Bonnie Caryl Susser -
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 -
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 -
2 Corinthians 5:8 “…to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
Imogene Rednour Mathes -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.