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Una Randolph -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.