Obituaries

Hilda R. Cooper
Posted October 30, 2014
Hilda R. Cooper, age 82, 408 Levelin Street, Erwin, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014, in the Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol, TN. Mrs. Cooper was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late John and Jessie Tapp Robertson. She retired from Industrial Garment after twenty-ni ne years of service. Mrs. Cooper was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church. Other than her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Jeanette Elfrank and a brother, John Robertson, Jr.


Matthew Lewis Keesecker
Posted October 28, 2014
Matthew Lewis Keesecker passed away October 26th in Princeton, West Virginia. He was the son of John and Ann Keesecker of Erwin, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Mark Keesecker in 2007.


Bonnie Willis Edwards
Posted October 27, 2014
Bonnie Willis Edwards, age 102, Coffee Ridge Community, Erwin, went to her heavenly home on Friday, October 24, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and daughter of the late Perry and Ardillia Foster Willis. Bonnie was the second of seven children. Virginia, the oldest sister died in 1912, the year Bonnie was born. Bonnie enjoyed living on the farm and doing her work. She loved to cook, make quilts and read good books. Bonnie is well known as the best apple pie baker. She shared her life in two books; Willis Cove Through The Eyes of Miss Bonnie and Precious Memories. Miss Bonnie lived a healthy clean and devoted life. She loved the Lord and she loved her family. She had been a member of the Coffee Ridge Baptist Church since 1930 where she had served as Sunday school teacher and a member of the choir. Other than her parents, her husband Joe who passed away in 1981, and her sister, Virginia, Bonnie was predeceased by a son, Reubin Edwards; two daughters and three sons-in-law, Atlas and Bill Hensley, Pearl and Carroll Rice and Harvey Franklin, Sr, a brother Robert Willis, sisters, Mattie Bullman , and Pauline Tipton.


Frankie Higgins
Posted October 27, 2014
Frankie Higgins, age 82, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Erwin Health Care Center. She was a native of Harlan, KY and a daughter of the late Anne Neal. She was a loving homemaker and caretaker. In addition to her mother, Frankie was preceded in death by her husband Bill Higgins, son Ron Higgins, and by a daughter Carol Higgins.


Margaret L. "Nan" Bailey
Posted October 27, 2014
Margaret L. "Nan" Bailey, age 78, 313 Hickory Hollow Road, Erwin, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. S he was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late William Finn and Essie Baker Peterson. Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker. She was a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Other than her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Tammy Lynch, a brother Ernest "Pete" Peterson, two sisters, Jerri Bowling and Jackie Huskins; a brother-in-law, Ted Bailey.


Billie Grace Peterson
Posted October 20, 2014
Billie Grace Peterson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia, SC. Mrs. Peterson was born in Erwin, TN on May 3, 1934, and was a daughter of the late Edward and Fannie May Clark Bowie. After graduating from East Tennessee State University she worked briefly in lab research, before entering the teaching profession. After moving to Columbia in 1969, she continued her teaching career at Hammond Academy. In 1982, Mrs. Peterson graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Pharmacy degree. She worked at Rite-Aid, Clinchfield Pharmacy in TN, VA Hospital in Columbia, then retired from Moncrief Hospital. Mrs. Peterson was a member of Shandon Presbyterian Church and Erwin Presbyterian Church.


Clyde Clifford Bryant
Posted October 20, 2014
Clyde Clifford Bryant, age 81, 525 Laughren Road, Unicoi, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a nati ve of Yancey County, NC, and had lived most of his life in Unicoi County. Mr. Bryant was a son of the late Dewey and Althea Williams Bryant. He was a U. S. Army veteran. Mr. Bryant was owner of Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning. He was a member of the Unicoi Masonic Lodge #681 F&AM, past president of Unaka Mountain Search & Rescue and had served as Assistant Chief of the Unicoi Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Woodby Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Other than his parents, Mr. Bryant was predeceased by one sister.


Dennis Lynn Lyninger
Posted October 20, 2014
Dennis Lynn Lyninger, age 50, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Sharon Clouse Peake and the late Robert Lyninger.


Elbert “Gary” Reedy
Posted October 20, 2014
Elbert “Gary” Reedy, age 51, of Erwin, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and was a son of Virgil Reedy of Baltimore and the late Mary Lou Tilson Reedy. Mr. Reedy served in the United States Army. He worked for Energy Solutions and was a Christian Believer.


Harold Luttrell
Posted October 20, 2014
Harold Luttrell, age 81, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and was a son of the late Samuel A. and Lexie Ann Higgins. Harold served in the United States Navy. Mr. Luttrell was a lifetime member of Grace United Methodist Church where he held several different offices in the church over the years. He was a Barber for 58 years, having owned and operated Luttrell’s Barber Shop on North Main Avenue in Erwin for the last 50 years. Harold was very active in the Jericho Shrine Temple and was a member of the Centennial Masonic Lodge # 491 F & A.M. In addition to his parents Mr. Luttrell is preceded in death by sisters Rosie Kessl, Ruby Clark, Doris Ledford and by one brother C.R. Luttrell.


Jerry Crawford
Posted October 20, 2014
On the morning of October 15th, 2014, Jerry Crawford passed away comfortably in his bed with his wife by his side at Southminster Hospice in Charlotte, NC after a 6 month struggle with COPD and cancer. He was 71.


Judy Anne Green
Posted October 20, 2014
Judy Anne Green, age 69, Flag Pond, TN, passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014. Judy was born in Harrisburg, PA and a daughter of the late William and Faye Jones Young. She was a homemaker, a caregiver and she attended Erwin Holiness Pentecostal Church. In addition to her parents, Judy is preceded in death by her son: Eric Young, a sister: Janet Young and brother: PFC William L. Young.


Mary Louise Strickland Higgins
Posted October 20, 2014
Mary Louise Strickland Higgins, age 89, of 926 Prince Ave., Erwin, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at her residence with loving family by her side. She was a native of Erwin and a daughter of the late John Frank and Kate Brown Strickland. She was a loving homemaker. Mary was a member of Trinity Free Will Baptist Church where she also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by a son Darrell Wayne Higgins, Brother John Strickland, Jr., and Sisters Katherine Poe, Barbara Ann Strickland. .


Ollie Grace Hensley
Posted October 20, 2014
Ollie Grace Hensley, age 91, 477 Little Bald Creek Road, Erwin, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014, in the Center on Aging & Health, Erwin. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Blankenship Hensley. Miss Hensley retired in 1990 from Morrill Motors after twenty-five years of service. She attended Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Other than her parents, Miss Hensley was preceded in death by a brother, Conley Hensley, in November of 2000; a sister, Mabel Hensley in 1984; a nephew, Gerald Davis and a brother-in-law, Reverend Verno Davis.


Patricia Brackins Simonson
Posted October 20, 2014
Patricia Brackins Simonson, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Claude and Zella Webb Brackins. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and homemaker. In addition to her parents, Patricia is preceded in death by her husband James E. Peterson, daughters Pamala (Sue) Juke, Angela Beth Powers, grandson Aaron Given, grandson-in-law Jason Skiles, and brother Douglas Brackins.


James Douglas “Jim” Stevens
Posted October 14, 2014
James Douglas “Jim” Stevens, 75, passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.


Samuel T. Crowe
Posted October 13, 2014
Samuel T. Crowe, age 75, of 640 Gay Street, Erwin, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Samuel F. and Sarah Smith Crowe. He was a mechanical estimator, a member of the Masonic Lodge #491 F & A.M. and Shriner. Mr. Crowe was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Good Will Sunday school class. He also served on various committees through Ninth Street Baptist Church until his health prevented participation. In addition to his parents, Samuel is preceded in death by brothers, Edward Crowe and Gary Crowe.


Wendell Blake Silvers
Posted October 13, 2014
Wendell Blake Silvers, age 72, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Swannanoa, North Carolina and was a son of the late Harley and Kate Guinn Silvers. Wendell had spent most of his life in Unicoi County. He worked at the former Erwin Builder’s Supply and later co-owned and then owned the former Paint and Home Supply Co, Erwin. Wendell enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved to be outdoors. He attended Clear Branch Baptist Church while he was growing up and later attended Fishery Union Church. Wendell is preceded in death by a sister: Anita Silvers Sonerholm, a brother: Joel Silvers both of Las Vegas, Nevada.


Beatrice “Bea” Christine Tapp
Posted October 10, 2014
Beatrice “Bea” Christine Tapp, age 90, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Erwin and a daughter of the late Danah and Martha Peterson Linville. She was a member of Rock Creek Church of God. Bea worked for Clarence’s Drive-In as a short order Cook for several years. In addition to her parents, Bea is preceded in death by her husband: Hubert Tapp Sr., in 1969, daughter: Susie Masters in May, 2014, brother: Norman Linville, and by sisters: Pat Edney and Virginia Tipton.


Josephine L. Jackson
Posted October 10, 2014
Josephine L. Jackson, age 90, 606 Lyle Road, Erwin, passed away peacefully Friday, October 10, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, Erwin . She was a native of Speedwell, Virginia, and had lived most of her life in Unicoi County. Mrs. Jackson had worked at the former Savings Center and the Southern Pottery. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Erwin. Other than her parents, Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her husband, Carl N. Jackson in 2003 and twelve brothers and sisters.


Belve R. Sanders
Posted October 9, 2014
Belve R. Sanders, age 73, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Pikeville, Kentucky and a son of the late Christopher Columbus and Vanda Mullins Sanders. Belve was a member of Pilgrims Free Will Baptist. He was a plumber, pipefitter and medical gas technician. He was a devout Christian, and he loved to sing and play music for the joy of the Lord. Belve was a master gardener and his pride and joy was, granddaughter, Taylor Sanders. His favorite chapter in the Bible is John 14. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sanders is preceded in death by a sister, Della Mae Quillen and special mother-in-law, Edith Higgins.


Doris Cox
Posted October 9, 2014
Doris Cox, age 73, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Melvin and Molly Hill Sheehan. She was a loving homemaker. In addition to her parents, Doris is preceded in death by daughter, Merrill Denise Foster, brothers, Dallas Sheehan, Robert Sheehan, Ned Sheehan, John Sheehan, Monroe Sheehan, and Orville Sheehan, and sisters, Ethel Orwige, Mabel Geagley, and Virginia Sheehan.


John Marvin Conquest
Posted October 9, 2014
John Marvin Conquest, 87, of Unicoi, TN passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Nashville, TN and a son of the late Charles Arthur and Pearl Rebecca Conquest. Mr. Conquest had worked for Nashville Electric Service for thirty-nine years prior to retirement. He served in the Navy during World War Two and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Marvin most enjoyed fishing, camping, square dancing, instructing country western dances, blue grass music, and spending time with his loved ones. In addition to his parents his was preceded in death by siblings Charles A. Conquest Jr., Dorothy Broderick, and Marie Ramsey. Survivors include his wife Marian Conquest, a son Robert Gary Conquest and wife Beverly of Winchester, TN, and daughter Lisa Anne Kiernan and husband Dan of Unicoi; grandsons, Paul Conquest, Chris Kiernan, Steven Kiernan and wife Eliza, Luke Conquest, Seth Conquest, and Michael Kiernan, step-granddaughter Nicole Foshee, and many loved nieces and nephews. It was Marvin’s wish to be cremated. A memorial service as a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday October 18th at First Baptist Church Erwin at 1pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the First Baptist Church Erwin Children’s Ministry. First Baptist Church Erwin, 200 Love St. Erwin, TN 37650 is serving the Conquest family. 423-743-9156.


Judith “Judy” Kelly
Posted October 9, 2014
Judith “Judy” Kelly, age 64, of Unicoi, passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Smithfield, NC and was a daughter of the late Alex Nathan and Edith Crane Wiggs. She was a loving homemaker. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Smithfield, NC and attended Omega Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by brothers, Doug Wiggs and Alex N. Wiggs, Jr. and one sister, Marguerite Vick.


Beryl Kathleen Stoker Brown
Posted October 6, 2014
Beryl Kathleen Stoker Brown, age 95, Erwin, died on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Salisbury, North Carolina, the daughter of Wiley Alexander and Sallie Mae Snider Stoker, who were both teachers. She gained her love of learning from her parents, who were both teachers. She was a lifelong learner who loved reading and believed strongly in the importance of libraries. She graduated from Mars Hill College and Carson Newman College and went on to do graduate studies in library science at Emory University.


Lynn "Cappy" Ervin
Posted October 6, 2014
Lynn "Cappy" Ervin, age 50, 100 Robert Ledford Road, Erwin, passed away peacefully at home after fighting a very courageous battle against cancer on Saturday, October 4, 2014. He was a native of Erwin, but had lived most of his life in Washington County returning to Erwin in 2012. Cappy was a son of the late Eugene and Elizabeth Bailey Ervin. His love for building began when he was 12 years old with any spare wood he could find or buy . Cappy was the owner of Ervin Enterprise Construction for 23 years building beautiful homes throughout the Tri-Cities. In April of 2008 he became the owner of Cappy's Apex Sports Bar where he was proud to serve the best burgers in town. He was an active member in the churches and was a youth leader in both Cornerstone and Hosanna Churches for many years. Cappy loved riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle with all his friends and began a motorcycle riding club in 2013 called Cappy's Regulators. He was also a member of the Erwin Elk's Lodge # 1985, the Erwin Moose Lodge # 939, the Johnson City VFW Post # 2108 and a support member of the Veterans of Vietnam Motorcycle Club. Cappy loved hel ping and giving to others. He coordinated and participated in numerous motorcycle poker runs donating the funds to a variety of charities ranging from friends with cancer or other illnesses, children's charities, The East Tennessee Children's Home and many other charities. In his final months battling cancer he enjoyed sitting by the fire pit surrounded by the beautiful mountain views watching his horses, the deer and wild turkey in the pasture. Cappy loved his family and friends dearly. He was a wonderful man, husband, dad and friend. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Stacy Ervin, May 8, 2011 and Clark Ervin, August 1, 2013.


Patrick Joseph Simpson
Posted October 6, 2014
Patrick Joseph Simpson, Sr., age 52, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at his home. He was a native of Flint, Michigan and a son of the late Joseph Simpson and Nancy Parker Cooper and step father Robert Lee Cooper Sr. He was a pallet builder for many years and a member of the Erwin Moose Lodge # 939. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Walter Scott Simpson and nephew Richard Dean Cooper.


Dr. J.W. Colinger
Posted October 2, 2014
Dr. J.W. Colinger, age 66, of Erwin, passed away October 1, 2014, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Knoxville, TN and a son of Lois Levy Colinger, Knoxville and the late J.W. Colinger, Sr. On August 1, 1975, he began his medical career along side of Dr. Robert Harvey, eventually purchasing the practice and served Unicoi County as a physician until August 2014. He was a member of the Board of Directors for Unicoi County Memorial Hospital for a number of years. Dr. Colinger served as Medical Director for several local nursing homes including: Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, Erwin Health Care Center, Lakebridge Nursing Home in Johnson City, and John Reed Nursing Home in Limestone. As a medical professional, he testified before Congress regarding his opposition to over medication of the elderly. Dr. Colinger also served as a medical missionary working with Dr. Dearing Garner and the Children’s Emergency Relief International, CERI, making several missionary trips to Moldova which led to the adoption of four of his children. He was a former physician for Unicoi County High School Football Team for a number of years and traveled with the team. He also coached Little League baseball for several years. He played with Calvary Baptist Church’s softball and basketball teams. In college, he played with East Tennessee State University’s Baseball team. Dr. Colinger enjoyed playing golf. He was a former Kiwanian, a member of the Rolls Royce Association and a participant in the Erwin Autorama. Dr. Colinger was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was involved with Unicoi County Relay for Life. His church and family were his priority, always making time for his children and grandchildren by attending various events and functions.


Mary Beth Burgner Harrell
Posted October 2, 2014
“I have fought the good fight; I have finished the course; I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7


Alma Loraine Godwin
Posted September 25, 2014
Alma Loraine Godwin, age 73, 2111 Edge Hill Circle, Johnson City, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014, at her residence. She had lived most of her life in Johnson City and was a daughter of the late Brady and Gladys Blankenship Edwards. Mrs. Godwin retired in 2011 from the James H. Quillen VA Medica l Center after thirty-three years of service. She was a member of Coffee Ridge Baptist Church. Other than her parents, she was preceded by a brother, Floyd Edwards.


Bertha Mathes Blevins
Posted September 25, 2014
Bertha Mathes Blevins, age 96, 2659 Zane Whitson Drive, Unicoi passed away


Bruce A. King
Posted September 25, 2014
Bruce A. King, age 70, of Telford, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center with family and friends by his side. He was a native of Erwin and a son of the late Claude and Bonnie Willis King. He was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church. Bruce worked for Clinchfield/CSX Railroad for 39 years as a conductor and for the last 16 years of his employment he served as the local chairman for the UTU Local 1162. Mr. King was a faithful member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 31 years where he was a sponsor to and helped many people in their sobriety. He was also a member of the United Transportation Union for 47 years. In addition to his parents, Bruce is preceded in death by his wife, Sherry King and brother, Don King.


Geneva Haynes Smith Rutter
Posted September 25, 2014
Geneva Haynes Smith Rutter, age 70, 801 Carolina Avenue, Erwin, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014, in the Franklin Woods Hospital, Johnson City. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of Ruth Haynes of Erwin and the late Clinton Haynes. Mrs. Rutter was a former employee of Morrill Motors, and the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital long term where she had worked for twenty-three and one half years as a CNA. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church.


Lanny K. Lung
Posted September 25, 2014
Lanny K. Lung, age 71, of Asheville, passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Missions Hospital, Asheville, NC. He was a native of Auburn, Indiana and a son of the late Kenneth M. and Leona Lung. Lanny was a member of the Church of God, Auburn, Indiana. He worked with Morrill Motors as a supervisor for many years until his retirement. Mr. Lung loved spending time with his family.


Janice Marie Peake
Posted September 22, 2014
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 KJV


Kathleen Kenney
Posted September 22, 2014
Kathleen Kenney, age 82, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 with loved ones by her side. She was a native of Flag Pond and a daughter of the late Carrie Tipton Pate and the late Zeb Pate. Kathleen was a loving housewife and attended Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church. She loved to garden, tend to her flowers and was a wonderful cook. In addition to her parents Kathleen is preceded in death by her husband, John F. Kenney, sons-in-law, Terry White and Gene Tittle, and brothers, Sam Pate, Jerry Pate and John Royce Pate.


LeRoy Duane Dent
Posted September 22, 2014
LeRoy Duane Dent, age 51, 218 North Willow Avenue, Erwin, was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident Friday, September 19, 2014, on the Sciota R oad, Unicoi. He was a native of Marshalltown, Iowa, and had lived in Unicoi County most of his life. Mr. Dent was a son of Dale Dent of Iowa and the late Phyllis May Curry Dent. Other than his mother, he was preceded in death by a son.


Ricky Wayne Tilson
Posted September 22, 2014
Ricky Wayne Tilson, age 47, 280 Ralph Edwards Road, Erwin, passed away Friday, September 20, 2014 at his residence. He was the son of Gary and Jud y Tilson of Erwin and was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County. Mr. Tilson was a former employee of Bush Hog where he worked as Supervisor of the assembly. He was a member of the Limestone Cove United Methodist Church.


LeRoy Duane Dent
Posted September 20, 2014
LeRoy Duane Dent, age 51, 218 North Willow Avenue, Erwin, was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident Friday, September 19, 2014, on the Sciota Road, Unicoi. He was a native of Marshalltown, Iowa, and had lived in Unicoi County most of his life. Mr. Dent was a son of Dale Dent of Iowa and the late Phy llis May Curry Dent. Other than his mother, he was preceded in death by a son.


Marjorie Thomas Erwin
Posted September 18, 2014
Marjorie Thomas Erwin age 88 of Kingsport passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday morning September 16, 2014.


Mark Timothy “Tim” Masters
Posted September 18, 2014
Mark Timothy “Tim” Masters, age 59, passed away September 16, 2014, at home. He was born in Erwin, TN and the son of the late Loyd and Myrtle Masters.


Mavis Gale Williams
Posted September 18, 2014
Mavis Gale Williams, age 93, 2054 Highway 352, Flag Pond, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She w as the daughter of the late James Anderson Shelton and Muncie Shelton. Mrs. Williams had lived most of her life in Unicoi County. She graduated from Asheville Normal Teachers College with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Mrs. Williams retired from the Unicoi County School System after teaching for nineteen years. Mrs. Williams taught at Sweetwater, Rocky Fork, Flag Pond and Temple Hill Schools. She was a former employee of Southern Pottery. Mrs. Williams was a gifted weaver and loved to teach weaving. She was a member of the Sweetwater Church of God. Other than her parents, Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Bud J. Williams; five brothers and two sisters.


Blanche “Granny” Hensley
Posted September 15, 2014
Blanche “Granny” Hensley, age 79, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Madison County, NC and a daughter of the late Bulah and Stella Shelton Johnson. Blanche was a member of Lower Higgins Creek Church of God. She loved to fish, tend to her flower garden, go yard selling and loved her grandbabies. Mrs. Hensley was a loving homemaker. In addition to her parents, Blanche is preceded in death by her husband, James Madison Hensley, infant daughter, Elouise Hensley, grandchild, Jonathan Hensley, great grandchild, Jonathan Michael Shelton, sisters, Vooney Shelton, Mami Sue Thomas, Bess Cantrell, Deli Shelton and brothers, Blaine Johnson, Deston Johnson and Manely Johnson.


Lora Leona Harris
Posted September 15, 2014
Lora Leona Harris, age 92, of Erwin, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014. She was born in Erwin and was a daughter of Norman and Rosie Houston Edwards. Lora was a cook for the former Goobers’ Restaurant and retired from Texas Instruments. She loved to garden and work with her flowers.


Priscilla R. Urner
Posted September 15, 2014
Priscilla R. Urner, age 96, passed away Tuesday morning, September 9, 2014, at home with family in Erwin, TN. She was born in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston, Massachusetts to the late Arthur R. and Ernestine B. Rabethge.


Clyde Pardue, Jr
Posted September 9, 2014
Clyde Pardue, Jr, age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born on December 2, 1928 in Unicoi County, he was a son of the late Clyde Sr. and Zella Mae Tittle Pardue. Clyde had worked as a butcher at the former O. L. Huff, the former A. R, Browns and the former Smith’s Market. He later worked at Nuclear Fuel Services, where he retired as a supervisor.


Daisy Bell Chandler
Posted September 9, 2014
Daisy Bell Chandler, age 94, North Buffalo Street, Erwin, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014, in the Center on aging & Health. She was a lifel ong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Albert and Tiny Berry Thompson. Mrs. Chandler was a homemaker. She was a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Other than her parents Mrs. Chandler was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Chandler in 1989; a grandson, Denny Chandler in 2006; one brother and two sisters.


Ina Belle Price
Posted September 9, 2014
Ina Belle Price, age 75, 120 Oak Street, Erwin, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Clarence and Goldie Miller Tolley. She retired in 2004 from the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital after fo rty nine years of service as an LPN. She was a member of the First Bible Church. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George "G. B" Price, on March 5, 1994; two brothers, James C. Tolley, Jr. and Gerald Tolley; five sisters, Ulala Bennett, Margaret Williams, Emma Jean Wilson, Infant Edna Mae Tolley and Infant Mary Levada Tolley.


Mary Catherine Miller
Posted September 9, 2014
Mary Catherine Miller, age 80, Chestoa Pk, Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, September 03, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Roscoe and Ruby Duncan Miller. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had worked as Secretary at Erwin Presbyterian Church for 22 years. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Reva and Doris Miller.


Patrick William Hampton
Posted September 9, 2014
Patrick William Hampton, age 31, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014. He was born in Johnson City, TN and spent most of his life in Erwin. He was a son of Lisa Parker of Erwin and the late Rubin Hampton. He was a landscaper by trade and enjoyed fishing, camping, playing pool and watching the Florida Gators. He also enjoyed spending time with his many friends. He loved the music of ACDC. He was a very good son, husband and father.


Shelton Jordan Thompson
Posted September 8, 2014
Shelton Jordan Thompson, age 81, of Erwin passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at his home. Mr. Thompson was born in Washington County, TN on May 2, 1933, a son of the late Hughes M. and Addie Biggs Thompson. He was a member of First Christian Church of Erwin, where he was a member of the Friends Sunday School Class and served as an elder. He was also a member of the Erwin Kiwanis, the Tennessee Eastman Hiking Club, and the Old Timers Hiking Club. He was a member of the former Jaycee’s and the former Circle Left Square Dance Club. He retired in 1994 from Nuclear Fuel Services as Nuclear Lab Manager. Mr. Thompson was a veteran of the United States Navy.


Vivian Hobson Peterson
Posted September 8, 2014
Vivian Hobson Peterson, 65, of Erwin passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. She was a native of Bakersville, NC and the daughter of Arthur and Kate Burleson Hobson. Vivian was a homemaker and loved her family very much.


Betty Florine Collis
Posted September 4, 2014
Betty Florine Collis, age 82, 740 North Elm Avenue, Erwin went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 1, 2014. She was born in Bostic, North Car olina but had lived most of her life in Unicoi County. Mrs. Collis was a daughter of the late Lyndon B. and Gertrude Pittman Johnson. She was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Collis was a homemaker. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Steven Collis in 1986; one son, Michael Steve Collis in 2000; one daughter, Angela Jill Collis in 1974; two brothers and two sisters.


Dorothy Grace “Dot” Barnett
Posted September 4, 2014
Dorothy Grace “Dot” Barnett went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 30, 2014. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Coffie Barnett. She was a graduate of Unicoi County High School and attended the former Steed College, Johnson City. She graduated from Union College, Barbourville, Kentucky with her B.S. and M.A Degrees. She began her working career as a stenographer for the former Clinchfield Railroad for 2 ½ years, then as a stenographer-secretary at National Bank of Commerce, Memphis, TN for 7 ½ years, then as Secretary at National Newark and Essex Bank, Newark N.J. for 6 months. She then began teaching at Lakota High School in West Chester, Ohio for eleven years. She later retired as Administrative Assistant at Calvary Baptist Church, Erwin following 26 years and 3 months of service. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Ruth Callahan, Beatrice “Bea” Glover and Clara Lee Smith and by one infant brother: Ted Barnett. She leaves behind to cherish her memory:


Edyth Pauline Price
Posted September 4, 2014
Edyth Pauline Price, age 91, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Ms Price was a native of Rogersville, TN and a daughter of the late Sturm and Mary Amburgey Cope. Edyth graduated from East Tennessee State University with a teaching degree where she taught school in the Unicoi County School System. She was a member of First Christian Church where she taught Sunday school. Edyth loved artwork, and the Book Club. She was a loving wife, mother and aunt. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband: Eugene Patton Price, Son: Gene Pat Price, Step-Mother: Louise Cope and Half-Brother: Sturm W. Cope Jr.


Helen Beatrice “Bea” Kegley Whitson
Posted September 4, 2014
II Timothy 4:7 (KJV) I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith…Helen Beatrice “Bea” Kegley Whitson, 89, passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Facility. Bea was a native of Unicoi County and the 8th of 11 children born to the late Wade and Ada Allen Kegley. Early in her working career she had been employed by the former Southern Potteries, Erwin, she then retired in 1990 as an inspector at the former Work Wear Corp following 22 years of service. Bea was a member of Erwin Church of Christ being baptized in 1933 at the age of 9 in the “Helton Pond” in the Martin’s Creek Community, Erwin. She lived a faithful Christian life and was an example to many. She was the mother of two, but “Mothered” many more and was affectionately known as “Aunt Bea” to many who knew and loved her. At the age of 84, she was still busy driving saying she needed to stay busy taking care of the “Elderly”. In addition to her parents, Bea is preceded in death by Brothers: Harold Kegley, Thero Kegley, Lee Kegley and Earl Kegley and by Sisters: Irene Willis, Anna Jackson, Elizabeth Renfro and Mogene Estep.


Ronal T. Briggs
Posted September 4, 2014
Ronal T. Briggs, age 68, 1150 Walnut Drive, Erwin died on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County. Mr. Briggs was a son of the late Talmage "Buck" and Nellie Rice Briggs. He attended Upper Rice Creek Baptist Church and was a member of the Erwin Moose Lodge. Mr. Briggs loved karaoke and family gatherings. He was a welder for several years in a shipyard located in Newport News, VA. He retired in 1998 from the Asheville Housing Authority, Asheville, NC where he worked in the maintenance department. Other than his parents Mr. Briggs was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Hunter Briggs in 1996 and two brothers: Earl and Gerald Briggs.


Audrey “Cookie” McLaughlin
Posted August 28, 2014
Audrey “Cookie” McLaughlin, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. She was a native of Unicoi County Tennessee and a daughter of the late Ralph and Ethel Bradford Nelson. She was a member of Redeeming Grace Freewill Baptist Church of Erwin. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son: Jerry Bowman, Brother: Dewey Nelson and a Sister: Kathleen Tittle.


Carol Sue Woods
Posted August 28, 2014
Carol Sue Woods, 76, of Erwin passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 following a brief illness. She was a lifetime resident of Unicoi County and the daughter of Carrie M Guinn and the late Leonard T Guinn. Carol was a graduate of Unicoi County High School. She retired in 2000 from Siemens, Texas Instruments in Johnson City and was the co-owner of the family business Carolina Deli in Erwin for many years. She was a charter member of Central Baptist Church of Erwin and was a former childrens Sunday school teacher who loved the Lord and was always praying for others. Recently she attended church services with her mother at Unicoi County Long Term Care and enjoyed the messages so much brought by Brother Bob Cooper and shared them with her family. Carol Sue was a loving wife, daughter, mother, mamaw, gramma and friend to all who knew her. She loved her family and friends and always put others first serving as a caregiver to others. Carol Sue was a very hard worker and worked on the family farm for much of her life. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by her loving sister Virginia (Jenny) Jones, Mother and Father in law: Dan and Helen Woods, brothers and sister in law: Dallas Woods, Gail Woods and Jimmy Deadrick.


Helen Z Sullins Whitson
Posted August 25, 2014
Helen Z Sullins Whitson, 87, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Helen is a native of Spruce Pine, NC and a daughter of the late John and Lydia Dayton Sullins. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church. Helen was a faithful member and loved her church very much. In addition to her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her husband, S. C. Whitson in 1991. Daughter: Angela Whitson in 1979, Brothers: Andrew Sullins and Jack Sullins, Sisters: Betty Bailey Duggan, Margaret Grindstaff and half sister, Eula Franklin.


Hilda Faye Witcher Edwards
Posted August 25, 2014
Hilda Faye Witcher Edwards, age 82, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday August 21, 2014. She was born in Greeneville, TN and was a daughter of the late John M. and Nancy Emma Chandler Witcher. She had retired from the former Erwin National Bank as Assistant Vice President after 37 years of service. She was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church. Hilda served as treasurer in the A-Model Club and served as secretary and treasurer for the Class of 1950 Unicoi County High School. In addition to her parents, Hilda is preceded in death by an infant daughter.


Blanche Foster
Posted August 18, 2014
Blanche Foster, 74, of Erwin, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, August 16, 2014, after a lengthy illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Arthur and Ada Price Edwards. She was a faithful member of Pathway Freewill Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir, church homecomings and other various church events. She loved to cook and was a very humble and godly woman. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Emmert O. Foster, by an infant daughter, Mary Lou Foster, by one sister, Stella Kaywood, and by three Brothers, Dennis Edwards, Dewitt Edwards, and Arthur Edwards Jr. Blanche leaves behind to cherish her memory:


Helen O. “Miss Helen” Sherwood
Posted August 18, 2014
Helen O. “Miss Helen” Sherwood, 86, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014, in Mechanicsville, VA. She was a native of Erwin and a daughter of the late Leslie D. and Lucille Peters Oakley. She graduated from Tusculum College in 1950. Helen taught school in Maryland and also in West Germany where her late husband was stationed while serving in the U.S. Army. Helen was a founder and originator of First Baptist Church Day Care Center, from which she later retired. In addition to her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her husband: Samuel R. Sherwood in 2011.


Mary Ellen Kennedy
Posted August 18, 2014
Mary Ellen Kennedy, age 84, 1126 East Erwin Road, Erwin, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a d aughter of the late Bascom Thomas Whitson and Emmaline Jones Whitson. Ms. Kennedy was born in Relief, NC and had lived in Wilmington, DE before making her home in Erwin in 1989. She had worked for Christiana Care UNA in Delaware as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Ms. Kennedy attended the Assembly of God Church. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Brown and Tom Whitson and a sister, Mae Steadman.


Elizabeth Fox Steffey
Posted August 14, 2014
Elizabeth Fox Steffey, 89, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014. Elizabeth was born in Dante, Virginia and a daughter of the late Van E and Cora Phillips Fox. Elizabeth and her husband Bill moved to Erwin, TN in 1956, where they were active and long-time members of Centenary United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Joy Circle, Get Acquainted Club, and the Garland Sunday School Class. Libby helped at UCM Hospital with the Auxiliary and Gift Shop. She and Bill enjoyed traveling, especially with the family, friends, and members of the church. In 2001, they relocated to Little Rock. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth in preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, W.A. (Bill) Steffey.


L.D. (O’Brien ) Breen
Posted August 14, 2014
L.D. (O’Brien ) Breen age 59, of Erwin, passed away at his home on Monday, August 11, 2014. Mr. Breen was a native of Chenute, Kansas and a son of the late Leo David, Sr. and Nita Breen. He served four years with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict. He had worked as manager of Nolichucky Gorge Campground in Erwin for over 15 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Johnson City.


Ray ‘Yank” Gates
Posted August 14, 2014
Ray ‘Yank” Gates, 82, Gray, entered into rest, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.


Faye (F. A.) Randolph Cooper
Posted August 11, 2014
Faye (F. A.) Randolph Cooper, age 85, 108 Sam Miller Road, Coffee Ridge Community, Erwin, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014, in the Center on Agi ng, Erwin. She was born in Burnsville, NC, where she lived until 2007 before making her home with her daughter, Jane Wilson, in Erwin. Mrs. Cooper was the daughter of the late Alvin David Randolph and Lennie Jane Parsons Randolph. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Cooper was a member of Little Creek Holiness Church. She enjoyed visiting and praying with people and walked miles and miles to minister in prayer and take meals. Mrs. Cooper also enjoyed gardening. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Cooper in 1995; two sons, Keith Ray Cooper and Kenny Reese Cooper in 1979; one granddaughter, Chandra Cooper in 2002; four brothers, Ray, Wade, Paul and Alvin Randolph, Jr. and two sisters, Mae Tipton and Hattie Stevens.


SUE JANET OVERTON WALKER
Posted August 11, 2014
WALKER, SUE JANET OVERTON, was born January 30, 1927 to W.B. (Wilson Bass) and Effie Lew (White) Overton of Erwin, TN. She had two brothers and a sister: Aahmes Tyler Overton (Gladys Wolpert) and (Thommie Rhodes), Rev. Wilson Burney Overton (Miriam Card) and Glenda Overton Tilson (Glenn). She was a very proud “Golden Pioneer” graduate of Tusculum College, Class of 1948. In 1950, she married her soul mate, Orby James Walker, son of John Monroe Sterling Greene Walker and Jessie Myrtle Steele. The couple moved to Knoxville and in 1958 their only daughter was born, Robin Steele Walker. Suzy had nephews and nieces: Aahmes and Marilyn Overton, Bob and Ann Overton, Patricia Watson, Miriam and Sam Lawhorn, Georgann and Tom Byerly, Judy Stansberry, Wilson and Brenda Overton, Glenn and Susan Tilson, Lew and Doug Higgins, David and Gina-Marie Tilson, and Janet and Allen Green. From Orby’s side were Fred and Ted Walker, Margie and Ashley Elledge, Sylvia and George Hunter, Shirley Darnel, and Jewel Harvey. She also had numerous great-nieces and nephews. Orby passed away in December of 1996. Suzy, Orby and Robin were all members of Graystone Presbyterian Church where Suzy served as an Elder, Sunday School Superintendant and several terms as Clerk of Session. There they have a strong faith family. In 1960 Thomas Newland hired Suzy to be his Administrative Secretary at Fort Sanders Presbyterian Hospital. Suzy was proud to have earned the professional title of “Certified Professional Secretary” and was active in her professional organization, IAAP. She was several times recognized as the local Secretary of the Year and once progressed to the International SOTY competition where she placed second.


Arnold W. “Bill” Berry
Posted August 8, 2014
Arnold W. “Bill” Berry, age 64, passed away on Sunday, August3, 2014. He was a native of Washington County Tennessee and a son of the late Arnold and Frances Elliott Berry. Bill served in the United States Air Force serving through two tour duties in Vietnam. He had been employed for the past thirty five years as a control tech at Johnson Controls. Bill was a member of Evergreen Freewill Baptist, Eastman Hiking Club and Appalachian Trail Association.


Glenna Sue Cantrell Mullins Rowland
Posted August 8, 2014
Glenna Sue Cantrell Mullins Rowland, 136 Jackson Love Circle, Erwin passed Sunday, August 3, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital foll owing a brief battle with cancer. She was a lifelong resident of Erwin and a daughter of the late James and Media Metcalf Cantrell. Mrs. Rowland was a homemaker. She attended Trinity Free Will Baptist Church.


Helen Ray
Posted August 4, 2014
Helen Ray, age 90, passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at her daughters residence. Helen is a native of Dungannon Virginia and a daughter of the late Homer and Ollie Dooley Trivette. She was a homemaker and a member of Chestoa Baptist Church since 1979. In addition to her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Ray in 1995, daughter: Barbara Sue Beam, of Asheville, Brothers: Ray Trivette and Darris Trivette, Michigan, sisters: Estelle Nickles, Indianapolis, IN, Beatrice Donaldson, Dungannon, VA, and Pauline Ray, Portage, MI.


J.B. Salts
Posted August 4, 2014
J.B. Salts, 82, of Erwin, TN passed on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in the James H. Quillen VA Community Living Center. He was a son of the late Wil liam and Lula Nelson Salts. Mr. Salts was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He retired from CSX Railroad after 39 years of service as a yardmaster.


Una Randolph
Posted July 28, 2014
Una Randolph, 79, of the Big Creek Community went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 24, 2014 at her home. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late John and Leona Adkins Whitson. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Trula Banks and brothers: Fred, Shurl, Jack and Floyd Whitson. Una was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and worked for many years as a caregiver.


William “Ernie” Killen
Posted July 24, 2014
William “Ernie” Killen, Jr. passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Erwin Healthcare Center. He was born August 4, 1937 in Limestone, TN to the late William and Louise Balle Killen. Although he was a native of Limestone, he lived in the area of Johnson City for most of his life.


Blanche “Penny” Shelton
Posted July 22, 2014
Blanche “Penny” Shelton, age 78, of Flag Pond, passed away on Monday July 21 2014. She was born in New Port, VA on April 10, 1936. She retired from the Unicoi County School System in 1994 after 18 years service. She sang with Winfred Shelton and the Harmoneers for 26 years, ministering in churches and events throughout our region. She was a member of Memorial Church of God. Penny is preceded in death by a brother, John Wilkinson, a daughter Deborah Daniel, and a step son, Johnny Shelton.


Frances Nelle Howard
Posted July 22, 2014
Frances Nelle Howard, age 86, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born on February 9, 1928. in Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Robert Earl and Eula Mae Wilfong. Frances was a member of Rock Creek Presbyterian Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Glen Howard in 2008 and a son, Ray Howard.


Brenda Kaye Bennett
Posted July 21, 2014
Brenda Kaye Bennett, age 63, 1520 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, passed away at her home, Friday, July 18, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Erwin and a daughter of the late Robert James and Cleo Tipton Sumlin. Mrs. Bennett was a former employee of Industrial Garment and Morrill Motors. She was of the Baptis t faith.


Mrs. Patsy Mitchell Castor
Posted July 21, 2014
Mrs. Patsy Mitchell Castor, age 65, Limestone, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her residence.


Eugene Allen Dawson
Posted July 17, 2014
Eugene Allen Dawson, age 75, of Erwin, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family on Friday, July 11, 2014. Mr. Dawson was born on June 9, 1939 in Brownsville, IN, a son of the late George and Crystal White Dawson. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and later worked as a long haul truck driver.


Hazel English
Posted July 17, 2014
Hazel English, age 87, went to be with the lord on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at her residence. She was native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Leroy and Amanda Foster Holcombe. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years David English, who passed away in 1989; her daughter Wilma Stewart; her son Johnny English; several sisters, one brother and one grand daughter Shelly Edwards.


Patricia Jean Erwin
Posted July 17, 2014
Patricia Jean Erwin, age 57, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of Mildred Whaley McIntosh, of Erwin, and the late Donald McIntosh. She attended N. Erwin Highway Church of Christ. In addition to her father, Patricia is preceded in death by two sisters: Brenda Steele and Donna Loatman.


Veronica “Vikki” Ledford
Posted July 17, 2014
Funeral services for Veronica “Vikki” Ledford, 40, of Lufkin, will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Huntington with Dr. Darryl Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Fielder Memorial Cemetery.


H. M. "Pete" Chitwood
Posted July 10, 2014
H. M. "Pete" Chitwood, age 99, 416 Union Street, Erwin, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in the Center on Aging, Erwin. Mr. Chitwood was a life long resident of Erwin and son of the late Harvey Milton and Chevis Davis Chitwood. He retired as locomotive engineer for Clinchfield Railroad in 1977, after thirty-five years of service. Mr. Chitwood was a former employee of Blue Ridge Pottery. He was a member of the First Christian Church and had received a fifteen years perfect attendance pin. Mr. Chitwood was a fifty plus years member of the Centennial Lodge #491 F&AM, a Shriner, and a 33 Degree Mason. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.


Margaret Ann Mathes
Posted July 10, 2014
Margaret Ann Mathes, age, 69, 5710 Lennox Avenue, Jacksonville, FL passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital fo llowing an extended illness. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Troy and Dessie Shehan Tittle. Ms. Mathes was a legal assistant prior to her retirement. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Ms. Mathes thoroughly enjoyed life surrounded by her family and friends. She loved attending family reunions and the Erwin Apple Festival.


Terry Lynn Edwards
Posted July 9, 2014
Terry Lynn Edwards, age 32, of Erwin, passed away on Friday July 4, 2014. He was a native of Johnson City and a son of Terry Lee Cooper and the late Patricia Lynn Cooper. Terry worked construction building pallets. Terry enjoyed hunting, fishing and the mountains.


Jimmy Quillen
Posted July 7, 2014
Jimmy Quillen, age 67, 104 Sycamore Street, Erwin, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Kelly and Winnie Gillenwater Quillen. Mr. Quillen was a U. S. Army Veteran and retired in 1995 as a conducto r for CSX Railroad after twenty-two years of service. He attended the Pathway Freewill Baptist Church. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Luella Higgins and Lucille Tesnear.


Phyllis Peterson
Posted July 7, 2014
Phyllis Peterson, age 79, 180 J.B. Griffith Road passed away unexpectedly at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital Saturday, July 5, 2014, following a sudden illness. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late William and Pauline Runion Moore. Ms. Peterson was member of Shallow Ford Free Will Baptist Church. She retired from Unicoi County Memorial Hospital as a R.N. after forty years of serving and caring for her patients. Ms. Peterson loved to travel, attend the annual nurses' reunion, and was a loving mother and grandmother to her family.


Robert E .”Bobby” Strickland
Posted July 7, 2014
Robert E .”Bobby” Strickland, age 51, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Daniel Strickland, Erwin and of the late Betty Bair Strickland. Robert was currently working in the Cantina at Johnson City Medical Center. He loved working in the Cantina with all his co-workers, who were all very special to him. He attended Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church in Erwin. Robert also enjoyed camping and fishing. In addition to preceding his mother in 2002, Robert is preceded in death by his brother: Charles Strickland in 2004


Larry Lee Peoples
Posted June 30, 2014
Larry Lee Peoples, 73, of Unicoi, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Johnson City and a son of the late Lawrence and Cleo Lacy Peoples. Larry retired after serving 21 years in the United State Navy including the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of Johnson City’s Veteran of Foreign Wars and the Erwin Elks Club.


Margaret Ann Swingle
Posted June 30, 2014
Margaret Ann Swingle, age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Shannondale Health Care Center, Knoxville, TN. Her last days were spent mostly in Erwin and Johnson City surrounded by her beloved mountains. She died a peaceful death, feeling the presence of loved ones who were with her during her final days. She was the daughter of the late James Vincent and Viola Ruth Ervin Swingle. She was born in Johnson City, TN and the family moved to Erwin when she was very young.


Estaleen Bennett Burkett
Posted June 26, 2014
Estaleen Bennett Burkett, age 90, 880 Mohawk Dr. Erwin, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in the Center on Aging following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Milligan, TN and daughter of the late Walter and Loy DeVault Bennett. Mrs. Burkett was a member of Martindale Baptist Church. She was emplo yed as a cook for numerous years for Unicoi County School System, Milligan College and Appalachian Christian Village.


Albert “Butch” Preston Tharp
Posted June 20, 2014
Albert “Butch” Preston Tharp, age 60, of Alma, Kansas, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Alma Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Tharp was a son of the late Thomas Albert and Mary Majeska Hinchey Tharp Albert served in the United States Army during Vietnam and served as a recruiting poster solider. He sang bass in the school and church choirs and was a skilled auto body worker with Darrell Starbird in Hutchison, Kansas where he assisted in building the famous velvet cars for celebrities. He also worked on the freightliners that serviced the east coast of North and South America. Mr. Tharp was an alligator handler in Tahar’s Show with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus where he traveled to several countries and all across the United States of America. Albert spent his final years in retirement in Lawrence, Kansas where he volunteered with the Outreach Program to house the homeless and the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, also known as LINK. Butch had a wonderful gift to gab and no one could tell a story or joke quit like him. He enjoyed the roses and Christmas decorations in South Park, Lawrence, KS. Mr. Tharp is loved by many and will be sorely missed. In addition to his parents, Albert is preceded in death by sisters, Tommy Jean Tharp Mitchell, Peggy Lynn Tharp Garvin and Pamela Kim Tharp.


Norma Beatrice Shelton
Posted June 20, 2014
Norma Beatrice Shelton, age 96, 1624 Highway 352, Flag Pond, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Ms. Shelton was a daughter of the late James Anderson and Muncie Shelton and she had lived in Unicoi County most of her life. She was a homemak er. Ms. Shelton attended the Sweetwater Church of God. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.


Lawrence Davis
Posted June 19, 2014
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk a nd not be faint. Isaiah 40:31


Martha Bennett McCurry
Posted June 19, 2014
Martha Bennett McCurry, age 68, 200 McCurry Lane, Erwin, passed away peacefully at her residence Sunday, June 15, 2014. She was a native of Mitch ell County, North Carolina, and had lived most of her life in Unicoi County. Mrs. McCurry was a daughter of the late Frank and Julia Peterson Bennett. She retired in 2010 from Morrill Motors after thirty-five years of service. Mrs. McCurry was a member of the Poplar North Carolina Freewill Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. McCurry enjoyed exercising, fitness and traveling. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, J. C. Bennett.


Ronald F. Tinker
Posted June 19, 2014
Ronald F. Tinker, age 61, of Unicoi, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Beatrice McNabb Tinker of Unicoi and the late Everette “Dick” Tinker. Mr. Tinker retired from CSX Transportation in 2011 with over 30 years service as a machinist and later a Carman. He was a member of Unicoi United Methodist Church.


George Taylor
Posted June 16, 2014
George Taylor,74, of Erwin, passed away June 10, 2014, at his residence.


Helen Briggs
Posted June 16, 2014
Helen Briggs, age 84, formerly of 437 Clinchfield Avenue, Erwin, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Center on Aging and Health. She was an Erwin native and a daughter of the late Riley J. and Theodora Witcher Briggs. Ms. Briggs was a teacher at Unicoi County High School for many years. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William R. Briggs and one sister, Reba Briggs Smith.


Kathryn Ambrose
Posted June 16, 2014
Kathryn Ambrose, 67, of Johnson City, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Ambrose was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Ralph and Beulah Chandler Tilson. She retired from Nuclear Fuel Services in 2009 following 19 years of service. Kathryn was a member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church in Erwin, TN, where she served as secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Ambrose was well known in the region as a vocalist with Southside Trio singing in various churches and community events for the past 35 years.


Noah William Faddis
Posted June 16, 2014
Noah William Faddis, infant son of Jason and Sarah Faddis, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center after only a few short hours.


Samantha Rose Allsup
Posted June 16, 2014
Samantha Rose Allsup was born in Moreno Valley, California on May 27th 1993, she passed


Larry Lee Johnson
Posted June 12, 2014
Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Covenant Christian Church for Larry Lee Johnson, 50, of Hokes Bluff, formerly of Erwin, Tennessee, who passed away on June 9, 2014. Dr. Rodney Gilmore will Officiate. Burial will follow at Young’s Chapel Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home & Cemetery is in charge of the services.


George E. Chambers
Posted June 9, 2014
George E. Chambers, age 76, 1217 Massachusetts Avenue, Unicoi , passed away June 7, 2014 in the Holston Valley Medical Center Hospital following c omplications arising from injuries sustained in a January car accident. He was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Bud and Sallie Teague Chambers. Mr. Chambers attended the Unicoi Church of God. He was a member of Unicoi Masonic Lodge# 681 F&AM. Mr. Chambers was a civil war aficionado, and enjoyed traveling and hunting.


Irene June Tolley
Posted June 9, 2014
Irene JuneTolley, age 85,112 Clarence Tolley Lane, Unicoi, passed unexpectedly Saturday morning, June 7, 2014 in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Tolley was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Dewey Robinette, Sr. and Minnie Dearafield Robinette. She was the oldest living member of the Unicoi Church of God. Mrs. Tolley was a prolific reader, and enjoyed homemaking for her family.


Kaitlyn Marie Haun
Posted June 9, 2014
Kaitlyn Marie Haun, infant daughter of Michael Haun and Rachel Holloway of Erwin is now in the arms of the Lord. She is preceded in death by brother, Cody Haun and aunt, Lisa Pittman.


Mildred Gillis Thomas Johnson
Posted June 9, 2014
Mildred Gillis Thomas Johnson, age 85, 4167 Old Asheville Highway, Flag Pond, TN passed away Saturday, J une 7, 2014 following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Flag Pond and a daughter of the late William Lattie Gillis, Sr. and Vivian Barnes Gillis. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Jennie Moore Memorial Presbyterian Church. She thoroughly enjoyed collecting dolls, repairing them, and was the owner of Millie's Doll Shop in downtown Erwin. She was a loving mother and devoted wife and enjoyed homemaking for her family.


Dollie Hoyle Poore
Posted June 5, 2014
Dollie Hoyle Poore, age 84, 613 Spring Street, Erwin passed away June 4, 2014 at the Johnson City Medica l Center Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Dave and Curlie Price Hoyle. Mrs. Poore was a loving mother. She was of the Baptist faith. Other than her parents Mrs. Poore was preceded in death by her first husband, Ulysses Harris; her second husband, Alfred Poore; two sons: Adam Poore, and Guy Hoyle; a brother, J.B. Hoyle; and a sister, Virgie Anders.


Robert Starke Renfro
Posted June 4, 2014
Robert Starke Renfro, age 89, of Johnson City, Tennessee entered into his eternal rest on Friday May 9, 2014, at the Christian Care Center in Johnson City, TN.


Roland Harry Tilson
Posted June 4, 2014
Roland Harry Tilson, age 83, 534 Monroe Street, Erwin, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in the James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center, Mountain Home. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Thomas V. and Zora Ray Tilson. Mr. Tilson retired from Hoover Ball in 1993 after ten years of service. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War with the First Cavalry Division and a recipient of the Purple Heart: Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars: United Nations Service Medal: Combat Infantry Badge Occupation Medal(Japan). Mr. Tilson was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Moose Club and the V.F.W. Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being on the lake and enjoyed watching wrestling and baseball. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Freeman Tilson, and five sisters, Irene Smith, Armanda Watts, Patricia Smith, Mary Lou Reedy and Lena Yates.


Brenda Sue Willis
Posted June 3, 2014
Brenda Sue Willis, age 67, 425 Coffee Ridge Road, Erwin, died Friday, May 30, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Buster Oskco and Amanda Jones Price. Ms. Willis was a former employee of Industrial Garment and owner of Brenda's Variety Shop. She attended Coffee Ridge Baptist prior to her illness. Other than her parents, Ms. Willis was preceded in death by her husband, Foy Dean Willis in 1997, a daughter, Denise Willis, four brothers: Donny Price, Grady Price, Dean Price and Kelly Price; one sisters, Sheila Thomas.


Fred Bernard Sher
Posted June 3, 2014
Fred Bernard Sher, 81, of Atlanta, Georgia, "slipped the surly bonds of Earth," Thursday, May 29, 2014, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, after nine days in ICU. Born in Chicago on February 18, 1933, Fred spent his childhood in South Florida. He graduated from Riverside Military School in Gainesville GA, and served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. After gaining knowledge and experience working as assistant manager in jewelry stores, he began traveling with lines of Imperial Pearls and Jaffee diamonds. In the early 1970's, he moved to Atlanta and opened Camelot Jewelers in Dunwoody, followed by Castleton Jewelers in Chamblee. In the late 1980's, he opened Interamerican Engraving. In recent years, he worked as a courier for Cardinal Health, delivering medical radioisotopes to hospitals in Atlanta and northeast Georgia. His joy in life was piloting 207CL, his Piper Lance. He was a member of Atlanta's Quiet Birdmen, and a Mason and Shriner. Fred received much acclaim for his participation in the Angel Flight program. "Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds . . ." Fred was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his children, Mark Sher, David Sher, Wendy Beducian, and Heidi Brooks; grandchildren, Elliot and Tyler Beducian and Judy and and Hanna Brooks; former spouses, Glendora Sher, Helen Sher and CharleAnne Sher; and many close friends. A memorial service will be held 4 pm, Sunday, June 8, 2014, in the chapel of A. S. Turner & Sons, with visitation beginning 1 hour before. His ashes will be scattered near Key West, where waters of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico merge. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Wreaths Across America, Code: GAMNCM/GACAP 130, PO Box 249, Columbia Falls ME 04623. ". . .and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air. . .I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace where never lark, or even eagle flew, and. . .put out my hand, and touched the face of God." A. S. Turner & Sons, Decatur GA, 404-292-1551.


Eddie Kenneth Dayton
Posted May 30, 2014
Eddie Kenneth Dayton, age 65, 201 Woodby Lane, Unicoi, TN went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 29, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Marshall and Leonna Copus Dayton. Mr. Dayton retired in 1974 after his employment as a supervisor with Leon Ferenbach for 27 years. He was a member of Unicoi Baptist Church since 1994. He enjoyed spending time worshiping, praising and testifying for his Lord and Savior. He also enjoyed time spent with family, friends, church family, and remembering his earlier times of coaching Erwin Little League and the YMCA Boys Basketball Teams. Mr. Dayton's last prayer," Lord, please help those remaining to not be sad and mournful for I'm in the presence of You and family and friends that have gone before me. I have been the best light that I could be for all Lord; my family, and those you have allowed me to meet along the way. May all let Christ in their hearts. Amen."


Frank W. Harris
Posted May 29, 2014
Frank W. Harris, 77, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away, Sunday, March 30, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born on November 02, 1936 in Forest City, NC, the son of Richard Andrew and Marjorie Alva (Harris) Harris. On May 26, 1984 in Port Clinton, he married Rebecca I. Robbins and she survives. Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. He worked as a laborer for General Motors in Flint, MI, until his retirement in 1992. Frank was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Homer D. Gardner Post #2480. He was also a member of the Elk’s Lodge #1718, Moose Lodge #1610 and the American Bowling Association all of Port Clinton, OH. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Frank especially loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.


Curtis L. Cooper
Posted May 27, 2014
Curtis L. Cooper, age 47, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Holston Valley Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Janice Faye Tipton Cooper and the late George P Cooper. Curtis served in the United States Navy and was employed as a Chemical Operator for Eastman. He was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church. Curtis enjoyed the Southeastern Autorama, golf and was an avid Vols fan. In addition to his father, Curtis is preceded in death by maternal grandparents: Dorothy & John C. Tipton; and paternal grandparents: Marcus & Vira Cooper.


Jimmy “J. B.“ Rogers
Posted May 27, 2014
Jimmy “J. B.“ Rogers, age 68, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Jimmy was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Cecil and Irene Lloyd Rogers. He was retired with Clinchfield Railroad / CSX Railroad as a Maintenance of Way employee. He was a former Legislative representative for the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Workers. Jimmy was an avid wood cutter and was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by brothers: Kenny Rogers, Charles Rogers, Michael Rogers and Danny Rogers Sister: Mary Lou Rogers.


Maddex and Mitchell Patten
Posted May 27, 2014
Maddex and Mitchell Patten, infant twin sons of Allen Patten and Rebecca Royal of Erwin are in the arms of the Lord. They are preceded in death by, maternal grandmother, Betty Royal, maternal great grandparents, Jack and Mary Lewis, Oscar Royal and Roy Royal, and paternal great grandfather, Hobert Hampton.


Nathan William Woodby
Posted May 27, 2014
Nathan William Woodby, age 89, 2960 Upper Stone Mountain Road, Unicoi, went to be with the Lord Friday, Ma y 23, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Woodby was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Reverend Henderson Woodby and Maggie Headrick Woodby. He was a faithful and dedicated servant of the Lord. Mr. Woodby was a member of Woodby Hill Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and as a Deacon for the past thirty eight years. Mr. Woodby retired as an operator from Nuclear Fuel Services in 1987. He was a World War II Army Veteran, proudly serving his country in the European Theatre, in France, Germany and Austria. Mr. Woodby was a sergeant with the 42nd "Rainbow" Infantry Division, 1st Scout, and assisted in the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, European Campaign Medal, European Occupation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge. Mr. Woodby was a loving and caring husband,father,grandfather and brother.


Theodore Harry Edwards
Posted May 27, 2014
Theodore Harry Edwards, age 84, after a courageous battle with heart disease passed away peacefully at his home on May 17, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Theodore was born in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee in the town of Erwin, on September 24, 1929 to William and Mae Edwards. He was the last surviving member of 10 brothers and sisters. He moved to south Texas to work with his brother, Luther Fred Edwards at Plymouth Oil Company about 1946. After service in the US Army, he returned to Sinton, Texas. He eventually traveled worldwide as procurement manager for Marathon Oil Co, the successor to Plymouth Oil. His early assignments included completely equipping offshore drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico. He was then assigned to various locations around the world supervising the procurement for remote drilling operations. He retired in 1990 after over 30 years of service to Marathon and lived his retirement years in Houston, Texas. His company assignments included: Sinton and Galveston Island, TX, Louisiana, Alaska, Cork Islands, Ireland, Aberdeen, Scotland, London, England, Cairo, Egypt, Tunisia, Damascus, Syria, Caribbean Islands, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Houston. His family could always look forward to great stories from his latest assignment in some faraway location across the globe. He told of all that Marathon did to help the people in these remote locations and was proud to work for a company that cared so much. His joy of life was gathering with family and friends from Connecticut, South Texas, Colorado, Arizona or Tennessee. He was an outstanding tour guide of local sights and lore. There were always wild and wonderful stories shared between him and his brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mae Edwards, brothers, Herman Edwards, Luther Fred Edwards, Alfred Edwards, and Lawrence Edwards. Also predeceased by sisters, Viola Randolph, Edith Pingal, Daisy Schottdorf, Kathleen Edwards, Lulu Edwards, Joyce Scammon and sister in law, Clarice Edwards. He is survived by brothers in law and sisters in law, William Schottdorf, Joyce Edwards, Willis Scammon and Betty Edwards. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families. The family extends gratitude to Dr. Akram Shakhashiro for his gentle concern and care, and special friends Nan Runion, Bob Scott and Claire Caldwell. In accordance with his wishes that his final resting place be near his family, he will be interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin, Tennessee, with a memorial service to be held June 9th at 11 am at the Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association or your favorite charity. Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas. Please join us in remembering Theodore by visiting our Memorial at www.forestparkwestheimer.com. Through this site, we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.


Calvin Douglas Foster
Posted May 19, 2014
Calvin Douglas Foster, age 75, of 180 Jakie Farnor Road, Erwin, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Center on Aging and Health. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Robert and Zula Marvin Foster. Calvin served in the United States Army from 1958 through the early 1960’s, the Army Reserves and the Army National Guard. He was a member of Coffee Ridge Missionary Baptist Church where he was ordained as a deacon on October 15, 1972 and served as the chairman for 12 years. Mr. Foster formerly worked for Davis Chemical, Liberty Lumber, Superior Hone and later retired from C.E. Refractories. Calvin was a devoted father, loving husband and all around person that touched many with his faith. In addition to his parents, Mr. Foster is preceded in death by one sister, Audrey Renfro and brothers, Clarence Foster and Allen Foster.


Jerry Cecil Woodby
Posted May 16, 2014
Jerry Cecil Woodby, age 66, 515 Gay Street, Erwin, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Erwin Healthcare following a lengthy illness. He was a son of the late Cecil and Daisy Roberts Woodby. Mr. Woodby was a member of Park Street Church. He was a heavy equipment construction operator for twenty ye ars.


Susie Renee Tapp Masters
Posted May 16, 2014
Susie Renee Tapp Masters, age 52, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and was a daughter of Beatrice Linville Tapp and the late Hubert Tapp. She was an operator with Eastman Chemical Company.


V. Louise Anders
Posted May 15, 2014
V. Louise Anders, age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late James M. and Abbie Whitson Gouge. Louise began her career at the age of 17 with the Blue Ridge Pottery Company as a dish painter. She also worked for the former Savings Center and later retired from Texas Instruments. She was a faithful, life long member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church. She was also a member of Clinchfield Pottery Club. She was an inspiration and Christian witness too many through her artistry of painting rocks and making bookmarks. In addition to her parents, Louise is preceded in death by her husband, Horace Carson Anders, brothers: James Owen Gouge and wife, Paula and Norman Lee Gouge and wife, Hilda McCurry Gouge.


Marshall Greg Poff
Posted May 13, 2014
Marshall Greg Poff, age 66, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at his home. Born on March 2, 1948 in Beckley, W. VA, Greg was a son of the late Thomas J. Poff and Myra James Poff of Floyd, VA. He proudly served in the United States Army. He formerly worked at the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department and he retired from Premier Refractories. He attended Erwin Church of God.


Bernetta “Bea” Brackins
Posted May 12, 2014
On April 27, 2014, at age 92, Bernetta “Bea” Brackins, former Erwin resident and sister-in-law of Russell and Ginger Brackins, passed away at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Jeanne Brackins, in Tipton IN.


Betty “Marie” Arwood
Posted May 12, 2014
Betty “Marie” Arwood, age 84, of Erwin, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born in Erwin on August 4, 1929, she was a daughter of the late W. E. and Mae Adams Arwood. Ms. Arwood was a seamstress at the former Industrial Garment in Erwin. She enjoyed sewing and reading. In addition to her parents, Ms. Arwood was preceded in death by her brother, Howard Arwood.


Billy Durwood Leonard
Posted May 12, 2014
Billy Durwood Leonard, age, 62, 3248 Unicoi Dr., Unicoi passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday, May 10, 2014. Mr Leonard was a native of W ilson, NC and a son of the late Jame Clifton and and Mary Virgina Spence Leonard. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, James Franklin Leonard. Mr. Leonard attended Greater Anointing Assembly of God Church, Johnson City. He was self- employed for most of his life.


Briscoe Cooper, Sr.
Posted May 12, 2014
Briscoe Cooper, Sr., age 88, of Unicoi, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the James H. Quillen V. A. Medical Center. Born on October 20, 1925 in Poplar, NC, he was a son of the late Charlie and Essie Peterson Cooper. Mr. Cooper was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy during the Pacific Theatre. He was a pipe fitter and welder thru the U.A. Local Union #538. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Briscoe was a Mason. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Ruby Pauline Riddle Cooper in 1993 and a brother, Cicero Cooper.


Buford Shook
Posted May 12, 2014
Buford Shook, age 74, 1265 Carolina Avenue, Erwin passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a lengt hy illness. Mr. Shook was a native of Madison County NC and was a son of the late Camery and Hattie Shelton Shook. He attended Sweetwater Church of God. Mr. Shook retired in 1991 as a supervisor for Morrell Motors. He was employed with Unicoi County Memorial Hospital as a maintenance worker where he retired in 2002 due to deteriorating health.


Charles H. Lilly
Posted May 12, 2014
Charles H. Lilly, 84, formerly of Erwin, went to be with our Lord on Monday, April 28, 2014. Charles was the son of the late Earl and Willie Kate Lilly. He graduated from Unicoi County High School and attended East Tennessee State University. After serving in the Navy, he returned to Erwin and began work at the Clinchfield Railroad in 1952. In 1973, he transferred to Jacksonville, FL with the railroad, then Seaboard Coast Line, eventually retiring in 1987 from CSX Railroad as Director of Freight Revenue Accounting.


Flora "Boots" Adkins Foster
Posted May 12, 2014
Flora "Boots" Adkins Foster, age 90, 521 Richard McLaughlin Road, Unicoi, passed away at the Center on Aging, Erwin, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Mrs. Foster was the daughter of the late Sam and Usley Metcalf Adkins and had lived most of her life in Unicoi County. She was a former employee of the Blue Ridge Pottery. Mrs. Adkins was a member of the Omega Baptist Church. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Andy Foster on June 5, 2009.


Helen O. Calhoun
Posted May 12, 2014
Helen O. Calhoun, 73, Johnson City, ran into the arms of her Lord and Savior after a brief illness, at the Johnson City Medical Center.


Kirby Shelton
Posted May 12, 2014
Kirby Shelton, age 84 of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Erwin Health Care. Mr. Shelton was a native of Greene County, TN and a son of the late Willie D. and Mamie Blankenship Shelton. He was a Dairy Farmer in Washington County and a member of the Lighthouse of Truth Revival Center of Erwin.


Roy "Fred" McIntosh
Posted May 12, 2014
Roy "Fred" McIntosh, age 77, 603 Bob Hardin Road, Flag Pond, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in the Johns on City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. He was a son of the late Samuel and Bessie Treadway McIntosh.


Ruby Mae Poore
Posted May 12, 2014
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband, too, praises her: Many are the women of proven worth, but you have excelled them all. Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting; the woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.” Proverbs 31


Geneva H. Webb
Posted April 28, 2014
Geneva H. Webb, age 94, 525 East Roberts Street, Orange City, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in the Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, Palatka, Florida. She was a native of Erwin and had made her home with a daughter, Phyllis Watson, for the past two and a half years. Mrs. Webb was a daughter of the late James Hughes and Etta Bennett Hughes. She was a member of the Riverview Freewill Baptist Church. Other than her parents, Mrs. Webb was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Clayton Webb; two sons, Carroll Dean Webb and Jerry Wayne Webb; two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by three daughters, Phyllis Watson, Orange City, Florida, Jo Ann Bogart of Bristol and Pat Prout of Boone, North Carolina. Six grandsons, including a special grandson, David Sweeney and wife, Cindy and great grandson, Joshua, and nine other great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Irene Higginbotham.


Marvin Donald Hampton
Posted April 28, 2014
Marvin Donald Hampton, age 79, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in the Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC. Marvin is a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late John Frank and Rosetta Bailey Hampton. He served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Maddox. Mr. Hampton was a tool and die maker. Following his retirement Marvin with wife Evelyn owned and operated their own pottery business and taught pottery painting classes. He was a member of the Erwin National Blue Ridge Pottery Club and Cash Pottery Club.


Mildred Hagan Roark
Posted April 28, 2014
Mildred Hagan Roark, age 94 of Red Boiling Springs, TN passed away late Friday evening, April 25, 2014 at the Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette, TN. Mildred is at the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs.


Talmage Bryant
Posted April 28, 2014
Talmage Bryant, age 87, 865 Mayberry Road, Jonesborough, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in the Four Oaks Health Care Center. He was a native of Yancey County, North Carolina, and had lived in Jonesborough for the past fifty-eight years. Mr. Bryant was a son of the late Marcus Avery Co rnelius Bryant and Cora Belle Taylor Bryant. He was a self employed carpenter and plumber and had been a part time employee of the Veterans Administration, Mountain Home, for eight years. Mr. Bryant was a member of the Cherry Grove Baptist Church. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of sixty-three years, Jessie K. Bryant, in October 2009; a brother, Roy Bryant and one sister, Connie Hensley.


William “Bill” Moore
Posted April 28, 2014
William “Bill” Moore, Unicoi, born May 7, 1934 passed away peacefully Saturday, April 26, 2014 at his home, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a native of Limestone Cove where he had lived most of his life. Mr. Moore was a son of the late Walter A. Moore Sr. and Etta Davis Moore Hamm.


Janie E. Arwood
Posted April 24, 2014
Janie E. Arwood, age 68, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late Robert C and Dorothy E. Fanning Pauley. Janie was a life long member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church where she had numerous friends, loved ones and family. She enjoyed worshiping, singing and other fellowships at Southside from its beginning. In addition to her parents, Janie is preceded in death by two brothers: David and Bobby Pauley; sister: Sherry Pauley.


Lucille Elliott Dunbar
Posted April 24, 2014
Lucille Elliott Dunbar, age 92, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Born in Unicoi County on April 23, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Walter Logan Elliott and Nelle Morris Elliott Beckelhimer. Mrs. Dunbar was a school teacher for 35 years, having taught at the former Martin Chapel School. She graduated from East Tennessee State University. Lucille was a member of the Eastern Star and the Business and Professional Women’s Club. She was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church for over 65 years. Mrs. Dunbar worked closely with young people, sponsoring youth activities locally and on the association level. She produced church dramas with the youth and taught Bible School for many years. She was a Christian example for school children and gave Bibles out at school for rewards. For many years she taught Sunday school and was the superintendent of the Primary Department.


Phyllis Eileen Moore
Posted April 24, 2014
Phyllis Eileen Moore, age 94, of Johnson City, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Born on November 13, 1919 in Warren, OH, she was a daughter of the late Floyd E and Freda Brown Pardee. Mrs. Moore was a proud World War II veteran serving in the United States Navy. She was a housewife and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of Chestoa Baptist Church and the American Legion, Erwin and Johnson City chapters.


Sherman Lee Wilson
Posted April 24, 2014
Sherman Lee Wilson, age 70, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Isham and Rosa Starnes Wilson. Mr. Wilson retired as a carpenter. Sherman loved bluegrass very much and he enjoyed Saturday night bluegrass at David Thompson’ Produce on highway 107. He also loved gardening and working in his yard and he loved his family very much. Sherman was a happy fellow and always had a great personality. Sherman is preceded in death by his brother: Edd D Wilson and two brothers-in-law: Herman Huskins and James P Shelton.


Sherman Lee Wilson
Posted April 24, 2014
Sherman Lee Wilson, age 70, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Isham and Rosa Starnes Wilson. Mr. Wilson retired as a carpenter. Sherman loved bluegrass very much and he enjoyed Saturday night bluegrass at David Thompson’ Produce on highway 107. He also loved gardening and working in his yard and he loved his family very much. Sherman was a happy fellow and always had a great personality. Sherman is preceded in death by his brother: Edd D Wilson and two brothers-in-law: Herman Huskins and James P Shelton.


Helena Jewell Dunbar
Posted April 21, 2014
Helena Jewell Dunbar, age 97, of Erwin, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late J.R., Sr. and Sallie Elizabeth Broyles Dunbar. Ms. Dunbar graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She taught school at Martin’s Chapel and UCHS. While at UCHS she taught typing, other business related subjects, and history. Jewell was a charter member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church since the 1920’s, formerly Hazen’s Chapel Free Will Baptist. She served as clerk of the Eastern Quarterly Meeting of the Union Association. Helena worked in the Ladies Auxiliary on the local level, district level, and the association level. She attended every national convention of the FWB that she was able to. She was an officer at the Sunday School Convention of the Union Association. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club. Jewell coordinated and directed Vacation Bible School for many years and held two week long Bible Schools. She directed many church dramas, was active in the youth work on the association level, took the youth to many youth meetings, and was instrumental in establishing the permanent Free Will Baptist Camp on Camp Creek in Greeneville, TN. At her church she spearheaded the organization of the Women’s Auxiliary serving as president and held many other offices. She also served in various offices of the district and associational Women Nationally Active for Christ. At her church she organized an auxiliary for young girls called the Go-Tell Auxiliary. Jewell also served as church secretary for many years. In addition to her parents Jewell is preceded in death by brothers; Warren Dunbar, J.R. Dunbar, Jr., and Calvin Dunbar and one nephew, John Dunbar.


Nancy Lou Duncan
Posted April 21, 2014
Nancy Lou Duncan, age 66, 806 N. Main Avenue, Erwin went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. She died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Ms. Duncan was born in Washington County and was a lifelong resident of Erwin. She is a daughter of Allie Lane, and the late Clyde Wilson Lane . Ms. Duncan was a member of Embreeville Church of Christ. She was a homemaker, and she loved her family very much. Other than her father she was preceded in death by a brother, James E. Lane.


Olene Miller Ledford
Posted April 17, 2014
Olene Miller Ledford, age 79, 1030 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, TN went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, April 16, 2014 following a lengthy illne ss. She was a daughter of the late Garfield and Ethel Ann Bailey Miller and a native of Red Hill Community, Mitchell County, NC. Mrs. Ledford had resided in Erwin most of her life. She was a member of Canah Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She retired from Johnson City Medical Center Hospital in 1996 with 30 years of service. Mrs. Ledford was a devoted and wonderful mother to her children and grandchildren.


Jeanette Engle
Posted April 14, 2014
Jeanette Engle, age 83, of 172 Engle Street, Erwin, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Alex and Lou Collins Masters. She owned and operated Engle’s Grocery along with her husband, Harvey Engle. Jeanette was a member of Chestoa Baptist Church where she was a former pianist, choir member, taught the ladies Sunday School Class, and served as Church Secretary. She was recognized by the Holston Baptist Association as Church Secretary of the year. In addition to her parents, Jeanette is preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Engle.


Keith Erland Downard
Posted April 14, 2014
Keith Erland Downard, age 47, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Robert and Linda Foster Downard. Mr. Downard attended Erwin Church of God.


Kelley Genan Peterson
Posted April 11, 2014
Kelley Genan Peterson, 26, formerly of Morristown, TN, passed away March 18, 2014 in Wauiku Maui, HI., from injuries sustained in a car accident. She was born in Houston, TX on February 6, 1988 but grew up in Morristown. She attended West Elementary, Lincoln Heights Middle School, and graduated from Morristown West High School class of 2006. Kelley was a member of Noe's Chapel United Methodist Church.


Louise Hurd
Posted April 11, 2014
Louise Hurd, Erwin. A Celebration of Life service for Louise Hurd, who passed away on December 17, 2013, will be held in the day room at Unicoi Co. Memorial Hospital Long Term Care on April, 17, 2014 at 10:30 am. Reception to follow.


Michael Vernon Keesecker
Posted April 10, 2014
Michael Vernon Keesecker, age 67, passed away Monday morning, April 7, 2014 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. Keesecker was born September 10, 1946 and was a son of the late P.M. and Pauline Brummett Keesecker. He had resided with his family in Erwin for the past two years. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Keesecker was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War where he proudly served his country as a NATO courier. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.


Edsel "Merrel" Banner
Posted April 7, 2014
Mr. Edsel "Merrel" Banner, 76, of Hoschton, passed away on March 25, 2014 after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kelly and Maggie Banner, of Erwin, TN and sister, Jocelyn Banner James. He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Martha Jenkins Banner, Hoschton, GA; daughters, Lisa Banner-O’Connor, Hoschton, GA, Maria and Alan Cleveland, Suwanee, GA, Sonja and Jim Bullard, Cumming, GA; grandchildren, Weston and Walker Cleveland, Kennedy and Griffin Bramer, Brad, Ben and Baileigh Bullard; sister, Phyllis Banner Rader, Huntsville, AL; brother, Thomas Alvin and Lois Ann Banner, Dinwiddie, VA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Stewart and Betty Jo Martin, Buford, GA; nieces and nephews. Mr. Banner was born January 11, 1938 in Erwin, TN. He was a 1955 graduate of Erwin High School. He attended East Tennessee State College and Mercer University. He worked for Dittler Brothers for seventeen years in Atlanta. He was owner of AlphaGraphics in Tucker and Norcross. He attended Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church in Dacula, GA. Memorial Service was be held at on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church, Dacula, GA with Dr. Jason Mincey officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Halcyon Hospice in memory of Merrel Banner.


Helen Marie (Wilson) Crane
Posted April 7, 2014
Helen passed away on Sat, Apr 5, 2014, losing her 1-1/2 year battle with lung cancer. Born on Oct 22, 1935 in Mobile, AL, she resided 32 years in Whispering Pines, Johnson City, TN, where she retired from General Shale Brick, spent 6+ years supporting her daughters as an avid band booster for the UCHS marching band, and enjoyed 10 years houseboating on Watauga Lake at Lakeshore Marina G-Dock. She has lived in Orange Beach, AL, for the past 15 years with her beloved husband of 54 years, Morris "Duke" E. Crane Jr.


Oscar Henderson Powers
Posted April 7, 2014
Oscar Henderson Powers, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Powers was born in Wise Virginia and a son of the late Harmon and Carrie Dotson Powers. Oscar served in WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart during his service with the U. S.Army. He worked for the U M W A, as a crane operator, retiring in 1981. Oscar was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Oscar is preceded in death by his brother; Harmon Powers and a sister; Crestville.


Margueritte Alice Gouge
Posted April 2, 2014
Margueritte Alice Gouge, age 66, 102 Hughes Lane, Erwin, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. Gouge was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and daughter of the late Carse and Jesse Anna Hoyle Tipton. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Gouge was of the Protestant Faith. Other than her parents , she was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Engle Keever and a brother Darrell Hoyle.


Betty Shelton
Posted March 27, 2014
Betty Shelton, age 82, 105 Little Rock Road, Flag Pond, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, in the Center on Aging and Health, Erwin. Mrs. Shelton was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Jake and Mattie King Shelton. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Shelton loved going to church, reading and doing puzzles. She was a member of Sweetwater Church of God. Other than her parents, Mrs. Shelton was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.


James “Jim” Ramsey
Posted March 25, 2014
Greater is He that is in you, then he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4


Georgie Owens
Posted March 24, 2014
Georgie Owens, age 84, 113 Norris Street, Erwin, went to be with the Lord Friday, March 21, 2014, following a brief illness. She was a native of Bristol, Va and a daughter of the late George and Daisy Moore Wheeler. Mrs. Owens had resided in Unicoi County for the the past 12 years. She was a member o f Lower Higgins Creek Church Of God. Mrs. Owens loved to sing and play the mandolin with her husband in The Old Cross Roads Gospel Singers. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Rollins, one brother, G. W. Wheeler, and one half-brother, Bill Cox.


Mae Belle Riddle
Posted March 24, 2014
Mae Belle Riddle, age 83, 750 Carolina Avenue, Erwin, died Friday, March 21, 2014, following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Grover and Hazel Huskins Elliott. Mrs. Riddle was employed by Industrial Garment for a number of years. She was of th e Church of God faith. Other than her parents, Mrs. Riddle was preceded in death by a daughter, Patty Ann Kosier, a grandson, Cody Riddle, a brother, Claude Elliott and three sisters, Lorraine Fanning, Mary Ruth Saffold and Janice Street. Survivors include two sons, Larry Riddle and wife, Connie and Ronnie Riddle, all of Erwin. One daughter, Leigh Groff and husband, Gary of Stuttgart, Germany. Two brothers, Jimmy Elliott of Jonesborough and Eugene Elliott of Johnson City. Five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Committal Service was held at 3:30 P. M. Monday, March 24, 2014, in the McInturff Cemetery, Rock Creek Community, Erwin. Reverend Ron Fender officiated.


William (Bill) Roscoe
Posted March 13, 2014
William (Bill) Roscoe was called home on Feb 19, 2014 at Hillview Nursing Home in Elizabethton, TN Bill was an avid musician, an oboist from an early age that led to the establishment of MM Meason Inc., that moved to Erwin from Rockville, MD in 1975. He was active in the community as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Y’s Men Club, 10 years as principal oboist with the JC Symphony and an active member with the choir at Centenary UMC in Erwin. The last 15 months Bill resided at Governors Bend in Erwin with his wife Norma. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister and his youngest son George.


Bob R. Harris
Posted March 10, 2014
Bob R. Harris, age 60 of 115 Lester Harris Road, Erwin, went to see his Savior on Thursday, March 6, 2014, following a massive heart attack at his home.


Brenda Sue Laughrun Tipton
Posted March 10, 2014
Brenda Sue Laughrun Tipton, age 66, of Evans, Georgia, formerly of Erwin, Tennessee, died peacefully in her sleep on March 4, 2014, at University Hospital in Augusta, GA, with her husband and son by her side.


Kimla Lynn “Kim” Hawkins
Posted March 10, 2014
Kimla Lynn “Kim” Hawkins, age 56, of Erwin, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and the daughter of Ray Hawkins and the late Shirley White Hawkins. In addition to her mother, Kimla is preceded in death by her brother: Danny Joe Hawkins.


Steven Charles Cooper
Posted March 10, 2014
Kingsport - Steven Charles Cooper, 54, of Kingsport passed away 11 pm on Saturday March 1, 2014 at Holston Manor after a long illness.


Theodore L. “Ted” Higgins
Posted March 10, 2014
Theodore L. “Ted” Higgins, 76, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at Kenosha Hospital.


Edsel “Blake” Hardin
Posted February 27, 2014
I will be strong and courageous I will not be terrified, or discouraged: for the Lord my God is with me wherever I go. Joshua 1:9


Lester Bailey, Jr.
Posted February 27, 2014
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved his appearing.


William "Willie" Lee White
Posted February 27, 2014
William "Willie" Lee White, age 51, of 514 Orleans Street, Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, Feb ruary 26, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born February 24, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey, a son of Letha Foster White McKinney of Johnson City and the late William Lish White. Other than his dad, he was preceded in death by his step dad, Lonnie C. McKinney.


Kenneth Gordon Ferguson
Posted February 24, 2014
2 Timothy 4:7


William “Bill” A. Roscoe
Posted February 21, 2014
William “Bill” A. Roscoe, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, in the Hillview Health Care Center. Bill was born on May 26, 1924 in Dakota County, MN.


Edith Laws Yates
Posted February 20, 2014
Edith Laws Yates, age 92, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Yates was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Bob and Lula Huskins Laws. Edith was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. In Addition to her parents, Edith is preceded in death by her husband, John L. Yates.


Lois Kay Goodpasture
Posted February 20, 2014
Lois Kay Goodpasture, age 57, of Erwin, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, on Monday, February 17, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Lois was a native of Dayton, Ohio, but had lived in Erwin, TN for the past 10 years. She is a daughter of Ruby Lucille Reel and the late Marion Wolfe. She was a loving homemaker.


Virginia Elizabeth Walker
Posted February 20, 2014
Virginia Elizabeth Walker, age 84, of Beech Grove, TN died Tuesday, February 18, 2014. She was a native of Unicoi County, TN and was the daughter of the late Walter Davis, Sr. and Fannie Blevins Davis. She was also preceded in death by her son, Tom Walker; and brothers, Walter and Frank Davis.


Helen Y. Reeves Honeycutt
Posted February 18, 2014
Helen Y. Reeves Honeycutt, age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Greene County and a daughter of the late Orba and Essie Jennings Reeves. She was a faithful and hardworking member of Rock Creek Presbyterian Church since 1958. She worked for the former SH Kress of Johnson City, was a manager of Draper and Darwin Stores of Erwin, and worked for Roller Pharmacy. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Honeycutt was preceded in death by her husband, Luther E. Honeycutt and one sister, Velma Estep.


Pauline Hughes Ledford
Posted February 18, 2014
Pauline Hughes Ledford, age 87, 400 N. Boone Street, Asbury Place, Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord at 5:00 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014.


Julia Phillips
Posted February 17, 2014
Julia Phillips, age 97, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Center on Aging and Health. Mrs. Phillips was a native of Burnsville, North Carolina and was a daughter of the late John and Mary McCurry Edwards. Julia was a loving housewife and a member of Lily Dale Church of Christ. She was a member of the Clinchfield Senior Citizens. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Phillips is preceded in death by her husband, Suil Phillips.


William “Bill” Metcalf
Posted February 17, 2014
William “Bill” Metcalf, age 77, of Erwin, TN, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Tom and Hattie Deweese Metcalf. Mr. Metcalf served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a professional truck driver and attended Grace Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Tommy Metcalf and sisters, Earlene Alman, Betty Hampton and Ernestine Viedaka.


Essie Mae Vanover
Posted February 11, 2014
Essie Mae Vanover, age 82, of Erwin, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Christian Care Center of Johnson City. Born in Sioux, North Carolina on July 4, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Reverend Moss and Lora Tolley Holloway. She was a member of the Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church. She retired from Texas Instruments as a group leader in 1991.


Ms. Faye P. Hensley
Posted February 11, 2014
Ms. Faye P. Hensley, age 91, of Johnson City, passed away on February 7, 2014 at Governor’s Bend Assisted Living in Erwin, TN.


Calvin Ray Wilson
Posted February 7, 2014
Calvin Ray Wilson, age 78, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Calvin was a native of Erwin and a son of the late Richmond C. and Julie Tittle Wilson. He retired from Nuclear Fuel Services after 23 years of service. Calvin loved going to Church and being a Christian and his desire was to see his whole family saved. In addition to his parents, Calvin is preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years in 2001: Patricia L. Wilson; Sisters: Beulah Whitney, Hazel Stockton and Thelma Garland; Brothers: Harold, Fred Don, William Merle and Floyd A Wilson.


Rita Joyce Peake Hendren
Posted February 6, 2014
Rita Joyce Peake Hendren, age 62, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at her residence. She was a native of Detroit, Michigan and is a daughter of the late Ottis Eldo and Mary Elizabeth Hensley Peake. Rita loved to fish, hike and enjoy the outdoors. She was a loving homemaker and enjoyed her grandchildren greatly. In addition to her parents, Rita is preceded in death by her sister, Linda Wright.


Ruby Charlotte Haun Greene
Posted February 6, 2014
Ruby Charlotte Haun Greene, age 79, of Meadowood Park Apartments, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at J ohnson City Medical Center following a short illness. She was a native of Erwin where she resided the majority of her life. She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Winnie Ledford Haun. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Greene was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Greene, in 1981 and daughter Connie Baucom in 2013: three brothers, Clarence Haun, Alvin Haun, and Charles Haun: two sisters, Madeline Baucom Thompson and Helen Tittle.


Joseph Lewis Stockfelt
Posted February 3, 2014
Joseph Lewis Stockfelt, 52, of Columbia, passed away at his home of natural causes on Wednesday, January 26, 2014. He was born August 3, 1961 in Marrero LA to the late Albert J. Stockfelt and Emma Rosa Pichler Stockfelt. He worked in Construction as a Pipefitter.


Mary Frances Jones
Posted February 3, 2014
Mary Frances Jones, age 71, of 1005 Jones Drive of Erwin went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 3, 2014. She was born in Yancey County, NC on January 28, 1943.


Claude Henry Keever, Jr
Posted January 30, 2014
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalms 46:10


Leonard C. “Rowdy” Yates
Posted January 30, 2014
Mr. Leonard C. “Rowdy” Yates, age 52, of Erwin, died Monday, January 27, 2014.


Mary Pauline Willis
Posted January 30, 2014
Mary Pauline Willis, age 81, of Johnson City, went home Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Appalachian Christian Village. Mary was a native of Flag Pond and a daughter of the late Oscar Samuel and Bertha Loretta Phillips Blankenship. In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Clifford Howard Willis; daughter, Judy Ann Willis Williams; brothers, Ray L. Blankenship, Dwight Blankenship and David Floyd Blankenship; and sisters Ina Blankenship Sands, Hazel Blankenship and Ruby Blankenship Tipton. Mary was a member of Coffee Ridge Baptist Church.


Arnie Edwards
Posted January 28, 2014
Hebrews 9:27 "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment." Arnie Edwards, age 74, 137 River Road, Erwin, passed peacefully Monday, January 27, 2014 in Hyattsville, MD following a lengthy illness. Mr. Edwards was a lifelong resident of Erwin, TN and a son of the late Linville and JoAnna Murphey Edwards. He retired from CSX Railroad Maintenance of Way after 20 years service. Mr. Edwards enjoyed feeding the wildlife at his son's home.


Elizabeth Rader
Posted January 27, 2014
Elizabeth Rader, 96, of Morristown, died January 1, 2014 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. Born in Chilhowee, VA, she lived most of her life in Hamblen County. She was a long time member of Russellville United Methodist Church, where she and her late husband had many special Christian friends.


Reba Joyce Hensley Heinrick
Posted January 21, 2014
Reba Joyce Hensley Heinrick, age 79, of Erwin, TN, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 20, 2014 at her home. Born on September 7, 1934 in Erwin, she was a daughter of the late Dallas and Martha Vance Hensley. She was a member of Shallow Ford Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Heinrick is preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Hawkins, and brothers, Ferrell and Gilbert Hensley.


Richard Laybon Booth
Posted January 20, 2014
Richard Laybon Booth, 73, Erwin, passed away January 16, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, January 12, 1941 to William Laybon Booth, Jr., and Grace Barnes Booth.


Frank A. Gingras
Posted January 17, 2014
Frank A. Gingras, 54, Johnson City, went to be with his Lord surrounded by his family and friends Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at his residence.


Geneva Lewis Honeycutt
Posted January 17, 2014
Geneva Lewis Honeycutt, age 82, of Johnson City went home to be with the Lord Thursday, January 16, 2013 at her residence. Born in Poplar, NC on November 6, 1931, she was a daughter of the late W. M. “Jape” and Cora Webb Lewis. She attended Unaka Springs Free Will Baptist Church until she was no longer able to drive and then Higher Ground Baptist Church of Kingsport as long as her health allowed. She retired from Texas Instruments. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Carson Honeycutt, brothers, Howard, Conway and Claude Lewis and sisters Bertha Tilley, Pansy Oaks and Tessie Hopson.


Wanda Annette Edens Leidig
Posted January 17, 2014
Wanda Annette Edens Leidig, 92, of Jonesborough, Tenn., died January 13, 2014, at Mountain States Medical Center, Johnson City, after a brief illness.


Danny Lloyd
Posted January 15, 2014
Danny Lloyd, age 55, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Danny was a native of Buncombe County, NC and lived most of his life in Unicoi County. He was a son of the Hazel McIntosh Lloyd and the late Reverend H. P. Lloyd. Danny was the former owner and operator of East TN Stone Works in Johnson City.


Mary Ann Bailey Jackson
Posted January 15, 2014
Mary Ann Bailey Jackson, age 70, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Elbert and Mary A. McKinney Bailey. Mary was formerly employed by Morrell Motors as an operator for twelve years. In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by two sisters: Alma Fender and Sherry Tipton.


Jimmy Effler
Posted January 13, 2014
Jimmy Effler, age 44, Smithville, Tennessee, formerly of Erwin, passed away Friday morning, January 10, 2014, at his home following an extended il lness.


Margaret Irene Lemmon
Posted January 13, 2014
Margaret Irene Lemmon, age 71, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Donald and Fay Lewis Lemmon. Margaret operated a daycare in her home for over 50 years in which she loved and helped guide many children. She was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church.


Mrs. Madge Duncan Campbell
Posted January 13, 2014
Mrs. Madge Duncan Campbell, age 97, 202 Cross Street, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 4:00 a.m. Sunday, January 12, 2014, in Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.


John S. Boone, Sr.
Posted January 10, 2014
John S. Boone, Sr.


Carl J. Jones
Posted January 7, 2014
Carl J. Jones, age 82 of Hwy 197, Bakersville NC, passed away January 4, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a son of the late Frank and Mabel Tipton Jones.


Mary Sue Rice
Posted January 2, 2014
Mary Sue Rice, age 75, 113 New Camp Road, Flag Pond, went home to be with the Lord at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014, in Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was born February 16, 1938 in Unicoi County, a daughter of the late Hobert Calvin and Esther Bertha Tipton Rice. Ms. Rice was member of Uppe r Rice Creek Baptist Church and was a retired dental assistant.


Irene Mashburn
Posted December 30, 2013
Irene Mashburn, age 79, 850 Rock Creek Road, Lot #18, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born in Erwin, daughter of the late Lawson and Retta Beam Tipton. Mrs. Mashburn was a former cook at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital and Kentucky Fried Chicken in Erwin. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves baseball games, knitting, cooking and listening to gospel music and was a loving and devoted mom and mamaw. Mrs. Mashburn was a longtime member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church.


Reverend Burgess Shelton
Posted December 30, 2013
Reverend Burgess Shelton, age 84, 165 Roy Phillips Road, Jonesborough, went home to be with the Lord at 5:00 a.m. Friday December 27, 2013, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital.


Mildred Congdon Tapp
Posted December 27, 2013
Mildred Congdon Tapp, age 92, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Born April 9, 1921 in Erwin, TN, she was the oldest daughter in a family of eight children born to Raymond and Lucy Erwin of Erwin, TN.


Raymond Dugger
Posted December 27, 2013
Raymond Dugger, age 84, of Erwin, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Dugger was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Jake J. and Maude Good Dugger. Raymond was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He loved fishing with his fishing buddies. In addition to his parents, Mr. Dugger is preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Miller Dugger and a brother, Howard Dugger.


Linda Ruth Maupin
Posted December 23, 2013
Linda Ruth Maupin, age 75, of Erwin, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Center on Aging and Health. Born on March 7, 1938 in Unicoi County, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Ruby Adkins Erwin. Until 1993, she lived in Michigan, where, in 1959 she was married to Thomas Maupin, who preceded her in death in 2001. Mrs. Maupin was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church, where she was the librarian, sang in the choir, and taught Sunday School in the Ruth Class. She was a past worthy matron of the Eastern Star and was active in the Sweet Adelines for 30 years in Michigan and Tennessee.


Madalyn Adkins Foster
Posted December 23, 2013
Madalyn Adkins Foster, age 64, 1006 Jackson Love Highway, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, December 19, 2013, at Johns on City Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born in Erwin, a daughter of Hazel Byrd Adkins, Erwin and the late Gerald Adkins.


Ruth M. Randolph
Posted December 23, 2013
Ruth M. Randolph, age 88, Erwin, passed away Thursday morning, December 18, 2013 at the Center on Aging & Health.


Violet H. Lane
Posted December 23, 2013
Violet H. Lane, age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Dave and Loula Huskins Laws. Violet was a seamstress with Industrial Garment and worked for the Pepper Mill in the South Central Community for many years where she enjoyed her many friends. She enjoyed time with family and friends and loved animals. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lane is preceded in death by husband, Charles E. Lane; daughter, Carolyn Richardson; son, David Charles Lane; and grandson, Joshua Glenn Cooper.


Bonnie Caryl Susser
Posted December 19, 2013
Bonnie Caryl Susser, 57 of Erwin, TN, past away after a long illness on Sunday December 8, 2013 at the Center on Aging and Health, Erwin.


Carroll Glen Davenport
Posted December 19, 2013
Carroll Glen Davenport, age 79, 123 DeArmond Place, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013, in Franklin Woods Community Hospital following a short illness.


Nellie L. “Pat” Edney
Posted December 19, 2013
2 Corinthians 5:8 “…to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”


Imogene Rednour Mathes
Posted December 17, 2013
Imogene Rednour Mathes, age 61, 1104 Cross Drive, Erwin, formerly of Greene County, went home to be with the Lord at 9:35 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2013, in Johnson City Medical Center.


Verna Louise Hurd
Posted December 17, 2013
Verna Louise Hurd, age 91, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Luther Craig and Flossie Atkins Hurd. She received her Bachelor Degree from East Tennessee State University and a Master Degree from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Following her graduation she taught at Unicoi County High School in the later 1940’s for 10 years then for 35 years at Watauga High School, Boone, NC. Ms. Hurd was a member of First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Verna is preceded in death by two sisters; Virginia Caroline and Dorothy Hurd Ashby.


Floyd Millard Kegley
Posted December 16, 2013
Floyd Millard Kegley, age 94, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord Thursday afternoon, December 12, 2013, at the Center on Aging and Health. He w as born in Wythe County, Virginia, a son of the late John Millard and Carl Smelser Kegley and has been a resident of Unicoi County since 1958. Mr. Kegley was a proud World War II veteran serving in the United States Army. He retired in 1981 as a lineman for Erwin Utilities after 23 years of dedicated service. Mr. Kegley was a longtime devoted member of the Erwin First Baptist Church where he was a member of the Barraca Sunday School Class and was a longtime member of the building and grounds committee. He was a 50 + year Mason in Centennial Masonic Lodge # 491 F&AM and was a charter member of Jerico Shrine Temple. Mr. Kegley loved the outdoors and camping and was a member of the Valley Beautiful Camping Club.


Inis Roberts Yarber
Posted December 16, 2013
Inis Roberts Yarber, 90, formerly of 113 Village Lane, Erwin went home to be her Lord, Friday, December 13, 2013 in the Unicoi County Long Term Care Center. She was a native of Dickenson County, Virginia and was a daughter of the late John and Dora Buchanan Roberts. Mrs. Yarber was retired from the V.A. Center and was the oldest living member of the Buffalo Freewill Baptist Church in Unicoi. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry K. Yarber in 2006; two brothers, George and Ralph Roberts; five sisters, Joyce Osborne, Martha Laughren, Loris Reeser, Mary Bennett and Velva Roberts; three grandchildren, Kevin and Stacy Yarber and Tommy Tolley; a special great-grandson, T.J. Yarber. Survivors include her four children, Ronny Yarber and wife, Linda of Johnson City, John Yarber of Unicoi, George Yarber and wife, Jackie of Erwin and Linda Ayers and husband, James of Unicoi; three sisters, Myrle Laughren and husband, Carl, Olean Roberts and Frances Horton all of Erwin; three granddaughters, Kelly Stevens and husband, Michael, Cindy Bryant and husband, Tom and Jamie Black and husband, Justin; four great-grandchildren, Kristopher and Kourtney Yarber, Thomas Bryant and Jonah Black; a great-great-granddaughter, Pandora Yarber; a special friend, Macy Harris; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Yarber will be conducted at 7:00 PM Monday, December 16, 2013 in the Buffalo Freewill Baptist Church in Unicoi with the Rev. Dallas Gregg and Rev. Donnie Harris officiating. The family will receive friends at the church Monday from 5:00 PM until the service hour. Other times at the home of the daughter, 3127 Marbleton Road, Unicoi. Graveside services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in the Buchanan Cemetery, Limestone Cove. Active pallbearers will be Justin and Jonah Black, Frank Laughren, Tom and Thomas Bryant, Kenneth Roberts and Kristopher Yarber. Honorary pallbearers will be James Ayers, Gary Laughren, Richard Horton, Odell Roberts, Buddy Osborne and Jackie Yarber. Everyone attending this service is asked to meet at the church by 9:30 AM to go in procession to the cemetery. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of the Unicoi County Long Term Care Center especially Rita and Wanda and the nurse practitioner, Vickie Bryant for their wonderful care they provided. Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Yarber family. 423-928-2245


Irene Hopson Engle Roberts
Posted December 12, 2013
Irene Hopson Engle Roberts, age 80, 111 Bradshaw Woods Drive, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday evening, December 10, 2013, at her home. A longtime resident of Unicoi County, she was born in Green Mountain, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Clifford and Noro Deaton Hopson. Mrs. Roberts retired, after 28 years of dedicated service, as a seamstress with Industrial Garment. She was a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church and was a member of the Dorcus Sunday School Class.


Barbara A. Davis
Posted December 10, 2013
Barbara A. Davis, Erwin, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013. She was a daughter of the late John Calvin Henon Sellars and Winnie Inez Robbins Sellars. Mrs. Davis was an accomplished musician serving both her church, Central Baptist, and Valley Funeral Home as pianist and organist. She taught piano lessons in addition to her career as Medical Records Librarian at UCMH. She was named “Citizen of the Year” in 1982 jointly with her husband Fred for their significant contribution in establishing the Unicoi County Heritage Museum where she served as the first curator.


Mary Ann Hilton Harless
Posted December 10, 2013
Mary Ann Harless, 56, passed away Monday, November 25, 2013 in her home. She was born April 24, 1957, in Jefferson City, to Jane Ann Brooks Hilton and the late, Henry Hilton, Sr.


Gurney C. Miller
Posted December 5, 2013
Gurney C. Miller, 69, 2359 Upper Stone Mountain Road, Unicoi passed away peacefully at his residence Wednesday, December 4, 2013. He was a native of Carter County and was a son of the late John Miller and Maude Roberts Miller Byrd. Mr. Miller retired from the U.S Forest Service after 36 years of service. After retirement he worked for the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department for 5 years. He was a faithful member of the Maranatha Tabernacle where he played guitar in the church band and was also a member of the OASIS Group. Gurney loved playing his guitar, gardening, reading his Bible and watching Westerns. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his only son, Matthew Lee Miller; three brothers, Bill Miller, Junior Byrd and James Miller; his father and mother-in-law, Maynard and Jo Blevins; also a sister-in-law, Dottie Blevins. I say “goodbye” to my dearest family and faithful friends and embrace my Lord as he says, “Welcome Home” my son. My faith is now sight and I see things that you can only imagine. (Heb. 11:1). I walk streets of gold and drink from the well that will never go dry and I will never ever thirst again. Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Alice Blevins Miller; a granddaughter, Brionnah Marie Miller; a brother, Ed Miller and his wife, Sanobia of Hampton; a sister, Melba Davis of Unicoi; three brothers-in-law. Spencer Blevins and Walter Blevins both of Unicoi and Charles Blevins and wife, Diane of Surgoinsville; a sister-in-law, Wanda Schroder and husband, Charles of Unicoi; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Eli Bratton, Junior Street, Charles Erwin, Steve Hefflin and family and his entire church family. Funeral services for Gurney will be conducted at 8:00 PM Friday December 6, 2013 in the Maranatha Tabernacle off Buckeye Road in Unicoi with Pastor E.L. Wheeler officiating. The family will receive friends at the church Friday from 5:00 PM until the service hour. Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, December 7, 2013 in the Bell Cemetery in Unicoi. Active pallbearers will be Steve Simerly, John Adkins, Kevin Bratton, Kyle Tipton, David Penley, Leonard Dugger and Spencer Blevins. Honorary pallbearers will be his co-workers from the U.S. Forest Service and the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department and the men of Maranatha Tabernacle. Everyone attending this service is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 AM. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Lincoln Olsen, Dr. Jason Colinger, Dr. Michael Cook, Wanda Shelton and the entire staff of Mountain States Hospice Group. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to the Maranatha Tabernacle OASIS Group, 122 Timberidge Road, Erwin, TN 37650. Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Miller family.


Richard H. Whitson
Posted December 5, 2013
Richard H. Whitson, Jr., age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Erwin Health Care Center. Mr. Whitson was a native of Green Mountain, NC and a son of the late Richard Sr. and Anna Grindstaff Whitson. Richard served in the United States Navy and the United States Air Force during World War II. He worked as a plumber and pipefitter through Union #538 of Johnson City, TN. Mr. Whitson was of the Free Will Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his brother, R.J. Whitson.


Rick Bundy
Posted December 5, 2013
Rick Bundy, age 54 of Erwin passed away on December 4, 2013 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born on May 13, 1959 in Erwin, Rick was a son of the late James E. and Norma Oliveros Bundy. He was a machinist and tool and die maker and, in partnership with his brother, operated Tooling Concepts for 25 years. He enjoyed woodworking, working with his hands, riding and working on motorcycles and he was a dog lover. He was of the Presbyterian faith.


Buster Hughes
Posted December 2, 2013
Buster Hughes, 91, of Erwin passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City, TN. Mr. Hughes was born on July 7, 1922 in Sioux, NC, a son of the late Finn and Maude Warrick Hughes. He was a blacksmith for the former Clinchfield Rail Road, and was a member and past deacon at First Christian Church in Erwin. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Erwin Volunteer Fire Department and delivered for Meals on Wheels, he was also a member of the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center, the Rod and Gun Club, and worked with “Tiny” at the Watauga Historical Society. He loved fishing and bowling. Mr. Hughes was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Navy, and retiring from the Navy Reserve.


Etter Honeycutt Casey
Posted December 2, 2013
Etter Honeycutt Casey, age 78, 106 Sneyd Lane, Unicoi, went home to be with the Lord at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 30, 1935 in Mitchell County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Reverend Clayton and Mary Barnett Honeycutt. Mrs. Casey was a longtime resident of Unicoi county. She was a loving and devoted wife, mom, mamaw and sister. Mrs. Casey loved to fish, quilt and was a professional seamstress. She was a member of Lighthouse of Truth Revival Center in Erwin and was a well known member of the Singing Casey Family.


Jack M. Kegley
Posted December 2, 2013
Jack M. Kegley, age 97, 830 Mill Creek Road, Erwin, went to be with Jesus on Friday, December 29, 2013, at Appalachian Christian Village. He was born May 14, 1916 in Sullivan County, Tennessee, a son of the late Ray M. and Lillian Banner Kegley.


James L. “Jim” Buchanan
Posted December 2, 2013
James L. “Jim” Buchanan, age 92, Shannondale of Maryville, TN, formerly of 510 New Ave. Erwin, passed away on November 25, 2013. Jim was a native of Blissfield, MI and a son of the late John and Minnie Bode Buchanan. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Jim was a Diesel Shop Supervisor with CRR/CSX Railroad. Mr. Buchanan was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he was a member of the Regular Fellows Sunday School Class. He was a Mason. In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Mauk Buchanan on October 22, 2002 and his brothers, Arthur Buchanan and Louie Buchanan.


Mr. David C. Campbell
Posted December 2, 2013
Mr. David C. Campbell, age 87, of Johnson City, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013, at his residence.


Robert Earl Farris
Posted December 2, 2013
Robert Earl Farris went to be with the Lord November 27, 2013, at his home in Erwin, Tennessee. Bob was born in Etowah, Tennessee on March 7, 1928, the son of Colonel Garvin B. Farris, a 32-year retired veteran of the US Army, and Edna Earle Phillips Farris. He was a man filled with grace and wisdom who lived a self-less life of service to others.


Anita LaMotte
Posted November 29, 2013
Anita LaMotte, age 44, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Washington, DC, a daughter of Ann Hopson LaMotte and the late John E. LaMotte. Anita attended the Dawn of Hope and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She loved shopping, eating out and being with people. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Oscar and Mary Bawgus Hopson; paternal grandparents, John and Irene LaMotte; uncles, Paul Hopson, Gene Smith, Billy Hopson and Vernon Ledford.


Clifford Gordon Baxter
Posted November 25, 2013
Clifford Gordon Baxter, age 80, 600 Virginia Avenue, Unicoi, passed away Saturday evening at the John son City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Baxter was born in Harrow, England, and a son of the late Frank William and Lilian Roberts Baxter. He came to the United States in 1958, and was an employee of Clinchfield and CSX Railroad until his retirement in 1993. Mr. Baxter was a lifelong Christian and member of the Baptist faith. He loved to sing, especially in nursing homes, and to deliver Meals on Wheels, along with words of cheer. He was a most devoted son, brother, and uncle.


Donald Shelton
Posted November 25, 2013
Donald Shelton, age 77, of Unicoi, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Lakebridge Nursing Home in Johnson City, TN. Born June 10, 1936 in Unicoi, TN, he was a son of the late Macon and Neva Mathes Shelton. Mr. Shelton proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was an upholsterer by trade, and was an avid fisherman.


Beatrice Juanita Gilbert Helton
Posted November 21, 2013
Beatrice Juanita Gilbert Helton, 96, 100 Westwind Dr., Oak Ridge, TN. died Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at N.H.C., Oak Ridge, TN. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Carl and Melda Tinker Gilbert. She lived most of her early life in Erwin. She moved, with her husband and family, to the Chattanooga area in 1955 where she lived until about four years ago. In Erwin, she had been a member of Lily Dale Church of Christ. She joined East Lake Christian Church, Chattanooga, after moving there where she was active on the Bible School program. Beatrice was an avid reader, she loved music and loved working in her flower garden. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: her husband, Ernest Helton; two sons, Ronald Helton and Robert “Bob” Helton; three sisters, Iris Banner, Eppie Mooney and Audra Higgins; two brothers, brothers, Edward Gilbert and R.C. Gilbert. She leaves behind to cherish her memory:


Dorothy Markland
Posted November 21, 2013
Dorothy Markland, 91, of Newark, DE went home to be with the Lord on Monday,


Marie Bryant
Posted November 21, 2013
Marie Bryant, age 83, of Unicoi, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at her residence. She was a life long resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Alonzo Milton and Goldie Hodges Osborne. Marie retired at the age of 51 as a seamstress for Industrial Garment. She was a member of Unicoi Church of Christ. Marie was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two brothers: Ivan and Willard Osborne.


Anna K. Jackson
Posted November 18, 2013
Anna K. Jackson, age 97, 1120 Brinkley Road, Erwin passed away Sunday, November 17th, 2013 following an extended illness. She was a lifelong resi dent of Unicoi county and was a daughter of the late Wade H. and Ada Allen Kegley. Mrs. Jackson retired from Blue Ridge Pottery where she was an artisan pottery painter for 17 years. She was a member of Erwin Church of Christ.


Carolyn Sue Tipton Martinez
Posted November 18, 2013
Carolyn Sue Tipton Martinez, age 48, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at her residence following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of Shirley Silvers Tipton and the late Wayne Tipton. She was a CNA for 9 years with Home Health Care through Center on Aging and Health in Erwin. Carolyn was a member of Lower Higgins Creek Church of God. She was a devoted mother and homemaker.


Della Mae Brewer Taylor
Posted November 18, 2013
Della Mae Brewer Taylor, 81, of Johnson City, died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Johnson City, a daughter of the late Lee Roy and Hona LuLu Holley Brewer. Della Mae was a member of the Rock Creek Presbyterian Church in Erwin, TN. She was a retired RN, 1953 graduate of the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. A former nursing instructor, parish nurse, polio head nurse, U. S. Army nurse, former Mt. Home Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center nurse and private duty nurse. She was a democrat activist, had won numerous national cooking awards, wrote recipes for Southern Living Magazine and was the first woman President of the Jonesborough Kiwanis Club. Della Mae was in Who’s Who of American Women for 1984 and 85 and on the Tennessee Board of Professional Counselors and Marital Therapists. In her life she was dedicated to her family and mentored many young people and lived a loving and loyal life.


Flonia Imogene Wilson Masters
Posted November 18, 2013
Flonia Imogene Wilson Masters, age 88, 163 Sycamore Street, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 6:15 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2013, at the Er win Center on Aging and Health. She was born October 14, 1925 in Unicoi County, a daughter of the late Greeley and Anna Garland Wilson. Mrs. Masters loved to do ceramics and sewing and was a loving and devoted mom and mamaw.


Mary J. Hughes
Posted November 18, 2013
Mary J. Hughes, 84, 110 Lewis Lane, Erwin, died Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Hiram and Carrie Miller Jones. During her working career, Mary had worked at Erwin’s former Southern Pottery as an Artist, painting pottery designs. After the closing of Southern Potteries, she was employed at the former Superior Hone, Corp. Mary was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult Choir and a Sunday School Teacher for 45 years. Mary loved to cook and bake then share her cooking and baked goods with friends and family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard W. Sneed and by her second husband, Howard F. Hughes; by five brothers: Orlanda Jones, Charles Jones, H.A. Jones, Clarence Jones, David Jones and Infant Stephen Jones and by two sisters: Eva Hughes and Nora Dean Oaks. Leaving behind to cherish her memories are:


Dennis Shelton
Posted November 15, 2013
Dennis Shelton, age 77, 4485 Old Asheville Highway, Flag Pond, went home to be with the Lord at 3:12 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.


James J. “J. J.” Sparks
Posted November 15, 2013
James J. “J. J.” Sparks, age 43, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at his home. Born April 19, 1970 in Washington County, TN, he was a son of Bobby and Sue Davis Baucom and biological father Mickey Sparks. J. J. was graduate of Unicoi County High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Maryville College. He was a faithful member of Hulen Baptist Church, had worked at NFS, taught Spanish at Unicoi County High School, was an assistant football coach in 2000 and had worked at McDonalds for the last 2 years. He was a former football player at UCHS and at Maryville College, played Basket Ball at UCHS and was a Hot Shots Hoops champion. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bynum and Geneva Sparks, Maternal grandparents Mina and Orley Davis, his brother Anthony “Tony” Sparks and very special uncle, Ronnie “R. D.” Davis.


E.T. “Pete” Higgins
Posted November 14, 2013
E.T. “Pete” Higgins, age 61, of Johnson City formerly of Erwin, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Higgins was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Lenora White and the late Holt Higgins. He was of the Christian faith.


Frank Toney “Trey” Parsley, III
Posted November 14, 2013
Frank Toney “Trey” Parsley, III, age 16, of 609 N. Mohawk Drive, Erwin, passed away on November 10, 2013. Trey was a native of Unicoi County and the son of Frank Toney Parsley, Jr. and Jan Hendren Bradley. He was a sophomore at Unicoi County High School where he was a member of the Golf team, Future Farmers of America, BETA Club, and the Unicoi County High School Hiking Club. Trey was an “A” Honor Student for each of his 10 years in school. He enjoyed traveling, riding his motorcycle, playing golf, hiking, being outdoors, and cruising in his truck. Trey was a great friend, brother, son, and grandson. He was a member of Erwin Presbyterian Church. Trey is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Joe and Barbara Hendren; maternal uncle, Lee Hendren; paternal grandfather, Frank Toney Parsley, Sr.


Mack William Loyd
Posted November 14, 2013
Mack William Loyd, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Center on Aging and Health. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Joe and Nettie Deweese Loyd. He worked in the maintenance department of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center for 34 years. Mack was a charter member of Hulen Avenue Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, trustee, and taught Sunday school. He proudly served in the United States Navy. Mr. Loyd enjoyed trout fishing and watching Vols Football. In addition to his parents, Mack is preceded in death by his wife in 1992, Gladys Tipton Loyd.


Betty Calloway
Posted November 11, 2013
Ms. Betty Calloway, age 88, of Kingsport, and formerly of Erwin, TN, passed away early Saturday morning surrounded by her loving family.


Della Mae Cooper
Posted November 11, 2013
Della Mae Cooper, affectionately known as “Miss Della” and “Granny”, age 83, of Erwin, formerly of Knoxville, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. A native of Knoxville, TN, Miss Della was born on October 25, 1930, a daughter of the late James L. and Bonnie Hefner Branum. She was a homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. Burl Cooper; a Daughter, Libby Lee; Grandsons, Michael Cooper, Larry Lee, Jr, Benjamin Lee and William Burl Cooper II; Granddaughter, Tyjuana Lee; and brother, Buddy Branum.


Coy Rice, Sr.
Posted November 7, 2013
Coy Rice, Sr., age 85, 111 New Camp Road, Flag Pond, went home to be with the Lord at 2:53 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Flag Pond and was a son of the late Hobert Calvin (H.C.) and Esther Bertha Tipton Rice. Mr. Rice was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. He retired in 1991 from Nuclear Fuel Services as a chemical operator after 28 years of service. Mr. Rice was a dedicated lifelong member of Upper Rice Creek Baptist Church. He loved to farm and telling stories and tall tales to people and especially loved making his granddaughter and grandson laugh.


Louise Jones
Posted November 7, 2013
GOD saw her getting tired; a cure was not to be.


Robin Elise Belk Amick
Posted November 7, 2013
Robin Elise Belk Amick, age 51, of Johnson City, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Greeneville, SC having grown up in Pittsburgh, PA and Charlotte, NC. She was a daughter of Linda Charles Belk and the late Dr. Harold D. Belk. She was employed with Red Lobster of Charlotte, NC for 15 years and was an independent distributer of Avon for 2 years. Mrs. Amick was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by her husband, Leo Claire Amick and by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Charles of Erwin and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Belk of Pageland, SC.


Kathleen S. Royston
Posted November 4, 2013
Kathleen S. Royston, age 87, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at Little Creek Nursing Facility. She was a native of Erwin and a graduate of East Tennessee State College (now E.T.S.U.). She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Knoxville. Kathleen had worked previously for “Weeks and Ambrose” a Knoxville architect firm as an office administrator. She had a passion for cooking and had a witty sense of humor. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. U.G. Shelton; daughter, Rebecca Christine Royston Thompson and brother, U. G. Shelton, Jr. and by a sister, Louise Shelton. She leaves behind to cherish her memories her husband Charles C. Royston, Jr. and a granddaughter, Laura Christine Thompson of Calico Rock, AR. A time of visitation to offer condolences and share memories with the family to be at Valley Funeral Home will be scheduled at a later date.


Ora L. McNabb
Posted November 4, 2013
Ora L. McNabb, age 87, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Albert L and Gladys Hensley Luttrell. Ora was employed by the National Casket Company for many years. She was a member of Canah Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She was a caregiver taking care of her husband for over 30 years. She was a loving lady and always made people smile. She loved children and her grandchildren always brightened her day.


Franklin Delano "Frank" Wilson
Posted October 31, 2013
Franklin Delano "Frank" Wilson, age 76, Erwin, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013, at home after a lengthy illness. He was born in McVeigh, Kentucky, a son of the late Albert and Ethel Coleman Wilson. He has been a resident of Erwin since 1978. Mr. Wilson, an air traffic controller, was a retired Master Sargent in the United States Air Force. He was a proud veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. After retirement from the Air Force he was employed by Aero Jet for 12 years. Mr. Wilson was a member of McVeigh Baptist Church in McVeigh, Kentucky and attended Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church in Erwin as long as his health permitted. He loved gardening, maintaining his yard and home and fishing.


Hansel James "Jim" Jones
Posted October 31, 2013
Hansel James "Jim" Jones, age 73, 140 Parsley Street, Erwin, passed away at 9:51 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at his home after a lengthy ill ness. He was born August 16, 1940 in Erwin, Tennessee, a son of the late Rufus Brownlow and Renia Williams Jones. Mr. Jones was a retired truck driver.


James E. “Jim” Peterson
Posted October 31, 2013
James E. “Jim” Peterson, age 86, of Erwin, passed away on October 30, 2013, at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Winkler and Agnes McKinney Peterson. James was employed by the US Post office and also was a former Mayor, Alderman and County Commissioner for the Town of Erwin. He was an U. S. Army Veteran, serving in WWII. James was a member of the Elks Lodge for 53 years.


David W. Pauley
Posted October 30, 2013
David W. Pauley, age 64, 179 Canah Hollow Road, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 1:51 p.m. Monday, October 28, 2013, at Johnson City Medica l Center. He was a native of Erwin, and a son of the late Robert Chester and Dorothy Edith Fanning Pauley.


Edward E. Sparks
Posted October 30, 2013
Edward E. Sparks, age 80, 120 Banner Street, Erwin, passed away Monday evening in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Erwin and a son of the late Handy and Myrtle Hicks Sparks. Mr. Sparks was a member of First Christian Church. He was a proud veteran of both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Sparks retired from Hoover Precision Products, Erwin, after 29 years service.


Kathleen S. Royston
Posted October 29, 2013
Kathleen S. Royston, age 87, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013


Mary Magdalene (Knight) Ogle
Posted October 29, 2013
Mary Magdalene (Knight) Ogle, age 86 of Jefferson City, TN went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Preceded in death by her parents, Elihugh and Maude Knight; several brothers and sisters. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Jefferson City and retired from Berkline Corp. in Morristown. Survived by her husband of 67 years, Alvin Ogle; son, David (Virginia) Ogle and daughter, Betty (Russell) Miller; grandsons, Russell(Kellie) Miller, Mark Miller, James Ogle; granddaughter, Scarlet (Joe) Davis and great grandchildren, Kobe, Jaelyn, Kaleb and Kole Miller and Taylor and Jake Kirk. Funeral service will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City with Dr. Gene Wilder and Rev. Gary Norton officiating. Graveside interment service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.


Rotha Peterson
Posted October 29, 2013
Rotha Peterson, age 86, 1118 South Walnut Street, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was a longtime resident of Erwin. Mr. Peterson was born August 18, 1927 in Poplar, North Carolina, a son of the late Jody and Emmaline Miller Peter son. He was a retired carpenter.


Carlos W. Banks
Posted October 24, 2013
After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Carlos W. Banks, age 81, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 20th. He graduated Unicoi County High School and attended East Tennessee University in Johnson City. He was born in Unicoi County to Cecil and Elsie Callahan Banks. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He was a Mason and served a tour of duty in Germany in the U.S. Army. He worked for a time at the Southern Pacific railroad in California before moving to Florida. He retired from the Kennedy Space Center after 46 years of service with General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin during the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle launches. He was proud to know John Glenn and launch him into orbit. He volunteered as a coach and umpire with the Little League. He loved life, family and friends, gardening, sports, football and the Vols!


Ida Evelyn Honeycutt
Posted October 24, 2013
Ida Evelyn Honeycutt, age 98, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Center on Aging and Health. She was a native of Erwin and a daughter of the late John D. and Margaret LuCinda Runion Tipton. Ida was a seamstress with Industrial Garments until her retirement. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and loved to read. Ida was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Honeycutt is preceded in death by her husband, Jeter Honeycutt, daughters, Betty Jo Harris, Diana McCurry, grandchildren, Mitchell Bowman, Teresa McKinney, Mark Harris, brothers, Oscar, Monroe, and Lattie Tipton, and sisters Gladys Haun and Flora Bennett.


William Grant "Bill" Masters
Posted October 24, 2013
William Grant "Bill" Masters, age 87, 1515 Zane Whitson Drive, Erwin, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 22, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Erwin, a son of the late Stuart and Ethel Webb Masters. Mr. Masters was a graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and was a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Erwin for several years. He was a well known businessman in Erwin having been the owner and operator of Home Furniture and Appliance Company for 56 years. Mr. Masters was a proud veteran of World War II serving in the United States Air Force.


Adrian Garrett (A.G.) Keesecker
Posted October 21, 2013
Adrian Garrett (A.G.) Keesecker, age 82, 141 Poplar Trail, Erwin, passed away unexpectedly 7:56 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2013, at his home. He w as a native of Erwin, a son of the late P.M. and Pauline Brummitt Keesecker. Mr. Keesecker was a retired network supervisor for United Telephone Company and was a proud veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Army, arriving in Korea in June 1950. He was of the Baptist faith.


Duck Arrington
Posted October 17, 2013
Duck Arrington, age 82, of Greeneville formerly of Flag Pond, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Arrington was born in Flag Pond and was a native of Greenville, TN. He was a son of the late Robert and Minnie Rice Arrington. Duck was an officer with the Madison County Sheriffs Department, was a tree trimmer in Indiana, and later worked for a private protective service as a security guard. He was of the Church of God Faith. In addition to his parents, Mr. Arrington is preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanette Crum, second wife, Mary Lou Arrington, sisters, Pearl Gunter and Bessie Arrington, very special brother, Henry Arrington, brothers, Joe, Nelson and Willie Arrington, and step granddaughter, Crystal Riddle.


Donald Gilmore
Posted October 16, 2013
Donald Gilmore, age 86, of Erwin, formerly of Johnson City, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Center on Aging and Health. Mr. Gilmore was a native of Boston, Massachusetts. He was an Economic Advisor for the United States Government. Mr. Gilmore was preceded in by his wife, Rita Gilmore.


Jake Hendricks Bailey
Posted October 14, 2013
Jake Hendricks Bailey, age 95, 119 Miller Lane, Erwin, passed away Sunday morning at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was a son of the late Cl ara Farnor Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a retired heavy equipment operator for Unicoi County. He was a proud veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army. Mr. Bailey loved to hunt and fish on Coffee Ridge.


Randy Wheeler
Posted October 14, 2013
Randall Wheeler, age 53, Erwin, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, October 12, 2013, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, a son of the late Locke and Gurthie Shelton Wheeler.


Juanita Silver
Posted October 11, 2013
Juanita Silver, age 82, of 523 Holston Street, Erwin, TN, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2013, at her residence. She was a native of North Carolina and a daughter of the late Willard E. and Hattie E. Chrisawn Silver. Ms. Silver was a loving homemaker, dedicated Christian and was devoted to her family. She attended Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a great witness for the Lord. In addition to her parents Juanita is preceded in death by brothers, Roy Silvers, Clarence “Sid” Silvers, Ted Silvers, and by a sister, Genevieve Tipton.


Reverend Ricky Lynn Pate
Posted October 11, 2013
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7


James P. Rice
Posted October 3, 2013
James P. Rice, Age 83, of Erwin, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the James H Quillen VA Medical Center. James was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Dedrick and Ethel Briggs Rice. He was employed for 35 years in the steel industry in Ecorse, Michigan. James served in the Korean Conflict in the U. S. Army. James was a member of the Erwin Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by four brothers: Grover, Wade, Charlie and J.E. Rice, sister: Mollie Harding.


Judy Ann Moffitt Shell
Posted October 3, 2013
Judy Ann Moffitt Shell, age 61, of the Limestone Community, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at home following an extended illness. A native of the Limestone Community, she was the only daughter of the late Homer and Euvada Clark Moffitt. She was a graduate of Unicoi County High School and ETSU with a degree in business. Judy was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She loved animals, flowers, old cars and going to antique stores.


Gene Miller
Posted September 30, 2013
Terry Gene Miller, age 80, 2901 Zane Whitson Drive, Unicoi, went home to be with the Lord at 9:55 a.m. Sunday, September 29, 2013, in Johnson City Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and Johnson City, a son of the late Fred and Etta Jones Miller. Mr. Miller was a longtime faithful member of Unicoi Christian Church where he taught Sunday School and served as both a Deacon and a Elder. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Miller was a member of both the Lamar Ruritan Club and Unicoi Ruritan Club. He was also a member of the Johnson City Optimist Club. Mr. Miller was a retired supervisor with Burlington Industries after 42 years of service. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.


Glenn Franklin Lewis Sr.
Posted September 30, 2013
Glenn Franklin Lewis Sr., 89, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at Hillview Health Center in Elizabethton. He was born October 8, 1923, in Erwin, Tennessee, where he lived most of his life before moving to Johnson City, Tennessee, in 1986. Besides his parents, David and Marjorie Gilbert Lewis, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Grace Higgins Lewis, and his brothers and sisters: Alvin Lewis, Spurgeon Lewis, Lloyd Lewis, David Lewis Jr., Agnes Helton, and Irene Keplinger. Glenn is survived by his second wife, Bootsie Lewis, of Johnson City; daughter Carolyn Curtis and husband, Frank, of Rockingham, North Carolina; son Danny Lewis and wife, Sherry, of Johnson City; son Glenn Lewis Jr. and wife, Cathy, of Gray; daughter Penny Guinn, of Hampton; and ten grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Harrison Christian Church in Johnson City.


Bro. Larry Brown
Posted September 23, 2013
Bro. Larry Brown, age 68, of Unicoi, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at his home. He was a native of Mars Hill, North Carolina and a son of the late Dennis and Virginia Scott Brown. Mr. Brown is a retired minister and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.


DOROTHY JANE “DOTTIE” BOYD
Posted September 23, 2013
Dorothy Jane “Dottie” Boyd, 85, Kingsport, TN, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 16, 2013 with family and close friends by her side.


Harold Richardson
Posted September 23, 2013
Harold Richardson, age 71, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center. Born on October 4, 1941 in Unicoi County, he was a son of the late Alvin and Ida Lockner Richardson. Harold was a Vietnam Veteran, having served in the United States Army. He owned and operated Richardson’s Grocery, in the Embreeville Community for 22 years. He formerly attended Bumpus Cove Missionary Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School and sang in the quartet. He also coached youth baseball in Washington County for over 20 years.


Brice Lester Bennett
Posted September 17, 2013
Lester Bennett was born January 11, 1940 in Limestone Cove, Tn. Lester passed away on September 11, 2013 in Fresno, Ca. at the age of 73. He was the oldest son of the late Harry Bennett and Neta Hyder Bennett.


Ethna Sue Johnson Amos
Posted September 17, 2013
Amos, Ethna Sue Johnson - age 98 of Lenoir City, went home to be with her Lord Saturday morning, September 14, 2013. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where she started the first library.


Margaret Ann Bailey Bennett
Posted September 17, 2013
Margaret Ann Bailey Bennett, age 73, 800 Broyles Street, Erwin, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2103, at Johnson City Medical Cent er. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, a daughter of the late John Orville and Bertha Lee Norton Bailey. Mrs. Bennett attended Pentecostal Holiness Church until her health began to decline. She was a loving and devoted mother and mamaw.


Mildred M. Wilson
Posted September 17, 2013
Mildred M. Wilson, 90, 124 Fanning Street, Erwin, Tennessee passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013 in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Unicoi County and was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Bell Garland Mathes. Mrs. Wilson had worked for Industrial Garments for 28 years. She was a charter member of the Maranatha Tabernacle Church in Unicoi. She loved her family and enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family and friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Buster Clyde Wilson in 2000; five brothers, Howard, Eugene, Ralph, Ray and Harold Mathes; also a half-brother, Terry Mathes. Survivors include two daughters, Patsy McCurry and Judy Taylor both of Johnson City; two sisters, Helen Hendrix and husband, Harold of Erwin and Ellen Delgado of Erwin; four grandchildren, Steve McCurry and wife, Sondra of Unicoi, Robin Summers and husband, John of Unicoi, Shannon McCurry of Johnson City and Corey Taylor of Unicoi; four great-grandchildren, Lauren McCurry, Katie Taylor, Skyler Grindstaff and Jordan Garreffa; special friends, Leroy Vanover, Nola Ramsey, Tony Garreffa, Jacob Wheeler, The Dugger family and Wheeler Family. Also several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Tuesday, September 17, 2013 in the Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin, TN with Pastor E. L Wheeler officiating. Special music will be provided by Queenie, Jacob and Hannah Wheeler. Pallbearers will be selected from the family and friends. Everyone attending is asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:15 PM. At Mrs. Wilson’s request there will be no formal visitation. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Maranatha Tabernacle Church, 122 Timberidge Road, Erwin, TN 37650. The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses at Johnson City Medical Center and the Mountain States Hospice for the wonderful care they provided. Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Wilson family.


Negatha Peterson
Posted September 17, 2013
Negatha Peterson, age 92, formerly of 316 Clinchfield Ave., Erwin, TN, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Peterson was born in Lego, West Virginia having lived in Erwin most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Oscar Webb and Birdie Calhoun. She owned and operated the former Erwin Pottery Company. In addition to her parents Negatha is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Earl Peterson, step-father, Marion Greer and brothers, Robert Greer and William Greer, and sister, Athanee McGuire.


Eloise Williams Hughes
Posted September 14, 2013
Eloise Williams Hughes, age 90, of Erwin passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013 at her home. She was a native of Unicoi County and the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Anna Myrtle Atkins Williams. She had worked for Dossers, formerly of Johnson City, Baskin Robbins, and Teen Town, formerly of Erwin. Mrs. Hughes was a member of the former Business and Professional Women’s Club. Eloise was a faithful member of First Christian Church in Erwin, where she was the youth leader, sang in the choir and was a member of the Hope Circle. She loved to garden, have yard sales, and travel to various places. Eloise was an avid UT fan of the basketball and football programs. In addition to her parents, Eloise is preceded in death by her brothers, Alvand R. Williams, Arnold Williams, Marvin Williams, Horace Williams and sisters, Marjorie Williams, Marie Swofford, Anna Darlene Williams, Mary Virginia Williams, and Talma Irene Adkins.


Margaret Ann Bailey Bennett
Posted September 14, 2013
Margaret Ann Bailey Bennett, age 73, 800 Broyles Street, Erwin, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2103, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, a daughter of the late John Orville and Bertha Lee Norton Bailey. Mrs. Bennett attended Pentecostal Holines s Church until her health began to decline. She was a loving and devoted mother and mamaw.


Betty Jane McIntosh Cox,
Posted September 13, 2013
Betty Jane McIntosh Cox, 81. passed away in her home September 10, 2013. She was the first baby born in the Unicoi County Community Hospital on August 21, 1932. Betty was the daughter of the late Ferman and Orpha Calloway McIntosh.


Freddie "Paul" Barnett
Posted September 5, 2013
Freddie "Paul" Barnett passed away Aug. 28, 2013, at age 43. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County.


Donna June Shelton
Posted September 4, 2013
Donna June Shelton, age 48, of 127 Smith Ave., Erwin, TN, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Shelton was a native of Indianapolis, IN and a daughter of Robert and Mary Ruth Lesher. She was a loving homemaker and a member of Harvest Time Apostolic Church.


Ronnie L. Chandley
Posted September 4, 2013
Ronnie L. Chandley, 65, 110 Bethany Lane, Erwin passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 2, 2013 in the Center on Aging and Health Care Center. He was a native of Greene County but had lived in Unicoi County most of his life. Mr. Chandley was a son of the late Stanford and Sophia Tweed Chandley. He had worked as a truckdriver for Jupiter Trucking Company for many years. Mr. Chandley attended Maranatha Tabernacle Nursing Home Ministry. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Jancer Chandley. Survivors include two brothers, Billy Joe Chandley, Marshall, NC and Larry John Allen of Vero Beach, FL.; five sisters, Jackie Dean Clouse and husband, Jerry of Erwin, Charlene Shelley of Erwin, Rose Marie Harris, Marshall, NC, Jackie Lee Kelley and husband, Mike of Sycamore, IL and Josie Tipton and husband, Kyle of Erwin; a special cousin, Herman Chandley of Marshall, NC; also several nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service will be conducted at Noah Shelton Cemetery in Marshall, NC. Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Chandley family.


Donna Shelton
Posted September 3, 2013
Donna Shelton, age 48, of 127 Spring Ave., Erwin, TN, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.


Kent Alan Edwards
Posted September 3, 2013
Kent Alan Edwards, age 55 , 4085 Old Asheville Highway, Flag Pond, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly early Saturday morning, August 31, 2 013, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Flag Pond, a son of Ida Edwards, Flag Pond and the late Lloyd "Mutt" Edwards who passed away in 1964.


Vennie Cleo Ball Shelton
Posted September 3, 2013
Vennie Cleo Ball Shelton, age 89, of Flag Pond, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Shelton was a native of Bryson City, NC and moved to Flag Pond, TN in 1953. She was a daughter of the late Julius B. and Ida Ethel Lane Ball. She worked at Morrill Motors Rocky Fork Plant until her retirement in 1986. Vennie was a member of Higgins Chapel Baptist Church.


Patricia Ann Gentry
Posted August 29, 2013
Patricia Ann Gentry, age 65, 225 McCurry Road, Unicoi, went home to be with the Lord at 1:44 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013, at Johnson City Medic al Center, surrounded by her loving family.


Bob J. Gouge
Posted August 26, 2013
Bob J. Gouge, age 75, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in the Erwin Health Care Center. Mr. Gouge was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Robert L. and Thelma Lewis Gouge.


Douglas Allen Chappell
Posted August 26, 2013
Douglas Allen Chappell, age 56, Lower Stone Mountain Road, Unicoi, died Friday morning, August 23, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Pikeville, KY. Mr. Chappell was a self employed truck driver.


Lisa Kay Padgett McInturff
Posted August 26, 2013
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100


Mary Emma Martin
Posted August 26, 2013
Mary Emma Martin, 95, of Piney Flats, most recently a resident of Governor’s Bend Assisted Living in Erwin, died Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Piney Flats, a daughter of the late Arthur C. and Vesta King Shell. Mary Emma was a homemaker, charter and “oldest” member of the Piney Flats Presbyterian Church, where she also sung in the choir. She was an avid gardener, loved the out-of-doors, sewing, crafting and Tennessee Women’s basketball. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John A. Martin in 2004, an infant son; a sister, Ruth Trivett; a brother, Thurman Shell.


Oleene Peterson Potter
Posted August 26, 2013
Oleene Peterson Potter, age 86, 5395 Pineview Drive, Winston Salem, NC passed away Monday morning, August 26, 2013 in the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House, Winston Salem. She was a longtime resident of Erwin, and had resided at the home of her daughter, Lisa Potter for the past 9 years. She was born in Green Mountain, North Carolina, and was a daughter of the late Malachi and Judith Bennett Peterson.


Bertha Bailey Kegley
Posted August 19, 2013
Bertha Bailey Kegley, age 90, 830 Mill Creek Road, Erwin, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Wanda, i n Summerfield, Florida.


Harold Lee "Bubba" Byrd
Posted August 19, 2013
Harold Lee "Bubba" Byrd, age 45, 1205 Right Higgins Creek Road, Flag Pond, went home to be with the Lord Friday evening, August 16, 2013, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, son of Harold and Mae Bell Hensley Byrd of Flag Pond. "Bubba" was of the Baptist faith. He served his country proudly as a decorated retired veteran of the United States Army where he served as a Patriot Missile Crew Member and was also a combat engineer. His many decorations and medals included the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Star (BSS), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Sharpshooter Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Rifle Bar, Sharpshooter Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Grenade Bar, Driver and Mechanic.


James L. Linville
Posted August 19, 2013
James L. Linville, age 83, 319 Scott Road, Unicoi, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, August 18, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.


Mack M. Dugger
Posted August 19, 2013
Mack M. Dugger, Jr., age 84, 115 Ragland Road, Unicoi, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Franciscan Woods Assisted Living Community in Columbus, Georgia.


Robert J. Tipton Sr.
Posted August 19, 2013
Robert J. Tipton Sr., age 78, of Jonesborough, formerly of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. Robert was a native of Flag Pond and a son of the late Sam and Princy Tilson Tipton. Robert was a dairy farmer all his life after serving in the U. S. Army. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers: Gene, Duane and Dale Tipton.


Ila Rea
Posted August 16, 2013
Ila Gail Rea, age 90, of Erwin passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Born April 2, 1923 in Reynoldsville, PA, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Joshua and Pearl Null Rea. Ms. Rea retired in 1985 from Fort LeBoeuf High School in Waterford, PA where she was employed as a guidance counselor. She was a member of Fishery Community Church, and outside of church, she supported missionaries throughout the U. S. and overseas.


Denzil Davis Gray
Posted August 14, 2013
Denzil Davis Gray, 53, 1390 Rock Creek Road, Erwin passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Tacoma Park, Maryland and was a son of Davis S. Gray of Flag Pond and the late Mary Hash Gray. Mr. Gray was a heavy equipment mechanic. Survivors in addition to his father includes his step-mother, Iva Lee Gray of Flag Pong; three sons, Steven Gray and wife, Dorsey of Massachusetts, Jason Gray and wife, Kim of North Carolina and Robert Gray and wife, Amanda of Maryland; a sister, Lydia Fronskoski and husband, Mike of Unicoi; a brother, Gary Gray and wife, Marcie of South Dakota; a half-brother, Robert Page of Colorado; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A private service is being scheduled for a later date. Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com.


Pastor Monroe Willis
Posted August 14, 2013
Pastor Monroe Willis, age 74, 308 Arbor Drive, Johnson City, was surrounded by his loving family when he went home to be with the Lord Monday afte rnoon, August 12, 2013, at 12:53 p.m. He was a lifelong area resident, born April 8, 1939 in Erwin and was a son of the late Jasper and Thelma Ray Willis. Monroe was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend. Monroe worked in the ministry for 35 faithful years. He served at Good Shepherd Baptist Church for 26 years, Cherokee Mountain Baptist Church in the Lamar Community for 4 years and Foster Creek Baptist Church in Weaverville, North Carolina for 2 years. He was also retired from Hoover Precision Products in Erwin after 33 years of service. Monroe was a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard.


Shirley Louise Adkins
Posted August 14, 2013
Shirley Louise Adkins, age 80, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late M. L. and Virgie Adkins. Shirley attended her home church of the Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband George Adkins and her second husband, Fred Honeycutt.


Randy J. Howell
Posted August 8, 2013
Randy J. Howell, age 52, 319 Tennessee Street, Unicoi, was surrounded by his loving family when he went home to be with the Lord at 6:50 p.m. Wedn esday, August 7, 2013 in Johnson City Medical Center.


William Joel Edwards
Posted August 8, 2013
William Joel Edwards, age 66,141 Madison Street, Erwin, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at his home.


Stacy Len Askew
Posted August 5, 2013
Stacy Len Askew, affectionately known as "Gene Wilder", age 43, 159 Spar Mill Loop, Erwin, died suddenly Friday, August 2, 2013, at his home.


Arlene D. "Granny" McInturff
Posted August 2, 2013
Arlene D. "Granny" McInturff, age 94, 929 Hilemon Ranch Road, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 3:57 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Unico i County Memorial Hospital.


Ernest Troy Ellis
Posted August 1, 2013
Ernest Troy Ellis, age 94, 1040 Cane Creek Road, Bakersville, NC, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the John son City Medical Center Hospital. Mr. Ellis was a native of Mitchell County, North Carolina and had resided at the Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City for the past 8 months. He was a son of the late Arnold Palmer and Fannie Duncan Ellis. Mr. Ellis also lived in Erwin, Tennessee for many years and had returned to Bakersville in his later years. Mr. Ellis was a current member of McKinney Cove Baptist Church in Bakersville, North Carolina and a former member and deacon of Ninth Street Baptist Church, Erwin. Mr. Ellis was a WWII Army Veteran where he proudly served his country in the infantry. He was a conductor with Clinchfield Railroad for 36 years. After his retirement he joined the staff of Erwin Memorial Funeral Home where he was known and loved by the community. Mr. Ellis's dedication, and years of compassionate service will always be fondly remembered and appreciated by the funeral home management and staff.


Bob Likens
Posted July 31, 2013
Bob Likens, a loving husband and father, went to be with the Lord on July 31st, 2013. A life-long native of Erwin, Tennessee he was a man who loved God and his family. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Nora Arrington and Percy Odenhall Likens, and his wife, Charlotte Hood Likens.


Reverend Merley Willis
Posted July 31, 2013
Reverend Merley Willis, age 84, 1241 Coffee Ridge Loop, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord Monday evening, July 29, 2013, in the presence of his family. He was born in Unicoi County, a son of the late Jasper and Thelma Ray WIllis.


Delano Price
Posted July 29, 2013
Delano Price, age 71 of Maple Lake, passed away Monday, July 23, 2013 in the Maple Lake area. He was born August 28, 1941 in Erwin Tennessee to James and Decky Price. Delano moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1959 and lived with his oldest brother, Larry (Joyce) Price. He was united to marriage to Marlene Baltus on June 7, 1962 at Swedlanda Lutheran Church in Hector, Minnesota. This union was blessed with the birth of one son, Keith, and one daughter, Diane. He worked for the Supervalue Warehouse for several years before retiring. He also drove Bus for Buffalo and Minnetonka schools. In 1983 he married Lois Raisanen.


Emmitt Richard Lane
Posted July 29, 2013
Emmitt Richard Lane, 75, Erwin, passed away June 25, 2013, at Erwin Health Care Center.


Marjorie Emma “Cottie” Williams
Posted July 29, 2013
Marjorie Emma “Cottie” Williams, age 83, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at her home. Born on January 28, 1930 in Unicoi County she was a daughter of the late Robert and Anna Myrtle Adkins Williams. She graduated from Unicoi County High School and East Tennessee State Teacher’s College. Ms. Williams retired from the Unicoi County School System after 42 years service. She taught first grade at Martin Chapel Elementary School until it’s closing when she moved to Love Chapel Elementary School where she continued to teach first grade. She also spent 38 years as an elementary basketball coach. Ms. Williams was a member of First Christian Church where she was a former Sunday School Teacher, helped with the youth and sang in the choir. Miss Williams was an avid U T Girls Basketball and Atlanta Braves fan. She loved watching a good western.


Charles James "Chuck" Edwards
Posted July 25, 2013
Charles James "Chuck" Edwards, age 73, Meadowood Park, Erwin, passed away on June 22, 20123, at his home with family and friends by his side. He had fought a long battle of illness.


Lyle S. Hasty
Posted July 25, 2013
Lyle S. Hasty, 76, of Valrico, Fla., passed away on July 21, 2013.


Nellie J. Rice Briggs
Posted July 25, 2013
Nellie J. Rice Briggs, age 85, of Flag Pond, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Robert and Esta Fender Rice. Nellie was employed 28 years at Morrill Electric and enjoyed gardening. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two sons: Gerald and Earl Briggs, Grandchild: Justin Briggs, two sisters: Gladys Goodson and Virginia Silvers and a brother: Eugene Rice.


Nola Glenna Deaton Horton
Posted July 25, 2013
Nola Glenna Deaton Horton, died Wednesday morning, July 24, 2013, at the age of 95. She was a lifelong resident of Erwin and a recent resident at the Long Term Care of the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Fitzhugh R. and Canzadia Edwards Deaton.


Jay Lee Hughes
Posted July 24, 2013
JAY LEE HUGHES, age 79 of Marbleton Rd, Unicoi, TN passed away July 23, 2013 at Unicoi Memorial Hospital in Erwin, TN. He was a son of the late Lonas and Mary Hughes and was a retired Truck Driver and Mechanic for Mason Dixon in Kingsport, TN. He loved to be involved in church work, car races, auctions, and talking to friends. He was a member of Teamsters Union, Unicoi United Methodist Church, and a charter member of Unicoi Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a former Deacon at Unicoi Baptist Church.


Jettie Mae Vanover
Posted July 24, 2013
Jettie Mae Vanover, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Embreeville Community of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Garfield and Haley Overbay Markland. She was a seamstress at the former A&A Fashions and Appalachian Garment Mfg., both formerly of Erwin. During her lifetime she enjoyed sports, music and swimming. Jettie was a member of Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church where she served as church organist for over thirty years. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Vanover is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Vanover in December of 1999.


France British Crain
Posted July 22, 2013
France British Crain, age 95, 1920 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, a former lifelong resident of Flag Pond, passed away Saturday evening, July 20, 2013, at U nicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit.


Charles W. Chandler
Posted July 20, 2013
“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 kjv


Justin Charles Fleming Harrison
Posted July 20, 2013
Justin Charles Fleming Harrison, 33, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Johnson City Medical Center. Born on October 27, 1979, he is the son of Charles and Sherry Fleming Harrison, Johnson City. Justin was a 1999 graduate of Science Hill High School. Justin was employed as a Life Guard with Johnson City Parks & Recreation at Liberty Bell and Legion Street Pools for several years and briefly worked in the kitchens of local restaurants. He loved animals, painting and drawing, cooking, music and movies and collecting knives which was a lifelong fascination. Justin is preceded in death by Grandfather Charlie Fleming of Bluff City, Grandfather Si Harrison and Grandmother Mildred Harrison of Erwin.


Albert G. Poore
Posted July 17, 2013
Albert G. Poore, 224 New Avenue, Erwin, who would have celebrated his 94th birthday August 8th, passed away Wednesday morning, July 17, 2013, at J ohnson City Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness.


Donna Lynn Love Kelly
Posted July 17, 2013
“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 kjv


Erma Jean Smith
Posted July 17, 2013
Erma Jean Smith, age 81, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Sam and Rebecca Plaster Gearhart. Erma was owner of the former Goober’s Resturant and later was employed by Whites Supermarket. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband: Robert C. “Goober” Smith, and a sister: Barbara Sullins.


Mrs. Theresa L. Clay
Posted July 17, 2013
Mrs. Theresa L. Clay, age 46, Telford, passed away peacefully Monday, July 15, 2013 at her residence with her family by her side.


Rev. John Robert Ambler (Uncle Bob)
Posted July 15, 2013
Rev. John Robert Ambler (Uncle Bob), age 88, of Erwin, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN. He was a native of Niagara Falls, NY, moving to Erwin with his family in 1955. Rev. Ambler was a son of the late Fred and Leta Leary Ambler. Rev. Ambler served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a Minister of the Gospel for over fifty years serving twenty six of those years as Pastor of Fishery Community Church and later was honored with the title and capacity of Pastor Emeritus of that church. He ministered through Children’s Bible Ministries, Inc./Camp Ta-Pa-Win-Go of Watauga, TN for many years where he was affectionately known as “Uncle Bob” by students who had the privilege of attending his school “Chapel” programs where he taught Bible stories and Christian principles to generations of school children. He later served as a member of the board of directors for Children’s Bible Ministries, Inc. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Johanna B. Ambler.


Thomas A. Moore
Posted July 15, 2013
Thomas A. Moore, age 79, of Johnson City, died Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center.


Eva Ellen Martin
Posted July 12, 2013
Eva Ellen Martin, age 91, 826 Ninth Street, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord Thursday morning, July 11, 2013, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospit al Long Term Care Unit. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, a daughter of the late Blaine and Zora Tilson Guinn. Mrs. Martin was a longtime member of Clear Branch Baptist Church and was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.


James L. Baker
Posted July 12, 2013
James L. Baker, 97, passed over in March 2013. Born in Illinois in July, to Easter and Calvin Baker, he was preceded in death by his sweetheart and wife of 60 years, Pauline and his compassionate son, Karl. He is survived by his daughter, Paula, and nieces Barbara Engle, Lois Yoder, Sonya Stacy, Sally Keller, Kathleen Baldwin, Kay Sherwood, Charlotte Jones


William Alexander Buchanan
Posted July 12, 2013
William Alexander Buchanan


Charlie Griffith
Posted July 10, 2013
Charlie Griffith, Jr., age 69, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a son of the late Conway and Dolly Cooper Griffith. Mr. Griffith served in the United States Navy during Vietnam aboard the U.S.S. Higbee stationed out of Pearl Harbor. Charlie worked for the Unicoi County Department of Education as a school bus mechanic. He was a member of Erwin Church of the Brethren where he served as a deacon, worship leader and song leader. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister, Ann Lee Griffith and a brother, Tom Griffith.


Constant Louise “Connie” Baucom
Posted July 10, 2013
Constant Louise “Connie” Baucom passed peacefully from this world on July 8. Born on August 27, 1951 to Ruby and the late Bruce Greene of Erwin, Tennessee, she was the oldest of seven children. A caretaking spirit, often the hallmark of the oldest child in a family, defined Connie’s life.


Hazel Marie Horton Jones
Posted July 10, 2013
Hazel Marie Horton Jones, age 83, 314 Dry Creek Road, Erwin, passed away Tuesday July 9, 2013, at the J ohnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was surrounded by the presence of her loving family. Mrs. Jones was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Taylor and Mary McLaughlin Horton. She was a lifelong member of the Unicoi United Methodist Church. Mrs. Jones was the owner of Jones Hardware in Unicoi for forty years. She continued to be a very visible presence in the store,where she came in almost daily after her retirement. She thoroughly enjoyed attending the grandsons ballgames,


Peggy M. McInturff
Posted July 8, 2013
Peggy M. McInturff, age 76, 200 Seldom Rest Farm Road, Unicoi, passed away peacefully, Friday July 5, 20 13 in the presence of her family. Peggy was born in Washington County, a daughter of the late Willie and Dessie Sauls Morelock. She went on to spend her entire life in Unicoi County after her marriage. Peggy was a devoted Christian. She currently attends and is a member of Tacoma Church of God. Her church was her life, and Peggy served as the Tacoma church secretary until her retirement. She enjoyed her additional roles as the church organist, choir member, and singing as part of a group on special occasions. Peggy was an active member, and longtime pianist for Unicoi United Methodist Church. She was an active member of the Unicoi-Erwin Chapter No. 276 Order of the Eastern Star where she served in many offices, which included Worthy Matron. Peggy was an accomplished seamstress as well as an avid sports fan, and follower of many different sports. Peggy was the secretary, librarian, and bookkeeper for the Unicoi County School System for thirty plus years.


Dr. George C. Coley
Posted July 3, 2013
Dr. George C. Coley, age 73, of Unicoi, TN, died on Sunday, June 30, 2013. George was born in 1940 and raised in Erwin, TN and was the son of John Palmer and Janie Ramey Coley. He graduated from Unicoi County High School with honors and attended East Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee for his bachelor’s degree where he graduated Suma Cum Laude. During this time he married Mary Love Garland Coley and they started their marriage in Altus, Oklahoma where he served in the United States Air Force. They had their first son there. After leaving the service he attended the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy – Memphis and worked at Baptist Hospital while attending school. They had their second child during that time. George graduated as Salutatorian of his class, a member of the Rho Chi Honor Society, and a member of the Phi Delta Chi Faternity. He missed graduating first in his class by only one point and was always proud of the fact that he had done this while working and supporting his family. After graduating he began his career in Pharmacy working in Greenville, Newport, and Maryville, TN where they had their third child. Following in his father’s footsteps, he settled with his family in Erwin, TN in 1969 where he owned and operated the Coley’s Saving Center Pharmacy for over 20 years. After closing his pharmacy, he worked for Rite Aid, CVS, K-Mart, and Walgreen’s until his retirement.


James L. Baker
Posted July 1, 2013
James L. Baker, 97, died in


Naomi Bryant Honeycutt
Posted July 1, 2013
Naomi Bryant Honeycutt, age 91, Marbleton Road, Unicoi, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, June 30, 2013 at the home of her son.


Troy Henry "Pap" Holcomb
Posted July 1, 2013
Troy Henry "Pap" Holcomb, age 78, of Erwin, went home to be with the Lord early Saturday morning, June 29, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Erwin, a son of the late Lee Roy and Amanda Foster Holcomb. Mr. Holcomb was retired from Magnavox Corporation. He was a faithful charter member and deacon of Lower Higgins Creek Church of God. Mr. Holcomb loved woodworking and to help people who were in need he made many miniature church's and houses to benefit many charities in the area. He loved wildlife and the outdoors. Camping, hunting, and fishing were among his favorite past times.


Jack Madison Turner
Posted June 29, 2013
Mr. Jack Madison Turner, of Jonesborough, beloved husband, father, brother and Papaw passed at home after a short battle with cancer on Monday, June 17, 2013


Earl Huskins,Sr.
Posted June 27, 2013
Earl Huskins,Sr., age 92, of Williamsburg, Virginia, formerly of Erwin, died Sunday evening, June 23, 2013, in Williamsburg, with his family by hi s side.


Martha Ann Huskins Pate
Posted June 27, 2013
Martha Ann Huskins Pate, age 54, of Erwin, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born on September 3, 1958 in Unicoi County, she was a daughter of the late Paul W. and Judy Paulsen Huskins. She attended Erwin First Pentecostal Holiness Church.


Fred Riddle
Posted June 26, 2013
Fred Riddle was born on February 16, 1930 and passed away on Tuesday, June 25th at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ramona S. Riddle and their son, James F. Riddle. Fred is survived by: his son, Bill Riddle, his wife Julie and their 3 children, Danielle, James, and John, his daughter Trish Whitinger, her husband Dave and their six children, Katie, Jon, Abigail, Simon, Jacob, and Benjamin, as well as 4 of his siblings. As a vetran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, Fred retired from the US Army as a Sergeant First Class after 22 years of service.


Wanda Sue Foster
Posted June 25, 2013
Wanda Sue Foster, age 65, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born on July 26, 1947, she was a native of Washington County TN, and a daughter of Mary Ellen Shorter-Smith and the late Emory Smith.


Dallas Barry “Bud” Miller
Posted June 24, 2013
Dallas Barry “Bud” Miller, age 88, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at his home. He was a native of Erwin, a son of the late James and Lola Dean Miller and was the youngest of nine children. Bud had served in the U. S. Navy during WWII as a machine gunner on a PBM Mariner Patrol Bomber. He had worked in building material sales and later worked as self-employed contractor building over twenty-six houses. Bud was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Beatrice Bradley Miller, four brothers: Ray, Conway, Ern and Gene and by four sisters: Jackie, Rose, Pansy and Pauline.


Marie Ann Deyton McLaughlin
Posted June 24, 2013
Marie Ann Deyton McLaughlin, age 80, 305 Parsley Street, Unicoi, went home to be with the Lord at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Johnson Cit y Medical Center.


Cordella Grace Buchanan Whitson
Posted June 20, 2013
Cordella Grace Buchanan Whitson, age 86, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, formerly of the Chestoa Pike Community of Erwin, Tennessee, passed away Thur sday morning, June 20, 2013, at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation of Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Mrs. Whitson was born in Mitchell County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Robert Calvin and Myra McClurd Buchanan. She was a former employee by Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Whitson was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Erwin. She was a loving mother and grandmother and loved fishing and cooking with her family.


Marjorie Walker Eledge
Posted June 20, 2013
Marjorie Walker Eledge, 84, passed away on May 16th, 2013 at Seton Hospital in


Pansy P. Shelley
Posted June 20, 2013
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31


R.W. “Bob” Hatcher
Posted June 20, 2013
R.W. “Bob” Hatcher, age 87, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late George Lee, Sr. and Fannie Lasure Hatcher. Mr. Hatcher served in the United States Navy during World War II. He retired after 30 years of service as a Locomotive Engineer for the CSX Railroad. Bob was a lifelong member of First Christian Church where he served as the secretary and treasurer of the Everyman’s Sunday School Class for the past 18 years. He was active in the continuing care and maintance of the Church building for many years. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hatcher is preceded in death by brothers, Ed and Alvin “Happy” Hatcher, and sisters, Lois Hatcher, Margie Hawkins, Norma Ingle, and Wilma Huskins.


Dorothy P. Foster Baucom
Posted June 17, 2013
Dorothy P. Foster Baucom, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in the Center on Aging and Health. She was a native of Erwin and a daughter of the late Andy Thomas and Zettie Chandler Foster. Dorothy was a member of Omega Baptist Church. She was a loving homemaker. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband: Robert E. Baucom in 2000; brothers: William Andy, William Howard, Arvil “Baldy”, Raymond, Ray and Oliver Foster and sisters: Pauline King, Frances Ingle, Rosie Stancil, and May Hughes.


Gregory Calvin Banks
Posted June 17, 2013
Gregory Calvin Banks, age 53, of Erwin, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City. Born September 27, 1959, he was a son of Charles “Red” and Geraldine White Banks of Erwin. Greg was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a member of the former Erwin Emergency and Rescue Squad, was a Wings Air Rescue Medic, then retired after 23 years of devoted service with Washington County 911, serving as a medic and dispatcher. He was passionate in serving the people, keeping a watchful eye and accounting for over 100,000 residents of Washington and Unicoi Counties, his efforts and contributions will be missed and cherished. He loved the simple things in life, but retained a thirst for adventure with his sons and family. A southern gentleman through and through, his legacy and spirit will not be forgotten. He lived life to the fullest with his friends and family, and enjoyed the great outdoors.


James Powers
Posted June 14, 2013
James Powers, age 73, Unicoi, beloved husband of Lisa Luanne Powers, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He died unexpectedly at h is home with his grandson, Jeremiah, by his side. James was born in Unicoi, Tennessee, and the youngest son of the late Walter Mac and Nettie Myrtle Derafield Powers. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers: Art Powers, Mac Powers, Hank Powers, Willard Powers and Truman Powers, one sister, Mae Powers and the mother of James' children, Pat Powers.


Rhatlas Warren Peterson
Posted June 12, 2013
Rhatlas Warren Peterson, age 90, of Erwin, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his residence. He was a native of Green Mountain, N. C. and a son of the late Dave and Ann Lee Garland Peterson. Rhatlas retired after 38 years of service as a Carman with the former Clinchfield Railroad. He served in the U. S. Army during the WWII, with medals received such as: World War II Victory Medal; Good Conduct Medal; American Theater Ribbon; and EAME Theater ribbon W/2 Bronze stars. In addition to his parents, Rhatlas is preceded in death by a son: Dennis Michael Peterson, daughter: Martha Ann Tolley, brothers: Boyd, Loyd, Kenneth and Darrell Peterson, sister: Atlas Peterson, father and mother-in-law: Martha and Geter Deaton, brothers-in-law: James and Glen Deaton


Elsie Jane Johnson
Posted June 11, 2013
Elsie Jane Johnson, age 71, 460 Hickory Hollow Road, Erwin was surrounded by her family when she went home to be with the Lord at 12:34 p.m. Monda y, June 10, 2013.


Irene Koerner Frazier
Posted June 10, 2013
Irene Koerner Frazier, age 90, of, 229 Academy Street, Erwin TN, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Pittsburgh, PA and a daughter of the late Charles H and Famie Koerner of Pittsburgh, PA. Irene was of the Episcopal faith. She attended Carnegie Tech, the University of Pittsburgh and the American University in Washington D.C. During World War II, she was employed by Westinghouse Electric in PA and U.S. Steel Research Lab in Monroesville, PA. Later she worked for the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission in Harrisburg, PA before moving to Alexandria, VA. She was employed by The Institute for Defense Analysis, The Police Foundation and The Urban Institute in Washington D. C. She retired from the American Statistical Association in 1986 and moved to Erwin, TN. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald A. Welch of Irwin, PA and her second husband, the late Porter Young Frazier of Erwin, TN.


Kathleen “Kitty” Hicks Randolph Helvey Howell
Posted June 10, 2013
Kathleen “Kitty” Hicks Randolph Helvey Howell, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born July 11, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Luther Lee and Norma Lea Hoss Hicks. Kitty was a housewife, and a member of Rock Creek Presbyterian Church, where she formerly served as a deacon. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and a past president of the Rock Creek Elementary School PTA. She enjoyed flower gardening and humming birds, and she loved her cats and dogs.


Lida Miller Phillips
Posted June 10, 2013
Lida Miller Phillips


Mary Lou McNabb Bailey
Posted June 10, 2013
Mary Lou McNabb Bailey, age 73, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in the home of her daughter, Tammy and Vince Wisecarver. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Clarence and Pansy Barnes McNabb. Mary was a former employee of Hammond Organ and Magnavox, with her later years spent as a loving housewife. She attended Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband: Bobby Bailey, Brother: Lester NcNabb, Sisters: Betty Jean Clouse, Margaret McNabb and Marie McNabb.


Ina Faye Rice Greene
Posted June 7, 2013
Ina Faye Rice Greene, age 81, of Madison, Georgia formerly of Loganville, Georgia died peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospice on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Billy Greene; five children, Vicki N. Noreen of Sparta, Tony Mark Greene (Babbs) of Madison, Cathy G. Norris of Sparta, Tim Greene (Angel) of Grayson, and Jim Greene of Madison; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson; two sisters, Doris Williams (Bob) of Newnan and Grace Jennings (Dennis) of Loganville; brother, Clint Rice (Linda) of Loganville; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Mrs. Greene was predeceased by her parents, and brother & sister-in-law, Dayton Rice (Eleanor). Mrs. Greene was born in Flag Pond, Tennessee on July 17, 1931 to Gladys Louise Hester Rice and Alvie Rankin Rice. She was a 1948 graduate of Unicoi County High School and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed gardening and was always known for being elegantly dressed from head to toe. She loved listening to gospel music and cherished the company of her adoring family. This southern lady will be greatly missed by her family and friends. The Memorial Service Honoring the Life of Mrs. Greene will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 4:00 P.M. at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel. The family will receive friends before the service on Saturday from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and after the service. Flowers are accepted, and potted plants or flowers for her memory garden would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company”, Snellville Chapel (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Patricia Jean Nelson
Posted June 6, 2013
Patricia Jean Nelson, age 54, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Knoxville but lived most of her life in Strawberry Plains, TN. Ms. Nelson was a daughter of the late William Moore and Betty Jean Taylor Moore Pressley. Patricia was a deli supervisor for Walmart. She was of the Christian Faith. In addition to her parents, Ms. Nelson was preceded in death by her husband, Myles Nelson in 2007.


Gladys Lillian Higginbotham
Posted June 5, 2013
Gladys Lillian Higginbotham, age 88, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late John Wilby and Katie Smith Huskins. Ms. Higginbotham worked for the former Southern Pottery, Industrial Garment, and later owned/operated the “Big Hat” with her husband. She was a member of the Eastern Star where she was the recipient of a 50 year pin. Gladys was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Ms. Higginbotham is preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Higginbotham and a son, Roger Higginbotham.


Jacqueline Huskins
Posted May 30, 2013
Jacqueline Huskins, age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late William Finn and Essie Baker Peterson. Ms. Huskins worked for the former Pottery, Industrial Garment, Steinway Publix, and later for the Food Shoppe. She was a member of South Side Free Will Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher. In addition to her parents Jacqueline is preceded in death by her husband, James Marshall “Junior” Huskins.


Sam Troy Tipton
Posted May 30, 2013
Sam Troy Tipton, age 86, Johnson City, TN passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Joe Henry and Nancy Barnett Tipton. Mr.Tipton attended First Freewill Baptist Church in Johnson City. He retired from Black Diamond Enterprise where he worked as a mechani cal engineer. Mr.Tipton taught machine shop in Shelbyville, TN. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the Johnson City American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.


Betty Jane Meyer
Posted May 24, 2013
Betty Jane Meyer, age 82, of Kingsport passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.


Orville Tipton
Posted May 24, 2013
Orville Tipton, age 100, 501 Old Highway Road, Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Tipton was a native of Burnsville, NC but had lived most of his life in Unicoi County. He is a son of the late Fate and Bessie Hunter Tipton. Orville was a carpenter and retired from Liberty Lumber, Inc of Erwin, TN. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Tipton is preceded in death by wife, Ethel Hensley Tipton; sisters, Margie Higgins, Cara Tipton; sons, Wilbur Tipton, David Tipton; and by six grandchildren.


Howard Ferrell “Bud” Buchanan
Posted May 20, 2013
Howard Ferrell “Bud” Buchanan, age 62, Telford, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013, at his residence. He was a native of Johnson City and he lived most of his life in Erwin. Howard was a son of the late Ernest and Cora L McCurry Buchanan. He retired after 27 years as a Nursing Assistant at Johnson City Medical Center.


Marjorie Walker Eledge
Posted May 20, 2013
Marjorie Walker Eledge, 84, passed away on May 15th, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Marjorie will be remembered as a wonderful mother, wife, homemaker, artist, cook and opera lover.


Sherry Shelton Tilson
Posted May 20, 2013
Sherry Shelton Tilson, age 65, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, May 19, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.


Edwin Yates “E.Y” Bailey
Posted May 17, 2013
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Hence forth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but to all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7 & 8


Dorothy Kate Brunner
Posted May 16, 2013
Dorothy Kate Brunner, age 82, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Unicoi County, but lived in Virginia for over 40 years. Dorothy was a daughter of the late J.N. “Nat” and Ollie L. Scarbrough Duncan. She was a baker for the Prince William County School System in Virginia for 25 years. Ms. Brunner was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church and the O.W.L. Ladies Auxillary with the Woodbridge, VA Fire Department. Other than her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Brunner in 1990; and brothers, Charles Duncan, Gene Duncan and Ernest Duncan.


Howard Garland, Jr.
Posted May 16, 2013
Howard Garland, Jr., age 77, 715 Lower Stone Mountain Road, Unicoi, passed away at 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, at Erwin Health Care Center. H e was a native of Unicoi county, a son of Elsie Daugherty Garland, of the home, and the late Howard Garland, Sr. Mr. Garland had lived in Granite Falls, North Carolina for 20 years, where he retired as a boiler operator for Singer Furniture Company. He returned home to Unicoi county a few years ago to be with his mom. Mr. Garland was of the Free Will Baptist faith.


James William Nickels Jr.,
Posted May 16, 2013
James William Nickels Jr., age 71, Erwin, went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2013. He was the son of James William Nickels Sr., and Elsie Nickels McLaughlin.


Mary Faye Barnett
Posted May 13, 2013
Mary Faye Barnett, age 69, 329 Norton Hollow Road, Erwin, passed away Thursday morning, May 9, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center.


Betsy R. Tipton
Posted May 9, 2013
Betsy R. Tipton, age 84, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Care Center, Flint, MI. She was a daughter of the late Clifton and Audrey Robinette Roberts. She was a hand painter for the former Southern Pottery and later retired from Ternsted, in Flint, MI.


Sallie Kate Rice
Posted May 7, 2013
Sallie Kate Rice, age 90, 103 Freeman Silvers Road, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 12:46 pm Monday, May 6, 2013.


DOROTHY LOUISE “DOT” SHELTON
Posted May 6, 2013
DOROTHY LOUISE “DOT” SHELTON


Mr. Kenneth Eugene McCurry
Posted May 6, 2013
Mr. Kenneth Eugene McCurry, age 66 of Century, FL passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at his home in Century after a lengthy illness.


Mr. Kenneth Eugene McCurry
Posted May 6, 2013
Mr. Kenneth Eugene McCurry, age 66 of Century, FL passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at his home in Century after a lengthy illness.


Ruth Hampton Ayers
Posted May 3, 2013
Ruth Hampton Ayers, age 93, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Sherman and Sarah Masters Hampton. She was employed by the pottery company and then she became a homemaker full time. Ruth was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband: Douglas Ayers in 2000, four sisters: five brother and their wives and husbands.


Christine Marie Tipton
Posted May 2, 2013
Christine Marie Tipton, age 57, 411 West Poplar Street, Johnson City, passed away at 9:13 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of this area and a daughter of the late Vernon Lewis Sneyd, Sr. and Edith Garland Sneyd.


Etta Jean “Jeannie” Shelton Enos
Posted May 2, 2013
Etta Jean “Jeannie” Shelton Enos, age 62, entered in to the loving arms of our Father on April 29, 2013, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Marshall, NC on September 18, 1950 and graduated from Gibraltar High School in Michigan. Jeannie has resided in the Medina area for more than 40 years. For much of that time she was a single mother and made many sacrifices for her family, always loving and giving. Jeannie was employed with the Best Western in Medina for over 20 years and had worked at Joyce Insurance in Brunswick before retiring. She served on the Board of Chapman Association for the last 4 years. Jeannie loved to travel with her husband, spend time with her grandson and loved to read and sit outside on her swing, enjoying the courtyard. Jeannie was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and touched the lives of all who knew her.


Hobert Hampton
Posted May 2, 2013
Hobert Hampton, age 63, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at his residence with his loving family surrounding him. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Howard Cecil and Annie Ingram Hampton. Mr. Hampton worked for the Unicoi County Highway Department. He enjoyed telling stories, hiking and fishing with his grandchildren. Hobert loved everyone he met very deeply and never met a stranger.


Madge Elizabeth Miller
Posted May 2, 2013
Madge Elizabeth Miller, age 93, 4840 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord at 11:31 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Erw in Health Care Center.


William Joe Gentry
Posted May 2, 2013
William Joe Gentry, age 79, 653 Peterson Road, Erwin, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Pine Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Cent er, Elizabethton, Tennessee. He was a native of Erwin, Tennessee, a son of the late Arthur Alexander and Ruby Pearl Fox Gentry. Mr. Gentry was a member of Limestone Cove United Methodist Church. He was owner of Limestone Cove Market for many years. Mr. Gentry was very active in the Democratic party. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, and feeding his "critters". Mr. Gentry looked forward to the family reunions in Michigan and Unicoi County.


Julian Vernon King
Posted May 1, 2013
Julian Vernon King, age 76, of Erwin, died April 22, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Erwin, TN, August 14, 1936. He was a son of late William F. King and Lillian Edwards King. He attended Love Street Elementary School, Unicoi County High School and graduated from Tennessee Tech with a B. S. degree in Electrical Engineering. He was employed at the TCI Division of United States Steel, Fairfield, Alabama. He served in the U. S. Army as a Military obligation at Ft. Jackson, S.C. and returned to USS until 1962. Julian then went to work for Boeing Co. in Huntsville, Alabama followed by his employment with NASA. He later worked for Nuclear Fuel Service, Erwin, TN, and was transfered to West Valley New York. Julian returned to NASA at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. He worked for Orlando Utilities and returned to NASA at KSC, from which he retired in 1998.


Leroy St. Cyr
Posted May 1, 2013
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Roger Lee Tittle
Posted April 26, 2013
Roger Lee Tittle, 72, of Cumming, GA passed away on April 22, 2013. Born in Erwin, TN he is preceded in death by his wife, Sharron Griffith Tittle.


Dianna Ledford Park
Posted April 25, 2013
Dianna Ledford Park, age 62, 729 Pickens Bridge Road, Piney Flats, went home to be with the Lord at 2:45 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at her home. She was born January 16, 1951 in Erwin. Dianna was a loving and devoted mom, memaw, daughter and sister. She was an avid horse lover, loved life, and wanted to live life to the fullest. Dianna was strong and independent, a beautiful lady with a warm, loving heart and soul. She will always be remembered but never forgotten by those who knew her. Her smile could brighten your day, her words soothe your soul. All we know is it's hard to let her go.


Virginia Belle Cacy Murphy
Posted April 25, 2013
Virginia Belle Cacy Murphy, 100, of Erwin, TN, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Murfreesboro, TN. Born in Coeburn, VA on December 11, 1912, Virginia was a daughter of the late George Beverly and Virginia Belle Steel Cacy. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Erwin, where she was a part of the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Erwin Wednesday Morning Club.


Willa Bennett Shelton
Posted April 25, 2013
Willa Bennett Shelton, age 78, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 11:24 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Erwin, a daughter of the late Thomas and Lockie Lingerfelt Bennett. Mrs. Shelton was a former employee of Superior Home, the Fo od Shoppe, and was a retired inspector at Hoover Precision Products. She was a faithful member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church and was a loving and devoted momma and meme.


Howard Gordon Goff
Posted April 23, 2013
Howard Gordon Goff, age 92, formerly of 209 Luttrell Street, Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center. Mr. Goff was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Herman and Elsie Lyons Goff. He served with the United States Army during World War II at Pearl Harbor. He was a recipient of a Purple Heart. He owned and operated his electrical business in Unicoi County. Mr. Goff was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. 210A. Howard was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church of Bristol, VA.


Aena Edwards
Posted April 22, 2013
Aena Edwards, age 85, Erwin, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday. April 20, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Wheeling, WV on November 14, 1927, but had spent most of her life in Erwin. Aena was a daughter of the late Blaine and Ollie Fender Tapp. She was an active member of the Erwin Church of God, as well as the Ruritan of Rock Creek and the Erwin Quilting Club. She enjoyed quilting and reading. She retired from the former Industrial Garment in Erwin where she had worked since she was 16.


Dr. Charles Edward Allen
Posted April 22, 2013
Dr. Charles Edward Allen, age 82, won his courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease and stepped into heaven on April 17, 2013.


Harold Lynn Gosnell
Posted April 22, 2013
Harold Lynn Gosnell, age 59, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Sharmalee Edwards and the late Buster Gosnell. Mr. Gosnell was a truck driver for the family logging company.


Ramona "Mona" Johnson Gouge
Posted April 22, 2013
Ramona "Mona" Johnson Gouge, age 84, 547 Washington Street, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 11:37 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Center on Aging and Health.


Sheila Anne Willis
Posted April 18, 2013
Sheila Anne Willis, age 62, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, a daughter of Lenora White Higgins, of Erwin and the late Holt L. Higgins. Sheila was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving and devoted daughter, mom, m amaw, sister, and friend.


David Mosley
Posted April 15, 2013
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. Rev. 21:4


Edna Emily Edwards King
Posted April 15, 2013
Edna Emily Edwards King, age 77, 4208 Old Asheville Highway, Flag Pond, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, April 14, 2013, at her home.


Hazel Garland
Posted April 12, 2013
Hazel Garland, age 93, Erwin, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2013, in the Unicoi County Hospital Long Term Care. Hazel was a native of Pigeon Roost, NC and a daughter of the late John and Creda Honeycutt Garland. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church. She had been employed by the former Southern Pottery as a painter and later by the former Hoover Ball as an inspector.


Kathryn Louise Whitt Sparks
Posted April 11, 2013
Kathryn Louise Whitt Sparks


Richard H. "Dick" Young, Jr.
Posted April 11, 2013
Richard H. "Dick" Young, Jr., age 75, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, April 9, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Miami, Florida, a son of the late Richard Howard and Gwendolyn Jones Young. He retired in 1996 from CSX Railroad as Assistant Vice President of Transportation after 49 years in the railroad business. Following his retirement he and his wife moved to Unicoi County. Mr. Young was a member of Wildwood Masonic Lodge # 92 F&AM and the Shriner's Temple in Jacksonville, Florida.


Viola Mae Ledford
Posted April 11, 2013
Viola Mae Ledford, age 89 of Oak Hill, WV passed away on Wednesday April


Ida Belle Fox
Posted April 10, 2013
Ms. Ida Belle Fox, age 92, Erwin, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


Anton Peter Gruhot
Posted April 9, 2013
Anton Peter Gruhot, 86, of Johnson City, died Monday, April 8, 2013 at Broadmore Assisted Living of Johnson City. He was a native of Moline, IL, son of the late Anton and Jennie Debautt Gruhot. Anton was a retired Chief Petty Officer having served in the U. S. Navy for 22 years. He was a veteran of both WWII and Korea. Anton worked for 2 years as a typesetter at the Kingsport Time News. He later retired from Clinchfield Railroad after working 17 years as an Executive Assistant. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Destroyer and Destroyer Escort Group of East Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Keitha Ford Gruhot, a brother, Lawrence Gruhot and a grandson, Ryan Mitchell.


A.R. Morgan
Posted April 8, 2013
A.R. Morgan, age 90, of Johnson City, passed away on, March 31, 2013, at Lakebridge Health Care Center in Johnson City, TN. Mr. Morgan was born in Bostic, NC, and lived the rest of his life in Erwin, TN. A. R. was the eldest son of C. D. and Bessie Woods Morgan.


Phyllis Jean Nelson
Posted April 8, 2013
Phyllis Jean Nelson, age 61, 704 Rector Dr., Kingsport TN passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the residence of her daughter following a length y illness. She is a native of Johnson City, TN and a daughter of the late William and Pansy McFall Vanover. Mrs. Nelson attended Soul Harbor Church prior to her illness. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, making crafts, and watching her favorite T.V. shows.


Autumn Ariel Maxwell
Posted April 5, 2013
Autumn Ariel Maxwell, age 1, Erwin, TN., passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in the Niswonger Children’s Hospital. Autumn was a native of Erwin and the daughter of David and Dawn White Maxwell. Autumn Ariel was our beautiful, strong daughter who fought so hard to be here with us. She filled our hearts with love and joy and we are blessed to have a daughter so strong willed. Her body is tired and she wants to be with Papaw, Will and Milton now. She is preceded in death by her grandfather: Jonas Arie White, Sr. Great-Grandparents: Blaine and Myrtle White; Uncle: William White and a Cousin: Milton White.


Elizabeth Beatrice Harris
Posted April 5, 2013
Elizabeth Beatrice Harris, age 76, of 336 Fish Hatchery Road, Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Center on Aging and Health. Beatrice was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Harry A. and Maybell Ivey Walker. She was a loving homemaker and a member of Erwin Bible Holiness Church.


Margaret Clark Dickey
Posted April 1, 2013
Margaret Clark Dickey, age 81, of 2929 W. Emory Road, Powell, TN where she lived and was cared for by Vickie Bailey and family for the past seven years. She passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Tennova Health Care North Hospital, Knoxville, TN. Mrs. Dickey had formerly lived at 101 Clinchfield Ave., Erwin, TN. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Monroe and Nellie Booth Clark. Margaret was a loving homemaker and a member of the Unicoi, Erwin Eastern Star # 276. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Frank D. Dickey, Jr., on January 15, 2012, brothers, Leonard Clark, Tom Clark, Ted Clark and sisters, Mary Mardis and Edith Poore.


Ruth Lamie Schappert
Posted March 29, 2013
Ruth Lamie Schappert, age 85, longtime resident of Oak Park passed away at her home on March 25, 2013. She was born on January 1, 1928 in Erwin, Tennessee to James and Jenny Lamie. She was a graduate of Unicoi County High School and attended East Tennessee State University. Mrs. Schappert enjoyed gardening, cooking/baking, and sewing. She was known for her kindness and selfless ways. She is survived by her husband of 64 years Robert C. and her children Kevin (Betsy), James, Mary Anne (Tom) Daniels, Jenny (the late Joseph) Macino, Ruthie and David (Jolene) Schappert. She was the grandmother of Katie Schappert and Jennifer (Mark) Morris, Jessica, John and Joe Daniels, Lindsay and Julie Macino, Sarah Schappert, and Nina Schappert and great-grandmother of Hayden Morris. She is also survived by her sister Virginia (the late Dennis) Hilton and was preceded in death by her other siblings the late Louise (David) Lynch and James (Betty) Lamie. A Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m until time of Mass at 11 a.m at St. Catherine of Siena – St. Lucy Church, 38 N. Austin Blvd., Oak Park. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated.


Clifford Sherrill Ruth
Posted March 28, 2013
Clifford Sherrill Ruth


HARVEY E. FRANKLIN, SR.
Posted March 28, 2013
HARVEY E. FRANKLIN, SR.


June Amy Smith
Posted March 28, 2013
June Amy Smith, a former resident of Erwin, passed away on March 12th at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL.


Janice Byrd
Posted March 25, 2013
Janice Byrd, age 76, of Erwin passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Janice was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Melvin and Lillian Salts Tolley. She had been employed by the former Savings Center, Medicine Shoppe and Pharmaseal as well as a substitute teacher for Unicoi County School Systems. Janice loved and cared for everyone and was always there when someone needed her. She was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church.


Josie Roberts
Posted March 25, 2013
Josie Roberts, age 86, 911 Lower Higgins Creek Road, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 10:05 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was born February 1, 1927 in Yancey County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Mima Phillips and since the age of 16 has lived in Unicoi County.


Thomas French
Posted March 25, 2013
Thomas French, age 72, of Unicoi, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Kansas City, KS and a son of the late Clifford French and Bertha Burgherr. Mr. French retired as a press operator with International Paper Co. He is a U. S. Marine Veteran.


Bert Arrowood
Posted March 20, 2013
Bert Arrowood, age 95, Erwin, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013. He was a native of Poplar NC and a son of the late John Henry and Mattie Louise Cooper Arrowood. Bert was a WWII, U. S. Army Veteran. He has fought in Northern France; Rhineland; Central Europe: Ardennes. Bert was decorated and cited with 4 Bronze Stars, American Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Ribbon. His trade was a carpenter after leaving the service, which he loved so much. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife: Pearlie M. Arrowood, and sons: Johnny Ray and Ronald Arrowood.


Louise "Pete" Harvey
Posted March 20, 2013
Louise "Pete" Harvey


Robert Harvey “Bob” Williams, Sr.
Posted March 20, 2013
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8


Estelle Lou Hutchins
Posted March 18, 2013
Estelle Lou Hutchins, 56, of Erwin, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at her home. She was a native of Erwin and a daughter of the late Paul and Bernice Hutchins. Estelle was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church, where she enjoyed caring for the children’s nursery. She was employed with Morrill Motors Corp.


Elizabeth Inez Hurst Hyder
Posted March 14, 2013
Elizabeth Inez Hurst Hyder, 81, Johnson City, passed away Monday March 11, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Meridian, MS, and the daughter of the late Rolston Sr., and Cornelia Evelyn Sharp Hurst.


Theodrick Bland Norris
Posted March 14, 2013
Theodrick Bland Norris of Blacksburg, VA passed away February 22, 2013 at


Fred L. Brummett
Posted March 11, 2013
Fred L. Brummett, age 82, of Unicoi, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Center on Aging and Health. Mr. Brummett was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late David and Pansy Conley Brummett. He had worked for Gordon’s Furniture and Thomasville Furniture where he retired after 39 years of service.


Burl Smith
Posted March 4, 2013
Burl Smith, age 74, 105 Village Lane, Unicoi, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Unic oi County Memorial Hospital.


Janice Ramsey
Posted March 4, 2013
Janice Ramsey, age 75, 171 Madison Street, Erwin, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a Unicoi County native and a daughter of the late Hobart Laws and Kate Riddle Laws. She had worked for Smith’s Market and later for the former Hoover Ball for 15 years. Mrs. Ramsey had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church since an early child. Here she had sung in the church choir and in a church trio for a number of years. She loved her church dearly. Janice loved to go camping and to travel, but above all she loved her son and grandchildren. Other than her parents, Janice is preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Laws King, and sister-in-law, Mary Lou Chandler and husband, Carol.


Carl M. Bailey
Posted February 28, 2013
Carl M. Bailey, age 75, of Johnson City, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 25, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Hiram and Rachel Peters Bailey. He was employed by the former Industrial Garment / Red Cap. Carl was a member of the Church of Christ. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother: Raymond Bailey.


Carole Garland Crawford
Posted February 28, 2013
Carole Garland Crawford, age 69. 344 Clinchfield Ave., Erwin, went to be with our Lord and Savior unexpectedly on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the UCMH from a brief illness after courageously battling crippling arthritis for many years. She had been a resident at the Center on Aging and Health for the past year. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.


Florence Betty Scott
Posted February 28, 2013
Florence Betty Scott, age 72, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Erwin, TN and a daughter of Herman Owen and Nellie Kate Church Mathes. She was a homemaker and loved sewing, vols, traveling and especially the beach. She was a member of the Senior Citizens and the Election Commission. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sons: Gary Pate and Gregory Pate; four brothers and sisters.


Clara Joan Clark
Posted February 26, 2013
Clara Joan Clark, age 69, Unicoi, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a Unicoi County native and a daughter of the late Rev. William B. McNabb and Mrs. Pansy Tipton McNabb of Unicoi. Through the years, Mrs. Clark had worked for Sears, was a model for J. C. Penny in the 1960’s, was a school teacher at Greeneville Christian Academy for several years and had owned and operated beauty shops in Greeneville and Unicoi County. She had been a Sunday School teacher at Central Baptist Church while living in Greeneville. For the last 25 years she was a member of Marbleton Freewill Baptist Church where she was active in various church ministries including singing in the church choir and the church quartet.


John J. Abraham
Posted February 26, 2013
John J. Abraham, 61, passed away early Saturday morning, February 23, 2013.


Trula Jean Cooper
Posted February 26, 2013
Trula Jean Cooper, age 77, Unicoi, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. Trula was a Unicoi County native, and a daughter of the late Jack and Dora Gouge Campbell. Trula was a member of Buffalo Valley Freewill Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible School.


Agnes Jones
Posted February 18, 2013
Agnes Jones, 89, Johnson City, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Elizabethton. Born in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Daisy Bradley Jaynes. .


Clayton Winters
Posted February 18, 2013
On Sunday, February 17, 2013, Clayton Winters won his long fought battle against cancer, when a loving Savior laid his hand on him and said, “Come with Me,” and his spirit was escorted to the land of eternal day.


Jeanne L. Love
Posted February 18, 2013
Jeanne L. Love, age 85, 1322 Love Station Road, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 12:58 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


Jo Blevins
Posted February 18, 2013
Mrs. Jo Blevins, 90, 517 McCurry Road, Unicoi passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 17, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Asheville, NC but had lived in Unicoi since 1940. Mrs. Blevins was the daughter of the late Grover and Lockie Willis Tilson. She had worked as a Home Care Giver for 40 years. Mrs. Blevins was a member of Maranatha Tabernacle in Unicoi. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Maynard Blevins in 2001; a daughter, Dorothy Elizabeth Blevins and a brother, C.C. Tilson. Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Schroder and her husband, Charlie and Alice Miller and her husband, Gurney all of Unicoi; three sons, Charles Blevins and his wife, Diane of Surgoinsville, Walter Lee Blevins and Spencer Blevins both of Unicoi; a brother, Clyde Tilson, Orlando, FL; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 8:00 PM Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in the Maranatha Tabernacle, Unicoi with Pastor E.L. Wheeler, Rev. Eugene Penland and Rev. Estel Williams officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 5:00 PM until the service hour and other times at the home. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, February 21, 2013 in the Bell Cemetery, Unicoi. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone attending this service is asked to meet at the cemetery. Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Blevins family.


Polly Bradshaw Tucker Jones
Posted February 18, 2013
Polly Bradshaw Tucker Jones passed away on February 16, 2013 after a brief illness at the age of 84. Polly was born on September 20, 1928 to Roy and Pansy Bradshaw Tucker in Erwin, Tennessee. Polly is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ray Jones; her cousin, Marie Rentz of Maryland; her nephew, Ray Wells of Pawleys Island, SC; her niece, Anne Wells of Hilton Head, SC; her great nephew, Raymond Wells and great niece, Crayton Wells. Polly graduated from Duke University in 1950 with a major in English and Education. She graduated from Peabody College in 1951 with a masters’ degree in Library Science. Polly was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and active with the Atlanta Alumni group. Polly worked for the Atlanta Public Library for 20 years, and retired from the Atlanta Library system. She also worked for the Agnes Scott Library, Cobb County Library, and the Dunwoody Library. Polly was a master gardener and enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling and her cat. The funeral service will be Tuesday, February 19th at 2 o’clock at Patterson’s Oglethorpe Hill Chapel with visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or your favorite charity in lieu of flowers. Interment will be Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin, Tennessee on Wednesday, February 20th at 2 o’clock. H.M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30319.


Nancy Janette Bogart
Posted February 14, 2013
Nancy Janette Bogart, age 74, of 940 Ninth Street, Erwin, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Bogart was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Paran Murel and Pauline Brummitt Keesecker. She was involved in the family business of Keesecker Appliance & Furniture Company for most of her life. Nancy was a musician and used her talent in several capacities throughout the years. She served as organist for First Christian Church for 50 years and then for 2 years at First Baptist Church. She was also chapel organist for Erwin Memorial Funeral Home for a number of years were she was also a former Office Manager. Mrs. Bogart taught piano to many aspiring musicians over the years. She served on the Unicoi County School Board from 1988 to 2004 where she earned the Master School Board Member, level 5 member, and all Tennessee State Board awards. She was a Representative for the Tennessee Legislative network, served as the Unicoi County PTA Council Chair, and was a passionate advocate for public education. She was a member of First Christian Church for most of her life and later First Baptist Church of Erwin. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bogart is preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Penny Keesecker and two nephews, Randy Keesecker and Mark Keesecker.


Reverend Verno Harris Davis
Posted February 11, 2013
II Timothy 4:7-8


Bridget Nicole Hughes, Whitney Hughes and Austin Hughes
Posted February 6, 2013
Bridget Nicole Hughes, Whitney Hughes and Austin Hughes are safe and in the arms of Jesus today. Bridget, age 39, of Erwin, was a loving and caring mother to her children, Whitney, age 12 and Austin, age 11, who made their home at 750 Carolina Ave, Erwin, TN. Whitney was a 6th grade student at Unicoi County Middle School. Austin was a 4th grade student at Unicoi County Intermediate School. Bridget, Whitney and Austin were members of Central Baptist Church, Erwin TN. Whitney loved to cook and wanted to be a basketball player and was president of her 4H Club. Austin was an all around boy who enjoyed watching football and wanted to be a police officer like Mr. Jason. Whitney and Austin both loved playing basketball with their cousin, Nicholas, riding with papaw Nick on his motorcycle and swimming with their best friends Luz Elena Terrazas and Josue Terrazas-Lascano. Bridgett enjoyed helping with many activities at Central Baptist Church, including the Wednesday night suppers. Bridget was an avid swimmer.


Arthur James Story
Posted February 4, 2013
Arthur James Story, age 85, 729 Summit Drive, Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord at 1:35 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Erwin Health Care Center.


Arthur James Story
Posted February 4, 2013
Arthur James Story, age 85, 729 Summit Drive, Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord at 1:35 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Erwin Health Care Center.


Dwight Whitson
Posted February 4, 2013
Dwight Whitson, age 65, 322 Odom Branch Road, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center.


Clifford Lee "C.L." Arrowood
Posted February 1, 2013
Clifford Lee “C.L.” Arrowood, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, in the V. A. Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Limestone, TN and lived most of his life in Erwin. He was a son of the late James Samuel and Cora Etta Duncan Arrowood. He worked as a press operator for the former National Casket Co and also later at the former GMF. Clifford served in the U S Army during WWII. He was a member of Hulen Baptist Church.


John Lee Birchfield
Posted February 1, 2013
John Lee Birchfield, age 84, of 205 W. Watauga, Johnson City, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at the Erwin Health Care in Erwin. He was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Bob and Maude Thompson Birchfield. Mr. Birchfield served in the United States Air Force and the United States Navy. He was of the Baptist faith and an Auto Mechanic. John accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior on January 28, 2013, through the ministry of Chaplain Catherine Rollins with Caris. In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Edwards and Ruth Ray and a brother, Ernest Birchfield.


Mary Juanita (Nita) Beasley
Posted February 1, 2013
Mary Juanita (Nita) Beasley, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Christian Care Center. Mrs. Beasley was a native of Tennessee and a daughter of the late Dewitt Talmadge Tyner and Mary Susan Willis. She was a member of Embreeville Church of Christ, Erwin, TN. She was a homemaker and raised five children in a loving, Christian home. She loved sewing, crochet, reading the Bible and other devotional books, and listening to Christian music. Nita was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a minister’s wife and missionary for over fifty years. Nita was devoted in serving Christ and helping others. In addition to her parents, Nita is preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.


Nellie Louise Jones
Posted February 1, 2013
Nellie Louise Jones, age 88, of 117 Sam Rogers Road, Erwin, passed away on Thursday, January


Richard J. Baker
Posted February 1, 2013
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ARVILLE DONALD HENSLEY
Posted January 28, 2013
Arville Donald “Mountain Man” Hensley, age 63, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Eula Shelton Hensley and the late Donald Hensley.


BILLY D. THOMAS
Posted January 28, 2013
Billy D. Thomas, age 80, Otter Creek, Fla., died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at his home. Mr. Thomas was a native of Mars Hill, N.C., a former resident of Flag Pond, and son of the late Ratha and Laura “Fay” Silver Thomas.


GUY ALLEN JOHNSON
Posted January 28, 2013
Guy Allen Johnson, age 84, of Nashville, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, after a long illness. He was a native of Washington County and formerly of Erwin, and a son of the late James and Sarah Augusta Love Johnson.


HARRY “SPUD” CARPENTER JR.
Posted January 28, 2013
Harry “Spud” Carpenter Jr, age 74, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born on June 14, 1938, he was a native of Erwin and son of the late Harry Sr. and Edith Campbell Carpenter.


NANCY LEE BECKER GENTRY
Posted January 28, 2013
Nancy Lee Becker Gentry, age 60, 653 Peterson Road, Erwin, formerly of Adrian, Mich., died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Johnson City Medical Center.


AMBROSE RAY HOWELL
Posted January 24, 2013
Ambrose Ray Howell, age 81, 319 Tennessee St., Unicoi, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Mountain Home VA Medical Center.


BETTY ANN JOHNSON
Posted January 24, 2013
Betty Ann Johnson, age 73, of Unicoi, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, after an automobile accident. She was a native of North Carolina and a daughter of the late Billie and Della Peterson.


DONNA ROGERS
Posted January 24, 2013
Donna Rogers, age 49, of Erwin, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born on Jan. 26, 1963, in Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Donnie H. and Virginia Street.


FRED HARVEY EDWARDS
Posted January 24, 2013
Fred Harvey Edwards, age 69, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.


HERBERT LEON METCALF
Posted January 24, 2013
Herbert Leon Metcalf, age 66, 128 Honeycutt Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Holston Valley Hospital.


KATHERINE TILSON MURRAY
Posted January 24, 2013
Katharine Tilson Murray, age 97, of New London, N.H., died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, after a full and accomplished life. Born on March 21, 1915, in New Haven, Conn., Mrs. Murray was the youngest of the three children of Marguerite North Tilson and former Connecticut House Speaker, U.S. Congressman and U.S. House Majority Leader John Quillen Tilson, who grew up on Tilson Mountain in Unicoi County.


LAURA CARMEN HOPSON
Posted January 24, 2013
Laura Carmen Hopson, age 86, 127 Jake Hopson Road, Unicoi, died Saturday morning, Jan. 19, 2013, in Johnson City.


MARY ANN BROWN
Posted January 24, 2013
Mary Ann Brown, age 65, of Massachusetts Avenue, Unicoi, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Christian Care Center in Johnson City.


RONALD EFFLER
Posted January 24, 2013
Ronald Effler, age 79, 105 Meadowbrook Drive, Erwin, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


WALLACE CARROLL “JOE” JONES
Posted January 24, 2013
Wallace Carroll “Joe” Jones, age 67, 230 Scioto Woods Court, Unicoi, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at James H. Quillen Veteran’s Hospital.


AMBROSE RAY HOWELL
Posted January 16, 2013
Ambrose Ray Howell, age 81, 319 Tennessee St., Unicoi, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Mountain Home VA Medical Center.


BETTY RUTH TIPTON
Posted January 16, 2013
Betty Ruth Tipton, age 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the Center on Aging and Health. She was a native of Erwin, and a daughter of the late Vance and Hazel McInturf Henley.


CHARLOTTE L. WILLIAMS
Posted January 16, 2013
Charlotte L. Williams, age 68, of Erwin, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of Edith Shelton of Unicoi, and the late Hoy Shelton.


DAVID L. JONES
Posted January 16, 2013
David L. Jones, age 66, of 1155 Prince St., Erwin, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Hiram and Carrie Miller Jones.


DONALD LEE JOHNSON
Posted January 16, 2013
Donald Lee Johnson, age 67, of Erwin, died Monday, Ja. 14, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center.


HERBERT LEON METCALF
Posted January 16, 2013
Herbert Leon Metcalf, age 66, 128 Honeycutt Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Holston Valley Hospital.


JAMES ORVILLE BAILEY
Posted January 16, 2013
James Orville Bailey, age 87, 232 Albemarle Ave., Erwin, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


JAMES TUCKER
Posted January 16, 2013
James Tucker, age 83, of Daphne, Ala., died peacefully at his home with his family around him on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2012.


NEDA HELTON
Posted January 16, 2013
Neda Helton, age 62, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the home of her sister. Born on June 4, 1950, in Washington County, she was a daughter of Frances Casey and the late Clarence Casey.


TERRY LYNN WHITE
Posted January 16, 2013
Terry Lynn White, age 54, of 101 Unaka Court, Erwin, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. White was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Lora Dean Smith White and the late Robert L. White Jr.


AVERY GENE HENSLEY
Posted January 7, 2013
Avery Gene Hensley, age 75, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton.


BESSIE HORTON BRIGGS
Posted January 7, 2013
Bessie Horton Briggs, age 94, Unicoi, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro. Mrs. Briggs died on her 94th birthday after a lengthy illness.


BRENDA GRINDSTAFF HENSLEY
Posted January 7, 2013
Brenda Grindstaff Hensley, age 66, of Erwin, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Avery and Jennie Murdock Grindstaff.


BURNIE LEE PETERSON JR.
Posted January 7, 2013
Burnie Lee Peterson Jr., age 67, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his residence, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Peterson was surrounded by his family. He was a son of the late Burnie and Evelyn Bailey Peterson.


GUSTIE PETERSON
Posted January 7, 2013
Gustie Peterson, age 96, Poplar, N.C., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Erwin Health Care Center.


JAMES EMERY BLEVINS
Posted January 7, 2013
James Emery Blevins, age 85, of Erwin, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the residence of his son. He lived in Bumpass Cove most of his life and was a son of the late Emery and Judneal Laws Blevins.


JANIE MOORE ROGERS
Posted January 7, 2013
Janie Moore Rogers, age 76, died peacefully at her home on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 27, 1936, in Nash County, N.C., to the late Ernest Wayne Moore and Anna Mae Cone Moore.


JERRY MARTIN RIPPEE
Posted January 7, 2013
Jerry Martin Rippee, age 72, of Pensacola Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, surrounded by his love ones, at age 72.


KATIE RIDDLE LAWING
Posted January 7, 2013
Katie Riddle Lawing, age 85, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of James and Maggie Lance Riddle.


MARIETTA FAY “RITA” CLOUSE
Posted January 7, 2013
Marietta Fay “Rita” Clouse, age 55, 270 Tittle Branch Road, Erwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.


MILDRED MCINTOSH HAYES
Posted January 7, 2013
Mildred McIntosh Hayes, age 83, Jonesborough, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center.


PAUL THOMAS HENSLEY
Posted January 7, 2013
Paul Thomas Hensley, age 59, 307 Old Highway Road, Erwin, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at his home.


STEPHEN LENNOX POLLOCK
Posted January 7, 2013
Stephen Lennox Pollock, age 66, Unicoi, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at his residence. A native of Johnson City, he was the son of June Hale Pollock and the late Benjamin Lenox Pollock.


WAYNE B. SHELL
Posted January 7, 2013
Wayne B. Shell, age 75, of Erwin, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Paul and Roxie Lloyd Shell.


ELIZABETH VIRGINIA WHITE
Posted December 31, 2012
Elizabeth Virginia White, age 33, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a life long resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of Eva Beals of Erwin and the late Edward White.


GLADYS TIPTON HAUN
Posted December 31, 2012
Gladys Tipton Haun, age 87, 811 Dogwood Drive, Erwin, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Erwin Health Care Center.


LESTER CURTIS HARRIS SR.
Posted December 31, 2012
Lester Curtis Harris Sr. died Tuesday, Dec. 25. He was born in Erwin to the late Harry and Lela Belle West Harris.


MALOY KING
Posted December 31, 2012
Maloy King, age 86, 130 Sugar Loaf Mountain Road, Marshall, N.C., died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at John Keever Solace Center in Asheville, N.C.


MARY RUTH MCNEESE COFFIE ARROWOOD
Posted December 31, 2012
Mary Ruth McNeese, Coffie Arrowood, age 78, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. She was a native of Jonesborough and a daughter of the late Joseph Allen and Trula Jane Higgins McNeese.


MAXINE C. COOPER
Posted December 31, 2012
Maxine C. Cooper, age 79, of Erwin, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Robert C. and Inez Peters Cox.


RALPH E. CAMPBELL
Posted December 31, 2012
Ralph E. Campbell, age 78, of Erwin, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late James and Bessie Marken Campbell. He was formerly employed in construction by J. E. Green.


SHERRY MARQUIETTA LEWIS HELGET
Posted December 31, 2012
Sherry Marquietta Lewis Helget, age 47, Powell, Tenn., formerly of Unicoi County, died, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, after a short illness.


JENNIE LOU KEESECKER
Posted December 26, 2012
Jennie Lou Keesecker, age 85, Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Center, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


MICHAEL “MIKE” LIGHT
Posted December 26, 2012
Michael “Mike” Light, age 66, 140 Kerns St., Erwin, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Bristol Regional Medical Center Select Specialty Unit. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Clarence and Etta Ambrose Light.


JAMES COLEMAN BOWER
Posted December 18, 2012
James Coleman Bower, age 92, Robinson Road, Mars Hill, N.C., formerly of Unicoi County, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C.


RENA “REV” RAY RADFORD
Posted December 18, 2012
Rena “Reva” Ray Radford, age 97, Odom Branch Road, Erwin, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Brookside Rehabilitation and Care in Burnsville, N.C.


BETTY ALLEN PRICE
Posted December 17, 2012
Betty Allen Price, age 73, St. Johns, Fla., formerly of Erwin, died Sunday, December 9, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Deborah, in Florida.


LEON “DALTON” BARHAM
Posted December 17, 2012
Leon “Dalton” Barham, age 83, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


LLOYD PHILLIPS
Posted December 17, 2012
Lloyd Phillips, age 81, Seneca, S.C., formerly of Erwin, died Sunday, December 16, 2012, in Seneca.


ALBERT HENSLEY
Posted December 11, 2012
Albert Hensley, age 79 of Keithsburg, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. He had lived in Keithsburg for many years, but at the time of his death, was living at Lutheran Homes.


BETTY ALLEN PRICE
Posted December 11, 2012
Betty Allen Price, age 73, St. Johns, Fla., formerly of Erwin, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Florida.


CAROLYN COOK WOODS
Posted December 11, 2012
Carolyn Cook Wood, age 88, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born in Erwin, on April 8, 1924.


EDWAY RICHARD JOHNSON
Posted December 11, 2012
Edway Richard Johnson “Ed” died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Fairfax INOVA Hospital, Fairfax, Va., following a lengthy illness.


JEAN RAY MOSHER
Posted December 11, 2012
Jean Ray Mosher of Boca Raton, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at her home. She was 70 years old.


OPAL RAMSEY LOVE
Posted December 11, 2012
Opal Ramsey Love, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. She was a native of Yancey County, N.C. Following her graduation from High School in 1942, she moved to Erwin. Mrs. Love was the last surviving child of the late Jobe and Lyda Miller Ramsey.


CLING PHILLIP HARRIS SR.
Posted December 4, 2012
Cling Phillip Harris Sr., age 71, 108 Banner St., Erwin, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Erwin, he was a son of the late Harry M. and Lela Belle West Harris.


DORIS FAY MOORE McCORKLE
Posted December 4, 2012
Doris Fay Moore McCorkle, age 82, of Memphis, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in Knoxville, where she had lived since 2010, following the death of her husband of 58 years, John Harris McCorkle.


EASTER LOWE
Posted December 4, 2012
Easter Lowe age 55 died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Johnson City. She was born in Scott County on Oct. 17, 1957 to the late Henry and Cynthia Patterson Lowe.


PAUL JUSTICE SHERWOOD
Posted December 4, 2012
Paul Justice Sherwood, age 91, 447 Ash St., Erwin, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Arthur C. Sherwood, a Baptist minister, and Edith Allen Sherwood.


RAYMOND P. ERWIN
Posted December 4, 2012


RUTH E. OSBURN
Posted December 4, 2012
Ruth E. Osburn, age 97, 3133 Zane Whitson Drive, Unicoi, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.


WAYNE F. LEDFORD
Posted December 4, 2012
Wayne F. Ledford, age 75, 245 Bailey Circle Road, Erwin, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, surrounded by family and friends at Franklin Woods Community Hospital.


WILLIAM B. McNABB
Posted December 4, 2012
The Rev. William B. McNabb, age 90, Unicoi, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Lake Bridge Healthcare Center surrounded by his family. Born on Dec. 29, 1921, he was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Frank and Sabie Campbell McNabb.


ADDIE TAYLOR
Posted November 27, 2012
Addie Taylor, age 96, of Embreeville, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health. She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Jim and Dora Fowler Casey.


GEORGIA ANN SALTZ
Posted November 27, 2012
Georgia Ann Saltz, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health, surrounded by her loving family.


MARDELL GREENE DAVIS
Posted November 27, 2012
Mardell Greene Davis, age 85, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, after a year-long battle with leukemia. She was born on Nov. 3, 1927, to Roscoe and Venie Buchanan Greene.


MARY RUTH GARLAND SMITH
Posted November 27, 2012
Mary Ruth Garland Smith, age 79, 703 North St., Johnson City, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.


SYLVIA C. HUNTER
Posted November 27, 2012
Sylvia Colleen Hunter died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Kansas City, Kan.


BETTY JANE SIFFERD TURNER GRIFFITH
Posted November 20, 2012
Betty Jane Sifferd Turner Griffith, age 79, Erwin, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. She was a daughter of the late John and Ina Sifferd and a native of Erwin.


HOWARD E. RAY
Posted November 20, 2012
Howard E. Ray, age 79, 327 White Cove Road, Unicoi, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Life Care Center of Gray.


LOY DAVID TIPTON
Posted November 20, 2012
Loy David Tipton, age 69, 108 Robbins Ave., Erwin, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, a son of the late Jeff and L.M. Proffitt Tipton.


ROMA DOVER STREET
Posted November 20, 2012
Roma Dover Street, age 69, of Erwin, formerly of Spruce Pine, N.C., died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center.


AVID “D.H.” WILSON
Posted November 13, 2012
David “D.H.” Wilson, age 78, of Tusculum, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center.


FRED HONEYCUTT
Posted November 13, 2012
Fred Honeycutt, age 82, of Blackwater, Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born Aug. 27, 1930, in Pigeon Roost, N.C.


GRACE BEULAH COLLINS
Posted November 13, 2012
Grace Beulah Collins, age 70, Erwin, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Asheville, N.C. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Charles A. and Effie Mattingly Lyon.


LEONA EDWARDS JACKSON
Posted November 13, 2012
Leona Edwards Jackson, age 84, Asbury Place, Maryville, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at her home.


RONALD KEITH RANDOLPH
Posted November 13, 2012
Ronald Keith Randolph, age 58, Unicoi, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at his residence. He was the son of the late William Herbert Randolph Jr. and Laura Ellen Hutson, of Sparta, Tenn.


RONNIE DEAN MILLER
Posted November 13, 2012
Ronnie Dean Miller, age 54, 5214 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at his home.


SYBIL COPPLE BECK
Posted November 13, 2012
Sybil Copple Beck, age 92, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, following a lengthy illness.


VONNA LEIGH LOYD LITTLE
Posted November 13, 2012
Vonna Leigh Loyd Little, age 63, Muddy Creek, Blountville, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Indian Path Hospital, after a battling with cancer.


Bessie Jordan Cornett
Posted November 7, 2012
Bessie Jordan Cornett, age 90, Unicoi, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health in Erwin. She was born in Unicoi County to the late Dave and Mary Elizabeth Campbell Sneyd.


Donald Ray “Don” Gentry
Posted November 7, 2012
Donald Ray “Don” Gentry, age 69, 225 McCurry Road, Unicoi, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.


Floyd Glenn Shelton Sr.
Posted November 7, 2012
Floyd Glenn Shelton Sr., age 57, 1815 Rice Creek Road, Flag Pond, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at his home.


Pat J. Rennie
Posted November 7, 2012
Pat J. Rennie, age 82, of Erwin, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center with her family at her side.


Paul McKinley Riddle
Posted November 7, 2012
Paul McKinley Riddle, age 95, Johnson City, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Four Oaks Health Care Center in Jonesbourgh. He was born in Unicoi County to the late William L. and Mollie Gouge Riddle.


Willie Mae Haun Honeycutt
Posted November 7, 2012
Willie Mae Haun Honeycutt, age 93, of the Rock Creek community in Erwin, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at her home. Born on Aug. 5, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Peter Lafayette and Effie Mae McInturff Haun of Erwin.


Betty Griffith
Posted October 2, 2012
Betty Griffith, age 74, of Erwin, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late James and Media Metcalf Cantrell.


Chloie Lilly Jordan Greene
Posted October 2, 2012
Chloie Lilly Jordan Greene, age 69, Telford, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family and friends.


Evelyn Susan Bailey
Posted October 2, 2012
Evelyn Susan Bailey, age 83, of Erwin, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in the Christian Care Center of Johnson City. She was a lifelong resident of Erwin, and daughter of the late Rev. Callie and Dona Rice Casey.


Genevieve H. Laws
Posted October 2, 2012
Genevieve H. Laws, age 86, 125 Ford St., Erwin, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health.


Jack Curtis Masters
Posted October 2, 2012
Jack Curtis Masters, age 96, 2050 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Center on Aging and Health.


Lucinda M. Britton
Posted October 2, 2012
Lucinda M. Britton, age 59, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at home, surrounded by her family, after a lengthy battle with cancer.


Nan McInturff Briggs
Posted October 2, 2012
Nan McInturff Briggs, age 88, of Erwin, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on March 12, 1924, in Unicoi County, to the late Tobias Miller and Claty Myrtle McInturff.


Robert Earl Pressler
Posted October 2, 2012
Robert Earl Pressler, age 78, 120 Carver Drive Extension, Unicoi, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the home of his daughter, Betty Wolfe, in Romulus, Mich.


Barbara Jean Ollis Hopson
Posted September 25, 2012
Barbara Jean Ollis Hopson, age 75, 215 Pippin Hollow Road, Erwin, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Unicoi County and was a daughter of the late Walter and Virgie Smith Ollis.


CHARLES STEVEN DAVIS
Posted September 25, 2012
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Mary P. Crain
Posted September 25, 2012
Mary P. Crain, age 92, Longterm Care Unit of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, died Thursday, Sept.20, 2012. She was a native and lifelong resident of Unicoi County.


Nancy A. Corby
Posted September 25, 2012
Nancy A. Corby, age 72 of West Chester, Pa., formerly of Erwin, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at her home. She was born in Erwin to the late Brady Tipton and Ola Calloway Tipton.


BONNIE WILCOX BOWMAN
Posted September 18, 2012
Bonnie Wilcox Bowman, age 77, of Indian Springs, Kingsport, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Wellmont Hospice House.


Frank Price Shull Jr.
Posted September 18, 2012
Frank Price Shull Jr. of Crowfields in Asheville, N.C. died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at the Laurels of Green Tree Ridge. Mr. Shull was a native of Erwin, and had made his home in Asheville for the past 49 years.


Linda Mae Peterson
Posted September 18, 2012
Linda Mae Peterson, age 59, of Huntdale Road, Bakersville, N.C., died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at her home. She was a daughter of the late Oliver and Hazel Lewis McMahan.


Shelly Kaye English Edwards
Posted September 18, 2012
Shelly Kaye English Edwards, age 41, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at her home. She was the daughter of Charlotte English of Erwin and the late Johnny English.


T. L. Corby Sr
Posted September 18, 2012
T. L. Corby Sr., 85 of West Chester, formerly of Erwin, died Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012, at the Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City.


ATLAS McCOURRY ROBINSON
Posted August 20, 2012
Atlas McCourry Robinson, 88, of Erwin, died on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


BETTY ROSE EDWARDS
Posted August 20, 2012
Betty Rose Edwards, age 84, Hoyle Road, Flag Pond, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Madison Health and Rehabilitation in Mars Hill, N.C.


JODY LEE BAILEY
Posted August 20, 2012
Jody Lee Bailey, age 53, 145 Morris Road, Erwin, died Sunday, August 19, 2012, at his home.


LAURA JEAN MILLSAP
Posted August 20, 2012
Laura Jean Millsap, age 88, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Dunbar, Va., and a daughter of the late White Ballard and Julia Hollon Helvey.


LENA W. JUSTICE
Posted August 20, 2012
Lena W. Justice, age 83, of Erwin, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at her home. Lena was born in Unicoi County on September 27, 1928, to the late Fieldon and Minnie Engle White.


LINDA DAVIS MARCH
Posted August 20, 2012
Linda Davis March, age 58, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, after a lengthy and hard-fought battle with cancer.  She was an Erwin native, who spent the majority of her adult life in Asheville, N.C.


STELLA EDWARDS KAYWOOD
Posted August 20, 2012
Stella Edwards Kaywood, age 70, Mohawk Drive, Erwin, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health.


HAZEL WOODWARD PRICE
Posted August 14, 2012
Hazel Woodward Price, age 83, Chestoa Pike, Erwin, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, in Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Jake V. and Minnie Ledford Woodward.


CLARENCE VENTON BANNER
Posted August 14, 2012
Clarence Venton Banner, age 87, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health. He was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late Guard E. and Clara Ford Banner.


DR. M. WAYNE HEINE
Posted August 14, 2012
Dr. M. Wayne Heine, Chapel Hill N.C., died July 24, 2012, at the age of 79, from pancreatic cancer. Born in Ellendale N.D., he was the third child of the late Robert and Laura Heine.


FAYE S. KELTON
Posted August 14, 2012
Faye S. Kelton, age 76, of Greeneville, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Laughlin Healthcare Center.


IRENE E. HOWELL
Posted August 14, 2012
Irene E. Howell, age 77, of Erwin, died with her children and family by her side, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Madison County, N.C., a daughter of the late John and Martha Bailey Ramsey.


LARRY LEWIS KEESEE
Posted August 14, 2012
Larry Lewis Keesee, age 62, 3218 Marbleton Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Florida. He was a native of Bristol, Va., and was a son of Peggy Goodson Keesee and the late Marshall Lewis Keesee.


EDDIE BANNER
Posted August 13, 2012
Eddie Banner, age 78, 139 Barker Suv. Ave, Gate City, Va., died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Unicoi County, Feb. 14, 1934, to the late Orville and Ida Hensley Banner.


DAVID LYNN RABB
Posted August 6, 2012
David Lynn Rabb, age 50, 2396 Spivey Mountain Road, Erwin, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center.


ELMER “FUDD” BOWMAN
Posted August 6, 2012
Elmer "Fudd" Bowman, age 71, Yatesville, Ga., died Friday, July 27, 2012, at his residence.


JACK LEROY PURCHASE
Posted August 6, 2012
Jack LeRoy Purchase, age 68, of Erwin, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health. He was a native of Omaha Neb., and was the son of the late Samuel and Bernice Shew Purchase.


JAMES FRANKLIN WIDENER
Posted August 6, 2012
James Franklin Widener Jr., age 72, 103 Highland Ave., Erwin, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center.


RUTH SABEL MCNABB
Posted August 6, 2012
Ruth Sabel McNabb, age 73, 123 Landingham Road, Unicoi, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center, after a brief illness. She had been a resident of Unicoi County since 1969.


CHARLES RAYMOND “RAY” GRIMES
Posted July 31, 2012
Funeral services for Charles Raymond “Ray” Grimes, age 81, Melbourne, Fla., were held Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Melbourne.


KENNETH L. HARRIS
Posted July 31, 2012
Kenneth L. Harris, age 72, of Erwin, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and the son of Edna Wilson Harris Foxx and the late Clarence Harris.


VIOLA LOUISE GARLAND EDWARDS
Posted July 31, 2012
Viola Louise Garland Edwards, 90 years old, 610 Vinton Ave., Erwin, died Saturday, July 14,2012, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Johnson City.


WILMA DEAN SHELTON
Posted July 31, 2012
Wilma Dean Shelton, age 51, died at her home Tuesday, July 24, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Kathleen Larimer and Lewis “Chun” Shelton.


DON W. KING
Posted July 23, 2012
Don W. King, age 74, of Erwin, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Unicoi County, on July 29, 1937, a son of the late Claude and Bonnie Willis King.


JACK HENRY MCCURRY
Posted July 23, 2012
Jack Henry McCurry, age 90, 623 Maple Ave., Erwin, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Erwin and a son of the late Jim and Bertha Phillips McCurry.


JESSIE VEE LLOYD
Posted July 23, 2012
Jessie Vee Lloyd, 70, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Va. She was born in Erwin, and had been a Newport News resident for the past 58 years.


PEARLIE MAE ARROWOOD
Posted July 23, 2012
Pearlie Mae Arrowood, age 80, of Erwin, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health. She was a native of Shelby, N.C., and a daughter of the late George and Leah Ashley Oaks.


RAYMOND GRANGER
Posted July 23, 2012
Ray Granger, age 85, of Unicoi, died Wednesday, July 18, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Alexandria, Va., on April 26, 1927 to Raymond T. and Mary Granger of Newport, R.I.


CAROL SUE ERWIN
Posted July 16, 2012
Carol Sue Erwin, age 66, of Corryton, Tenn., died Monday, July 9, 2012.


CHARLES “BIGGIN” BEALS
Posted July 16, 2012
Charles "Biggin" Beals, age 55, 398 Bear Wallow Flats, Erwin, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


DAISIE HERRELL
Posted July 16, 2012
Daisie Herrell, age 90, 104 Volunteer Drive, Unicoi, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at her residence. She was a native of Mitchell County, N.C. and had lived in Unicoi County most of her life.


ROBERT BENNETT
Posted July 16, 2012
Robert Bennett, age 74, of Erwin, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and was the son of the late Coy James and Robbie Francis Guinn Bennett.


Charles Murphy Scott
Posted July 12, 2012
Charles Murphy Scott, age 79, of Erwin, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Unicoi County, Sept. 4, 1932, to the late James Boyd and Rebecca Louise Scott.


Eva Dell McIntosh Shelton
Posted July 12, 2012
Eva Dell McIntosh Shelton, age 92, of Erwin, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


Genevieve Silvers Tipton
Posted July 12, 2012
Genevieve Silvers Tipton, age 88, 510 Holston Ave., Erwin, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at her home.


Harlon Huskins
Posted July 12, 2012
Harlon Huskins, age 76, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Erwin, died June 30, 2012. Services will be held at 11 a.m., on Sat., at Palms Robarts Funeral Home in Sarasota, Fla.


L. J. Steffey
Posted July 12, 2012
L. J. Steffey, age 89, of Erwin, died Friday, July 6, 2012. He was a native of Dante, Va., and a son of the late James S. and Kate McConnell Steffey.


BUSTER B. “BUCK” HUGHES
Posted July 3, 2012
Buster B. “Buck” Hughes, age 86, of Erwin, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Huntdale, N.C., and had made his home for many years in Erwin.


EDMUND (EDDIE) WILLIAM FOSTER JR.
Posted July 3, 2012
Edmund (Eddie) William Foster Jr., age 56, Clinchfield Avenue, Erwin, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at his home, following a lengthy illness.


ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) GILLIS WILSON
Posted July 3, 2012
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Gillis Wilson, age 88, 380 Mountain View St., Erwin, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at the home of her son Dwight.


MILDRED PARKER GARLAND
Posted July 3, 2012
Mildred Parker Garland, age 86, 109 Lake Hill Drive, Unicoi, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health.


QUEVIA LINCOLN “Q.L.” STARNES
Posted July 3, 2012
Quevia Lincoln “Q.L.” Starnes, age 70, Telford, died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at his residence.


Betty McIntosh
Posted May 15, 2012
Betty McIntosh, age 75, 1821 Zane Whitson Drive, #25, Erwin, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a life long resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Hugh and Mollie Collins Tipton.


Dolly Elizabeth Britt Sams
Posted May 15, 2012
Dolly Elizabeth Britt Sams, age 71, 800 Lower Higgins Creek Road, Erwin, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at the home of her daughter, following a lengthy illness.


Dr. Joseph G. Earhart
Posted May 15, 2012
Dr. Joseph G. Earhart, 82, died Saturday May 12, 2012, surrounded by his family.


Edward Norman Cannon
Posted May 15, 2012
Edward Norman Cannon, age 80, 100 Stalling Lane, Erwin, formerly of Bristol, Va., died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center.


Roddey L. Stewart
Posted May 15, 2012
Roddey L. Stewart, age 95, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Culpepper Garden, Arlington, Va. He was a York County, S.C., native and the son of the late Charles E. Stewart and Ida Jane Love Stewart.


Willis Parks Bowman
Posted May 15, 2012
Willis Parks Bowman, age 76, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Saturday, April 28, 2012. He was born in Erwin to the late Richard Rowe Bowman and Loris Clouse Bowman.


ANGELA BETH PETERSON POWERS
Posted April 24, 2012
Angela Beth Peterson Powers, age 48, 713 Broyles St., Erwin, died Friday, April 20, 2012, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a longtime resident of Erwin.


BOB GILBERT
Posted April 24, 2012
Bob Gilbert, age 72, of King, N.C., died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at his residence following a lengthy illness.


FREDDIE DEAN DOUGHERTY TITTLE
Posted April 24, 2012
Freddie Dean Dougherty Tittle, age 81, 535 Washington St., Erwin, died Saturday April 21, 2012, at 6:15 p.m., at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Erwin and was a daughter of the late John Frank and Kate Collins Dougherty.


KATHLEEN LEDFORD JONES
Posted April 24, 2012
Kathleen Ledford Jones, age 88, 112 Casey Jones Road, Erwin, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family, Friday, April 20, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Mariah Fender and William Cornelius Ledford.


ROBERT CARATHERS
Posted April 24, 2012
Robert Carathers, age 65, 120 Crossing Lane, Erwin, died at his residence Friday, April 20, 2012, following an extended battle with cancer. He was a lifelong residence of Unicoi County and son of the late Grady and Grace Ramsey Carathers.


RUTH MARIE “EONIE” MASTERS
Posted April 24, 2012
Ruth Marie “Eonie” Masters, age 83, of Erwin, died Thursday, April 19, 2012, in the UCMH Long Term Care Unit. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late E. Guy and Maud Williams Robbins.


RUTH RIDDLE STANCIL
Posted April 24, 2012
Ruth Riddle Stancil, age 69, 131 Toney Ave., Erwin, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.


Carolyn J. McCrackin
Posted April 20, 2012
Carolyn J. McCrackin, age 81, Boone, N.C., formerly of Unicoi, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Boone, N.C.


Lou Ella Layne
Posted April 20, 2012
Lou Ella Layne, age 72, of Erwin, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Clem and Mary Lloyd Shell.


Lt. Col. Robert W. Emmert
Posted April 20, 2012
Lt. Col. Robert W. Emmert, 88, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He was a native of Erwin.


Eugene “Gene” Higgins
Posted April 10, 2012
Eugene “Gene” Higgins, 651 Venton Ave., Erwin, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness.


Gary Wayne Bostic
Posted April 10, 2012
Gary Wayne Bostic, age 47, died at Johnson City Medical Center Saturday, March 31, 2012.


Gladys Louvenia Hyder Roberts
Posted April 10, 2012
Gladys Louvenia Hyder Roberts, age 69, of Addison, Mich., died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Lenawee.


June Whitson Gaddy
Posted April 10, 2012
June Whitson Gaddy, age 82, 890 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


Paul Adolphe Colin
Posted April 10, 2012
Paul Adolphe Colin died Friday, March 23, 2012, in Erwin. He was born May 2, 1915, in New Orleans, LA., to the late Wilfred Colin Sr. and Marie Massel Colin.


Barbara Wilson-King
Posted April 2, 2012
Barbara Wilson-King, age 73, of Erwin, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She is a native of Unicoi County and the daughter of the late Cecil and Ruth Smith-Wilson.


Beulah Morris
Posted April 2, 2012
Beulah Morris, age 99, of Erwin, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the Erwin Health Care Center. She was a native of Virginia and a daughter of the late Clarence and Martha Jane Johnson Wampler.


Cindy Church
Posted April 2, 2012
Cindy Church, age 37, 904 Charway Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, March 30, 2012, following an extended illness. She was born in Jacksonville, N.C., and resided in Johnson City for most of her life.


Henry Smith
Posted April 2, 2012
Henry Smith, age 82, 702 N. North St., Johnson City, died Thursday March, 29 2012, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Wayne W. Va. and a son of the late Jesse and Jane Mills Smith.


Jeannette Gillis
Posted April 2, 2012
Jeannette Gillis, age 73, 200 Four Seasons Circle, Erwin, died Thursday March, 29, 2012, in the Hanover Medical Center, Hanover, Pa. She was a native of Frederick, Md., but had lived in Unicoi County for the past 15 years.


Lenard Price
Posted April 2, 2012
Lenard Price, age 79, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan, Kan., following a long-term illness. He was born June 22, 1932, in Erwin to James and Deckie Blankenship Price.


Mary Martin Zavist
Posted April 2, 2012
Mary Martin Zavist, age 88, died Sunday, March 25, 2012. She was born in Chicago, Ill. to the late James Harold and Mary Smith Martin.


Michael Charles Warrick
Posted April 2, 2012
Michael Charles Warrick, age 37, of 129 Witcher St., Erwin, died Saturday, March 24, 2012. Mr. Warrick was born in Washington County, but lived all of his life in Unicoi County.


Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Holloway Lowe
Posted April 2, 2012
Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Holloway Lowe, age 43, 780 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, formerly of 109 Williams St., Erwin, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at her mother’s home with her children and loved ones by her side.


Richard Leslie Speirs
Posted April 2, 2012
Richard Leslie Speirs, age 84, of 703 W. Main St., Jonesborough, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Four Oaks Health Care Center.


Wayne Curtis Bennett
Posted April 2, 2012
Wayne Curtis Bennett, age 73, of Erwin, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and the son of the late Curtis and Georgia Bailey Bennett.


Betty Ann Briggs Timberlake
Posted March 30, 2012
Betty Ann Briggs Timberlake, Rock Creek Road, Erwin, died on her birthday, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at the home of her sister. She was a daughter of the late Homer York and Flora May Proffitt Briggs.


Dona Peterson Murphy
Posted March 30, 2012
Dona Peterson Murphy, age 91, of Green Mountain, N.C., died March 9, 2012, at her residence.


Doris Fehrer Johnson
Posted March 30, 2012
Doris Fehrer Johnson, age 90, of Telford, died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at her daughter’s residence.


Joan Lee Jones Woodby
Posted March 30, 2012
Joan Lee Jones Woodby, age 66, 230 Riverside Drive, Unicoi, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County.


Karl Lee Justice Jr.
Posted March 30, 2012
Karl Lee Justice Jr., age 69, commonly known as “Karl,” “Carlucci” or “Lucci,” died Saturday, March 24, 2012.


Mary Lee Ayers Masters
Posted March 30, 2012
Mary Lee Ayers Masters, age 79, 800 Broyles Ave., Building #1, Apartment A, Erwin, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center.


Robert K. "Bob" Helton
Posted March 30, 2012
Robert K. “Bob” Helton, age 66, of Erwin, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. He was born in Erwin on April 2, 1945, to Beatrice Gilbert Helton and the late Ernest Helton.


Clyde Lee Williams
Posted March 13, 2012
Clyde Lee Williams, 60, Ashe Street, Johnson City, died Friday, March 9, 2012, in Coal City, W. Va.


Roger Steven Buchanan
Posted March 13, 2012
Roger Steven Buchanan, 63, of Johnson City, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his home. Mr. Buchanan was a native of U n i c o i C o u n t y , and a son of the late F o n z e r Buchanan and Cora Tolley. He had worked at C. E. Refractories and later at Harris-Tarkett. Survivors include his


Wilma Jean Laws
Posted March 13, 2012
Wilma Jean Laws, 70, of Erwin, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Knoxville, and was a daughter of the late Ralph Buss and Ollie Mae Dockins. She moved to Erwin with her husband, Gene “Sonny Sonny” Laws, in 1958 and later moved to Charleston, S.C.,


Berta Lucille Anderson Ray
Posted March 12, 2012
Berta Lucille Anderson Ray, 98, Unicoi, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County. In addition to the love, support, and guidance she gave her family, Mrs. Ray affected


Betty Louise Linville Black
Posted March 12, 2012
Betty Louise Linville Black, age 80, 112 R.W. Drive, Unicoi, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, in Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County. Mrs. Black


Charles William "Charley" Walker
Posted March 12, 2012
Charles William “Charley” Walker, age 78, 118 Stone Place Road, Flag Pond, died Sunday, March 4,


Christa Lee Arnold
Posted March 12, 2012
Christa Lee Arnold, 72 died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at the Francis Marion Manor, Virginia. She was born in Erwin, to the late Rushie (R.L.) Williams & Mable Foster Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband the Rev. Andrew Jackson Arnold and a brother, Eugene Williams. She was a dedicated member of her church. Survivors include a son: David Lee Byrd and wifePaula, Limestone, brothers: Phillip Williams and wife Joanne, Erwin, Ron Williams and wife Sue, Erwin; sisters: Barbara Tipton, Erwin, Revonda Cooper, Johnson City; grandchildren: Amanda Bennett and husband Travis, Felecia Arnold, Matt Byrd and wife Nikki, Erin Byrd; great-grandchildren: Cole, Kloe, Alex and Drew and several nieces and nephews.


Dr. James Richard Adams
Posted March 12, 2012
Dr. James Richard Adams, 72, retired director of development at the National Association of Free Will Baptists, died unexpectedly Friday, March 2, in Antioch, Tenn. Dr. Adams was born in Erwin, to the late James Henry and Amilee Norton Adams.


Gary L. Griffith
Posted March 12, 2012
Gary L. Griffith, 63, of Erwin, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a lifelong native of Unicoi County and was a son of the late Arnold and Gertrude Parker Griffith.


Irene Tilson Smith
Posted March 12, 2012
Irene Tilson Smith, age 76, 1218 North Walnut St., Erwin, died Sunday , March 4, 2012, at her


Roderick Lynn Meyer
Posted March 12, 2012
Roderick Lynn Meyer died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. He was born at Keesler Airforce Base in Biloxi, MS in 1953. He was a devoted member of Martindale Baptist Church in Johnson City. He was a


Ronald Chester Hensley Sr.
Posted March 12, 2012
Ronald Chester Hensley Sr., 79, of Cosby, formerly of Johnson City, died Friday, Feb. 24, at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Sanders of Knoxville.


Walter Davis Jr.
Posted March 12, 2012
Walter Davis Jr., 87, 211 Tennessee St., Unicoi, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi and a son of the late Walter and Fannie Blevins Davis. Mr. Davis was a longtime member of the Unicoi United Methodist Church. He was always eager to help out in his local community and church in volunteer services. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting bravely at the Battle of the Bulge.


Harry L. Erwin
Posted March 1, 2012
Harry L. Erwin, 94, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at Baysmont Asbury. He was born in Erwin, and


Linda Kay Bryant Gardner
Posted March 1, 2012
Linda Kay Bryant Gardner, 66, 137 Springbrook Road, Unicoi, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.


Stanley Norman Donnelly
Posted March 1, 2012
Stanley Norman Donnelly, 78, Elk Point, S.D., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Erwin. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, to the late Ralph Henry and Ione (Fowler) Donnelly. Mr. Donnelly graduated in 1952 from Elk Point High School. After high school graduation, he attended South Dakota State University


Billy Dale Miller
Posted February 22, 2012
Billy Dale Miller, 64, 110 Unaka View Drive, Erwin died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at his home 


Charlotte Lewis
Posted February 22, 2012
Charlotte Lewis, 78, 135 Yelton St., Erwin, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in the Center on Aging and Health.


Deana Hawkins Richey
Posted February 22, 2012
Deana Hawkins Richey, 41, of Johnson City, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in the Bristol Regional 


Martha B. Mosley
Posted February 22, 2012
Martha B. Mosley, 85, of Erwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial 


AMNER TONEY
Posted January 10, 2012
Amner Toney, 88, of Sevierville, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at the Mountainbrook Village Assisted Living Center in Sevierville. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Charles “Charlie” and Annabelle Kyker McInturff.


KENNETH L. KERNS
Posted January 10, 2012
Kenneth L. Kerns, 85, of Unicoi, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health. Mr. Kerns was a Unicoi County native, born on June 25, 1926, to the late Walter C. and Gladys Nelson Kerns.


MARY E. WITHERS
Posted January 10, 2012
Mary E. Withers, 90, of Oregon, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in KSB Hospital, Dixon, Ore. She was born Jan. 20, 1921, in Erwin to the late Charles and Annabelle Kyker McInturff.


ORLANDO WYCLIFFE JONES
Posted January 10, 2012
Orlanda Wycliffe Jones, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City. Mr. Jones was born in Erwin, on July 12, 1923, a son of the late Hiram and Carrie Miller Jones.


TERRY BRADFORD
Posted January 10, 2012
Terry Bradford, 59, 149 Bradford Lane, Erwin, died, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Bradford was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Andy Roscoe and Pearl Hensley Bradford.


ANGELA DIANE LEWIS GOUGE
Posted October 12, 2011
Angela Diane Lewis Gouge, 49, of Erwin, died after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 at Appalachian Christian Village.


ELIZABETH GILBERT MOONEY
Posted October 12, 2011
Elizabeth Gilbert Mooney, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 after a prolonged illness.


NORMAN L. MILLER
Posted October 12, 2011
Norman L. Miller, 71, 6115 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


NORMAN L. MILLER
Posted October 12, 2011
Norman L. Miller, 71, 6115 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


NORMAN L. MILLER
Posted October 12, 2011
Norman L. Miller, 71, 6115 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


RAYMOND BAILEY
Posted October 12, 2011
Raymond Bailey, 68, of 123 Jackson Love Circle, Erwin, died after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at his residence.


AGUSTA “GUS” LLOYD
Posted September 20, 2011
Augusta “Gus” Lloyd, 74, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Madison Co. N.C. and a son of the late Garrett McKinley and Mary Cordelia Norton Lloyd.


CLAUDE LEWIS
Posted September 20, 2011
Claude Lewis, 88, of Erwin, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at the NHC Healthcare Center in Johnson City. Mr. Lewis was a native of Mitchell County, N.C. and the son of the late William M. and Cora Webb Lewis.


ELIZABETH LOUISE RENFRO PROCTOR
Posted September 20, 2011
Elizabeth Louise Renfro Proctor, 76, of 326 Opekiska St., died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Erwin and the daughter of the late Charles Vernon and Anna Mae Bennett Fowler.


ELIZABETH LOUISE RENFRO PROCTOR
Posted September 20, 2011
Elizabeth Louise Renfro Proctor, 76, of 326 Opekiska St., died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Erwin and the daughter of the late Charles Vernon and Anna Mae Bennett Fowler.


GEORGE “G.W.” WASHINGTON CARNLEY
Posted September 20, 2011
George “G.W.” Washington Carnley, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Alabama and the son of the late Willie and Bessie Marshall Carnley.


JOHN HARDING COOPER
Posted September 20, 2011
John Harding “G.D.” Cooper, 90, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 in Greeneville.


LOIS EMMERT TIPTON
Posted September 20, 2011
Lois Emmert Tipton, 94, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Ben Harrison and Effie Allen Emmert.


MADELEINE T. GREGORY
Posted September 20, 2011
Madeleine T. Gregory, 97, 333 Tucker St., died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. More recently she resided at the Center on Aging and Health.


OPAL JUNE MATHIS
Posted September 20, 2011
Opal June Mathis, 77, 266 Oliver Edwards Road, Jonesborough, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


DOROTHY LEE EDWARDS
Posted September 6, 2011
Dorothy Lee Edwards, 79, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 at her home. She was a native of Unicoi County and the daughter of the late R.J. Sr. and Louise Shipley McBride.


ROBERT T. HUDSON JR
Posted September 6, 2011
Robert T. Hudson Jr., 68, of Johnson City, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Louisville, Ky. and a son of the late Robert and Geraldine Newberry Hudson Sr.


DANNY JOE HAWKINS
Posted August 30, 2011
Danny Joe Hawkins, 50, of 265 Hawkins Road, Erwin, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Hawkins was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of Ray Hawkins and the late Shirley White Hawkins.


WILLIAM LISH WHITE
Posted August 30, 2011
William Lish White, 70, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at his residence.


ANGELA “KAREN” LLOYD PORTER
Posted August 23, 2011
Angela Karen Porter, 41, Seymour, Tenn., died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in the Mercy Medical Center, Knoxville.


CARROLL HUGHES
Posted August 23, 2011
Carroll Hughes, 72, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at his home in Kingston, Tenn. He was born on March 1, 1939, in Huntdale, N.C.


CODY DANIEL RIDDLE
Posted August 23, 2011
Cody Daniel Riddle, 14, 1101 Johnson Loop, Lot #13, Erwin, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, due to a drowning accident on Boone Lake.


ELIZABETH FAYE EDWARDS
Posted August 23, 2011
Elizabeth Faye Edwards, 66, of 290 Blaine White Road, Erwin, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Minnie Wynn Farley.


JOSEPHINE BRACKINS MCINTOSH
Posted August 23, 2011
Josephine Brackins McIntosh, 77, of 686 McIntosh Road, Flag Pond, died Monday, August 15, 2011, at Madison Health and Rehabilitation in Mars Hill, N.C.


MARGARET L. BLANKENSHIP
Posted August 23, 2011
Margaret L. Blankenship, 95, formerly of 1203 Ben Gamble Road, Jonesborough, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Life Care Center of Greeneville, where she had made her home for the past two years.


TRULA MAE WILSON
Posted August 23, 2011
Trula Mae Wilson Ramsey, 86 died Thursday Aug., 18, 2011. Mrs. Ramsey was a native of Yancey County, N.C., but had resided in Erwin for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Austin and Nola McIntosh Wilson.


VONDA LEE MCINTOSH
Posted August 23, 2011
Vonda Lee McIntosh, 69, of Flag Pond, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 at her residence. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Elize and Agnes Hensley Lewis.


ELAINE M. HARRIS HALL
Posted August 5, 2011
Elaine M. Harris Hall, 83, of Erwin, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of North Carolina and a daughter of the late Frank and Verna Washburn Murphy.


HOMER BLANKENSHIP
Posted August 5, 2011
Homer Blankenship, 76, of Erwin, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late C. L. and Eugenia Crain Blankenship.


JOHN ED RICHARDS
Posted August 5, 2011
John Ed Richards, 86, Erwin, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, after a very long illness at the Appalachian Christian Village.


MARY LOUISE MASHBURN OLLIS
Posted August 5, 2011
Mary Louise Mashburn Ollis, 726 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, who would have celebrated her 88th birthday Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and was the daughter of the late James and Lonnie Stockton Mashburn.


MARY VIRGINIA “JENNY” MOORE
Posted August 5, 2011
Mary Virginia “Jenny” Moore, 53, Erwin, died July 29, 2011 at her home. She was a native of Erwin, and a daughter of Doyle Shelton and the late Frances Thomas Shelton.


MARY VIRGINIA “JENNY” MOORE
Posted August 5, 2011
Mary Virginia “Jenny” Moore, 53, Erwin, died July 29, 2011 at her home. She was a native of Erwin, and a daughter of Doyle Shelton and the late Frances Thomas Shelton.


MILDRED ELLEN BURKER
Posted August 5, 2011
Mildred Ellen Burker, 73, of Erwin, died Thursday, July 28, 2011 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hopsital. She was a daughter of the late Clifford Taft and Esther Taylor Bowling.


NOVA BRENDA SMITH
Posted August 5, 2011
Nova Brenda Smith, 70, Wilson, N.C., died Sunday, June 12, 2011, surrounded by family in the Palliative Care Unit at Wilson Medical Center, after a brief, but fierce battle with small cell lung cancer.


ANGELIA JONES DAVIS
Posted July 26, 2011
Angelia Jones Davis, 50, of Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County, and a daughter of Delores Ann Phillips Shell and Dallas Ray Jones Jr.


ANNIE MACK PRICE PETERS
Posted July 26, 2011
Annie Mack Price Peters 85, Erwin, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, with her family by her side. She was a native of Unicoi County and was raised in the Coffee Ridge Community.


DORAN LEE HILL
Posted July 26, 2011
Doran Lee Hill, 59, 737 Young Road, Unicoi, died July 21, 2011, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Mr. Hill was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Ed and Myrtle Blevins Hill.


DOROTHY BEATRICE “BEA” FORD SPARKS
Posted July 26, 2011
Dorothy Beatrice “Bea” Ford Sparks, 89, of 162 Bart Green Drive, Johnson City, a former life long resident of Erwin, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.


MARY ALICE SMITH CAMPBELL
Posted July 26, 2011
Mary Alice Smith Campbell, 74, of 529 Lance Lane, Unicoi, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at the home of her daughter. She was born November 3, 1936 in the Limestone Cove community of Unicoi County.


NICOLE FARIS MILLER
Posted July 26, 2011
Nicole Faris Miller, 20, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., died Sunday, July 17, 2011.


NOVA BRENDA SMITH
Posted July 26, 2011
Nova Brenda Smith, 70, Wilson, N.C., died Sunday, June 12, 2011, surrounded by family in the Palliative Care Unit at Wilson Medical Center, after a brief, but fierce battle with small cell lung cancer.


WILLIAM “TUCKER” RUNION
Posted July 26, 2011
William “Tucker” Runion, 89, of Erwin, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at the Center on Aging and Health. He was a native of Unicoi County and the son of the late George Arlee and Edith Tucker Runion.


BILLY DEAN TONEY
Posted July 12, 2011
Billy Dean Toney, 68, of Erwin, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011. He was a native of Unicoi County, and a son of the late Reed and Avon McIntosh Toney.


CAROLYN ANN BOWMAN
Posted July 12, 2011
Carolyn Ann Bowman, 51, (a.k.a. Vera Mullins Lane), died June 22, 2011, in Knoxville. She was born Aug. 12, 1959, in Erwin, and was the daughter of the late Harry Bowman Sr., and the late Mary Mable Nelson. She was adopted by the late Dewey Mullins and Margaret Mullins.


GENE EDWARD BOWMAN
Posted July 12, 2011
Gene Edward Bowman, 82, died Friday, July 8, 2011 at Appalachian Christian Village. Born in Johnson City, he was the son of the late Charles Ed and Bessie Leach Bowman.


HERBERT TREADWAY
Posted July 12, 2011
Herbert Treadway, 82, of Erwin, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Flag Pond, and a son of the late Braske and Viola Pate Treadway.


ROGER HONEYCUTT
Posted July 12, 2011
Roger Honeycutt, 66, Marbleton community, Unicoi, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Yancey County, N.C. and a son of the late Rev. Joe and Ruth Mitchell Honeycutt.


TIMOTHY GENE BENNETT
Posted July 7, 2011
The Rev. Timothy Gene “Tim” Bennett, 50, of Erwin, died Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born on June 30, 1961 in Erwin, to the late T. J. and Nelle Kerns Bennett.


ARLENE PATE CLOUSE
Posted July 7, 2011
Arlene Pate Clouse, 83, 3309 Temple Hill Road, died June 30, 2011 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Milton and Brejettie Mathes Pate.


EMMA MAY ALLEN PACELLA
Posted July 7, 2011
Emma May Allen Pacella, 83, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, with her family by her side. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a graduate of Columbia University.


MARK ALAN WILSON
Posted July 7, 2011
Mark Alan Wilson, 49, 114 Lincoln Street, Unicoi, died, Thursday, June 30, 2011 at his home.


MARK DEWAYNE CASEY
Posted July 7, 2011
Mark Dewayne Casey, 40, of 459 Telford New Victory Road, Telford, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born January 1, 1971 in Johnson City.


BRIAN STEWART BARRON
Posted July 5, 2011
Brian Stewart Barron, 28, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, following a work accident. He was born on February 18, 1983 in Johnson City, and was the son of Red and Marijane Barron of Unicoi.


CRAIG ANDREW AITON
Posted July 5, 2011
Craig Andrew Aiton, 58, died June 27, 2011 in West Palm Beach, Fla., from complications of a heart attack and pneumonia.


Jennifer Nicole Harris - Christopher Dean Wilson
Posted July 5, 2011
Kenny and Linda Harris, Erwin, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Nicole Harris, to Christopher Dean Wilson, son of Dean and Ginger Wilson, Flag Pond.


Kaleigh Grace Wilson
Posted July 5, 2011
Happy birthday to Kaleigh Grace Wilson, who will celebrate her second birthday July 6, 2011, with a princess party at Fishery Park with her family and friends. Kaleigh is the daughter of Chris and Jenny Wilson, Unicoi. She has a baby sister, due Aug. 23. She is the granddaughter of Kevin and Susan McInturff, Unicoi, and Bob and Linda Sproles, Unicoi, and the late Don Wilson. She is the great-granddaughter of Donna Jones, Erwin, and Naomi McInturff, Unicoi.


MARK DEWAYNE CASEY
Posted July 5, 2011
Mark Dewayne Casey, 40, of 459 Telford New Victory Road, Telford, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born January 1, 1971 in Johnson City.


TIMOTHY GENE BENNETT
Posted July 5, 2011
The Rev. Timothy Gene “Tim” Bennett, 50, of Erwin, died Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born on June 30, 1961 in Erwin, to the late T. J. and Nelle Kerns Bennett.


TIMOTHY GENE BENNETT
Posted July 5, 2011
The Rev. Timothy Gene “Tim” Bennett, 50, of Erwin, died Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born on June 30, 1961 in Erwin, to the late T. J. and Nelle Kerns Bennett.


TIMOTHY GENE BENNETT
Posted July 5, 2011
The Rev. Timothy Gene “Tim” Bennett, 50, of Erwin, died Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born on June 30, 1961 in Erwin, to the late T. J. and Nelle Kerns Bennett.


TIMOTHY GENE BENNETT
Posted July 5, 2011
The Rev. Timothy Gene “Tim” Bennett, 50, of Erwin, died Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born on June 30, 1961 in Erwin, to the late T. J. and Nelle Kerns Bennett.


TIMOTHY GENE BENNETT
Posted July 5, 2011
The Rev. Timothy Gene “Tim” Bennett, 50, of Erwin, died Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born on June 30, 1961 in Erwin, to the late T. J. and Nelle Kerns Bennett.


FLORENCE J. HUSKINS
Posted June 29, 2011
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LEONA “ONY” GARLAND
Posted June 29, 2011
Leona "Ony" Garland, 90, 120 Buckeye Road, Unicoi, died Monday, June 20, 2011, in the Johnson City Medical Center.


OGLEVA DON SMITH
Posted June 29, 2011
Ogleva Don Smith, 63, Jonesborough, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at his residence.


THOMAS CHARLES RUNION
Posted June 29, 2011
Thomas Charles Runion, 91, of Pigeon Forge died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital.


HAZEL ROSEY SHELTON
Posted June 21, 2011
Hazel Rosey Shelton, 84, of Marshall, N.C., died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at her home.


BRUCE ALLEN SNIDER
Posted June 21, 2011
Bruce Allen Snider, 56, of 110 Masters St., Erwin, died Monday, June 20, 2011.


MARY NAOMI GOBBLE
Posted June 21, 2011
Mary Naomi Gobble, 85, of 880 S. Mohawk Drive, formerly of Roswell, Ga., died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


R.G. “DROOPY” EDWARDS SR
Posted June 21, 2011
R.G. "Droopy" Edwards Sr., 70, of Abingdon, Va., formerly of Erwin, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at his home.


WILLIAM “BILL” C. STRICKLAND JR.
Posted June 21, 2011
William “Bill” C. Strickland Jr., 83, of Erwin, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, following a lengthy illness.


AVERY MADISON MARCH
Posted June 14, 2011
Avery Madison March, age 2, of Erwin, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011. She was born in Orlando, Fla.


KENNETH LEDFORD
Posted June 14, 2011
Kenneth Ledford, 64, died June 2, 2011.


MARY “POOKY” BROOKSHIRE
Posted June 14, 2011
Mary “Pooky” Brookshire, 91, raised in Erwin, and formerly a resident of Huntsville, Ala., died at home on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.


PRISCILLA HANSEN
Posted June 14, 2011
Priscilla Hansen, 73, of Erwin, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at her residence.


BEATRICE “BEA” BALL
Posted June 7, 2011
Beatrice “Bea” Ball, 89, Telford, died Friday, June 3, 2011 at her residence.


BILLY L. LLOYD
Posted June 7, 2011
Billy L. Lloyd, 74, died Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Gardens of Warwick Forest, Va. He was born in Erwin. Mr. Lloyd was a member of Temple Baptist Church and on the church’s homebound list. He also served honorably in the U.S. Army.


BONNIE LOU ADKINS
Posted June 7, 2011
Bonnie Lou Adkins, 70, 110 Amy St., Bristol, Va., passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011 in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Burnsville, N.C. but had lived in Tennessee most of her life.


CARLETON LOIS PHILLIPS BROWN
Posted June 7, 2011
Carleton Lois Phillips Brown, 89, of Erwin, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City. She was born in Garden City, S.D., a daughter of the late Eugene and Edith Broyles Phillips.


J.H. “JAKE” HOPSON
Posted June 7, 2011
J.H. “Jake” Hopson, 82, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at U.C.M.H. Long Term Care Unit.


NATHAN “NATE” NELSON
Posted June 7, 2011
Nathan “Nate” Nelson Ray, 51, of Farragut, Tenn., died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Mercy Residential Hospice in Knoxville.


VIOLA MAE WOODBY SNEYD
Posted June 7, 2011
Viola Mae Woodby Sneyd, 91, 2865 Upper Stone Mountain Road, Unicoi died Thursday, June 2, 2011 in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


ETHEL BENNETT MILLER
Posted June 2, 2011
Ethel Bennett Miller, 83, of West Park Street, Erwin, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Center on Aging and Health. She was born March 31, 1928 in Unicoi County.


MICHAEL L. “COTTON” TIPTON
Posted June 2, 2011
Michael L. “Cotton” Tipton, 57, of Erwin, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after an extended illness.


MYRTLE MAE MASTERS
Posted June 2, 2011
Myrtle Mae Masters, 85, Erwin, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the Christian Care Center. She was born in Mitchell, N.C. and was a daughter of the late Millard F. and Emma Hughes Johnson.


DONNA LYNN CARVER
Posted May 24, 2011
Donna Lynn Carver, 37, of Flag Pond, TN passed away at her residence on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.


JEAN SLAGLE
Posted May 24, 2011
Jean Slagle, 92, of The Center on Aging and Health, formerly of 522 New St., Erwin passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Piney Flats to the late Floyd and Ethel Rutledge.


JOHN CHESTER STAMPER
Posted May 24, 2011
John Chester Stamper, 78, of Florissant, Colo., died Wednesday April 27, 2011 in his cabin in the Colorado Mountains.


JOHN RAY HUGHES
Posted May 24, 2011
John Ray Hughes, 88, formerly of 117 Cleveland Road, Gray, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 in the Franklin Woods Community Hospital.


JOHN RAY HUGHES
Posted May 24, 2011
John Ray Hughes, 88, formerly of 117 Cleveland Road, Gray, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 in the Franklin Woods Community Hospital.


LONNIE GOUGE
Posted May 24, 2011
Lonnie Gouge, 68,of 710 Little Bald Creek Road, Erwin, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at his home.


MARGARET LEOLA DAVIS
Posted May 24, 2011
Margaret Leola Davis, 81, of 331 Hickory Hollow Road, Erwin, died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


MODENA RICE WYATT
Posted May 24, 2011
Modena Rice Wyatt, 68, 100 Flint Mountain Road, Flag Pond, died at her home Wednesday, May 18, 2011.


RICHARD SHADDEN
Posted May 24, 2011
Richard Shadden, 67, of Gray, died at home unexpectedly Saturday morning, May 21, 2011.


LEON L. “LES” MCINTYRE III
Posted May 17, 2011
Leon L. “Les” McIntyre, 69, formerly of Erwin, died Thursday, April 28, 2011.


DOLLY WARDRUPE ALLEN
Posted May 17, 2011
Dolly Wardrupe Allen, 86, 100 Greenway Circle, Erwin, died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.


JACK B. BRITT
Posted May 17, 2011
Jack B. Britt, 82, of 936 Ninth Street, Erwin, died, Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Paul McKinley Britt and Wanda Barnett Britt.


JAMES “JUNIOR” SANDS
Posted May 17, 2011
James “Junior” Sands, 73, of Asheville, N.C., died March 8, 2011, after a short illness. Mr. Sands was a native of Flag Pond, and a son of the late Clemon and Ina Blankenship Sands.


LILLIAN BUNDY
Posted May 17, 2011
Lillian Bundy, 87, of 634 Galax Drive, Erwin, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at her residence. She was born in 1923 in Yancey County, N.C. She was the daughter of the late William Marion and Mary Fender.


MABEL FOSTER HENSLEY
Posted May 17, 2011
Mabel Foster Hensley, 88, 880 Mohawk Drive, Erwin, died May 14, 2011, following a lengthy illness.


MARGARET GRINER MOORE
Posted May 17, 2011
Margaret Griner Moore, 90, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Tallahassee, Fla.


RILEY METCALF
Posted May 17, 2011
Riley Metcalf, 76, of Erwin, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at his residence.


WILLIAM EARL ROBERTS
Posted May 17, 2011
William Earl Roberts, 54, of Butte, Mont., died on May 13, 2011. He was born on February 26, 1957 in Unicoi County to Florence Roberts and the late William Emory Roberts.


ETHEL BENNETT MCCOURRY
Posted May 10, 2011
Ethel Bennett McCourry, 99 , 880 South Mohawk Drive, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011. She was born January 26, 1912 in Mitchell County, NC. to the late Claude and Texie Peterson Bennett.


JUSTIN EDWARD MITCHELL
Posted May 10, 2011
Justin Edward Mitchell, 38, of 750 Carolina Ave., apartment #127-A, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.


RUTH RENFRO MCINTURFF
Posted May 10, 2011
Ruth Renfro McInturff, 92, 1007 Dry Creek Road, died May 8, 2011 at her home following a brief illness.


STACY D. ERVIN
Posted May 10, 2011
Stacy D. Ervin, 45, of Johnson City, formerly of Erwin, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at his home after a lengthy illness.


ALICE FAYE LEWIS
Posted May 3, 2011
Alice Faye Lewis, 58, of 110 Bethany Lane, lot # 12, Erwin, died Monday evening, April 25, 2011 at Johnson City Medical Center.


DONALD RAY HENSLEY
Posted May 3, 2011
Donald Ray Hensley, 72, of Erwin, passed away at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital Monday, May 2, 2011.


DR. JACK E. SNIDER
Posted May 3, 2011
Dr. Jack E. Snider, 89, senior vice president of King College, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at The Center on Aging & Health, after a long illness.


JOSEPH NEMETH
Posted May 3, 2011
Joseph Nemeth, 68, 404 Greenbrook Circle, Unicoi, died at his home, April, 26, 2011, following a lengthy illness.


MAXINE WHITT JARRETT
Posted May 3, 2011
Maxine Whitt Jarrett, 87, Erwin, died April 27, 2011 at Four Oaks Health Care Center in Jonesborough. A native of Erwin, she was the daughter of the late Paris Haymaker and Nana Mae Hatcher Whitt.


WALTER MYCHASKIW
Posted May 3, 2011
Walter Mychaskiw, 84, Erwin, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center. He was a native of Poland, worked as a tool and dye maker, and had lived in Erwin for several years.


WILLARD RAY SALTS
Posted May 3, 2011
Willard Ray Salts, 90, of 205 Michaels Ridge Blvd., Johnson City, died, Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Christian Care Center of Johnson City.


HILDA MELISSA PRICE MONROE
Posted April 26, 2011
Hilda Melissa Price Monroe, 83, Erwin, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 with her family by her side.


RUSSELL ODELL “RUSS” HARLESS
Posted April 26, 2011
Russell Odell “Russ” Harless, 51, 440 Robinson Road, Mars Hill, N.C., formerly of Ernestville community of Unicoi County, passed away suddenly Thursday morning, April 21, 2011, at the home of his brother.


ALVERTA JOHNSON LEWIS
Posted April 22, 2011
Alverta Johnson Lewis, 91, of Erwin, passed away at her residence on Monday, April 18, 2011. She is a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Robert L. and Sara Bennett Johnson.


DAVID LEDFORD JR.
Posted April 22, 2011
David Ledford Jr., 67, 501 Ledford Road Extension, Erwin, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born March 16, 1944 to the late Madeline Deadrick Ledford Garland and David Ledford Sr.


MOGENE JOYCE ESTEP
Posted April 22, 2011
Mogene Joyce Estep, 78, Erwin, died Monday, April 11, 2011. She was born in Unicoi County and was the daughter of the late Wade H. Kegley and Ada Myrtle Allen Kegley.


PATSY WHITE
Posted April 22, 2011
Patsy White, 67, of 850 Rock Creek Road, passed away Sunday morning, April 17, 2011, at her home.


PRESTON E. AMBROSE, "P.A."
Posted April 22, 2011
Preston E. Ambrose, 82, diedTuesday, April 12, 2011, at Silver Cross Hospital, in Joliet, Ill.. Born in Erwin. He was a Joliet area resident since 1953.


WILLADEAN EDWARDS
Posted April 22, 2011
Willadean Edwards, 72, of Erwin, died Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Erwin Health Care Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Hobert M. and Cordia Keever Hensley.


BETTY LOU HOILMAN
Posted April 5, 2011
Betty Lou Hoilman, 69, of Erwin, passed away Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.


CAROL E. HIGGINS
Posted April 5, 2011
Carol E. Higgins, 40, The Seminole House of Johnson City, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.


EARL YELTON
Posted April 5, 2011
Earl Yelton, 81, Earl Yelton Road, Unicoi, died Saturday April 2, 2011, following a lengthy illness.


ERNALD “BUD” MCCURRY
Posted April 5, 2011
Ernald “Bud” McCurry, 81, of 135 Luttrell Street, Erwin, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.


LUELLA QUILLEN HIGGINS
Posted April 5, 2011
Luella Quillen Higgins, 67, 111 East St., Erwin, died, Wednesday, March 30, 2011 following a lengthy illness.


AMALEE GARLAND
Posted March 29, 2011
Amalee Garland, 93, Evergreen Community, Erwin, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


BARBARA ANN ODOM DOTY
Posted March 29, 2011
Barbara Ann Odom Doty, 67, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, following a brief battle with cancer.


BASCOM W. TIPTON
Posted March 29, 2011
Bascom W. Tipton, 73, of 110 White Cove Road, Unicoi, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.


BRENDA FAYE HORTON
Posted March 29, 2011
Brenda Faye Horton, 67, 1219 Horton Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.


HENRY BURGESS
Posted March 29, 2011
Henry Burgess, 74, 100 Stallings Lane, Erwin died Friday, March 24, 2011 at Erwin Health Care Center.


JANYCE C. VANOVER
Posted March 29, 2011
Janyce C. Vanover, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at her residence in Kodak, Tenn.


JOYCE Y. FORBES
Posted March 29, 2011
Joyce Y. Forbes, 67, of Unicoi, passed away, Sunday, March 27, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer.


LEONA L. TINKER
Posted March 29, 2011
Leona L. Tinker, 77, 111 Meadowbrook Drive, Erwin, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Christian Care Center in Johnson City, where she had been recovering from a stroke, she suffered from in January.


SHARION “SHERRY” B. KING
Posted March 29, 2011
Sharion B. “Sherry” King, 64, Erwin, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Bristol Regional Medical Center.


TAMMY SUE (SIS) SPARKS
Posted March 29, 2011
Tammy Sue (Sis) Sparks, 52, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 19, 2011.


VIRGINIA SLAGLE TIPTON
Posted March 29, 2011
Virginia Slagle Tipton, 91, 324 Simmons St., Erwin, died Monday, March 28, 2011, following a brief illness.


KATHY ANN PINKSTON
Posted March 22, 2011
Kathy Ann Pinkston, 53, 5005 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center.


BEULAH TILSON
Posted March 22, 2011
Beulah Tilson, 89, 880 South Mohawk Drive, Erwin, died Saturday evening, March 19, 2011, at the Center on Aging and Health in Erwin.


PAUL JOHN GLOTZBACH
Posted March 22, 2011
Paul John Glotzbach, 45, (also known as Mozey Vegas), of Erwin, died Sunday, March 13, 2011 at his residence.


ROBIN V. ROBERTS
Posted March 22, 2011
Robin V. Roberts, age 51, of 227 Odom Branch Road, Erwin, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at her home. She was born December 6, 1959 at Baltimore, Md.


SAMUEL J. PEAKE
Posted March 22, 2011
Samuel J. Peake, 65, 105 Timber Ridge Road, Erwin, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011 following a lengthy illness.


TRESA A. SCHENK-Kovatch
Posted March 22, 2011
Tresa A. Schenk – Kovatch, age 94, died March 10, 2011 in Woodhaven, Mich.


RALPH H. CHANDLER
Posted March 19, 2011
Ralph H. Chandler, age 91, 106 Chandler Lane, Coffee Ridge community, Erwin, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011 following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Lark and Minnie Hester Tipton. Mr. Chandler was of the Baptist faith.


ARNOLD LEE BAILEY
Posted March 19, 2011
Arnold Lee Bailey, age 82, of 4605 Highway 81S, Erwin, passed Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center.


DON F. WILSON
Posted March 19, 2011
Don F. Wilson, age 74, 210 Tennessee St., Unicoi, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


EDWARD R. PETERSON
Posted March 19, 2011
Edward R. Peterson, age 82, Erwin, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.


EILEEN ANN DOVE
Posted March 19, 2011
Eileen Ann Dove, age 90, of Tucker Street, Erwin, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


HARVEY HENSLEY
Posted March 19, 2011
Harvey Hensley, age 68, of Jackson Love Highway, Erwin, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at his home.


HOWARD WILSON
Posted March 19, 2011
Howard Wilson, age 75, of 165 Bumpus Cove Road, Erwin, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center.


JAMES ANDREW MILLER
Posted March 19, 2011
James Andrew Miller, age 84, of Palmyra, Mich., died Feb. 28, 2011, at Bixby Medical Center.


Pamela D. Lynch
Posted March 19, 2011
Pamela D. Lynch, 53, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.


EVERETTE CARTER “BUD” “FLUKE” KERNS
Posted March 8, 2011
Everette Carter “Bud” “Fluke” Kerns, age 72, of 137 Popular Drive, Jonesborough, died Saturday, March 5, 2011.


ALFRED MARTIN LUNDY
Posted March 8, 2011
Alfred Martin Lundy, 85, of Hampton Road, Clemmons, N.C., died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.


BENJAMIN MORRIS
Posted March 8, 2011
Benjamin Morris, age 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center.


DON F. WILSON
Posted March 8, 2011
Don F. Wilson, age 74, 210 Tennessee St., Unicoi, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


EILEEN ANN DOVE
Posted March 8, 2011
Eileen Ann Dove, age 90, of Tucker Street, Erwin, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


R.J. WHITSON
Posted March 8, 2011
R.J. Whitson, age 78, of 319 Sam Rogers Road, Erwin, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center.


RUTH ANN WELLMAN
Posted March 8, 2011
Ruth Ann Wellman, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, age 75 of Unicoi and formerly of West Williamson, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 1.


WILLIAM W. “BILL” WIGGAND
Posted March 8, 2011
William W. “Bill” Wiggand, age 78, 2337 Zane Whitson Drive, Unicoi, died Friday, March 4, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital’s long-term care unit following a brief illness.


RALPH RIDDLE
Posted March 1, 2011
Ralph Riddle, age 87, of W.B. Yates Drive, Johnson City, formerly of Erwin, died Saturday evening, Feb. 26, 2011, at Hillview Healthcare in Elizabethton.


ANNIS MARIE CHANDLER
Posted March 1, 2011
Annis Marie Chandler, age 88, Higgins Creek Road, Flag Pond, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, Unicoi County Memorial Hospital’s long-term care unit.


BILLIE M. NELSON
Posted March 1, 2011
Billie M. Nelson, age 84, of Erwin died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Center of Aging and Health.


CLARENCE H. “SID” SILVERS
Posted March 1, 2011
Clarence H. “Sid” Silvers, age 84, 706 Broyles Ave., Erwin, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2011, following a lengthy illness.


GLENNA MARIE BAXTER HALL
Posted March 1, 2011
Glenna Marie Baxter Hall, 84, formerly of Erwin, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2011, in Lennox, Mich. at the home of her daughter.


HOBART RONALD WHITE
Posted March 1, 2011
Hobart Ronald White, age 64, 229 Sciota Road, Unicoi, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at his residence.


MARY ERNESTINE “ERNIE” CLOUSE ORREN
Posted March 1, 2011
Mary Ernestine “Ernie” Clouse Orren, 85, died Monday, Feb. 14, at Hawthorne Inn of Lakeland, Fla., after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and lung cancer.


MASTER SGT. JOHN W. MCGEE SR.
Posted March 1, 2011
Master Sgt. John W. McGee Sr., age 74, Erwin, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


NOLA MAE ASHDOWN
Posted March 1, 2011
Nola Mae Ashdown, age 84, of Edwards Branch Road, Flag Pond, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


RALPH LOVETTE
Posted March 1, 2011
Ralph Lovette, 76, Erwin, died at his residence Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.


RAMON EUGENE PHELPS JR.
Posted March 1, 2011
Mr. Phelps was a Baptist. He was a member of the Unicoi Masonic Lodge No. 681 F&AM.


ROSE ZELLA BRIGGS
Posted March 1, 2011
Rose Zella Briggs, age 84, 778 Rector Laurel Road, Flag Pond, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at the Center on Aging and Health in Erwin.


BETTY JANE MORLEDGE GRINDSTAFF
Posted February 22, 2011
Betty Jane Morledge Grindstaff, age 88, Briggs Street, Unicoi, passed away early Monday morning, Feb. 21, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


GARY LYNN ROBERTS
Posted February 22, 2011
Gary Lynn Roberts, age 59, of 497 Washington St., Erwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


HAROLD EUGENE HARRIS
Posted February 22, 2011
Harold Eugene Harris, age 69, 2057 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, died unexpectedly at his residence Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011.


MARY HICKS
Posted February 22, 2011
Mary Hicks, age 89, Jonesborough, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


NORMA JEAN GARLAND
Posted February 22, 2011
Norma Jean Garland, age 85, 1208 N. Main Ave., Erwin, died early Saturday morning, Feb. 19, 2011, at her home.


SAMUEL WYATT RICE
Posted February 22, 2011
Samuel Wyatt Rice, of Erwin, infant son of Matthew and Jamie Rice, born Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, died Sunday, February 20, 2011, at Mission Hospital, Asheville, N.C.


COMA M. HOPSON LOVE
Posted February 17, 2011
Coma M. Hopson Love, beloved widow of S.A. “Barber” Love, died early on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at the Center on Aging and Health in Erwin.


CONNIE SUE STAMPER
Posted February 17, 2011
Connie Sue Stamper, age 53, Chinquapin Lane, Jonesborough, died suddenly Tuesday morning, Feb. 8, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital as the result of an aneurism.


ERNEST “SMILEY” MILLER JR.
Posted February 17, 2011
Ernest “Smiley” Miller Jr., 36 Carnation, Collinsville, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at 3:03 p.m. at his home.


ETHEL LEE MCCALL FAIN
Posted February 17, 2011
Ethel Lee McCall Fain, age 88, 1437 Love Station Road, Erwin, died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center after a long battle with illness.


HAROLD EUGENE THOMPSON
Posted February 17, 2011
Harold Eugene Thompson, age 78, of 106 Sarah’s Way, Jonesborough, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


HELEN MARIE CREASMAN
Posted February 17, 2011
Helen Marie Creasman, age 71, of Natalie Lane, Erwin, died Friday morning, Feb. 11, 2011, at her home.


MARIAN J. WHITEHURST
Posted February 17, 2011
Marian J. Whitehurst, age 91, of 207 Old Farm Road, Erwin, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City.


MYRLEEN E. BOWERSOX
Posted February 17, 2011
Myrleen E. Bowersox of Honolulu, Hawaii, and formerly of Erwin, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at The Duke University Hospital Cancer Center, Durham, NC. She was 67.


MARY LEE WILSON
Posted February 8, 2011
Mary Lee Wilson, age 80, died at her home with her loving family by her side Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2011.


BETTY JEAN TAYLOR PRESSLEY
Posted February 8, 2011
Betty Jean Taylor Pressley, age 77, of Erwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at the Center on Aging and Health.


BILL G. WEBB
Posted February 8, 2011
Bill G. Webb, age 78, 1030 Carolina Ave., Erwin, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


DORA KOHLER BENNETT
Posted February 8, 2011
Dora Kohler Bennett, age 75, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at her residence.


NANCY SUE HUSKINS GARST
Posted February 8, 2011
Nancy Sue Huskins Garst, age 60, 85 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


VERNON CORNELL BRITTINGHAM
Posted February 8, 2011
Vernon Cornell Brittingham, age 79, of Rock Creek Road, Erwin, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, in Erwin.


WILLIAM LISH EDNEY
Posted February 8, 2011
William Lish Edney, age 95, of Erwin, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center.


DALE “PAPAW” PHILLIPS
Posted February 2, 2011
Dale “Papaw” Phillips, 87, of Etowah, died at Life Care Center of Athens Tuesday morning, Jan. 25, 2011.


FRANK J. SKRABAK
Posted February 2, 2011
Frank J. Skrabak, age 76, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


WILLIAM ROBERT “BOB” MANUEL
Posted February 2, 2011
William Robert “Bob” Manuel, age 59, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


TIM “TREE” ALAN HAMPTON
Posted January 25, 2011
Tim “Tree” Alan Hampton, 52, of Erwin, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


BETTY JO TILSON
Posted January 25, 2011
Betty Jo Tilson, age 69, 175 Tilson Road, Erwin, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2011, in Erwin.


DAMON BENNETT
Posted January 25, 2011
Damon Bennett, age 70, of Erwin, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at his son’s home.


EDNA LOUISE HARRISON NORRIS
Posted January 25, 2011
Edna Louise Harrison Norris, of Spanish Fort, Ala., died Sunday, January 16, 2011.


GENEVA MCNABB
Posted January 25, 2011
Geneva McNabb, age 92, of West Park Street, Erwin, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 12, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  


HARMON J. GOUGE
Posted January 25, 2011
Harmon J. Gouge, 71, 134 Harrell Road, Johnson City, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


JONAS ARIE WHITE SR.
Posted January 25, 2011
Jonas Arie White Sr., age 67, 213 Norton Hollow Road, Erwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


MARIA ELLEN RICE
Posted January 25, 2011
Maria Ellen Rice, 34, died in Knoxville Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011.


MICHAEL LYNN AYERS
Posted January 25, 2011
Michael Lynn Ayers, age 33, 131 Jefferson St., Erwin, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at his residence.


NANCY HILL SIZEMORE
Posted January 25, 2011
Nancy Hill Sizemore died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at her home in King, N.C. She was 69.


RUTH EDITH PAYNE NELSON
Posted January 25, 2011
Ruth Edith Payne Nelson, age 91, of 12240 Upstream Court, Orlando, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Emeritus at Tuskawilla Assisted Living, Winter Springs, Fla.


THE REV. ERNEST D. HOWELL
Posted January 25, 2011
The Rev. Ernest D. Howell, age 85, 233 Elliott Ave., Erwin died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a lengthy illness.


HELEN J. ATCHLEY
Posted January 18, 2011
Helen J. Atchley, age 93, of Erwin, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital’s long-term care unit.


JAVON LEDFORD
Posted January 18, 2011
Javon Ledford, age 70, of Wolfpen Branch Road, Erwin, died Sunday evening, Jan. 9, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


MARIAN MOORE
Posted January 18, 2011
Graveside services for Marian Martin Moore were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at White Oak ARP Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Clyde McCanta.


NILA ANNE GUINN PUGH
Posted January 18, 2011
Nila Anne Guinn Pugh, 88, a longtime resident of Atlanta died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2010, at A.G. Rhodes Nursing Home.


TRUMAN POWERS
Posted January 18, 2011
Truman Powers, age 74, of Powers Road, Unicoi, died Sunday morning, Jan. 16, 2011, at his home after a lengthy illness.


WILMA LEE LYONS
Posted January 18, 2011
Wilma Lee Lyons, age 62, of 265 Elliott Ave., Erwin, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


JUDGE FRANK M. DAVIS
Posted January 11, 2011
The Honorable Judge Frank M. Davis, a Unicoi County native and a longtime resident of Dillon, Mont., died peacefully at his Montana residence Saturday evening, Jan. 1, 2011. He was 89.


MARY EVELYN FOSTER
Posted January 11, 2011
Mary Evelyn Foster, age 39, 505-1 Lindsey Road, Unicoi, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. She was a native of Washington County but had lived in Unicoi County most of her life.


BRENDA K. BARNES
Posted January 11, 2011
Brenda K. Barnes, age 59, of Jonesborough, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


HELEN JANE WEBB
Posted January 11, 2011
Helen Jane Webb, age 71, Erwin, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at the Center for Again and Health after a courageous battle with cancer.


KENNETH WAYNE WHITE
Posted January 11, 2011
kenneth Wayne White, age 51, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at his residence.


MITZIE LYNN KING LOGAN
Posted January 11, 2011
Mitzie Lynn King Logan, 61, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Johnson City


ROBERTA VELVA WILLIAMS
Posted January 11, 2011
Roberta Velva Williams, age 84, of Dry Creek Road, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Johnson City Medical Center.


ROGER STANLEY OAKS
Posted January 11, 2011
Roger Stanley Oaks, age 58, 102 Oaks Road, Unicoi, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.


THERON ELBERT EDWARDS
Posted January 11, 2011
Theron Elbert Edwards, age 79, of 152 Eli Masters Road, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at his residence.


WANDA MARIE MILLER
Posted January 11, 2011
Wanda Marie Miller, age 65, of Chestoa Pike, Erwin, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Jan. 9, 2011, at her home.


FRANK ELWOOD DAVIS
Posted January 4, 2011
Frank Elwood Davis, age 89, a longtime Christian church minister of Erwin, died at 12:02 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


FREDDIE MCKINLEY GILLIS SR.
Posted January 4, 2011
Freddie McKinley Gillis Sr., age 78, of Four Seasons Circle, Erwin, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2010, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.


JOANNE CARVER RABER
Posted January 4, 2011
Joanne Carver Raber, age 71, of 295 Bill Carver Road, Unicoi, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at her residence.


ROBERTA VELVA WILLIAMS
Posted January 4, 2011
Roberta Velva Williams, age 84, of Dry Creek Road, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Johnson City Medical Center.


SAMALEE PATE
Posted January 4, 2011
Samalee Pate, age 83, of Erwin, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at his residence.