Dorothy P. Foster Baucom -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
Mary Lou McNabb Bailey -
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.