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Brenda Kaye Bennett

Date: 2014-07-21
Brenda Kaye Bennett, age 63, 1520 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, passed away at her home, Friday, July 18, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Erwin and a daughter of the late Robert James and Cleo Tipton Sumlin. Mrs. Bennett was a former employee of Industrial Garment and Morrill Motors. She was of the Baptis t faith.  Full Obituary

Mrs. Patsy Mitchell Castor

Date: 2014-07-21
Mrs. Patsy Mitchell Castor, age 65, Limestone, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her residence.  Full Obituary

Veronica “Vikki” Ledford

Date: 2014-07-17
Funeral services for Veronica “Vikki” Ledford, 40, of Lufkin, will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Huntington with Dr. Darryl Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Fielder Memorial Cemetery.  Full Obituary

Hazel English

Date: 2014-07-17
Hazel English, age 87, went to be with the lord on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at her residence. She was native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Leroy and Amanda Foster Holcombe. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years David English, who passed away in 1989; her daughter Wilma Stewart; her son Johnny English; several sisters, one brother and one grand daughter Shelly Edwards.   Full Obituary

Eugene Allen Dawson

Date: 2014-07-17
Eugene Allen Dawson, age 75, of Erwin, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family on Friday, July 11, 2014. Mr. Dawson was born on June 9, 1939 in Brownsville, IN, a son of the late George and Crystal White Dawson. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and later worked as a long haul truck driver.  Full Obituary

Patricia Jean Erwin

Date: 2014-07-17
Patricia Jean Erwin, age 57, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of Mildred Whaley McIntosh, of Erwin, and the late Donald McIntosh. She attended N. Erwin Highway Church of Christ. In addition to her father, Patricia is preceded in death by two sisters: Brenda Steele and Donna Loatman.  Full Obituary

Margaret Ann Mathes

Date: 2014-07-10
Margaret Ann Mathes, age, 69, 5710 Lennox Avenue, Jacksonville, FL passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital fo llowing an extended illness. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Troy and Dessie Shehan Tittle. Ms. Mathes was a legal assistant prior to her retirement. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Ms. Mathes thoroughly enjoyed life surrounded by her family and friends. She loved attending family reunions and the Erwin Apple Festival.  Full Obituary

H. M. "Pete" Chitwood

Date: 2014-07-10
H. M. "Pete" Chitwood, age 99, 416 Union Street, Erwin, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in the Center on Aging, Erwin. Mr. Chitwood was a life long resident of Erwin and son of the late Harvey Milton and Chevis Davis Chitwood. He retired as locomotive engineer for Clinchfield Railroad in 1977, after thirty-five years of service. Mr. Chitwood was a former employee of Blue Ridge Pottery. He was a member of the First Christian Church and had received a fifteen years perfect attendance pin. Mr. Chitwood was a fifty plus years member of the Centennial Lodge #491 F&AM, a Shriner, and a 33 Degree Mason. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.  Full Obituary

Terry Lynn Edwards

Date: 2014-07-09
Terry Lynn Edwards, age 32, of Erwin, passed away on Friday July 4, 2014. He was a native of Johnson City and a son of Terry Lee Cooper and the late Patricia Lynn Cooper. Terry worked construction building pallets. Terry enjoyed hunting, fishing and the mountains.   Full Obituary

Phyllis Peterson

Date: 2014-07-07
Phyllis Peterson, age 79, 180 J.B. Griffith Road passed away unexpectedly at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital Saturday, July 5, 2014, following a sudden illness. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late William and Pauline Runion Moore. Ms. Peterson was member of Shallow Ford Free Will Baptist Church. She retired from Unicoi County Memorial Hospital as a R.N. after forty years of serving and caring for her patients. Ms. Peterson loved to travel, attend the annual nurses' reunion, and was a loving mother and grandmother to her family.  Full Obituary

Robert E .”Bobby” Strickland

Date: 2014-07-07
Robert E .”Bobby” Strickland, age 51, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Daniel Strickland, Erwin and of the late Betty Bair Strickland. Robert was currently working in the Cantina at Johnson City Medical Center. He loved working in the Cantina with all his co-workers, who were all very special to him. He attended Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church in Erwin. Robert also enjoyed camping and fishing. In addition to preceding his mother in 2002, Robert is preceded in death by his brother: Charles Strickland in 2004  Full Obituary

Jimmy Quillen

Date: 2014-07-07
Jimmy Quillen, age 67, 104 Sycamore Street, Erwin, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Kelly and Winnie Gillenwater Quillen. Mr. Quillen was a U. S. Army Veteran and retired in 1995 as a conducto r for CSX Railroad after twenty-two years of service. He attended the Pathway Freewill Baptist Church. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Luella Higgins and Lucille Tesnear.  Full Obituary

Larry Lee Peoples

Date: 2014-06-30
Larry Lee Peoples, 73, of Unicoi, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Johnson City and a son of the late Lawrence and Cleo Lacy Peoples. Larry retired after serving 21 years in the United State Navy including the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of Johnson City’s Veteran of Foreign Wars and the Erwin Elks Club.  Full Obituary

Margaret Ann Swingle

Date: 2014-06-30
Margaret Ann Swingle, age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Shannondale Health Care Center, Knoxville, TN. Her last days were spent mostly in Erwin and Johnson City surrounded by her beloved mountains. She died a peaceful death, feeling the presence of loved ones who were with her during her final days. She was the daughter of the late James Vincent and Viola Ruth Ervin Swingle. She was born in Johnson City, TN and the family moved to Erwin when she was very young.  Full Obituary

Estaleen Bennett Burkett

Date: 2014-06-26
Estaleen Bennett Burkett, age 90, 880 Mohawk Dr. Erwin, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in the Center on Aging following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Milligan, TN and daughter of the late Walter and Loy DeVault Bennett. Mrs. Burkett was a member of Martindale Baptist Church. She was emplo yed as a cook for numerous years for Unicoi County School System, Milligan College and Appalachian Christian Village.  Full Obituary

Albert “Butch” Preston Tharp

Date: 2014-06-20
Albert “Butch” Preston Tharp, age 60, of Alma, Kansas, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Alma Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Tharp was a son of the late Thomas Albert and Mary Majeska Hinchey Tharp Albert served in the United States Army during Vietnam and served as a recruiting poster solider. He sang bass in the school and church choirs and was a skilled auto body worker with Darrell Starbird in Hutchison, Kansas where he assisted in building the famous velvet cars for celebrities. He also worked on the freightliners that serviced the east coast of North and South America. Mr. Tharp was an alligator handler in Tahar’s Show with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus where he traveled to several countries and all across the United States of America. Albert spent his final years in retirement in Lawrence, Kansas where he volunteered with the Outreach Program to house the homeless and the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, also known as LINK. Butch had a wonderful gift to gab and no one could tell a story or joke quit like him. He enjoyed the roses and Christmas decorations in South Park, Lawrence, KS. Mr. Tharp is loved by many and will be sorely missed. In addition to his parents, Albert is preceded in death by sisters, Tommy Jean Tharp Mitchell, Peggy Lynn Tharp Garvin and Pamela Kim Tharp.  Full Obituary

Norma Beatrice Shelton

Date: 2014-06-20
Norma Beatrice Shelton, age 96, 1624 Highway 352, Flag Pond, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Ms. Shelton was a daughter of the late James Anderson and Muncie Shelton and she had lived in Unicoi County most of her life. She was a homemak er. Ms. Shelton attended the Sweetwater Church of God. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.  Full Obituary

Martha Bennett McCurry

Date: 2014-06-19
Martha Bennett McCurry, age 68, 200 McCurry Lane, Erwin, passed away peacefully at her residence Sunday, June 15, 2014. She was a native of Mitch ell County, North Carolina, and had lived most of her life in Unicoi County. Mrs. McCurry was a daughter of the late Frank and Julia Peterson Bennett. She retired in 2010 from Morrill Motors after thirty-five years of service. Mrs. McCurry was a member of the Poplar North Carolina Freewill Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. McCurry enjoyed exercising, fitness and traveling. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, J. C. Bennett.  Full Obituary

Lawrence Davis

Date: 2014-06-19
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk a nd not be faint. Isaiah 40:31  Full Obituary

Ronald F. Tinker

Date: 2014-06-19
Ronald F. Tinker, age 61, of Unicoi, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Beatrice McNabb Tinker of Unicoi and the late Everette “Dick” Tinker. Mr. Tinker retired from CSX Transportation in 2011 with over 30 years service as a machinist and later a Carman. He was a member of Unicoi United Methodist Church.   Full Obituary

Helen Briggs

Date: 2014-06-16
Helen Briggs, age 84, formerly of 437 Clinchfield Avenue, Erwin, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Center on Aging and Health. She was an Erwin native and a daughter of the late Riley J. and Theodora Witcher Briggs. Ms. Briggs was a teacher at Unicoi County High School for many years. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William R. Briggs and one sister, Reba Briggs Smith.  Full Obituary

Kathryn Ambrose

Date: 2014-06-16
Kathryn Ambrose, 67, of Johnson City, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Ambrose was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Ralph and Beulah Chandler Tilson. She retired from Nuclear Fuel Services in 2009 following 19 years of service. Kathryn was a member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church in Erwin, TN, where she served as secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Ambrose was well known in the region as a vocalist with Southside Trio singing in various churches and community events for the past 35 years.  Full Obituary

Noah William Faddis

Date: 2014-06-16
Noah William Faddis, infant son of Jason and Sarah Faddis, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center after only a few short hours.  Full Obituary

George Taylor

Date: 2014-06-16
George Taylor,74, of Erwin, passed away June 10, 2014, at his residence.  Full Obituary

Samantha Rose Allsup

Date: 2014-06-16
Samantha Rose Allsup was born in Moreno Valley, California on May 27th 1993, she passed   Full Obituary

Larry Lee Johnson

Date: 2014-06-12
Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Covenant Christian Church for Larry Lee Johnson, 50, of Hokes Bluff, formerly of Erwin, Tennessee, who passed away on June 9, 2014. Dr. Rodney Gilmore will Officiate. Burial will follow at Young’s Chapel Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home & Cemetery is in charge of the services.  Full Obituary

Irene June Tolley

Date: 2014-06-09
Irene JuneTolley, age 85,112 Clarence Tolley Lane, Unicoi, passed unexpectedly Saturday morning, June 7, 2014 in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Tolley was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Dewey Robinette, Sr. and Minnie Dearafield Robinette. She was the oldest living member of the Unicoi Church of God. Mrs. Tolley was a prolific reader, and enjoyed homemaking for her family.   Full Obituary

George E. Chambers

Date: 2014-06-09
George E. Chambers, age 76, 1217 Massachusetts Avenue, Unicoi , passed away June 7, 2014 in the Holston Valley Medical Center Hospital following c omplications arising from injuries sustained in a January car accident. He was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Bud and Sallie Teague Chambers. Mr. Chambers attended the Unicoi Church of God. He was a member of Unicoi Masonic Lodge# 681 F&AM. Mr. Chambers was a civil war aficionado, and enjoyed traveling and hunting.   Full Obituary

Mildred Gillis Thomas Johnson

Date: 2014-06-09
Mildred Gillis Thomas Johnson, age 85, 4167 Old Asheville Highway, Flag Pond, TN passed away Saturday, J une 7, 2014 following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Flag Pond and a daughter of the late William Lattie Gillis, Sr. and Vivian Barnes Gillis. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Jennie Moore Memorial Presbyterian Church. She thoroughly enjoyed collecting dolls, repairing them, and was the owner of Millie's Doll Shop in downtown Erwin. She was a loving mother and devoted wife and enjoyed homemaking for her family.  Full Obituary

Kaitlyn Marie Haun

Date: 2014-06-09
Kaitlyn Marie Haun, infant daughter of Michael Haun and Rachel Holloway of Erwin is now in the arms of the Lord. She is preceded in death by brother, Cody Haun and aunt, Lisa Pittman.  Full Obituary

Dollie Hoyle Poore

Date: 2014-06-05
Dollie Hoyle Poore, age 84, 613 Spring Street, Erwin passed away June 4, 2014 at the Johnson City Medica l Center Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Dave and Curlie Price Hoyle. Mrs. Poore was a loving mother. She was of the Baptist faith. Other than her parents Mrs. Poore was preceded in death by her first husband, Ulysses Harris; her second husband, Alfred Poore; two sons: Adam Poore, and Guy Hoyle; a brother, J.B. Hoyle; and a sister, Virgie Anders.   Full Obituary

Roland Harry Tilson

Date: 2014-06-04
Roland Harry Tilson, age 83, 534 Monroe Street, Erwin, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in the James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center, Mountain Home. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Thomas V. and Zora Ray Tilson. Mr. Tilson retired from Hoover Ball in 1993 after ten years of service. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War with the First Cavalry Division and a recipient of the Purple Heart: Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars: United Nations Service Medal: Combat Infantry Badge Occupation Medal(Japan). Mr. Tilson was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Moose Club and the V.F.W. Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being on the lake and enjoyed watching wrestling and baseball. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Freeman Tilson, and five sisters, Irene Smith, Armanda Watts, Patricia Smith, Mary Lou Reedy and Lena Yates.  Full Obituary

Robert Starke Renfro

Date: 2014-06-04
Robert Starke Renfro, age 89, of Johnson City, Tennessee entered into his eternal rest on Friday May 9, 2014, at the Christian Care Center in Johnson City, TN.  Full Obituary

Brenda Sue Willis

Date: 2014-06-03
Brenda Sue Willis, age 67, 425 Coffee Ridge Road, Erwin, died Friday, May 30, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Buster Oskco and Amanda Jones Price. Ms. Willis was a former employee of Industrial Garment and owner of Brenda's Variety Shop. She attended Coffee Ridge Baptist prior to her illness. Other than her parents, Ms. Willis was preceded in death by her husband, Foy Dean Willis in 1997, a daughter, Denise Willis, four brothers: Donny Price, Grady Price, Dean Price and Kelly Price; one sisters, Sheila Thomas.   Full Obituary

Fred Bernard Sher

Date: 2014-06-03
Fred Bernard Sher, 81, of Atlanta, Georgia, "slipped the surly bonds of Earth," Thursday, May 29, 2014, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, after nine days in ICU. Born in Chicago on February 18, 1933, Fred spent his childhood in South Florida. He graduated from Riverside Military School in Gainesville GA, and served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. After gaining knowledge and experience working as assistant manager in jewelry stores, he began traveling with lines of Imperial Pearls and Jaffee diamonds. In the early 1970's, he moved to Atlanta and opened Camelot Jewelers in Dunwoody, followed by Castleton Jewelers in Chamblee. In the late 1980's, he opened Interamerican Engraving. In recent years, he worked as a courier for Cardinal Health, delivering medical radioisotopes to hospitals in Atlanta and northeast Georgia. His joy in life was piloting 207CL, his Piper Lance. He was a member of Atlanta's Quiet Birdmen, and a Mason and Shriner. Fred received much acclaim for his participation in the Angel Flight program. "Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds . . ." Fred was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his children, Mark Sher, David Sher, Wendy Beducian, and Heidi Brooks; grandchildren, Elliot and Tyler Beducian and Judy and and Hanna Brooks; former spouses, Glendora Sher, Helen Sher and CharleAnne Sher; and many close friends. A memorial service will be held 4 pm, Sunday, June 8, 2014, in the chapel of A. S. Turner & Sons, with visitation beginning 1 hour before. His ashes will be scattered near Key West, where waters of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico merge. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Wreaths Across America, Code: GAMNCM/GACAP 130, PO Box 249, Columbia Falls ME 04623. ". . .and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air. . .I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace where never lark, or even eagle flew, and. . .put out my hand, and touched the face of God." A. S. Turner & Sons, Decatur GA, 404-292-1551.  Full Obituary

Eddie Kenneth Dayton

Date: 2014-05-30
Eddie Kenneth Dayton, age 65, 201 Woodby Lane, Unicoi, TN went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 29, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Marshall and Leonna Copus Dayton. Mr. Dayton retired in 1974 after his employment as a supervisor with Leon Ferenbach for 27 years. He was a member of Unicoi Baptist Church since 1994. He enjoyed spending time worshiping, praising and testifying for his Lord and Savior. He also enjoyed time spent with family, friends, church family, and remembering his earlier times of coaching Erwin Little League and the YMCA Boys Basketball Teams. Mr. Dayton's last prayer," Lord, please help those remaining to not be sad and mournful for I'm in the presence of You and family and friends that have gone before me. I have been the best light that I could be for all Lord; my family, and those you have allowed me to meet along the way. May all let Christ in their hearts. Amen."   Full Obituary

Frank W. Harris

Date: 2014-05-29
Frank W. Harris, 77, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away, Sunday, March 30, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born on November 02, 1936 in Forest City, NC, the son of Richard Andrew and Marjorie Alva (Harris) Harris. On May 26, 1984 in Port Clinton, he married Rebecca I. Robbins and she survives. Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. He worked as a laborer for General Motors in Flint, MI, until his retirement in 1992. Frank was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Homer D. Gardner Post #2480. He was also a member of the Elk’s Lodge #1718, Moose Lodge #1610 and the American Bowling Association all of Port Clinton, OH. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Frank especially loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.   Full Obituary

Curtis L. Cooper

Date: 2014-05-27
Curtis L. Cooper, age 47, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Holston Valley Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Janice Faye Tipton Cooper and the late George P Cooper. Curtis served in the United States Navy and was employed as a Chemical Operator for Eastman. He was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church. Curtis enjoyed the Southeastern Autorama, golf and was an avid Vols fan. In addition to his father, Curtis is preceded in death by maternal grandparents: Dorothy & John C. Tipton; and paternal grandparents: Marcus & Vira Cooper.  Full Obituary

Jimmy “J. B.“ Rogers

Date: 2014-05-27
Jimmy “J. B.“ Rogers, age 68, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Jimmy was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Cecil and Irene Lloyd Rogers. He was retired with Clinchfield Railroad / CSX Railroad as a Maintenance of Way employee. He was a former Legislative representative for the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Workers. Jimmy was an avid wood cutter and was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by brothers: Kenny Rogers, Charles Rogers, Michael Rogers and Danny Rogers Sister: Mary Lou Rogers.  Full Obituary

Nathan William Woodby

Date: 2014-05-27
Nathan William Woodby, age 89, 2960 Upper Stone Mountain Road, Unicoi, went to be with the Lord Friday, Ma y 23, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Woodby was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Reverend Henderson Woodby and Maggie Headrick Woodby. He was a faithful and dedicated servant of the Lord. Mr. Woodby was a member of Woodby Hill Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and as a Deacon for the past thirty eight years. Mr. Woodby retired as an operator from Nuclear Fuel Services in 1987. He was a World War II Army Veteran, proudly serving his country in the European Theatre, in France, Germany and Austria. Mr. Woodby was a sergeant with the 42nd "Rainbow" Infantry Division, 1st Scout, and assisted in the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, European Campaign Medal, European Occupation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge. Mr. Woodby was a loving and caring husband,father,grandfather and brother.  Full Obituary

Theodore Harry Edwards

Date: 2014-05-27
Theodore Harry Edwards, age 84, after a courageous battle with heart disease passed away peacefully at his home on May 17, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Theodore was born in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee in the town of Erwin, on September 24, 1929 to William and Mae Edwards. He was the last surviving member of 10 brothers and sisters. He moved to south Texas to work with his brother, Luther Fred Edwards at Plymouth Oil Company about 1946. After service in the US Army, he returned to Sinton, Texas. He eventually traveled worldwide as procurement manager for Marathon Oil Co, the successor to Plymouth Oil. His early assignments included completely equipping offshore drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico. He was then assigned to various locations around the world supervising the procurement for remote drilling operations. He retired in 1990 after over 30 years of service to Marathon and lived his retirement years in Houston, Texas. His company assignments included: Sinton and Galveston Island, TX, Louisiana, Alaska, Cork Islands, Ireland, Aberdeen, Scotland, London, England, Cairo, Egypt, Tunisia, Damascus, Syria, Caribbean Islands, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Houston. His family could always look forward to great stories from his latest assignment in some faraway location across the globe. He told of all that Marathon did to help the people in these remote locations and was proud to work for a company that cared so much. His joy of life was gathering with family and friends from Connecticut, South Texas, Colorado, Arizona or Tennessee. He was an outstanding tour guide of local sights and lore. There were always wild and wonderful stories shared between him and his brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mae Edwards, brothers, Herman Edwards, Luther Fred Edwards, Alfred Edwards, and Lawrence Edwards. Also predeceased by sisters, Viola Randolph, Edith Pingal, Daisy Schottdorf, Kathleen Edwards, Lulu Edwards, Joyce Scammon and sister in law, Clarice Edwards. He is survived by brothers in law and sisters in law, William Schottdorf, Joyce Edwards, Willis Scammon and Betty Edwards. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families. The family extends gratitude to Dr. Akram Shakhashiro for his gentle concern and care, and special friends Nan Runion, Bob Scott and Claire Caldwell. In accordance with his wishes that his final resting place be near his family, he will be interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin, Tennessee, with a memorial service to be held June 9th at 11 am at the Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association or your favorite charity. Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas. Please join us in remembering Theodore by visiting our Memorial at www.forestparkwestheimer.com. Through this site, we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.  Full Obituary

Maddex and Mitchell Patten

Date: 2014-05-27
Maddex and Mitchell Patten, infant twin sons of Allen Patten and Rebecca Royal of Erwin are in the arms of the Lord. They are preceded in death by, maternal grandmother, Betty Royal, maternal great grandparents, Jack and Mary Lewis, Oscar Royal and Roy Royal, and paternal great grandfather, Hobert Hampton.  Full Obituary

Calvin Douglas Foster

Date: 2014-05-19
Calvin Douglas Foster, age 75, of 180 Jakie Farnor Road, Erwin, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Center on Aging and Health. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Robert and Zula Marvin Foster. Calvin served in the United States Army from 1958 through the early 1960’s, the Army Reserves and the Army National Guard. He was a member of Coffee Ridge Missionary Baptist Church where he was ordained as a deacon on October 15, 1972 and served as the chairman for 12 years. Mr. Foster formerly worked for Davis Chemical, Liberty Lumber, Superior Hone and later retired from C.E. Refractories. Calvin was a devoted father, loving husband and all around person that touched many with his faith. In addition to his parents, Mr. Foster is preceded in death by one sister, Audrey Renfro and brothers, Clarence Foster and Allen Foster.  Full Obituary

Jerry Cecil Woodby

Date: 2014-05-16
Jerry Cecil Woodby, age 66, 515 Gay Street, Erwin, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Erwin Healthcare following a lengthy illness. He was a son of the late Cecil and Daisy Roberts Woodby. Mr. Woodby was a member of Park Street Church. He was a heavy equipment construction operator for twenty ye ars.   Full Obituary

Susie Renee Tapp Masters

Date: 2014-05-16
Susie Renee Tapp Masters, age 52, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and was a daughter of Beatrice Linville Tapp and the late Hubert Tapp. She was an operator with Eastman Chemical Company.   Full Obituary

V. Louise Anders

Date: 2014-05-15
V. Louise Anders, age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late James M. and Abbie Whitson Gouge. Louise began her career at the age of 17 with the Blue Ridge Pottery Company as a dish painter. She also worked for the former Savings Center and later retired from Texas Instruments. She was a faithful, life long member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church. She was also a member of Clinchfield Pottery Club. She was an inspiration and Christian witness too many through her artistry of painting rocks and making bookmarks. In addition to her parents, Louise is preceded in death by her husband, Horace Carson Anders, brothers: James Owen Gouge and wife, Paula and Norman Lee Gouge and wife, Hilda McCurry Gouge.  Full Obituary

Marshall Greg Poff

Date: 2014-05-13
Marshall Greg Poff, age 66, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at his home. Born on March 2, 1948 in Beckley, W. VA, Greg was a son of the late Thomas J. Poff and Myra James Poff of Floyd, VA. He proudly served in the United States Army. He formerly worked at the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department and he retired from Premier Refractories. He attended Erwin Church of God.  Full Obituary

Roy "Fred" McIntosh

Date: 2014-05-12
Roy "Fred" McIntosh, age 77, 603 Bob Hardin Road, Flag Pond, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in the Johns on City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. He was a son of the late Samuel and Bessie Treadway McIntosh.   Full Obituary

Kirby Shelton

Date: 2014-05-12
Kirby Shelton, age 84 of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Erwin Health Care. Mr. Shelton was a native of Greene County, TN and a son of the late Willie D. and Mamie Blankenship Shelton. He was a Dairy Farmer in Washington County and a member of the Lighthouse of Truth Revival Center of Erwin.  Full Obituary

Bernetta “Bea” Brackins

Date: 2014-05-12
On April 27, 2014, at age 92, Bernetta “Bea” Brackins, former Erwin resident and sister-in-law of Russell and Ginger Brackins, passed away at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Jeanne Brackins, in Tipton IN.   Full Obituary

Buford Shook

Date: 2014-05-12
Buford Shook, age 74, 1265 Carolina Avenue, Erwin passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a lengt hy illness. Mr. Shook was a native of Madison County NC and was a son of the late Camery and Hattie Shelton Shook. He attended Sweetwater Church of God. Mr. Shook retired in 1991 as a supervisor for Morrell Motors. He was employed with Unicoi County Memorial Hospital as a maintenance worker where he retired in 2002 due to deteriorating health.  Full Obituary

Flora "Boots" Adkins Foster

Date: 2014-05-12
Flora "Boots" Adkins Foster, age 90, 521 Richard McLaughlin Road, Unicoi, passed away at the Center on Aging, Erwin, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Mrs. Foster was the daughter of the late Sam and Usley Metcalf Adkins and had lived most of her life in Unicoi County. She was a former employee of the Blue Ridge Pottery. Mrs. Adkins was a member of the Omega Baptist Church. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Andy Foster on June 5, 2009.  Full Obituary

Helen O. Calhoun

Date: 2014-05-12
Helen O. Calhoun, 73, Johnson City, ran into the arms of her Lord and Savior after a brief illness, at the Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

Ruby Mae Poore

Date: 2014-05-12
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband, too, praises her: Many are the women of proven worth, but you have excelled them all. Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting; the woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.” Proverbs 31  Full Obituary

Billy Durwood Leonard

Date: 2014-05-12
Billy Durwood Leonard, age, 62, 3248 Unicoi Dr., Unicoi passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday, May 10, 2014. Mr Leonard was a native of W ilson, NC and a son of the late Jame Clifton and and Mary Virgina Spence Leonard. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, James Franklin Leonard. Mr. Leonard attended Greater Anointing Assembly of God Church, Johnson City. He was self- employed for most of his life.  Full Obituary

Betty “Marie” Arwood

Date: 2014-05-12
Betty “Marie” Arwood, age 84, of Erwin, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born in Erwin on August 4, 1929, she was a daughter of the late W. E. and Mae Adams Arwood. Ms. Arwood was a seamstress at the former Industrial Garment in Erwin. She enjoyed sewing and reading. In addition to her parents, Ms. Arwood was preceded in death by her brother, Howard Arwood.  Full Obituary

Charles H. Lilly

Date: 2014-05-12
Charles H. Lilly, 84, formerly of Erwin, went to be with our Lord on Monday, April 28, 2014. Charles was the son of the late Earl and Willie Kate Lilly. He graduated from Unicoi County High School and attended East Tennessee State University. After serving in the Navy, he returned to Erwin and began work at the Clinchfield Railroad in 1952. In 1973, he transferred to Jacksonville, FL with the railroad, then Seaboard Coast Line, eventually retiring in 1987 from CSX Railroad as Director of Freight Revenue Accounting.  Full Obituary

Briscoe Cooper, Sr.

Date: 2014-05-12
Briscoe Cooper, Sr., age 88, of Unicoi, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the James H. Quillen V. A. Medical Center. Born on October 20, 1925 in Poplar, NC, he was a son of the late Charlie and Essie Peterson Cooper. Mr. Cooper was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy during the Pacific Theatre. He was a pipe fitter and welder thru the U.A. Local Union #538. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Briscoe was a Mason. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Ruby Pauline Riddle Cooper in 1993 and a brother, Cicero Cooper.  Full Obituary

Geneva H. Webb

Date: 2014-04-28
Geneva H. Webb, age 94, 525 East Roberts Street, Orange City, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in the Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, Palatka, Florida. She was a native of Erwin and had made her home with a daughter, Phyllis Watson, for the past two and a half years. Mrs. Webb was a daughter of the late James Hughes and Etta Bennett Hughes. She was a member of the Riverview Freewill Baptist Church. Other than her parents, Mrs. Webb was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Clayton Webb; two sons, Carroll Dean Webb and Jerry Wayne Webb; two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by three daughters, Phyllis Watson, Orange City, Florida, Jo Ann Bogart of Bristol and Pat Prout of Boone, North Carolina. Six grandsons, including a special grandson, David Sweeney and wife, Cindy and great grandson, Joshua, and nine other great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Irene Higginbotham.   Full Obituary

William “Bill” Moore

Date: 2014-04-28
William “Bill” Moore, Unicoi, born May 7, 1934 passed away peacefully Saturday, April 26, 2014 at his home, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a native of Limestone Cove where he had lived most of his life. Mr. Moore was a son of the late Walter A. Moore Sr. and Etta Davis Moore Hamm.  Full Obituary

Mildred Hagan Roark

Date: 2014-04-28
Mildred Hagan Roark, age 94 of Red Boiling Springs, TN passed away late Friday evening, April 25, 2014 at the Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette, TN. Mildred is at the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs.   Full Obituary

Talmage Bryant

Date: 2014-04-28
Talmage Bryant, age 87, 865 Mayberry Road, Jonesborough, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in the Four Oaks Health Care Center. He was a native of Yancey County, North Carolina, and had lived in Jonesborough for the past fifty-eight years. Mr. Bryant was a son of the late Marcus Avery Co rnelius Bryant and Cora Belle Taylor Bryant. He was a self employed carpenter and plumber and had been a part time employee of the Veterans Administration, Mountain Home, for eight years. Mr. Bryant was a member of the Cherry Grove Baptist Church. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of sixty-three years, Jessie K. Bryant, in October 2009; a brother, Roy Bryant and one sister, Connie Hensley.  Full Obituary

Marvin Donald Hampton

Date: 2014-04-28
Marvin Donald Hampton, age 79, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in the Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC. Marvin is a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late John Frank and Rosetta Bailey Hampton. He served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Maddox. Mr. Hampton was a tool and die maker. Following his retirement Marvin with wife Evelyn owned and operated their own pottery business and taught pottery painting classes. He was a member of the Erwin National Blue Ridge Pottery Club and Cash Pottery Club.  Full Obituary

Lucille Elliott Dunbar

Date: 2014-04-24
Lucille Elliott Dunbar, age 92, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Born in Unicoi County on April 23, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Walter Logan Elliott and Nelle Morris Elliott Beckelhimer. Mrs. Dunbar was a school teacher for 35 years, having taught at the former Martin Chapel School. She graduated from East Tennessee State University. Lucille was a member of the Eastern Star and the Business and Professional Women’s Club. She was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church for over 65 years. Mrs. Dunbar worked closely with young people, sponsoring youth activities locally and on the association level. She produced church dramas with the youth and taught Bible School for many years. She was a Christian example for school children and gave Bibles out at school for rewards. For many years she taught Sunday school and was the superintendent of the Primary Department.  Full Obituary

Janie E. Arwood

Date: 2014-04-24
Janie E. Arwood, age 68, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late Robert C and Dorothy E. Fanning Pauley. Janie was a life long member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church where she had numerous friends, loved ones and family. She enjoyed worshiping, singing and other fellowships at Southside from its beginning. In addition to her parents, Janie is preceded in death by two brothers: David and Bobby Pauley; sister: Sherry Pauley.  Full Obituary

Sherman Lee Wilson

Date: 2014-04-24
Sherman Lee Wilson, age 70, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Isham and Rosa Starnes Wilson. Mr. Wilson retired as a carpenter. Sherman loved bluegrass very much and he enjoyed Saturday night bluegrass at David Thompson’ Produce on highway 107. He also loved gardening and working in his yard and he loved his family very much. Sherman was a happy fellow and always had a great personality. Sherman is preceded in death by his brother: Edd D Wilson and two brothers-in-law: Herman Huskins and James P Shelton.  Full Obituary

Sherman Lee Wilson

Date: 2014-04-24
Sherman Lee Wilson, age 70, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Isham and Rosa Starnes Wilson. Mr. Wilson retired as a carpenter. Sherman loved bluegrass very much and he enjoyed Saturday night bluegrass at David Thompson’ Produce on highway 107. He also loved gardening and working in his yard and he loved his family very much. Sherman was a happy fellow and always had a great personality. Sherman is preceded in death by his brother: Edd D Wilson and two brothers-in-law: Herman Huskins and James P Shelton.  Full Obituary

Phyllis Eileen Moore

Date: 2014-04-24
Phyllis Eileen Moore, age 94, of Johnson City, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Born on November 13, 1919 in Warren, OH, she was a daughter of the late Floyd E and Freda Brown Pardee. Mrs. Moore was a proud World War II veteran serving in the United States Navy. She was a housewife and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of Chestoa Baptist Church and the American Legion, Erwin and Johnson City chapters.   Full Obituary

Helena Jewell Dunbar

Date: 2014-04-21
Helena Jewell Dunbar, age 97, of Erwin, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late J.R., Sr. and Sallie Elizabeth Broyles Dunbar. Ms. Dunbar graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She taught school at Martin’s Chapel and UCHS. While at UCHS she taught typing, other business related subjects, and history. Jewell was a charter member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church since the 1920’s, formerly Hazen’s Chapel Free Will Baptist. She served as clerk of the Eastern Quarterly Meeting of the Union Association. Helena worked in the Ladies Auxiliary on the local level, district level, and the association level. She attended every national convention of the FWB that she was able to. She was an officer at the Sunday School Convention of the Union Association. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club. Jewell coordinated and directed Vacation Bible School for many years and held two week long Bible Schools. She directed many church dramas, was active in the youth work on the association level, took the youth to many youth meetings, and was instrumental in establishing the permanent Free Will Baptist Camp on Camp Creek in Greeneville, TN. At her church she spearheaded the organization of the Women’s Auxiliary serving as president and held many other offices. She also served in various offices of the district and associational Women Nationally Active for Christ. At her church she organized an auxiliary for young girls called the Go-Tell Auxiliary. Jewell also served as church secretary for many years. In addition to her parents Jewell is preceded in death by brothers; Warren Dunbar, J.R. Dunbar, Jr., and Calvin Dunbar and one nephew, John Dunbar.  Full Obituary

Nancy Lou Duncan

Date: 2014-04-21
Nancy Lou Duncan, age 66, 806 N. Main Avenue, Erwin went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. She died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Ms. Duncan was born in Washington County and was a lifelong resident of Erwin. She is a daughter of Allie Lane, and the late Clyde Wilson Lane . Ms. Duncan was a member of Embreeville Church of Christ. She was a homemaker, and she loved her family very much. Other than her father she was preceded in death by a brother, James E. Lane.  Full Obituary

Olene Miller Ledford

Date: 2014-04-17
Olene Miller Ledford, age 79, 1030 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, TN went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, April 16, 2014 following a lengthy illne ss. She was a daughter of the late Garfield and Ethel Ann Bailey Miller and a native of Red Hill Community, Mitchell County, NC. Mrs. Ledford had resided in Erwin most of her life. She was a member of Canah Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She retired from Johnson City Medical Center Hospital in 1996 with 30 years of service. Mrs. Ledford was a devoted and wonderful mother to her children and grandchildren.  Full Obituary

Jeanette Engle

Date: 2014-04-14
Jeanette Engle, age 83, of 172 Engle Street, Erwin, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Alex and Lou Collins Masters. She owned and operated Engle’s Grocery along with her husband, Harvey Engle. Jeanette was a member of Chestoa Baptist Church where she was a former pianist, choir member, taught the ladies Sunday School Class, and served as Church Secretary. She was recognized by the Holston Baptist Association as Church Secretary of the year. In addition to her parents, Jeanette is preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Engle.  Full Obituary

Keith Erland Downard

Date: 2014-04-14
Keith Erland Downard, age 47, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Robert and Linda Foster Downard. Mr. Downard attended Erwin Church of God.   Full Obituary

Kelley Genan Peterson

Date: 2014-04-11
Kelley Genan Peterson, 26, formerly of Morristown, TN, passed away March 18, 2014 in Wauiku Maui, HI., from injuries sustained in a car accident. She was born in Houston, TX on February 6, 1988 but grew up in Morristown. She attended West Elementary, Lincoln Heights Middle School, and graduated from Morristown West High School class of 2006. Kelley was a member of Noe's Chapel United Methodist Church.  Full Obituary

Louise Hurd

Date: 2014-04-11
Louise Hurd, Erwin. A Celebration of Life service for Louise Hurd, who passed away on December 17, 2013, will be held in the day room at Unicoi Co. Memorial Hospital Long Term Care on April, 17, 2014 at 10:30 am. Reception to follow.  Full Obituary

Michael Vernon Keesecker

Date: 2014-04-10
Michael Vernon Keesecker, age 67, passed away Monday morning, April 7, 2014 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. Keesecker was born September 10, 1946 and was a son of the late P.M. and Pauline Brummett Keesecker. He had resided with his family in Erwin for the past two years. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Keesecker was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War where he proudly served his country as a NATO courier. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.   Full Obituary

Oscar Henderson Powers

Date: 2014-04-07
Oscar Henderson Powers, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Powers was born in Wise Virginia and a son of the late Harmon and Carrie Dotson Powers. Oscar served in WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart during his service with the U. S.Army. He worked for the U M W A, as a crane operator, retiring in 1981. Oscar was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Oscar is preceded in death by his brother; Harmon Powers and a sister; Crestville.  Full Obituary

Edsel "Merrel" Banner

Date: 2014-04-07
Mr. Edsel "Merrel" Banner, 76, of Hoschton, passed away on March 25, 2014 after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kelly and Maggie Banner, of Erwin, TN and sister, Jocelyn Banner James. He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Martha Jenkins Banner, Hoschton, GA; daughters, Lisa Banner-O’Connor, Hoschton, GA, Maria and Alan Cleveland, Suwanee, GA, Sonja and Jim Bullard, Cumming, GA; grandchildren, Weston and Walker Cleveland, Kennedy and Griffin Bramer, Brad, Ben and Baileigh Bullard; sister, Phyllis Banner Rader, Huntsville, AL; brother, Thomas Alvin and Lois Ann Banner, Dinwiddie, VA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Stewart and Betty Jo Martin, Buford, GA; nieces and nephews. Mr. Banner was born January 11, 1938 in Erwin, TN. He was a 1955 graduate of Erwin High School. He attended East Tennessee State College and Mercer University. He worked for Dittler Brothers for seventeen years in Atlanta. He was owner of AlphaGraphics in Tucker and Norcross. He attended Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church in Dacula, GA. Memorial Service was be held at on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church, Dacula, GA with Dr. Jason Mincey officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Halcyon Hospice in memory of Merrel Banner.  Full Obituary

Helen Marie (Wilson) Crane

Date: 2014-04-07
Helen passed away on Sat, Apr 5, 2014, losing her 1-1/2 year battle with lung cancer. Born on Oct 22, 1935 in Mobile, AL, she resided 32 years in Whispering Pines, Johnson City, TN, where she retired from General Shale Brick, spent 6+ years supporting her daughters as an avid band booster for the UCHS marching band, and enjoyed 10 years houseboating on Watauga Lake at Lakeshore Marina G-Dock. She has lived in Orange Beach, AL, for the past 15 years with her beloved husband of 54 years, Morris "Duke" E. Crane Jr.  Full Obituary

Margueritte Alice Gouge

Date: 2014-04-02
Margueritte Alice Gouge, age 66, 102 Hughes Lane, Erwin, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. Gouge was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and daughter of the late Carse and Jesse Anna Hoyle Tipton. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Gouge was of the Protestant Faith. Other than her parents , she was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Engle Keever and a brother Darrell Hoyle.   Full Obituary

Betty Shelton

Date: 2014-03-27
Betty Shelton, age 82, 105 Little Rock Road, Flag Pond, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, in the Center on Aging and Health, Erwin. Mrs. Shelton was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Jake and Mattie King Shelton. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Shelton loved going to church, reading and doing puzzles. She was a member of Sweetwater Church of God. Other than her parents, Mrs. Shelton was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.  Full Obituary

James “Jim” Ramsey

Date: 2014-03-25
Greater is He that is in you, then he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4  Full Obituary

Georgie Owens

Date: 2014-03-24
Georgie Owens, age 84, 113 Norris Street, Erwin, went to be with the Lord Friday, March 21, 2014, following a brief illness. She was a native of Bristol, Va and a daughter of the late George and Daisy Moore Wheeler. Mrs. Owens had resided in Unicoi County for the the past 12 years. She was a member o f Lower Higgins Creek Church Of God. Mrs. Owens loved to sing and play the mandolin with her husband in The Old Cross Roads Gospel Singers. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Rollins, one brother, G. W. Wheeler, and one half-brother, Bill Cox.  Full Obituary

Mae Belle Riddle

Date: 2014-03-24
Mae Belle Riddle, age 83, 750 Carolina Avenue, Erwin, died Friday, March 21, 2014, following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Grover and Hazel Huskins Elliott. Mrs. Riddle was employed by Industrial Garment for a number of years. She was of th e Church of God faith. Other than her parents, Mrs. Riddle was preceded in death by a daughter, Patty Ann Kosier, a grandson, Cody Riddle, a brother, Claude Elliott and three sisters, Lorraine Fanning, Mary Ruth Saffold and Janice Street. Survivors include two sons, Larry Riddle and wife, Connie and Ronnie Riddle, all of Erwin. One daughter, Leigh Groff and husband, Gary of Stuttgart, Germany. Two brothers, Jimmy Elliott of Jonesborough and Eugene Elliott of Johnson City. Five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Committal Service was held at 3:30 P. M. Monday, March 24, 2014, in the McInturff Cemetery, Rock Creek Community, Erwin. Reverend Ron Fender officiated.   Full Obituary

William (Bill) Roscoe

Date: 2014-03-13
William (Bill) Roscoe was called home on Feb 19, 2014 at Hillview Nursing Home in Elizabethton, TN Bill was an avid musician, an oboist from an early age that led to the establishment of MM Meason Inc., that moved to Erwin from Rockville, MD in 1975. He was active in the community as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Y’s Men Club, 10 years as principal oboist with the JC Symphony and an active member with the choir at Centenary UMC in Erwin. The last 15 months Bill resided at Governors Bend in Erwin with his wife Norma. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister and his youngest son George.  Full Obituary

Bob R. Harris

Date: 2014-03-10
Bob R. Harris, age 60 of 115 Lester Harris Road, Erwin, went to see his Savior on Thursday, March 6, 2014, following a massive heart attack at his home.   Full Obituary

Theodore L. “Ted” Higgins

Date: 2014-03-10
Theodore L. “Ted” Higgins, 76, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at Kenosha Hospital.  Full Obituary

Kimla Lynn “Kim” Hawkins

Date: 2014-03-10
Kimla Lynn “Kim” Hawkins, age 56, of Erwin, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and the daughter of Ray Hawkins and the late Shirley White Hawkins. In addition to her mother, Kimla is preceded in death by her brother: Danny Joe Hawkins.  Full Obituary

Steven Charles Cooper

Date: 2014-03-10
Kingsport - Steven Charles Cooper, 54, of Kingsport passed away 11 pm on Saturday March 1, 2014 at Holston Manor after a long illness.  Full Obituary

Brenda Sue Laughrun Tipton

Date: 2014-03-10
Brenda Sue Laughrun Tipton, age 66, of Evans, Georgia, formerly of Erwin, Tennessee, died peacefully in her sleep on March 4, 2014, at University Hospital in Augusta, GA, with her husband and son by her side.  Full Obituary

Edsel “Blake” Hardin

Date: 2014-02-27
I will be strong and courageous I will not be terrified, or discouraged: for the Lord my God is with me wherever I go. Joshua 1:9  Full Obituary

Lester Bailey, Jr.

Date: 2014-02-27
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved his appearing.  Full Obituary

William "Willie" Lee White

Date: 2014-02-27
William "Willie" Lee White, age 51, of 514 Orleans Street, Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, Feb ruary 26, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born February 24, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey, a son of Letha Foster White McKinney of Johnson City and the late William Lish White. Other than his dad, he was preceded in death by his step dad, Lonnie C. McKinney.  Full Obituary

Kenneth Gordon Ferguson

Date: 2014-02-24
2 Timothy 4:7  Full Obituary

William “Bill” A. Roscoe

Date: 2014-02-21
William “Bill” A. Roscoe, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, in the Hillview Health Care Center. Bill was born on May 26, 1924 in Dakota County, MN.  Full Obituary

Virginia Elizabeth Walker

Date: 2014-02-20
Virginia Elizabeth Walker, age 84, of Beech Grove, TN died Tuesday, February 18, 2014. She was a native of Unicoi County, TN and was the daughter of the late Walter Davis, Sr. and Fannie Blevins Davis. She was also preceded in death by her son, Tom Walker; and brothers, Walter and Frank Davis.  Full Obituary

Edith Laws Yates

Date: 2014-02-20
Edith Laws Yates, age 92, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Yates was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Bob and Lula Huskins Laws. Edith was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. In Addition to her parents, Edith is preceded in death by her husband, John L. Yates.  Full Obituary

Lois Kay Goodpasture

Date: 2014-02-20
Lois Kay Goodpasture, age 57, of Erwin, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, on Monday, February 17, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Lois was a native of Dayton, Ohio, but had lived in Erwin, TN for the past 10 years. She is a daughter of Ruby Lucille Reel and the late Marion Wolfe. She was a loving homemaker.  Full Obituary

Helen Y. Reeves Honeycutt

Date: 2014-02-18
Helen Y. Reeves Honeycutt, age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Greene County and a daughter of the late Orba and Essie Jennings Reeves. She was a faithful and hardworking member of Rock Creek Presbyterian Church since 1958. She worked for the former SH Kress of Johnson City, was a manager of Draper and Darwin Stores of Erwin, and worked for Roller Pharmacy. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Honeycutt was preceded in death by her husband, Luther E. Honeycutt and one sister, Velma Estep.  Full Obituary

Pauline Hughes Ledford

Date: 2014-02-18
Pauline Hughes Ledford, age 87, 400 N. Boone Street, Asbury Place, Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord at 5:00 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014.  Full Obituary

Julia Phillips

Date: 2014-02-17
Julia Phillips, age 97, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Center on Aging and Health. Mrs. Phillips was a native of Burnsville, North Carolina and was a daughter of the late John and Mary McCurry Edwards. Julia was a loving housewife and a member of Lily Dale Church of Christ. She was a member of the Clinchfield Senior Citizens. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Phillips is preceded in death by her husband, Suil Phillips.   Full Obituary

William “Bill” Metcalf

Date: 2014-02-17
William “Bill” Metcalf, age 77, of Erwin, TN, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Tom and Hattie Deweese Metcalf. Mr. Metcalf served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a professional truck driver and attended Grace Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Tommy Metcalf and sisters, Earlene Alman, Betty Hampton and Ernestine Viedaka.  Full Obituary

Ms. Faye P. Hensley

Date: 2014-02-11
Ms. Faye P. Hensley, age 91, of Johnson City, passed away on February 7, 2014 at Governor’s Bend Assisted Living in Erwin, TN.  Full Obituary

Essie Mae Vanover

Date: 2014-02-11
Essie Mae Vanover, age 82, of Erwin, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Christian Care Center of Johnson City. Born in Sioux, North Carolina on July 4, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Reverend Moss and Lora Tolley Holloway. She was a member of the Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church. She retired from Texas Instruments as a group leader in 1991.  Full Obituary

Calvin Ray Wilson

Date: 2014-02-07
Calvin Ray Wilson, age 78, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Calvin was a native of Erwin and a son of the late Richmond C. and Julie Tittle Wilson. He retired from Nuclear Fuel Services after 23 years of service. Calvin loved going to Church and being a Christian and his desire was to see his whole family saved. In addition to his parents, Calvin is preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years in 2001: Patricia L. Wilson; Sisters: Beulah Whitney, Hazel Stockton and Thelma Garland; Brothers: Harold, Fred Don, William Merle and Floyd A Wilson.  Full Obituary

Rita Joyce Peake Hendren

Date: 2014-02-06
Rita Joyce Peake Hendren, age 62, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at her residence. She was a native of Detroit, Michigan and is a daughter of the late Ottis Eldo and Mary Elizabeth Hensley Peake. Rita loved to fish, hike and enjoy the outdoors. She was a loving homemaker and enjoyed her grandchildren greatly. In addition to her parents, Rita is preceded in death by her sister, Linda Wright.  Full Obituary

Ruby Charlotte Haun Greene

Date: 2014-02-06
Ruby Charlotte Haun Greene, age 79, of Meadowood Park Apartments, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at J ohnson City Medical Center following a short illness. She was a native of Erwin where she resided the majority of her life. She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Winnie Ledford Haun. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Greene was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Greene, in 1981 and daughter Connie Baucom in 2013: three brothers, Clarence Haun, Alvin Haun, and Charles Haun: two sisters, Madeline Baucom Thompson and Helen Tittle.  Full Obituary

Mary Frances Jones

Date: 2014-02-03
Mary Frances Jones, age 71, of 1005 Jones Drive of Erwin went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 3, 2014. She was born in Yancey County, NC on January 28, 1943.  Full Obituary

Joseph Lewis Stockfelt

Date: 2014-02-03
Joseph Lewis Stockfelt, 52, of Columbia, passed away at his home of natural causes on Wednesday, January 26, 2014. He was born August 3, 1961 in Marrero LA to the late Albert J. Stockfelt and Emma Rosa Pichler Stockfelt. He worked in Construction as a Pipefitter.  Full Obituary

Claude Henry Keever, Jr

Date: 2014-01-30
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalms 46:10  Full Obituary

Leonard C. “Rowdy” Yates

Date: 2014-01-30
Mr. Leonard C. “Rowdy” Yates, age 52, of Erwin, died Monday, January 27, 2014.  Full Obituary

Mary Pauline Willis

Date: 2014-01-30
Mary Pauline Willis, age 81, of Johnson City, went home Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Appalachian Christian Village. Mary was a native of Flag Pond and a daughter of the late Oscar Samuel and Bertha Loretta Phillips Blankenship. In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Clifford Howard Willis; daughter, Judy Ann Willis Williams; brothers, Ray L. Blankenship, Dwight Blankenship and David Floyd Blankenship; and sisters Ina Blankenship Sands, Hazel Blankenship and Ruby Blankenship Tipton. Mary was a member of Coffee Ridge Baptist Church.   Full Obituary

Arnie Edwards

Date: 2014-01-28
Hebrews 9:27 "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment." Arnie Edwards, age 74, 137 River Road, Erwin, passed peacefully Monday, January 27, 2014 in Hyattsville, MD following a lengthy illness. Mr. Edwards was a lifelong resident of Erwin, TN and a son of the late Linville and JoAnna Murphey Edwards. He retired from CSX Railroad Maintenance of Way after 20 years service. Mr. Edwards enjoyed feeding the wildlife at his son's home.   Full Obituary

Elizabeth Rader

Date: 2014-01-27
Elizabeth Rader, 96, of Morristown, died January 1, 2014 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. Born in Chilhowee, VA, she lived most of her life in Hamblen County. She was a long time member of Russellville United Methodist Church, where she and her late husband had many special Christian friends.   Full Obituary

Reba Joyce Hensley Heinrick

Date: 2014-01-21
Reba Joyce Hensley Heinrick, age 79, of Erwin, TN, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 20, 2014 at her home. Born on September 7, 1934 in Erwin, she was a daughter of the late Dallas and Martha Vance Hensley. She was a member of Shallow Ford Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Heinrick is preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Hawkins, and brothers, Ferrell and Gilbert Hensley.  Full Obituary

Richard Laybon Booth

Date: 2014-01-20
Richard Laybon Booth, 73, Erwin, passed away January 16, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, January 12, 1941 to William Laybon Booth, Jr., and Grace Barnes Booth.  Full Obituary

Wanda Annette Edens Leidig

Date: 2014-01-17
Wanda Annette Edens Leidig, 92, of Jonesborough, Tenn., died January 13, 2014, at Mountain States Medical Center, Johnson City, after a brief illness.  Full Obituary

Frank A. Gingras

Date: 2014-01-17
Frank A. Gingras, 54, Johnson City, went to be with his Lord surrounded by his family and friends Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at his residence.  Full Obituary

Geneva Lewis Honeycutt

Date: 2014-01-17
Geneva Lewis Honeycutt, age 82, of Johnson City went home to be with the Lord Thursday, January 16, 2013 at her residence. Born in Poplar, NC on November 6, 1931, she was a daughter of the late W. M. “Jape” and Cora Webb Lewis. She attended Unaka Springs Free Will Baptist Church until she was no longer able to drive and then Higher Ground Baptist Church of Kingsport as long as her health allowed. She retired from Texas Instruments. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Carson Honeycutt, brothers, Howard, Conway and Claude Lewis and sisters Bertha Tilley, Pansy Oaks and Tessie Hopson.  Full Obituary

Mary Ann Bailey Jackson

Date: 2014-01-15
Mary Ann Bailey Jackson, age 70, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Elbert and Mary A. McKinney Bailey. Mary was formerly employed by Morrell Motors as an operator for twelve years. In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by two sisters: Alma Fender and Sherry Tipton.  Full Obituary

Danny Lloyd

Date: 2014-01-15
Danny Lloyd, age 55, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Danny was a native of Buncombe County, NC and lived most of his life in Unicoi County. He was a son of the Hazel McIntosh Lloyd and the late Reverend H. P. Lloyd. Danny was the former owner and operator of East TN Stone Works in Johnson City.   Full Obituary

Jimmy Effler

Date: 2014-01-13
Jimmy Effler, age 44, Smithville, Tennessee, formerly of Erwin, passed away Friday morning, January 10, 2014, at his home following an extended il lness.  Full Obituary

Mrs. Madge Duncan Campbell

Date: 2014-01-13
Mrs. Madge Duncan Campbell, age 97, 202 Cross Street, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 4:00 a.m. Sunday, January 12, 2014, in Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.  Full Obituary

Margaret Irene Lemmon

Date: 2014-01-13
Margaret Irene Lemmon, age 71, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Donald and Fay Lewis Lemmon. Margaret operated a daycare in her home for over 50 years in which she loved and helped guide many children. She was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church.   Full Obituary

John S. Boone, Sr.

Date: 2014-01-10
John S. Boone, Sr.  Full Obituary

Carl J. Jones

Date: 2014-01-07
Carl J. Jones, age 82 of Hwy 197, Bakersville NC, passed away January 4, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a son of the late Frank and Mabel Tipton Jones.  Full Obituary

Mary Sue Rice

Date: 2014-01-02
Mary Sue Rice, age 75, 113 New Camp Road, Flag Pond, went home to be with the Lord at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014, in Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was born February 16, 1938 in Unicoi County, a daughter of the late Hobert Calvin and Esther Bertha Tipton Rice. Ms. Rice was member of Uppe r Rice Creek Baptist Church and was a retired dental assistant.  Full Obituary

Reverend Burgess Shelton

Date: 2013-12-30
Reverend Burgess Shelton, age 84, 165 Roy Phillips Road, Jonesborough, went home to be with the Lord at 5:00 a.m. Friday December 27, 2013, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital.  Full Obituary

Irene Mashburn

Date: 2013-12-30
Irene Mashburn, age 79, 850 Rock Creek Road, Lot #18, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born in Erwin, daughter of the late Lawson and Retta Beam Tipton. Mrs. Mashburn was a former cook at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital and Kentucky Fried Chicken in Erwin. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves baseball games, knitting, cooking and listening to gospel music and was a loving and devoted mom and mamaw. Mrs. Mashburn was a longtime member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church.  Full Obituary

Mildred Congdon Tapp

Date: 2013-12-27
Mildred Congdon Tapp, age 92, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Born April 9, 1921 in Erwin, TN, she was the oldest daughter in a family of eight children born to Raymond and Lucy Erwin of Erwin, TN.  Full Obituary

Raymond Dugger

Date: 2013-12-27
Raymond Dugger, age 84, of Erwin, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Dugger was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Jake J. and Maude Good Dugger. Raymond was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He loved fishing with his fishing buddies. In addition to his parents, Mr. Dugger is preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Miller Dugger and a brother, Howard Dugger.  Full Obituary

Ruth M. Randolph

Date: 2013-12-23
Ruth M. Randolph, age 88, Erwin, passed away Thursday morning, December 18, 2013 at the Center on Aging & Health.   Full Obituary

Madalyn Adkins Foster

Date: 2013-12-23
Madalyn Adkins Foster, age 64, 1006 Jackson Love Highway, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, December 19, 2013, at Johns on City Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born in Erwin, a daughter of Hazel Byrd Adkins, Erwin and the late Gerald Adkins.  Full Obituary

Linda Ruth Maupin

Date: 2013-12-23
Linda Ruth Maupin, age 75, of Erwin, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Center on Aging and Health. Born on March 7, 1938 in Unicoi County, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Ruby Adkins Erwin. Until 1993, she lived in Michigan, where, in 1959 she was married to Thomas Maupin, who preceded her in death in 2001. Mrs. Maupin was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church, where she was the librarian, sang in the choir, and taught Sunday School in the Ruth Class. She was a past worthy matron of the Eastern Star and was active in the Sweet Adelines for 30 years in Michigan and Tennessee.  Full Obituary

Violet H. Lane

Date: 2013-12-23
Violet H. Lane, age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Dave and Loula Huskins Laws. Violet was a seamstress with Industrial Garment and worked for the Pepper Mill in the South Central Community for many years where she enjoyed her many friends. She enjoyed time with family and friends and loved animals. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lane is preceded in death by husband, Charles E. Lane; daughter, Carolyn Richardson; son, David Charles Lane; and grandson, Joshua Glenn Cooper.  Full Obituary

Bonnie Caryl Susser

Date: 2013-12-19
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.  Full Obituary

Nellie L. “Pat” Edney

Date: 2013-12-19
2 Corinthians 5:8 “…to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”  Full Obituary

Carroll Glen Davenport

Date: 2013-12-19
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.  Full Obituary

Imogene Rednour Mathes

Date: 2013-12-17
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.  Full Obituary

Verna Louise Hurd

Date: 2013-12-17
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.  Full Obituary

Floyd Millard Kegley

Date: 2013-12-16
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.  Full Obituary

Inis Roberts Yarber

Date: 2013-12-16
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  Full Obituary

Irene Hopson Engle Roberts

Date: 2013-12-12
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.   Full Obituary

Barbara A. Davis

Date: 2013-12-10
Barbara A. Davis, Erwin, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013. She was a daughter of the late John Calvin Henon Sellars and Winnie Inez Robbins Sellars. Mrs. Davis was an accomplished musician serving both her church, Central Baptist, and Valley Funeral Home as pianist and organist. She taught piano lessons in addition to her career as Medical Records Librarian at UCMH. She was named “Citizen of the Year” in 1982 jointly with her husband Fred for their significant contribution in establishing the Unicoi County Heritage Museum where she served as the first curator.   Full Obituary

Mary Ann Hilton Harless

Date: 2013-12-10
Mary Ann Harless, 56, passed away Monday, November 25, 2013 in her home. She was born April 24, 1957, in Jefferson City, to Jane Ann Brooks Hilton and the late, Henry Hilton, Sr.  Full Obituary

Richard H. Whitson

Date: 2013-12-05
Richard H. Whitson, Jr., age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Erwin Health Care Center. Mr. Whitson was a native of Green Mountain, NC and a son of the late Richard Sr. and Anna Grindstaff Whitson. Richard served in the United States Navy and the United States Air Force during World War II. He worked as a plumber and pipefitter through Union #538 of Johnson City, TN. Mr. Whitson was of the Free Will Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his brother, R.J. Whitson.  Full Obituary

Gurney C. Miller

Date: 2013-12-05
Gurney C. Miller, 69, 2359 Upper Stone Mountain Road, Unicoi passed away peacefully at his residence Wednesday, December 4, 2013. He was a native of Carter County and was a son of the late John Miller and Maude Roberts Miller Byrd. Mr. Miller retired from the U.S Forest Service after 36 years of service. After retirement he worked for the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department for 5 years. He was a faithful member of the Maranatha Tabernacle where he played guitar in the church band and was also a member of the OASIS Group. Gurney loved playing his guitar, gardening, reading his Bible and watching Westerns. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his only son, Matthew Lee Miller; three brothers, Bill Miller, Junior Byrd and James Miller; his father and mother-in-law, Maynard and Jo Blevins; also a sister-in-law, Dottie Blevins. I say “goodbye” to my dearest family and faithful friends and embrace my Lord as he says, “Welcome Home” my son. My faith is now sight and I see things that you can only imagine. (Heb. 11:1). I walk streets of gold and drink from the well that will never go dry and I will never ever thirst again. Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Alice Blevins Miller; a granddaughter, Brionnah Marie Miller; a brother, Ed Miller and his wife, Sanobia of Hampton; a sister, Melba Davis of Unicoi; three brothers-in-law. Spencer Blevins and Walter Blevins both of Unicoi and Charles Blevins and wife, Diane of Surgoinsville; a sister-in-law, Wanda Schroder and husband, Charles of Unicoi; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Eli Bratton, Junior Street, Charles Erwin, Steve Hefflin and family and his entire church family. Funeral services for Gurney will be conducted at 8:00 PM Friday December 6, 2013 in the Maranatha Tabernacle off Buckeye Road in Unicoi with Pastor E.L. Wheeler officiating. The family will receive friends at the church Friday from 5:00 PM until the service hour. Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, December 7, 2013 in the Bell Cemetery in Unicoi. Active pallbearers will be Steve Simerly, John Adkins, Kevin Bratton, Kyle Tipton, David Penley, Leonard Dugger and Spencer Blevins. Honorary pallbearers will be his co-workers from the U.S. Forest Service and the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department and the men of Maranatha Tabernacle. Everyone attending this service is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 AM. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Lincoln Olsen, Dr. Jason Colinger, Dr. Michael Cook, Wanda Shelton and the entire staff of Mountain States Hospice Group. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to the Maranatha Tabernacle OASIS Group, 122 Timberidge Road, Erwin, TN 37650. Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Miller family.  Full Obituary

Rick Bundy

Date: 2013-12-05
Rick Bundy, age 54 of Erwin passed away on December 4, 2013 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born on May 13, 1959 in Erwin, Rick was a son of the late James E. and Norma Oliveros Bundy. He was a machinist and tool and die maker and, in partnership with his brother, operated Tooling Concepts for 25 years. He enjoyed woodworking, working with his hands, riding and working on motorcycles and he was a dog lover. He was of the Presbyterian faith.  Full Obituary

Robert Earl Farris

Date: 2013-12-02
Robert Earl Farris went to be with the Lord November 27, 2013, at his home in Erwin, Tennessee. Bob was born in Etowah, Tennessee on March 7, 1928, the son of Colonel Garvin B. Farris, a 32-year retired veteran of the US Army, and Edna Earle Phillips Farris. He was a man filled with grace and wisdom who lived a self-less life of service to others.  Full Obituary

Mr. David C. Campbell

Date: 2013-12-02
Mr. David C. Campbell, age 87, of Johnson City, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013, at his residence.  Full Obituary

Etter Honeycutt Casey

Date: 2013-12-02
Etter Honeycutt Casey, age 78, 106 Sneyd Lane, Unicoi, went home to be with the Lord at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 30, 1935 in Mitchell County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Reverend Clayton and Mary Barnett Honeycutt. Mrs. Casey was a longtime resident of Unicoi county. She was a loving and devoted wife, mom, mamaw and sister. Mrs. Casey loved to fish, quilt and was a professional seamstress. She was a member of Lighthouse of Truth Revival Center in Erwin and was a well known member of the Singing Casey Family.  Full Obituary

Buster Hughes

Date: 2013-12-02
Buster Hughes, 91, of Erwin passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City, TN. Mr. Hughes was born on July 7, 1922 in Sioux, NC, a son of the late Finn and Maude Warrick Hughes. He was a blacksmith for the former Clinchfield Rail Road, and was a member and past deacon at First Christian Church in Erwin. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Erwin Volunteer Fire Department and delivered for Meals on Wheels, he was also a member of the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center, the Rod and Gun Club, and worked with “Tiny” at the Watauga Historical Society. He loved fishing and bowling. Mr. Hughes was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Navy, and retiring from the Navy Reserve.   Full Obituary

Jack M. Kegley

Date: 2013-12-02
Jack M. Kegley, age 97, 830 Mill Creek Road, Erwin, went to be with Jesus on Friday, December 29, 2013, at Appalachian Christian Village. He was born May 14, 1916 in Sullivan County, Tennessee, a son of the late Ray M. and Lillian Banner Kegley.  Full Obituary

James L. “Jim” Buchanan

Date: 2013-12-02
James L. “Jim” Buchanan, age 92, Shannondale of Maryville, TN, formerly of 510 New Ave. Erwin, passed away on November 25, 2013. Jim was a native of Blissfield, MI and a son of the late John and Minnie Bode Buchanan. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Jim was a Diesel Shop Supervisor with CRR/CSX Railroad. Mr. Buchanan was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he was a member of the Regular Fellows Sunday School Class. He was a Mason. In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Mauk Buchanan on October 22, 2002 and his brothers, Arthur Buchanan and Louie Buchanan.  Full Obituary

Anita LaMotte

Date: 2013-11-29
Anita LaMotte, age 44, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Washington, DC, a daughter of Ann Hopson LaMotte and the late John E. LaMotte. Anita attended the Dawn of Hope and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She loved shopping, eating out and being with people. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Oscar and Mary Bawgus Hopson; paternal grandparents, John and Irene LaMotte; uncles, Paul Hopson, Gene Smith, Billy Hopson and Vernon Ledford.  Full Obituary

Clifford Gordon Baxter

Date: 2013-11-25
Clifford Gordon Baxter, age 80, 600 Virginia Avenue, Unicoi, passed away Saturday evening at the John son City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Baxter was born in Harrow, England, and a son of the late Frank William and Lilian Roberts Baxter. He came to the United States in 1958, and was an employee of Clinchfield and CSX Railroad until his retirement in 1993. Mr. Baxter was a lifelong Christian and member of the Baptist faith. He loved to sing, especially in nursing homes, and to deliver Meals on Wheels, along with words of cheer. He was a most devoted son, brother, and uncle.   Full Obituary

Donald Shelton

Date: 2013-11-25
Donald Shelton, age 77, of Unicoi, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Lakebridge Nursing Home in Johnson City, TN. Born June 10, 1936 in Unicoi, TN, he was a son of the late Macon and Neva Mathes Shelton. Mr. Shelton proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was an upholsterer by trade, and was an avid fisherman.  Full Obituary

Beatrice Juanita Gilbert Helton

Date: 2013-11-21
Beatrice Juanita Gilbert Helton, 96, 100 Westwind Dr., Oak Ridge, TN. died Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at N.H.C., Oak Ridge, TN. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Carl and Melda Tinker Gilbert. She lived most of her early life in Erwin. She moved, with her husband and family, to the Chattanooga area in 1955 where she lived until about four years ago. In Erwin, she had been a member of Lily Dale Church of Christ. She joined East Lake Christian Church, Chattanooga, after moving there where she was active on the Bible School program. Beatrice was an avid reader, she loved music and loved working in her flower garden. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: her husband, Ernest Helton; two sons, Ronald Helton and Robert “Bob” Helton; three sisters, Iris Banner, Eppie Mooney and Audra Higgins; two brothers, brothers, Edward Gilbert and R.C. Gilbert. She leaves behind to cherish her memory:  Full Obituary

Marie Bryant

Date: 2013-11-21
Marie Bryant, age 83, of Unicoi, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at her residence. She was a life long resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Alonzo Milton and Goldie Hodges Osborne. Marie retired at the age of 51 as a seamstress for Industrial Garment. She was a member of Unicoi Church of Christ. Marie was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two brothers: Ivan and Willard Osborne.  Full Obituary

Dorothy Markland

Date: 2013-11-21
Dorothy Markland, 91, of Newark, DE went home to be with the Lord on Monday,   Full Obituary

Anna K. Jackson

Date: 2013-11-18
Anna K. Jackson, age 97, 1120 Brinkley Road, Erwin passed away Sunday, November 17th, 2013 following an extended illness. She was a lifelong resi dent of Unicoi county and was a daughter of the late Wade H. and Ada Allen Kegley. Mrs. Jackson retired from Blue Ridge Pottery where she was an artisan pottery painter for 17 years. She was a member of Erwin Church of Christ.  Full Obituary

Carolyn Sue Tipton Martinez

Date: 2013-11-18
Carolyn Sue Tipton Martinez, age 48, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at her residence following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of Shirley Silvers Tipton and the late Wayne Tipton. She was a CNA for 9 years with Home Health Care through Center on Aging and Health in Erwin. Carolyn was a member of Lower Higgins Creek Church of God. She was a devoted mother and homemaker.  Full Obituary

Flonia Imogene Wilson Masters

Date: 2013-11-18
Flonia Imogene Wilson Masters, age 88, 163 Sycamore Street, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 6:15 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2013, at the Er win Center on Aging and Health. She was born October 14, 1925 in Unicoi County, a daughter of the late Greeley and Anna Garland Wilson. Mrs. Masters loved to do ceramics and sewing and was a loving and devoted mom and mamaw.  Full Obituary

Mary J. Hughes

Date: 2013-11-18
Mary J. Hughes, 84, 110 Lewis Lane, Erwin, died Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Hiram and Carrie Miller Jones. During her working career, Mary had worked at Erwin’s former Southern Pottery as an Artist, painting pottery designs. After the closing of Southern Potteries, she was employed at the former Superior Hone, Corp. Mary was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult Choir and a Sunday School Teacher for 45 years. Mary loved to cook and bake then share her cooking and baked goods with friends and family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard W. Sneed and by her second husband, Howard F. Hughes; by five brothers: Orlanda Jones, Charles Jones, H.A. Jones, Clarence Jones, David Jones and Infant Stephen Jones and by two sisters: Eva Hughes and Nora Dean Oaks. Leaving behind to cherish her memories are:  Full Obituary

Della Mae Brewer Taylor

Date: 2013-11-18
Della Mae Brewer Taylor, 81, of Johnson City, died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Johnson City, a daughter of the late Lee Roy and Hona LuLu Holley Brewer. Della Mae was a member of the Rock Creek Presbyterian Church in Erwin, TN. She was a retired RN, 1953 graduate of the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. A former nursing instructor, parish nurse, polio head nurse, U. S. Army nurse, former Mt. Home Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center nurse and private duty nurse. She was a democrat activist, had won numerous national cooking awards, wrote recipes for Southern Living Magazine and was the first woman President of the Jonesborough Kiwanis Club. Della Mae was in Who’s Who of American Women for 1984 and 85 and on the Tennessee Board of Professional Counselors and Marital Therapists. In her life she was dedicated to her family and mentored many young people and lived a loving and loyal life.  Full Obituary

James J. “J. J.” Sparks

Date: 2013-11-15
James J. “J. J.” Sparks, age 43, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at his home. Born April 19, 1970 in Washington County, TN, he was a son of Bobby and Sue Davis Baucom and biological father Mickey Sparks. J. J. was graduate of Unicoi County High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Maryville College. He was a faithful member of Hulen Baptist Church, had worked at NFS, taught Spanish at Unicoi County High School, was an assistant football coach in 2000 and had worked at McDonalds for the last 2 years. He was a former football player at UCHS and at Maryville College, played Basket Ball at UCHS and was a Hot Shots Hoops champion. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bynum and Geneva Sparks, Maternal grandparents Mina and Orley Davis, his brother Anthony “Tony” Sparks and very special uncle, Ronnie “R. D.” Davis.  Full Obituary

Dennis Shelton

Date: 2013-11-15
Dennis Shelton, age 77, 4485 Old Asheville Highway, Flag Pond, went home to be with the Lord at 3:12 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.  Full Obituary

Frank Toney “Trey” Parsley, III

Date: 2013-11-14
Frank Toney “Trey” Parsley, III, age 16, of 609 N. Mohawk Drive, Erwin, passed away on November 10, 2013. Trey was a native of Unicoi County and the son of Frank Toney Parsley, Jr. and Jan Hendren Bradley. He was a sophomore at Unicoi County High School where he was a member of the Golf team, Future Farmers of America, BETA Club, and the Unicoi County High School Hiking Club. Trey was an “A” Honor Student for each of his 10 years in school. He enjoyed traveling, riding his motorcycle, playing golf, hiking, being outdoors, and cruising in his truck. Trey was a great friend, brother, son, and grandson. He was a member of Erwin Presbyterian Church. Trey is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Joe and Barbara Hendren; maternal uncle, Lee Hendren; paternal grandfather, Frank Toney Parsley, Sr.   Full Obituary

E.T. “Pete” Higgins

Date: 2013-11-14
E.T. “Pete” Higgins, age 61, of Johnson City formerly of Erwin, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Higgins was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Lenora White and the late Holt Higgins. He was of the Christian faith.  Full Obituary

Mack William Loyd

Date: 2013-11-14
Mack William Loyd, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Center on Aging and Health. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Joe and Nettie Deweese Loyd. He worked in the maintenance department of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center for 34 years. Mack was a charter member of Hulen Avenue Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, trustee, and taught Sunday school. He proudly served in the United States Navy. Mr. Loyd enjoyed trout fishing and watching Vols Football. In addition to his parents, Mack is preceded in death by his wife in 1992, Gladys Tipton Loyd.  Full Obituary

Della Mae Cooper

Date: 2013-11-11
Della Mae Cooper, affectionately known as “Miss Della” and “Granny”, age 83, of Erwin, formerly of Knoxville, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. A native of Knoxville, TN, Miss Della was born on October 25, 1930, a daughter of the late James L. and Bonnie Hefner Branum. She was a homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. Burl Cooper; a Daughter, Libby Lee; Grandsons, Michael Cooper, Larry Lee, Jr, Benjamin Lee and William Burl Cooper II; Granddaughter, Tyjuana Lee; and brother, Buddy Branum.  Full Obituary

Betty Calloway

Date: 2013-11-11
Ms. Betty Calloway, age 88, of Kingsport, and formerly of Erwin, TN, passed away early Saturday morning surrounded by her loving family.  Full Obituary

Coy Rice, Sr.

Date: 2013-11-07
Coy Rice, Sr., age 85, 111 New Camp Road, Flag Pond, went home to be with the Lord at 2:53 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Flag Pond and was a son of the late Hobert Calvin (H.C.) and Esther Bertha Tipton Rice. Mr. Rice was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. He retired in 1991 from Nuclear Fuel Services as a chemical operator after 28 years of service. Mr. Rice was a dedicated lifelong member of Upper Rice Creek Baptist Church. He loved to farm and telling stories and tall tales to people and especially loved making his granddaughter and grandson laugh.  Full Obituary

Louise Jones

Date: 2013-11-07
GOD saw her getting tired; a cure was not to be.   Full Obituary

Robin Elise Belk Amick

Date: 2013-11-07
Robin Elise Belk Amick, age 51, of Johnson City, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Greeneville, SC having grown up in Pittsburgh, PA and Charlotte, NC. She was a daughter of Linda Charles Belk and the late Dr. Harold D. Belk. She was employed with Red Lobster of Charlotte, NC for 15 years and was an independent distributer of Avon for 2 years. Mrs. Amick was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by her husband, Leo Claire Amick and by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Charles of Erwin and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Belk of Pageland, SC.  Full Obituary

Kathleen S. Royston

Date: 2013-11-04
Kathleen S. Royston, age 87, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at Little Creek Nursing Facility. She was a native of Erwin and a graduate of East Tennessee State College (now E.T.S.U.). She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Knoxville. Kathleen had worked previously for “Weeks and Ambrose” a Knoxville architect firm as an office administrator. She had a passion for cooking and had a witty sense of humor. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. U.G. Shelton; daughter, Rebecca Christine Royston Thompson and brother, U. G. Shelton, Jr. and by a sister, Louise Shelton. She leaves behind to cherish her memories her husband Charles C. Royston, Jr. and a granddaughter, Laura Christine Thompson of Calico Rock, AR. A time of visitation to offer condolences and share memories with the family to be at Valley Funeral Home will be scheduled at a later date.  Full Obituary

Ora L. McNabb

Date: 2013-11-04
Ora L. McNabb, age 87, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Albert L and Gladys Hensley Luttrell. Ora was employed by the National Casket Company for many years. She was a member of Canah Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She was a caregiver taking care of her husband for over 30 years. She was a loving lady and always made people smile. She loved children and her grandchildren always brightened her day.   Full Obituary

James E. “Jim” Peterson

Date: 2013-10-31
James E. “Jim” Peterson, age 86, of Erwin, passed away on October 30, 2013, at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Winkler and Agnes McKinney Peterson. James was employed by the US Post office and also was a former Mayor, Alderman and County Commissioner for the Town of Erwin. He was an U. S. Army Veteran, serving in WWII. James was a member of the Elks Lodge for 53 years.  Full Obituary

Hansel James "Jim" Jones

Date: 2013-10-31
Hansel James "Jim" Jones, age 73, 140 Parsley Street, Erwin, passed away at 9:51 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at his home after a lengthy ill ness. He was born August 16, 1940 in Erwin, Tennessee, a son of the late Rufus Brownlow and Renia Williams Jones. Mr. Jones was a retired truck driver.  Full Obituary

Franklin Delano "Frank" Wilson

Date: 2013-10-31
Franklin Delano "Frank" Wilson, age 76, Erwin, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013, at home after a lengthy illness. He was born in McVeigh, Kentucky, a son of the late Albert and Ethel Coleman Wilson. He has been a resident of Erwin since 1978. Mr. Wilson, an air traffic controller, was a retired Master Sargent in the United States Air Force. He was a proud veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. After retirement from the Air Force he was employed by Aero Jet for 12 years. Mr. Wilson was a member of McVeigh Baptist Church in McVeigh, Kentucky and attended Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church in Erwin as long as his health permitted. He loved gardening, maintaining his yard and home and fishing.  Full Obituary

Edward E. Sparks

Date: 2013-10-30
Edward E. Sparks, age 80, 120 Banner Street, Erwin, passed away Monday evening in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Erwin and a son of the late Handy and Myrtle Hicks Sparks. Mr. Sparks was a member of First Christian Church. He was a proud veteran of both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Sparks retired from Hoover Precision Products, Erwin, after 29 years service.  Full Obituary

David W. Pauley

Date: 2013-10-30
David W. Pauley, age 64, 179 Canah Hollow Road, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 1:51 p.m. Monday, October 28, 2013, at Johnson City Medica l Center. He was a native of Erwin, and a son of the late Robert Chester and Dorothy Edith Fanning Pauley.   Full Obituary

Rotha Peterson

Date: 2013-10-29
Rotha Peterson, age 86, 1118 South Walnut Street, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was a longtime resident of Erwin. Mr. Peterson was born August 18, 1927 in Poplar, North Carolina, a son of the late Jody and Emmaline Miller Peter son. He was a retired carpenter.  Full Obituary

Mary Magdalene (Knight) Ogle

Date: 2013-10-29
Mary Magdalene (Knight) Ogle, age 86 of Jefferson City, TN went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Preceded in death by her parents, Elihugh and Maude Knight; several brothers and sisters. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Jefferson City and retired from Berkline Corp. in Morristown. Survived by her husband of 67 years, Alvin Ogle; son, David (Virginia) Ogle and daughter, Betty (Russell) Miller; grandsons, Russell(Kellie) Miller, Mark Miller, James Ogle; granddaughter, Scarlet (Joe) Davis and great grandchildren, Kobe, Jaelyn, Kaleb and Kole Miller and Taylor and Jake Kirk. Funeral service will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City with Dr. Gene Wilder and Rev. Gary Norton officiating. Graveside interment service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  Full Obituary

Kathleen S. Royston

Date: 2013-10-29
Kathleen S. Royston, age 87, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013   Full Obituary

Ida Evelyn Honeycutt

Date: 2013-10-24
Ida Evelyn Honeycutt, age 98, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Center on Aging and Health. She was a native of Erwin and a daughter of the late John D. and Margaret LuCinda Runion Tipton. Ida was a seamstress with Industrial Garments until her retirement. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and loved to read. Ida was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Honeycutt is preceded in death by her husband, Jeter Honeycutt, daughters, Betty Jo Harris, Diana McCurry, grandchildren, Mitchell Bowman, Teresa McKinney, Mark Harris, brothers, Oscar, Monroe, and Lattie Tipton, and sisters Gladys Haun and Flora Bennett.  Full Obituary

Carlos W. Banks

Date: 2013-10-24
After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Carlos W. Banks, age 81, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 20th. He graduated Unicoi County High School and attended East Tennessee University in Johnson City. He was born in Unicoi County to Cecil and Elsie Callahan Banks. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He was a Mason and served a tour of duty in Germany in the U.S. Army. He worked for a time at the Southern Pacific railroad in California before moving to Florida. He retired from the Kennedy Space Center after 46 years of service with General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin during the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle launches. He was proud to know John Glenn and launch him into orbit. He volunteered as a coach and umpire with the Little League. He loved life, family and friends, gardening, sports, football and the Vols!  Full Obituary

William Grant "Bill" Masters

Date: 2013-10-24
William Grant "Bill" Masters, age 87, 1515 Zane Whitson Drive, Erwin, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 22, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Erwin, a son of the late Stuart and Ethel Webb Masters. Mr. Masters was a graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and was a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Erwin for several years. He was a well known businessman in Erwin having been the owner and operator of Home Furniture and Appliance Company for 56 years. Mr. Masters was a proud veteran of World War II serving in the United States Air Force.  Full Obituary

Adrian Garrett (A.G.) Keesecker

Date: 2013-10-21
Adrian Garrett (A.G.) Keesecker, age 82, 141 Poplar Trail, Erwin, passed away unexpectedly 7:56 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2013, at his home. He w as a native of Erwin, a son of the late P.M. and Pauline Brummitt Keesecker. Mr. Keesecker was a retired network supervisor for United Telephone Company and was a proud veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Army, arriving in Korea in June 1950. He was of the Baptist faith.  Full Obituary

Duck Arrington

Date: 2013-10-17
Duck Arrington, age 82, of Greeneville formerly of Flag Pond, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Arrington was born in Flag Pond and was a native of Greenville, TN. He was a son of the late Robert and Minnie Rice Arrington. Duck was an officer with the Madison County Sheriffs Department, was a tree trimmer in Indiana, and later worked for a private protective service as a security guard. He was of the Church of God Faith. In addition to his parents, Mr. Arrington is preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanette Crum, second wife, Mary Lou Arrington, sisters, Pearl Gunter and Bessie Arrington, very special brother, Henry Arrington, brothers, Joe, Nelson and Willie Arrington, and step granddaughter, Crystal Riddle.   Full Obituary

Donald Gilmore

Date: 2013-10-16
Donald Gilmore, age 86, of Erwin, formerly of Johnson City, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Center on Aging and Health. Mr. Gilmore was a native of Boston, Massachusetts. He was an Economic Advisor for the United States Government. Mr. Gilmore was preceded in by his wife, Rita Gilmore.   Full Obituary

Randy Wheeler

Date: 2013-10-14
Randall Wheeler, age 53, Erwin, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, October 12, 2013, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, a son of the late Locke and Gurthie Shelton Wheeler.  Full Obituary

Jake Hendricks Bailey

Date: 2013-10-14
Jake Hendricks Bailey, age 95, 119 Miller Lane, Erwin, passed away Sunday morning at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was a son of the late Cl ara Farnor Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a retired heavy equipment operator for Unicoi County. He was a proud veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army. Mr. Bailey loved to hunt and fish on Coffee Ridge.  Full Obituary

Juanita Silver

Date: 2013-10-11
Juanita Silver, age 82, of 523 Holston Street, Erwin, TN, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2013, at her residence. She was a native of North Carolina and a daughter of the late Willard E. and Hattie E. Chrisawn Silver. Ms. Silver was a loving homemaker, dedicated Christian and was devoted to her family. She attended Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a great witness for the Lord. In addition to her parents Juanita is preceded in death by brothers, Roy Silvers, Clarence “Sid” Silvers, Ted Silvers, and by a sister, Genevieve Tipton.  Full Obituary

Reverend Ricky Lynn Pate

Date: 2013-10-11
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7  Full Obituary

Judy Ann Moffitt Shell

Date: 2013-10-03
Judy Ann Moffitt Shell, age 61, of the Limestone Community, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at home following an extended illness. A native of the Limestone Community, she was the only daughter of the late Homer and Euvada Clark Moffitt. She was a graduate of Unicoi County High School and ETSU with a degree in business. Judy was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She loved animals, flowers, old cars and going to antique stores.  Full Obituary

James P. Rice

Date: 2013-10-03
James P. Rice, Age 83, of Erwin, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the James H Quillen VA Medical Center. James was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Dedrick and Ethel Briggs Rice. He was employed for 35 years in the steel industry in Ecorse, Michigan. James served in the Korean Conflict in the U. S. Army. James was a member of the Erwin Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by four brothers: Grover, Wade, Charlie and J.E. Rice, sister: Mollie Harding.  Full Obituary

Glenn Franklin Lewis Sr.

Date: 2013-09-30
Glenn Franklin Lewis Sr., 89, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at Hillview Health Center in Elizabethton. He was born October 8, 1923, in Erwin, Tennessee, where he lived most of his life before moving to Johnson City, Tennessee, in 1986. Besides his parents, David and Marjorie Gilbert Lewis, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Grace Higgins Lewis, and his brothers and sisters: Alvin Lewis, Spurgeon Lewis, Lloyd Lewis, David Lewis Jr., Agnes Helton, and Irene Keplinger. Glenn is survived by his second wife, Bootsie Lewis, of Johnson City; daughter Carolyn Curtis and husband, Frank, of Rockingham, North Carolina; son Danny Lewis and wife, Sherry, of Johnson City; son Glenn Lewis Jr. and wife, Cathy, of Gray; daughter Penny Guinn, of Hampton; and ten grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Harrison Christian Church in Johnson City.  Full Obituary

Gene Miller

Date: 2013-09-30
Terry Gene Miller, age 80, 2901 Zane Whitson Drive, Unicoi, went home to be with the Lord at 9:55 a.m. Sunday, September 29, 2013, in Johnson City Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and Johnson City, a son of the late Fred and Etta Jones Miller. Mr. Miller was a longtime faithful member of Unicoi Christian Church where he taught Sunday School and served as both a Deacon and a Elder. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Miller was a member of both the Lamar Ruritan Club and Unicoi Ruritan Club. He was also a member of the Johnson City Optimist Club. Mr. Miller was a retired supervisor with Burlington Industries after 42 years of service. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.  Full Obituary

DOROTHY JANE “DOTTIE” BOYD

Date: 2013-09-23
Dorothy Jane “Dottie” Boyd, 85, Kingsport, TN, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 16, 2013 with family and close friends by her side.   Full Obituary

Bro. Larry Brown

Date: 2013-09-23
Bro. Larry Brown, age 68, of Unicoi, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at his home. He was a native of Mars Hill, North Carolina and a son of the late Dennis and Virginia Scott Brown. Mr. Brown is a retired minister and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.  Full Obituary

Harold Richardson

Date: 2013-09-23
Harold Richardson, age 71, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center. Born on October 4, 1941 in Unicoi County, he was a son of the late Alvin and Ida Lockner Richardson. Harold was a Vietnam Veteran, having served in the United States Army. He owned and operated Richardson’s Grocery, in the Embreeville Community for 22 years. He formerly attended Bumpus Cove Missionary Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School and sang in the quartet. He also coached youth baseball in Washington County for over 20 years.  Full Obituary

Mildred M. Wilson

Date: 2013-09-17
Mildred M. Wilson, 90, 124 Fanning Street, Erwin, Tennessee passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013 in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Unicoi County and was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Bell Garland Mathes. Mrs. Wilson had worked for Industrial Garments for 28 years. She was a charter member of the Maranatha Tabernacle Church in Unicoi. She loved her family and enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family and friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Buster Clyde Wilson in 2000; five brothers, Howard, Eugene, Ralph, Ray and Harold Mathes; also a half-brother, Terry Mathes. Survivors include two daughters, Patsy McCurry and Judy Taylor both of Johnson City; two sisters, Helen Hendrix and husband, Harold of Erwin and Ellen Delgado of Erwin; four grandchildren, Steve McCurry and wife, Sondra of Unicoi, Robin Summers and husband, John of Unicoi, Shannon McCurry of Johnson City and Corey Taylor of Unicoi; four great-grandchildren, Lauren McCurry, Katie Taylor, Skyler Grindstaff and Jordan Garreffa; special friends, Leroy Vanover, Nola Ramsey, Tony Garreffa, Jacob Wheeler, The Dugger family and Wheeler Family. Also several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Tuesday, September 17, 2013 in the Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin, TN with Pastor E. L Wheeler officiating. Special music will be provided by Queenie, Jacob and Hannah Wheeler. Pallbearers will be selected from the family and friends. Everyone attending is asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:15 PM. At Mrs. Wilson’s request there will be no formal visitation. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Maranatha Tabernacle Church, 122 Timberidge Road, Erwin, TN 37650. The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses at Johnson City Medical Center and the Mountain States Hospice for the 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 Wilson family.  Full Obituary

Brice Lester Bennett

Date: 2013-09-17
Lester Bennett was born January 11, 1940 in Limestone Cove, Tn. Lester passed away on September 11, 2013 in Fresno, Ca. at the age of 73. He was the oldest son of the late Harry Bennett and Neta Hyder Bennett.  Full Obituary

Margaret Ann Bailey Bennett

Date: 2013-09-17
Margaret Ann Bailey Bennett, age 73, 800 Broyles Street, Erwin, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2103, at Johnson City Medical Cent er. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, a daughter of the late John Orville and Bertha Lee Norton Bailey. Mrs. Bennett attended Pentecostal Holiness Church until her health began to decline. She was a loving and devoted mother and mamaw.   Full Obituary

Negatha Peterson

Date: 2013-09-17
Negatha Peterson, age 92, formerly of 316 Clinchfield Ave., Erwin, TN, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Peterson was born in Lego, West Virginia having lived in Erwin most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Oscar Webb and Birdie Calhoun. She owned and operated the former Erwin Pottery Company. In addition to her parents Negatha is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Earl Peterson, step-father, Marion Greer and brothers, Robert Greer and William Greer, and sister, Athanee McGuire.  Full Obituary

Ethna Sue Johnson Amos

Date: 2013-09-17
Amos, Ethna Sue Johnson - age 98 of Lenoir City, went home to be with her Lord Saturday morning, September 14, 2013. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where she started the first library.   Full Obituary

Eloise Williams Hughes

Date: 2013-09-14
Eloise Williams Hughes, age 90, of Erwin passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013 at her home. She was a native of Unicoi County and the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Anna Myrtle Atkins Williams. She had worked for Dossers, formerly of Johnson City, Baskin Robbins, and Teen Town, formerly of Erwin. Mrs. Hughes was a member of the former Business and Professional Women’s Club. Eloise was a faithful member of First Christian Church in Erwin, where she was the youth leader, sang in the choir and was a member of the Hope Circle. She loved to garden, have yard sales, and travel to various places. Eloise was an avid UT fan of the basketball and football programs. In addition to her parents, Eloise is preceded in death by her brothers, Alvand R. Williams, Arnold Williams, Marvin Williams, Horace Williams and sisters, Marjorie Williams, Marie Swofford, Anna Darlene Williams, Mary Virginia Williams, and Talma Irene Adkins.  Full Obituary

Margaret Ann Bailey Bennett

Date: 2013-09-14
Margaret Ann Bailey Bennett, age 73, 800 Broyles Street, Erwin, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2103, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, a daughter of the late John Orville and Bertha Lee Norton Bailey. Mrs. Bennett attended Pentecostal Holines s Church until her health began to decline. She was a loving and devoted mother and mamaw.   Full Obituary

Betty Jane McIntosh Cox,

Date: 2013-09-13
Betty Jane McIntosh Cox, 81. passed away in her home September 10, 2013. She was the first baby born in the Unicoi County Community Hospital on August 21, 1932. Betty was the daughter of the late Ferman and Orpha Calloway McIntosh.  Full Obituary

Freddie "Paul" Barnett

Date: 2013-09-05
Freddie "Paul" Barnett passed away Aug. 28, 2013, at age 43. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County.  Full Obituary

Donna June Shelton

Date: 2013-09-04
Donna June Shelton, age 48, of 127 Smith Ave., Erwin, TN, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Shelton was a native of Indianapolis, IN and a daughter of Robert and Mary Ruth Lesher. She was a loving homemaker and a member of Harvest Time Apostolic Church.  Full Obituary

Ronnie L. Chandley

Date: 2013-09-04
Ronnie L. Chandley, 65, 110 Bethany Lane, Erwin passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 2, 2013 in the Center on Aging and Health Care Center. He was a native of Greene County but had lived in Unicoi County most of his life. Mr. Chandley was a son of the late Stanford and Sophia Tweed Chandley. He had worked as a truckdriver for Jupiter Trucking Company for many years. Mr. Chandley attended Maranatha Tabernacle Nursing Home Ministry. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Jancer Chandley. Survivors include two brothers, Billy Joe Chandley, Marshall, NC and Larry John Allen of Vero Beach, FL.; five sisters, Jackie Dean Clouse and husband, Jerry of Erwin, Charlene Shelley of Erwin, Rose Marie Harris, Marshall, NC, Jackie Lee Kelley and husband, Mike of Sycamore, IL and Josie Tipton and husband, Kyle of Erwin; a special cousin, Herman Chandley of Marshall, NC; also several nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service will be conducted at Noah Shelton Cemetery in Marshall, NC. Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Chandley family.  Full Obituary

Kent Alan Edwards

Date: 2013-09-03
Kent Alan Edwards, age 55 , 4085 Old Asheville Highway, Flag Pond, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly early Saturday morning, August 31, 2 013, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Flag Pond, a son of Ida Edwards, Flag Pond and the late Lloyd "Mutt" Edwards who passed away in 1964.  Full Obituary

Donna Shelton

Date: 2013-09-03
Donna Shelton, age 48, of 127 Spring Ave., Erwin, TN, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Full Obituary

Vennie Cleo Ball Shelton

Date: 2013-09-03
Vennie Cleo Ball Shelton, age 89, of Flag Pond, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Shelton was a native of Bryson City, NC and moved to Flag Pond, TN in 1953. She was a daughter of the late Julius B. and Ida Ethel Lane Ball. She worked at Morrill Motors Rocky Fork Plant until her retirement in 1986. Vennie was a member of Higgins Chapel Baptist Church.   Full Obituary

Patricia Ann Gentry

Date: 2013-08-29
Patricia Ann Gentry, age 65, 225 McCurry Road, Unicoi, went home to be with the Lord at 1:44 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013, at Johnson City Medic al Center, surrounded by her loving family.  Full Obituary

Bob J. Gouge

Date: 2013-08-26
Bob J. Gouge, age 75, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in the Erwin Health Care Center. Mr. Gouge was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Robert L. and Thelma Lewis Gouge.   Full Obituary

Lisa Kay Padgett McInturff

Date: 2013-08-26
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100  Full Obituary

Mary Emma Martin

Date: 2013-08-26
Mary Emma Martin, 95, of Piney Flats, most recently a resident of Governor’s Bend Assisted Living in Erwin, died Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Piney Flats, a daughter of the late Arthur C. and Vesta King Shell. Mary Emma was a homemaker, charter and “oldest” member of the Piney Flats Presbyterian Church, where she also sung in the choir. She was an avid gardener, loved the out-of-doors, sewing, crafting and Tennessee Women’s basketball. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John A. Martin in 2004, an infant son; a sister, Ruth Trivett; a brother, Thurman Shell.   Full Obituary

Oleene Peterson Potter

Date: 2013-08-26
Oleene Peterson Potter, age 86, 5395 Pineview Drive, Winston Salem, NC passed away Monday morning, August 26, 2013 in the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House, Winston Salem. She was a longtime resident of Erwin, and had resided at the home of her daughter, Lisa Potter for the past 9 years. She was born in Green Mountain, North Carolina, and was a daughter of the late Malachi and Judith Bennett Peterson.  Full Obituary

Douglas Allen Chappell

Date: 2013-08-26
Douglas Allen Chappell, age 56, Lower Stone Mountain Road, Unicoi, died Friday morning, August 23, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Pikeville, KY. Mr. Chappell was a self employed truck driver.   Full Obituary

Mack M. Dugger

Date: 2013-08-19
Mack M. Dugger, Jr., age 84, 115 Ragland Road, Unicoi, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Franciscan Woods Assisted Living Community in Columbus, Georgia.  Full Obituary

Harold Lee "Bubba" Byrd

Date: 2013-08-19
Harold Lee "Bubba" Byrd, age 45, 1205 Right Higgins Creek Road, Flag Pond, went home to be with the Lord Friday evening, August 16, 2013, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, son of Harold and Mae Bell Hensley Byrd of Flag Pond. "Bubba" was of the Baptist faith. He served his country proudly as a decorated retired veteran of the United States Army where he served as a Patriot Missile Crew Member and was also a combat engineer. His many decorations and medals included the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Star (BSS), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Sharpshooter Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Rifle Bar, Sharpshooter Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Grenade Bar, Driver and Mechanic.  Full Obituary

Bertha Bailey Kegley

Date: 2013-08-19
Bertha Bailey Kegley, age 90, 830 Mill Creek Road, Erwin, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Wanda, i n Summerfield, Florida.  Full Obituary

Robert J. Tipton Sr.

Date: 2013-08-19
Robert J. Tipton Sr., age 78, of Jonesborough, formerly of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. Robert was a native of Flag Pond and a son of the late Sam and Princy Tilson Tipton. Robert was a dairy farmer all his life after serving in the U. S. Army. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers: Gene, Duane and Dale Tipton.  Full Obituary

James L. Linville

Date: 2013-08-19
James L. Linville, age 83, 319 Scott Road, Unicoi, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, August 18, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.  Full Obituary

Ila Rea

Date: 2013-08-16
Ila Gail Rea, age 90, of Erwin passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Born April 2, 1923 in Reynoldsville, PA, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Joshua and Pearl Null Rea. Ms. Rea retired in 1985 from Fort LeBoeuf High School in Waterford, PA where she was employed as a guidance counselor. She was a member of Fishery Community Church, and outside of church, she supported missionaries throughout the U. S. and overseas.  Full Obituary

Pastor Monroe Willis

Date: 2013-08-14
Pastor Monroe Willis, age 74, 308 Arbor Drive, Johnson City, was surrounded by his loving family when he went home to be with the Lord Monday afte rnoon, August 12, 2013, at 12:53 p.m. He was a lifelong area resident, born April 8, 1939 in Erwin and was a son of the late Jasper and Thelma Ray Willis. Monroe was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend. Monroe worked in the ministry for 35 faithful years. He served at Good Shepherd Baptist Church for 26 years, Cherokee Mountain Baptist Church in the Lamar Community for 4 years and Foster Creek Baptist Church in Weaverville, North Carolina for 2 years. He was also retired from Hoover Precision Products in Erwin after 33 years of service. Monroe was a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard.  Full Obituary

Shirley Louise Adkins

Date: 2013-08-14
Shirley Louise Adkins, age 80, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late M. L. and Virgie Adkins. Shirley attended her home church of the Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband George Adkins and her second husband, Fred Honeycutt.  Full Obituary

Denzil Davis Gray

Date: 2013-08-14
Denzil Davis Gray, 53, 1390 Rock Creek Road, Erwin passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Tacoma Park, Maryland and was a son of Davis S. Gray of Flag Pond and the late Mary Hash Gray. Mr. Gray was a heavy equipment mechanic. Survivors in addition to his father includes his step-mother, Iva Lee Gray of Flag Pong; three sons, Steven Gray and wife, Dorsey of Massachusetts, Jason Gray and wife, Kim of North Carolina and Robert Gray and wife, Amanda of Maryland; a sister, Lydia Fronskoski and husband, Mike of Unicoi; a brother, Gary Gray and wife, Marcie of South Dakota; a half-brother, Robert Page of Colorado; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A private service is being scheduled for a later date. Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com.  Full Obituary

Randy J. Howell

Date: 2013-08-08
Randy J. Howell, age 52, 319 Tennessee Street, Unicoi, was surrounded by his loving family when he went home to be with the Lord at 6:50 p.m. Wedn esday, August 7, 2013 in Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

William Joel Edwards

Date: 2013-08-08
William Joel Edwards, age 66,141 Madison Street, Erwin, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at his home.  Full Obituary

Stacy Len Askew

Date: 2013-08-05
Stacy Len Askew, affectionately known as "Gene Wilder", age 43, 159 Spar Mill Loop, Erwin, died suddenly Friday, August 2, 2013, at his home.  Full Obituary

Arlene D. "Granny" McInturff

Date: 2013-08-02
Arlene D. "Granny" McInturff, age 94, 929 Hilemon Ranch Road, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 3:57 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Unico i County Memorial Hospital.   Full Obituary

Ernest Troy Ellis

Date: 2013-08-01
Ernest Troy Ellis, age 94, 1040 Cane Creek Road, Bakersville, NC, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the John son City Medical Center Hospital. Mr. Ellis was a native of Mitchell County, North Carolina and had resided at the Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City for the past 8 months. He was a son of the late Arnold Palmer and Fannie Duncan Ellis. Mr. Ellis also lived in Erwin, Tennessee for many years and had returned to Bakersville in his later years. Mr. Ellis was a current member of McKinney Cove Baptist Church in Bakersville, North Carolina and a former member and deacon of Ninth Street Baptist Church, Erwin. Mr. Ellis was a WWII Army Veteran where he proudly served his country in the infantry. He was a conductor with Clinchfield Railroad for 36 years. After his retirement he joined the staff of Erwin Memorial Funeral Home where he was known and loved by the community. Mr. Ellis's dedication, and years of compassionate service will always be fondly remembered and appreciated by the funeral home management and staff.  Full Obituary

Reverend Merley Willis

Date: 2013-07-31
Reverend Merley Willis, age 84, 1241 Coffee Ridge Loop, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord Monday evening, July 29, 2013, in the presence of his family. He was born in Unicoi County, a son of the late Jasper and Thelma Ray WIllis.  Full Obituary

Bob Likens

Date: 2013-07-31
Bob Likens, a loving husband and father, went to be with the Lord on July 31st, 2013. A life-long native of Erwin, Tennessee he was a man who loved God and his family. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Nora Arrington and Percy Odenhall Likens, and his wife, Charlotte Hood Likens.  Full Obituary

Marjorie Emma “Cottie” Williams

Date: 2013-07-29
Marjorie Emma “Cottie” Williams, age 83, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at her home. Born on January 28, 1930 in Unicoi County she was a daughter of the late Robert and Anna Myrtle Adkins Williams. She graduated from Unicoi County High School and East Tennessee State Teacher’s College. Ms. Williams retired from the Unicoi County School System after 42 years service. She taught first grade at Martin Chapel Elementary School until it’s closing when she moved to Love Chapel Elementary School where she continued to teach first grade. She also spent 38 years as an elementary basketball coach. Ms. Williams was a member of First Christian Church where she was a former Sunday School Teacher, helped with the youth and sang in the choir. Miss Williams was an avid U T Girls Basketball and Atlanta Braves fan. She loved watching a good western.  Full Obituary

Emmitt Richard Lane

Date: 2013-07-29
Emmitt Richard Lane, 75, Erwin, passed away June 25, 2013, at Erwin Health Care Center.  Full Obituary

Delano Price

Date: 2013-07-29
Delano Price, age 71 of Maple Lake, passed away Monday, July 23, 2013 in the Maple Lake area. He was born August 28, 1941 in Erwin Tennessee to James and Decky Price. Delano moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1959 and lived with his oldest brother, Larry (Joyce) Price. He was united to marriage to Marlene Baltus on June 7, 1962 at Swedlanda Lutheran Church in Hector, Minnesota. This union was blessed with the birth of one son, Keith, and one daughter, Diane. He worked for the Supervalue Warehouse for several years before retiring. He also drove Bus for Buffalo and Minnetonka schools. In 1983 he married Lois Raisanen.  Full Obituary

Nola Glenna Deaton Horton

Date: 2013-07-25
Nola Glenna Deaton Horton, died Wednesday morning, July 24, 2013, at the age of 95. She was a lifelong resident of Erwin and a recent resident at the Long Term Care of the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Fitzhugh R. and Canzadia Edwards Deaton.   Full Obituary

Charles James "Chuck" Edwards

Date: 2013-07-25
Charles James "Chuck" Edwards, age 73, Meadowood Park, Erwin, passed away on June 22, 20123, at his home with family and friends by his side. He had fought a long battle of illness.  Full Obituary

Nellie J. Rice Briggs

Date: 2013-07-25
Nellie J. Rice Briggs, age 85, of Flag Pond, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Robert and Esta Fender Rice. Nellie was employed 28 years at Morrill Electric and enjoyed gardening. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two sons: Gerald and Earl Briggs, Grandchild: Justin Briggs, two sisters: Gladys Goodson and Virginia Silvers and a brother: Eugene Rice.  Full Obituary

Lyle S. Hasty

Date: 2013-07-25
Lyle S. Hasty, 76, of Valrico, Fla., passed away on July 21, 2013.   Full Obituary

Jay Lee Hughes

Date: 2013-07-24
JAY LEE HUGHES, age 79 of Marbleton Rd, Unicoi, TN passed away July 23, 2013 at Unicoi Memorial Hospital in Erwin, TN. He was a son of the late Lonas and Mary Hughes and was a retired Truck Driver and Mechanic for Mason Dixon in Kingsport, TN. He loved to be involved in church work, car races, auctions, and talking to friends. He was a member of Teamsters Union, Unicoi United Methodist Church, and a charter member of Unicoi Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a former Deacon at Unicoi Baptist Church.  Full Obituary

Jettie Mae Vanover

Date: 2013-07-24
Jettie Mae Vanover, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Embreeville Community of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Garfield and Haley Overbay Markland. She was a seamstress at the former A&A Fashions and Appalachian Garment Mfg., both formerly of Erwin. During her lifetime she enjoyed sports, music and swimming. Jettie was a member of Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church where she served as church organist for over thirty years. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Vanover is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Vanover in December of 1999.  Full Obituary

France British Crain

Date: 2013-07-22
France British Crain, age 95, 1920 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, a former lifelong resident of Flag Pond, passed away Saturday evening, July 20, 2013, at U nicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit.  Full Obituary

Charles W. Chandler

Date: 2013-07-20
“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 kjv  Full Obituary

Justin Charles Fleming Harrison

Date: 2013-07-20
Justin Charles Fleming Harrison, 33, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Johnson City Medical Center. Born on October 27, 1979, he is the son of Charles and Sherry Fleming Harrison, Johnson City. Justin was a 1999 graduate of Science Hill High School. Justin was employed as a Life Guard with Johnson City Parks & Recreation at Liberty Bell and Legion Street Pools for several years and briefly worked in the kitchens of local restaurants. He loved animals, painting and drawing, cooking, music and movies and collecting knives which was a lifelong fascination. Justin is preceded in death by Grandfather Charlie Fleming of Bluff City, Grandfather Si Harrison and Grandmother Mildred Harrison of Erwin.   Full Obituary

Mrs. Theresa L. Clay

Date: 2013-07-17
Mrs. Theresa L. Clay, age 46, Telford, passed away peacefully Monday, July 15, 2013 at her residence with her family by her side.  Full Obituary

Donna Lynn Love Kelly

Date: 2013-07-17
“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 kjv  Full Obituary

Albert G. Poore

Date: 2013-07-17
Albert G. Poore, 224 New Avenue, Erwin, who would have celebrated his 94th birthday August 8th, passed away Wednesday morning, July 17, 2013, at J ohnson City Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness.  Full Obituary

Erma Jean Smith

Date: 2013-07-17
Erma Jean Smith, age 81, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Sam and Rebecca Plaster Gearhart. Erma was owner of the former Goober’s Resturant and later was employed by Whites Supermarket. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband: Robert C. “Goober” Smith, and a sister: Barbara Sullins.  Full Obituary

Thomas A. Moore

Date: 2013-07-15
Thomas A. Moore, age 79, of Johnson City, died Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center.   Full Obituary

Rev. John Robert Ambler (Uncle Bob)

Date: 2013-07-15
Rev. John Robert Ambler (Uncle Bob), age 88, of Erwin, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN. He was a native of Niagara Falls, NY, moving to Erwin with his family in 1955. Rev. Ambler was a son of the late Fred and Leta Leary Ambler. Rev. Ambler served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a Minister of the Gospel for over fifty years serving twenty six of those years as Pastor of Fishery Community Church and later was honored with the title and capacity of Pastor Emeritus of that church. He ministered through Children’s Bible Ministries, Inc./Camp Ta-Pa-Win-Go of Watauga, TN for many years where he was affectionately known as “Uncle Bob” by students who had the privilege of attending his school “Chapel” programs where he taught Bible stories and Christian principles to generations of school children. He later served as a member of the board of directors for Children’s Bible Ministries, Inc. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Johanna B. Ambler.  Full Obituary

William Alexander Buchanan

Date: 2013-07-12
William Alexander Buchanan  Full Obituary

Eva Ellen Martin

Date: 2013-07-12
Eva Ellen Martin, age 91, 826 Ninth Street, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord Thursday morning, July 11, 2013, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospit al Long Term Care Unit. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, a daughter of the late Blaine and Zora Tilson Guinn. Mrs. Martin was a longtime member of Clear Branch Baptist Church and was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.  Full Obituary

James L. Baker

Date: 2013-07-12
James L. Baker, 97, passed over in March 2013. Born in Illinois in July, to Easter and Calvin Baker, he was preceded in death by his sweetheart and wife of 60 years, Pauline and his compassionate son, Karl. He is survived by his daughter, Paula, and nieces Barbara Engle, Lois Yoder, Sonya Stacy, Sally Keller, Kathleen Baldwin, Kay Sherwood, Charlotte Jones   Full Obituary

Constant Louise “Connie” Baucom

Date: 2013-07-10
Constant Louise “Connie” Baucom passed peacefully from this world on July 8. Born on August 27, 1951 to Ruby and the late Bruce Greene of Erwin, Tennessee, she was the oldest of seven children. A caretaking spirit, often the hallmark of the oldest child in a family, defined Connie’s life.  Full Obituary

Charlie Griffith

Date: 2013-07-10
Charlie Griffith, Jr., age 69, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a son of the late Conway and Dolly Cooper Griffith. Mr. Griffith served in the United States Navy during Vietnam aboard the U.S.S. Higbee stationed out of Pearl Harbor. Charlie worked for the Unicoi County Department of Education as a school bus mechanic. He was a member of Erwin Church of the Brethren where he served as a deacon, worship leader and song leader. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister, Ann Lee Griffith and a brother, Tom Griffith.   Full Obituary

Hazel Marie Horton Jones

Date: 2013-07-10
Hazel Marie Horton Jones, age 83, 314 Dry Creek Road, Erwin, passed away Tuesday July 9, 2013, at the J ohnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was surrounded by the presence of her loving family. Mrs. Jones was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Taylor and Mary McLaughlin Horton. She was a lifelong member of the Unicoi United Methodist Church. Mrs. Jones was the owner of Jones Hardware in Unicoi for forty years. She continued to be a very visible presence in the store,where she came in almost daily after her retirement. She thoroughly enjoyed attending the grandsons ballgames,  Full Obituary

Peggy M. McInturff

Date: 2013-07-08
Peggy M. McInturff, age 76, 200 Seldom Rest Farm Road, Unicoi, passed away peacefully, Friday July 5, 20 13 in the presence of her family. Peggy was born in Washington County, a daughter of the late Willie and Dessie Sauls Morelock. She went on to spend her entire life in Unicoi County after her marriage. Peggy was a devoted Christian. She currently attends and is a member of Tacoma Church of God. Her church was her life, and Peggy served as the Tacoma church secretary until her retirement. She enjoyed her additional roles as the church organist, choir member, and singing as part of a group on special occasions. Peggy was an active member, and longtime pianist for Unicoi United Methodist Church. She was an active member of the Unicoi-Erwin Chapter No. 276 Order of the Eastern Star where she served in many offices, which included Worthy Matron. Peggy was an accomplished seamstress as well as an avid sports fan, and follower of many different sports. Peggy was the secretary, librarian, and bookkeeper for the Unicoi County School System for thirty plus years.   Full Obituary

Dr. George C. Coley

Date: 2013-07-03
Dr. George C. Coley, age 73, of Unicoi, TN, died on Sunday, June 30, 2013. George was born in 1940 and raised in Erwin, TN and was the son of John Palmer and Janie Ramey Coley. He graduated from Unicoi County High School with honors and attended East Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee for his bachelor’s degree where he graduated Suma Cum Laude. During this time he married Mary Love Garland Coley and they started their marriage in Altus, Oklahoma where he served in the United States Air Force. They had their first son there. After leaving the service he attended the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy – Memphis and worked at Baptist Hospital while attending school. They had their second child during that time. George graduated as Salutatorian of his class, a member of the Rho Chi Honor Society, and a member of the Phi Delta Chi Faternity. He missed graduating first in his class by only one point and was always proud of the fact that he had done this while working and supporting his family. After graduating he began his career in Pharmacy working in Greenville, Newport, and Maryville, TN where they had their third child. Following in his father’s footsteps, he settled with his family in Erwin, TN in 1969 where he owned and operated the Coley’s Saving Center Pharmacy for over 20 years. After closing his pharmacy, he worked for Rite Aid, CVS, K-Mart, and Walgreen’s until his retirement.  Full Obituary

Troy Henry "Pap" Holcomb

Date: 2013-07-01
Troy Henry "Pap" Holcomb, age 78, of Erwin, went home to be with the Lord early Saturday morning, June 29, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Erwin, a son of the late Lee Roy and Amanda Foster Holcomb. Mr. Holcomb was retired from Magnavox Corporation. He was a faithful charter member and deacon of Lower Higgins Creek Church of God. Mr. Holcomb loved woodworking and to help people who were in need he made many miniature church's and houses to benefit many charities in the area. He loved wildlife and the outdoors. Camping, hunting, and fishing were among his favorite past times.  Full Obituary

Naomi Bryant Honeycutt

Date: 2013-07-01
Naomi Bryant Honeycutt, age 91, Marbleton Road, Unicoi, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, June 30, 2013 at the home of her son.  Full Obituary

James L. Baker

Date: 2013-07-01
James L. Baker, 97, died in  Full Obituary

Jack Madison Turner

Date: 2013-06-29
Mr. Jack Madison Turner, of Jonesborough, beloved husband, father, brother and Papaw passed at home after a short battle with cancer on Monday, June 17, 2013  Full Obituary

Earl Huskins,Sr.

Date: 2013-06-27
Earl Huskins,Sr., age 92, of Williamsburg, Virginia, formerly of Erwin, died Sunday evening, June 23, 2013, in Williamsburg, with his family by hi s side.  Full Obituary

Martha Ann Huskins Pate

Date: 2013-06-27
Martha Ann Huskins Pate, age 54, of Erwin, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born on September 3, 1958 in Unicoi County, she was a daughter of the late Paul W. and Judy Paulsen Huskins. She attended Erwin First Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Full Obituary

Fred Riddle

Date: 2013-06-26
Fred Riddle was born on February 16, 1930 and passed away on Tuesday, June 25th at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ramona S. Riddle and their son, James F. Riddle. Fred is survived by: his son, Bill Riddle, his wife Julie and their 3 children, Danielle, James, and John, his daughter Trish Whitinger, her husband Dave and their six children, Katie, Jon, Abigail, Simon, Jacob, and Benjamin, as well as 4 of his siblings. As a vetran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, Fred retired from the US Army as a Sergeant First Class after 22 years of service.  Full Obituary

Wanda Sue Foster

Date: 2013-06-25
Wanda Sue Foster, age 65, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born on July 26, 1947, she was a native of Washington County TN, and a daughter of Mary Ellen Shorter-Smith and the late Emory Smith.   Full Obituary

Marie Ann Deyton McLaughlin

Date: 2013-06-24
Marie Ann Deyton McLaughlin, age 80, 305 Parsley Street, Unicoi, went home to be with the Lord at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Johnson Cit y Medical Center.  Full Obituary

Dallas Barry “Bud” Miller

Date: 2013-06-24
Dallas Barry “Bud” Miller, age 88, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at his home. He was a native of Erwin, a son of the late James and Lola Dean Miller and was the youngest of nine children. Bud had served in the U. S. Navy during WWII as a machine gunner on a PBM Mariner Patrol Bomber. He had worked in building material sales and later worked as self-employed contractor building over twenty-six houses. Bud was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Beatrice Bradley Miller, four brothers: Ray, Conway, Ern and Gene and by four sisters: Jackie, Rose, Pansy and Pauline.  Full Obituary

Pansy P. Shelley

Date: 2013-06-20
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31  Full Obituary

Marjorie Walker Eledge

Date: 2013-06-20
Marjorie Walker Eledge, 84, passed away on May 16th, 2013 at Seton Hospital in  Full Obituary

R.W. “Bob” Hatcher

Date: 2013-06-20
R.W. “Bob” Hatcher, age 87, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late George Lee, Sr. and Fannie Lasure Hatcher. Mr. Hatcher served in the United States Navy during World War II. He retired after 30 years of service as a Locomotive Engineer for the CSX Railroad. Bob was a lifelong member of First Christian Church where he served as the secretary and treasurer of the Everyman’s Sunday School Class for the past 18 years. He was active in the continuing care and maintance of the Church building for many years. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hatcher is preceded in death by brothers, Ed and Alvin “Happy” Hatcher, and sisters, Lois Hatcher, Margie Hawkins, Norma Ingle, and Wilma Huskins.  Full Obituary

Cordella Grace Buchanan Whitson

Date: 2013-06-20
Cordella Grace Buchanan Whitson, age 86, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, formerly of the Chestoa Pike Community of Erwin, Tennessee, passed away Thur sday morning, June 20, 2013, at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation of Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Mrs. Whitson was born in Mitchell County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Robert Calvin and Myra McClurd Buchanan. She was a former employee by Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Whitson was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Erwin. She was a loving mother and grandmother and loved fishing and cooking with her family.   Full Obituary

Gregory Calvin Banks

Date: 2013-06-17
Gregory Calvin Banks, age 53, of Erwin, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City. Born September 27, 1959, he was a son of Charles “Red” and Geraldine White Banks of Erwin. Greg was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a member of the former Erwin Emergency and Rescue Squad, was a Wings Air Rescue Medic, then retired after 23 years of devoted service with Washington County 911, serving as a medic and dispatcher. He was passionate in serving the people, keeping a watchful eye and accounting for over 100,000 residents of Washington and Unicoi Counties, his efforts and contributions will be missed and cherished. He loved the simple things in life, but retained a thirst for adventure with his sons and family. A southern gentleman through and through, his legacy and spirit will not be forgotten. He lived life to the fullest with his friends and family, and enjoyed the great outdoors.  Full Obituary

Dorothy P. Foster Baucom

Date: 2013-06-17
Dorothy P. Foster Baucom, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in the Center on Aging and Health. She was a native of Erwin and a daughter of the late Andy Thomas and Zettie Chandler Foster. Dorothy was a member of Omega Baptist Church. She was a loving homemaker. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband: Robert E. Baucom in 2000; brothers: William Andy, William Howard, Arvil “Baldy”, Raymond, Ray and Oliver Foster and sisters: Pauline King, Frances Ingle, Rosie Stancil, and May Hughes.  Full Obituary

James Powers

Date: 2013-06-14
James Powers, age 73, Unicoi, beloved husband of Lisa Luanne Powers, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He died unexpectedly at h is home with his grandson, Jeremiah, by his side. James was born in Unicoi, Tennessee, and the youngest son of the late Walter Mac and Nettie Myrtle Derafield Powers. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers: Art Powers, Mac Powers, Hank Powers, Willard Powers and Truman Powers, one sister, Mae Powers and the mother of James' children, Pat Powers.  Full Obituary

Rhatlas Warren Peterson

Date: 2013-06-12
Rhatlas Warren Peterson, age 90, of Erwin, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his residence. He was a native of Green Mountain, N. C. and a son of the late Dave and Ann Lee Garland Peterson. Rhatlas retired after 38 years of service as a Carman with the former Clinchfield Railroad. He served in the U. S. Army during the WWII, with medals received such as: World War II Victory Medal; Good Conduct Medal; American Theater Ribbon; and EAME Theater ribbon W/2 Bronze stars. In addition to his parents, Rhatlas is preceded in death by a son: Dennis Michael Peterson, daughter: Martha Ann Tolley, brothers: Boyd, Loyd, Kenneth and Darrell Peterson, sister: Atlas Peterson, father and mother-in-law: Martha and Geter Deaton, brothers-in-law: James and Glen Deaton  Full Obituary

Elsie Jane Johnson

Date: 2013-06-11
Elsie Jane Johnson, age 71, 460 Hickory Hollow Road, Erwin was surrounded by her family when she went home to be with the Lord at 12:34 p.m. Monda y, June 10, 2013.  Full Obituary

Kathleen “Kitty” Hicks Randolph Helvey Howell

Date: 2013-06-10
Kathleen “Kitty” Hicks Randolph Helvey Howell, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born July 11, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Luther Lee and Norma Lea Hoss Hicks. Kitty was a housewife, and a member of Rock Creek Presbyterian Church, where she formerly served as a deacon. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and a past president of the Rock Creek Elementary School PTA. She enjoyed flower gardening and humming birds, and she loved her cats and dogs.  Full Obituary

Mary Lou McNabb Bailey

Date: 2013-06-10
Mary Lou McNabb Bailey, age 73, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in the home of her daughter, Tammy and Vince Wisecarver. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Clarence and Pansy Barnes McNabb. Mary was a former employee of Hammond Organ and Magnavox, with her later years spent as a loving housewife. She attended Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband: Bobby Bailey, Brother: Lester NcNabb, Sisters: Betty Jean Clouse, Margaret McNabb and Marie McNabb.  Full Obituary

Lida Miller Phillips

Date: 2013-06-10
Lida Miller Phillips  Full Obituary

Irene Koerner Frazier

Date: 2013-06-10
Irene Koerner Frazier, age 90, of, 229 Academy Street, Erwin TN, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Pittsburgh, PA and a daughter of the late Charles H and Famie Koerner of Pittsburgh, PA. Irene was of the Episcopal faith. She attended Carnegie Tech, the University of Pittsburgh and the American University in Washington D.C. During World War II, she was employed by Westinghouse Electric in PA and U.S. Steel Research Lab in Monroesville, PA. Later she worked for the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission in Harrisburg, PA before moving to Alexandria, VA. She was employed by The Institute for Defense Analysis, The Police Foundation and The Urban Institute in Washington D. C. She retired from the American Statistical Association in 1986 and moved to Erwin, TN. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald A. Welch of Irwin, PA and her second husband, the late Porter Young Frazier of Erwin, TN.  Full Obituary

Ina Faye Rice Greene

Date: 2013-06-07
Ina Faye Rice Greene, age 81, of Madison, Georgia formerly of Loganville, Georgia died peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospice on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Billy Greene; five children, Vicki N. Noreen of Sparta, Tony Mark Greene (Babbs) of Madison, Cathy G. Norris of Sparta, Tim Greene (Angel) of Grayson, and Jim Greene of Madison; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson; two sisters, Doris Williams (Bob) of Newnan and Grace Jennings (Dennis) of Loganville; brother, Clint Rice (Linda) of Loganville; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Mrs. Greene was predeceased by her parents, and brother & sister-in-law, Dayton Rice (Eleanor). Mrs. Greene was born in Flag Pond, Tennessee on July 17, 1931 to Gladys Louise Hester Rice and Alvie Rankin Rice. She was a 1948 graduate of Unicoi County High School and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed gardening and was always known for being elegantly dressed from head to toe. She loved listening to gospel music and cherished the company of her adoring family. This southern lady will be greatly missed by her family and friends. The Memorial Service Honoring the Life of Mrs. Greene will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 4:00 P.M. at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel. The family will receive friends before the service on Saturday from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and after the service. Flowers are accepted, and potted plants or flowers for her memory garden would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company”, Snellville Chapel (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Full Obituary

Patricia Jean Nelson

Date: 2013-06-06
Patricia Jean Nelson, age 54, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Knoxville but lived most of her life in Strawberry Plains, TN. Ms. Nelson was a daughter of the late William Moore and Betty Jean Taylor Moore Pressley. Patricia was a deli supervisor for Walmart. She was of the Christian Faith. In addition to her parents, Ms. Nelson was preceded in death by her husband, Myles Nelson in 2007.  Full Obituary

Gladys Lillian Higginbotham

Date: 2013-06-05
Gladys Lillian Higginbotham, age 88, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late John Wilby and Katie Smith Huskins. Ms. Higginbotham worked for the former Southern Pottery, Industrial Garment, and later owned/operated the “Big Hat” with her husband. She was a member of the Eastern Star where she was the recipient of a 50 year pin. Gladys was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Ms. Higginbotham is preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Higginbotham and a son, Roger Higginbotham.  Full Obituary

Sam Troy Tipton

Date: 2013-05-30
Sam Troy Tipton, age 86, Johnson City, TN passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Joe Henry and Nancy Barnett Tipton. Mr.Tipton attended First Freewill Baptist Church in Johnson City. He retired from Black Diamond Enterprise where he worked as a mechani cal engineer. Mr.Tipton taught machine shop in Shelbyville, TN. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the Johnson City American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.   Full Obituary

Jacqueline Huskins

Date: 2013-05-30
Jacqueline Huskins, age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late William Finn and Essie Baker Peterson. Ms. Huskins worked for the former Pottery, Industrial Garment, Steinway Publix, and later for the Food Shoppe. She was a member of South Side Free Will Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher. In addition to her parents Jacqueline is preceded in death by her husband, James Marshall “Junior” Huskins.  Full Obituary

Betty Jane Meyer

Date: 2013-05-24
Betty Jane Meyer, age 82, of Kingsport passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.  Full Obituary

Orville Tipton

Date: 2013-05-24
Orville Tipton, age 100, 501 Old Highway Road, Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Tipton was a native of Burnsville, NC but had lived most of his life in Unicoi County. He is a son of the late Fate and Bessie Hunter Tipton. Orville was a carpenter and retired from Liberty Lumber, Inc of Erwin, TN. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Tipton is preceded in death by wife, Ethel Hensley Tipton; sisters, Margie Higgins, Cara Tipton; sons, Wilbur Tipton, David Tipton; and by six grandchildren.  Full Obituary

Sherry Shelton Tilson

Date: 2013-05-20
Sherry Shelton Tilson, age 65, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, May 19, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Full Obituary

Marjorie Walker Eledge

Date: 2013-05-20
Marjorie Walker Eledge, 84, passed away on May 15th, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Marjorie will be remembered as a wonderful mother, wife, homemaker, artist, cook and opera lover.   Full Obituary

Howard Ferrell “Bud” Buchanan

Date: 2013-05-20
Howard Ferrell “Bud” Buchanan, age 62, Telford, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013, at his residence. He was a native of Johnson City and he lived most of his life in Erwin. Howard was a son of the late Ernest and Cora L McCurry Buchanan. He retired after 27 years as a Nursing Assistant at Johnson City Medical Center.   Full Obituary

Edwin Yates “E.Y” Bailey

Date: 2013-05-17
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Hence forth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but to all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7 & 8  Full Obituary

Howard Garland, Jr.

Date: 2013-05-16
Howard Garland, Jr., age 77, 715 Lower Stone Mountain Road, Unicoi, passed away at 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, at Erwin Health Care Center. H e was a native of Unicoi county, a son of Elsie Daugherty Garland, of the home, and the late Howard Garland, Sr. Mr. Garland had lived in Granite Falls, North Carolina for 20 years, where he retired as a boiler operator for Singer Furniture Company. He returned home to Unicoi county a few years ago to be with his mom. Mr. Garland was of the Free Will Baptist faith.  Full Obituary

Dorothy Kate Brunner

Date: 2013-05-16
Dorothy Kate Brunner, age 82, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Unicoi County, but lived in Virginia for over 40 years. Dorothy was a daughter of the late J.N. “Nat” and Ollie L. Scarbrough Duncan. She was a baker for the Prince William County School System in Virginia for 25 years. Ms. Brunner was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church and the O.W.L. Ladies Auxillary with the Woodbridge, VA Fire Department. Other than her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Brunner in 1990; and brothers, Charles Duncan, Gene Duncan and Ernest Duncan.  Full Obituary

James William Nickels Jr.,

Date: 2013-05-16
James William Nickels Jr., age 71, Erwin, went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2013. He was the son of James William Nickels Sr., and Elsie Nickels McLaughlin.  Full Obituary

Mary Faye Barnett

Date: 2013-05-13
Mary Faye Barnett, age 69, 329 Norton Hollow Road, Erwin, passed away Thursday morning, May 9, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center.   Full Obituary

Betsy R. Tipton

Date: 2013-05-09
Betsy R. Tipton, age 84, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Care Center, Flint, MI. She was a daughter of the late Clifton and Audrey Robinette Roberts. She was a hand painter for the former Southern Pottery and later retired from Ternsted, in Flint, MI.   Full Obituary

Sallie Kate Rice

Date: 2013-05-07
Sallie Kate Rice, age 90, 103 Freeman Silvers Road, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 12:46 pm Monday, May 6, 2013.   Full Obituary

DOROTHY LOUISE “DOT” SHELTON

Date: 2013-05-06
DOROTHY LOUISE “DOT” SHELTON  Full Obituary

Mr. Kenneth Eugene McCurry

Date: 2013-05-06
Mr. Kenneth Eugene McCurry, age 66 of Century, FL passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at his home in Century after a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

Mr. Kenneth Eugene McCurry

Date: 2013-05-06
Mr. Kenneth Eugene McCurry, age 66 of Century, FL passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at his home in Century after a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

Ruth Hampton Ayers

Date: 2013-05-03
Ruth Hampton Ayers, age 93, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Sherman and Sarah Masters Hampton. She was employed by the pottery company and then she became a homemaker full time. Ruth was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband: Douglas Ayers in 2000, four sisters: five brother and their wives and husbands.  Full Obituary

Hobert Hampton

Date: 2013-05-02
Hobert Hampton, age 63, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at his residence with his loving family surrounding him. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Howard Cecil and Annie Ingram Hampton. Mr. Hampton worked for the Unicoi County Highway Department. He enjoyed telling stories, hiking and fishing with his grandchildren. Hobert loved everyone he met very deeply and never met a stranger.  Full Obituary

William Joe Gentry

Date: 2013-05-02
William Joe Gentry, age 79, 653 Peterson Road, Erwin, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Pine Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Cent er, Elizabethton, Tennessee. He was a native of Erwin, Tennessee, a son of the late Arthur Alexander and Ruby Pearl Fox Gentry. Mr. Gentry was a member of Limestone Cove United Methodist Church. He was owner of Limestone Cove Market for many years. Mr. Gentry was very active in the Democratic party. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, and feeding his "critters". Mr. Gentry looked forward to the family reunions in Michigan and Unicoi County.  Full Obituary

Christine Marie Tipton

Date: 2013-05-02
Christine Marie Tipton, age 57, 411 West Poplar Street, Johnson City, passed away at 9:13 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of this area and a daughter of the late Vernon Lewis Sneyd, Sr. and Edith Garland Sneyd.  Full Obituary

Madge Elizabeth Miller

Date: 2013-05-02
Madge Elizabeth Miller, age 93, 4840 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord at 11:31 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Erw in Health Care Center.  Full Obituary

Etta Jean “Jeannie” Shelton Enos

Date: 2013-05-02
Etta Jean “Jeannie” Shelton Enos, age 62, entered in to the loving arms of our Father on April 29, 2013, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Marshall, NC on September 18, 1950 and graduated from Gibraltar High School in Michigan. Jeannie has resided in the Medina area for more than 40 years. For much of that time she was a single mother and made many sacrifices for her family, always loving and giving. Jeannie was employed with the Best Western in Medina for over 20 years and had worked at Joyce Insurance in Brunswick before retiring. She served on the Board of Chapman Association for the last 4 years. Jeannie loved to travel with her husband, spend time with her grandson and loved to read and sit outside on her swing, enjoying the courtyard. Jeannie was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and touched the lives of all who knew her.   Full Obituary

Julian Vernon King

Date: 2013-05-01
Julian Vernon King, age 76, of Erwin, died April 22, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Erwin, TN, August 14, 1936. He was a son of late William F. King and Lillian Edwards King. He attended Love Street Elementary School, Unicoi County High School and graduated from Tennessee Tech with a B. S. degree in Electrical Engineering. He was employed at the TCI Division of United States Steel, Fairfield, Alabama. He served in the U. S. Army as a Military obligation at Ft. Jackson, S.C. and returned to USS until 1962. Julian then went to work for Boeing Co. in Huntsville, Alabama followed by his employment with NASA. He later worked for Nuclear Fuel Service, Erwin, TN, and was transfered to West Valley New York. Julian returned to NASA at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. He worked for Orlando Utilities and returned to NASA at KSC, from which he retired in 1998.  Full Obituary

Leroy St. Cyr

Date: 2013-05-01
BIOGRAPHY  Full Obituary

Roger Lee Tittle

Date: 2013-04-26
Roger Lee Tittle, 72, of Cumming, GA passed away on April 22, 2013. Born in Erwin, TN he is preceded in death by his wife, Sharron Griffith Tittle.   Full Obituary

Dianna Ledford Park

Date: 2013-04-25
Dianna Ledford Park, age 62, 729 Pickens Bridge Road, Piney Flats, went home to be with the Lord at 2:45 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at her home. She was born January 16, 1951 in Erwin. Dianna was a loving and devoted mom, memaw, daughter and sister. She was an avid horse lover, loved life, and wanted to live life to the fullest. Dianna was strong and independent, a beautiful lady with a warm, loving heart and soul. She will always be remembered but never forgotten by those who knew her. Her smile could brighten your day, her words soothe your soul. All we know is it's hard to let her go.  Full Obituary

Willa Bennett Shelton

Date: 2013-04-25
Willa Bennett Shelton, age 78, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 11:24 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Erwin, a daughter of the late Thomas and Lockie Lingerfelt Bennett. Mrs. Shelton was a former employee of Superior Home, the Fo od Shoppe, and was a retired inspector at Hoover Precision Products. She was a faithful member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church and was a loving and devoted momma and meme.  Full Obituary

Virginia Belle Cacy Murphy

Date: 2013-04-25
Virginia Belle Cacy Murphy, 100, of Erwin, TN, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Murfreesboro, TN. Born in Coeburn, VA on December 11, 1912, Virginia was a daughter of the late George Beverly and Virginia Belle Steel Cacy. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Erwin, where she was a part of the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Erwin Wednesday Morning Club.  Full Obituary

Howard Gordon Goff

Date: 2013-04-23
Howard Gordon Goff, age 92, formerly of 209 Luttrell Street, Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center. Mr. Goff was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Herman and Elsie Lyons Goff. He served with the United States Army during World War II at Pearl Harbor. He was a recipient of a Purple Heart. He owned and operated his electrical business in Unicoi County. Mr. Goff was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. 210A. Howard was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church of Bristol, VA.  Full Obituary

Ramona "Mona" Johnson Gouge

Date: 2013-04-22
Ramona "Mona" Johnson Gouge, age 84, 547 Washington Street, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 11:37 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Center on Aging and Health.  Full Obituary

Dr. Charles Edward Allen

Date: 2013-04-22
Dr. Charles Edward Allen, age 82, won his courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease and stepped into heaven on April 17, 2013.  Full Obituary

Aena Edwards

Date: 2013-04-22
Aena Edwards, age 85, Erwin, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday. April 20, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Wheeling, WV on November 14, 1927, but had spent most of her life in Erwin. Aena was a daughter of the late Blaine and Ollie Fender Tapp. She was an active member of the Erwin Church of God, as well as the Ruritan of Rock Creek and the Erwin Quilting Club. She enjoyed quilting and reading. She retired from the former Industrial Garment in Erwin where she had worked since she was 16.  Full Obituary

Harold Lynn Gosnell

Date: 2013-04-22
Harold Lynn Gosnell, age 59, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Sharmalee Edwards and the late Buster Gosnell. Mr. Gosnell was a truck driver for the family logging company.  Full Obituary

Sheila Anne Willis

Date: 2013-04-18
Sheila Anne Willis, age 62, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, a daughter of Lenora White Higgins, of Erwin and the late Holt L. Higgins. Sheila was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving and devoted daughter, mom, m amaw, sister, and friend.   Full Obituary

Edna Emily Edwards King

Date: 2013-04-15
Edna Emily Edwards King, age 77, 4208 Old Asheville Highway, Flag Pond, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, April 14, 2013, at her home.  Full Obituary

David Mosley

Date: 2013-04-15
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. Rev. 21:4  Full Obituary

Hazel Garland

Date: 2013-04-12
Hazel Garland, age 93, Erwin, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2013, in the Unicoi County Hospital Long Term Care. Hazel was a native of Pigeon Roost, NC and a daughter of the late John and Creda Honeycutt Garland. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church. She had been employed by the former Southern Pottery as a painter and later by the former Hoover Ball as an inspector.  Full Obituary

Kathryn Louise Whitt Sparks

Date: 2013-04-11
Kathryn Louise Whitt Sparks  Full Obituary

Richard H. "Dick" Young, Jr.

Date: 2013-04-11
Richard H. "Dick" Young, Jr., age 75, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, April 9, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Miami, Florida, a son of the late Richard Howard and Gwendolyn Jones Young. He retired in 1996 from CSX Railroad as Assistant Vice President of Transportation after 49 years in the railroad business. Following his retirement he and his wife moved to Unicoi County. Mr. Young was a member of Wildwood Masonic Lodge # 92 F&AM and the Shriner's Temple in Jacksonville, Florida.  Full Obituary

Viola Mae Ledford

Date: 2013-04-11
Viola Mae Ledford, age 89 of Oak Hill, WV passed away on Wednesday April  Full Obituary

Ida Belle Fox

Date: 2013-04-10
Ms. Ida Belle Fox, age 92, Erwin, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

Anton Peter Gruhot

Date: 2013-04-09
Anton Peter Gruhot, 86, of Johnson City, died Monday, April 8, 2013 at Broadmore Assisted Living of Johnson City. He was a native of Moline, IL, son of the late Anton and Jennie Debautt Gruhot. Anton was a retired Chief Petty Officer having served in the U. S. Navy for 22 years. He was a veteran of both WWII and Korea. Anton worked for 2 years as a typesetter at the Kingsport Time News. He later retired from Clinchfield Railroad after working 17 years as an Executive Assistant. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Destroyer and Destroyer Escort Group of East Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Keitha Ford Gruhot, a brother, Lawrence Gruhot and a grandson, Ryan Mitchell.  Full Obituary

A.R. Morgan

Date: 2013-04-08
A.R. Morgan, age 90, of Johnson City, passed away on, March 31, 2013, at Lakebridge Health Care Center in Johnson City, TN. Mr. Morgan was born in Bostic, NC, and lived the rest of his life in Erwin, TN. A. R. was the eldest son of C. D. and Bessie Woods Morgan.  Full Obituary

Phyllis Jean Nelson

Date: 2013-04-08
Phyllis Jean Nelson, age 61, 704 Rector Dr., Kingsport TN passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the residence of her daughter following a length y illness. She is a native of Johnson City, TN and a daughter of the late William and Pansy McFall Vanover. Mrs. Nelson attended Soul Harbor Church prior to her illness. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, making crafts, and watching her favorite T.V. shows.   Full Obituary

Elizabeth Beatrice Harris

Date: 2013-04-05
Elizabeth Beatrice Harris, age 76, of 336 Fish Hatchery Road, Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Center on Aging and Health. Beatrice was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Harry A. and Maybell Ivey Walker. She was a loving homemaker and a member of Erwin Bible Holiness Church.   Full Obituary

Autumn Ariel Maxwell

Date: 2013-04-05
Autumn Ariel Maxwell, age 1, Erwin, TN., passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in the Niswonger Children’s Hospital. Autumn was a native of Erwin and the daughter of David and Dawn White Maxwell. Autumn Ariel was our beautiful, strong daughter who fought so hard to be here with us. She filled our hearts with love and joy and we are blessed to have a daughter so strong willed. Her body is tired and she wants to be with Papaw, Will and Milton now. She is preceded in death by her grandfather: Jonas Arie White, Sr. Great-Grandparents: Blaine and Myrtle White; Uncle: William White and a Cousin: Milton White.  Full Obituary

Margaret Clark Dickey

Date: 2013-04-01
Margaret Clark Dickey, age 81, of 2929 W. Emory Road, Powell, TN where she lived and was cared for by Vickie Bailey and family for the past seven years. She passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Tennova Health Care North Hospital, Knoxville, TN. Mrs. Dickey had formerly lived at 101 Clinchfield Ave., Erwin, TN. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Monroe and Nellie Booth Clark. Margaret was a loving homemaker and a member of the Unicoi, Erwin Eastern Star # 276. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Frank D. Dickey, Jr., on January 15, 2012, brothers, Leonard Clark, Tom Clark, Ted Clark and sisters, Mary Mardis and Edith Poore.  Full Obituary

Ruth Lamie Schappert

Date: 2013-03-29
Ruth Lamie Schappert, age 85, longtime resident of Oak Park passed away at her home on March 25, 2013. She was born on January 1, 1928 in Erwin, Tennessee to James and Jenny Lamie. She was a graduate of Unicoi County High School and attended East Tennessee State University. Mrs. Schappert enjoyed gardening, cooking/baking, and sewing. She was known for her kindness and selfless ways. She is survived by her husband of 64 years Robert C. and her children Kevin (Betsy), James, Mary Anne (Tom) Daniels, Jenny (the late Joseph) Macino, Ruthie and David (Jolene) Schappert. She was the grandmother of Katie Schappert and Jennifer (Mark) Morris, Jessica, John and Joe Daniels, Lindsay and Julie Macino, Sarah Schappert, and Nina Schappert and great-grandmother of Hayden Morris. She is also survived by her sister Virginia (the late Dennis) Hilton and was preceded in death by her other siblings the late Louise (David) Lynch and James (Betty) Lamie. A Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m until time of Mass at 11 a.m at St. Catherine of Siena – St. Lucy Church, 38 N. Austin Blvd., Oak Park. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated.   Full Obituary

Clifford Sherrill Ruth

Date: 2013-03-28
Clifford Sherrill Ruth   Full Obituary

HARVEY E. FRANKLIN, SR.

Date: 2013-03-28
HARVEY E. FRANKLIN, SR.  Full Obituary

June Amy Smith

Date: 2013-03-28
June Amy Smith, a former resident of Erwin, passed away on March 12th at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL.  Full Obituary

Josie Roberts

Date: 2013-03-25
Josie Roberts, age 86, 911 Lower Higgins Creek Road, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 10:05 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was born February 1, 1927 in Yancey County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Mima Phillips and since the age of 16 has lived in Unicoi County.  Full Obituary

Janice Byrd

Date: 2013-03-25
Janice Byrd, age 76, of Erwin passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Janice was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Melvin and Lillian Salts Tolley. She had been employed by the former Savings Center, Medicine Shoppe and Pharmaseal as well as a substitute teacher for Unicoi County School Systems. Janice loved and cared for everyone and was always there when someone needed her. She was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church.   Full Obituary

Thomas French

Date: 2013-03-25
Thomas French, age 72, of Unicoi, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Kansas City, KS and a son of the late Clifford French and Bertha Burgherr. Mr. French retired as a press operator with International Paper Co. He is a U. S. Marine Veteran.  Full Obituary

Bert Arrowood

Date: 2013-03-20
Bert Arrowood, age 95, Erwin, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013. He was a native of Poplar NC and a son of the late John Henry and Mattie Louise Cooper Arrowood. Bert was a WWII, U. S. Army Veteran. He has fought in Northern France; Rhineland; Central Europe: Ardennes. Bert was decorated and cited with 4 Bronze Stars, American Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Ribbon. His trade was a carpenter after leaving the service, which he loved so much. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife: Pearlie M. Arrowood, and sons: Johnny Ray and Ronald Arrowood.  Full Obituary

Robert Harvey “Bob” Williams, Sr.

Date: 2013-03-20
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8  Full Obituary

Louise "Pete" Harvey

Date: 2013-03-20
Louise "Pete" Harvey  Full Obituary

Estelle Lou Hutchins

Date: 2013-03-18
Estelle Lou Hutchins, 56, of Erwin, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at her home. She was a native of Erwin and a daughter of the late Paul and Bernice Hutchins. Estelle was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church, where she enjoyed caring for the children’s nursery. She was employed with Morrill Motors Corp.  Full Obituary

Elizabeth Inez Hurst Hyder

Date: 2013-03-14
Elizabeth Inez Hurst Hyder, 81, Johnson City, passed away Monday March 11, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Meridian, MS, and the daughter of the late Rolston Sr., and Cornelia Evelyn Sharp Hurst.  Full Obituary

Theodrick Bland Norris

Date: 2013-03-14
Theodrick Bland Norris of Blacksburg, VA passed away February 22, 2013 at  Full Obituary

Fred L. Brummett

Date: 2013-03-11
Fred L. Brummett, age 82, of Unicoi, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Center on Aging and Health. Mr. Brummett was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late David and Pansy Conley Brummett. He had worked for Gordon’s Furniture and Thomasville Furniture where he retired after 39 years of service.  Full Obituary

Janice Ramsey

Date: 2013-03-04
Janice Ramsey, age 75, 171 Madison Street, Erwin, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a Unicoi County native and a daughter of the late Hobart Laws and Kate Riddle Laws. She had worked for Smith’s Market and later for the former Hoover Ball for 15 years. Mrs. Ramsey had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church since an early child. Here she had sung in the church choir and in a church trio for a number of years. She loved her church dearly. Janice loved to go camping and to travel, but above all she loved her son and grandchildren. Other than her parents, Janice is preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Laws King, and sister-in-law, Mary Lou Chandler and husband, Carol.  Full Obituary

Burl Smith

Date: 2013-03-04
Burl Smith, age 74, 105 Village Lane, Unicoi, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Unic oi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

Carole Garland Crawford

Date: 2013-02-28
Carole Garland Crawford, age 69. 344 Clinchfield Ave., Erwin, went to be with our Lord and Savior unexpectedly on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the UCMH from a brief illness after courageously battling crippling arthritis for many years. She had been a resident at the Center on Aging and Health for the past year. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.  Full Obituary

Carl M. Bailey

Date: 2013-02-28
Carl M. Bailey, age 75, of Johnson City, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 25, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Hiram and Rachel Peters Bailey. He was employed by the former Industrial Garment / Red Cap. Carl was a member of the Church of Christ. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother: Raymond Bailey.  Full Obituary

Florence Betty Scott

Date: 2013-02-28
Florence Betty Scott, age 72, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Erwin, TN and a daughter of Herman Owen and Nellie Kate Church Mathes. She was a homemaker and loved sewing, vols, traveling and especially the beach. She was a member of the Senior Citizens and the Election Commission. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sons: Gary Pate and Gregory Pate; four brothers and sisters.  Full Obituary

Clara Joan Clark

Date: 2013-02-26
Clara Joan Clark, age 69, Unicoi, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a Unicoi County native and a daughter of the late Rev. William B. McNabb and Mrs. Pansy Tipton McNabb of Unicoi. Through the years, Mrs. Clark had worked for Sears, was a model for J. C. Penny in the 1960’s, was a school teacher at Greeneville Christian Academy for several years and had owned and operated beauty shops in Greeneville and Unicoi County. She had been a Sunday School teacher at Central Baptist Church while living in Greeneville. For the last 25 years she was a member of Marbleton Freewill Baptist Church where she was active in various church ministries including singing in the church choir and the church quartet.  Full Obituary

John J. Abraham

Date: 2013-02-26
John J. Abraham, 61, passed away early Saturday morning, February 23, 2013.  Full Obituary

Trula Jean Cooper

Date: 2013-02-26
Trula Jean Cooper, age 77, Unicoi, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. Trula was a Unicoi County native, and a daughter of the late Jack and Dora Gouge Campbell. Trula was a member of Buffalo Valley Freewill Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible School.   Full Obituary

Polly Bradshaw Tucker Jones

Date: 2013-02-18
Polly Bradshaw Tucker Jones passed away on February 16, 2013 after a brief illness at the age of 84. Polly was born on September 20, 1928 to Roy and Pansy Bradshaw Tucker in Erwin, Tennessee. Polly is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ray Jones; her cousin, Marie Rentz of Maryland; her nephew, Ray Wells of Pawleys Island, SC; her niece, Anne Wells of Hilton Head, SC; her great nephew, Raymond Wells and great niece, Crayton Wells. Polly graduated from Duke University in 1950 with a major in English and Education. She graduated from Peabody College in 1951 with a masters’ degree in Library Science. Polly was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and active with the Atlanta Alumni group. Polly worked for the Atlanta Public Library for 20 years, and retired from the Atlanta Library system. She also worked for the Agnes Scott Library, Cobb County Library, and the Dunwoody Library. Polly was a master gardener and enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling and her cat. The funeral service will be Tuesday, February 19th at 2 o’clock at Patterson’s Oglethorpe Hill Chapel with visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or your favorite charity in lieu of flowers. Interment will be Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin, Tennessee on Wednesday, February 20th at 2 o’clock. H.M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30319.   Full Obituary

Jeanne L. Love

Date: 2013-02-18
Jeanne L. Love, age 85, 1322 Love Station Road, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 12:58 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

Agnes Jones

Date: 2013-02-18
Agnes Jones, 89, Johnson City, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Elizabethton. Born in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Daisy Bradley Jaynes. .   Full Obituary

Jo Blevins

Date: 2013-02-18
Mrs. Jo Blevins, 90, 517 McCurry Road, Unicoi passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 17, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Asheville, NC but had lived in Unicoi since 1940. Mrs. Blevins was the daughter of the late Grover and Lockie Willis Tilson. She had worked as a Home Care Giver for 40 years. Mrs. Blevins was a member of Maranatha Tabernacle in Unicoi. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Maynard Blevins in 2001; a daughter, Dorothy Elizabeth Blevins and a brother, C.C. Tilson. Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Schroder and her husband, Charlie and Alice Miller and her husband, Gurney all of Unicoi; three sons, Charles Blevins and his wife, Diane of Surgoinsville, Walter Lee Blevins and Spencer Blevins both of Unicoi; a brother, Clyde Tilson, Orlando, FL; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 8:00 PM Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in the Maranatha Tabernacle, Unicoi with Pastor E.L. Wheeler, Rev. Eugene Penland and Rev. Estel Williams officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 5:00 PM until the service hour and other times at the home. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, February 21, 2013 in the Bell Cemetery, Unicoi. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone attending this service is asked to meet at the cemetery. Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Blevins family.  Full Obituary

Clayton Winters

Date: 2013-02-18
On Sunday, February 17, 2013, Clayton Winters won his long fought battle against cancer, when a loving Savior laid his hand on him and said, “Come with Me,” and his spirit was escorted to the land of eternal day.  Full Obituary

Nancy Janette Bogart

Date: 2013-02-14
Nancy Janette Bogart, age 74, of 940 Ninth Street, Erwin, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Bogart was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Paran Murel and Pauline Brummitt Keesecker. She was involved in the family business of Keesecker Appliance & Furniture Company for most of her life. Nancy was a musician and used her talent in several capacities throughout the years. She served as organist for First Christian Church for 50 years and then for 2 years at First Baptist Church. She was also chapel organist for Erwin Memorial Funeral Home for a number of years were she was also a former Office Manager. Mrs. Bogart taught piano to many aspiring musicians over the years. She served on the Unicoi County School Board from 1988 to 2004 where she earned the Master School Board Member, level 5 member, and all Tennessee State Board awards. She was a Representative for the Tennessee Legislative network, served as the Unicoi County PTA Council Chair, and was a passionate advocate for public education. She was a member of First Christian Church for most of her life and later First Baptist Church of Erwin. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bogart is preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Penny Keesecker and two nephews, Randy Keesecker and Mark Keesecker.  Full Obituary

Reverend Verno Harris Davis

Date: 2013-02-11
II Timothy 4:7-8   Full Obituary

Bridget Nicole Hughes, Whitney Hughes and Austin Hughes

Date: 2013-02-06
Bridget Nicole Hughes, Whitney Hughes and Austin Hughes are safe and in the arms of Jesus today. Bridget, age 39, of Erwin, was a loving and caring mother to her children, Whitney, age 12 and Austin, age 11, who made their home at 750 Carolina Ave, Erwin, TN. Whitney was a 6th grade student at Unicoi County Middle School. Austin was a 4th grade student at Unicoi County Intermediate School. Bridget, Whitney and Austin were members of Central Baptist Church, Erwin TN. Whitney loved to cook and wanted to be a basketball player and was president of her 4H Club. Austin was an all around boy who enjoyed watching football and wanted to be a police officer like Mr. Jason. Whitney and Austin both loved playing basketball with their cousin, Nicholas, riding with papaw Nick on his motorcycle and swimming with their best friends Luz Elena Terrazas and Josue Terrazas-Lascano. Bridgett enjoyed helping with many activities at Central Baptist Church, including the Wednesday night suppers. Bridget was an avid swimmer.  Full Obituary

Arthur James Story

Date: 2013-02-04
Arthur James Story, age 85, 729 Summit Drive, Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord at 1:35 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Erwin Health Care Center.  Full Obituary

Dwight Whitson

Date: 2013-02-04
Dwight Whitson, age 65, 322 Odom Branch Road, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

Arthur James Story

Date: 2013-02-04
Arthur James Story, age 85, 729 Summit Drive, Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord at 1:35 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Erwin Health Care Center.  Full Obituary

Clifford Lee "C.L." Arrowood

Date: 2013-02-01
Clifford Lee “C.L.” Arrowood, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, in the V. A. Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Limestone, TN and lived most of his life in Erwin. He was a son of the late James Samuel and Cora Etta Duncan Arrowood. He worked as a press operator for the former National Casket Co and also later at the former GMF. Clifford served in the U S Army during WWII. He was a member of Hulen Baptist Church.  Full Obituary

Richard J. Baker

Date: 2013-02-01
Richard J. Baker 78  Full Obituary

Nellie Louise Jones

Date: 2013-02-01
Nellie Louise Jones, age 88, of 117 Sam Rogers Road, Erwin, passed away on Thursday, January  Full Obituary

John Lee Birchfield

Date: 2013-02-01
John Lee Birchfield, age 84, of 205 W. Watauga, Johnson City, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at the Erwin Health Care in Erwin. He was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Bob and Maude Thompson Birchfield. Mr. Birchfield served in the United States Air Force and the United States Navy. He was of the Baptist faith and an Auto Mechanic. John accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior on January 28, 2013, through the ministry of Chaplain Catherine Rollins with Caris. In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Edwards and Ruth Ray and a brother, Ernest Birchfield.  Full Obituary

Mary Juanita (Nita) Beasley

Date: 2013-02-01
Mary Juanita (Nita) Beasley, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Christian Care Center. Mrs. Beasley was a native of Tennessee and a daughter of the late Dewitt Talmadge Tyner and Mary Susan Willis. She was a member of Embreeville Church of Christ, Erwin, TN. She was a homemaker and raised five children in a loving, Christian home. She loved sewing, crochet, reading the Bible and other devotional books, and listening to Christian music. Nita was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a minister’s wife and missionary for over fifty years. Nita was devoted in serving Christ and helping others. In addition to her parents, Nita is preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.  Full Obituary

NANCY LEE BECKER GENTRY

Date: 2013-01-28
Nancy Lee Becker Gentry, age 60, 653 Peterson Road, Erwin, formerly of Adrian, Mich., died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

ARVILLE DONALD HENSLEY

Date: 2013-01-28
Arville Donald “Mountain Man” Hensley, age 63, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Eula Shelton Hensley and the late Donald Hensley.   Full Obituary

BILLY D. THOMAS

Date: 2013-01-28
Billy D. Thomas, age 80, Otter Creek, Fla., died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at his home. Mr. Thomas was a native of Mars Hill, N.C., a former resident of Flag Pond, and son of the late Ratha and Laura “Fay” Silver Thomas.  Full Obituary

GUY ALLEN JOHNSON

Date: 2013-01-28
Guy Allen Johnson, age 84, of Nashville, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, after a long illness. He was a native of Washington County and formerly of Erwin, and a son of the late James and Sarah Augusta Love Johnson.   Full Obituary

HARRY “SPUD” CARPENTER JR.

Date: 2013-01-28
Harry “Spud” Carpenter Jr, age 74, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born on June 14, 1938, he was a native of Erwin and son of the late Harry Sr. and Edith Campbell Carpenter.   Full Obituary

MARY ANN BROWN

Date: 2013-01-24
Mary Ann Brown, age 65, of Massachusetts Avenue, Unicoi, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Christian Care Center in Johnson City.  Full Obituary

FRED HARVEY EDWARDS

Date: 2013-01-24
Fred Harvey Edwards, age 69, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.  Full Obituary

RONALD EFFLER

Date: 2013-01-24
Ronald Effler, age 79, 105 Meadowbrook Drive, Erwin, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

LAURA CARMEN HOPSON

Date: 2013-01-24
Laura Carmen Hopson, age 86, 127 Jake Hopson Road, Unicoi, died Saturday morning, Jan. 19, 2013, in Johnson City.  Full Obituary

AMBROSE RAY HOWELL

Date: 2013-01-24
Ambrose Ray Howell, age 81, 319 Tennessee St., Unicoi, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Mountain Home VA Medical Center.  Full Obituary

BETTY ANN JOHNSON

Date: 2013-01-24
Betty Ann Johnson, age 73, of Unicoi, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, after an automobile accident. She was a native of North Carolina and a daughter of the late Billie and Della Peterson.   Full Obituary

WALLACE CARROLL “JOE” JONES

Date: 2013-01-24
Wallace Carroll “Joe” Jones, age 67, 230 Scioto Woods Court, Unicoi, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at James H. Quillen Veteran’s Hospital.  Full Obituary

HERBERT LEON METCALF

Date: 2013-01-24
Herbert Leon Metcalf, age 66, 128 Honeycutt Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Holston Valley Hospital.  Full Obituary

KATHERINE TILSON MURRAY

Date: 2013-01-24
Katharine Tilson Murray, age 97, of New London, N.H., died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, after a full and accomplished life. Born on March 21, 1915, in New Haven, Conn., Mrs. Murray was the youngest of the three children of Marguerite North Tilson and former Connecticut House Speaker, U.S. Congressman and U.S. House Majority Leader John Quillen Tilson, who grew up on Tilson Mountain in Unicoi County.  Full Obituary

DONNA ROGERS

Date: 2013-01-24
Donna Rogers, age 49, of Erwin, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born on Jan. 26, 1963, in Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Donnie H. and Virginia Street.   Full Obituary

JAMES ORVILLE BAILEY

Date: 2013-01-16
James Orville Bailey, age 87, 232 Albemarle Ave., Erwin, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

NEDA HELTON

Date: 2013-01-16
Neda Helton, age 62, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the home of her sister. Born on June 4, 1950, in Washington County, she was a daughter of Frances Casey and the late Clarence Casey.   Full Obituary

AMBROSE RAY HOWELL

Date: 2013-01-16
Ambrose Ray Howell, age 81, 319 Tennessee St., Unicoi, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Mountain Home VA Medical Center.  Full Obituary

DONALD LEE JOHNSON

Date: 2013-01-16
Donald Lee Johnson, age 67, of Erwin, died Monday, Ja. 14, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

DAVID L. JONES

Date: 2013-01-16
David L. Jones, age 66, of 1155 Prince St., Erwin, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Hiram and Carrie Miller Jones.   Full Obituary

HERBERT LEON METCALF

Date: 2013-01-16
Herbert Leon Metcalf, age 66, 128 Honeycutt Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Holston Valley Hospital.  Full Obituary

BETTY RUTH TIPTON

Date: 2013-01-16
Betty Ruth Tipton, age 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the Center on Aging and Health. She was a native of Erwin, and a daughter of the late Vance and Hazel McInturf Henley.   Full Obituary

JAMES TUCKER

Date: 2013-01-16
James Tucker, age 83, of Daphne, Ala., died peacefully at his home with his family around him on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2012.   Full Obituary

TERRY LYNN WHITE

Date: 2013-01-16
Terry Lynn White, age 54, of 101 Unaka Court, Erwin, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. White was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Lora Dean Smith White and the late Robert L. White Jr.   Full Obituary

CHARLOTTE L. WILLIAMS

Date: 2013-01-16
Charlotte L. Williams, age 68, of Erwin, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of Edith Shelton of Unicoi, and the late Hoy Shelton.   Full Obituary

JAMES EMERY BLEVINS

Date: 2013-01-07
James Emery Blevins, age 85, of Erwin, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the residence of his son. He lived in Bumpass Cove most of his life and was a son of the late Emery and Judneal Laws Blevins.   Full Obituary

BESSIE HORTON BRIGGS

Date: 2013-01-07
Bessie Horton Briggs, age 94, Unicoi, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro. Mrs. Briggs died on her 94th birthday after a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

MARIETTA FAY “RITA” CLOUSE

Date: 2013-01-07
Marietta Fay “Rita” Clouse, age 55, 270 Tittle Branch Road, Erwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Full Obituary

MILDRED MCINTOSH HAYES

Date: 2013-01-07
Mildred McIntosh Hayes, age 83, Jonesborough, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

AVERY GENE HENSLEY

Date: 2013-01-07
Avery Gene Hensley, age 75, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton.  Full Obituary

BRENDA GRINDSTAFF HENSLEY

Date: 2013-01-07
Brenda Grindstaff Hensley, age 66, of Erwin, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Avery and Jennie Murdock Grindstaff.   Full Obituary

PAUL THOMAS HENSLEY

Date: 2013-01-07
Paul Thomas Hensley, age 59, 307 Old Highway Road, Erwin, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at his home.  Full Obituary

KATIE RIDDLE LAWING

Date: 2013-01-07
Katie Riddle Lawing, age 85, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of James and Maggie Lance Riddle.   Full Obituary

BURNIE LEE PETERSON JR.

Date: 2013-01-07
Burnie Lee Peterson Jr., age 67, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his residence, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Peterson was surrounded by his family. He was a son of the late Burnie and Evelyn Bailey Peterson.  Full Obituary

GUSTIE PETERSON

Date: 2013-01-07
Gustie Peterson, age 96, Poplar, N.C., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Erwin Health Care Center.  Full Obituary

STEPHEN LENNOX POLLOCK

Date: 2013-01-07
Stephen Lennox Pollock, age 66, Unicoi, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at his residence. A native of Johnson City, he was the son of June Hale Pollock and the late Benjamin Lenox Pollock.   Full Obituary

JERRY MARTIN RIPPEE

Date: 2013-01-07
Jerry Martin Rippee, age 72, of Pensacola Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, surrounded by his love ones, at age 72.  Full Obituary

JANIE MOORE ROGERS

Date: 2013-01-07
Janie Moore Rogers, age 76, died peacefully at her home on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 27, 1936, in Nash County, N.C., to the late Ernest Wayne Moore and Anna Mae Cone Moore.   Full Obituary

WAYNE B. SHELL

Date: 2013-01-07
Wayne B. Shell, age 75, of Erwin, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Paul and Roxie Lloyd Shell.   Full Obituary

MARY RUTH MCNEESE COFFIE ARROWOOD

Date: 2012-12-31
Mary Ruth McNeese, Coffie Arrowood, age 78, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. She was a native of Jonesborough and a daughter of the late Joseph Allen and Trula Jane Higgins McNeese.   Full Obituary

RALPH E. CAMPBELL

Date: 2012-12-31
Ralph E. Campbell, age 78, of Erwin, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late James and Bessie Marken Campbell. He was formerly employed in construction by J. E. Green.  Full Obituary

MAXINE C. COOPER

Date: 2012-12-31
Maxine C. Cooper, age 79, of Erwin, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Robert C. and Inez Peters Cox.   Full Obituary

GLADYS TIPTON HAUN

Date: 2012-12-31
Gladys Tipton Haun, age 87, 811 Dogwood Drive, Erwin, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Erwin Health Care Center.  Full Obituary

LESTER CURTIS HARRIS SR.

Date: 2012-12-31
Lester Curtis Harris Sr. died Tuesday, Dec. 25. He was born in Erwin to the late Harry and Lela Belle West Harris.   Full Obituary

SHERRY MARQUIETTA LEWIS HELGET

Date: 2012-12-31
Sherry Marquietta Lewis Helget, age 47, Powell, Tenn., formerly of Unicoi County, died, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, after a short illness.  Full Obituary

MALOY KING

Date: 2012-12-31
Maloy King, age 86, 130 Sugar Loaf Mountain Road, Marshall, N.C., died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at John Keever Solace Center in Asheville, N.C.  Full Obituary

ELIZABETH VIRGINIA WHITE

Date: 2012-12-31
Elizabeth Virginia White, age 33, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a life long resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of Eva Beals of Erwin and the late Edward White.   Full Obituary

JENNIE LOU KEESECKER

Date: 2012-12-26
Jennie Lou Keesecker, age 85, Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Center, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

MICHAEL “MIKE” LIGHT

Date: 2012-12-26
Michael “Mike” Light, age 66, 140 Kerns St., Erwin, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Bristol Regional Medical Center Select Specialty Unit. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Clarence and Etta Ambrose Light.   Full Obituary

JAMES COLEMAN BOWER

Date: 2012-12-18
James Coleman Bower, age 92, Robinson Road, Mars Hill, N.C., formerly of Unicoi County, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C.  Full Obituary

RENA “REV” RAY RADFORD

Date: 2012-12-18
Rena “Reva” Ray Radford, age 97, Odom Branch Road, Erwin, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Brookside Rehabilitation and Care in Burnsville, N.C.  Full Obituary

LEON “DALTON” BARHAM

Date: 2012-12-17
Leon “Dalton” Barham, age 83, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

LLOYD PHILLIPS

Date: 2012-12-17
Lloyd Phillips, age 81, Seneca, S.C., formerly of Erwin, died Sunday, December 16, 2012, in Seneca.  Full Obituary

BETTY ALLEN PRICE

Date: 2012-12-17
Betty Allen Price, age 73, St. Johns, Fla., formerly of Erwin, died Sunday, December 9, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Deborah, in Florida.  Full Obituary

ALBERT HENSLEY

Date: 2012-12-11
Albert Hensley, age 79 of Keithsburg, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. He had lived in Keithsburg for many years, but at the time of his death, was living at Lutheran Homes.  Full Obituary

EDWAY RICHARD JOHNSON

Date: 2012-12-11
Edway Richard Johnson “Ed” died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Fairfax INOVA Hospital, Fairfax, Va., following a lengthy illness.   Full Obituary

OPAL RAMSEY LOVE

Date: 2012-12-11
Opal Ramsey Love, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. She was a native of Yancey County, N.C. Following her graduation from High School in 1942, she moved to Erwin. Mrs. Love was the last surviving child of the late Jobe and Lyda Miller Ramsey.   Full Obituary

JEAN RAY MOSHER

Date: 2012-12-11
Jean Ray Mosher of Boca Raton, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at her home. She was 70 years old.   Full Obituary

BETTY ALLEN PRICE

Date: 2012-12-11
Betty Allen Price, age 73, St. Johns, Fla., formerly of Erwin, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Florida.  Full Obituary

CAROLYN COOK WOODS

Date: 2012-12-11
Carolyn Cook Wood, age 88, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born in Erwin, on April 8, 1924.   Full Obituary

RAYMOND P. ERWIN

Date: 2012-12-04
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CLING PHILLIP HARRIS SR.

Date: 2012-12-04
Cling Phillip Harris Sr., age 71, 108 Banner St., Erwin, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Erwin, he was a son of the late Harry M. and Lela Belle West Harris.  Full Obituary

WAYNE F. LEDFORD

Date: 2012-12-04
Wayne F. Ledford, age 75, 245 Bailey Circle Road, Erwin, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, surrounded by family and friends at Franklin Woods Community Hospital.  Full Obituary

EASTER LOWE

Date: 2012-12-04
Easter Lowe age 55 died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Johnson City. She was born in Scott County on Oct. 17, 1957 to the late Henry and Cynthia Patterson Lowe.  Full Obituary

DORIS FAY MOORE McCORKLE

Date: 2012-12-04
Doris Fay Moore McCorkle, age 82, of Memphis, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in Knoxville, where she had lived since 2010, following the death of her husband of 58 years, John Harris McCorkle.   Full Obituary

WILLIAM B. McNABB

Date: 2012-12-04
The Rev. William B. McNabb, age 90, Unicoi, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Lake Bridge Healthcare Center surrounded by his family. Born on Dec. 29, 1921, he was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Frank and Sabie Campbell McNabb.   Full Obituary

RUTH E. OSBURN

Date: 2012-12-04
Ruth E. Osburn, age 97, 3133 Zane Whitson Drive, Unicoi, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  Full Obituary

PAUL JUSTICE SHERWOOD

Date: 2012-12-04
Paul Justice Sherwood, age 91, 447 Ash St., Erwin, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Arthur C. Sherwood, a Baptist minister, and Edith Allen Sherwood.  Full Obituary

MARDELL GREENE DAVIS

Date: 2012-11-27
Mardell Greene Davis, age 85, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, after a year-long battle with leukemia. She was born on Nov. 3, 1927, to Roscoe and Venie Buchanan Greene.   Full Obituary

SYLVIA C. HUNTER

Date: 2012-11-27
Sylvia Colleen Hunter died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Kansas City, Kan.  Full Obituary

GEORGIA ANN SALTZ

Date: 2012-11-27
Georgia Ann Saltz, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health, surrounded by her loving family.  Full Obituary

MARY RUTH GARLAND SMITH

Date: 2012-11-27
Mary Ruth Garland Smith, age 79, 703 North St., Johnson City, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.  Full Obituary

ADDIE TAYLOR

Date: 2012-11-27
Addie Taylor, age 96, of Embreeville, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health. She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Jim and Dora Fowler Casey.   Full Obituary

BETTY JANE SIFFERD TURNER GRIFFITH

Date: 2012-11-20
Betty Jane Sifferd Turner Griffith, age 79, Erwin, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. She was a daughter of the late John and Ina Sifferd and a native of Erwin.   Full Obituary

HOWARD E. RAY

Date: 2012-11-20
Howard E. Ray, age 79, 327 White Cove Road, Unicoi, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Life Care Center of Gray.  Full Obituary

ROMA DOVER STREET

Date: 2012-11-20
Roma Dover Street, age 69, of Erwin, formerly of Spruce Pine, N.C., died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

LOY DAVID TIPTON

Date: 2012-11-20
Loy David Tipton, age 69, 108 Robbins Ave., Erwin, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, a son of the late Jeff and L.M. Proffitt Tipton.  Full Obituary

SYBIL COPPLE BECK

Date: 2012-11-13
Sybil Copple Beck, age 92, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, following a lengthy illness.   Full Obituary

GRACE BEULAH COLLINS

Date: 2012-11-13
Grace Beulah Collins, age 70, Erwin, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Asheville, N.C. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Charles A. and Effie Mattingly Lyon.   Full Obituary

LEONA EDWARDS JACKSON

Date: 2012-11-13
Leona Edwards Jackson, age 84, Asbury Place, Maryville, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at her home.  Full Obituary

VONNA LEIGH LOYD LITTLE

Date: 2012-11-13
Vonna Leigh Loyd Little, age 63, Muddy Creek, Blountville, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Indian Path Hospital, after a battling with cancer.  Full Obituary

FRED HONEYCUTT

Date: 2012-11-13
Fred Honeycutt, age 82, of Blackwater, Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born Aug. 27, 1930, in Pigeon Roost, N.C.   Full Obituary

RONNIE DEAN MILLER

Date: 2012-11-13
Ronnie Dean Miller, age 54, 5214 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at his home.  Full Obituary

RONALD KEITH RANDOLPH

Date: 2012-11-13
Ronald Keith Randolph, age 58, Unicoi, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at his residence. He was the son of the late William Herbert Randolph Jr. and Laura Ellen Hutson, of Sparta, Tenn.  Full Obituary

AVID “D.H.” WILSON

Date: 2012-11-13
David “D.H.” Wilson, age 78, of Tusculum, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

Bessie Jordan Cornett

Date: 2012-11-07
Bessie Jordan Cornett, age 90, Unicoi, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health in Erwin. She was born in Unicoi County to the late Dave and Mary Elizabeth Campbell Sneyd.  Full Obituary

Donald Ray “Don” Gentry

Date: 2012-11-07
Donald Ray “Don” Gentry, age 69, 225 McCurry Road, Unicoi, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Full Obituary

Willie Mae Haun Honeycutt

Date: 2012-11-07
Willie Mae Haun Honeycutt, age 93, of the Rock Creek community in Erwin, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at her home. Born on Aug. 5, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Peter Lafayette and Effie Mae McInturff Haun of Erwin.   Full Obituary

Pat J. Rennie

Date: 2012-11-07
Pat J. Rennie, age 82, of Erwin, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center with her family at her side.   Full Obituary

Paul McKinley Riddle

Date: 2012-11-07
Paul McKinley Riddle, age 95, Johnson City, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Four Oaks Health Care Center in Jonesbourgh. He was born in Unicoi County to the late William L. and Mollie Gouge Riddle.   Full Obituary

Floyd Glenn Shelton Sr.

Date: 2012-11-07
Floyd Glenn Shelton Sr., age 57, 1815 Rice Creek Road, Flag Pond, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at his home.  Full Obituary

Evelyn Susan Bailey

Date: 2012-10-02
Evelyn Susan Bailey, age 83, of Erwin, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in the Christian Care Center of Johnson City. She was a lifelong resident of Erwin, and daughter of the late Rev. Callie and Dona Rice Casey.   Full Obituary

Nan McInturff Briggs

Date: 2012-10-02
Nan McInturff Briggs, age 88, of Erwin, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on March 12, 1924, in Unicoi County, to the late Tobias Miller and Claty Myrtle McInturff.   Full Obituary

Lucinda M. Britton

Date: 2012-10-02
Lucinda M. Britton, age 59, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at home, surrounded by her family, after a lengthy battle with cancer.   Full Obituary

Chloie Lilly Jordan Greene

Date: 2012-10-02
Chloie Lilly Jordan Greene, age 69, Telford, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family and friends.  Full Obituary

Betty Griffith

Date: 2012-10-02
Betty Griffith, age 74, of Erwin, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late James and Media Metcalf Cantrell.   Full Obituary

Genevieve H. Laws

Date: 2012-10-02
Genevieve H. Laws, age 86, 125 Ford St., Erwin, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health.  Full Obituary

Jack Curtis Masters

Date: 2012-10-02
Jack Curtis Masters, age 96, 2050 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Center on Aging and Health.  Full Obituary

Robert Earl Pressler

Date: 2012-10-02
Robert Earl Pressler, age 78, 120 Carver Drive Extension, Unicoi, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the home of his daughter, Betty Wolfe, in Romulus, Mich.  Full Obituary

Nancy A. Corby

Date: 2012-09-25
Nancy A. Corby, age 72 of West Chester, Pa., formerly of Erwin, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at her home. She was born in Erwin to the late Brady Tipton and Ola Calloway Tipton.  Full Obituary

Mary P. Crain

Date: 2012-09-25
Mary P. Crain, age 92, Longterm Care Unit of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, died Thursday, Sept.20, 2012. She was a native and lifelong resident of Unicoi County.  Full Obituary

CHARLES STEVEN DAVIS

Date: 2012-09-25
CHARLES STEVEN DAVIS  Full Obituary

Barbara Jean Ollis Hopson

Date: 2012-09-25
Barbara Jean Ollis Hopson, age 75, 215 Pippin Hollow Road, Erwin, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Unicoi County and was a daughter of the late Walter and Virgie Smith Ollis.   Full Obituary

BONNIE WILCOX BOWMAN

Date: 2012-09-18
Bonnie Wilcox Bowman, age 77, of Indian Springs, Kingsport, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Wellmont Hospice House.   Full Obituary

T. L. Corby Sr

Date: 2012-09-18
T. L. Corby Sr., 85 of West Chester, formerly of Erwin, died Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012, at the Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City.  Full Obituary

Shelly Kaye English Edwards

Date: 2012-09-18
Shelly Kaye English Edwards, age 41, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at her home. She was the daughter of Charlotte English of Erwin and the late Johnny English.   Full Obituary

Linda Mae Peterson

Date: 2012-09-18
Linda Mae Peterson, age 59, of Huntdale Road, Bakersville, N.C., died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at her home. She was a daughter of the late Oliver and Hazel Lewis McMahan.   Full Obituary

Frank Price Shull Jr.

Date: 2012-09-18
Frank Price Shull Jr. of Crowfields in Asheville, N.C. died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at the Laurels of Green Tree Ridge. Mr. Shull was a native of Erwin, and had made his home in Asheville for the past 49 years.  Full Obituary

JODY LEE BAILEY

Date: 2012-08-20
Jody Lee Bailey, age 53, 145 Morris Road, Erwin, died Sunday, August 19, 2012, at his home.  Full Obituary

BETTY ROSE EDWARDS

Date: 2012-08-20
Betty Rose Edwards, age 84, Hoyle Road, Flag Pond, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Madison Health and Rehabilitation in Mars Hill, N.C.  Full Obituary

LENA W. JUSTICE

Date: 2012-08-20
Lena W. Justice, age 83, of Erwin, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at her home. Lena was born in Unicoi County on September 27, 1928, to the late Fieldon and Minnie Engle White.   Full Obituary

STELLA EDWARDS KAYWOOD

Date: 2012-08-20
Stella Edwards Kaywood, age 70, Mohawk Drive, Erwin, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health.  Full Obituary

LINDA DAVIS MARCH

Date: 2012-08-20
Linda Davis March, age 58, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, after a lengthy and hard-fought battle with cancer.  She was an Erwin native, who spent the majority of her adult life in Asheville, N.C.  Full Obituary

LAURA JEAN MILLSAP

Date: 2012-08-20
Laura Jean Millsap, age 88, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Dunbar, Va., and a daughter of the late White Ballard and Julia Hollon Helvey.   Full Obituary

ATLAS McCOURRY ROBINSON

Date: 2012-08-20
Atlas McCourry Robinson, 88, of Erwin, died on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

CLARENCE VENTON BANNER

Date: 2012-08-14
Clarence Venton Banner, age 87, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health. He was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late Guard E. and Clara Ford Banner.   Full Obituary

DR. M. WAYNE HEINE

Date: 2012-08-14
Dr. M. Wayne Heine, Chapel Hill N.C., died July 24, 2012, at the age of 79, from pancreatic cancer. Born in Ellendale N.D., he was the third child of the late Robert and Laura Heine.   Full Obituary

IRENE E. HOWELL

Date: 2012-08-14
Irene E. Howell, age 77, of Erwin, died with her children and family by her side, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Madison County, N.C., a daughter of the late John and Martha Bailey Ramsey.   Full Obituary

LARRY LEWIS KEESEE

Date: 2012-08-14
Larry Lewis Keesee, age 62, 3218 Marbleton Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Florida. He was a native of Bristol, Va., and was a son of Peggy Goodson Keesee and the late Marshall Lewis Keesee.   Full Obituary

FAYE S. KELTON

Date: 2012-08-14
Faye S. Kelton, age 76, of Greeneville, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Laughlin Healthcare Center.  Full Obituary

HAZEL WOODWARD PRICE

Date: 2012-08-14
Hazel Woodward Price, age 83, Chestoa Pike, Erwin, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, in Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Jake V. and Minnie Ledford Woodward.   Full Obituary

EDDIE BANNER

Date: 2012-08-13
Eddie Banner, age 78, 139 Barker Suv. Ave, Gate City, Va., died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Unicoi County, Feb. 14, 1934, to the late Orville and Ida Hensley Banner.   Full Obituary

ELMER “FUDD” BOWMAN

Date: 2012-08-06
Elmer "Fudd" Bowman, age 71, Yatesville, Ga., died Friday, July 27, 2012, at his residence.  Full Obituary

RUTH SABEL MCNABB

Date: 2012-08-06
Ruth Sabel McNabb, age 73, 123 Landingham Road, Unicoi, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center, after a brief illness. She had been a resident of Unicoi County since 1969.  Full Obituary

JACK LEROY PURCHASE

Date: 2012-08-06
Jack LeRoy Purchase, age 68, of Erwin, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health. He was a native of Omaha Neb., and was the son of the late Samuel and Bernice Shew Purchase.   Full Obituary

DAVID LYNN RABB

Date: 2012-08-06
David Lynn Rabb, age 50, 2396 Spivey Mountain Road, Erwin, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

JAMES FRANKLIN WIDENER

Date: 2012-08-06
James Franklin Widener Jr., age 72, 103 Highland Ave., Erwin, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

VIOLA LOUISE GARLAND EDWARDS

Date: 2012-07-31
Viola Louise Garland Edwards, 90 years old, 610 Vinton Ave., Erwin, died Saturday, July 14,2012, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Johnson City.  Full Obituary

CHARLES RAYMOND “RAY” GRIMES

Date: 2012-07-31
Funeral services for Charles Raymond “Ray” Grimes, age 81, Melbourne, Fla., were held Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Melbourne.  Full Obituary

KENNETH L. HARRIS

Date: 2012-07-31
Kenneth L. Harris, age 72, of Erwin, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and the son of Edna Wilson Harris Foxx and the late Clarence Harris.   Full Obituary

WILMA DEAN SHELTON

Date: 2012-07-31
Wilma Dean Shelton, age 51, died at her home Tuesday, July 24, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Kathleen Larimer and Lewis “Chun” Shelton.  Full Obituary

PEARLIE MAE ARROWOOD

Date: 2012-07-23
Pearlie Mae Arrowood, age 80, of Erwin, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health. She was a native of Shelby, N.C., and a daughter of the late George and Leah Ashley Oaks.   Full Obituary

RAYMOND GRANGER

Date: 2012-07-23
Ray Granger, age 85, of Unicoi, died Wednesday, July 18, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Alexandria, Va., on April 26, 1927 to Raymond T. and Mary Granger of Newport, R.I.   Full Obituary

DON W. KING

Date: 2012-07-23
Don W. King, age 74, of Erwin, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Unicoi County, on July 29, 1937, a son of the late Claude and Bonnie Willis King.   Full Obituary

JESSIE VEE LLOYD

Date: 2012-07-23
Jessie Vee Lloyd, 70, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Va. She was born in Erwin, and had been a Newport News resident for the past 58 years.   Full Obituary

JACK HENRY MCCURRY

Date: 2012-07-23
Jack Henry McCurry, age 90, 623 Maple Ave., Erwin, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Erwin and a son of the late Jim and Bertha Phillips McCurry.   Full Obituary

CHARLES “BIGGIN” BEALS

Date: 2012-07-16
Charles "Biggin" Beals, age 55, 398 Bear Wallow Flats, Erwin, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.   Full Obituary

ROBERT BENNETT

Date: 2012-07-16
Robert Bennett, age 74, of Erwin, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and was the son of the late Coy James and Robbie Francis Guinn Bennett.   Full Obituary

CAROL SUE ERWIN

Date: 2012-07-16
Carol Sue Erwin, age 66, of Corryton, Tenn., died Monday, July 9, 2012.   Full Obituary

DAISIE HERRELL

Date: 2012-07-16
Daisie Herrell, age 90, 104 Volunteer Drive, Unicoi, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at her residence. She was a native of Mitchell County, N.C. and had lived in Unicoi County most of her life.   Full Obituary

Harlon Huskins

Date: 2012-07-12
Harlon Huskins, age 76, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Erwin, died June 30, 2012. Services will be held at 11 a.m., on Sat., at Palms Robarts Funeral Home in Sarasota, Fla.  Full Obituary

Charles Murphy Scott

Date: 2012-07-12
Charles Murphy Scott, age 79, of Erwin, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Unicoi County, Sept. 4, 1932, to the late James Boyd and Rebecca Louise Scott.   Full Obituary

Genevieve Silvers Tipton

Date: 2012-07-12
Genevieve Silvers Tipton, age 88, 510 Holston Ave., Erwin, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at her home.  Full Obituary

Eva Dell McIntosh Shelton

Date: 2012-07-12
Eva Dell McIntosh Shelton, age 92, of Erwin, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.   Full Obituary

L. J. Steffey

Date: 2012-07-12
L. J. Steffey, age 89, of Erwin, died Friday, July 6, 2012. He was a native of Dante, Va., and a son of the late James S. and Kate McConnell Steffey.   Full Obituary

QUEVIA LINCOLN “Q.L.” STARNES

Date: 2012-07-03
Quevia Lincoln “Q.L.” Starnes, age 70, Telford, died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at his residence.  Full Obituary

EDMUND (EDDIE) WILLIAM FOSTER JR.

Date: 2012-07-03
Edmund (Eddie) William Foster Jr., age 56, Clinchfield Avenue, Erwin, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at his home, following a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

BUSTER B. “BUCK” HUGHES

Date: 2012-07-03
Buster B. “Buck” Hughes, age 86, of Erwin, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Huntdale, N.C., and had made his home for many years in Erwin.   Full Obituary

MILDRED PARKER GARLAND

Date: 2012-07-03
Mildred Parker Garland, age 86, 109 Lake Hill Drive, Unicoi, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health.  Full Obituary

ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) GILLIS WILSON

Date: 2012-07-03
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Gillis Wilson, age 88, 380 Mountain View St., Erwin, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at the home of her son Dwight.  Full Obituary

Willis Parks Bowman

Date: 2012-05-15
Willis Parks Bowman, age 76, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Saturday, April 28, 2012. He was born in Erwin to the late Richard Rowe Bowman and Loris Clouse Bowman.  Full Obituary

Edward Norman Cannon

Date: 2012-05-15
Edward Norman Cannon, age 80, 100 Stalling Lane, Erwin, formerly of Bristol, Va., died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

Dr. Joseph G. Earhart

Date: 2012-05-15
Dr. Joseph G. Earhart, 82, died Saturday May 12, 2012, surrounded by his family.  Full Obituary

Betty McIntosh

Date: 2012-05-15
Betty McIntosh, age 75, 1821 Zane Whitson Drive, #25, Erwin, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a life long resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Hugh and Mollie Collins Tipton.   Full Obituary

Dolly Elizabeth Britt Sams

Date: 2012-05-15
Dolly Elizabeth Britt Sams, age 71, 800 Lower Higgins Creek Road, Erwin, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at the home of her daughter, following a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

Roddey L. Stewart

Date: 2012-05-15
Roddey L. Stewart, age 95, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Culpepper Garden, Arlington, Va. He was a York County, S.C., native and the son of the late Charles E. Stewart and Ida Jane Love Stewart.   Full Obituary

ROBERT CARATHERS

Date: 2012-04-24
Robert Carathers, age 65, 120 Crossing Lane, Erwin, died at his residence Friday, April 20, 2012, following an extended battle with cancer. He was a lifelong residence of Unicoi County and son of the late Grady and Grace Ramsey Carathers.  Full Obituary

BOB GILBERT

Date: 2012-04-24
Bob Gilbert, age 72, of King, N.C., died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at his residence following a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

KATHLEEN LEDFORD JONES

Date: 2012-04-24
Kathleen Ledford Jones, age 88, 112 Casey Jones Road, Erwin, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family, Friday, April 20, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Mariah Fender and William Cornelius Ledford.   Full Obituary

RUTH MARIE “EONIE” MASTERS

Date: 2012-04-24
Ruth Marie “Eonie” Masters, age 83, of Erwin, died Thursday, April 19, 2012, in the UCMH Long Term Care Unit. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late E. Guy and Maud Williams Robbins.  Full Obituary

ANGELA BETH PETERSON POWERS

Date: 2012-04-24
Angela Beth Peterson Powers, age 48, 713 Broyles St., Erwin, died Friday, April 20, 2012, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a longtime resident of Erwin.   Full Obituary

RUTH RIDDLE STANCIL

Date: 2012-04-24
Ruth Riddle Stancil, age 69, 131 Toney Ave., Erwin, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.  Full Obituary

FREDDIE DEAN DOUGHERTY TITTLE

Date: 2012-04-24
Freddie Dean Dougherty Tittle, age 81, 535 Washington St., Erwin, died Saturday April 21, 2012, at 6:15 p.m., at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Erwin and was a daughter of the late John Frank and Kate Collins Dougherty.  Full Obituary

Lt. Col. Robert W. Emmert

Date: 2012-04-20
Lt. Col. Robert W. Emmert, 88, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He was a native of Erwin.  Full Obituary

Lou Ella Layne

Date: 2012-04-20
Lou Ella Layne, age 72, of Erwin, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Clem and Mary Lloyd Shell.  Full Obituary

Carolyn J. McCrackin

Date: 2012-04-20
Carolyn J. McCrackin, age 81, Boone, N.C., formerly of Unicoi, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Boone, N.C.  Full Obituary

Gary Wayne Bostic

Date: 2012-04-10
Gary Wayne Bostic, age 47, died at Johnson City Medical Center Saturday, March 31, 2012.   Full Obituary

Paul Adolphe Colin

Date: 2012-04-10
Paul Adolphe Colin died Friday, March 23, 2012, in Erwin. He was born May 2, 1915, in New Orleans, LA., to the late Wilfred Colin Sr. and Marie Massel Colin.   Full Obituary

June Whitson Gaddy

Date: 2012-04-10
June Whitson Gaddy, age 82, 890 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

Eugene “Gene” Higgins

Date: 2012-04-10
Eugene “Gene” Higgins, 651 Venton Ave., Erwin, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

Gladys Louvenia Hyder Roberts

Date: 2012-04-10
Gladys Louvenia Hyder Roberts, age 69, of Addison, Mich., died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Lenawee.   Full Obituary

Wayne Curtis Bennett

Date: 2012-04-02
Wayne Curtis Bennett, age 73, of Erwin, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and the son of the late Curtis and Georgia Bailey Bennett.  Full Obituary

Cindy Church

Date: 2012-04-02
Cindy Church, age 37, 904 Charway Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, March 30, 2012, following an extended illness. She was born in Jacksonville, N.C., and resided in Johnson City for most of her life.  Full Obituary

Jeannette Gillis

Date: 2012-04-02
Jeannette Gillis, age 73, 200 Four Seasons Circle, Erwin, died Thursday March, 29, 2012, in the Hanover Medical Center, Hanover, Pa. She was a native of Frederick, Md., but had lived in Unicoi County for the past 15 years.  Full Obituary

Barbara Wilson-King

Date: 2012-04-02
Barbara Wilson-King, age 73, of Erwin, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She is a native of Unicoi County and the daughter of the late Cecil and Ruth Smith-Wilson.  Full Obituary

Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Holloway Lowe

Date: 2012-04-02
Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Holloway Lowe, age 43, 780 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, formerly of 109 Williams St., Erwin, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at her mother’s home with her children and loved ones by her side.  Full Obituary

Beulah Morris

Date: 2012-04-02
Beulah Morris, age 99, of Erwin, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the Erwin Health Care Center. She was a native of Virginia and a daughter of the late Clarence and Martha Jane Johnson Wampler.   Full Obituary

Lenard Price

Date: 2012-04-02
Lenard Price, age 79, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan, Kan., following a long-term illness. He was born June 22, 1932, in Erwin to James and Deckie Blankenship Price.   Full Obituary

Henry Smith

Date: 2012-04-02
Henry Smith, age 82, 702 N. North St., Johnson City, died Thursday March, 29 2012, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Wayne W. Va. and a son of the late Jesse and Jane Mills Smith.  Full Obituary

Richard Leslie Speirs

Date: 2012-04-02
Richard Leslie Speirs, age 84, of 703 W. Main St., Jonesborough, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Four Oaks Health Care Center.  Full Obituary

Michael Charles Warrick

Date: 2012-04-02
Michael Charles Warrick, age 37, of 129 Witcher St., Erwin, died Saturday, March 24, 2012. Mr. Warrick was born in Washington County, but lived all of his life in Unicoi County.   Full Obituary

Mary Martin Zavist

Date: 2012-04-02
Mary Martin Zavist, age 88, died Sunday, March 25, 2012. She was born in Chicago, Ill. to the late James Harold and Mary Smith Martin.  Full Obituary

Robert K. "Bob" Helton

Date: 2012-03-30
Robert K. “Bob” Helton, age 66, of Erwin, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. He was born in Erwin on April 2, 1945, to Beatrice Gilbert Helton and the late Ernest Helton.  Full Obituary

Doris Fehrer Johnson

Date: 2012-03-30
Doris Fehrer Johnson, age 90, of Telford, died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at her daughter’s residence.   Full Obituary

Karl Lee Justice Jr.

Date: 2012-03-30
Karl Lee Justice Jr., age 69, commonly known as “Karl,” “Carlucci” or “Lucci,” died Saturday, March 24, 2012.  Full Obituary

Mary Lee Ayers Masters

Date: 2012-03-30
Mary Lee Ayers Masters, age 79, 800 Broyles Ave., Building #1, Apartment A, Erwin, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

Dona Peterson Murphy

Date: 2012-03-30
Dona Peterson Murphy, age 91, of Green Mountain, N.C., died March 9, 2012, at her residence.   Full Obituary

Betty Ann Briggs Timberlake

Date: 2012-03-30
Betty Ann Briggs Timberlake, Rock Creek Road, Erwin, died on her birthday, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at the home of her sister. She was a daughter of the late Homer York and Flora May Proffitt Briggs.  Full Obituary

Joan Lee Jones Woodby

Date: 2012-03-30
Joan Lee Jones Woodby, age 66, 230 Riverside Drive, Unicoi, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County.  Full Obituary

Roger Steven Buchanan

Date: 2012-03-13
Roger Steven Buchanan, 63, of Johnson City, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his home. Mr. Buchanan was a native of U n i c o i C o u n t y , and a son of the late F o n z e r Buchanan and Cora Tolley. He had worked at C. E. Refractories and later at Harris-Tarkett. Survivors include his  Full Obituary

Wilma Jean Laws

Date: 2012-03-13
Wilma Jean Laws, 70, of Erwin, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Knoxville, and was a daughter of the late Ralph Buss and Ollie Mae Dockins. She moved to Erwin with her husband, Gene “Sonny Sonny” Laws, in 1958 and later moved to Charleston, S.C.,  Full Obituary

Clyde Lee Williams

Date: 2012-03-13
Clyde Lee Williams, 60, Ashe Street, Johnson City, died Friday, March 9, 2012, in Coal City, W. Va.  Full Obituary

Dr. James Richard Adams

Date: 2012-03-12
Dr. James Richard Adams, 72, retired director of development at the National Association of Free Will Baptists, died unexpectedly Friday, March 2, in Antioch, Tenn. Dr. Adams was born in Erwin, to the late James Henry and Amilee Norton Adams.  Full Obituary

Christa Lee Arnold

Date: 2012-03-12
Christa Lee Arnold, 72 died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at the Francis Marion Manor, Virginia. She was born in Erwin, to the late Rushie (R.L.) Williams & Mable Foster Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband the Rev. Andrew Jackson Arnold and a brother, Eugene Williams. She was a dedicated member of her church. Survivors include a son: David Lee Byrd and wifePaula, Limestone, brothers: Phillip Williams and wife Joanne, Erwin, Ron Williams and wife Sue, Erwin; sisters: Barbara Tipton, Erwin, Revonda Cooper, Johnson City; grandchildren: Amanda Bennett and husband Travis, Felecia Arnold, Matt Byrd and wife Nikki, Erin Byrd; great-grandchildren: Cole, Kloe, Alex and Drew and several nieces and nephews.  Full Obituary

Betty Louise Linville Black

Date: 2012-03-12
Betty Louise Linville Black, age 80, 112 R.W. Drive, Unicoi, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, in Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County. Mrs. Black  Full Obituary

Walter Davis Jr.

Date: 2012-03-12
Walter Davis Jr., 87, 211 Tennessee St., Unicoi, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi and a son of the late Walter and Fannie Blevins Davis. Mr. Davis was a longtime member of the Unicoi United Methodist Church. He was always eager to help out in his local community and church in volunteer services. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting bravely at the Battle of the Bulge.  Full Obituary

Gary L. Griffith

Date: 2012-03-12
Gary L. Griffith, 63, of Erwin, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a lifelong native of Unicoi County and was a son of the late Arnold and Gertrude Parker Griffith.  Full Obituary

Ronald Chester Hensley Sr.

Date: 2012-03-12
Ronald Chester Hensley Sr., 79, of Cosby, formerly of Johnson City, died Friday, Feb. 24, at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Sanders of Knoxville.  Full Obituary

Roderick Lynn Meyer

Date: 2012-03-12
Roderick Lynn Meyer died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. He was born at Keesler Airforce Base in Biloxi, MS in 1953. He was a devoted member of Martindale Baptist Church in Johnson City. He was a  Full Obituary

Berta Lucille Anderson Ray

Date: 2012-03-12
Berta Lucille Anderson Ray, 98, Unicoi, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County. In addition to the love, support, and guidance she gave her family, Mrs. Ray affected  Full Obituary

Irene Tilson Smith

Date: 2012-03-12
Irene Tilson Smith, age 76, 1218 North Walnut St., Erwin, died Sunday , March 4, 2012, at her  Full Obituary

Charles William "Charley" Walker

Date: 2012-03-12
Charles William “Charley” Walker, age 78, 118 Stone Place Road, Flag Pond, died Sunday, March 4,  Full Obituary

Stanley Norman Donnelly

Date: 2012-03-01
Stanley Norman Donnelly, 78, Elk Point, S.D., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Erwin. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, to the late Ralph Henry and Ione (Fowler) Donnelly. Mr. Donnelly graduated in 1952 from Elk Point High School. After high school graduation, he attended South Dakota State University  Full Obituary

Harry L. Erwin

Date: 2012-03-01
Harry L. Erwin, 94, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at Baysmont Asbury. He was born in Erwin, and  Full Obituary

Linda Kay Bryant Gardner

Date: 2012-03-01
Linda Kay Bryant Gardner, 66, 137 Springbrook Road, Unicoi, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.   Full Obituary

Charlotte Lewis

Date: 2012-02-22
Charlotte Lewis, 78, 135 Yelton St., Erwin, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in the Center on Aging and Health.  Full Obituary

Billy Dale Miller

Date: 2012-02-22
Billy Dale Miller, 64, 110 Unaka View Drive, Erwin died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at his home   Full Obituary

Martha B. Mosley

Date: 2012-02-22
Martha B. Mosley, 85, of Erwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial   Full Obituary

Deana Hawkins Richey

Date: 2012-02-22
Deana Hawkins Richey, 41, of Johnson City, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in the Bristol Regional   Full Obituary

TERRY BRADFORD

Date: 2012-01-10
Terry Bradford, 59, 149 Bradford Lane, Erwin, died, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Bradford was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Andy Roscoe and Pearl Hensley Bradford.  Full Obituary

ORLANDO WYCLIFFE JONES

Date: 2012-01-10
Orlanda Wycliffe Jones, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City. Mr. Jones was born in Erwin, on July 12, 1923, a son of the late Hiram and Carrie Miller Jones.  Full Obituary

KENNETH L. KERNS

Date: 2012-01-10
Kenneth L. Kerns, 85, of Unicoi, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at the Center on Aging and Health. Mr. Kerns was a Unicoi County native, born on June 25, 1926, to the late Walter C. and Gladys Nelson Kerns.  Full Obituary

AMNER TONEY

Date: 2012-01-10
Amner Toney, 88, of Sevierville, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at the Mountainbrook Village Assisted Living Center in Sevierville. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Charles “Charlie” and Annabelle Kyker McInturff.  Full Obituary

MARY E. WITHERS

Date: 2012-01-10
Mary E. Withers, 90, of Oregon, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in KSB Hospital, Dixon, Ore. She was born Jan. 20, 1921, in Erwin to the late Charles and Annabelle Kyker McInturff.  Full Obituary

RAYMOND BAILEY

Date: 2011-10-12
Raymond Bailey, 68, of 123 Jackson Love Circle, Erwin, died after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at his residence.  Full Obituary

ANGELA DIANE LEWIS GOUGE

Date: 2011-10-12
Angela Diane Lewis Gouge, 49, of Erwin, died after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 at Appalachian Christian Village.  Full Obituary

NORMAN L. MILLER

Date: 2011-10-12
Norman L. Miller, 71, 6115 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.   Full Obituary

NORMAN L. MILLER

Date: 2011-10-12
Norman L. Miller, 71, 6115 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.   Full Obituary

NORMAN L. MILLER

Date: 2011-10-12
Norman L. Miller, 71, 6115 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.   Full Obituary

ELIZABETH GILBERT MOONEY

Date: 2011-10-12
Elizabeth Gilbert Mooney, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 after a prolonged illness.  Full Obituary

GEORGE “G.W.” WASHINGTON CARNLEY

Date: 2011-09-20
George “G.W.” Washington Carnley, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Alabama and the son of the late Willie and Bessie Marshall Carnley.  Full Obituary

JOHN HARDING COOPER

Date: 2011-09-20
John Harding “G.D.” Cooper, 90, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 in Greeneville.   Full Obituary

CLAUDE LEWIS

Date: 2011-09-20
Claude Lewis, 88, of Erwin, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at the NHC Healthcare Center in Johnson City. Mr. Lewis was a native of Mitchell County, N.C. and the son of the late William M. and Cora Webb Lewis.  Full Obituary

MADELEINE T. GREGORY

Date: 2011-09-20
Madeleine T. Gregory, 97, 333 Tucker St., died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. More recently she resided at the Center on Aging and Health.  Full Obituary

AGUSTA “GUS” LLOYD

Date: 2011-09-20
Augusta “Gus” Lloyd, 74, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Madison Co. N.C. and a son of the late Garrett McKinley and Mary Cordelia Norton Lloyd.  Full Obituary

OPAL JUNE MATHIS

Date: 2011-09-20
Opal June Mathis, 77, 266 Oliver Edwards Road, Jonesborough, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

ELIZABETH LOUISE RENFRO PROCTOR

Date: 2011-09-20
Elizabeth Louise Renfro Proctor, 76, of 326 Opekiska St., died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Erwin and the daughter of the late Charles Vernon and Anna Mae Bennett Fowler.  Full Obituary

ELIZABETH LOUISE RENFRO PROCTOR

Date: 2011-09-20
Elizabeth Louise Renfro Proctor, 76, of 326 Opekiska St., died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Erwin and the daughter of the late Charles Vernon and Anna Mae Bennett Fowler.  Full Obituary

LOIS EMMERT TIPTON

Date: 2011-09-20
Lois Emmert Tipton, 94, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Ben Harrison and Effie Allen Emmert.  Full Obituary

DOROTHY LEE EDWARDS

Date: 2011-09-06
Dorothy Lee Edwards, 79, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 at her home. She was a native of Unicoi County and the daughter of the late R.J. Sr. and Louise Shipley McBride.  Full Obituary

ROBERT T. HUDSON JR

Date: 2011-09-06
Robert T. Hudson Jr., 68, of Johnson City, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Louisville, Ky. and a son of the late Robert and Geraldine Newberry Hudson Sr.  Full Obituary

DANNY JOE HAWKINS

Date: 2011-08-30
Danny Joe Hawkins, 50, of 265 Hawkins Road, Erwin, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Hawkins was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of Ray Hawkins and the late Shirley White Hawkins.  Full Obituary

WILLIAM LISH WHITE

Date: 2011-08-30
William Lish White, 70, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at his residence.  Full Obituary

MARGARET L. BLANKENSHIP

Date: 2011-08-23
Margaret L. Blankenship, 95, formerly of 1203 Ben Gamble Road, Jonesborough, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Life Care Center of Greeneville, where she had made her home for the past two years.  Full Obituary

ELIZABETH FAYE EDWARDS

Date: 2011-08-23
Elizabeth Faye Edwards, 66, of 290 Blaine White Road, Erwin, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Minnie Wynn Farley.  Full Obituary

CARROLL HUGHES

Date: 2011-08-23
Carroll Hughes, 72, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at his home in Kingston, Tenn. He was born on March 1, 1939, in Huntdale, N.C.   Full Obituary

JOSEPHINE BRACKINS MCINTOSH

Date: 2011-08-23
Josephine Brackins McIntosh, 77, of 686 McIntosh Road, Flag Pond, died Monday, August 15, 2011, at Madison Health and Rehabilitation in Mars Hill, N.C.  Full Obituary

VONDA LEE MCINTOSH

Date: 2011-08-23
Vonda Lee McIntosh, 69, of Flag Pond, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 at her residence. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Elize and Agnes Hensley Lewis.  Full Obituary

ANGELA “KAREN” LLOYD PORTER

Date: 2011-08-23
Angela Karen Porter, 41, Seymour, Tenn., died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in the Mercy Medical Center, Knoxville.  Full Obituary

CODY DANIEL RIDDLE

Date: 2011-08-23
Cody Daniel Riddle, 14, 1101 Johnson Loop, Lot #13, Erwin, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, due to a drowning accident on Boone Lake.  Full Obituary

TRULA MAE WILSON

Date: 2011-08-23
Trula Mae Wilson Ramsey, 86 died Thursday Aug., 18, 2011. Mrs. Ramsey was a native of Yancey County, N.C., but had resided in Erwin for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Austin and Nola McIntosh Wilson.  Full Obituary

HOMER BLANKENSHIP

Date: 2011-08-05
Homer Blankenship, 76, of Erwin, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late C. L. and Eugenia Crain Blankenship.  Full Obituary

MILDRED ELLEN BURKER

Date: 2011-08-05
Mildred Ellen Burker, 73, of Erwin, died Thursday, July 28, 2011 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hopsital. She was a daughter of the late Clifford Taft and Esther Taylor Bowling.   Full Obituary

ELAINE M. HARRIS HALL

Date: 2011-08-05
Elaine M. Harris Hall, 83, of Erwin, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of North Carolina and a daughter of the late Frank and Verna Washburn Murphy.  Full Obituary

MARY VIRGINIA “JENNY” MOORE

Date: 2011-08-05
Mary Virginia “Jenny” Moore, 53, Erwin, died July 29, 2011 at her home. She was a native of Erwin, and a daughter of Doyle Shelton and the late Frances Thomas Shelton.  Full Obituary

MARY LOUISE MASHBURN OLLIS

Date: 2011-08-05
Mary Louise Mashburn Ollis, 726 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, who would have celebrated her 88th birthday Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and was the daughter of the late James and Lonnie Stockton Mashburn.  Full Obituary

MARY VIRGINIA “JENNY” MOORE

Date: 2011-08-05
Mary Virginia “Jenny” Moore, 53, Erwin, died July 29, 2011 at her home. She was a native of Erwin, and a daughter of Doyle Shelton and the late Frances Thomas Shelton.  Full Obituary

JOHN ED RICHARDS

Date: 2011-08-05
John Ed Richards, 86, Erwin, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, after a very long illness at the Appalachian Christian Village.  Full Obituary

NOVA BRENDA SMITH

Date: 2011-08-05
Nova Brenda Smith, 70, Wilson, N.C., died Sunday, June 12, 2011, surrounded by family in the Palliative Care Unit at Wilson Medical Center, after a brief, but fierce battle with small cell lung cancer.  Full Obituary

MARY ALICE SMITH CAMPBELL

Date: 2011-07-26
Mary Alice Smith Campbell, 74, of 529 Lance Lane, Unicoi, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at the home of her daughter. She was born November 3, 1936 in the Limestone Cove community of Unicoi County.  Full Obituary

ANGELIA JONES DAVIS

Date: 2011-07-26
Angelia Jones Davis, 50, of Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi County, and a daughter of Delores Ann Phillips Shell and Dallas Ray Jones Jr.  Full Obituary

DORAN LEE HILL

Date: 2011-07-26
Doran Lee Hill, 59, 737 Young Road, Unicoi, died July 21, 2011, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Mr. Hill was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Ed and Myrtle Blevins Hill.  Full Obituary

NICOLE FARIS MILLER

Date: 2011-07-26
Nicole Faris Miller, 20, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., died Sunday, July 17, 2011.   Full Obituary

ANNIE MACK PRICE PETERS

Date: 2011-07-26
Annie Mack Price Peters 85, Erwin, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, with her family by her side. She was a native of Unicoi County and was raised in the Coffee Ridge Community.  Full Obituary

WILLIAM “TUCKER” RUNION

Date: 2011-07-26
William “Tucker” Runion, 89, of Erwin, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at the Center on Aging and Health. He was a native of Unicoi County and the son of the late George Arlee and Edith Tucker Runion.  Full Obituary

NOVA BRENDA SMITH

Date: 2011-07-26
Nova Brenda Smith, 70, Wilson, N.C., died Sunday, June 12, 2011, surrounded by family in the Palliative Care Unit at Wilson Medical Center, after a brief, but fierce battle with small cell lung cancer.  Full Obituary

DOROTHY BEATRICE “BEA” FORD SPARKS

Date: 2011-07-26
Dorothy Beatrice “Bea” Ford Sparks, 89, of 162 Bart Green Drive, Johnson City, a former life long resident of Erwin, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

CAROLYN ANN BOWMAN

Date: 2011-07-12
Carolyn Ann Bowman, 51, (a.k.a. Vera Mullins Lane), died June 22, 2011, in Knoxville. She was born Aug. 12, 1959, in Erwin, and was the daughter of the late Harry Bowman Sr., and the late Mary Mable Nelson. She was adopted by the late Dewey Mullins and Margaret Mullins.  Full Obituary

GENE EDWARD BOWMAN

Date: 2011-07-12
Gene Edward Bowman, 82, died Friday, July 8, 2011 at Appalachian Christian Village. Born in Johnson City, he was the son of the late Charles Ed and Bessie Leach Bowman.  Full Obituary

ROGER HONEYCUTT

Date: 2011-07-12
Roger Honeycutt, 66, Marbleton community, Unicoi, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Yancey County, N.C. and a son of the late Rev. Joe and Ruth Mitchell Honeycutt.  Full Obituary

BILLY DEAN TONEY

Date: 2011-07-12
Billy Dean Toney, 68, of Erwin, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011. He was a native of Unicoi County, and a son of the late Reed and Avon McIntosh Toney.  Full Obituary

HERBERT TREADWAY

Date: 2011-07-12
Herbert Treadway, 82, of Erwin, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Flag Pond, and a son of the late Braske and Viola Pate Treadway.   Full Obituary

TIMOTHY GENE BENNETT

Date: 2011-07-07
The Rev. Timothy Gene “Tim” Bennett, 50, of Erwin, died Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born on June 30, 1961 in Erwin, to the late T. J. and Nelle Kerns Bennett.  Full Obituary

MARK DEWAYNE CASEY

Date: 2011-07-07
Mark Dewayne Casey, 40, of 459 Telford New Victory Road, Telford, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born January 1, 1971 in Johnson City.   Full Obituary

ARLENE PATE CLOUSE

Date: 2011-07-07
Arlene Pate Clouse, 83, 3309 Temple Hill Road, died June 30, 2011 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Milton and Brejettie Mathes Pate.  Full Obituary

EMMA MAY ALLEN PACELLA

Date: 2011-07-07
Emma May Allen Pacella, 83, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, with her family by her side. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a graduate of Columbia University.  Full Obituary

MARK ALAN WILSON

Date: 2011-07-07
Mark Alan Wilson, 49, 114 Lincoln Street, Unicoi, died, Thursday, June 30, 2011 at his home.  Full Obituary

CRAIG ANDREW AITON

Date: 2011-07-05
Craig Andrew Aiton, 58, died June 27, 2011 in West Palm Beach, Fla., from complications of a heart attack and pneumonia.  Full Obituary

BRIAN STEWART BARRON

Date: 2011-07-05
Brian Stewart Barron, 28, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, following a work accident. He was born on February 18, 1983 in Johnson City, and was the son of Red and Marijane Barron of Unicoi.  Full Obituary

TIMOTHY GENE BENNETT

Date: 2011-07-05
The Rev. Timothy Gene “Tim” Bennett, 50, of Erwin, died Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born on June 30, 1961 in Erwin, to the late T. J. and Nelle Kerns Bennett.  Full Obituary

MARK DEWAYNE CASEY

Date: 2011-07-05
Mark Dewayne Casey, 40, of 459 Telford New Victory Road, Telford, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born January 1, 1971 in Johnson City.   Full Obituary

TIMOTHY GENE BENNETT

Date: 2011-07-05
The Rev. Timothy Gene “Tim” Bennett, 50, of Erwin, died Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born on June 30, 1961 in Erwin, to the late T. J. and Nelle Kerns Bennett.  Full Obituary

TIMOTHY GENE BENNETT

Date: 2011-07-05
The Rev. Timothy Gene “Tim” Bennett, 50, of Erwin, died Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born on June 30, 1961 in Erwin, to the late T. J. and Nelle Kerns Bennett.  Full Obituary

TIMOTHY GENE BENNETT

Date: 2011-07-05
The Rev. Timothy Gene “Tim” Bennett, 50, of Erwin, died Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born on June 30, 1961 in Erwin, to the late T. J. and Nelle Kerns Bennett.  Full Obituary

TIMOTHY GENE BENNETT

Date: 2011-07-05
The Rev. Timothy Gene “Tim” Bennett, 50, of Erwin, died Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born on June 30, 1961 in Erwin, to the late T. J. and Nelle Kerns Bennett.  Full Obituary

Jennifer Nicole Harris - Christopher Dean Wilson

Date: 2011-07-05
Kenny and Linda Harris, Erwin, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Nicole Harris, to Christopher Dean Wilson, son of Dean and Ginger Wilson, Flag Pond.  Full Obituary

Kaleigh Grace Wilson

Date: 2011-07-05
Happy birthday to Kaleigh Grace Wilson, who will celebrate her second birthday July 6, 2011, with a princess party at Fishery Park with her family and friends. Kaleigh is the daughter of Chris and Jenny Wilson, Unicoi. She has a baby sister, due Aug. 23. She is the granddaughter of Kevin and Susan McInturff, Unicoi, and Bob and Linda Sproles, Unicoi, and the late Don Wilson. She is the great-granddaughter of Donna Jones, Erwin, and Naomi McInturff, Unicoi.  Full Obituary

LEONA “ONY” GARLAND

Date: 2011-06-29
Leona "Ony" Garland, 90, 120 Buckeye Road, Unicoi, died Monday, June 20, 2011, in the Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

FLORENCE J. HUSKINS

Date: 2011-06-29
HUSKINS  Full Obituary

THOMAS CHARLES RUNION

Date: 2011-06-29
Thomas Charles Runion, 91, of Pigeon Forge died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital.  Full Obituary

OGLEVA DON SMITH

Date: 2011-06-29
Ogleva Don Smith, 63, Jonesborough, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at his residence.  Full Obituary

R.G. “DROOPY” EDWARDS SR

Date: 2011-06-21
R.G. "Droopy" Edwards Sr., 70, of Abingdon, Va., formerly of Erwin, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at his home.   Full Obituary

MARY NAOMI GOBBLE

Date: 2011-06-21
Mary Naomi Gobble, 85, of 880 S. Mohawk Drive, formerly of Roswell, Ga., died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

HAZEL ROSEY SHELTON

Date: 2011-06-21
Hazel Rosey Shelton, 84, of Marshall, N.C., died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at her home.   Full Obituary

BRUCE ALLEN SNIDER

Date: 2011-06-21
Bruce Allen Snider, 56, of 110 Masters St., Erwin, died Monday, June 20, 2011.  Full Obituary

WILLIAM “BILL” C. STRICKLAND JR.

Date: 2011-06-21
William “Bill” C. Strickland Jr., 83, of Erwin, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, following a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

MARY “POOKY” BROOKSHIRE

Date: 2011-06-14
Mary “Pooky” Brookshire, 91, raised in Erwin, and formerly a resident of Huntsville, Ala., died at home on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.  Full Obituary

PRISCILLA HANSEN

Date: 2011-06-14
Priscilla Hansen, 73, of Erwin, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at her residence.   Full Obituary

KENNETH LEDFORD

Date: 2011-06-14
Kenneth Ledford, 64, died June 2, 2011.  Full Obituary

AVERY MADISON MARCH

Date: 2011-06-14
Avery Madison March, age 2, of Erwin, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011. She was born in Orlando, Fla.   Full Obituary

BONNIE LOU ADKINS

Date: 2011-06-07
Bonnie Lou Adkins, 70, 110 Amy St., Bristol, Va., passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011 in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Burnsville, N.C. but had lived in Tennessee most of her life.  Full Obituary

BEATRICE “BEA” BALL

Date: 2011-06-07
Beatrice “Bea” Ball, 89, Telford, died Friday, June 3, 2011 at her residence.  Full Obituary

CARLETON LOIS PHILLIPS BROWN

Date: 2011-06-07
Carleton Lois Phillips Brown, 89, of Erwin, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City. She was born in Garden City, S.D., a daughter of the late Eugene and Edith Broyles Phillips.  Full Obituary

J.H. “JAKE” HOPSON

Date: 2011-06-07
J.H. “Jake” Hopson, 82, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at U.C.M.H. Long Term Care Unit.   Full Obituary

BILLY L. LLOYD

Date: 2011-06-07
Billy L. Lloyd, 74, died Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Gardens of Warwick Forest, Va. He was born in Erwin. Mr. Lloyd was a member of Temple Baptist Church and on the church’s homebound list. He also served honorably in the U.S. Army.   Full Obituary

NATHAN “NATE” NELSON

Date: 2011-06-07
Nathan “Nate” Nelson Ray, 51, of Farragut, Tenn., died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Mercy Residential Hospice in Knoxville.  Full Obituary

VIOLA MAE WOODBY SNEYD

Date: 2011-06-07
Viola Mae Woodby Sneyd, 91, 2865 Upper Stone Mountain Road, Unicoi died Thursday, June 2, 2011 in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

MYRTLE MAE MASTERS

Date: 2011-06-02
Myrtle Mae Masters, 85, Erwin, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the Christian Care Center. She was born in Mitchell, N.C. and was a daughter of the late Millard F. and Emma Hughes Johnson.  Full Obituary

ETHEL BENNETT MILLER

Date: 2011-06-02
Ethel Bennett Miller, 83, of West Park Street, Erwin, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Center on Aging and Health. She was born March 31, 1928 in Unicoi County.  Full Obituary

MICHAEL L. “COTTON” TIPTON

Date: 2011-06-02
Michael L. “Cotton” Tipton, 57, of Erwin, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after an extended illness.  Full Obituary

DONNA LYNN CARVER

Date: 2011-05-24
Donna Lynn Carver, 37, of Flag Pond, TN passed away at her residence on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.   Full Obituary

MARGARET LEOLA DAVIS

Date: 2011-05-24
Margaret Leola Davis, 81, of 331 Hickory Hollow Road, Erwin, died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

LONNIE GOUGE

Date: 2011-05-24
Lonnie Gouge, 68,of 710 Little Bald Creek Road, Erwin, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at his home.  Full Obituary

JOHN RAY HUGHES

Date: 2011-05-24
John Ray Hughes, 88, formerly of 117 Cleveland Road, Gray, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 in the Franklin Woods Community Hospital.  Full Obituary

JOHN RAY HUGHES

Date: 2011-05-24
John Ray Hughes, 88, formerly of 117 Cleveland Road, Gray, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 in the Franklin Woods Community Hospital.  Full Obituary

RICHARD SHADDEN

Date: 2011-05-24
Richard Shadden, 67, of Gray, died at home unexpectedly Saturday morning, May 21, 2011.  Full Obituary

JEAN SLAGLE

Date: 2011-05-24
Jean Slagle, 92, of The Center on Aging and Health, formerly of 522 New St., Erwin passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Piney Flats to the late Floyd and Ethel Rutledge.   Full Obituary

JOHN CHESTER STAMPER

Date: 2011-05-24
John Chester Stamper, 78, of Florissant, Colo., died Wednesday April 27, 2011 in his cabin in the Colorado Mountains.   Full Obituary

MODENA RICE WYATT

Date: 2011-05-24
Modena Rice Wyatt, 68, 100 Flint Mountain Road, Flag Pond, died at her home Wednesday, May 18, 2011.  Full Obituary

DOLLY WARDRUPE ALLEN

Date: 2011-05-17
Dolly Wardrupe Allen, 86, 100 Greenway Circle, Erwin, died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.  Full Obituary

JACK B. BRITT

Date: 2011-05-17
Jack B. Britt, 82, of 936 Ninth Street, Erwin, died, Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Paul McKinley Britt and Wanda Barnett Britt.   Full Obituary

LILLIAN BUNDY

Date: 2011-05-17
Lillian Bundy, 87, of 634 Galax Drive, Erwin, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at her residence. She was born in 1923 in Yancey County, N.C. She was the daughter of the late William Marion and Mary Fender.  Full Obituary

MABEL FOSTER HENSLEY

Date: 2011-05-17
Mabel Foster Hensley, 88, 880 Mohawk Drive, Erwin, died May 14, 2011, following a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

LEON L. “LES” MCINTYRE III

Date: 2011-05-17
Leon L. “Les” McIntyre, 69, formerly of Erwin, died Thursday, April 28, 2011.   Full Obituary

RILEY METCALF

Date: 2011-05-17
Riley Metcalf, 76, of Erwin, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at his residence.  Full Obituary

MARGARET GRINER MOORE

Date: 2011-05-17
Margaret Griner Moore, 90, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Tallahassee, Fla.  Full Obituary

WILLIAM EARL ROBERTS

Date: 2011-05-17
William Earl Roberts, 54, of Butte, Mont., died on May 13, 2011. He was born on February 26, 1957 in Unicoi County to Florence Roberts and the late William Emory Roberts.  Full Obituary

JAMES “JUNIOR” SANDS

Date: 2011-05-17
James “Junior” Sands, 73, of Asheville, N.C., died March 8, 2011, after a short illness. Mr. Sands was a native of Flag Pond, and a son of the late Clemon and Ina Blankenship Sands.  Full Obituary

STACY D. ERVIN

Date: 2011-05-10
Stacy D. Ervin, 45, of Johnson City, formerly of Erwin, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at his home after a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

ETHEL BENNETT MCCOURRY

Date: 2011-05-10
Ethel Bennett McCourry, 99 , 880 South Mohawk Drive, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011. She was born January 26, 1912 in Mitchell County, NC. to the late Claude and Texie Peterson Bennett.  Full Obituary

RUTH RENFRO MCINTURFF

Date: 2011-05-10
Ruth Renfro McInturff, 92, 1007 Dry Creek Road, died May 8, 2011 at her home following a brief illness.  Full Obituary

JUSTIN EDWARD MITCHELL

Date: 2011-05-10
Justin Edward Mitchell, 38, of 750 Carolina Ave., apartment #127-A, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.  Full Obituary

DONALD RAY HENSLEY

Date: 2011-05-03
Donald Ray Hensley, 72, of Erwin, passed away at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital Monday, May 2, 2011.  Full Obituary

MAXINE WHITT JARRETT

Date: 2011-05-03
Maxine Whitt Jarrett, 87, Erwin, died April 27, 2011 at Four Oaks Health Care Center in Jonesborough. A native of Erwin, she was the daughter of the late Paris Haymaker and Nana Mae Hatcher Whitt.  Full Obituary

ALICE FAYE LEWIS

Date: 2011-05-03
Alice Faye Lewis, 58, of 110 Bethany Lane, lot # 12, Erwin, died Monday evening, April 25, 2011 at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

WALTER MYCHASKIW

Date: 2011-05-03
Walter Mychaskiw, 84, Erwin, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center. He was a native of Poland, worked as a tool and dye maker, and had lived in Erwin for several years.  Full Obituary

JOSEPH NEMETH

Date: 2011-05-03
Joseph Nemeth, 68, 404 Greenbrook Circle, Unicoi, died at his home, April, 26, 2011, following a lengthy illness.   Full Obituary

WILLARD RAY SALTS

Date: 2011-05-03
Willard Ray Salts, 90, of 205 Michaels Ridge Blvd., Johnson City, died, Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Christian Care Center of Johnson City.  Full Obituary

DR. JACK E. SNIDER

Date: 2011-05-03
Dr. Jack E. Snider, 89, senior vice president of King College, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at The Center on Aging & Health, after a long illness.  Full Obituary

RUSSELL ODELL “RUSS” HARLESS

Date: 2011-04-26
Russell Odell “Russ” Harless, 51, 440 Robinson Road, Mars Hill, N.C., formerly of Ernestville community of Unicoi County, passed away suddenly Thursday morning, April 21, 2011, at the home of his brother.  Full Obituary

HILDA MELISSA PRICE MONROE

Date: 2011-04-26
Hilda Melissa Price Monroe, 83, Erwin, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 with her family by her side.  Full Obituary

PRESTON E. AMBROSE, "P.A."

Date: 2011-04-22
Preston E. Ambrose, 82, diedTuesday, April 12, 2011, at Silver Cross Hospital, in Joliet, Ill.. Born in Erwin. He was a Joliet area resident since 1953.   Full Obituary

WILLADEAN EDWARDS

Date: 2011-04-22
Willadean Edwards, 72, of Erwin, died Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Erwin Health Care Center. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Hobert M. and Cordia Keever Hensley.  Full Obituary

MOGENE JOYCE ESTEP

Date: 2011-04-22
Mogene Joyce Estep, 78, Erwin, died Monday, April 11, 2011. She was born in Unicoi County and was the daughter of the late Wade H. Kegley and Ada Myrtle Allen Kegley.  Full Obituary

DAVID LEDFORD JR.

Date: 2011-04-22
David Ledford Jr., 67, 501 Ledford Road Extension, Erwin, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born March 16, 1944 to the late Madeline Deadrick Ledford Garland and David Ledford Sr.  Full Obituary

ALVERTA JOHNSON LEWIS

Date: 2011-04-22
Alverta Johnson Lewis, 91, of Erwin, passed away at her residence on Monday, April 18, 2011. She is a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Robert L. and Sara Bennett Johnson.  Full Obituary

PATSY WHITE

Date: 2011-04-22
Patsy White, 67, of 850 Rock Creek Road, passed away Sunday morning, April 17, 2011, at her home.  Full Obituary

CAROL E. HIGGINS

Date: 2011-04-05
Carol E. Higgins, 40, The Seminole House of Johnson City, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

LUELLA QUILLEN HIGGINS

Date: 2011-04-05
Luella Quillen Higgins, 67, 111 East St., Erwin, died, Wednesday, March 30, 2011 following a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

BETTY LOU HOILMAN

Date: 2011-04-05
Betty Lou Hoilman, 69, of Erwin, passed away Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.  Full Obituary

ERNALD “BUD” MCCURRY

Date: 2011-04-05
Ernald “Bud” McCurry, 81, of 135 Luttrell Street, Erwin, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

EARL YELTON

Date: 2011-04-05
Earl Yelton, 81, Earl Yelton Road, Unicoi, died Saturday April 2, 2011, following a lengthy illness.   Full Obituary

HENRY BURGESS

Date: 2011-03-29
Henry Burgess, 74, 100 Stallings Lane, Erwin died Friday, March 24, 2011 at Erwin Health Care Center.  Full Obituary

BARBARA ANN ODOM DOTY

Date: 2011-03-29
Barbara Ann Odom Doty, 67, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, following a brief battle with cancer.  Full Obituary

JOYCE Y. FORBES

Date: 2011-03-29
Joyce Y. Forbes, 67, of Unicoi, passed away, Sunday, March 27, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer.  Full Obituary

AMALEE GARLAND

Date: 2011-03-29
Amalee Garland, 93, Evergreen Community, Erwin, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

BRENDA FAYE HORTON

Date: 2011-03-29
Brenda Faye Horton, 67, 1219 Horton Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

SHARION “SHERRY” B. KING

Date: 2011-03-29
Sharion B. “Sherry” King, 64, Erwin, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Bristol Regional Medical Center.  Full Obituary

TAMMY SUE (SIS) SPARKS

Date: 2011-03-29
Tammy Sue (Sis) Sparks, 52, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 19, 2011.  Full Obituary

LEONA L. TINKER

Date: 2011-03-29
Leona L. Tinker, 77, 111 Meadowbrook Drive, Erwin, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Christian Care Center in Johnson City, where she had been recovering from a stroke, she suffered from in January.  Full Obituary

BASCOM W. TIPTON

Date: 2011-03-29
Bascom W. Tipton, 73, of 110 White Cove Road, Unicoi, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

VIRGINIA SLAGLE TIPTON

Date: 2011-03-29
Virginia Slagle Tipton, 91, 324 Simmons St., Erwin, died Monday, March 28, 2011, following a brief illness.   Full Obituary

JANYCE C. VANOVER

Date: 2011-03-29
Janyce C. Vanover, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at her residence in Kodak, Tenn.  Full Obituary

PAUL JOHN GLOTZBACH

Date: 2011-03-22
Paul John Glotzbach, 45, (also known as Mozey Vegas), of Erwin, died Sunday, March 13, 2011 at his residence.  Full Obituary

TRESA A. SCHENK-Kovatch

Date: 2011-03-22
Tresa A. Schenk – Kovatch, age 94, died March 10, 2011 in Woodhaven, Mich.   Full Obituary

SAMUEL J. PEAKE

Date: 2011-03-22
Samuel J. Peake, 65, 105 Timber Ridge Road, Erwin, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011 following a lengthy illness.   Full Obituary

KATHY ANN PINKSTON

Date: 2011-03-22
Kathy Ann Pinkston, 53, 5005 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

ROBIN V. ROBERTS

Date: 2011-03-22
Robin V. Roberts, age 51, of 227 Odom Branch Road, Erwin, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at her home. She was born December 6, 1959 at Baltimore, Md.  Full Obituary

BEULAH TILSON

Date: 2011-03-22
Beulah Tilson, 89, 880 South Mohawk Drive, Erwin, died Saturday evening, March 19, 2011, at the Center on Aging and Health in Erwin.  Full Obituary

ARNOLD LEE BAILEY

Date: 2011-03-19
Arnold Lee Bailey, age 82, of 4605 Highway 81S, Erwin, passed Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center.  Full Obituary

RALPH H. CHANDLER

Date: 2011-03-19
Ralph H. Chandler, age 91, 106 Chandler Lane, Coffee Ridge community, Erwin, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011 following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Lark and Minnie Hester Tipton. Mr. Chandler was of the Baptist faith.   Full Obituary

EILEEN ANN DOVE

Date: 2011-03-19
Eileen Ann Dove, age 90, of Tucker Street, Erwin, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.   Full Obituary

HARVEY HENSLEY

Date: 2011-03-19
Harvey Hensley, age 68, of Jackson Love Highway, Erwin, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at his home.  Full Obituary

Pamela D. Lynch

Date: 2011-03-19
Pamela D. Lynch, 53, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.  Full Obituary

JAMES ANDREW MILLER

Date: 2011-03-19
James Andrew Miller, age 84, of Palmyra, Mich., died Feb. 28, 2011, at Bixby Medical Center.  Full Obituary

EDWARD R. PETERSON

Date: 2011-03-19
Edward R. Peterson, age 82, Erwin, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.  Full Obituary

DON F. WILSON

Date: 2011-03-19
Don F. Wilson, age 74, 210 Tennessee St., Unicoi, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

HOWARD WILSON

Date: 2011-03-19
Howard Wilson, age 75, of 165 Bumpus Cove Road, Erwin, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center.  Full Obituary

EILEEN ANN DOVE

Date: 2011-03-08
Eileen Ann Dove, age 90, of Tucker Street, Erwin, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

EVERETTE CARTER “BUD” “FLUKE” KERNS

Date: 2011-03-08
Everette Carter “Bud” “Fluke” Kerns, age 72, of 137 Popular Drive, Jonesborough, died Saturday, March 5, 2011.  Full Obituary

ALFRED MARTIN LUNDY

Date: 2011-03-08
Alfred Martin Lundy, 85, of Hampton Road, Clemmons, N.C., died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.  Full Obituary

BENJAMIN MORRIS

Date: 2011-03-08
Benjamin Morris, age 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center.  Full Obituary

RUTH ANN WELLMAN

Date: 2011-03-08
Ruth Ann Wellman, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, age 75 of Unicoi and formerly of West Williamson, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 1.  Full Obituary

R.J. WHITSON

Date: 2011-03-08
R.J. Whitson, age 78, of 319 Sam Rogers Road, Erwin, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center.  Full Obituary

WILLIAM W. “BILL” WIGGAND

Date: 2011-03-08
William W. “Bill” Wiggand, age 78, 2337 Zane Whitson Drive, Unicoi, died Friday, March 4, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital’s long-term care unit following a brief illness.  Full Obituary

DON F. WILSON

Date: 2011-03-08
Don F. Wilson, age 74, 210 Tennessee St., Unicoi, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

NOLA MAE ASHDOWN

Date: 2011-03-01
Nola Mae Ashdown, age 84, of Edwards Branch Road, Flag Pond, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

ROSE ZELLA BRIGGS

Date: 2011-03-01
Rose Zella Briggs, age 84, 778 Rector Laurel Road, Flag Pond, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at the Center on Aging and Health in Erwin.  Full Obituary

ANNIS MARIE CHANDLER

Date: 2011-03-01
Annis Marie Chandler, age 88, Higgins Creek Road, Flag Pond, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, Unicoi County Memorial Hospital’s long-term care unit.  Full Obituary

GLENNA MARIE BAXTER HALL

Date: 2011-03-01
Glenna Marie Baxter Hall, 84, formerly of Erwin, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2011, in Lennox, Mich. at the home of her daughter.  Full Obituary

RALPH LOVETTE

Date: 2011-03-01
Ralph Lovette, 76, Erwin, died at his residence Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.  Full Obituary

MASTER SGT. JOHN W. MCGEE SR.

Date: 2011-03-01
Master Sgt. John W. McGee Sr., age 74, Erwin, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

BILLIE M. NELSON

Date: 2011-03-01
Billie M. Nelson, age 84, of Erwin died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Center of Aging and Health.  Full Obituary

MARY ERNESTINE “ERNIE” CLOUSE ORREN

Date: 2011-03-01
Mary Ernestine “Ernie” Clouse Orren, 85, died Monday, Feb. 14, at Hawthorne Inn of Lakeland, Fla., after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and lung cancer.  Full Obituary

RAMON EUGENE PHELPS JR.

Date: 2011-03-01
Mr. Phelps was a Baptist. He was a member of the Unicoi Masonic Lodge No. 681 F&AM.  Full Obituary

RALPH RIDDLE

Date: 2011-03-01
Ralph Riddle, age 87, of W.B. Yates Drive, Johnson City, formerly of Erwin, died Saturday evening, Feb. 26, 2011, at Hillview Healthcare in Elizabethton.  Full Obituary

CLARENCE H. “SID” SILVERS

Date: 2011-03-01
Clarence H. “Sid” Silvers, age 84, 706 Broyles Ave., Erwin, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2011, following a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

HOBART RONALD WHITE

Date: 2011-03-01
Hobart Ronald White, age 64, 229 Sciota Road, Unicoi, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at his residence.  Full Obituary

NORMA JEAN GARLAND

Date: 2011-02-22
Norma Jean Garland, age 85, 1208 N. Main Ave., Erwin, died early Saturday morning, Feb. 19, 2011, at her home.  Full Obituary

BETTY JANE MORLEDGE GRINDSTAFF

Date: 2011-02-22
Betty Jane Morledge Grindstaff, age 88, Briggs Street, Unicoi, passed away early Monday morning, Feb. 21, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.   Full Obituary

HAROLD EUGENE HARRIS

Date: 2011-02-22
Harold Eugene Harris, age 69, 2057 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, died unexpectedly at his residence Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011.  Full Obituary

MARY HICKS

Date: 2011-02-22
Mary Hicks, age 89, Jonesborough, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

SAMUEL WYATT RICE

Date: 2011-02-22
Samuel Wyatt Rice, of Erwin, infant son of Matthew and Jamie Rice, born Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, died Sunday, February 20, 2011, at Mission Hospital, Asheville, N.C.  Full Obituary

GARY LYNN ROBERTS

Date: 2011-02-22
Gary Lynn Roberts, age 59, of 497 Washington St., Erwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

MYRLEEN E. BOWERSOX

Date: 2011-02-17
Myrleen E. Bowersox of Honolulu, Hawaii, and formerly of Erwin, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at The Duke University Hospital Cancer Center, Durham, NC. She was 67.   Full Obituary

HELEN MARIE CREASMAN

Date: 2011-02-17
Helen Marie Creasman, age 71, of Natalie Lane, Erwin, died Friday morning, Feb. 11, 2011, at her home.  Full Obituary

ETHEL LEE MCCALL FAIN

Date: 2011-02-17
Ethel Lee McCall Fain, age 88, 1437 Love Station Road, Erwin, died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center after a long battle with illness.  Full Obituary

COMA M. HOPSON LOVE

Date: 2011-02-17
Coma M. Hopson Love, beloved widow of S.A. “Barber” Love, died early on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at the Center on Aging and Health in Erwin.  Full Obituary

ERNEST “SMILEY” MILLER JR.

Date: 2011-02-17
Ernest “Smiley” Miller Jr., 36 Carnation, Collinsville, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at 3:03 p.m. at his home.  Full Obituary

CONNIE SUE STAMPER

Date: 2011-02-17
Connie Sue Stamper, age 53, Chinquapin Lane, Jonesborough, died suddenly Tuesday morning, Feb. 8, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital as the result of an aneurism.  Full Obituary

HAROLD EUGENE THOMPSON

Date: 2011-02-17
Harold Eugene Thompson, age 78, of 106 Sarah’s Way, Jonesborough, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

MARIAN J. WHITEHURST

Date: 2011-02-17
Marian J. Whitehurst, age 91, of 207 Old Farm Road, Erwin, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City.  Full Obituary

DORA KOHLER BENNETT

Date: 2011-02-08
Dora Kohler Bennett, age 75, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at her residence.  Full Obituary

VERNON CORNELL BRITTINGHAM

Date: 2011-02-08
Vernon Cornell Brittingham, age 79, of Rock Creek Road, Erwin, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, in Erwin.  Full Obituary

WILLIAM LISH EDNEY

Date: 2011-02-08
William Lish Edney, age 95, of Erwin, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center.  Full Obituary

NANCY SUE HUSKINS GARST

Date: 2011-02-08
Nancy Sue Huskins Garst, age 60, 85 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

BETTY JEAN TAYLOR PRESSLEY

Date: 2011-02-08
Betty Jean Taylor Pressley, age 77, of Erwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at the Center on Aging and Health.  Full Obituary

BILL G. WEBB

Date: 2011-02-08
Bill G. Webb, age 78, 1030 Carolina Ave., Erwin, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

MARY LEE WILSON

Date: 2011-02-08
Mary Lee Wilson, age 80, died at her home with her loving family by her side Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2011.  Full Obituary

WILLIAM ROBERT “BOB” MANUEL

Date: 2011-02-02
William Robert “Bob” Manuel, age 59, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

DALE “PAPAW” PHILLIPS

Date: 2011-02-02
Dale “Papaw” Phillips, 87, of Etowah, died at Life Care Center of Athens Tuesday morning, Jan. 25, 2011.  Full Obituary

FRANK J. SKRABAK

Date: 2011-02-02
Frank J. Skrabak, age 76, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

MICHAEL LYNN AYERS

Date: 2011-01-25
Michael Lynn Ayers, age 33, 131 Jefferson St., Erwin, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at his residence.  Full Obituary

DAMON BENNETT

Date: 2011-01-25
Damon Bennett, age 70, of Erwin, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at his son’s home.  Full Obituary

HARMON J. GOUGE

Date: 2011-01-25
Harmon J. Gouge, 71, 134 Harrell Road, Johnson City, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

TIM “TREE” ALAN HAMPTON

Date: 2011-01-25
Tim “Tree” Alan Hampton, 52, of Erwin, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

THE REV. ERNEST D. HOWELL

Date: 2011-01-25
The Rev. Ernest D. Howell, age 85, 233 Elliott Ave., Erwin died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

GENEVA MCNABB

Date: 2011-01-25
Geneva McNabb, age 92, of West Park Street, Erwin, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 12, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.    Full Obituary

RUTH EDITH PAYNE NELSON

Date: 2011-01-25
Ruth Edith Payne Nelson, age 91, of 12240 Upstream Court, Orlando, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Emeritus at Tuskawilla Assisted Living, Winter Springs, Fla.  Full Obituary

EDNA LOUISE HARRISON NORRIS

Date: 2011-01-25
Edna Louise Harrison Norris, of Spanish Fort, Ala., died Sunday, January 16, 2011.  Full Obituary

MARIA ELLEN RICE

Date: 2011-01-25
Maria Ellen Rice, 34, died in Knoxville Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011.  Full Obituary

NANCY HILL SIZEMORE

Date: 2011-01-25
Nancy Hill Sizemore died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at her home in King, N.C. She was 69.  Full Obituary

BETTY JO TILSON

Date: 2011-01-25
Betty Jo Tilson, age 69, 175 Tilson Road, Erwin, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2011, in Erwin.  Full Obituary

JONAS ARIE WHITE SR.

Date: 2011-01-25
Jonas Arie White Sr., age 67, 213 Norton Hollow Road, Erwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

HELEN J. ATCHLEY

Date: 2011-01-18
Helen J. Atchley, age 93, of Erwin, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital’s long-term care unit.  Full Obituary

JAVON LEDFORD

Date: 2011-01-18
Javon Ledford, age 70, of Wolfpen Branch Road, Erwin, died Sunday evening, Jan. 9, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

WILMA LEE LYONS

Date: 2011-01-18
Wilma Lee Lyons, age 62, of 265 Elliott Ave., Erwin, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

MARIAN MOORE

Date: 2011-01-18
Graveside services for Marian Martin Moore were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at White Oak ARP Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Clyde McCanta.  Full Obituary

TRUMAN POWERS

Date: 2011-01-18
Truman Powers, age 74, of Powers Road, Unicoi, died Sunday morning, Jan. 16, 2011, at his home after a lengthy illness.  Full Obituary

NILA ANNE GUINN PUGH

Date: 2011-01-18
Nila Anne Guinn Pugh, 88, a longtime resident of Atlanta died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2010, at A.G. Rhodes Nursing Home.  Full Obituary

BRENDA K. BARNES

Date: 2011-01-11
Brenda K. Barnes, age 59, of Jonesborough, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

JUDGE FRANK M. DAVIS

Date: 2011-01-11
The Honorable Judge Frank M. Davis, a Unicoi County native and a longtime resident of Dillon, Mont., died peacefully at his Montana residence Saturday evening, Jan. 1, 2011. He was 89.  Full Obituary

THERON ELBERT EDWARDS

Date: 2011-01-11
Theron Elbert Edwards, age 79, of 152 Eli Masters Road, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at his residence.  Full Obituary

MARY EVELYN FOSTER

Date: 2011-01-11
Mary Evelyn Foster, age 39, 505-1 Lindsey Road, Unicoi, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. She was a native of Washington County but had lived in Unicoi County most of her life.  Full Obituary

MITZIE LYNN KING LOGAN

Date: 2011-01-11
Mitzie Lynn King Logan, 61, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Johnson City  Full Obituary

WANDA MARIE MILLER

Date: 2011-01-11
Wanda Marie Miller, age 65, of Chestoa Pike, Erwin, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Jan. 9, 2011, at her home.  Full Obituary

ROGER STANLEY OAKS

Date: 2011-01-11
Roger Stanley Oaks, age 58, 102 Oaks Road, Unicoi, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

HELEN JANE WEBB

Date: 2011-01-11
Helen Jane Webb, age 71, Erwin, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at the Center for Again and Health after a courageous battle with cancer.  Full Obituary

KENNETH WAYNE WHITE

Date: 2011-01-11
kenneth Wayne White, age 51, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at his residence.  Full Obituary

ROBERTA VELVA WILLIAMS

Date: 2011-01-11
Roberta Velva Williams, age 84, of Dry Creek Road, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary

FRANK ELWOOD DAVIS

Date: 2011-01-04
Frank Elwood Davis, age 89, a longtime Christian church minister of Erwin, died at 12:02 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

FREDDIE MCKINLEY GILLIS SR.

Date: 2011-01-04
Freddie McKinley Gillis Sr., age 78, of Four Seasons Circle, Erwin, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2010, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  Full Obituary

SAMALEE PATE

Date: 2011-01-04
Samalee Pate, age 83, of Erwin, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at his residence.  Full Obituary

JOANNE CARVER RABER

Date: 2011-01-04
Joanne Carver Raber, age 71, of 295 Bill Carver Road, Unicoi, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at her residence.   Full Obituary

ROBERTA VELVA WILLIAMS

Date: 2011-01-04
Roberta Velva Williams, age 84, of Dry Creek Road, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Obituary