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Bessie Beatress Depew Powers -
Bessie Beatress Depew Powers, Age 84, 301 Powers Road, Unicoi, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014, in the Center on Aging, Erwin. She had lived most of her life in Unicoi and was a daughter of the late Samuel and Jane Hardin Depew. Mrs. Powers was a certified nursing assistant and had worked for t he Appalachian Christian Village and The Asbury Center. Also, she worked in maintenance for the U. S. Forest Service. She was a member of the Unicoi Church of God. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Artest Hester Powers on August 16, 2006, and a brother, Clyde Depew.

Lois Ann Renfro -
Lois Ann Renfro, age 73, 397 Norton Hollow Road, Erwin, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Willard and Lura Vanover Peterson. Mrs. Renfro was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Renfro, in 2003; a daughter, Sandra Jean Lewis; and a sister, Eula Mae Potter.

Sarah "Aunt Sue" Lewis Yelton -
Sarah "Aunt Sue" Lewis Yelton, age 93, entered peacefully into rest on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, and is now awaiting the resurrection into the eternal Kingdom of God (I Thes. 4:16) "For the Lord himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first." Those gone before her are her husband, Floyd Yelton; her parents, Sherman and Hannah Bennett Lewis; eight brothers, Stokes, Leeland, Forest, Jess, Bill, Vernon, M. V. and Taff Lewis; three sisters, Madge Hoilman, Nancy Barnett and Julia Gouge.