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Dr. Caroline Dover Jackson -
Dr. Caroline Dover Jackson, born November 14, 1940 in Maryville, TN died Sunday, June 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by father, Donald W. Dover, mothers Virginia Cates Dover and June Brooks Dover, and infant sister Mary Elizabeth.

Frances Noel Hardin -
Frances Noel Hardin, age 78, 126 Brown Lane, Erwin passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Tom and Nancy Cutshall Sparks. Mrs. Hardin was a homemaker. She was a member of the W est Park Street Free Will Baptist Church. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters.

John D. Banks -
John D. Banks, age 80, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at his home. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Roy D and Bessie Duggan Banks. Mr. Banks served in the United States Navy and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed by Casket Plant, Magnavox and Whites Grocery. In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Elizabeth Gillis Banks in 2012, Sister: Dorothy Banks Hughes and Brother: Bill Banks.

Reverend Ulis Miller -
Reverend Ulis Miller, age 88, 2160 Chestoa Pike, Erwin went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 29, 2015. At the time of his passing he was a patien t in the James H. Quillen Veteran's Administration Hospital. He was a native of White Oak Flats in Yancey County, North Carolina and also lived in Lost Cove, North Carolina. Mr. Miller moved to Unicoi County in 1947. He was a son of the late John and Huldia Webb Miller. Mr. Miller was a United States Army Veteran during World War II, receiving the Army of Occupation Medal and World War II Victory Medal.

Clarence V. “Bo” Renfro -
Clarence V. “Bo” Renfro, age 91, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was the son of the late Luss L. Renfro and Mary Mae Henley Renfro. Clarence worked as a Millwright, Concrete worker, and a Butcher. He attended Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. Clarence loved watching his great grandchildren. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by brothers, Stanley Renfro, Harold Renfro, Robert “Rooster” Renfro, Mack Renfro, and baby brother Scott Renfro.

Kathryn W. Johnson -
Kathryn W. Johnson, age 55, of Flag Pond, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on June 26, 2015 at her home. Born on March 2, 1960 in Elizabethton, Tennessee, she was a daughter of the late Robert S. and Myrtle L. Williamson.

Willard Bradley Ollis -
Willard Bradley Ollis, age 72, of the Rock Creek Community of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at his home. He was a native of Unicoi County, born on June 9, 1943 in the Hogskin community, in the same house as his mother. Willard was a son of the late Bradley and Mary Mashburn Ollis. He was a lifelong, faithful member of the Erwin Church of God, where he served on the Church and Pastor’s Council and the Board of Trustees. He was also active in the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center where he loved to play pool and cards. He loved to camp with his beloved family at Rock Creek Park. He was a proud veteran of the U. S. Navy having served in Vietnam and Puerto Rico. He retired from Nuclear Fuel Services in 2003 after more than 35 years of service.