

 

The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to Betty’s caregivers; Barbara Denny, Lorie Logion, Gail Miller and entire staff of Amedysis Home Health and Hospice.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 951 Liberty Church Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

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

 

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

 

Clarence ‘Slim” Cannon

2 Timothy 4:7-8

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

Clarence ‘Slim” Cannon

On January 21, 2019, our precious father, grandfather, and great-grandfather know to many as “George, Slim, Wolfman, and many other nick names” was carried away into eternity on the wings of the angles. He was preceded in death by his Mother Alma MeGee and Father Paul Cannon, his beloved wife Nancy Morefield Cannon, brother Walter Cannon, and faithful canine companion Droopy.

Clarence was born on March 1, 1940, in Lenoir, NC,  He married Nancy Mae Morefield May 12th, 1973, after which he had witnessed the births of his five children Clarence Jr., Nancy, Eric, Luke, and Danny. Clarence was a devoted father and family man. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ at the Rock Springs congregation, and taught Christ to all that he met, especially his family and friends.

He was a diligent worker and gave nearly 50 years to the furniture industry at Singer 50 and the Bernhardt Furniture Company in Lenoir, NC. He loved to help those in his community and his extended family, using his many talents in construction, plumbing, car repair, as well as everything else that was asked of him. He did all of this with a loving heart, never expecting anything in return and always looking for the next thing that could be done to help someone else.

Those left behind to cherish his memories include his sons Clarence (Bubba) and Dyanna Cannon of Butler, TN; Eric and Kristy Cannon of Laurel Bloomery TN; Luke and Suzanne Cannon of Butler TN; Danny and fiancé Beth Phillips of Butler, TN; his nephew, who was more like a son, Buddy and Emily Morefield of Elizabethton, TN; daughter Nancy and John Anderson of Union Grove, NC; special friend and buddy “Roho” Wilbert Townsend; sisters, Barbara and Elizabeth;  grandchildren, Jacob & Sara Trivette, Ericka Trivette and fiancé Alex Young, Hailey Cannon, Tommy and Timothy Comer, Anthony Dugger and Kylee Cannon, Ashton, Corey, Brayden, and Emma Cannon, Ethan Cannon, and Jayden Phillips; great grandchild Lyric Comer; along with several brother & sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews

Funeral Services for Clarence Cannon will be conducted at 2pm on Wednesday January 23, 2019, in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux Lipford Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12pm – 2pm prior to the service. Bubba Cannon and Buddy Morefield will officiate the services.

Pall Bearers include John Anderson, Brayden Cannon, Dean Townsend, Rick Townsend, Timmy Comer, and Anthony Dugger.

Honorary Pallbearer: Brothers-in-law and nephews.

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

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

Olan Bentley of Shady Valley

Olan Bentley of Shady Valley, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away January 23rd at his home.  He was born January 10, 1950 to the late Clyde and Georgia Barry Bentley.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Harry Bentley and his father in law Herman Watson.

Olan was a good Christian man. He was a dedicated member and leader of the Shady Valley Church of Christ.  He taught bible class, lead singing, filled in as speaker when needed and generally just loved being at church with his church family.  He was employed by Burlington Industries for 32 years in Mountain City, Rockingham N.C. and Johnson City until its closing.  He served on the Board of Directors for Skyline Corporation for about 8 years where he made many wonderful friends who were like family.

Olan was very active in his community serving years on the Cranberry Committee as Chairman.  He also served as Chairman of the Johnson County Republican Party.  He was a devoted UT Vols fan. He enjoyed gardening, feeding the cows and visiting with his friends at Raceway Restaurant.  One of his greatest joys was his family and the fun times they had together and those memories will be forever cherished.

Those left to cherish his memory include: Diane Watson Bentley, his loving and devoted wife of 43 years.  His children: Gwen Williams (Frank), Beth Lewis (Chad) and Kelly Bentley (Erin).  His grandchildren who called him Goo-Gaddy: Parker, Payton and Paxton Lewis, Sofia and Aria Bentley and Bentley Williams.  He is also survived by a sister in law, Lonita Bentley and nieces April Bentley and Kristy Scott and her sons Sam and Caleb.  Others left to mourn the loss are his mother in law Betty Watson, brothers in law, Clifford Watson (Dolly), Chris Watson (Lisa), Benji Watson and sister in law, Janet Townsend (Charles).  Many special cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.  His family, church family, Skyline family and the community will all greatly miss Olan.

Services for Olan will be Saturday, January 26th, 2019 with visitation from 3 to 5 pm and funeral service to follow at the Shady Valley Church of Christ 700 Hwy 133 Shady Valley TN.  Interment will take place at a later date at the Wallace Family Cemetery in Shady Valley.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Tri- Cities School of Preaching (1162 Hwy 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643) or the Shady Valley Fire Department.

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

Professional services for the Bentley family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

 

Dr. Lynne Eunice Payne Phillips

Dr. Lynne Eunice Payne Phillips, of Johnson City passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at her home after a courageous 15 year battle with cancer. She was born on April 9, 1964 in Banner Elk, NC, to Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Ray Payne. She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin James “Jake” Cable.

Lynne was happily married to Kenneth Doyle Phillips. In addition to her husband she leaves behind her five precious grandchildren: Kenneth Hunter NeSmith, Hannah Lorene NeSmith, Edward Grant NeSmith, Dayton James Cable, and Emmie Dunlap; her best friend and sister in Christ, Lisa Shaw Lewis.

Lynne received her B.S. from ETSU, an M.A. in English from ETSU, an M.A. in Counseling from Appalachian State, and her Doctorate in Education from App State. Dr. Phillips is retired from Wilkes County Schools in North Carolina as Director of Exceptional Children. Lynne’s professional career included: teaching at Johnson County High School, Ashe County Middle and High School in North Carolina, Tusculum College, Appalachian State University, and Northeast State Community College. She was also the Counselor for Ashe County School System. Lynne had published two books and was currently working on a third book to be released.

She is a member of the following historical societies: Daughters of the American Revolution John Sevier-Sarah Hawkins Chapter TN, National Society of the Dames of the Court of Honor, Tennessee Cameo Society, United Daughters of the Confederacy, National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1863, National Society Daughters of the American Colonist, National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, The Hugenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia 1699-1922, Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars, Treaty of Tellico Blockhouse Chapter, Southern Dames, National Society Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, Sons and Daughters of the Spanish American War, National Society of United Daughters of 1812, the Hereditary Society of Teachers, and the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. She was also a member of the Eastern Star of Unicoi County.

Lynne’s family would like to offer a special thank you to the Avalon Hospice staff and caregivers, especially Krista Gray, Brooks Monroe, Bethany Brickey, and Carmen Baker.

The family will greet friends to share memories on Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 3:00 pm until a Celebration of Lynne’s Life at 5:00 pm in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services Johnson City with Dr. Michael Oakes officiating. Musical selections will be provided by Kathy Thompson and Krista Gray. A Graveside and Committal service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be John Payne, Robert Cress, Randall Lewis, Tommy Keene, Joshua Phillips, and Isaac Phillips. Jack Cress will serve as an Honorary pallbearer. Everyone is asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 am to go in procession to the cemetery.

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 Phillips family.

Ira Emerson Rupard, Jr.,

Ira Emerson Rupard, Jr., (Kenny) 72, Limestone, Tenn. Passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born October 12, 1946 in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of the late Ira Emerson & Anna Rebecca Wintzell Rupard. He was the second oldest of five Children. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Steven and a sister, Connie. On October 7, 1978, he married Shirley Short Rupard, then one more time on June 18, 2018.   Ira worked as a brick mason, then as a master plumber and retired in 2008. He enjoyed camping on weekends, watching the Dallas Cowboys and spending time with his family.

Ira is survived by his wife, Shirley Short Rupard of Limestone, TN. His daughters: Jessica Stevenson, of Telford, TN, and Rebecca Jones, of Telford, TN; his sons, Ira Rupard, II, of Nottingham, PA, Tim Rupard, of Oxford, PA, and Kenneth Rupard, of Lancaster, PA;

Brother: Arland Rupard, Wilmington, DE; Sister: Diane Rupard, Wilmington, DE; as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A graveside service to honor the life of Ira Emerson Rupard, Jr. (Kenny), will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in the Pearl Bowers Cemetery, Elizabethton, TN, with Rev. Jordan Elliott, officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, TN. Active pallbearers will be: Ira Rupard, Tim Rupard, Jamie Jones, Jordan Elliott, Keith Rutter, Dale J. Roop, Matt VanGerpen, Steven Veatch. Condolences may be sent to the family on our web-site: www.memorialfcelizabethton.com

Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Rupard family

 

Christene “Mamaw” Fletcher

Christene “Mamaw” Fletcher, 76, of 1849 Spear Branch Road, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019. Christene was born in Mountain City, TN on January 10, 1942, to Bessie Maude Gentry. Christene was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl White, and her daughter Peggy Carver.

 

Christene was a homemaker for most of her life but was a former employee of Hardees in Mountain City, Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center, and Blowing Rock Hospital. Christene enjoyed spending time and playing with her grandchildren and her dog, Chocolate. Christene had a special love for her friends and all children. Christene was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Mountain City, TN.

 

Those left to cherish the memory of Christene are her daughters Ruth Smith and husband Dave of Mt. City, Pam Buchanan and husband Dana of Jonesborough, TN, and Debbie Ward and husband Arthur of North Carolina and Carlis White of Elizabethton, TN and; sons Charlie White of Mountain City; sisters Georgia Isaac and Joy Ann Gentry; brothers Jim, Frankie, Peanut, and Ed Gentry; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

 

Services for Christene Fletcher will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6pm – 7pm prior to service. Honorary Pallbearers will be Christene’s grandsons.

 

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

Arrangements for Christene and her family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

NOLAN JASPER WALKER

N.J. ‘Duby’ Walker, 78, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Duby was born in Mountain City, TN on March 29, 1940, to Charles Russell Walker and Nye Blackburn Walker. Duby is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Delos Walker, and a sister Lenna Flora.

 

Duby was a life-long resident of Johnson County and a graduate of Johnson County High School. Duby worked for Raytheon until he retired. Retirement gave Duby more time to spend in his garden, which was one of his favorite things to pass the time.

 

Those left to cherish Duby’s memory are his loving wife of 58 years, Joyce Fletcher Walker; his daughter Connie Smith and husband Rick of Florida; his son Tim Walker of Texas; grandchildren Jason Smith and Ashley Cannon and husband D.J.; great-grandchild Railynn; his extended family Cameron, Kayla, & Kyle Sluder and their parents Kenny and Kelli; several nieces and nephews; his close friend Jess Wagner.

Funeral Services for Duby will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 1pm in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 12pm – 1pm prior to the services.  Internment will follow services in the Shady Valley Memorial Gardens.  Rev. Eddie Porter and Rev. Richard Stout will officiate the services.  Pallbearers will be Raymond Eller, Wayne Eller, Kenneth Sluder, Kenny Sluder, Ron Jennings, Ralph Vanover, Jess Wagner, and Ken Garland.  Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Mink, Lillard Blevins, Bill Seastrum, and Reford Eller.

Funeral arrangements are currently incomplete. Please call the obituary line at 727-6842 or our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com for updated information.

 

Services for Mr. Walker and his family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

 

 

 

Virginia Francis Dugger

Virginia Francis Dugger, 71, of Laurel Bloomery, TN, passed away in her home on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Virginia was born in Coatsville, PA on March 9, 1947, to Cecil and Virginia Erwin. In addition to her parents, Virginia is preceded in death by her husband Randolph Dugger, Sr, who passed away in 2018, two sisters, Elsie Erwin and Florence Erwin and her Brother-in-Law, Ben.

 

Virginia worked as a bolt dropper at Bristol Compressor for many years. She took great pride in caring for her home and her family. When Virginia was not working or caring for her family, she enjoyed crafting. Virginia was a very loving person and was always thinking of others above herself.

 

Those left to cherish the memory of Virginia Dugger are her sons Randolph Dugger, Jr and wife Elizabeth, Thomas Dugger, Timothy Dugger, Sr., Clyde Dugger all of Mountain City, Michael Dugger of VA, and Mark Erwin; brothers-in-law Timmy Dugger and wife Laura and Ben Dugger; daughters-in-law Brenda Cox and Bessie Dunn; sisters Mary Erwin and Joan Erwin of Pennsylvania and Jennifer Erwin of Nevada; brothers Ricky, Richard, and CC Erwin all of PA; grandchildren Randall, Chris, Timmy, Jason, T.J., Brandy, Amber, and Brittany Dugger; great-grandchildren Raydan, Roman, Jada, Noah, Jaxon, Logan, Braden, and Benjamin Dugger, and Clairah Pennington; several nieces and nephews, as well as many special friends.

 

Services for Virginia Dugger will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019, at 8pm in the Charlie B. Hux Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm prior to the service. Pastor J.E. Stanley will officiate the services.

 

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

 

Professional services for Mrs. Dugger and her family are in the care of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home

Daniel Bruce Snyder

Daniel Bruce Snyder, age 36, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. He was born on July 9, 1982 to Robert and Nancy Adkins Snyder. He was preceded in death by an uncle, James Adkins.

 

Daniel was very intelligent and was an excellent chess player. He loved to eat. His favorite meals were Little Caesars Pizza, Farmers prime rib, McDonald’s chicken tenders and Red Lobster.

 

Daniel was troubled and kept to himself most of the time and because of that he was very misunderstood. He could be hard to love but he cared deeply but had difficulty expressing his feelings. Love the lonely, the odd, and the depressed and do it now. Tomorrow is not promised.

 

Those left to cherish his memories include his parents, Robert and Nancy Snyder; sister, Elizabeth Hockett and husband Chad; brother, Mitchell Snyder and wife Tisha; nieces and nephews; Kenya, Ana Vela, Jack and Flynn Hockett; uncle, Charles Snyder; his best friend, his dog Buddy, who Daniel loved dearly and several cousins.

 

The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home. Memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Gale Hartley officiating.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 101 Frank Shupe Lane, Butler, TN.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sidney Estel Main

 

Sidney Estel Main, age 78, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at his home. He was born June 13, 1940 in Johnson County, TN to the late Asa Main and Mae Reece Main. In addition to his parents Sid was preceded in death by sisters; Eula Mae, Nelie, Marie, Ida, Thelma and Edith, brother, J.R. Main

 

He worked as a machinist at Vermont American for 26 years. Sid was known of his love for hunting especially coon hunting and he enjoyed all animals. He was a member of Vaughts Gap Baptist Church and served as Deacon.

 

Those left to cherish his memories is his wife of over 57 years, Ida Mae Arnold Main, daughter, Felicia Lynn Campbell and husband Charles ‘Mic’, sons, Frank Main and wife Joetta and Keith Main, sisters, Patricia ‘Pat’ Fincher and Rachel Brown, grandchildren, Brooke, Weston and Cameron Campbell and Jacob and Asa Main, great-grandchildren, Kayden, Frederick, Adeline, Charlie and one expected to arrive in July, several nieces and nephews and many, many special friends.

 

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 1 to 2p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastors, Chuck Morefield and Billy Styles to officiate. Music will be by Vaughts Gap Choir. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Weston, Cameron, Jake and Asa and Howard Stout and Desi Ward. Honorary pallbearers are Charles ‘Mic’ Campbell and Allen Poe. Graveside service and burial will follow from the Main Cemetery (Forrester Hollow Rd.) in Mountain City.

 

Friends may call at the home 4458 Crackers Neck Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

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

 

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