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James William Peek -
James William Peek, age 99, a former resident of Erwin went home to be with Jesus on Monday, November 23, 2015. He was a patient at the Cumberland H ouse in Crossville, TN. Mr. Peek was a native of Madison County, NC and had lived most of his life in Unicoi County. He was a son of the late Ervin and Lockie Farmer Peek. Mr. Peek retired in 1978 as welder for the Dupont Company after twenty-eight years of service. He was a member of the Ninth Street Baptist Church and the church choir. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Carol Powers.

Maurice E. Sneed -
Maurice E. Sneed, age 87, 550 South Main Avenue, Erwin passed away on Wednesday, Novemeber 25, 2015 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Alfred and Betty Blevins Sneed. Mr. Sneed was a United States Navy Veteran. He retired in 1990 as a pipefitter for CSX Railroad after forty-six years of service. Mr. Sneed was a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school, served as a Deacon and was choir director. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by two sons: Stanley and Jerry Sneed; one great grandson, Samuel Blake Hensley; several brothers and sisters.