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Ima “Jean” Wilson Foster -
Jean Foster passed away February 4, 2016, following a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Emma Jane Schmitt Baldwin -
Emma Jane Schmitt Baldwin, age 91, of Unicoi, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Wilkinsburg, PA and a daughter of Richard H. and Sophia E. Lintelman Schmitt. Emma graduated Wilkinsburg High School in 1942. She worked as a secretary for the school district in Wilkinsburg, Stokely Van Camp in Indianapolis, IN and DeVilbiss Healthcare in Somerset, PA. She was married to Charles William Baldwin in 1948, who was a practicing chiropractor in Somerset, Pennsylvania for many years. After moving to Unicoi County in 2013, Emma attended Unicoi United Methodist Church. Emma was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend and she loved to sew and read. In addition to her parents, Emma is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Charles W. Baldwin and brother: Richard W. Schmitt.

Ethel Estelle Byrd -
Ethel Estelle Byrd, age 81, 103 Conductor Lane, Erwin passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Byrd lived most of her life in Erw in. She was a daughter of the late Dewey and Minnie Derafield Robinette. Mrs. Byrd was employed by Easy Painter where she worked as a packer for twenty-five years. She attended Unicoi Church of God. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Lee Byrd on August 17, 1994; one son, Russell Byrd; two brothers: Ernest Robinette and Leonard Robinette; one sister, Irene Tolley.

James G. Sharp -
James G. Sharp, 91, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 22, 2016.

Grace D. Head -
Grace D. Head, age 101, 1226 Conklin Road, Jonesborough passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She lived most of her life in Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi. Mrs. Head was a daughter of the late Bob and Josey Gouge Willis. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Head was a member o f Limestone Cove United Methodist Church.

Bernice Allen Davis -
Bernice Allen Davis, age 86, of Unicoi, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at the Center on Aging and Health. Bernice was a native of Yancey County and a daughter of the late Clyde and Dorothy Scott Allen. She attended Maranatha Tabernacle Church.

Evelyn Honeycutt Peake -
Evelyn Honeycutt Peake, age 91, Rock Creek Community, Erwin passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Ter m Care. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Dillard and Bell Gibbs Honeycutt. Mrs. Peake was a member of Rock Creek Presbyterian Church, The Pottery Club and Eastern Star. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William C. "Bill" Peake on December 13, 1981; two brothers: Howard and Luther Honeycutt; two sisters: Ruth Davis and Thelma "Sis" Shoun.

Robert M. Wolfe -
Robert M. Wolfe, PGA Life Member, Age 72, resident of the VA Victory House in Walterboro, SC passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro, SC. He was born in Johnson City, TN and was the son of the late Harry A. and Ruth M. Wolfe.

Fern Darlene Masters -
Fern Darlene Masters, 82, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 17, 2016. She was a daughter of the late James Hiram Ford and Ethel Booth Ford. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ted Masters and her brothers and sisters.

Joe Keever -
Joe Keever, age 45 of Erwin passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton. He was born in Flint, Michigan and had lived most of his life in Unicoi County. Joe was employed by National Boiler Service as a welder and had also been employed by Renfro Construction company of Greeneville. He was of the Christian faith. Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Ann Radford Keever on February 8, 2008 and his mother, Tressie Lee Keever on November 21, 2008.

Robert “Bob” Strickland -
Robert “Bob” Strickland, age 85, of Erwin, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 16, 2016. He often said, “When you get the call saying Bob’s dead, tell them he’s not dead, that he is more alive now than he’s ever been.” He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late William C. Sr. and Florence Crain Strickland. Bob retired from Century Mechanical Contractors. After retiring from Century, Bob said the only job he would take after retiring would be a job as a Walmart Greeter if they ever opened a Walmart in Erwin. And when they did, he was one of the first in line applying for a job and has worked there ever since. He was a member of Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother: Bill Strickland, sister: Arlene Huskins; son: Randy Strickland; grandson: Randy Foster; granddaughter: Sandie Foster Baucom.

Emily Joyce Robinette -
Emily Joyce Robinette, age 88, went to be with the Lord on January 13, 2016. She transitioned peacefully with family at her side in Hospice Care at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Aubrey “Keith” Bradley -
Aubrey “Keith” Bradley, age 69, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the VA Medical Center. He was born in Hinton, West Virginia, grew up in Linside, West Virginia and lived in Erwin, TN. He is a son of the late Marion and Lena Hicks Bradley. Mr. Bradley served in the United States Army with the 185th Maintenance Battalion. He served in the Vietnam War ranked as an E-4, where he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Marksman “Rifle M-14” Medal. Keith was the project engineer for heavy highway construction with Vecellio and Grogan Construction Company, Beckley, West Virginia, retiring after 21 years of service. He loved hunting, fishing, and was a Christian. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bradley is preceded in death by brothers Claude Bradley, James Bradley, Marshall Bradley, and Donald Bradley.

Doris Louise Gouge -
Doris Louise Gouge, age 92, Bailey, NC passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016. She was born March 4, 1923 in Strawn, IL and lived most of her life in Fairbury, IL. Mrs. Gouge moved to Carter County, TN in 1985 after her husband retired from farming. She was a daughter of the late Earl and Flossie Deere Osborne. Mrs. Gouge was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Church Of The Nazarene in Elizabethton, TN.

Dwight (Edd) Edward Williams -
Dwight (Edd) Edward Williams, age 62, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016, at his residence. Mr. Williams was born in Baltimore, MD to the late Arnold Martin Williams, Jr. and Irene Tilson Smith, and has lived all of his life in Erwin. TN. He formerly worked for Morflo and Kennametal Inc. Dwight attended the Lower Higgins Creek Church of God. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed digging ramps. In addition to his parents, Mr. Williams is preceded in death by sisters Robin Roberts, Peggy Lou Williams, a brother Robert Allen Driscoll and his maternal grandparents Thomas and Zora Tilson.

Jerry Dale Jones -
Jerry Dale Jones, age 50, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at his residence. He was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Elmer Jack and Barbara Ruth Vanover Jones. Mr. Jones was a heavy Equipment Operator during his working career. Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, family and friends.