Brandon James McCoy

Brandon James McCoy

Brandon James McCoy, age 33, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019.  He was born on May 25, 1986, to the late Junior Franklin McCoy II and Sandra Lynn Coffey.

Brandon, lovingly referred to as “Gimp” by some of his friends, was larger than life. He loved to make everyone he came in contact with smile and especially loved to make them laugh. He tried to find enjoyment in everything he did. He recently had a close friend get him a job at Shatley Paving, and despite his hard work, grueling hours, and working harder than any job he previously had; he was finally happy to have a job he looked forward to. Despite how tired he may have been, he always came home with a story to tell, to make his family laugh or something interesting about his day.

Brandon was a one of a kind friend to everyone he knew and especially loved being an uncle to his nephew, Ashtin. He was like an uncle to his young cousins, Xavier and Alan Lunceford III, and came to their defense regardless if they were around or not. Along with loving his new job and being around family, Brandon loved motorcycles, tractor and trailers, and all big trucks.

He was especially close his aunt Barbara Lunceford and his cousin Alan Lunceford Jr, who he looked up to and was more like a brother. Brandon had family and many friends that he was very close to throughout the years that will miss his presence here on Earth!

Other family members left to cherish his memories include his sisters, Christal Estep and husband Barney, Leslie Forrester and husband Shawn; brothers, Brian McCoy and wife Ashley Smith, Billy Jack Taylor and wife Susan; Aunt, Barbara Lunceford and husband Keith; several nephews including Ashtin McCoy, Jacob Estep, Lucas Estep; several cousins, aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group or sent to Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN 37683.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Mountain City Funeral Home with a service to follow. Pastor Shannon Courtner will be officiating. Honorary Pallbearers are Kevin Guy, C.J. Hampton, Alan Lunceford, B.T. Taylor, Bud McComas and Barney Estep.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 222 Cressview Drive, Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

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

Hollis Franklin Corley

 

Hollis Franklin Corley

 

 

Hollis Franklin Corley, age 85, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on June 14, 1934, in Collins, Mississippi to the late William and Kate Corley. In addition to his parents, Hollis was preceded in death by his loving wife Bettie Carolyn Corley; sister, Linda Gregory of Mountain City; brothers, Paul Corley of Nevada, Dud Corley, Ralph Corley, Winston Corley and James Corley, all of Mississippi.

 

Hollis was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and had a strong belief in the defense of the United States. Although he was known as a quiet man, he loved his family, children and grandchildren very much.

 

Hollis is survived by a family that loved him very much; daughter, Audra Corley Vannoy and husband Brian of Boone, NC; son, Heath Corley and wife Jaime of Barnwell, SC; grandchildren, Brett Vannoy and William Vannoy, Griffin Corley, Sydney Corley and Abigail Corley; brothers, Sneo Corley and wife Anne of Alexandria, LA, Pete Corley and wife Peggy of Clinton, MI, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 13 2019, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home. A graveside service with military honors will be held at Mountain Home Cemetery on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Steven Spencer officiating. Pallbearers will be Griffin Corley, Sydney Corley, Abigail Corley, Brett Vannoy, William Vannoy, Gregory Sholar and Gabriel Sholar.

 

The family will receive friends at the home, 2007 Jenkins Hollow Rd, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Donna Jean Johns

Donna Jean Johns

 

Mrs. Donna Jean Holten Johns age 82 of Mountain City, TN, passed away at Wakeside Cancer Center on October 8, 2019. Donna was born on January 31, 1937 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Olaf A. Holten and Myrtle Anderson Holten. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death in April of this year by her beloved husband of 50 years, Mort. Those left to cherish her memory are Dorothy Johns, her Sister-in-Law, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many, many friends who have shown her deep love and caring after the loss of her beloved husband, Mort.

 

Donna attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a major in Economics and a minor in Mathematics. She worked for many years in sunny California as a Computer Analyst/Consultant. While working as a Team Project Leader, she met and fell in love with Mort. Their first date was flying high in Mort’s Cessna over the California landscape. After marriage, they lived the California dream: they worked together and entertained friends by hosting Mystery Dinner Parties and Singalongs where Donna regaled them with her impressive soprano vocals. They enjoyed gourmet meals which Donna excelled at creating. Mort and Donna left the California coastline for the beautiful green mountains of Blowing Rock, North Carolina where they were proprietors of the Parkway Motel for many years until retiring to Mountain City.

 

Through the years, Donna was a supportive member of the Chamber, the Republican Party, the Rotary Club, the Ladies Auxiliary, and the Mountain City First United Methodist Church. In the month’s following Mort’s death, she resumed her love for playing bridge, attended her weekly bible study, and continued to read veraciously.

 

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. with Warren Stewart officiating. Eulogy will be given by Donna’s niece, Cindy; reading from Psalms will be Donna’s niece, Amy and special music by Carol Huff. Graveside and burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City, TN. Pallbearers will be the members of the Johnson County Honor Guard.

 

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

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

 

 

 

Gerald Steven Dugger

Gerald Steven Dugger

 

Gerald Steven Dugger, age 63, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on May 9, 1956, to the late Norman and Mary Louise Dugger. Gerald was preceded in death by his loving brother, Carroll Dugger.

 

Gerald (Steve) Dugger was known as a good man with a strong faith. He was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church.

 

Those left to cherish his memories include his soulmate, Lisa Stout Dugger; sister, Linda Patton, half-sister, Mary Catherine Carroll, and several nieces and nephews.

 

The Dugger family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the home, 512 Norman Dugger Road, Butler, TN, 37640, on Friday evening, October 4, 2019. Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Sugar Grove Cemetery, with Pastor Ray Greene officiating. Pallbearers will be Jeff West, James Fields, Andy Phillips, David “Duck” Dugger, Craig Peters and Aaron Cornett

 

Special thanks to James and Beth Fields, Comedy Rhonda, Jeff West and Tammy, Terri, Mack and Phyllis Matherly for their care and compassion.

 

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

 

The family of Gerald Steven Dugger (Steve) has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Linda Sue Moretz

Linda Sue Moretz

 

 

 

Linda Sue Moretz, age 63, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center.  She was born December 1, 1955 to the late William Chester Isaacs and Trula Lowe Isaacs.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Maybell Hatley, and by a brother, Mike Isaacs.

 

Linda was a person who loved the outdoors and loved all animals, especially birds.  She was a loving mother and grandmother who always thought of others before herself.  She was of the Baptist faith.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Moretz, son, Billy Moretz, sisters, Mary Cable and husband Tommy, Dorothy Isaacs, brothers, Kenneth Isaacs and wife Linda, David Isaacs and wife Janet, Rob Isaacs and wife Phyllis, grandchildren Summer Moretz, Maya Ward, and Jared Weldon, special friend Kenny Mays, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Isaacs Cemetery in Doe Valley with Pastor Steven Spencer officiating.  Pallbearers will be Robbie Isaacs, Jamie Campbell, Kevin Curd, Tommy Cable, James Carver, and John Gregg.

 

The family will receive friends at the home of Mary Cable, 468 Rabbit Hollow Road, Mountain City, Tennessee.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Willard Coy Roark

Willard Coy Roark

Willard Coy Roark, age 72, of Mountain City, TN  passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Watauga Medical Center.  He was born August 9, 1947 to the late Hilman Roark and Ann Roark.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Price.

Mr.  Roark was a wonderful person.  He was an outstanding father and was a person that people enjoyed being with.  Without exception, his family always came first.  He loved to play Yahtzee and working puzzles.  He was dearly loved by many and will be missed.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Margaret Teague, daughters, Brenda Presnell and husband Dean, Barbie Davidson and husband Dexter, Michelle Maney and husband Jeff, a son, Tommy Lewis, a half-brother, Bruce Price, special cousins Beulah Stout and Wilma Price, several nieces and nephews, cousins, and many more special friends and neighbors.

A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 2484 Stage Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

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

David H. Atwood

David H. Atwood

 

David H. Atwood, age 57, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with complications of surgery. During the past 13 months David fought time and time again to recover from numerous complications, hoping to make it back home to spend more time with his young grandchildren. David was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, the son of Joe and Darlene Atwood.

 

He was a 1980 graduate of Johnson County High School and served with the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Tucson, Arizona, working on the Titan Missile project. He was an employee of Johnson County School System, and was also videographer for the basketball and football teams. David enjoyed fishing, spending time outdoors, riding his motorcycle, and most of all spending time with his family. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

 

In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 35 years, Lisa. Daughter Geena, sons Joseph and Jesse (Justine), grandchildren Corbin and Raya Atwood, brothers Mike and Austin (Shana), sister Valerie Flint (Bryan), brother in law Dennis Fain (Gladys) and mother in law Shirley Michael (Bill).   David also had many nieces and nephews who loved “Uncle Dave”.

 

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor’s Ricky Campbell and Sam Icenhour officiating. Graveside service and burial will be on Thursday October 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Sunset Memorial Park.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 187 J. Cress Road, Mountain City, TN.

 

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

 

The family of David H. Atwood has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

ALBERT GLENN HOLMAN, Sr.

ALBERT GLENN HOLMAN, Sr.

 

Albert Glenn Holman, Sr., age 80, of Waters Road, Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Albert was born in West Jefferson, North Carolina on May 5, 1939, to the late Clifford Holman and Flora Brown Holman. In addition to his parents, Albert is preceded in death by his son, John Wayne Holman, his sister, Bessie Mae, and brothers Benny, Sylvester, and Bill Holman.

Albert had many jobs over the years. He worked in the sawmills in Ohio, did general maintenance at Blevins Tractor in Shady Valley, and farmed for the major part of his life. When Albert wasn’t working, he enjoyed spending his time on the banks of a creek fishing or doing puzzles books.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 40 years, Thelma Williams Holman of the home; children, Becky Dowell and husband Bobby, Albert Glenn Holman, Jr and wife Angela, all of Mountain City, TN, and Walter Glenn Holman of Morganton, NC; a brother, Tony Holman of Mountain City; grandchildren, Victoria, Krissy, Nicky, Shandi, Sherman, Steven, and additional grandchild. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:30pm on Sunday, October 13, 2019, in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home in Mountain City, TN. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

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

Professional services for the Holman family are being handled by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mountain City, TN.

 

Donna Tester Hamby

 

Donna Tester Hamby, age 60, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on August 8, 1959, in Chester County, PA, to June Elvertie Tester and the late Ellis Tester. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her loving brother, Barry Wiggens of Pennsylvania and sisters, Michele Sanderlon and Barbara Tester.

 

Donna loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She also enjoyed music, camping and fishing.

 

Donna is survived by a family who loved her very much; husband, Ricky Hamby; daughter, Belinda Tester; sisters, Linda Davis and husband Earl of Mountain City, TN, Peggy Baker of Florida, Carolyne Sanders of Lenoir, NC, Cathy Lynch of Pennsylvania; brothers, Gary Tester, Eddie Tester of Mountain City, TN, and Jimmy Edwards; grandchildren, Kayla Tester and boyfriend Cristian Cervantes, Dylan Nichols and girlfriend Savana Eden, Chloe Lipford and husband Kenneth Lipford; great grandchildren, Nevaeh Cervantes, Sadie Nichols, Carson Lipford; several aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Steven Spencer officiating. The graveside service and burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City, TN. Pallbearers will be Dylan Nichols, Kenneth Lipford, Christian Cervantes, Kenneth Roark and other family members. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Tester and Eddie Tester.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home of Belinda Tester, 125 Murphy Street, Mountain City, TN, 37683.

 

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

 

The family of Donna Tester Hamby has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lola “Peggy” Woodard

Lola “Peggy” Woodard, age 82, of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Monday September 16, 2019 at the Greystone Healthcare Center of Blountville, TN.  She was born September 22, 1936 to the late John Osborne and Martha Sluder Osborne. In addition to her parents, Lola was preceded in death by her sister Avis Smith from PA and two infant baby sisters.

Lola favorite thing was going to thrift stores and yard sales. She loved reading her Bible at night. Lola was always helping other people; she had a big heart and would give the shirt off her back to anyone. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the Joy of her life. Lola took pride in taking pictures of her family to cherish those memories.

She was a member of Berea Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include daughter, Sheila Tester Cooke and fiancé Mike Winters, Phyllis Yarber and husband Doug, Marion Roush and special friend Willy Osborne, son, Robert Wagner, sisters, Millie Roark of Mountain City, Maxine Eller of Mountain City, Betty Knutsen of Millsboro, DE, Della Gaye of FL; brothers, Carl Osborne of Butler, TN, Ray Osborne and Tip Osborne of Mountain City, TN, grandchildren, Robert Wagner, Madison Wagner, Benji Reece, John Eisenhower, III, Mackenzie Cooke, Derek Sluder, Phyllicia Sluder, Patricia Robinson, Crystal and Abby Robinson, Stasha Martin, Hollie Roush, Gracie Robinson, Ten great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and entombment will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum of Love, with Daniel Jones to officiate. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

The family would like to express the sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of Greystone Healthcare Center.

The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter Sheila Tester Cooke; 299 Redstone Dr. Bluff City, TN 37618

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

The family of Lola “Peggy” Woodard has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

Randy J. Smith

 

Randy Smith, age 52, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Watauga Medical Center. He was born on April 22, 1967 to the late mother, Joann Niediffer and late father, Clint Buckles.

 

One of Randy’s deepest passions was mentoring, teaching and shaping the minds of the young men and women of the Johnson county football team. He dedicated many years of his life to one of his greatest passions. He was proud of his accomplishments & learned from his defeats forever changing the way Johnson county football has been played. He was a diehard Tennessee football fan (VFL), through the good times and bad. Randy loved spending time with his beloved wife and fur babies. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He served with honor and distinction; Randy continued to show respect & love to the armed forces throughout his life.

 

Randy is survived by his wife of 10 years Debbie Smith, who was his best friend and soulmate; sons, Braiden Smith, Tyler Hughis, Cody Hughis and Travis Lael; daughter, Jessica Gaston; and two grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister, Debra Wilkerson; brother, Billy Smith and wife Bonnie; special cousin, Ronda Gale and many more cousins, nieces and nephews; and his most treasured passion, Johnson County Football team and coaches.

The family will receive friends at Johnson County High School Auditorium Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. with the service to follow at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike McNutt officiating. A Military service will be conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at Randy Smiths Home.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Bill J. Greer

Bill J. Greer, age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with his Lord on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on April 23, 1935 to the late Ben & Lorne Greer. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Margie Lewis Greer on January 28, 2018, and sister; Mary Sue Peck on August 17, 2019.

 

Bill was a deacon at First Freewill Baptist Church for over 20 years. Bill was also known for ringing the bell at First Freewill Baptist. He Loved collecting Carter family records, playing the guitar and Harmonica. He also loved gardening and really enjoyed being outside. Bill is loved and will be remembered by many.

 

Bill is survived by a family who loved him very much; daughters, Teresa Parlier and husband Mike of Deep Gap, NC; Sandy Billings and husband Tim of Butler, TN; sons, Cledith Greer of Mountain City, TN; John Greer and wife Denise of Butler, TN; grandchildren, Michael Parlier, Chelsey Norwood, Amanda Mullins and husband Chris, Ashlee Cornett and husband Jeremy, Alysa Hodge and husband Ernie, Amber Bumgardner and husband Timmy, Brandon Greer and Bradley Greer; great grandchildren, Lexi and Allie Mullins, Brylee and Blaine Cornett, Ava and Emma Hodge, Sam and Seth Bumgardner; Special Niece Carol Wallace Greene, and special sister-in-law; Josephine Wallace.

The family will receive friends on Thursday September 19, 2019 from 10-11:00 a.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Daniel Jones officiating. Graveside service and burial will follow at the Lewis Cemetery (Pine Mtn Rd., NC). Pallbearers will be Chris Mullins, Jeremy Cornett, Ernie Hodge, Timmy Bumgardner, Josh Phillips, and Ritchie Greene. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. John Whitlock and Earl Greer.

 

Special thanks to the employees at Mountain City Care Center for their care and compassion.

 

The Family will receive friends at the home 643 Roan Creek Rd. Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

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

 

The family of Bill J. Greer has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

 

 

 

Melba A. Cornett Lewis

 

Melba A. Cornett Lewis, 91 years young, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to heaven on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.  She was born on October 12, 1927 in Ashe County, NC to the late Holton Cornett and Ruby Knight Cornett.  In addition to her parents, Melba was preceded in death by her husband Monte Ray Lewis, son, Frank (Butch) Lewis, brother, Horace Cornett, granddaughter, Jennifer Jordan Campbell, great-granddaughter, Carmon Melba Brooks.

Melba was known and loved by many. She was a member of Maple Chapter #69 order of the Eastern Star. She was a High School English Teacher at Riverview High at Creston, NC for several years where the High School annual was dedicated to her. Melba moved to Mountain City where she was a charter employee of Leco Manufacturing Co. and was working there when it changed to Genesco and then to Levi where she was the Quality Control Manager for years before she retired after 32 years. She always helped CIT and other community events such as registering voters at elections. She loved this and thought everyone should exercise their right to vote. Melba loved football, basketball and Atlanta Braves Baseball was her favorite. She sewed, crocheted and taught her children many valuable life lessons. She was very proud of her flowers and loved family get togethers. Melba loved to read. She was very proud of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a member of Sutherland Methodist Church in Sutherland community of Creston, NC.

Those left to cherish her memories include her children, Frances  Brooks and husband Benny, Patricia Eastridge and husband Junior, Melinda Heck and husband Bob, Michalene Hammons and husband Doug, Nancy Guy and husband Bob and Robert Lewis and wife Karen, sisters, Betty Johnson, Mildred Head and Amanda  Edwards, brothers, James Cornett, Dale Cornett and Frank Cornett, grandchildren, John Eastridge, David Eastridge, Jesse Brooks, Chad Brooks, Michael Jordan, Bill Heck, Lance Hammons, Amanda Hawkins, Olivia Stearns, Ben Lewis and Matthew Lewis, great-grandchildren, Allison Eastridge, Jessie Ray Cross, Ethen Heck, Jeffery Brooks, Emily Brooks, Tamara Brooks, Shannon Brooks, Isabella Stearns, Charlotte Stearns, Brittany Brooks, Courtney Brooks, Cody Jordan, Cooper Lewis, Kinsley Lewis and Scotty Tester, sister-in-law, Mary Lewis Hurley, special friends, Dorothy(Dot) Canter and Sammy Wilson and many loved nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with David Hankel officiating.  Special music will be provided by Diana Wagner.  Graveside service and Melba’s final resting place will be at the Lewis Cemetery (Muddy Branch Rd., Creston, NC).  Pallbearers will be John Eastridge, David Eastridge, Michael Jordan, Bill Heck, Jess Brooks, Lance Hammons, Chad Brooks and Matthew Lewis. Honorary Pallbearer is Don Head.

The family would like to express the sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr. Donald Tarr, Dr. Susanna Shine the staff of Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center. “Mom always said you were so good to her” and the transport staff, Willie Debord, Jack Proffitt and Terry Jordan.

The family will receive friends at the home 224 Old Cold Springs Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

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

Michael Thomas Moland

 

 

Michael Thomas Moland, age 56, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday evening, September 15, 2019 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born in St Paul, Minnesota on May 30, 1963 to Virginia Hammer Childs and the late Clarence Moland.

 

Michael always made people smile and was beloved by friends and family in all parts of the country. He was the Number 1 fan of the Green Bay Packers. Michael loved motorcycles and helped in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts during his cross-country journey on his custom- built Harley Davidson motorcycle that he won in a lottery. He was a United States Army Veteran.

 

Those left to cherish his memories include his mother, Virginia Childs and Harry Childs of Mountain City, sisters, Linda Coffey and husband Lonnie, of Mountain City, Tracy Patchen and husband George of Chetek, Wisconsin, Krissy Jenderny and husband Paul also of Hillsdale, Wisconsin, brothers, Dennis Bryant of Gloucester, MA and John Clark of Colorado Springs, special niece, Stephanie Coffey of Springfield, OH, several other nieces and nephews.

 

The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Military Honors to be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.

 

 

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

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

 

Coy Ray Kilby

 

 

Coy Ray Kilby age 79, of Granite Falls, NC passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at his home. He was born on August 1, 1940 in Shady Valley, TN to the late James Kilby and Rose Mabe Kilby. In addition to his parents Coy was preceded in death by his son James Roy Kilby (November 21, 2008), sisters, Nanny Roark, Marie Widener, Mabel Payne, Dorothy (Dot) Kulin, brothers, Millard Kilby and Jason Kilby.

 

Those who know Coy Ray best knew even though he lived and worked in Granite Falls, NC for many years the place he called home was Shady Valley, TN where he enjoyed coming to often. Coy enjoyed Trout Fishing and gardening and then giving the vegetables away. He was of the Baptist Faith.

 

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 57 years, Nancy Isaacs Kilby, daughter and son-in-law, Betsy and Robert Lail of Granite Falls, NC , two grandsons, Robert Lail, Jr. and Joshua Lail, sisters, Edna Bowlin and Belva Phipps, several nieces, nephews and friends.

 

The family will receive friends from 12-1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September, 24, 2019 from the Mountain City Funeral Home. Graveside service and burial will follow from the Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus, VA. with to Ken Phipps to officiate. Pallbearers will be Nephews and friends.

 

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

 

The family of Coy Ray Kilby has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

 

 

 

Fredric “Cog” Carroll Ward

Fredric “Cog” Carroll Ward, age 76, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on September 9, 2019 following an extended illness. Fredric was a native of Carter County and was a son of the late Clayton and Elizabeth Ward.

 

He was a 1964 graduate of Hampton High School. During his time in high school, he enjoyed running the half mile, one mile and two mile race which he received many ribbons for. He served in the United States Air Force from 1964 to 1967 and was stationed in Vietnam, Korea, Japan and Okinawa.

 

He worked as a welder and worked in a nuclear plant for many years and later became owner operator of a tractor trailer rig working with different companies throughout the United States doing long hauls. He helped establish the Carter County Hunting and Fishing Club. He was an avid hunter, an avid race fan and a craftsman, working with wood, making turkey calls, eagles, jewelry boxes and walking canes. He also loved to read western books including Civil War books.

 

He attended Sims Hill Christian Church as often as his health permitted him to. He always said, “You need prayers? This church will always pray for you!” The church family meant a lot to him.

 

In addition to his parents, Clayton and Elizabeth Ward, he was preceded in death by his five sisters: Beatrice Whaley, Ruby Elliott, Marjorie “Margie” Pearson, Louise Raines and Judy “Amanda” Mick; four brothers: Tom Ward, Frank Ward, Ira Ward, Edward Ward, and three siblings who died at birth: Mary, Lemis, and Isaac Ward.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 39 years, Denise G. Ward; three children from a previous marriage: Patrick C. Ward and wife Casey, of Dunn, NC, Brian S. Ward and wife, Tara, of Elizabethton, TN, and Chris E. Ward, of Dunn, NC, six grandchildren, Krista L. Bowling and husband Cody, of Elizabethton, Clark Clancy, Kelsey Clancy, Rebecca Clancy, Jacob Smith and Caleb Allen, all from North Carolina; five great grandchildren: Jerimiah A. Bowling, Aubrey C. Bowling, Ava C. Bowling, Ainsley C. Bowling and Ryan T. Bowling, of Elizabethton, TN; sister-in-law, Patricia Ward, of Gulfport, Mississippi; and many nephews and nieces.

 

A service to honor the life of Fredric “Cog” Carroll Ward will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Sims Hill Christian Church with Pastor Bret Jones, officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service on Thursday or at the residence at other times.

 

The graveside service will follow the funeral service in the Hamby Cemetery in Fish Springs with Pastor Bret Jones, officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Tom Ward will serve as honorary pallbearer.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sims Hill Christian Church to help with the handicap improvements. 206 Sims Hill Road, Elizabethton, TN, 37643.

 

Words of sympathy and kindness may be sent to the family at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN is serving the Ward family. Office: 423-542-2232; obituary line: 423-543-4917

 

Herbert H. Joines

 

 

 

Herbert H. Joines, age 90, of Mountain City, Tennessee, and formerly of Ashe County, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday evening, September 12, 2019 at the Mountain City Care Center. Herbert was born October 5, 1928 in Ashe County, NC to the late Walter Joines and Della Rupard Joines. In addition to his parents Herbert was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Alice Vaught Joines on August 7, 2013, sisters, Doris Hammons and Mary Lee McCoy, brother, Walter Joines, Jr.

 

Herbert was a rural route mail carrier for forty-four years. He also loved farming and gardening.

 

He is survived by two daughters, Diana Pennington and son-in-law, Dennis Pennington of Mountain City, TN and Deborah Joines of Myrtle Beach, SC; sister, JoAnn Arnold, brother, Charlie Joines and wife Judy, sisters in laws, Viola Joines, Mildred Lowe and Nanny Vaught, several nieces and nephews.

 

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Rick Thomason to officiate. Special music will be by Lindsey Debord Yoggerst.  Pallbearers will be Van Arnold, Larry Potter, Jeff Roten, Chuck Lowe, Dwight Brooks and Rick Curd. Honorary pallbearers are Dale Tedder, Bill McCoy, Walter McCoy and Mike Joines. Graveside service and burial will follow the funeral from Sunset Memorial Park.

 

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 111 Adams Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com

 

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

 

 

 

 

Linda Garland Eastridge

 

Linda Garland Eastridge

 

 

 

Linda Garland Eastridge, age 57, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, went to be with her Lord on Saturday morning, September 14, 2019 in the Mountain City Care Center. She was born May 26,1962 in Mountain City, TN to the late Herbert Garland and Mae Walker Garland. In addition to her parents Linda was preceded in death by two brothers, Reford Garland and Tom Garland.

 

For all who knew Linda she was a fine lady and she enjoyed being with older people to learn about the “Old days”. She was a good Christian woman who loved her family and her church family.

 

Linda was a faithful member of First Freewill Baptist Church.

 

Those left to cherish Linda’s memory include her husband of 25 years, Michael Eastridge, daughter, Kristy Mahala and husband Dylan, sisters, Elizabeth Woods and husband James and Ruby Pennington and husband J.D., brothers, Conley Garland and George Garland, several nieces and nephews, special friends, Carolyn Woods and Ann Head.

 

Graveside service and burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday September 17, 2019 from the Shady Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Pastors, Greg Poe and Frank Woods officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

 

The family would like to express the sincere Thanks and Appreciation to the Staff of Mountain City Care Center.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla St., Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

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

 

 

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

 

Bill J. Greer

 

 

 

, age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with his Lord on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on April 23, 1935 to the late Ben & Lorne Greer. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Margie Lewis Greer on January 28, 2018, and sister; Mary Sue Peck on August 17, 2019.

 

Bill was a deacon at First Freewill Baptist Church for over 20 years. Bill was also known for ringing the bell at First Freewill Baptist. He Loved collecting Carter family records, playing the guitar and Harmonica. He also loved gardening and really enjoyed being outside. Bill is loved and will be remembered by many.

 

Bill is survived by a family who loved him very much; daughters, Teresa Parlier and husband Mike of Deep Gap, NC; Sandy Billings and husband Tim of Butler, TN; sons, Cledith Greer of Mountain City, TN; John Greer and wife Denise of Butler, TN; grandchildren, Michael Parlier, Chelsey Norwood, Amanda Mullins and husband Chris, Ashlee Cornett and husband Jeremy, Alysa Hodge and husband Ernie, Amber Bumgardner and husband Timmy, Brandon Greer and Bradley Greer; great grandchildren, Lexi and Allie Mullins, Brylee and Blaine Cornett, Ava and Emma Hodge, Sam and Seth Bumgardner; Special Niece Carol Wallace Greene, and special sister-in-law; Josephine Wallace.

The family will receive friends on Thursday September 19, 2019 from 10-11:00 a.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Daniel Jones officiating. Graveside service and burial will follow at the Lewis Cemetery (Pine Mtn Rd., NC). Pallbearers will be Chris Mullins, Jeremy Cornett, Ernie Hodge, Timmy Bumgardner, Josh Phillips, and Ritchie Greene. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. John Whitlock and Earl Greer.

 

Special thanks to the employees at Mountain City Care Center for their care and compassion.

 

The Family will receive friends at the home 643 Roan Creek Rd. Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

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

 

The family of Bill J. Greer has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

 

 

John Payne

John Payne, age 85, of Butler, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at his residence, following and extended illness. John was born in Johnson County, Tennessee to the late Dana and Sarah Stansberry Payne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Glen Payne, Bynam Payne and Ross Payne; three sisters, Nell Stout, Winnie Sheidigger and Louise Fuller; and three sons-in-law, Keith Farthing, Alan Reece and Kent Harmon.

 

John was a loving father, grandfather and friend to everyone. He retired as a mechanic and was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church. John was a United States Army veteran and will be missed dearly by his family, friends and neighbors.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include three daughters, Tammie Stines and husband Carl, Jackie Farthing, and Brenda Harmon, all of Butler; three grandchildren, Bradley Stines and wife Lindsey, of Orlando, FL, Sara Farthing, of Wilkesboro, NC and Dakota Reece, of Butler; three great grandchildren, Khloe Stines and Konner Stines, both of Orlando, FL and Nevaeh Farthing, of Wilkesboro, NC; his friend and mother of his children, Betty Payne, of Butler; and his best friend “Cali”. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

The family will conduct a private disposition at a later time.

 

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