Wayne S. Snyder

Wayne S. Snyder, age 67, of 221 Trivette Road, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Wayne was born in Bend, Oregon on December 29, 1950, to Hardin and Myrtle Shelton Snyder. In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his daughter Melanie Billings.

 

Wayne worked in the sawmill most of his life. When Wayne was not working, he enjoyed traveling across the country, which he did many times. He also enjoyed old cars, especially his Buick, and motorcycles.

 

Those left to cherish Wayne’s memory are his loving wife, Nancy Cox Snyder; his son Donald Snyder and fiancé Holly Brown; his sisters Gail Snyder, Joyce Snyder and husband Burl, Sue Roark and husband Pablo DeLaVega, Barbara Furches and husband Dan, and Joan Peters and husband Danny; his grandchildren Stephany Posten, Laken Moore, and Hailey Tuggle; special friends Don Thomas, Danny Ray Wilson, Jim Hensley, Tom Icenhour, Bill Triplett, and Reeves Snyder.

 

Memorial service for Wayne Snyder will be conducted on Friday, December 7, 2018, at 8pm in the Charlie B. Hux Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6pm – 8pm prior to the service. At other times the family will receive friends at the home.

 

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

 

Professional services for Mr. Snyder are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, 300 W. Main St., Mt. City, TN.

Allan Decker

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Allan F. Decker, son of Reverend Oscar and June Decker, on Friday, November 30, 2018 in his home in Anderson, Indiana.

Allan is survived by his beloved wife, Teckla Stelling Decker; brother, Major General Oscar C. Decker, Jr. (Ella Mae); daughter, Kathryn; and son, Bill (Jean).

Allan worked hard throughout his life. Whether helping his brother run numerous entrepreneurial activities as a boy, running a soda counter at the local drugstore as a teen, or working as a prison guard to help pay for college, Allan carried his own weight, and the weight of those near him. While at the University of Nebraska, he was called to serve in the Army during the Korean War, and Allan later returned to complete his law degree. After graduating, Allan was a FBI agent, and later made a career in trust banking, as he and Teckla started a family.

He served his community in various positions over the years, including as: a member of the Charleston Beautification Committee, a member of the Charleston Yacht Club, President of the Southwest Florida Council of the Boy Scouts, a member of the board of Lee County Mental Health Association, and a member of the board of the Johnson County Airport Authority. Allan was a follower of the Lutheran faith, serving on numerous church boards over the years. In 2015, he received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service in the Civil Air Patrol during WWII. Allan and his family lived in South Carolina and Florida during his professional career. While in Florida, he founded and served as the President of the National Trust Company. Allan and Teckla retired to Mountain City, Tennessee, and they also maintained a home near their son in Indiana.

Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Westover Memorial Park cemetery in Augusta, Georgia. Pastor David B. Hunter, Sr. of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made in Allan’s memory to the veterans’ organization of their choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Keller Mortuary Services in Lapel, IN.  Online condolences may be offered at www.KellerMortuary.com.

Judy Kay Wilson

Judy Kay Wilson, age 64, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at her home. She was born June 1, 1954 in Johnson County, TN to the late Walter G. Stout and Thelma Lee Shoun Stout. In addition to her parents Judy was preceded in death one brother, James Earl “JimBo” Stout.

 

Judy loved her family and being with them. She loved her flowers and especially enjoyed going fishing. Judy was a faithful member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church where she was very active and supportive of the youth group.

 

Those left to share Judy’s memory, in addition to her husband of 40 years, Donald E. Wilson, are her children,               Mike Essick and wife Jessie, Theresa McElyea and husband Tony all of Mountain City, step- children, Michael Lee Wilson and wife Janet and Laura M. Slatton all of Knoxville, two brothers, Gary Stout of Lenoir, NC and Donald Shoun of Mountain City, grandchildren, Corey Essick and wife Anna and Jennifer Gardner and husband Cyrus, great- grandchildren, Kennedy Rose Essick, Tillian Reagan Essick, Clark Michael Gardner and Titus James Gardner, many nieces, nephews, cousins and her extended family.

 

The family will receive friends on Tuesday December 4, 2018 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Gary Hill and Richard Shepherd to officiate. Special music will be provided. Graveside service and burial will follow the funeral service from the Shoun- McEwen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Corey Essick, Tony McElyea, Kenneth Grindstaff, Ronnie Fox, Dudley Wilson and Bob Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers are Jerry Stout, Jay Day, Don Shoun, Gary Stout, Tony Woodard and Cyrus Gardner.

 

Don and the family would like to express their sincere Thanks and Appreciation to the staff of Ballad Hospice and to Judy’s caregivers for the last few years, Kim Taylor, Pat Woods, Goldie Luckett, Laura South, Sylvia Humphrey, Marie Dunn, Phyllis Macey and Cathy Clawson.

 

The family will receive friends at the home 772 Liberty Church Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

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

 

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

 

R.L. Wallace

R.L. Wallace, age 94, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 03, 2018 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on August 7, 1924 to the late Roby Luther Wallace and Erma Martin Wallace. In addition to his parents, R.L. was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Pearl J. Wallace; sisters, Edith Henson and Ella Mae Fletcher; brothers, Jack Wallace, Billy Wallace, Argus Wallace, and Kermit Wallace.

 

R.L. was a United States Army Veteran and like most men of his generation, he was a proud farmer. He was an avid sports fan, especially baseball, which he also used to coach. The Atlanta Braves was his favorite team. R.L. was a family man. He loved his children and grandchildren very much and was always excited to see and spend time with them and his entire family.

 

R.L. retired from Burlington Industries. He was a member of Zionville Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his memories include daughters, Evelyn Darlene Osborne and husband Darrell of Mountain City, TN and Wanda Ann Pierce and friend Bobby McGee of Hampton, TN; sisters, Mabel Hagaman of Mtn. City, TN and Geneva Hackney of Vincennes, Indiana; sister-in-law, Margaret Wallace of Vilas, NC; grandchildren, Monica Brumitt and husband David, Leigh Anna Hash and husband Alan, Danielle Osborne Pilk and husband Lucas, Alison Pierce Davis and husband Randy, Brandon Osborne and wife Jessica and Carleigh Osborne; great grandchildren, Hanah Brumitt, Hazen Brumitt, Cameron Carroll, Izzy Davis, Easton Hash, Katilyn Osborne and Kyler Osborne; step great grandchildren, Austin Carroll, Caleb Carroll, Maddie Hash and Shay Phillips.

 

Graveside service and inurnment with military honors will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum with Pastor Steven Spencer and Bobby McGee officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in R.L.’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

 

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to Tom Reece (Voice of Longhorns), Dick and Irene Grayson for all of your visits and friendship and to Daniel Jones, Dr. John Whitlock, Kim Kleine and entire staff of Mtn. City Care Center for all of your loving care through the years.

 

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

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

Tommie Rex Wilson

Tommie Rex Wilson, age 64, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born on August 9, 1954 to the late William Coy Wilson and Orpha Barnett Wilson. In addition to his parents, Tommie was preceded in death by his sister, Wanda Fender and brother, Jerry Wilson.

 

Tommie was a gifted mechanic and enjoyed working on cars and small engines. He was an avid Nascar fan. Tommie was also a great cook and enjoyed cooking for his family and friends.

 

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 39 ½ years, Becky McCoury Wilson; daughter, Scarlett Lynn Guy; son, William Timothy Rex Wilson; sister, Tanis Hudgins and husband Carl of Burnsville, NC; brothers, Jimmy Ray of Burnsville, NC, Donald McCourry and wife Sarah of Marion, NC and Tony Wilson of Weaverville, NC; sister-in-law, Glenda Trivette of Elk Park, NC; brothers-in-laws, Ezra Fender of Burnsville, NC, Tim McCoury of Butler, TN and Greg McCoury of Elk Park, NC; grandchildren, Chelsey Guy, Nicole Guy, Brayden Bryant and Hannah Baird, and several nieces and nephews.

 

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Richard Jones officiating. Special music will be provided by Lowell and Glenda Trivette. Weather permitting, graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Beech Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ty McCoury, Carl Hudgins, Don Roberts, Cliff Johnson, Bud Ingram and Allen Ingram.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 1381 Spear Branch Road, Mountain City, TN.

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

Delmer David Morley

Delmer David Morley, age 94 of Shady Valley, Tennessee went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, December 05, 2018. Delmer was born September 7, 1924, in Shady Valley, TN to the late David Jackson Morley and Cassie Delores Pierce Morley. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by three sisters, Lucille Brydie, Othella Icenhour, and Olena Levy; Eeight brothers, Felton, Leo, Otis, Curtis, N.T., Teddie, Freddie, and Autry Keys; two sons-in-law Jim Walker and Wayne Moser.

 

Delmer loved being outside and working in his vegetable garden and his apple orchard.  He enjoyed sharing his extra produce with friends and family.  Delmer enjoyed playing the guitar and mandolin.  Delmer was a handyman who could fix anything.

 

Delmer was a World War II United States Army Veteran and was retired from Raytheon in Bristol, TN.

Delmer was a Christian and attended Shady Valley Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include his loving wife of 75 years, Mandlene Greer Morley; two daughters, Jewell Walker of Johnson City, TN, and Carolyn Moser of Lewisville, NC; two grandchildren, Jason Moser (Kim) of Advance, NC, and Amy Drake (Wes) of Knoxville, TN; two greatgrandchildren, Asher and Walker Drake of Knoxville, TN; a twin brother, Dale Morley (Phyllis) of Kingsport, TN; four sisters-in-law Lorella Tolliver, Ellen Dunn of Shady Valley, TN, Bettie Morley of Mountain City, TN, and Deborah Cox.

 

The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to Mountain City Care & Rehabilitation Center.

 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Hux and Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Stout to officiate. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Tuesday, prior to the funeral Service.

 

Graveside Service and Burial will be in the In Shady Valley Memorial Gardens with Honors to be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.

 

Flowers are appreciated or donations to the charity of your choice.

 

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

Professional services are in the care of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mountain City, TN

Matthew Lee Scheirer

Matthew Lee Scheirer, age 41, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from injuries sustained in an accident. He was born on October 13, 1977 to Francis Scheirer and Linda Davis Scheirer.

 

Matthew was a member of Shady Valley Baptist Church. He loved the Lord and lived his life for the Lord. He was devoted in reading his Bible and was very knowledgeable with it and enjoyed sharing God’s word with others.

 

Matthew believed in taking care of his family and friends. He worked hard to provide for his family. He and Shelly were the best of friends even before they started dating. He dearly loved his family and had a heart of gold.

 

Matthew was a truck driver for Volunteer Express, Nashville, TN.

 

Those left to cherish his memories in addition to his parents, Francis and Linda Scheirer, include his wife of 22 years, Shelly Grindstaff Scheirer; daughter, Olivia Scheirer; sons, John Looney and wife Blake and Wyatt Scheirer; sister, Ann Marie Scheirer Phipps; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Barbara Grindstaff; sisters-in-law, Joanie Grindstaff and Kristie Price; brother-in-law, Greg Price; special great nieces, Paisley and Abby; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

The family will receive friends from 5-8:00 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Shady Valley Baptist Church. Funeral service will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Dan Little officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Blevins Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Greg Price, Zachary Price, Mike Phipps, Scott Oakes, Richard Winters, Buddy Craft and Gary McQueen. Honorary pallbearers are Denny Grindstaff, and his many driving friends in the trucking industry.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home 656 Hwy 133, Shady Valley, TN

 

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

 

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

Russell ‘Virgil’ Greer

Russell Virgil Greer, age 77, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, December 06, 2018, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on November 12, 1941 to the late Taff and Essie Price Greer. In addition to his parents, Virgil was preceded in death by brothers, Max, Jimmy, Bobby Ray.

 

Virgil retired from the Town of Mountain City Water Department. He loved his job there and made many friends throughout the years. Virgil was also a farmer, which he loved. He was always friendly and smiling and will be greatly missed.

 

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 50 years, Marsone Campbell Greer; sister, Pearl Greer Stout; brothers, Earl Greer and Junior Greer and several special great nieces and great nephews.

 

The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Darren Thompson officiating. Weather permitting, graveside service and interment will follow at the Greer Cemetery. Pallbearers are Chris Reece, David Billings, Matt Hicks, Jimmy Johnson, Junior Greer, Ray Jones, Ray Potter and Danny Ray Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are Rick Stout, Tom Campbell, Junior Campbell, Ray Osborne, Keith Wilson, Rick Roberts, Raymond Buchanan, Chucky Scott and Jeff Price.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home 297 Moretz Road, Mountain City, TN

 

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

The family of Russell ‘Virgil’ Greer has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

 

 

EDWIN ‘EDDIE’ COBB

Edwin (Eddie) Cobb with determination and positivity fought pancreatic cancer for a little over 1 year, entered into eternal peace on Friday, December, 7 2018 at 10:26A.M., at the age of 79 years (November 5,1939-December 7, 2018). Eddie was born at Davis Hospital in Statesville, NC. Eddie is now in the arms of our Lord and suffering no longer.

Eddie will always be cherished and missed by his loving wife, Daisy D Cobb. He will also be lovingly remembered by his children, Jennifer P Cobb of Winston Salem, NC; Brandi N (Patrick) Dobbs of New Braunfels, TX and Christy (Freddy) Redmond of Maryville, TN. Their 4 grandchildren (Rich Parks, Bryanna Blanco, Isabella Dobbs and Emma Dobbs), 2 great grandchildren (Eydie Parks and Emjay Parks) and 2 step-grandchildren (Dillon Dobbs and Madison Redmond) brought tremendous joy to their lives. He is also survived by his only sibling, Al Cobb (Polly) of Rockingham, NC, and his lifelong childhood friends, Dr. Hillis (Judy) Seay of Gastonia, NC and Ted (Faye) Dellinger of Monroe, NC.

Eddie was preceded in death by his father & mother Albert and Norva Cobb of Huntersville, NC.

Eddie graduated from North Mecklenburg High School and attended Central Piedmont College. He first worked at Duke Power Company (now Duke Energy) before working for years at Sears in the credit department in Charlotte, NC.

After retirement from Sears, Eddie worked several years at Wachovia Bank. Eddie did tend to be a “workaholic”. Eddie was a member of the NC Air National Guard for 9 years where he served our country and had interesting adventures and made lasting friendships.

Eddie and Daisy moved to Mountain City, TN, after his retirement and built a home which they loved and enjoyed. Soon Eddie began work with the Johnson County School System as an assistant for young students (6th-12th grade) with special needs. Eddie formed many close and everlasting friendships with those he worked with.   While living in Mountain City, Eddie and Daisy attended Baker’s Gap Baptist Church and later the First United Methodist Church of Mountain City.

Eddie worked for the school system until he was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer in November of 2017. Upon which time He and Daisy moved to Knoxville, TN, to get evaluation and treatment from the Medical Center of the University of Tennessee. Eddie completed his treatment with hope but it was not to be.

A Memorial service will be held at the Mountain City Funeral Home located at 224 South Church St. on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2pm. It will be officiated by Rev. Boo Hankins.

Flowers and condolences may be offered at Mountain City Funeral Home. Any donations or memorials may be offered to First United Methodist Church or Baker’s Gap Baptist Church in Mountain City, TN or Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, NC.

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

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

William “Bill” Allen Johnson

William “Bill” Allen Johnson, age 62, of Mountain City Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at is home following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on October 1, 1956 in Kingsport, TN to the late Thomas Allen Johnson and Anna Pearl Waters Johnson. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a son, T.J. Johnson and father-in-law, Jack McCoy.

 

To all who knew Bill he loved deer hunting, he enjoyed watching nascar racing and especially he loved his girls, Onna, Chloe and Karlee. Bill was a 1974 graduate of Johnson County High School.

 

He is survived by his wife of 31 year, Jeanne McCoy Johnson: one daughter, Callie Johnson Dickens and fiancé Michael Nichols; granddaughters, Chloe Johnson and Onna Riley Dickens; sister, Brenda Roark and husband Charlie; brother, Ronnie Johnson and wife Theresa; mother-in-law, Kate McCoy; sister-in-law, Amanda Hamm and husband Brian; two nieces, one nephew, one great niece and two great nephews, several aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends, Logan Meredith and daughter Miyá.

 

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. Sunday December 9, 2018 at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Billy Morefield to officiate. Graveside Service and Burial will follow from the Phillippi Cemetery (weather permitting).

Pallbearers will be Van Arnold, Matthew Lewis, Rocky Johnson, Jake Osborne, Jamie Osborne and Cody Meredith. Honorary Pallbearers are Cotton Johnson, Odell Johnson, Michael Nichols and Brian Hamm.

 

The family would like to express their sincere Thanks and appreciation to the staff of Ballad hospice for all they have done.

 

At other times, friends may call at the home 319 Huggins Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

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

 

The family of William “Bill” Allen Johnson has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.

Ed Haley

 

Ed Haley

 

 

Ed Haley, age 77, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018. He was born on August 6, 1941 to the late Walter S. Haley and Ora Farrell Haley.

 

Ed was a Vietnam Veteran having honorably served in the United States Navy on the Carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. Following his military career, Ed became a music teacher, where he taught middle school in Florida. He loved to grow flowers and his favorites were lilies and camellias. Ed loved John Deere tractors. While living in Florida he became a collector of anything and everything John Deere. He collected real tractors and had an assortment of smaller toy tractors.

 

Ed was a member of Shady Valley Baptist Church and attended Roan Creek Baptist Church where he was actively involved in The Y.A.H. Ed was a gifted pianist and often played the piano at church following Sunday School, prior to worship service. He loved playing and we know that if there is a piano in Heaven, Ed is playing it for the Angels and Heavenly choir.

 

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 54 years, Gail Bridger Haley; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike Haley Jr. and wife Jan of Ormond Beach, FL and Scott Haley and wife Justine of Maryville, TN; brother, Jerie Haley and wife Janie of Lavernia, TX; grandchildren; Tyler, Michael, Ryan and wife Jasmine, Ayden, Evan and Lauren; many special friends and neighbors.

 

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor David Hankel officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Blevins Cemetery with Pastor Daniel Little officiating. Pallbearers will be Bob Heck, Howard Stanbery, Gary McQueen and John Cornelius. Honorary pallbearers are Lillard Blevins, Hugh Slemp and many special friends.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ed’s memory to The Marfan Foundation (in honor of Ed’s grandson Evan) at www.marfan.org or The Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 1122 Cretsinger Road, Shady Valley, TN.

 

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

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

 

Dorothy Lorraine ‘Dot’ Kilby Kulin

Dorothy Lorraine ‘Dot’ Kilby Kulin

 

 

Dorothy Lorraine ‘Dot’ Kilby Kulin, age 85, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Watauga Medical Center. Dot was born on June 13, 1933 to the late James Kilby and Rose Mabe Kilby. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three wonderful husbands, Staley Jack Pennington, Adam Folk Lingle and Steven Kulin; her loving daughter, Patsy Pennington Hopper and siblings, Nanny Roark, Marie Widner, Mabel Payne, Millard Kilby and Jason Kilby.

 

Dot was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother and sister who had a beauty of character that endeared her to all who crossed her path. She will be missed but always remembered for her laugh, sense of humor, generosity, and her momma bear attitude when it came to protecting her children. Dot gave so much of herself to her family and friends and loved ones close to her. Her parting creates a void that will never be filled. Dot loved working in her garden and with her flowers but enjoyed being with her family more than anything.

 

Dot was a devout Christian and attended Shady Valley Baptist Church. She believed in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She retired from Levi Strauss & Company in Mountain City, TN. Following her retirement, Dot and her late husband Steve traveled all over the US. She had a zeal for life and never turned anyone away from her home. Come hungry, leave full, was her motto.

 

Those left to cherish her memories include her children, Staley Jack Pennington Jr. of Shady Valley, TN and Rosemary Pennington Smith and husband David of Smithfield, VA; son-in-law, Greg Hooper of Troutman, NC; brother, Coy Ray Kilby and wife Nancy of Lenoir, NC; sisters; Edna Bowlin of Hendersonville, NC and Belvia Phipps of Laurel Bloomery, TN; grandchildren, Jeffery Coffey and wife Gwen, Alan Walsh and wife Amy, Coty Pennington, Carry Coffey and Amanda Saval and husband Kyle; seven great grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ken Phipps officiating. Special guest speakers will be Dan Manual and David Smith. Graveside service and interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park, Damascus, VA. Pallbearers will be Gary Payne, Gregory Payne, Larry Widner, Mickey Widner, Brian Jenkins and Ronnie Mains. Honorary pallbearers are Wayne Estridge, Ricky Bowlin, Billy Sitton, Lillard Blevins and Kenneth Sluder.

 

The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and entire staff of Watauga Medical Center, Home Health Nurses and Physical Therapy Staff for all of your kindness. Your caring made a world of difference.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 194 Stegall Road, Shady Valley, TN.

 

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

 

The family of Dorothy Lorraine ‘Dot’ Kilby Kulin has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Dale E. “Bud” Clark,

 

Dale E. “Bud” Clark, age 70, 2111 Berry Branch Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away in his home on Saturday, November 24, 2018.

Dale was born on December 4, 1947, to the late Daily and Helen Prichard Clark in Wilmington, Delaware. In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his sister Mary Ruth and brother Eddie Clark.

Dale proudly served in the United States Air Force and became a truck driver after returning home. He enjoyed making model cars and fishing.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife; Bessie Lue Icenhour Clark of the home; daughters Christine Clark, Cindy Clark, Gwenn Clark, and Patricia Clark of Texas; son Dale Edward Clark of Texas, Stepdaughters Kathy Icenhour of Wisconsin and Tammy Icenhour Lunceford of Mountain City, brother Thomas Allen Clark of Chicago, IL; 8 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Dale had many special friends including Gene Heaton and Belinda Johnson.

Funeral service for Dale Clark will be held Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm from the Charles B. Hux memorial chapel of Hux Lipford funeral home. Visitation for friends and family will be held prior, from 1:30 until 2:00pm. Military Honors will be provided by the Johnson County Honor Guard.

Family will have a private graveside service.

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

Professional services are in the care of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mountain City, TN.

Gloria Gay Hensley,

 

Gloria Gay Hensley, 64, of 140 Phillips Lane, Shady Valley, TN, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Gloria was born in Mountain City, TN on April 13, 1954, to Delmer and Shirley Wallace Main. Gloria was preceded in death by her father and her sister Jo Ann Main.

Gloria worked as a Jailer at the Johnson County Sheriff Department and as a homemaker, taking care of the home and her family. Gloria enjoyed reading in her spare time.

Those left to cherish Gloria’s memory include her mother, Shirley Wallace Main; her daughters, Jessica Furches and Brandy Hensley of Shady Valley, TN; her son Billy Hensley of Shady Valley, TN; a sister, Louise Barnett of Elizabethton, TN; her brothers Ronnie Main, Arthur Main, and Louis Main all of Shady Valley, TN; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friend Debbie Richards Cox.

A Memorial Service for Gloria Hensley will be held later.

Memorial gifts may be made in Gloria’s memory to Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

Professional services are in the care of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mountain City, TN.

Lewis “Abby” Snyder,

Lewis “Abby” Snyder, 74, of Gray, TN passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Mr. Snyder was born in Banner Elk, NC on May 22, 1944, to the late Grant and Katherine Wills Snyder.

 

Lewis was the Program Coordinator for the Tennessee Department of Human Services, from which he retired. Lewis enjoyed reading and watching TV in his spare time. His was an avid University of Tennessee Vols fan. He especially enjoyed watching Lady Vols Basketball. Lewis was a member of Munsey memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City, TN.

 

Those left to cherish Lewis’ memory include his wife of 39 yrs, Karen Snyder of the home, his son Jarrid Rollins, and wife Erica, of Flower Mound, TX; 2 grandchildren Hayden and Madison Rollins; 4 great-grandchildren; 4 maternal cousins, Gene Wills, Jimmy Wills, Karl Wills, and Carolyn Wills; 4 paternal cousins, Donna Abel, Karen Wisniesky, Patricia Reiter, and Joey Quinn; special friend Charles Ellis of Johnson City, TN.

 

Services for Lewis Snyder will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in the Charlie B. Hux Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dwayne Dickson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1pm – 2pm prior to the service. Graveside service and internment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Mountain City, TN.

Active pallbearers will be Robert Wills, Donald Wills, Jarrid Rollins, Bud McComas, Dennis Wills and Jim Bell. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. John Whitlock.

 

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

 

Professional services are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Betty Rhudy

Betty Rhudy

Betty Rhudy, 81, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, surrounded by her family, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 23, 2018.  Betty was born in Shady Valley, TN on March 3, 1937, to Robert and Cora Harper Wright.  Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Burley Leon Rhudy, and brothers Fred, Earnest, & Bobby Wright.

Betty spent her life taking care of her family and the family home in Shady Valley.  She enjoyed canning the vegetables she grew in her garden every year and sewing and quilting. Betty was a member of the Shady Valley Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish the memory of Betty are her children; Sandy Reall and husband Herbert of Butler, TN, Randy Rhudy and wife Shirley of Elizabethton, TN, Dennis Rhudy and wife Sharron, of Shady Valley, TN, and Donna Rhudy of Baltimore, MD; her sister Loretta Woodell of Shady Valley, TN; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends Clare Blevins, Betty Plummer, Lucy Simmons, and her beloved cat, Tiger.

Services for Betty Rhudy were held at 6pm on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.  The family received friends from 5pm – 6pm prior to the service.  Graveside service were held at 10am on Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018, in the Crosswhite Cemetery in Shady Valley, TN.

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

Professional services are in the care of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, Mt. City, TN.

Walter Lowe

Walter Jack Lowe

Walter Atlee” Jack” Lowe, Sr., 91, of 947 Slabtown Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday November 21, 2018, at the Lakebridge Health Care Center of Johnson City, TN. Jack was born on August 27, 1927, in Carter County, TN to the late Henry Edgar Lowe, Sr. and Florence Jordan Lowe. Jack was also predeceased in death by his wife Sommai Lowe and stepfather Lionel L.D. Lowe as well as his brother Henry E. Lowe, Jr.

Mr. Lowe was a true Southern gentleman who loved his country. He served 27 years combined in the TN Guard, US Navy, and US Air Force. He entered the Navy at the ripe age of 17, serving as a radar man during WWII and participated in the A-bomb testing at Bikini Atoll. He became a Shellback and member of the Order of the Neptune after crossing the equator on a ship. He continued his service during the Vietnam War as a Master Sargant in the US Air Force, earning a Bronze Star and serving in the National Emergency Airborne Command Post (NEACP) under the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

He loved gardening and collecting Oscar winning movies as well as supporting his football teams, the Washington Redskins and the Tennessee Volunteers. Jack was a Graduate of Johnson County High School. Those left to cherish his memory are his two daughters; Cat-Thee Dingus and husband Chris, Kingsport, TN and Deborah Sword and husband Ronnie, Oviedo, FL; a son, Walter ‘Dub’ Lowe and wife Louise, Aurora, CO; grandchildren, Catelin Dingus, Katherine Sword, and Ron Sword; his former spouse and friend Mary Lou Hajducsek.

The family of Jack Lowe would like to thank Dr. David Jones, the VA Hospital at Mountain Home, Lakebridge Health Care Center, and Visiting Angels, especially Sara Reece. Funeral Services for Walter Atlee ‘Jack’ Lowe Sr. were conducted at 6pm Sunday, November 25, 2018, at the Charles B. Hux Chapel of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home with Chaplin Dwight McPherson to officiate. The family received friends from 5pm to 6pm prior to the funeral service.

Graveside service with Military Honors Accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard were held at 11am Monday, November 26, 2018, in the Lowe Cemetery on Slabtown Road. Online condolences may be sent to the family via our website: huxlipfordfh.com Professional services are in the care of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

Henry Long

Henry H Long

Henry R. Long, Jr, better known as “H”, age 93, of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Henry was born in Doe Valley, TN on August 2, 1925, to the late H.R. and Mary Arney Long. In addition to his parents, H Long was preceded in death by his wives Lucille Long and Lula Cummings Long, sisters Stella Long, Reba Lowe, Elsie Long, and Dot Crosswhite and his brothers Lonnie Long, Mitchell Long, Joseph Long, John Long, Hayes Long, and Edward Long, and his son Michael H. Long.

H.Long worked as a farmer, a carpenter, and retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. When he was not farming, he enjoyed fishing and traveling. H. Long was a member and former Deacon and Trustee of Bethany Baptist Church and Taylorsville Masonic Lodge 243 F&AM.

Survivors include his wife Lois Long and his Daugher-n-Law Mary Etta Long. Funeral services for H Long were conducted at 7 pm on Monday, November 26, 2018, in the Charlie B. Hux Memorial Chapel at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home in Mountain City, TN with Dr. Gale Hartley officiating. The family received friends from 6pm – 7pm prior to the service. Full Masonic Rites were provided by Taylorsville Masonic Lodge 243 F&AM.

Internment was in the Shoun McEwen Cemetery. At other times, the family will receive friends at 156 Butler Lane, Mt. City, TN 37683. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Children’s Bible Ministries (CBM), 111 CBM Camp Rd., Watauga, TN 37694 or to Bethany Baptist Church, 5950 Hwy 67W, Mt. City, TN 37683. Online condolences can be sent via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com Professional services are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, 300 W. Main St. Mt. City, TN.

Dennis Slemp

Dennis Wade Slemp

Dennis Wade Slemp, 59, of Butler, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Thursday, November 22, 2018. Wade was born in San Jose, California on December 28, 1958, to the late James Wade and Bertha Martindale Slemp. Wade was also preceded in death by his sister Claudette Frost.

Wade enjoyed drawing, painting, and doing needlework. Wade was an excellent student all through school and excelled in math. He especially enjoyed playing chess when he could find someone willing to play against him.

Survivors include his step-mother, Kathryn Slemp, his daughter, Amber Greenwood, and husband Chris, of Cookeville, TN, a sister, Lori Potter, and husband Mike, of Watauga, TN, a brother, Michael Slemp, and wife Melissa, of Butler, TN, three grandchildren, Eliza, Ruby, and Livie Greenwood, several nieces and nephews, and his Uncle Jack Slimp who was so good come check on him.

The family would like to express their gratitude and heartfelt “Thank You” to the staff at Mountain City Care Center for taking such good care of Wade for the last 20 years. Your love and compassion did not go unnoticed.

The family received friends on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, from 12pm – 1pm in the Charlie B. Hux Memorial Chapel at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home. Following visitation, we went in procession for graveside services at Butler Memorial Cemetery, Butler, TN.

Online condolences may be sent via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com Professional services are in the care of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, Mt. City, TN.

Edward Payne

Edward Payne

Edward Earl Payne, 98, of Mountain City, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Mr. Payne was born in Shouns, Tennessee on June 27, 1920, to the late William Bymum Payne and Ollie Lena Potter Payne.

Earl was a life-long resident of Mountain City and graduated from Johnson County High School. Earl served in the US Army during World War II (1942-1945), attaining the rank of Corporal.

Earl was employed as a rural mail carrier in Mt. City (RR #1) from 1956 to 1980. He was the oldest charter member of Antioch Baptist Church (1946). Earl enjoyed playing and signing with his wife, Stella, in various bluegrass groups. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Stella Tolliver Payne; Nephews: John Taylor and wife Sharon of Knoxville, TN and Jim Taylor and wife Joan, of New Castle, DE; Sisters-in-Law: Lorella Tolliver of Shady Valley, TN and Joanne Tolliver of Bristol, TN.

Funeral service for Mr. Payne were held at 7pm on Saturday, November 24, 2018, in the Charlie B. Hux Memorial Chapel at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home with Preacher Mac Arnold officiating and Preacher Ray Vaught assisting. The family received friends from 5:30pm to 7pm prior to the service.

Entombment with Military Honors accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard was held at 1pm on Sunday, November 25, 2018, in the Sunset Memorial Garden Mausoleum of Love.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, St. Jude’s Hospital or a charity of your choice. The family would like to express appreciation to the staff of Mountain City Care Center for their care and many kindnesses to Stella and Earl during this time.

Friends may visit Mrs. Payne at Mountain City Care Center. Online condolences may be sent via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com Professional services are in the care of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, Mt. City, TN.