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CARRIE MAST

Loved by all, Carrie Fay Mast, age 100, of Mountain City, TN, left her residence and was reunited in heaven with family and friends on April 10, 2015. She was a native of Johnson County. She was a member of Hammons Chapel Christian Church and faithfully attended Nelson Chapel Baptist Church for most of her life prior to her illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferd Mast; her mother, Hilda Johnson; a sister, Ruth Dunn, and two brothers: Glenn Johnson and Fred Dunn. Survivors include three daughters: Thelma Hammons and husband, Paul, Lois Atwood and husband, Earl, of Mountain City, TN and Gay Triplett of Johnson City, TN; three sons: Carl Mast and wife Phyllis, Earl Mast and wife Arzella, and Ray Mast all of Mountain City, TN. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Doug Hammons, Linda Thompson, Diana Wagner, Phil Mast, Deborah Aldridge, David Mast, Michael Mast, Elaine Greer, Chris Atwood, Carrie Osborne, Holly Johnson, and Stacy Triplett as well as 21 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren; three sisters: Edna Fletcher, Pearl Jones, and Ethel Banks also survive.
She enjoyed life to the fullest and always looked forward to taking trips, eating out at restaurants, and attending family meals and celebrations. She loved having company and cooking for family and friends. Her big Sunday morning breakfasts were a treat which included biscuits with hot blackberry jam and chocolate gravy.
She loved her family and friends and always had kind words for all. The way she lived her life inspired everyone to be a better person. Throughout her life she found pleasure in working hard which included: babysitting, farming, gardening, canning, picking beans, making pine ropes, and working in restaurants.
A celebration of life was Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at the Mountain City Funeral Home. Funeral services followed at 8:00 p.m. with Richard Stout and Mike McNutt officiating. A graveside service and interment were at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Dunn Cemetery with Sam Icenhour and Chris Atwood officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons: Douglas Hammons, Michael Mast, Phil Mast, David Mast, Chris Atwood, Austin Mast, Caleb Aldridge, and Scotty Tester. Music was provided by great-grandchildren Caleb and Maggie Aldridge.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice Care for the wonderful care and support given to their precious mother. A special thanks to Sue Ann Hawkins, Gail Miller, Karen Martin, Chaplain Ed Tolly, and Jewell Atwood.
Friends may visit the residence at 1884 Forge Creek Road any time.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com .
The family of Carrie Mast has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.