Kenneth D. Campbell

Kenneth Campbell

Kenneth D. Campbell, age 81, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, August 08, 2018. He was born on July 10, 1937 to the late Isaac Newton Campbell and Rebecca Lillie Heaton Campbell. In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his sister, Wilma Campbell Bowers, brothers, Richard Campbell and Leslie Campbell.

Kenneth was a United States Navy Veteran, having retired following 20 years of service. He loved to travel the roads with Sue visiting family, friends and making new friends. He was a skilled and gifted wood craftsman and also enjoyed golf and bowling. He was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 56 years, Sue D. Campbell, daughter and son-in-law, Elena Mabry and husband Robert, grandchildren, Danielle Mada and husband Adrian, Robert Mabry II and wife Britne, great grandchildren, Anabel, Kamryn, Joshua and Christopher Mabry and Adrian II, Isabella, Guillianna and Giovanni Mada, brother, Wade Campbell and wife Gladys. He is also survived by extended family, Jerry, Susan, Ryan, Nick Whitener, several nieces and nephews and many special friends.

A visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Steven Spencer and Pastor Gwyn Anderson officiating. Special music will be provided by the Calvary Baptist Church Choir, Kenneth South and Shirley Potter. Graveside service and interment with military honors accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Reece Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Campbell, Michael Campbell, David Campbell, George Sampson, Nick Whitener, Ryan Whitener, Jerry Whitener. Honorary pallbearers are the Men’s Sunday School Class of Calvary Baptist Church.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 391 Pleasant Valley Road, Mountain City, TN. The family Kenneth D. Campbell has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

James ‘Jim’ Widener

James Widener

James Elliott ‘Jim’ Widener, age 74, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at his residence. He was born on January 26, 1944 to the late Dewey Widener and Virginia Isaacs Widener. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Tester and Wanda Boetker and brother, Carl Widener.

Jim was a lifelong resident of Mountain City. He was a former employee of Mountain City Glove Plant, Mountain City Shoe Plant and the Johnson County Highway Department. He enjoyed sports, and in his youth was known for his abilities on the basketball court. He was also an avid billiards player. He loved his friends dearly and enjoyed visiting with them over coffee at several locations in town. He also enjoyed his daily visits and activities with friends at the Johnson County Senior Center. He never knew a stranger and was one of the kindest men you could ever meet. He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his memories include his brother, Bob Widener and wife Denise of Augusta, Georgia, brother-in-law, Ivan Tester of Piney Flats, TN, several special nieces and nephews and his church family who he loved greatly.

A visitation will be held from 2-3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Greg Poe officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center, 128 College St, Mountain City, TN 37683. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com

The family James Elliott ‘Jim’ Widener has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

James ‘Jim’ Cox

James Cox

Jim Carl ‘Jim’ Cox, age 61, of 12295 Hwy 88 West, Creston, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday morning, August 4, 2018 at his home. He was born July 17, 1957 in Ashe County, NC to the late Carl Cox and Irene Eldreth Cox. In addition to his parents Jim was preceded in death by two sisters, Sherry Cox and Diane Sheets, one brother, Tim Cox.

Jim was always smiling for those who knew him. He loved fishing and could tell stories about fishing. Jim loved his family and being with them and will truly be missed by all. He was a member of Rock Creek Mis­sionary Baptist Church but more than that he Loved the Lord.

Those left to cherish Jim’s memories is his wife, Patsy Widner Cox, daughters, Kaitlynn Marie Cox, Shannon Roten and husband Greg, Ashley Severt, step-daughters, April Roark and husband Ronnie and Pam Douglas and companion Robbie Hurley, sister, Sandy Greer and husband Gary, five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren, several, nieces, nephews and cousins, many special friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor’s Anthony Roark and Danny Farmer officiating, special music will be by, Barbara Roark an Danny Farmer. Pallbearers will be Owen Roark, Robbie Hurley, Johnny Dancy, Walter Cox, Richard McCoy, Dwayne Farmer, Allen Widner and Ronnie Roark, graveside service and burial will follow the funeral from the Cox-Davis Cemetery (Bryan Davis Rd; Creston, NC).

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. Friends may call at the home of his sister, 3499 Forge Creek Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com. The family James Carl ‘Jim’ Cox has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Osborne

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Osborne

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Osborne, age 71, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, August 09, 2018. She was born on November 8, 1946 to the late Floyd and Grace Vanover Eastridge. In addition to her parents Dottie was preceded in death by her husband, John Fate Osborne, daughter, Joann Osborne, sister, Kathy Eastridge, and brothers, Gene Eastridge and Dean Eastridge.

Dottie was a simple lady who believed in hard work and honesty. Her hobbies were crocheting and quilting, but the two most important things in her life were her faith and her family. She spent her life taking care of her family and serving the Lord. Dottie was especially close to her grandchildren. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her daughter, Joannie McQueen and husband Teddy. Grandchildren, Ethan McQueen, Chance McQueen and Noah McQueen. Sisters, Judy Barton and husband Charlie, Mary Jennings and the late Jack Jennings, Janie Thomas and the late Carl Thomas, Donna Eastridge, Tammy Gentry and the late Eddie Gentry, Ruth Eastridge. Brothers, Joe Eastridge and wife Hazel, Tommy Eastridge and wife Carolyn and Jimmy Eastridge and wife Cheryl. Several cousins, nieces and nephews and many special friends.

A visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Steven Spencer officiating. Special music will be provided by Wendy Arnold. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the Mahala Cemetery, Creston, NC. Pallbearers are Mike Eastridge, Mark Eastridge, Tommy Eastridge, John Thomas, Ronnie Garland and Danny Osborne.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, Mountain City, TN 37683. At other times the family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Joannie McQueen, 1235 Hwy 91, Shady Valley, TN. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com

The family of Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Osborne has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

Starr Zukowski

Starr Hope Zukowski, age 60, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. She was born on October 11, 1957 to the late Kay Hagerty. In addition to her mother, Starr was preceded in death by her husband, John Zukowski.

Starr was a very honest, sincere and generous person who was always willing to help others. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed doing puzzles and painting.

Those left to cherish her memories include her children, Michelle Zukowski and Marcus Zukowski, sister, Dawn Broyles, brother, Greg Twiddy, grandchildren, Lily Zukowski, Lucy Zukowski and Parker Zukowski, her dog, Sasha, special nephew, William Marshall Smith, several cousins, nieces and nephews and several other close and special family members.

It was Starr’s wishes to be cremated. A private family service will be held later. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com The family of Starr Hope Zukowski has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

Betsy Brown

Betsy Ann Wagner Brown, age 45, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. She was born on May 13, 1973 to Shirley Elliott Wagner and the late Bill Wagner. In addition to her father, Betsy was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Hazel Branch.

She enjoyed being outdoors and especially enjoyed working in the garden. More than anything, she loved her grandbabies. Those left to cherish her memories include her mother, Shirley Elliott Wagner, daughter, Christian Brown, step-son, Johnny Brown, father of her children, Mark Brown, sisters, Peggy Brown and Norma Ward, brother, John Wagner, grandchildren, Jayden Greer, Stephen Greer and Riley Greer and Emily Brown and Halee Brown, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many special friends.

A visitation will be held from 10-11:00 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Daniel Jones officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Brian Roberts, David Holman, Billy Brown, Mark Brown and Bobby Holman.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain City Funeral Home to assist the family with final expenses. At other times the family will receive friends at 1261 Old Hwy 67, Butler, TN.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com The family of Betsy Ann Wagner Brown has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

Anna Marie Blackburn

Anna Marie Blackburn

Anna Maria Owens Blackburn, age 61, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born June 7, 1957 in West Chester County, PA to the late Roy Owens and Virgie Proffitt Owens. In addition to her parents Marie was preceded in death by her husband Bill Blackburn and Sister Betty Lou Garman.Marie loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and will truly be missed.

Those left to cherish her memories include her children, Eric Blackburn, Kelly Vaughn and Carrie Hampton, grandchildren, Dakota Swiney, Ericka Blackburn, Brandon Blackburn, Kendra Vaughn, Ethan Blackburn, Warren Hampton, Darien Elmore and Connor Dugger, great-grandchildren, Evan Hutchison and Aleirah Vaughn, sister, Kathy Ward, brothers, Lonnie Owens, Phil Owens and Franky Owens, special sister-in-law, Barbara Blackburn and special brother-in-law, Rick Blackburn, nieces and nephews, Patricia Owens, Chrissie Blackburn, Shannah Bradley, John Ward, Mary Caleb, Tammy Lum and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

The children of Marie would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to their uncle Phil Owens for standing by their mother, comforting her, encouraging her and loving her everyday through this illness. You have been a wonderful Brother and Uncle. No words can express our appreciation.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 7:00 p.m. with Johnny Davis officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the Brown Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phil Owens, Mike Luna, Nick Luna, Randy Elmore, Dakota Swiney, Brandon Blackburn, Ethan Blackburn and Warren Hampton

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 310 Dotson Lane apt 37, Mountain City, TN. Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com. The family of Anna Maria Blackburn has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Charlene Gail Donohoe Matheson

Charlene Matheson

September 06, 1958 – July 29, 2018

Charlene Gail Donohoe Matheson, age 59, passed away at her Mountain City, TN residence on July 29, 2018.  Charlene is the daughter of the late Jerry and Barbara Donohoe.Those left to cherish Charlene’s memory include her brother, Patrick Donohoe of Mt. City, TN; her sister Lynn Jamieson of Lawrenceville, GA; two daughters, Jacquelyn Weaver of Elizabethton, TN and Melissa Pierson of Delaware County, PA; three grandchildren, Isabella, Jaylan, and Daegan Weaver all of Elizabethton, TN; two nieces and her special friend Cindy Tressler.

A Memorial Service will be held to honor Charlene’s life at a later time.

Stanley Wallace Ahrends

Stan Ahrends

Stanley Wallace Ahrends, 90, of Mountain City, died peacefully in his sleep on June 13, 2018. Loving husband of the late Mary Nave Ahrends, devoted father of James W. Ahrends and the late Linda A. Ahrends, dear grandfather of Heather E. Ahrends (Christopher D. Ware, Jr.), and loving great-grandfather of Christopher D. Ware, III. Stan was a graduate of the University of Nebraska, earned his Masters degree in Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University, was a United State Air Force fighter pilot in the Korean War, and went on to a successful career as a nuclear engineer, retiring from the Department of Energy (Oak Ridge) in 1987. Mary and Stan retired to Mountain City, where Stan raised Black Angus cattle and Mary ran Hidden Acres Bed & Breakfast for 6 years prior to her passing in 1994.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1:00pm at the First United Methodist Church, 128 North Church Street, Mountain City, TN. A service in celebration of Stan’s life will follow at 2:00pm at the church.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center, 128 College Street, Mountain City, TN 37683. Arrangements are being handled by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mountain City, TN. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.huxlipfordfh.com

Patsy Carol Courtner

Patsy Courtner

Patsy Carol Courtner, age 73, of Mountain City, TN passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born in Bluefield, WV on July 20, 1945 to the late Smith Parsons and Callie Childress Parsons. In addition to her parents, Patsy was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Mae Courtner, grandson, Robert Dean Courtner, sisters, Betty Shaw, Jackie Mokie and Linda Sue Parsons, brothers, Seabert Parsons and Roger Parsons. Patsy enjoyed reading books, gardening and taken care of her family and will be truly missed. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memories included her husband of 57 years Kenneth Clarence Courtner, daughter, Brenda Mary Lynn Dugger and husband John, sons, Clarence Junior Courtner and wife Priscilla and Robert Dean Courtner and wife Stephanie, brothers, Kyle Parsons, Bobbie Parsons and Charles Parsons, grandchildren, Brandy Miller and husband Cory, Adam Dugger, Angel Courtner and Evelyn Courtner, great-grandchildren, Aiden Dugger and Skyler Robbins, several, nieces, nephews, cousins and a special friend, Shirley Allen.

The family will receive friends Sunday July 29, 2018 from 2-3:00 p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. with R.L. Poole officiating, music will be by Shannon Courtner. Pallbearers will be John Dugger, Eddie Courtner, Howard Courtner and Timothy Dugger. Graveside service and burial will follow the funeral on Sunday from Rock Springs Church Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com. The family of Patsy Carol Courtner has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

Linda Ann Ahrends

Linda Ahrends

Linda Ann Ahrends, 61, of Marietta, died peacefully at home on Thursday, July 19, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. Linda was the beloved daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Ahrends, dear sister of James W. Ahrends, loving mother of Heather E. Ahrends (Christopher D. “Cree” Ware, Jr.), and devoted “MawMaw” of Christopher D. Ware, III.

This kind and gentle soul had a heart of gold and will be sorely missed by her devoted family and friends. Linda was a proud graduate of Duke University and was the ultimate Duke basketball fan…. her enthusiasm for her favorite team will be lovingly remembered by so many. She was also a true dog lover who provided a home to many dogs during her life, including Izzy and Tweeter, who brought her great comfort during her final days.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 1:00pm at the First United Methodist Church, 128 North Church Street, Mountain City, TN. A service in celebration of Linda’s life will follow at 2:00pm at the church.

The family requests that donations in memory of Linda be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3525 Piedmont Road N.E., Bldg.6, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30305.

Tommy Lee ‘Uncle’ Stanley

 

Tommy Stanley

Tommy Lee ‘Uncle’ Stanley, age 50, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to Heaven on Monday, July, 16, 2018 at the Foley Center in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

Tommy was born on March 14, 1968 in Banner Elk, North Carolina to Bart Stanley and the late Marjorie Woods Stanley.

Tommy was a former Correctional Officer at NECC and was currently employed at Parkdale Mills of Mountain City, TN. He loved being outdoors and especially loved riding his four-wheeler, hunting and fishing. Tommy loved life and loved to make people laugh and smile. More than anything, Tommy loved spending time with and spoiling his nephews, Joe and Will. Tommy was loving known as ‘Uncle’ by his family and close friends.

Tommy was a member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #243 F & A M and a member of Pleasant View Christian Church.Those left to cherish his memories include his father, Bart Stanley, sister and brother-in-law, Robin and Michael Overbay of Boone, NC, brother, Michael Stanley of Mountain City, TN and his pride and joy, nephews, Joe Penley and William Overbay.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with a Memorial Service to follow at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Gary Bowman officiating.

In lieu of flowers and food the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Foley Center, 621 Chestnut Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 or the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #243 F&AM, 202 College Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com. The family of Tommy Lee ‘Uncle’ Stanley has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Clarence Cross

Clarence Cross

Lt. Col. Clarence E. “Chris” Cross, Jr., age 93, passed away July 19, 2018 at his home in Salem after a 15-year battle with Alzheimer’s. He was a former resident of Titusville, FL and Laurel Bloomery, TN, and had lived in Salem for the last 14 years. He was born October 2, 1924 in Logan, WV, the son of the late Clarence Edward and Dovie Collins Cross.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jeddie Mae Cline Cross; step-mother, Margaret T. Cross; sisters, Mary “Pauline” Merritt, Dovie C. “Mickie” Abbott, William D. “Billie” Barnett, Anna C. Rhodes; brothers, Walter R. “Jack” Cross, Robert L. Cross, and step-brother, Steven Cross and a grandson, Patrick Bommarito. Chris was a 1942 graduate of Dunbar High School, Dunbar, West Virginia before going into the Army Air Corp for WWII where he was an enlisted radio operator and selected for OCS and navigator training. After completing his required combat missions and discharged, he remained in the military reserves while going to college.

Within days after graduating from Morris Harvey College in 1951, he was recalled into the Air Force for service in Korea where he again completed all required combat missions as a bombardier navigator. He remained in the service retiring in 1970 from Homestead AFB, Florida. He moved to Titusville, FL where he worked for various contractors in and around the Kennedy Space Center. He retired in 1991 from Lockheed Marietta and moved to Laurel Bloomery, TN.

He is survived by his daughters, Barbara (Dennis) Smith of The Villages, FL and Susan (James) Weber of Salem; his son, Clarence E. (Ed & Annett) Cross III of Gastonia, NC; a sister, M. Gayle Rowsey; step-brothers, Stanley Cross and Geoffrey Cross; four grandchildren, Michael (Kristy) of Tucson, AZ, Denise Smith, of Denver, CO, Christopher (Tracey) Bommarito of New Market, TN, and Abigail Cross of Gastonia, NC.
He also has 12 great-grandchildren, and a faithful cat, Foster.

Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2018 at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home. The Family Will receive friends from 10 until 11am prior to the service. Graveside services will follow in the State Line Cemetery in Laurel Bloomery. The family would like to thank the following people who have been such a big part of his life for the past 14 years: Dr. Denis Lunne and the staff at PRIMA Health.

Dr. John Madison and the staff at the Wound Healing Center at Salem Hospital Owners and employees at HALTEC of Salem Most of all his caregivers, past and present, who loved and cared for him especially Deb O., Judy B., Linda, Shannon and Misty.

Contributions can be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. Broadway Ave., Salem, OH 44460 or the Salem Honor Guard , 750 S. Broadway Ave., Salem, OH 44460. Hux & Lipford Funeral Home is providing services.

Cody Marlow

Cody Marlow

Martin Cody ‘Lee’ Marlow, age 31, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2018. He was born on May 31, 1987 to Martin “Marty” Marlow and the late Carol Icenhour Marlow of Mountain City, Tennessee. Cody was of the Baptist faith. He loved to play guitar, sing, and just enjoyed being with his friends and family. He will be dearly missed.

He is preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Gene and Bessie Marlow; maternal grandparents, Homer and Florence Icenhour; uncle, James David “Jaws” Icenhour and grandfather, Fred Icenhour.

In addition to his father, survivors include: one sister, Amanda May; one nephew, Jacob May; one niece, Aniston May, all of Mountain City; biological grandmother, Lue Clark and husband, Bud, of Mountain City. In addition, he is survived by six uncles, five aunts, many cousins and special friends, including Sheri Hicks of Mountain City.

Cody’s remains will be laid to rest with his mother at the Sunset Memorial Mausoleum. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, July ,28 2018 at 1:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks people to please make a donation to Hux & Lipford Funeral Home for final expenses or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Cody’s honor.

Patricia ‘Patty’ Pass

Patty Pass

Patricia ‘Patty’ Pass, age 43, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born on August 15, 1974 to Judy Potter Pass and the late Danny Glenn Pass.

Prior to her declining health, Patty enjoyed spending time outside and especially enjoyed riding her moped. She was a member of Sink Valley Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her mom, Judy Pass, brother, Danny Pass Jr. and wife Arizona Pass, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12-1:00 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service following at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Steven Spencer and Pastor Harvey White officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow from the Pass Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Waco Perkins, Johnathan Pass, Donnie Potter, Gary Phillips, Charlie Estep and Matt Pass. Honorary pallbearers are Sam Click Jr., Jeff Pass, Jason Pass, Little Gary Phillips, Allen Pearson, Barney ‘Butch’ Estep, Eli Gray, Travis Wilson, Toby Wilson, Trenton Wilson, Chris Church and Harold Wilson.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to everyone at Mountain City Care Center for all of their kindness, compassion and care given to Patty for the last years. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 4175 Sink Valley Road, Butler, TN. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com

The family of Patricia ‘Patty’ Pass has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

Michael Wayne Reece

Michael Wayne Reece, age 47, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Banner Elk, North Carolina on May 28, 1971 to Terry Reece and Sue Michael Reece Adkins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Fred and Georgie Michael and paternal grandparents, Charles and Suma Reece.

Michael loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed animals, flowers and gardening. He also enjoyed woodworking. Michael enjoyed sports but especially liked football.He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and loved his Lord and Savior dearly. He was a loving, caring person with a big heart and will be greatly missed.

Those left to cherish his memories include his mother, Sue Reece Adkins, father, Terry Reece, brother, Craig Reece, special nephew, Caleb Reece, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Morefield officiating. Special music will be provided by Linda Trivette. Graveside service and interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Bobby Michael, Donnie Warren, Brian Sargent, Bryan Lay, Blair Robbins and Jamie Blevins. Honorary pallbearers are Max Blevins and Nick McFadden.

 

Following Michael’s wishes, there is no visitation scheduled. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Johnson County Humane Society, PO Box 307, Mountain City, TN 37683. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 2444 Divide Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com

The family of Michael Wayne Reece has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

Matthew Lance Clemens

Matt Clemens

Matthew Lance Clemens, age 32, went home to heaven on July 11, 2018. He was born on May 1, 1986 to Addrena Mahala Parsons and John Clemens. Matthew was preceded in death by his grandparents, Johnny and Geneva Clemens and Daughton Mahala, and an uncle, Jerry Mahala.

Matthew loved working on cars, riding horses and living life to the fullest.

Those left to cherish his memories are his fiancé, Brandy Dugger, mother and step-father, Addrena Clemens Parsons and husband Charles ‘Chad’ Parsons, father, John Clemens Jr. and Cindy Leonard, daughter, Harley Clemens, son, Matthew Clemens, brothers, John Clemens III and Richard McElyea, grandmother, Norma Wade, aunts, Sherry Osborne and Kathy Clemens, several cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Rock Creek Baptist Church (Creston, NC). Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastors Anthony Roark and Michael Drake officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow the funeral at the Roark Cemetery located on Rock Creek Road. Pallbearers will be Lance Mahala, Jordan Dixon, John Clemens III, Richard McElyea, Gary Mahala, RD Campbell.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 592 Chestnut Drive, Mountain City, TN and at the home of his mother, 133 Forge Creek Circle, Mountain City, TN.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com . The family of Matthew Lance Clemens has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

Oscar Lewis

Oscar Lewis, age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born in Ashe County, North Carolina on July 5, 1934 to the late Clyde Lewis and Clara Davenport Lewis. In addition to his parents, Oscar was preceded in death by a sister, MagDalene Roark and brothers, R.L. Lewis and David Lewis.

Oscar was a proud farmer for many years. He took great pride in his work and enjoyed working on his farm.

Those left to cherish his memories include his sisters, Shirley Winebarger and husband Marion and Norma Jones and husband JD, brother, Willis Lewis, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Rector Henson officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow the funeral at Sunset Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses. Family respectfully requests for no food/meals.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com The family of Oscar Lewis has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

Cathy H. Wagner

Cathy H. Wagner, age 66, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, July 05, 2018. She was surrounded by her loving family at her residence.

She was born on March 26, 1952 to Helen Pyron Hyder and the late J.H. Hyder. In addition to her father, Cathy was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Hyder.

Cathy was an outdoors person and loved to hunt and fish. She was a former employee of NECC, Texas Instruments and Siemens.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of 38 years, Gary Wagner, mother, Helen Hyder of Erwin, TN, step-son, Trafton Wagner and his wife Kristy and their children, Hunter and Chloe Wagner, brother, Tommy Hyder and wife Sherry of Unicoi, TN, very special friends, Aunt Kate Potter, John Blackmore, Sharon Lunceford and her son, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Don Winters officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Cathy’s memory may be made to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN 37683.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to everyone at Sugar Grove Baptist Church, neighbors and local friends for all of their kindness, love and acts of generosity shown to Cathy and her family during her illness.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 296 Bonnies Lane, Butler, TN. Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.

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

Sandra Marie Johnson Stanley

Sandra Marie Johnson Stanley, age 70, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at her residence. She was born on September 1, 1947 in West Virginia to the late James Ira Johnson and Nora Lee Sheets Johnson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Dean Stanley in 2009, sisters, Sharon Cornett and Sue Reir, and brothers, Michael Johnson, Jack Sheets, Roger Johnson and Jimmy Johnson.

Sandra loved flowers and enjoyed raising and working in them when she was able. Her pride and joy was her family and she looked forward to her time with them. She was a member of the Community Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Gary Trivette of Mountain City, TN, sisters, Carol Johnson of Nottingham, PA, Patricia Wyatt of Marion, VA and Nancy George of Spartanburg, SC, brothers, Randy Johnson of Nottingham, PA, John Johnson and wife Teresa of Kennett Square, PA, seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

It was Sandra’s wish to be cremated and no formal service held. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com

The family of Sandra Marie Johnson Stanley has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.